Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    38.1 gone. Guptill holes out. Looking to go over the top but he squeezes it off the inside half of the bat, lodges down long-on's throat. Nothing delivery from Kulasekara, in the slot for the big shot but Guptill did not get it at all 206/3
    0.6 gone! Latham nicks off. Pradeep has the wicket. Keeps it on a terrific area, just outside off. Latham plays defensively and gets a thick outside edge, which is easily taken. Lovely start for SL. 3/1
    23.2 Williamson falls to a really poor ball! It was so short and down leg side as well, might have just bounced a bit more, is all. Williamson went back to pull but seemed to be cramped for room and ended up gloving it. Chandimal juggled it a little down leg side before taking the catch. I think that went off the bottom part of the glove, bounced off Williamson's thigh, then bounced off the keeper's thigh before finally landing in his gloves. 125/2
    46.3 gone. Taylor slog-sweeps but straight to deep square leg. Another slower ball on middle, Taylor goes for the swipe but like many before him, Taylor fails to connect as well as he would have liked. Big wicket 262/5
    40.4 Nicholls holes out now. A few dot balls and Nicholls feels like he needs to have a go. Again, the ball was right in the slot and Nicholls crunches the swipe, but doesn't time it well enough. Skied but straight to deep midwicket. A slight change in momentum at the moment. 215/4
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    190.90
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    294/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (TWM Latham, 0.6 ov), 2-125 (KS Williamson, 23.2 ov), 3-206 (MJ Guptill, 38.1 ov), 4-215 (HM Nicholls, 40.4 ov), 5-262 (LRPL Taylor, 46.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    N Pradeep1016916.90327320
    PVD Chameera904104.55232010
    NLTC Perera604507.50166100
    KMDN Kulasekara1005335.30232120
    TM Dilshan1004914.90223000
    TAM Siriwardana503206.40133100
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    9.1 Gunathilaka goes. After a very patient start, he goes for a big slog. Kept his shape though and picked a good stroke, but did not connect at all. Got it off the toe-end and Sodhi at mid-on settles under the skier to send the opener back. Was a rather full delivery outside off, and Gunathilaka got under it too early and was through the shot, thereby taking the toe. 33/3
    2.2 Boult strikes. Full delivery outside off, Dilshan looks to scoop it over short fine leg, but gets a top edge. Terrible stroke considering it was a returning Boult. The keeper takes it and Boult is rightly overjoyed. Dilshan wanted to put the pressure on Boult, but the gamble did not pay off at all 12/1
    3.1 bowled im. Thirimanne goes. Big wicket for NZ. Thirimanne has shown impressive resolve on this tour but his ODI series has come to and end. Slightly wider outside off but not wide enough to throw his hands at it, a thick inside edge clatters into the stumps. Too close for the cut. 15/2
    29.1 that's gone really high in the air, really high, and when the ball descends it lands in Williamson's hands. Chandimal had a real hard hoick across the line at a good length ball and ended up slicing it high but not very far towards mid off 126/4
    45.3 taken. Henry Nicholls has taken another pressure catch. Mathews perishes, how big is that? Short ball on off, Mathews executes a lovely pull but just did not get as much as he would have wanted. It travels high in the air and Nicholls settles himself at the square leg boundary, takes a catch over his head. Would have gone for six had he not got a hand on it. The bat face just turned in his hands 252/8
    34.2 gone! Perera clears his front foot and slogs at a length ball angling across him from over the wicket, he's in no position to play such a shot and ends up slicing the ball high in the air, Taylor at cover calls for the catch and takes it easily 161/5
    40.6 big wicket. Flat on leg, Siriwardana unleashes an uppish sweep and to be fair, the shot was there to be played. However, he did not get under that enough and the ball just spooned up for Nicholls, at backward square leg, to take. Big catch, taken low to the ground 223/6
    43.3 gone! Sensational catch from Milne. Short delivery on middle, Kapugedara goes for the pull, gets a top-edge which goes miles in the air. Milne runs around from fine leg after losing it in the low light. He covers the ground, gets there, sees it late and holds on to a pressure catch. 237/7
    47.1 Santner takes the catch as NZ close out the series 3-1. Low full toss outside off, Kulasekara goes for a lofted drive but skies it up without timing, Santner runs back from cover and takes the catch. 258/10
    45.6 bowled im. Could that be the final nail in SL's coffin? Slower ball outside off and draws the third consecutive inside edge. this time it smashes into the stumps and Henry has a much deserved five-for. 253/9
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    Extras
    12 (lb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    258 all out (47.1 Overs, RR: 5.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (TM Dilshan, 2.2 ov), 2-15 (HDRL Thirimanne, 3.1 ov), 3-33 (MD Gunathilaka, 9.1 ov), 4-126 (LD Chandimal, 29.1 ov), 5-161 (NLTC Perera, 34.2 ov), 6-223 (TAM Siriwardana, 40.6 ov), 7-237 (CK Kapugedera, 43.3 ov), 8-252 (AD Mathews, 45.3 ov), 9-253 (PVD Chameera, 45.6 ov), 10-258 (KMDN Kulasekara, 47.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult8.104335.26244020
    MJ Henry1014054.00384040
    AF Milne905416.00291350
    MJ Santner915416.00244200
    IS Sodhi905506.11224100
    KS Williamson201105.5020000

Match Notes

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2015-16 News

Fourth quickest

3

No. of SL batsmen who completed 4000 ODI runs in fewer inns than Mathews (140 inns) - Tharanga (119), Atapattu (123) and Sangakkara (136).

Bat-first strength

12

No. of times NZ made 270+ in the last 13 ODIs when they batted first, including this (complete inns); 8 300+ scores. They failed only in the WC final (183 all out).

Guptill's explosive series

139.66

Guptill's strike rate in this series is the highest in a bilateral ODI series by a batsman scoring 300 or more runs.

Continuing the same in 2016

1&2

Guptill (1489 runs) and Williamson (1376) were the top-2 run-getters in ODIs in 2015. Both made 50+ in this match.

Triple ton

300

No. of innings played by Dilshan in ODIs. He played his 300th in this match, but could score only 4 runs. He is the 12th batsman to play these many innings.

Series of collapse

3

No. of times SL lost their 3rd wkt within 35 runs this series - 23/3 and 31/3 in the first 2 ODIs respectively and 33/3 in this, whereas in the 3rd ODI they were 277/2.

Elite club

3

No. of NZ batsman who have scored 10 or more ODI centuries, including Guptill who got his 10th in this match. Astle (16) and Taylor (15) top the chart.