Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI
Played at McLean Park, Napier, on 28 December 2006 (50-over match)
Scorecard (courtesy Cricinfo)
Sanath Jayasuriya put on a brutal batting display, crashing 111 off 82 deliveries, to set up Sri Lanka's emphatic seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first match of a five-game series at Napier. New Zealand's testing target of 286, boosted by Ross Taylor's outstanding maiden century, posed little threat to Sri Lanka who cruised home with 10 overs to spare.
- Charlie Austion for Cricinfo.