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 Ronchi, OUT, here comes the first wicket! It was a length delivery outside off, very quick as well, and Ronchi wanted to push it to the off side without moving his feet, but the bowler gets some extra bounce off the pitch and the ball flicks the outside edge on its way to the keeper's gloves

L Ronchi c †Sangakkara b Eranga 7 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

New Zealand 14/1   MJ Guptill 7* (11b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 1.4-0-10-1

Malinga to Williamson, OUT, he is gone this time! It was a slower delivery and it was a high full-toss. Kane Williamson totally lost it in the flight. He tried to nudge it towards the leg side, but was hit on the thigh pad while he was ducking, right in front of the middle stump. Did he get a bat on that? I don't think so. It was hitting the top of the middle. Kane Williamson asks for a review, maybe in the hope that it would have gone over the top, but that was dipping sharply. Malinga strikes and New Zealand lose a review

KS Williamson lbw b Malinga 16 (29m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

New Zealand 48/2   MJ Guptill 24* (21b 4x4)   SL Malinga 5-2-19-1

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   MJ Guptill 25* (23b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 2-0-10-1

Eranga to Guptill, OUT, gone! caught at slip! Someone asked for the wobble? Eranga bowls that sharp shortish delivery outside off and the batsman tries to defend it off the back foot, but it took off and the bounce surprised Guptill who ended up fending it towards slip. It flew high and it flew fast and Mahela took a sharp overhead catch.

MJ Guptill c Jayawardene b Eranga 25 (52m 24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.16

New Zealand 49/4   JEC Franklin 0* (0b)   RMS Eranga 3.1-0-20-2

Dilshan to Franklin, OUT, very loud shout again! And this time Rod Tucker waits, waits and then succumbs under pressure. It was good shout even though the batsman was pressing forward, he was hit marginally on the line of off stump. Good decision and Franklin, who was looking more composed of the two batsmen, has to go

JEC Franklin lbw b Dilshan 6 (25m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.29

New Zealand 70/5   BB McCullum 9* (11b 1x4)   TM Dilshan 0.5-0-0-1

Malinga to Vettori, OUT, that's game over for Vettori! It's that slower ball and it was a yorker, hits the batsman right in front and that is an easy decision for the umpire. But Vettori was disappointed and rightly so, the ball had hit the inside edge on its way. Unfortunately for him, his friend Kane W had used up the review earlier...

DL Vettori lbw b Malinga 5 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

New Zealand 80/6   BB McCullum 11* (26b 1x4)   SL Malinga 6-2-22-2

Malinga to BB McCullum, OUT, the off stump takes a beating! That's six on the last throw of the dice. Sri Lanka continue to fight. It's that slower yorker again and Baz is completely outfoxed by the lack of pace on that. He tried to whip it to the leg side, but falls over as he plays too early, the ball dips and goes under the bat to hit the off stump..

BB McCullum b Malinga 18 (88m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.73

New Zealand 115/7   NL McCullum 28* (37b 3x4)   SL Malinga 7-2-26-3

Malinga to NL McCullum, OUT, an inswinging yorker does the job, this one was fast, it was mean, it hit the batsman on the back pad.. Infront of the leg stump. Would that have gone on to hit the leg? Possibly. Nathan McCullum's fighting innings has been cut short, Malinga is doing it for Sri Lanka.. Hawk-eye says that the ball would have just clipped the outside of the leg stump

NL McCullum lbw b Malinga 32 (54m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

New Zealand 122/8   TG Southee 3* (3b)   SL Malinga 7.2-2-26-4

Eranga to Southee, OUT, another yorker! the batsman digs it out towards mid-on and sets off for a single, the fielder at mid-on - Thisara - aims at the non-striker's end, but misses. However, his throw goes on to hit the stumps at striker's end and guess what, Mills is short!

KD Mills run out 3 (21m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

New Zealand 134/9   TG Southee 12* (14b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 7.5-0-45-2





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