11.6 a horrible shot from Vincent, trying to push things on. He didn't pick the ball up at all and heaved across the line; the ball kept low and cleaned him up a treat 37/2
    4.2 straight, slightly short and perhaps keeps a tad low, traps Fleming on the back foot and not a doubt that was going on to hit the middle stump three-quarters of the way up. Fleming almost walked! 14/1
    29.1 Slog-sweep from well outside off stump, possibly off the bottom of the bat, and the ball arcs to Malinga who runs in about 10 yards from deep midwicket to take a routine catch. Astle has rarely looked in form and with wickets tumbling at the other end, has not had the luxury of having the time to do so 87/6
    16.3 gone! Not the best ball - short and wide but that's struck right at the man at backward point who snaps it up at chest height 56/3
    20.3 wide, short, Styris slashed and got a thin but very audible edge and Sangakkara's banshee-like appeal echoed all round the empty stadium. 66/4
    25.4 Oram walks across his stumps again to counter the spin and looks rather silly as the ball stays straight and bowls him round his legs. The previous ball was a warning, but he ignored it and paid. He actually missed that by about a foot and it hit middle. 82/5
    33.3 what a terrible shot from McCullum, attempting a reverse sweep which crashes off the bat onto his pad and pops up to Jayawardene at slip. The Sri Lankans cry loudly but there's a short delay until the umpire finally nods his head. New Zealand's chances of batting out the full 50 overs are fast receding here 101/7
    not out
    37.4 a big scream and that's plumb, and Murali's fourth. The batsman took the smallest of steps forward to play that one on the front but he's trapped by the ball which pitches on off and would have gone on to hit middle-and-leg 115/8
    38.4 horrible low delivery matched in its ugliness by the lack of footwork and lame swish at the ball and a thick and loud under-edge is snapped up by the keeper. Sangakkara lets out a screaming appeal behind the stumps - it's so obvious that Jayasuriya doesn't even shout - and the umpire takes his time to give it, probably surprised at being asked. The batsman, for his part, just walks off. There was no real doubt 118/9
    49.2 chipped to point, a soft dismissal in the end, but Patel did a decent job with Vettori and their team-mates will thank them for it. 165/10
    25 (lb 8, nb 7, w 10)
    165 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 3.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Stephen Fleming, 4.2 ov), 2-37 (Lou Vincent, 11.6 ov), 3-56 (Hamish Marshall, 16.3 ov), 4-66 (Scott Styris, 20.3 ov), 5-82 (Jacob Oram, 25.4 ov), 6-87 (Nathan Astle, 29.1 ov), 7-101 (Brendon McCullum, 33.3 ov), 8-115 (Kyle Mills, 37.4 ov), 9-118 (Shane Bond, 38.4 ov), 10-165 (Jeetan Patel, 49.2 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas1014114.10464046
    SL Malinga9.212222.35452030
    MF Maharoof803414.25345011
    ST Jayasuriya1002622.60391010
    M Muralitharan1012342.30431010
    TM Dilshan201105.5061000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


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


Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
Group B