That is it for now. Cheers

Mahela: "To be fair the conditions were suited to us with the dew. Even our bowlers struggled to control things after the rain. Dilshan showed lot of maturity and guided Angelo.We needed a good partnership after the three wickets. I was not too worried. We are trying to give Angelo more opportunities to bat. He's taken more responsibility now at No 5. Having all these allrounders gives us balance."

Taylor: "Dilshan took the game away. We were always in the game. Dew made it tough for the bowlers. We went a bit too wide and a bit too short. I am becoming a very good forecaster here in Sri Lanka and I am sure there will be rain in Hambantota as well."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match. Dilshan: "Soon after the toss, I had some pain in the back. When I was batting I was about 75%. There was some problem while fielding. First few overs were bit difficult after that the ball was wet, four fielders outside the circle, we capitalised on that. Bit easy with the four fielders in the middle overs."

New Zealand fought, but a combination of factors, the rain interruptions, the slow start, the dew and the Dilshan & Angelo stand proving to be too much to overcome

31.1
4
Mills to Mathews, FOUR runs, Angelo finishes it with a confident cut through point and Sri Lanka now cannot lose the series

END OF OVER:
31 | 13 Runs | SL: 196/3 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 6.32, RRR: 0.50)

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan102 (95b)
  • Angelo Mathews50 (46b)
  • Tim Southee7-0-50-1
  • Jacob Oram7-1-43-0
30.6
2
Southee to Dilshan, 2 runs, slashed wide of sweeper cover for a couple more, lovely timing once again, as he has been doing all night
30.5
6
Southee to Dilshan, SIX runs, Dilshan leaves nothing to chance as he reaches his century with a six over deep square leg, heaves a short of a length ball over the rope, emphatic celebration, he was battling a sore back before the start of today's game
30.4
0
Southee to Dilshan, no run, mishit on the bounce to mid on
30.3
4
Southee to Dilshan, FOUR runs, full delivery has been lifted with an open face over covers for another four
30.2
0
Southee to Dilshan, no run, makes room and hits a length ball to mid on, Taylor has a go at the striker's stumps, misses
30.1
1
Southee to Mathews, 1 run, worked away to deep square leg, and that is Angelo's fifty to loud cheers all round

Watling could not get to his century, can Dilshan?

Mark: "For once our batsmen have put up a reasonable total but now our bowlers are coming up short. And we are not getting much value out of Williamson or Oram - the former because of poor management, the latter is increasingly looking past his use-by date."

END OF OVER:
30 | 12 Runs | SL: 183/3 (14 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.10, RRR: 4.66)

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan90 (90b)
  • Angelo Mathews49 (45b)
  • Jacob Oram7-1-43-0
  • Tim Southee6-0-37-1
29.6
4
Oram to Dilshan, FOUR runs, inside edge helps Dilshan to another boundary and takes him into the 90s, charged out and had a go at a pitched up ball
29.5
2
Oram to Dilshan, 2 runs, short of a length and coming in, pulled hard to deep square leg
29.4
1
Oram to Mathews, 1 run, length ball whipped to deep square leg
29.3
1
Oram to Dilshan, 1 run, backs away and opens the face to run it to point
29.2
0
Oram to Dilshan, no run, tries to launch it over square leg, misses, hit on the pad
29.1
4
Oram to Dilshan, FOUR runs, first ball of the Powerplay, back of a length, is thumped to the deep midwicket rope to bring up the 100 of what has been a match winning partnership

batting Powerplay is on now

END OF OVER:
29 | 7 Runs | SL: 171/3 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.89, RRR: 6.50)

  • Angelo Mathews48 (44b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan79 (85b)
  • Tim Southee6-0-37-1
  • Jacob Oram6-1-31-0
28.6
2
Southee to Mathews, 2 runs, turned through square leg, two more taken comfortably
28.5
1
Southee to Dilshan, 1 run, sharp, back of a length, forced wide of cover
28.4
1
Southee to Mathews, 1 run, backs away and pushes it from leg stump towards cover
28.3
1
Southee to Dilshan, 1 run, full, flicked wristily off the pads to deep square

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30TM DilshanWU Tharanga
2nd35TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd8DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
4th127TM DilshanAD Mathews