New Zealand in Sri Lanka T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 22 runs

0.1

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, 3 runs, first ball is close to off stump, but a touch short, McCullum cuts it hard but it is a slow outfield so the ball doesn't go to the boundary

New Zealand 3/0   BB McCullum 3* (1b)

1.1

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, a short one, McCiullum rocks back and punches it towards mid-on

1.4

Malinga to BB McCullum, no run, bouncer this time, 119kmh, well outside off, doesn't trouble McCullum

1.5

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, short of length on offstump, jabbed back to the left of the bowler, who can't collect the ball on his follow through, could have been a close call if Malinga had picked that one up cleanly

New Zealand 13/0   BB McCullum 5* (4b)

2.1

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, McCullum defends this offstump delivery towards cover

2.2

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, skips to the leg side, and carves a middle stump delivery towards point

2.3

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, back of the hand slower ball, 118kmh, driven from outside off towards mid-on

2.4

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum does a Dilscoop! the ball was well outside off, Sangakkara is smacked flush on the helmet, the ball richochets off for a one-bounce four

2.5

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, length ball on offstump, McCullum plays an orthodox off drive to this one

2.6

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, FOUR, a bit of width from Kulasekara, McCullum lashes it behind point for a boundary, quick hands from McCullum

New Zealand 21/0   BB McCullum 13* (10b 2x4)

3.2

Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, Malinga persists with the slower deliveries, 124kmh, defended towards the covers by McCullum

3.4

Malinga to BB McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum skips away to the leg side, gives him room to open the face and steer the ball towards third man, he played that one from leg stump

3.5

Malinga to BB McCullum, SIX, a McCullum trademark, he backs away and absolutely hammers it over backward point, soars over the boundary

3.6

Malinga to BB McCullum, (no ball) FOUR, Malinga oversteps, McCullum threads it fiercely through extra cover, free-hit coming up

3.6

Malinga to BB McCullum, 3 runs, and another off side special from McCullum, timing is a bit off this time though, the fielder just about drags the ball back in yards from the rope

New Zealand 40/0   BB McCullum 29* (15b 3x4 1x6)

4.1

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, pegs away at the offstump, jabbed towards cover by McCullum

4.2

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, 2 runs, a rough-and-ready heave from McCullum, to a delivery well outside off, doesn't get hold of it so the ball doesn't make it to the boundary

4.3

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, almost a replay of the McCullum dismissal in the previous game, the straight drive crashes into the stump at the non-striker's end, Kulasekara dived and was inches away from getting a hand on that, Ryder was well out of his crease, Kulasekara doesn't even appeal though

4.4

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, yorker length, driven towards cover

4.5

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, FOUR, shortish ball, sliding down leg, plenty of time for McCullum to swivel and pull that behind square for a boundary

4.6

Kulasekara to BB McCullum, no run, good yorker to end the over, McCullum can only dig it out towards extra cover

New Zealand 46/0   BB McCullum 35* (21b 4x4 1x6)

5.3

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, McCullum gets forward and defends it towards cover

5.4

Mendis to BB McCullum, no run, gets forward and pokes it towards cover

5.5

Mendis to BB McCullum, 1 run, gets down on one knee and sweeps it from outside off towards square leg

New Zealand 48/0   BB McCullum 36* (24b 4x4 1x6)

6.4

Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, 1 run, McCullum dances down the pitch, it was a short ball though, McCullum adjusts and dabs it towards midwicket

6.6

Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, no run, McCullum shuffles across the stumps, gets on one knee and sweeps from outside off towards square leg

New Zealand 54/0   BB McCullum 37* (26b 4x4 1x6)

7.2

Bandara to BB McCullum, 1 run, driven back towards the bowler, bounces over Bandara's knee as he looks to field

7.6

Bandara to BB McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum waltzes down the pitch, and lofts it wide of long-off, stops dead after a couple of bounces

New Zealand 65/0   BB McCullum 40* (28b 4x4 1x6)

8.2

Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, no run, short and wide, looks to cut it powerfully, misses

8.3

Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, 1 run, swept from outside off towards long leg

New Zealand 67/0   BB McCullum 41* (30b 4x4 1x6)

9.2

Dilshan to BB McCullum, 1 run, punched to long-off for an easy single

9.4

Dilshan to BB McCullum, SIX, enough of the singles says McCullum, gets on his knee and slams that one over midwicket, that's his 100th boundary in T20s

9.5

Dilshan to BB McCullum, 1 run, McCullum's loft lands a few yards short of Rupasinghe at long-off

New Zealand 82/0   BB McCullum 49* (33b 4x4 2x6)

10.2

Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, OUT, the crowd goes delirious as McCullum chips the ball back to Jayasuriya, he was down the track and checked his attempted on-drive, a leading edge pops up to the bowler, McCullum mises his half-century, he has done his bit though

BB McCullum c & b Jayasuriya 49 (44m 34b 4x4 2x6) SR: 144.11

New Zealand 84/1   BB McCullum 49 (34b 4x4 2x6)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
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Photos

Sep 4, 2009

Shane Bond was accurate and hostile in both his spells, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20, Colombo, September 4, 2009

Shane Bond was accurate and hostile in both his spells

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Sep 4, 2009

Jesse Ryder was outstanding in the field in both matches of the series, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20, Colombo, September 4, 2009

Jesse Ryder was outstanding in the field in both matches of the series

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