ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

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

Here we go then. Dilshan and KJP are all set, Kyle Mills will bowl first to KJP. Some issue with the sight screen delaying the start..Ok, they have got it all sorted now. Two slips in place

Ten minutes away from the start of the match and already there is a flood of emails debating the selections for today and that is the hot topic in our match companion too.

10.00 am Nice sunny skies welcome the captains as they walk towards the middle for the toss. Sri Lanka have won the toss and they will bat. Shaminda Eranga has been included in place of Nuwan Kulasekara. For New Zealand, Dan Vettori comes back. He played his last ODI over two years ago, in the 2011 World Cup.

Bhakta Prasad Gaire's wish has been granted. He says, "60% Vettori is more than any other fully fit bowler."

Fraser: "New Zealand struggled with the 5th bowler against England but with McCullum, Williamson and Franklin the 5th bowler quota can be easily filled. And with Vettori they now bat down to no8. Good team selection from Bmac"

Isaac: "So, NZ have weakened batting slightly for a large improvement in the bowling. Good effort from B-Mac. And I'm fairly sure we bat to 10, not 8 (Mills and Southee are capable enough to support a batsman)"

Eranga over Kula, interesting choice there by Sri Lanka. Kula has been a regular in the squad over the years, but Russell Arnold says that his form over the last few months may have prompted the decision.

Vansh D says, "Poor decision leaving out Kula. In my opinion, he has been performing well in recent times. Who can forget when he ripped through the Aussie batsmen in January in that 5th ODI at the Gabba .... all out for less 80."

..but Aamir disagrees with Vansh. He says, "Intelligent decision "Eranga over Kula", Kula is a swing bowler and there is no swing in Cardiff. Eranga has pace & bounce which are the main factors for his inclusion"

9.35 am Hello and welcome to our coverage of the group A match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka - Ferrer v Murray contest as per the match preview. New Zealand, Abhishek Purohit writes, are the David Ferrer of cricket, but some do not agree with it. Sri Lanka, like Andy Murray, always come very close to the title in ICC tournaments. Could this time bring them some cheer?

The teams are warming up on the outfield in Cardiff, the same ground where India and South Africa played out a high-scoring match a couple of days ago. New Zealand are the in-form team after an ODI series win over England, but Sri Lanka are likely to pose a different challenge with their spinners.

"How times change... not long ago Kiwis and SL would have been underdogs in a global tournament in Eng... and now its Saffas and Aussies, for the factor that used to be their core strength (bowling and batting respectively)," says Victor

William Griffith: "That twitter post is pretty non-representative of NZ cricketing spirit. I mean, SA aren't always beacons of gracious winning either. For example, take a look at every wicket Andre Nel took. Ever."

0.1

Mills to MDKJ Perera, OUT, caught at second slip! Wow wow wow! What a catch there by the NZ skipper! Two handed, flying to his left, over his head! It was a back of length delivery that cut away from the left-hander, who got a thick outside edge that flew towards the slip cordon. McCullum flew to his left to pull off a stunner.

MDKJ Perera c BB McCullum b Mills 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Excellent start for New Zealand. Sanga is here now

0.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, similar delivery, but Sanga goes right behind it and defends it towards off

0.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, not much bounce this time! It was a length ball angled across the batsman. Sanga left it alone

0.4

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery outside off, this one is taken waist high by the keeper after Sanga left it alone

0.5

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of length delivery on the stumps, Sanga goes back and dabs it towards the leg side for a quick single

0.6

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, another quick single this time. Dilshan pushes a length delivery towards mid-on, where Vettori is a touch slow to start

BJ: "Just in case you needed proof that Brendon McCullum is a keeper..."

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 2/1 (RR: 2.00)
TM Dilshan    1* (1b)      KD Mills    1-0-2-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)     

Mitchell McClenaghan from the other end..

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

End of over 2 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 11/1 (RR: 5.50)
TM Dilshan    9* (7b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-9-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      KD Mills    1-0-2-1

2.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, shortish delivery down the leg side, but the bowler gets away with it. Not a wide says umpire, the batsman had walked across to the off side a bit

2.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery outside off, left alone by Sanga and it doesn't bounce much

2.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another short delivery and it doesn't bounce very high again, but it's down the leg side and again, not called a wide

2.4

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, Sanga flicks it to fine leg for a single

2.5

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, Dilshan gets up on his toes and punches it towards mid-off. He calls for a quick single and makes it easily

2.6

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, he stays on the back foot and pushes the length delivery outside off to the man at cover

End of over 3 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 13/1 (RR: 4.33)
KC Sangakkara    2* (9b)      KD Mills    2-0-4-1
TM Dilshan    10* (8b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-9-0

Dan: "If this is Ferrer vs Murray, can we assign players to other teams? Australia is clearly Federer - once great but now on the decline. SA would be Djokovic (intense and brilliant) except for that they can't win major tournaments. England maybe are Nadal, can only really win in one type of conditions."

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

Matt: "Pakistan would be Gael Monfils - so much talent but so inconsistent..."

Dev: "@Dan: Ireland are then Mansour Bahrami. They may not win much, but are a treat to watch nevertheless."

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 18/1 (RR: 4.50)
KC Sangakkara    2* (11b)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-14-0
TM Dilshan    15* (12b 2x4)      KD Mills    2-0-4-1

There is a delay again as Sanga's niggle was being attended to.. Dilshan gets a fresh bat

4.1

Mills to Dilshan, no run, back of length delivery, punched to cover off the back foot

4.2

Mills to Dilshan, no run, length delivery on the stumps, angling in, the batsman pushes it to midwicket off the front foot

gav: "Djokovic can't win major tournaments? Do you follow tennis? S.A would have to be Tsonga. IND - Djokovic, ENG - Nadal, AUS - Federer (agreed) NZ - Ferrer, SL - Murray, PAK - Del Potro (won something years ago but no one remembers), WI - maybe Berdych."

4.3

Mills to Dilshan, no run, beautiful delivery! caught Dilshan off guard completely.. It was angled in and it straightened just a touch to beat the batsman as he tries to push it towards the leg side.. It bounced over the off stump

4.4

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, this one comes in from the same angle and Dilshan nudged it towards square leg off the back foot

4.5

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, he stays on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to push the length delivery to point

4.6

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

Andrew: "@Dev: I disagree. Ireland are Stanislas Wawrinka, they may not quite get over the full members (though they can), but they'll give you a bloody good scare."

End of over 5 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 23/1 (RR: 4.60)
KC Sangakkara    6* (13b 1x4)      KD Mills    3-0-9-1
TM Dilshan    16* (16b 2x4)      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

New Zealand are making serious inroads here, in contrast to what South Africa managed against India during the early stages

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

Drew: "@Gav - you clearly don't know your cricket or tennis. Novak can win on all surfaces. India, well can only beat poor teams at home!"

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

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 29/2 (RR: 4.83)
KC Sangakkara    6* (14b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-19-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (3b)      KD Mills    3-0-9-1

How will this game play out? Not many your prediction on the poll on our Match Companion.

6.1

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

6.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another length delivery angled across the left-hander, who lets it go through easily

6.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward, then lets it go

Nagesh: "So the final is going to be NZ(ferrer) vs Eng(Nadal) in this champions trophy?!" --- Nagesh, whether England can be compared to Nadal is still very much the topic of debate.

6.4

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, Sanga stays on the back foot and whips it to midwicket, where the fielder is not able to stop it cleanly, allowing a run

6.5

Mills to Jayawardene, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps again, this time Mahela goes on the back foot and turns it towards square leg for a single

6.6

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it off the back foot

End of over 7 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 31/2 (RR: 4.42)
KC Sangakkara    7* (19b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-0-11-1
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (4b)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-19-1

Dan Vettori is here..Two years since he last played an ODI. One slip in place

torm: "I'm just waiting for someone to find a similarity between a national cricket team and a female tennis player i can't seem to find any"

7.1

Vettori to Jayawardene, 2 runs, pushed through outside off, Mahela comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge towards fine leg

7.2

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, the batsman defends it to the leg side off the back foot

7.3

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, some spin and bounce this time! it was flatter and shorter, it zips past the outside edge as Mahela came forward

7.4

Vettori to Jayawardene, OUT, tossed up and slower, the batsman comes forward to defend, but this one doesn't turn at all, it misses the inside edge and thuds on to the pads.. Vettori appeals, the umpire concurs..Mahela thinks about reviewing it for a second, but then walks away.. It would have been a waste to review it as that was a very good shout

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Vettori 4 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Chandimal is the new batsman. A silly point it place too

7.5

Vettori to Chandimal, no run, he bowls a quicker one, the batsman defends it towards off

7.6

Vettori to Chandimal, no run, tossed up full, drifts in a touch, the batsman comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

Chris: "I reckon it makes more sense to pick any 8 women tennis players who are not Serena Williams. Anyone could win this tournament. Just like any woman could lose in the final to Serena Williams at the moment."

End of over 8 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 33/3 (RR: 4.12)
LD Chandimal    0* (2b)      DL Vettori    1-0-2-1
KC Sangakkara    7* (19b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-0-11-1

8.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery just outside off, Sanga takes a tiny step forward and punches it to mid-on

8.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, back of length outside off, Sanga goes on the back foot and punches it nicely to the off side, but straight to the man at cover

8.3

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery, on the fuller side, but Sanga stays in the crease and opens the face to run it down to third man for a single

8.4

Mills to Chandimal, no run, he pitches it short and aims it at the body, Chandimal jumps and arches back to get out of the line, as if it was bowled at 150 kph..

8.5

Mills to Chandimal, OUT, a length delivery follows the shorter snorter! Chandimal was slow to come forward and gets a loud outside edge through to the keeper. Loose shot in the end and one more is back in the hut.

LD Chandimal c †Ronchi b Mills 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand are taking this set 6-0.. Can the Sri Lankan captain find a break..? Angelo is in

8.6

Mills to Mathews, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman hops on his toes and defends it to the leg side

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 34/4 (RR: 3.77)
AD Mathews    0* (1b)      KD Mills    5-0-12-2
KC Sangakkara    8* (22b 1x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-2-1

Tim Southee comes in now

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

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 38/4 (RR: 3.80)
AD Mathews    0* (3b)      TG Southee    1-0-4-0
KC Sangakkara    11* (26b 1x4)      KD Mills    5-0-12-2

10.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on off, Sanga pushes it to mid-off and takes off.. But Angelo was looking towards the fielder.. Sanga got halfway and then ran back

10.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery just outside off, defended from the crease towards the off side

10.3

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time it's on the pads and Sanga nips it fine leg with a wristy flick

10.4

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, short delivery, but towards the leg stump line. Angelo hops and tucks it to the left of the wicketkeeper

10.5

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

Chris in Taunton: "If you're going to compare this match to a tennis match then you've got to break it down into 10 over 'sets'. (5 set match) NZ have just won the first set with four breaks of serve while SL have done little to show much fightback. First set 6-2 to NZ."

10.6

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, another length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly to cover

End of over 11 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 40/4 (RR: 3.63)
KC Sangakkara    12* (31b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-0-14-2
AD Mathews    1* (4b)      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

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 40/4 (RR: 3.33)
AD Mathews    1* (10b)      TG Southee    2-1-4-0
KC Sangakkara    12* (31b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-0-14-2

Nathan McCullum comes from round the wicket.. McNath, as he is known to some..

12.1

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to cover point and takes off for a quick single

Over the wicket now

12.2

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman defends it towards midwicekt

12.3

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, he comes forward and solidly defends the full and flighted delivery to the off side

12.4

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, pushed through on off, the batsman defends off the back foot

12.5

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, another flatter delivery on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

12.6

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, flatter, quicker and on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it to the leg side

End of over 13 (1 run) Sri Lanka 41/4 (RR: 3.15)
AD Mathews    1* (15b)      NL McCullum    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    13* (32b 1x4)      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

Gareth: "Clearly, Sri Lanka are not big fans of my home town based on how they've played here up to this point in history... Cue a 400 run partnership between sanga and ange."

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

Drinks

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 43/4 (RR: 3.07)
KC Sangakkara    15* (38b 1x4)      TG Southee    3-1-6-0
AD Mathews    1* (15b)      NL McCullum    1-0-1-0

14.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed past cover for one

14.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish again, punched to deep point easily

14.3

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, and he is short again, and has been worked away for an easy single

14.4

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, flighted this time, on off, pushed back to him

14.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, another forward-defensive as he tosses this up on off

14.6

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, quicker to finish the over off, punched to long-off for one

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 47/4 (RR: 3.13)
KC Sangakkara    17* (42b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-5-0
AD Mathews    3* (17b)      TG Southee    3-1-6-0

Southee to continue with his short covers

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

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 53/4 (RR: 3.31)
AD Mathews    4* (20b)      TG Southee    4-1-12-0
KC Sangakkara    22* (45b 2x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-5-0

16.1

NL McCullum to Mathews, no run, flighted outside off, defended with the turn, to short midwicket

16.2

NL McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

16.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him

16.4

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, slower through the air, blocked off the front foot

16.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short of a length, back-cuts this to right of deep point for two

16.6

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 2 runs, clipped away off the toe, to the right of deep midwicket, gets another couple

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 58/4 (RR: 3.41)
KC Sangakkara    26* (49b 2x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-10-0
AD Mathews    5* (22b)      TG Southee    4-1-12-0

Dan Vettori is back..Still one slip in place, one fielder at long-off

17.1

Vettori to Mathews, no run, tossed up on the middle stump line, tucked to short fine leg

17.2

Vettori to Mathews, no run, tossed up on the stumps, drifts in a touch, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

17.3

Vettori to Mathews, no run, full and flighted on the leg stump, the batsman tries to push it to the on side, but gets a leading edge to off

17.4

Vettori to Mathews, no run, fuller on off, pushes towards mid-off

17.5

Vettori to Mathews, no run, quicker delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends

scanners: "Vettori began his career looking like a first year student. With that bushy beard he now resembles a professor of physics and fully fledged cast member of the Big Bang Theory.."

17.6

Vettori to Mathews, no run, pushed through outside off, this time the batsman lets it go through

End of over 18 (maiden) Sri Lanka 58/4 (RR: 3.22)
AD Mathews    5* (28b)      DL Vettori    2-1-2-1
KC Sangakkara    26* (49b 2x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-10-0

Mitchell McC comes back..

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

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 59/4 (RR: 3.10)
KC Sangakkara    27* (55b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-20-1
AD Mathews    5* (28b)      DL Vettori    2-1-2-1

Ditej Garg: "NZ looks like a well balanced side with 7 wicket taking bowlers including Williamson..Bring him in to break this partnership..He has been the golden arm"

19.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, the batsman dabs it to the left of midwicket fielder and calls for a quick single

19.2

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

19.3

Vettori to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery this time, the batsman defends it to cover off the back foot

19.4

Vettori to Mathews, no run, slower and flighted on off, the batsman comes forward and defends

19.5

Vettori to Mathews, no run, pushed through on the stumps, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

19.6

Vettori to Mathews, no run, shorter this time and quicker too, the batsman waits and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 64/4 (RR: 3.20)
AD Mathews    9* (33b 1x4)      DL Vettori    3-1-7-1
KC Sangakkara    28* (56b 2x4)      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

Thirimanne is the new man.. This batting order is never ending. Two slips now

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 68/5 (RR: 3.23)
KC Sangakkara    31* (58b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    5-0-24-2
HDRL Thirimanne    1* (3b)      DL Vettori    3-1-7-1

Vettori to continue

21.1

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up and full outside off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

21.2

Vettori to Thirimanne, 1 run, pushed through on the pads, the batsman goes back and tickles it towards backward square leg for a single

21.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, another one pushed through, this time on off stump, the batsman defends it to the off side

21.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter and shorter on the stumps, the batsman dabs it towards square leg for a single

21.5

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward to defend, but gets an inside edge towards square leg

21.6

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, the batsman goes back and defends it towards square leg

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 70/5 (RR: 3.18)
HDRL Thirimanne    2* (7b)      DL Vettori    4-1-9-1
KC Sangakkara    32* (60b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    5-0-24-2

Al: "Never ending batting line-up? Its ending pretty quickly right now..."

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.

More men in slips now. Two slips and a gully

22.6

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

End of over 23 (1 run) Sri Lanka 71/5 (RR: 3.08)
HDRL Thirimanne    2* (12b)      MJ McClenaghan    6-0-25-2
KC Sangakkara    33* (61b 2x4)      DL Vettori    4-1-9-1

23.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter and quicker outside off, the batsman goes back and punches it down to long on for a single

Pramod: "Sanga is well on course of doing a Misbah here , 5 more wickets..."

23.2

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, slower and tossed up outside off, the batsman goes back and defends it towards point

23.3

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, flatter this time and on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it towards midwicket

23.4

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

23.5

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, keeps it tight around off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

23.6

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman tucks it to the leg side, but straight to the man at square leg

End of over 24 (1 run) Sri Lanka 72/5 (RR: 3.00)
HDRL Thirimanne    2* (17b)      DL Vettori    5-1-10-1
KC Sangakkara    34* (62b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    6-0-25-2

Kane Williamson comes in to bowl some offspin now.. He is the man with the golden arm, coming round the wicket

24.1

Williamson to Sangakkara, 1 run, slow tossed up delivery on off, the batsman goes back and pushes it towards mid-on for a single

24.2

Williamson to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up full and on the middle stump, driven to long off

24.3

Williamson to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman dabs it to leg side and takes off for a single. KW gets there too and fires a throw at non-striker's end..But the batsmen dived in to make his ground

24.4

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up and slow on off, defended to cover

24.5

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, flatter delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to mid-off

24.6

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, slower, tossed up, wide of off, draws the batsman into a loose shot, the ball grips the surface and turns past the outside edge

End of over 25 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 75/5 (RR: 3.00)
HDRL Thirimanne    3* (21b)      KS Williamson    1-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    36* (64b 2x4)      DL Vettori    5-1-10-1

New Zealand bowlers keeping it really tight at the moment and now that the sun is out, they are putting pressure with spin.. Vettori to continue

25.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower and on off stump, the batsman dabs it towards point and calls for a quick single

25.2

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, quicker delivery outside off, the batsman defends it to point off the back foot

25.3

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, he comes down the pitch and drives the flighted delivery to midwicket

25.4

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

25.5

Vettori to Thirimanne, no run, pushed through on off, the batsman defends it to cover

25.6

Vettori to Thirimanne, 1 run, comes down the pitch and pushes it to mid-off, calls for a quick single as the fielder is a touch slow

Dan: "SL are looking less like Andy Murray and more like Pete Sampras - great ten years ago."

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 81/5 (RR: 3.11)
HDRL Thirimanne    8* (26b 1x4)      DL Vettori    6-1-16-1
KC Sangakkara    37* (65b 2x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-3-0

26.1

Williamson to Thirimanne, no run, is that a catch gone down? Looked like it. There was a loud noise as the batsman went for cut, but the keeper was not able to hold on to it. Thick edge actually, harsh to call it a drop

26.2

Williamson to Thirimanne, 1 run

26.3

Williamson to Sangakkara, OUT, both men are at the same end! Horrible horrible mix up! Sanga pushed it towards the right of cover fielder and took a couple of steps down. Thirimanne took it as a cue for a run and ran all the way down...But Guptill dived and stopped the ball, Sanga stopped as a result, but Thiri ran all the way down. Gutpill didn't even stop the ball cleanly, but since the two batters were at the same end, he had ample time to throw it to the non-striker's end

HDRL Thirimanne run out 9 (23m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.14

Thisara Perera comes in at No. 8

26.4

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

26.5

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

26.6

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..

Some frantic action now in the match

End of over 27 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 94/6 (RR: 3.48)
KC Sangakkara    49* (69b 5x4)      KS Williamson    2-0-16-0
NLTC Perera    0* (0b)      DL Vettori    6-1-16-1

Tim Southee comes back for a spell

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

End of over 28 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 98/6 (RR: 3.50)
NLTC Perera    4* (6b 1x4)      TG Southee    5-1-16-0
KC Sangakkara    49* (69b 5x4)      KS Williamson    2-0-16-0

McNath comes in to bowl..

28.1

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga gets to his fifty with a push to long off, more than half of Sri Lanka's runs have been scored by him

28.2

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, quicker and shorter outside off, the batsman goes back and cuts it, but straight to the man at backward point

28.3

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, tossed up full and slow, the batsman defends it to cover

28.4

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, pushed through a bit quicker this time and straightaway they go up for an appeal as Thisara gets hit on the pads while he is on the back foot..Looked good to the naked eye, except that there was a loud woody noise. Thisara calls for a review and wins it easily. Big inside edge

28.5

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg line, the batsman comes forward and defends

28.6

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, fuller and quicker, the batsman punches it straight to mid-on

End of over 29 (1 run) Sri Lanka 99/6 (RR: 3.41)
NLTC Perera    4* (11b 1x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-11-0
KC Sangakkara    50* (70b 5x4)      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

End of over 30 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 107/6 (RR: 3.56)
NLTC Perera    7* (13b 1x4)      TG Southee    6-1-24-0
KC Sangakkara    55* (74b 6x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-11-0

30.1

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, tossed up and really really slow, the batsman comes forward and defends it to off

30.2

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

30.3

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, flighted delivery on off, defended to cover

30.4

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, this time, he pushes it towards midwicket off the front foot

30.5

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, driven back to the bowler

30.6

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, 1 run, tossed up full on off stump, the batsman drives it to wide long-on, past a diving Martin Guptill at extra cover

End of over 31 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 112/6 (RR: 3.61)
NLTC Perera    12* (19b 2x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-16-0
KC Sangakkara    55* (74b 6x4)      TG Southee    6-1-24-0

31.1

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

funtrue: "is this the same ground where india posted heap of runs n srilanka is going down or NZ bowling is better than SA." ---- Same ground, same pitch, Sri Lanka have batted horribly and New Zealand have bowled really well

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

He comes round the wicket now

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

Drinks. This is already the best partnership for Sri Lanka now and it has come in quick time. Can Sri Lanka carry on and give their bowlers a target to defend? Sanga has looked unperturbed by the bowling, but the rest just didn't hold up against the relentless NZ bowling and then there was that comical run out too. But Thisara Perera is a dangerous batsman and New Zealand would aim to quickly wrap this up before it gets out of hand

End of over 32 (1 run) Sri Lanka 113/6 (RR: 3.53)
NLTC Perera    13* (25b 2x4)      TG Southee    7-1-25-0
KC Sangakkara    55* (74b 6x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-16-0

32.1

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, 1 run, pushed through on the middle stump line, the batsman gets an inside edge to the leg side as he comes forward to defend

32.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it solidly off the front foot

32.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifting on to the leg side, the batsman gets hit on the pads and the ball drops to the off side. The batsmen exchange ends with a quick run, but Ronchi gets to the ball and returns the ball quickly to the bowler. They check for a run out, but Sanga was safe

32.4

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full delivery, chipped over the bowler's head for a single

32.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full delivery, Sanga drives it to wide long on all along the ground

32.6

NL McCullum to NLTC Perera, no run, flatter delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to the off side

Huxleys Dad: "Nice to see it's not just England who have struggled against this Kiwi bowling :)"

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 117/6 (RR: 3.54)
NLTC Perera    15* (28b 2x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-20-0
KC Sangakkara    57* (77b 6x4)      TG Southee    7-1-25-0

Mitch McC, cricket's version of Sharapova, comes in for another spell

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

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 122/7 (RR: 3.58)
KC Sangakkara    62* (82b 7x4)      MJ McClenaghan    7-0-30-3
HMRKB Herath    0* (0b)      NL McCullum    6-0-20-0

Batting Powerplay taken

34.1

NL McCullum to Herath, 1 run, pushed through outside off, Herath pushes it towards cover and takes off for a quick single

34.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, he moves outside leg stump and drives the flatter delivery to deep cover easily for a single

34.3

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, Herath defends it towards the off side

34.4

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, another flatter, quicker delivery, the batsman defends it off the front foot

Silly point in place

34.5

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, this one kept a tad low, as the batsman pushed it back to the bowler

34.6

NL McCullum to Herath, no run, another quick delivery, the batsman has no choice but to defend

Shaq Mcgregory: "I think Shahadat Hossain would take offence to your crowning of McClenaghan as crickets Sharapova" ---Don't you worry, we can find another comparison for him.. The problem is, I don't remember many names from women's tennis

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 124/7 (RR: 3.54)
HMRKB Herath    1* (5b)      NL McCullum    7-0-22-0
KC Sangakkara    63* (83b 7x4)      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

End of over 36 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 134/7 (RR: 3.72)
HMRKB Herath    6* (8b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    8-0-40-3
KC Sangakkara    68* (86b 8x4)      NL McCullum    7-0-22-0

36.1

NL McCullum to Herath, 1 run, tossed up around off stump, the batsman comes forward and dabs it towards square leg for a single

36.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, OUT, caught at short third man! this could be the difference between 180 and 150! Sanga tries to drive this one over extra cover, but it wasn't full enough and he gets a thick outside edge towards backward point. Kane W moves to his left and completes and easy catch. Huge huge blow this one..

KC Sangakkara c Williamson b NL McCullum 68 (161m 87b 8x4 0x6) SR: 78.16

Eranga is the new man. McNath comes over the wicket, a slip and a silly point in place

36.3

NL McCullum to Eranga, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends

36.4

NL McCullum to Eranga, no run, flatter delivery on off stump line, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

36.5

NL McCullum to Eranga, no run, he comes forward and slices the quicker delivery to backward point

36.6

NL McCullum to Eranga, OUT, tossed up outside, the batsman thinks it's time to hit it to the shorter straight boundary, but he is no Perera, hits it only as far as long-on for a simple catch. Sri Lankan innings is in shambles here.

RMS Eranga c Mills b NL McCullum 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

dmx: "Now Angy must be regretting for not selecting "Kula" the batsman... :)"

End of over 37 (1 run) Sri Lanka 135/9 (RR: 3.64)
     NL McCullum    8-0-23-2
HMRKB Herath    7* (9b 1x4)      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

He is coming round the wicket now

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

Teams have lost wickets in clumps in the tournament before, but they have also found batsmen who have provided some resistance. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, apart from Sanga, no one else stayed in for long enough and it has meant that Sri Lanka have been bowled out embarrassingly within 38 overs for a lowly score. New Zealand bowled well and kept the pressure right through. They had plenty of options as well - fast or slow - and James Franklin didn't even get to bowl. We will be back shortly as New Zealand should come out to play a few overs.

LoveLanka: "SL is yet to recover from the famous Cardiff Test nightmare...."

Greg: "New Zealand, if possible, should try and get this total in around 25-30 overs to take Net Run Rate out of the equation in the group."

"Russel Arnold's 4 favourites before tournament started were: SA, Pak, Aus & ofcourse SL," RCK is quick to point out.

Sid Monga is readying the innings report as I type, but till then, here is Dan's report - "Ferrer playing well, winning a lot of points on first serve, with a couple of real aces in McClenaghan and Vettori. Murray with far too many unforced errors, and going to have to avoid any double faults to have a chance of pulling this match out of the fire."

Itch: "It's going to be very tough for Martin guptill to get a century!!"

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