Sri Lanka vs New Zealand | 3rd ODI | 6 November 2012 | Pallekele
Sri Lanka finally managed to take the lead in this rain affected NZ tour of Sri Lanka. Even that 2nd ODI where the home team won was only decided by Duckworth – Lewis method after weather intervened yet again to play spoilsport.
New Zealand batted first and in spite of a slow start managed to reach a respectable 250. After Latham got out early, Wattling and Rob Nicol dug in to ensure that there was no early flurry of wickets – a bane of NZ cricket. Then Ross Taylor came in, grinded his way before playing a few lusty hits. It was skipper Taylor’s 62 ball 72 that was primarily responsible in ensuring that the visitors reached 250.
SL lost Tharanga early on in their chase. When Sangakkara fell on 39, they looked in some trouble. But when play was finally called off at 118/3, they were ahead of the Duckworth Lewis target and won the 2nd ODI by 14 runs.
Like that one, you can watch the live telecast of the 3rd ODI today on TEN Cricket. Live action starts at 9:00 GMT (about 2 hours from now). If you want to watch the live streaming of the match instead, you can check the following options:
- Official website of TEN Cricket – the broadcasters of the Sri Lanka vs New Zealand series
- Bet365.com – the betting site webcasts live sports action. You may have to open a account though to watch the live action.
- webcric.com – this site shows live streaming cricket action.
Hoping to see a further improved performance from New Zealand, so that the series remains well and alive.