Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.3 first international wicket on the US soil! McCullum looks to make room and go over extra cover, but is down in by the slowness of the pitch and ends up hitting towards mid-off, where Mathews takes a superb catch diving forward 25/1
    4.1 another slower ball, another man gone! Short and wide outside off, has ages to decide where to hit it, flat-batted powerfully, but ended up hitting it straight towards Malinga at mid-on, and like Bob Willis would say, Malinga made no mistake 27/2
    10
    23
    15
    1
    0
    66.66
    8.6 played on. He has had enough of this slow and low pitch, finally plays the unwise shot, looking to punch this one into the off side, and not for the first time he gets an inside edge 51/3
    13.4 yorker outside off, and Taylor has run himself out. He knows the boundaries aren't coming and he takes the risky second, having dug this straight to third man. Kulasekara's throw is accurate, and he is caught way short 77/5
    10
    14
    12
    0
    0
    83.33
    12.5 this was a long way coming, looks for the huge sweep shot, Mendis holds the ball back, a googly, and furthermore the low bounce betas him too. leg stump gone 71/4
    not out
    21
    36
    16
    1
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    131.25
    10
    7
    10
    0
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    100.00
    16.2 what do you do Jack? The pitch is low and slow, and it's a T20 and run-rate is crucial. So he gives Mendis the charge, creates enough room to free his arms, reads the length and line right. But. But. But the ball hardly leaves the ground upon pitching. Poor guy is bowled 94/6
    19.2 slower bouncer, it's near impossible to time those on this pitch, and he holes out to deep square leg 113/7
    not out
    2
    2
    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    120/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (BB McCullum, 3.3 ov), 2-27 (AJ Redmond, 4.1 ov), 3-51 (RJ Nicol, 8.6 ov), 4-71 (SB Styris, 12.5 ov), 5-77 (LRPL Taylor, 13.4 ov), 6-94 (MJ Guptill, 16.2 ov), 7-113 (NL McCullum, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews301715.66103000
    KMDN Kulasekara302217.3371100
    SL Malinga402516.25112020
    S Randiv201216.0051000
    NLTC Perera402506.2571010
    BAW Mendis401824.5080000
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    9
    43
    20
    0
    0
    45.00
    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
    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills401724.25151010
    AJ McKay3.402025.45143001
    TG Southee301003.3390010
    NL McCullum201909.5031110
    DL Vettori401112.75130000
    SB Styris301033.33100000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

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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)

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