First One-day International

NEW ZEALAND v SRI LANKA 1982-83

At Dunedin, March 2. New Zealand won by 65 runs. Although accurate Sri Lankan bowling, on a pitch of variable bounce, confined New Zealand to 183 for eight wickets, this was a total Sri Lana never looked like overhauling. Their calling and running between the wickets were poor throughout the tour: on this occasion they suffered three run-outs. These coslty errors, and two accurate and lively spells by Hadlee, wrapped up the Sri Lankan innings in cold and murky conditions.

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