New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 05th January 1988.

Ewen Chatfield's four-wickets and Martin Crowe's half-century steers to New Zealand convincing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and move to top of the points table in a low-scoring game of the third match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Sri Lanka scored 174 for all-out in 48.2 overs with top scorer by Ravi Ratnayeke hit a run-a-ball 41-runs including 2-fours & a six.

Arjuna Ranatunga struck 35 off 51-balls including 5-fours, Guy de Alwis cracked a 32 off 37-balls including 4-fours and Asanka Gurusinha 23.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield claimed a 4-wickets for 32-runs in 9.2-overs, Danny Morrison, Martin Snedden both took 2-wickets and one for John Bracewell.

New Zealand chased 178-4 in 48.4 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 52 off 68-balls including 5-fours.

John Wright struck 41 off 75-balls including 3-fours & a six, Andrew Jones scored 34 off consuming 82-balls included two boundaries and Dipal Patel 29.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Champaka Ramanayake took 2-wickets and one for Graeme Labrooy - Ravi Ratnayeke.

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

EWEN CHATFIELD for once upstaged his bowling partner Richard Hadlee as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in Sydney to go top of the World Series Cup cricket table.

Chatfield, whose steady seam bowling has gained little recog-nition during the his long association with Hadlee, took four for 32 in 9.2 overs and was named Man of the Match. Hadlee failed to take a wicket, though his nine overs cost only 12 runs.

Sri Lanka's total of 174 in 48.2 overs on a blameless pitch was never likely to be enough and New Zealand reached 178 for four in 48.4 overs to add to their one-run win over Australia. Australia beat Sri Lanka in the opening match.

The New Zealand openers John Wright (41) and Andrew Jones (34) put on 80 before both were out in the space of three overs. Wright's innings included one enormous strike for six off Champaka Ramanayake.

Martin Crowe, who with Dipak Patel took the score to 167, made an elegant 52 from 68 balls before he was brilliantly caught off Graeme Labrooy by Aravinda de Silva.

Sri Lanka's innings began disastrously when Roshan Mahanama, intending to let the fourth ball from Morrison pass down the leg side, inadvertently raised his left leg, deflecting the ball on to his stumps.

Arjuna Ranatunga, who made 35 from 51 balls with five fours, was the only top-order batsman to look comfortable and the total was given substance by a seventh-wicket stand of 52 between the wicketkeeper Guy de Alwis, and Ravi Ratnayake. They were together for only 40 balls before de Alwis fell to off-spinner John Bracewell.



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