Kulasekara to Guptill,
edged to first slip! Kula has stuck to his line and he gets the reward. That was outside off, very similar to the last five deliveries and drew the batsman in defence. But the ball nipped away after pitching and took a healthy edge to Angelo at first slip. Big blow for New Zealand
MJ Guptill c Mathews b Kulasekara 4 (3m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
Eranga to McCullum,
another one this time, that's hit the pads in front of off! McCullum immediately points to the bat and he is got a reason to be disappointed with that, the ball took a big inside edge on to the pads. The ball was full and comes in with the angle and beats McCullum on the drive.
BB McCullum lbw b Eranga 4 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00
Herath to Taylor,
leg before and that was plumb in front! It was a flatter delivery on the middle stump, Taylor went down on his knee to sweep it to deep square leg, but it was out as soon as he missed it. He was concentrating so hard since yesterday and the sweep shot has brought his downfall again
LRPL Taylor lbw b Herath 142 (388m 306b 11x4 0x6) SR: 46.40
Herath to Williamson,
Oh Kane, what have you done! this was the slider that was bowled a bit quick and Williamson tries to do a Taylor as he tries to sweep this from outside off. He misses the line and gets hit on the pads right in front. That was an easy one for the umpire and his finger was up even before Herath turned
KS Williamson lbw b Herath 135 (421m 305b 12x4 0x6) SR: 44.26
Dilshan to van Wyk,
bowled him! Oh they are crumbling now. It was an innocuous tossed up delivery on the stumps and the batsman tried to defend it and also push it to cover at the same time, played inside the line and loses his off stump. What a waste!
CFK van Wyk b Dilshan 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Herath to Astle,
No 3 for Herath! Astle was playing the spinners well, but he didn't spot the carrom ball from Herath and decided to leave the ball seeing that it was flighted outside off, the ball pitched and came in, and hit him plumb in front and since he wasn't offering a shot, it became an easy decision
TD Astle lbw b Herath 3 (30m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33
Randiv to Bracewell,
charges down and heaves this one on the leg side, but he hasn't got the distance and Herath at deep midwicket just gobbles that one up. Randiv gets his first.
DAJ Bracewell c Herath b Randiv 24 (50m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.86
Herath to Southee,
knocked him over! It is bowled slow and on the middle stump, Southee, who was holding himself back for a while, goes for the big heave and is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. He misses and the ball hits the top of off and middle
TG Southee b Herath 15 (41m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.11
Herath to Flynn,
there is the five-for! That was bowled flatter from over the wicket. The ball pitched outside off and turned in from short of length. Flynn, who has been picking up singles by nudging it to leg side, misses this time and his hit while on back foot. That would probably have gone on to hit middle and leg
DR Flynn lbw b Herath 53 (195m 135b 3x4 0x6) SR: 39.25
Herath to Boult,
leaves this one and is bowled! That is no. 6 for Herath. It was the arm-ball this time and Boult shouldered arms with the confidence of a top-order batsman. Wasn't long before his confidence was shattered.
TA Boult b Herath 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33