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White Ferns wrap up T20 series

Suzie Bates in action against Sri Lanka, 2023.
Suzie Bates Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The White Ferns have wrapped up the T20 series against Sri Lanka with an eight wicket win in game two in Colombo.

Sri Lanka scored 118 for six and New Zealand finished on 119 for two in the 19th over.

After putting the home side into bat the White Ferns had immediate success with captain Chamari Athapaththu run out for two.

Sri Lanka then lost regular wickets with fast bowler Lea Tahuhu finishing with figures of four for 21 from her four overs.

Spinner Eden Carson picked up the other wicket.

Hasini Perera top scored with 33.

In reply openers Suzie Bates and Bernadine Bezuidenhout put on 48 for the opening wicket with Bates going on to score her 26th half century in the format.

Bates was dismissed for 52, while Amelia Kerr was unbeaten on 33 and Bezuidenhout made 24.

New Zealand reached their target with eight balls to spare.

Lea Tahuhu took 4 wickets as Sri Lanka made 118 for 6, while Suzie Bates hit her 26th T20 half century as New Zealand reached their target with 8 balls to do spare.

The White Ferns won the opening game by five wickets.

The third and final game of the tour is also in Colombo tomorrow.

New Zealand lost the ODI series 2-1.