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)

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


Kulasekara to Ryder, no run, Kulasekara keeps it on offstump to Ryder, who taps it towards mid-on


Kulasekara to Ryder, 2 runs, Ryder looks to flick this one, closes the face too early, gets a leading edge which sails over extra cover


Kulasekara to Ryder, FOUR, a short-arm jab from Ryder get him a boundary, this was a back of a length ball outside off, Ryder plays it airily over midwicket


Kulasekara to Ryder, no run, slightly fuller this time, offstump line, Ryder defends back to the bowler


Kulasekara to Ryder, no run, good-looking drive from Ryder, right back at the bowler, who sticks his right leg out to block it, the ball dribbles away towards mid-off, McCullum scrambles back to his crease, he had been dismissed off a Ryder straight drive in the first game

New Zealand 9/0   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-9-0

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


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


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


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


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


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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-17-0

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


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


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


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


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


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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-23-0

Kulasekara to Guptill, SIX, lovely shot from Guptill, full toss on the pads, whipped effortlessly into the stands behind midwicket


Kulasekara to Guptill, FOUR, great start to the over for New Zealand, high full toss and outside off, Guptill clobbers it past point for four


Kulasekara to Guptill, 2 runs, muscled towards extra cover for a single


Kulasekara to Guptill, 2 runs, length ball just outside off, driven to long-off by Guptill, Mathews comes in from the boundary to cut it off quickly, but his throw isn't collected by the bowler, so there's an overthrow


Kulasekara to Guptill, 1 run, full and straight, powered back to the bowler, who does the fielding this time


Kulasekara to Oram, 2 runs, Oram gives himself room and forces an outside off ball towards long-off

New Zealand 148/3   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-40-0





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