• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    5.6 fuller ball, Nicol uses his feet again and tried to swing it over mid on. Barely gets any timing there and the ball lobs straight to mid on. 16/1
    11.3 short, gets on the back foot, McCullum pushes it gently towards midwicket, completes the first run, calls for the second. Watling responds but he is too late as Kula collects and throws to the non-striker's end and the bowler takes off the bails 45/2
    20.1 McCullum charges at Herath after playing a number of dot balls off him, but the ball was flatter and it went flat off the bat, straight to Chandimal at long on. 73/4
    15.6 wide length ball, Taylor wanted to smash it towards the extra cover region but edges it straight to the keeper. Wild shot there by Taylor 62/3
    27.4 79.8 mph, it is the googly again, flighted outside off, Williamson wanted to drive it to the cover region and is beaten by the flight, the ball, to his horror, then spins in and hits the top of middle and leg. 105/5
    30.6 full and straight yorker, Franklin walked across and wanted to guide it towards fine leg, misses it and that was hitting the middle stump 116/8
    27.5 it is two in two now, another googly to bamboozle Nathan McCullum. Flighted outside off and McCullum goes forward for a poke, the ball turns in to him and hits the off stump. 105/6
    29.2 flighted on the middle, Ellis goes for a sweep and misses the ball completely as it hits him in front of middle and off. Easy decision for the umpire there. The ball didn't turn as struck the batsman on the full. 107/7
    not out
    7
    8
    0
    0
    87.50
    not out
    12
    3
    1
    1
    400.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    131/8 (32 Overs, RR: 4.09)
    Did not bat: TA Boult
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga6.013806.3300
    KMDN Kulasekara5.011723.4030
    AD Mathews6.001903.1600
    NLTC Perera5.001613.2000
    HMRKB Herath6.002313.8310
    BMAJ Mendis4.001533.7510
    Fall of wickets:1-16 (RJ Nicol, 5.6 ov), 2-45 (BJ Watling, 11.3 ov), 3-62 (LRPL Taylor, 15.6 ov), 4-73 (BB McCullum, 20.1 ov), 5-105 (KS Williamson, 27.4 ov), 6-105 (NL McCullum, 27.5 ov), 7-107 (AM Ellis, 29.2 ov), 8-116 (JEC Franklin, 30.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    7.3 short of length, and Tharanga, who played that lovely shot last ball, tries to repeat it, but plays it in the air straight to Rob Nicol's hands at point. He was finally looking settled but has been taken down by Southee again. 36/1
    22.4 round the stumps, length ball, comes in with the angle, Chandimal attempts it to drive it through the covers, leaves a wide enough gap between his bat and pad for an elephant to pass through, the ball hits the top of off. No celebration from the bowler, who could have had him out a few times today. 123/2
    not out
    42
    55
    5
    1
    76.36
    25.2 short and outside off, Thirimanne attempts a nothing pull from way outside off, the ball takes a bottom edge and the keeper accepts the catch with glee. A nothing shot by the batsman, who probably wanted to finish the game in style 128/3
    not out
    2
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    17 (b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    131/3 (26.2 Overs, RR: 4.97)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult7.003214.5742
    TG Southee7.003214.5710
    AF Milne4.202104.8430
    AM Ellis6.002313.8310
    NL McCullum2.001708.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-36 (WU Tharanga, 7.3 ov), 2-123 (LD Chandimal, 22.4 ov), 3-128 (HDRL Thirimanne, 25.2 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

Toss

Sri Lanka

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-0

Player of the match

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes