6 Nov 2012

Result leaves Black Caps feeling hollow

1:31 pm on 6 November 2012

The New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson says losing the second one day international under the Duckworth-Lewis formula is disappointing, after being in a good position against Sri Lanka.

Kandy's Pallekele cricket stadium was awash yet again but a result was declared for the first time on the Black Caps' Sri Lankan tour under the mathematical formula.

When the players were driven from the field by steady rain, Sri Lanka were for 118 for three off 22 overs and five balls, chasing 251, and the home team was declared the winner by 14 runs.

The coach Mike Hesson says 250 was a competitive score and it's a hollow feeling after being well into the match.

The seamer Andy Ellis had to leave the field early on in Sri Lanka's innings due to a stomach bug.

Captain Ross Taylor also had stomach issues but batted through.

Brendon McCullum wasn't able to play after a back injury flared up and will be reassesed before tomorrow night's third ODI.