ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

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

12.2

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman defends it towards midwicekt

12.3

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, he comes forward and solidly defends the full and flighted delivery to the off side

12.4

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, pushed through on off, the batsman defends off the back foot

12.5

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, another flatter delivery on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

12.6

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, flatter, quicker and on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it to the leg side

Sri Lanka 41/4   NL McCullum 1-0-1-0

14.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed past cover for one

14.2

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

14.3

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, and he is short again, and has been worked away for an easy single

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   NL McCullum 2-0-5-0

16.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, flighted outside off, defended with the turn, to short midwicket

16.2

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

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   NL McCullum 3-0-10-0

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

28.2

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, quicker and shorter outside off, the batsman goes back and cuts it, but straight to the man at backward point

28.3

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, tossed up full and slow, the batsman defends it to cover

28.4

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, pushed through a bit quicker this time and straightaway they go up for an appeal as Thisara gets hit on the pads while he is on the back foot..Looked good to the naked eye, except that there was a loud woody noise. Thisara calls for a review and wins it easily. Big inside edge

28.5

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg line, the batsman comes forward and defends

28.6

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, fuller and quicker, the batsman punches it straight to mid-on

Sri Lanka 99/6   NL McCullum 4-0-11-0

30.1

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, tossed up and really really slow, the batsman comes forward and defends it to off

30.2

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, FOUR, flighted delivery, but it's too full, the batsman just easily punches after taking it on the full and drives it through wide mid-on

30.3

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, flighted delivery on off, defended to cover

30.4

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, this time, he pushes it towards midwicket off the front foot

30.5

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, driven back to the bowler

30.6

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, 1 run, tossed up full on off stump, the batsman drives it to wide long-on, past a diving Martin Guptill at extra cover

Sri Lanka 112/6   NL McCullum 5-0-16-0

32.1

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, 1 run, pushed through on the middle stump line, the batsman gets an inside edge to the leg side as he comes forward to defend

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

32.4

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full delivery, chipped over the bowler's head for a single

32.5

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

32.6

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, flatter delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to the off side

Sri Lanka 117/6   NL McCullum 6-0-20-0

34.1

NL McCullum to Herath, 1 run, pushed through outside off, Herath pushes it towards cover and takes off for a quick single

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

34.3

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, Herath defends it towards the off side

34.4

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, another flatter, quicker delivery, the batsman defends it off the front foot

34.5

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, this one kept a tad low, as the batsman pushed it back to the bowler

34.6

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, another quick delivery, the batsman has no choice but to defend

Sri Lanka 124/7   NL McCullum 7-0-22-0

36.1

NL McCullum to Herath, 1 run, tossed up around off stump, the batsman comes forward and dabs it towards square leg for a single

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

36.3

NL McCullum to Eranga, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends

36.4

NL McCullum to Eranga, no run, flatter delivery on off stump line, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

36.5

NL McCullum to Eranga, no run, he comes forward and slices the quicker delivery to backward point

36.6

NL McCullum to Eranga, OUT, tossed up outside, the batsman thinks it's time to hit it to the shorter straight boundary, but he is no Perera, hits it only as far as long-on for a simple catch. Sri Lankan innings is in shambles here.

RMS Eranga c Mills b NL McCullum 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 135/9   NL McCullum 8-0-23-2
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