ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group 1

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Match tied (Sri Lanka won the one-over eliminator)

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

0.3

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

0.4

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

0.5

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-2-0

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

2.2

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

2.3

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

2.4

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

2.5

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

2.6

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

New Zealand 17/0   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-14-0

17.1

Kulasekara to Taylor, 1 wide, the slower ball but it is down leg side, too far away to for Taylor to connect with the slog sweep

17.1

Kulasekara to Taylor, FOUR, the yorker outside off stump, Taylor jams his bat down on it and squeezes it to the third man boundary

17.2

Kulasekara to Taylor, OUT, bowled him with the slower ball! Taylor had finished swinging across the line by the time the ball reached him. He was on the front foot and played much too early, Kulasekara hit leg stump. That slower ball was out of the back of the hand

LRPL Taylor b Kulasekara 23 (26m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 153.33

17.3

Kulasekara to NL McCullum, 1 run, a slower full toss, McCullum plays the ball through midwicket

17.4

Kulasekara to Oram, FOUR, Oram swings hard at a low full toss, slicing the ball high over the bowler's head towards the boundary. Thisara Perera ran from long on and dived but couldn't reach the ball

17.5

Kulasekara to Oram, no run, hit hard along the ground to midwicket

17.6

Kulasekara to Oram, OUT, caught at long off! Oram came out of his crease, made room and hammered the length ball flat and hard towards Dilshan, who moved to his right, got his body behind the ball and caught it nicely

JDP Oram c Dilshan b Kulasekara 6 (15m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 159/5   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-24-2

19.1

Kulasekara to Williamson, 1 run, a slower ball, which Williamson edges on to his pad after charging down the pitch and having a swing

19.2

Kulasekara to Franklin, FOUR, a rubbish full toss and Franklin has swung hard enough to send the ball over the bowler's head for a one-bounce four

19.3

Kulasekara to Franklin, 1 run, a full ball in the blockhole, Franklin plays it towards the bowler's left and Kulasekara gets a hand on it but doesn't field cleanly enough to stop the single

19.4

Kulasekara to Williamson, 1 run, played off the pads to square leg

19.5

Kulasekara to Franklin, 1 run, a low full toss and Franklin swats it to midwicket for just the single

19.6

Kulasekara to Williamson, 1 run, OUT, in the blockhole outside off stump, Williamson drives the ball towards deep point but gets run out while attempting a desperate second. Sangakkara had plenty of time to remove the bails

KS Williamson run out 4 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 174/7   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-33-2
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Photos

Sep 27, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates his first wicket with Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World T20 2012, Super Eights, Pallekele, September 27, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates his first wicket with Mahela Jayawardene

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Sep 27, 2012

Lahiru Thirimanne nearly won the game for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World T20 2012, Super Eights, Pallekele, September 27, 2012

Lahiru Thirimanne nearly won the game for Sri Lanka

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