World T20, 30th Match, Group 1: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014
World T20 - 30th match, Group 1
Sri Lanka won by 59 runs
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
31 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c †Ronchi b Boult 16 8 8 2 1 200.00
1.5 87.9 mph, strangled down the leg side! Boult comes back big time! Kusal goes for a flick, a shot he's already used to great advantage in this innings. Only he had planted his front leg a little too far across and his balance wasn't the best. Walks back shaking his head. Might have a reason to feel aggrieved there, think it might have been off the pad... 20/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Ronchi b Boult 8 17 11 1 0 72.72
3.3 84.4 mph, one dil-scoop too many! Well, this was the reverse one. Boult keeps it back of a length on middle. Dilshan backed away and tried to get under it, but it was just too quick and for that stroke. Only manages to lob it to a back-pedalling Ronchi 29/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene b NL McCullum 25 56 32 2 0 78.12
14.6 58.1 mph, that's his fourth sweep shot in this over. None of them have been timed and this one is so bad that he misses it and sees his leg stump knocked back! 85/6
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Anderson b Boult 4 9 11 1 0 36.36
5.6 88.2 mph, holes out at mid-off! Hit his bat too high and it turned in his hand as he tried to drag a short ball from outside off. It's Boult's third over and New Zealand are rewarded for persisting with the quick. Sanga was getting twitchy for being kept so quiet and went after one that wasn't quite there 35/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Guptill b Neesham 20 21 18 3 0 111.11
11.1 84.5 mph, short and wide outside off but it ends up a wicket-taking delivery! Thirimanne has slapped it down the throat of deep third man! Possibly the worst ball of the match so far, but the pressure that's been put on Sri Lanka fetches the wicket. Think this went right off the bottom of the blade as he unleashed a cut to with the intent of clearing the ropes 65/4
View dismissal AD Mathews c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 6 10 10 0 0 60.00
13.5 85.2 mph, nicks off and McClenaghan has his first of the night! Simple length ball pushed across him and Mathews chased after it. The on-the-up drive ends up resulting in an outside edge and Ronchi pouches a regulation catch 81/5
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Williamson b Mills 16 20 13 3 0 123.07
18.2 72.5 mph, this is a skier, Williamson settles under it and takes it! Change of pace foils Thisara's big-hitting intent. Cutter from Mills kept on a full length outside off. He made room for himself to blast it over the covers. Only succeeded in getting a thick outside edge 116/8
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c NL McCullum b McClenaghan 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
15.4 86.1 mph, guided straight into the hands of short cover! Sri Lanka are being picked apart with the passing of each over. Back of a good length delivery pushed across him and Kula stays beside it and has smacked his first ball of the match straight to N Mac 92/7
View dismissal SMSM Senanayake c Williamson b Neesham 17 17 11 1 1 154.54
19.1 69.8 mph, he's actually embarrassed by picking up that wicket. It was a juicy full toss with ample width outside off and Sena's slapped it into the hands of a diving Williamson 119/9
HMRKB Herath not out 1 6 1 0 0 100.00
View dismissal SL Malinga* b Neesham 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
19.2 84.8 mph, golden duck for Malinga on captaincy debut! Fuller delivery fired in down leg as he had seen Malinga making room for himself. Ricochets off the pads and clatters into the stumps 119/10
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 19.2 overs) 119 (6.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KD Mills 4 0 30 1 7.50 11 4 1
18.2 to NLTC Perera, 72.5 mph, this is a skier, Williamson settles under it and takes it! Change of pace foils Thisara's big-hitting intent. Cutter from Mills kept on a full length outside off. He made room for himself to blast it over the covers. Only succeeded in getting a thick outside edge 116/8
View wickets TA Boult 4 0 20 3 5.00 15 3 0 (1nb, 1w)
1.5 to MDKJ Perera, 87.9 mph, strangled down the leg side! Boult comes back big time! Kusal goes for a flick, a shot he's already used to great advantage in this innings. Only he had planted his front leg a little too far across and his balance wasn't the best. Walks back shaking his head. Might have a reason to feel aggrieved there, think it might have been off the pad... 20/1
3.3 to Dilshan, 84.4 mph, one dil-scoop too many! Well, this was the reverse one. Boult keeps it back of a length on middle. Dilshan backed away and tried to get under it, but it was just too quick and for that stroke. Only manages to lob it to a back-pedalling Ronchi 29/2
5.6 to Sangakkara, 88.2 mph, holes out at mid-off! Hit his bat too high and it turned in his hand as he tried to drag a short ball from outside off. It's Boult's third over and New Zealand are rewarded for persisting with the quick. Sanga was getting twitchy for being kept so quiet and went after one that wasn't quite there 35/3
  CJ Anderson 3 0 13 0 4.33 10 1 0 (1w)
View wickets MJ McClenaghan 4 0 24 2 6.00 9 2 0 (1w)
13.5 to Mathews, 85.2 mph, nicks off and McClenaghan has his first of the night! Simple length ball pushed across him and Mathews chased after it. The on-the-up drive ends up resulting in an outside edge and Ronchi pouches a regulation catch 81/5
15.4 to Kulasekara, 86.1 mph, guided straight into the hands of short cover! Sri Lanka are being picked apart with the passing of each over. Back of a good length delivery pushed across him and Kula stays beside it and has smacked his first ball of the match straight to N Mac 92/7
View wickets JDS Neesham 2.2 0 22 3 9.42 5 2 1
11.1 to Thirimanne, 84.5 mph, short and wide outside off but it ends up a wicket-taking delivery! Thirimanne has slapped it down the throat of deep third man! Possibly the worst ball of the match so far, but the pressure that's been put on Sri Lanka fetches the wicket. Think this went right off the bottom of the blade as he unleashed a cut to with the intent of clearing the ropes 65/4
19.1 to Senanayake, 69.8 mph, he's actually embarrassed by picking up that wicket. It was a juicy full toss with ample width outside off and Sena's slapped it into the hands of a diving Williamson 119/9
19.2 to Malinga, 84.8 mph, golden duck for Malinga on captaincy debut! Fuller delivery fired in down leg as he had seen Malinga making room for himself. Ricochets off the pads and clatters into the stumps 119/10
View wicket NL McCullum 2 0 8 1 4.00 7 1 0
14.6 to Jayawardene, 58.1 mph, that's his fourth sweep shot in this over. None of them have been timed and this one is so bad that he misses it and sees his leg stump knocked back! 85/6
  New Zealand innings (target: 120 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill run out (Herath/†Sangakkara) 5 13 9 0 0 55.55
3.1 from Herath, flighted on off stump and Guptill lunges forward to push to mid-on. Sets off for a single straight away but his partner is not at all interested. The bowler is wise to the mistake, rushes across to his right and cuts the ball in it's path and sends in a rocket throw and Sanga whips the bails off with a little more oomph than necessary 18/1
View dismissal KS Williamson run out (Mathews/Herath) 42 69 43 6 0 97.67
15.1 Herath to Boult, skips down the track and gets a leading edge which clears the cover infield. Absolute confusion out there and Williamson has been run-out at the bowlers'. 60/8
View dismissal BB McCullum* st †Sangakkara b Herath 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
3.6 51.9 mph, Herath, you beauty! Lures Baz out of his crease and his keeper does the rest! His flight was making the batsman nervous and he decided hitting out was the only option. Poor choice and Sri Lanka are right back in this. What lovely manipulation of flight from Herath! 18/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Herath 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
5.5 53.6 mph, and a ball later Herath strikes and the umpire is convinced! This was bowled flatter and quicker, Taylor was forward to defend, didn't cover the line and the ball didn't exactly turn and went through with the angle, struck on the pads in front of middle 23/3
View dismissal JDS Neesham b Herath 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
5.6 52.8 mph, timber! Neesham beaten for turn there, Herath tosses this up from round the wicket, Neesham was forward and across and left a gap between pad and bat, the ball spins and hits the leg stump 23/4
View dismissal L Ronchi lbw b Herath 2 5 4 0 0 50.00
7.3 51.4 mph, another one bites the dust! Herath is spinning circles around New Zealand and the Sri Lanka fans have found their voice! Another ripping turner, pitching on middle and turning away to strike the back pad rather low. Ronchi was in no way convicing with a feeble flick. Would have slammed into off stump 29/5
View dismissal NL McCullum c Mathews b Senanayake 2 7 9 0 0 22.22
9.3 55.9 mph, presents a simple catch to midwicket! Another one that holds on the pitch a little more, and the elder McCullum also succumbs to a brain fade. Moves across to off stump and clips it straight to the fielder 33/6
View dismissal KD Mills lbw b Senanayake 4 14 9 1 0 44.44
13.3 54.3 mph, goes for the reverse sweep. Nothing more than an escape shot, struck on the knee-roll and this seemed to be sneaking down leg, but the umpire doesn't think so. Concerted appeal from Sri Lanka and they've gotten away with one. This was sliding down leg, HawkEye says 51/7
View dismissal TA Boult c Jayawardene b Herath 3 10 8 0 0 37.50
15.3 51.2 mph, that's five for Herath! Sri Lanka go through to the semi-final! Saw the batsman racing down the track and shortened his length. Gets some turn off the deck as well, which he tries to ride. But there is a slip in place and Mahela pouches it safely. 60/10
MJ McClenaghan not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
CJ Anderson absent hurt -
Extras (w 2) 2
  Total (all out; 15.3 overs) 60 (3.87 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  KMDN Kulasekara 3 0 15 0 5.00 12 2 0 (2w)
  AD Mathews 4 0 26 0 6.50 12 4 0
View wickets HMRKB Herath 3.3 2 3 5 0.85 18 0 0
3.6 to BB McCullum, 51.9 mph, Herath, you beauty! Lures Baz out of his crease and his keeper does the rest! His flight was making the batsman nervous and he decided hitting out was the only option. Poor choice and Sri Lanka are right back in this. What lovely manipulation of flight from Herath! 18/2
5.5 to Taylor, 53.6 mph, and a ball later Herath strikes and the umpire is convinced! This was bowled flatter and quicker, Taylor was forward to defend, didn't cover the line and the ball didn't exactly turn and went through with the angle, struck on the pads in front of middle 23/3
5.6 to Neesham, 52.8 mph, timber! Neesham beaten for turn there, Herath tosses this up from round the wicket, Neesham was forward and across and left a gap between pad and bat, the ball spins and hits the leg stump 23/4
7.3 to Ronchi, 51.4 mph, another one bites the dust! Herath is spinning circles around New Zealand and the Sri Lanka fans have found their voice! Another ripping turner, pitching on middle and turning away to strike the back pad rather low. Ronchi was in no way convicing with a feeble flick. Would have slammed into off stump 29/5
15.3 to Boult, 51.2 mph, that's five for Herath! Sri Lanka go through to the semi-final! Saw the batsman racing down the track and shortened his length. Gets some turn off the deck as well, which he tries to ride. But there is a slip in place and Mahela pouches it safely. 60/10
  SL Malinga 2 0 13 0 6.50 2 1 0
View wickets SMSM Senanayake 3 0 3 2 1.00 15 0 0
9.3 to NL McCullum, 55.9 mph, presents a simple catch to midwicket! Another one that holds on the pitch a little more, and the elder McCullum also succumbs to a brain fade. Moves across to off stump and clips it straight to the fielder 33/6
13.3 to Mills, 54.3 mph, goes for the reverse sweep. Nothing more than an escape shot, struck on the knee-roll and this seemed to be sneaking down leg, but the umpire doesn't think so. Concerted appeal from Sri Lanka and they've gotten away with one. This was sliding down leg, HawkEye says 51/7

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Points - Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0
Player of the match - HMRKB Herath (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 4
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 6
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 119/10 in 19.2 overs (HMRKB Herath 1)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 23 runs, 4 wickets)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 2
 
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