1st T20I: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Lauderhill, May 22, 2010
New Zealand won by 28 runs
22 May 2010 (20-over match)

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, OUT, first international wicket on the US soil! McCullum looks to make room and go over extra cover, but is down in by the slowness of the pitch and ends up hitting towards mid-off, where Mathews takes a superb catch diving forward

BB McCullum c Mathews b Kulasekara 18 (14m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

New Zealand 25/1   AJ Redmond 7* (8b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.3-0-13-1

Mathews to Redmond, OUT, another slower ball, another man gone! Short and wide outside off, has ages to decide where to hit it, flat-batted powerfully, but ended up hitting it straight towards Malinga at mid-on, and like Bob Willis would say, Malinga made no mistake

AJ Redmond c Malinga b Mathews 8 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

New Zealand 27/2   RJ Nicol 1* (2b)   AD Mathews 2.1-0-12-1

Randiv to Nicol, OUT, played on. He has had enough of this slow and low pitch, finally plays the unwise shot, looking to punch this one into the off side, and not for the first time he gets an inside edge

RJ Nicol b Randiv 10 (23m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 51/3   LRPL Taylor 14* (16b 2x4)   S Randiv 2-0-12-1

Mendis to Styris, OUT, this was a long way coming, looks for the huge sweep shot, Mendis holds the ball back, a googly, and furthermore the low bounce betas him too. leg stump gone

SB Styris b Mendis 10 (14m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

New Zealand 71/4   LRPL Taylor 24* (27b 3x4)   BAW Mendis 1.5-0-10-1

Perera to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, yorker outside off, and Taylor has run himself out. He knows the boundaries aren't coming and he takes the risky second, having dug this straight to third man. Kulasekara's throw is accurate, and he is caught way short

LRPL Taylor run out 27 (41m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

New Zealand 77/5   DL Vettori 2* (2b)   NLTC Perera 2.4-0-14-0

Mendis to Guptill, OUT, what do you do Jack? The pitch is low and slow, and it's a T20 and run-rate is crucial. So he gives Mendis the charge, creates enough room to free his arms, reads the length and line right. But. But. But the ball hardly leaves the ground upon pitching. Poor guy is bowled

MJ Guptill b Mendis 10 (7m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 94/6   DL Vettori 9* (8b)   BAW Mendis 3.2-0-17-2

Malinga to NL McCullum, OUT, slower bouncer, it's near impossible to time those on this pitch, and he holes out to deep square leg

NL McCullum c Jayawardene b Malinga 9 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

New Zealand 113/7   DL Vettori 18* (14b 1x4)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-18-1





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