ICC World Twenty20, 23rd Match, Group F: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 23rd match, Group F
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (neutral venue)
16 June 2009 (20-over match)

NL McCullum to Silva, FOUR, overpitched delivery, poor line - on the pads, swept behind the square leg fielder for a boundary

Sri Lanka 9/1   LPC Silva 5* (2b 1x4)   NL McCullum 1-0-9-1

Mills to Silva, FOUR, this time he's a trifle short, and the ball just sits up for Silva, who hammers it to midwicket for a boundary

Sri Lanka 14/1   LPC Silva 9* (4b 2x4)   KD Mills 0.5-0-5-0

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, length allows Dilshan to get under the ball and he lofts that one over mid-on's head, mistimed but has enough to clear the fielder

Sri Lanka 24/1   TM Dilshan 10* (10b 1x4)   KD Mills 1.2-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 31/2   KC Sangakkara 4* (1b 1x4)   IG Butler 0.1-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 35/2   KC Sangakkara 8* (2b 2x4)   IG Butler 0.2-0-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 39/2   KC Sangakkara 12* (5b 3x4)   IG Butler 0.5-0-12-0

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, slightly overpitched, outside off, Dilshan swings it past mid-on for a boundary

Sri Lanka 43/2   TM Dilshan 17* (14b 2x4)   KD Mills 2.1-0-18-1

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide, that's easy for Dilshan, the cut is one of his favourite shots, he get right on top of it and gets the placement perfect to send the ball sprinting to the backward point boundary

Sri Lanka 47/2   TM Dilshan 21* (16b 3x4)   KD Mills 2.3-0-22-1

Mills to Dilshan, FOUR, a bit wider from Mills, and again Dilshan gets to free his arms, the powerful cut has the point fielder diving in vain

Sri Lanka 51/2   TM Dilshan 25* (19b 4x4)   KD Mills 3-0-26-1

Styris to Dilshan, FOUR, that was full and wide, Dilshan gets his front foot out of the way, opens himself up and lashes it past extra cover to bring up the 50 partnership

Sri Lanka 75/2   TM Dilshan 39* (28b 5x4)   SB Styris 0.1-0-4-0

Oram to Jayawardene, FOUR, very short and outside off, Jayawardene shuffles across and pulls it towards deep backward square leg, not particularly well timed but the placement was good enough to take it to the boundary

Sri Lanka 92/3   DPMD Jayawardene 5* (5b 1x4)   JDP Oram 1.2-0-8-0

Mills to Jayawardene, FOUR, innovative from Jayawardene, he realised New Zealand were bowling full and wide so he jumped way across his stumps, and picked up the low full toss from about a couple of foot outside off to scoop it over short fine leg

Sri Lanka 114/3   DPMD Jayawardene 20* (17b 2x4 1x6)   KD Mills 3.2-0-31-1

Mills to Jayawardene, FOUR, another boundary, Jayawardene stands his ground this time and squeezes the ball past point for a boundary

Sri Lanka 118/3   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (18b 3x4 1x6)   KD Mills 3.3-0-35-1

Mills to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene is providing the impetus Sri Lanka needs here, this time it was very short, Jayawardene walked across his stumps and helped it past short fine leg for yet another boundary

Sri Lanka 122/3   DPMD Jayawardene 28* (19b 4x4 1x6)   KD Mills 3.4-0-39-1

Butler to Jayawardene, FOUR, fantastic shot from Jayawardene, a half-volley on middle and off, Jayawarden takes a step back towards the leg side, and launches it inside-out towards the extra cover boundary, Jayawardene has put on his dancing shoes here, superb footwork from him so far

Sri Lanka 129/3   DPMD Jayawardene 33* (21b 5x4 1x6)   IG Butler 1.2-0-17-0

Butler to Mubarak, FOUR, no one cutting that one off, it was a shortish ball, Mubarak was again down the pitch and he slaps it powerfully down the ground, just to the left of the bowler

Sri Lanka 147/4   J Mubarak 8* (4b 1x4)   IG Butler 2.4-0-28-0

Oram to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene is in fantastic form, attempts a reverse-paddle, hits it off the back of the bat and it goes just past the keeper and rolls away for four, wonderful innovation

Sri Lanka 157/5   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (27b 6x4 1x6)   JDP Oram 3.4-0-23-0





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