Martin Guptill's intentional tenth ODI hundred drove New Zealand to 294 for 5, notwithstanding it was snappy bowler Matt Henry, in his third wonderful turn in the game plan, who secured the match and the game plan for New Zealand with 5 for 40.
Sri Lanka had been in sight of their bull's eye, with 58 required from 40 balls, before Henry struck thrice in ten transports to swing the match indisputably in New Zealand's backing. He at first rushed Chamara Kapugedara with a waist-high short ball, which the batsman could simply beat edge to fine leg. By then next over, Henry approved on a head-high bouncer just outer off stump, which Angelo Mathews dragged to the significant square-leg protector, to get out on 95. Sri Lanka's marvelous trust now dismisses, Henry furthermore evacuated Dushmantha Chameera in that over. Exactly when Nuwan Kulasekara holed out toward the start of the 48th by and by, Sri Lanka fell 36 runs short of the hosts, who took the game plan 3-1.
Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson had moreover conveyed fine supporting innings for Guptill, causal 61 each, while Trent Beult took 3 for 43 in his first session of the game plan. Mathews had restored the interest from 3 for 33, in any case he made them over from Dinesh Chandimal, who hit 50, and Milinda Siriwardana, who struck 39 from 22 balls, he didn't find an accessory with whom to wrest the purpose of enthusiasm for Sri Lanka.
It had showed up an inconceivable enthusiasm from the early overs, in which the required rate had in like manner climbed. Boult made the first check in Sri Lanka's innings, on the other hand it may be sensible to say that Tillakaratne Dilshan was pretty much as complicit in his discharge. Boult ascertained balls transversely over Dilshan from around the wicket, however in spite of all that he tried an over-the-shoulder scoop in the third over. Dilshan simply made sense of how to send the ball skimming to the wicketkeeper, off the edge. Lahiru Thirimanne played the ball onto his bases next over, to give Henry his first scalp, already Danushka Gunathilaka miss-hit a heaved drive off Henry to Ish Sodhi, who took a not too bad find withdrawing from mid-on.
Mathews and Chandimal then recreated carefully after those adversities, however their mission for singles and twos was forestalled by another brilliant New Zealand taking care of execution. The hosts made sprawling recuperations in the infield and about-facing and forward, and perhaps they're simply fault was feeling the loss of the stumps with their hurls. They had no under two opportunities to have Mathews out for under fifty, however couldn't affect direct hits.
Chandimal pulled back trying a throw over the leg side after the required rate had crept above eight. His 65-ball 50 had given Sri Lanka a stage, yet they required expanding speed. Siriwardana offered that to a while, impelling two leg-side sixes off Adam Milne in one over. He even upset slapped Mitchell Santner for four, however the spinner hit back to have Siriwardana gotten at significant square leg in the same over.
Mathews' running was unmistakably disrupted, yet his bating was quiet. He took insightful continues running into the outfield while Sri Lanka patched up, also made learned strikes, which were frequently faultlessly executed. Mathews continued running at the steamers as often as possible, and generally smoked them down the ground. The midwicket region was in like manner profitable for him. Mathews' discharge was a twofold blow, in light of the way that not simply had he tumbled to the short ball again this visit, on the other hand it was in like manner another score of 90-odd - this one particularly unfulfilling, as it touched base in a game plan defeat.
Earlier, there were signs of Guptill getting ready for another strike in the Power play, however for most by far of his 102 off 109 on Tuesday, Guptill hoped to accumulate, instead of tending to. It was against Thisara Perera that his innings guided into mechanical assembly. Guptill abraded Thisara through the spreads in the fourth over, then accumulated a high, straight six and two progressive square points of confinement off the bowler before the end of the Power play.
Right when the field free, with New Zealand at 55 for 1 after 10 overs, Guptill and Williamson promptly settled a case of social affair risk free continues running into the outfield. The wrinkle advancement and pass on that Mathews had looked for after at the throw did not rise, and Nuwan Pradeep was the fundamental bowler to get any improvement off the deck. Once that vanished, Guptill and Williamson both began hitting short balls in well before square, which proposed the surface was not particularly smart either.
Williamson was serene as ever at the wrinkle, slithering towards his eighth fifty in 12 innings as Sri Lanka exhibited turn by method for Tillakaratne Dilshan and Siriwardana. Guptill himself moved to his third half-century in the course of action with a cleaned four up Siriwardana in the nineteenth over; Williamson got to the advancement in the 22nd. Their stand created to 122 going before something of a peculiarity discharge completed Williamson's stay two overs later. He jagged a turn round-pull off a short leg-side transport from Dilshan, yet administered just to glove it, then sway it off his thigh pad on the road to wicketkeeper Chandimal, who rushed it low to the ground.
Guptill progressed in much the same plan near to Ross Taylor, striking as far as possible off the horrendous balls, yet by and large happy to mishandle the void green spaces. There were two sixes off his bat in the middle overs - one over significant midwicket and a level batted strike over the long-off point of confinement. He proceeded to raise his century with an edged four through vacant slips.
Guptill pulled back a little while later, perplexing a hick to long-on off Kulasekara, however as of right now Taylor had shaken off his poor structure. He and Luke Ronchi began the passing overs charge - Taylor supporting the significant midwicket range - after Henry Nicholls had holed out for 2.
With six wickets still close by after the 45th over, New Zealand might have looked for after an unfeeling fruition, however those goals were tempered by Taylor's flight, walking Kulasekara to the square-leg safeguard. Grand passing shaking the knocking down some pins rear way from Kulasekara creased the surge of breaking points, and Pradeep played well in moving until the last over, where he dropped 16 runs, counting two Santner sixes from the last three balls. Kulasekara was the best of Sri Lanka's bowlers, caused through by experience to figures of 3 for 53, however regardless of all that he hasn't recovered his lost swing.