ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 38th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 112 runs

2.6

Southee to Dilshan, OUT, Tharanga is run out. It was driven right down the track, Tharanga backed up too far, and Southee got a hand on the ball as he dived to stop it and the ball rolled on to hit the stumps. Accidental run out but NZ will take it. Tharanga back to hut

WU Tharanga run out 3 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Sri Lanka 13/1   TM Dilshan 2* (11b)   TG Southee 2-0-8-0

4.3

Southee to Dilshan, OUT, Caught at third man! he was not slashing or upper cutting but actually trying to whip it to the on side. he chose the wrong length for it. It landed short in length on the middle and leg and straightened. Dilshan got a leading edge and the ball swirled away to Oram at third man

TM Dilshan c Oram b Southee 3 (22m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Sri Lanka 19/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (5b 1x4)   TG Southee 2.3-0-8-1

36.1

Southee to Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela goes for DRS after being given lbw. It lands full in length on the middle stump line and slid towards the leg stump. Mahela played all around it, trying to flick it away. It would have crashed into the leg stump

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Southee 66 (149m 90b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Sri Lanka 164/3   KC Sangakkara 77* (107b 8x4 1x6)   TG Southee 5.1-0-22-2

41.4

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, OUT, Nathan can finally smile. He has picked a wicket. Full and straight, Sanga goes for the big slog sweep but makes no contact. Clatter! Sanga has ended the ton-drought and Sri Lanka would be so glad that the skipper is in great form just ahead of the knockouts

KC Sangakkara b NL McCullum 111 (186m 128b 12x4 2x6) SR: 86.71

Sri Lanka 210/4   AD Mathews 10* (13b)   NL McCullum 7.4-0-40-1

44.1

Styris to Samaraweera, OUT, Samaraweera tries to back away and cut but gets a thick edge and Baz does well to take the catch. He was standing up to the stumps, moved his hands quickly to right to pouch that

TT Samaraweera c †BB McCullum b Styris 5 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Sri Lanka 219/5   AD Mathews 14* (20b)   SB Styris 7.1-0-41-1

45.4

NL McCullum to Silva, OUT, Nathan nearly spills this one but gets it on the rebound. Silva scooped a tame return catch but Nathan doesn't take it cleanly but lunges to catch it on the rebound. And he sports a big smile!

LPC Silva c & b NL McCullum 3 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Sri Lanka 224/6   AD Mathews 16* (24b)   NL McCullum 9.4-0-47-2

46.6

Southee to Kulasekara, OUT, Shortish delivery, Kula pulls, Guptill nearly lost it at deep midwicket. he almost over ran to his right even as the ball seemed to have swerved to his left. Somehow, he managed to stop, tilt back and held on to the catch!

KMDN Kulasekara c Guptill b Southee 1 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Sri Lanka 232/7   AD Mathews 21* (26b 1x4)   TG Southee 9-0-51-3

47.5

Oram to Malinga, OUT, Brendon has taken a smart catch. It was a top-edged pull and Brendon rushed back and to his left. He hared down and lunged out to take a good catch

SL Malinga c †BB McCullum b Oram 6 (4m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Sri Lanka 239/8   AD Mathews 22* (27b 1x4)   JDP Oram 8.5-1-43-1

49.2

Oram to Mathews, 1 run, OUT, Murali is run out Angelo drills this to left of long-on where Guptill makes a fine save and fires a superbly accurate throw to Oram, who collects and breaks the stumps. Murali is short of the crease.

M Muralitharan run out 7 (7m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

Sri Lanka 260/9   AD Mathews 36* (33b 3x4)   JDP Oram 9.2-1-52-1

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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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