ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group 1

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

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

4.1

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

4.2

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

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.5

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

4.6

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   BAW Mendis 1-0-10-0

10.1

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

10.2

BAW Mendis to BB McCullum, 1 run, short ball outside off and McCullum drags it off the back foot to long on

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

10.6

BAW Mendis to BB McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum slog sweeps and the fielder on the deep midwicket boundary manages to palm the ball to prevent it from going for four

New Zealand 89/1   BAW Mendis 2-0-19-0

12.1

BAW Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, Mendis breaks the ball away from the right-hander, McCullum tried to nudge off the back foot and was beaten

12.2

BAW Mendis to BB McCullum, OUT, caught at deep square leg! McCullum didn't make good contact with the slog sweep, hitting the one that spins away in the air and into Thisara's waiting hands

BB McCullum c Perera b BAW Mendis 25 (22m 16b 0x4 2x6) SR: 156.25

12.3

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

12.4

BAW Mendis to Taylor, 1 run, that's the offbreak and Taylor leans across and nudges behind square

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   BAW Mendis 3-0-24-1

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

14.4

BAW Mendis to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, cut off the back foot past point

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

14.6

BAW Mendis to Taylor, 2 runs, nudged off the pads towards mid-on, the fielder had to run in from the deep so there was time for the second, 24 runs off that over

New Zealand 133/2   BAW Mendis 4-0-48-1
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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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