ICC Champions Trophy, 4th Match, Group A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 9, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 81 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
9 June 2013 (50-over match)

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   TM Dilshan 9* (7b 1x4)   MJ McClenaghan 1-0-9-0

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

Sri Lanka 17/1   TM Dilshan 14* (10b 2x4)   MJ McClenaghan 1.2-0-13-0

Mills to Sangakkara, FOUR, here comes a Sanga special! Mills pushes it further up and the batsman goes down on his knee and creams it through cover.. Pretty sight this one

Sri Lanka 23/1   KC Sangakkara 6* (13b 1x4)   KD Mills 3-0-9-1

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

Sri Lanka 27/1   TM Dilshan 20* (17b 3x4)   MJ McClenaghan 2.1-0-18-0

Southee to Sangakkara, FOUR, wide length ball, driven on the up, past cover, all along the ground

Sri Lanka 51/4   KC Sangakkara 21* (43b 2x4)   TG Southee 3.1-1-10-0

Vettori to Mathews, FOUR, he comes down the pitch and takes the flighted delivery on the full, then smacks it over midwicket for a powerfully hit shot. That drifted in to the batsman, and he adjusted his shot well

Sri Lanka 64/4   AD Mathews 9* (29b 1x4)   DL Vettori 2.2-1-7-1

Vettori to Thirimanne, FOUR, tossed up delivery and a bit wide of off, the batsman goes down on his knee and goes with a slog-sweep, over midwicket and to the boundary

Sri Lanka 80/5   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (24b 1x4)   DL Vettori 5.4-1-15-1

Williamson to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh no! Sanga almost gave it away!He charged down the pitch to drive it over the infield, but didn't get hold of it, it just cleared the fielder at mid-on

Sri Lanka 86/6   KC Sangakkara 41* (67b 3x4)   KS Williamson 1.4-0-8-0

Williamson to Sangakkara, FOUR, it's on the pads this time, now Sanga sweeps it fine past the short fine leg fielder

Sri Lanka 90/6   KC Sangakkara 45* (68b 4x4)   KS Williamson 1.5-0-12-0

Williamson to Sangakkara, FOUR, charges down, this one is a clean shot! He didn't go hard on it, just chipped it easily over the bowler's head for a one-bounce four..

Sri Lanka 94/6   KC Sangakkara 49* (69b 5x4)   KS Williamson 2-0-16-0

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

Sri Lanka 98/6   NLTC Perera 4* (5b 1x4)   TG Southee 4.5-1-16-0

Southee to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and on to the pads, Sanga easily clips it to the fine-leg boundary

Sri Lanka 103/6   KC Sangakkara 54* (73b 6x4)   TG Southee 5.3-1-20-0

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, FOUR, flighted delivery, but it's too full, the batsman just easily punches after taking it on the full and drives it through wide mid-on

Sri Lanka 111/6   NLTC Perera 11* (15b 2x4)   NL McCullum 4.2-0-15-0

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   KC Sangakkara 62* (82b 7x4)   MJ McClenaghan 7-0-30-3

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

Sri Lanka 128/7   KC Sangakkara 67* (85b 8x4)   MJ McClenaghan 7.2-0-34-3

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

Sri Lanka 133/7   HMRKB Herath 5* (7b 1x4)   MJ McClenaghan 7.5-0-39-3





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