Dawn News

Sri Lanka-New Zealand T20 abandoned

A Sri Lankan ground staff removes the wicket as rain interrupts the Twenty20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. -AP Photo

PALLEKELE: The one-off Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain in Pallekele on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka, chasing a rain-revised target of 72 runs off 14 overs, were six for no loss after two overs when play was called off.

New Zealand earlier struggled to score 74-7 after being put in to bat, with Tim Southee top-scoring with an unbeaten 21, including four boundaries in an over off seamer Shaminda Eranga.

Seamers Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara and 19-year-old spinner Akila Dananjaya each bagged two wickets for Sri Lanka.

The teams will now play five one-day internationals, starting in Pallekele on Thursday.

Email news tips and feedback to News Desk, submit blogs to Blog Desk and share photos and Videos with Special Projects Desk.

Comments (0) Closed