it's all over on a good length, it wasn't full enough to be slog-swept, but that's the shot he goes for. Gets a top edge that flies over his head. Seifert calls for it and snaffles it near leg-slip. New Zealand win by 35 runs
That's all from us folks. This is Saurabh, signing off on behalf of Hemant and Chandan.
10.15pm The Man of the Match is Doug Bracewell. "Good result there. Managed to get a few away and Kuggs on debut was outstanding. I was backing myself and enjoyed it. I was pretty happy with the performance, nice to contribute with the bat and more so with the ball."
Lasith Malinga: "We bowled well for the first 16 overs, but still I felt 180 was possible on this ground. I think the batsmen still don't know how to win the game, that's why we are on the losing side. We always talk about using variations and using the conditions, I think the bowlers did that well today. People have to understand how to win the match and how to get the team across the line. Most of the time we are not very clear."
Tim Southee: "Tremendous effort. Lockie's had a great summer so far. Lots of cricket ahead. (I'd like to) thank Sri Lanka for the entertainment they have provided and wish them all the best for Australia.
10.10pm New Zealand won the Tests 1-0, swept the ODIs 3-0, and have now won the sole T20I too - and this after being 27/4 and 55/5. Just shows you that wickets aren't as important in T20s I suppose. Quite a dispiriting show from Sri Lanka though. They had the chase well in control, but some inexplicable shot-making saw their downfall. They didn't need to keep going hard, but did it anyway. Lots to ponder for Malinga and his men. It's a World Cup year and hasn't begun well at all. New Zealand will be very pleased. Good comeback for Bracewell, and to a lesser extend Santner and successful debut for Kuggeleijn. Lockie Ferguson showed that express pace will still get your results, regardless of match situation. We'll have the presentations for you shortly
tossed up wide of off and turning further away, given as wide
clears his front leg to heave it on the leg side, gets enough to send it to deep midwicket
tossed up on middle, he comes forward to defend carefully
immediate revenge wrong 'un pitched outside off. He tried to repeat the last shot to go down the ground, but this spun the other way, took the edge and nestled in short third man's hands. Only a matter of time now
shot flatter legspinner, turning into him, comes down the track and flat bats it past the bowler and into the fence
Lakshitha : "There can not be anything more frustrating in international cricket than watching the Sri Lankans playing so well momentarily and failing miserably during the past couple of years."
too good for the tailender. Tossed up outside off, pitches and turns past the prodding bat
all those swipes had to result in one top edge Santner slowed it down to 71 kph, kept it on the stumps. Malinga backed away to heave it, got a top edge that is taken comfortably between midwicket and long-on
full on the stumps again, driven back past the bowler
tosses it up wide and slows it down, inviting the ill-timed swipe. Malinga manages to keep it along the ground to mid-on
tossed up very full. He has a stab at it, but the ball takes the inside edge and rolls just past the stumps. Into the boundary moreover
too much outside off and it will be a wide
tentative prod into cover and they get a quick single
50 required to win from 30 balls
RJ: "While they were in control, no one decided to anchor the innings. Perera should have anchored the innings. "
fuller and he comes forward to drive, but only goes as far as mid-off
turn perfect length, drawing him forward, pitches and rips past the bat
pushed back tentatively to the bowler, Sodhi makes as if to throw it back. Words exchanged
down the track and swiped to long-on. Bowled flatter and shorter, got it to turn too. Malinga managed to get the bottom of the bat to it
tossed up outside off, he comes forward to meet it on the full and pushes to cover
Sri Lanka were 41/1 in 3.2 overs and looked in control. Steady climbdown since then
tossed up and rapped on the pads. Big appeal and they have gone for a review. He got that to drift down and turn in from leg stump, to defeat the forward push and hit him on the pads. Looked a very good shout, but will umpire's call rule the day? No it won't! Three reds on ball tracking and that means another breakthrough for New Zealand
fuller, clipped to deep midwicket
Over 17 • SL 144/10
'Batsmen still haven't understood the value of finishing a match' - Malinga
'Frustrating to not have shown my abilities at international level' - Bracewell
Bracewell, Kuggeleijn, Ferguson end SL's winless tour
We should never have dropped so quickly in T20s - Lasith Malinga
|DM de Silva||bowled||10||12|
|PADLR Sandakan||not out||1||2|
|Total||144(10 wkts; 16.5 ovs)|