|New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2014-15|
| New Zealand
||vs|| Sri Lanka
ScheduleSaturday, 17 January 2015 at 01:00 GMT / 01:00 UK / 06:30 IST
VenueEden Park, Auckland
Team Sri Lanka bounced back in the seven match One Day International series against New Zealand while winning the second one comfortably by six wickets. The Black Caps were restricted to 248 in the allocated 50 overs and the Islanders achieved the target by hammering 4-252 with 14 balls still available. Earlier, the hosts clinched the opening game by a margin of three wickets, the series stands at 1-1, both sides will try to perform well in the third match to take a lead and dominate in the remaining ones.
Brendon McCullum led his side from the front by powering 117 runs in the previous match, Ross Taylor and Matt Henry were the other visible batsmen with 34 and 20. Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Luke Ronchi and Corey Anderson are capable of playing big knocks. Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Nathan McCullum and Anderson are doing their best with the ball.
Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed a match winning innings of 116 while opening the innings for the visitors, Angelo Mathews, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene contributed 39, 38 and 27 runs and can keep the promise in the following games. Their bowling department is being looked after nicely by Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath and Dilshan.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT, 14:00 local at Eden Park, Auckland.
Not a positive prediction for the game since rain will disturb it with the temperatures around 18-26ᵒC.
Both skippers opted to bat after winning the toss in the last two matches.
One of the slowest track in the country that will make batting easy but the bowlers can get assistance under cloudy conditions.
New Zealand – Brendon McCullum (C), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews (C), Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perara, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath.
The Black Caps will be the possible winners.