Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    37.2 flighted on leg and middle, Jayasuriya smacks the ball in the air towards mid-wicket, an attempt to clear the ground, as luck would have it, the ball goes straight down Jacob Oram's throat. It is curtains for Jasuriya, a good knock of 80 170/5
    6.5 outside the off stump, plays the ball on the rise, driven in the air straight to Vettori in the covers, fumbles the ball and holds on to the catch. 39/1
    21.1 well flighted delivery, on middle and off, slower too, Atapattu comes forward and drives the ball in the air, an attempt to clear the field, out of nowhere Harris makes an acrobatic dive and comes up with a brilliant catch, caught at mid-off 95/2
    28.1 tossed up, slower ball on the off, Jayawardene goes for the big blast, slaps it straight to McMillan at short and fine mid-wicket, the pressure undoing the batsman completely. 124/3
    32.3 slow drifter on the middle stump, goes for a sweep, a cross batted swipe rather, misses completely hits the pad, Harris goes up with a big appeal, the umpire doesnt hesitate to give Arnold out LBW! 145/4
    run out (Vincent)
    14
    38
    31
    0
    0
    45.16
    run out (Harris)
    9
    22
    16
    0
    0
    56.25
    48.5 short in length, goes for the big pull, mistimes it completely, skies it... Sinclair comes running around at mid-wicket, takes a well judged catch. 220/10
    44.2 full in length, outside th eoff, has a swing at it, a lofted on drive, Fleming at mid-on takes a wonderful one handed catch, leaps in the air, sticks out his right hand, the ball goes straight into the big hand! 197/8
    48 gives the charge, walking all over the crease, Oram digs it short, Murali skies the ball , Vincent gets under it at square leg, it is 217 for 9 now 217/9
    not out
    1
    3
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    29 (b 1, lb 7, nb 12, w 9)
    TOTAL
    220 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 4.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (DA Gunawardene, 6.5 ov), 2-95 (MS Atapattu, 21.1 ov), 3-124 (DPMD Jayawardene, 28.1 ov), 4-145 (RP Arnold, 32.3 ov), 5-170 (ST Jayasuriya, 37.2 ov), 6-187 (RS Kaluwitharana, 41.5 ov), 7-187 (HDPK Dharmasena, 42.2 ov), 8-197 (WPUJC Vaas, 44.2 ov), 9-217 (M Muralitharan, 47.6 ov), 10-220 (ASA Perera, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DR Tuffey814015.0024
    KD Mills1014114.1011
    JDP Oram904114.5511
    DL Vettori1004224.2014
    CZ Harris1004224.2001
    NJ Astle10404.0000
    CD McMillan0.50212.4000
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
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    1.1 pitched on line of the off stump, angling in to the bat, plays across the line, rapped on the pads, big shout for lbw, the umpire doesnt hesitate to give him out lbw! 3/2
    2
    3
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    1 outside the off stump, oh ho Astle drags the ball back onto his stumps, an early setback for the Kiwis 3/1
    7.5 short and quick, beaten by pace, goes for the pull stroke, manages to send the ball in the air towards mid-off, Perera makes no mstake. new Zealand in a lot of trouble here 43/3
    12 short and outside the off stump, goes for a big cut, gets the inside edge and through to the keeper, kalu takes the catch, big shout, McMillan is indeed out! 61/4
    22.1 well flighted and outside the off, Vincent lunges down the track and drives leaving a huge gap between bat and pad, bowled through the gate in classical off spinner's fashion 100/5
    40.4 outside th eleg stump, goes for the biggie, plays it towards mid-wicket in the air, straight to Perera, takes a good catch 157/6
    not out
    51
    94
    83
    1
    1
    61.44
    45 driven down the ground to long off, Murali fields and sends in a good return to the bowler 170/6
    45.4 goes for the big shot, manages to send the ball high in the air, little Kalu gets underneath it, takes the catch 174/8
    47 plays all over it, goes for the wild swing, beaten and bowled 186/9
    not out
    6
    7
    5
    1
    0
    120.00
    Extras
    19 (lb 10, nb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    204/9 (49 Overs, RR: 4.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (NJ Astle, 0.6 ov), 2-3 (MS Sinclair, 1.1 ov), 3-43 (SP Fleming, 7.5 ov), 4-61 (CD McMillan, 11.6 ov), 5-100 (L Vincent, 22.1 ov), 6-157 (CZ Harris, 40.4 ov), 7-170 (JDP Oram, 44.6 ov), 8-174 (DL Vettori, 45.4 ov), 9-186 (KD Mills, 46.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas703715.2801
    ASA Perera311816.0040
    CRD Fernando602824.6612
    M Muralitharan1013623.6010
    HDPK Dharmasena1012912.9000
    ST Jayasuriya1003213.2000
    RP Arnold301404.6600

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