Player of the Match
Player of the Match

17 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 110/10 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 16.33)

  • Kyle Mills4 (6b)
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-26-1
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-18-1

Post-match presentation:

Daniel Vettori: 160 was a gettable target, we got off to a decent start but the capitulation in the middle left us with no chance. They bowled well and deserved to win, and we didn't take any of our opportunities against the top teams.

Sangakkara: Great batting performance to start off with. We really stuck it out there. It was probably a bad option to open the bowling with Sanath, but we always knew that once the field spread out we could always pull them back.

Ajantha Mendis is the Man of the Match for his wonderful spell of 3 for 9. This is Sri Lanka's fifth win on the trot, and put them on the top of Group F.

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Malinga to Butler, 1 run, OUT, Sri Lanka are through to the semi-finals, that was a sorry end to the NZ innings, a full toss on the pads is swung away towards long-on, Mills was coming back for the second but a direct hit from Angelo Mathews catches him short

KD Mills run out (Dilshan) 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Malinga to Mills, 1 leg bye, the fast yorker this time, sliding down the leg side, hits Mills on the boot and runs away towards square leg
Malinga to Mills, no run, slow yorker outside off, Mills was through with his shot early and that slides under his bat
Malinga to Mills, no run, this one is a bit shorter, and outside off, Mills' waft doesn't make contact with the ball
Malinga to Mills, FOUR runs, wonderful shot from Mills, he backs away and lofts a fullsih ball inside-out over extra cover for a boundary

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st30BB McCullumAJ Redmond
2nd9AJ RedmondMJ Guptill
3rd25LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th2SB StyrisMJ Guptill
5th27JDP OramMJ Guptill
6th2PD McGlashanMJ Guptill
7th3NL McCullumPD McGlashan
8th2DL VettoriNL McCullum
9th2DL VettoriKD Mills
10th8KD MillsIG Butler