0.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, right on the money again. It was angled across the batsman, on a fullish length again, but Sanga got back behind it and blocks into the off side

0.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, ample bounce there and Sanga was almost drawn into a shot, but pulls the bat away at the last moment. Attacks that off stump corridor, but this was back of a length and it sails away around shoulder high past the batsman

0.4

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, fuller ball for variation, but he is on and around the off stump again as he comes forward and defends solidly

0.5

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, plays that with soft hands off to point, where the fielder is highly active as he pulls out a dive. And the batsman immediately call no. Sanga had gone back to defend that short of a length ball on off stump

0.6

Mills to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nicely played. Just storked the full length ball straight down the ground and mid-off and mid-on work in tandem to get the ball back in play

Sri Lanka 2/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (5b)

1.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, his radar is not quite tuned yet, and oh boy, he has gotten away with that! Full and wide down the leg side, and that was wide all the way, but the umpire seems to think otherwise

1.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, gets back behind the line of that good length ball on off stump and blocks down the pitch

1.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, gets back behind the line of that one and blocks with authority

1.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, he shuffles across to the off side to meet this one which was just back of a length and defends down the pitch

1.6

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, appeal for caught behind, but there was no bat in that as Sanga moved back and looked to pull the shortish ball angled into his body. It must have hit him somewhere high up on his thigh as it went off to the keeper

Sri Lanka 4/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (10b)

2.5

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, handsome drive this time from Sanga. Mills is keeping this new ball nice and full to extract as much swing as he possibly can and the batsman just taps it down to mid-off

2.6

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, tucks him up, refusing him any room as the back of a length ball on middle and leg is clipped to square leg

Sri Lanka 10/1   KC Sangakkara 3* (12b)

3.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, short ball, he didn't get all of that, but that's the second boundary for Sri Lanka. He was a little slow to pull that short ball seaming into him and the ball took the under edge close to the handle of the bat and trickled away to long leg

3.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, Oh, that was crisp! Short, wide and slapped away through point for consecutive fours. he's struggling with his lines here

3.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, goes fuller and homes in on off stump, as Mills has been doing so consistently from the other end and he is rewarded with just a defensive prod

3.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, oh, lovely ball. Sanga left it, but it was quite tight and I suppose you will say it was a good decision by the batsman. The ball was full and angled in and it straightens after pitching

3.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, that was a poor follow-up. Full lenght ball, yes, but it was well wide of leg stump and the umpire does not come to save his skin that time

3.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 3 runs, clipped away off the inside edge. It was full and angling into the batsman comes forward to work it away. Tom Latham chases it down, pulls out the dive and pulls the ball back in play. Replays confirm that and play resumes

Sri Lanka 22/1   KC Sangakkara 14* (17b 2x4)

4.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, pushes the ball across the left hander at a good length but Sanga is not tempted into playing that

4.2

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, tests him with a line closer to middle stump and the batsman keeps it out off the back foot

4.3

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, disciplined batting against the new ball from Sanga here. It was full and outside off stump and he lets it go after covering the line of the ball in case it seams in

4.4

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, tucks away off his hips, that's meat and drink for subcontinent batsmen, as he bowls a shortish length at the body of the batsman

Sri Lanka 23/1   KC Sangakkara 15* (21b 2x4)

5.1

Milne to Sangakkara, 1 run, good start, except for the misfield from cover. Corey Anderson is the culprit as Sanga leans into a checked cover drive to the fullish length ball pitching on and around off stump

Sri Lanka 28/1   KC Sangakkara 16* (22b 2x4)

6.1

Mills to Sangakkara, no run, full length ball, seaming just a little outside off and Sanga gets forward and blocks

6.2

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, quick single and in the end that was quite well judged. Cover and mid-off rushed up to get the ball as Sanga goes back and knocks it away into the off side with very soft hands. he was on the back foot too and had to motor to reach the crease and so he would have done if the fielders had collected the ball too

Sri Lanka 30/1   KC Sangakkara 17* (24b 2x4)

7.1

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length outside off stump and Sanga negotiates it well, right under his eyes as he blocks

7.2

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, scoots away off a thickish outside edge as he bowls it on a full length on and around off stump. The ball runs off to point but the batsman have already sneaked the single

7.3

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, good lines from Milne. And Sanga respects it as he watches the full length ball on the off stump go to the keeper

7.4

Milne to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh, but now he errs short and wide and the batsman taps it away wide of point. He wanted to test the middle of the pitch that time, but if he wants to do that, he needs to tuck the batsman up. Sanga though just rode the bounce and placed the ball. Lovely shot

7.5

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length going across the left-hander who goes back and defends it to point

7.6

Milne to Sangakkara, 1 wide, oh, too wide outside off and Sanga is least bothered with it. He is keeping a nice fullish length though

7.6

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, much better. Makes sure he hits the same length but this time he is much closer to the batsman. But Sanga has seen it pitch on off and with the angle, easily lets it go to the keeper. Still a little bit of away movement on offer

Sri Lanka 39/1   KC Sangakkara 21* (30b 3x4)

9.1

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, play and miss. Milne is looking more and more impressive here. The only problem with this one was it was a little too wide. Sanga has been letting those go, but this time he fishes at it and the ball just brushes past his outside edge

9.2

Milne to Sangakkara, SIX, that's in the air, but it goes over the head of the long leg fielder. He top-edged the pull shot as Milne invested in another short ball, and his pace made Sanga;s timing go out the window but still the ball had enough to go for six and straight into the hands of someone in the crowd. Good catch that

9.3

Milne to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh absolutely delicious! That was overpitched, it had width, it needed to be put away. But Sanga does so with such mouth watering elegance. Foot to the pitch of the ball and just holds his pose as the ball skittles away through the covers

9.4

Milne to Sangakkara, 1 wide, anothe wide from New Zealand. Five wides in under 10 overs. This one was full, swinging away and going too far down the off side to interest Sanga

9.4

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, shortish but this one did not have any room on it. Sanga shuffles across and blocks off the back foot

9.5

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, waits for that one and plays it right under his eyes as he flicks the good length ball on his pads away into midwicket

9.6

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, lovely line and keeps it on a good length just outside off stumps and Sanga watches it go off to the keeper. Good way to end a slightly expensive over and that marks the end of the Powerplay

Sri Lanka 54/1   KC Sangakkara 31* (36b 4x4 1x6)

10.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the off stump which draws Sanga forward and drive towards cover. He dives, but it is just wide of him and mid-off cleans up

10.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, shot ball again, but that is not troubling either batsman. This time Sanga pulls the ball well in front of square, and he wasn't concerned with hitting it in the air as there is no midwicket, only the man in the deep who collects it

10.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, oh, soft hands and it beats the short third man fielder. It was on a good length just outside off stump. Sanga just opened the face of the bat on impact and collects a single for his trouble

Sri Lanka 60/1   KC Sangakkara 35* (39b 4x4 1x6)

11.3

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, loud appeal from Milne as Sanga is rapped on the pads! it looked very close, but I reckon the ball was pitching outside leg stump. He kept it full and made sure the ball was on a wicket- to-wicket line, but that was a good decision from the umpire

11.4

Milne to Sangakkara, no run, on a good length going across the batsman who steps forward and defends

11.5

Milne to Sangakkara, 2 runs, stays a little down the leg side and Sanga takes full advantage of that, staying back in his crease and whipping it away to deep square leg

11.6

Milne to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads again, this time Sanga gets forward and flicks it to deep midwicket to retain strike

Sri Lanka 65/1   KC Sangakkara 38* (43b 4x4 1x6)

12.1

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, wasn't quite there to cut and Sanga gets it off the under edge of the bat as to this a shortish delivery just outside off

12.2

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, pulled away strongly and deep square leg cannot cut it off. McClenaghan persists with the short ball and the batsman is only too happy to go back and pound it away in front of square

12.3

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, no run, that time he beats the batsman, who was looking to steer it away to third man. A little extra bounce there as he bowls it on a back of a length outside off stump

12.4

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, FOUR, another trademark Sangakkara cover drive and that was going nowhere else but the the boundary. Too full this time from the bowler and he makes no mistake, getting forward and just caressing it wide of the man at cover

12.5

McClenaghan to Sangakkara, 1 run, oh, well played. That was short and seaming into him, but he stays perfectly balanced at the crease, lets the ball come to him and rides the bounce to tape it away to third man

Sri Lanka 74/1   KC Sangakkara 47* (48b 6x4 1x6)

13.2

Devcich to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on middle and leg and he blocks it away into the on side

13.3

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller this time, but he's not interested in flighting the ball much. Sanga gets forward and taps it away through midwicket

Sri Lanka 79/1   KC Sangakkara 48* (50b 6x4 1x6)

14.2

McCullum to Sangakkara, FOUR, tossed up nicely, but it was excellently played by Sanga to bring up his fifty. There was very little risk in that innings, and even in this shot, he was only using the pace of the bowler as he glanced it well to the left of of the man at short fine leg

14.3

McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter and on middle and he punches it down the ground to get off strike

Sri Lanka 86/1   KC Sangakkara 53* (52b 7x4 1x6)

15.5

Devcich to Sangakkara, no run, a little short and has just enough room for Sanga to go back and steer to point

15.6

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and is driven calmly down the ground to long-off as he retains strike

Sri Lanka 89/1   KC Sangakkara 54* (54b 7x4 1x6)

16.1

McCullum to Sangakkara, SIX, short, horrible ball from an off spinner and Sanga murders that over cow corner. Rocks back immediately and hoists it away over midwicket and it falls slam-bang on the advertising skirting and that is a six!

16.2

McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, full and on off stump, makes the batsman come forward and block

16.3

McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, on a good length, with just the smallest amount of turn as he tapes it just a little straight of cover to pick up a single

16.6

McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, that turns right across the outside edge. Lovely ball from the offie. Pitched just outside off and turns almost square into the keeper's gloves

Sri Lanka 97/1   KC Sangakkara 61* (58b 7x4 2x6)

18.1

McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, gives it a little air, but he targets the leg stump as Sanga plays around his front pad and pushes it to square leg

18.2

McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, not quite as full which allows Sanga to go back and guide it through point

18.6

McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, another good over from the New Zealand spinners. They're keeping things very tight here as this is on a good length and forces Sanga to come forward and only defend

Sri Lanka 99/1   KC Sangakkara 62* (61b 7x4 2x6)

19.4

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, oh, dear. He's bowled a no-ball and its free hit time! The back portion of his foot hadn't landed but the front half was well in front of the line. as Sanga defends that good length ball on middle

19.4

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter ball on middle, tucking the batsman up as he slog sweeps it straight to deep midwicket's hands. But it is a free hit so the wicket doesnt count

Sri Lanka 102/1   KC Sangakkara 63* (63b 7x4 2x6)

20.1

McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted just outside off stump as he comes forward and drives down to long-off

Sri Lanka 103/1   KC Sangakkara 64* (64b 7x4 2x6)

21.1

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched right up at the batsman's feet as Sanga drives down to long-on

21.4

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar delivery, similar result, but its the left hander this time. Tossed up on leg stump and driven down the ground

21.6

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time he works it away towards midwicket as the ball wasn;t quite there for the drive

Sri Lanka 108/1   KC Sangakkara 67* (67b 7x4 2x6)

22.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, and he offers up a friendly half-volley with a little room outside off stump. Sangakkara in this form is not going to miss out as he lofts the ball wide of mid-off and the ball heads straight to the boundary

22.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, angled into his pads as Sanga goes across to the off side, but cannot get bat to ball. But they do cllect a leg bye

22.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length ball on and around off stump, but Sanga guides it towards third man to take a single

22.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, wanted to exploit third man again, but this was the slower ball and there wasn;t enough pace on it to get the single he wanted after tapping it away square on the off side

Sri Lanka 116/1   KC Sangakkara 72* (71b 8x4 2x6)

23.3

Devcich to Sangakkara, no run, full and on middle as Sanga comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

23.4

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, clips the full length ball on middle and leg to long-on

23.6

Devcich to Sangakkara, 1 run, effortlessly worked down to long-on as Devcich bowls it full and on middle stump

Sri Lanka 124/1   KC Sangakkara 74* (74b 8x4 2x6)

24.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, full length ball on middle and leg and Sanga pulls out that staple shot of subcontinent batsmen, clipped off the legs to midwicket

24.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga wanted to do the same as he tapped this length delivery on off stump in front of cover but this time the fielder was a little more alert

24.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, well done, Cory! He was giving the batsmen a steady diet of slower balls so Sanga came down the track, but this one was lots quicker and shorter and even as he looked to adjust and pull the ball, he is hit on his hips

24.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, full and on middle and leg as Sanga pushes it to mid-on

24.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, this time Sanga gets the best of the battle. He charged him, Anderson adjusted and dug it in, but he was waiting for it judging by how quickly he was able to pull the ball behind square

Sri Lanka 130/1   KC Sangakkara 79* (79b 9x4 2x6)

25.5

Devcich to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, and Sanga pushes it down the ground

25.6

Devcich to Sangakkara, OUT, oh, why would he do that when he was looking so good at the crease? chips it in the air straight to midwicket. Devcich gave the ball a little air and he came down the track, looking to clear the infield, but instead the flick shot found the fielder dead on. Wicket against the run of play for New Zealand but can they capitalise? Sanga looks absolutely bemused. I dont think even he understands how he could have perished like this

KC Sangakkara c McCullum b Devcich 79 (110m 81b 9x4 2x6) SR: 97.53

Sri Lanka 137/2   KC Sangakkara 79 (81b 9x4 2x6)
Series Results
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Lasith Malinga walks off the ground as the covers come on, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Hambantota, November 10, 2013

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