ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 81 balls remaining)

10.2

Eranga to BB McCullum, 1 run, attempts a yorker first ball, but it's down the leg side. McCullum flicks it to fine leg to get off the mark and bring up New Zealand's fifty

New Zealand 50/4   BB McCullum 1* (1b)

11.1

Herath to BB McCullum, 2 leg byes, full and flighted and what does Baz do? He goes for a reverse sweep! He misses it, but luckily for him he gets hit on the boot outside the line of off

11.2

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, he goes back to cut this one, but it stayed a touch low.. Again very lucky. He steals a single to cover though

11.4

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, tossed up and full outside off, this time he doesn't try anything expansive, dabs it towards the off side for a single

New Zealand 59/4   BB McCullum 3* (4b)

12.1

Eranga to BB McCullum, FOUR, length delivery outside off, Baz comes forward and just pushes it towards cover. The ball speeds off his bat and beats the fielder at cover and races to the boundary. A mere push it was

12.2

Eranga to BB McCullum, 1 run, another length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to deep cover.. (The fielder had moved back)

New Zealand 64/4   BB McCullum 8* (6b 1x4)

13.1

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, tossed up delivery on off, Baz defends, awkwardly though

13.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he comes forward and defends the tossed up delivery to the leg side

13.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, quicker and flatter this time, Baz goes on the back foot and pushes it to midwicket

13.4

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, flighted and on the leg stump line, the batsman pushes it to the right of midwicket of a single

13.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, quicker delivery this time, the batsman shuffles across, then defends it solidly back down the pitch

New Zealand 70/4   BB McCullum 9* (11b 1x4)

15.1

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, fuller and quicker, the batsman comes forward in defence, gets an inside edge but he has no idea where it is..

15.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, fuller and quick again, the batsman defends it to the off side off the front foot

15.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he stretches right forward and defends it again

15.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, goes on the back foot to a tossed up delivery and gets squared up as the ball straightens, gets an outside edge to backward point

15.5

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, full and flighted, the batsman tries to drive it long-on, but hits it off the outside half of the bat to long off

New Zealand 71/5   BB McCullum 10* (16b 1x4)

16.4

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, the batsman comes right forward and defends it back to the bowler

16.5

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, it is pushed through outside off and Baz goes for a reverse sweep, misses and gets hit on the pads. He prob had his heart in his mouth and there was a loud appeal again, but the impact was outside off

16.6

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, this time, he comes forward and defends to cover

New Zealand 73/5   BB McCullum 10* (19b 1x4)

17.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, Tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward and plays it down towards that second slip fielder, it drops just short of the fielder. It was played well though

17.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, another good shout for lbw! That was outside the line of off though, but no doubt Baz was beaten by the arm-ball again

17.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he thrusts his front foot forward and defends it towards cover

17.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, more solid front foot defence from the batsman

17.6

Herath to BB McCullum, 2 leg byes, tossed up delivery, but this is down the leg side. It flicks the pads and runs down fine

New Zealand 76/5   BB McCullum 10* (24b 1x4)

18.6

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, the batsman goes back and punches it to cover

New Zealand 77/5   BB McCullum 10* (25b 1x4)

19.3

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, short of length delivery on off stump, the batsman gets up on his toes and dabs it towards cover point, he calls for a quick single and the two make it in time

New Zealand 79/5   BB McCullum 11* (26b 1x4)

20.1

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, pushed through on off stump, the batsman punches it back to the bowler

20.2

Dilshan to BB McCullum, 1 run, shorter and flatter, the batsman shuffles across and whips it to deep square leg for a single

20.6

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, the batsman drives it to midwicket

New Zealand 82/6   BB McCullum 12* (29b 1x4)

21.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he goes back and across and whips the quicker delivery to midwicket

21.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, tossed up full and on the leg stump line, the batsman comes forward and defends it down the pitch

New Zealand 85/6   BB McCullum 12* (31b 1x4)

22.4

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, he bowls it full on off stump, the batsman drives it firmly, but Dilshan dives to his right to cut it off

22.5

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, slower and tossed up outside off, the batsman stretches out and defends it to the off side

22.6

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, full and flat on off stump, the batsman drives it to midwicket

New Zealand 88/6   BB McCullum 12* (34b 1x4)

23.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he comes forward and defends the flighted delivery to the off side

23.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he thrusts his pad outside the line of off and pads the arm ball away, appeal from behind the stumps, but the bowler doesn't ask the question.. Not coming back enough

23.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he goes forward to defend the tossed up delivery, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. More appealing from behind the stumps, none from the bowler

New Zealand 93/6   BB McCullum 12* (37b 1x4)

24.4

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, the batsman brings out a sweep shot, manages to get some bat on it to short fine leg, although that is not where he was aiming

24.5

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, fuller delivery on the middle and leg line, driven back to the bowler

24.6

Dilshan to BB McCullum, no run, now the reverse sweep to one pitched on the middle stump, he gets a top edge on to his helmet grill this time..

New Zealand 94/6   BB McCullum 12* (40b 1x4)

25.5

Eranga to BB McCullum, no run, back of length delivery, the batsman comes forward and defends it to the off side

25.6

Eranga to BB McCullum, 2 runs, length delivery on the stumps, Baz drops it towards mid-on and calls for a quick single. Nathan is late to respond to it but the two fielders charging towards the ball confuse each other and the ball goes through.. The batsmen get back for a couple

New Zealand 97/6   BB McCullum 14* (42b 1x4)

27.1

Eranga to BB McCullum, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, crunched on the up to deep cover for a single, that brings up the team's hundred

New Zealand 100/6   BB McCullum 15* (43b 1x4)

28.2

NLTC Perera to BB McCullum, no run, fuller length delivery just outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to point

28.3

NLTC Perera to BB McCullum, 1 run, back of length delivery outside off, he dabs it towards the gap at cover and calls early for a run

New Zealand 111/6   BB McCullum 16* (45b 1x4)

29.1

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, starts off with a yorker that is firmly driven in the air through the left of the bowler.. They take a single, but on another day, that could have been an amazing catch..

29.3

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, another yorker, this time it's punched back to the bowler

29.4

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, slower yorker outside off, the batsman manages to dig it out towards the bowler, who tries to stop it with his boot, but parries it towards mid-off, the batsmen steal a single

29.6

Malinga to BB McCullum, OUT, the off stump takes a beating! That's six on the last throw of the dice. Sri Lanka continue to fight. It's that slower yorker again and Baz is completely outfoxed by the lack of pace on that. He tried to whip it to the leg side, but falls over as he plays too early, the ball dips and goes under the bat to hit the off stump..

BB McCullum b Malinga 18 (88m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.73

New Zealand 115/7   BB McCullum 18 (49b 1x4)
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Lasith Malinga was in inspired form, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff, June 9, 2013

Lasith Malinga was in inspired form

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Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan embrace after pulling off a heist over Sri Lanka

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