New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 10, 2013
0.1

Mills to Karunaratne, OUT, and he's out first ball! He was stuck on the back foot and that was definitely plumb! It was a fullish length ball, with a little bit of shape inward after pitching. Karunaratne was reulctant to come forward and to make matters worse, he was playing across the line to midwicket and gets struck below the knee-roll and that was good enough for umpire Oxenford. Golden duck for the youngster

FDM Karunaratne lbw b Mills 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   KD Mills 1-0-2-1
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

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   KD Mills 2-0-8-1
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

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   KD Mills 3-0-13-1
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

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   KD Mills 4-0-18-1
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   KD Mills 5-0-22-1
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

36.4

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

36.5

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

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   KD Mills 6-0-25-1
38.1

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

38.2

Mills to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length around off, tucked to square leg and Thirimanne is off the mark

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

38.5

Mills to Thirimanne, 1 wide, goes wide outside off for a wide as Thirimanne leaves

38.5

Mills to Thirimanne, no run, on length outside off, driven to point at the edge of the circle

38.6

Mills to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery outside off, driven down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 205/4   KD Mills 7-0-33-1
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

46.4

Mills to Kulasekara, FOUR, slower ball again, it's a full toss this time outside off and Kula launches it over the cover fielder wide of long-off for four

46.5

Mills to Kulasekara, 1 run, full on off, driven down over the bowler's head for one

46.6

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

Sri Lanka 257/6   KD Mills 8-0-42-1
48.1

Mills to Kulasekara, 1 run, on length on the stumps, Kula makes room to slash it over cover and gets only one as long-off get there quickly

48.2

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

48.3

Mills to Kulasekara, OUT, Kulasekara holes out to long-on! The pressure was building as Mills was not offering any width. He pitched it on length coming into the stumps, Kulasekara slogged and it went high in the air to be taken by Nathan McCullum well inside the boundary at long-on

KMDN Kulasekara c McCullum b Mills 12 (14m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

48.4

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

48.5

Mills to Malinga, OUT, played-on! It was a slower delivery as Mille rolled his fingers over the ball, it pitched on length and might have gone down leg but Malinga made room to slog and got an edge to disturb his stumps

SL Malinga b Mills 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.6

Mills to Senanayake, FOUR, slower one again, it's going down leg and Senanayake gets enough bat to beat the short fine leg fielder for a boundary

Sri Lanka 272/8   KD Mills 9-0-49-3
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