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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand”

The 36-year-old took the wicket of Black Caps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme in the 14th over of the second innings to achieve the landmark.

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 series against Sri Lanka with a fractured thumb.

Sri Lanka lost to the Black Caps by five wickets in the first of the three-match series.

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

Kandy - Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga on Sunday became the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals with his 99th scalp in the first match against New Zealand, surpassing Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.

New Zealand play two more T20s on Tuesday (September 3) and Friday (September 6). He has broken my friend @SAfridiOfficial's long standing record of 98 wickets.

When the game resumed, New Zealand required 31 off 19 balls with five wickets in hand and they had no difficulty in knocking them off through their sixth wicket pair Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner with three balls remaining.

The other plus point for Sri Lanka was the debut of Hasaranga.

Kusal Mendis (79 off 53) had underpinned Sri Lanka's 174-4, while there were also contributions from Niroshan Dickwella (33) and Dashun Shanaka (17no off 12) as well as Isuru Udana (15no off 3), the latter smiting Seth Rance for successive sixes in the final over.

Opener Kusal Perera made 11 before falling to Kiwi skipper Tim Southee and number-three batsman Avishka Fernando was out for 10 as Sri Lanka slipped to 68 for two.



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