1 Jan 2016

Southee out of fourth ODI

1:03 pm on 1 January 2016

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee will miss Saturday's fourth one-day cricket international against Sri Lanka with a foot injury and will be replaced by Matt Henry.

The Black Caps fast bowler Tim Southee.

The Black Caps fast bowler Tim Southee. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"Tim felt pain in his left foot early in the second innings and was forced to come off," Black Caps Hesson said after the team's eight-wicket defeat in the third ODI at Nelson.

"We're not sure of the nature of the injury at this point and will need to find out more information over the coming days," Hesson added.

New Zealand hold a 2-1 lead in the five-match series after winning the opening two one-dayers.

The Black Caps also won both the Test matches prior to the one-day series.

- Reuters