Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand April 1, 2014

    Chittagong: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka recorded a crushing 59-run victory over New Zealand in a dramatic Super 10 match to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Herath turned the virtual knock-out match on its head...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, WT20 March 31, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Herath bowled a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka bowled out New Zealand for 60 while defending 119 to win by 59 runs. TOSS: New Zealand opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Perera,...
  • Sri Lanka fined for maintaining slow over-rate November 22, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates were docked 10 per cent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Pallekele. "Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand to win series 1-0 November 21, 2013

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 59 and Kusal Perera smashed a 37-ball 57 to propel Sri Lanka to an easy eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 and a 1-0 win in the two-match series on Thursday. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and asked the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd T20 November 21, 2013

    Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Sri Lanka included Kusal Perera and Ajantha Mendis in place of Lahiru Thirimanne and Sachithra Senanayake. Teams: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka, New Zealand pray for no more rains November 20, 2013

    There is just one Twenty20 match left in New Zealand's short tour to Sri Lanka and both team will want it not to be affected by rain. The first T20 at the same venue, Pallekele, was washed out without a ball being bowled on Tuesday and the winner will be...
  • New Zealand-Sri Lanka T20 game cancelled due to persistent rain November 20, 2013

    Pallekele: Bad weather forced the first Twenty20 international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka to be abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele on Tuesday. Heavy rain since early morning drenched the Pallekele International Stadium and forced the umpires to call off the match at 8.45 pm when the weather...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20 November 20, 2013

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand start their two-match T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding three-match ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest version of the game. Sri Lanka once...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka, NZ hoping for drier weather at Pallekele November 19, 2013

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand are hoping for drier weather as they begin their two-match T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding three-match ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka win by D/L to level series November 16, 2013

    Sri Lanka leveled the three-match ODI series against New Zealand by winning the third and final one-day international at Dambulla by 36 runs on Saturday according to the Duckworth/Lewis Method. Sri Lanka set New Zealand a target of 216 in 33 overs in the rain-affected game and the game was then...
  • 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: as it happened November 16, 2013

    New Zealand have won the toss and will field first in the third one-dayer against Sri Lanka. Kiwis lead three match series 1-0. Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath New Zealand: Tom Latham, Anton...
  • 2nd ODI: Nathan McCullum fires New Zealand to victory over Sri Lanka November 13, 2013

    Hambantota: Nathan McCullum smashed 22 runs off the final four balls to lift New Zealand to a thrilling four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-hit second one-day international in Hambantota on Tuesday. The Black Caps, set a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 198 in 23 overs, replied with 203 for 6...
  • As it happened: SL vs NZ, 2nd ODI November 13, 2013

    Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and has decided to bat first in the second one-dayer against New Zealand. Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga New Zealand: Tom Latham, Anton Devcich, Rob...
  • 2nd ODI: Rain fear looms again as New Zealand face Sri Lanka November 12, 2013

    After rain played spoilsport and forced the first one-day international to be called off, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will face off in the second ODI at Hambantota on Tuesday with Hambantota forecast suggesting rain spells on Tuesday as well. Rain allowed just 54.2 overs in the first game of...
  • Sri Lanka vs New Zealand first ODI abandoned due to rain November 10, 2013

    Hambantota: The opening one-day international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain on Sunday after Tillakaratne Dilshan guided the hosts to a comfortable 288 for nine in 50 overs. New Zealand reached 13 for one in the fifth over when rain stopped play at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium....
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st ODI November 11, 2013

    New Zealand skipper Kyle Mills won the toss and has decided to bowl in the first one-dayers against Sri Lanka at Hambantota. New Zealand: Tom Latham, Anton Devcich, Rob Nicol, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth...
  • 1st ODI: New Zealand out to snap losing streak against Sri Lanka November 9, 2013

    Colombo: New Zealand will look to come out from the horrors they suffered in their recent series defeat against Bangladesh when they take on Sri Lankan in a three-match ODI series starting at Hambantota on Sunday New Zealand lost all three matches against Bangladesh and snapping that losing streak won't be...
  • Mills backs New Zealand's youngsters to test Sri Lanka November 8, 2013

    Colombo: New Zealand's youngsters were more than capable of giving Sri Lanka a tough fight in the upcoming three-match one-day series starting at Hambantota on Sunday, stand-in skipper Kyle Mills said on Friday. Hit by injuries to skipper Brendon McCullum and vice-captain Kane Williamson, and with former captain Ross Taylor rested,...
  • Sri Lanka pick strong squad for series against New Zealand November 1, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) selectors on Thursday picked a strong 16-member squad for the limited overs series against New Zealand, starting November 10. This is despite the tourists having one of the most depleted squads ever to tour the island since 1984. New Zealand have rested both Brendon McCullum and...
  • Kyle Mills to lead New Zealand in Sri Lanka November 1, 2013

    Wellington: Swing bowler Kyle Mills will captain New Zealand for the first time on his country's limited overs tour of Sri Lanka later this month after Kane Williamson was ruled out with a broken and dislocated thumb. Williamson suffered the injury in Bangladesh earlier this week and had already returned home...
  • Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor to miss Sri Lanka tour October 26, 2013

    Wellington: Current and former captains Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor will miss New Zealand's limited-overs series in Sri Lanka next month to prepare for home Tests matches. McCullum and Taylor will return home at the end of New Zealand's tour to Bangladesh to concentrate on their preparation for a packed domestic...
  • Buoyant New Zealand primed for Sri Lanka's spin barrage June 9, 2013

    Cardiff: New Zealand are preparing to face a spin barrage from Sri Lanka when the two sides meet in the Champions Trophy in Cardiff on Sunday. New Zealand go into the tournament after a morale-boosting 2-1 one-day series win over hosts England, but Brendon McCullum's side knows Sri Lanka will...
  • 2nd Test: NZ beat Sri Lanka to level two-match series November 29, 2012

    Colombo: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 167 runs on the last day Thursday of the second Test at the P. Sara Oval to end a nine-Test winless run since January. The drought included five straight Test defeats, including the first Test in Galle last week, a humiliating 10-wicket loss in...
  • SL v NZ, 2nd Test: NZ on top after posting 412 November 26, 2012

    Colombo: New Zealand followed their best batting performance in Sri Lanka since 2003 by nipping out three big wickets before the close of play on day two at the SSC on Monday. New Zealand's first-innings total of 412 was their fourth best on Sri Lankan soil - the highest was...
  • Herath the best after Murali: Jayawardene November 20, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has termed Rangana Herath as the second-best spinner he has played with after Muttiah Muralitharan, the most successful bowler in Test history. Herath's five-wicket haul on Monday set the tone for a crushing Sri Lankan win over New Zealand before tea on day three,...
  • SL v NZ, 1st Test: Match evenly poised after Day 2 November 19, 2012

    Galle: Seamer Tim Southee spearheaded a great fightback by New Zealand on day two of the first test against Sri Lanka to leave the match fascinatingly poised on Sunday. Southee's four for 46 was crucial in helping to restrict the home side to a first-innings lead of 26 as they...
  • SL vs NZ, 1st Test: Hosts on top after Herath's five November 17, 2012

    Galle: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath continued his love affair with the Galle International Stadium by picking up another five-wicket haul at the venue on Saturday, thus bowling out New Zealand for 211. Sri Lanka lost debutant Dimuth Karunaratne for 0 as Tim Southee struck an early blow before stumps, but...
  • SL vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Dilshan's century powers Lanka to victory November 7, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka registered a comfortable win over New Zealand by 7 wickets (D/L) in the 3rd ODI at Pallekele chasing down 197 runs (D/L) with 11 balls to spare guided by opener Tilakaratne Dilshan's scintillating century knock 102* off 95 balls. Angelo Mathews played second fiddle scoring 54 runs...