Player of the Match
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    0.2 huge appeal. I mean a really huge appeal. Plays all around a full delivery and is struck on the pad. Only doubt was did it pitch outside leg. . The answer is an emphatic no. Williamson goes for a review. Pitching in line, impact in line, hitting. Three reds, so he will have to walk back. What a review! Thirimanne is gone. 4/1
    not out
    8.1 miles and miles in the air, mid-off and mid-on briefly looked at each other but de Grandhomme calls finally and takes this superbly at mid-on. Went really high, looks like this full delivery held up just a touch more on the surface, Kusal looking to belt it down the ground but got hit a touch high on the bat, which is why there was no timing. Sri Lanka lose their second and it's a big wicket. 46/2
    8.2 nicked and gone! Guptill went across to his left from second slip to take a good, low catch. Kusal Mendis squared up by the nip away as he gets a thick edge. This would've been lapped up by Ross Taylor at first, but for the dive from Guptill to pluck this. Sri Lanka tottering suddenly. 46/3
    11.5 gone lbw. Length ball at 147kph, pitching around off and angling in a bit. De Silva was stuck on the back foot, the ball skids off the surface, keeping a bit low as well. De Silva cannot get his bat down in time and is hit on the front pad. A loud appeal and up goes the finger. The batsman is having a chat with his partner and they decide not to review 53/4
    14.4 Mathews departs for a duck. Length ball around off and seaming away just a little, Mathews was once again stuck at the crease, looks to defend but can get only a faint edge, a comfortable catch for Latham 59/5
    15.2 that angle is working well for Ferguson, was a length ball and leaving the batsman. Hardly any feet movement from Mendis, pushes at it with hard hands, gets squared up as well, and Neesham grabs low to his left it at gully 60/6
    23.4 goes big, no timing and holes out to long-on. Just didn't get to the pitch, was tempted to heave this across the line as he saw the flight, Santner got this to dip on him and that did the trick. Boult took a few steps back, kept his eyes on the ball and didn't make a mistake. 112/7
    24.4 chipped straight to mid-on. As simple as catches come. Neesham delivers after two expensive overs. Nothing shot really, length ball angling in and he simply spooned this to the fielder. 114/8
    28.1 attacks the body with a pacy short ball, Lakmal gets into an awkward tangle as he looks to flat-bat this, lobs towards cover were Santner runs in to take a dolly 130/9
    29.2 the stump takes a beating! Lockie takes three as Sri Lanka have been suckerpunched. Malinga makes room to steer this behind square but is beaten for pace by this fast and furious full toss. 136/10
    11 (b 1, nb 2, w 8)
    136 all out (29.2 Overs, RR: 4.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 0.2 ov), 2-46 (Kusal Perera, 8.1 ov), 3-46 (Kusal Mendis, 8.2 ov), 4-53 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 11.5 ov), 5-59 (Angelo Mathews, 14.4 ov), 6-60 (Jeevan Mendis, 15.2 ov), 7-112 (Thisara Perera, 23.4 ov), 8-114 (Isuru Udana, 24.4 ov), 9-130 (Suranga Lakmal, 28.1 ov), 10-136 (Lasith Malinga, 29.2 ov)
    MJ Henry702934.14294010
    TA Boult904414.88345040
    LH Ferguson6.202233.47272011
    C de Grandhomme201417.0050100
    JDS Neesham302117.0070111
    MJ Santner20512.5080010

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