Match Day

571dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka prevail in Super Over

Lasith Malinga came good in the Super Over, defending 13 and trumping a super effort from Tim Southee to give Sri Lanka their first Super Eights points

571dAndrew Fernando

Early signs encouraging for Dananjaya

Sri Lanka took a gamble by throwing a rookie spinner into deep end and he responded with the best figures of the match. It should promise more opportunities at the highest level

571dAndrew Fernando in Pallekele

SL concern lies in middle order

With one of the strongest and most experienced top orders in world cricket, it is the middle order that need to find form for Sri Lanka to be a real force

585dJarrod Kimber

'Neither of you deserve to win'

There is no super speed with a Super Over. Add to that the bail that seemed to have jumped off on its own volition, and the whole process seemed to take longer than the game itself

571dDavid Hopps in Pallekele

Jayawardene hails his death-over expert

Mahela Jayawardene extolled Lasith Malinga as the finest death bowler in the world after he bowled an imperturbable Super Over that killed off a persistent New Zealand challenge

571dAndrew Fernando in Pallekele

'Oram's SLPL experience handy for us' - Taylor

After a three-week SLPL stint as the leading wicket-taker, Jacob Oram's experience and knowledge about the Sri Lankan local players and conditions is helpful to New Zealand's preparations, Ross Taylor has said

571dAndrew Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka face selection dilemmas

Sri Lanka, after having played two games which haven't given them a clue about the best team combination, have selection dilemmas ahead of their Super Eights game against New Zealand

571dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka sweat over Mendis fitness

Sri Lanka are still unsure whether their key spinner Ajantha Mendis will be fit to play their first Super Eights match on Sept 27

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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