ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

10.3

Eranga to Franklin, no run, length delivery angling across the left-hander, the batsman defends it towards point

10.4

Eranga to Franklin, no run, back of length delivery outside off, defended to the off side..

10.5

Eranga to Franklin, no run, fuller length, it goes away from the left-hander with the angle, Franklin leaves it alone

10.6

Eranga to Franklin, 4 leg byes, another yorker attempted, but this one is outside the left-hander's leg stump, the batsman tries to whip it, but it hits his boot and flies past the keeper for a boundary

New Zealand 54/4   JEC Franklin 0* (4b)

11.3

Herath to Franklin, 1 run, full and flighted on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to long on for a single

11.5

Herath to Franklin, no run, full and flat on off stump, Franklin defends it solidly off the front foot

11.6

Herath to Franklin, no run, more solid defence from the batsman as he comes forward to push it back to the bowler

New Zealand 59/4   JEC Franklin 1* (7b)

12.3

Eranga to Franklin, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman plays it off the back foot, defends it towards cover

12.4

Eranga to Franklin, FOUR, superbly timed! It was a short of length delivery, a bit wide outside off, Franklin just punches it through cover beautifully

12.5

Eranga to Franklin, no run, length ball outside off, this one is left alone

12.6

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

New Zealand 68/4   JEC Franklin 5* (11b 1x4)

13.5

Herath to Franklin, 1 run, full and flighted on the pads, Franklin comfortably pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

New Zealand 70/4   JEC Franklin 6* (12b 1x4)

14.1

Dilshan to Franklin, no run, pushed through outside off, the batsman watches it go through to the keeper

14.2

Dilshan to Franklin, no run, flatter delivery outside off, Franklin comes forward and defends it towards cover

14.3

Dilshan to Franklin, no run, some spin there, but is was slightly short and that allowed the batsman to easily defend it towards point

14.4

Dilshan to Franklin, no run, very very loud appeal for lbw as the batsman misses his sweep shot and gets hit on the pads. They cant' t review it as they have none left, and would have been useless as it hit the gloves

14.5

Dilshan to Franklin, OUT, very loud shout again! And this time Rod Tucker waits, waits and then succumbs under pressure. It was good shout even though the batsman was pressing forward, he was hit marginally on the line of off stump. Good decision and Franklin, who was looking more composed of the two batsmen, has to go

JEC Franklin lbw b Dilshan 6 (25m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.29

New Zealand 70/5   JEC Franklin 6 (17b 1x4)
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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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