Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
25(32) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 2 2 1 1 0 5
KS Williamson
42(43) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 2 0 0 7 4

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O3.3
M2
R3
W5
Eco0.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TA Boult
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

10.35 pm So Sri Lanka have punched their ticket into the semi-final on the back of a dramatic collapse against spin by New Zealand. And because of this result it will be India facing South Africa in the second semi-final on Apirl 4. Thank you for your company today and this is Alagappan Muthu, hoping to see you all soon

"This pitch has been slow consistently," Lasith Malinga says, "I trusted my spinners. Herath was unbelievable. We were waiting for an occasion like this and we pulled through. Really lucky to have Angelo, Mahela and Dilshan to help me. they have good experience. Rangana was waiting for his chance and he proved himself really well. We have some other good spinners in Ajantha and Seekuge. We have a good opportunity with the turning wickets in Dhaka"

"We knew there was a lot of hard work to go,"Brendon McCullum says, "Knew we needed to be positive in the first six. It was a bit dry than we expected and Herath and Sachi, the way they bowled was outstanding. They blew us away with about eight wickets for some 10 runs. Wouldn't say there was extra pressure, it was a quarter-final anway. We just didn't adapt ourselves and played some mindless cricket. We took some poor option and as a result of that we're on the plane home"

Herath is the Man of the Match, duh. "What I realised was we needed wickets and I put the ball in the right place," he says. "Luckily the dew wasn't there but we had a bad game against England. Nothing was wrong today, no dew. Malinga was asking to what we can do, nothing more"

satya: "I will credit the 2 run outs to Herath as well......as it happened by brain fade caused by Herath" 10.25 pm Take a few minutes (or bang your head over it for hours) and read this. Herath 3.3-2-3-5! That too in a knockout scenario, after his batsmen had offered him a meagre target of 120. If there was any attack that could have defended it, it was Sri Lanka's and they've made yet another semi-final in a world tournament. Spare a thought for Kane Williamson though, he scored 42 of the 60 runs made by New Zealand...

15.3
W
Herath to Boult, OUT, that's five for Herath! Sri Lanka go through to the semi-final! Saw the batsman racing down the track and shortened his length. Gets some turn off the deck as well, which he tries to ride. But there is a slip in place and Mahela pouches it safely.
15.2
0
Herath to Boult, no run, flighted just outside off, pushed down towards mid-on but Herath races after it himself

McClenaghan is the final NZ batsman for today

15.1
W
Herath to Boult, 1 run, OUT, skips down the track and gets a leading edge which clears the cover infield. Absolute confusion out there and Williamson has been run-out at the bowlers'.

Here he is again, Herath takes aim at the NZ tail

END OF OVER:
15 | 8 Runs | NZ: 59/7

  • TA Boult2 (5b)
  • KS Williamson42 (43b)
  • SL Malinga2-0-13-0
  • SMSM Senanayake3-0-3-2
14.6
1
Malinga to Boult, 1 run, there's the slow, dipping yorker from Malinga and Boult does very well to prevent it from clattering into his stumps

Atit: "2 Spinners: 6-2-5-6....any better combination in any form of cricket?"

14.5
1
Malinga to Williamson, 1 run, 139kph, fires a yorker in on middle this time and Williamson is almost pushed off his feet. Still manages to nudge to deep square leg

No chance of Anderson batting

14.4
4
Malinga to Williamson, FOUR runs, yorker goes wrong, when was the last time you saw that from Malinga. This is way down leg and Williamson glances it away to the fine-leg boundary

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
25(32) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 2 2 1 1 0 5
KS Williamson
42(43) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 2 0 0 7 4

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O3.3
M2
R3
W5
Eco0.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TA Boult
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Lion's share

70%

Percentage of runs Kane Williamson scored for NZ today - 42 out of 60

Power failure

23-4

This is New Zealand's third worst Powerplay score in T20 internationals

Captain stat

2

Only the second time both captains have been dismissed for a duck in a T20 international

Evenly matched

5-5

New Zealand and Sri Lanka's T20 head-to-head in matches decided inside regular play

Waning touch

112

Tillakaratne Dilshan's strike T20 rate since the start of 2013

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017