ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

0.1

Malinga to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery around off stump, the batsman gets right behind it and defends it to the off side

0.2

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, Guptill defends it towards point off the back foot

0.3

Malinga to Guptill, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman goes back and defends it to off

0.4

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery on off, Guptill prods forward and defends it to cover

0.5

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery on middle and off line, the batsman stays solid behind it and punches it to mid-on

0.6

Malinga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman pushes it towards point where Dilshan makes a good diving stop

New Zealand 0/0   SL Malinga 1-1-0-0

2.1

Malinga to Ronchi, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Ronchi watches it closely and lets it go through

2.2

Malinga to Ronchi, no run, attempts the slower yorker, but luckily for the batsman, it's a full toss on the pads. Ronchi didn't read it very well and played it belatedly towards midwicket, off the toe-end of his bat

2.3

Malinga to Ronchi, no run, he follows it up with a sharp bouncer and the batsman does well to sway out of the way

2.4

Malinga to Ronchi, FOUR, another slower ball this time and it's a full toss, on the middle stump line, the batsman chips it over the bowler's head for an easy boundary

2.5

Malinga to Ronchi, no run, another short delivery this time, the batsman ducks under it

2.6

Malinga to Ronchi, no run, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman tries to cut it hard but is beaten by the pace on that

New Zealand 11/0   SL Malinga 2-1-4-0

4.1

Malinga to Williamson, no run, another outside edge, but the batsman played this one with soft hands and it dropped way short of the fielder at first slip

4.2

Malinga to Williamson, no run, and they go up for an appeal for caught behind now, but the bowler doesn't show much interest. There was nothing in it as it went past the outside edge

4.3

Malinga to Williamson, no run, short delivery this time, the batsman ducks under it easily

4.4

Malinga to Williamson, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman gets a thick outside edge towards third man and he is quick to get back for a second run

4.5

Malinga to Williamson, no run, another one goes past the outside edge as Kane W plays inside the line

4.6

Malinga to Williamson, no run, back of length delivery outside off, defended off the back foot towards off

New Zealand 17/1   SL Malinga 3-1-6-0

6.1

Malinga to Williamson, no run, length ball wide outside off, the batsman goes back and chops it straight to point

6.2

Malinga to Williamson, no run, fuller length delivery just outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly to the off side

6.3

Malinga to Williamson, no run, pushes it fuller and wider outside off, the batsman comes forward and lets it go through to the keeper

6.4

Malinga to Williamson, no run, it pitches on a length wide outside off and goes further away, the batsman leaves it alone

6.5

Malinga to Williamson, no run, beautiful delivery! This one is closer to the off stump line and the batsman has to play at it, but it leaves him at the last moment

6.6

Malinga to Williamson, no run, this one is even better! It pitches short of good length around off stump and the batsman has to play at it again. Kane W tries to defend it off the back foot, but the ball just leaves him at the last moment. The slip cordon goes up immediately, the umpire says no to the appeal, but Angelo asks for a review. Oh that one has gone to waste as that one just went past the outside edge and flicked the trousers on the way to the keeper

New Zealand 26/1   SL Malinga 4-2-6-0

8.1

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman drills it down the ground with a powerful drive

8.2

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, short delivery this time, Guptill rocks back and comfortably pulls it behind square for another boundary

8.3

Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, back of length delivery outside off, he punches it hard straight to cover where Kusal Perera misfields and allows an extra run

8.4

Malinga to Williamson, no run, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman goes back and punches it to mid-off

8.5

Malinga to Williamson, 4 runs, he waits on the back foot and punches the length delivery through extra cover, they take four of it. Good running

8.6

Malinga to Williamson, OUT, he is gone this time! It was a slower delivery and it was a high full-toss. Kane Williamson totally lost it in the flight. He tried to nudge it towards the leg side, but was hit on the thigh pad while he was ducking, right in front of the middle stump. Did he get a bat on that? I don't think so. It was hitting the top of the middle. Kane Williamson asks for a review, maybe in the hope that it would have gone over the top, but that was dipping sharply. Malinga strikes and New Zealand lose a review

KS Williamson lbw b Malinga 16 (29m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

New Zealand 48/2   SL Malinga 5-2-19-1

19.1

Malinga to Vettori, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman gets behind it and defends it back to the bowler

19.2

Malinga to Vettori, 1 run, here comes the yorker, but well played by Vettori as he opens the face and runs it down to third man

19.3

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, short of length delivery on off stump, the batsman gets up on his toes and dabs it towards cover point, he calls for a quick single and the two make it in time

19.4

Malinga to Vettori, no run, another yorker, swinging slightly away in the air and it beats the bat

19.5

Malinga to Vettori, 1 wide, he moves way across outside the off stump and Malinga fires a yorker, but Vettori is lucky that the ball was way down the leg side.. His stumps were totally exposed

19.5

Malinga to Vettori, no run, and another yorker, this time outside off. Vettori digs it out towards off, but Dilshan at backward point makes a good save to prevent a single

19.6

Malinga to Vettori, OUT, that's game over for Vettori! It's that slower ball and it was a yorker, hits the batsman right in front and that is an easy decision for the umpire. But Vettori was disappointed and rightly so, the ball had hit the inside edge on its way. Unfortunately for him, his friend Kane W had used up the review earlier...

DL Vettori lbw b Malinga 5 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

New Zealand 80/6   SL Malinga 6-2-22-2

29.1

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, starts off with a yorker that is firmly driven in the air through the left of the bowler.. They take a single, but on another day, that could have been an amazing catch..

29.2

Malinga to NL McCullum, 1 run, bowls a half-volley on the middle stump, the batsman flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

29.3

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, another yorker, this time it's punched back to the bowler

29.4

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, slower yorker outside off, the batsman manages to dig it out towards the bowler, who tries to stop it with his boot, but parries it towards mid-off, the batsmen steal a single

29.5

Malinga to NL McCullum, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, the batsman drives it to mid-on for a single now

29.6

Malinga to BB McCullum, OUT, the off stump takes a beating! That's six on the last throw of the dice. Sri Lanka continue to fight. It's that slower yorker again and Baz is completely outfoxed by the lack of pace on that. He tried to whip it to the leg side, but falls over as he plays too early, the ball dips and goes under the bat to hit the off stump..

BB McCullum b Malinga 18 (88m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.73

New Zealand 115/7   SL Malinga 7-2-26-3

31.1

Malinga to NL McCullum, no run, another slower yorker on the middle and off stump line, the batsman does well to dig it out back to the bowler

31.2

Malinga to NL McCullum, OUT, an inswinging yorker does the job, this one was fast, it was mean, it hit the batsman on the back pad.. Infront of the leg stump. Would that have gone on to hit the leg? Possibly. Nathan McCullum's fighting innings has been cut short, Malinga is doing it for Sri Lanka.. Hawk-eye says that the ball would have just clipped the outside of the leg stump

NL McCullum lbw b Malinga 32 (54m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

31.3

Malinga to Mills, no run, slower yorker and it's a low full-toss, the batsman is beaten by that, but he gets a toe-end to it towards the non-striker, away from the bowler

31.4

Malinga to Mills, 1 run, now a fast and inswinging yorker on the leg stump, the batsman tucks it away to deep backward square leg for a single

31.5

Malinga to Southee, no run, he bowls a fuller and slower delivery wider outside off, the batsman pokes at it, gets an outside edge, but that drops just short of Sangakkara

31.6

Malinga to Southee, 1 run, another slower yorker! The batsman somehow manages to get bat on it and takes a single as it goes towards backward point

New Zealand 124/8   SL Malinga 8-2-28-4

33.1

Malinga to Southee, no run, loud loud appeal! It was inswinging fuller length delivery, it pitches around middle stump and hits the pads, heading down the leg side

33.2

Malinga to Southee, FOUR, now a pacy yorker and another loud appeal for lbw, but the ball heads to the third-man boundary.. Was it bat, was it the boot first? It was the boot, and it would have been out.. Lucky escape for New Zealand

33.3

Malinga to Southee, no run, this time it's a low full toss on the leg stump, this time Southee is lucky that he gets an inside edge on to his pads.. The sound was loud and clear and it shut all the fielders up.. But how good is this over!

33.4

Malinga to Southee, 1 run, goes for a yorker, but this is outside off and it's driven past the non-striker, the mid-on fielder dives and stops it, and pushes it towards the mid-off fielder.. Easy single though

33.5

Malinga to Mills, no run, another low full toss, it was heading for the base of the middle stump, the batsman gets his bat down in time and hits it straight to midwicket

33.6

Malinga to Mills, no run, full and a touch wide outside off, the batsman digs it out to the man at short cover

New Zealand 132/8   SL Malinga 9-2-33-4

35.1

Malinga to Southee, 1 wide, a yorker aimed at leg stump? not quite, this goes down the leg side and NZ have a run

35.1

Malinga to Southee, no run, a super yorker just outside off stump, the batsman digs it out, gets an inside edge to his pads

35.2

Malinga to Southee, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, swinging in, the batsman punches it back to the bowler via the inside edge and his front pad

35.3

Malinga to Southee, no run, goes for a length delivery outside off, the batsman tries to push it to off, gets another inside edge on to his pads

35.4

Malinga to Southee, no run, killer yorker! aimed at the middle stump, swinging towards leg.. the batsman somehow digs it out, gets his toe out of the way right at the last moment

35.5

Malinga to Southee, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman pushes it to cover point

35.6

Malinga to Southee, no run, it's a faster yorker outside off, the batsman blocks it out towards cover.

New Zealand 135/9   SL Malinga 10-2-34-4
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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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