573dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
76(53) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 9 5 12 9 11 26
RJ Nicol
58(40) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 35 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
0 0 10 1 1 18 16 12

Best performances - Bowlers

A Dananjaya
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
KMDN Kulasekara
O4
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

27 September 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0

Scorer: Raghav | Commentator: Alex Winter

END OF OVER:
1 | NZ: 7/1

So what a game we have had, with Sri Lanka winning it in a Super Over after the match was tied. It was just what the designers had in mind when they conjured up T20, a great hard, fast surface, big hitting, boundaries aplenty, the tightest of finishes and then a bit of extra drama to finally separate these sides. Tillakaratne Dilshan took the Man of the Match award for his innings that should have taken Sri Lanka over the line, he couldn't quite finish it off but his side prevailed in the end.

But no time to catch our breath because we're straight off to live coverage of the second game of the night, England playing West Indies. Phew, see you tomorrow...

0.6
1
Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, a yorker comes off the pad and runs down towards long leg, Malinga holds his nerve and pulls it off for Sri Lanka
0.5
W
Malinga to Guptill, OUT, tries to find the stands over long off, it was well struck down to the boundary and it was superbly taken by Dilshan right on the edge of the rope, great catch, so nearly a big hit from Guptill. Still 8 required, Taylor the new batsman with McCullum on strike...

MJ Guptill c Dilshan b Malinga

0.4
1
Malinga to BB McCullum, 1 run, Sangakkara drops a thick egde from McCullum, again it was wide and tried to be swung away. 8 to win...
0.3
0b
Malinga to BB McCullum, 2 byes, full and wide of McCullum's swing outside off, Sangakkara lets it through his hands and they scramble a couple of bonus runs. NZ need 9 to win...
0.2
1
Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, full ball again, chopped to midwicket Guptill trying to swing it over the on side
0.1
2
Malinga to Guptill, 2 runs, Guptill swings at a wide delivery and gets a wild outside edge over backward point, the cover sweeper comes around to field

Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill have found some gear and are coming out to face Lasith Malinga...

END OF OVER:
1 | SL: 13/1

New Zealand need 14 to win if it's another tie, it will go to boundary countback over the entire duration of the match, so including the Super Over...there's delay while New Zealand retrieve their kit, it may be back on the bus! There's another game to come remember on this ground...

0.6
3
Southee to Perera, 3 runs, full again, Perera goes for the paddle sweep, meets it on the full and gets it just over short long leg, they take three out to the boundary. Finish on 13 for 1...
0.5
0lb
Southee to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, another excellent full ball onto leg stump, comes off the pad of Dilshan into the covers and they take a quick single

Dilshan is the new batsman, if Sri Lanka lose another wicket the innings is over

0.4
W
Southee to Jayawardene, 1 run, OUT, full again, dug out into midwicket, coming back for the second, run out very easily, a good return by the deep fielder.

DPMD Jayawardene run out

0.4
0w
Southee to Perera, 2 wides, full outside off again, a swing and a miss by Perera, they take an extra to the keeper too
0.3
2
Southee to Perera, 2 runs, full ball dug out down the ground by Perera, great running and they get back for the second
0.3
0w
Southee to Perera, 1 wide, full outside off but this is too wide of the left-handed Perera and called wide
0.2
1
Southee to Jayawardene, 1 run, full again outside leg, step to give himself room, dug out into the covers by Jayawardene
0.1
2
Southee to Jayawardene, 2 runs, full ball dug out by Jayawardene, plenty of bat on this, long leg slides and saves four very well

So a wait to find out which three batsman are going to be nominated for Sri Lanka and, of course, which bowler is going to send down the six deliveries...Jayawardene and Perera are going to bat, Dilshan has also got his gear on in the dugout...Tim Southee looks like he's going to bowl...

END OF OVER:
20 | SL: 174/6 (1 run required, RR: 8.70)

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...

19.6
W
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...

19.5
4
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...

19.4
0
Southee to Thirimanne, no run, full and wide enough of the attempted drive, beats the bat, dot ball!

Five from three balls...

19.3
1
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...

19.2
1
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...

19.1
1
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...

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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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