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Sri Lanka 138-1 vs. New Zealand in 2nd rainy ODI

November 12, 2013

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck their second straight half centuries of the series to help Sri Lanka to 138-1 in 23 overs against New Zealand in a rain-affected second one-day international on Tuesday.

New Zealand was left with a target of 198 to win off 23 overs on the Duckworth Lewis method.

After winning the toss, the hosts lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne (4) early for a second time in the series. Karunaratne was dismissed off the first ball of the first match, which was abandoned due to rain on Sunday.

Sangakkara (71) and Dilshan (55) batted briskly to reach 117-1 when lightning, then rain caused a five-and-a-half break at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.

Sangakkara faced 59 deliveries and hit nine boundaries while Dilshan also hit the same number of boundaries off 72 balls in an unusually subdued performance.

Dilshan scored 81 in the first match and Sangakkara made 79.

Sri Lanka fielded the same team as Sunday while New Zealand brought in Jimmy Neesham for Corey Anderson and Andrew Ellis for Mitchell McLenaghan.

Captain Kyle Mills returned the best bowling figures for New Zealand with 1-16.

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