Sri Lanka fined for slow over rate against Black Caps

Ross Taylor sets up New Zealand win

New Zealand paceman Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka even before the first game after fracturing his thumb during a training session before the first game in Pallekele on Sunday (September 1).

New Zealand claimed victory in the first Twenty20 global cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Malinga, who retired from Test cricket in 2011 and played his farewell one-day global in July, bowled Colin Munro in the first over of the New Zealand chase to equal Afridi's record of 98 wickets. Earlier in the match, the pacer had also dismissed Colin Munro to equal Afridi's record.

Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over rate in the first Twenty20 global against New Zealand.

Black Caps have beaten Sri Lanka by five wickets in the opening T20 global in Pallekelle.

Daryl Mitchell, who made 25 off 19 deliveries, and Mitchell Santner, scoring 14, then put on an unbeaten 31-run stand to steer the Black Caps home.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka rode on a 53-ball 79 by Kusal Mendis to reach a competitive 174-4 in their 20 overs.

Sri Lanka's innings was given a late spurt by the two big hitters in the side Dasun Shanaka and Isuru Udana's last over heroics that saw 15 runs being scored off the last three balls to see them to their final total which in the circumstances they should have defended quite successfully if not for the mistakes made on the field. Mendis and Dickwella ended up having a partnership of 63 runs.

He needs 1 more wicket to make it 100, will he do that in this tournament?



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