Breaking News! In a shocking display of poor and insensitive cricket, Team India slumped to a 200-run defeat in the opening match of the tri-series in Dambulla. They failed to counter the pace and bounce generated by the Kiwi bowlers.
Chasing a victory target of 289, they bowled out for 88 in just 29.3 overs. None of them could tackled the sharp bowling attack by the Black Caps.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. They recovered from 28/3 to score 288 in 48.5 overs. Ross Taylor was the top scorer with 95, while Scott Styris made 89. For India, Nehra took 4 wickets and Praveen Kumar took 3 wickets.
Chasing a victory target of 289, Indian openers started well, by adding 39 runs for the first wicket. But the wickets kept falling after that. The team bowled out for 88 in the end. Ravindra Jadeja was the top scorer. He made 20. Sehwag scored 19.
For New Zealand, Daryl Tuffey took 3 wickets, while Kyle Mills and Jacob Oram took 2 wickets each. Ross Taylor was declared "Man of the Match".