7th ODI (D/N), Wellington, January 29, 2015, Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series
(45.2/50 ov, T:288) 253

Sri Lanka won by 34 runs

Player Of The Match
113* (105) & 2 catches
Player Of The Series
295 runs • 1 wkt
Sri Lanka Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Lahiru Thirimanne (c)lbw b Anderson3041694073.17
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Ronchi b Southee81981375182.65
Kumar Sangakkara not out 113105159140107.61
Mahela Jayawardene c †Ronchi b Southee14142020100.00
Seekkuge Prasanna lbw b Mills13100033.33
Dinesh Chandimal c †Ronchi b Anderson515240033.33
Thisara Perera c Mills b Anderson20121211166.66
Nuwan Kulasekara not out 12122301100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 9)11
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.74, 228 Mins)287/6
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 14.6 ov), 2-175 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 32.5 ov), 3-203 (Mahela Jayawardene, 36.6 ov), 4-209 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 38.3 ov), 5-231 (Dinesh Chandimal, 43.2 ov), 6-253 (Thisara Perera, 45.4 ov)
Kyle Mills814215.25255020
38.3 to S Prasanna, full delivery which looked to be nipping down leg as Prasanna doesn't get into any sort of position to get this away as he plants his front foot across the line. NZ have requested the review as they are sure they have got his man. Looks like this may have struck in line with leg stump. Prasanna in no position there to play the flick to the leg side. No inside-edge or deviation. Although if was given not out initially, three reds means it will be reversed. Good decision that from NZ as Prasanna is given his marching orders. 209/4
Tim Southee1005025.00314110
32.5 to TM Dilshan, and Dilshan's innings comes to an unlikely end as he offers up an edge outside off to Ronchi, who completes the take gleefully to make Sri Lanka two down. Good innings from the right-handed opener as he looked set for what would have been his third century of the series. 175/2
36.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, 135 kph, and Southee is rewarded for persisting in that fourth/fifth stump channel as he gets Mahela to nick at one outside his off, with the right-hander looking for the glide to third man, but ends up edging instead to Ronchi who is able to complete the take to his right with a dive. Was starting to look settled out there was Mahela, but unfortunately he has to depart from the middle. 203/3
Mitchell McClenaghan904705.22244000
Daniel Vettori805206.50185110
Corey Anderson905936.55225120
14.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, 133 kph, Lahiru is struck on front by this inswinging delivery from Anderson, and looks dead plumb. Doesn't even bother to review it as Dilshan agrees rather grimly... 71/1
43.2 to LD Chandimal, 139 kph, and Chandimal's stay comes to a premature end as he chases after this short of a length delivery outside his off stump. Little aimless from the right-hander as he simply looked to stand his ground and bludgeon across the line. Offers an outside edge to Ronchi, who has been peerless today. 231/5
45.4 to NLTC Perera, 139 kph, the Perera experiment comes unstuck as Anderson entices to have another go outside his off, as Perera miscues a slice, this time getting the ball high over third man, with the fielder doing well to dive forward to take the catch. 253/6
Grant Elliott402406.0092020
Kane Williamson201105.5041000
New Zealand  (T: 288 runs from 50 ovs)
Martin Guptill lbw b Kulasekara011000.00
Tom Latham  b Eranga69191066.66
Kane Williamson (c)c Jayawardene b Dilshan54831204065.06
Ross Taylor  b Chameera1122351050.00
Grant Elliott c Chandimal b Chameera2438521063.15
Corey Anderson c †Sangakkara b Eranga29202822145.00
Luke Ronchi  b Kulasekara47425941111.90
Daniel Vettori  b Prasanna35305160116.66
Kyle Mills run out (Kulasekara/†Sangakkara)30172821176.47
Tim Southee c †Sangakkara b Perera1470025.00
Mitchell McClenaghan not out 56131083.33
Extras(lb 5, w 6)11
TOTAL45.2 Ov (RR: 5.58, 211 Mins)253
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Martin Guptill, 0.1 ov), 2-11 (Tom Latham, 3.3 ov), 3-42 (Ross Taylor, 11.6 ov), 4-101 (Grant Elliott, 24.1 ov), 5-121 (Kane Williamson, 27.1 ov), 6-141 (Corey Anderson, 30.3 ov), 7-215 (Luke Ronchi, 39.6 ov), 8-218 (Daniel Vettori, 41.2 ov), 9-225 (Tim Southee, 42.4 ov), 10-253 (Kyle Mills, 45.2 ov)
Nuwan Kulasekara905526.11316130
0.1 to MJ Guptill, 119 kph, begins with a dream delivery just outside off which nips in as Guptill plants his foot, with the ball curling into the pad. This looked dead as gone as soon as it struck, and the umpire confirmed the decision soon after. What a start for the tourists as NZ are 0 for 1!. 0/1
39.6 to L Ronchi, 126 kph, and Kula has the last word as he bowls the perfect yorker right at the base of middle which Ronchi, who was looking to get up and under down the ground, is unable to dig out. Was a beauty of an inswinging yorker as Kula leapt high in the air in celebration, with Ronchi not looking amused at all. Big blow to NZ's chances as Ronchi and Vettori threatened to take this game firmly away from he Sri Lankans. 215/7
Shaminda Eranga913423.77364010
3.3 to TWM Latham, 138 kph, NZ's opening conundrum continues as Latham's middle peg is knocked back after playing down the wrong line to this length ball which straightens, before the left-hander inside-edges onto the timber to make NZ 11 for 2. 11/2
30.3 to CJ Anderson, 133 kph, Eranga strikes! Anderson has to go! Ends up offering a feather of an edge to Sangakkara as this back of a length nips away at the last moment, catching the edge of Anderson's bat before Sangakkara takes the chance low to his left. 141/6
Seekkuge Prasanna9.203013.21290010
41.2 to DL Vettori, excellent flighted delivery from Prasanna which dupes Vettori as he played down the wrong line, with the ball going through the legs to find the stumps behind. The Sri Lankans have a few parting words for Vettori as he goes, with NZ sliding to 218 for 8 now. 218/8
Dushmantha Chameera806027.50206200
11.6 to LRPL Taylor, 146 kph, and Chameera has got a dream start to his limited-overs career as he succeeds in getting Taylor to chop one onto the stumps off the bottom edge as he went searching after this slightly fullish length outside off. Taylor has to go after putting up 11. Chameera is over the moon as he celebrates with his team-mates. That was also the fastest ball of the day too!. 42/3
24.1 to GD Elliott, 139 kph, Chameera picks up another on debut as he gets Elliott to go after this back of a length delivery outside off which is carved high to the fielder at deep cover, who is able to take the catch safely. Elliott's steady knock comes to an end. 101/4
Thisara Perera504218.4093110
42.4 to TG Southee, 130 kph, and the ninth wicket falls as Southee perishes with a miscued, top-edge which flies high over to Sangakkara as he went for the pull, but the bat rotated in his hands to offer up this straightforward chance. NZ now staring down the barrel as SL look to wrap it up here in Wellington. 225/9
Tillakaratne Dilshan502715.40133000
27.1 to KS Williamson, and NZ suffer a huge blow as Kane, who was looking to get down the track to Dilshan, ends up adjusting his shot to try and sweep it behind, with the ball catching the top-edge before spooning over to Mahela at short backward square, who is able to take the catch with a dive forward. Ends a spirited knock from the young right-hander. This could be the vital breakthrough the visitors were looking for in this match. 121/5
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 42 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 19, TM Dilshan 28, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 66/0 in 14.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 29, TM Dilshan 34)
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 62 balls (4 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (TM Dilshan 32, KC Sangakkara 19, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.3 overs (165 balls), Extras 6
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 52 balls (7 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 98 balls (TM Dilshan 43, KC Sangakkara 56, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 175/2 in 32.5 overs (KC Sangakkara 58)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 24 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 36.2 overs (218 balls), Extras 8
  • Over 38.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - S Prasanna (Upheld)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 45.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 9
  • Over 46.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - KMDN Kulasekara (Struck down)
  • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 100 balls (12 x 4)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 287/6 in 50.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 113, KMDN Kulasekara 12)
  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 2 wickets)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 14.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - KS Williamson (Struck down)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 59/3 in 16.0 overs (KS Williamson 27, GD Elliott 8)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (KS Williamson 26, GD Elliott 21, Ex 3)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (144 balls), Extras 9
  • KS Williamson: 50 off 75 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 141/6 in 30.3 overs (L Ronchi 8)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 32.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 9
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 52 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (L Ronchi 27, DL Vettori 23, Ex 2)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 38.6 overs (234 balls), Extras 11
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 44.6 overs (270 balls), Extras 11
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara
Player Of The Series
New Zealand
Kane Williamson
Series resultNew Zealand won the 7-match series 4-2
Match numberODI no. 3594
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days29 January 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Dushmantha Chameera
Dushmantha Chameera
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