New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
4 September 2009 - night match (20-over match)
1.1

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

1.2

Malinga to Ryder, 1 wide, Malinga loses his radar, slides that way down the leg side

1.2

Malinga to Ryder, no run, a corker from Malinga, a slower ball, just short of a length, seams away from Ryder who is beaten as he looks to flick it to the leg side

1.3

Malinga to Ryder, 1 run, again it's a slower one that cuts away from Ryder, who dabs it towards cover

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

1.6

Malinga to Ryder, no run, length ball on offstump, 130kmh, Ryder is too early into his stroke, has to check his shot, bottom hand comes off as he plays it towards cover

New Zealand 13/0   SL Malinga 1-0-4-0
3.1

Malinga to Ryder, 1 run, back of length ball on middle stump, Ryder is cramped for room, he gets the ball away towards point, where Dilshan is onto it in a flash, a direct hit would have had McCullum yards short of the crease

3.2

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

3.3

Malinga to Ryder, 1 leg bye, this was quick, 145.4kmh, on the pads, Ryder was looking to swing that to behind square leg, is rapped on teh thigh pads, and the ball dribbles towards fine leg

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   SL Malinga 2-0-22-0
17.1

Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, slow delivery outside off, Guptill drives it towards mid-off

17.2

Malinga to Oram, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, Oram backs away and slams it in the air towards long-on, lands a few yards short of the fielder

17.3

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, Malinga attacks offstump this time, Oram plays it inside-out towards extra cover

17.4

Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, slow bouncer well outside off, Guptill drags it towards wide mid-on for a single

17.5

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, full and fast, just outside off, Oram can only dig it out towards cover

17.6

Malinga to Guptill, no run, slower bouncer again, 125kmh, outside off, Guptill goes for his favourite pull shot, but he misses the ball

New Zealand 154/3   SL Malinga 3-0-28-0
19.1

Malinga to Oram, FOUR, brilliant shot from Oram, what innovation, that was a yorker on middle stump, he opens the face and steers it fine past the keeper for a boundary

19.2

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, this time the yorker keeps Oram to a single, chopped towards backward point

19.3

Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, short and wide, Guptill carves it towards point, off the toe end of the bat, Jayasuriya fumbles a couple of times before gathering that one

19.4

Malinga to Oram, no run, Oram looks to play a cheeky paddle scoop, inside edge onto his stomach, Oram is in a bit of pain here

19.5

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, great yorker on middle stump, Oram gets it away to backward point for a single

19.6

Malinga to Guptill, OUT, Malinga cleans up Guptill off the last ball, the leg bail is on the ground, full ball again from Malinga, Guptill skipped away beyond leg stump to give himself room, he misses the ball and is bowled

MJ Guptill b Malinga 32 (29m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

New Zealand 170/4   SL Malinga 4-0-35-1
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