Cricket - Match abandoned in Hambantota

Persistent heavy rain forced the abandonment of Sunday's opening one-day international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Hambantota.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan top-scored for Sri Lanka with 59 (PA Sport)

The hosts saw Tillakaratne Dilshan top-score with 81 as they posted 288 after being put into bat by the tourists, but New Zealand's reply was just 13 runs and five overs old before the heavens opened.

The best-of-three series remains in Hambantota for the second match on Tuesday.

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