• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    1.5 strangled down the leg side! Boult comes back big time! Kusal goes for a flick, a shot he's already used to great advantage in this innings. Only he had planted his front leg a little too far across and his balance wasn't the best. Walks back shaking his head. Might have a reason to feel aggrieved there, think it might have been off the pad... 20/1
    3.3 one dil-scoop too many! Well, this was the reverse one. Boult keeps it back of a length on middle. Dilshan backed away and tried to get under it, but it was just too quick and for that stroke. Only manages to lob it to a back-pedalling Ronchi 29/2
    14.6 that's his fourth sweep shot in this over. None of them have been timed and this one is so bad that he misses it and sees his leg stump knocked back! 85/6
    5.6 holes out at mid-off! Hit his bat too high and it turned in his hand as he tried to drag a short ball from outside off. It's Boult's third over and New Zealand are rewarded for persisting with the quick. Sanga was getting twitchy for being kept so quiet and went after one that wasn't quite there 35/3
    11.1 short and wide outside off but it ends up a wicket-taking delivery! Thirimanne has slapped it down the throat of deep third man! Possibly the worst ball of the match so far, but the pressure that's been put on Sri Lanka fetches the wicket. Think this went right off the bottom of the blade as he unleashed a cut to with the intent of clearing the ropes 65/4
    13.5 nicks off and McClenaghan has his first of the night! Simple length ball pushed across him and Mathews chased after it. The on-the-up drive ends up resulting in an outside edge and Ronchi pouches a regulation catch 81/5
    18.2 this is a skier, Williamson settles under it and takes it! Change of pace foils Thisara's big-hitting intent. Cutter from Mills kept on a full length outside off. He made room for himself to blast it over the covers. Only succeeded in getting a thick outside edge 116/8
    15.4 guided straight into the hands of short cover! Sri Lanka are being picked apart with the passing of each over. Back of a good length delivery pushed across him and Kula stays beside it and has smacked his first ball of the match straight to N Mac 92/7
    19.1 he's actually embarrassed by picking up that wicket. It was a juicy full toss with ample width outside off and Sena's slapped it into the hands of a diving Williamson 119/9
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    19.2 golden duck for Malinga on captaincy debut! Fuller delivery fired in down leg as he had seen Malinga making room for himself. Ricochets off the pads and clatters into the stumps 119/10
    Extras
    6 (w 3, nb 1, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    119 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 6.15)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    KD Mills4.003017.50510
    TA Boult4.002035.00620
    CJ Anderson3.001304.33410
    MJ McClenaghan4.002426.00400
    JDS Neesham2.202239.42311
    NL McCullum2.00814.00510
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (MDKJ Perera, 1.5 ov), 2-29 (TM Dilshan, 3.3 ov), 3-35 (KC Sangakkara, 5.6 ov), 4-65 (HDRL Thirimanne, 11.1 ov), 5-81 (AD Mathews, 13.5 ov), 6-85 (DPMD Jayawardene, 14.6 ov), 7-92 (KMDN Kulasekara, 15.4 ov), 8-116 (NLTC Perera, 18.2 ov), 9-119 (SMSM Senanayake, 19.1 ov), 10-119 (SL Malinga, 19.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    3.1 flighted on off stump and Guptill lunges forward to push to mid-on. Sets off for a single straight away but his partner is not at all interested. The bowler is wise to the mistake, rushes across to his right and cuts the ball in it's path and sends in a rocket throw and Sanga whips the bails off with a little more oomph than necessary 18/1
    run out (Mathews/Herath)
    42
    43
    6
    0
    97.67
    3.6 Herath, you beauty! Lures Baz out of his crease and his keeper does the rest! His flight was making the batsman nervous and he decided hitting out was the only option. Poor choice and Sri Lanka are right back in this. What lovely manipulation of flight from Herath! 18/2
    5.5 and a ball later Herath strikes and the umpire is convinced! This was bowled flatter and quicker, Taylor was forward to defend, didn't cover the line and the ball didn't exactly turn and went through with the angle, struck on the pads in front of middle 23/3
    5.6 timber! Neesham beaten for turn there, Herath tosses this up from round the wicket, Neesham was forward and across and left a gap between pad and bat, the ball spins and hits the leg stump 23/4
    7.3 another one bites the dust! Herath is spinning circles around New Zealand and the Sri Lanka fans have found their voice! Another ripping turner, pitching on middle and turning away to strike the back pad rather low. Ronchi was in no way convicing with a feeble flick. Would have slammed into off stump 29/5
    9.3 presents a simple catch to midwicket! Another one that holds on the pitch a little more, and the elder McCullum also succumbs to a brain fade. Moves across to off stump and clips it straight to the fielder 33/6
    13.3 goes for the reverse sweep. Nothing more than an escape shot, struck on the knee-roll and this seemed to be sneaking down leg, but the umpire doesn't think so. Concerted appeal from Sri Lanka and they've gotten away with one. This was sliding down leg, HawkEye says 51/7
    15.1 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'. 60/8
    Extras
    2 (w 2)
    TOTAL
    60 all out (15.3 Overs, RR: 3.87)
    Did not bat: CJ Anderson
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    KMDN Kulasekara3.001505.00620
    AD Mathews4.002606.50530
    HMRKB Herath3.32350.85700
    SL Malinga2.001306.50110
    SMSM Senanayake3.00321.001000
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (MJ Guptill, 3.1 ov), 2-18 (BB McCullum, 3.6 ov), 3-23 (LRPL Taylor, 5.5 ov), 4-23 (JDS Neesham, 5.6 ov), 5-29 (L Ronchi, 7.3 ov), 6-33 (NL McCullum, 9.3 ov), 7-51 (KD Mills, 13.3 ov), 8-60 (KS Williamson, 15.1 ov), 9-60 (TA Boult, 15.3 ov)

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
WI43106.0000.358
ENG43106.0000.145
SA42204.0000.651
SL41302.000-0.461
AFG41302.000-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.900
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.233
PAK41302.000-0.092
BDESH40400.000-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.521
IRE30201.000-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.566
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017