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209dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

New Zealand prevail on slow and low pitch

The slow and low pitch didn't make for exciting cricket and New Zealand grafted hard to reach 120 for 7. It proved more than enough as Sri Lanka struggled to fold up for 91

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
27(30) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 2 9 6 1 2
AD Mathews
27(31) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 3 0 3 1 12 7

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Styris
O3
M0
R10
W3
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KD Mills
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

22 May 2010 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scott Styris is MoM, a day before his wedding in Fiji He says: "Wasn't too bad, this wicket suited me. Not to different from most of wickets in Caribbean. Leaving the team because I have a wedding back in Fiji... she is a very lucky girl." Good on ya Scottie. Good note to end this match on. Cheers

Daniel Vettori "Not much of a total, but we bowled well on a difficult. terrific start from Kyle Mills. We bowl well on these wickets, and the big boundary helped us too, you can't just hit a couple of sixes any time."

Kumar Sangakkara "They got a great start, they pushed us back in the first six overs, and New Zealand were a bit more disciplined than us, both with the bat in the field."

Not the ideal wicket for a first international match in a new country. Timing the ball was extremely difficult here: it kept low and slow throughout, and New Zealand got the better of the conditions here. Only 13 fours and two sixes in the whole match. Surely even the bowlers would have struggled to get wickets here if the batsmen were not under the pressure to go after them. So overall not a good debut for the US. Do stay back for presentation

19.4
W
McKay to Mendis, OUT, all over now. Full and straight, Mendis swings, misses, and McKay uproots the off stump

BAW Mendis b McKay 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

19.3
1b
McKay to Jayasinghe, 1 bye, slower ball, beats him, concedes a bye as it bounces in front of McCullum
19.2
0
McKay to Jayasinghe, no run, bowled him, but it's a free hit
19.2
2nb
McKay to Mendis, (no ball) 1 run, all over. Oh it's not, it's a no-ball. Mendis backs away and upper-cuts it straight to third man, and Gould calls it a no-ball
19.1
1
McKay to Jayasinghe, 1 run, short, makes room and cuts it away for one

McKay will bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 88/9 (33 runs required from 2 balls, RR: 4.63, RRR: 33.00)

  • CU Jayasinghe8 (17b)
  • BAW Mendis1 (3b)
  • TG Southee3-0-10-0
  • AJ McKay3-0-17-1
18.6
1
Southee to Jayasinghe, 1 run, half-volley, chipped down to long-on for one
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
2nd20TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd28KC SangakkaraAD Mathews
4th14AD MathewsCK Kapugedera
5th0CU JayasingheCK Kapugedera
6th7CU JayasingheNLTC Perera
7th9CU JayasingheKMDN Kulasekara
8th7S RandivCU Jayasinghe
9th0CU JayasingheSL Malinga
10th7CU JayasingheBAW Mendis