Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
39(22) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 12 0 0 5 8 1
ST Jayasuriya
51(23) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 6 8 0 16 0 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

SE Bond
O3.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O4.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Update: 0850 GMT: With the rain not letting up, the Match officials have had a word with the two captains and have decided to call off the game at this point - which means Sri Lanka emerge victors under the Duckworth and Lewis Method.

In this version of the game, 5-overs in each innings constitute a match, and the Sri Lankan innings was interrupted when 5.5 overs had been bowled. Under the D/L Method, Sri Lanka should have scored 45 run or more with one wicket down - so Sri Lanka emerge victors by 18 runs in this first Twenty20 International at Wellington.

Sanath Jayasuriya has been declared the Man of the Match for scoring the fastest ever half century in Twenty20 Internationals as also for his 3 wicket haul in the New Zealand innings.

That's it from me Arun Gopalakrishnan and Jamie Alter - we hope you enjoyed our coverage and look forward to your company for the next Twenty20 International that will be played at Auckland on the 26th of December. Cheers!

Interruption: Umpires are conferring now as the rain and wind get worse, here come the covers, and off everyone goes. This is not good news. Jayasuriya's manic innings have faced a roadblock. The crowd is not happy, but we have to be patient now.

5.5
4
Adams to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, superb! Short and wide, Jayasuriya hops up and uppercuts it over backward point for four more, and thats his 50 as well, awesome innings!

Rain is coming down now

5.4
4
Adams to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, full on middle and leg, slammed past mid-on for four more, great stuff!
5.3
6
Adams to Jayasuriya, SIX runs, fullish on leg stump, and he just picks it up and sends it over wide long-on for six
5.2
4
Adams to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, full outside off stump, and its driven through covers for four
5.1
0
Adams to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on the stumps, defended back to Adams

Andre Adams comes on

END OF OVER:
5 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 44/1

  • ST Jayasuriya33 (18b)
  • DPMD Jayawardene2 (2b)
  • SE Bond3-0-24-1
  • JEC Franklin2-0-19-0
4.6
1
Bond to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full outside off stump, slogged across the line out to Taylor on the deep midwicket ropes

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
39(22) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 12 0 0 5 8 1
ST Jayasuriya
51(23) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 6 8 0 16 0 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

SE Bond
O3.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O4.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF