New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in 2nd T20I in Kandy
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy in the 2nd T20I.
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
An incredible drama-filled last over featured two wickets, but New Zealand have sealed victory!— ICC (@ICC) September 3, 2019
Tom Bruce and Colin de Grandhomme both hit fifties and the @BLACKCAPS have sealed a series win. #SLvNZ LIVE ??https://t.co/wYMBCTwtBP pic.twitter.com/RcRxy5Xbn7
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.
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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