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)

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   MJ Guptill 6* (10b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 1-0-7-0

Malinga to Ronchi, FOUR, another slower ball this time and it's a full toss, on the middle stump line, the batsman chips it over the bowler's head for an easy boundary

New Zealand 11/0   L Ronchi 5* (6b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.4-1-4-0

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

New Zealand 22/1   MJ Guptill 11* (13b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 2.1-0-16-1

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

New Zealand 35/1   KS Williamson 12* (18b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 0.5-0-9-0

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman drills it down the ground with a powerful drive

New Zealand 39/1   MJ Guptill 19* (19b 3x4)   SL Malinga 4.1-2-10-0

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, short delivery this time, Guptill rocks back and comfortably pulls it behind square for another boundary

New Zealand 43/1   MJ Guptill 23* (20b 4x4)   SL Malinga 4.2-2-14-0

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

New Zealand 63/4   BB McCullum 7* (5b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 4.1-0-25-2

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

New Zealand 68/4   JEC Franklin 5* (9b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 4.4-0-30-2

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

New Zealand 92/6   NL McCullum 11* (12b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 7.2-0-25-1

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

New Zealand 104/6   NL McCullum 20* (28b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 6.3-0-38-2

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

New Zealand 108/6   NL McCullum 24* (30b 3x4)   RMS Eranga 6.5-0-42-2

Malinga to Southee, FOUR, now a pacy yorker and another loud appeal for lbw, but the ball heads to the third-man boundary.. Was it bat, was it the boot first? It was the boot, and it would have been out.. Lucky escape for New Zealand

New Zealand 131/8   TG Southee 10* (9b 1x4)   SL Malinga 8.2-2-32-4





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