Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 20:56
2nd ODI: Tillakaratne Dilshan Ton Leads Sri Lanka to Win Over New Zealand
Tillakaratne Dilshan made a flawless 116 to lead Sri Lanka to a comfortable 6 wicket win over New Zealand today, levelling the 7 match one-day series at 1-1.
Chasing New Zealand's 248, Sri Lanka reached the target with 14 balls to spare thanks to Dilshan's 17th one-day century.
Earlier, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum made 117 from 99 balls but the Black Caps' batting effort descended into chaos after McCullum departed, with four run outs destroying the middle order.
Dilshan then brilliantly paced the Sri Lankan reply, reaching his century from 116 balls and finally falling in the 46th over with only 12 runs needed for victory.
He was well-supported throughout the Sri Lanka innings. Kumar Sangakkara made 38 including three straight sixes, Mahela Jayawardene contributed 27 with five boundaries and captain Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 39 and hit the winning runs with his sixth boundary.