Kiwis take lead in series after thrilling victory

KANE Williamson and Luke Ronchi (pictured) were the heroes as New Zealand chased down Sri Lanka's 276 in Nelson to move 2-1 ahead in the seven-game one-day international series.

Williamson held the innings together with 103 off 107 balls as his team lost early wickets.

The New Zealand batsmen benefited from their bowlers' performance at the death.

Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee and Corey Anderson conceded just 65 runs in the last 10 overs and took six wickets after 37-year-olds Kumar Sangakkara (76 from 83 balls) and Mahela Jayawardene (94 off 82) looked like getting the visitors past 300.

Topics:  cricket new zealand cricket team sri lanka cricket team

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Learn to meal prep like a pro

IN THE KITCHEN: Learn how to prepare nutritional meals for your week.

Find out more on how to meal prep like a pro.

Leaving a legacy for his sons

Find out about another of the great cars from the Emerald Car Club

Pioneer Park on track

Emerald 100 race day, 2017.

The first Emerald races for 2018 are on this weekend.

Local Partners