• BATSMEN
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    6.4 gone! The shot seemed to be on, full and wide, and Guptill tried to launch it over mid-off. Didn't make the connection he wanted, didn't get the elevation he wanted, and he hit it straight to the fielder 35/1
    30.1 got him! No 200 for McCullum. It was nicely tossed up on off stump, and it wasn't as full as McCullum thought. He checked his drive, and popped it back to Mendis, who took a good low return catch tumbling to his left 158/3
    12.6 gone! That was fired across very quick, back of a length. Latham looked to cut, it was too close to him, and he ended up nicking to the keeper 73/2
    36.3 ...but that doesn't matter. Herath gets him next ball. He goes for the sweep again, is hurried into the shot by the pace of the ball, and top-edges it high in the air, and Perera settles under it comfortably at short fine leg 183/5
    33.2 He's gone now, Vettori is walking. Taylor goes back to a length ball going across him and works it into the leg side. They go for the single despite the fact that it was hit almost straight to the fielder at short midwicket. Sangakkara did very well to collect Mendis' throw and disturb the bails in one smooth motion, and Vettori knew he was out even though the square leg umpire went upstairs. He was a good couple of yards outside the crease. 171/4
    37.6 Another! This is disastrous from New Zealand. Great work from Mathews at straight midwicket, dives to his right to intercept that back foot punch from Anderson, who set off for the single, thinking he had beaten the fielder. He was stranded halfway down the pitch when Mathews threw to Sangakkara, who had enough time to grab a little snack before taking the bails off if he so wished. 185/7
    36.5 Another run-out. What's happening here, New Zealand? It's on the pads, and he tucks it towards short midwicket and sets off. It was straight to Dilshan, and Ronchi - who didn't look like he wanted to run the single but responded to his partner's call anyway - is beaten quite easily by the throw, right over the bails, leaving Sanga an easy job of completing the dismissal 183/6
    44.4 and that is number four. It's back of a length on off stump, and he punches it down the ground to mid-off and decides to take on Mahela's arm. Big mistake. Low, flat direct hit and McCullum is nowhere near his crease 207/8
    47.1 and Milne is dismissed for the first time in international cricket. Down the track, looks to go inside-out over extra cover, and completely misses the ball. His momentum was still taking him down the pitch when the ball reached Sangakkara's gloves. He took his time and removed just one bail, delicately 222/9
    not out
    20
    17
    17
    2
    0
    117.64
    49.6 and that is that. Sees him coming down the track again and bowls it wider and pulls his length back a bit. Goes through with the shot anyway and holes out at long-on. Could be a crucial little contribution from Boult. 248/10
    Extras
    5 (w 5)
    TOTAL
    248 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (MJ Guptill, 6.4 ov), 2-73 (TWM Latham, 12.6 ov), 3-158 (BB McCullum, 30.1 ov), 4-171 (DL Vettori, 33.2 ov), 5-183 (LRPL Taylor, 36.3 ov), 6-183 (L Ronchi, 36.5 ov), 7-185 (CJ Anderson, 37.6 ov), 8-207 (NL McCullum, 44.4 ov), 9-222 (AF Milne, 47.1 ov), 10-248 (TA Boult, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara804015.00284010
    NLTC Perera4041010.2596100
    SMSM Senanayake1005525.50375300
    HMRKB Herath1003623.60353000
    BMAJ Mendis1004714.70361330
    TM Dilshan702703.85212000
    AD Mathews10202.0040000
  • BATSMEN
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    12.5 up comes the finger and the McCullum gets the breakthrough his brother wanted. Fuller delivery hits middle and skids on to strike Dimuth quite low on the pad, an in his haste to get his bat down, Dimuth was playing around the line of it as well 64/1
    45.3 he falls to the short ball after taking Sri Lanka so close! Lots of pace behind this from Henry after two slower balls on the trot and he finds Dilshan slow on the pull. Not often has that happened today, might have been tiring as well. Top edge lobs to the keeper and he walks off to a huge ovation. Top hundred, this 237/4
    22.5 in the air.... and Sanga has picked out deep square leg! Short ball on middle, comes at the batsman with a bit too much heat for the pull shot. Latham runs in and dives forward to complete a potentially important catch. 116/2
    31.5 he managed a four before, but this time he's picked out the fly slip! Scenes that would not have been out of place at a training session as Mahela opens the face against a short ball and picks Taylor at slip 163/3
    not out
    39
    46
    66
    5
    1
    84.78
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    9
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    40.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, w 4)
    TOTAL
    252/4 (47.4 Overs, RR: 5.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (FDM Karunaratne, 12.5 ov), 2-116 (KC Sangakkara, 22.5 ov), 3-163 (DPMD Jayawardene, 31.5 ov), 4-237 (TM Dilshan, 45.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult1015205.20367100
    MJ Henry9.403423.51384010
    AF Milne806117.622612010
    NL McCullum604016.66131200
    DL Vettori1014004.00394110
    CJ Anderson402005.00133000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

7-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

15 January 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st64TM DilshanFDM Karunaratne
2nd52TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd47DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
4th74TM DilshanAD Mathews
5th15AD MathewsHDRL Thirimanne