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New Zealand in Sri Lanka Nov/Dec 1992 - Tour Summary

New Zealand in Sri Lanka Nov-Dec 1992 : Summary

Before the tour started there was a terrorist bomb  attack.  Some
of  the  players ventured outside and were confronted by a harro-
wing scene: Gavin Larsen nearly stood on a scalp, and other   hu-
man  body parts were scattered around the scene. New Zealand Cri-
cket Chairman Peter McDermott flew to Sri  Lanka to  ensure   the
tour continued. There may have been substantial repercussions for
Sri Lankan cricket had the tour been cancelled:  the  island  had
had  to wait for five years before another country toured af- ter
NZ's 1987 tour was curtailed following another bomb blast.

Coach Warren Lees (who lost his job to Geoff Howarth at  the  end
of  the  year  -  was  this part of the reason?) and five players
(Larsen, Patel, Latham, Greatbatch and Watson) went home,  repla-
ced  by  John  Wright,  Grant  Bradburn, Michael Owens and Justin
Vaughan. The New Zealand side, already missing players  such   as
Cairns,  Doull and Morrison to injury, was now weak on paper, and
certainly not in the right frame of mind  to play   international

The early fixtures were cancelled as the New Zealanders recovered
at  a  holiday  resort. The modified itinerary involved 2 warm up
matches, followed by two tests and three one dayers.

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New Zealand in Sri Lanka Nov-Dec 1992, Scores Summary

v SL Board XI at Matara, 23 Nov.
SLB 181-7 b NZ 164 by 17 runs

v SL Board XI at Matara, 24 Nov.
NZ 149-8 lost to SLB 152-9 by 1 wkt

v SL (test1) at Colombo, 27 Nov - 1 Dec.
NZ 288 and 195-5 drew with SL 327-6 dec

v SL (1 day) at Colombo, 4 Dec.
NZ 166-9 drew with SL 41-2 (match abandoned)

v SL (test 2) at Colombo, 6-10 Dec.
SL 394 and 73-1 b NZ 102 and 361 by 9 wickets.

v SL (1 day) at Colombo, 12 Dec.
NZ 190-7 lost to SL 192-2 by 8 wickets

v SL (1 day) at Colombo, 13 Dec.
SL 262-6 b NZ 231 by 31 runs

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