Sri Lanka should not be disappointed with the 2-0 loss in the series against New Zealand. That result was pretty much on expected lines. But, what they should be slightly dissatisfied with is the manner in which they lost the Hamilton Test
Unlike the Dunedin Test, which was completely dominated by the Kiwis, the Hamilton Test was much more competitive. Yet, New Zealand found their way out through troubled situations, and registered a five-wicket triumph to clinch the series 2-0
Skipper Angelo Mathews and Siriwardene scored a magnificent half century to help Sri Lanka build a respectable total on a green pitch at Seddon Park. Sri Lanka had scored 264 runs at the loss of 7 wickets
Usually, when a player pitches in with a match-winning performance, he gets plenty of praise. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill deserves the same for he batted beautifully against Sri Lanka at Dunedin to set up the easy victory for the Kiwis.