10 Aug 2014

Sodhi stars for NZ A

1:14 pm on 10 August 2014

Ish Sodhi took four wickets and Tom Latham hit a half century as New Zealand A recorded a comprehensive seven wicket win over Sri Lanka A in a three-nations tournament at Bristol.

Ish Sodhi during practice at the Basin Reserve, February 2014.

Ish Sodhi during practice at the Basin Reserve, February 2014. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the 50 over encounter before Sodhi produced a devastating six over spell of leg spin to take four for 10.

Pace bowler Doug Bacewell chipped in with three wickets four 19 runs as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 140 off just 35 overs.

In reply, Tom Latham and Hamish Rutherford set their team's chase up with an 85 run opening stand.

Rutherford went for 38 just inside ten overs, before Latham was caught for 64 from 56.

Dean Brownlie (20) and Colin Monroe (7) got New Zealand home in just the 18th over for the loss of only three wickets.

The victory is New Zealand's second in two days after a 22 run win over the England Lions in the opening game.

Another win over England on Wednesday at Worcester would secure the Tri-series for New Zealand.