New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla, Nov 16, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 36 runs (D/L method)
16 November 2013 (50-over match)

McCullum to Jayawardene, OUT, oh, what have you done, Mahela?! He's fallen on his own sword as he goes for a paddle sweep. The ball was not full enough and it was outside off stump as well. He should have pulled out of the stroke, but went through with it, and the ball runs off his face straight up in the air and Ronchi picks up the simplest of catches

DPMD Jayawardene c †Ronchi b McCullum 46 (65m 46b 8x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 91/1   TM Dilshan 41* (40b 7x4)   NL McCullum 0.2-0-1-1

McCullum to Sangakkara, OUT, oh my God, N Mac how do you keep doing this?! It was a good length ball on off stump. Sanga misread it and went for the pull, missed completely, almost comically as the ball stayed a little low and went under his bat. Just shaves the off stump and the bails are disturbed. The umpires are in discussion though. They want to make sure it wasn't the keeper's gloves that disturbed the bail. To me it looks like Sanga has to walk back and it is confirmed by the third umpire.

KC Sangakkara b McCullum 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 91/2   TM Dilshan 41* (40b 7x4)   NL McCullum 0.4-0-1-2

McClenaghan to Dilshan, OUT, but this time he's nicked it! It was much fuller, so the drive was on, but McCleaghan got it to move just the right amount and just late enough to beat the middle of the bat and catch the edge. The bowler and keeper erupt

TM Dilshan c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 53 (84m 50b 8x4 0x6) SR: 106.00

Sri Lanka 110/3   HDRL Thirimanne 6* (8b 1x4)   MJ McClenaghan 4.4-0-24-1

McClenaghan to Mathews, OUT, another one, same ball, same shot. Sri Lanka are faltering here. Excellent outswinger from McClenaghan again as Mathews goes for a loose waft outside his off stump. He should be a lot more tighter so early in the innings. The edge is taken and Ronchi takes a good low catch as the umpire relents to the appeal

AD Mathews c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 110/4   HDRL Thirimanne 6* (8b 1x4)   MJ McClenaghan 4.5-0-24-2

Mills to Thirimanne, OUT, lobbed it to mid-off. It was a slower ball from Mills and Thirimanne was into his shot early. He's been driving quite well this innings, and maybe this was a little bit of over-confidence because that ball wasn't half-volley length. It hits him high on the bat and Tom Latham completes a relatively simple catch

HDRL Thirimanne c Latham b Mills 23 (47m 29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 79.31

Sri Lanka 144/5   LD Chandimal 15* (18b 2x4)   KD Mills 4.2-1-25-1

Neesham to Chandimal, OUT, the umpire waited a long time to give that one. Chandimal has a little word with the umpire as he walks off. Neesham was very earnest in his appeal having angled this one on a fuller length - something he's been sparse with in this short spell - and makes the batsman play all around it. Impact was just below knee-roll on the front pad, no bat involved. Could just have clipped leg stump

LD Chandimal lbw b Neesham 15 (33m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.94

Sri Lanka 146/6   NLTC Perera 2* (6b)   JDS Neesham 1.3-0-5-1

Ellis to Perera, OUT, slower ball dupes him. No feet there from Perera as Latham gets under it at point and the batsman has to go. Or does he? umpires are checking for the no ball. There was enough room for Perera's flay over the off side, but the lack of pace did him in as he gets a top edge. Third umpire confirms it's out after a smidge of his boot landed behind the line

NLTC Perera c Latham b Ellis 8 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Sri Lanka 165/7   KMDN Kulasekara 9* (12b 1x4)   AM Ellis 4.4-0-30-1

Neesham to Kulasekara, OUT, that goes straight up in the air and the first ball of the batting powerplay fetches a wicket. He kept it full and on middle and leg, Kula moves outside leg to slam this down the ground but he can't get enough bat on it as Mills runs around from mid-off to pick up the catch

KMDN Kulasekara c Mills b Neesham 14 (29m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Sri Lanka 184/8   SMSM Senanayake 12* (10b 1x4)   JDS Neesham 4.1-0-17-2





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