Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    14.5 Oram to Tharanga, OUT, another one goes! good length delivery outside the off stump and swinging away, litte bounce too, Tharang moves back and defends it, thin edge and keeper took the catch, batsman surpraised by the bounce 41/4
    8.2 Mills to Jayasuriya, OUT, Gone! length delivery on the off stump and angled away, Jayasuriya smashes on the front-foot but straight to Vincent at cover who takes a comfortable catch. 23/1
    9.3 Bond to Sangakkara, OUT, good length ball on the off stump and swinging away, Sangakkara moves on the front-foot and tries to drive on the up, gets a big edge to Fulton at wide first slip 25/2
    12.3 Oram to Jayawardene, OUT, One more down! good length ball around the off stump, just moving away a bit, Jayawardene moves on the front-foot to defend and gets the nick to McCullum who takes an easy catch 34/3
    28.4 Mills to Atapattu, OUT, Gone! fuller ball on the leg stump line, Atapattu moves back and flicks it in air to square leg, James How took a brilliant catch diving to his front. Sri Lankan in deep trouble now 105/5
    35.4 Bond to Dilshan, OUT, Danger man gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan drives it on the up straight to covers, Vincent takes a simple catch 133/6
    44.3 Mills to Arnold, OUT, Bowled him! short of a length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Arnold moves back and try to pull it over vacant mid wicket, playing it on wrong line, beaten completly and ball took the off stump 151/8
    40.4 Oram to Vaas, OUT, good lenght delivery around the off stump, Vaas who was struggling earlier decided to go after it, mistimed drive, ball loops over mid-off, Vettori took the catch 140/7
    46.4 Cairns to Maharoof, OUT, on the off stump and straighten, Maharoof plays across the line went for slog sweep, beaten and ball hit the target 163/9
    not out
    47.2 Bond to Muralitharan, All over! pitched on the stump, Muralitharan gave himself room and lobbed it over mid-off, Vettor took the simple catch 164/10
    11 (lb 6, nb 1, w 4)
    164 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 3.46)
    Did not bat: CRD Fernando
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (ST Jayasuriya, 8.2 ov), 2-25 (KC Sangakkara, 9.3 ov), 3-34 (DPMD Jayawardene, 12.3 ov), 4-41 (WU Tharanga, 14.5 ov), 5-105 (MS Atapattu, 28.4 ov), 6-133 (TM Dilshan, 35.4 ov), 7-140 (WPUJC Vaas, 40.4 ov), 8-151 (RP Arnold, 44.3 ov), 9-163 (MF Maharoof, 46.4 ov), 10-164 (M Muralitharan, 47.2 ov)
    KD Mills1023133.10454020
    SE Bond8.212933.48362010
    JDP Oram1003133.10383000
    CL Cairns804215.25282111
    DL Vettori1012202.20421000
    SB Styris10303.0030000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


Match days

31 December 2005 (50-over match)

ODI debut

New Zealand replacement

NJ Astle for SE Bond (New Zealand innings, 6.3 ov)

Sri Lanka replacement

MF Maharoof for CRD Fernando (Sri Lanka innings, 40.4 ov)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

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