Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
111(157) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 1 0 2 6 5
KC Sangakkara
69(104) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 2 0 3 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O10.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Pretty clinical from Sri Lanka. No drama, no urge to indulge in showmanship. No frantic hitting. There was no need. 220 was not a stiff target and they jogged home. Two more points. New Zealand have tasted defeat for the first time in the tournament.

Ranatunga, sitting in a television studio, is not quite thrilled with the way SL approached the chase. " I am a bit disappointed with the way they played. They should have struck to their usual aggressive game." He would have liked to see the likes of Jayasuriya playing more aggressively. Well.... you can't please everyone.

Sangakkara had said on the eve of the game: "Most of the times we've gone wrong, we've tried to change our game, but we've realised that's a bit foolish. When we won the World Cup we played a unique brand of cricket and that's how we play now against any side"

I guess they would have played that way but here they were chasing a small target and must have felt there was no need to up the ante.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Adios.

45.1
4
Gillespie to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, He does it! It was full and outside leg, Sangakkara, who has maintained a monk like patience today, swings it past the short fine-leg fielder.

3rd Powerplay is on! Will Sangakkara be tempted now?

END OF OVER:
45 | 4 Runs | SL: 218/4

  • KC Sangakkara65 (103b)
  • TM Dilshan14 (24b)
  • JDP Oram6-0-31-1
  • DL Vettori10-0-35-2
44.6
1
Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, McCullum shouts 'Catch' as Sangakkara drives on the up and it flies over the outstretched hands of Oram.
44.5
0
Oram to Sangakkara, no run, lands on a length, around off stump, defended back down the track
44.4
1
Oram to Dilshan, 1 run, And pigs will fly. He just leans forward, drives to long-on for yet another single. Very clinical.

Four to get. Will Dilshan get the itch to finish it off in a single blow?

44.3
1
Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the off and middle, punched down the ground
44.2
1
Oram to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, driven to sweeper cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
111(157) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 1 0 2 6 5
KC Sangakkara
69(104) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 2 0 3 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O10.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039