Result
1st Match (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Sep 8 2009, Compaq Cup
216/7
(36.1/50 ov, target 217)
119
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

New Zealand crumble to Sri Lankan pace

A batting masterpiece and a fast-bowling barrage. It isn't often that a teamcan combine both of those forces in one night, but Sri Lanka had all of thatgoing for them and more

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka216/7(50 overs)
New Zealand119(36.1 overs)
end of over 370 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 119/10CRR: 3.29 • RRR: 7.08 • Need 98 from 13.5ov
Shane Bond1 (2)
Lasith Malinga6.1-0-28-4
Ajantha Mendis7-1-14-0

What a comeback from the home team. After electing to bat first they were reduced to 69 for 5, but fought back through Samaraweera and Mathews to put up a decent total on a track that was slow and low.

And when it came to defending the total the bowlers were spot on with Malinga being the wrecker-in-chief with four wickets to his name. They never allowed the batsmen to settle down and kept on picking wickets at regular intervals and eventually ran through the New Zealand line-up in just 36.1 overs.

Sri Lanka will take home five points from this game including one bonus point . Man of the match award goes to Thilan Samaraweera for his brilliant innings.

At the presnetation, Vettori was asked, If he could change one thing what would it be - "Would have won the toss" was his reply. Hope you have enjoyed the coverage and be sure to join us for the second match on the 11th of September. Good bye and good luck.

36.1
w
Malinga to Butler, OUT
all over! It's a Malinga special, full and on the stumps, Butler fails to get his bat down in time and the ball crashes into the stumps. Sri Lanka win by 97 runs
IG Butler b Malinga 25 (36m 38b 1x4 1x6) SR: 65.78
end of over 363 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 119/9CRR: 3.3 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 98 from 13.5ov
Shane Bond1 (2)
Ian Butler25 (37)
Ajantha Mendis7-1-14-0
Sanath Jayasuriya6-0-28-2
35.6
Mendis to Bond, no run
another googly, pitched outside the off stump and turning in - Bond fails to get bat on ball and is hit on the pad
35.6
1w
Mendis to Bond, 1 wide
googly down the leg side
35.5
1
Mendis to Butler, 1 run
worked away behind point for a single
35.4
1
Mendis to Bond, 1 run
pushed wide of the fielder at point
35.3
w
Mendis to Tuffey, OUT
googly - Tuffey looks to tap it away on the off side but ends up with an inside edge and the ball rolls back and is run out by Sangakkara. Tuffey failed to pick up the ball roll back and was looking for a run there
DR Tuffey run out (†Sangakkara) 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
35.2
Mendis to Tuffey, no run
goes for the sweep and gets beaten
35.1
Mendis to Tuffey, no run
defended straight back to the bowler, was in the air for sometime but fell short of Mendis
end of over 3512 runs
NZ: 116/8CRR: 3.31 • RRR: 6.73 • Need 101 from 13.5ov
Ian Butler24 (36)
Daryl Tuffey2 (4)
Sanath Jayasuriya6-0-28-2
Ajantha Mendis6-1-11-0
34.6
2
Jayasuriya to Butler, 2 runs
nudged away behind square leg
34.5
Jayasuriya to Butler, no run
quicker delivery outside the off stump, Butler pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal turned down - impact was outside the line of the off side
34.4
6
Jayasuriya to Butler, SIX runs
Max! comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for the first six of the match
34.3
1
Jayasuriya to Tuffey, 1 run
played away on the leg side
34.2
1
Jayasuriya to Butler, 1 run
fuller length delivery outside the off stump and Butler hammers it down to long-on
34.1
2
Jayasuriya to Butler, 2 runs
driven away through extra cover
end of over 341 runs
NZ: 104/8CRR: 3.05 • RRR: 7.06 • Need 113 from 13.5ov
Ian Butler13 (31)
Daryl Tuffey1 (3)
Ajantha Mendis6-1-11-0
Sanath Jayasuriya5-0-16-2
33.6
1
Mendis to Butler, 1 run
cut away late to the short third man region
33.5
Mendis to Butler, no run
forced away off the back-foot to the point region
33.4
Mendis to Butler, no run
flat delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully
33.3
Mendis to Butler, no run
defended stretching well forward, bat and pad held together
Best performances - batsmen
TT Samaraweera
104 runs (124)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
8121220257614
AD Mathews
51 runs (60)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
069671445
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
O
6.1
M
0
R
28
W
4
Eco
4.54
SE Bond
O
10
M
2
R
43
W
3
Eco
4.30
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesCompaq Cup 2009
Player Of The Match
Thilan Samaraweera
Match numberODI no. 2884
Season2009
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 days8 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Nathan McCullum
Umpires
Asoka de Silva
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Sena Nandiweera
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsSri Lanka 5, New Zealand 0