Compaq Cup, 1st Match: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 8, 2009
Compaq Cup - 1st match
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
8 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
25.4

Vettori to Mathews, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended back to the bowler

25.5

Vettori to Mathews, no run, again defended back down the track

25.6

Vettori to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Mathews pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inside edge

Sri Lanka 69/5   AD Mathews 0* (3b)
26.6

Bond to Mathews, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of reverse swing? Mathews gets forward and plays it down to mid-on

Sri Lanka 75/5   AD Mathews 0* (4b)
27.3

Vettori to Mathews, 1 run, driven with a straight bat and down to long-off for a single

27.5

Vettori to Mathews, 1 run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, Mathews pushes forward to defend and the ball runs away off the inside edge to the vacant square leg region

Sri Lanka 79/5   AD Mathews 2* (6b)
28.2

Bond to Mathews, 1 leg bye, short delivery down the leg side, Mathews goes for the pulls but fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the thigh pad

28.4

Bond to Mathews, no run, another short delivery and this one stays low, Mathews somehow taps it away on the leg side, well played in the end

28.5

Bond to Mathews, 2 runs, slower delivery but wide outside the off stump, Mathews plays well away from his body and ends up with an inside edge to fine leg

28.6

Bond to Mathews, FOUR, short delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Mathews neatly pulls it away to the fine leg fence. End of a good over for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 89/5   AD Mathews 8* (10b 1x4)
30.4

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, comes forward and defends down the track.

30.5

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, shorter in length, turned and bit more bounce, lets it go as the ball takes the thigh pad.

30.6

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, nudges to square leg for a single.

Sri Lanka 96/5   AD Mathews 9* (13b 1x4)
31.1

Vettori to Mathews, no run, a touch short and punched off the back foot to mid-off.

31.2

Vettori to Mathews, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

31.3

Vettori to Mathews, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

31.4

Vettori to Mathews, no run, moves back and looks to force it, mistimes it.

31.5

Vettori to Mathews, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side beside the track.

31.6

Vettori to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up on the leg stump, driven down the ground to long on for a single.

Sri Lanka 97/5   AD Mathews 10* (19b 1x4)
32.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, on the leg stump, moves forward and drives down the ground to long on.

32.4

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, a leading edge to mid-off as Mathews looks to work it to the onside.

32.5

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, played wide of midwicket for a single. That single brings up the 100 for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka 100/5   AD Mathews 12* (22b 1x4)
34.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, nudges it behind square leg and picks up an easy single.

34.3

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, comes forward and works to the onside forward of square leg.

34.4

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, waits for the turn and nudges it behind square leg.

34.6

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, works it to the onside for a single.

Sri Lanka 112/5   AD Mathews 15* (26b 1x4)
35.1

Butler to Mathews, FOUR, full length delivery driven firmly past mid-off and the ball races to the fence.

35.2

Butler to Mathews, no run, defended to the off side.

35.3

Butler to Mathews, no run, back of a length delivery, Mathews gets behind in line and defends to the off side.

35.4

Butler to Mathews, no run, moves back and forces to extra cover, can't get through the field.

35.5

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

Sri Lanka 117/5   AD Mathews 20* (31b 2x4)
36.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, FOUR, good shot, that is creamed through extra cover and to the fence.

36.2

NL McCullum to Mathews, 2 runs, punches off the back foot through the off side.

36.3

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, on the middle and leg, nudged down to fine leg.

36.5

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, comes forward and plays to the off side to extra cover.

Sri Lanka 130/5   AD Mathews 28* (35b 3x4)
37.3

Butler to Mathews, no run, full delivery driven firmly along the ground but straight to the fielder at short extra cover.

37.4

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, plays with an open face off the back foot down to third man for a single.

Sri Lanka 133/5   AD Mathews 29* (37b 3x4)
38.2

Tuffey to Mathews, no run, good tight line from Tuffey, back of a length delivery defended to the off side.

38.3

Tuffey to Mathews, 1 run, pushes to point for a single.

Sri Lanka 138/5   AD Mathews 30* (39b 3x4)
39.2

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, moves inside the line and works it forward of square leg to the deep.

39.4

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to the left of backward point for a single.

Sri Lanka 143/5   AD Mathews 32* (41b 3x4)
41.3

Oram to Mathews, no run, close to the off stump line, quicker delivery this time and Mathews defends it down on the off side

41.4

Oram to Mathews, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the pads and Mathews turns it away wide of the fielder at midwicket

41.6

Oram to Mathews, 1 leg bye, drifting on to the pads, Mathews stays back and looks to work it away fine but fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad to the short fine leg region. Good over from Oram

Sri Lanka 157/5   AD Mathews 33* (44b 3x4)
42.1

Tuffey to Mathews, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

42.2

Tuffey to Mathews, 2 runs, pitched up wide outside the off stump and Mathews drives it through covers and gets it well wide of the fielder in the deep. Guptil fires in a good throw from the deep but fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end. Close call

42.3

Tuffey to Mathews, 1 run, worked away on the leg side for an easy single

Sri Lanka 160/5   AD Mathews 36* (47b 3x4)
43.2

Oram to Mathews, 2 runs, turned away off the pads to the backward square leg region, the first run is taken quickly and they comfortably come back for the second - excellent running between the wickets

43.3

Oram to Mathews, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Mathews stays back and pulls it away through square leg

Sri Lanka 165/5   AD Mathews 39* (49b 3x4)
44.1

Butler to Mathews, no run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region

44.2

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, punched down to long-on and the single brings Samaraweera on strike

Sri Lanka 168/5   AD Mathews 40* (51b 3x4)
45.1

Bond to Mathews, 1 run, short delivery outside the off stump and Mathews pulls it down to mid-on

45.3

Bond to Mathews, 1 run, slower delivery, Mathews taps it down on the leg side towards mid-on and they scamper through for a single - excellent cricket

45.5

Bond to Mathews, 1 run, punched off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover, the fielder is deep and once again the batsmen scamper through for a single

Sri Lanka 185/5   AD Mathews 43* (54b 3x4)
46.1

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, fulltoss outside the off stump, Mathews drives off the back-foot to the point region

46.5

Butler to Mathews, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Mathews comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it down to the vacant long-off fence, he moves to 48

46.6

Butler to Mathews, 1 run, fuller length delivery, flicked away to short fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 192/5   AD Mathews 49* (57b 4x4)
47.1

Bond to Mathews, 1 run, fifty! good length delivery outside the off stump, Mathews stays back and taps it away towards cover for a single. Excellent innings

47.3

Bond to Mathews, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Mathews moves across and taps it away well in front of point

47.5

Bond to Mathews, OUT, bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Mathews looks to run it down fine but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the woodwork. End of a fine partnership

AD Mathews b Bond 51 (96m 60b 4x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

Sri Lanka 196/6   AD Mathews 51 (60b 4x4)
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