28.3 Southee picks up his third wicket, Tharanga goes just as the rain comes down, short of a length and he was trying to repeat that shot though trying to get it more past point, got an edge and Watling dived full length to his right and took it one-handed, good take and Sri Lanka are in danger of getting bowled out soon here 123/8
    1.3 brilliant delivery! The late swing accounting for Chandimal, bowled quick, angled in towards middle and then swung away late to beat the bat a Chandimal closed the face and knocked back off stump 3/1
    5.6 Southee strikes! Tempting him with a good length ball outside off, a bit of width there and he was drawn into playing a drive, got a thin edge as it went across and Watling took a comfortable catch this time 33/2
    6.5 Three down, it seemed like a slightly belated decision from Mathews to go for the pull, not much intent in that shot, Boult dropped it short outside off and it came on to him a little quickly as well, got a top edge and Southee judged it well at fine leg 34/3
    12.2 Bond, the bowling coach, will like that, ooh, nipped away, landed on middle and moved away across as Sanga tried to turn the face slightly on that one, got an edge and Watling took it easily 44/4
    23.1 Run-out, Superb fielding by Nathan McCullum, Jayawardene tapped it wide of extra cover and called for a single, was running to the non-striker's end, McCullum picked it with his left hand, shifted the ball to his right hand, turned and threw down the stumps to find Jayawardene well short of his ground 91/5
    23.6 Mendis will be livid, and he should be! So much width and he went after that immediately, short and wide and he tried to slash that over point, got a thick edge and was caught by Taylor at first slip, the umpires are checking for a front-foot no-ball are they? Well, Mendis is walking and Sri Lanka are now in bigger trouble 92/6
    27.5 Perera goes! Ellis had a deep square leg in place, Perera again went for the pull and went much squarer this time, Milne was waiting for that shot in the deep, moved a few paces to his right and took it well 119/7
    not out
    6 (lb 3, w 3)
    123/8 (28.3 Overs, RR: 4.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (LD Chandimal, 1.3 ov), 2-33 (HDRL Thirimanne, 5.6 ov), 3-34 (AD Mathews, 6.5 ov), 4-44 (KC Sangakkara, 12.2 ov), 5-91 (DPMD Jayawardene, 23.1 ov), 6-92 (BMAJ Mendis, 23.6 ov), 7-119 (NLTC Perera, 27.5 ov), 8-123 (WU Tharanga, 28.3 ov)
    TA Boult502314.60183010
    TG Southee5.321833.27263010
    AF Milne501713.40212000
    NL McCullum702804.00212000
    RJ Nicol201206.0031000
    AM Ellis402225.50164010
    New Zealand Team
    RJ NicolBatsman
    BJ Watling †Wicketkeeper
    BB McCullumBatsman
    LRPL Taylor (c)Batsman
    KS WilliamsonBatsman
    JEC FranklinAllrounder
    AM EllisAllrounder
    NL McCullumBowler
    AF MilneBowler
    TG SoutheeBowler
    TA BoultBowler

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 5-match series 3-0

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

12 November 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 1st innings Partnerships

1st3WU TharangaLD Chandimal
2nd30WU TharangaHDRL Thirimanne
3rd1WU TharangaAD Mathews
4th10KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
5th47DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
6th1WU TharangaBMAJ Mendis
7th27WU TharangaNLTC Perera
8th4WU TharangaRMS Eranga