Player of the Match
Player of the Match
262dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter in Colombo

Clinical New Zealand seal series

Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder's clinical hitting and Nathan McCullum's teasing offspin were responsible for driving New Zealand to victory and handing Sri Lanka their fourth Twenty20 loss in a row

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
69(50) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
7 4 8 5 17 12 11 5
JD Ryder
52(37) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
5 0 1 0 26 5 0 15

Best performances - Bowlers

SE Bond
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NL McCullum
NL McCullum
O3
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

4 September 2009 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 148/8 (23 runs required, RR: 7.40)

  • Malinga Bandara4 (4b)
  • Lasith Malinga0 (0b)
  • Shane Bond4-0-18-3
  • Jacob Oram3-0-27-1

A professional performance from New Zealand, there were a few hiccups in the first game, today there were the frontrunners from the beginning to the end. Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder gave a cracking start, and the batting built on that to set a tall target. Their new-ball bowlers gave the early breakthroughs, and Nathan McCullum's double-strike almost ended Sri Lanka's chances. Sangakkara resisted with an innings packed with innovation but even his 69 wasn't enough to prevent defeat.

Vettori had been pleased with the death bowling on Wednesday, today they were just as good, firing in the yorkers at will. It was well planned bowling effort as well, illustrated by the bowling to Jayasuriya to whom they hardly bowled any length balls. New Zealand's fielding was world-class as well in both games.

Post-match presentation: Sangakkara: "We gave them a few too many runs in the field, and it was not the greatest of starts, apart form that we gave it our all, I have to say they outplayed us. A lot of things to work on going into the one-day series. Our bowling has been very good in the recent past, but they had one off day today. Our batting unit needs to start firing."

The Man of the Match is Jesse Ryder: "Yeah, it was good to hit a few off the middle. I've struggled a bit since I got here, so it was good. Baz got the team off to a good start, and our bowlers backed it up after that." Ryder is also the Man of the Series.

Vettori: "It's been a nice turnaround after the Tests series." He praises the openers for their great start. "Shane Bond and Mills also gave us a superb start with the ball, but Sri Lanka put us under a bit of pressure with that Sangakkara and Jayawardene partnership." He is also happy with Nathan McCullum's performance, the two wickets in McCullum's over put New Zealand in charge of the game again.

The New Zealand team are posing with trophy, deserving victors of the series. That's it from us at Cricinfo, thanks for all the mails and the company, do join us on September 8 for the first match of the Compaq Cup ODI tri-series.

19.6
0
Bond to Bandara, no run, an immaculate final delivery confirms New Zealand's victory, sticks to the full and outside off formula, the batsman misses and the ball goes through to the keeper
19.5
W
Bond to Kulasekara, OUT, this time the length is slightly shorter, Kulasekara can get underneath one finally, but he hits it too high with nowhere-near enough distance, the ball swirls towards Taylor at cover

KMDN Kulasekara c Taylor b Bond 2 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.4
1
Bond to Bandara, 1 run, Bond is on target again, a yorker outside off, Kulasekara bottom edges it towards point
19.3
1
Bond to Kulasekara, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Kulasekara's powerful drive doesn't beat the man at extra cover
19.2
1
Bond to Bandara, 1 run, slow full toss on middle and leg, 118kmh, Bandara gives himself room and flays that towards midwicket
19.1
2
Bond to Bandara, 2 runs, a bouncer on offstump, the batsman flat bats it over the bowler's head, timing isn't enough to get a boundary
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
2nd0ST JayasuriyaML Udawatte
3rd9ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
4th67DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
5th2KC SangakkaraAD Mathews
6th49KC SangakkaraRJMGM Rupasinghe
7th14KC SangakkaraKMDN Kulasekara
8th5HMCM BandaraKMDN Kulasekara
9th0HMCM BandaraSL Malinga