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)
7.1

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

7.2

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

7.3

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

7.4

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

7.5

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, no run, that might have been a legbreak but it did not turn, McCullum let it go outside off

7.6

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, 1 run, nudged from the crease towards midwicket

New Zealand 59/1   A Dananjaya 1-0-3-1
9.1

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, SIX, that's a full toss, McCullum was very far out of the crease when he swung hard, slicing the ball high in the air and just far enough over long off. That was a legbreak

9.2

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, 1 run, nudged towards square leg for a single

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

9.5

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, 2 runs, that's a legbreak and McCullum was charging the bowler to thrash him through the off side, he got an inside edge on the leg side

9.6

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum moves back this time and cuts the ball from just outside off through point

New Zealand 80/1   A Dananjaya 2-0-15-1
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

11.3

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, 1 run, round the wicket, flatter line on middle and off, McCullum tries to play on the leg side but gets an edge on the off

11.4

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

11.5

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, SIX, he's smashed it, McCullum charging down the pitch and swinging hard at a full ball outside off stump, slamming it over the long-off boundary

11.6

Dananjaya to BB McCullum, 1 run, McCullum skips out of his crease again and drives the ball along the ground through cover

New Zealand 99/1   A Dananjaya 3-0-25-1
15.1

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

15.2

Dananjaya to Taylor, 2 runs, another full toss outside off, Nicol leans towards the off side and paddles towards fine leg

15.3

Dananjaya to Taylor, 1 leg bye, Nicol moves towards the off to slog sweep but misses and is hit on the pad, that pitched outside leg stump

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

15.5

Dananjaya to Taylor, 2 runs, Taylor moves forward and towards the off side to work the ball through midwicket, they attempt a risky second

15.6

Dananjaya to Taylor, 2 runs, a full toss and Taylor delicately paddles it past Ajantha Mendis at short fine leg, he's probably saving his big hits for the later overs

New Zealand 141/3   A Dananjaya 4-0-32-2
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