World T20, 30th Match, Group 1: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014
World T20 - 30th match, Group 1
Sri Lanka won by 59 runs
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
31 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Boult to MDKJ Perera, OUT, strangled down the leg side! Boult comes back big time! Kusal goes for a flick, a shot he's already used to great advantage in this innings. Only he had planted his front leg a little too far across and his balance wasn't the best. Walks back shaking his head. Might have a reason to feel aggrieved there, think it might have been off the pad...

MDKJ Perera c †Ronchi b Boult 16 (8m 8b 2x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

Sri Lanka 20/1   TM Dilshan 3* (4b)   TA Boult 0.5-0-8-1

Boult to Dilshan, OUT, one dil-scoop too many! Well, this was the reverse one. Boult keeps it back of a length on middle. Dilshan backed away and tried to get under it, but it was just too quick and for that stroke. Only manages to lob it to a back-pedalling Ronchi

TM Dilshan c †Ronchi b Boult 8 (17m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Sri Lanka 29/2   DPMD Jayawardene 2* (3b)   TA Boult 1.3-0-9-2

Boult to Sangakkara, OUT, holes out at mid-off! Hit his bat too high and it turned in his hand as he tried to drag a short ball from outside off. It's Boult's third over and New Zealand are rewarded for persisting with the quick. Sanga was getting twitchy for being kept so quiet and went after one that wasn't quite there

KC Sangakkara c Anderson b Boult 4 (9m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Sri Lanka 35/3   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (7b)   TA Boult 3-0-14-3

Neesham to Thirimanne, OUT, short and wide outside off but it ends up a wicket-taking delivery! Thirimanne has slapped it down the throat of deep third man! Possibly the worst ball of the match so far, but the pressure that's been put on Sri Lanka fetches the wicket. Think this went right off the bottom of the blade as he unleashed a cut to with the intent of clearing the ropes

HDRL Thirimanne c Guptill b Neesham 20 (21m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Sri Lanka 65/4   DPMD Jayawardene 12* (20b)   JDS Neesham 0.1-0-0-1

McClenaghan to Mathews, OUT, nicks off and McClenaghan has his first of the night! Simple length ball pushed across him and Mathews chased after it. The on-the-up drive ends up resulting in an outside edge and Ronchi pouches a regulation catch

AD Mathews c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 6 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Sri Lanka 81/5   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (26b 1x4)   MJ McClenaghan 2.5-0-16-1

NL McCullum to Jayawardene, OUT, that's his fourth sweep shot in this over. None of them have been timed and this one is so bad that he misses it and sees his leg stump knocked back!

DPMD Jayawardene b NL McCullum 25 (56m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

Sri Lanka 85/6   NLTC Perera 0* (1b)   NL McCullum 2-0-8-1

McClenaghan to Kulasekara, OUT, guided straight into the hands of short cover! Sri Lanka are being picked apart with the passing of each over. Back of a good length delivery pushed across him and Kula stays beside it and has smacked his first ball of the match straight to N Mac

KMDN Kulasekara c NL McCullum b McClenaghan 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 92/7   NLTC Perera 7* (4b 1x4)   MJ McClenaghan 3.4-0-23-2

Mills to NLTC Perera, OUT, this is a skier, Williamson settles under it and takes it! Change of pace foils Thisara's big-hitting intent. Cutter from Mills kept on a full length outside off. He made room for himself to blast it over the covers. Only succeeded in getting a thick outside edge

NLTC Perera c Williamson b Mills 16 (20m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 123.07

Sri Lanka 116/8   SMSM Senanayake 15* (7b 1x4 1x6)   KD Mills 3.2-0-27-1

Neesham to Senanayake, OUT, he's actually embarrassed by picking up that wicket. It was a juicy full toss with ample width outside off and Sena's slapped it into the hands of a diving Williamson

SMSM Senanayake c Williamson b Neesham 17 (17m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

Sri Lanka 119/9   HMRKB Herath 1* (1b)   JDS Neesham 2.1-0-22-2

Neesham to Malinga, OUT, golden duck for Malinga on captaincy debut! Fuller delivery fired in down leg as he had seen Malinga making room for himself. Ricochets off the pads and clatters into the stumps

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

Sri Lanka 119/10   HMRKB Herath 1* (1b)   JDS Neesham 2.2-0-22-3
WATCHESPN: 30th Match, Group 1: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014
WATCHESPN: 30th Match, Group 1: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014





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