Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - New Zealand v Sri Lanka 3rd ODI

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga
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The second ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was almost an action replay of the first match as the Kiwis posted a mammoth total and the Sri Lankan batsmen, despite showing some spark, fell way short of it.

If Martin Guptill had scored a century in the first match, it was Colin Munro who set the base with a free-flowing 87-run knock in the second match. After Kane Williamson had a rare failure, Ross Taylor stepped up to the plate with a 90. James Neesham provided the impetus at the back of the innings with an explosive 64 from 37 balls.

If it had not been for three run-outs, New Zealand would have scored at least 15 runs more from what they did with 319-7.

The only thing that was different from the first two matches was that Lasith Malinga was not only economical but picked up two wickets also. Deekkuge Prasanna also held up one end in the five overs that he bowled.

In reply, Danushka Gunathilaka scored a run a ball 70. The centurion of the last match, Kusal Perera could not repeat his heroics. However, an unexpected swashbuckling knock came from Thisara Perera at number seven which kept the hopes of Sri Lanka alive.

The team ultimately fell short of the total by 21 runs on account of some good bowling from Matt Henry and Ish Sodhi. Sri Lankan bowlers would have to find a way to restrict New Zealand under 300 for them to have a chance of winning.

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Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Sri Lanka- Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lasith Malinga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Most Sixes – Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Team Scores Batting First – Sri Lanka 260+, New Zealand 300+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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