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Brendon McCullum congratulates Tillakaratne Dilshan as he leaves the field, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan plays the scoop, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne square drives during his 45, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne and Nathan McCullum smile after a collision, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan drives on the up, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Stand-in captain Lahiru Thirimanne had Corey Anderson lbw, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Thisara Perera celebrates Kane Williamson's wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Brendon McCullum was lbw for 25, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Nuwan Kulasekara had Martin Guptill caught behind first ball , New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* Herath to return to Sri Lanka

Jan 27 (ESPNCI) Rangana Herath will be unavailable for the seventh ODI against New Zealand on Thursday, as he returns home to help care for an unwell family member, Sri Lanka's team manager has said. Herath will leave the team immediately, but is scheduled to return to New Zealand on around February 3, well ahead of Sri Lanka's first World Cup warm-up match against South Africa on February 9.
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* Unavailable DRS leaves SL fuming

Jan 26 (ESPNCI) Technical malfunction prevented Sri Lanka from reviewing an lbw decision against Martin Guptill in the fourth over of the sixth ODI in Dunedin, causing significant displeasure among the fielding team. Dhammika Prasad jagged a length ball into Guptill, who was batting on four, and hit him below the knee-roll, in front of off and middle stump.
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* Jayasuriya: Sri Lanka must improve

Jan 27 (SL) Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya concedes Sri Lanka must improve in all areas ahead of the Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka's chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has challenged all-rounders Jeevan Mendis and Thisara Perera to show more against New Zealand on Thursday as they look towards the Cricket World Cup, starting in February.
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* Jayasuriya not happy with SL's World Cup build-up

Jan 26 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has said that he is not satisfied with the national team's preparations for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "I am not very happy the way things are going out there in New Zealand," Jayasuriya said after Sri Lanka suffered their fourth defeat of the seven-match ODI series against the hosts in Dunedin.
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