The Williamson wangle

Kane Williamson usually navigates even Sri Lanka's best deliveries with ease, so when he crossed fifty for the seventh time in 10 ODI innings, he seemed set for a straightforward march to triple figures. But even the best players are capable of giving it away. Williamson came down the track to convert a full Milinda Siriwardana ball into a full toss. Then, having given himself the option of hitting the ball anywhere, Williamson slapped it straight to mid-on.

The lunge and splits

Mitchell Santner had not been thinking of taking a quick leg bye when Dushmantha Chameera's short ball struck him on the body. His partner Doug Bracewell, though, was halfway down the pitch. Responding late, Santner took off, but by that stage, Bracewell had already turned back. Worse, Chameera had scooped up the ball in his follow-through. Santner stopped mid-lunge and dived back at his crease, but his feet got caught on the pitch and his legs ended up splayed on the pitch. Chameera's under-arm throw caught him short a few centimetres.

The payback welcome

In the forty-eighth over of Sri Lanka's innings, Doug Bracewell had hit Danushka Gunathilaka in the mouth. Lining up for a catch off Bracewell's bat at deep-square leg, Gunathilaka let the ball slip through his fingers and hit him on the lips. He had to go off the field immediately, but when he saw Bracewell again, he made sure to take some sort of revenge. Bracewell's first ball of the innings was a fullish delivery outside off stump. Gunathilaka leaned into a powerful lofted drive, and sent the ball 92 metres over the bowler's head, way over the boundary.

The slip-catching practice

Gunathilaka had hit the ball cleanly enough to have New Zealand remove their cordon from early in his innings, but after he crossed fifty, Williamson installed a wide slip again. Bowling to his captain's plan, Mitchell McClenaghan delivered a short-of-a-length ball just outside off stump. Gunathilaka opened his face and sent the ball directly to that wide slip, almost off the middle of his bat.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando