• BATSMEN
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    17.1 Gillespie is on fire. Another strike! Full in length, on the middle stump line, held its line, Tharanga is late in leaning forward, just pushes down the wrong line, the ball thuds into the thigh pad and knocks back the furniture. 103/3
    15.1 The carnage comes to an end. Jayasuriya leaves the slaughter house. He attempts to pull a short of length delivery, ends up top-edging it to fine-leg. End of the entertainment. New Zealand won't be complaining though. What a knock. RIpper of a knock. he just walloped them everywhere. 102/1
    c Fleming b Gillespie
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    47.1 Sangakkar falls. Quite a big wicket this. Just three overs left but he was in a murderous mood. He goes for a pull shot but ends up skying it to midwicket for Taylor to hold a dolly. Very valuable knock, steered his side through the crisis. 232/5
    41.3 Got him! Atapattu is a goner. He charges down the track, backing away in the process, and throws his bat at a length delivery but only suceeds in getting a nick behind. Simple catch. 194/4
    not out
    10
    17
    0
    0
    58.82
    49.3 Gone! banged it short and outside offstump, Maharoof swatted it, like a down the line forehand, in the air, and down the ground, Adams moves to his right, and takes a smart catch. The neat little cameo comes to an end 256/6
    not out
    5
    2
    1
    0
    250.00
    Extras
    21 (w 6, nb 4, lb 11)
    TOTAL
    262/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.24)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    MJ Mason10.016206.20820
    SE Bond10.024724.70520
    MR Gillespie10.013933.90202
    AR Adams9.025315.88731
    JS Patel9.004104.55700
    CD McMillan2.00904.50510
    Fall of wickets:1-102 (ST Jayasuriya, 15.1 ov), 2-102 (DPMD Jayawardene, 15.3 ov), 3-103 (WU Tharanga, 17.1 ov), 4-194 (MS Atapattu, 41.3 ov), 5-232 (KC Sangakkara, 47.1 ov), 6-256 (MF Maharoof, 49.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    3.5 Super catch from Sangakkara! Maharoof realises the new year has long dawned and hustles McCullum with a good-length delivery that jags back in and cuts McCullum into half. McCullum stabs at it and it goes off the inside edge and goes to left of the keeper. A great acrobatic effort from Sangakkara does the trick. Super delivery that. Wonderful nip-backer. 17/2
    2.1 Gone! Vaas nails Fleming! Landed on a length, around middle stump, moved in and Fleming was beaten on the forward prod. It was probably brushing the legstump. Umpire Baxter definitely thinks so. 5/1
    4.2 Taylor is stitched up by Vaas. After harassing him with deliveries angling away, he brings this one back in. Taylor is surprised, and is caught at the crease, the ball thuds into the pad, right in front of the middle stump. Dead duck! Sri Lanka are running hot here. That 263 looks a long distance away 17/3
    11.1 Strikes rightaway! Beaten for pace! Full on a length, outside the offstump, comes back in, Fulton is driving down the wrong lane and the ball thuds into his pad, in front of the offstump, and he is a goner. Five down for 37 and New Zealand are limping here at Auckland. 37/5
    6.4 Another one bites the dust! And then there were six. Again Vaas brings one back in, after a taking out few deliveries, and the champion bowler goes up in screeching appeal and ends up with a smile. Marshall had got his front feet too much across, tries to play around it and is trapped in front. 25/4
    not out
    29
    64
    5
    0
    45.31
    13.1 Ouch! Fast and furious, swung in late and crashed into the left boot of Adams. He is hobbling in pain and to his horror, he has been given out lbw. The first bad decision of the innings. It was going to miss the legstump. definitely. Now Adams has to limp his way back into the hutch. He would need some treatment for that hit to his feet. 39/6
    17.3 Malinga cons the ex cop. With a slower one. Bond is completely deceived, ends up playing too early, across the line, and the leading edge is swallowed up by a delighted Malinga. And then there were three. And er... Muralitharan is yet to bowl. 49/7
    18.6 Fernando doesn't want to be left behind. And he gets rid of Gillespie. Again Gillespie stands outside leg, shuffles away even futher, and pushes at a length-delivery on the offstump line. Edge and taken. New Zealand are in the danger of being shot out for their lowest score. Only McMillan can save them from that embarrasment, but will he be stranded? 54/8
    24.2 Murali joins in the carnage. Big offbreak, lands well outside the offstump, short in length, Patel sees the line and the length and shapes to cut. Mistake. The ball rips in and keeps a touch low, and thuds into the middle stump. 71/9
    26.3 The series is level! Murali traps Mason with a fullish one. New Zealand are shot out for their second lowest score ever. 74 was that mark and now they have been bundled out, for one run less, by swing of Vaas, pace of Malinga and the guile of Murali. It was tossed up, full, on middle and leg stump line, Mason has a swing across the line and is trapped. It would have hit the leg stump. The series is alive and all to play for in the Tuesday's decider. 73/10
    Extras
    5 (w 1, nb 2, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    73 all out (26.3 Overs, RR: 2.75)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    WPUJC Vaas8.031031.251000
    SL Malinga8.031431.751310
    MF Maharoof4.002716.751010
    CRD Fernando4.011313.25910
    M Muralitharan2.30722.80910
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (SP Fleming, 2.1 ov), 2-17 (BB McCullum, 3.5 ov), 3-17 (LRPL Taylor, 4.2 ov), 4-25 (HJH Marshall, 6.4 ov), 5-37 (PG Fulton, 11.1 ov), 6-39 (AR Adams, 13.1 ov), 7-49 (SE Bond, 17.3 ov), 8-54 (MR Gillespie, 18.6 ov), 9-71 (JS Patel, 24.2 ov), 10-73 (MJ Mason, 26.3 ov)

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