Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Live Streaming: NZ set SL 175 to win
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Live Streaming: The Black Caps have fallen just short of a par score in their World Twenty20 Super Eights opener against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
After winning the toss and batting first, New Zealand made 174/7 from their 20 overs on a ground where the average international first innings score is 176.
Rob Nicol led the way for the Black Caps with 58 from 40 deliveries. He was well supported by opening partner Martin Guptill who hit six fours on his way to 38 from 34 balls.
Brendon McCullum (25) and captain Ross Taylor (23) also made worthy contributions, but late wickets prevented New Zealand from kicking onto the big total they were hoping for.
They will now rely on some tight bowling to earn a rare tournament win over the hosts.