Sports Desk: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in their third match in Super Twelve in T20 World Cup. Dasun Shanaka's team has become uncertain of the semi-final due to this big loss.
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New Zealand initially lost 3 wickets for 15 runs in Sri Lanka's bowling. But then Glenn Phillips played a devastating innings. New Zealand accumulated 167 runs for 7 wickets based on his aggressive century.
Chasing 168 runs, Sri Lanka fell into similar trouble. The team collected 8 runs and lost 3 wickets. After losing 5 wickets for 24 runs, the hope of winning was dashed of the champions of Asia.
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After playing an innings of 34 runs from 22 balls, when Rajapakse returned to Ferguson, the match was over. After that, Shanaka could not reduce the loss gap much. Sri Lanka's innings stopped at 102 runs.
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