1st T20I: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Lauderhill, May 22, 2010
New Zealand won by 28 runs
22 May 2010 (20-over match)
  New Zealand innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal BB McCullum c Mathews b Kulasekara 18 14 13 2 1 138.46
3.3 first international wicket on the US soil! McCullum looks to make room and go over extra cover, but is down in by the slowness of the pitch and ends up hitting towards mid-off, where Mathews takes a superb catch diving forward 25/1
View dismissal AJ Redmond c Malinga b Mathews 8 16 10 1 0 80.00
4.1 another slower ball, another man gone! Short and wide outside off, has ages to decide where to hit it, flat-batted powerfully, but ended up hitting it straight towards Malinga at mid-on, and like Bob Willis would say, Malinga made no mistake 27/2
View dismissal RJ Nicol b Randiv 10 23 15 1 0 66.66
8.6 played on. He has had enough of this slow and low pitch, finally plays the unwise shot, looking to punch this one into the off side, and not for the first time he gets an inside edge 51/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor run out (Kulasekara/†Sangakkara) 27 41 30 3 0 90.00
13.4 from Perera, yorker outside off, and Taylor has run himself out. He knows the boundaries aren't coming and he takes the risky second, having dug this straight to third man. Kulasekara's throw is accurate, and he is caught way short 77/5
View dismissal SB Styris b Mendis 10 14 12 0 0 83.33
12.5 this was a long way coming, looks for the huge sweep shot, Mendis holds the ball back, a googly, and furthermore the low bounce betas him too. leg stump gone 71/4
DL Vettori* not out 21 36 16 1 0 131.25
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Mendis 10 7 10 0 0 100.00
16.2 what do you do Jack? The pitch is low and slow, and it's a T20 and run-rate is crucial. So he gives Mendis the charge, creates enough room to free his arms, reads the length and line right. But. But. But the ball hardly leaves the ground upon pitching. Poor guy is bowled 94/6
View dismissal NL McCullum c Jayawardene b Malinga 9 13 12 0 0 75.00
19.2 slower bouncer, it's near impossible to time those on this pitch, and he holes out to deep square leg 113/7
KD Mills not out 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 4) 5
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 120 (6.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket AD Mathews 3 0 17 1 5.66 10 3 0
4.1 to Redmond, another slower ball, another man gone! Short and wide outside off, has ages to decide where to hit it, flat-batted powerfully, but ended up hitting it straight towards Malinga at mid-on, and like Bob Willis would say, Malinga made no mistake 27/2
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 3 0 22 1 7.33 7 1 1
3.3 to BB McCullum, first international wicket on the US soil! McCullum looks to make room and go over extra cover, but is down in by the slowness of the pitch and ends up hitting towards mid-off, where Mathews takes a superb catch diving forward 25/1
View wicket SL Malinga 4 0 25 1 6.25 11 2 0 (2w)
19.2 to NL McCullum, slower bouncer, it's near impossible to time those on this pitch, and he holes out to deep square leg 113/7
View wicket S Randiv 2 0 12 1 6.00 5 1 0
8.6 to Nicol, played on. He has had enough of this slow and low pitch, finally plays the unwise shot, looking to punch this one into the off side, and not for the first time he gets an inside edge 51/3
  NLTC Perera 4 0 25 0 6.25 7 1 0 (1w)
View wickets BAW Mendis 4 0 18 2 4.50 8 0 0
12.5 to Styris, this was a long way coming, looks for the huge sweep shot, Mendis holds the ball back, a googly, and furthermore the low bounce betas him too. leg stump gone 71/4
16.2 to Guptill, what do you do Jack? The pitch is low and slow, and it's a T20 and run-rate is crucial. So he gives Mendis the charge, creates enough room to free his arms, reads the length and line right. But. But. But the ball hardly leaves the ground upon pitching. Poor guy is bowled 94/6
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 121 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c †BB McCullum b Mills 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 gone! New Zealand have made a good start to the defence. Tame dismissal, though, as he opens the face on this one outside off. There is slight holding of the line, and it's enough to take the outside edge 0/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan b Mills 6 18 7 1 0 85.71
4.1 Mills lends support to my plea. Slower ball, offcutter, Dilshan heaves way too early, and drags it onto the stumps. A battle of attrition, is this game 20/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† c Styris b Vettori 17 40 25 1 0 68.00
9.3 long hop, pulled away nicely... and gone! He has picked out deep square leg. Not much more to said about this wicket 48/3
View dismissal AD Mathews c sub (JDP Oram) b Styris 27 34 31 1 1 87.09
12.3 slower offcutter, and Styris strikes! Mathews looks to launch it out of the ground, and is early into the shot and holes out to long-on, where Oram is filling in for Guptill 62/4
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Redmond b Styris 7 13 11 0 0 63.63
12.4 Styris's lethal slower balls into the act. It's a rank long hop, but is made even slower by the pitch, and what's more it stays low too. Kapugedera pulls and holes out to deep square leg 62/5
CU Jayasinghe not out 9 43 20 0 0 45.00
View dismissal NLTC Perera c NL McCullum b Styris 3 12 5 0 0 60.00
14.5 and Styris consumes another! Perera goes for the big hit down the ground, no pace to work with again, and the toe end of the bat carries as far as long-off. Styris, my friend, is unplayable in limited-overs cricket on such pitches 69/6
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara run out (Styris/†BB McCullum) 6 8 7 1 0 85.71
16.5 from Mills, slower ball, played to point on the bounce, and McCullum's superb work manufactures a run-out here. The throw is not quite on the stumps, McCullum collects it wide, and then tumbles over as he flicks the bails off, thus earning half a second 78/7
View dismissal S Randiv c †BB McCullum b McKay 6 1 4 1 0 150.00
17.4 edged and taken! Randiv charges at him, makes room, looks to go over mid-off, and gets a toe end and McCullum catches it to his right 85/8
View dismissal SL Malinga run out (Southee) 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
18.1 Southee to Jayasinghe, and everything is going NZ's way. Half-volley, hit back powerfully, and it hits Southee's shin and deflects onto the stumps, and Malinga is backing up, and has to go 85/9
View dismissal BAW Mendis b McKay 2 10 5 0 0 40.00
19.4 all over now. Full and straight, Mendis swings, misses, and McKay uproots the off stump 92/10
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 3, nb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 19.4 overs) 92 (4.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KD Mills 4 0 17 2 4.25 15 1 0 (1w)
0.2 to Jayawardene, gone! New Zealand have made a good start to the defence. Tame dismissal, though, as he opens the face on this one outside off. There is slight holding of the line, and it's enough to take the outside edge 0/1
4.1 to Dilshan, Mills lends support to my plea. Slower ball, offcutter, Dilshan heaves way too early, and drags it onto the stumps. A battle of attrition, is this game 20/2
View wickets AJ McKay 3.4 0 20 2 5.45 14 3 0 (1nb)
17.4 to Randiv, edged and taken! Randiv charges at him, makes room, looks to go over mid-off, and gets a toe end and McCullum catches it to his right 85/8
19.4 to Mendis, all over now. Full and straight, Mendis swings, misses, and McKay uproots the off stump 92/10
  TG Southee 3 0 10 0 3.33 9 0 0 (1w)
  NL McCullum 2 0 19 0 9.50 3 1 1 (1w)
View wicket DL Vettori 4 0 11 1 2.75 13 0 0
9.3 to Sangakkara, long hop, pulled away nicely... and gone! He has picked out deep square leg. Not much more to said about this wicket 48/3
View wickets SB Styris 3 0 10 3 3.33 10 0 0
12.3 to Mathews, slower offcutter, and Styris strikes! Mathews looks to launch it out of the ground, and is early into the shot and holes out to long-on, where Oram is filling in for Guptill 62/4
12.4 to Kapugedera, Styris's lethal slower balls into the act. It's a rank long hop, but is made even slower by the pitch, and what's more it stays low too. Kapugedera pulls and holes out to deep square leg 62/5
14.5 to Perera, and Styris consumes another! Perera goes for the big hit down the ground, no pace to work with again, and the toe end of the bat carries as far as long-off. Styris, my friend, is unplayable in limited-overs cricket on such pitches 69/6

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
T20I debuts - AJ McKay and RJ Nicol (New Zealand)
Player of the match - SB Styris (New Zealand)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (53 balls), Extras 1
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 17.3 overs (107 balls), Extras 3
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 120/7 in 20.0 overs (DL Vettori 21, KD Mills 2)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (63 balls), Extras 4
 
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