ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

1.1

Eranga to Ronchi, no run, beautiful delivery, it beats the bat outside off. He bowled it from wide of the crease, it was angled in, and straightened late past the outside edge

1.2

Eranga to Ronchi, 1 run, length ball outside off, the batsman pushes it to the right of point for first runs

1.3

Eranga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and lets it go through

1.4

Eranga to Guptill, 2 runs, back of length delivery, but it's on the middle and leg line, Guptill clips it fine on the leg side and Malinga at fine leg does well to prevent the boundary by diving across

1.5

Eranga to Guptill, no run, length delivery wide outside off, it swings further away, the batsman leaves it alone

1.6

Eranga to Guptill, FOUR, fuller length delivery just outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it in the gap at cover, but he has timed that very well as it beats the fielder to the boundary

New Zealand 7/0   RMS Eranga 1-0-7-0

3.1

Eranga to Guptill, 1 run, length delivery, but straying on to the pads, the batsman whips it down to fine leg for a single

3.2

Eranga to Ronchi, 2 runs, fuller length this time, but again on to the pads, the batsman flicks it to deep backward square leg for more runs

3.3

Eranga to Ronchi, no run, very short delivery this time round but Ronchi gets out of the way easily

3.4

Eranga to Ronchi, OUT, here comes the first wicket! It was a length delivery outside off, very quick as well, and Ronchi wanted to push it to the off side without moving his feet, but the bowler gets some extra bounce off the pitch and the ball flicks the outside edge on its way to the keeper's gloves

L Ronchi c †Sangakkara b Eranga 7 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

3.5

Eranga to Williamson, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman tries to punch it to off, but gets an inside edge towards square leg to get off the mark

3.6

Eranga to Guptill, no run, he goes for a yorker from wide of the crease, the batsman digs it out towards midwicket

New Zealand 15/1   RMS Eranga 2-0-11-1

5.1

Eranga to Guptill, 1 wide, he bowls it from wide of the crease and wide down the leg side. Sanga does well to dive across and keep it to one extra run

5.1

Eranga to Guptill, FOUR, back of length delivery wide outside off, the batsman rocks back and wristily punches it through cover point. The ball teases three fielders all the way through to the boundary

5.2

Eranga to Guptill, 1 run, shortish delivery, the batsman pulls it to fine leg for a single

5.3

Eranga to Williamson, 3 runs, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman stands tall and punches it through extra cover for what looked like a couple, but sloppy work by the fielder (Chandimal) allows extra runs

5.4

Eranga to Guptill, no run, he bowls a low full toss in his attempt to bowl a yorker, the batsman digs it out to his boot and the ball then lobs up in front. There are shouts of 'catch it' but the bowler doesn't really make any attempt.. Could have been a wicket

5.5

Eranga to Guptill, no run, he defends the short of length delivery off the back foot solidly

5.6

Eranga to Guptill, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through to the keeper

New Zealand 26/1   RMS Eranga 3-0-20-1

10.1

Eranga to Guptill, OUT, gone! caught at slip! Someone asked for the wobble? Eranga bowls that sharp shortish delivery outside off and the batsman tries to defend it off the back foot, but it took off and the bounce surprised Guptill who ended up fending it towards slip. It flew high and it flew fast and Mahela took a sharp overhead catch.

MJ Guptill c Jayawardene b Eranga 25 (52m 24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.16

10.2

Eranga to BB McCullum, 1 run, attempts a yorker first ball, but it's down the leg side. McCullum flicks it to fine leg to get off the mark and bring up New Zealand's fifty

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   RMS Eranga 4-0-21-2

12.1

Eranga to BB McCullum, FOUR, length delivery outside off, Baz comes forward and just pushes it towards cover. The ball speeds off his bat and beats the fielder at cover and races to the boundary. A mere push it was

12.2

Eranga to BB McCullum, 1 run, another length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to deep cover.. (The fielder had moved back)

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   RMS Eranga 5-0-30-2

25.1

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, he bowls a back of length delivery from wide of the crease, the batsman defends it off the front foot

25.2

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, attempts a yorker wide outside off, but it's a half-volley. It's driven back to the bowler, who partially stops it by sticking his right hand out

25.3

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it from the crease

25.4

Eranga to NL McCullum, 1 run, he bowls it full and wide outside off, the batsman slices it to the off side where Dilshan at point gets a hand to it and slows it down.. Keeps the batsmen to just a single

25.5

Eranga to BB McCullum, no run, back of length delivery, the batsman comes forward and defends it to the off side

25.6

Eranga to BB McCullum, 2 runs, length delivery on the stumps, Baz drops it towards mid-on and calls for a quick single. Nathan is late to respond to it but the two fielders charging towards the ball confuse each other and the ball goes through.. The batsmen get back for a couple

New Zealand 97/6   RMS Eranga 6-0-33-2

27.1

Eranga to BB McCullum, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, crunched on the up to deep cover for a single, that brings up the team's hundred

27.2

Eranga to NL McCullum, no run, loose shot! loud appeal by the keeper! It was a length delivery outside off, the batsman pushed at it away from the body, but he gets beaten and the keeper immediately goes up in an appeal. Sanga was confident, no one else was.. and rightly so

27.3

Eranga to NL McCullum, FOUR, he goes for a yorker, but it ends up being a low full toss that is cracked through extra cover for a welcome boundary

27.4

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

27.5

Eranga to NL McCullum, FOUR, short ball, the batsman plays a pull shot of utmost authority, it is placed in the gap at deep square leg

27.6

Eranga to NL McCullum, 1 run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover point for a single

New Zealand 109/6   RMS Eranga 7-0-43-2

34.1

Eranga to Southee, 1 run, fuller delivery on off stump, the batsman digs it out to deep cover for a single

34.2

Eranga to Mills, no run, length delivery angling in from wide of the crease, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly to the off side

34.3

Eranga to Mills, 1 run, high full toss on off stump, the batsman guides it straight to point and sets off for a single.. Dilshan fires it at the non-striker's end, but the batsman would have been safe even if he had hit. Close though

34.4

Eranga to Southee, no run, full and on off stump, the batsman drives it straight to short cover

34.5

Eranga to Southee, OUT, another yorker! the batsman digs it out towards mid-on and sets off for a single, the fielder at mid-on - Thisara - aims at the non-striker's end, but misses. However, his throw goes on to hit the stumps at striker's end and guess what, Mills is short!

KD Mills run out 3 (21m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

34.6

Eranga to McClenaghan, no run, he bowls it fast and on a length, the batsman defends it like an opener.. very solid

New Zealand 134/9   RMS Eranga 8-0-45-2
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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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