241dThe Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Sri Lanka cruise to seven-wicket win

Sri Lanka, led by Upul Tharanga with the bat and Muttiah Muralitharan with the ball, rebounded emphatically from their opening game defeat to fairly thump New Zealand by seven wickets at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
WU Tharanga
56(77) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
8 4 2 6 6 2 7 21
DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene
48(73) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
11 1 10 8 7 2 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O10
M1
R23
W4
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O9.2
M1
R22
W2
Eco2.35
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

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

20 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs | SL: 166/3 | RR: 4.61

  • Kumar Sangakkara19 (32b)
  • Marvan Atapattu10 (27b)
  • Nathan Astle1-0-4-0
  • Jeetan Patel9-0-32-2

So, Sri Lanka have kept their Champions Trophy dream alive by wrapping up proceedings here in what was a very one-sided match in the end, despite Daniel Vettori's cameo. Thanks for joining us and do tune in tomorrow when England will be looking to restore some pride after their drubbing by India, while Australia will hope to put their loss at the hands of West Indies behind them.

35.6
4
Astle to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, driven to the off-side boundary and that's a comprehensive victory for Sri Lanka
35.5
0
Astle to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the back foot this time
35.4
0
Astle to Sangakkara, no run, worked behind point
35.3
0
Astle to Sangakkara, no run, tries to cut that one through point but picks the fielder
35.2
0
Astle to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the back foot
35.1
0
Astle to Sangakkara, no run, a bit of inswing and that's defended

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st45ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd89DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
3rd1KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
4th31MS AtapattuKC Sangakkara

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927