New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has sustained an injury to his left foot during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Nelson on Thursday, a release from New Zealand Cricket said
Only the ever-consistent Kane Williamson crossed fifty for New Zealand, and despite a promising turn from Sri Lanka's rookie strike bowlers, the hosts mustered a competitive 276 for 8 in Nelson
Consecutive home ODIs won by New Zealand before this defeat. The streak began on January 31, 2015 and ends on December 31, 2015.
No. of targets of 275 or more successfully chased by SL in ODIs this year losing two or fewer wickets. No other team did it even once.
Number of nervous 90s for Dilshan in ODIs, including his 91 in this match. His previous 2: 97 v Ind, RPS, 2008-09 and 99 v SA, RPS, 2013.
No. of SL batsmen reaching 50 within first 8 overs of the innings since 2002, including Gunathilaka - Dilshan v Ban, Dambulla, 2010 and K Perera v Pak, Pallekelle, 2015.
No. of ODIs, out of five, played at this venue before have been won by the chasing team. Targets successfully chased: 319, 305, 286 and 277.
Totals of 275 or more while batting first in ODIs for NZ this year. Only SA have more (12). 8 out of those 10 totals for NZ were 300+.
Runs by Williamson in International matches in 2015, third-highest in a calendar year after Ponting (2833 in 2005) and Sangakkara (2813 in 2004)