New Zealand have won, wonderful comeback by them, the last ball was full and wide again, Malinga drives it to long-off for a single, three-run victory for New Zealand
Who would have expected this result when Tillakaratne Dilshan was going hammer and tongs? Sri Lanka's lower-middle order has always been a bit of a question mark and it has come up short again.
New Zealand's comeback was sparked by a couple of superb pieces of fielding from Jesse Ryder, inflicting Jayawardene's run-out and taking a tough catch off Dilshan. Vettori was his miserly best, giving away only 11 runs,and the quicker bowlers kept it nice and full at the death, not allowing the Sri Lankans the chance to get under any deliveries. Bond's return was also satisfactory, coming back strongly after being clobbered for 16 runs in his first over.
Correction: Completely missed the fact that Jacob Oram has taken a hat-trick in this game, the second in Twenty20s after Brett Lee. Oram had got rid of Mathews off the last ball of the 17th over, before taking wickets off the first two balls of the final over. Thanks to Imran from India and a bunch of others for pointing that out.
Post-match presentation: Sangakkara: "With the start we had, not chasing 142 is inexcusable ... I think Dilshan has matured a lot over the past couple of years and is maximising his opportunities, unfortunately we couldn't support him today"
Vettori: "The fightback after we got Dilshan was really impressive. He's been the difference between the two sides in the Tests and today, and it's difficult to bowl to him given the wide range of shots he has... Our death bowling was the best display in a long time ... The fielding really stands out int Twenty20. " Vettori is also the Man of the Match.
Thanks everyone for joining in, that's it from us at Cricinfo. Last word today has to go to Joe from the United States: "Sri lanka gave 3 byes in the last ball which is equal to the margin by which NZ won."
full and wide, Malinga gets under it and clobbers it towards sweeper cover, Nathan McCullum races across to his right to try complete a spectacular catch but can't hang on to it
a leg bye, full outside off stump, tried to sweep, is struck on the pads, and the ball rolls towards point
Ajantha Mendis surveys the field
a yorker on offstump, Malinga gets it away to mid-off for a single
Oram's on a hat-trick now, Kulaskeara holes out to long-on, another low full toss, Kulasekara's shot finds Broom, who has an easier catch than McCullum last ball
Malinga is the batsman walking out
a great jumping catch from McCullum at long-off silences the crowd, a low full toss from Oram, Bandara lofts it straight at long-on, that's another dot ball, McCullum amde plenty of ground to his right before taking that one
high full toss, another heave from Bandara sends the ball towards mid-off, a single to retain the strike, wonderful over from Bond
another dot ball, only three of the over do far, slower ball from Bond, great stuff, Bandara swings at it and misses
a dot ball, precious for New Zealand, Bandara swipes that towards short midwicket
high full toss, punched back towards the bowler, who gets a hand to it but can't stop the batsmen from taking a single
Bond goes for the yorker, it's a touch shorter than he wanted, the batsman squeezes it to mid-off
Vettori and Bond have a long chat
length ball outside off, driven crisply to long-off, hit too firmly to get a double
Bond to bowl the 19th
Another message to the batsmen from the man rushing out with the drinks. Bond and Oram have an over each.
pegs away at a back of a length, on middle stump, Kulasekara turns it towards midwicket, and gets a tight single, direct hit would have made things interesting
Bandara hammers that one to mid-off, Vettori fields and a direct hit would have ended Bandara's stay
it was New Zealand's fielding that kept them in the game when Dilshan was going berserk, now it's the fielding that's letting them down, another misfield, this time at long-on, giving away an extra run
back of a length, angling into Bandara, who chops it towards backward point, where Ryder (who has been exceptional in the field so far) misfields
slow, short ball outside off, Bandra wanted to dab that to third man but doesn't connect
the batsman slaps that over the infield towards sweeper cover, land just a few yards short of the fielder
Oram gets rid of Mathews, who chips an innocuous delivery back to the bowler, huge wicket that, Mathews, Sri Lanka's last remaining recognised batsman, has just perished to a full toss
slightly overpitced, well outside off, Kulasekara gets forward and drives through cover