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)
0.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, similar delivery, but Sanga goes right behind it and defends it towards off

0.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, not much bounce this time! It was a length ball angled across the batsman. Sanga left it alone

0.4

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery outside off, this one is taken waist high by the keeper after Sanga left it alone

0.5

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of length delivery on the stumps, Sanga goes back and dabs it towards the leg side for a quick single

Sri Lanka 1/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (4b)
2.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, shortish delivery down the leg side, but the bowler gets away with it. Not a wide says umpire, the batsman had walked across to the off side a bit

2.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery outside off, left alone by Sanga and it doesn't bounce much

2.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another short delivery and it doesn't bounce very high again, but it's down the leg side and again, not called a wide

2.4

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, Sanga flicks it to fine leg for a single

2.6

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, he stays on the back foot and pushes the length delivery outside off to the man at cover

Sri Lanka 13/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (9b)
3.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, moves away a touch, Sanga lets it go through

3.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, back of length delivery on off stumps, Sanga goes back and defends it towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 18/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (11b)
4.5

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, he stays on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to push the length delivery to point

4.6

Mills to Sangakkara, FOUR, here comes a Sanga special! Mills pushes it further up and the batsman goes down on his knee and creams it through cover.. Pretty sight this one

Sri Lanka 23/1   KC Sangakkara 6* (13b 1x4)
5.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, loud shout for leg before as the batsman gets hit around the knee roll trying to whip the length delivery to the leg side, but that was probably heading down

Sri Lanka 29/2   KC Sangakkara 6* (14b 1x4)
6.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, he bowls a length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through

6.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another length delivery angled across the left-hander, who lets it go through easily

6.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward, then lets it go

6.4

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, Sanga stays on the back foot and whips it to midwicket, where the fielder is not able to stop it cleanly, allowing a run

6.6

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it off the back foot

Sri Lanka 31/2   KC Sangakkara 7* (19b 1x4)
8.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery just outside off, Sanga takes a tiny step forward and punches it to mid-on

8.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, back of length outside off, Sanga goes on the back foot and punches it nicely to the off side, but straight to the man at cover

8.3

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery, on the fuller side, but Sanga stays in the crease and opens the face to run it down to third man for a single

Sri Lanka 34/3   KC Sangakkara 8* (22b 1x4)
9.1

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, he bowls it on a length around off stump, Sanga goes on the back foot and defends it solidly back to the bowler

9.2

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, he goes fuller this time, angled across the left hander, the batsman lets it go through

9.3

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, another fuller delivery wide outside off this time, the batsman leaves it alone

9.4

Southee to Sangakkara, 1 wide, tries to bring it closer to the batsman, but bowls it down the leg side

9.4

Southee to Sangakkara, 3 runs, good delivery on a length outside off, but Sanga has a better answer as he punches it through extra cover off the back foot

Sri Lanka 38/4   KC Sangakkara 11* (26b 1x4)
10.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on off, Sanga pushes it to mid-off and takes off.. But Angelo was looking towards the fielder.. Sanga got halfway and then ran back

10.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery just outside off, defended from the crease towards the off side

10.3

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time it's on the pads and Sanga nips it fine leg with a wristy flick

10.5

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

10.6

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly to cover

Sri Lanka 40/4   KC Sangakkara 12* (31b 1x4)
12.1

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to cover point and takes off for a quick single

Sri Lanka 41/4   KC Sangakkara 13* (32b 1x4)
13.1

Southee to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length delivery on off stump, and as easily as only Sanga can do, he pushes it back towards the non-striker, but once the ball passes Chandimal, it picks up pace and beats the man at mid-off

13.2

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it to midwicket

13.3

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery outside off, beautifully driven, but straight to the man at mid-off

13.4

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery angled across the batsman, Sanga covers the line of the stumps and lets it go through

13.5

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, a half-volley outside off and Sanga obliges by driving it nicely, but the field is packed on the off side and he hits it straight to short cover

13.6

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off and middle stump, the batsman defends it down the pitch

Sri Lanka 43/4   KC Sangakkara 15* (38b 1x4)
14.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish again, punched to deep point easily

14.4

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, flighted this time, on off, pushed back to him

14.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, another forward-defensive as he tosses this up on off

14.6

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, quicker to finish the over off, punched to long-off for one

Sri Lanka 47/4   KC Sangakkara 17* (42b 1x4)
15.1

Southee to Sangakkara, FOUR, wide length ball, driven on the up, past cover, all along the ground

15.2

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the up again, but straight to mid-off

15.3

Southee to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, tucked away for one

Sri Lanka 52/4   KC Sangakkara 22* (45b 2x4)
16.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him

16.4

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, slower through the air, blocked off the front foot

16.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short of a length, back-cuts this to right of deep point for two

16.6

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 2 runs, clipped away off the toe, to the right of deep midwicket, gets another couple

Sri Lanka 58/4   KC Sangakkara 26* (49b 2x4)
18.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, he bowls a fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through

18.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, back of length outside off, the batsman defends it towards cover off the back foot

18.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman stylishly punches it to the fielder at cover point off the front foot

18.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, he bowls a length delivery on the stumps, the batsman pushes it to mid-on

18.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery this time, but this is outside off and the batsman easily sways out of line

18.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, another short delivery, this time the batsman arches back and pulls it along the ground to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 59/4   KC Sangakkara 27* (55b 2x4)
19.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, the batsman dabs it to the left of midwicket fielder and calls for a quick single

Sri Lanka 60/4   KC Sangakkara 28* (56b 2x4)
20.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman gets up on his toes and punches it to deep extra cover

20.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, that was close! the batsmen took a couple after Sanga punched a length delivery to deep extra cover, but the throw from the deep was flat and quick and Thirimanne had to dive in to make it back in time

Sri Lanka 68/5   KC Sangakkara 31* (58b 2x4)
21.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, another one pushed through, this time on off stump, the batsman defends it to the off side

21.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter and shorter on the stumps, the batsman dabs it towards square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 70/5   KC Sangakkara 32* (60b 2x4)
22.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of length outside off, Sanga punches it forcefully to deep cover for a single

Sri Lanka 71/5   KC Sangakkara 33* (61b 2x4)
23.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter and quicker outside off, the batsman goes back and punches it down to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 72/5   KC Sangakkara 34* (62b 2x4)
24.1

Williamson to Sangakkara, 1 run, slow tossed up delivery on off, the batsman goes back and pushes it towards mid-on for a single

24.3

Williamson to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman dabs it to leg side and takes off for a single. KW gets there too and fires a throw at non-striker's end..But the batsmen dived in to make his ground

Sri Lanka 75/5   KC Sangakkara 36* (64b 2x4)
25.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower and on off stump, the batsman dabs it towards point and calls for a quick single

Sri Lanka 76/5   KC Sangakkara 37* (65b 2x4)
26.3

Williamson to Sangakkara, OUT, both men are at the same end! Horrible horrible mix up! Sanga pushed it towards the right of cover fielder and took a couple of steps down. Thirimanne took it as a cue for a run and ran all the way down...But Guptill dived and stopped the ball, Sanga stopped as a result, but Thiri ran all the way down. Gutpill didn't even stop the ball cleanly, but since the two batters were at the same end, he had ample time to throw it to the non-striker's end

HDRL Thirimanne run out 9 (23m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.14

26.4

Williamson to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh no! Sanga almost gave it away!He charged down the pitch to drive it over the infield, but didn't get hold of it, it just cleared the fielder at mid-on

26.5

Williamson to Sangakkara, FOUR, it's on the pads this time, now Sanga sweeps it fine past the short fine leg fielder

26.6

Williamson to Sangakkara, FOUR, charges down, this one is a clean shot! He didn't go hard on it, just chipped it easily over the bowler's head for a one-bounce four..

Sri Lanka 94/6   KC Sangakkara 49* (69b 5x4)
28.1

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga gets to his fifty with a push to long off, more than half of Sri Lanka's runs have been scored by him

Sri Lanka 99/6   KC Sangakkara 50* (70b 5x4)
29.1

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery outside off, Sanga defends it to the off side

29.2

Southee to Sangakkara, no run, another length ball round about off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

29.3

Southee to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and on to the pads, Sanga easily clips it to the fine-leg boundary

29.4

Southee to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller delivery wide outside off, Sanga goes for that down-on-his-knee cover drive, but gets an inside edge past the stumps towards backward square leg

Sri Lanka 104/6   KC Sangakkara 55* (74b 6x4)
32.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it solidly off the front foot

32.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifting on to the leg side, the batsman gets hit on the pads and the ball drops to the off side. The batsmen exchange ends with a quick run, but Ronchi gets to the ball and returns the ball quickly to the bowler. They check for a run out, but Sanga was safe

32.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full delivery, Sanga drives it to wide long on all along the ground

Sri Lanka 117/6   KC Sangakkara 57* (77b 6x4)
33.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, oh that was wild shot! Sanga wanted to smack the length delivery over the bowler's head and played inside the line, and was beaten

33.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, walks across to the off side and tries to drive the fuller length delivery to long-on, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. They take a quick single

33.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, this one hits the pads as it cuts back into Sangakkara from a length, but was comfortably going over the stumps.. A half-hearted appeal by the bowler, but he quickly realises there is no value in that

33.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

33.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, fiercely hit back towards the bowler, who was falling away from it with this follow through, so no chance for him. It was full and wide, Sanga, instead of going towards cover, hit it straight back and gets four for it

Sri Lanka 122/7   KC Sangakkara 62* (82b 7x4)
34.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, he moves outside leg stump and drives the flatter delivery to deep cover easily for a single

Sri Lanka 124/7   KC Sangakkara 63* (83b 7x4)
35.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman half-ducks half-sways out of the line

35.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, attempts a yorker, but the direct is completely wrong, it's down the leg side and Sanga easily helps it on its way to the boundary

35.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Sanga pushes it to the right of the cover fielder for a single

Sri Lanka 129/7   KC Sangakkara 68* (86b 8x4)
36.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, OUT, caught at short third man! this could be the difference between 180 and 150! Sanga tries to drive this one over extra cover, but it wasn't full enough and he gets a thick outside edge towards backward point. Kane W moves to his left and completes and easy catch. Huge huge blow this one..

KC Sangakkara c Williamson b NL McCullum 68 (161m 87b 8x4 0x6) SR: 78.16

Sri Lanka 135/8   KC Sangakkara 68 (87b 8x4)
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