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)
7.5

Bond to Samaraweera, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera stands tall on the back-foot and defends it with a straight bat

7.6

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump

7.6

Bond to Samaraweera, 2 runs, attempted slower delivery, ends up as a fulltoss outside the off stump and Samaraweera punches it back past the bowler. The outfield slows the ball down the fielder from mid-off catches up

Sri Lanka 25/3   TT Samaraweera 2* (2b)
8.3

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, fuller length delivery, this one came in with the angle. Samaraweera gets behind the line and punches it straight back down the track

8.4

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, defended down to mid-on

8.5

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line. Samaraweera moves across and taps it away on the leg side

8.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera pushes forward and defends it straight back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 26/3   TT Samaraweera 2* (6b)
10.1

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets forward and defends

10.2

Tuffey to Samaraweera, 1 run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera stands tall and awkwardly plays it away behind square on the leg side

10.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, short and in the channel outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Samaraweera drops his wrists and allows the ball to go through to the keeper

10.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, short and in the channel outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Samaraweera drops his wrists and allows the ball to go through to the keeper

10.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, short and in the channel outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Samaraweera drops his wrists and allows the ball to go through to the keeper

Sri Lanka 28/3   TT Samaraweera 3* (9b)
11.2

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, defended to the onside.

11.3

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, moves forward and drives to mid-off, not much timing there.

11.4

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, keeps a bit low outside the off stump, moves across and plays to the onside.

11.5

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, played off the back foot to covers.

11.6

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, driven past the cover fielder and Elliot from extra cover makes a good save.

Sri Lanka 30/3   TT Samaraweera 4* (14b)
12.1

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery defended to the onside, Oram moves across to field it.

12.2

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, defends with an open face to backward point.

12.3

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, works it forward of square leg to the deep.

Sri Lanka 31/3   TT Samaraweera 5* (17b)
13.1

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, back of a length delivery punched nicely through covers for a single.

13.5

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a single.

Sri Lanka 36/3   TT Samaraweera 7* (19b)
14.1

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes through covers for a single.

Sri Lanka 37/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (20b)
15.6

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, driven firmly along the ground to short cover.

Sri Lanka 38/4   TT Samaraweera 8* (21b)
16.3

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, moves into line and works to midwicket for a single.

Sri Lanka 40/4   TT Samaraweera 9* (22b)
17.1

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

17.2

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, worked away to the onside to midwicket.

17.3

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, mistimes the push to short cover.

17.4

Butler to Samaraweera, 2 runs, nudges it forward of square leg to the deep for couple of runs.

17.5

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

17.6

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, works through the onside to midwicket for a single.

Sri Lanka 45/4   TT Samaraweera 12* (28b)
18.1

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery defended to short cover.

18.2

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, defended to midwicket.

18.3

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, strikes the pad as he looks to work it to the onside.

18.4

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, once again mistimed drive back down the track.

18.5

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, plays it late down to third man for a single.

Sri Lanka 46/4   TT Samaraweera 13* (33b)
19.2

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, pitched outside the leg stump and pushed to the onside.

19.3

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, cuts it hard behind point to the deep for a single.

Sri Lanka 51/4   TT Samaraweera 14* (35b)
20.1

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, flat outside the off stump, cut it away to backward point for a single

20.6

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, flat delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets well forward and drives it down to long-off

Sri Lanka 54/4   TT Samaraweera 16* (37b)
21.1

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward

21.2

Vettori to Samaraweera, 2 runs, edged away past the bowler to the third man region, came off the bottom edge and the ball fell in front of the keeper

21.3

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, slightly short and turning away, Samaraweera goes back and across and drives it away through cover

21.5

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, width offered outside the off stump, Samaraweera sways back and cuts it away well in front of point - easy single

Sri Lanka 59/4   TT Samaraweera 20* (41b)
22.4

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, no run, forced away well in front of point

22.5

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, no run, played straight back to the bowler

22.6

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 2 runs, flat delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera moves forward and across and paddles it past the keeper to deep fine leg

Sri Lanka 63/4   TT Samaraweera 22* (44b)
23.4

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Samaraweera gets inside the line and drives it inside out to long-off

23.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, defended down the track

Sri Lanka 68/4   TT Samaraweera 23* (46b)
25.1

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Samaraweera goes back and cuts it away through cover point. Made it look easy

Sri Lanka 69/4   TT Samaraweera 24* (47b)
26.1

Bond to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended watchfully

26.2

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 wide, attempted bouncer, not well directed and the ball goes down the leg side

26.2

Bond to Samaraweera, FOUR, finally a four! pitched up outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets well forward to the pitch of the delivery and hits through the line to the long-on fence. Clean hit

26.3

Bond to Samaraweera, no run, defended off the back-foot to the cover region

26.4

Bond to Samaraweera, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera stands tall and defends it away towards point and takes off for a single but Mathews is not interested. Ryder moves across and has a go at the stumps but fails to hit the target

26.5

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, defended away on the leg side

Sri Lanka 75/5   TT Samaraweera 29* (52b 1x4)
27.1

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, driven back, Vettori moves across to his left and cuts off the single

27.2

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Samaraweera waits for the ball to turn and at the last moment cuts it down to third man for a single

27.4

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, turned away across the turn to the short midwicket region

27.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and Samaraweera drives it down to long-off

Sri Lanka 80/5   TT Samaraweera 32* (56b 1x4)
28.1

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, once again the ball stops a bit after hitting the deck. Samaraweera reads it well and taps it away wide of the fielder at cover - easy single

28.3

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, short delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera stands tall and runs it down to third man for a single - got right on top of the bounce and at the last moment opened the face of the bat, nice shot

Sri Lanka 83/5   TT Samaraweera 34* (58b 1x4)
29.1

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven inside out to the man at extra cover

29.2

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, gives it bit of air, probably the arm ball - Samaraweera pushes forward to defend and ends up with an inside edge on to the pad

29.3

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, defended outside the off stump

29.4

Vettori to Samaraweera, FOUR, short delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets forward and cuts it away behind point, there is no protection in the deep and the ball races away to the fence. Lovely shot

29.5

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, pushed straight to Ryder at backward point

29.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, forced away off the back-foot to deep cover, easy single to end the over

29.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, forced away off the back-foot to deep cover, easy single to end the over

29.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, 1 run, forced away off the back-foot to deep cover, easy single to end the over

Sri Lanka 94/5   TT Samaraweera 39* (64b 2x4)
30.1

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, no run, played back to the bowler.

30.2

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, no run, slower through the air, Samaraweera plays too early as he pushes at the delivery.

30.3

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, nudges it behind square leg for a single.

Sri Lanka 95/5   TT Samaraweera 40* (67b 2x4)
32.2

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, no run, played back to the bowler.

32.3

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, mistimes the cut to the off side.

32.6

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, takes it on the full and sweeps it to fine leg for a single.

Sri Lanka 101/5   TT Samaraweera 42* (70b 2x4)
33.1

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, moves back and pushes to the off side.

33.2

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, another dot ball, played back to the bowler.

33.3

Vettori to Samaraweera, FOUR, wonderful shot, steps down the track and plays inside-out through and over extra cover to the fence.

33.4

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, slower through the air and played behind point.

33.5

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, another firm cut shot but cannot find the gap, straight to the fielder.

33.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, 2 runs, drives past the extra cover to the deep, coming for the second run as the throw comes in and Vettori fails to collect the ball, it would have been close.

Sri Lanka 107/5   TT Samaraweera 48* (76b 3x4)
34.2

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, moves back and pulls a short ball in the air to deep extra cover.

34.5

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on and that brings up the 50 for Samaraweera.

Sri Lanka 111/5   TT Samaraweera 50* (78b 3x4)
35.6

Butler to Samaraweera, FOUR, that is tickled down the leg side to the fence for a boundary, that was terrible delivery, short and down the leg side.

Sri Lanka 121/5   TT Samaraweera 54* (79b 4x4)
36.4

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, moves back and plays square of the wicket on the off side for a single.

36.6

NL McCullum to Samaraweera, 1 run, played down the ground to long off for a single.

Sri Lanka 131/5   TT Samaraweera 56* (81b 4x4)
37.1

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, played softly behind point, unable to find the gap, straight to Ryder.

37.2

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, plays square of the wicket off the back foot to the deep for a single.

37.5

Butler to Samaraweera, 2 runs, moves across and works it in the gap through midwicket to the deep to pick up couple of runs before Guptill fields the ball.

37.6

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, plays it late as he opens the face off the bat and glides it down to third man.

Sri Lanka 136/5   TT Samaraweera 60* (85b 4x4)
38.1

Tuffey to Samaraweera, 1 run, clips it off his legs to deep backward square leg for a single.

38.4

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, cuts it well but again picks out the fielder at backward point.

38.5

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, pushes on the front foot, gets the inside half off the bat and back to the bowler.

38.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays behind point to pick up a single.

Sri Lanka 139/5   TT Samaraweera 62* (89b 4x4)
39.1

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, wide outside the off stump and glides it down with an horizontal bat down to third man.

39.3

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, a flowing drive on the up through covers to the sweeper.

39.5

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, good length and a slower delivery, comes forward to defend and gets an inside edge down at his feet.

39.6

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, dabs it down to third man for a single.

Sri Lanka 144/5   TT Samaraweera 65* (93b 4x4)
40.1

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, defended outside the off stump

40.2

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, played straight to the fielder at short third man

40.3

Tuffey to Samaraweera, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera steps forward and lofts it over the fielder at midwicket - that's the way to go

40.4

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, better line from Tuffey and Samaraweera plays it straight to the fielder at backward point - missed out there

40.5

Tuffey to Samaraweera, FOUR, four more! good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera goes down on one knee and paddles the ball over the fielder at short fine leg. Excellent shot

40.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to deep cover and Samaraweera will retain the strike. 9 runs off the over, a good one for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka 153/5   TT Samaraweera 74* (99b 6x4)
41.1

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

41.2

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, short delivery outside the off stump, was the off-cutter - Samaraweera stays back and cuts it down to third man for a single

41.5

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven just wide of the fielder at short third man

Sri Lanka 156/5   TT Samaraweera 76* (102b 6x4)
42.4

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera moves across and runs the ball straight to the fielder at short fine leg

42.5

Tuffey to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera swings across the line but fails to make contact. McCullum fails to collect the ball cleanly - stumping chance missed, tough one though

42.6

Tuffey to Samaraweera, 1 run, cut away behind point, diving stop saves runs but fails to cut off the single

Sri Lanka 161/5   TT Samaraweera 77* (105b 6x4)
43.1

Oram to Samaraweera, 1 run, fulltoss and Samaraweera ends up playing it down to long-on, missed out there on some easy runs

43.4

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump but Samaraweera fails to make contact, trying to cut the ball - ends up playing underneath the ball

43.5

Oram to Samaraweera, 2 runs, worked away behind square on the leg, once again the first run is taken quickly and they scamper through for the second

43.6

Oram to Samaraweera, no run, good yorker to end the over, defended back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 167/5   TT Samaraweera 80* (109b 6x4)
44.3

Butler to Samaraweera, FOUR, take that! full and on the stumps, Samaraweera makes room and drives inside out through cover. Good clean hit and the placement was spot on

44.4

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, Samaraweera leans forward and turns it away on the leg side but fails to get it past the fielder at short midwicket

44.5

Butler to Samaraweera, FOUR, Samaraweera! another fuller length delivery and once again Samaraweera hammers it through the gap between the cover fielder. The ball was up there to be hit and Samaraweera nicely opened the face of the bat at the last moment to get the placement right. Top shot

44.6

Butler to Samaraweera, FOUR, four more! Butler strays down the leg side and Samaraweera neatly turns it away past the fielder at short fine leg. End of a fantastic over for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 180/5   TT Samaraweera 92* (113b 9x4)
45.2

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera leans forward and across and drives it away through cover point

45.4

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, another slower delivery outside the off stump and Samaraweera pushes it away towards point, easy single

45.6

Bond to Samaraweera, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Samaraweera looks to runs it past the fielder at backward point but ends up hitting it straight to the fielder

Sri Lanka 185/5   TT Samaraweera 94* (116b 9x4)
46.2

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera tries to scoop it over the fielder at short fine leg but fails to make contact. Half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

46.3

Butler to Samaraweera, no run, edged but shot! slower delivery, Samaraweera comes down the track and drives hard, ends up with an outside edge and the ball falls short of the keeper

46.4

Butler to Samaraweera, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, Samaraweera swings across the line and ends up with an inside edge on to the pad

Sri Lanka 187/5   TT Samaraweera 95* (119b 9x4)
47.2

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, slower delivery outside the off stump, well wide of the off stump and Samaraweera steers it straight to the fielder at short third man

47.4

Bond to Samaraweera, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Samaraweera plays it away behind point and they scamper through for a single. Throw at the bowler's end hit the stumps but Samaraweera was never in trouble

Sri Lanka 196/5   TT Samaraweera 97* (121b 9x4)
48.1

Butler to Samaraweera, 3 runs, hundred! comes down the track and swings hard, ball clips the outside edge and runs away behind point and the fielder there fails to stop it cleanly.

48.4

Butler to Samaraweera, FOUR, width offered outside the off stump and Samaraweera flays it away to the backward point fence

48.5

Butler to Samaraweera, OUT, Samaraweera's fine innings comes to an end. Full and on the stumps, Samaraweera looks to scoop it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps.

TT Samaraweera b Butler 104 (181m 124b 10x4 0x6) SR: 83.87

Sri Lanka 204/7   TT Samaraweera 104 (124b 10x4)
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