A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the Twenty20 International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
The match was unfortunately first delayed, and then abandoned due to rain although in the 16 overs of play that was possible, Sri Lanka laid down a marker ahead of the One-Day International series that begins soon after.
Angelo Mathews enjoyed his first match since being handed the T20 captaincy, winning the toss and then seeing his side restrict New Zealand to just 74 for seven in 14 overs. Sri Lanka had reached six without loss when the rain arrived again.
The home side will undoubtedly be the happier of the two sides after Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera and Akila Dananjaya all took two wickets. The last time these two sides met, in the ICC World Twenty20, a Super Over was needed to separate them but there wasn't quite so much drama in this game.
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