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)

Kulasekara to Ryder, OUT, McCullum is gone, one of the most unlucky ways to be dismissed, Ryder punches the ball firmly towards Kulasekara, who gets his fingers on it and deflects onto the non-striker's stumps, McCullum was well out of his ground, the crowd erupts. Bad luck for McCullum, the ball just about brushed the bails, an inch higher and McCullum would still be there

BB McCullum run out 9 (11m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 14/1   JD Ryder 3* (4b)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.1-0-4-0

Kulasekara to Ryder, OUT, Ryder is gone, change of pace from Kulasekara, Ryder was early into his shot, spoons it high towards mid-off, where Bandara completes a well-judged catch, that ball was in the air a long time but Bandara kept his cool

JD Ryder c Bandara b Kulasekara 13 (23m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

New Zealand 26/2   MJ Guptill 2* (4b)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.3-0-10-1

Bandara to Guptill, OUT, he's gone this time, Guptill sweeps a leg stump delivery powerfully, a bit of a top edge and it sails towards Kapugedera at deep midwicket, easy catch and that's the end of Guptill

MJ Guptill c Kapugedera b Bandara 29 (38m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 116.00

New Zealand 79/3   LRPL Taylor 26* (20b 3x4)   HMCM Bandara 2.2-0-14-1

Mendis to Oram, OUT, Oram holes out to Kulasekara at long-off, he gave himself room and tried to launch Mendis over long-off, but gets under it too much, the ball goes very high but doesn't have enough distance on it

JDP Oram c Kulasekara b Mendis 8 (22m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

New Zealand 117/4   LRPL Taylor 53* (39b 4x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 3.4-0-25-1

Mathews to Taylor, OUT, this was a lot fuller, Taylor goes for the same shot but gets it on the toe end of the bat, Kulasekara is waiting at the third man boundary for that one, and he gobbles it up

LRPL Taylor c Kulasekara b Mathews 60 (57m 45b 5x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

New Zealand 126/5   NT Broom 2* (2b)   AD Mathews 2-0-19-1

Kulasekara to McGlashan, 1 run, OUT, full on middle and leg, the batsman shuffles across and clips it towards square leg, Mathews charges in from the boundary and picks it up just outside the circle, fires in a flat throw to Sangakkara, who takes off the bails with McGlashan just short of his crease, Sangakkara collected that one in front of the stumps instead of waiting behind

PD McGlashan run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 127/6   NT Broom 2* (2b)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.1-0-13-1

Malinga to Mills, OUT, Malinga's yorker does the trick, fast and heading for the base of middle stump, better batsmen than Mills have had no answer to that one

KD Mills b Malinga 7 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

New Zealand 136/7   NT Broom 4* (4b)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-20-1

Malinga to Vettori, OUT, Malinga's on a hat-trick, yet again the middle stump is rocked back, Vettori was backing away an looking to cut, he misses and that's the end of Vettori, slightly shorter from Malinga this time, but good enough

DL Vettori b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 136/8   NT Broom 4* (4b)   SL Malinga 3.3-0-20-2





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