Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
68(87) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
NL McCullum
32(42) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 5 4 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O10.0
M2
R34
W4
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ McClenaghan
O8.5
M0
R43
W4
Eco4.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

What an absolute corker of a game! At the halfway stage, it looked like New Zealand had the match already in the bag, but those three wickets right after lunch orchestrated by some menacing bowling from the Sri Lankans brought the game back to life. The McCullum brothers calmed the nerves and were about to finish the game by themselves, but then came Malinga.. In the end, the tailenders held their nerves and took New Zealand to a vital win... Stay with us for the presentation.

Tim: "Who needs coffee, I'm more awake than 5 cups of coffee, and shaking more too"

BJ: "Well played extras, bringing the Black Caps home!"

36.4
2w
Dilshan to McClenaghan, 2 wide, tossed up on leg stump, but this is down the leg side, and Sanga misses it.. They run back for the second, because there was a belated call for a wide.. it's over.. New Zealand have made it through...

Dilshan back to round the wicket for the left-hander.. Slip is in place.. Everyone comes in

36.3
1
Dilshan to Southee, 1 run, pushed through on the middle and leg line, the batsman dabs it to backward square leg with the turn for a single

It's Southee or never...

36.2
1
Dilshan to McClenaghan, 1 run, pushed through on the leg stump line, the batsman dabs it to square leg for a single
36.1
0
Dilshan to McClenaghan, no run, tossed up delivery wide outside off, the batsman lets it go

Six men in a conference in the middle..Who is it going to be? Looks like it's Dilshan.. The crowd has been treated to a super game here, and they are making themselves heard

END OF OVER:
36 | 1 Run | NZ: 135/9

  • TG Southee12 (20b)
  • MJ McClenaghan0 (1b)
  • SL Malinga10-2-34-4
  • RMS Eranga8-0-45-2

Malinga's excellent spell is over, but this match isn't...

35.6
0
Malinga to Southee, no run, it's a faster yorker outside off, the batsman blocks it out towards cover.

Where is that slower yorker now? It may be coming in now..

35.5
0
Malinga to Southee, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman pushes it to cover point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
68(87) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
NL McCullum
32(42) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 5 4 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O10.0
M2
R34
W4
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ McClenaghan
O8.5
M0
R43
W4
Eco4.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803