ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Match, Pool A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Feb 14, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st match, Pool A
New Zealand won by 98 runs
14 February 2015 (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill c †Sangakkara b Lakmal 49 94 62 5 0 79.03
22.2 84.4 mph, but it is Lakmal who has the last laugh as Guptill, just one run shy of a fifty, ends up offering an outside edge to Sangakkara, who is able to launch to his right and catch the ball with both hands before completing the dive safely. Another big blow as Guptill looked to get to a higher gear. Timely wicket for SL 136/2
View dismissal BB McCullum* c Mendis b Herath 65 68 49 10 1 132.65
15.5 50.6 mph, invites Brendon to slam him out of the Hagley as he lobs up one on middle and off. Brendon takes the bait, going down the track slightly before lifting him high over long off. Jeevan Mendis, stationed at the position in the deep, is able to gather himself and take this with his back foot just mere inches from the rope. The pro-NZ crowd initially celebrated the likelihood of this going over, before realising what had transpired. Brendon walks off to a good ovation as he has provided this World Cup with a glorious start 111/1
View dismissal KS Williamson c Karunaratne b Mendis 57 70 65 5 1 87.69
33.3 47.2 mph, and this is what Cricket World Cups are all about. Another promising batsman has to depart the Hagley as Lakmal has reignited this SL team with a fantastic running catch at cow corner after Williamson had lifted the bowler over that region. Puts in a dive to his right to complete the whole emsemble. Looked like one of the only ways to remove Kane, who has been in sparkling form of late 193/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor st †Sangakkara b Mendis 14 49 28 0 0 50.00
33.4 46.1 mph, what a beauty to get this over away after the break as he tosses one up on middle which turns away from Ross, who is late on it as Sangakkara moves experly behind to complete the take and remove the bails just before Ross is able to get his foot back on the line, so this looks like it is out. Ruled not out by the umpire initially, so the umpire wants to have a closer look. Replays look as though he might be just out before both the bails were dislodged, as it looks like presently only one of the bails were removed before Taylor got his foot back across the line. This really is touch and go. The verdict has come in and he is out 193/4
View dismissal GD Elliott c Thirimanne b Lakmal 29 53 34 2 0 85.29
43.5 82.0 mph, and Lakmal picks up another as he gets Elliott to hole out to deep midwicket with a pull that hits the fielder straight at the chest. The umpire is having a check for no-ball in case this went over the waist, but replays show this was marginally on the line of being called no-ball or not, but they decide to be pragmatic as Elliott is given his marching orders 258/5
View dismissal CJ Anderson c Lakmal b Kulasekara 75 77 46 8 2 163.04
49.6 72.3 mph, and Anderson has to depart the Hagley without the asterisk to his name as he holes out rather softly to the cover fielder, who takes the chance on the second take 331/6
L Ronchi not out 29 29 19 4 0 152.63
Extras (lb 2, w 8, nb 3) 13
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 226 mins) 331 (6.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 8 0 78 1 9.75 16 9 2 (3w)
49.6 to Anderson, 72.3 mph, and Anderson has to depart the Hagley without the asterisk to his name as he holes out rather softly to the cover fielder, who takes the chance on the second take 331/6
  SL Malinga 10 0 84 0 8.40 19 8 1 (3nb, 3w)
  AD Mathews 6 0 28 0 4.66 20 4 0
View wicket HMRKB Herath 9 0 37 1 4.11 30 3 0 (1w)
15.5 to McCullum, 50.6 mph, invites Brendon to slam him out of the Hagley as he lobs up one on middle and off. Brendon takes the bait, going down the track slightly before lifting him high over long off. Jeevan Mendis, stationed at the position in the deep, is able to gather himself and take this with his back foot just mere inches from the rope. The pro-NZ crowd initially celebrated the likelihood of this going over, before realising what had transpired. Brendon walks off to a good ovation as he has provided this World Cup with a glorious start 111/1
  TM Dilshan 5 0 35 0 7.00 11 2 1 (1w)
View wickets RAS Lakmal 10 0 62 2 6.20 28 8 0
22.2 to Guptill, 84.4 mph, but it is Lakmal who has the last laugh as Guptill, just one run shy of a fifty, ends up offering an outside edge to Sangakkara, who is able to launch to his right and catch the ball with both hands before completing the dive safely. Another big blow as Guptill looked to get to a higher gear. Timely wicket for SL 136/2
43.5 to Elliott, 82.0 mph, and Lakmal picks up another as he gets Elliott to hole out to deep midwicket with a pull that hits the fielder straight at the chest. The umpire is having a check for no-ball in case this went over the waist, but replays show this was marginally on the line of being called no-ball or not, but they decide to be pragmatic as Elliott is given his marching orders 258/5
View wickets BMAJ Mendis 2 0 5 2 2.50 7 0 0
33.3 to Williamson, 47.2 mph, and this is what Cricket World Cups are all about. Another promising batsman has to depart the Hagley as Lakmal has reignited this SL team with a fantastic running catch at cow corner after Williamson had lifted the bowler over that region. Puts in a dive to his right to complete the whole emsemble. Looked like one of the only ways to remove Kane, who has been in sparkling form of late 193/3
33.4 to Taylor, 46.1 mph, what a beauty to get this over away after the break as he tosses one up on middle which turns away from Ross, who is late on it as Sangakkara moves experly behind to complete the take and remove the bails just before Ross is able to get his foot back on the line, so this looks like it is out. Ruled not out by the umpire initially, so the umpire wants to have a closer look. Replays look as though he might be just out before both the bails were dislodged, as it looks like presently only one of the bails were removed before Taylor got his foot back across the line. This really is touch and go. The verdict has come in and he is out 193/4
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 332 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Boult 65 90 60 8 0 108.33
21.6 89.2 mph, and Boult knocks over Thirimanne to get the Hagley crowd off its seats as off stump is sent rocketing back. Lovely outswinging yorker which Thirimanne played down the wrong line. Still, it was a wonderful knock to get his side off to a smooth start in this run-chase 124/2
View dismissal TM Dilshan c & b Vettori 24 50 41 2 0 58.53
12.6 55.2 mph, and Dilshan departs the Hagley in the softest of ways as he offers a straightforward lob to this one pushed through by Vettori on middle and leg, with the spinner hardly in any trouble as he completed the catch. Dilshan walks away rather ignominiously from the middle as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket of the innings 67/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Boult 39 48 38 5 0 102.63
23.5 89.7 mph, Boult has got his man. He has enjoyed the wood over Sangakkara in the Tests, now he may have just got his man here. Sangakkara is well late on this inswinging, full delivery coming in from outside off. Was looking to shimmy down the track before seeing the fuller length, before deciding to readjust the stroke to get it away down leg. He is struck right in line of the stumps as he falls over a touch. He takes a couple of steps down to look behind him before he sees the umpire raise the finger after Boult's initial appeal. Wants a review right away, but this looked dead on, with replays confirming that this was indeed going on to hit the stumps. Sangakkara has to go, and with that possibly the hopes of many Sri Lankans, both at the ground and back home 129/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c †Ronchi b Vettori 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
22.6 55.7 mph, and NZ's most experienced hand comes up with the goods as he gets Mahela to offer an outside edge to Ronchi behind, who snaps up the take gleefully. Nothing special about the delivery really, but the pressure before did the trick. Huge wicket for NZ as Mahela departs the oval without troubling the scorers 125/3
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne b Milne 14 32 21 0 0 66.66
31.3 85.5 mph, decides to operate round the wicket now to Dimuth, and the plan comes off as he gets Dimuth to play all around this length delivery shaping in with the angle, striking the top of off stump. Milne picks up his first as Dimuth is sent packing from the Hagley 163/5
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Vettori b Southee 46 80 52 5 0 88.46
41.2 81.6 mph, well, as soon as I say that does the Sri Lankan captain go ahead and offer up a top-edge to this short of a length delivery on middle and leg, with this one flying high to mid-on, with Vettori putting in an excellent, forward diving catch. There is some debate over the placement of his back heel in relation to the bowling crease, but that is sorted soon enough. Sri Lanka now eight down and truly staring down the barrel 216/8
View dismissal BMAJ Mendis c †Ronchi b Milne 4 5 4 1 0 100.00
31.6 86.9 mph, definite sound as this one went past the batsman's blade, with the NZ keeper and bowler absolutely sure they have got their man. The umpire remains nonplussed however, but NZ want the review. Initial camera angles don't show anything conclusive, but Snicko has a different story as there was definite contact with the bat. Another blow to SL's chance as Mendis heads back to the pavilion 168/6
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Elliott b Anderson 10 32 21 1 0 47.61
38.2 79.5 mph, advances down the track in an attempt to clear the close-in field on the off side, but all he ends up doing is top-edging a chance to Elliott at deep extra-cover, who comes forward to take the catch. Kula has run out of lives as he departs for 10 196/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c Milne b Anderson 13 41 19 2 0 68.42
46.1 74.4 mph, and Anderson completes the rout by getting Herath to spoon this length delivery straight to the cover fielder as the Hagley Oval erupts in approval 233/10
View dismissal SL Malinga c †Ronchi b Southee 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
41.5 85.5 mph, and Malinga doesn't take long to get back to his seat in the pavilion as he offers a chance straightaway to Ronchi, almost following the line of the ball as this one caught the outside edge on the way to the NZ keeper 217/9
RAS Lakmal not out 7 21 17 0 0 41.17
Extras (w 10, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 46.1 overs; 210 mins) 233 (5.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 10 1 43 2 4.30 37 5 0 (2w)
41.2 to Mathews, 81.6 mph, well, as soon as I say that does the Sri Lankan captain go ahead and offer up a top-edge to this short of a length delivery on middle and leg, with this one flying high to mid-on, with Vettori putting in an excellent, forward diving catch. There is some debate over the placement of his back heel in relation to the bowling crease, but that is sorted soon enough. Sri Lanka now eight down and truly staring down the barrel 216/8
41.5 to Malinga, 85.5 mph, and Malinga doesn't take long to get back to his seat in the pavilion as he offers a chance straightaway to Ronchi, almost following the line of the ball as this one caught the outside edge on the way to the NZ keeper 217/9
View wickets TA Boult 10 0 64 2 6.40 27 9 0
21.6 to Thirimanne, 89.2 mph, and Boult knocks over Thirimanne to get the Hagley crowd off its seats as off stump is sent rocketing back. Lovely outswinging yorker which Thirimanne played down the wrong line. Still, it was a wonderful knock to get his side off to a smooth start in this run-chase 124/2
23.5 to Sangakkara, 89.7 mph, Boult has got his man. He has enjoyed the wood over Sangakkara in the Tests, now he may have just got his man here. Sangakkara is well late on this inswinging, full delivery coming in from outside off. Was looking to shimmy down the track before seeing the fuller length, before deciding to readjust the stroke to get it away down leg. He is struck right in line of the stumps as he falls over a touch. He takes a couple of steps down to look behind him before he sees the umpire raise the finger after Boult's initial appeal. Wants a review right away, but this looked dead on, with replays confirming that this was indeed going on to hit the stumps. Sangakkara has to go, and with that possibly the hopes of many Sri Lankans, both at the ground and back home 129/4
View wickets AF Milne 10 0 56 2 5.60 30 6 0 (1nb, 3w)
31.3 to Karunaratne, 85.5 mph, decides to operate round the wicket now to Dimuth, and the plan comes off as he gets Dimuth to play all around this length delivery shaping in with the angle, striking the top of off stump. Milne picks up his first as Dimuth is sent packing from the Hagley 163/5
31.6 to Mendis, 86.9 mph, definite sound as this one went past the batsman's blade, with the NZ keeper and bowler absolutely sure they have got their man. The umpire remains nonplussed however, but NZ want the review. Initial camera angles don't show anything conclusive, but Snicko has a different story as there was definite contact with the bat. Another blow to SL's chance as Mendis heads back to the pavilion 168/6
View wickets DL Vettori 10 0 34 2 3.40 33 1 0 (2w)
12.6 to Dilshan, 55.2 mph, and Dilshan departs the Hagley in the softest of ways as he offers a straightforward lob to this one pushed through by Vettori on middle and leg, with the spinner hardly in any trouble as he completed the catch. Dilshan walks away rather ignominiously from the middle as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket of the innings 67/1
22.6 to Jayawardene, 55.7 mph, and NZ's most experienced hand comes up with the goods as he gets Mahela to offer an outside edge to Ronchi behind, who snaps up the take gleefully. Nothing special about the delivery really, but the pressure before did the trick. Huge wicket for NZ as Mahela departs the oval without troubling the scorers 125/3
  GD Elliott 2 0 11 0 5.50 4 1 0
  KS Williamson 1 0 7 0 7.00 0 0 0
View wickets CJ Anderson 3.1 0 18 2 5.68 10 2 0 (3w)
38.2 to Kulasekara, 79.5 mph, advances down the track in an attempt to clear the close-in field on the off side, but all he ends up doing is top-edging a chance to Elliott at deep extra-cover, who comes forward to take the catch. Kula has run out of lives as he departs for 10 196/7
46.1 to Herath, 74.4 mph, and Anderson completes the rout by getting Herath to spoon this length delivery straight to the cover fielder as the Hagley Oval erupts in approval 233/10

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - New Zealand 2, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - CJ Anderson (New Zealand)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire - S Ravi (India)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - SD Fry (Australia)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Rain: New Zealand - 0/0
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 77 runs, 0 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (45 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (MJ Guptill 24, BB McCullum 24, Ex 6)
    • BB McCullum: 50 off 35 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (82 balls), Extras 7
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 82 balls (MJ Guptill 35, BB McCullum 60, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 111/1 in 15.5 overs (MJ Guptill 39)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 26.3 overs (161 balls), Extras 7
    • KS Williamson: 50 off 59 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (KS Williamson 38, LRPL Taylor 12, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 193/3 in 33.3 overs (LRPL Taylor 14)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 33 runs, 0 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 36.4 overs (222 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (GD Elliott 24, CJ Anderson 26, Ex 3)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 42.5 overs (259 balls), Extras 12
    • CJ Anderson: 50 off 36 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 47.3 overs (288 balls), Extras 13
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (CJ Anderson 30, L Ronchi 20, Ex 1)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 331/6 in 50.0 overs (L Ronchi 29)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 31, TM Dilshan 19, Ex 0)
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 45 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 91/1 in 17.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 50, KC Sangakkara 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 18, KC Sangakkara 31, Ex 1)
    • Over 23.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - KC Sangakkara (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 31.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BMAJ Mendis (Upheld)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 19 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 177/6 in 34.0 overs (AD Mathews 21, KMDN Kulasekara 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 38.4 overs (233 balls), Extras 6
    • Attendance: 17,228
 
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