Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
72(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 4 7 1 5 11
DPMD Jayawardene
43(49) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 5 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O2.5
M0
R12
W1
Eco4.23
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

10.15: And play has been called off.. Sri Lanka have won by 14 runs by D/L Method.

The series is 3 games old and we're still waiting for the first completed game. Positive batting by Dilshan, Jayawardene and Sangakkara helped SL edge ahead on the D/L scores. Got to feel sorry for New Zealand though.

Unfortunately the audio has dropped on television and we can't bring the presentation to you.

We can confirm that Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Match.

So there you have it, another damp squib. The teams will stay back in Pallekele for the third match, on Tuesday. The weather in Colombo is irrelevant now. Will we have a completed game?

Thanks for your company. Do join us again on Tuesday. Cheers!

10.05: Expecting something official in about ten minutes.

9.50: Andrew says the rain isn't letting up at all. If things don't improve soon, this could be it. Just a reminder that SL are ahead of D/L so if play doesn't resume, they have won.

9.30: It's raining steadily now. Imagine the frustration for the player and especially New Zealand, having just got an important wicket.

Bob: "I am living 20 minutes away from the Pallekele stadium and there is no rain here."

TC: "When there's rain around, everybody starts to live within 10-20mins from the ground. Talk about the competition to post a comment in Cricinfo." I like the sense of humour.

9.17pm Rain stops play. That's a line I should have Ctrl+C all the time this series I think. Again the army of groundstaff rush out with the all-enveloping covers. We already lost 50 minutes earlier on and the total stoppage time is inching towards an hour. Apparently this is the heaviest it has got so far. At this stage, Sri Lanka are ahead on Duckworth Lewis. The par score is 104. If play resumes, there will surely be a revised target.

22.5
0
McCullum to Jayawardene, no run, defended back to the bowler

Bad news, groundstaff getting ready to bring on the covers

22.4
0
McCullum to Jayawardene, no run, waits for it and tucks it to midwicket
22.3
1
McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, third single of the over, eased towards long-on once more, DL par score is 104 at this stage
22.2
1
McCullum to Jayawardene, 1 run, another length ball on off, no flight this time, clipped past a diving midwicket, Sri Lanka not taking many risks here
22.1
1
McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up, on a length and just outside off, driven towards long-on for one more

END OF OVER:
22 | 3 Runs | SL: 115/3

  • AD Mathews5 (11b)
  • DPMD Jayawardene42 (46b)
  • RJ Nicol2-0-7-0
  • NL McCullum2-0-9-1
21.6
1
Nicol to Mathews, 1 run, looks to power the ball down the ground, sends it towards long-on for a jogged single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
72(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 4 7 1 5 11
DPMD Jayawardene
43(49) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 5 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O2.5
M0
R12
W1
Eco4.23
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF