Ross Taylor has won the toss for a second time in a row in the Tri nation tournament match against Sri Lanka, and has predictably elected to bat.
As in the first match against India, the toss could prove crucial again, and chasing likely to be difficult with the ball swinging much more under the lights in this day-night match.
Ross Taylor, leading New Zealand in Vettori’s absence, played a captain’s knock against India, in the company of Scott Styris, who also shone.
New Zealand were all out for 288, after being 28/3, at one stage. In reply, India crumbled for 88, allowing New Zealand to win by 200 runs.
Sri Lanka will be hoping to restrict New Zealand to a more gettable total. Malinga will be the key, as none of the New Zealand basmen has faced jim earlier.
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