result
2nd Match (D/N), Dambulla, Aug 13 2010, Sri Lanka Triangular Series
(40.5/50 ov, target 193)195/7
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
player of the match
Upul Tharanga
Sri Lanka
10y
• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Malinga, Mathews set up comfortable win

When he lost the toss, Kumar Sangakkara said a team that couldn't win chasing under the low Dambulla floodlights, which is a tall order, was not a good team. Big words all right, but ones his side backed up

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand192/10(48.1 overs)
Sri Lanka195/7(40.5 overs)

Some drama in the end as Sri Lanka lost a few wickets, going for the bonus point but Samaraweera steered them home. Please do hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony

Taylor: "We were outplayed in all facets. We picked up three or four wickets when they went for bonus which made it appear lot closer than it was. Watling played well. When you are facing Malinga for the first time, it can't get easy."

Sanga: "Our bowlers started really well and our spinners also came into the game mid-way through. We wanted the first 10-15 overs to go well. Then spinners came on. We wanted that bonus point. In Dumbulla you never know. But it was not to be. I am pretty happy with the win."

Man of the Match is Upul Tharanga: "After the 35th over, we thought we will go for the bonus point but we couldn't get it. I played well but I have to make sure that I stay till the end."

That's it from us. Thanks for logging on. Good bye!

40.5
4
Mills to Thilan, FOUR runs

Niyamai Niyamai! Samaraweera backs away to force it through covers. Slap! SL win by 3 wickets.

40.4
Mills to Thilan, no run

straightens around off stump, stabbed towards covers

40.3
1
Mills to Kapugedera, 1 run

slower one, full, driven to mid-off for a single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman was home

40.2
1
Mills to Thilan, 1 run

full delivery on the middle, flicked past square-leg

40.1
1
Mills to Kapugedera, 1 run

slower one, fullish, driven to long-on

end of over 403 runs
SL: 188/7CRR: 4.70 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 5 from 60b
Thilan Samaraweera31 (35)
Chamara Kapugedera7 (7)
Tim Southee6-0-41-1
Kyle Mills9-1-34-4
39.6
Southee to Thilan, no run

And it's a dot ball. It was short and outside off, Samaraweere tried to steer it through the vacant slip region and makes no contact

Five runs from one delivery for that bonus. Hmmm

39.5
1
Southee to Kapugedera, 1 run

short in length around off, tapped to the off for a single

6 from 2

39.4
1
Southee to Thilan, 1 run

shuffles across yet again and plays one more of his clip shots past square-leg

7 from 3 for Bonus point ie

39.3
1
Southee to Kapugedera, 1 run

shortish delivery, pulled away for a single

Samaraweera has a chat.

39.2
Southee to Kapugedera, no run

short in length, kicks up as it comes in, Kapu tries to work it to the on side for a single but misses. And the ball rolls of the pads.

For Bonus point they need 8 from 5

39.1
Southee to Kapugedera, no run

the bouncer around the off stump, Kapu allows it pass through to the keeper

end of over 397 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 185/7CRR: 4.74 • RRR: 0.73 • Need 8 from 11 overs
Chamara Kapugedera5 (3)
Thilan Samaraweera30 (33)
Kyle Mills9-1-34-4
Tim Southee5-0-38-1
38.6
1
Mills to Kapugedera, 1 run

fullish, eased gently towards long-on for a single

38.5
4
Mills to Kapugedera, FOUR runs

Shot Machang! It was the short-of-length delivery outside off stump and Kapu cuts it through point. Three men in pursuit of it but its the ball boy who gets it

38.4
Mills to Kapugedera, no run

leans forward to defend to the off side

And Kapu walks out. Finally.

38.3
W
Mills to Herath, OUT

Hello! Hello! What is happening out there? They took the Batting Powerplay to go for the Bonus point but have lost wickets in a heap here. Herath tries to flick the off cutter to the on side but gets a leading edge and Taylor holds on to a dolly at short cover

Rangana Herath c Taylor b Mills 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
38.2
1
Mills to Thilan, 1 run

works this behind square-leg for a single

38.1
1
Mills to Herath, 1 run

Drama First almost caught. Then almost run out. In the end, a single results. Rangana checked his defensive push and the ball lobbed close on the on side and Taylor from short midwicket got pretty close to it. He then flicked the ball to the non striker's end where a run out seemed a possibility but Rangana makes a tumbling entry to his crease

end of over 3812 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 178/6CRR: 4.68 • RRR: 1.25 • Need 15 from 12 overs
Rangana Herath1 (1)
Thilan Samaraweera29 (32)
Tim Southee5-0-38-1
Kyle Mills8-1-27-3
37.6
1
Southee to Herath, 1 run

banged in short, short-arm pulled to deep square-leg

It's Herath who has come out. Wonder what happened to Kapu

37.5
W
Southee to Kulasekara, OUT

High bouncer outside off stump and Kula top edges the pull shot to Hopkins. He tried to fetch it from outside off but was thwarted by the extra bounce. Six down. Now then .. now then..!

Nuwan Kulasekara c †Hopkins b Southee 7 (7m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

Vinay: "Boss, this is not IPL that you qualify a catch as a Dettol catch neither are you qualified enough as Ravi Shastri to do that :)" Ouch!

37.4
6
Southee to Kulasekara, SIX runs

Violent thump! He cleared that front foot and swung it high over long-on. Whack!

Best performances - batsmen
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga
70 runs (109)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
18116661319
BJ Watling
BJ Watling
55 runs (68)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
802916938
Best performances - bowlers
Kyle Mills portrait
KD Mills
O
9.5
M
1
R
41
W
4
ECO
4.17
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
O
10
M
1
R
35
W
3
ECO
3.5
Match details
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka Triangular SeriesNew Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Upul Tharanga
Upul Tharanga
Match numberODI No. 3031
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days13 August 2010 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
BJ Watling
BJ Watling
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Tyron Wijewardene
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
Australia Image
Alan Hurst
PointsSri Lanka 4, New Zealand 0