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)

Welcome back. Kulasekara will start proceedings. McCullum on strike.

0.1

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump and McCullum punches it away towards cover

0.2

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump and McCullum drives square on the off side

0.3

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, McCullum pushes forward and drives it away towards cover, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

0.4

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, another line and length delivery, defended watchfully

Sangakkara signals for the helmet

0.5

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, shaping in a touch - McCullum stands tall and defends it straight back to the bowler

0.6

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line and this one nipped back in sharply, McCullum tries to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact. Appeal for lbw turned down, was missing leg

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand 2/0 (215 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 4.38)

    • BB McCullum 2 (6b)
    • JD Ryder 0 (0b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-2-0

Thilan Thushara to share the new ball with Kulasekara, so Malinga will have to wait

1.1

Thushara to Ryder, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Ryder cuts hard but fails to make contact

1.2

Thushara to Ryder, OUT, Thushara strikes! that's the start they wanted - good length delivery and this one nipped back in sharply after pitching outside the off stump. Ryder never picked it up and was beaten comprehensively, loud appeal and up goes the finger.

JD Ryder lbw b Thushara 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Looked a bit high on real time but replays suggests that the ball would have clipped the stumps. Good call from Billy

1.3

Thushara to Guptill, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended

1.4

Thushara to Guptill, no run, angled across the right-hander, played away watchfully

1.5

Thushara to Guptill, no run, defended off the back-foot and the ball rolls away straight to the fielder at short cover

1.6

Thushara to Guptill, 1 run, good length and Guptill drives it past the fielder at short cover, the call is loud and clear and they scamper through for a single

End of a successful over

End of over 2 (1 run) New Zealand 3/1 (214 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 4.45)

    • MJ Guptill 1 (4b)
    • BB McCullum 2 (6b)
    • T Thushara 1-0-1-1
    • KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-2-0
2.1

Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Guptill gets behind the line and defends it down to mid-on

2.2

Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, another good delivery on the stumps, Guptill stays back and defends it with a straight bat

2.3

Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, again defended with a straight bat, ball rolls away on the off side

2.4

Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and Guptill drives it straight back to the bowler on the bounce

2.5

Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, punched down to mid-off, watchfully played

2.6

Kulasekara to Guptill, 1 run, edged away to third man - good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Guptill was looking to work it away on the leg side but the shot was not timed well enough

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 4/1 (213 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 1.33, RRR: 4.53)

    • MJ Guptill 2 (10b)
    • BB McCullum 2 (6b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-3-0
    • T Thushara 1-0-1-1
3.1

Thushara to Guptill, no run, short of a good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and Guptill leaves it through to the keeper

3.2

Thushara to Guptill, 1 run, closer to the off stump line, Guptill pushes forward and drives, ball clips the inside edge and runs down to fine leg

3.3

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, McCullum moves forward and across and looks to play it away on the off side but ends up with an inside edge on to his pad

3.4

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, slightly short and bit of width offered outside the off stump, McCullum looks to hit through the line with no footwork and the ball zips past the outside edge

3.5

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, on the middle and off stump line, ball stayed a bit low after hitting the deck and McCullum ends up with an inside edge on to his pad

3.6

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, McCullum moves across a long way and looks to defend but fails to make contact - loud appeal for lbw turned down

End of over 4 (1 run) New Zealand 5/1 (212 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 1.25, RRR: 4.60)

    • BB McCullum 2 (10b)
    • MJ Guptill 3 (12b)
    • T Thushara 2-0-2-1
    • KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-3-0
4.1

Kulasekara to Guptill, OUT, edged and gone! short of a good length delivery, pitched in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away a touch - Guptill stands tall on the back-foot and drives hard, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps

MJ Guptill c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 3 (11m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Ros Taylor is the new man in.

4.2

Kulasekara to Taylor, no run, played away on the leg side

4.3

Kulasekara to Taylor, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended away towards cover point

4.4

Kulasekara to Taylor, 2 runs, pitched up and coming in with the angle, Taylor leans forward and drives it away through the gap between mid-on and midwicket

4.5

Kulasekara to Taylor, OUT, three down! Kulasekara picks up another one! good length delivery, the one that nips back in. Taylor stays back and tries to flick it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the pad. Umpire Ashoka de Silva had no hesitation whatsoever

LRPL Taylor lbw b Kulasekara 2 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.6

Kulasekara to Elliott, no run, defended outside the off stump

End of over 5 (2 runs) New Zealand 7/3 (210 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 1.40, RRR: 4.66)

    • GD Elliott 0 (1b)
    • BB McCullum 2 (10b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-5-2
    • T Thushara 2-0-2-1
5.1

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

5.2

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, worked away off the pads and straight to the fielder at square leg

5.3

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and McCullum drives it away towards cover

5.4

Thushara to BB McCullum, 1 run, played away on the off side

5.5

Thushara to Elliott, no run, good length delivery on the pads and Elliott turns it away towards square leg

5.6

Thushara to Elliott, no run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and angling across the right-hander, Elliott shoulders arms

End of over 6 (1 run) New Zealand 8/3 (209 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 1.33, RRR: 4.75)

    • GD Elliott 0 (3b)
    • BB McCullum 3 (14b)
    • T Thushara 3-0-3-1
    • KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-5-2
6.1

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and McCullum tamely plays it away towards cover

6.2

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, McCullum pushes forward and punches it away through the gap between the cover fielders, once past the in-field the ball just raced away to the fence - powerful shot

6.3

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, 1 run, defended down on the leg side and they scamper through for a single

6.4

Kulasekara to Elliott, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle - Elliot gets forward and defends it with a straight bat

6.5

Kulasekara to Elliott, 1 run, runs it down to third man for a single

6.6

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, 1 run, punched away towards point

End of over 7 (7 runs) New Zealand 15/3 (202 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.14, RRR: 4.69)

    • BB McCullum 9 (18b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 1 (5b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-12-2
    • T Thushara 3-0-3-1
7.1

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, well disguised slower delivery, McCullum is beaten all ends up and the ball rolls away of the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down - was clearly hit outside the line of the off stump

7.2

Thushara to BB McCullum, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single taken

7.3

Thushara to Elliott, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing there - Elliot looks to defend off the back-foot and the ball zips past the outside edge

7.4

Thushara to Elliott, no run, played away towards point, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

7.5

Thushara to Elliott, no run, width offered outside the off stump but came slow off the track, Elliot looks to cut off the back-foot and ends up with an inside edge

7.6

Thushara to Elliott, no run, full and on the pads, Elliot leans forward and drives it down to mid-on

End of over 8 (1 run) New Zealand 16/3 (201 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 4.78)

    • GD Elliott 1 (9b)
    • BB McCullum 10 (20b 1x4)
    • T Thushara 4-0-4-1
    • KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-12-2

Mendis into the attack. Slip in place

8.1

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

8.2

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, defended outside the off stump

8.3

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, full and on the pads, McCullum looks to sweep but makes no contact

8.4

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, solid defensive shot outside the off stump

8.5

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, leg-break, pitched outside the off stump and turning away - McCullum stays back and pushes it away towards point

8.6

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

End of over 9 (maiden) New Zealand 16/3 (201 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 1.77, RRR: 4.90)

    • BB McCullum 10 (26b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 1 (9b)
    • BAW Mendis 1-1-0-0
    • T Thushara 4-0-4-1
9.1

Thushara to Elliott, no run, beaten outside the off stump

9.2

Thushara to Elliott, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, defended

9.3

Thushara to Elliott, no run, played away on the off side, no room for a single there

9.4

Thushara to Elliott, no run, good length and angling across but no real width offered, Elliot moves across a bit and plays it away towards point

9.5

Thushara to Elliott, 1 run, played away off the back-foot to the third man region

9.6

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, good length delivery, defended back to the bowler.

End of the first PowerPlay and New Zealand have manages just 17 runs! Sri Lanka right on top here

End of over 10 (1 run) New Zealand 17/3 (200 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 1.70, RRR: 5.00)

    • BB McCullum 10 (27b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 2 (14b)
    • T Thushara 5-0-5-1
    • BAW Mendis 1-1-0-0
10.1

Mendis to Elliott, no run, googly and the ball hits the pad, loud appeal turned down - looked close

10.2

Mendis to Elliott, no run, pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Elliot goes back and defends it down on the off side, ball stayed low after hitting the deck but Elliot had it covered

10.3

Mendis to Elliott, 1 run, pushed forward and drives it down to long-on for a single

10.4

Mendis to BB McCullum, 1 run, swept away nicely to deep backward square leg

10.5

Mendis to Elliott, no run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line and Elliot defends it back down the track

10.6

Mendis to Elliott, no run, width offered outside the off stump and Elliot cuts it away in the air and straight to the man placed behind point, fell just short

End of over 11 (2 runs) New Zealand 19/3 (198 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 1.72, RRR: 5.07)

    • GD Elliott 3 (19b)
    • BB McCullum 11 (28b 1x4)
    • BAW Mendis 2-1-2-0
    • T Thushara 5-0-5-1
11.1

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, looks to cut and ends up with a bottom edge

11.2

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, defended down on the leg side, Thushara follows it up nicely and cuts off the single

11.3

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and McCullum cuts it away straight to the fielder at point

11.4

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, driven off the back-foot and the ball finds the fielder at cover

11.5

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, McCullum cuts hard but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away off the bottom edge

11.6

Thushara to BB McCullum, no run, walks across the stumps and drives the ball back to the bowler - maiden over!

End of over 12 (maiden) New Zealand 19/3 (198 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 1.58, RRR: 5.21)

    • BB McCullum 11 (34b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 3 (19b)
    • T Thushara 6-1-5-1
    • BAW Mendis 2-1-2-0

Malinga into the attack now.

12.1

Malinga to Elliott, no run, slings one wide outside the off stump, Elliot stands tall and defends it away towards cover point

12.2

Malinga to Elliott, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Elliot moves across a bit and works it away towards midwicket

12.3

Malinga to Elliott, no run, yorker outside the off stump, played away towards cover

12.4

Malinga to Elliott, no run, short delivery on middle and off - defended standing tall

12.5

Malinga to Elliott, no run, slow yorker on the middle and off stump line, Elliot picks it up early and plays it back down the track

12.6

Malinga to Elliott, 1 run, short ball, Elliot nicely gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away to deep backward square leg

End of over 13 (1 run) New Zealand 20/3 (197 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 1.53, RRR: 5.32)

    • GD Elliott 4 (25b)
    • BB McCullum 11 (34b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-1-0
    • T Thushara 6-1-5-1
13.1

Kulasekara to Elliott, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, probably the off-cutter. Elliot gets behind the line and drives it down to mid-off

13.2

Kulasekara to Elliott, no run, clipped away off the pads and straight to the fielder at midwicket

13.3

Kulasekara to Elliott, no run, leg-cutter, came in slow and Elliot defends it down on the off side

13.4

Kulasekara to Elliott, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side and the ball rolls away of the pad to the square leg region

13.5

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at cover - it's all looking a bit dull

13.6

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, on the middle and off stump line, McCullum only manages to tap it away towards cover

End of over 14 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 21/3 (196 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 5.44)

    • BB McCullum 11 (36b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 4 (29b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-12-2
    • SL Malinga 1-0-1-0
14.1

Malinga to Elliott, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Elliott pushes forward to defend and the ball runs away off the outside edge - fielder in the deep moves across quickly to his left and cuts off the boundary

14.2

Malinga to Elliott, no run, 142 kmp and it's a yorker outside the off stump, Elliott digs it away on the off side

14.3

Malinga to Elliott, 1 run, played down on the off side and they scamper through for a single

14.4

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, good bouncer on middle and leg, McCullum sways away late

14.5

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, another bouncer and the ball goes through to the keeper, this time saw McCullum charging down the track and deliberately pulled it back

14.6

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, played away off the back-foot to the cover region, was the slower delivery

End of over 15 (3 runs) New Zealand 24/3 (193 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 1.60, RRR: 5.51)

    • BB McCullum 11 (39b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 7 (32b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-4-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-12-2
15.1

Kulasekara to Elliott, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, poor delivery and Elliott neatly flicks it away to the fine leg fence

15.2

Kulasekara to Elliott, no run, defended watchfully

15.3

Kulasekara to Elliott, 1 run, defended down on the off side

15.4

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, short of a good length delivery, driven away towards cover

15.5

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, slightly short and cutting in, McCullum stays back and cuts it away towards point

15.6

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, 1 run, edged down to third man, easy single to end the over

End of over 16 (6 runs) New Zealand 30/3 (187 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 1.87, RRR: 5.50)

    • BB McCullum 12 (42b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 12 (35b 1x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-18-2
    • SL Malinga 2-0-4-0
16.1

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, makes room and Malinga follows McCullum, played away towards cover

16.2

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, yorker on the stumps and McCullum digs it out towards cover

16.3

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, McCullum makes rooms and cuts it away towards point, Dilshan moves across quickly from backward point and cuts off the single

16.4

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, pulled away through square leg, not a well timed shot

16.5

Malinga to Elliott, 2 runs, slower delivery outside the off stump and Elliott squeezes it down to third man, runs hard and Elliott makes it across safely for the second

16.6

Malinga to Elliott, no run, defended outside the off stump and the ball goes straight to Dilshan behind point

End of over 17 (3 runs) New Zealand 33/3 (184 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 1.94, RRR: 5.57)

    • GD Elliott 14 (37b 1x4)
    • BB McCullum 13 (46b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-7-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-18-2

Drinks called for. New Zealand require another 184 runs with 7 wickets and 33.0 overs remaining. The required run rate has moved up to 5.57

Mathews into the attack now.

17.1

Mathews to BB McCullum, no run, clipped away on the leg side, diving stop at midwicket cuts off the single

17.2

Mathews to BB McCullum, no run, on the stumps and McCullum finds the fielder at midwicket, nothing new

17.3

Mathews to BB McCullum, 2 wides, drifting down the leg side, Sangakkara gets a touch on it

17.3

Mathews to Elliott, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Elliott gets forward and drives it straight to the fielder at cover

17.4

Mathews to Elliott, 1 run, on the stumps and that's driven straight back down the track to long-on, easy single

17.5

Mathews to BB McCullum, no run, defended down towards silly mid-on, Mathews moves across to his right and cuts off the single

17.6

Mathews to BB McCullum, 1 run, dropped! short delivery outside the off stump, McCullum cuts hard and ends up with a thick edge but Sangakkara, who is standing up, fails to hold on to a hard chance

End of over 18 (4 runs) New Zealand 37/3 (180 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 2.05, RRR: 5.62)

    • BB McCullum 14 (50b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 15 (39b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 1-0-4-0
    • SL Malinga 3-0-7-0
18.1

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven back down the track

18.2

Malinga to BB McCullum, OUT, cleaned up! something had to happen - good length delivery on the stumps, McCullum makes room and swings hard but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps. New Zealand in deep trouble here at 37 for 4.

BB McCullum b Malinga 14 (83m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

Jacob Oram walks in to face the music

18.3

Malinga to Oram, FOUR, well directed short ball, Oram never picked it up and the ball flies off the glove and over Sangakkara to the fence

18.4

Malinga to Oram, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit wide outside the off stump and Oram leave it through to the keeper

18.5

Malinga to Oram, OUT, another one bites the dust! good length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away a touch - Oram plays at it well away from his body and ends up with a faint edge. Sangakkara goes low and takes it cleanly. New Zealand 5 down.

JDP Oram c †Sangakkara b Malinga 4 (6m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

It was a tough chance and Sangakkara had to swoop low, Oram was not convinced and he stood his ground and was eventually given out by the third umpire

18.6

Malinga to NL McCullum, OUT, bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, a slinger of a delivery, Nathan McCullum pushes forward to defend and is beaten for pace and the off stump is pegged back. Malinga on a hat-trick here.

NL McCullum b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of a sensational over

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand 41/6 (176 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 2.15, RRR: 5.67)

    • GD Elliott 15 (39b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-11-3
    • AD Mathews 1-0-4-0
19.1

Mathews to Elliott, no run, good length delivery, driven straight back down the track

19.2

Mathews to Elliott, 1 run, runs it down to third man for an easy single

19.3

Mathews to Vettori, 1 run, edged away well wide of the slip fielder

19.4

Mathews to Elliott, 2 runs, width offered outside the off stump and Elliott cuts it away to deep backward point, diving stop in the deep cuts off the boundary

19.5

Mathews to Elliott, no run, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

19.6

Mathews to Elliott, 1 run, cut away to deep backward point for a single

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 46/6 (171 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 2.30, RRR: 5.70)

    • GD Elliott 19 (44b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 1 (1b)
    • AD Mathews 2-0-9-0
    • SL Malinga 4-0-11-3

Malinga to continue.

20.1

Malinga to Elliott, no run, inswinging yorker on the middle and leg stump line, Elliott watchfully plays it away on the leg side

20.2

Malinga to Elliott, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, Elliott sways away from it

20.3

Malinga to Elliott, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, Elliott edges it away on the leg side and they scamper through for a single

20.4

Malinga to Vettori, no run, yorker outside the off stump, pitched close to the off stump line - Vettori plays inside the line

20.5

Malinga to Vettori, 1 wide, full and drifting down the leg side

20.5

Malinga to Vettori, 1 run, another yorker, this time it's well directed - Vettori somehow manages to get a touch on it and a loud appeal for lbw is turned down

20.6

Malinga to Elliott, 2 runs, fulltoss on the pads and Elliott plays it away through square leg

End of over 21 (5 runs) New Zealand 51/6 (166 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 2.42, RRR: 5.72)

    • GD Elliott 22 (48b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 2 (3b)
    • SL Malinga 5-0-16-3
    • AD Mathews 2-0-9-0
21.1

Mathews to Vettori, no run, driven down to mid-off, straight to the fielder

21.2

Mathews to Vettori, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, this time driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

21.3

Mathews to Vettori, 1 run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Vettori waits for the ball and drives it through covers

21.4

Mathews to Elliott, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

21.5

Mathews to Elliott, no run, nice looking cover drive but straight to the fielder on the bounce

21.6

Mathews to Elliott, no run, off-cutter to end the over, Elliott gets forward and defends it back down the track

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 52/6 (165 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 2.36, RRR: 5.89)

    • GD Elliott 22 (51b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 3 (6b)
    • AD Mathews 3-0-10-0
    • SL Malinga 5-0-16-3
22.1

Malinga to Vettori, 1 run, forced away through point - easy single

22.2

Malinga to Elliott, no run, on the pads and Elliot taps it away towards midwicket

22.3

Malinga to Elliott, FOUR, on the pads, probably the slower delivery - Elliott moves across nicely and flicks it away fine

22.4

Malinga to Elliott, no run, short ball and Elliott defends it in to the track

22.5

Malinga to Elliott, 2 runs, played away wide of the fielder at backward point, the fielder in the deep has lot of ground to cover and the batsmen scamper through for the second

22.6

Malinga to Elliott, 5 wides, wayward delivery down the leg side, the slower one gone wrong ?

22.6

Malinga to Elliott, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Elliot defends it back down the track

End of over 23 (12 runs) New Zealand 64/6 (153 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 2.78, RRR: 5.66)

    • GD Elliott 28 (56b 2x4)
    • DL Vettori 4 (7b)
    • SL Malinga 6-0-28-3
    • AD Mathews 3-0-10-0
23.1

Mathews to Vettori, 1 run, clipped away off the pads to deep backward square leg

23.2

Mathews to Elliott, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Elliott comes down the track and in the end is beaten by a long way

23.3

Mathews to Elliott, 1 run, off-cutter on the middle and off stump line, Elliott gets inside the line and drives it away wide of the cover fielder

23.4

Mathews to Vettori, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

23.5

Mathews to Elliott, 1 run, pitched up on middle and off, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off

23.6

Mathews to Vettori, no run, played back to the bowler, came off the inner half of the bat

End of over 24 (4 runs) New Zealand 68/6 (149 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 2.83, RRR: 5.73)

    • DL Vettori 6 (10b)
    • GD Elliott 30 (59b 2x4)
    • AD Mathews 4-0-14-0
    • SL Malinga 6-0-28-3

Jayasuriya into the attack now, this is going to be quick and exciting

24.1

Jayasuriya to Elliott, no run, punched off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at mid-off

24.2

Jayasuriya to Elliott, no run, slightly short and Elliott drives it straight to the fielder at cover

24.3

Jayasuriya to Elliott, 1 run, pushed well forward and drives the ball down to long-on, easy single

24.4

Jayasuriya to Vettori, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended off the back-foot

24.5

Jayasuriya to Vettori, 1 run, driven away off the pads to deep midwicket

24.6

Jayasuriya to Elliott, no run, edged away to short third man, finishes the over in well under three minutes

End of over 25 (2 runs) New Zealand 70/6 (147 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 2.80, RRR: 5.88)

    • GD Elliott 31 (63b 2x4)
    • DL Vettori 7 (12b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 1-0-2-0
    • AD Mathews 4-0-14-0
25.1

Mathews to Vettori, no run, driven down to mid-on

25.2

Mathews to Vettori, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back down the track to long-off, takes on the fielder in the deep and they come back for the second

25.3

Mathews to Vettori, 1 wide, pitched up outside the off stump and angling away further - Vettori goes after it but fails to make contact

25.3

Mathews to Vettori, no run, played back to the bowler

25.4

Mathews to Vettori, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, this one kept low after hitting the deck, Vettori swings across the line but fails to make contact

25.5

Mathews to Vettori, 1 run, forced away off the front-foot and Vettori gets it away wide of the fielder at cover, quick single added to the total

25.6

Mathews to Elliott, 1 run, moves forward and across and clips the ball down to fine leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 26 (5 runs) New Zealand 75/6 (142 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 2.88, RRR: 5.91)

    • GD Elliott 32 (64b 2x4)
    • DL Vettori 10 (17b)
    • AD Mathews 5-0-19-0
    • ST Jayasuriya 1-0-2-0
26.1

Jayasuriya to Elliott, 1 run, played away on the off side and they scamper through for a single

26.2

Jayasuriya to Vettori, no run, the one that straightens after hitting the deck, Vettori plays it away on the leg side

26.3

Jayasuriya to Vettori, OUT, gone! slightly short and on the middle and off stump line, Vettori swings across the line and is beaten by the lack of bounce. As plumb as it gets

DL Vettori lbw b Jayasuriya 10 (34m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

26.4

Jayasuriya to Butler, FOUR, goes for the drive outside the off stump and the ball races away off the outside edge to the third man fence

26.5

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward

26.6

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, defended down on the off side, end of a successful over

End of over 27 (5 runs) New Zealand 80/7 (137 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 2.96, RRR: 5.95)

    • IG Butler 4 (3b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 33 (65b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 2-0-7-1
    • AD Mathews 5-0-19-0

Mendis back on - Sangakkara going for the kill here

27.1

Mendis to Elliott, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to deep cover

27.2

Mendis to Butler, no run, on the middle and off stump line, the one that goes straight on - Butler pushes forward to defend, jumble of bat and pad, appeal for lbw turned down

27.3

Mendis to Butler, 1 run, worked away through square leg

27.4

Mendis to Elliott, 3 byes, premeditated sweep but the ball goes through everything

27.5

Mendis to Butler, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Butler is sucked into the drive and is beaten outside the off stump

27.6

Mendis to Butler, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side and Butler plays it away to fine leg for a brace

End of over 28 (7 runs) New Zealand 87/7 (130 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.10, RRR: 5.90)

    • IG Butler 7 (7b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 34 (67b 2x4)
    • BAW Mendis 3-1-6-0
    • ST Jayasuriya 2-0-7-1
28.1

Jayasuriya to Elliott, 1 run, driven off the back-foot and Elliott gets it through the gap between the cover fielders

28.2

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, forced away off the front-foot and the ball rolls away square on the off side

28.3

Jayasuriya to Butler, 1 run, punched down to long-on

28.4

Jayasuriya to Elliott, 1 run, looks to flick it away on the leg side and ends up with an inside edge

28.5

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, looks to work it away on the leg side, ball clips the outside half of the bat and rolls away on the off side

28.6

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at cover

End of over 29 (3 runs) New Zealand 90/7 (127 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.10, RRR: 6.04)

    • IG Butler 8 (11b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 36 (69b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 3-0-10-1
    • BAW Mendis 3-1-6-0
29.1

Mendis to Elliott, no run, cut away behind point, no room for a single there

29.2

Mendis to Elliott, 1 run, driven off the front-foot, gets it wide of the fielder at mid-off

29.3

Mendis to Butler, no run, defended outside the off stump

29.4

Mendis to Butler, no run, googly and Butler ends up playing down the wrong line, impact was well outside the line of the off stumps, loud appeal turned down

29.5

Mendis to Butler, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

29.6

Mendis to Butler, no run, turning in and once again Butler is beaten comprehensively, another loud appeal for lbw turned down

Drinks

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 91/7 (126 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.03, RRR: 6.30)

    • IG Butler 8 (15b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 37 (71b 2x4)
    • BAW Mendis 4-1-7-0
    • ST Jayasuriya 3-0-10-1
30.1

Jayasuriya to Elliott, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Elliot pushes forward and drives it down to long-on

30.2

Jayasuriya to Butler, 1 run, driven in the air and just wide of Jayasuriya

30.3

Jayasuriya to Elliott, 1 run, short and turning away, Elliott stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away through cover

30.4

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, cut away behind point, fails it get it past the fielder there

30.5

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

30.6

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

End of over 31 (4 runs) New Zealand 95/7 (122 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.06, RRR: 6.42)

    • IG Butler 10 (19b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 39 (73b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 4-0-14-1
    • BAW Mendis 4-1-7-0
31.1

Mendis to Butler, 2 byes, the one that goes straight on - Butler looks to defend but fails to make contact and the ball goes past Sangakkara

31.2

Mendis to Butler, 1 bye, down the leg side and the ball runs away off the keeper's pad

31.3

Mendis to Elliott, 1 run, flat delivery outside the off stump, Elliot pushes well forward and clips it away through midwicket

31.4

Mendis to Butler, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, Butler defends and the ball rolls away off the outside edge

31.5

Mendis to Butler, 1 run, driven down to long-on and the 100 comes up

31.6

Mendis to Elliott, 1 run, punched off the back-foot, straight back but Mendis fails to stop it cleanly

End of over 32 (6 runs) New Zealand 101/7 (116 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 6.44)

    • GD Elliott 41 (75b 2x4)
    • IG Butler 11 (23b 1x4)
    • BAW Mendis 5-1-10-0
    • ST Jayasuriya 4-0-14-1
32.1

Jayasuriya to Elliott, OUT, Elliott's long vigil comes to an end. Flat delivery on the stumps, Elliot comes down the track and yorks himself, fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the woodwork.

GD Elliott b Jayasuriya 41 (127m 76b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.94

Second wicket for Jayasuriya - Tuffey is the next man in

32.2

Jayasuriya to Tuffey, 1 run, low fulltoss on the pads and Tuffey plays it away on the leg side

32.3

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

32.4

Jayasuriya to Butler, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump and Butler drives it down to long-off

32.5

Jayasuriya to Tuffey, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Tuffey pushes forward to defend and is beaten all ends up

32.6

Jayasuriya to Tuffey, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump and Tuffey ends up playing down the wrong line

End of over 33 (2 runs) New Zealand 103/8 (114 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 6.70)

    • DR Tuffey 1 (3b)
    • IG Butler 12 (25b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 5-0-16-2
    • BAW Mendis 5-1-10-0
33.1

Mendis to Butler, no run, pitched wide outside the off stump and turning in but not enough to make Butler play at it

33.2

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

33.3

Mendis to Butler, no run, defended stretching well forward, bat and pad held together

33.4

Mendis to Butler, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

33.5

Mendis to Butler, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

33.6

Mendis to Butler, 1 run, cut away late to the short third man region

End of over 34 (1 run) New Zealand 104/8 (113 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.05, RRR: 7.06)

    • IG Butler 13 (31b 1x4)
    • DR Tuffey 1 (3b)
    • BAW Mendis 6-1-11-0
    • ST Jayasuriya 5-0-16-2
34.1

Jayasuriya to Butler, 2 runs, driven away through extra cover

34.2

Jayasuriya to Butler, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and Butler hammers it down to long-on

34.3

Jayasuriya to Tuffey, 1 run, played away on the leg side

34.4

Jayasuriya to Butler, SIX, Max! comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for the first six of the match

34.5

Jayasuriya to Butler, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, Butler pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal turned down - impact was outside the line of the off side

34.6

Jayasuriya to Butler, 2 runs, nudged away behind square leg

End of over 35 (12 runs) New Zealand 116/8 (101 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.31, RRR: 6.73)

    • IG Butler 24 (36b 1x4 1x6)
    • DR Tuffey 2 (4b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 6-0-28-2
    • BAW Mendis 6-1-11-0
35.1

Mendis to Tuffey, no run, defended straight back to the bowler, was in the air for sometime but fell short of Mendis

35.2

Mendis to Tuffey, no run, goes for the sweep and gets beaten

35.3

Mendis to Tuffey, OUT, googly - Tuffey looks to tap it away on the off side but ends up with an inside edge and the ball rolls back and is run out by Sangakkara. Tuffey failed to pick up the ball roll back and was looking for a run there

DR Tuffey run out 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

35.4

Mendis to Bond, 1 run, pushed wide of the fielder at point

35.5

Mendis to Butler, 1 run, worked away behind point for a single

35.6

Mendis to Bond, 1 wide, googly down the leg side

35.6

Mendis to Bond, no run, another googly, pitched outside the off stump and turning in - Bond fails to get bat on ball and is hit on the pad

End of over 36 (3 runs) New Zealand 119/9 (98 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.30, RRR: 7.00)

    • SE Bond 1 (2b)
    • IG Butler 25 (37b 1x4 1x6)
    • BAW Mendis 7-1-14-0
    • ST Jayasuriya 6-0-28-2
36.1

Malinga to Butler, OUT, all over! It's a Malinga special, full and on the stumps, Butler fails to get his bat down in time and the ball crashes into the stumps. Sri Lanka win by 97 runs

IG Butler b Malinga 25 (36m 38b 1x4 1x6) SR: 65.78

What a comeback from the home team. After electing to bat first they were reduced to 69 for 5, but fought back through Samaraweera and Mathews to put up a decent total on a track that was slow and low.

And when it came to defending the total the bowlers were spot on with Malinga being the wrecker-in-chief with four wickets to his name. They never allowed the batsmen to settle down and kept on picking wickets at regular intervals and eventually ran through the New Zealand line-up in just 36.1 overs.

Sri Lanka will take home five points from this game including one bonus point . Man of the match award goes to Thilan Samaraweera for his brilliant innings.

At the presnetation, Vettori was asked, If he could change one thing what would it be - "Would have won the toss" was his reply. Hope you have enjoyed the coverage and be sure to join us for the second match on the 11th of September. Good bye and good luck.

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