Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka would be led by Lasith Malinga as they have named the same set of players for both the ODIs and T20I.

After pocketing the ODI series, New Zealand will look to grab the only T20I when they take on Sri Lanka in Auckland.

They welcome back Mitchell Santner after a long absence through a serious knee injury and the spinner will likely start in a team that is somewhat under-strength as skipper Kane Williamson is rested so Tim Southee will captain the side but they still have plenty of quality in their ranks.

Sri Lanka now head to Australia for two tests, while New Zealand begin preparations for a limited-overs tour by India starting on January 23. It was their best chance to beat New Zealand, who had lost nine of their last 10 games in T20Is coming into the clash. Tim Siefert, who was promoted up the order missed out on the chance of proving his prowess, done in by some extra bounce from Kasun Rajitha.

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After being 55 for 5 at the halfway mark, that New Zealand, finished with 179 on the board comes down to their lower order that stood up spectacularly on the night.

In the limited overs leg, the Sri Lankan bowling has not been able to crack the code of restricting the Kiwi batsmen. New Zealand used six bowlers on the night, and all returned with rewards, but it was the duo of Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi, who returned three-wicket hauls and caused maximum damage. Ross Taylor (33) and Bracewell then combined for 47 runs in a little under five overs before Bracewell and Kuggeleijn belted 41 in 16 balls to push the hosts to a strong total.

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