23 May 2010

Black Caps win first Twenty20 game in the USA

7:09 pm on 23 May 2010

New Zealand has beaten Sri Lanka by 28 runs in the first of two Twenty20 matches on Sunday, as cricket made an historic attempt to break into the American market.

The Black Caps struggled to a modest 120 for 7 from their 20 overs before Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 92.

On a day of tough batting and bowling conditions, only two sixes were hit in the entire match.

Ross Taylor top-scored for New Zealand with 27 off 30 balls, while Daniel Vettori added 21.

Scott Styris then kept the Sri Lankan batsmen at bay with 3-10 off three overs.

The second and final match is on Monday.