• BATSMEN
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    7.2 Ryder take a bow! Even fat men can fly says George Binoy! This Kiwi sure can fly. Was that Jesse Ryder or Jesse Owens? Here's what happened - it was a short ball outside off, enough width and room for Tharanga in his current form to flay at. Enough room for him to try and go aerial. Ryder was lurking at point. He moved quickly to his left, took off with as much grace as he is capable of and landed with a resounding thud. In the meantime, he caught the ball. And then he stood up with arms aloft, menacing beard and frown in place, like a WWE superstar. What a moment! 40/1
    32.4 finally New Zealand break through! Dilshan was looking to end this in a hurry, slashing at a length delivery to give Ryder an easy catch. It's probably come too late for his team, but that'll give some consolation at least 160/2
    36.2 massive wicket this, Sangakkara holes out to third man, the party comes to a halt in Colombo, it was a short ball just outside off, Sangakkara uppercuts it, but he can only find third man, anyone else thinking of the SA-NZ quarter-final? 169/4
    33.1 well, well. Stunned silence in the crowds as Jayawardene is given out lbw. He popped forward to a straight delivery, played around a straight ball and was struck in front. Decent stride and a review but the ball is hitting! 161/3
    not out
    23
    77
    38
    2
    0
    60.52
    13
    29
    25
    2
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    52.00
    42.2 bowled him, the crowd silenced once more, Silva is cleaned up by Southee, these New Zealand chaps never know when they are beaten, it was a short of length ball well outside off, Silva chased after it, his attempted cut ends in a bottom-edge that drags the ball back on to the leg stump, New Zealand can't stop grinning, they are enjoying themselves out there 185/5
    not out
    14
    31
    18
    1
    1
    77.77
    Extras
    12 (lb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    220/5 (47.5 Overs, RR: 4.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (WU Tharanga, 7.2 ov), 2-160 (TM Dilshan, 32.4 ov), 3-161 (DPMD Jayawardene, 33.1 ov), 4-169 (KC Sangakkara, 36.2 ov), 5-185 (LPC Silva, 42.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NL McCullum6.003305.50233210
    TG Southee10.025735.70408110
    DL Vettori10.003613.60373000
    JDP Oram8.012903.62374100
    AJ McKay9.513713.76404020
    SB Styris2.001206.0031000
    JD Ryder2.001407.0073000

Match Notes