Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    8.5 another wrong'un and another one beaten! This time it's the well-set Gunathilaka. He pitched it nicely and slow with some flight on leg stump, Gunathilaka went back to defend it but the ball turned away and knocked over the stumps 50/3
    4.1 he strikes first ball! There wasn't much room because of the angle and Kusal chipped that a bit late behind square on the leg side and it flew quickly and flat to short fine leg. Strange reaction from Santner - as if a chance was missed 31/1
    6.4 bowled'm with a wrong'un! Avishka didn't pick that up at all. It pitched around length outside off, turned in a fair bit and Avishka was on the back foot to steer it away after it turned away but it went the other way to knock over off stump 39/2
    12.2 tossed up on middle and Dickwella's favourite sweep proves to be his undoing on this occasion. He had given his intention of sweeping quite early, Santner held it back, slowed it up, it had a bit of extra bounce and that induced a top edge, taken comfortably at short fine leg 77/4
    15.4 and Santner returns to the party again! Fired this one in fuller and straighter, the batsman was trying to work it to the on side after walking down the wicket, had to play around his front pad and missed to be adjudged lbw 101/6
    14.5 googly outside off, he goes for the sweep again but this was slower and had a bit of extra bounce that induces a top edge that carries all the way to deep backward square leg 98/5
    not out
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    140.00
    16.6 full toss outside off, pushed to deep cover point, Udana takes off for the second blind and is stranded mid pitch by the time he sees his partner hasn't left his crease, Santner hurls a quick return from the deep to the keeper, who lobs it back to the bower to effect the run-out at the non striker's end 109/7
    17.2 fast and straight and he hits timber! He was attempting the dab shot again, it skidded through at pace, and crashed into the stumps 109/8
    not out
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    54.54
    Extras
    13 (b 1, lb 8, w 4)
    TOTAL
    125/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.25)
    Did not bat: PADLR Sandakan
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Kusal Perera, 4.1 ov), 2-39 (Avishka Fernando, 6.4 ov), 3-50 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 8.5 ov), 4-77 (Niroshan Dickwella, 12.2 ov), 5-98 (Dasun Shanaka, 14.5 ov), 6-101 (Lahiru Madushanka, 15.4 ov), 7-109 (Isuru Udana, 16.6 ov), 8-109 (Akila Dananjaya, 17.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee401604.00151020
    SHA Rance302909.6654000
    MJ Santner411233.00140000
    SC Kuggeleijn402115.25111010
    TD Astle402837.00103000
    C de Grandhomme1010010.0011010
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    2.3 there comes Malinga's 100th T20I wicket and he has bowled Munro again! Little similar to how he got Munro in the first T20I but this wasn't a yorker. It was swinging in, in pitched on middle stump and it found the gap between Munro's bat and pad to rattle the leg stump. What a sight that is for a fast bowler 15/1
    4.4 edged to first slip and it's five for Malinga! This crowd is going crazy, the decibel levels are going to break records tonight. This time a length delivery, lovely shape for outswing, it tempts Seifert to drive and he falls for it, edging it to wide slip for a simple catch and Gunathilaka gets both hands to it 23/5
    2.4 loud, loud appeal first ball, it's turned down and Malinga, the captain, has reviewed immediately. This one also to a left-hander, also swinging in, also missed by the batsman, and he's hit right in front of leg stump after the ball pitched on middle. Ball-tracking says it's hitting, the crowd erupts! It might have looked not out initially but seems like Rutherford took a tiny step towards middle stump which went in Malinga's favour 15/2
    2.5 he has done it, three in three, Malinga has taken a hat-trick when his team needs it the most! Dear o dear, they're checking for the no ball and this is so close! The foot is pitching on the line and it seems like, on impact, a fraction of a tiny part of the heel was behind in the crease. It couldn't have been closer than that without being a no ball. And how's this for a hat-trick delivery: a searing yorker with late swing to an in-form Colin de Grandhomme who was squared up and the ball took the base of off and middle stumps. What a sight, what a bowler. He points to the number on his jersey in celebration. It says 99! 15/3
    2.6 FOUR IN FOUR! Is this the 2007 World Cup all over again?! Ross Taylor this time, and he gets the same treament - an unplayable yorker. He looked more still than de Grandhomme at the crease but it didn't matter. This one is headed right for the foot, it swings late from around leg to middle stump and it sneaks under Taylor's bat to get him plumb 15/4
    8.1 is that a run out, looks very close and the batsman might be short. Oh wait, looks like the ball popped out of the keeper's hand when he wanted to whip the bails off. Wait again, the ball has indeed popped out but onto the stumps and Mitchell is short of his ground! Mitchell nudged this length delivery to the leg side with soft hands, and as these two have been doing, they wanted two quick runs and but the throw from the deep was accurate enough to find him short 46/6
    8.4 third wicket in four balls, third umpire is signalled for this stumping but Santner is walking. Lovely delivery from Akila outside off to draw Santner out of the crease, he stretches his arms to get to the ball but the wrong'un beats the bat, goes past the outside edge and Kusal takes the bails off in a flash. Santner's left leg is well outside the crease 47/8
    8.2 what's happening here, one more for Sri Lanka! The wrong'un makes an appearance again and it's hit the stumps off Kuggeleijn's elbow. IT was slow through the air, outside off, and Kuggeleijn leaned forward to defend it patiently but there was some gap between bat and ball, and the ball took the inside edge to bounce and then deflect off the right elbow before hitting the stumps 46/7
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    121.73
    9.6 loud appeal once again for the nth time this over, and he's been given! It was tossed up, he swept after going across a fair bit to paddle it, he was struck right in front and even though he reviewed it, he is plumb. New Zealand lose their review too 52/9
    15.6 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. 88/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    88 all out (16 Overs, RR: 5.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Colin Munro, 2.3 ov), 2-15 (Hamish Rutherford, 2.4 ov), 3-15 (Colin de Grandhomme, 2.5 ov), 4-15 (Ross Taylor, 2.6 ov), 5-23 (Tim Seifert, 4.4 ov), 6-46 (Daryl Mitchell, 8.1 ov), 7-46 (Scott Kuggeleijn, 8.2 ov), 8-47 (Mitchell Santner, 8.4 ov), 9-52 (Todd Astle, 9.6 ov), 10-88 (Seth Rance, 15.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga41651.50200010
    A Dananjaya402827.00123110
    PADLR Sandakan403318.25110330
    MD Gunathilaka10707.0010000
    PWH de Silva301214.00100000

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15C MunroTL Seifert
2nd0HD RutherfordTL Seifert
3rd0C de GrandhommeTL Seifert
4th0LRPL TaylorTL Seifert
5th8DJ MitchellTL Seifert
6th23DJ MitchellMJ Santner
7th0MJ SantnerSC Kuggeleijn
8th1TG SoutheeMJ Santner
9th5TD AstleTG Southee
10th36TG SoutheeSHA Rance