Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.6 Gone! Got im! McCullum perishes, trying to attack. Full and wide, McCullum, doesn't quite lean on to the shot, drives and sends it straight to Chamara Silva at cover. Silva timed his jump perfectly to take a neat catch. NZ three down and game on! We have another 10 minutes before the lunch break 27/3
    0.3 Early strike! good length ball outside off stump, nipping in off the wicket, Astle moves forward and tries to square-drive, gets a big inside edge onto the stumps 1/1
    1.4 What a catch! Dilshan takes a beauty at backward point. Or does he? Taylor is squared-up pushing forward in defence at a delivery slanted away from him. The ball flies off the outer edge and to left of Dilshan who dives to low to his left, scoops up the ball on his left-hand,. it bobs up and Dilshan, now lying on his back, grabs it off the second attempt. Umpires have a chat and give it out. Replays tell a different story. When the ball bobbed up from the left palm, it touched the grass when Dilshan tried to grab it! Hmm........ The umpires didn't refer it upstairs and that's that 8/2
    not out
    8.3 Another wicket! The drama continues at the Jade stadium. Vettori goes for a pull shot, top-edges it over and behind Sangakkara who runs back, waits for the swirling ball to come down and holds a tumbling catch. Another 64 runs, another 6 wickets! 51/4
    13.4 The drama continues! New Zealand lose their fifth wicket. Tossed up on the off and middle stump line, Marshall leans forward, sweeps but fails to keep it down and sends it straight to Dilshan at square-leg. The rollercoaster ride at the Jade stadium is on full swing. Game on still. 65/5
    14.3 Would you believe it? Another wicket has gone down on this strange strange day of cricket. And then there were four. Dragged back to the stumps. Short of length, outside off, Marshall stabs at it and ends up killing himself. The ball goes on the top of the middle stump. He tries desperately to prevent the mishap but the ball beats him. What drama here! 70/6
    not out
    10 (b 1, lb 7, w 2)
    110/6 (24.3 Overs, RR: 4.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (NJ Astle, 0.3 ov), 2-8 (LRPL Taylor, 1.4 ov), 3-27 (BB McCullum, 3.6 ov), 4-51 (DL Vettori, 8.3 ov), 5-65 (JAH Marshall, 13.4 ov), 6-70 (HJH Marshall, 14.3 ov)
    MF Maharoof4.011313.25192000
    PDRL Perera5.003727.40193310
    M Muralitharan9.021812.00431010
    CRD Fernando6.303425.23286100

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