ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

20.3

Dilshan to NL McCullum, no run, oh another appeal, and he keeps asking the umpire! I think that was very close and McNath is lucky! He was walking across the stumps and missed the delivery as he tried to work it to the leg side, gets hit in front of middle stump.. Hawk eye says it would have spun down the leg side

20.4

Dilshan to NL McCullum, no run, he waits on the back foot and defends it towards cover

20.5

Dilshan to NL McCullum, 1 run, pushed through on off and middle, the batsman works it to deep square leg with the turn

New Zealand 82/6   NL McCullum 1* (3b)

21.1

Herath to NL McCullum, 2 runs, tossed up, but this on the pads, the batsman sweeps it fine leg for an easy single

21.2

Herath to NL McCullum, no run, fuller and quicker on the middle stump, it is driven to the left of the bowler, who does well to stop the ball

21.3

Herath to NL McCullum, no run, this is a slider down the leg side, the batsman fails to get bat on that

21.4

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, oh that stayed low. It was pushed through outside off, the batsman went back and punched it to deep cover

New Zealand 85/6   NL McCullum 4* (7b)

22.1

Dilshan to NL McCullum, no run, pushed through on off stump, defended off the back foot

22.2

Dilshan to NL McCullum, 2 runs, fuller deilvery, this one is firmly driven to wide long on and the batsman calls for two immediately, completes it comfortably

22.3

Dilshan to NL McCullum, 1 run, goes on the back foot and clips the length delivery on the pads to deep square leg

New Zealand 88/6   NL McCullum 7* (10b)

23.1

Herath to NL McCullum, no run, full and flighted on off, the batsman drives it to the left of Herath, but he dives and cuts it off

23.2

Herath to NL McCullum, FOUR, flighted on the middle stump line, Nathan Mc doesn't hold back, he chips it over wide mid-on and it makes it to the boundary

23.3

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, fuller and on off stump, the batsman drives it easily to long off for a single

New Zealand 93/6   NL McCullum 12* (13b 1x4)

24.1

Dilshan to NL McCullum, no run, pushed through from round the wicket, the batsman gets hit on the pads, but that pitched outside leg

24.2

Dilshan to NL McCullum, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, the batsman goes back and defends it to the leg side

24.3

Dilshan to NL McCullum, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, the batsman chips it towards deep midwicket for a single

New Zealand 94/6   NL McCullum 13* (16b 1x4)

25.1

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, he bowls a back of length delivery from wide of the crease, the batsman defends it off the front foot

25.2

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, attempts a yorker wide outside off, but it's a half-volley. It's driven back to the bowler, who partially stops it by sticking his right hand out

25.3

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it from the crease

25.4

Eranga to NL McCullum, 1 run, he bowls it full and wide outside off, the batsman slices it to the off side where Dilshan at point gets a hand to it and slows it down.. Keeps the batsmen to just a single

New Zealand 95/6   NL McCullum 14* (20b 1x4)

26.1

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, he bowls it back of length around off stump, some movement back into the batsman, who defends it off the back foot

26.2

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, back of length delivery on the stumps, the batsman tries to whip it to the leg side, but ends up pushing it in the air towards midwicket.. It just drops a metre short of the fielder

26.3

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, short and wide, he cuts it hard, but straight to Dilshan at gully

26.4

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, length delivery on the off and middle stump line, the batsman defends it off the back foot towards midwicket

26.5

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, 2 runs, short and wide, he cuts it again, this time in the air and it's over the fielder at gully. Eranga at third man has to run around to cut it off

26.6

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly to cover

New Zealand 99/6   NL McCullum 16* (26b 1x4)

27.2

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, loose shot! loud appeal by the keeper! It was a length delivery outside off, the batsman pushed at it away from the body, but he gets beaten and the keeper immediately goes up in an appeal. Sanga was confident, no one else was.. and rightly so

27.3

Eranga to NL McCullum, FOUR, he goes for a yorker, but it ends up being a low full toss that is cracked through extra cover for a welcome boundary

27.4

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman goes back and defends it to the off side

27.5

Eranga to NL McCullum, FOUR, short ball, the batsman plays a pull shot of utmost authority, it is placed in the gap at deep square leg

27.6

Eranga to NL McCullum, 1 run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover point for a single

New Zealand 109/6   NL McCullum 25* (31b 3x4)

28.1

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, 1 run, full delivery on the middle stump, the batsman drives it to wide mid-on comfortably for a single

28.4

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, fuller length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and defends to off

28.5

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, beautifully driven on the up off a length ball, but straight to the fielder at short cover

28.6

NLTC Perera to NL McCullum, no run, length delivery a touch wide outside off, the batsman defends it with an open face, towards backward point

New Zealand 111/6   NL McCullum 26* (35b 3x4)

29.2

Malinga to NL McCullum, 1 run, bowls a half-volley on the middle stump, the batsman flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

29.5

Malinga to NL McCullum, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, the batsman drives it to mid-on for a single now

New Zealand 115/6   NL McCullum 28* (37b 3x4)

30.1

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, he bowls it full on off stump, the batsman drives it to wide long off for a single

30.3

Herath to NL McCullum, 2 runs, full and flighted on off, Nathan McC drives it firmly, in the air, but just to the right of the man at short cover.. They take a couple to wide long on

30.4

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, another powerful drive, but this time the fielder at short cover makes a half-stop to keep the batsmen to a single

New Zealand 120/7   NL McCullum 32* (40b 3x4)

31.1

Malinga to NL McCullum, no run, another slower yorker on the middle and off stump line, the batsman does well to dig it out back to the bowler

31.2

Malinga to NL McCullum, OUT, an inswinging yorker does the job, this one was fast, it was mean, it hit the batsman on the back pad.. Infront of the leg stump. Would that have gone on to hit the leg? Possibly. Nathan McCullum's fighting innings has been cut short, Malinga is doing it for Sri Lanka.. Hawk-eye says that the ball would have just clipped the outside of the leg stump

NL McCullum lbw b Malinga 32 (54m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

New Zealand 122/8   NL McCullum 32 (42b 3x4)
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Lasith Malinga was in inspired form, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff, June 9, 2013

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