21.6 and Boult knocks over Thirimanne to get the Hagley crowd off its seats as off stump is sent rocketing back. Lovely outswinging yorker which Thirimanne played down the wrong line. Still, it was a wonderful knock to get his side off to a smooth start in this run-chase 124/2
    12.6 and Dilshan departs the Hagley in the softest of ways as he offers a straightforward lob to this one pushed through by Vettori on middle and leg, with the spinner hardly in any trouble as he completed the catch. Dilshan walks away rather ignominiously from the middle as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket of the innings 67/1
    23.5 Boult has got his man. He has enjoyed the wood over Sangakkara in the Tests, now he may have just got his man here. Sangakkara is well late on this inswinging, full delivery coming in from outside off. Was looking to shimmy down the track before seeing the fuller length, before deciding to readjust the stroke to get it away down leg. He is struck right in line of the stumps as he falls over a touch. He takes a couple of steps down to look behind him before he sees the umpire raise the finger after Boult's initial appeal. Wants a review right away, but this looked dead on, with replays confirming that this was indeed going on to hit the stumps. Sangakkara has to go, and with that possibly the hopes of many Sri Lankans, both at the ground and back home 129/4
    22.6 and NZ's most experienced hand comes up with the goods as he gets Mahela to offer an outside edge to Ronchi behind, who snaps up the take gleefully. Nothing special about the delivery really, but the pressure before did the trick. Huge wicket for NZ as Mahela departs the oval without troubling the scorers 125/3
    31.3 decides to operate round the wicket now to Dimuth, and the plan comes off as he gets Dimuth to play all around this length delivery shaping in with the angle, striking the top of off stump. Milne picks up his first as Dimuth is sent packing from the Hagley 163/5
    41.2 well, as soon as I say that does the Sri Lankan captain go ahead and offer up a top-edge to this short of a length delivery on middle and leg, with this one flying high to mid-on, with Vettori putting in an excellent, forward diving catch. There is some debate over the placement of his back heel in relation to the bowling crease, but that is sorted soon enough. Sri Lanka now eight down and truly staring down the barrel 216/8
    31.6 definite sound as this one went past the batsman's blade, with the NZ keeper and bowler absolutely sure they have got their man. The umpire remains nonplussed however, but NZ want the review. Initial camera angles don't show anything conclusive, but Snicko has a different story as there was definite contact with the bat. Another blow to SL's chance as Mendis heads back to the pavilion 168/6
    38.2 advances down the track in an attempt to clear the close-in field on the off side, but all he ends up doing is top-edging a chance to Elliott at deep extra-cover, who comes forward to take the catch. Kula has run out of lives as he departs for 10 196/7
    46.1 and Anderson completes the rout by getting Herath to spoon this length delivery straight to the cover fielder as the Hagley Oval erupts in approval 233/10
    41.5 and Malinga doesn't take long to get back to his seat in the pavilion as he offers a chance straightaway to Ronchi, almost following the line of the ball as this one caught the outside edge on the way to the NZ keeper 217/9
    not out
    11 (nb 1, w 10)
    233 all out (46.1 Overs, RR: 5.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-67 (TM Dilshan, 12.6 ov), 2-124 (HDRL Thirimanne, 21.6 ov), 3-125 (DPMD Jayawardene, 22.6 ov), 4-129 (KC Sangakkara, 23.5 ov), 5-163 (FDM Karunaratne, 31.3 ov), 6-168 (BMAJ Mendis, 31.6 ov), 7-196 (KMDN Kulasekara, 38.2 ov), 8-216 (AD Mathews, 41.2 ov), 9-217 (SL Malinga, 41.5 ov), 10-233 (HMRKB Herath, 46.1 ov)
    TG Southee10.014324.30375020
    TA Boult10.006426.40279000
    AF Milne10.005625.60306031
    DL Vettori10.003423.40331020
    GD Elliott2.001105.5041000
    KS Williamson1.00707.0000000
    CJ Anderson3.101825.68102030

Match Notes

A start for Lanka


Number of 50+ opening stands for Sri Lanka since 2013, the most for any team.

Dynamic Duo


Number of 50+ stands between Williamson and Taylor since 2013 - only Sangakkara and Dilshan have more (17)

Where's the Slinga!


Runs scored by McCullum off Malinga in the 8th over. The only batsman to score more runs off one Malinga over is Kohli (24)

Fifty for McCullum


Number of 50+ scores for McCullum in World Cups - the NZ batsmen with more are Fleming (7), Stryis (8) and Crowe (9).

Off to a start


Number of 50+ opening stands for New Zealand in World Cups - only England (21) and Australia (34) have more

Milestone venue


Number of venues that have hosted World Cup matches. Hagley Oval is the 100th