3rd T20I (N), Pallekele, September 06, 2019, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
(16/20 ov, T:126) 88

Sri Lanka won by 37 runs

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
28 runs • 4 wkts
Sri Lanka Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
Danushka Gunathilaka  b Astle30254240120.00
Kusal Perera c Astle b Santner312200025.00
Avishka Fernando  b Astle612121050.00
Niroshan Dickwella c Munro b Santner24152630160.00
Lahiru Madushanka lbw b Santner2023281086.95
Dasun Shanaka c Mitchell b Astle761010116.66
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva not out 14102900140.00
Isuru Udana run out (Santner/†Seifert/Rance)2480050.00
Akila Dananjaya  b Kuggeleijn024000.00
Lasith Malinga (c)not out 611160054.54
Extras(b 1, lb 8, w 4)13
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.25, 95 Mts)125/8
Did not bat: Lakshan Sandakan 
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Kusal Perera, 4.1 ov), 2-39 (Avishka Fernando, 6.4 ov), 3-50 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 8.5 ov), 4-77 (Niroshan Dickwella, 12.2 ov), 5-98 (Dasun Shanaka, 14.5 ov), 6-101 (Lahiru Madushanka, 15.4 ov), 7-109 (Isuru Udana, 16.6 ov), 8-109 (Akila Dananjaya, 17.2 ov)
Tim Southee401604.00151020
Seth Rance302909.6654000
Mitchell Santner411233.00140000
4.1 to MDKJ Perera, he strikes first ball! There wasn't much room because of the angle and Kusal chipped that a bit late behind square on the leg side and it flew quickly and flat to short fine leg. Strange reaction from Santner - as if a chance was missed. 31/1
12.2 to N Dickwella, tossed up on middle and Dickwella's favourite sweep proves to be his undoing on this occasion. He had given his intention of sweeping quite early, Santner held it back, slowed it up, it had a bit of extra bounce and that induced a top edge, taken comfortably at short fine leg. 77/4
15.4 to LD Madushanka, and Santner returns to the party again! Fired this one in fuller and straighter, the batsman was trying to work it to the on side after walking down the wicket, had to play around his front pad and missed to be adjudged lbw. 101/6
Scott Kuggeleijn402115.25111010
17.2 to A Dananjaya, fast and straight and he hits timber! He was attempting the dab shot again, it skidded through at pace, and crashed into the stumps. 109/8
Todd Astle402837.00103000
6.4 to WIA Fernando, bowled'm with a wrong'un! Avishka didn't pick that up at all. It pitched around length outside off, turned in a fair bit and Avishka was on the back foot to steer it away after it turned away but it went the other way to knock over off stump. 39/2
8.5 to MD Gunathilaka, another wrong'un and another one beaten! This time it's the well-set Gunathilaka. He pitched it nicely and slow with some flight on leg stump, Gunathilaka went back to defend it but the ball turned away and knocked over the stumps. 50/3
14.5 to MD Shanaka, googly outside off, he goes for the sweep again but this was slower and had a bit of extra bounce that induces a top edge that carries all the way to deep backward square leg. 98/5
Colin de Grandhomme1010010.0011010
New Zealand  (T: 126 runs from 20 ovs)
Colin Munro  b Malinga12121111100.00
Tim Seifert c Gunathilaka b Malinga813301061.53
Hamish Rutherford lbw b Malinga013000.00
Colin de Grandhomme  b Malinga011000.00
Ross Taylor lbw b Malinga012000.00
Daryl Mitchell run out (de Silva/†Perera)67270085.71
Mitchell Santner st †Perera b Dananjaya16152310106.66
Scott Kuggeleijn  b Dananjaya012000.00
Tim Southee (c)not out 28233203121.73
Todd Astle lbw b de Silva3570060.00
Seth Rance lbw b Sandakan817250047.05
Extras(lb 2, w 5)7
TOTAL16 Ov (RR: 5.50, 81 Mts)88
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Colin Munro, 2.3 ov), 2-15 (Hamish Rutherford, 2.4 ov), 3-15 (Colin de Grandhomme, 2.5 ov), 4-15 (Ross Taylor, 2.6 ov), 5-23 (Tim Seifert, 4.4 ov), 6-46 (Daryl Mitchell, 8.1 ov), 7-46 (Scott Kuggeleijn, 8.2 ov), 8-47 (Mitchell Santner, 8.4 ov), 9-52 (Todd Astle, 9.6 ov), 10-88 (Seth Rance, 15.6 ov)
Lasith Malinga41651.50200010
2.3 to C Munro, there comes Malinga's 100th T20I wicket and he has bowled Munro again! Little similar to how he got Munro in the first T20I but this wasn't a yorker. It was swinging in, in pitched on middle stump and it found the gap between Munro's bat and pad to rattle the leg stump. What a sight that is for a fast bowler. 15/1
2.4 to HD Rutherford, loud, loud appeal first ball, it's turned down and Malinga, the captain, has reviewed immediately. This one also to a left-hander, also swinging in, also missed by the batsman, and he's hit right in front of leg stump after the ball pitched on middle. Ball-tracking says it's hitting, the crowd erupts! It might have looked not out initially but seems like Rutherford took a tiny step towards middle stump which went in Malinga's favour. 15/2
2.5 to C de Grandhomme, he has done it, three in three, Malinga has taken a hat-trick when his team needs it the most! Dear o dear, they're checking for the no ball and this is so close! The foot is pitching on the line and it seems like, on impact, a fraction of a tiny part of the heel was behind in the crease. It couldn't have been closer than that without being a no ball. And how's this for a hat-trick delivery: a searing yorker with late swing to an in-form Colin de Grandhomme who was squared up and the ball took the base of off and middle stumps. What a sight, what a bowler. He points to the number on his jersey in celebration. It says 99!. 15/3
2.6 to LRPL Taylor, FOUR IN FOUR! Is this the 2007 World Cup all over again?! Ross Taylor this time, and he gets the same treament - an unplayable yorker. He looked more still than de Grandhomme at the crease but it didn't matter. This one is headed right for the foot, it swings late from around leg to middle stump and it sneaks under Taylor's bat to get him plumb. 15/4
4.4 to TL Seifert, edged to first slip and it's five for Malinga! This crowd is going crazy, the decibel levels are going to break records tonight. This time a length delivery, lovely shape for outswing, it tempts Seifert to drive and he falls for it, edging it to wide slip for a simple catch and Gunathilaka gets both hands to it. 23/5
Akila Dananjaya402827.00123110
8.2 to SC Kuggeleijn, what's happening here, one more for Sri Lanka! The wrong'un makes an appearance again and it's hit the stumps off Kuggeleijn's elbow. IT was slow through the air, outside off, and Kuggeleijn leaned forward to defend it patiently but there was some gap between bat and ball, and the ball took the inside edge to bounce and then deflect off the right elbow before hitting the stumps. 46/7
8.4 to MJ Santner, third wicket in four balls, third umpire is signalled for this stumping but Santner is walking. Lovely delivery from Akila outside off to draw Santner out of the crease, he stretches his arms to get to the ball but the wrong'un beats the bat, goes past the outside edge and Kusal takes the bails off in a flash. Santner's left leg is well outside the crease. 47/8
Lakshan Sandakan403318.25110330
15.6 to SHA Rance, full from around the wicket, he attempts the sweep, trying to take a straight one from the stumps and that's the end, since New Zealand have no reviews left.. 88/10
Danushka Gunathilaka10707.0010000
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva301214.00100000
9.6 to TD Astle, loud appeal once again for the nth time this over, and he's been given! It was tossed up, he swept after going across a fair bit to paddle it, he was struck right in front and even though he reviewed it, he is plumb. New Zealand lose their review too. 52/9
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Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Lasith Malinga
Player Of The Series
New Zealand
Tim Southee
Series resultNew Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 880
Match days06 September 2019 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Lahiru Madushanka
Lahiru Madushanka
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 7
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 125/8 in 20.0 overs (PWH de Silva 14, SL Malinga 6)
  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 31 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Over 2.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RMPJ Rambukwella, Batsman - HD Rutherford (Upheld)
  • SL Malinga took 4 wickets with four consecutive deliveries, hat-trick included with the wickets of 1-15 (Munro, 2.3 ov), 2-15 (Rutherford, 2.4 ov), 3-15 (de Grandhomme, 2.5 ov), 4-15 (Taylor, 2.6 ov)
  • Over 5.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - LE Hannibal, Batsman - DJ Mitchell (Struck down)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 9.6: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - LE Hannibal, Batsman - TD Astle (Struck down)
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