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New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009

Captains reflect on reversal of fortunes

Sep 5, 2009: After bossing New Zealand around in the Tests, Sri Lanka have been slightly deflated with a loss in momentum resulting from defeats in both Twenty20 contests over the past three days

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20, Colombo

Vettori thrilled with turnaround

Sep 4, 2009: Jesse Ryder's contributions, after being a phantom through the two Tests, had played a big part in putting the smiles back on New Zealand's faces

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Plays of the day

A scoop, some pain, and Bond's revenge

Sep 4, 2009: Plays of the day for the second Twenty20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20, Colombo

Clinical New Zealand seal series

Sep 4, 2009: Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder's clinical hitting and Nathan McCullum's teasing offspin were responsible for driving New Zealand to victory and handing Sri Lanka their fourth Twenty20 loss in a row

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20, Colombo

Buoyant New Zealand seek encore

Sep 3, 2009: New Zealand snapped their winless streak on tour on Wednesday, and can savour a series victory if they keep their cool on Friday

The Preview by Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

Relieved Vettori praises team work

Sep 2, 2009: Having won his first toss of what until this evening had been a disappointing tour, Vettori played a stellar role with the ball to help New Zealand sneak a humdinger at the R Premadasa Stadium

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

Hand of Kulasekara

Sep 2, 2009: Plays of the day for the first Twenty20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

Fighting NZ overcome Dilshan blitz

Sep 2, 2009: New Zealand put a small part of their tour blues behind them by clinching a thrilling three-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of two Twenty20s at the R Premadasa Stadium

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

We're confident but also wary of NZ - Sangakkara

Sep 1, 2009: Leading into the first of two Twenty20s at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, neither Kumar Sangakkara nor Daniel Vettori was overly concerned about their previous T20 encounter

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

New Zealand hope Bond return will change fortunes

Sep 1, 2009: There is little riding on the outcome of two Twenty20 internationals except perhaps the chance to take an edge into the ensuing 50-over tri-series

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC

Paranavitana fined 50% match fees

Aug 31, 2009: Sri Lankan opener Tharanga Paranavitana has been fined 50% of his match fees for violating ICC's Code of Conduct during the second Test against New Zealand in Colombo

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New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009

Vettori hopes for improved showing on limited-overs leg

Aug 31, 2009: Daniel Vettori didn't have a lot to smile about yesterday, but was hoping to start afresh with the two Twenty20s against Sri Lanka after the defeats in the Test matches

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Herath no more just support for Murali - Sangakkara

Aug 30, 2009: Kumar Sangakkara has said despite the 2-0 series win, the hosts were yet to reach their peak

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Vettori lauds last-ditch effort

Aug 30, 2009: The New Zealand captain was obviously disappointed, but found the need to sift through the rubble and take the proverbial positive from defeat

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Herath five-for hands Sri Lanka clean sweep

Aug 30, 2009: Sri Lanka had to wait until the 68th over of the day to seal a 2-0 sweep and cement their place at No. 2 in the ICC Test rankings

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

'Two nineties are disappointing, I'll take the runs' - Jayawardene

Aug 29, 2009: Just when he looked like getting a hundred in the second innings, Jayawardene put himself into the record books for a reason that left him bittersweet at the end of the day

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Herath sets SL on course for clean sweep

Aug 29, 2009: New Zealand began their last innings of this series needing 494 to win or, more realistically, over four-and-a-half sessions to bat out a draw

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Herath cashes in on opportunity

Aug 28, 2009: Rangana Herath believes that he is good enough to hold down a regular spot in the Sri Lankan side in Test cricket as well as the limited-overs forms of the game

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Another day of dominance for SL

Aug 28, 2009: Sri Lanka, polished by an unbroken 68-run stand between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, bolstered their grip on the second Test with a lead of 339 and eight wickets in hand - and two days to go

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

I kept my belief - Patel

Aug 27, 2009: Jeetan Patel, the New Zealand offspinner, put his effort down to perseverance and his belief in his ability to bowl in the right areas as he triggered a Sri Lankan collapse and helped his team bowl the hosts out for 416

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC
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Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 11, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
Sri Lanka A v N Zealanders at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 6, 2009
Sri Lanka A won by 61 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
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