ICC Champions Trophy, 4th Match, Group A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 9, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 81 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
9 June 2013 (50-over match)

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, another quick single this time. Dilshan pushes a length delivery towards mid-on, where Vettori is a touch slow to start

Sri Lanka 2/1   TM Dilshan 1* (1b)

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, starts off with a length delivery on off stump, Dilshan comes forward and defends


McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, there is some movement into the right hander this time from short of a length. Dilshan defends it awkwardly back to the bowler as he gets hit high on the bat


McClenaghan to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, the batsman whips it past square leg for a couple of runs


McClenaghan to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Dilshan flicks it fine on the leg side and picks up another couple


McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 wide, he tries to go full this time and there is indeed come swing available, but it is down the leg side


McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, length delivery bowled with a loud grunt, goes across the right hander. Dilshan leaves it alone


McClenaghan to Dilshan, FOUR, length delivery on off, touch fuller and Dilshan punches it on the up past the non-striker for the first boundary of the day. No chance for any fielder, even though he hadn't timed it well

Sri Lanka 11/1   TM Dilshan 9* (7b 1x4)

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, Dilshan gets up on his toes and punches it towards mid-off. He calls for a quick single and makes it easily

Sri Lanka 13/1   TM Dilshan 10* (8b 1x4)

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, length delivery on off, Dilshan again pushes it past the non-striker with soft hands and thinks about a single, but decides against it immediately


McClenaghan to Dilshan, FOUR, short delivery, Dilshan was quick to rock back and swivel to pull it past square leg for a boundary


McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, another short ball, more effort this time by the bowler and there was a loud grunt too.. Dilshan goes for a pull, but bottom edges it on to his body


McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Dilshan tries to leave it belatedly, but the ball hits the face of the bat and just drops short of the fielder at second slip. The fielder doesn't take it cleanly allowing a run

Sri Lanka 18/1   TM Dilshan 15* (12b 2x4)

Mills to Dilshan, no run, back of length delivery, punched to cover off the back foot


Mills to Dilshan, no run, length delivery on the stumps, angling in, the batsman pushes it to midwicket off the front foot


Mills to Dilshan, no run, beautiful delivery! caught Dilshan off guard completely.. It was angled in and it straightened just a touch to beat the batsman as he tries to push it towards the leg side.. It bounced over the off stump


Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, this one comes in from the same angle and Dilshan nudged it towards square leg off the back foot

Sri Lanka 19/1   TM Dilshan 16* (16b 2x4)

McClenaghan to Dilshan, FOUR, and now Dilshan joins in the fun! He gets a full delivery and he drives it on the up through cover, slightly in the air, but in the gap and it makes it to the boundary


McClenaghan to Dilshan, OUT, ordinary shot by Dilshan as he misses a fuller length delivery and has his stumps rattled! Maybe it came in a touch, but Dilshan went forward for a lazy push towards the leg side,leaving a big gap between the bat and the pad and the ball hit the top of middle.

TM Dilshan b McClenaghan 20 (26m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Sri Lanka 27/2   TM Dilshan 20 (18b 3x4)





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