May 22, 2010 (islandcricket.lk): Batting first New Zealand have scored a below par 120/7 against Sri Lanka in the first T20I at the Pearls Cup Cricket tournament held in Florida, USA.
The Sri Lankan bowlers utilised a slow and low pitch to restrict the big shots. As a result, New Zealand managed to hit just one Six over the ropes in their innings.
Ross taylor with 27 runs was the highest scorer for the Blackcaps.
For Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis’ 2/18 produced their best bowling performance.