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Cricket: Rain halts Sri Lanka-New Zealand one-dayer


Rain has halted play in the second one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Tuesday.

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. Tillakaratne Dilshan was unbeaten on 51 and Kumar Sangakkara was on 55.

The pair added 105 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.