Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 gone! New Zealand have made a good start to the defence. Tame dismissal, though, as he opens the face on this one outside off. There is slight holding of the line, and it's enough to take the outside edge 0/1
    4.1 Mills lends support to my plea. Slower ball, offcutter, Dilshan heaves way too early, and drags it onto the stumps. A battle of attrition, is this game 20/2
    9.3 long hop, pulled away nicely... and gone! He has picked out deep square leg. Not much more to said about this wicket 48/3
    12.3 slower offcutter, and Styris strikes! Mathews looks to launch it out of the ground, and is early into the shot and holes out to long-on, where Oram is filling in for Guptill 62/4
    12.4 Styris's lethal slower balls into the act. It's a rank long hop, but is made even slower by the pitch, and what's more it stays low too. Kapugedera pulls and holes out to deep square leg 62/5
    not out
    14.5 and Styris consumes another! Perera goes for the big hit down the ground, no pace to work with again, and the toe end of the bat carries as far as long-off. Styris, my friend, is unplayable in limited-overs cricket on such pitches 69/6
    16.5 slower ball, played to point on the bounce, and McCullum's superb work manufactures a run-out here. The throw is not quite on the stumps, McCullum collects it wide, and then tumbles over as he flicks the bails off, thus earning half a second 78/7
    17.4 edged and taken! Randiv charges at him, makes room, looks to go over mid-off, and gets a toe end and McCullum catches it to his right 85/8
    18.1 and everything is going NZ's way. Half-volley, hit back powerfully, and it hits Southee's shin and deflects onto the stumps, and Malinga is backing up, and has to go 85/9
    19.4 all over now. Full and straight, Mendis swings, misses, and McKay uproots the off stump 92/10
    9 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 3)
    92 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 4.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (DPMD Jayawardene, 0.2 ov), 2-20 (TM Dilshan, 4.1 ov), 3-48 (KC Sangakkara, 9.3 ov), 4-62 (AD Mathews, 12.3 ov), 5-62 (CK Kapugedera, 12.4 ov), 6-69 (NLTC Perera, 14.5 ov), 7-78 (KMDN Kulasekara, 16.5 ov), 8-85 (S Randiv, 17.4 ov), 9-85 (SL Malinga, 18.1 ov), 10-92 (BAW Mendis, 19.4 ov)
    KD Mills4.001724.25151010
    AJ McKay3.402025.45143001
    TG Southee3.001003.3390010
    NL McCullum2.001909.5031110
    DL Vettori4.001112.75130000
    SB Styris3.001033.33100000

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