result
1st ODI (D/N), Mount Maunganui, Jan 3 2019, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
(49/50 ov, target 372)326
New Zealand won by 45 runs
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand
end of over 4910 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 326/10CRR: 6.65 RRR: 46.00 • Need 46 runs from 6b
Nuwan Pradeep6 (3)
Matt Henry10-0-87-1
Trent Boult10-0-65-2

10.20pm That is that. New Zealand go 1-0 up in Mount Maunganui. Martin Guptill, returning from injury, led the way for the hosts with a rollicking hundred. Kane Williamson matched Guptill shot for shot before chopping on for 76. Ross Taylor then helped himself to a fifty and James Neesham nearly broke the record for the fastest ODI fifty, but NZ ran out of the balls in the end. The allrounder marked his return with five sixes in an over of Thisara Perera.

Sri Lanka then made a fist of their 372 chase with Kusal Perera's hundred, but a rapidly risking asking rate was too much to overcome. Do stick around for the presentation.

Guptill, Man of the Match: Happy with it. First game back. The step up and intensity played its part. Good recovery day hopefully tomorrow. I've worked hard to return from injury. Everything has settled down now. I played club cricket and for Auckland and back in.

Lasith Malinga, SL captain: We did not deliver wicket-taking balls with the ball. It's a good batting wicket, but the bowlers struggled. We have to come back strongly in the next game. We need to use the variations on this wicket. All the players realise that we're not bowling well. Batting, I'm happy, we put up good partnerships.

Kane Williamson, NZ captain: Good surface and the outfield was so rapid. The wind factor as well. A nice win. Two competitive sides came out and played good cricket. The effort was there in the field but the ball kept flying. Sri Lanka were outstanding and put us under pressure in 90% of the chase. Guptill is a world-class player and pushed that total above par. Neesham and Taylor took the total to an area of strength. It was a match-changing contribution from Neesham. We were staring at 330 but Neesh took us to 370. A lot of contributions from everyone.

That is all we have for you from this game. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Saurabh Somani and Thilak Ram. Goodbye and good night

48.6
W
Henry to Malinga, OUT

Henry yorks Malinga and seals victory for NZ Pinpoint yorker, hurries under the bat of Malinga and cleans him up

Lasith Malinga b Henry 11 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

Shah Safeer: "What a splendid comeback performance by Jimmy Neesham. I always believe he has a good future for NZ"

48.5
Henry to Malinga, no run

off-stump yorker, dug out

48.4
6
Henry to Malinga, SIX runs

dug in short on middle, Malinga sizes it up and smokes it over the midwicket boundary. Some swing of the bat, that

48.3
2
Henry to Malinga, 2 runs

Dropped at mid-off. Pretty full on middle, backs away and slices it to Henry, who lets the ball bobble out

48.2
2
Henry to Malinga, 2 runs

on a length and outside off, swished across the line to deep midwicket

48.1
Henry to Malinga, no run

short and rises on middle, fended back to the bowler

end of over 486 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 316/9CRR: 6.58 RRR: 28.00 • Need 56 runs from 12b
Nuwan Pradeep6 (3)
Lasith Malinga1 (1)
Trent Boult10-0-65-2
Lockie Ferguson10-0-65-2
47.6
6
Boult to Pradeep, SIX runs

slower full ball on middle, Pradeep spots the change-up. He gets underneath the length and hoists it straight of long on for six

47.5
Boult to Pradeep, no run

really full on middle, pushed to mid-off off the front foot

ude: "@sam I actually blame Asela and Chandimal because they showed no intent at all. The target was very tough but they could have done it if one player got going. "

47.4
Boult to Pradeep, no run

yorker on off, jabbed away to point

No.11 Pradeep

47.3
W
Boult to Sandakan, OUT

nice and full on off, Sandakan moves away outside leg, flashes and misses. Boult nails the stumps and hastens NZ's victory

Lakshan Sandakan b Boult 6 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
47.2
Boult to Sandakan, no run

very full and nips back in, sneaks under the bat on the way to the keeper

47.1
Boult to Sandakan, no run

banged in short and bounces through to the keeper as Malinga backs away and misses

end of over 477 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 310/8CRR: 6.59 RRR: 20.67 • Need 62 runs from 18b
Lakshan Sandakan6 (4)
Lasith Malinga1 (1)
Lockie Ferguson10-0-65-2
Trent Boult9-0-59-1
46.6
1
Ferguson to Sandakan, 1 run

near yorker on middle, squeezed down to long-on for one

46.5
Ferguson to Sandakan, no run

shorter and outside off, guided away to point

46.4
1
Ferguson to Malinga, 1 run

full-toss on off, Malinga backs away outside leg and carves the ball down to third man

46.3
1
Ferguson to Sandakan, 1 run

very full on off, poked to third man again

Sam: "At the end it shows how Thisara's 34 run over almost made the difference between the scores. However, Thisara was never a death bowler but he is a valuable all-rounder in the team. I blame Malinga for not occupying Asela's few more overs in the middle and keep some overs for himself at the end. "

46.2
4
Ferguson to Sandakan, FOUR runs

very full and outside off, again, Sandakan sends an outside edge to third man

46.1
W
Ferguson to Prasanna, OUT

very full and outside off, was there a deflection to the keeper? If there was a deflection, did it carry to the keeper? Seifert claims the catch. The soft signal from the on-field umpire is out. Over to the TV umpire Illingworth. Sekkuge had swung and inside-edged it behind. Seifert throws himself to his left and it's a clean catch. What an effort from Seifert

Seekkuge Prasanna c †Seifert b Ferguson 16 (14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 114.28