Fifth One-Day International

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2006-07

Don Cameron

At Hamilton, January 9, 2007 (day/night). No result. Toss: New Zealand.

Persistent rain at a sodden Seddon Park washed out this game, leaving the one-day series - like the Tests and Twenty20s - all square. Although no play was possible, the toss was made and the teams named, which meant, under ICC regulations, that the match counted in the records. Sanath Jayasuriya thus "played" in his 375th one-day international, breaking Sachin Tendulkar's then record, while Billy Bowden became the eighth umpire (and the second New Zealander, after Steve Dunne) to stand in 100 one-day internationals - though he never had to stand at all.

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