Cricket: Play resumes in Sri Lanka-New Zealand one-dayer

Play resumed in the second one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Tuesday after a rain interruption, reducing the match to a virtual Twenty20 contest.

Sri Lanka, who won the toss and elected to bat, were 117-1 in 20.4 overs when bad weather hit the southern coastal town. When play resumed, their innings ended at 138-1 in 23 overs.

The Black Caps face a challenging Duckworth-Lewis target of 198 from 23 overs to win the game.

Tillakaratne Dilshan made 55 not out and Kumar Sangakkara an unbeaten 71 off 59 balls as the duo put on 126 for the unbroken second wicket, after opener Dimuth Karunaratne was dismissed by Kyle Mills for four.

The first match on Sunday at the same venue was rained off with the Black Caps on 13-1 in 4.2 overs in reply to the home team's 288-9.

The third and final one-dayer in Dambulla on November 16 will be followed by two Twenty20 internationals in Pallekele on Nov 19 and 21. No Tests are scheduled on the short tour.