Sri Lankan cricket team in New Zealand in 2014–15

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Sri Lankan cricket team in New Zealand in 2014-15
  Flag of New Zealand.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
  New Zealand Sri Lanka
Dates 26 December 2014 – 29 January 2015
Captains Brendon McCullum (1st to 6th ODIs)
Kane Williamson (7th ODI)
Angelo Mathews (1st to 4th ODIs)
Lahiru Thirimanne (5th to 7th ODIs)
Test series
Result New Zealand won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Kane Williamson (396) Kumar Sangakkara (215)
Most wickets Trent Boult (11) Nuwan Pradeep (7)
One Day International series
Results New Zealand won the 7-match series 4–2
Most runs Kane Williamson (295) Tillakaratne Dilshan (397)
Most wickets Mitchell McClenaghan (10) Nuwan Kulasekara (8)
Player of the series Kane Williamson (NZ)

The Sri Lankan national cricket team toured New Zealand from 26 December 2014 to 29 January 2015 for a tour consisting of two Test matches and seven One Day Internationals. New Zealand won the Test series 2–0 and the ODI series 4–2.

Following the tour the Sri Lankan team stayed in the region to participate in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. The Test match played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch was the first major event to take place in the city since the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.[1]

After the fourth ODI, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews was injured and captaincy shifted to vice captain Lahiru Thirimanne for other three ODIs. New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum also did not play the last ODI, where Kane Williamson was the skipper.

Squads[edit]

Tests ODIs
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka  New Zealand  Sri Lanka

Tour match[edit]

New Zealand XI v Sri Lankans[edit]

21–22 December 2014
v
173/9d (59 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 50 (113)
Ben McCord 3/30 (15 overs)
125 (39.5 overs)
Jono Hickey 57 (92)
Dushmantha Chameera 3/13 (4 overs)
261/8d (62.2 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 63 (70)
Jamie Gibson 2/36 (10 overs)
Match Drawn
Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Umpires: Tim Parlane (NZ) and Phil Jones (NZ)
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

26–30 December 2014
Scorecard
v
441 (85.5 overs)
Brendon McCullum 195 (134)
Angelo Mathews 3/39 (12 overs)
138 (42.4 overs)
Angelo Mathews 50 (85)
Trent Boult 3/25 (11 overs)
107/2 (30.4 overs)
Ross Taylor 39* (63)
Shaminda Eranga 1/20 (7 overs)
407 (154 overs)f/o
Dimuth Karunaratne 152 (363)
Tim Southee 4/91 (37 overs)
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Brendon McCullum (NZ)

2nd Test[edit]

3–7 January 2015
Scorecard
v
221 (55.1 overs)
Kane Williamson 69 (115)
Nuwan Pradeep 4/63 (16 overs)
356 (102.1 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 203 (306)
Jimmy Neesham 3/42 (11 overs)
524/5d (172 overs)
Kane Williamson 242* (483)
Nuwan Pradeep 3/117 (37 overs)
196 (72.4 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 62* (144)
Mark Craig 4/53 (18 overs)
New Zealand won by 193 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Kane Williamson (NZ)

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

11 January 2015
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
218/9 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
219/7 (43 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 104 (107)
Mitchell McClenaghan 4/36 (10 overs)
Corey Anderson 81 (96)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 2/28 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 3 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Corey Anderson (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd ODI[edit]

15 January 2015 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
248 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
252/4 (47.4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 117 (99)
Rangana Herath 2/36 (10 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 116 (127)
Matt Henry 2/34 (9.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODI[edit]

17 January 2015
Scorecard
New Zealand 
145/3 (28.5 overs)
v
Martin Guptill 66* (78)
Angelo Mathews 3/21 (6.5 overs)
No result
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain affected play three times, with the match being abandoned after 28.5 overs of the New Zealand innings.

4th ODI[edit]

20 January 2015
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
276 (49.3 overs)
v
New Zealand 
280/6 (48.1 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 94 (82)
Tim Southee 3/59 (10 overs)
Kane Williamson 103 (107)
Angelo Mathews 1/16 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Saxton Oval, Nelson
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Derek Walker (NZ)
Player of the match: Kane Williamson (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

5th ODI[edit]

23 January 2015
Scorecard
New Zealand 
360/5 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
252 (43.5 overs)
Luke Ronchi 170* (99)
Lahiru Thirimanne 2/36 (7 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 116 (106)
Trent Boult 4/44 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 108 runs
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Luke Ronchi scored his maiden ODI century and the highest ODI score by a New Zealand wicket-keeper.
  • Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott put on the highest 6th wicket partnership (267*) in ODIs.[5]
  • The Man of the Match adjudicators could not split Ronchi and Elliott as the best player therefore they decided on joint Man of the Match winners.

6th ODI[edit]

25 January 2015
11:00 AM
Scorecard
New Zealand 
315/8 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
195 (40.3 overs)
Kane Williamson 97 (95)
Dhammika Prasad 2/59 (10 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 81 (66)
Corey Anderson 4/52 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 120 runs
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Derek Walker (NZ)
Player of the match: Corey Anderson (NZ)

7th ODI[edit]

29 January 2015
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
287/6 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
253 (45.2 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 113* (105)
Corey Anderson 3/59 (9 overs)
Kane Williamson 54 (83)
Shaminda Eranga 2/31 (8 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 34 runs
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Dushmantha Chameera (SL) made his ODI debut.
  • Kumar Sangakkara (SL) set a new world record for the most number of dismissals (473) by a wicketkeeper in ODI games.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hadlee's pride at Christchurch rebuild". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ "33 sixes in a year, 26 runs in an over". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ "New Zealand take control on bowlers' day". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Williamson-Watling record stand pummels Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Ronchi, Elliott shatter records and flatten Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  6. ^ "NZ take series with 120-run win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Kumar Sangakkara: Sri Lanka veteran sets new dismissals record". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 January 2015.

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