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New Zealand, Sri Lanka decider abandoned


Sanath Jayasuriya became the most capped player in the history of limited-overs cricket on Tuesday although the fifth One Day International (ODI) between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was abandoned because of rain.

The 37-year-old Sri Lankan opener was credited with his 375th ODI appearance despite the abandonment, moving clear of India’s Sachin Tendulkar with whom he was previously tied.

In other news on a seemingly uneventful day at Hamilton, New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden was also deemed to have officiated in his 100th ODI, becoming only the eighth umpire in cricketing history to do so.

Billy joins David Shepherd and Dave Orchard of England, Rudi Koertzen of South Africa, Steve Bucknor of the West Indies, Australians Daryl Harper and Darrell Hair and fellow Kiwi Steve Dunne.

The abandonment of the match left the series tied 2-2 and increased a deadlock between the teams to three series this season. Their two-Test series was tied 1-1 and a two-match Twenty20 series was also shared.

New Zealand leaves later this week for Australia, where they will participate in an ODI tri nation series with the home nation and England.

Source:The News

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