New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 10, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) (D/L method)
10 November 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (32 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RJ Nicol c Tharanga b Kulasekara 11 25 24 2 0 45.83
5.6 fuller ball, Nicol uses his feet again and tried to swing it over mid on. Barely gets any timing there and the ball lobs straight to mid on. 16/1
View dismissal BJ Watling run out (Kulasekara/Mendis) 15 45 26 1 0 57.69
11.3 Perera to BB McCullum, short, gets on the back foot, McCullum pushes it gently towards midwicket, completes the first run, calls for the second. Watling responds but he is too late as Kula collects and throws to the non-striker's end and the bowler takes off the bails 45/2
View dismissal BB McCullum c Chandimal b Herath 30 54 44 2 1 68.18
20.1 McCullum charges at Herath after playing a number of dot balls off him, but the ball was flatter and it went flat off the bat, straight to Chandimal at long on. 73/4
View dismissal LRPL Taylor* c †Sangakkara b Perera 6 18 17 0 0 35.29
15.6 wide length ball, Taylor wanted to smash it towards the extra cover region but edges it straight to the keeper. Wild shot there by Taylor 62/3
View dismissal KS Williamson b Mendis 21 50 29 2 0 72.41
27.4 79.8 mph, it is the googly again, flighted outside off, Williamson wanted to drive it to the cover region and is beaten by the flight, the ball, to his horror, then spins in and hits the top of middle and leg. 105/5
View dismissal JEC Franklin lbw b Kulasekara 21 48 37 1 0 56.75
30.6 full and straight yorker, Franklin walked across and wanted to guide it towards fine leg, misses it and that was hitting the middle stump 116/8
View dismissal NL McCullum b Mendis 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
27.5 it is two in two now, another googly to bamboozle Nathan McCullum. Flighted outside off and McCullum goes forward for a poke, the ball turns in to him and hits the off stump. 105/6
View dismissal AM Ellis lbw b Mendis 0 9 3 0 0 0.00
29.2 flighted on the middle, Ellis goes for a sweep and misses the ball completely as it hits him in front of middle and off. Easy decision for the umpire there. The ball didn't turn as struck the batsman on the full. 107/7
TG Southee not out 7 15 8 0 0 87.50
AF Milne not out 12 13 3 1 1 400.00
Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8
  Total (8 wickets; 32 overs; 140 mins) 131 (4.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SL Malinga 6 1 38 0 6.33
View wickets KMDN Kulasekara 5 1 17 2 3.40 (3w)
5.6 to Nicol, fuller ball, Nicol uses his feet again and tried to swing it over mid on. Barely gets any timing there and the ball lobs straight to mid on. 16/1
30.6 to Franklin, full and straight yorker, Franklin walked across and wanted to guide it towards fine leg, misses it and that was hitting the middle stump 116/8
  AD Mathews 6 0 19 0 3.16
View wicket NLTC Perera 5 0 16 1 3.20
15.6 to Taylor, wide length ball, Taylor wanted to smash it towards the extra cover region but edges it straight to the keeper. Wild shot there by Taylor 62/3
View wicket HMRKB Herath 6 0 23 1 3.83 (1w)
20.1 to BB McCullum, McCullum charges at Herath after playing a number of dot balls off him, but the ball was flatter and it went flat off the bat, straight to Chandimal at long on. 73/4
View wickets BMAJ Mendis 4 0 15 3 3.75 (1w)
27.4 to Williamson, 79.8 mph, it is the googly again, flighted outside off, Williamson wanted to drive it to the cover region and is beaten by the flight, the ball, to his horror, then spins in and hits the top of middle and leg. 105/5
27.5 to NL McCullum, it is two in two now, another googly to bamboozle Nathan McCullum. Flighted outside off and McCullum goes forward for a poke, the ball turns in to him and hits the off stump. 105/6
29.2 to Ellis, flighted on the middle, Ellis goes for a sweep and misses the ball completely as it hits him in front of middle and off. Easy decision for the umpire there. The ball didn't turn as struck the batsman on the full. 107/7
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 131 runs from 32 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Nicol b Southee 27 37 28 4 0 96.42
7.3 short of length, and Tharanga, who played that lovely shot last ball, tries to repeat it, but plays it in the air straight to Rob Nicol's hands at point. He was finally looking settled but has been taken down by Southee again. 36/1
View dismissal LD Chandimal b Boult 43 112 65 4 0 66.15
22.4 round the stumps, length ball, comes in with the angle, Chandimal attempts it to drive it through the covers, leaves a wide enough gap between his bat and pad for an elephant to pass through, the ball hits the top of off. No celebration from the bowler, who could have had him out a few times today. 123/2
KC Sangakkara not out 42 97 55 5 1 76.36
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c †Watling b Ellis 0 16 8 0 0 0.00
25.2 short and outside off, Thirimanne attempts a nothing pull from way outside off, the ball takes a bottom edge and the keeper accepts the catch with glee. A nothing shot by the batsman, who probably wanted to finish the game in style 128/3
AD Mathews not out 2 7 4 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 9, nb 2) 17
  Total (3 wickets; 26.2 overs; 134 mins) 131 (4.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket TA Boult 7 0 32 1 4.57 (2nb, 4w)
22.4 to Chandimal, round the stumps, length ball, comes in with the angle, Chandimal attempts it to drive it through the covers, leaves a wide enough gap between his bat and pad for an elephant to pass through, the ball hits the top of off. No celebration from the bowler, who could have had him out a few times today. 123/2
View wicket TG Southee 7 0 32 1 4.57 (1w)
7.3 to Tharanga, short of length, and Tharanga, who played that lovely shot last ball, tries to repeat it, but plays it in the air straight to Rob Nicol's hands at point. He was finally looking settled but has been taken down by Southee again. 36/1
  AF Milne 4.2 0 21 0 4.84 (3w)
View wicket AM Ellis 6 0 23 1 3.83 (1w)
25.2 to Thirimanne, short and outside off, Thirimanne attempts a nothing pull from way outside off, the ball takes a bottom edge and the keeper accepts the catch with glee. A nothing shot by the batsman, who probably wanted to finish the game in style 128/3
  NL McCullum 2 0 17 0 8.50

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-0
ODI debut - AF Milne (New Zealand)
Player of the match - BMAJ Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and RSA Palliyaguruge
TV umpire - TH Wijewardene
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RR Wimalasiri

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Rain: New Zealand - 0/0
    • Match reduced to 42 overs
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 9.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 85/4 in 22.0 overs (KS Williamson 12, JEC Franklin 5)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 7
    • Rain: New Zealand - 107/7 in 29.2 overs (JEC Franklin 17)
    • Match reduced to 32 overs
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 31.1-32.0 (Batting side-15 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 131/8 in 32.0 overs (TG Southee 7, AF Milne 12)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 7.0
    • 50 runs in 9.4 overs (59 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (LD Chandimal 21, KC Sangakkara 23, Ex 8)
    • 100 runs in 18.3 overs (112 balls), Extras 12
 
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