Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Semi-final Sharjah Cup 1988 Article

Read the article of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Semi-final Sharjah Cup 1988 - Sharjah Cup three-nation one-day international tournament of the only Semi-final match played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 31st March 1988.

Bert Vance's career-best 96, Richard Hadlee's economical spell, Willie Watson and Dipak Patel's combined 5-wickets helped to New Zealand comfortable 43-run victory over Sri Lanka and qualify for the finals in the one-off Semi-final game of Sharjah Cup.

New Zealand scored 249-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Bert Vance hit a career-best 96 off 125-balls - who fell four-run short of his century.

John Wright struck 45 off 61-balls including 5-fours, Andrew Jones scored 33 off 45-balls included a six and Chris Kuggeleijn hit a unbeaten 24 off 22-balls contained two-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Asoka de Silva picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 8-overs, Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga both took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 206-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by  Asanka Gurusinha cracked a 60 off 92-balls including four boundaries.

Roshan Mahanama scored 43 off 71-balls including a boundary, Ravi Ratnayeke hit 31 off 35-balls included 2-fours, Ranjan Madugalle 25 and Guy de Alwis 16 not out.

New Zealand best bowler by Willie Watson picked up 3-wickets for 37-runs in 9-overs including a maiden, Dipak Patel strikes two-wickets, Richard Hadlee, Chris Kuggeleijn and Ewen Chatfield each took one-wickets.

Bert Vance named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best 96-runs knocked off facing 125-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes.



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