New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 10, 2013
28.4

Milne to Mathews, no run, slower ball bouncer and that could have spelled curtains for Mathews! he was into the shot far too early having been completely deceived. He gets a bottom edge and the ball is deflected onto his boot when it could easily have gone through his legs and onto his stumps

28.5

Milne to Mathews, no run, back of a length outside off stump and he blocks it away with soft hands

28.6

Milne to Mathews, no run, good start to a new spell as he keeps this outside off stump and makes the batsman block

Sri Lanka 143/3   AD Mathews 0* (3b)
29.3

Devcich to Mathews, no run, holds that one just back a bit as Mathews comes forward and keeps it out

29.4

Devcich to Mathews, no run, just a little flatter and he presents a straight bat again

29.5

Devcich to Mathews, no run, a little flight and a hint of drift in too as the batsman is drawn forward and defends

29.6

Devcich to Mathews, no run, chips down the track, reaches the pitch and just nudges it away straight to midwicket

Sri Lanka 144/3   AD Mathews 0* (7b)
30.3

Milne to Mathews, 1 run, on a length on off stump as he covers the line and clips it away square on the leg side to get off the mark

30.6

Milne to Mathews, 1 run, helps it off to long leg. It was shortish again and he swivels on his back foot and pulls it in the air down to the man on the boundary

Sri Lanka 152/3   AD Mathews 2* (9b)
31.1

Devcich to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off and he is driven off the front foot into the covers

Sri Lanka 153/3   AD Mathews 3* (10b)
32.4

McCullum to Mathews, no run, and there is that special delivery from McCullum. This is why he is persisting with the angle around the wicket to the right hander. Mathews was looking for more turn, but this was the straighter one and had him fishing outside off and is beaten

32.5

McCullum to Mathews, SIX, what a reply. Slapped straight over the bowlers's head with the turn. Lovely strike. It was tossed up and he takes full advantage of that and the best thing of that shot was he wanted to hit it straight

32.6

McCullum to Mathews, no run, flatter ball on middle and leg and he flicks it away to square leg

Sri Lanka 163/3   AD Mathews 9* (13b 1x6)
33.2

Nicol to Mathews, FOUR, cut in the air, but it was well wide of the man at point. Flatter and quicker from Nicol again, but this time there was loads of room offered and Mathews pounced on it

33.3

Nicol to Mathews, 1 run, gives it a little too much air this time as the ball is taken on the full and whipped away to midwicket

Sri Lanka 169/3   AD Mathews 14* (15b 1x4 1x6)
34.2

McCullum to Mathews, no run, tossed up on middle, the Mathews defends it back

34.3

McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, short and outside leg, tucked to short fine leg

34.5

McCullum to Mathews, no run, on length on middle going the other way, Mathews defends it on off with a thick outside edge

34.6

McCullum to Mathews, no run, full on middle and leg, Mathews defends it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 173/3   AD Mathews 15* (19b 1x4 1x6)
35.2

McClenaghan to Mathews, FOUR, short of length on leg, tucked off the hips fine down the leg side for four! Very well placed by Mathews

35.3

McClenaghan to Mathews, no run, on length outside off, Mathews defends towards cover

35.4

McClenaghan to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews came down the pitch and the bowler banged it in short on leg, Mathews slapped it over his head to the wide long-on boundary for four

35.5

McClenaghan to Mathews, FOUR, another one! Pitched outside off this time with some angle and Mathews drove it over the cover fielder to for four more

35.6

McClenaghan to Mathews, no run, on length on middle, turned straight to midwicket

Sri Lanka 186/3   AD Mathews 27* (24b 4x4 1x6)
36.4

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, another slower one on middle and leg, driven to deep midwicket

36.6

Mills to Mathews, no run, keeps it on length again outside off, driven off the back foot to cover, only three from the over

Sri Lanka 189/3   AD Mathews 28* (26b 4x4 1x6)
38.1

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven down to long-on for one

38.3

Mills to Mathews, FOUR, slow ball, short of length outside off, Mathews slashes hard and gets a thick outside off between the keeper and short third man for four to bring up the 200

38.4

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, on length on the stumps, pushed to long-on with soft hands with the intention for a couple but they get only one

Sri Lanka 204/4   AD Mathews 34* (29b 5x4 1x6)
39.1

Anderson to Mathews, no run, on length on off, defends it back to the bowler

39.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, gets a bit of room outside off, Mathews drives firmly to cover where the fielder dives to his left

39.3

Anderson to Mathews, FOUR, clears the in-field this time. He made some room and drove the length ball in the air over the covers for a four

39.4

Anderson to Mathews, 1 wide, down the leg side for a wide now

39.4

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, full on off, pushed down to long-on for one

39.6

Anderson to Mathews, FOUR, lots of room outside off and Mathews swings his arms to send it over the covers again for another boundary

Sri Lanka 216/4   AD Mathews 43* (34b 7x4 1x6)
40.5

McCullum to Mathews, no run, on length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

40.6

McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, driven down to long-on and Mathews keeps strike

Sri Lanka 220/5   AD Mathews 44* (36b 7x4 1x6)
41.1

Milne to Mathews, no run, full on off, Mathews makes room and drives it hard straight to mid-off

41.2

Milne to Mathews, no run, slow and short of length from the back of the hand on off, Mathews stays back and defends it back to the bowler

41.3

Milne to Mathews, no run, fuller on the stumps, Mathews drives again and it's gone straight to mid-off

41.4

Milne to Mathews, 1 run, short ball outside off, runs it down to third man

Sri Lanka 221/5   AD Mathews 45* (40b 7x4 1x6)
42.1

McCullum to Mathews, 1 wide, sends it down the leg side for a wide

42.1

McCullum to Mathews, no run, on length outside off, Mathews tries to run it to third man, but can't connect

42.2

McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, on the stumps this time, pushed down to long-on

42.5

McCullum to Mathews, no run, flighted on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

42.6

McCullum to Mathews, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven to long-on for one

Sri Lanka 225/5   AD Mathews 47* (44b 7x4 1x6)
43.1

Nicol to Mathews, 1 run, flat delivery on the leg side, tucked to square leg for one

43.3

Nicol to Mathews, 1 run, is a chance for a run-out! Mathews drove the full toss to mid-off and the fielder got a direct hit at the non-striker's but Mathews is in by a yard or two

43.6

Nicol to Mathews, 1 run, full toss on leg, driven down to long-on and that's the fifty for him

Sri Lanka 232/5   AD Mathews 50* (47b 7x4 1x6)
44.1

Milne to Mathews, no run, angled down the leg side, hits him on the pads outside leg as he tried to whip it

44.2

Milne to Mathews, FOUR, short ball around off, Mathews stayed back and half-pulled it to the deep fine leg area for four. There's nobody in the deep there

44.3

Milne to Mathews, 1 run, short outside off, driven to sweeper cover for one

44.5

Milne to Mathews, 1 run, short of length around off, Mathews pulls but doesn't time it properly as it goes to long-on for one

Sri Lanka 239/5   AD Mathews 56* (51b 8x4 1x6)
45.1

McClenaghan to Mathews, 1 run, low full toss on off, driven down to long-on

Sri Lanka 240/5   AD Mathews 57* (52b 8x4 1x6)
46.1

Mills to Mathews, 2 runs, on length around off and Mathews turns it on the leg side with soft hands for two quick runs

46.2

Mills to Mathews, no run, short and wide, he cuts and finds the point fielder again. Third man is in the circle

46.3

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball is pitched up on leg, turned to backward square leg for a quick one. Direct hit and Kulasekara was gone

46.6

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, slow ball again - waist-high full toss, Mathews pulls it to deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 257/6   AD Mathews 61* (56b 8x4 1x6)
47.1

McClenaghan to Mathews, 2 runs, full on leg, Mathews whips it to the deep midwicket boundary for two

47.2

McClenaghan to Mathews, 1 run, full on middle and off, defends it wide of cover for one

47.4

McClenaghan to Mathews, 1 run, the batsman makes room and cuts it over point for one

47.6

McClenaghan to Mathews, 2 runs, short of length on middle and leg, Mathews comes down the track to slog but gets an inside edge on the leg side for a quick couple

Sri Lanka 265/6   AD Mathews 67* (60b 8x4 1x6)
48.2

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, low full toss on leg, driven to cover for a single

48.4

Mills to Mathews, 1 run, full on off, lofts it straight down the ground to long-on for one

Sri Lanka 268/7   AD Mathews 69* (62b 8x4 1x6)
49.1

McClenaghan to Mathews, 1 run, low full toss on middle, driven down to long-off

49.6

McClenaghan to Mathews, FOUR, leading lucky edge goes for four! It was full outside off, Mathews made room and slashed and found a thick edge which went over short third man for four

Sri Lanka 288/9   AD Mathews 74* (64b 9x4 1x6)
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