Result
3rd T20I (N), Pallekele, Sep 6 2019, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
125/8
(16/20 ov, target 126)
88
Sri Lanka won by 37 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Malinga's hat-trick in magical 5 for 6 bamboozles New Zealand

That yorker, the late swing, the dip, the accuracy, that low-arm sling: the works - he's still got it

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Ankur Dhawan
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka125/8(20 overs)
New Zealand88(16 overs)
end of over 161 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 88/10CRR: 5.5 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 38 from 24b
Tim Southee28 (23)
Lakshan Sandakan4-0-33-1
Wanindu Hasaranga3-0-12-1

10.30pm: Phew, so much for being a dead rubber! Right, that's the end of the series and that's all from us. On behalf of Vishal Dikshit, this is Ankur Dhawan signing out.

Tim Southee is the man of the series: Credit to Sri Lanka for the way they played today. I guess he's (Malinga) done it in the past, not much our guys could have done with it. Nice to have a bit of a partnership towards the end, wish we could have gone a little longer but Sri Lanka deserved it.

Lasith Malinga, needless to say, is the man of the match: Last two games we didn't get through, people were waiting for it, we tried for them. Feeling was normal, tried to bowl my wicket-taking ball, second time it's happened, I'm really happy. No pressure in captaining and leading the attack. We had a tough time in the country for four-five months, would like to thank New Zealand for coming here and playing cricket.

Kusal Perera: He's a legend (Malinga), bowling superb line and length at pace. I can see the movement well as keeper, I thought it was hit in line and so we went for the review (Rutherford's lbw)

10.08pm: Absolute carnage! What looked like a sub-par total was rendered irrelevant by the genius of Malinga, as he rolled the years back with an encore of his four in four against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup. And then, as if to say I'm only getting better, he added another. There were four golden ducks in the New Zealand innings, FOUR, can you imagine! But of course, that's bound to be when you have a hat-trick, Malinga's second in T20Is, and by then the 100th T20I wicket was almost forgotten. Needless to say, despite Southee's best efforts, New Zealand failed to pull themselves out of the rut, suffering their only defeat in the T20Is, a dramatic one albeit.

15.6
w
Sandakan to Rance, OUT
full from around the wicket, he attempts the sweep, trying to take a straight one from the stumps and that's the end, since New Zealand have no reviews left.
SHA Rance lbw b Sandakan 8 (25m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.05
15.5
Sandakan to Rance, no run
full on middle, whipped to midwicket
15.4
Sandakan to Rance, no run
full outside off, slider, beats the defensive prod
15.3
1
Sandakan to Southee, 1 run
flat around middle, skidding on, Southee pushes it to deep midwicket
15.2
Sandakan to Southee, no run
full outside off, misses the reverse sweep, there's an appeal for a stumping, the third umpire is consulted. Southee's backfoot certainly lifted, and it was very very close but it appeared grounded just in the nick of time as the bails came off
15.1
Sandakan to Southee, no run
length around off, Southee shapes to slog him out of the park, changes his mind and defends off the backfoot, the ball nearly rolls back onto the stumps, but Southee kicks it away comically
end of over 154 runs
NZ: 87/9CRR: 5.8 • RRR: 7.80 • Need 39 from 30b
Seth Rance8 (14)
Tim Southee27 (20)
Wanindu Hasaranga3-0-12-1
Lasith Malinga4-1-6-5
14.6
de Silva to Rance, no run
full around off, defended
14.5
1
de Silva to Southee, 1 run
full toss, lofts it down the ground but on the bounce to long-on
14.4
1
de Silva to Rance, 1 run
another one, googly, through bat and pad with a bit of a deflection and another run down to fine leg as it misses the leg stump again
14.3
2
de Silva to Rance, 2 runs
another googly and another inside edge, this one goes past the leg stump and trickles down to fine leg for two
14.2
de Silva to Rance, no run
googly, skids on as he plays back, keeps it out
14.1
de Silva to Rance, no run
end of over 141 runs
NZ: 83/9CRR: 5.92 • RRR: 7.16 • Need 43 from 36b
Tim Southee26 (19)
Seth Rance5 (9)
Lasith Malinga4-1-6-5
Lakshan Sandakan3-0-32-0
13.6
Malinga to Southee, no run
yorker length around off, Southee pushes it back looking for the single past Malinga but it's not there, and that ends a truly remarkable performance which started with the 100th followed by a hat-trick, which soon became four in four and he then added another
13.5
1
Malinga to Rance, 1 run
full toss, angled in, pushed past the diving midwicket and they take a single
13.4
Malinga to Rance, no run
full and straight, pushed to mid-off
13.3
Malinga to Rance, no run
another full one and Seth Rance keeps it out, opens the face and pushes it to point
13.2
Malinga to Rance, no run
how did that miss leg stump? Another yorker, he snuck under the bat but somehow, inexplicably went past the leg stump
13.1
Malinga to Rance, no run
yorker around leg stump, squeezes it out

Sunny: "can sixer Southee pull out a Ben Stokes here?!" Can Seth Rance keep Malinga out?

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4 fours
0 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
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7 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
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28 runs (23)
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Control66%
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O
4
M
1
R
6
W
5
Eco
1.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
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1W
1W
MJ Santner
O
4
M
1
R
12
W
3
Eco
3.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
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Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Lasith Malinga
Player Of The Series
Tim Southee
Series resultNew Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 880
Season2019
Match days06 September 2019 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Lahiru Madushanka
Umpires
Lyndon Hannibal
Prageeth Rambukwella
TV Umpire
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft