ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

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

9.5

Southee to Mathews, no run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman drops his wrists and sways out of line

9.6

Southee to Mathews, no run, length delivery on off stump, Angelo defends it towards mid-on

Sri Lanka 38/4   TG Southee 1-0-4-0

11.1

Southee to Mathews, no run, he bowls it very full on off stump, the batsman tries to whip it to the leg side, but finds the man at midwicket

11.2

Southee to Mathews, no run, back of length this time, the batsman defends it off the back foot

11.3

Southee to Mathews, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman chooses to play it off the back foot, but the ball comes in after pitching, catches the inside edge, hits the thigh pad, then luckily falls short of the cordon

11.4

Southee to Mathews, no run, another length delivery on the stumps, he defends it to midwicket off the back foot

11.5

Southee to Mathews, no run, fuller length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it from the crease

11.6

Southee to Mathews, no run, this time he comes forward and defends the fuller length delivery to mid-on

Sri Lanka 40/4   TG Southee 2-1-4-0

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   TG Southee 3-1-6-0

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

15.4

Southee to Mathews, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to leg

15.5

Southee to Mathews, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot again

15.6

Southee to Mathews, 1 run, another defensive push, this is straight of mid-on, and they get a single

Sri Lanka 53/4   TG Southee 4-1-12-0

27.1

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, length delivery on the middle, Thisara punches it softly with his heavy bat, but the fielder at mid-on has to dive to stop that.. such is the power of this man

27.2

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, short delivery, pitched halfway, the batsman ducks under it easily

27.3

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, more good work by Guptill, this time at midwicket. The batsman drove it towards the left of him with the inside half of the bat

27.4

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, dropped by the bowler! An easy catch by any standards. The batsman punched it right back, not at great speed, and it was at a comfortable height to the left of the bowler, but he just couldnt hold on to it

27.5

Southee to NLTC Perera, FOUR, fuller length delivery on off, Perera punches it hard to mid-off, but Franklin allows the ball to slip under his hands and gives away four runs

27.6

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends

Sri Lanka 98/6   TG Southee 5-1-16-0

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

29.5

Southee to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, he goes after it like he always does, but gets a thick outside edge that balloons over backward point and a few meters short of the third man fielder

29.6

Southee to NLTC Perera, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, he pushes it to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 107/6   TG Southee 6-1-24-0

31.1

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, back of length on off, defended to the off side

31.2

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, length delivery outside off, punched hard to the off side, but straight to extra cover

31.3

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, short delivery this time, the batsman arches back to ramp it over the keeper's head, but makes no connection

31.4

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, bowls a yorker wide outside off, the batsman digs it out towards cover

31.5

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, back of length delivery outside off, Thisara thumps it hard down the ground, but straight to the man at mid-off

31.6

Southee to NLTC Perera, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman swings hard at it and hits it down the ground, Vettori at mid-on does well to cut it off though

Sri Lanka 113/6   TG Southee 7-1-25-0
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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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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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