result
3rd ODI (D/N), Wellington, Jan 6 2006, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
(46.4/50 ov, target 225)203
New Zealand won by 21 runs
player of the match
Jeetan Patel
New Zealand
15y
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

New Zealand pull off unlikely victory

Sri Lanka squandered a great chance beat New Zealand, and despite restricting them to 224 for 9, lost by 21 runs

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand224/9(50 overs)
Sri Lanka203/10(46.4 overs)

Kiwis win by 21 runs.

A wonderful match, Sri Lanka should have won this match easily, but lost too many wickets in the middle overs, they lost wickets at regular intervals. Good bowling from Jeetan Patel and Bond to finish off a wonderful win. New Zealand win by 21 runs. Please join us for the final ODI on the 8th of January.

A wonderful match, Sri Lanka should have won this match easily, but lost too many wickets in the middle overs, they lost wickets at regular intervals. Good bowling from Jeetan Patel and Bond to finish off a wonderful win. New Zealand win by 21 runs. Please join us for the final ODI on the 8th of January.

46.4
W
Bond to Bandara, OUT

Bond to Bandara, OUT (Caught), good length ball, mishits it high in the air to the cover region, Styris takes a good catch, almost slipped through the hands.

Malinga Bandara c Styris b Bond 12 (27m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54
46.3
Bond to Bandara, no run

Bond to Bandara, just short of a length, Bandara plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by McCullum

46.2
1
Bond to Fernando, 1 run

Bond to Fernando, good bouncer, Fernando edges it, 1 run, fielded by Franklin

46.1
Bond to Fernando, no run

Bond to Fernando, just short of a length, Fernando plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by McCullum

end of over 466 runs
SL: 202/9CRR: 4.39 RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Dilhara Fernando3 (6)
Malinga Bandara12 (20)
Jeetan Patel10-0-23-2
Shane Bond9-1-38-2

23 runs from 24 balls

45.6
1
Patel to Fernando, 1 run

Patel to Fernando, half volley, Fernando defends, 1 run, fielded by Marshall

45.5
1
Patel to Bandara, 1 run

Patel to Bandara, good line but too full, Bandara drives on the on side, 1 run, fielded by Vettori

45.4
1lb
Patel to Fernando, 1 leg bye

Patel to Fernando, full toss, Fernando plays and misses, 1 leg bye, fielded by Cairns

45.3
1
Patel to Bandara, 1 run

Patel to Bandara, good line but too full, Bandara drives on the on side, 1 run, fielded by Vincent

45.2
1lb
Patel to Fernando, 1 leg bye

Patel to Fernando, good length but down leg, Fernando hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by How

45.1
1
Patel to Bandara, 1 run

Patel to Bandara, half volley, Bandara paddles it away, 1 run, fielded by Bond

end of over 455 runs
SL: 196/9CRR: 4.35 RRR: 5.80 • Need 29 from 30b
Malinga Bandara9 (17)
Dilhara Fernando2 (3)
Shane Bond9-1-38-2
Jeetan Patel9-0-19-2

29 runs required from 30 balls

44.6
1
Bond to Bandara, 1 run

Bond to Bandara, too full and on the pads, Bandara drives on the on side, 1 run, fielded by Cairns

44.5
2
Bond to Bandara, 2 runs

Bond to Bandara, good line and length, Bandara drives on the front foot, 2 runs, fielded by Vincent

Sri Lanka need run a ball to take it to the final over

44.4
Bond to Bandara, no run

Bond to Bandara, good line and length, Bandara plays and misses, no runs, fielded by McCullum

44.3
1
Bond to Fernando, 1 run

Bond to Fernando, good length delivery, Fernando defends it, 1 run, fielded by Vincent

44.2
1
Bond to Bandara, 1 run

Bond to Bandara, length ball, Bandara gets an edge, 1 run, fielded by Franklin

44.1
Bond to Bandara, no run

Bond to Bandara, length ball, Bandara plays and misses, no runs, fielded by McCullum

end of over 443 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 191/9CRR: 4.34 RRR: 5.67 • Need 34 from 36b
Malinga Bandara5 (12)
Dilhara Fernando1 (2)
Jeetan Patel9-0-19-2
Daniel Vettori10-0-50-1

Bond comes to finish this off

43.6
1
Patel to Bandara, 1 run

Patel to Bandara, full toss down leg, Bandara pulls on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by How

43.5
1
Patel to Fernando, 1 run

Patel to Fernando, length ball, Fernando pushes forward, 1 run, fielded by Marshall

43.4
Patel to Fernando, no run

Patel to Fernando, good line and length delivery, Fernando misses the ball, no runs

43.3
W
Patel to Arnold, OUT

Patel to Arnold, OUT (LBW), good ball tossed up outside off stump, Arnold misses the sweep, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Hair

Russel Arnold lbw b Patel 11 (48m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.38
Match details
Sky Stadium, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of New Zealand
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Jeetan Patel
Jeetan Patel
Series resultNew Zealand led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2311
Match daysdaynight(50-over match)
Player Replacement
Jeetan Patel for Peter Fulton (Sri Lanka 1st innings, 8.0 ov)
Malinga Bandara for Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka 1st innings, 41.1 ov)
ODI debut
Malinga Bandara
Malinga Bandara
Umpires
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Darrell Hair
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Tony Hill
TV Umpire
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Evan Watkin
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst