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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand 1st ODI Highlights - Compaq Cup tri-series

Sri Lanka won the 1st ODI of the Compaq cup tri-series against New Zealand by 97 runs. It was a low-scoring match. Sri Lanka won the toss, batted first and posted a total of 216. The Sri Lankan inning which was once at 69/5 was boosted by the century by Samaraweera and half-century by Matthews. On reply, New Zealand lost wicket continuously and got all-out on 119 in 36.5 overs.

It was a fast bowlers game. Shane Bond who played ODI cricket after a long gap took 3 wickets. Tuffey and Butler were other fast bowlers who bowled beautifully. But the century by Samaraweera turned the match in Sri Lanka's favour. A great partnership was between Matthews and Samaraweera for 6th wicket which lifted the total.

In reply, New Zealand inning lost wickets continuously. It was Kulasekara, Thusara and Malinga who destroyed the batting. Elliot was the highest scorer with 41 runs. Malinga took 4 wickets.

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