Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TT Samaraweera
104(124) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 8 9 0 1 0
GD Elliott
41(76) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 4 2 2 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O6.1
M0
R28
W4
Eco4.54
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SE Bond
O10.0
M2
R43
W3
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

What a comeback from the home team. After electing to bat first they were reduced to 69 for 5, but fought back through Samaraweera and Mathews to put up a decent total on a track that was slow and low.

And when it came to defending the total the bowlers were spot on with Malinga being the wrecker-in-chief with four wickets to his name. They never allowed the batsmen to settle down and kept on picking wickets at regular intervals and eventually ran through the New Zealand line-up in just 36.1 overs.

Sri Lanka will take home five points from this game including one bonus point . Man of the match award goes to Thilan Samaraweera for his brilliant innings.

At the presnetation, Vettori was asked, If he could change one thing what would it be - "Would have won the toss" was his reply. Hope you have enjoyed the coverage and be sure to join us for the second match on the 11th of September. Good bye and good luck.

36.1
W
Malinga to Butler, OUT, all over! It's a Malinga special, full and on the stumps, Butler fails to get his bat down in time and the ball crashes into the stumps. Sri Lanka win by 97 runs

END OF OVER:
36 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 119/9

  • SE Bond1 (1b)
  • IG Butler25 (37b)
  • BAW Mendis6.5-1-14-0
  • ST Jayasuriya6-0-28-2
35.6
0
Mendis to Bond, no run, another googly, pitched outside the off stump and turning in - Bond fails to get bat on ball and is hit on the pad
35.6
1w
Mendis to Bond, 1 wide, googly down the leg side
35.5
1
Mendis to Butler, 1 run, worked away behind point for a single
35.4
1
Mendis to Bond, 1 run, pushed wide of the fielder at point
35.3
W
Mendis to Tuffey, OUT, googly - Tuffey looks to tap it away on the off side but ends up with an inside edge and the ball rolls back and is run out by Sangakkara. Tuffey failed to pick up the ball roll back and was looking for a run there

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TT Samaraweera
104(124) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 8 9 0 1 0
GD Elliott
41(76) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 4 2 2 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O6.1
M0
R28
W4
Eco4.54
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SE Bond
O10.0
M2
R43
W3
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF