Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.5 Clatter! McCullum was expecting another off cutter but was in for a shock. Death rattle! It landed on a length around the off stump and McCullum shaped to play for the incoming ball. Mistake! The ball held its line to knock out the off stump! 4/2
    1.1 Wicket first ball! Trapped in front. It cut in from the off stump line to hit him on the kneel roll in front off middle and leg. It would have crashed into the stumps. The height was ok and so was the line. 3/1
    2.3 Dead duck! Right in front! As Fred Trueman would have said, 'what is going off out there?! ' It was full and it shaped in late. Taylor had pressed the front leg too far across and had to try playing around the front pad. Too late. The ball thuds into the pad. GOne! 8/4
    1.6 Whoa! Another one for Kulasekara! Three in this over. What a start. This one cuts back in and it moved past the feeble defensive poke to hit him in front of middle and leg 4/3
    10.6 Big wicket. Dan is gone. It was tossed outside off and Vettori lunged across to play the slog-sweep. The ball goes very close to the toe end of the bat and Sanga takes it. Vettori seems unhappy; he suggests that the bat hit the ground 58/6
    4.5 Hopkins is run out Wicket no 5. It was a slow cutter, cut away to point region .. Kapugedera fires the throw to Sanga who breaks the stumps. Hopkins tried to dive in but is too late. 13/5
    not out
    13.6 It landed on a length and stopped a touch on Oram who was squared-up and tried to check his shot. He got a leading edge and the simple catch was taken at short cover 67/7
    14.3 Googly does the trick. It broke back in from outside off and Mills was trying to play the sweep shot. He missed it completely and was struck perhaps just outside the line of the off stump. 68/8
    17.2 The off stump has gone for a jog in Florida. Full and straight and that does the trick. It was a full in length on the off stump and the batsman tries to play across the line. Huge mistake. Gone! 81/9
    17.3 Oh Malinga you beauty! The off stump has gone for a sprint this time. It flies to the on side. Again, full and straight and it was enough to slide under the bat and take out the off side 81/10
    3 (w 3)
    81 all out (17.3 Overs, RR: 4.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Aaron Redmond, 1.1 ov), 2-4 (Brendon McCullum, 1.5 ov), 3-4 (Rob Nicol, 1.6 ov), 4-8 (Ross Taylor, 2.3 ov), 5-13 (Gareth Hopkins, 4.5 ov), 6-58 (Daniel Vettori, 10.6 ov), 7-67 (Jacob Oram, 13.6 ov), 8-68 (Kyle Mills, 14.3 ov), 9-81 (Tim Southee, 17.2 ov), 10-81 (Andy McKay, 17.3 ov)
    AD Mathews402215.50121010
    KMDN Kulasekara31431.33140000
    SL Malinga2.301234.8060000
    BAW Mendis401924.7590020
    ST Jayasuriya1012012.0002000
    NLTC Perera20804.0071000
    TM Dilshan10404.0020000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

12.00 start, First Session 12.00-13.15, Interval 13.15-13.35, Second Session 13.35-15.00

Match days

23 May 2010 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

19DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
44TM DilshanNLTC Perera
17TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
2TM DilshanAD Mathews