New Zealand beat Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in warmup T20

New Zealanders 168 for 6 (Taylor 43, Munro 48, Hasaranga 2-35) beat Sri Lanka Board President’s XI 135 for 9 (Kuggeleijn 4-14, Sodhi 3-43) by 33 runs

Colin Munro produced another vintage show in Katunayake ahead of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, hitting 48 off 27 balls and having to retire out so that the others could have a bit of fun. He was the first wicket to fall, but by then, he’d been responsible for nearly 70% of the New Zealanders’ total and had put them comfortably ahead of the game. That luxury eventually proved a necessity because, having opted to bat, the visitors slipped from 69 for 0 to 84 for 3 as legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga gave them a reminder of the kind of problems they will face when the T20I series begins in Kandy on Sunday.

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