Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    26.3 thin edge! Perera lands it on roughly the same area of the previous two deliveries, Nicol decided to go for the drive and gets a faint edge to the keeper 100/2
    6.3 the break in play has broken Latham's concentration, lands on a good length on the off stump, hint of inward movement in the air, straightens after pitching and Latham left a big gap between bat and pad, ball shaves the off stump 17/1
    33.3 Jayawardene takes a sharp catch! Tossed up on middle and off and Watling was down on his knee to slog, mistimed it and instead it went flat and Jayawardene was alert at short midwicket, timed his dive well and took it 130/3
    45.2 sharp catch at cover! Kulasekara fired that full outside off and Taylor tried to smoke that past cover, went flat to Mathews who timed his dive well, Mathews showed no emotion after taking it but SL will be relieved they've seen the back of Taylor 221/4
    not out
    48.4 that was in the air for a long time but Perera kept his eyes on it! Slower ball and McCullum went for the big hit and lofted it over the on side, it swirled and Perera hung on and fell backwards 242/5
    49.6 yorker to finish things off! Too good for Ellis, he was standing outside leg, Malinga took aim at the leg stump and the batsman couldn't get his bat down on time 250/6
    20 (b 1, lb 8, w 11)
    250/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Tom Latham, 6.3 ov), 2-100 (Rob Nicol, 26.3 ov), 3-130 (BJ Watling, 33.3 ov), 4-221 (Ross Taylor, 45.2 ov), 5-242 (Nathan McCullum, 48.4 ov), 6-250 (Andrew Ellis, 49.6 ov)
    SL Malinga1003923.90362010
    KMDN Kulasekara1015015.00385120
    AD Mathews703815.42162010
    NLTC Perera705217.42185200
    HMRKB Herath1002812.80391010
    BMAJ Mendis603405.66133010

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

4 November 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st21TM DilshanWU Tharanga
2nd18TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd59DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
4th20DPMD JayawardeneAD Mathews