Sri Lanka-New Zealand T20I Washed Out

Sri Lanka v New Zealand - match abandoned
First Twenty20 International, Pallekele

The first Twenty20 International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.

Rain affected all three of the One-Day Internationals the two sides recently played, also resulting in the opening game in Hambantota being washed out.

In Pallekele, it was a very similar situation and as the rain continued to fall on an already sodden ground, the decision to call the game off was made almost 90 minutes before the cut-off time to get a five-over game underway.

The two sides are scheduled to complete the series with the second Twenty20 game at the same venue on Thursday 21st November.

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results

10th November: 1st ODI, Hambantota
SRI 288-9 v NZL 13-1 - match abandoned, rain
12th November: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
NZL 203-6 beat SRI 138-1 by 4 wickets (D/L)
16th November: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
SRI 211-8 beat NZL 126-5 by 36 runs (D/L)
21st November: 2nd T20I, Pallekele
SRI 143-2 beat NZL 142-7 by 8 wickets