New Zealand's hopes crushed again by rains

Sri Lankan Flag

Just as we thought New Zealand will go forward in the tournament with pride the rain came down.New Zealand played their best today getting 8 Sri  Lankan wickets for 120 odd runs and it looked like it could have been a crushing defeat for the hosts but yet again rain god had other plans.Below is the scorecard until the match lasted.

Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
WU Tharanga c †Watling b Southee 60948063.82
LD Chandimal b Southee 01000
HDRL Thirimanne c †Watling b Southee 171530113.33
AD Mathews c Southee b Boult 04000
KC Sangakkara† c †Watling b Milne 5160031.25
DPMD Jayawardene* run out (NL McCullum) 24262092.3
BMAJ Mendis c Taylor b Ellis 04000
NLTC Perera c Milne b Ellis 111020110
RMS Eranga not out 01000
Extras (lb 3, w 3) 6
Total (8 wickets; 28.3 overs) 123(4.31 runs per over)
Did not bat A Dananjaya, SL Malinga
Fall of wickets 1-3 (Chandimal, 1.3 ov), 2-33 (Thirimanne, 5.6 ov), 3-34 (Mathews, 6.5 ov), 4-44 (Sangakkara, 12.2 ov), 5-91 (Jayawardene, 23.1 ov), 6-92 (Mendis, 23.6 ov), 7-119 (Perera, 27.5 ov), 8-123 (Tharanga, 28.3 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
TA Boult 502314.6(1w)
VTG Southee 5.321833.27(1w)
AF Milne 501713.4
NL McCullum 702804
RJ Nicol 201206
AM Ellis 402225.5(1w)


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