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)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Malinga 39 91 65 3 0 60.00
21.3 87.7 mph, unplayable! A searing inswinging yorker bursts through Guptill and makes a mess of the stumps. He may well have been expecting that after watching the first two deliveries, but it didn't appear to make much difference. He was in too, but that was just too good. The slinger strikes! 84/3
View dismissal BB McCullum b Herath 13 27 21 1 1 61.90
7.1 52.9 mph, 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! 32/1
View dismissal JD Ryder c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 19 48 34 2 0 55.88
18.3 51.3 mph, gone this time! Ryder was lining up a similar shot, looking to power it away through the off side. A touch of extra bounce on the delivery, it fairly took off outside off, and a thin edge nestles safely in Sangakkara's gloves. Sri Lanka are ecstatic, they've got this match by the scruff of the neck now 69/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c Tharanga b Mendis 36 90 55 1 0 65.45
39.1 55.2 mph, Taylor's struggle ends. You felt something was coming. In the end it's a poor delivery, dragged short that Taylor pulled straight down the throat of deep midwicket. Normally you'd back Taylor to clear that boundary but he's not quite found his range today 161/4
View dismissal SB Styris lbw b Muralitharan 57 119 77 5 0 74.02
46.6 53.6 mph, on his last delivery in Sri Lanka Murali strikes! Key wicket as well! Styris gets deep into his crease to work to leg, missed it and was trapped in front. Styris reviews but it's clipping leg stump. What a wonderful, who-writes-your-scripts? exit from his home stage! Massive cheer from the crowd as the decision is finally confirmed! 213/7
View dismissal KS Williamson lbw b Malinga 22 23 16 3 0 137.50
43.3 89.1 mph, Malinga works the magic again! Full, swinging in and struck bang in front! The sort of lbw you would walk from. Absolutely plumb. Very good little innings that and now the power hitters can come in. 192/5
View dismissal NL McCullum c †Sangakkara b Malinga 9 9 9 0 1 100.00
45.1 73.3 mph, Malinga is such a demon at the end of an innings. Brilliant variations! McCullum stepped down looking to heave to leg, slight slower ball meant he was through the shot too early and found a faint top edge 204/6
View dismissal JDP Oram c Jayawardene b Dilshan 7 14 9 1 0 77.77
47.4 57.1 mph, gone this time! Oram had to try something, ended up heaving high towards long-on who jogged in a few yards off the rope, steadied himself and held the chance. New Zealand's chances of posting something competitive are sliding away 215/8
DL Vettori* not out 3 10 3 0 0 100.00
View dismissal TG Southee c †Sangakkara b Mendis 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
48.3 57.4 mph, Southee gone now, things sliding away in a hurry. Spun away again and Southee was very tentative, prodding at the ball, faint outside edge and Sangakkara does the rest 217/9
View dismissal AJ McKay b Mendis 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
48.5 56.8 mph, all over in a heap for New Zealand. Innings end with a four for four collapse as McKay prods hopelessly and misses. Murali waves his cap to the crowds as he leads Sri Lanka off, they'll hope not to see him later! 217/10
Extras (lb 5, w 6, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 48.5 overs; 222 mins) 217 (4.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 9 0 55 3 6.11 30 8 0 (1nb)
21.3 to Guptill, 87.7 mph, unplayable! A searing inswinging yorker bursts through Guptill and makes a mess of the stumps. He may well have been expecting that after watching the first two deliveries, but it didn't appear to make much difference. He was in too, but that was just too good. The slinger strikes! 84/3
43.3 to Williamson, 89.1 mph, Malinga works the magic again! Full, swinging in and struck bang in front! The sort of lbw you would walk from. Absolutely plumb. Very good little innings that and now the power hitters can come in. 192/5
45.1 to NL McCullum, 73.3 mph, Malinga is such a demon at the end of an innings. Brilliant variations! McCullum stepped down looking to heave to leg, slight slower ball meant he was through the shot too early and found a faint top edge 204/6
View wicket HMRKB Herath 9 1 31 1 3.44 33 1 1 (1w)
7.1 to BB McCullum, 52.9 mph, 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! 32/1
  AD Mathews 6 0 27 0 4.50 21 3 0
View wickets BAW Mendis 9.5 0 35 3 3.55 35 2 0
39.1 to Taylor, 55.2 mph, Taylor's struggle ends. You felt something was coming. In the end it's a poor delivery, dragged short that Taylor pulled straight down the throat of deep midwicket. Normally you'd back Taylor to clear that boundary but he's not quite found his range today 161/4
48.3 to Southee, 57.4 mph, Southee gone now, things sliding away in a hurry. Spun away again and Southee was very tentative, prodding at the ball, faint outside edge and Sangakkara does the rest 217/9
48.5 to McKay, 56.8 mph, all over in a heap for New Zealand. Innings end with a four for four collapse as McKay prods hopelessly and misses. Murali waves his cap to the crowds as he leads Sri Lanka off, they'll hope not to see him later! 217/10
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 1 42 2 4.20 36 2 1 (2w)
18.3 to Ryder, 51.3 mph, gone this time! Ryder was lining up a similar shot, looking to power it away through the off side. A touch of extra bounce on the delivery, it fairly took off outside off, and a thin edge nestles safely in Sangakkara's gloves. Sri Lanka are ecstatic, they've got this match by the scruff of the neck now 69/2
46.6 to Styris, 53.6 mph, on his last delivery in Sri Lanka Murali strikes! Key wicket as well! Styris gets deep into his crease to work to leg, missed it and was trapped in front. Styris reviews but it's clipping leg stump. What a wonderful, who-writes-your-scripts? exit from his home stage! Massive cheer from the crowd as the decision is finally confirmed! 213/7
View wicket TM Dilshan 5 0 22 1 4.40 12 0 0 (1w)
47.4 to Oram, 57.1 mph, gone this time! Oram had to try something, ended up heaving high towards long-on who jogged in a few yards off the rope, steadied himself and held the chance. New Zealand's chances of posting something competitive are sliding away 215/8
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 218 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Ryder b Southee 30 29 31 4 1 96.77
7.2 84.9 mph, Ryder take a bow! Even fat men can fly says George Binoy! This Kiwi sure can fly. Was that Jesse Ryder or Jesse Owens? Here's what happened - it was a short ball outside off, enough width and room for Tharanga in his current form to flay at. Enough room for him to try and go aerial. Ryder was lurking at point. He moved quickly to his left, took off with as much grace as he is capable of and landed with a resounding thud. In the meantime, he caught the ball. And then he stood up with arms aloft, menacing beard and frown in place, like a WWE superstar. What a moment! 40/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Ryder b Southee 73 142 93 10 1 78.49
32.4 83.9 mph, finally New Zealand break through! Dilshan was looking to end this in a hurry, slashing at a length delivery to give Ryder an easy catch. It's probably come too late for his team, but that'll give some consolation at least 160/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† c Styris b McKay 54 132 79 7 1 68.35
36.2 85.0 mph, massive wicket this, Sangakkara holes out to third man, the party comes to a halt in Colombo, it was a short ball just outside off, Sangakkara uppercuts it, but he can only find third man, anyone else thinking of the SA-NZ quarter-final? 169/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Vettori 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
33.1 54.0 mph, well, well. Stunned silence in the crowds as Jayawardene is given out lbw. He popped forward to a straight delivery, played around a straight ball and was struck in front. Decent stride and a review but the ball is hitting! 161/3
TT Samaraweera not out 23 77 38 2 0 60.52
View dismissal LPC Silva b Southee 13 29 25 2 0 52.00
42.2 84.0 mph, bowled him, the crowd silenced once more, Silva is cleaned up by Southee, these New Zealand chaps never know when they are beaten, it was a short of length ball well outside off, Silva chased after it, his attempted cut ends in a bottom-edge that drags the ball back on to the leg stump, New Zealand can't stop grinning, they are enjoying themselves out there 185/5
AD Mathews not out 14 31 18 1 1 77.77
Extras (lb 2, w 10) 12
  Total (5 wickets; 47.5 overs; 223 mins) 220 (4.59 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  NL McCullum 6 0 33 0 5.50 23 3 2 (1w)
View wickets TG Southee 10 2 57 3 5.70 40 8 1 (1w)
7.2 to Tharanga, 84.9 mph, Ryder take a bow! Even fat men can fly says George Binoy! This Kiwi sure can fly. Was that Jesse Ryder or Jesse Owens? Here's what happened - it was a short ball outside off, enough width and room for Tharanga in his current form to flay at. Enough room for him to try and go aerial. Ryder was lurking at point. He moved quickly to his left, took off with as much grace as he is capable of and landed with a resounding thud. In the meantime, he caught the ball. And then he stood up with arms aloft, menacing beard and frown in place, like a WWE superstar. What a moment! 40/1
32.4 to Dilshan, 83.9 mph, finally New Zealand break through! Dilshan was looking to end this in a hurry, slashing at a length delivery to give Ryder an easy catch. It's probably come too late for his team, but that'll give some consolation at least 160/2
42.2 to Silva, 84.0 mph, bowled him, the crowd silenced once more, Silva is cleaned up by Southee, these New Zealand chaps never know when they are beaten, it was a short of length ball well outside off, Silva chased after it, his attempted cut ends in a bottom-edge that drags the ball back on to the leg stump, New Zealand can't stop grinning, they are enjoying themselves out there 185/5
View wicket DL Vettori 10 0 36 1 3.60 37 3 0
33.1 to Jayawardene, 54.0 mph, well, well. Stunned silence in the crowds as Jayawardene is given out lbw. He popped forward to a straight delivery, played around a straight ball and was struck in front. Decent stride and a review but the ball is hitting! 161/3
  JDP Oram 8 1 29 0 3.62 37 4 1
View wicket AJ McKay 9.5 1 37 1 3.76 40 4 0 (2w)
36.2 to Sangakkara, 85.0 mph, massive wicket this, Sangakkara holes out to third man, the party comes to a halt in Colombo, it was a short ball just outside off, Sangakkara uppercuts it, but he can only find third man, anyone else thinking of the SA-NZ quarter-final? 169/4
  SB Styris 2 0 12 0 6.00 3 1 0
  JD Ryder 2 0 14 0 7.00 7 3 0

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka advanced
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire - M Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 22 runs, 0 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 68/1 in 18.0 overs (MJ Guptill 35, JD Ryder 19)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (LRPL Taylor 14, SB Styris 32, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 137/3 in 33.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 27, SB Styris 32)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 7
    • SB Styris: 50 off 64 balls (5 x 4)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 41.1 - 46.0 (Batting side - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 44.5 overs (270 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 46.6: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - SB Styris (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 217/10 in 48.5 overs (DL Vettori 3)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 4
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 20 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 73/1 in 17.0 overs (TM Dilshan 24, KC Sangakkara 14)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (TM Dilshan 27, KC Sangakkara 22, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (139 balls), Extras 6
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 71 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 127 balls (TM Dilshan 54, KC Sangakkara 46, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 7
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 72 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 160/2 in 32.4 overs (KC Sangakkara 50)
    • Over 33.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 24 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.3 overs (273 balls), Extras 12
    • Over 45.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • Attendance - 32,000
 
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