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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

Sri Lanka claim series win after yet another game ruined by rain against New Zealand

Upul Tharanga and Tim Southee starred before the rain came in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka claimed a 3-0 win in their rain-ruined one-day series with New Zealand after the final match of the five was aptly abandoned because of rain.

The hosts claimed all three of their victories via the Duckworth/Lewis method after rain affected all of the games in the five-match series.

The final ODI also fell victim to conditions in Sri Lanka with only 28 overs of action being possible before it was decided to finally end a series which had been battered by rain from the very start to the finish.

Black Caps skipper Ross Taylor won the final toss of the series and put Sri Lanka in to bat, and they were in trouble at 123-8 when the rain started yet again.

Luckily for them, they did not have to face any more of the New Zealand attack as the rain prevented any further play and Sri Lanka walked away with the series victory.

Whilst play was actually going on, Upul Tharanga scored 60 for Sri Lanka and seam bowler Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets for New Zealand.

Match Details

12th Nov 2012
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium
I J Gould and T H Wijewardene

sri lanka BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Tharanga c Watling b Southee 60
L.D. Chandimal b Southee 0
Thirimanne c Watling b Southee 17
Mathews c Southee b Boult 0
Sangakkara c Watling b Milne 5
Jayawardene run out 24
B.M.A.J. Mendis c Ellis 0
Perera c Milne b Ellis 11
Eranga not out 0
Extras 3w, 3lb 6
Total 28.3 Overs 123 - 8
Full Batting Card

new zealand BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Boult 5 0 23 1
Southee 5.3 2 18 3
Milne 5 0 17 1
McCullum 7 0 28 0
R.J. Nicol 2 0 12 0
Ellis 4 0 22 2
Full Bowling Card