NZ vs SL: Match tied on the last ball, game over in 2 balls in Super Over, Sri Lanka’s first win on tour
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in the first T20
The decision came in the super over after the match was tied
New Delhi. Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the first T20 to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. Sri Lanka won this match in the super over and the heroes of its victory were Charith Asalanka and Kushal Mendis. Batting first in this match, Sri Lanka scored 196 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Ish Sodhi tied the match by hitting a six on the last ball of New Zealand’s innings. This was New Zealand’s 10th match in T20, which was a tie.
New Zealand needed 13 runs to win in the last over. Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka himself took the responsibility of bowling the last over and dismissed Rachin Ravindra in the very first ball. Now Sri Lanka needed 12 runs in 5 balls. 6 runs came in the next 4 balls. Now the match could be tied only with a six on the last ball. Ish Sodhi was on strike and he did it. Sodhi blasted Shanaka’s full length ball over midwicket for a six. In this way the match got tied. Now it was the turn of super over. In this also the match was exciting.
New Zealand batted first in the Super Over and Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka handed the ball to Mahish Tikshna. James Neesham and Daryl Mitchell came out to bat for New Zealand. Mitchell took 1 run on the first ball. The second one was wide. This ball was thrown again and this time Tikshna dismissed Neesham. After this Mark Chapman came to bat. Chapman scored 6 runs in the next 3 balls and was dismissed on the last ball. In this way, New Zealand scored 8 runs losing 2 wickets in the super over.
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Sri Lanka needed 9 runs in the super over to win. Adam Milne had the ball in hand and Kushal Mendis-Charith Aslanka came out to bat and won the match by hitting 9 runs in 3 balls. Mendis took 1 run on the first ball. After this Asalanka hit a six on the second ball and a four on the third. This ball was also a no-ball. In this way Sri Lanka won the match. That too in 2 balls. This is Sri Lanka’s first win on New Zealand tour. Charith Asalanka was chosen as the player of the match.
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Tags: Charith Asalanka, Dashun Shanaka, Ish Sodhi, Maheesh Theekshana, New Zealand, sri lanka
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 02, 2023, 15:35 IST