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New Zealand v Sri Lanka - #BendTheRules Moments

Corey Anderson smashed 75 off 46 balls to power New Zealand to 331 AFP

15.5 Herath to McCullum, OUT, invites Brendon to slam him out of the Hagley as he lobs up one on middle and off. Brendon takes the bait, going down the track slightly before lifting him high over long off. Jeevan Mendis, stationed at the position in the deep, is able to gather himself and take this with his back foot just mere inches from the rope. The pro-NZ crowd initially celebrated the likelihood of this going over, before realising what had transpired. Brendon walks off to a good ovation as he has provided this World Cup with a glorious start
BB McCullum c Mendis b Herath 65 (68m 49b 10x4 1x6) SR: 132.65

33.3 Mendis to Williamson, OUT, and this is what Cricket World Cups are all about. Another promising batsman has to depart the Hagley as Lakmal has reignited this SL team with a fantastic running catch at cow corner after Williamson had lifted the bowler over that region. Puts in a dive to his right to complete the whole emsemble. Looked like one of the only ways to remove Kane, who has been in sparkling form of late
KS Williamson c Karunaratne b Mendis 57 (70m 65b 5x4 1x6) SR: 87.69

45.3 Lakmal to Anderson, 3 runs, dropped Mendis drops an absolute sitter at cover after Anderson makes a hash of this low full toss going across him, with this one striking off centre on the bat to get a top-edge which goes high up, before falling straight through the hands of Mendis who is unable to take it safely. Lots of sad looks and disappointment across the field

49.6 Kulasekara to Anderson, OUT, and Anderson has to depart the Hagley without the asterisk to his name as he holes out rather softly to the cover fielder, who takes the chance on the second take
CJ Anderson c Lakmal b Kulasekara 75 (77m 46b 8x4 2x6) SR: 163.04

12.6 Vettori to Dilshan, OUT, and Dilshan departs the Hagley in the softest of ways as he offers a straightforward lob to this one pushed through by Vettori on middle and leg, with the spinner hardly in any trouble as he completed the catch. Dilshan walks away rather ignominiously from the middle as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket of the innings
TM Dilshan c & b Vettori 24 (50m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.53

21.6 Boult to Thirimanne, OUT, and Boult knocks over Thirimanne to get the Hagley crowd off its seats as off stump is sent rocketing back. Lovely outswinging yorker which Thirimanne played down the wrong line. Still, it was a wonderful knock to get his side off to a smooth start in this run-chase
HDRL Thirimanne b Boult 65 (90m 60b 8x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

23.5 Boult to Sangakkara, OUT, Boult has got his man. He has enjoyed the wood over Sangakkara in the Tests, now he may have just got his man here. Sangakkara is well late on this inswinging, full delivery coming in from outside off. Was looking to shimmy down the track before seeing the fuller length, before deciding to readjust the stroke to get it away down leg. He is struck right in line of the stumps as he falls over a touch. He takes a couple of steps down to look behind him before he sees the umpire raise the finger after Boult's initial appeal. Wants a review right away, but this looked dead on, with replays confirming that this was indeed going on to hit the stumps. Sangakkara has to go, and with that possibly the hopes of many Sri Lankans, both at the ground and back home
KC Sangakkara lbw b Boult 39 (48m 38b 5x4 0x6) SR: 102.63

#BendTheRules moments from the Group A match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka