20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 174/6 (1 run required, RR: 8.70)

  • Angelo Mathews12 (11b)
  • Tim Southee4-0-44-0
  • James Franklin4-0-34-2

What drama! Everything we've been waiting for in this tournament has suddenly come alive tonight, fabulous, crazy cricket...so now we have a Super Over, and the rules are...Sri Lanka to bat first because they were the chasing team...one over each, two wickets per team...

Southee to Thirimanne, OUT, slap into the off side off an inside edge, easy run out at point surely to the non-striker's end but I think Taylor dropped the ball, he did! Taylor dropped it and Sri Lanka have won!! But no!! On the replay the ball has deflected off Taylor's hand and deflected into the stumps!!! Amazing stuff so New Zealand have effected the run out and this is going to be a Super Over...so much checking to see what actually caused the bails to come off but it looks as if it was ball...here comes the third umpire...it's OUT!!!

HDRL Thirimanne run out (Franklin/Taylor) 5 (10m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

So now just a single to win it...surely the field comes right up...run whatever...

Southee to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, full and wide, goes for the ramp and this time pulls it off! What a shot, picked it up from well outside off and it sails over short long leg

Five from two...

Southee to Thirimanne, no run, full and wide enough of the attempted drive, beats the bat, dot ball!

Five from three balls...

Southee to Mathews, 1 run, full ball on leg stump, dug out through midwicket for...just a single as the fielder scrambles well off the rope

Six to win...

Southee to Thirimanne, 1 run, full outside off, goes for the ramp and gets it off the toe of the bat in the air towards short long leg, doesn't get it at all and it falls short of the fielder

Seven to win from five balls...

Southee to Mathews, 1 run, full and cracked out to cover, well fielded

So eight to win and Southee again to bowl around the wicket...

19 | 13 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 167/5 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 8.00)

  • Angelo Mathews10 (9b)
  • James Franklin4-0-34-2
  • Tim Southee3-0-37-0
Franklin to Perera, OUT, slower ball on off stump and Perera swings and loses his off stump. Franklin atoning slightly, bowling a great slower ball on a good length, Perera took a huge swipe at it and lost his off stump

NLTC Perera b Franklin 5 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Franklin to Perera, FOUR runs, full and wide, swung away off an outside edge, third man is up and that will run away for four, poor ball, giving the batsman the chance to free his arms
Franklin to Mathews, 1 run, full outside off, dug out down the ground again, Franklin nearly fielded it but couldn't hold it, another single to long on
Franklin to Perera, 1 run, outside off, slugged down the ground to long on from a length

So no Dilshan to finish it off, new batsman now have to get Sri Lanka over the line...

Franklin to Dilshan, 1 run, OUT, cut out to the deep fielder at cover, Southee returns well, and Dilshan is diving in coming back for the second and is short of his ground he was desperate to come back and keep the strike but a great piece of work on the cover boundary again gives New Zealand hope

TM Dilshan run out (Southee/†BB McCullum) 76 (81m 53b 5x4 3x6) SR: 143.39

Terrible delivery and that wins the game surely...

Franklin to Dilshan, SIX runs, full toss just outside off and smashed over midwicket into the crowd

Well, well, from a blazing start, Sri Lanka have work to do...i'm still backing them though...Franklin to bowl, he did it against India recently...

18 | 7 Runs | SL: 154/3 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.55, RRR: 10.50)

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan69 (51b)
  • Angelo Mathews9 (8b)
  • Tim Southee3-0-37-0
  • James Franklin3-0-21-1
Southee to Dilshan, 1 run, a terrific over from Southee, Dilshan plays the final blockhole delivery towards long on
Southee to Mathews, 1 run, once again Southee finds the blockhole and gives Mathews no room, the batsman hits towards long on
Southee to Dilshan, 1 run, nearly in the blockhole around off and middle, driven from the crease through cover point

Taylor having a chat with his bowler ...

Southee to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan makes room by moving outside leg, Southee cramps him with a yorker, Dilshan squeezes it out towards midwicket and they take on Guptill's arm to complete the second
Southee to Mathews, 1 run, full ball angling across the right-hander, Mathews drives towards extra cover
Southee to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball, which Dilshan tries to smash over long-on but mis-times it. The ball reaches the fielder on the bounce

New Zealand taking their time with field placements ... Southee to bowl, from round the wicket. He usually aims for the blockhole wide outside off stump.

17 | 10 Runs | SL: 147/3 (28 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.64, RRR: 9.33)

  • Angelo Mathews7 (6b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan64 (47b)
  • James Franklin3-0-21-1
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-29-0
Franklin to Mathews, 2 runs, a wild swing to a straight ball, inside edge past short long leg and Oram dives and saves brilliantly on the deep backward square rope, could be a vital save that
Franklin to Dilshan, 1 run, well bowled, right up in the block hole, pushed out to extra cover
Franklin to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball just outside off, clears the front leg and slaps it down to long on, stretching for it
Franklin to Dilshan, 1 run, given room again but a slower ball, chopped out to the cover sweeper
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st80DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
2nd39TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd12TM DilshanBMAJ Mendis
4th30TM DilshanAD Mathews
5th6AD MathewsNLTC Perera
6th7AD MathewsHDRL Thirimanne