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Sri Lanka shine in Tremendous Over to seal T20 win over New Zealand

Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by means of a Tremendous Over within the opening Twenty20 world on Sunday for a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence as Charith Asalanka hit a half-century ahead of guiding them house within the tie-breaker.

The vacationers conveniently chased down the 9 runs wanted for victory within the Tremendous Over as Asalanka smashed a six and a 4 off Adam Milne, after Maheesh Theekshana’s tight bowling limited New Zealand.

“It was once very thrilling,” mentioned man-of-the-match Asalanka. “Two groups taking part in very well, however nowadays was once our day.”

We’re going to a really perfect over!#SparkSport #NZvSL

— Spark Recreation (@sparknzsport) April 2, 2023

Sri Lanka, who have been overwhelmed in each the previous check and one-day world sequence via 2-0 margins, previous posted a commanding 196-5 after being requested to bat with Asalanka smashing a 41-ball 67 and Kusal Perera making an unbeaten 53.

🇱🇰 win in tremendous over, take a lead of one️⃣-0️⃣ within the 3-match sequence. 👊#NZvSL

— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) April 2, 2023

After a shaky get started, the hosts rode on Daryl Mitchell’s 66 and Mark Chapman’s 33 ahead of some explosive hitting via Rachin Ravindra, who blasted 26 off 13 balls, took them just about the objective.

Ish Sodhi then struck a final-ball six to stage the rankings and arrange a Tremendous Over however New Zealand misplaced two wickets within the tie-breaker, which harm their possibilities of striking up a powerful overall.

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