New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in 2nd T20I in Kandy

New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme 59 against Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy in the 2nd T20I.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 161 – 9 (Avishka Fernando 37, Niroshan Dickwella 39; Scott Kuggeleijn 2-38, Tim Southee 2-18, Seth Rance 3-33)

New Zealand 165 – 6 (Colin de Grandhomme 59, Tom Bruce 53; Akila Dananjaya 3-36)

Result - New Zealand won by 4 wickets

Scorecard

Sri Lanka scored 161 – 9 in their allotted 20 overs mainly thanks to the batting of Avishka Fernando 37 and Niroshan Dickwella 39; Scott Kuggeleijn 2-38, Tim Southee 2-18, Seth Rance 3-33 did the damage with the ball for the Blackcaps.

In reply, New Zealand 165 – 6, stormed to a 4 wicket win with 2 balls to spare - Colin de Grandhomme 53 and Tom Bruce 59 wwere the star batsmen and Akila Dananjaya 3-36 the main wicket taker for Sri Lanka.

The Blackcaps take a 2-0 lead in the three match series and take the series with 1 match to play.

  

Match Details

Sri Lanka - Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(wk), Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga(c), Lakshan Sandakan

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi

Start Time: 14:30

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

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

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