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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI Highlights: Will Young Inspires Kiwis To 6-Wicket Win
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Will Young and Henry Nicholls registered a 100-run stand for the 5th wicket to help Kiwis claim the series 2-0.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI© AFP
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI Highlights: Chasing a meager total of 158 runs, New Zealand lost four early wickets before Will Young () and Henry Nicholls () put a 100-run stand to help the Kiwis register a 6-wicket win in the third ODI. In the process, the hosts won the series 2-0.. Earlier, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Shipley and Matt Henry refused to let Sri Lankan batters settle, bagging wickets at regular intervals to put New Zealand at top in the third ODI. Pathum Nissanka is the only Lankan batter who has managed to show some quality with the bat but he too departed after scoring a half-century. The Kiwi trio picked up three wickets each as the Lankans were bowled out for 157 runs. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of the 3rd ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from Hamilton:
3rd ODI, Sri Lanka in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2023, Mar 31, 2023
Seddon Park, Hamilton
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets
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NZ vs SL, 3rd ODI Live Updates
That is it from this game then! The ODI series has now come to an end and the focus now shifts on the shortest format. That begins on the 2nd of April, it starts at 0530 IST (0000 GMT). Tillt then, goodbye and take care.
Tom Latham says Matt Henry, Henry Shipley and Daryl Mitchell were really good with the ball. Adds Lanka bowled really well, creidts Young and Nicholls for the way they played. Adds it would have been nice to play all three games but can't do anything about the weather and he is pleased with how the boy have played.
Dasun Shanaka says the batting was not good, they had a chance to score 250 but they kept losing wickets. Adds it is never easy to bat here but they were not up for the challenge. Says they played two Tests before this and the experienced players need to take more responsibilty. 150 was never going to be enough but they bowled well at the start, however, Young and Nicholls played well.
Henry Shipley, PLAYER OF THE SERIES, says he feels good. Adds the wickets had a lot of bounce and he made good use of it. States it is about learning from the experiences and he hopes he can be effective in unfamiliar conditions too. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the tour of Pakistan.
Man of the Match, Will Young says it is good to get over the line, they were under pressure but the partnership with Nicholls came at the right time. Adds he has played here and there are some special memories here. Mentions he is looking forward to the T20I series.
... PRESENTATION TIME ...
Lanka just did not have enough on the board, another 100 runs and things could have well been different. They bowled really well though to begin with. The likes of Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha were very effective with the new balls but as the game progressed, batting got easier and it was too easy for Nicholls and Young. Another dominating performance from the Kiwis to take the series 2-0.
A very convincing win in the end for the Kiwis! The chase though was not all that straight forward at first. They lost 4 in quick succession and were in trouble. They could have lost a 5th too had Henry Nicholls not taken the review and after that, it was all about New Zealand. One partnership is all they needed and it came as Henry Nicholls and Will Young added 100. Young was the mainstay, he batted brilliantly and is the biggest reason for Kiwis winning but Nicholls gave him able support.
FOUR! Pulled away! There is the winning runs! Shorter and on middle, this is hit through mid-wicket for a boundary. New Zealand WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
Angles it into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
Shorter and outside off, Will Young slashes but misses.
A good, sharp bumper, ducked under.
On middle, defended.
Good length and on off, defended.
Shorter and outside off, left alone.
On off, defended.
WIDE! Short and outside off, Henry Nicholls leaves it alone.
FOUR! Just the five more needed! Henry Nicholls steps out, he gets to the pitch of it and slams it down to the long on fence.
On off, kept out.
On off, defended.