• BATSMEN
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    18.3 short and it looks like the break has claimed yet another victim as the lack of pace from Elliott meant Lahiru had to bring some of his own into the shot as he looked to hook high over backward square, but ends up holing to the fielder in the deep. A steady knock from the stand-in captain comes to an end, and Sri Lanka lose their first wicket in this big chase 93/1
    36.2 132 kph, and the plan has come off to perfection as McClenaghan has taken arguably the most decisive wicket, as he gets Dilshan to go after this shorter one which he looked to get under and over cover, but ends up spooning an easy chance to the extra-cover fielder, who takes it with glee 215/4
    26.1 Elliott strikes again as his golden day continues in the form of Sangakkara's dismissal from the middle. Delivers a back-of-the-hand slower ball which Sangakkara fails to see as he chips over mid on, with long on getting under it to take the catch safely. Would be frustrating for the left-hander as he endeavoured to build a start to support Dlishan at the other end 141/2
    35.5 139 kph, and Boult has given what Brendon wanted! Mahela has to depart the Oval after playing all around this delivery going across him, with the right-hander going across his stumps before looking to employ the paddle past fine leg. Boult saw it early and adjusted the line to careen into Mahela's off stump. Ends a spirited knock from Mahela, and puts NZ slightly ahead now on the cards 211/3
    37.3 137 kph, and Boult strikes now as Kula's short stay comes to an end. Looking to hook this shorter one but this was onto him too quickly as the ball ends up spooning behind to Ronchi, who doesn't have to travel too far to take the catch 224/5
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    41.4 114 kph, outstanding slower ball to get Mendis as he looked to get low and sweep this through fine leg, similar to what Mahela tried against him when he was dismissed. Ends up getting his middle peg knocked back as Sri Lanka go eight down 245/8
    38.6 132 kph, far too early in the stroke as he offers up an edge to Ronchi, who takes it comfortably enough. The extra bounce did him in there as Mitchell takes another one. Chandimal departs the Oval without troubling the scorers 233/6
    39.4 137 kph, and this time Perera has to go as he too doesn't trouble the scorers much as he flashes hard at this short and wide delivery from Boult, with the ball carrying straight to Kane at backward point 234/7
    43.1 133 kph, and the move looks to have paid dividends as Dimuth makes it nine down as he holes out to Brendon at mid off with a forceful shot. New Zealand just one away from wrapping up a big victory here in Dunedin 252/9
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    43.4 133 kph, and it is all over at the University Oval as Lakmal plays all around this fuller one on middle and leg 252/10
    Extras
    16 (b 4, lb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    252 all out (43.4 Overs, RR: 5.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-93 (HDRL Thirimanne, 18.3 ov), 2-141 (KC Sangakkara, 26.1 ov), 3-211 (DPMD Jayawardene, 35.5 ov), 4-215 (TM Dilshan, 36.2 ov), 5-224 (KMDN Kulasekara, 37.3 ov), 6-233 (LD Chandimal, 38.6 ov), 7-234 (NLTC Perera, 39.4 ov), 8-245 (BMAJ Mendis, 41.4 ov), 9-252 (FDM Karunaratne, 43.1 ov), 10-252 (RAS Lakmal, 43.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee7.404225.47316110
    TA Boult10.004444.40352120
    NL McCullum4.002105.2571000
    MJ McClenaghan8.005627.00227110
    GD Elliott9.004224.66242010
    CJ Anderson5.004108.20117010

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