ICC World Twenty20 - 23rd match, Group F

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 48 runs

4.1

Butler to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot from Sangakkara, first ball caressed through the covers for a boundary, there was a bit of width, and Sangakkara leant into that drive nicely

4.2

Butler to Sangakkara, FOUR, and another, this time off the backfoot just in front of square, Butler tries to compensate by pitching it too short and Sangakkara brings out the cut to punish the bowler

4.3

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, this was a back of a length, nice and close to offstump, Sangakkara shows us some textbook backfoot defence

4.4

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, angling into the batsman, on a length, Sangakkara leans over and tries to flick it towards midwicket, straight towards the fielder

4.5

Butler to Sangakkara, FOUR, no slip in place and Sangakkara survives, it was a length ball outside off, had Sangakkara reaching for it as he off-drove, the outside edge streaks through to the third man boundary

4.6

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, a rarity in Twenty20, the batsman lets the ball go through to the keeper, that was well wide of offstump

Sri Lanka 39/2   KC Sangakkara 12* (6b 3x4)

6.1

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, McCullum starts his second over with a length ball outside off, Sangakkara defends it watchfully

6.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, played towards the short third man, Sangakkara wants a single but Dilshan sends him back

6.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on middle, Sangakkara whips it away towards wide mid-on for a single

6.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara gets behind the line of the ball and defends cautiously towards the bowler

6.6

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicked to long-on for a single this time, Sangakkara retains the strike

Sri Lanka 54/2   KC Sangakkara 14* (11b 3x4)

7.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, starts with one down the leg side, Sangakkara waits for it on the backfoot and nudges it to the left of short fine leg

7.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 wide, again down the leg side, Sangakkara leaves this one alone

7.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 2 wides, another one down leg, bounce and turn for Vettori, too much bounce for the keeper, who can't collect cleanly

7.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, very full, and pretty wide outside off, Sangakkara gets a big stride in and jabs the ball towards cover

Sri Lanka 63/2   KC Sangakkara 17* (13b 3x4)

8.2

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, on middle and leg this time, defended back down the pitch by Sangakkara

8.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, overpitched on middle, Sangakkara gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards square leg

8.5

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, another easy single, Sangakkara guides the ball towards mid-off this time

Sri Lanka 70/2   KC Sangakkara 19* (16b 3x4)

9.4

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball outside off, Sangakkara sensibly guides it towards midwicket for a single to give the strike back to Dilshan

9.6

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, finally a dot ball, Sangakkara punches this one off the backfoot towards mid-off, he wants a single but Dilshan sends him back

Sri Lanka 80/2   KC Sangakkara 20* (18b 3x4)

10.3

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, no run, McCullum belts out a long, solo appeal after the ball hit Sangakkara's pads, but that pitched outside leg

10.4

NL McCullum to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time Sangakkara connects with the sweep, and the ball scurries towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 82/2   KC Sangakkara 21* (20b 3x4)

11.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara stands tall and punches a leg-stump ball towards mid-on

Sri Lanka 87/2   KC Sangakkara 22* (21b 3x4)

12.6

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one is back of a length, and Sangakkara uses the angle of the ball to guide it towards backward point for a single

Sri Lanka 94/3   KC Sangakkara 23* (22b 3x4)

13.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, flat delivery from Vettori, on a length, Sangakkara steps out and drives to long-on

13.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run, no-ball from a spinner, Vettori won't be happy with that, punched to long-on free-hit time

13.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up this time, Sangakkara played it watchfully back towards the bowler from just outside off

Sri Lanka 105/3   KC Sangakkara 25* (25b 3x4)

14.2

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara is playing a sensible hand here, no risks for him, this time he guides it with soft hands towards backward point

14.6

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, turned away to fine leg for a single by Sangakkara

Sri Lanka 109/3   KC Sangakkara 27* (27b 3x4)

15.1

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, and again the ball is kept full and wide outside off, Sangakkara just about reaches it and gets it away towards mid-off

15.6

Mills to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball outside off, Sangakkara does what he has been doing for much of this innings, picking up an easy single, this time by pushing the ball to long-off

Sri Lanka 124/3   KC Sangakkara 29* (29b 3x4)

16.1

Butler to Sangakkara, 1 run, low full toss to start the over, crunched down to long-off for yet another single by Sangakkara

16.4

Butler to Sangakkara, no run, a bit wide outside off, Sangakkara puts a lot of effort behind an attempted cut but he doesn't connect with the ball

16.5

Butler to Sangakkara, 1 run, another yorker, about a foot outside off, Sangakkara can only squeeze it towards third man, good ball from Butler

Sri Lanka 131/3   KC Sangakkara 31* (32b 3x4)

17.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara waits for it as the ball is flighted, plays it with the turn towards deep backward square leg

17.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara comes a few steps down the track, seeing which Vettori drags it short, Sangakkara whips it away towards midwicket for a couple

17.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, OUT, Vettori breaks the partnership, wasn't a great delivery, on a length and just outside off, Sangakkara looked to get under it and swing it over midwicket, doesn't get enough on it and Scott Styris is waiting at the boundary to gobble that one up

KC Sangakkara c Styris b Vettori 35 (55m 35b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 137/4   KC Sangakkara 35 (35b 3x4)
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Jun 16, 2009

Martin Guptill's effort was in vain, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights, Trent Bridge, June 16, 2009

Martin Guptil's effort was in vain

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Jun 16, 2009

Ajantha Mendis celebrates one of his three wickets, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights, Trent Bridge, June 16, 2009

Ajantha Mendis celebrates one of his three wickets

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