ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

0.1

Malinga to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery around off stump, the batsman gets right behind it and defends it to the off side

0.2

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, Guptill defends it towards point off the back foot

0.3

Malinga to Guptill, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman goes back and defends it to off

0.4

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery on off, Guptill prods forward and defends it to cover

0.5

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery on middle and off line, the batsman stays solid behind it and punches it to mid-on

0.6

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman pushes it towards point where Dilshan makes a good diving stop

New Zealand 0/0   MJ Guptill 0* (6b)

1.3

Eranga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and lets it go through

1.4

Eranga to Guptill, 2 runs, back of length delivery, but it's on the middle and leg line, Guptill clips it fine on the leg side and Malinga at fine leg does well to prevent the boundary by diving across

1.5

Eranga to Guptill, no run, length delivery wide outside off, it swings further away, the batsman leaves it alone

1.6

Eranga to Guptill, FOUR, fuller length delivery just outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it in the gap at cover, but he has timed that very well as it beats the fielder to the boundary

New Zealand 7/0   MJ Guptill 6* (10b 1x4)

3.1

Eranga to Guptill, 1 run, length delivery, but straying on to the pads, the batsman whips it down to fine leg for a single

3.6

Eranga to Guptill, no run, he goes for a yorker from wide of the crease, the batsman digs it out towards midwicket

New Zealand 15/1   MJ Guptill 7* (12b 1x4)

5.1

Eranga to Guptill, 1 wide, he bowls it from wide of the crease and wide down the leg side. Sanga does well to dive across and keep it to one extra run

5.1

Eranga to Guptill, FOUR, back of length delivery wide outside off, the batsman rocks back and wristily punches it through cover point. The ball teases three fielders all the way through to the boundary

5.2

Eranga to Guptill, 1 run, shortish delivery, the batsman pulls it to fine leg for a single

5.4

Eranga to Guptill, no run, he bowls a low full toss in his attempt to bowl a yorker, the batsman digs it out to his boot and the ball then lobs up in front. There are shouts of 'catch it' but the bowler doesn't really make any attempt.. Could have been a wicket

5.5

Eranga to Guptill, no run, he defends the short of length delivery off the back foot solidly

5.6

Eranga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through to the keeper

New Zealand 26/1   MJ Guptill 12* (17b 2x4)

7.1

Herath to Guptill, 3 runs, pushed through, that was the arm ball and the batsman uses the depth of the crease to go back and punch it to deep midwicket

New Zealand 29/1   MJ Guptill 15* (18b 2x4)

8.1

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman drills it down the ground with a powerful drive

8.2

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, short delivery this time, Guptill rocks back and comfortably pulls it behind square for another boundary

8.3

Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, back of length delivery outside off, he punches it hard straight to cover where Kusal Perera misfields and allows an extra run

New Zealand 44/1   MJ Guptill 24* (21b 4x4)

9.1

Herath to Guptill, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it off the front foot

9.2

Herath to Guptill, 1 run, goes back to a slider on the middle stump, brings his bat down in time to work it away towards deep square leg

New Zealand 49/2   MJ Guptill 25* (23b 4x4)

10.1

Eranga to Guptill, OUT, gone! caught at slip! Someone asked for the wobble? Eranga bowls that sharp shortish delivery outside off and the batsman tries to defend it off the back foot, but it took off and the bounce surprised Guptill who ended up fending it towards slip. It flew high and it flew fast and Mahela took a sharp overhead catch.

MJ Guptill c Jayawardene b Eranga 25 (52m 24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.16

New Zealand 49/4   MJ Guptill 25 (24b 4x4)
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Jun 9, 2013

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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Jun 9, 2013

Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan embrace after pulling off a heist over Sri Lanka, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff, June 9, 2013

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

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