Sri Lanka shines in tremendous over, wins over New Zealand in T20

Sri Lanka shines in tremendous over, wins over New Zealand in T20

Sri Lanka took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence by way of Super Over within the opening Twenty20 worldwide on Sunday as Charith Aslanka hit a half-century earlier than guiding dwelling within the tie-breaker.

The vacationers comfortably chased down the 9 runs required to win within the Super Over as Aslanka hit a six and a 4 off Adam Milne after tight bowling from Mahesh Thikshana restricted New Zealand.

Man of the match Aslanka mentioned, it was very thrilling. “Two teams playing very well, but today was our day.”

Sri Lanka, which had misplaced each the earlier Test and one-day worldwide sequence by a 2-0 margin, had earlier posted a commanding 196-5 after Aslanka scored 67 off 41 balls and Kusal Perera made 53 not out. ,

After a shaky begin, the hosts scored 66 from Daryl Mitchell and 33 from Mark Chapman earlier than some explosive hitting from Rachin Ravindra, who scored 26 off 13 balls, took them near the goal.

Ish Sodhi then hit a last-ball six to stage the rating and arrange a Super Over, however New Zealand misplaced two wickets within the tie-breaker, decreasing their possibilities of constructing a robust whole.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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