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Mathews And Malinga Limit New Zealand To 192

Mathews And Malinga Limit New Zealand To 192
Mathews And Malinga Limit New Zealand To 192
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New Zealand 192 (Watling 55, Malinga 3-35, Mathews 3-36) v Sri Lanka
One-Day International tri-series game two, Dambulla

Three wickets apiece from Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews helped Sri Lanka dismiss New Zealand for 192 in the second game of the One-Day International tri-series in Dambulla.

Winning the toss and batting first for the second time in the competition, New Zealand struggled to build partnerships and although opener BJ Watling made 55 in 68 balls on debut, no other player could prosper against the disciplined Sri Lankan attack.

Ross Taylor, who scored 95 in New Zealand's 200-run win over India that opened the tournament, made 16 before he was pinned in front by Mathews, and Scott Styris, whose 89 in that game was crucial, made 24 before he fell to left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, caugh tby Mahela Jayawardene.

Kane Williamson failed to score a run for the second match in a row, lasting one ball more than his debut before being caught from his second delivery by Thilan Samaraweera off Mathews, whose third wicket was Watling, caught by Kumar Sangakkara.

Malinga dismissed Martin Guptill for a golden duck to pick up his 100th ODI wicket before adding the wickets of Gareth Hopkins for 11 and Daryl Tuffey, also without scoring from his first ball.

Nathan McCullum made a patient 36 to guide New Zealand towards the 200 mark while Herath returned figures of two for 35 to back up the work done by Mathews and Malinga.

Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis - the only other bowlers used - grabbed a wicket apiece.

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