New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 108 runs, leads series 3-1
New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi blasted 170 not out and Grant Elliott made 104 in a record unbroken 267-run partnership which lifted the Black Caps to a 108-run over Sri Lanka on Friday, taking an unbeatable 3-1 lead in their one-day series.
Ronchi and Elliott came together with New Zealand in trouble at 93-5 and put on 267 runs from 180 balls to power the hosts to 360-5 at University Oval.
Elliott then took 2-42 and Ronchi took claimed two wicket-keeping catches as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 252 in 43.4 overs.
Tillakaratne Dilshan made 116 but Sri Lanka’s run-chase was never on pace to successfully chase the big target.