|New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2014-15|
| New Zealand
||vs|| Sri Lanka
ScheduleThursday, 29 January 2015 at 01:00 GMT / 01:00 UK / 06:30 IST
VenueWestpac Stadium, Wellington
The supreme form of New Zealand was obvious in the sixth One Day International when they crushed Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 120 runs. The Black Caps piled up 8-315 in the allotted 50 overs and squeezed the innings of the Lankan Lions for 195 with 57 balls still remaining. The hosts have demonstrated excellent cricket both in Tests, limited overs and outplayed the visitors in every department of the game. Earlier, the Kiwis wrapped the two Test series at 2-0 and are leading the ODIs 4-1 as one game was washed out because of rain. The seventh and final match will be played at Wellington and the Islanders are in a position to lose another one.
Kane Williamson along with Ross Taylor missed their tons by three and four runs in the previous game and Corey Anderson scored 40 runs. Brendon McCullum, Luke Ronchi, and Grant Elliott are in great nick and have registered quite a few runs recently. Corey Anderson grabbed four wickets, while Mitchell McClenaghan and Trent Boult are bowling exceptionally well.
Kumar Sangakkara was the main scorer for the Islanders with 81, the stand in skipper, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne and Tillakaratne Dilshan contributed 29, 26 and 21 runs as none other batsman touched the double figures. A lot will depend on Mahela Jayawardene. Dilshan, Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara for a better show in the last match. Their bowlers are looking casual against the in-form rival batsmen and something extra ordinary is required from them.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT, 14:00 local at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Mostly sunny during the day with the temperatures around 16-23ᵒC.
The Black Caps will prefer to bat as compared to the Lanka Lions who might go for a chase.
The green top wicket will be suitable for the pace bowlers and they will get maximum out of it.
New Zealand – Brendon McCullum (C), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult.
Sri Lanka – (From) Angelo Mathews (C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perara, Dhammika Prasad, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath.
Team New Zealand will make it 5-1.