Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd Match Sharjah Cup 1988 Article

Read the article of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd Match Sharjah Cup 1988 - Sharjah Cup three-nation one-day international tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 29th March 1988.

Andrew Jones' brilliant 85 and Ken Rutherford's half-century before Off-spinners Dipak Patel and Chris Kuggeleijn's combined 5-wickets helped to New Zealand comprehensive 99-run victory over Sri Lanka and qualify for the semi-finals in a one-sided game of third match of a Sharjah Cup.

New Zealand scored 258-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Andrew Jones cracked a 85 off 98-balls,
Ken Rutherford struck 65 off 62-balls including 8-fours.

Bert Vance scored 45 off 78-balls included 3-fours & a six, Dipal Patel hit 27 off 31-balls contained three-fours and Mark Greatbatch 15.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ravi Ratnayeke took 2-wickets and one for Asoka de Silva.

Sri Lanka scored 159 for all-out in 42.5 overs with top scorer by Brendon Kuruppu hit 46 off 70-balls including one-six & a four.

Asanka Gurusinha scored 27 off 49-balls including 2-fours, Ravi Ratnayeke 25 and Ranjan Madugale 15.

New Zealand best bowler by Dipak Patel picked up 3-wickets for 22-runs in 6.5-overs, Chris Kuggeleijn captured two-wickets, Willie Watson, Ken Rutherford and Danny Morrison each took one-wickets.

Andrew Jones named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 85-runs knocked off facing 98-balls including 4-fours & 2-sixes.



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