Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 first baller! fuller length delivery, pitches on middle and off, curves back and hits him on the front pad as he tries to flick that one to the leg side. What a start! Southee keeps adding to his tally 0/1
    6.6 edged! There comes the big wicket for New Zealand. No feet movement from Dilshan. He tries to drive this fuller length delivery outside off from the crease, and pays the price. The ball moved a bit away and that was enough as he gets a healthy edge. Southee strikes again. 35/2
    11.5 bowled him off his thigh pad! Sanga is not going to be the saviour this time. This one was back of length and Sanga would have glanced that to fine leg 99 times out of 100. This time though, he gets hit on the pad and the ball drops on to his leg stump. He looks behind in disbelief. Bracewell is ecstatic 41/3
    13.6 edged to the keeper! It's all falling apart very quickly! It was another short of length outside off, and Mahela, much like two balls ago, stays on the back foot and plays inside the line. The edge carries to the keeper comfortably and now Bracewell has two too. 46/4
    25.3 what a mix-up!. It was a back of length delivery, punched to cover and Thilan started running blindly while Mathews was stationed comfortably. He runs down three quarters of the pitch then realises that Angelo is not going anywhere. Jeetan at cover throws in the ball and van Wyk completes the run out. He was miles out. 63/5
    85.5 Caught at second slip! It was a length ball going across Angelo, who tried to hit it hard towards the leg side and got an outside edge that flew fast towards Guptill, who took a reflex catch in front of his face 195/10
    60.6 caught behind! What a ripper! It was a perfect legspinner's delivery, flighted pitches round about off, then grips the surface, and turns and bounces. Prasanna came forward and the ball took the shoulder of the bat and was well taken by the keeper 119/6
    65.2 caught at second slip! It's that man Guptill again. This was length ball outside off, held it's line a bit after being angled in, Randiv tries to defend it down the pitch but the ball takes an edge and flies low to the second slip fielder. No mistake made there and that has been duly swallowed sir. 122/7
    81.3 caught at gully! short of length, goes across with the angle. Kula stays back in the crease and tries to steer it to the offside, but gets a healthy edge and is taken low down at gully by Williamson 168/8
    82.6 What a blinder! or is it? it's a fuller length ball outside off and Eranga tries to play it from the crease, gets an edge to gully, very low to the right of Williamson and he plucks another one-hander. It looks good to me, but the third umpire is checking if that hasn't touched the ground. Finally the finger goes up 169/9
    not out
    16 (b 4, lb 11, w 1)
    195 all out (85.5 Overs, RR: 2.27, 369 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (NT Paranavitana, 0.1 ov), 2-35 (TM Dilshan, 6.6 ov), 3-41 (KC Sangakkara, 11.5 ov), 4-46 (DPMD Jayawardene, 13.6 ov), 5-63 (TT Samaraweera, 25.3 ov), 6-119 (HAPW Jayawardene, 60.6 ov), 7-122 (S Randiv, 65.2 ov), 8-168 (KMDN Kulasekara, 81.3 ov), 9-169 (RMS Eranga, 82.6 ov), 10-195 (AD Mathews, 85.5 ov)
    TG Southee20.055832.9000
    TA Boult17.563331.8500
    DAJ Bracewell13.061321.0010
    JS Patel16.072001.2500
    TD Astle18.045613.1100
    DR Flynn1.01000.0000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 25 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 223/2 (KS Williamson 95*, LRPL Taylor 119*, 80.5 ov)
  • Mon, 26 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 43/3 (NT Paranavitana 9*, AD Mathews 20*, 17 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 225/6 (TT Samaraweera 76*, S Randiv 34*, 86.2 ov)
  • Wed, 28 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 47/4 (TT Samaraweera 1*, AD Mathews 1*, 15.4 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Nov - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 195 (85.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes