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Sri Lankan cricket team in New Zealand in 2018–19
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Dates 8 December 2018 – 11 January 2019
Captains Kane Williamson (Tests & ODIs)
Tim Southee (T20I)
Dinesh Chandimal (Tests)
Lasith Malinga (ODIs & T20I)
Test series
Result New Zealand won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Tom Latham (450) Angelo Mathews (258)
Most wickets Tim Southee (13) Lahiru Kumara (9)
One Day International series
Result New Zealand won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Ross Taylor (281) Thisara Perera (224)
Most wickets Ish Sodhi (8) Lasith Malinga (7)
Twenty20 International series
Result New Zealand won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Doug Bracewell (44) Thisara Perera (43)
Most wickets Lockie Ferguson (3)
Ish Sodhi (3)
Kasun Rajitha (3)

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured New Zealand from December 2018 to January 2019 to play two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I) match. They also played a three-day warm-up match ahead of the Test series.

Sri Lanka Cricket recalled batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Sadeera Samarawickrama after a year out of the Sri Lankan team. Bowler Nuwan Pradeep was also recalled to the team after previously being ruled out through injury.

New Zealand won the Test series 1–0, after the first match was drawn. It was their fourth consecutive series win, the first time they had achieved that in Test cricket. New Zealand won the ODI series 3–0. New Zealand scored the most runs by a team in a three-match bilateral ODI series. New Zealand's series aggregate of 1,054 runs are the most for any team in a three-match ODI series. They surpassed India's total of 1,053 runs in their home series against England in 2017. New Zealand also went on to win the one-off T20I match by 35 runs.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20I
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews suffered an injury during the second Test and was later ruled out of Sri Lanka's squads for the limited overs fixtures, with Sadeera Samarawickrama replacing him. James Neesham suffered an injury during the third ODI and was replaced by Doug Bracewell in New Zealand's squad for the one-off T20I match.

Tour match

Three-day match: New Zealand XI vs Sri Lanka

8–10 December 2018
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
210/9d (59 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
270/8d (82 overs)
Match drawn
McLean Park, Napier
Umpires: John Dempsey (NZ) and

Eugene Sanders (NZ)

Angelo Mathews 128* (177)
Blake Coburn 3/44 (13 overs)
Sandeep Patel 69 (106)
Dilruwan Perera 2/30 (12 overs)
321/5d (80 overs) 139/2 (28.3 overs)
Danushka Gunathilaka 83 (77)
Peter Younghusband 2/48 (20 overs)
William O'Donnell 52* (57)
Kasun Rajitha 1/12 (5 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series

1st Test

15–19 December 2018
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Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
282 (90 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
578 (157.3 overs)
Match drawn
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Tom Latham (NZ)
Angelo Mathews 83 (153)
Tim Southee 6/68 (27 overs)
Tom Latham 264* (489)
Lahiru Kumara 4/127 (31.3 overs)
287/3 (115 overs)
Kusal Mendis 141* (335)
Tim Southee 2/52 (25 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Only 13 overs were bowled on day 5 due to rain.
  • Tom Latham (NZ) made the highest score while carrying the bat in Tests.
  • It was also Latham's first double century in Tests and the first time a New Zealand batsman had carried the bat since Glenn Turner did so against the West Indies in 1972.

2nd Test

26–30 December 2018
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Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
178 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
104 (41 overs)
New Zealand won by 423 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Tim Southee (NZ)
Tim Southee 68 (65)
Suranga Lakmal 5/54 (19 overs)
Angelo Mathews 33* (88)
Trent Boult 6/30 (15 overs)
585/4d (153 overs) 236 (106.2 overs)
Tom Latham 176 (370)
Lahiru Kumara 2/134 (32 overs)
Kusal Mendis 67 (147)
Neil Wagner 4/48 (29 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was New Zealand's largest winning margin, by runs, in Tests.

ODI series

1st ODI

3 January 2019
14:00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
371/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
326 (49 overs)
New Zealand won by 45 runs
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Man of the Match: Martin Guptill (NZ)
Martin Guptill 138 (139)
Nuwan Pradeep 2/72 (8 overs)
Kusal Perera 102 (86)
James Neesham 3/38 (8 overs)


2nd ODI

5 January 2019
14:00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
319/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
298 (46.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 21 runs
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Man of the Match: Thisara Perera (SL)
Ross Taylor 90 (105)
Lasith Malinga 2/45 (10 overs)
Thisara Perera 140 (74)
Ish Sodhi 3/55 (10 overs)


3rd ODI

8 January 2019
11:00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
364/4 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
249 (41.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 115 runs
Saxton Oval, Nelson
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Man of the Match: Ross Taylor (NZ)
Ross Taylor 137 (131)
Lasith Malinga 3/93 (10 overs)
Thisara Perera 80 (63)
Lockie Ferguson 4/40 (8 overs)


T20I match

Only T20I

11 January 2019
19:00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
179/7 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
144 (16.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 35 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Man of the Match: Doug Bracewell (NZ)
Doug Bracewell 44 (26)
Kasun Rajitha 3/44 (4 overs)
Thisara Perera 43 (24)
Lockie Ferguson 3/21 (3 overs)



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