Written by Staff Writer
25 Jan, 2015 | 3:26 pm
The sixth ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand came to a close as the kiwis claimed a 120 run victory against the visitors.
The seven match ODI series stands at 4-1 with the home side leading the series.
Injured Angelo Mathews was replaced as captain by Vice Captain Lahiru Thirimanne as the Kiwis decided to bat-first after winning the toss
Dhammika Prasad and Rangana Herath replaced Nuwan Kulasekara and Sachithra Senanayake.
New-Zealand managed to score 315 runs for the loss of eight wickets at the end of the 50th over with Ross Taylor scoring 96 runs and Dhamika Prasad claiming two wickets for 59 runs at the end of his 10 overs.
TM Dilshan and Thirimanne put up a 56-run partnership for the first wicket of the Sri Lankan innings as Kumar Sangakkara scored 81 runs in 66 balls to claim his 93rd half century.
The Kiwis managed to claim six wickets within ten runs as the final five wickets fell in 49 runs.
Sri Lanka were 195 when they were bowled out during the 40th over
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