Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    37.1 Oram to Tharanga, OUT, short ball on the stump, Tharanga pulls it on the front foot, well judged catch taken by Fulton at deep mid wicket 169/4
    5.4 Bond to Gunawardene, OUT, good ball just pitched on the stumps and angling away, Gunawardene tries to play to the onside, gets a leading edge, Hamish Marshall at backward-point dives to his right and takes a good catch. 24/1
    27.6 Bond to Sangakkara, OUT, Gone! pitched on the leg stump, Sangakkara tries to play it to onside, ball raps the pads and rolls towards silly mid-on, Sangakkara wants a single, he was off the way, Bond quick to react to hit the stumps directly 133/2
    32.4 Mills to Jayawardene, OUT, good length delivery just outside the off stump, Jayawardene moves back and tries to glide it to thirdman, ball took edge and flies straight to keeper 150/3
    49.5 Bond to Atapattu, OUT, Run Out!! fuller ball outside the off stump, Atapattu drives it and finds edge to thridman, Astle picks it up in one bounce and hit stumps directly from deep, reply shows Atapattu well short of crease, third umpire refered and the Red light flashes 254/7
    41.2 Cairns to Dilshan, OUT, short delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan pulls it in the air on the front foot, Oram tooks stunning dive catch, that is 200th wicket for Cairns 198/5
    44.6 Mills to Maharoof, OUT, yorker on the off stump, Maharoof went for slog sweep, missed completly and ball uproots the off stump 217/6
    not out
    21
    16
    22
    3
    0
    131.25
    not out
    1
    1
    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 3, nb 3, w 10)
    TOTAL
    255/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (DA Gunawardene, 5.4 ov), 2-133 (KC Sangakkara, 27.6 ov), 3-150 (DPMD Jayawardene, 32.4 ov), 4-169 (WU Tharanga, 37.1 ov), 5-198 (TM Dilshan, 41.2 ov), 6-217 (MF Maharoof, 44.6 ov), 7-254 (MS Atapattu, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills1014424.4000011
    SE Bond1003913.9000031
    CL Cairns805016.2500010
    JDP Oram1005115.1000021
    DL Vettori905105.6600010
    SB Styris301705.6600000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    11.6 Maharoof to Vincent, OUT, Great catch!! pitched up delivery outside the off stump, Vincent went after it, thick edge and ball flies toward first slip, Sangakkara dives full length to his right and taken the blinder 71/2
    8.4 Vaas to How, OUT, Gone! slower delivery outside the off stump, batsman drives it hard and managed to top edged it, ball went hight in air, the super sub Mubarak took the well judge catch at covers 59/1
    not out
    90
    125
    171
    7
    1
    72.00
    29.4 Dilshan to Fulton, OUT, flighted delivery outside the off, Fulton sweeps it on air, Jayawardene took the brlliant catch diving to his left 143/3
    34.4 Muralitharan to Marshall, OUT, Gone! pitched on middle and leg line and straighten, Marshall sweeps across the line, ball hits the pads and huge appeal, Baxter thinks that is out 170/4
    43.6 Maharoof to Styris, OUT, wide outisde the off stump, Stytis sliced it in air, Dilshan took the stunning catch at backward point, he timed his jumb well 219/5
    not out
    10
    9
    22
    0
    1
    111.11
    Extras
    26 (b 1, lb 14, nb 8, w 3)
    TOTAL
    256/5 (48 Overs, RR: 5.33)
    Fall of wickets: 1-59 (JM How, 8.4 ov), 2-71 (L Vincent, 11.6 ov), 3-143 (PG Fulton, 29.4 ov), 4-170 (HJH Marshall, 34.4 ov), 5-219 (SB Styris, 43.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas1014314.3000024
    MF Maharoof604126.8300001
    CRD Fernando906106.7700003
    TM Dilshan1003813.8000000
    M Muralitharan1004014.0000010
    RP Arnold301806.0000000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Match days

3 January 2006 (50-over match)

New Zealand replacement

NJ Astle for KD Mills (New Zealand innings, 8.4 ov)

Sri Lanka replacement

J Mubarak for DA Gunawardene (New Zealand innings, 0.0 ov)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

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