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Off-colour kiwis go down to lanka

Off-colour kiwis go down to lanka
Sri Lanka ruised to a six-wicket win in the second ODI against New Zealand on Thursday, thanks to a masterful century from Tillakaratne Dilshan (in pic) and a comedy of errors from the Black Caps. Dilshan scored 116 as the visitors comfortably overhauled New Zealand’s first innings total of 248 to level the seven-match series 1-1, with Angelo Mathews (39) and Kumar Sangakkara (38) also making valuable contributions. Their efforts came after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and put the hosts in a strong position with a big-hitting 117, only for his teammates to squander any chance of victory through a series of basic mistakes. The Black Caps lost four wickets to run-outs and a clumsily conceded stumping, effectively handing the match to Sri Lanka.

BRIEFSCORES Sri Lanka 252 for 4 (Dilshan 116, Henry 2-34) beat New Zealand 248 (McCullum 117, Herath 2-36) by six wickets.

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