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1st ODI, Christchurch, December 26, 2015, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
(21/50 ov, T:189) 191/3

New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 174 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Ronchi b Milne811131072.72
c Nicholls b Henry910261090.00
lbw b Henry11924005.26
c Taylor b Henry516230031.25
c Latham b Henry011000.00
c McCullum b Bracewell66821387080.48
c Santner b Bracewell824391033.33
c †Ronchi b McClenaghan5873932579.45
c †Ronchi b McClenaghan48140050.00
not out 1329341044.82
c Latham b Bracewell89240088.88
Extras(w 8)8
TOTAL47 Ov (RR: 4.00, 219 Mins)188
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 2.4 ov), 2-20 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 5.1 ov), 3-23 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 7.4 ov), 4-23 (Angelo Mathews, 7.5 ov), 5-27 (Dinesh Chandimal, 9.4 ov), 6-65 (Chamara Kapugedera, 17.4 ov), 7-163 (Milinda Siriwardana, 38.5 ov), 8-164 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 39.4 ov), 9-167 (Ajantha Mendis, 41.5 ov), 10-188 (Suranga Lakmal, 46.6 ov)
2.4 to MD Gunathilaka, NZ appeal for caught behind. Not given by umpire Jones. Milne wants a review. Nice and full, slanting away outside off, Gunathilaka flirts with it before pulling his bat away rather belatedly. Hot Spot picks up a faint nick, and the on-field call is overturned. There was a spike on RTS as well.. 13/1
5.1 to TM Dilshan, The short ball nabs Dilshan. Banged in shortish and outside off, hustling Dilshan. He is a bit late onto the pull, top-edging it to midwicket, where the debutant Nicholls snags the catch above the eyes. Henry exults. 20/2
7.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, The dot-ball pressure gets to Thiri. The finger goes up as Henry has his second. Full and swings back in, Thiri gets his front leg across and is trapped in front, hit well below the knee-roll in line with middle. Chandi prompts Thiri not to take the review. 23/3
7.5 to AD Mathews, Smartly taken by Latham. This is a big, big wicket, Mathews is gone for a first-ball duck. Full and swings away outside off, Mathews nibbles at it and nicks it behind. Latham dives to his left at second slip and completes an impressive, low catch. 23/4
9.4 to LD Chandimal, Henry brings the cordon into play again. He is on fire! Teasing fuller length awayswinger outside off, leaving Chandimal poking loosely. He edges it and Taylor, playing his 300th match for NZ, takes it at first slip around waist height. 27/5
39.4 to KMDN Kulasekara, Ronchi pulls off a stunner! He flies to his right and takes a one-handed ripper. Kula shows his ace early as he jumps outside leg. McClenaghan follows the batsman and finds extra bounce. This might have been a slippery slower one. Kula has a big whoosh, slashing it behind. It looked to run away fine to third man... until Ronchi intervened. The fast-travelling ball nearly bounced out of the glove, but Ronchi managed to hang onto it. 164/8
41.5 to BAW Mendis, Mendis puts bat onto ball now, he gloves it behind to the keeper. He shuffles away outside leg, manufactures some room. Mendis can only tamely fend it to Ronchi. This is a simpler catch. 167/9
17.4 to CK Kapugedera, Kapu hits it into the lap of Santner at short cover; much like target practice. Fuller length and outside off, Kapu throws his hands at an aerial drive. Straightforward catch for Santner. SL's recovery is broken as Kapu tosses it away on return. 65/6
38.5 to TAM Siriwardana, Siri skies it, Baz settles under it! Full, offcutting slower ball on middle as Bracewell tricks Siri. He attempts a leg-side slog and skewers it to mid-off. Siri, though, has added 56 after he was spilled by Nicholls. 163/7
46.6 to RAS Lakmal, Bracewell wraps up Sri Lanka for 188. Dug in short and outside off, Lakmal skips back and pulls it to Latham at deep midwicket. 188/10
New Zealand  (T: 189 runs from 50 ovs)
c Kulasekara b Siriwardana79567794141.07
c Lakmal b Siriwardana552548111220.00
b Dilshan18152320120.00
not out 59190055.55
not out 23211450109.52
Extras(lb 1, w 10)11
TOTAL21 Ov (RR: 9.09, 92 Mins)191/3
Fall of wickets: 1-108 (Brendon McCullum, 10.1 ov), 2-162 (Tom Latham, 15.5 ov), 3-164 (Martin Guptill, 16.3 ov)
10.1 to BB McCullum, Siri breaks NZ's racy opening stand. He gives this more air as Baz jumps down the pitch. He wants to launch it perhaps over cover. Baz does not get hold of the hit as he slices it to Lakmal at backward point. 108/1
16.3 to MJ Guptill, Guptill holes out to long-off! Pushed outside off, Guptill slams it flat.. right into the hands of Kulasekara. It's all too late for Sri Lanka, though. 164/3
15.5 to TWM Latham, bowled'em. Consolatory wicket for Dilshan and SL. Tossed up, Latham wants to loft it over mid-on again but fails this time as he yorks himself. Dilshan sneaks through the gate and disturbs the furniture to light up the zing bails. 162/2
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 39/5 in 14.0 overs (TAM Siriwardana 10, CK Kapugedera 2)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 98/6 in 26.1 overs (TAM Siriwardana 44, KMDN Kulasekara 16)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 7
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (TAM Siriwardana 20, KMDN Kulasekara 29, Ex 1)
  • TAM Siriwardana: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.4 overs (220 balls), Extras 8
  • KMDN Kulasekara: 50 off 65 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • New Zealand innings
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (MJ Guptill 26, BB McCullum 24, Ex 2)
  • BB McCullum: 50 off 23 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 55 balls (MJ Guptill 41, BB McCullum 55, Ex 4)
  • MJ Guptill: 50 off 39 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 10
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (MJ Guptill 31, TWM Latham 17, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 162/2 in 15.5 overs (MJ Guptill 79)
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3714
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days26 December 2015 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee