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115dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Sri Lanka and rain win the day

Sanath Jayasuriya enjoyed a field day at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, picking up three key wickets as Sri Lanka derailed New Zealand's batting onslaught, and then playing a blitzkrieg of an innings to propel his side to an 18-run Duckworth-Lewis victory

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
51(23) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
8 7 8 0 16 0 4 8
BB McCullum
39(22) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 4 12 0 7 5 9 2

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Jayasuriya
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
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

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0

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

22 December 2006 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Update: 0850 GMT: With the rain not letting up, the Match officials have had a word with the two captains and have decided to call off the game at this point - which means Sri Lanka emerge victors under the Duckworth and Lewis Method.

In this version of the game, 5-overs in each innings constitute a match, and the Sri Lankan innings was interrupted when 5.5 overs had been bowled. Under the D/L Method, Sri Lanka should have scored 45 run or more with one wicket down - so Sri Lanka emerge victors by 18 runs in this first Twenty20 International at Wellington.

Sanath Jayasuriya has been declared the Man of the Match for scoring the fastest ever half century in Twenty20 Internationals as also for his 3 wicket haul in the New Zealand innings.

That's it from me Arun Gopalakrishnan and Jamie Alter - we hope you enjoyed our coverage and look forward to your company for the next Twenty20 International that will be played at Auckland on the 26th of December. Cheers!

Interruption: Umpires are conferring now as the rain and wind get worse, here come the covers, and off everyone goes. This is not good news. Jayasuriya's manic innings have faced a roadblock. The crowd is not happy, but we have to be patient now.

5.5
4
Adams to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, superb! Short and wide, Jayasuriya hops up and uppercuts it over backward point for four more, and thats his 50 as well, awesome innings!

Rain is coming down now

5.4
4
Adams to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, full on middle and leg, slammed past mid-on for four more, great stuff!
5.3
6
Adams to Jayasuriya, SIX runs, fullish on leg stump, and he just picks it up and sends it over wide long-on for six
5.2
4
Adams to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, full outside off stump, and its driven through covers for four
5.1
0
Adams to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on the stumps, defended back to Adams

Andre Adams comes on

END OF OVER:
5 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 44/1 (1 run required from 5 balls, RR: 8.80, RRR: 1.20)

  • Sanath Jayasuriya33 (18b)
  • Mahela Jayawardene2 (2b)
  • Shane Bond3-0-24-1
  • James Franklin2-0-19-0
4.6
1
Bond to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full outside off stump, slogged across the line out to Taylor on the deep midwicket ropes
  • Sri Lanka and rain win the day

    Sanath Jayasuriya enjoyed a field day at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, picking up three key wickets as Sri Lanka derailed New Zealand's batting onslaught, and then playing a blitzkrieg of an innings to propel his side to an 18-run Duckworth-Lewis victory