Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

Match info: Sri Lanka v New Zealand Twenty20 2012 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - Only Twenty20

Date: 30th Oct 2012 Umpires: R Martinesz and R S A Palliyaguruge

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Sri Lanka

6/0 (2.0 Overs)

Result

New Zealand

74/7 (14.0 Overs)

No Result

  • Last Updated: October 30 2012, 18:20 GMT

Rain saved New Zealand from defeat as their one-off Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to the stormy weather in Pallekele.

The covers come on as rain forces the match to be abandoned
The covers come on as rain forces the match to be abandoned

The Kiwis made a terrible start to their tour opener as they managed just 74 for seven after the soggy conditions reduced their innings to 14 overs.

The tourists were at one stage 28 for six before Tim Southee's unbeaten 21, from 10 balls, nudged them slightly towards respectability.

The Sri Lankan bowlers shared the wickets, with young spinner Akila Dananjaya's two for nine the best, before the rain returned to deny their batsmen any chance of chasing down the score.

Sri Lanka were six for none after two overs when the weather set in for good.

The five-match one-day international series begins in Pallekele on Thursday.


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