Result
23rd Match, Nottingham, Jun 16 2009, Group F, ICC World Twenty20
158/5
(17/20 ov, target 159)
110
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by George Binoy

Sri Lanka march to semi-finals in style

Sri Lanka's bowlers once again made up for their batsmen's inability to post a large total by slicing through New Zealand

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka158/5(20 overs)
New Zealand110(17 overs)
end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 110/10CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Kyle Mills4 (6)
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.

That's it from me, join Cricinfo's executive editor Martin Williamson and deputy editor Ajay Shankar as they discuss the World Twenty20 here.

Send your questions for them in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com.

16.6
w
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
16.5
1lb
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
16.4
Malinga to Mills, no run
slow yorker outside off, Mills was through with his shot early and that slides under his bat
16.3
Malinga to Mills, no run
this one is a bit shorter, and outside off, Mills' waft doesn't make contact with the ball
16.2
4
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
16.1
1
Malinga to Butler, 1 run
that one swung in towards middle, swung towards mid-on for a single, Butler was well short of his ground if there had been a direct hit
16.1
1w
Malinga to Butler, 1 wide
Malinga starts the over with a wide way down the leg side
end of over 162 runs • 2 wicket
NZ: 102/9CRR: 6.37 • RRR: 14.25 • Need 57 from 24b
Kyle Mills0 (2)
Ian Butler0 (0)
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-18-1
Ajantha Mendis3-0-9-3
15.6
Muralitharan to Mills, no run
this one is the regulation offspinner, Mills goes for the reverse-sweep, edges it onto his helmet
15.5
Muralitharan to Mills, no run
Mills was looking to play the forward press to that one, it was the doosra though and it spins past the face of his bat
15.4
w
Muralitharan to Vettori, OUT
New Zealand are heading towards the exit, Vettori goes for the pull, gets a top edge which swirls towards deep square leg, Malinga takes a simple catch to get rid of the New Zealand captain
DL Vettori c Malinga b Muralitharan 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00
15.3
Muralitharan to Vettori, no run
jabbed towards backward point by Vettori, straight towards the fielder
15.2
2
Muralitharan to Vettori, 2 runs
Vettori sweeps a full ball from outside off, lands just short of deep cover
15.1
w
Muralitharan to NL McCullum, OUT
New Zealand are doing a pack-of-cards impersonation here, a run-out this time, there was a big appeal for lbw which the umpire turned down, the balls rolled towards short third man, who throws the ball to the non-striker's end and gets rid of McCullum
NL McCullum run out (Jayasuriya/Muralitharan) 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 100/7CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 11.80 • Need 59 from 30b
Nathan McCullum2 (3)
Daniel Vettori1 (2)
Ajantha Mendis3-0-9-3
Sanath Jayasuriya3-0-28-1
14.6
1
Mendis to NL McCullum, 1 run
played towards point for a single to retain the strike
14.5
1
Mendis to Vettori, 1 run
on middle and leg this time, Vettori makes room and plays it inside-out towards extra cover
14.4
Mendis to Vettori, no run
full on middle and off, Vettori pushes it towards mid-on
14.3
w
Mendis to McGlashan, OUT
Mendis gets rid of McGlashan, short and wide,the ball was spinning away from him, McGlashan goes for the cut but is unable to control it, a thick top edge and the catch is taken at backward point
PD McGlashan c Mubarak b Mendis 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
14.2
1
Mendis to NL McCullum, 1 run
much fuller, just outside off, squeezed out towards cover for a single
Best performances - batsmen
TM Dilshan
48 runs (37)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
1011812574
MJ Guptill
43 runs (34)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control63%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
3023121328
Best performances - bowlers
BAW Mendis
O
3
M
0
R
9
W
3
Eco
3.00
I Udana
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
5.66
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2009
Player Of The Match
Ajantha Mendis
Match numberT20I no. 112
Season2009
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days16 June 2009 (20-over match)
Umpires
Steve Davis
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsSri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0