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Anderson, McCullum set up massive New Zealand win


Feb 14,Christchurch : New Zealand 331 for 6 (Anderson 75, McCullum 65, Williamson 57, Mendis 2-5) beat Sri Lanka 233 (Thirimanne 65, Anderson 2-18) by 98 runs.

New Zealand mauled Sri Lanka by 98 runs at the Hagley Oval.

Blazing half-centuries from Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson and solid contributions from most of the other batsmen propelled New Zealand to a total of 331, and the bowlers showed both control and incision in its defence. This was best exemplified by the full, swinging missiles from Trent Boult that aborted the two most promising innings in Sri Lanka's chase.