Highlights, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI in Mount Maunganui, Full cricket rating: Hosts win by 21 runs

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Report,1st ODI: James Neesham did his World Cup probabilities no hurt after 18 months out of the New Zealand aspect as he produced an all-around efficiency of their 45-run win over Sri Lanka within the first one-day worldwide on Thursday.

The guests, led by Kusal Perera’s 102 and Niroshan Dickwella’s ingenious and entertaining 76 have been dismissed for 326 in 49 overs, chasing New Zealand’s imposing 371 for seven, which was anchored by Martin Guptill’s 138 and Kane Williamson’s 76.

Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera (L) with New Zealand’s Martin Guptill. AFP

Neesham, who’s battling with three different gamers for an all-rounder’s spot for the Could 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales, nonetheless, overshadowed Guptill’s 14th ODI century with a six-hitting assault at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui.

The 28-year-old, who had not performed for New Zealand since June 2017, was on three at first of the 49th over bowled by Thisara Perera and proceeded to smash 5 sixes.

He then completed New Zealand’s innings with a sixth six off Nuwan Pradeep, having scored 47 from 13 balls.

Neesham then dismissed each of Sri Lanka’s openers after Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka (43) had given their aspect an excellent begin with a 119-run stand in lower than 18 overs.

He additionally snapped up the damaging Dinesh Chandimal for his third wicket to cut back Sri Lanka to 211 for 4 within the 33rd over simply as they have been making ready themselves for an assault.

Perera, nonetheless, saved the guests within the chase together with his fourth one-day century, earlier than he fell within the 46th over together with his aspect needing 74 runs to win the sport.

The second recreation of the three-match sequence is on the identical venue on Saturday.

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