Kiwis thrash Sri lanka

AUCKLAND. — New Zealand blitzed the second Twenty20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Auckland yesterday with a whirlwind display by Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to set up a nine-wicket win.

Munro brought up the winning runs with a six to be unbeaten on 50 after 14 balls, the second fastest Twenty20 half-century behind a 12-ball spree by India’s Yuvraj Singh against England in 2007.

It was also the fastest 50 by a New Zealander, eclipsing the 20-minute-old record set by Guptill who took 19 balls to get there at the top of the innings.

Guptill was the only wicket to fall in the New Zealand innings, out for 63 off 25 balls with six fours and five sixes, while Munro clouted seven sixes and one four. — AFP.

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