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New Zealand secure historic Florida win over Sri Lanka

First Twenty20 International, Lauderhill, Florida:
New Zealand 120-7 (20 ovs) beat Sri Lanka 91 (19.4 ovs) by 29 runs
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New Zealand batsmen RJ Nicol misses a sweep as Sri Lanka wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara looks on
Batting was tricky on a slow and low pitch in Florida

New Zealand made history on Saturday as they beat Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first of two Twenty20 games in Florida.

It was the first international between two full members of the International Cricket Council on United States soil.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat at Lauderhill, near Miami, but were restricted by tight bowling, with Ross Taylor top scoring with only 27.

But Sri Lanka also struggled and seamers Kyle Mills and Scott Styris ensured New Zealand claimed victory.



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see also
Florida to host T20 international
22 May 10 |  Cricket
Sri Lanka opt to rest Sangakkara
21 May 10 |  Sri Lanka
Bond quits international cricket
13 May 10 |  New Zealand
New Zealand v Sri Lanka (in USA) 2010
24 May 10 |  Cricket


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