Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand: Rain Cancels 4th ODI Match, Clenching at Least a Draw for Hosts:
NELSON, New Zealand (AP) — Sri Lanka won a delayed toss and elected to bowl Saturday in the fourth one-day cricket international.
New Zealand leads the five-match series 2-1 after winning the very first two matches by 10 and seven wickets, while the third was won by Sri Lanka by eight wickets.
Sri Lanka made one change to its winning batting order, identifying Thisara Perera in place of Nuwan Pradeep.
Kane Williamson will captain New Zealand in place of Brendon McCullum, with a back injury. Matt Henry joins the New Zealand batting order for Tim Southee, who has an injured foot. while leg spinner Ish Sodhi replaces Doug Bracewell.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (captain), Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Umpires: Billy Bowden, New Zealand, and Richard Illingworth, England.
TV umpire: Michael Gough, England. Match referee: Zimbabwe, Andy Pycroft.