Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 04th November 1984 Article

Read the article of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 1984 - New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa in 04th November 1984.

Bowlers attack before A flawless unbeaten half-century by Martin Crowe steers to New Zealand easy seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and square the two-match series with 1-1 in a one-sided game of the second ODI.

Sri Lanka scored modest total of 114 -9 in the alloted 41 overs with top scorer by Ashantha de Mel, Aravinda de Silva, Arjuna Ranatunga each scored 15-runs.

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Crowe, Derek Stirling both took 2-wickets and one for Jeremy Coney - Ewen Chatfield.

New Zealand chased 118-3 in 31.4 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a unbeaten 52 off 57-balls.

John Reid scored 34 off 94-balls including three boundaries and Paul McEwan.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ashantha de Mel took 2-wickets and one for Arjuna Ranatunga.

Martin Crowe named Player of the match for his match-winning all-round performance to scored a unbeaten 52 off 57-balls including 7-fours and a six after taking 2-wickets for 20-runs in 9-overs including three maidens.

This match reported by The Daily Telegraph Staff (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

MARTIN CROWE hit a flawless unbeaten 52 off only 57 deliveries in Columbo today to steer New Zealand to an easy seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international.

The matches had been arranged for New Zealand's brief breather on their way to Pakistan, Sri Lanka won the first game by four wickets on the same ground on Saturday.

New Zealand, chasing today's modest Sri Lankan total of 114 for nine in 41 overs, started badly, losing both openers, McEwen and Wright, with only 19 on the board.

But Crowe was quickly into his stride hitting eight fours and a six and adding 79 for the third wicket with Reid.

New Zealand's captain Coney neither Howarth nor Hadlee are making the trip-put Sri Lanka into bat after winning the toss and Crowe soon made his presence felt with the ball, capturing the wickets of the openers, Wettimuny and Silva, with only 12 on the board and Sri Lanka went to lunch at a bleak 58 for five.

Coney's injury

Coney dislocated a finger of his right hand attempting to hold a sharp catch from Aravinda De Silva but an X-ray showed there was no fracture. His side leave for Pakistan tomorrow.



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