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Dinesh Chandimal says that they left no stone unturned to win the game. Applauds the bowlers for a very good effort first up and then Kusal Perera and Dilshan. Adds that the crowd was fantastic and it was a complete team effort.
Kyle Mills says that they were poor in all three departments of the game and it was a disappointing way to end the tour. Adds that the positive was that the young guys got the experience and exposure and some of them put their hand up and delivered.
Man of the Match Kusal Perera says that his normal game is attacking and he went for it when the ball was in the right areas. Adds that he likes batting against the pacers and played his shots.
The tone was set when the Sri Lankan bowlers kept a tight noose around the New Zealand batsmen in the first innings. 142 was never going to be competitive against a formidable Lankan line-up at home. Sri Lanka take the 2-match T20I series, 1-0 with the first game being a complete wash-out. As a result of this win, Sri Lanka will stay on top of the ICC T20I rankings!
Sri Lanka have made the target of 143 look as easy as one of under 100. They got off to a fantastic start after they lost Mahela Jayawardene early. Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan not only steered the ship but also scored at more than a brisk pace to take the game out of the Kiwis' hands.
Nathan McCullum to Kumar Sangakkara
That's it! Sri Lanka win by 8 wickets! Full on the pads, Sangakkara sweeps it behind square leg for a couple. Dilshan is ecstatic and so is Sangakkara!
FOUR! Nicely placed! Full on the pads, Sangakkara clips it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
Short on off, stays low. Sangakkara rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Full on middle and leg, Sangakkara clips it to mid-wicket, wants a single but is sent back, the fielder has an unnecessary shy and breaks the stumps at the striker's end, they get two overthrows on the ricochet. The umpire goes upstairs to check for the run out but replays show that Sangakkara had comfortably made it.
Full outside off, Sangakkara looks to drive but gets an inside edge to mid-wicket.
McCullum back on.
Anton Devcich to Kumar Sangakkara
Comes forward and drives a full delivery on middle and leg to long on for a single.
Anton Devcich to Tillakaratne Dilshan
Full on off, Dilshan drills it to long on for a single.
Dropped! A tough chance for Devcich! Sangakkara gives himself room and smashes a length delivery on leg stump straight back, Devcich gets a hand to it and it ricochets to long on for a single.
Gets down on one knee and looks to sweep but misses, they run through for a leg bye.
Chips down the track and whips it uppishly to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Full on off, Dilshan looks to drive but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single.
Mitchell McClenaghan to Kumar Sangakkara
Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara pushes it straight to point.
Mitchell McClenaghan to Tillakaratne Dilshan
Back of a length delivery on off, Dilshan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.