20.5 full and wide, Latham slices it in the air and that's a mistake as it goes straight to Senanayake at point. Latham was trying to pick that gap at point in the last over too, but this time he tries to go over it and doesn't get the elevation 165/6
    1.2 he strikes straightaway, it's a typical Kula delivery. It's pitched around leg stump, then snakes away viciously. Devcich remained rooted to the crease and followed the ball, but could only edge it to the keeper 8/1
    1.3 and another one gone! Nicol charged Kula on the first delivery, but this one was short and moved away from the right-hander, the batsman gets a fine edge to the keeper and Sanga is ecstatic. Excellent presence of mind from Kula who spotted the batsman's movement 8/2
    6.4 tossed up and slower! much slower than normal and Elliot was aiming for an inside out drive through cover, but misses the ball completely, the momentum dragging him out. In the end, he is a yard down the pitch and Sanga does it easily. He missed the stumps first time, but he still had enough time to take the bails off 34/3
    10.5 tries to attempt the same shot and gets hold of it this time, but there is a fielder waiting at deep midwicket, where he is taken comfortably. He probably didn't get enough power on that as Sena bowled it slightly slower than the previous one 68/4
    20.2 length delivery wide outside off, Ronchi finally gets some bat on it as he aims for the big hit down the ground, but he doesn't get much power on that, the long-off fielder gobbles it up with ease 161/5
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 5, w 3)
    203/6 (23 Overs, RR: 8.82)
    SL Malinga5.004208.40125130
    KMDN Kulasekara5.003446.80177000
    AD Mathews5.003507.0083000
    SMSM Senanayake4.003127.75124100
    TM Dilshan1.0013013.0023000
    HMRKB Herath3.0043014.3332400
    Fall of wickets:1-8 (AP Devcich, 1.2 ov), 2-8 (RJ Nicol, 1.3 ov), 3-34 (GD Elliott, 6.4 ov), 4-68 (C Munro, 10.5 ov), 5-161 (L Ronchi, 20.2 ov), 6-165 (TWM Latham, 20.5 ov)

Match Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota


Sri Lanka

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes