Kiwis urged to keep `foot on the throat` of Lanka

Wellington, Dec.29 (ANI): New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has urged his side to continue keeping their foot on the throat of Sri Lanka and come even harder than before in the third ODI of the five-match series.

Earlier, Martin Guptill made an unbeaten 93 from a mere 30 balls to help New Zealand cruise to a 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Christchurch.

Ahead of the third ODI, Hesson said that his side had managed to put the opposition under pressure, and called on New Zealand to maintain the same standard in the upcoming matches as well, reported.

Echoing similar views, batting coach Craig McMillan said that they were making every possible effort to keep the players on their toes, adding that his side would come extremely harder against the tourists in the third match.

New Zealand are leading 2-0 lead in the series against Sri Lanka. The Kiwis won the opening ODI by seven wickets at Hagley Oval.

The third match will be played at Nelson’s Saxton Oval on New Year’s Eve. (ANI)

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