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1st T20I, Lauderhill, May 22, 2010, New Zealand v Sri Lanka T20I Series
(19.4/20 ov, T:121) 92

New Zealand won by 28 runs

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Scott Styris is MoM, a day before his wedding in Fiji He says: "Wasn't too bad, this wicket suited me. Not to different from most of wickets in Caribbean. Leaving the team because I have a wedding back in Fiji... she is a very lucky girl." Good on ya Scottie. Good note to end this match on. Cheers

Daniel Vettori "Not much of a total, but we bowled well on a difficult. terrific start from Kyle Mills. We bowl well on these wickets, and the big boundary helped us too, you can't just hit a couple of sixes any time."

Kumar Sangakkara "They got a great start, they pushed us back in the first six overs, and New Zealand were a bit more disciplined than us, both with the bat in the field."

Not the ideal wicket for a first international match in a new country. Timing the ball was extremely difficult here: it kept low and slow throughout, and New Zealand got the better of the conditions here. Only 13 fours and two sixes in the whole match. Surely even the bowlers would have struggled to get wickets here if the batsmen were not under the pressure to go after them. So overall not a good debut for the US. Do stay back for presentation

McKay to Mendis, OUT

all over now. Full and straight, Mendis swings, misses, and McKay uproots the off stump

Ajantha Mendis b McKay 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
McKay to Jayasinghe, 1 bye

slower ball, beats him, concedes a bye as it bounces in front of McCullum

McKay to Jayasinghe, no run

bowled him, but it's a free hit

McKay to Mendis, (no ball) 1 run

all over. Oh it's not, it's a no-ball. Mendis backs away and upper-cuts it straight to third man, and Gould calls it a no-ball

McKay to Jayasinghe, 1 run

short, makes room and cuts it away for one

McKay will bowl the last over

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 88/9CRR: 4.63 RRR: 33.00
Chinthaka Jayasinghe8 (17b)
Ajantha Mendis1 (3b)
Tim Southee 3-0-10-0
Andy McKay 3-0-17-1
Southee to Jayasinghe, 1 run

half-volley, chipped down to long-on for one

Southee to Mendis, 1 run

worked into the on side for one

Southee to Mendis, no run

slower ball, hit to extra cover

Southee to Mendis, no run

short outside off, played to short third man

Southee to Jayasinghe, 1 run

short ball, pulled away to square leg for one

Southee to Jayasinghe, OUT

and everything is going NZ's way. Half-volley, hit back powerfully, and it hits Southee's shin and deflects onto the stumps, and Malinga is backing up, and has to go

Lasith Malinga run out (Southee) 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

SL need three runs per ball here. NZ firm favourites as Southee comes back

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 85/8CRR: 4.72 RRR: 18.00
Lasith Malinga0 (2b)
Chinthaka Jayasinghe6 (14b)
Andy McKay 3-0-17-1
Kyle Mills 4-0-17-2
McKay to Malinga, no run

short ball again, Malinga is back away as he hits it back to the bowler

McKay to Malinga, no run

short, into the ribs, can't do much with that

McCullum is the new batsman

McKay to Randiv, OUT

edged and taken! Randiv charges at him, makes room, looks to go over mid-off, and gets a toe end and McCullum catches it to his right

Suraj Randiv c †BB McCullum b McKay 6 (1m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150
McKay to Randiv, FOUR runs

tries to play the scoop shot over short fine, gets a thick leading edge over short third. McKay's pace might not be the best way to go for New Zealand

McKay to Randiv, 2 runs

makes room and chips it over extra cover for two

McKay to Jayasinghe, 1 run
end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 78/7CRR: 4.58 RRR: 14.33
Suraj Randiv0 (1b)
Chinthaka Jayasinghe5 (13b)
Kyle Mills 4-0-17-2
Daniel Vettori 4-0-11-1
Mills to Randiv, no run

yorker outside off, hit back to the bowler

Randiv is the new man in

Mills to Kulasekara, OUT

slower ball, played to point on the bounce, and McCullum's superb work manufactures a run-out here. The throw is not quite on the stumps, McCullum collects it wide, and then tumbles over as he flicks the bails off, thus earning half a second

Nuwan Kulasekara run out (Styris/†BB McCullum) 6 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
Mills to Kulasekara, no run

short and quick outside off, and beats him on the cut

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