Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 / Wicket commentary

Sri Lanka Triangular Series - 2nd match

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)

0.2

Malinga to Guptill, OUT, length delivery that straightens - perhaps cuts away a bit - does the trick. It landed on a length around middle and leg and shaped away a touch. Guptill was looking to work it to the on side and was surprised by the away movement. The ball flew of the leading edge to backward point. Pouched! 100th ODI wicket! Nice little moment

MJ Guptill c Kapugedera b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 2/1   BJ Watling 1* (2b)   SL Malinga 0.2-0-2-1

10.1

Mathews to Taylor, OUT, Dead plumb! That tendency to push that front leg across has done him in. It was a length delivery that moved in towards the middle stump. Taylor, as he often does, pushed the front leg across and then tried to get the bat around the front pad. Too late. Trapped!

LRPL Taylor lbw b Mathews 16 (46m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

New Zealand 47/2   BJ Watling 28* (27b 5x4)   AD Mathews 2.1-0-14-1

10.3

Mathews to Williamson, OUT, Two ducks in a row. Oh dear. He can take heart from a Sri Lankan batsman who went on to become the captain - Marvan Atapattu. This one was full and outside off stump and Kane Williamson went for the drive. The shift to the front foot wasn't quick enough, the weight transfer wasn't smooth and he ended up chasing it a bit and edged it to left of first slip where a good lunging catch has been taken. He shakes his head in disappointment as he walks away.

KS Williamson c Samaraweera b Mathews 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 47/3   BJ Watling 28* (27b 5x4)   AD Mathews 2.3-0-14-2

22.3

Herath to Styris, OUT, Important strike by Rangana. Nicely flighted loopy delivery that turns away from the off stump and Styris edges the intended cover drive. Yet another catch by Mahela at first slip. Herath is delighted.

SB Styris c Jayawardene b Herath 24 (49m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

New Zealand 99/4   BJ Watling 54* (66b 8x4)   HMRKB Herath 2.3-0-12-1

23.1

Mathews to Watling, OUT, And he is gone now. Jinx and stuff, if you are one of those who believe in them. It was the surprise bouncer from Angelo and Watling tried to pull it from outside off stump. But he could only top edge it straight up and Sanga moved to his left to take a dolly. Fine knock but it's over now.

BJ Watling c †Sangakkara b Mathews 55 (104m 68b 8x4 0x6) SR: 80.88

New Zealand 101/5   GJ Hopkins 1* (2b)   AD Mathews 5.1-1-20-3

29.5

Malinga to Hopkins, OUT, Was it a catch or a bump? They refer to the upstairs. Clean catch! The slow loopy dipping full delivery does the trick. Hopkins lunges forward, gets surprised by not only the lack of pace but how rapidly it dipped on him and ended up slicing it to point. Clean catch. It went straight of the bat. It bounced before it hit the bat but not after

GJ Hopkins c Kapugedera b Malinga 11 (34m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 123/6   NL McCullum 10* (20b)   SL Malinga 4.5-1-18-2

29.6

Malinga to Tuffey, OUT, Clatter! Yorked! Full, pacy, straight. Gone! The bat came down late, the ball whooshed under it. Save the foot campaign was on there! It was on the leg stump and Tuffey made sure his foot didn't come in the way!

DR Tuffey b Malinga 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 123/7   NL McCullum 10* (20b)   SL Malinga 5-1-18-3

36.6

Herath to Mills, OUT, flighted delivery lands on the middle and leg and turns. Mills went for the big hit to the on side and got the leading edge and the long-off fielder ran in to pouch a simple catch.

KD Mills c Mathews b Herath 11 (28m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.00

New Zealand 143/8   NL McCullum 17* (38b)   HMRKB Herath 10-0-35-2

44.4

Mendis to McCullum, OUT, Nathan falls after a responsible hand. He went down on his knee and ended up slicing it high towards mid-off.

NL McCullum c Herath b Mendis 36 (91m 64b 0x4 1x6) SR: 56.25

New Zealand 178/9   TG Southee 8* (21b)   BAW Mendis 9.4-0-41-1

48.1

Kulasekara to Southee, OUT, He goes for the big hit but drags the slower one to Dilshan at deep square-leg region

TG Southee c Dilshan b Kulasekara 13 (48m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 43.33

New Zealand 192/10   AJ McKay 4* (12b)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.1-1-35-1
Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 28, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
India v New Zealand at Dambulla - Aug 25, 2010
India won by 105 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 209 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla - Aug 19-20, 2010
No result
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 16, 2010
India won by 6 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
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Aug 13, 2010

Ross Taylor ponders defeat, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, tri-series, 2nd ODI, Dambulla, August 13, 2010

Ross Taylor ponders defeat

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Aug 13, 2010

Upul Tharanga hits one hard through the off side, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, tri-series, 2nd ODI, Dambulla, August 13, 2010

Upul Tharanga hits one hard through the off side

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