Player of the Match
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    1.1 Kula strikes first ball! Pitched it up outside off with the angle, Rutherford drove and gave the outside edge to the keeper for an easy catch 3/1
    7.4 and that's got called teamwork! Slower through the air on leg, Devcich goes for the slog and it's gone high the air. Fielders from long-on and deep midwicket are converging and while Kusal dropped it, the ball popped out of his hands and Kulasekara took it to complete the catch 49/3
    2.3 that's gone high and taken easily. Mathews bowled a bouncer and Broom replied by coming down the track in an attempt to pull it but gave a leading edge that went high and Mendis took it with both hands at mid-on 14/2
    10.1 the full delivery gets him a wicket. He was pitching it up consistently and Latham swing his bat this time to hand it to Dilshan at backward point. He took it over his head and threw the ball high in the air - first wicket for Rambukwella 62/4
    14.4 short ball gets the wicket but on the off side. It was just outside off and Munro put his bat in the way and the ball went high towards third man with the bounce, good catch by Kula and NZ are stuttering here 93/5
    not out
    19.3 nearly in the block hole, swivel of the bat sends the ball to deep point and they are coming back for the second. The throw was a bit inaccurate but Sangakkara went to his right, facing point, caught it with his right hand and threw the ball to the stumps for a run-out 138/6
    19.5 it's dead straight in front of the stumps and the finger goes up. Pitched on middle on length, was going straight as he tried to flick but missed and hit him right in front of middle. Plumb it is 140/7
    not out
    2 (lb 2)
    142/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Hamish Rutherford, 1.1 ov), 2-14 (Neil Broom, 2.3 ov), 3-49 (Anton Devcich, 7.4 ov), 4-62 (Tom Latham, 10.1 ov), 5-93 (Colin Munro, 14.4 ov), 6-138 (Nathan McCullum, 19.3 ov), 7-140 (Rob Nicol, 19.5 ov)
    SL Malinga403318.2591100
    KMDN Kulasekara403117.7584000
    AD Mathews201718.5053000
    RLB Rambukwella401914.7591000
    BAW Mendis302016.6642000
    TM Dilshan10707.0021000
    NLTC Perera201316.5071100

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

21 November 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Mills encouraged by individual performances

    New Zealand captain Kyle Mills conceded his side was outplayed comprehensively in the second T20 in Pallekele, but was optimistic about their chances in the home summer and the World Twenty20

  • Kusal brings out his rugby moves

    Plays of the Day from the second T20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, in Pallekele

  • Sri Lanka cruise to series win

    Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck 96 rapid runs together, as Sri Lanka comfortably hunted down New Zealand's modest 142 for 7 to take the series 1-0

  • Leadership curbing Chandimal's spirit

    While Dinesh Chandimal has shown the aptitude to captain Sri Lanka, he seems to be shackled by it, and this has badly affected in his limited-overs batting of late

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

8DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
96TM DilshanMDKJ Perera
39TM DilshanKC Sangakkara