Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.5 Dilshan falls after an electrifying cameo. It was the short lifting delivery that climbs on him and he mistimed the hook straight to deep square-leg. The other day he said, his wife keeps telling him don't hook don't hook and that he says yes but goes to do exactly that! And he has fallen to that shot now. Having said that, that's the shot that fetches him lots and lots of runs. No use shelving that. But but .. you should listen to your wife now and then I say! 67/2
    7.5 And he has combusted now. Couldn't escape the adrenalin rush. He moved down the track and tried to pull a shorter delivery over midwicket but top-edged it straight up to midwicket. 66/1
    12.3 Sanga is gone now! 85 for 3 and wobble time. Sanga walked down the track and towards the off side, Franklin shortened the length and hit the deck outside off. Sanga pushed hard at it and edged to first slip. 85/3
    38.2 Dan the man strikes with a big wicket! He pushed this one through quicker, Mahela was looking to lift it over the off-side field but missed it completely. Clatter! The off stump is pegged back. it landed on a length on the off and middle line and crashed into the off stump. Excellent knock but he has to go now. New Zealand move ahead in this fascinating game. 219/7
    18.4 Aha! Vettori gets his man on a similar shot. It was a similar delivery, Samaraweera went for that cut again but this one bounced a bit more on him and he cut it straight to backward point. Dan the man has a triumphant smile. 114/4
    24.3 Kandamby is run out. What a mix up. it was turned towards deep midwicket, they completed the first run, turned for the second and the hesitation started here. A slight stutter, brief pause from both before they scamper across but Kandamby doesn't make it in time 137/5
    27.2 Angelo crashes out of the chase. He took a step forward and went for a big lofted off drive but the bottom-hand came off the handle and he ended up punching the ball straight to short extra cover 141/6
    not out
    42.1 And then they were two. It was the short-of-length delivery angling across from Thushara who top-edged the pull to square-leg 243/8
    44.6 Just one more wicket now for NZ to wrap things up. Malinga swings a full toss straight to long-on. Gone! 54 from 30 but looks a distant dream now 262/9
    46.4 And it's all over. Full delivery, dragged straight to mid-on. Fine win for NZ. The group is split wide open. Sri Lanka are virtually out of this tournament. Sorrow and joy collide. 277/10
    8 (lb 2, nb 1, w 5)
    277 all out (46.4 Overs, RR: 5.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-66 (ST Jayasuriya, 7.5 ov), 2-67 (TM Dilshan, 8.5 ov), 3-85 (KC Sangakkara, 12.3 ov), 4-114 (TT Samaraweera, 18.4 ov), 5-137 (SHT Kandamby, 24.3 ov), 6-141 (AD Mathews, 27.2 ov), 7-219 (DPMD Jayawardene, 38.2 ov), 8-243 (T Thushara, 42.1 ov), 9-262 (SL Malinga, 44.6 ov), 10-277 (BAW Mendis, 46.4 ov)
    KD Mills10.006936.90304410
    SE Bond9.008209.112010310
    DR Tuffey8.413924.50325030
    JEC Franklin9.004024.44294001
    DL Vettori10.004524.50322200

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