ICC World Twenty20, 13th Match, Group 1: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group 1
Match tied (Sri Lanka won the one-over eliminator)
27 September 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
0.1

Kulasekara to Nicol, no run, a big inswinger first up and it hits the pad after Nicol steps forward and tries to push towards mid-on, Kulasekara appeals but Nicol was well forward

0.2

Kulasekara to Nicol, 1 run, full and swinging into the right-hander, Nicol moves forward again and clips through midwicket

0.6

Kulasekara to Nicol, no run, Nicol comes out of his crease and tries to bash the ball through the off side, doesn't make any contact

New Zealand 2/0   RJ Nicol 1* (3b)
1.3

Mathews to Nicol, 1 run, Nicol stays on the back foot and pushes a length ball towards mid-off, they begin to run immediately and complete a quick single

New Zealand 4/0   RJ Nicol 2* (4b)
2.1

Kulasekara to Nicol, 1 wide, and he's tested immediately because Kulasekara strays down leg side, Nicol misses the pull and Sangakkara lunges to get gloves on the ball and prevent five wides

2.1

Kulasekara to Nicol, 1 leg bye, Nicol tries to whip the ball off the pads but misses, he gets a leg bye towards square leg

New Zealand 6/0   RJ Nicol 2* (5b)
3.4

Malinga to Nicol, no run, the slower ball on a good length, Nicol was out of his crease early and played the ball towards point

3.5

Malinga to Nicol, no run, another slower ball around off stump, Nicol had come out of his crease again and then had to wait to defend the ball

3.6

Malinga to Nicol, FOUR, Nicol moves across his crease to chip a slower ball in the air but past the fielder at short fine leg, New Zealand are getting a move on here

New Zealand 26/0   RJ Nicol 6* (8b 1x4)
4.2

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, Nicol takes a stride forward and drives to long on as well

New Zealand 28/0   RJ Nicol 7* (9b 1x4)
5.1

Malinga to Nicol, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Nicol tries to slap it off the back foot but the fielder at cover is in the way

New Zealand 37/0   RJ Nicol 8* (10b 1x4)
6.1

Mathews to Nicol, 1 run, a slower ball bowled full on the pads, played from the crease to deep midwicket

6.4

Mathews to Nicol, 2 runs, in the air towards deep square leg where Jeevan Mendis runs forward and to his right and dives to try and catch the ball, it falls just short and he does well to prevent the ball bouncing past him. Nicol had swept firmly

6.5

Mathews to Nicol, no run, Dilshan makes a sharp save at backward point

6.6

Mathews to Nicol, FOUR, full ball outside off stump, Nicol thumps it from his crease and he's hit it hard enough to beat the fielder at long off

New Zealand 55/0   RJ Nicol 15* (14b 2x4)
7.2

Dananjaya to Nicol, 1 run, Guptill steps out of his crease and drives to long off

7.4

Dananjaya to Nicol, 1 run, Nicol pushes on the off side for a single

New Zealand 58/1   RJ Nicol 17* (16b 2x4)
8.3

BMAJ Mendis to Nicol, no run, Nicol was late on playing the googly and thrust his pad outside off stump as he defended awkwardly, Mendis appeals but the impact was outside off stump

8.4

BMAJ Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, played on the leg side

8.6

BMAJ Mendis to Nicol, SIX, Nicol attacks Jeevan, stepping out of his crease, getting to the pitch of the ball and lofting it over the long-off boundary

New Zealand 68/1   RJ Nicol 24* (19b 2x4 1x6)
9.3

Dananjaya to Nicol, no run, that's a googly and it zips into Nicol who defends on the back foot

9.4

Dananjaya to Nicol, 1 run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

New Zealand 76/1   RJ Nicol 25* (21b 2x4 1x6)
10.1

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, cut in the air but just short of the fielder at short third man

10.3

BAW Mendis to Nicol, FOUR, superb shot, Nicol moves forward and swings across the line, slapping the ball into the gap on the midwicket boundary. The ball is doing very little for Ajantha Mendis

10.4

BAW Mendis to Nicol, no run, another short ball but Nicol misses the pull this time

10.5

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, much slower outside off stump, driven to long off

New Zealand 87/1   RJ Nicol 31* (25b 3x4 1x6)
11.1

Dananjaya to Nicol, no run, he's dropped the caught and bowled and has been hit on the face by the ball. McCullum, the non-striker, immediately checks on the bowler. Nicol drove the ball hard and flat back at Danajaya. the bowler had his hands up to try and catch it but the ball burst through and smashed into his face. He isn't cut but that would have hurt plenty

11.2

Dananjaya to Nicol, 1 run, full toss which is driven to long on for a single

11.4

Dananjaya to Nicol, 1 run, a full toss, the batsman drives off the front foot towards deep cover

New Zealand 92/1   RJ Nicol 33* (28b 3x4 1x6)
12.3

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, the googly on off and middle stump, worked off the pads towards square leg

12.5

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 2 runs, Nicol lunges forward and taps the ball gently towards long-on, giving himself enough time to run two

12.6

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, on the pads this time and Nicol nudges towards short fine leg

New Zealand 104/2   RJ Nicol 37* (31b 3x4 1x6)
13.1

BMAJ Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, comes out of his crease to the legspinner and plays through square leg

13.3

BMAJ Mendis to Nicol, no run, Nicol steps out of his crease to work the ball on the leg side but misses and is hit on the pad

13.4

BMAJ Mendis to Nicol, 1 leg bye, Nicol tries to slog sweep but misses and is hit on the pad again, Mendis is bowling very slowly

New Zealand 107/2   RJ Nicol 38* (34b 3x4 1x6)
14.1

BAW Mendis to Nicol, SIX, Nicol gets down on one knee and slog sweeps Ajantha Mendis cleanly over the deep square leg boundary, it was a quicker ball and Nicol played a shot out of his captain's book

14.2

BAW Mendis to Nicol, SIX, and again! Nicol is taking it to Mendis, moving forward, getting down on one knee and slapping the ball from outside off over the wide long-on boundary. That shot brings up his fifty

14.3

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 1 run, driven to long off for a single

14.5

BAW Mendis to Nicol, SIX, a third six! Nicol gets down on one knee and wings hard, lofting the ball high over cow corner, 20 runs off the over already

14.6

BAW Mendis to Nicol, 2 wides, Mendis seems to have been rattled, bowling very wide outside off stump, Sangakkara does well to get a glove on the ball

New Zealand 131/2   RJ Nicol 57* (38b 3x4 4x6)
15.1

Dananjaya to Nicol, 1 run, Nicol moves forward and drives a full toss to long off

15.4

Dananjaya to Nicol, OUT, he has his second wicket! Nicol attempted to clear the deep midwicket boundary by trying to slog sweep but got a top edge, hitting the ball high in the air and not far enough. Thirimanne settled under the catch

RJ Nicol c Thirimanne b Dananjaya 58 (71m 40b 3x4 4x6) SR: 145.00

New Zealand 137/3   RJ Nicol 58 (40b 3x4 4x6)
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