ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

7.1

Herath to Guptill, 3 runs, pushed through, that was the arm ball and the batsman uses the depth of the crease to go back and punch it to deep midwicket

7.2

Herath to Williamson, no run, oye! Super delivery, it was tossed up, pitches on off stump and then spins sharply past the outside edge

7.3

Herath to Williamson, 2 runs, tossed up and full on the middle stump line, the batsman sweeps it fine on the leg side and Malinga from deep backward square leg has to run all the way to get that

7.4

Herath to Williamson, no run, tossed up again and the batsman tries to paddle it fine, but is not able to beat the fielder at short fine leg

7.5

Herath to Williamson, FOUR, bad delivery, it was short and way down the leg side, the batsman goes for a pull and gets a top edge over the short fine leg fielder

7.6

Herath to Williamson, no run, fuller on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly

New Zealand 35/1   HMRKB Herath 1-0-9-0

9.1

Herath to Guptill, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it off the front foot

9.2

Herath to Guptill, 1 run, goes back to a slider on the middle stump, brings his bat down in time to work it away towards deep square leg

9.3

Herath to Taylor, no run, pushed through on off stump, the batsman comes forward and defends

9.4

Herath to Taylor, no run, tossed up and full outside off, the batsman drives it in the air, but it falls just short of the fielder at short extra cover

9.5

Herath to Taylor, no run, full and flighted, the batsman pushes it towards mid-on and thinks about a single, but decides against it

9.6

Herath to Taylor, OUT, the finger has gone up! No review this time! Herath has done what Dan Vettori did to Mahela. After flighting a couple of deliveries, he bowls the arm ball and Ross Taylor gets hit in front as he plays down the wrong line, the ball thudding onto his front pad in front of the middle stump. It would have gone on to hit middle and leg. Can Sri Lanka set in some panic in the New Zealand camp?

LRPL Taylor lbw b Herath 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 49/3   HMRKB Herath 2-0-10-1

11.1

Herath to BB McCullum, 2 leg byes, full and flighted and what does Baz do? He goes for a reverse sweep! He misses it, but luckily for him he gets hit on the boot outside the line of off

11.2

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, he goes back to cut this one, but it stayed a touch low.. Again very lucky. He steals a single to cover though

11.3

Herath to Franklin, 1 run, full and flighted on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to long on for a single

11.4

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, tossed up and full outside off, this time he doesn't try anything expansive, dabs it towards the off side for a single

11.5

Herath to Franklin, no run, full and flat on off stump, Franklin defends it solidly off the front foot

11.6

Herath to Franklin, no run, more solid defence from the batsman as he comes forward to push it back to the bowler

New Zealand 59/4   HMRKB Herath 3-0-13-1

13.1

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, tossed up delivery on off, Baz defends, awkwardly though

13.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he comes forward and defends the tossed up delivery to the leg side

13.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, quicker and flatter this time, Baz goes on the back foot and pushes it to midwicket

13.4

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, flighted and on the leg stump line, the batsman pushes it to the right of midwicket of a single

13.5

Herath to Franklin, 1 run, full and flighted on the pads, Franklin comfortably pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

13.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, quicker delivery this time, the batsman shuffles across, then defends it solidly back down the pitch

New Zealand 70/4   HMRKB Herath 4-0-15-1

15.1

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, fuller and quicker, the batsman comes forward in defence, gets an inside edge but he has no idea where it is..

15.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, fuller and quick again, the batsman defends it to the off side off the front foot

15.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he stretches right forward and defends it again

15.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, goes on the back foot to a tossed up delivery and gets squared up as the ball straightens, gets an outside edge to backward point

15.5

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, full and flighted, the batsman tries to drive it long-on, but hits it off the outside half of the bat to long off

15.6

Herath to Vettori, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump line, Vettori goes down on his knee and paddles it fine on the leg side for a single. He is slow to turn as Baz was looking for a couple

New Zealand 72/5   HMRKB Herath 5-0-17-1

17.1

Herath to Vettori, 1 run, he goes deep into the crease, allows the ball to turn a little, then dabs it towards square leg for a single

17.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, Tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward and plays it down towards that second slip fielder, it drops just short of the fielder. It was played well though

17.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, another good shout for lbw! That was outside the line of off though, but no doubt Baz was beaten by the arm-ball again

17.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he thrusts his front foot forward and defends it towards cover

17.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, more solid front foot defence from the batsman

17.6

Herath to BB McCullum, 2 leg byes, tossed up delivery, but this is down the leg side. It flicks the pads and runs down fine

New Zealand 76/5   HMRKB Herath 6-0-18-1

21.1

Herath to NL McCullum, 2 runs, tossed up, but this on the pads, the batsman sweeps it fine leg for an easy single

21.2

Herath to NL McCullum, no run, fuller and quicker on the middle stump, it is driven to the left of the bowler, who does well to stop the ball

21.3

Herath to NL McCullum, no run, this is a slider down the leg side, the batsman fails to get bat on that

21.4

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, oh that stayed low. It was pushed through outside off, the batsman went back and punched it to deep cover

21.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he goes back and across and whips the quicker delivery to midwicket

21.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, tossed up full and on the leg stump line, the batsman comes forward and defends it down the pitch

New Zealand 85/6   HMRKB Herath 7-0-21-1

23.1

Herath to NL McCullum, no run, full and flighted on off, the batsman drives it to the left of Herath, but he dives and cuts it off

23.2

Herath to NL McCullum, FOUR, flighted on the middle stump line, Nathan Mc doesn't hold back, he chips it over wide mid-on and it makes it to the boundary

23.3

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, fuller and on off stump, the batsman drives it easily to long off for a single

23.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he comes forward and defends the flighted delivery to the off side

23.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he thrusts his pad outside the line of off and pads the arm ball away, appeal from behind the stumps, but the bowler doesn't ask the question.. Not coming back enough

23.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, he goes forward to defend the tossed up delivery, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. More appealing from behind the stumps, none from the bowler

New Zealand 93/6   HMRKB Herath 8-0-26-1

30.1

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, he bowls it full on off stump, the batsman drives it to wide long off for a single

30.2

Herath to Southee, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and tucks it to square leg for a single

30.3

Herath to NL McCullum, 2 runs, full and flighted on off, Nathan McC drives it firmly, in the air, but just to the right of the man at short cover.. They take a couple to wide long on

30.4

Herath to NL McCullum, 1 run, another powerful drive, but this time the fielder at short cover makes a half-stop to keep the batsmen to a single

30.5

Herath to Southee, no run, tossed up and slow on off stump, the batsman waits in the crease and defends

30.6

Herath to Southee, 2 runs, that is the slider on off stump, the batsman tries to defend it off the back foot, but he gets an inside edge down to fine leg

New Zealand 122/7   HMRKB Herath 9-0-33-1

32.1

Herath to Southee, 1 run, he bowls it flat and quick around off stump, the batsman tucks it towards midwicket for an easy single

32.2

Herath to Mills, no run, tossed up delivery wide outside off, it was the carrom ball, the batsman defends it to cover off the front foot

32.3

Herath to Mills, 1 run, flighted and full on off, the batsman pushes it in the gap at cover and calls for a quick single

32.4

Herath to Southee, 1 run, quicker and slightly shorter on off, the batsman easily rocks back and punches it to deep midwicket

32.5

Herath to Mills, no run, pushed through on off stump, the batsman defends off the front foot

32.6

Herath to Mills, no run, slower and tossed up on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to midwicket

New Zealand 127/8   HMRKB Herath 10-0-36-1
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Lasith Malinga was in inspired form, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff, June 9, 2013

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