Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson shine as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in only T20

first_imgDoug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson shine as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in only T20Doug Bracewell made 44 from 26 balls and Lockie Ferguson grabbed three wickets to lead New Zealand to a 35-run win over Sri Lanka in a one-off Twenty20 on Friday and a clean sweep of the tourists across all formats.advertisement Associated Press AucklandJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 16:18 IST Doug Bracewell blasted 44 off 26 balls and picked up a wicket vs Sri Lanka (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off T20IDoug Bracewell made 44 off just 26 balls while Lockie Ferguson took 3 for 31New Zealand previously beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in a two-Test series and 3-0 in ODI seriesAll-rounders Doug Bracewell and Scott Kuggeleijn joined forces to lead New Zealand to a 35-run win over Sri Lanka in a one-off Twenty20 on Friday and a clean sweep of the tourists across all formats. Bracewell made 44 from 26 balls and Kuggeleijn, on debut, hit an unbeaten 35 from 15 as New Zealand rallied from 55 for 5 after 10 overs to make 179 for 7 batting first. Kuggeleijn then took 1 for 26, Bracewell 1 for 19, and both held two catches as New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 144 in 16.5 overs.Paceman Lockie Ferguson took 3 for 31 and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi 3 for 30 as New Zealand pulled back Sri Lanka which was well ahead of the run rate for much of its chase. New Zealand previously beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in a two-Test series and 3-0 in a three-match one-day international series.Kuggeleijn, who followed his father Chris as a New Zealand player, and Bracewell, also the son of a former international – fast bowler Brendon – both emerged as genuine all-rounders in limited-overs cricket with their performances on Friday.I’ve been working hard on my batting. Just trying to stay still and watch the ball hard. – Doug Bracewell talking to Laura McGoldrick on @skysportnz #NZvSL pic.twitter.com/D5c9kjwuZ5BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 11, 2019New Zealand made a poor start after losing the toss and being sent in, losing Martin Guptill (1) in the first over, Tim Seifert (2) in the second, Henry Nicholls (4) in the third and Colin Munro (16) in the fourth to be 27-4.Veteran Lasith Malinga, in possibly his last match in New Zealand, and youngster Kasun Rajitha both took two wickets in their opening spells. When Mitchell Santner was out for 13 in the 10th over, New Zealand was 55-5 at the midpoint of their innings.advertisementA competitive total seemed unlikely as the New Zealand batsmen struggled on a drop-in pitch which offered good bounce and on which the slower ball was often effective. But Ross Taylor (33) put on 47 with Bracewell in a sixth-wicket stand, which helped to repair the innings, then Bracewell took charge with a bright innings which included one four and five sixes in his first match for New Zealand in a year.”I got going with (Taylor) and managed to get a few away, and then (Kuggeleijn) on debut was outstanding,” Bracewell said.”The boys all sort of chipped in with a few wickets there.”VICTORY! Just like that the BLACKCAPS wrap up the Sri Lanka tail. Ish Sodhi impressive with a couple late ones and finishing with 3-30!win by 35 runs.#NZvSL @PhotosportNZ pic.twitter.com/BCptQWAffBBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 11, 2019Kuggeleijn joined Bracewell and hit 35, which included one four and four sixes, in a partnership of 41. He added a further 36 with Tim Southee (13) to lift New Zealand to a total which was close to par on Eden Park.Sri Lanka made a blazing start to their reply with Niroshan Dickwella hitting a four and six from the first two balls of their innings. He blasted Sri Lanka to 29 for 1 after only two overs.The tourists remained well ahead of New Zealand’s run curve, reaching 52 for 3 after five overs and 95-4 after 10.Big-hitting Thisara Perera looked likely to lead Sri Lanka to victory as he raced to 43 from 24 balls with two fours and three sixes. He worked well in partnerships with Kusal Mendis and Dhanajaya de Silva.Victory @BLACKCAPS!!! #NeverInDoubt pic.twitter.com/ETLhFxdt8WThe ACC (@TheACCnz) January 11, 2019But Ferguson returned to dismiss Perera and de Silva in one over and Sri Lanka’s effort petered out.”I thought we did really well in the bowling part, but in the last overs we gave away a few too many runs,” Malinga said. “I still feel that in the batting part we didn’t understand how to win the game.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Lockie FergusonFollow Ish SodhiFollow Doug BracewellFollow Scott​ Kuggeleijnlast_img read more

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first_img(Updated: 13:08)GOOGLE’S LATEST SMARTPHONE data shows that the rollout of KitKat is going slowly as 1.4 per cent of Android users have installed the latest update.The data, released by Google on its developers site, show that the previous update, Jelly Bean, is the most popular version with 59.1 per cent of Android users having one of the three versions.Gingerbread, which was released in 2011, is still popular with 21.2 per cent of all Android devices using it, while Ice Cream Sandwich accounts for 16.9 per cent of devices.The data was compiled by measuring the number of devices that actively visited the Google Play Store during the first seven days of January. (Image: Android Developers)A similar trend can be seen in Ireland as well. Looking at the usage for thejournal.ie app on Android, more than half of users use Jelly Bean, while more than a quarter of users have Gingerbread installed. Only 3.8 per cent of Android users have KitKat installed.(Image: TheJournal.ie)Since it was released two months ago, KitKat has had a limited rollout. Currently, it’s available on a limited number of devices such as the Moto X, the Nexus 4, 5 and 7, and the Google Play versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.This figure is expected to increase significantly over the coming months as the likes of Samsung, Sony, and HTC roll out the update across their devices.On the other smartphone platforms, 78 per cent of iPhone and iPad users now use iOS 7 while 70 per cent of Windows Phone users have WP8 installed.Read: Google teams up with automakers to bring Android to cars >Read: Google challenges Amazon drones with its own robots >last_img read more