The Saxton Oval in Nelson would be playing the host of the third ODI for Sri Lanka and New Zealand. With the series already in the pocket, New Zealand will look to give a go to their bench strength in this match before the start of the only T20I which is slated to take place on January 11.
A heroic brilliance from Thisara Perera with the bat could not prevail yet another ODI series defeat for Sri Lanka as they start their new year on an embarrassing note. At one stage they were reduced to 128 for 7 but a lone hand effort from Thisara Perera who hit 8 fours and 13 towering sixes in his belligerent knock of 140 of 74 deliveries took the score to 298 which reduced the deficit of defeat by 21 runs.
For New Zealand, Colin Munro (87) and Ross Taylor (90) took the bowlers on and build a solid 122 runs stand for the 4th wicket which was garnished later on by James Neesham who continued his brilliant run of form with the bat as he got 64 off 37 which included 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Where – Saxton Oval, Nelson
When – 03:30 AM IST, January 07, 2019
Sri Lanka Squad:
New Zealand Squad:
Dinesh Chandimal, Danushak Gunathilaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Sekkuge Prasanna, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep (Doubt: Dhanjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Dushmantha Chameera)
Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Tom Seifert, Jimmy Neesham, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee. (Doubt: Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry)
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Note: NZ could rest some of their key players in this dead-rubber game.
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