Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.1 gone! McCullum comes down the track to one pitched on middle and leg and swinging down, swings and misses, struck on the pads, Maharoof appeals and umpire Baxter lifts the finger. That looked like it was going to carry on down leg stump, according to the naked eye and Hawkeye, and McCullum can feel hard done by that one. Yep, he's livid as he walks off. A bad call. 57/1
    25.3 run out! Marshall dabs the ball to mid-on and takes off straightaway for a needless run, Malinga screams in, picks up the ball with one hand and scores a direct hit, Marshall is well short, Marshall is lightning quick between the wickets but that was a suicidal bit of running 121/4
    16.2 RUN OUT! Flat outside off stump, Marshall gets forward and pushes it to covers, where Dilshan moves across in a flash from point, picks and throws it back to Sangakkara, and Taylor is caught short of his ground, a great piece of athleticism from Dilshan gets the breakthrough for Sri Lanka 87/2
    18.5 Murali! Fired in quick and flat on and around off stump and spins in sharply, Fulton plants the front leg half-forward and plays all around it, they all appeal with vigorous gusto and umpire Davis raises the finger! You have to have a solid technique to survive against this bowler, cant just go thrusting the pad forward 91/3
    30.3 bowled him, and how! That was an impeccable yorker at 144kmh, low full and swinging from middle and leg stump to hit the base of off stump, Vettori didn't stand a chance, I don't think many batsmen would have had a chance against that ball 141/6
    26.6 done in by the doosra! What a dismissal! That pitched on middle stump and McMillan played for the offspin and closed the face of the bat, it was the doosra and it spun across McMillan and took the outside edge of the bat and Jayawardene took an easy catch at first slip 126/5
    37.5 caught and bowled on the second attempt! Marshall steps down the track, he isn't to the pitch of the ball but he tries to chip it past Dilshan, as the ball flies back to the bowler, Dilshan jumps up and parries the ball with both hands, he's quick to recover and grabs it with his right hand, crucial wicket! 175/7
    not out
    45
    83
    46
    3
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    97.82
    42.4 and this time he's a goner! that pitched in line of middle and went straight through, Adams pushed forward and was hit lo on the pad in front off off and middle, it was pretty plumb 194/8
    48.4 caught! Gillespie top-edges a high full toss to Maharoof at mid-off, he's played extremely well till now but perhaps he thought he could have finished it off with a single blow 223/9
    not out
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    7
    6
    1
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    13 (lb 5, nb 4, w 4)
    TOTAL
    228/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (BB McCullum, 9.1 ov), 2-87 (LRPL Taylor, 16.2 ov), 3-91 (PG Fulton, 18.5 ov), 4-121 (JAH Marshall, 25.3 ov), 5-126 (CD McMillan, 26.6 ov), 6-141 (DL Vettori, 30.3 ov), 7-175 (HJH Marshall, 37.5 ov), 8-194 (AR Adams, 42.4 ov), 9-223 (MR Gillespie, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas10.004614.60353110
    SL Malinga10.005315.30336011
    MF Maharoof8.004015.00285001
    M Muralitharan10.013133.10403010
    ST Jayasuriya5.002805.60141110
    TM Dilshan7.002513.57210000

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