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Match Day

589dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand battle past Jayawardene ton

Sri Lanka discovered that at Hagley Oval what goes for New Zealand's Test team goes for their ODI outfit as well: the hosts' seamers are deadly dangerous, their top order is daunting and their lower-middle order can turn matches on their own too

589dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Anderson beats his aggressive instincts

Corey Anderson may have risen to global attention for his world-record fastest century last January, but he had to rein in those natural instincts as he composed a match-winning 81 from 96 balls against Sri Lanka, Anderson said

Back to form?


No. of innings between this Corey Anderson half-century and the last, which he struck against India in January last year

Rapid fire


Balls in which Brendon McCullum reached a fifty today - equalling the New Zealand record, which he had set

A step up


Jayawardene's batting average in New Zealand before his this ton. It had been his worst in the top-10 ODI countries, but now has moved to 24.66