Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    14.6 133 kph, Lahiru is struck on front by this inswinging delivery from Anderson, and looks dead plumb. Doesn't even bother to review it as Dilshan agrees rather grimly.. 71/1
    32.5 and Dilshan's innings comes to an unlikely end as he offers up an edge outside off to Ronchi, who completes the take gleefully to make Sri Lanka two down. Good innings from the right-handed opener as he looked set for what would have been his third century of the series 175/2
    not out
    113
    105
    159
    14
    0
    107.61
    36.6 135 kph, and Southee is rewarded for persisting in that fourth/fifth stump channel as he gets Mahela to nick at one outside his off, with the right-hander looking for the glide to third man, but ends up edging instead to Ronchi who is able to complete the take to his right with a dive. Was starting to look settled out there was Mahela, but unfortunately he has to depart from the middle 203/3
    38.3 full delivery which looked to be nipping down leg as Prasanna doesn't get into any sort of position to get this away as he plants his front foot across the line. NZ have requested the review as they are sure they have got his man. Looks like this may have struck in line with leg stump. Prasanna in no position there to play the flick to the leg side. No inside-edge or deviation. Although if was given not out initially, three reds means it will be reversed. Good decision that from NZ as Prasanna is given his marching orders 209/4
    43.2 139 kph, and Chandimal's stay comes to a premature end as he chases after this short of a length delivery outside his off stump. Little aimless from the right-hander as he simply looked to stand his ground and bludgeon across the line. Offers an outside edge to Ronchi, who has been peerless today 231/5
    45.4 139 kph, the Perera experiment comes unstuck as Anderson entices to have another go outside his off, as Perera miscues a slice, this time getting the ball high over third man, with the fielder doing well to dive forward to take the catch 253/6
    not out
    12
    12
    23
    0
    1
    100.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    287/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (HDRL Thirimanne, 14.6 ov), 2-175 (TM Dilshan, 32.5 ov), 3-203 (DPMD Jayawardene, 36.6 ov), 4-209 (S Prasanna, 38.3 ov), 5-231 (LD Chandimal, 43.2 ov), 6-253 (NLTC Perera, 45.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills814215.25255020
    TG Southee1005025.00314110
    MJ McClenaghan904705.22244000
    DL Vettori805206.50185110
    CJ Anderson905936.55225120
    GD Elliott402406.0092020
    KS Williamson201105.5041000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 119 kph, begins with a dream delivery just outside off which nips in as Guptill plants his foot, with the ball curling into the pad. This looked dead as gone as soon as it struck, and the umpire confirmed the decision soon after. What a start for the tourists as NZ are 0 for 1! 0/1
    3.3 138 kph, NZ's opening conundrum continues as Latham's middle peg is knocked back after playing down the wrong line to this length ball which straightens, before the left-hander inside-edges onto the timber to make NZ 11 for 2 11/2
    27.1 and NZ suffer a huge blow as Kane, who was looking to get down the track to Dilshan, ends up adjusting his shot to try and sweep it behind, with the ball catching the top-edge before spooning over to Mahela at short backward square, who is able to take the catch with a dive forward. Ends a spirited knock from the young right-hander. This could be the vital breakthrough the visitors were looking for in this match 121/5
    11.6 146 kph, and Chameera has got a dream start to his limited-overs career as he succeeds in getting Taylor to chop one onto the stumps off the bottom edge as he went searching after this slightly fullish length outside off. Taylor has to go after putting up 11. Chameera is over the moon as he celebrates with his team-mates. That was also the fastest ball of the day too! 42/3
    24.1 139 kph, Chameera picks up another on debut as he gets Elliott to go after this back of a length delivery outside off which is carved high to the fielder at deep cover, who is able to take the catch safely. Elliott's steady knock comes to an end 101/4
    30.3 133 kph, Eranga strikes! Anderson has to go! Ends up offering a feather of an edge to Sangakkara as this back of a length nips away at the last moment, catching the edge of Anderson's bat before Sangakkara takes the chance low to his left 141/6
    39.6 126 kph, and Kula has the last word as he bowls the perfect yorker right at the base of middle which Ronchi, who was looking to get up and under down the ground, is unable to dig out. Was a beauty of an inswinging yorker as Kula leapt high in the air in celebration, with Ronchi not looking amused at all. Big blow to NZ's chances as Ronchi and Vettori threatened to take this game firmly away from he Sri Lankans 215/7
    35
    30
    51
    6
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    116.66
    41.2 excellent flighted delivery from Prasanna which dupes Vettori as he played down the wrong line, with the ball going through the legs to find the stumps behind. The Sri Lankans have a few parting words for Vettori as he goes, with NZ sliding to 218 for 8 now 218/8
    45.2 gets down the track before the spin away from him means he is forced to edge it away behind square. The gully sees this quickly as he runs across to pickup and fire in a throw as Sangakkara is able to remove the stump before the batsman made the striker's end 253/10
    42.4 130 kph, and the ninth wicket falls as Southee perishes with a miscued, top-edge which flies high over to Sangakkara as he went for the pull, but the bat rotated in his hands to offer up this straightforward chance. NZ now staring down the barrel as SL look to wrap it up here in Wellington 225/9
    not out
    5
    6
    13
    1
    0
    83.33
    Extras
    11 (lb 5, w 6)
    TOTAL
    253 all out (45.2 Overs, RR: 5.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (MJ Guptill, 0.1 ov), 2-11 (TWM Latham, 3.3 ov), 3-42 (LRPL Taylor, 11.6 ov), 4-101 (GD Elliott, 24.1 ov), 5-121 (KS Williamson, 27.1 ov), 6-141 (CJ Anderson, 30.3 ov), 7-215 (L Ronchi, 39.6 ov), 8-218 (DL Vettori, 41.2 ov), 9-225 (TG Southee, 42.4 ov), 10-253 (KD Mills, 45.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara905526.11316130
    RMS Eranga913423.77364010
    S Prasanna9.203013.21290010
    PVD Chameera806027.50206200
    NLTC Perera504218.4093110
    TM Dilshan502715.40133000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 7-match series 4-2

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

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

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0MJ GuptillTWM Latham
2nd11KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
3rd31LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th59GD ElliottKS Williamson
5th20CJ AndersonKS Williamson
6th20L RonchiCJ Anderson
7th74DL VettoriL Ronchi
8th3DL VettoriKD Mills
9th7KD MillsTG Southee
10th28KD MillsMJ McClenaghan