ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

1.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, starts off with a length delivery on off stump, Dilshan comes forward and defends

1.2

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, there is some movement into the right hander this time from short of a length. Dilshan defends it awkwardly back to the bowler as he gets hit high on the bat

1.3

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, the batsman whips it past square leg for a couple of runs

1.4

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Dilshan flicks it fine on the leg side and picks up another couple

1.5

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 wide, he tries to go full this time and there is indeed come swing available, but it is down the leg side

1.5

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, length delivery bowled with a loud grunt, goes across the right hander. Dilshan leaves it alone

1.6

McClenaghan to Dilshan, FOUR, length delivery on off, touch fuller and Dilshan punches it on the up past the non-striker for the first boundary of the day. No chance for any fielder, even though he hadn't timed it well

Sri Lanka 11/1   MJ McClenaghan 1-0-9-0

3.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, length delivery on off, Dilshan again pushes it past the non-striker with soft hands and thinks about a single, but decides against it immediately

3.2

McClenaghan to Dilshan, FOUR, short delivery, Dilshan was quick to rock back and swivel to pull it past square leg for a boundary

3.3

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, another short ball, more effort this time by the bowler and there was a loud grunt too.. Dilshan goes for a pull, but bottom edges it on to his body

3.4

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Dilshan tries to leave it belatedly, but the ball hits the face of the bat and just drops short of the fielder at second slip. The fielder doesn't take it cleanly allowing a run

3.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, moves away a touch, Sanga lets it go through

3.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, back of length delivery on off stumps, Sanga goes back and defends it towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 18/1   MJ McClenaghan 2-0-14-0

5.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, FOUR, and now Dilshan joins in the fun! He gets a full delivery and he drives it on the up through cover, slightly in the air, but in the gap and it makes it to the boundary

5.2

McClenaghan to Dilshan, OUT, ordinary shot by Dilshan as he misses a fuller length delivery and has his stumps rattled! Maybe it came in a touch, but Dilshan went forward for a lazy push towards the leg side,leaving a big gap between the bat and the pad and the ball hit the top of middle.

TM Dilshan b McClenaghan 20 (26m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

5.3

McClenaghan to Jayawardene, no run, he gets a full delivery on the middle and leg line first up, Mahela stays in the crease and defends it towards the leg side

5.4

McClenaghan to Jayawardene, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman stays in the crease and defends it to the off side

5.5

McClenaghan to Jayawardene, 1 run, length delivery outside off and Mahela gets off the mark with a steer to third man

5.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, loud shout for leg before as the batsman gets hit around the knee roll trying to whip the length delivery to the leg side, but that was probably heading down

Sri Lanka 29/2   MJ McClenaghan 3-0-19-1

18.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, he bowls a fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through

18.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, back of length outside off, the batsman defends it towards cover off the back foot

18.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman stylishly punches it to the fielder at cover point off the front foot

18.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, he bowls a length delivery on the stumps, the batsman pushes it to mid-on

18.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery this time, but this is outside off and the batsman easily sways out of line

18.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, another short delivery, this time the batsman arches back and pulls it along the ground to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 59/4   MJ McClenaghan 4-0-20-1

20.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman gets up on his toes and punches it to deep extra cover

20.2

McClenaghan to Mathews, OUT, he has taken the leg stump down! What a blow! Angelo was looking good and was holding up the end but this time, he tries to go back and across the tickle the length delivery to the leg side, but misses it. He has walked too far across unfortunately.. A repeat of the Suresh Raina dismissal from the warm-up match between India and Australia

AD Mathews b McClenaghan 9 (49m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.47

20.3

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, he keeps bowling with that grunt of his, this time outside off. The batsman lets it go through

20.4

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman defends it towards point off the back foot

20.5

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, 1 run, another short of length delivery, this time on the stumps, Thirimanne dabs it to midwicket for a single

20.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, that was close! the batsmen took a couple after Sanga punched a length delivery to deep extra cover, but the throw from the deep was flat and quick and Thirimanne had to dive in to make it back in time

Sri Lanka 68/5   MJ McClenaghan 5-0-24-2

22.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of length outside off, Sanga punches it forcefully to deep cover for a single

22.2

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, short delivery this time, dug in halfway, the batsman ducks under it easily

22.3

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends to off

22.4

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through, but the bowler comes tumbling down on to the pitch

22.5

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, he draws the edge this time, but it doesn't carry to the slip fielder. Way short of the fielder.

22.6

McClenaghan to Thirimanne, no run, another short of length delivery outside off, the batsman gets out of the way

Sri Lanka 71/5   MJ McClenaghan 6-0-25-2

33.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, oh that was wild shot! Sanga wanted to smack the length delivery over the bowler's head and played inside the line, and was beaten

33.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, walks across to the off side and tries to drive the fuller length delivery to long-on, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. They take a quick single

33.3

McClenaghan to NLTC Perera, OUT, caught by mid-on! Wicket goes down just at the right time for New Zealand. It was a length ball outside off, the kind Perera loves to hit out of the ground, but this time he doesn't get hold of it. It goes high and Vettori at mid-on back pedals a few paces to take a well-judged catch

NLTC Perera c Vettori b McClenaghan 15 (32m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.72

33.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, this one hits the pads as it cuts back into Sangakkara from a length, but was comfortably going over the stumps.. A half-hearted appeal by the bowler, but he quickly realises there is no value in that

33.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

33.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, fiercely hit back towards the bowler, who was falling away from it with this follow through, so no chance for him. It was full and wide, Sanga, instead of going towards cover, hit it straight back and gets four for it

Sri Lanka 122/7   MJ McClenaghan 7-0-30-3

35.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman half-ducks half-sways out of the line

35.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, attempts a yorker, but the direct is completely wrong, it's down the leg side and Sanga easily helps it on its way to the boundary

35.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Sanga pushes it to the right of the cover fielder for a single

35.4

McClenaghan to Herath, no run, a touch of reverse swing there by the bowler as he bowled this one full, Herath pushes it to mid on

35.5

McClenaghan to Herath, FOUR, beautifully driven through extra cover! Sanga-esque! It was a full delivery with some room, but Herath creams it through to the boundary

35.6

McClenaghan to Herath, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman tucks it towards midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 134/7   MJ McClenaghan 8-0-40-3

37.1

McClenaghan to Herath, no run, short of length delivery, the batsman tucks it to short fine leg off his hips

37.2

McClenaghan to Herath, 1 run, back of length delivery, the batsman drops it towards midwicket for a quick single

37.3

McClenaghan to Malinga, no run, he bowls full and outside off, beats the bat as Malinga plays inside the line

37.4

McClenaghan to Malinga, 2 runs, full delivery on the stumps, Malinga stays on the back foot and whips it towards deep midwicket for a couple

37.5

McClenaghan to Malinga, OUT, caught at slip! McC gets no. four! It was a length delivery that the batsman tries to whip it to the leg side, but he gets an outside edge that flies high towards first slip where Taylor takes a sharp catch

SL Malinga c Taylor b McClenaghan 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 138/10   MJ McClenaghan 8.5-0-43-4
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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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