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ICC Cricket World Cup - 38th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 112 runs

34.3

Styris to Sangakkara, SIX, Top shot! Treat to watch. It was a full delivery on the middle stump line, Sanga cleared his front leg, held his balance and lifted it to the straight boundary

Sri Lanka 149/2   KC Sangakkara 71* (102b 7x4 1x6)   SB Styris 5.3-0-31-0

38.4

Southee to Sangakkara, SIX, Crunched! It was banged in short and just outside off, Sanga arched back, created room and cut it up and over backward point boundary. Fab strike

Sri Lanka 182/3   KC Sangakkara 90* (115b 9x4 2x6)   TG Southee 6.4-0-35-2

47.4

Oram to Malinga, SIX, Lasithaaaaaaa! he has absolutely thumped this. It was a length delivery around off, he cleared the front foot and smacked it over long-on

Sri Lanka 239/7   SL Malinga 6* (3b 1x6)   JDP Oram 8.4-1-43-0

48.5

Southee to Muralitharan, SIX, What a delicious six! another yorker attempted but this one lands short of the block hole. Mural cleared his front foot and scooped it up and over the straight boundary!

Sri Lanka 255/8   M Muralitharan 7* (2b 1x6)   TG Southee 9.5-0-63-3

Photos

Mar 18, 2011

Nuwan Kulasekara walks back after dropping a catch, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group A, World Cup 2011, Mumbai, March 18, 2011

Nuwan Kulasekara walks back after dropping a catch

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Mar 18, 2011

Jacob Oram and Muttiah Muralitharan shake hands, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group A, World Cup 2011, Mumbai, March 18, 2011

Jacob Oram and Muttiah Muralitharan shake hands

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