New Zealand in Sri Lanka T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 22 runs

7.00pm The New Zealand openers stride out, and the Sri Lankan team are in a huddle. A bigger crowd in for today's game than for Wednesday's encounter, and they are making plenty of noise already.

6.55pm Daniel Vettori wants a bit more runs on the board this time. Sangakkara says Sri Lanka lost the first match rather than New Zealand winning, and has urged his batsmen to string together more partnerships.

6.50pm New Zealand are upbeat after their last-ball victory on Wednesday, their first win of the tour. Their bowling towards the end was spot-on, mostly keeping it very full and not letting the batsmen get underneath the ball.

Btw, we are set for an on-time start.

6.40pm Still 20 minutes for the game to start. Our man at the ground, Jamie Alter, has been watching the groundstaff working hard to get the outfield ready for the game and wrote this tour diary.

6.30pm The captains walk out for the toss. Vettori wins again and chooses to bat. Peter McGlashan, who has had a bit of horror run with the bat in Twenty20s, has been dropped and Nathan McCullum takes his place. There's one change in the Sri Lankan XI as well, Mahela Udawatte taking the place of Chamara Kapugedera.

6.25pm Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second Twenty20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. There were a couple of showers in the afternoon, so the outfield looks a bit soggy. The groundstaff have been hard at work since then, so we might still get a start on time.

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

R Thirucumaran from Sri Lanka: "Thank god kapugedera has been dropped. The selectors seem to have an affection with him in a similar way to how the English selectors have with Ian Bell. They always claim that Kapugedera has a lot of talent, but always fail to understand that he doesnt have the temperament for playing international matches. Actually, he didn't play too well for CSK in IPL 1 and was dropped from their roster for the second season, which pretty much explains everything!"

0.2

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

0.3

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

0.4

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

0.5

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

0.6

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

End of over 1 (9 runs) New Zealand 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
JD Ryder    6* (5b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-9-0
BB McCullum    3* (1b)     

Lasith Malinga has the ball. Will he start with a bouncer or a yorker?

1.1

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

Wide first slip in place

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

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
JD Ryder    7* (8b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-4-0
BB McCullum    5* (4b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-9-0

Sangakkara standing up to the stumps

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

Chatura from Canada: "I am sure the selectors understand the temeperament and potential of Kapugedera far better than we do, watching from a distance. Having said that, I agree that it is time to play hard ball with him."

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

End of over 3 (8 runs) New Zealand 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
BB McCullum    13* (10b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-17-0
JD Ryder    7* (8b 1x4)      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

Nineteen off that over

End of over 4 (19 runs) New Zealand 40/0 (RR: 10.00)
BB McCullum    29* (15b 3x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    2-0-22-0
JD Ryder    8* (10b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-17-0

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

This is a fantastic start from New Zealand, McCullum leading the way with some innovative hitting

End of over 5 (6 runs) New Zealand 46/0 (RR: 9.20)
BB McCullum    35* (21b 4x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-23-0
JD Ryder    8* (10b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-22-0

What can Ajantha Mendis do here?

5.1

Mendis to Ryder, no run, starts with a legcutter heading towards leg stump, Ryder back away and drives it to short cover

5.2

Mendis to Ryder, 1 run, full and outside off, punched to long-on, the batsmen walk through for a single

5.3

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

Ben from New Zealand: "Not trying to be pretentious or anything, but didn't McCullum invent the Dilscoop? I remember when I saw him play it 5 or 6 years ago for Canterbury at the Aorangi oval. Commentator Ian Smith then dubbed it the dentist shot, because of the likely facial damage of messing up the shot."

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

5.6

Mendis to Ryder, 1 run, on the legstump, Ryder taps it towards midwicket, only three off that over

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand 49/0 (RR: 8.16)
JD Ryder    10* (13b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-3-0
BB McCullum    36* (24b 4x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-23-0

The spinners had put the brakes on New Zealand in the first game, can McCullum and Ryder deal with them better today.

Sanath Jayasuriya was expensive on Wednesday though

6.1

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 2 runs, Ryder backs away and drives it inside out towards sweeper cover to bring up New Zealand's fifty

6.2

Jayasuriya to Ryder, no run, on the pads, very full, defended towards extra cover

6.3

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 1 run, on leg stump again, played a bit uppishly towards mid-on

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

6.5

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder using his feet this time, flicks it towards square leg

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

End of over 7 (5 runs) New Zealand 54/0 (RR: 7.71)
BB McCullum    37* (26b 4x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-5-0
JD Ryder    14* (17b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-3-0

7.1

Bandara to Ryder, 1 run, full and wide, lashed towards extra cover, Jayawardene dives to his right to stop that one

Carl from Australia: "and don't forget Dion Nash playing the 'dilscoop' against Australia quite a few years back which was called a 4 rather than a six to loose the game"

7.2

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

7.3

Bandara to Ryder, SIX, what a shot from Ryder, gets down on his knee, and dispatches it over midwicket for a big six

7.4

Bandara to Ryder, no run

7.5

Bandara to Ryder, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, Ryder will be unhappy he couldn't get more than one, his sweep is cut off by Kulasekara at backward square leg

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

End of over 8 (11 runs) New Zealand 65/0 (RR: 8.12)
BB McCullum    40* (28b 4x4 1x6)      HMCM Bandara    1-0-11-0
JD Ryder    22* (21b 1x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-5-0

8.1

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 1 run, again Ryder skips to the leg side, a low full toss is driven towards mid-on

Jansz from Australia: "Ben could be right but mcculum did not excel in that shot for long and if he did he would have played it right throughout. So dilshan should get the credit for it just like murali mastered doosra which was invented by saqlain mushtaq."

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

8.4

Jayasuriya to Ryder, FOUR, fired on leg stump, a cute paddle from Ryder goes very fine down the leg side for a boundary, teasing the fielder who was chasing it

8.5

Jayasuriya to Ryder, no run, makes room and forces it towards cover, straight at the fielder

8.6

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 1 run, again he's down the track, whipped towards square leg

End of over 9 (7 runs) New Zealand 72/0 (RR: 8.00)
JD Ryder    28* (25b 2x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-12-0
BB McCullum    41* (30b 4x4 1x6)      HMCM Bandara    1-0-11-0

Dilshan has tormented New Zealand with the bat, what will he do with the ball

9.1

Dilshan to Ryder, 1 run, almost a wicket first ball, Ryder looks to launch it over long-off, inside-edges it to the right of the keeper

9.2

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

9.3

Dilshan to Ryder, 1 run, another single, again to long-on, the batsmen walk through for one

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

9.6

Dilshan to Ryder, 1 run, outside the off stump, Ryder comes on the frontfoot and drives it to deep extra cover

End of over 10 (11 runs) New Zealand 83/0 (RR: 8.30)
JD Ryder    31* (28b 2x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    1-0-11-0
BB McCullum    49* (33b 4x4 2x6)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-12-0

10.1

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder looks to heave it to midwicket, inside edges it onto his pads

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

10.3

Jayasuriya to Taylor, no run, solid front foot defence from Taylor

Pete from the Netherlands: "Dion Nash played the scoop sweep to Saun Pollock years ago in a world series cricket match. With 7 needed off two balls. The ball hit the rope on the full, which at the time was only four runs (recently ammended), and S.A won the match."

10.4

Jayasuriya to Taylor, no run, full and outside off, Taylor gets forward and taps it towards cover

10.5

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, opens the face and steers it behind point, a tight single is taken

10.6

Jayasuriya to Ryder, 1 run, on the pads, Ryder stands tall and punches it to long-on

More on the 'Dilscoop'. Visal Liyanage from Australia: "In reply to Ben, I believe Ryan Campbell, the Western Australian wicket-keeper invented the 'Dilscoop'. He was only ever able to score 2s or 3s in the vacant spot behind the keeper but regularly used the shot in the early 2000s while playing for Australia A."

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand 86/1 (RR: 7.81)
JD Ryder    33* (30b 2x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-15-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (3b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-11-0

11.1

Dilshan to Ryder, SIX, shot! Ryder bends his knee and mows that over wide long-on

11.2

Dilshan to Ryder, 1 run, wide outside off, Ryder rocks back and slashes that to point

11.3

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor pushes a middle stump ball towards mid-on for an easy single

11.4

Dilshan to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder gets four more, Ryder lashes that off the front foot towards sweeper cover, a bit of sloppy work from Mendis at the boundary

11.5

Dilshan to Ryder, SIX, what a stroke to bring up his half-century, full toss on middle and leg, bends low and slog sweeps it into the stands behind midwicket

11.6

Dilshan to Ryder, 2 runs

End of over 12 (20 runs) New Zealand 106/1 (RR: 8.83)
JD Ryder    52* (35b 3x4 3x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-31-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (4b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-15-1

Mendis is back

12.1

Mendis to Taylor, no run, Taylor misses the slog sweep to a delivery well outside off

12.2

Mendis to Taylor, 2 runs, quick legbreak from Mendis, close to offstump, Taylor manages to flash that behind backward point

12.3

Mendis to Taylor, no run, fullish ball on off stump, Taylor pushes it back to the bowler

12.4

Mendis to Taylor, 1 run, another legbreak, Taylor waits on the backfoot and drives it towards extra cover

12.5

Mendis to Ryder, no run, tossed up this time, the offbreak, Ryder was backing away and doesn't connect with the cut

12.6

Mendis to Ryder, OUT, Mendis does the trick, Ryder holes out to extra cover, that ball stopped on Ryder, who was down the track, nowhere near the pitch of the ball, miscues to extra cover

JD Ryder c Rupasinghe b Mendis 52 (54m 37b 3x4 3x6) SR: 140.54

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 109/2 (RR: 8.38)
     BAW Mendis    2-0-6-1
LRPL Taylor    5* (8b)      TM Dilshan    2-0-31-0

13.1

Bandara to Taylor, no run, Bandara starts his new spell, with a ball fired into legstump, defended towards the off side

13.2

Bandara to Taylor, 1 run, very full delivery, Taylor dries that to long-on to take an easy single

13.3

Bandara to Guptill, 1 run, very close to offstump, Guptill gets off the mark by cutting that one towards point

13.4

Bandara to Taylor, 2 runs, full and on leg stump, Taylor skips outside leg, and muscles it towards wide long-off

13.5

Bandara to Taylor, FOUR, beautiful straight drive from Taylor, similar delivery to the previous one, Taylor doesn't go inside out, he aims straight, drills it past the bowler

13.6

Bandara to Taylor, 1 leg bye, goes for an almighty heave, misses and is hit on the pads outside legstump, the ball rolls towards square leg

End of over 14 (9 runs) New Zealand 118/2 (RR: 8.42)
LRPL Taylor    12* (13b 1x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-19-0
MJ Guptill    1* (1b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-6-1

14.1

Mendis to Taylor, 1 run, inside egded towards backward square leg for a single

14.2

Mendis to Guptill, 2 runs, rare full toss from Mendis, flicked towards wide long-on for a couple

14.3

Mendis to Guptill, 1 run, ovepitched on offstump, punched towards long-on

14.4

Mendis to Taylor, no run, quick carrom ball from Mendis, a bit short, Taylor was foxed by that one, he can only push it back to the bowler

14.5

Mendis to Taylor, 1 run, squeezed towards point this time, Taylor was charging back for the second, Guptill yells 'Nooooo', that would have been suicide if they went for the second

14.6

Mendis to Guptill, 1 run, driven towards extra cover for a single

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand 124/2 (RR: 8.26)
MJ Guptill    5* (4b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-12-1
LRPL Taylor    14* (16b 1x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-19-0

Can New Zealand get up to 175? That will be a great score

15.1

Jayasuriya to Guptill, 1 run, fired in towards offstump, pushed towards mid-on

15.2

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 2 runs, Taylor goes for the slog sweep, doesn't get hold of it, and it flies towards long-on, lands well short of the fielder

15.3

Jayasuriya to Taylor, OUT, Jayasuriya has struck, this is a big blow, New Zealand lose Taylor's big hitting, he was looking to slog it to midwicket, it was a straight delivery, Taylor misses and is hit in front of middle and off, the umpire has his finger up instantly

LRPL Taylor lbw b Jayasuriya 16 (19m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

15.4

Jayasuriya to Oram, 1 run, on the pads, nudged towards square leg for a single

Geethal Fernando from Sri Lanka: "A little background about the dilscoop, this shot is often played in Sri Lankan soft ball cricket. When kids play cricket in wide Sri Lankan roads, they cannot play proper cricket shots to score runs, especially when it is involved 2-3 players per side. So your only options are to play straight or back behind the keepers head."

15.5

Jayasuriya to Guptill, 1 run, full and just outside off, driven down to long-off for a single

15.6

Jayasuriya to Oram, 2 runs, on the pads, worked towards mid-on with soft hands, superb running from the batsmen, convert that into a double

End of over 16 (7 runs) New Zealand 131/3 (RR: 8.18)
JDP Oram    3* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-22-2
MJ Guptill    7* (6b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-12-1

16.1

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

16.2

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

16.3

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

16.4

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

16.5

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

16.6

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

End of over 17 (17 runs) New Zealand 148/3 (RR: 8.70)
JDP Oram    5* (3b)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-40-0
MJ Guptill    22* (11b 1x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-22-2

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

End of over 18 (6 runs) New Zealand 154/3 (RR: 8.55)
MJ Guptill    24* (14b 1x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-28-0
JDP Oram    9* (6b)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-40-0

18.1

Mendis to Oram, 1 run, full and outside off, Oram jumps down the pitch and lofts it towards long-off

18.2

Mendis to Guptill, FOUR, full toss outside off, Guptill gets a thick outside edge as he slashes at it, the ball races behind backward point for a boundary

18.3

Mendis to Guptill, no run, Guptill bends his knee as he looks to slog it to midwicket, misses

18.4

Mendis to Guptill, 2 runs, carved away towards sweeper cover for a couple this time

18.5

Mendis to Guptill, 1 run, played uppishly towards long-off, reaches the fielder on the bounce

18.6

Mendis to Oram, 1 run, overpitched on legstump, Oram backs away and opens the face to squeeze it towards backward point for a single

End of over 19 (9 runs) New Zealand 163/3 (RR: 8.57)
JDP Oram    11* (8b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-21-1
MJ Guptill    31* (18b 2x4 1x6)      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

Vettori had wanted more runs from his batsmen today, and he will be happy with their effort today. McCullum and Ryder were fantastic at the start, mixing inventiveness with clean hitting. The batsmen who followed also did their bit, and despite Malinga and Mendis keeping it tight at the death, Sri Lanka are faced with a daunting target.

End of over 20 (7 runs) New Zealand 170/4
     SL Malinga    4-0-35-1
JDP Oram    17* (12b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-21-1
Series Results
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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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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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