Current Run Rate

CRR

2.66

Last 10 Ov (Run Rate)

Last 10 Ov (RR)

31/0 (3.10)

Current Run Rate

CRR

2.66

Last 10 Ov (Run Rate)

Last 10 Ov (RR)

31/0 (3.10)

TEST CAREER
CRR:
2.66
Last 10 Overs:31/0
BATSMENRB4s6sSRThis BowlerLast 10 ovsmatrunshsave
Lahiru Thirimanne*HDRL Thirimanne*(lhb)571324043.1812(37b)15(26b)341395155*23.64
Dimuth KarunaratneFDM Karunaratne(lhb)711682042.2624(83b)12(34b)614184 19636.70
BOWLERSOMRWEcon0s4s6sThis Spellmatwktsbbiave
William SomervilleWER Somerville(ob)2053601.8098307.0-2-10-0210 4/7524.60
Trent BoultTA Boult(lfm)612103.5023002.0-0-11-062248 6/3027.58
Current Partnership :
P'SHIP :
133 runs, 50 overs, RR: 2.66 (Dimuth Karunaratne 71, Lahiru Thirimanne 57)
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Match Centre Ground time: 06:55

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Varun Shetty

Statistics

Current Batsmen

HDRL Thirimanne
HDRL Thirimanne
57(132) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 2 14 9 8 2 1 12
FDM Karunaratne
FDM Karunaratne
71(168) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
11 4 13 13 12 8 6 4

Current bowlers

WER Somerville
O20
M5
R36
W0
Eco1.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TA Boult
TA Boult
O6
M1
R21
W0
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

PARTNERSHIPS

133*
FDM Karunaratne71 (168)
HDRL Thirimanne57 (132)

END OF OVER:
50 | (maiden) | SL: 133/0

  • Dimuth Karunaratne71 (168b)
  • Lahiru Thirimanne57 (132b)
  • William Somerville20-5-36-0
  • Trent Boult6-1-21-0

5:29pm, Stumps, Day 4 Play has officially been called off due to bad light. What a last 50 overs of the day Sri Lanka have had. No wickets down, nearly half the target wiped out, and a deflated New Zealant attack at the moment. It seems their only real challenge could be rain, although with an entire day still to play and all wickets in hand, 135 isn't too far away should they need to go all out attack. Nicely set for 1-0. Can New Zealand make one last comeback in the match? We'll see tomorrow. Thanks for joining us and have a good evening!

This is Sri Lanka's highest ever partnership in the fourth innings. They're past Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva's 124 against Pakistan in 2014.

Dan: "Did batsmen have a choice? They should bat. Don't let NZ worn out bowlers get overnight rest yet!" --- Players don't get the choice anymore!

Alistair Hill: "what I love about cricket is the way it swings. To me this is a fantastic and stoic stand by the Sri lankan openers. But what I see is a wicket, that gets another, that gets another. And, as cricket - especially tests - it will swing and change."

5:11pm Right the light's deteriorated. They're walking off now. Not sure if stumps yet. But Fidel at the ground doesn't see how the light can get better.

Nalin: "@Dushan SL fans know we have a hole in the bag"

James: "Has the pitch flattened out? Sri Lanka scoring runs very very easily since tea " --- Wouldn't say that. We've seen many times in this match that batting isn't that hard once you've got in. It's still turning big, they've just batted really well. In the larger scheme of things - the pitch hasn't fallen apart because there's been no sun today.

49.6
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone
49.5
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
49.4
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length outside off, left alone
49.3
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to point's left
49.2
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length outside off, leans in and jabs at it. Spins away but he gets it into the turf
49.1
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length on off stump, blocked on the front foot

Another test of the light. We're going on.

END OF OVER:
49 | 6 Runs | SL: 133/0

  • Dimuth Karunaratne71 (162b)
  • Lahiru Thirimanne57 (132b)
  • Trent Boult6-1-21-0
  • William Somerville19-4-36-0

Dushan Fernando: "It seems our fans are overreacting a bit. SL has this one in the bag. "

Paul: "Would have been good to see Colin DG on this surface. He's at least equivalent with Santner on the batting front, who has proven fairly ineffective with the ball. Good to see NZ tested without typical performances from Williamson will be beneficial going forward regardless of result."

48.6
1
Boult to Karunaratne, 1 run, length and tailing into the pads. Flicked uppishly to fine leg
48.5
0
Boult to Karunaratne, no run, yorker down leg side, can't connect on the flick
48.4
0
Boult to Karunaratne, no run, goes with the short ball again, and it's hooked comfortable once more. Straight to backward square leg though

Aditya: "I think KW should try few overs here....Man with golden arm...NZ badly need few wkts here" --- Boult over the wicket now

48.3
2
Boult to Karunaratne, 2 runs, hooked past backward square, to deep square's left. Short balls sitting up nicely at a middle stump line
48.2
1
Boult to Thirimanne, 1 run, nicely done again. Short and up the hips. Gets off the floor and glances to fine leg
48.1
2
Boult to Thirimanne, 2 runs, handsomely pulled to deep square's left. Short ball not quite climbing up. Huffs and puffs up to his chest and he's on top of it

END OF OVER:
48 | (maiden) | SL: 127/0

  • Dimuth Karunaratne68 (158b)
  • Lahiru Thirimanne54 (130b)
  • William Somerville19-4-36-0
  • Trent Boult5-1-15-0

Nervous Sri Lanka fans, then. Good thing the batsmen look assured. The umpires have checked the light, by the way. We're going on for now. This is when play stopped last evening, remember. Boult to continue from around the wicket. Leg gully, short leg.

Rajiv: "@Varun. Not at all... We have some bitter experience in which our guys have gifted the winning positions in one bad session...."

Sach: "Sri Lanka fans - breathing easy? @Varun Are you kidding me? Thiri, Mendis, Matthews, Dickwella is the most telephone number scorecard prone batting order in world cricket. Only Pak comes close "

47.6
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length on off stump, defended into the covers
47.5
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, past the edge. Sure plays the cut a lot. Length and into the corridor. Skids under his bat

MJ: "SLfans won't breathe easy until we've won the match. Trust me we've seen things go south from much better positions than this Varun."

47.4
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
47.3
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, length outside off, turning away. Left alone
47.2
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, just keeps that out. Arm ball headed for off stump from a good length. Gets deep in the crease and jams it out
47.1
0
Somerville to Karunaratne, no run, short and wide outside off, cut to cover

Somerville. Around the wicket with two slips, short leg