Compaq Cup - 1st match

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Sri Lanka won by 97 runs

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the first match of the Compaq Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Forecast is not that good but for now we have bright sunshine and the good news is that play will start on time.

"Hardly anyone here at the ground, and doesn't look like many will turn out for this match. The players have been warming up and there was no sign of Murali. Pretty warm day, not like yesterday which was nice and breezy." pings Jamie Alter from the ground.

2:00 pm The captains are out in the middle and we are all set for the toss.

2:02 pm The news from the middle is that Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and elected to bat first.

Sri Lanka eleven ST Jayasuriya, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara*†, DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera, SHT Kandamby, AD Mathews, KMDN Kulasekara, T Thushara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis

New Zealand eleven BB McCullum†, JD Ryder, MJ Guptill, LRPL Taylor, GD Elliott, JDP Oram, DL Vettori*, NL McCullum, IG Butler, SE Bond, DR Tuffey.

So confirmation that Murali won't be playing today. Experts believe that 260-270 should be a good total on this track. History tells us that the teams batting first here have won more ofter than not.

Successive middle-order muddles during the Twenty20s left Kumar Sangakkara ruing the lack of application and calling on the players to introspect going into this series. Sri Lanka will hope that Sanath Jayasuriya finds form at a venue in which he has scored 2373 runs at 38.27 more

2:27 pm We are just minutes away from the start, the New Zealand players are slowing making their way to the middle and I am sure soon we will see the Sri Lankan openers as well, do the same - any bets?

So it will be Dilshan and Jayasuriya to open the innings with Dilshan taking strike. Tuffy is at the top of his run-up - here we go!

0.1

Tuffey to Dilshan, no run, starts off with one angling in, Dilshan fails to make contact and the ball rolls away of the pad

Welcome back.

0.1

Tuffey to Dilshan, no run

0.2

Tuffey to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, again bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the arm, this time though, Dilshan gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

0.3

Tuffey to Dilshan, no run, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Dilshan goes for the cut and ends up with an inside edge. No room to go for the cut there and Dilshan played at it with zero footwork

0.4

Tuffey to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, this time Dilshan manages to tap it back down the track, not a convincing shot

0.5

Tuffey to Dilshan, FOUR, second time lucky - again short and outside the off stump, no real width there, Dilshan goes for the cut and ends up with an inside edge to the fine leg fence.

0.6

Tuffey to Dilshan, OUT, gone! Not so lucky on this occasion, again a short delivery outside the off stump and this time the ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Once again Dilshan was looking to cut it away behind point and was beaten by the lack of pace.

TM Dilshan b Tuffey 4 (4m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of a successful first over

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/1 (RR: 4.00)
     DR Tuffey    1-0-4-1
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

Bond to share the new ball

1.1

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Jayasuriya just about manages to punch it back down the track. Looks like a slow track and the ball is stopping a bit

1.2

Bond to Jayasuriya, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

1.3

Bond to Jayawardene, no run, played away on the off side

1.4

Bond to Jayawardene, OUT, Bond too joins the party! short of a good length delivery, was bit wide outside the off stump and Jayawardene tries to run it down but is beaten by the extra bounce and ends up playing it straight to Ros Taylor at first slip.

DPMD Jayawardene c Taylor b Bond 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Jayawardene was clearly done in by the extra bounce there. Taylor was the lone slip and he was placed bit wide and the ball went straight to him. What a start!

1.5

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length delivery, worked away on the leg side for a single

1.6

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 6/2 (RR: 3.00)
ST Jayasuriya    1* (3b)      SE Bond    1-0-2-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (1b)      DR Tuffey    1-0-4-1

2.1

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Sangakkara stays back and defends it down watchfully

2.2

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and off stump line, played away towards cover - no room for a single there

2.3

Tuffey to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and on the pads, Sangakkara plays late and clips it away to the deep backward square leg fence. Excellent timing and placement

2.4

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara covers the line and leaves it through to the keeper

2.5

Tuffey to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery, drifting down the leg side. Sangakkara moves across a bit and taps it down to fine leg, gets it well wide of the fielder in the deep and they comfortably come back for the second

2.6

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and off stump line, much better line from the big man and Sangakkara watchfully plays it down to mid-off

End of over 3 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 12/2 (RR: 4.00)
KC Sangakkara    7* (7b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    2-0-10-1
ST Jayasuriya    1* (3b)      SE Bond    1-0-2-1

3.1

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Jayasuriya pushes forward and defends it down on the off side

The slowness of the track may prevent Jayasuriya from going for the big shots - but you never know

3.2

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended off the front-foot

3.3

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitch close to the off stump line and this one shaped away a touch. Jayasuriya leaves it through to the keeper

3.4

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, effort ball on the middle and off stump line, not a quick delivery but Jayasuriya is not interested and he sways away from the line

3.5

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, defended outside the off stump

3.6

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, maiden over! pitched up outside the off stump, Jayasuriya gets forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off. Good looking shot but the ball went straight to the fielder

End of over 4 (maiden) Sri Lanka 12/2 (RR: 3.00)
ST Jayasuriya    1* (9b)      SE Bond    2-1-2-1
KC Sangakkara    7* (7b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    2-0-10-1

4.1

Tuffey to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the midwicket region

4.2

Tuffey to Jayasuriya, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Jayasuriya has a go at it, connects well but finds the fielder at short cover

4.3

Tuffey to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

4.4

Tuffey to Jayasuriya, 1 run, punched down to mid-off, the fielder is deep and they scamper through for a single

This track is clearly slow and low and the batsmen will be tested.

4.5

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara pushes forward and defends it down on the off side

4.6

Tuffey to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, this time Sangakkara manages to drive it wide of Vettori at mid-off

End of over 5 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 15/2 (RR: 3.00)
KC Sangakkara    9* (10b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-13-1
ST Jayasuriya    2* (12b)      SE Bond    2-1-2-1

5.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, clipped away off the pads, straight to the fielder in front of square leg

5.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, drifting down the leg side and Sangakkara defends it down on the leg side

5.3

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Sangakkara walks across the stumps and turns it away to square leg

5.4

Bond to Jayasuriya, 1 run, defended down to mid-off, once again played with soft hands and a quick single is added to the total. Vettori's throw at the bowler's end fails to hit the stumps - direct hit would have been interesting

5.5

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region

Slip and a short cover catching

5.6

Bond to Jayasuriya, 1 run, half a chance - good length delivery on the middle and off stump line and Jayasuriya tries to lift it over the infield but ends up hitting it in the air to the square leg region, bit of a mis-hit. Oram rushed in from the deep but failed to make it across in time

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 19/2 (RR: 3.16)
ST Jayasuriya    4* (14b)      SE Bond    3-1-6-1
KC Sangakkara    11* (14b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-13-1

6.1

Tuffey to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, driven wide of the fielder at cover

6.2

Tuffey to Jayasuriya, 1 run, again pushed wide of the fielder at cover

6.3

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, defended down on the leg side, no room for a single there

6.4

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

6.5

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara shoulders arms

6.6

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and off stump line and Sangakkara is made to defend, ball rolls back to the bowler.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 22/2 (RR: 3.14)
KC Sangakkara    11* (18b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-16-1
ST Jayasuriya    7* (16b)      SE Bond    3-1-6-1

Bond to continue.

7.1

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, short delivery outside the off stump and this one stayed low after hitting the deck. Jayasuriya leans back and cuts hard and is beaten by the lack of bounce

7.2

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, played away off the back-foot to the cover region

7.3

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, excellent line this from Bond. Jayasuriya gets forward and taps it down to mid-off

7.4

Bond to Jayasuriya, OUT, that's the end of that! short and wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya goes for the cut, ball clips the top edge and flies straight to Butler at third man who nicely settles under it. Sri Lanka three down and in trouble here

ST Jayasuriya c Butler b Bond 7 (36m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

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

So we have a slow and low track surrounded by slow outfield. Could this get any more interesting?

End of over 8 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 25/3 (RR: 3.12)
TT Samaraweera    2* (2b)      SE Bond    4-1-9-2
KC Sangakkara    11* (18b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-16-1

8.1

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.2

Tuffey to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

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

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 26/3 (RR: 2.88)
TT Samaraweera    2* (6b)      DR Tuffey    5-0-17-1
KC Sangakkara    12* (20b 1x4)      SE Bond    4-1-9-2

Bond to continue, into his 5th over now.

9.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Sangakkara is made to defend

9.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, straight delivery and that's turned away straight to the man at midwicket

9.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, looks to drive off the back-foot but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball just rolls down to silly mid-off

9.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and probably the off-cutter. Sangakkara gets well forward and defends it back to the bowler

9.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up in the slot outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets forward and drives hard - a good looking shot but the ball finds the fielder at short cover

Five dot balls so far, Bond has already bowled a maiden, could this be his second?

9.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, it is! pitched up outside the off stump and Sangakkara drives it down to mid-on where a diving stop saves runs.

Bowling PowerPlay called for, nothing surprising there.

End of over 10 (maiden) Sri Lanka 26/3 (RR: 2.60)
KC Sangakkara    12* (26b 1x4)      SE Bond    5-2-9-2
TT Samaraweera    2* (6b)      DR Tuffey    5-0-17-1

Tuffey to continue, into his 6th over now - now that is surprising!

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

10.3

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended off the front-foot

10.4

Tuffey to Sangakkara, no run, hint of away swing - pitched wide outside the off stump and shaping away further. Sangakkara leaves it through to the keeper

10.5

Tuffey to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked away to the vacant midwicket region, easy single added to the total

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

End of over 11 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 28/3 (RR: 2.54)
TT Samaraweera    3* (9b)      DR Tuffey    6-0-19-1
KC Sangakkara    13* (29b 1x4)      SE Bond    5-2-9-2

Butler coming round the wicket.

11.1

Butler to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes to the onside, and Sangakkara pushes to mid-on and pushes Butler, who stood his ground, as he took off for a single.

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.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 30/3 (RR: 2.50)
TT Samaraweera    4* (14b)      IG Butler    1-0-2-0
KC Sangakkara    14* (30b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    6-0-19-1

Oram is into the attack.

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.

McCullum is standing upto the stumps.

12.3

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

12.4

Oram to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on the legs and nicely worked away behind square leg to the deep.

12.5

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, moves forward and defends to the onside.

Oram comes round the wicket to Sangakkara.

12.6

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery defended down at his feet.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 33/3 (RR: 2.53)
KC Sangakkara    16* (33b 1x4)      JDP Oram    1-0-3-0
TT Samaraweera    5* (17b)      IG Butler    1-0-2-0

13.1

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

Round the wicket to Sangakkara

13.2

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery defended back to the bowler.

13.3

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, moves forward and once again plays back to the bowler.

13.4

Butler to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower delivery and Sangakkara pushes to mid-on and takes off for a quick single, Elliot fields the ball dives forward and strikes the stumps but the batsman was well in.

Back over the wicket for Samaraweera

13.5

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

13.6

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

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 36/3 (RR: 2.57)
KC Sangakkara    17* (37b 1x4)      IG Butler    2-0-5-0
TT Samaraweera    7* (19b)      JDP Oram    1-0-3-0

14.1

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

14.2

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, driven to mid-off, a mistimed shot.

14.3

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, pushes on the front foot to mid-off.

14.4

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, driven firmly to mid-off along the ground but straight to the fielder.

14.5

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, dabs it behind point, straight to fielder.

14.6

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves forward and drives through cover to the sweeper for a single.

Time for a drinks break. It has been slow going for Sri Lanka as the pitch is playing slow and the batsmen need to stick at the crease to get some momentum into their stroke play.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 38/3 (RR: 2.53)
KC Sangakkara    18* (42b 1x4)      JDP Oram    2-0-5-0
TT Samaraweera    8* (20b)      IG Butler    2-0-5-0

Butler to continue after the drinks break and he will be bowling to Sangakkara round the wicket.

15.1

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, under-edges past the keeper.

15.2

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, cut behind point, no timing again.

A silly mid-on in place.

15.3

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, another mistimed cut to point.

15.4

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, defended to short cover.

15.5

Butler to Sangakkara, OUT, Butler picks up Sangakkara as he looks to put the delivery somewhere on the onside, miscues it high in the air forward of square leg, Oram runs in and takes a good catch.

KC Sangakkara c Oram b Butler 18 (69m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.29

Sri Lanka in deep trouble, 38 for 4 in the 16th over. Kandamby is the new batsman but it will be Samaraweera on strike as the batsmen had crossed.

15.6

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

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 38/4 (RR: 2.37)
TT Samaraweera    8* (21b)      IG Butler    3-1-5-1
SHT Kandamby    0* (0b)      JDP Oram    2-0-5-0

16.1

Oram to Kandamby, no run, low full toss played back to the bowler.

16.2

Oram to Kandamby, 1 run, glides it down to third man for a single.

16.3

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

16.4

Oram to Kandamby, 2 runs, bad delivery from Oram down the leg side, Kandamby plays it to fine leg and Elliot running around does well to save couple of runs.

16.5

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

16.6

Oram to Kandamby, no run, wide outside the off stump and left alone by Kandamby.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 42/4 (RR: 2.47)
SHT Kandamby    3* (5b)      JDP Oram    3-0-9-0
TT Samaraweera    9* (22b)      IG Butler    3-1-5-1

87 balls since the last boundary.

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.

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 45/4 (RR: 2.50)
TT Samaraweera    12* (28b)      IG Butler    4-1-8-1
SHT Kandamby    3* (5b)      JDP Oram    3-0-9-0

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.

Oram comes round the wicket to Kandamby.

18.6

Oram to Kandamby, 3 runs, works it off his front foot past midwicket to the deep.

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 49/4 (RR: 2.57)
SHT Kandamby    6* (6b)      JDP Oram    4-0-13-0
TT Samaraweera    13* (33b)      IG Butler    4-1-8-1

Vettori comes into the attack, coming round the wicket.

19.1

Vettori to Kandamby, 1 run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

100 balls since the last boundary.

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.

19.4

Vettori to Kandamby, no run, comes forward and plays down the track.

19.5

Vettori to Kandamby, no run, comes forward and defends to mid-off.

19.6

Vettori to Kandamby, no run, moves forward and works to the onside.

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 51/4 (RR: 2.55)
SHT Kandamby    7* (10b)      DL Vettori    1-0-2-0
TT Samaraweera    14* (35b)      JDP Oram    4-0-13-0

20.1

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

20.2

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, full and on the off, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

20.3

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, worked away with the turn to the midwicket region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

Six fielders inside the circle

20.4

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, driven off the front-foot to the mid-on region and Kandamby turns it away through square leg

Bond moves from mid-on to long-on

20.5

NL McCullum to Kandamby, 1 run, pitched up on the pads and

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

End of over 21 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 54/4 (RR: 2.57)
TT Samaraweera    16* (37b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0
SHT Kandamby    8* (14b)      DL Vettori    1-0-2-0

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

21.4

Vettori to Kandamby, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the deep midwicket region

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

21.6

Vettori to Kandamby, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to long-on

End of over 22 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 60/4 (RR: 2.72)
SHT Kandamby    10* (16b)      DL Vettori    2-0-8-0
TT Samaraweera    20* (41b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0

22.1

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, bowled from round the stumps and on the middle and leg stump line, Kandamby goes for the sweep but fails to make contact, appeal for lbw turned down

22.2

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, worked away on the leg side

22.3

NL McCullum to Kandamby, 1 run, stretches forward and drives it down to mid-on, the fielder it at the edge of the circle and the batsmen scamper through for a single

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

End of over 23 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 63/4 (RR: 2.73)
TT Samaraweera    22* (44b)      NL McCullum    2-0-6-0
SHT Kandamby    11* (19b)      DL Vettori    2-0-8-0

23.1

Vettori to Kandamby, no run, close to the off stump line, Kandamby comes down the track and pushes it straight back to the bowler

23.2

Vettori to Kandamby, 2 runs, comes down the track and lofts it over the fielder at midwicket

23.3

Vettori to Kandamby, 1 run, punched down to long-on, easy single

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

23.5

Vettori to Kandamby, 1 run, clipped away to deep midwicket, was bit quicker than the previous delivery and Kandamby picked it up nicely

23.6

Vettori to Samaraweera, no run, defended down the track

End of over 24 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 68/4 (RR: 2.83)
TT Samaraweera    23* (46b)      DL Vettori    3-0-13-0
SHT Kandamby    15* (23b)      NL McCullum    2-0-6-0

24.1

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, pitched outside the off stump and this one went straight on, Kandamby keeps his eye on the ball and leaves it through to the keeper

24.2

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, turned away towards midwicket, the slow bowlers are doing a good job here

24.3

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, bit of turn and on the middle and off stump line, Kandamby pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inside edge

24.4

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, defended stretching well forward

24.5

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, width offered outside the off stump and Kandamby cuts it away behind point

24.6

NL McCullum to Kandamby, no run, Maiden! quicker delivery and Kandamby is beaten for pace, ball rolls away of the pad and an appeal for lbw is turned down.

End of over 25 (maiden) Sri Lanka 68/4 (RR: 2.72)
SHT Kandamby    15* (29b)      NL McCullum    3-1-6-0
TT Samaraweera    23* (46b)      DL Vettori    3-0-13-0

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

Over the wicket to the left-hander

25.2

Vettori to Kandamby, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

25.3

Vettori to Kandamby, OUT, Kandamby perishes! flat delivery outside the off stump, Kandamby comes down the track and hits it away on the leg side but fails to keep it down, Ros Taylor at short midwicket dives across and takes an excellent low catch.

SHT Kandamby c Taylor b Vettori 15 (35m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 48.38

Sri Lanka five down.

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

Just the one run and a wicket - end of a fine over

End of over 26 (1 run) Sri Lanka 69/5 (RR: 2.65)
AD Mathews    0* (3b)      DL Vettori    4-0-14-1
TT Samaraweera    24* (47b)      NL McCullum    3-1-6-0

Bond is back, So far he has gone for just 9 runs in 5 overs and he has picked up two important wickets.

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

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

End of over 27 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 75/5 (RR: 2.77)
AD Mathews    0* (4b)      SE Bond    6-2-15-2
TT Samaraweera    29* (52b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-14-1

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

27.3

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

27.4

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

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

27.6

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

End of over 28 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 80/5 (RR: 2.85)
TT Samaraweera    32* (56b 1x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-19-1
AD Mathews    2* (6b)      SE Bond    6-2-15-2

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

28.2

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

28.3

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

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

End of over 29 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 89/5 (RR: 3.06)
AD Mathews    8* (10b 1x4)      SE Bond    7-2-23-2
TT Samaraweera    34* (58b 1x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-19-1

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

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 94/5 (RR: 3.13)
TT Samaraweera    39* (64b 2x4)      DL Vettori    6-0-24-1
AD Mathews    8* (10b 1x4)      SE Bond    7-2-23-2

Nathan McCullum is back into the attack.

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.

Comes round the wicket

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.

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 96/5 (RR: 3.09)
AD Mathews    9* (13b 1x4)      NL McCullum    4-1-8-0
TT Samaraweera    40* (67b 2x4)      DL Vettori    6-0-24-1

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.

Time for a break as drinks are called onto the field. Sri Lankan scoring rate is 3.03, they need to move on to get to a score of 200, a good effort needed.

End of over 32 (1 run) Sri Lanka 97/5 (RR: 3.03)
AD Mathews    10* (19b 1x4)      DL Vettori    7-0-25-1
TT Samaraweera    40* (67b 2x4)      NL McCullum    4-1-8-0

32.1

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

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.

32.4

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.

32.6

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

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 101/5 (RR: 3.06)
TT Samaraweera    42* (70b 2x4)      NL McCullum    5-1-12-0
AD Mathews    12* (22b 1x4)      DL Vettori    7-0-25-1

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.

End of over 34 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 107/5 (RR: 3.14)
TT Samaraweera    48* (76b 3x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-31-1
AD Mathews    12* (22b 1x4)      NL McCullum    5-1-12-0

34.1

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

34.2

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

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.

34.5

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

34.6

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

End of over 35 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 112/5 (RR: 3.20)
AD Mathews    15* (26b 1x4)      NL McCullum    6-1-17-0
TT Samaraweera    50* (78b 3x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-31-1

The partnership now between these two batsmen is 43 and they need to build on. Butler is into the attack.

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.

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.

End of over 36 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 121/5 (RR: 3.36)
TT Samaraweera    54* (79b 4x4)      IG Butler    5-1-17-1
AD Mathews    20* (31b 2x4)      NL McCullum    6-1-17-0

52 runs partnership between the batsmen.

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.

36.4

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

36.5

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

6 runs per over from here will get them over 200.

36.6

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

End of over 37 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 131/5 (RR: 3.54)
TT Samaraweera    56* (81b 4x4)      NL McCullum    7-1-27-0
AD Mathews    28* (35b 3x4)      IG Butler    5-1-17-1

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.

37.3

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.

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.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 136/5 (RR: 3.57)
TT Samaraweera    60* (85b 4x4)      IG Butler    6-1-22-1
AD Mathews    29* (37b 3x4)      NL McCullum    7-1-27-0

Last 5 overs has been very good for Sri Lanka 35 runs scored of it. Tuffey comes back into the attack.

38.1

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

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.

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.

The batting powerplay is yet to come.

End of over 39 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 139/5 (RR: 3.56)
TT Samaraweera    62* (89b 4x4)      DR Tuffey    7-0-22-1
AD Mathews    30* (39b 3x4)      IG Butler    6-1-22-1

39.1

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

39.2

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

39.3

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

39.4

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

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.

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 144/5 (RR: 3.60)
TT Samaraweera    65* (93b 4x4)      IG Butler    7-1-27-1
AD Mathews    32* (41b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    7-0-22-1

Drinks for Samaraweera.

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.

Can they get the total up to 200? 9 overs to go

End of over 41 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 153/5 (RR: 3.73)
TT Samaraweera    74* (99b 6x4)      DR Tuffey    8-0-31-1
AD Mathews    32* (41b 3x4)      IG Butler    7-1-27-1

Oram back on

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

Samaraweera seems to be setting himself up for the big one again

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

41.3

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

41.5

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

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

End of over 42 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 157/5 (RR: 3.73)
AD Mathews    33* (44b 3x4)      JDP Oram    5-0-16-0
TT Samaraweera    76* (102b 6x4)      DR Tuffey    8-0-31-1

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

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 need another 39 runs to reach 200. 7 overs remaining

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 161/5 (RR: 3.74)
TT Samaraweera    77* (105b 6x4)      DR Tuffey    9-0-35-1
AD Mathews    36* (47b 3x4)      JDP Oram    5-0-16-0

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

43.2

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

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

End of over 44 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 167/5 (RR: 3.79)
TT Samaraweera    80* (109b 6x4)      JDP Oram    6-0-22-0
AD Mathews    39* (49b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    9-0-35-1

Batting PowerPlay has been taken. Butler into the attack now

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

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

So the first batting PowerPlay over has gone for 13 and the total has moved up to 180 with 5 overs to go.

End of over 45 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 180/5 (RR: 4.00)
TT Samaraweera    92* (113b 9x4)      IG Butler    8-1-40-1
AD Mathews    40* (51b 3x4)      JDP Oram    6-0-22-0

45.1

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

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

45.3

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

45.4

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

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

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

End of over 46 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 185/5 (RR: 4.02)
TT Samaraweera    94* (116b 9x4)      SE Bond    8-2-28-2
AD Mathews    43* (54b 3x4)      IG Butler    8-1-40-1

46.1

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

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

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

End of over 47 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 192/5 (RR: 4.08)
AD Mathews    49* (57b 4x4)      IG Butler    9-1-47-1
TT Samaraweera    95* (119b 9x4)      SE Bond    8-2-28-2

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

47.2

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

47.3

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

Samaraweera is on strike and he is just one shot away from a century

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

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

47.6

Bond to Kulasekara, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Kulasekara looks to tap it away on the off side but ends up with an inside edge.

Another good over from Bond comes to an end.

End of over 48 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 196/6 (RR: 4.08)
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (1b)      SE Bond    9-2-32-3
TT Samaraweera    97* (121b 9x4)      IG Butler    9-1-47-1

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.

48.2

Butler to Kulasekara, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

48.3

Butler to Kulasekara, 1 run, moves across and defends it down on the off side, 200 comes up

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

48.6

Butler to Thushara, 1 leg bye, swing and a miss, ball rolls away off the pad

End of over 49 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 205/7 (RR: 4.18)
T Thushara    0* (1b)      IG Butler    10-1-55-2
KMDN Kulasekara    1* (3b)      SE Bond    9-2-32-3

Last over coming up.

49.1

Bond to Thushara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Thushara swing hard but gets no where near the ball

49.2

Bond to Thushara, 2 runs, lofted away to deep midwicket, fielder moves across quickly from long-on and cuts off the boundary

49.3

Bond to Thushara, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Thushara makes room and hits it down to long-on. There is protection in the deep and they settle for a single

49.4

Bond to Kulasekara, 1 run, hit away off the back-foot to the cover region

49.5

Bond to Thushara, 3 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Thushara cuts hard and the ball flies off the top edge to the vacant third man region

49.6

Bond to Kulasekara, FOUR, lovely shot to end the innings! good length delivery outside the off stump, Kulasekara makes room and flays it away behind point. No stopping that

From 69 for 5 to 216 - it has been a splendid display of batting from the Sri Lankan middle over. Samaraweera provided the stability and with Mathews put on a 127 run partnership for the 6th wicket which keeps Sri Lanka well in the game.

It is a slow track with low bounce and the outfield is slow as well, given the conditions, 216 is certainly a fighting total and New Zealand will have to bat well if they are to achieve the target.

We will be back in 40 minutes time with the run chase - be sure to join us then.

End of over 50 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 216/7
KMDN Kulasekara    6* (5b 1x4)      SE Bond    10-2-43-3
T Thushara    6* (5b)      IG Butler    10-1-55-2
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Sep 8, 2009

Thilan Samaraweera picks up the Man-of-the-Match award, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st match, Compaq Cup, Colombo, September 8, 2009

Thilan Samaraweera picks up the Man-of-the-Match award

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Sep 8, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara is all smiles after picking up the winner's cheque, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st match, Compaq Cup, Colombo, September 8, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara is all smiles after picking up the winner's cheque

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