New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Anderson leads Kiwi charge over Sri Lanka
Williamson and Taylor lead with the bat as New Zealand extend series lead
25 January 2015, 05:20 PM AEST
A four-wicket bag from Corey Anderson and another impressive batting performance set up New Zealand for a 120-run win over Sri Lanka in the sixth one-day international at Dunedin's University Oval.
The Black Caps now lead the seven-match series 4-1, with the final game scheduled for Wellington on Thursday.
Backing up from Friday's 360-5 which underpinned their 108-run win at the same venue, New Zealand were slightly more circumspect with the bat but still set a challenging 316 target.
In reply, Sri Lanka stumbled through to be all out for 195 three balls into the 41st over.
They had started solidly, Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan putting on 56 for the first wicket.
Anderson picked up some extra bounce to catch Dilshan's edge and dismiss him for 21, caught behind by Ronchi, late in the 13th over.
Thirimanne went in the next over for 29, caught behind by Ronchi with a low, tumbling catch off Mitchell McClenaghan.
Only Kumar Sangakkara, with 81 off 66, managed to occupy the crease with any conviction but wickets continued to fall at the other end with only Dimuth Karunaratne (26) managing to reach double figures.
Anderson topped a disciplined bowling effort, picking up 4-52 off his 10 overs, with McClenaghan contributing 2-29 off 4.3 overs.
Sharp work in the field earned the Kiwis three run-outs, Trent Boult picking up the other wicket with the invaluable dismissal of Sangakkara in the 38th over.
Kane Williamson (97) and Ross Taylor (96) anchored the New Zealand win after Brendon McCullum's departure without scoring left them under early pressure.
Martin Guptill continued his scratchy form, surviving two close calls early on, before he was gone for 28 when Thisara Perera caught an inside edge in the 14th over and Sangakkara gloved the regulation catch.
With New Zealand 59-2, Williamson and Taylor set about consolidating the innings, scoring at a good clip in putting on 117 runs in 123 balls for the third wicket.
But the pair appeared on different wavelengths early in the 35th over, Williamson looking for two while Taylor was jogging through for the single.
Sangakkara threw down the non-striker's end, and Williamson was gone for 97, eight fours and two sixes peppering his 95-ball knock.
Anderson made a quickfire 40 off 28 balls, and although New Zealand lost four wickets for 34 runs in the last 6.5 overs, Grant Elliott ensured the run rate kept ticking over at the close with 21 off 14 balls.