Result
7th Match, Johannesburg, Sep 27 2009, Group B, ICC Champions Trophy
315/7
(46.4/50 ov, target 316)
277
New Zealand won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
2y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

New Zealand keep semi-final hopes alive

Sri Lanka were picking their way delightfully into a daunting 316-run target, their openers having set the tone in a free-spirited manner, but New Zealand turned the tables in a trice

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand315/7(50 overs)
Sri Lanka277(46.4 overs)

Hang on for the post-match quotes from the captains.

Sanga: "At the end of the day we have to look back and see we didnt have enough wickets in hand. Mahela and Kulasekara played superbly. We have to improve our fielding standards. We have to take responsibility at the end of the day for the mistakes."

Vettori: "The way Ryder and McCullum gave us a great start put the dressing room in good shape. We carried the momentum all the way through. IT was a fantastic pitch. Sri Lanka put a lot of pressure on us in the end. Guptill maintained a good composure and played very well. Tuffey has come back from injury and has stood up today. We can go into the game against England, knowing the wicket, knowing what we have to do and we can win that and go to semi-finals." Vettori is also the man of the match.

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46.4
w
Tuffey to Mendis, OUT
And it's all over. Full delivery, dragged straight to mid-on. Fine win for NZ. The group is split wide open. Sri Lanka are virtually out of this tournament. Sorrow and joy collide.
BAW Mendis c Vettori b Tuffey 3 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
46.3
1
Tuffey to Kulasekara, 1 run
46.2
1
Tuffey to Mendis, 1 run
length delivery straightening outside off, steered to third man
46.1
Tuffey to Mendis, no run
slower one, on a length outside off, left alone
end of over 4613 runs
SL: 275/9CRR: 5.97 • RRR: 10.25 • Need 41 from 24b
Nuwan Kulasekara56 (55)
Ajantha Mendis2 (3)
Shane Bond9-0-82-0
Kyle Mills10-0-69-3
45.6
4
Bond to Kulasekara, FOUR runs
fuller, outside off stump and Kula lashes it wide of backward point and the ball crashes against the point boundary
45.5
6
Bond to Kulasekara, SIX runs
goes for the slower one, drops it short, Kulasekara picked it up really well, waited for it to arrive before biffing it over midwicket boundary. And this is his first ODI fifty. Fighting knock

Selvendra: "Darn good lesson for SL, for dropping Murali from the side.What did the replacement do? 7 overs no wickets 50 runs over 7 an over and scored 11 runs. How can SL drop the best bowler in the side.Too cocky."

45.4
1
Bond to Mendis, 1 run
leans across to push the ball to covers
45.3
Bond to Mendis, no run
bounces on the middle stump line, Mendy keeps it down, in front of him
45.2
1
Bond to Kulasekara, 1 run
full delivery, driven down to long-off
45.1
1
Bond to Mendis, 1 run
full in length outside off stump, pushed through cover point
end of over 458 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 262/9CRR: 5.82 • RRR: 10.80 • Need 54 from 30b
Nuwan Kulasekara45 (52)
Kyle Mills10-0-69-3
James Franklin9-0-40-2
44.6
w
Mills to Malinga, OUT
Just one more wicket now for NZ to wrap things up. Malinga swings a full toss straight to long-on. Gone! 54 from 30 but looks a distant dream now
SL Malinga c Taylor b Mills 15 (13m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00
44.5
Mills to Malinga, no run
fuller, outside off, swing and a miss
44.4
6
Mills to Malinga, SIX runs
What a stunning strike from Malingaaaaaaa! He fetched it from outside off and swung the full length delivery way over wide long-on boundary
44.3
1
Mills to Kulasekara, 1 run
dropped by Mills. Kulasekara topedged the all mighty swing and Mills ran back but never looked in control as he waited for gravity to pull the ball back down. Clanger!
44.2
Mills to Kulasekara, no run
moves outside leg stump, has a big swing across the line and the ball rushes between him and the leg stump
44.1
1
Mills to Malinga, 1 run
drifts towards the pads, rolls away to the on side
end of over 448 runs
SL: 254/8CRR: 5.77 • RRR: 10.33 • Need 62 from 36b
Lasith Malinga8 (6)
Nuwan Kulasekara44 (50)
James Franklin9-0-40-2
Kyle Mills9-0-61-2
43.6
1
Franklin to Malinga, 1 run
slower one, on the middle stump line, nurdled to backward square-leg
43.5
1
Franklin to Kulasekara, 1 run
on the off stump line, driven to left of Vettori who makes a sliding stop
Best performances - batsmen
DPMD Jayawardene
77 runs (85)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
108814159310
JD Ryder
74 runs (58)
10 fours
1 sixes
Control63%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
191221813316
Best performances - bowlers
ST Jayasuriya
O
10
M
0
R
39
W
3
Eco
3.90
KD Mills
O
10
M
0
R
69
W
3
Eco
6.90
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy 2009
Player Of The Match
Daniel Vettori
Match numberODI no. 2899
Season2009/10
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days27 September 2009 (50-over match)
Umpires
Ian Gould
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsNew Zealand 2, Sri Lanka 0