New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 10, 2013
1.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 wide, and he is as wayward as Mills was accurate. There was a little shape available for the left-armer but he sprays this down the leg side and it swings further away

1.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, much better, fuller on middle stump and with a little swing into the batsman and Dilshan goes back and nudges it wide of mid-on to get off the mark

Sri Lanka 4/1   TM Dilshan 1* (1b)
2.1

Mills to Dilshan, no run, beautiful away swinger, and Dilshan had come forward and was looking to play at that, but he tucks his bat behind his front pad as the good length ball seams away

2.2

Mills to Dilshan, no run, good stop from Anton Devicich at Point. It was cracked away by Dilshan and deserved to go for a lot more than that as Mills pitches it short and wide

2.3

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, this time he pierces the gap between cover and mid-off. Overpitched from Mills and all it needed was a little timing and Dilshan's drive had ample

2.4

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, compensates with a full length ball on middle and leg and he flicks it away to long leg off the back foot

Sri Lanka 9/1   TM Dilshan 6* (5b 1x4)
3.6

McClenaghan to Dilshan, no run, oh, that was too good! Bounce and seam combine to beat the outside edge. It was pitched back of a length on leg stump and seams away from the right-hander who came forward to defend, but the ball got big on him and sails past the bat

Sri Lanka 22/1   TM Dilshan 6* (6b 1x4)
4.5

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, second cover drive from Dilshan and its the same result as the last time. And this was a better shot considering the ball wasn't overpitched. Cross-seamed delivery, possibly looking for that little bit of extra bounce, but there wasn't any on offer this time and Dilshan just hits through the line, finds the gap and watches it fly away to the boundary

4.6

Mills to Dilshan, no run, goes immediately shorter and Dilshan goes to cut the ball, there wasn't enough room for that typical rasping cut shot as the ball finds the point fielder

Sri Lanka 27/1   TM Dilshan 10* (8b 2x4)
5.2

Milne to Dilshan, 1 wide, wide called, rightly so as the ball was pitched on leg stump and seams further down. Dilshan was looking to flick it away to fine leg, but is beaten

5.2

Milne to Dilshan, no run, more movement into the right-hander, but he starts it from outside off stump and keeps a good length going. Dilshan is safely on his back foot and punches it to cover

5.3

Milne to Dilshan, no run, he flirts with that one, and is lucky not to get the kiss of death. It was a sucker ball, back of a length outside off stump and he goes for a lame looking cut shot

5.4

Milne to Dilshan, no run, beaten again! And Luke Ronchi spills the ball. There wasn't any edge, but NZ's fielding is usually better than that. This was a full length ball, swinging away a little and that was enough to take it past the outside edge and square Dilshan up. Good carry too

5.5

Milne to Dilshan, no run, on the splice of the bat that time and it was a back of a length outswinger from Milne again and Dilshan blocks it after covering the line. He seems to be one of those bowlers who zips onto the bat

5.6

Milne to Dilshan, no run, full and ducking into the batsman who presents a straight bat after getting on the front foot and keeps it out

Sri Lanka 29/1   TM Dilshan 10* (13b 2x4)
6.3

Mills to Dilshan, no run, shortish and on and around the off stump as Dilshan stays in his crease and blocks

6.4

Mills to Dilshan, no run, gets half a stride forward and pushes the full length ball towards mid-on

6.5

Mills to Dilshan, no run, gets his wrists into play, but can't get his timing right. It was full on middle and off, but he could only whip it as far as mid-on

6.6

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, and there's his signature shot - scoops that away over the keeper's head! It was fullish in length and had nothing wrong with it as it was coming towards top of off, but Dilshan goes on one knee and lofts the ball straight back behind him

Sri Lanka 34/1   TM Dilshan 14* (17b 3x4)
8.1

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, clipped away wide of mid-on, that was what he was looking to do in the last over from Mills. It was full on middle and he gets forward and whips it through the gap between mid-on and midwicket

8.2

Mills to Dilshan, no run, slower ball bests him. He wanted to slam that out of Hambantota and recognises his mistake immediately as he admonishes himself. On a good length outside off and he looked to flay that though the covers and gets an inside edge

8.3

Mills to Dilshan, no run, inside edged onto his pad, that had a little inward movement, courtesy a fullish length and usually Dilshan would have whipped it away, but misses out

8.4

Mills to Dilshan, no run, better line from Mills, making the batsman come forward and defend the full length ball into the covers

8.5

Mills to Dilshan, no run, this time he opens the face of the bat on impact, looking to perhaps sneak a single, but the full length ball outside off goes straight to point

8.6

Mills to Dilshan, no run, inside edges again, this was full and seaming into him. Dilshan was on the front foot, wanting to drive on the up, but the bat turns in his hand and with no timing, the ball runs away to mid-on

Sri Lanka 43/1   TM Dilshan 18* (23b 4x4)
10.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, poor start, he's still struggling. Short ball on leg stump and Dilshan goes back, moving across to his off stump and pulls it away behind square on the leg side

10.3

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, oh, off the splice of the bat and went in the air through gully. That was a very good ball, bouncing a little more from a good length as Dilshan was looking to block off the back foot

10.6

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads of Dilshan now, he's not having fun with the right- and left-hander in the crease and is flicked away to fine leg

Sri Lanka 61/1   TM Dilshan 21* (26b 4x4)
11.1

Milne to Dilshan, no run, good length ball on off stump and Dilshan is happy to push it back to the bowler

11.2

Milne to Dilshan, 1 run, pulled away, that wasn't quite as short, but Dilshan's quick hands makes that length ball on middle run off to deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 62/1   TM Dilshan 22* (28b 4x4)
12.6

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 3 runs, excellent work by Grant Elliot who chases that flick shot all the way to the midwicket boundary and pushes it back to Tom Latham who was running in behind it. It was a full length ball on the pads of Dilshan and he clipped it away quite well

Sri Lanka 77/1   TM Dilshan 25* (29b 4x4)
13.1

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump and he's driven to long-off

13.4

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, excellent fielding by Devcich off his own bowling. He dove full length to his left to stop the off drive from Dilshan from beating him

13.5

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, and Eliot pulls out a diving save this time as the bowler strays on the pads. Dilshan gets forward and clips it away to the right of midwicket

13.6

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, nice and full again and Dilshan taps it down to long-on to take a single and that brings drinks on the field

Sri Lanka 80/1   TM Dilshan 27* (33b 4x4)
14.1

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, oh, lucky there. it was short and down the leg side. Dilshan lined it up but as well as he'd pulled that, he couldn't place it wide enough of long leg to beat him

14.4

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, straighter one and Dilshan expecting the off spinner is beaten as he went forward to defend

14.5

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, shortish on middle stump and he goes back to punch it to the bowler

14.6

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, worked away to long-on as McCullum drops it short again

Sri Lanka 87/1   TM Dilshan 29* (37b 4x4)
15.1

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, goes wide of the crease that time as he pitches it right up to the batsman who comes forward and drives back to the bowler

15.2

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, held that one back a little and the ball goes along with the arm to. The natural variation that Warnie says Jadeja uses so well. Dilshan was coming forward to defend, but misses as the ball hits his pads, but it would have gone down leg

15.3

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, flatter and bowled just outside off. Dilshan stays leg side of it and looks to slap it away through the off side, but can't time it

15.4

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on off stump and Dilshan drives it to long-off to take a single

Sri Lanka 88/1   TM Dilshan 30* (41b 4x4)
16.4

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, on a fullish length, but still on the pads as he works it away towards square leg

16.5

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, still persists on the pads, he does not want to give Dilshan any room here and as a result Dilshan just flicks it away through midwicket

Sri Lanka 97/1   TM Dilshan 31* (43b 4x4)
17.1

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, straighter one again and Dilshan gets an inside edge and squirts off into the fine leg region

17.2

Devcich to Dilshan, no run

17.3

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, tossed up outside off stump and he pushes it towards mid-on, but Devcich leaps to his right and fields well

17.4

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, holds that one back and Dilshan is made to wait for it as he pushes away towards the covers

17.5

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, on a good length, but there isnt too much room on offer as he taps it away to cover

17.6

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, nicely bowled. He gets a maiden by bowling this full and on middle. Dilshan comes forward and just keeps it out

Sri Lanka 97/1   TM Dilshan 31* (49b 4x4)
18.3

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, tossed up nice and slow and the batsman leans forward and pushes it to cover

18.4

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, just a little closer to off stump and Dilshan drives to mid-off

18.5

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, slow and flighted again, this time on middle and leg from around the wicket, as Dilshan nudges it down to long-on

Sri Lanka 99/1   TM Dilshan 32* (52b 4x4)
19.1

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, Sanga wants the single, but Dilshan says no. In the end there is no trouble. The ball was pushed through and he wanted to flick it past the short fine leg, but doesnt get bat on it.

19.2

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, on a good length and he goes forward and blocks well

19.3

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, stays leg side of that one as he leans into a nice-looking cover drive to the flighted ball outside off stump to bring up the Sri Lankan hundred. These two have done very, very well after that first-ball jolt

19.5

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, pushes it through again and Dilshan is late on it as he looks to play across the line and whip it through midwikcet

19.6

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, pushes the full length ball down to long-on

Sri Lanka 102/1   TM Dilshan 33* (57b 4x4)
20.2

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, nudged away to square leg as he flights the ball on middle and off

20.3

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, oh, beaten again. He was expecting that to turn a little more, but it went straight on to the keepre's gloves as the batsman came forward to defend

20.4

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on middle and he drives back to the bowler

20.5

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, a little shorter this time and Dilshan goes back and flicks away to square leg

20.6

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, opens up his stance to drill that through the covers, but there wasn't enough room for it as he keeps the ball full and close to off stump

Sri Lanka 103/1   TM Dilshan 33* (62b 4x4)
21.2

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, and all this pressure makes the batsman try something differed as he goes down to sweep the ball, but it goes straight to short fine

21.3

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, flatter but still full of length as the batsman drives to long-on

21.5

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, oh Devcich can't get to that. He wanted to as he made a couple of steps then gave up the ghost as the full length ball is pushed down the ground to his right

Sri Lanka 107/1   TM Dilshan 35* (65b 4x4)
22.3

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, room on offer again, and this time the ball was a little short too. Dilshan, however, misses out on it as he frees his arms and cuts. Guess it was just a bit too wide of him to time it well

22.5

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, full and on the pads and he is worked ever so easily down to long leg to rotate strike. Why did Mills bring seam into the attack when the spinners were putting so much pressure?

Sri Lanka 116/1   TM Dilshan 37* (67b 4x4)
23.1

Devcich to Dilshan, FOUR, he needed that. Full and with a little bit of width and Dilshan slams it through the covers. Muscular shot that to end his boundary drought

23.2

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, and that makes the bowler bowl it flatter and on the pads, which is easily negotiated into the square leg region

23.5

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, tries the sweep again, but he's yet to middle it as the ball is full and tossed up on middle and goes off to the man at short fine leg

Sri Lanka 123/1   TM Dilshan 42* (70b 5x4)
24.2

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, excellent cricket. That was the slower ball, but Dilshan picked it, played it away to point with soft hands and set off like a wild man, rushing through the wickets

Sri Lanka 126/1   TM Dilshan 43* (71b 5x4)
25.1

Devcich to Dilshan, 2 runs, short and wide and Dilshan gets into the party. But there is a sweeper cover out there, Adam Milne, who does well as he slides to his right. Dilshan's cut was placed well, as he waited for it just enough to hit it past the point fielder

25.2

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on middle and off and it is defended away calmly

25.3

Devcich to Dilshan, FOUR, and it was only a matter of time until his sweep shot found the middle of the bat. This was on middle and off and he lofts it away over square leg and it goes for a one-bounce four

25.4

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, fifty for Dilshan with a calm push down the ground, almost characteristic of the innings he has played today. Dare I say, Dilshan has dropped anchor?

Sri Lanka 137/1   TM Dilshan 50* (75b 6x4)
26.1

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, was that a chance? McCullum certainly thinks so and there was an edge, but it was far too thick for the keeper to collect it. Dilshan was looking to cut it fine to third man, but it kicks off the keeper's gloves and trickles away into the off side

26.2

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball on leg stump and its pulled away to the man on the square boundary

Sri Lanka 138/2   TM Dilshan 51* (77b 6x4)
27.4

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, flatter ball on middle and leg and Dilshan stays stuck in the crease and pushes it back to the bowler

27.5

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, tossed up a lot more outside off stump and its driven to the covers

27.6

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed through on the pads and he flicks it towards midwicket to take the single

Sri Lanka 140/3   TM Dilshan 52* (80b 6x4)
28.1

Milne to Dilshan, no run, goes off the inside half of the bat, which turns in his hand as he looks to drive on the up and down the ground. It was fullish and on midldle and goes off to mid-on

28.2

Milne to Dilshan, 2 runs, tucked away behind square leg as the ball was on a good length and the batsman are sprinting here. That is very good running and they turn a single into two

28.3

Milne to Dilshan, 1 run, short and well directed, but it doesn;t have all that much pace with the older ball and Dilshan has enough time to pull it to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 143/3   TM Dilshan 55* (83b 6x4)
29.1

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, almost a yorker-length ball on off stump and Dilshan digs it out off the front foot and into the covers

29.2

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, driven calmly to long-off as he flights the ball on off stump

Sri Lanka 144/3   TM Dilshan 56* (85b 6x4)
30.1

Milne to Dilshan, no run, gets hit somewhere around his stomach area. Too quick for Dilshan and there was a little inward movement too. He's been channeling that all day. He was looking to flick it away square on the leg side but to no avail

30.2

Milne to Dilshan, 1 run, this was outrightly dug into the middle of the pitch, and as such he had a little more time to see it. He got back and pulls it away to deep square leg

30.4

Milne to Dilshan, FOUR, oh, lovely shot! What wrist work there from Dilshan! It was short again and this time he meets the ball with great intent, staying solidly balanced on his back foot and pulling it down behind square on the leg side

30.5

Milne to Dilshan, 1 run, darts into the batsman again off a good length as Dilshan looks to block it away, but only gets an inside edge and Mathews calls him through for the single

Sri Lanka 151/3   TM Dilshan 62* (89b 7x4)
31.2

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, another full length ball that is nicely flighted and Dilshan who was looking to go a little too hard on it with a cut shot, gets a little under edge

31.3

Devcich to Dilshan, 2 runs, oh, poor work there from Nathan McCullum at short cover. He should have got down a lot sooner, but was just too lazy. Dilshan's push through the covers off the back foot gets two when it should have been none

31.4

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, on a good length and he goes back to push it back to the bowler

31.5

Devcich to Dilshan, no run, flighted outside off and he drives to the man at cover

31.6

Devcich to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on off stump and Dilshan drives it down the ground to pick up a single and Devcich finishes at just over three-an-over

Sri Lanka 156/3   TM Dilshan 65* (94b 7x4)
32.1

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on leg stump and he calmly pushes it away into the on side off the front foot

32.2

McCullum to Dilshan, no run, wanted a single there, but he hadn't placed it well enough as the full length ball which turns into him is pushed straight to cover

32.3

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, flatter on middle stump and he goes back to tuck it away behind square leg

Sri Lanka 157/3   TM Dilshan 66* (97b 7x4)
33.1

Nicol to Dilshan, 1 run, flatter ball on leg stump and he's picked away through midwicket

33.4

Nicol to Dilshan, no run, full and just a little wide of off stump as Dilshan drives it strongly, but straight to cover

33.5

Nicol to Dilshan, no run, skips down the track and pushes the full length ball into the off side infield

33.6

Nicol to Dilshan, 1 run, shorter and flatter and he goes back to cut the ball to sweeper cover and that will be drinks

Sri Lanka 170/3   TM Dilshan 68* (101b 7x4)
34.1

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, pitched up on leg stump, swept by Dilshan for one

34.4

McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, full on middle and leg, pushed to long-on

Sri Lanka 173/3   TM Dilshan 70* (103b 7x4)
35.1

McClenaghan to Dilshan, 1 run, on length on the leg stump, tucked to deep fine leg

Sri Lanka 174/3   TM Dilshan 71* (104b 7x4)
36.1

Mills to Dilshan, no run, on length outside off, Dilshan drives to mid-off, can't time it properly

36.2

Mills to Dilshan, no run, slower length delivery just outside off, pushed to cover

36.3

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, sways down leg this time and Dilshan works it to deep fine leg

36.5

Mills to Dilshan, 1 run, on length outside off, driven to deep point for another single

Sri Lanka 189/3   TM Dilshan 73* (108b 7x4)
37.1

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, length bal angled in from outside off, pushed to cover

37.2

Anderson to Dilshan, FOUR, fullish delivery outside off and Dilshan has scooped it taking his eyes off the ball over the 'keeper's head and gets four

37.3

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, this is wider outside off and Dilshan can't connect for the scoop this time

37.4

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, short of length outside off, steered to backward point

37.5

Anderson to Dilshan, FOUR, Anderson keeps it outside off, but Dilshan connects this time and he's scooped another one down on one knee right over the keeper's head for a one-bounce boundary

37.6

Anderson to Dilshan, OUT, scoops it to the keeper this time. Anderson kept it short of good length, Dilshan scooped it and it went high up in the air to land right in the keeper's hands close to the stumps for an easy catch

TM Dilshan c †Ronchi b Anderson 81 (162m 114b 9x4 0x6) SR: 71.05

Sri Lanka 197/4   TM Dilshan 81 (114b 9x4)
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