ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Mar 29, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st semi final
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
29 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, this is slow off the wicket and McCullum mistimes an attempted cut shot, bottom edging into the off side

1.2

Herath to BB McCullum, FOUR, ah, top shot this. McCullum jumps deep into his crease and thumps a short ball over midwicket for four

1.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, much better delivery and the response is duly respectful from McCullum

1.4

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 run, full toss but McCullum fails to take advantage. Tapping to cover instead of smashing it out the ground

1.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, resolute and steady defence to end the over. Good start for New Zealand then. Better than England managed against Dilshan in the quarters on this ground

New Zealand 10/0   BB McCullum 5* (5b 1x4)
3.1

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, Herath loops this up a touch and finds some spin as a result. Quietly defended

3.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, hint of false shot as some spin finds the outer half of the bat

3.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, slider, slightly quicker and McCullum hurries his defence

3.4

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, spin! Proper turn here squared McCullum up. Herath holding it back a touch and finding good purchase as a result

3.5

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, much quicker here and McCullum jabs down in a rush

3.6

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, excellent over, maiden no less. Finishes with some spin again nothing for McCullum to get hold of

New Zealand 16/0   BB McCullum 5* (11b 1x4)
5.1

Herath to BB McCullum, SIX, wow, McCullum has got plenty of this! Herath tosses one up and McCullum thrust down a pad and swung his lines through a sweep to send it scattering the crowds over deep square

5.2

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, after that shot Herath is quicker and McCullum blocks

5.3

Herath to BB McCullum, no run, touch wide this time and the attempted chop is mistimed

5.4

Herath to BB McCullum, 1 leg bye, huge appeal as McCullum is struck on the back pad around off stump. Very close indeed but Dar decided not out and replays show it only grazing off stump

New Zealand 27/0   BB McCullum 11* (15b 1x4 1x6)
6.1

Mathews to BB McCullum, no run, for no real reason McCullum gets in a tangle defending this off the front foot

6.2

Mathews to BB McCullum, 1 run, well, you'll like this then, Geoff. McCullum opens the face to steer a square drive into space

6.4

Mathews to BB McCullum, no run, the attempted square drive finds point which denies the chance of another this-one's-for-Geoff single

6.5

Mathews to BB McCullum, no run, good line from Matthews, very straight and a firm drive finds mid-on

6.6

Mathews to BB McCullum, 1 run, here is the square drive again, beats a diving Dilshan at point

New Zealand 32/0   BB McCullum 13* (20b 1x4 1x6)
7.1

Herath to BB McCullum, OUT, gone now! The heave-ho sweep which worked so well last over is missed as Herath slips in quicker ball under the bat. Clips off stump and Herath punches the air!

BB McCullum b Herath 13 (27m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 61.90

New Zealand 32/1   BB McCullum 13 (21b 1x4 1x6)
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