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

14.2

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

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   NL McCullum 1-0-7-0

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

16.4

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

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   NL McCullum 2-0-15-0

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

18.3

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

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   NL McCullum 3-0-17-0

20.1

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

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   NL McCullum 4-0-18-0

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

26.3

McCullum to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on middle and he comes forward, keeping bat and pad together as he blocks

26.4

McCullum to Jayawardene, no run, oh, he's beaten! Looking for more turn than that was present as he looking to drive the ball through the covers. McCullum has been doing that all day

26.5

McCullum to Jayawardene, no run, goes for the reverse sweep to get himself out of trouble, but cannot connect as the ball is on off stump, which was good for the shot, but it bounces a little more

26.6

McCullum to Jayawardene, 1 run, this time he's off the mark as the fullish ball on leg stump is pushed to long-on

Sri Lanka 139/2   NL McCullum 5-0-20-0

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

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   NL McCullum 6-0-27-0

34.1

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

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

34.4

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

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   NL McCullum 7-0-30-0

40.1

McCullum to Thirimanne, no run, full on middle, pushed down to the bowler

40.2

McCullum to Thirimanne, OUT, and he strikes! It was a bit slower through the air, he pitched it on length around middle and off, Thirimanne put his right leg forward to defend and the ball turned to take a leading edge after pitching and ballooned to McCullum's right for an easy catch

HDRL Thirimanne c & b McCullum 2 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

40.3

McCullum to Chandimal, no run, fullish outside off, defends to cover and is denied the single

40.4

McCullum to Chandimal, 3 runs, full on middle and leg, Chandimal drives it just past mid-on who dives and can't stop. It was going all the way to the boundary but Munro did very well to dive to his left and saved one run

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   NL McCullum 8-0-34-1

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

42.3

McCullum to Chandimal, no run, flighted and on length on off, Chandimal defends

42.4

McCullum to Chandimal, 1 run, flighted on the stumps, driven down to long-on for one

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   NL McCullum 9-0-38-1
Series Results
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla - Nov 16, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 36 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 12, 2013
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 10, 2013
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Nov 10, 2013

Lasith Malinga walks off the ground as the covers come on, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Hambantota, November 10, 2013

Lasith Malinga walks off the ground as the covers come on

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Nov 10, 2013

The groundstaff hurry to put the covers on, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Hambantota, November 10, 2013

The groundstaff hurry to put the covers on

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