A high-voltage game is on the cards tonight at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. It is by all means a virtual quarter-final with the winner progressing to the semis and the loser going to be knocked out from the ICC World T20 2014.
Sri Lanka will be cussing themselves to be in this position. After winning two games against South Africa and Netherlands, it was supposed to be an easier task in beating England with their spin attack. However, Sri Lanka were outsmarted by the brilliant hundred from Alex Hales.
The Sri Lankan lions have already received a massive blow going into tonight’s match with their Captain Dinesh Chandimal suspended by the ICC for slow over-rate.
Sri Lanka 119 all-out in 19.2 overs.
New Zealand 60 all-out in 15.3 overs. Sri Lanka won by 59 runs. Check the final scores here.
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga finds himself as the Sri Lankan Captain straightaway in a high-pressure situation. Whether he can keep his mind cool to make the right moves at the right time will remain to be seen!
This crucial Group 1 match between NZ and SL is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm Sri Lankan/Indian time. It will be shown live on CSN channel in Sri Lanka and on SKY TV in New Zealand.
Star Sports will be the channel to watch in India. The official site of Star Sports will render the live online streamingfor internet users. Watch the match live online here .
Dew could be the biggest challenge for both the teams, especially the one that bowls second. Toss therefore could decide the fate of the match unfortunately.
New Zealand look to be the favourites though as their team is packed with exciting hitters like Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Corey J Anderson and James Neesham.
Sri Lanka are not quite blessed with the power hitters although their trump card is Kusal Perera at the top and if he fires, they could do tremendously well with the bat.
Watch the match highlights: