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)

Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, good length wider outside off stump, not much inswing on this one, Guptill lets it go


Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, Guptill moves forward to defend the inswinger but doesn't do a clean job, the ball bounces behind him and he turns around to shepherd it past his stumps


Kulasekara to Guptill, 1 run, worked off the pads towards backward square leg

New Zealand 2/0   MJ Guptill 1* (3b)

Mathews to Guptill, no run, length ball outside off stump, the right-hander moves forward and plays towards point


Mathews to Guptill, 1 run, length ball outside off, Guptill has to stay in his crease and open the face of the bat to steer towards third man


Mathews to Guptill, no run, Guptill prods at a good length ball that shapes away a little and is beaten outside off stump


Mathews to Guptill, no run, once again Guptill gets beaten by the swing away from him, Sangakkara does not collect cleanly


Mathews to Guptill, no run, good length and straight, Guptill is behind the line as he defends on the off side

New Zealand 4/0   MJ Guptill 2* (8b)

Kulasekara to Guptill, FOUR, fuller ball and Guptill has sent that to the long-on boundary with a clean bat swing, moving forward, getting under the ball and lofting it


Kulasekara to Guptill, 2 runs, dropped, but a tough chance at mid-on. Guptill tried to loft over the infield again but didn't make proper contact, he hit it well enough to force Thisara Perera to leap in order to get hands on the ball over his head. He couldn't hold on


Kulasekara to Guptill, FOUR, a deft late cut this time, placed fine of the fielder at short third man


Kulasekara to Guptill, no run, defended on the off side


Kulasekara to Guptill, 1 run, driven to long on for a single, that over's given New Zealand momentum

New Zealand 17/0   MJ Guptill 13* (13b 2x4)

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, length ball on the pads, Guptill gets inside the line by moving towards off stump and glances the ball off his pads to the square leg boundary


Malinga to Guptill, no run, superb reply, pitches on a good length on off stump and shapes away from Guptill, who fends off the back foot and is beaten


Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, once again the line is a bit straight, Guptill works the ball off his hips towards square leg

New Zealand 22/0   MJ Guptill 18* (16b 3x4)

BAW Mendis to Guptill, 1 run, driven to long on for a single, nice and easy to start with


BAW Mendis to Guptill, no run, floated on of and middle stump, Guptill strides forward and defends back to the bowler


BAW Mendis to Guptill, 2 runs, this time he moves forward and drives the ball gently into the gap between extra cover and mid-on, there's time for the second


BAW Mendis to Guptill, 2 runs, played to short fine leg and there's no single there, Malinga's throw is poor and he concedes overthrows


BAW Mendis to Guptill, FOUR, short ball outside off stump to end the over, Guptill sends it racing to the point boundary with a cut off the back foot. Not a good start from Mendis, 10 runs off that over. Wonder if he's feeling that side strain.

New Zealand 36/0   MJ Guptill 27* (21b 4x4)

Malinga to Guptill, no run, Nicol tried to turn that on the leg side but was squared up by the slower ball that moved away from him, he got a leading edge that fell safely short of extra cover


Malinga to Guptill, no run, short of a length and straight, played from the crease towards midwicket


Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff, Guptill lines up a short of a length ball and tees off on the front foot, hitting the ball over the bowler's head with a horizontal bat


Malinga to Guptill, no run, punched off the back foot towards point, the ball is coming on to the bat so well today


Malinga to Guptill, 2 runs, Guptill moved forward and towards leg, Malinga followed him, and Guptill clipped the ball between square leg and midwicket

New Zealand 43/0   MJ Guptill 33* (26b 5x4)

Mathews to Guptill, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Guptill slashes at it and gets a thick outside edge towards third man, Malinga is on the boundary and he runs to his right and misses the ball. The ball spun past him and he was clutching at air. Horribly dozy effort


Mathews to Guptill, 1 run, played on the off side

New Zealand 49/0   MJ Guptill 38* (28b 6x4)

Dananjaya to Guptill, 1 leg bye, not sure what he bowled there, perhaps the offbreak, that was around leg stump and Guptill missed it and was hit on the pad


Dananjaya to Guptill, OUT, he's struck! And look at that joy on his face, he's beaming! Guptill came forward again and attacked the bowler, lofting down the ground and straight to the fielder on the long-off boundary, Thisara Perea took a straightforward catch

MJ Guptill c Perera b Dananjaya 38 (34m 30b 6x4 0x6) SR: 126.66

New Zealand 57/1   MJ Guptill 38 (30b 6x4)





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