New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in 1st T20I at Kandy

Player Of The Match: LRPL Taylor
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Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand in the 1st T20I at Kandy today.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 174 - 4 (Kusal Mendis 79, Niroshan Dickwella 33; Tim Southee 2-20)

New Zealand 175 - 5 (Ross Taylor 48, Colin de Grandhomme 44; Lasith Malinga 2-23,Wanindu Hasaranga 2-21)

Result - New Zealand won by 5 wickets

Scorecard

Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka scored a competitive 174 - 4 with Kusal Mendis 79 and Niroshan Dickwella 33 top scoring and Tim Southee 2-20 the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand.

In reply, New Zealand chased down the runs with just 3 balls to spare, scoring 175 - 5 - with Ross Taylor 48 and Colin de Grandhomme 44 the main run getters for the Kiwis and Lasith Malinga 2-23 and Wanindu Hasaranga 2-21, the wicket takers for Sri Lanka.

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

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

Start Time: 14:30

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

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

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