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.