ICC World Twenty20 - 23rd match, Group F

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 48 runs

0.1

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, fullish ball on off, pushed towards cover bit straight towards the fielder

0.2

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, shortish ball on middle and off, McCullum gets behind the line and defends watchfully

0.3

Udana to BB McCullum, FOUR, poor delivery, a bit overpitched on legstump, fine leg is up and McCullum flicks it past him for a boundary

0.4

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, similar length but much better line, angling across McCullum who is beaten as he looks to defend

0.5

Udana to BB McCullum, 1 run, low full toss on offstump, sliced towards point, Dilshan's full-length dive stops the ball, one run taken but three saved

0.6

Udana to Redmond, 1 run, back of a length, going across Redmond, who opens the face to guide the ball towards third man to get off the mark

End of over 1 (6 runs) New Zealand 6/0 (153 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.05)
AJ Redmond    1* (1b)      I Udana    1-0-6-0
BB McCullum    5* (5b 1x4)     

Jayasuriya to bowl

1.1

Jayasuriya to Redmond, 1 run, a full toss on middle and leg, swiped to midwicket for a single

1.2

Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, 1 run, a bit of flight from Jayasuriya, McCullum tips the ball towards cover and sprints through for a single

1.3

Jayasuriya to Redmond, FOUR, length ball on legstump, violently slapped past wide mid-on for a boundary, got his front foot well out of the way to get a good swing in

1.4

Jayasuriya to Redmond, FOUR, another boundary, this was pitched up, Redmond takes a couple of paces down the track, and a lofted square drive sends that for four

1.5

Jayasuriya to Redmond, FOUR, length ball, Redmond gets a big stride in and gets under the under to loft it over extra cover, not too well timed but lands safe and reaches the short boundary

1.6

Jayasuriya to Redmond, SIX, the Jayasuriya experiment has certainly not worked, Redmond steps out and hammers the final ball of the delivery over long-off and New Zealand have raced to 20

End of over 2 (20 runs) New Zealand 26/0 (133 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 13.00, RRR: 7.38)
AJ Redmond    20* (6b 3x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-20-0
BB McCullum    6* (6b 1x4)      I Udana    1-0-6-0

2.1

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, slower delivery, 101kmh, well disguised that and came back into McCullum, who was surprised by that, was shaping for the cut but was too close to his body, jabs it towards point

2.2

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, another slower one, that's his speciality, cut towards point by McCullum, another dot ball

2.3

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, almost a replay, yet another slower ball, yet again McCullum chops it to point

2.4

Udana to BB McCullum, no run, length ball on middle stump, McCullum gets on the back foot and defends it back down the pitch

2.5

Udana to BB McCullum, FOUR, overpitched on middle and off, McCullum looked to swipe it over midwicket, gets a thick inside edge and races away to the backward square leg boundary

2.6

Udana to BB McCullum, OUT, that's a huge wicket for Sri Lanka, Udana finishes a superb over by getting McCullum to balloon an easy catch to cover, it was wide of offstump but McCullum looked to mow it to midwicket, gets the toe end and he's a goner

BB McCullum c Mubarak b Udana 10 (11m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

End of over 3 (4 runs) New Zealand 30/1 (129 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 7.58)
     I Udana    2-0-10-1
AJ Redmond    20* (6b 3x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-20-0

3.1

Muralitharan to Redmond, 2 runs, very full from Murali, bent-knee sweep from Redmond, not too well timed and it dribbles towards midwicket

3.2

Muralitharan to Redmond, 1 run, quicker delivery from Murali, hurried onto the batsman, who gets it away towards fine leg

3.3

Muralitharan to Guptill, FOUR, lovely timing fits ball from Guptill, gets confidently on the front foot and drives crisply wide of mid-off for a boundary

3.4

Muralitharan to Guptill, 1 run, flatter, on middle and leg, turned away towards wide mid-on for a single

3.5

Muralitharan to Redmond, no run, going straight on that one, the batsman was looking to cut but os beaten as the ball doesn't turn as he expected

3.6

Muralitharan to Redmond, no run, finished the over with a length ball on middle and leg, Redmond wanted to whip that to midwicket but doesn't connect

End of over 4 (8 runs) New Zealand 38/1 (121 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 7.56)
AJ Redmond    23* (10b 3x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-8-0
MJ Guptill    5* (2b 1x4)      I Udana    2-0-10-1

4.1

Malinga to Guptill, no run, Malinga starts off with an accurate yorker, on middle and leg, just about kept out by Redmond

4.2

Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, this was a slower yorker on middle, Redmond stays on the backfoot to look to play it to leg, gets an outside edge towards point

4.3

Malinga to Redmond, no run, surprises Redmond with a quick bouncer, the batsman sway out of the way in time

4.4

Malinga to Redmond, no run, another slower ball, just outside off and very full, Redmond doesn't get bat on it

4.5

Malinga to Redmond, OUT, Malinga strikes, is there a dull moment when this man is bowling? that was probably the worst ball of the over, full toss on legstump but Redmond was foxed by the lack of pace, 118kmh, he lob a catch to midwicket

AJ Redmond c Silva b Malinga 23 (27m 13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 176.92

4.6

Malinga to Taylor, FOUR, another slow full toss, again 118kmh, very high and on the pads, Ross Taylor flicks it to the square leg boundary

End of over 5 (5 runs) New Zealand 43/2 (116 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.60, RRR: 7.73)
LRPL Taylor    4* (1b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-1
MJ Guptill    6* (4b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-8-0

Time for Ajantha Mendis now

5.1

Mendis to Guptill, no run, flighted just outside off, driven to short cover

5.2

Mendis to Guptill, no run, bowled back of a length, doesn't break much, defended off the back foot

5.3

Mendis to Guptill, 1 run, length ball, going straight on, Guptill gets forwards and pushes it towards long-on

5.4

Mendis to Taylor, no run, on the pads, Taylor glances it to fine leg

5.5

Mendis to Taylor, 1 run, overpitched on legstump, crunched to long-on for a single

5.6

Mendis to Guptill, 1 run, another single to end the Powerplay, this time played with soft hands towards wide mid-on

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand 46/2 (113 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.66, RRR: 8.07)
MJ Guptill    8* (8b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-3-0
LRPL Taylor    5* (3b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-1

6.1

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill smashes the first ball of the over past Malinga's head, the bowler was looking for the yorker again, but it was a few inches shorter than he wanted

6.2

Malinga to Guptill, 1 wide, Malinga predictably responds with a bouncer, which is too high for the umpire's liking

6.2

Malinga to Guptill, no run, back of a length from Malinga, in the corridor outside off, defended back down the pitch

6.3

Malinga to Guptill, 2 runs, similar length but a bit wider, chops towards wide third man for a couple of runs

6.4

Malinga to Guptill, FOUR, Shot! wonderful drive from Guptill, again the attempted yorker goes awary ends up as a length ball, Guptill lofts it towards the sightscreen for a boundary, holds the follow-through for the cameras

6.5

Malinga to Guptill, 3 runs, again Guptill manages to get under the ball from Malinga, this time he scoops him over cover, mistime so it doesn't get to the boundary

6.6

Malinga to Taylor, no run, slower ball, back of a length on off, draws Taylor forward and he defends awkwardly towards the bowler

End of over 7 (14 runs) New Zealand 60/2 (99 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.57, RRR: 7.61)
LRPL Taylor    5* (4b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-19-1
MJ Guptill    21* (13b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-3-0

7.1

Muralitharan to Guptill, 1 run, Murali pitches it on a length outside off, cramping the batsman, who still cuts it towards point

7.2

Muralitharan to Taylor, no run, flatter one from Murali, on the pads, turned towards midwicket

7.3

Muralitharan to Taylor, 2 runs, Taylor doesn't pick the doosra, was looking to turn it to the leg side, gets a leading edge towards third man, the batsmen saunter through for a couple

7.4

Muralitharan to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up and on the pads, swept towards square-leg for a single

7.5

Muralitharan to Guptill, no run, another flighted delivery, Guptill pushes it back to the bowler

7.6

Muralitharan to Guptill, no run, Murali keeps pegging away at that middle and leg line, the batsman defends it off the front foot

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 64/2 (95 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 7.91)
MJ Guptill    22* (16b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-12-0
LRPL Taylor    8* (7b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-19-1

8.1

Mendis to Taylor, OUT, Mendis strikes, he bowled that one from well behind the crease, pushed it flat and wide, Taylor had moved down the track to swipe it to midwicket, misses the ball and Sangakkara whips off the bails, Taylor's gone

LRPL Taylor st †Sangakkara b Mendis 8 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

8.2

Mendis to Styris, no run, Styris didn't know much about that, played inside the line of a flat legbreak which just misses the offstump

8.3

Mendis to Styris, 2 runs, strays onto the pads, flicked towards midwicket for a sharp two

8.4

Mendis to Styris, OUT, Styris is gone, Mendis cleans him up, offstump is on the ground as Styris doesn't pick the quicker straighter one, he was looking for the legspin, Mendis has transformed this game, Sri Lanka will fancy their chances now

SB Styris b Mendis 2 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

8.5

Mendis to Oram, no run, Oram gets a big stride in as he defends it watchfully down the pitch

8.6

Mendis to Oram, no run, a bit of flight, fullish on the pads, pushed back to the bowler, only two runs off the over and two wickets as well

End of over 9 (2 runs) New Zealand 66/4 (93 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 8.45)
JDP Oram    0* (2b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-5-2
MJ Guptill    22* (16b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-12-0

9.1

Dilshan to Guptill, 1 run, length ball on middle and turning into the batsman, worked away to square leg for a single

9.2

Dilshan to Oram, 1 run, overpitched from Dilshan, Oram lofts him towards long-on, the cry is 'catch it' but it lands several yards short of the fielder

9.3

Dilshan to Guptill, 2 runs, short ball from Dilshan, just outside off, thick top edge takes it towards third man

9.4

Dilshan to Guptill, no run, superb delivery from Dilshan, flighted and dipped sharply, and big turn as well, Guptill was beaten but that sailed over middle stump

9.5

Dilshan to Guptill, 1 wide, wide down the leg stump this time

9.5

Dilshan to Guptill, SIX, 150th six of the tournament, Guptill waltzed down the track and looks to hammer the ball over long-off, doesn't quite get hold of it but that is the shortest boundary in the ground and the ball sails over the rope

9.6

Dilshan to Guptill, no run, wide outside off, played inside the line of that one

End of over 10 (11 runs) New Zealand 77/4 (82 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 8.20)
MJ Guptill    31* (21b 3x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    1-0-11-0
JDP Oram    1* (3b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-5-2

10.1

Jayasuriya to Oram, 1 run, shortish ball on middle, Oram rocks back and pushes it towards mid-on for a single

10.2

Jayasuriya to Guptill, 1 run, short again, and angling into legstump, Guptill punches it towards mid-off for a single

10.3

Jayasuriya to Oram, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Oram slaps it down to long-off

10.4

Jayasuriya to Guptill, 1 run, a bit of width, Guptill rocks back and carves it towards the sweeper

10.5

Jayasuriya to Oram, no run, massive appeal for lbw from Jayasuriya, Oram was looking to sweep that one and was hit on the pads, but it pitched outside leg, that didn't stop Jayasuriya from pleading with the umpire

10.6

Jayasuriya to Oram, 1 run, length ball outside off, Oram sensibly plays it to long-off along the ground and picks up a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) New Zealand 82/4 (77 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.45, RRR: 8.55)
JDP Oram    4* (7b)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-25-0
MJ Guptill    33* (23b 3x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    1-0-11-0

11.1

Muralitharan to Oram, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, Oram turns it towards midwicket, Guptill wanted two but Oram sends him back

11.2

Muralitharan to Guptill, no run, the round-the-wicket line is cramping the batsmen, looking to slap it to point, bottom edges it to the ground

11.3

Muralitharan to Guptill, 1 run, driven firmly to long-on for a single

11.4

Muralitharan to Oram, no run, on the legstump, Oram decides to reverse-sweep, makes good contact but can't beat the short third man

11.5

Muralitharan to Oram, 1 run, overpitched and heading for legstump, Oram stays on the backfoot and pushes it to long-on

11.6

Muralitharan to Guptill, 1 run, Murali sends it just outside off as he see Guptill advancing down the pitch, Guptill adjusts and carves the ball towards point

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand 86/4 (73 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.16, RRR: 9.12)
MJ Guptill    35* (26b 3x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    3-0-16-0
JDP Oram    6* (10b)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-25-0

Isuru Udana is back into the attack

12.1

Udana to Guptill, FOUR, slower ball, does he bowl anything else, it fools Guptill though, he's early into his the shot, it flies towards midwicket, where Chamara Silva makes a lot of ground and puts in a dive but can't complete the catch, the ball is rolling towards the boundary, Malinga races across and dives to keep it in, seemed to have touched the boundary as he did so, but 'four' isn't signalled

12.2

Udana to Guptill, 1 run, much better timing from Guptill, lofted towards long-on for a single

12.3

Udana to Oram, 1 run, yet another slower one, back of the hand, Oram doesn't pick it,

12.4

Udana to Guptill, no run, excellent yorker, bowled at a normal pace this time, dug out awkwardly wide of cover

12.5

Udana to Guptill, 1 run, slower one straying on the legstump, turned away behind square for a single

12.6

Udana to Oram, OUT, Timber! Oram goes! Deceived completely by the slower one, the pressure was building, they needed a big hit, he went for one, swinging his bat wildy, was through with the shot way too early as he failed to pick the pace and it crashed into the middle stump, sending out legstump along with it

JDP Oram b Udana 7 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

End of over 13 (7 runs) New Zealand 93/5 (66 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.15, RRR: 9.42)
     I Udana    3-0-17-2
MJ Guptill    41* (30b 4x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    3-0-16-0

Guptill is still there but he's running out of support

13.1

Jayasuriya to Guptill, no run, on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

13.2

Jayasuriya to Guptill, 2 runs, tossed up on leg stump, tickled away behind square for a well-run couple

13.3

Jayasuriya to Guptill, no run, turned away sharply to take Guptill by surprise, was beaten

13.4

Jayasuriya to Guptill, OUT, Probably the decisive blow! Guptill attempted the sweep but failed to keep it down, sent it straight down Angelo Mathews' throat at deep backward square leg, New Zealand are nearing the exit here

MJ Guptill c Mathews b Jayasuriya 43 (45m 34b 4x4 1x6) SR: 126.47

Nathan, brother of Brendon, walks in

13.5

Jayasuriya to McGlashan, 1 run, worked away behind square by McGlashan, singles won't do

13.6

Jayasuriya to NL McCullum, no run, dibbly dobbly, on the off stump and a hint of away spin, defended to point, Sri Lanka are firmly on top now, it's their game to lose from here on

End of over 14 (3 runs) New Zealand 96/6 (63 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.85, RRR: 10.50)
NL McCullum    0* (1b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-28-1
PD McGlashan    1* (1b)      I Udana    3-0-17-2

14.1

Mendis to McGlashan, 1 run, short outside off, punched to deep cover for a single

Guptill is really disappointed, he's sitting with his head in his hands in the dug-out

14.2

Mendis to NL McCullum, 1 run, much fuller, just outside off, squeezed out towards cover for a single

14.3

Mendis to McGlashan, OUT, Mendis gets rid of McGlashan, short and wide,the ball was spinning away from him, McGlashan goes for the cut but is unable to control it, a thick top edge and the catch is taken at backward point

PD McGlashan c Mubarak b Mendis 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

14.4

Mendis to Vettori, no run, full on middle and off, Vettori pushes it towards mid-on

14.5

Mendis to Vettori, 1 run, on middle and leg this time, Vettori makes room and plays it inside-out towards extra cover

14.6

Mendis to NL McCullum, 1 run, played towards point for a single to retain the strike

End of over 15 (4 runs) New Zealand 100/7 (59 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 11.80)
NL McCullum    2* (3b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-9-3
DL Vettori    1* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-28-1

15.1

Muralitharan to NL McCullum, OUT, New Zealand are doing a pack-of-cards impersonation here, a run-out this time, there was a big appeal for lbw which the umpire turned down, the balls rolled towards short third man, who throws the ball to the non-striker's end and gets rid of McCullum

NL McCullum run out 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.2

Muralitharan to Vettori, 2 runs, Vettori sweeps a full ball from outside off, lands just short of deep cover

15.3

Muralitharan to Vettori, no run, jabbed towards backward point by Vettori, straight towards the fielder

15.4

Muralitharan to Vettori, OUT, New Zealand are heading towards the exit, Vettori goes for the pull, gets a top edge which swirls towards deep square leg, Malinga takes a simple catch to get rid of the New Zealand captain

DL Vettori c Malinga b Muralitharan 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

15.5

Muralitharan to Mills, no run, Mills was looking to play the forward press to that one, it was the doosra though and it spins past the face of his bat

15.6

Muralitharan to Mills, no run, this one is the regulation offspinner, Mills goes for the reverse-sweep, edges it onto his helmet

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 102/9 (57 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.37, RRR: 14.25)
KD Mills    0* (2b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-18-1
IG Butler    0* (0b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-9-3

16.1

Malinga to Butler, 1 wide, Malinga starts the over with a wide way down the leg side

16.1

Malinga to Butler, 1 run, that one swung in towards middle, swung towards mid-on for a single, Butler was well short of his ground if there had been a direct hit

16.2

Malinga to Mills, FOUR, wonderful shot from Mills, he backs away and lofts a fullsih ball inside-out over extra cover for a boundary

16.3

Malinga to Mills, no run, this one is a bit shorter, and outside off, Mills' waft doesn't make contact with the ball

16.4

Malinga to Mills, no run, slow yorker outside off, Mills was through with his shot early and that slides under his bat

16.5

Malinga to Mills, 1 leg bye, the fast yorker this time, sliding down the leg side, hits Mills on the boot and runs away towards square leg

16.6

Malinga to Butler, 1 run, OUT, Sri Lanka are through to the semi-finals, that was a sorry end to the NZ innings, a full toss on the pads is swung away towards long-on, Mills was coming back for the second but a direct hit from Angelo Mathews catches him short

KD Mills run out 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Post-match presentation:

Daniel Vettori: 160 was a gettable target, we got off to a decent start but the capitulation in the middle left us with no chance. They bowled well and deserved to win, and we didn't take any of our opportunities against the top teams.

Sangakkara: Great batting performance to start off with. We really stuck it out there. It was probably a bad option to open the bowling with Sanath, but we always knew that once the field spread out we could always pull them back.

Ajantha Mendis is the Man of the Match for his wonderful spell of 3 for 9. This is Sri Lanka's fifth win on the trot, and put them on the top of Group F.

That's it from me, join Cricinfo's executive editor Martin Williamson and deputy editor Ajay Shankar as they discuss the World Twenty20 here. Send your questions for them in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com.

End of over 17 (8 runs) New Zealand 110/10 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 16.33)
IG Butler    2* (2b)      SL Malinga    3-0-26-1
     M Muralitharan    4-0-18-1
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