Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Watling
96(88) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
1 4 4 5 8 6 7 0
TM Dilshan
102(95) 12x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O5.0
M0
R28
W1
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BMAJ Mendis
O5.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco6.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is it for now. Cheers

Mahela: "To be fair the conditions were suited to us with the dew. Even our bowlers struggled to control things after the rain. Dilshan showed lot of maturity and guided Angelo.We needed a good partnership after the three wickets. I was not too worried. We are trying to give Angelo more opportunities to bat. He's taken more responsibility now at No 5. Having all these allrounders gives us balance."

Taylor: "Dilshan took the game away. We were always in the game. Dew made it tough for the bowlers. We went a bit too wide and a bit too short. I am becoming a very good forecaster here in Sri Lanka and I am sure there will be rain in Hambantota as well."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match. Dilshan: "Soon after the toss, I had some pain in the back. When I was batting I was about 75%. There was some problem while fielding. First few overs were bit difficult after that the ball was wet, four fielders outside the circle, we capitalised on that. Bit easy with the four fielders in the middle overs."

New Zealand fought, but a combination of factors, the rain interruptions, the slow start, the dew and the Dilshan & Angelo stand proving to be too much to overcome

31.1
4
Mills to Mathews, FOUR runs, Angelo finishes it with a confident cut through point and Sri Lanka now cannot lose the series

END OF OVER:
31 | 13 Runs | SL: 196/3

  • TM Dilshan102 (95b)
  • AD Mathews50 (46b)
  • TG Southee7-0-50-1
  • JDP Oram7-1-43-0
30.6
2
Southee to Dilshan, 2 runs, slashed wide of sweeper cover for a couple more, lovely timing once again, as he has been doing all night
30.5
6
Southee to Dilshan, SIX runs, Dilshan leaves nothing to chance as he reaches his century with a six over deep square leg, heaves a short of a length ball over the rope, emphatic celebration, he was battling a sore back before the start of today's game
30.4
0
Southee to Dilshan, no run, mishit on the bounce to mid on
30.3
4
Southee to Dilshan, FOUR runs, full delivery has been lifted with an open face over covers for another four
30.2
0
Southee to Dilshan, no run, makes room and hits a length ball to mid on, Taylor has a go at the striker's stumps, misses

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Watling
96(88) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
1 4 4 5 8 6 7 0
TM Dilshan
102(95) 12x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O5.0
M0
R28
W1
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BMAJ Mendis
O5.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco6.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF