Lasith Malinga skittles New Zealand to win 3rd T20I for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand in the 3rd and final T20I of the series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy today.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 125 – 8 (Mitchell Santner 3-12, Todd Astle 3-28)

New Zealand 88 (Lasith Malinga 5-6)

Result - Sri Lanka won by 37 runs

Scorecard

 

It was a bowlers day today, as Sri Lanka were restricted to 125-8 in their 20 overs -  Mitchell Santner 3-12 and Todd Astle 3-28 the top wicket takers for New Zealand and then New Zealand were bowled out for just 88 with Lasith Malinga taking 5-6 off 4 overs – removing the entire Kiwi top order in an astonishing spell of T20 bowling - Hamish Rutherford, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor all falling to Malinga.

New Zealand won the 3 match T20I series 2-1.

 

Match Details

Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera(wk), Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga(c), Lakshan Sandakan

New Zealand - Hamish Rutherford, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Seth Rance, Todd Astle

Start Time: 14:30

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Officials: Rambukkana Rambukwella, Lyndon Hannibal, Raja Wimalasiri, Ranmore Martinesz, Andrew Pycroft

 

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