0.1 and he's out first ball! He was stuck on the back foot and that was definitely plumb! It was a fullish length ball, with a little bit of shape inward after pitching. Karunaratne was reulctant to come forward and to make matters worse, he was playing across the line to midwicket and gets struck below the knee-roll and that was good enough for umpire Oxenford. Golden duck for the youngster 0/1
    37.6 scoops it to the keeper this time. Anderson kept it short of good length, Dilshan scooped it and it went high up in the air to land right in the keeper's hands close to the stumps for an easy catch 197/4
    25.6 oh, why would he do that when he was looking so good at the crease? chips it in the air straight to midwicket. Devcich gave the ball a little air and he came down the track, looking to clear the infield, but instead the flick shot found the fielder dead on. Wicket against the run of play for New Zealand but can they capitalise? Sanga looks absolutely bemused. I dont think even he understands how he could have perished like this 137/2
    27.3 oh, he's thrown it away! They're just checking for the no ball and it looks to be fine, the back part of the boot is behind the line. It was flighted on middle and off and Mahela made a foray down the track and lofted the ball straight up. He would have wanted to add a little more distance to it as long-off ran up and took an easy catch. 139/3
    not out
    40.2 and he strikes! It was a bit slower through the air, he pitched it on length around middle and off, Thirimanne put his right leg forward to defend and the ball turned to take a leading edge after pitching and ballooned to McCullum's right for an easy catch 216/5
    45.3 bowled'im! Angles it in from outside off, he rolled his fingers across the ball and Chandimal was deceived by the pace as he tried to slog it on the leg side and missed it completely 240/6
    48.3 Kulasekara holes out to long-on! The pressure was building as Mills was not offering any width. He pitched it on length coming into the stumps, Kulasekara slogged and it went high in the air to be taken by Nathan McCullum well inside the boundary at long-on 267/7
    48.5 played-on! It was a slower delivery as Mille rolled his fingers over the ball, it pitched on length and might have gone down leg but Malinga made room to slog and got an edge to disturb his stumps 268/8
    49.4 MM strikes back! Pitched it right in the block hole on middle, Senanayake came across towards off to paddle it fine but missed and the ball dislodged the bails easily 283/9
    not out
    16 (lb 7, nb 1, w 8)
    288/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (FDM Karunaratne, 0.1 ov), 2-137 (KC Sangakkara, 25.6 ov), 3-139 (DPMD Jayawardene, 27.3 ov), 4-197 (TM Dilshan, 37.6 ov), 5-216 (HDRL Thirimanne, 40.2 ov), 6-240 (LD Chandimal, 45.3 ov), 7-267 (KMDN Kulasekara, 48.3 ov), 8-268 (SL Malinga, 48.5 ov), 9-283 (SMSM Senanayake, 49.4 ov)
    KD Mills904935.44297010
    MJ McClenaghan807429.251810120
    AF Milne804105.12294130
    AP Devcich1013323.30362001
    NL McCullum903814.22321210
    CJ Anderson403218.00116010
    RJ Nicol201407.0021000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

3-match series level 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

10 November 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Dilshan's scoop addiction

    Plays from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Hambantota

  • Rains end contest after SL post 288

    Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews struck half-centuries to lead Sri Lanka to 288 for 9 in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hambantota, however the match was rained out after 4.2 overs in NZ's innings