Providence: Nathan Mccullum stars as New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the first match of ICC T20 World Cup 2010 here on Friday in Providence.
Earlier, The Sri Lanka team have set a target of 136 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in all 20 overs for New Zealand.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Match - Scorecard
Mahela Jayawardene (81 from 51 balls) was the top scorer from the Sri Lanka team. Dinesh Chandimal (29 from 23 balls) was another contributor from Sri Lanka team.
McCullum snared the crucial wicket of Chandimal in the middle overs.
ICC T20 WC '10: Fixture - Points - Top10(R/W)
In-reply, New Zealand struggled alot in the initial overs and reached the target with one ball to spare.
JD Ryder (42 from 27 balls) was the top scorer from the New Zealand team.
NL McCullum (16 from 6 balls) helps to achieve the target in the final over with a six which is very crucial.
NL McCullum was adjudged as Man of the Match for his all-round display
Batting - 16 balls
Bowling - 1/17
Catches - 3 Catches (Jayawardene, Kapugedera, Mathews)