Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    2.1 lovely delivery! On a length around off, Guptill instinctively prods forward to defend but the ball cuts away ever-so-slightly off the deck to shave the outside edge and fly into the hands of gully 16/1
    21
    14
    4
    0
    150.00
    4.4 chopped on, and Munro's underwhelming starts in ODis continue. Offered a bit of room here and Munro lashes at it. No body behind the shot, just a free swing. And he's gone too hard at it. Dragged on off a thick inside edge 31/2
    26.2 ah, Williamson has holed out here. Pitched up on middle, Williamson aims for the longish midwicket boundary and unfurls a scoop. But there is a fielder stationed there in the deep for the shot and it sails straight into the hands of Dhananjaya, who takes it reverse-cupped in front of his eyeline 147/3
    46.2 Taylor's picked out deep square leg with this pull. It's a shame this is how it ends, really, because this was short and ripe for the hitting. Taylor pulls but the timing's slightly put off because of the lack of pace. Good slower one from Malinga, so not like he hasn't earned the wicket. Taylor walks off to a rich applause 301/4
    not out
    124
    80
    12
    3
    155.00
    not out
    12
    6
    1
    1
    200.00
    Extras
    13 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    364/4 (50 Overs, RR: 7.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (MJ Guptill, 2.1 ov), 2-31 (C Munro, 4.4 ov), 3-147 (KS Williamson, 26.2 ov), 4-301 (LRPL Taylor, 46.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga1019339.30265610
    PVD Chameera805506.87208000
    N Pradeep917708.55269251
    NLTC Perera20804.0071000
    PADLR Sandakan1005415.40223100
    MD Shanaka603606.00133000
    DM de Silva503507.0053000
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    14.6 sliced off the outside edge to third man. This one's pitched up outside off and Dickwella was just backing away to give himself room. Moves too far and as a result can't find the middle as he opens up with hard hands 107/2
    8.1 loud appeal and he's given him! Dhananjaya has a short chat with Dickwella and walks off. He was hanging on the back foot and was caught on the crease, Southee pitched it up more, and got it to nip back. Hits him above the knee roll. Was it too high or going down? Dickwella didn't think so clearly, and Dhananjaya is on his way 66/1
    22.6 given out caught behind! another one speared into the channel, tempting him to go for a big drive. There was an audible noise as ball went past bat and New Zealand went up spontaneously in appeal and it's given. But the batsman has reviewed it. there is a flicker on HotSpot and a spike when ball passes bat. So it'll stay out. The bat hasn't hit the ground either, so why did he review that? In any case, Kusal Perera's gone, and with him, you'd think go the last of Sri Lanka's hopes. Thisara can't do it solo from here, surely? 143/5
    15.1 full outside off, pushed to short cover and they risk a single. Seifert whips the bails off and appeals as the batsman dives. He's confident, but he's managed to drag the bat inside. Actually, hang on. Third umpire isn't convinced with the zoomed in angle. Initially, it seemed like he had the bat inside, but from a second angle it seems like the bat was on the line. Really thought he may have been secure here, but in any case the benefit of doubt is usually given to the batsman when it's this close. But Illingworth rules it out 107/3
    17.1 Shanaka has been trapped leg before here. Loopy from Sodhi, inviting the sweep, which sure does offer an insurance against the lbw with a wider line of defence. But not when the ball curves in to tuck you up like that. You are sitting duck when that happens. Plumb in front of middle. Middle-order collapse again! 117/4
    38.3 what a catch! Guptill pulls off a one-handed stunner! New Zealand make amends for the earlier lapses. Thisara backs away to this short one and slashes at it but with not enough room to free up his arms, can't really clear the in-field. Actually, would have if there was an ordinary fielder stationed there. Guptill's just a beast. Runs back from point and sticks the left hand out while leaping back to pluck it out of thin air. Thisara won't hurt NZ as bad this time 244/6
    40.5 too pacy full, fast and straight at middle stump. He was rooted to the crease and the bat came down very late. By the time it was down, the stumps had been broken. Fourth wicket for Lockie 249/8
    40.2 soft dismissal, taken at cover easily. He had to go for it with the asking rate climbing, big heave to a length ball that was going across him, takes the leading edge and spoons up for a dolly of a catch. 249/7
    41.1 this is ending quickly typical tailender's dismissal. Came down the track more with hope than conviction, had an almighty swing at it, hoping to deposit over cow corner. Didn't read the wrong 'un at all, comprehensively beaten as it snuck in between the yawning gap between bat and pad, and Tim Seifert has an easy stumping to make. 249/9
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    41.4 all over that is that and New Zealand have sealed a 3-0 sweep. The wrong 'un did it again. Went down to sweep, this had pitched outside off and spun in a fair bit, under the bat and hit the stumps. No late resistance from Sri Lanka this time, with New Zealand wrapping up the tail quickly through Ferguson and Sodhi. 249/10
    Extras
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    249 all out (41.4 Overs, RR: 5.97)
    Fall of wickets: 1-66 (DM de Silva, 8.1 ov), 2-107 (N Dickwella, 14.6 ov), 3-107 (BKG Mendis, 15.1 ov), 4-117 (MD Shanaka, 17.1 ov), 5-143 (MDKJ Perera, 22.6 ov), 6-244 (NLTC Perera, 38.3 ov), 7-249 (PVD Chameera, 40.2 ov), 8-249 (MD Gunathilaka, 40.5 ov), 9-249 (SL Malinga, 41.1 ov), 10-249 (N Pradeep, 41.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee704616.57227040
    MJ Henry806207.75207120
    LH Ferguson804045.00333310
    JDS Neesham503416.80113100
    KS Williamson502404.80101000
    IS Sodhi8.404034.61270200

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

8 January 2019 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st66N DickwellaDM de Silva
2nd41MDKJ PereraN Dickwella
3rd0MDKJ PereraBKG Mendis
4th10MDKJ PereraMD Shanaka
5th26NLTC PereraMDKJ Perera
6th101NLTC PereraMD Gunathilaka
7th5MD GunathilakaPVD Chameera
8th0SL MalingaMD Gunathilaka
9th0SL MalingaPADLR Sandakan
10th0N PradeepPADLR Sandakan