New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Mount Maunganui January 5, 2016

Taylor's throwback shot, Dilshan's failed scoop

Plays of the day from the fifth ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Mount Maunganui

Kane Williamson was caught behind off the glove and some thigh © Getty Images

The double deflection

It can sometimes take a special delivery to dismiss Kane Williamson, but today a very ordinary one got him out, thanks to a little misfortune from the batsman. Williamson aimed a pull to a leg-side long-hop from Tillakaratne Dilshan, but managed only to get the bottom of his glove to the ball. He should have been safe nonetheless, as the ball seemed headed straight down, but Williamson got his thigh in the way, and the ball bounced off his pad and behind the wicket, where Dinesh Chandimal took a sharp, low chance.

The throwback shot

Nuwan Pradeep bowled almost the perfect yorker in the 46th over, but Ross Taylor produced - maybe unintentionally - the old-fashioned 'draw' stroke, to still reap four from it. Taylor split his legs as the ball pitched near his toes on leg stump, and struck the ball with the face of his bat as it passed him. The ball then sped between his feet and beat the keeper, and fine leg before crossing the rope.

The mis-hit scoop

Tillakaratne Dilshan tends to lock away his more ambitious strokes until later in the innings in ODIs, but today tried the scoop fourth ball to poor effect. Trent Boult, bowling from around the wicket, angled a ball across Dilshan, but the batsman still went down on one knee and attempted to shovel the ball over his shoulder. The ball took the edge of his bat instead, and floated up for wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi to settle under it.

The catch

New Zealand have completed athletic takes in the field all series, but it was a straightforward one that caught the eye on Tuesday. Fielding at fine leg, Adam Milne had plenty of time to line up the top edge off Chamara Kapugedara's bat, but seemed to lose the ball in the sky. He only appeared to spot the ball as it plummeted towards him. However, he made a hurried lunge forward, stuck out his palms, and the ball suddenly appeared in them. undefined

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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