Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 4th ODI, SL vs NZ
Sri Lanka v New Zealand 4th ODI Live Score.
New Zealand will hope the weather doesn't play a part again and that they get back to winnings ways when they take on Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI at Hambantota. The visitors will hope that the change in venue will bring them some much needed luck as they face 2-0 deficit against the hosts. For Sri Lanka, it will be a matter of carrying forward their good run and they will want to seal the series and assert their dominance.
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The visitors have had some good performance coming into the make-or-break game. BJ Watling, Rob Nicol and Ross Taylor have had some good outings with the bat and will be confident of carrying on while James Franklin and Nathan McCullum's form lower down too will give them hope of performing well with the bat.
Their main worry would be their display with the ball. Kyle Mills has led the attack admirably, but without the experience of the wily Daniel Vettori to fall back on, the bowlers have been unable to cut down on the SL scoring.
Sri Lanka were dealt a big blow when the in-form Tillakaratne Dilshan was ruled out of the next two matches, but their batting still holds a lot of potential with the likes of Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews among others. Sangakkara's form so far would be a cause for concern, and with Dilshan missing out SL will hope for the stylish left-hander to come good.
On the bowling front, Lasith Malinga has been performing well and has been ably supported by the likes of Jeevan Mendis and Rangana Herath. Mathews too has been hard to get away with his slower ones.
Sri Lanka will go into the game as favourites, but the 2-0 scoreline only exaggerates the hosts' dominance in this series. New Zealand have been performing well and will be confident of pulling one back.