New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
2 September 2009 - night match (20-over match)

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara dabs it towards backward point off the back foot


Oram to Dilshan, 1 run, full, just outside off, Dilshan waltzes down the pitch and drives it past cover, there's a sweeper cover to cut that off


Oram to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara joins the party, he advances down the pitch and lofts it past mid-on for a boundary


Oram to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a bit of an ugly heave from Sangakkara, short and wide, and he mows it towadrs wide mid-on


Oram to Sangakkara, no run, low full toss just outside off, punched to mid-on by Sangakkara


Oram to Sangakkara, 2 runs, not much going New Zealand's way here, an inside edge from Sangakkara runs past the keeper, making short fine leg run across and field

Sri Lanka 64/2   JDP Oram 1-0-10-0

Oram to Mathews, 1 run, slow, short of length delivery to start, played with soft hands towatrds mid-on, the batsmen pinch a tight single


Oram to Rupasinghe, 1 run, whipped from outside off towards midwicket, a hint of Duminy about Rupasinghe, particularly in his leg side play


Oram to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews gets his front foot well outside off stump, and picks up the ball and sweeps it over short fine leg for a boundary, that brings up the 100


Oram to Mathews, 2 runs, mishit this time, unluckily for New Zealand, it lands safely, Mathews wanted to flick that one but edges it straight over the bowler's head


Oram to Mathews, no run, full outside off, Mathews squeezes it to backward point and sets off for a single, sent back and he has to scramble to make his ground


Oram to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews does a repeat of the shop that fetched him four earlier this over, again a cheeky sweep over short fine leg gets him four runs

Sri Lanka 107/5   JDP Oram 2-0-22-0

Oram to Kulasekara, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards cover, McCullum shies at the striker's end, misses and concedes an overthrow


Oram to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews gets on the front foot and whips it stylishly towards Bond at long-on, good work from Bond keeps the batsmen to a single


Oram to Kulasekara, 3 runs, Kulasekara gets air borne as he upper cuts a short ball, placement is great, timing isn't, Mathews races back for the third


Oram to Mathews, 1 run, outside edge lands just short of short third man, the batsmen sprint through for a single


Oram to Kulasekara, 1 run, slightly overpitced, well outside off, Kulasekara gets forward and drives through cover


Oram to Mathews, OUT, Oram gets rid of Mathews, who chips an innocuous delivery back to the bowler, huge wicket that, Mathews, Sri Lanka's last remaining recognised batsman, has just perished to a full toss

AD Mathews c & b Oram 21 (31m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.45

Sri Lanka 122/7   JDP Oram 3-0-29-1

Oram to Bandara, OUT, a great jumping catch from McCullum at long-off silences the crowd, a low full toss from Oram, Bandara lofts it straight at long-on, that's another dot ball, McCullum amde plenty of ground to his right before taking that one

HMCM Bandara c McCullum b Oram 7 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77


Oram to Kulasekara, OUT, Oram's on a hat-trick now, Kulaskeara holes out to long-on, another low full toss, Kulasekara's shot finds Broom, who has an easier catch than McCullum last ball

KMDN Kulasekara c Broom b Oram 12 (24m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 109.09


Oram to Malinga, 1 run, a yorker on offstump, Malinga gets it away to mid-off for a single


Oram to Mendis, 1 leg bye, a leg bye, full outside off stump, tried to sweep, is struck on the pads, and the ball rolls towards point


Oram to Malinga, 2 runs, full and wide, Malinga gets under it and clobbers it towards sweeper cover, Nathan McCullum races across to his right to try complete a spectacular catch but can't hang on to it


Oram to Malinga, 1 run, New Zealand have won, wonderful comeback by them, the last ball was full and wide again, Malinga drives it to long-off for a single, three-run victory for New Zealand

Sri Lanka 138/9   JDP Oram 4-0-33-3





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