Monday, January 26th, 2015

Mcclenaghan Amongst Wickets Again To Help Seal Black Caps Series Success

Mitchell McClenaghan has helped New Zealand clinch their One Day Series against visiting Sri Lanka by taking a 4-1 lead with one match to play.

The left arm paceman, who played for Worcestershire during the second half of last season, returned 2-29 in the series-clinching win in Dunedin.

That took his wicket-tally in the series to 10 from four innings after previous returns of 4-36, 2-58 and 2-56.

The 28-year-old continued the form which had brought him 11 wickets in three appearances for Auckland in the 50 over Ford Trophy immediately ahead of the series.

New Zealand amassed 315-8 from their 50 overs in Dunedin and then dismissed the Sri Lankans for 195 in 40.3 overs.

McClenaghan dismissed opener Lahiru Thirimanne and then accounted for last man Suranga Lakmal.

He has now taken 66 wickets in 33 ODIs at 24.12 runs apiece at a strike rate of 24.7.

McClenaghan finished as Worcestershire's leading wicket-taker in the Royal London One-Day Cup last season after replacing Saeed Ajmal as the county's overseas player from mid July.