Martin Guptill
Martin Gutpill single-handedly crushed Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI with a 30 ball 93.Reuters

New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the five-match series at the The Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday. New Zealand are already 2-0 up in the series, having hammered the Lankans in the second ODI by 10 wickets courtesy a blistering knock from Martin Guptill. 

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews had termed the defeat "humiliating" at the post-match press conference.

Sri Lankan bowlers have struggled to find the correct line and length, and as a result have suffered a lot in this tour. On the other hand, the Kiwi bowling lineup has been spot on. They have successfully troubled almost all the Sri Lankan batsmen throughout the tour. 

"We've put the ball in demanding areas and made take some tough decisions. We build up dots and pressure. Kudos to our fielders for building up that pressure, stopping ones and making batsmen second-guess that quick single," Mitchell McClenaghan told reporters on managing to keep Sri Lankan batsmen at bay on Wednesday ahead of their third ODI against Sri Lanka. 

New Zealand might be missing the services of captain Brendon McCullum, who has announced his retirement from international cricket. He hurt his back during the second ODI and might just sit out the third. McCullum skipped training on Tuesday as well.  

"He's still pretty sore. It's unlikely he'll play, but he's still a chance. We don't do things by halves. We're fully committed in the field. If an injury occurs then so be it," New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson told reporters.


New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (C), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, George Worker, Luke Ronchi (wk), Doug Bracewell, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Tim Southee.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera.

Read the match report HERE.

Where to Watch Live

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI is scheduled for an 11 am local time (3:30 am IST, 10 pm GMT) start with, unfortunately, no live TV coverage of the match in India.

Ten Sports will broadcast the match live in Sri Lanka, while Sky Sport is the place to be to watch the 3rd one-day international in New Zealand. The live streaming option is on Sky Go NZ.

Viewers in the US can catch all the cricket action live on Willow TV, with the live stream option on Willow TV Online. Fox Sports will show New Zealand vs Sri Lanka live in Australia.

Sky Sports is also the channel which will broadcast the 3rd ODI in the UK and Ireland, while the match can also be live streamed on Sky Go.

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