ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

20.3

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, he keeps bowling with that grunt of his, this time outside off. The batsman lets it go through

20.4

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman defends it towards point off the back foot

20.5

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, 1 run, another short of length delivery, this time on the stumps, Thirimanne dabs it to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 66/5   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (3b)

21.1

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up and full outside off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

21.2

Vettori to Thirimanne, 1 run, pushed through on the pads, the batsman goes back and tickles it towards backward square leg for a single

21.5

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward to defend, but gets an inside edge towards square leg

21.6

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, the batsman goes back and defends it towards square leg

Sri Lanka 70/5   HDRL Thirimanne 2* (7b)

22.2

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, short delivery this time, dug in halfway, the batsman ducks under it easily

22.3

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends to off

22.4

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through, but the bowler comes tumbling down on to the pitch

22.5

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, he draws the edge this time, but it doesn't carry to the slip fielder. Way short of the fielder.

22.6

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, another short of length delivery outside off, the batsman gets out of the way

Sri Lanka 71/5   HDRL Thirimanne 2* (12b)

23.2

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, slower and tossed up outside off, the batsman goes back and defends it towards point

23.3

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, flatter this time and on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it towards midwicket

23.4

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

23.5

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, keeps it tight around off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

23.6

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman tucks it to the leg side, but straight to the man at square leg

Sri Lanka 72/5   HDRL Thirimanne 2* (17b)

24.2

Williamson to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up full and on the middle stump, driven to long off

24.4

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up and slow on off, defended to cover

24.5

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, flatter delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to mid-off

24.6

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, slower, tossed up, wide of off, draws the batsman into a loose shot, the ball grips the surface and turns past the outside edge

Sri Lanka 75/5   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (21b)

25.2

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, quicker delivery outside off, the batsman defends it to point off the back foot

25.3

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, he comes down the pitch and drives the flighted delivery to midwicket

25.4

Vettori to Thirimanne, FOUR, tossed up delivery and a bit wide of off, the batsman goes down on his knee and goes with a slog-sweep, over midwicket and to the boundary

25.5

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, pushed through on off, the batsman defends it to cover

25.6

Vettori to Thirimanne, 1 run, comes down the pitch and pushes it to mid-off, calls for a quick single as the fielder is a touch slow

Sri Lanka 81/5   HDRL Thirimanne 8* (26b 1x4)

26.1

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, is that a catch gone down? Looked like it. There was a loud noise as the batsman went for cut, but the keeper was not able to hold on to it. Thick edge actually, harsh to call it a drop

26.2

Williamson to Thirimanne, 1 run

Sri Lanka 82/5   HDRL Thirimanne 9* (28b 1x4)
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India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
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England won by 10 runs
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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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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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