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New Zealand cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2019

The New Zealand cricket team toured Sri Lanka in August and September 2019 to play two Test and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The Test series formed a part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship.[1][2] The fixtures for the tour were confirmed in July 2019.[3] Originally, the first two T20I matches were scheduled to be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo,[4] but were moved to the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.[5]

Sri Lanka Cricket named a twenty-two man squad for the Test series,[6] which was trimmed down to the final fifteen cricketers.[7] The Test series was drawn 1–1, with Sri Lanka winning the first match and New Zealand winning the second.[8]

In the third and final T20I match, Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International cricket.[9] Malinga took a hat-trick, and four wickets with four balls, in the third over of his spell.[10] He was the first bowler to take four wickets in four consecutive balls twice in international cricket, after previously doing so against South Africa in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.[11] He also became the first bowler to take five hat-tricks across all formats of international cricket.[12] Sri Lanka won the match, though New Zealand won the T20I series 2–1.[13]

Squads

TestsT20Is
 Sri Lanka[14] New Zealand[15] Sri Lanka[16] New Zealand[17]

Dilruwan Perera was added to Sri Lanka's squad for the second Test.[18] Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of New Zealand's T20I squad with a fractured thumb.[19] Hamish Rutherford was added to New Zealand's T20I squad for the third match, after Martin Guptill was ruled out of the final fixture due to injury.[20]

Tour matches

Three-day match: Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI vs New Zealand

8–10 August 2019
Scorecard
v
323/6 (65.5 overs)
Danushka Gunathilaka 98 (97)
Ajaz Patel 5/41 (10 overs)
  • Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on days 2 and 3 due to rain.

Twenty-over match: Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI vs New Zealand

29 August 2019
10:00
Scorecard
New Zealand 
168/6 (20 overs)
v
Ross Taylor 53* (34)
Wanindu Hasaranga 2/35 (4 overs)
Shehan Jayasuriya 26 (25)
Scott Kuggeleijn 4/19 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 33 runs
FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake
Umpires: Nilan De Silva (SL) and Gamini Dissanayake (SL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series

1st Test

14–18 August 2019
Scorecard
v
249 (83.2 overs)
Ross Taylor 86 (132)
Akila Dananjaya 5/80 (30 overs)
267 (93.2 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 61 (109)
Ajaz Patel 5/89 (33 overs)
285 (106 overs)
BJ Watling 77 (173)
Lasith Embuldeniya 4/99 (37 overs)
268/4 (86.1 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 122 (243)
Tim Southee 1/33 (12 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 22 overs of play were lost on day 1 due to rain.
  • World Test Championship points: Sri Lanka 60, New Zealand 0.

2nd Test

22–26 August 2019
Scorecard
v
244 (90.2 overs)
Dhananjaya de Silva 109 (148)
Tim Southee 4/63 (29 overs)
431/6d (115 overs)
Tom Latham 154 (251)
Dilruwan Perera 3/114 (37 overs)
122 (70.2 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 51 (161)
Tim Southee 2/15 (12 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs
P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Tom Latham (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Only 66 overs of play were possible across days 1 and 2 due to rain. No play was possible before lunch on day 4 due to rain.
  • Trent Boult became the third bowler for New Zealand to take 250 wickets in Tests.[21]
  • Tom Latham (NZ) scored his tenth century in Tests.[22]
  • Tim Southee became the fourth bowler for New Zealand to take 250 wickets in Tests.[23]
  • World Test Championship points: New Zealand 60, Sri Lanka 0.

T20I series

1st T20I

1 September 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
174/4 (20 overs)
v
 New Zealand
175/5 (19.3 overs)
Kusal Mendis 79 (53)
Tim Southee 2/20 (4 overs)
Ross Taylor 48 (29)
Wanindu Hasaranga 2/21 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Prageeth Rambukwella (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Ross Taylor (NZ)

2nd T20I

3 September 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
161/9 (20 overs)
v
 New Zealand
165/6 (19.4 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 39 (30)
Seth Rance 3/33 (4 overs)
Colin de Grandhomme 59 (46)
Akila Dananjaya 3/36 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Tim Southee (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd T20I

6 September 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
125/8 (20 overs)
v
 New Zealand
88 (16 overs)
Danushka Gunathilaka 30 (25)
Mitchell Santner 3/12 (4 overs)
Tim Southee 28* (23)
Lasith Malinga 5/6 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 37 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal (SL) and Prageeth Rambukwella (SL)
Player of the match: Lasith Malinga (SL)

References

  1. ^ "Schedule for inaugural World Test Championship announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Men's Future Tours Programme" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "New Zealand to kick off their Test Championship in Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  4. ^ "New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2019 – Itinerary revised". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  5. ^ "New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2019 – fixtures revised". The Papare. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Chandimal, Dananjaya, Dilruwan back in SL Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Chandimal, Dickwella recalled for first Test against New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Black Caps v Sri Lanka: Stunning comeback levels series with repeat Colombo win". Stuff. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga becomes first T20 bowler to claim 100 wickets". Geo TV. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Lasith Malinga scripts history, takes four wickets in four deliveries against New Zealand". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Lasith Malinga: Sri Lanka bowler takes four wickets in four balls for second time". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Lasith Malinga takes historic hat-trick after becoming 1st bowler to 100 T20I wickets". India Today. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Black Caps v Sri Lanka: Stunning Lasith Malinga double hat-trick rolls NZ". Stuff. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Sri Lanka squad for first Test announced". The Papare. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Somerville and Patel among four spinners in New Zealand squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Sri Lanka leave out Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera for New Zealand T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Kane Williamson, Trent Boult rested for Sri Lanka T20Is; Tim Southee to lead". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Dilruwan Perera named in 2nd Test squad". The Papare. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Fractured thumb cuts short Ferguson's Sri Lanka tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Black Caps v Sri Lanka: Hamish Rutherford gets injury callup". Stuff. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Black Caps v Sri Lanka: Trent Boult becomes third NZ bowler to 250 test wickets". Stuff. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Black Caps v Sri Lanka: Ton-up Tom Latham stays cool in the heat to raise hopes". Stuff. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Tim Southee follows new-ball partner Trent Boult to 250 Test wickets". Cricket Country. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  24. ^ "Sri Lanka's Malinga now the highest T20I wicket-taker". Island Cricket. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Four in four - how Malinga achieved the impossible again". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2019.

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