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The New Zealand cricket team is touring Sri Lanka for a 2-match Test series and 2 Twenty20 Internationals from August 7, 2009 to September 16, 2009. In addition, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and India will play in a tri-series during this time. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2009 2 Test Matches | 2 T20I Matches | "Compaq Cup" Tri-Series Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2009 T20I Series

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Second T20I: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 4 Sept 2009

Colombo - Second T20I: New Zealand embarrass Sri Lanka again in T20 (NZL 2:0|2)

New Zealand recorded their second Twenty20 success over Sri Lanka in three days with a 22-run victory on Friday that helped them sweep the two-match series.
34-year-old Shane Bond, into his second international comeback-match, claimed three wickets for 18, while Jesse Ryder clobbered 52 off 37 deliveries and Brendon McCullum made 49 off 34, the two putting on 84 for the opening wicket in quick time as the visitors piled on a formidable 170-4 after Daniel Vettori won a good toss.In reply, Mahela Jayawardene then made 41 and Kumar Sangakkara struck a valiant 69, but the home side managed only 148-8.
New Zealand 170/4 (Ryder 52, McCullum 49) beat Sri Lanka 148/8 (Sangakkara 69, Jayawardene 41, Bond 3-18, Nathan McCullum 2-18 ) by 22 runs

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka First T20I: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 2 Sept 2009

Colombo - First T20I: Oram hat-trick stun Sri Lanka (NZL 1:0|2)

Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed 57 off 28 deliveries to put the hosts well on course to reach a target of 142 at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, before Jacob Oram took a hat-trick to help New Zealand secure a three-run success in the first T20 international.Oram's hat-trick - the second in a T20 international after Australia's Brett Lee - started with the last ball of the 17th over when he got the wicket of Angelo Mathews. Oram returned to bowl the final over and stunned Sri Lanka by claiming two more wickets from the first two balls.
The second and final match of the series is also in Colombo on Friday.
New Zealand 141/8 (Taylor 60, Malinga 2-21) beat Sri Lanka 137/9 (Dilshan 57, Oram 3-32) by three runs

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2009 Test Series

New Zealand Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Second Test: Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26-30 August 2009

Colombo - Second Test: Sri Lanka Beats New Zealand by 96 Runs to Sweep Two Test Series (SRL 2:0|2)

Daniel Vettori's 140 runs, his fourth and best test hundred, went in vain as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 96 runs in the second cricket test and swept the series 2-0 and cemented their place at No. 2 in the ICC Test rankings.Spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets as the tourists, needing 494 to win, were bowled out for 397 shortly before tea.
Sri Lanka 416 (Samaraweera 143, Jayawardene 92, Patel 4-78) and 311/5 decl (Sangakkara 109, Jayawardene 96) beat New Zealand 234 (Taylor 81, Herath 3-70, Muralitharan 3-71) and 397 (Vettori 140, Oram 56, Herath 5-139) by 96 runs

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka First Test: Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18-22 August 2009

Colombo - First Test: 202 run victory for Sri Lanka (SRL 1:0|2)

Muttiah Muralitharan took three wickets (for 88 runs) and ran out the last batsman as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 202 runs Saturday with a session to spare in the first cricket Test. He took seven wickets for 161 runs in the match.
Opener Tim McIntosh was the only top order player to pass 50 for New Zealand. The hosts set New Zealand an unlikely 413-run victory target and dismissed them for 210 in 71.5 overs shortly before tea on the final day. Thushara finished with two for 37 from 14 overs and Mendis claimed two for 50 from 18.5 overs.
Sri Lanka 452 (Thilan Samaraweera 159, Chris Martin 4-77) and 259/4 decl (Tillakaratne Dilshan 123*) beat New Zealand 299 and 210 by 202 runs

New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka, 2009

New Zealand will play 2 Test matches and 2 T20 Matches in Sri Lanka, after which they will take part in a Tri Series with India also joining in. New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2009 Match Timings in IST (Indian Standard Time). New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2009
Date and Time Match / Venue
Tue Aug 18 to Sat Aug 22
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 10:00 IST
1st Test: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Galle International Stadium
Wed Aug 26 to Sun Aug 30
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 10:00 IST
2nd Test: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Wed Sep 2
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 IST
1st T20I: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Fri Sep 4
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 IST
2nd T20I: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.