New Zealand Men 0-137 ( 16.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 136 ( 29.2 ) overs
New Zealand win by 10 wickets
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
73
51
8
2
143.14
58
47
6
1
123.4
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
1.1
0
11
0
9.43
Man of the Match
Matt Henry
Commentry
In over# 17
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-137(rr 8.06)
16.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis. A clinical New Zealand performance has seen them trounce an abject Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff. Martin Guptill (73*) and Colin Munro (58*) made light work of the target with a pair of aggressive fifties, taking the Kiwis home with more than 33 overs to spare. Sri Lanka found the edge fairly regularly but couldn't build any pressure with the luck going against them and a small total on the board. In truth though they lost this match in the first innings, unable to withstand Matt Henry (29-3) and Lockie Ferguson (29-3) nipping the ball around at high pace. It was a mightily impressive display on a green surface and would have caused any team serious trouble. They were ably backed up by some superb catches and athletic ground fielding to keep Dimuth Karunaratne always on the back foot. The Sri Lankan skipper scrapped his way to an unbeaten half century, becoming just the second man to carry his bat in a World Cup match, however it was never going to be enough. He will be looking for a big improvement from his side for their next match against Afghanistan at this same ground on Tuesday. Kane Williamson will be content with a similar performance as they move to The Oval to face Bangladesh on Wednesday.
In over# 16
Runs : 19 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 16. 16 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-136(rr 8.50)
15.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.5
.
FREE HIT. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
15.5
5
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run. Repeat dose, Malinga has overstepped to make matters even worse. The end is nigh.
15.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guptill swivels with grace and the fielder can only watch it zip into the rope. Easy pickings.
15.4
4
Wide Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, wide down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
15.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
15.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 15
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 15. 11 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-120(rr 8.00)
14.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva. These drinks will taste very fine indeed for Guptill and Munro, they are on the verge of sealing a crushing victory over Sri Lanka. Karunaratne and his team will want to forget today, nothing has worked out for them.
14.5
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's gone in the river, brutal hitting by Guptill after skipping down the wicket. He just holds the pose as the ball soars out of the ground.
14.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
14.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
14.2
.
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
14.1
2
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 14
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-109(rr 7.79)
13.6
.
APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal and Karunaratne takes a punt on a review. It's a waste though, Munro was miles away from making contact and survives to carry on the carnage.
13.5
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smashed wide of mid off, sweet timing brings yet another boundary to Munro. This match is almost done and dusted and the crowd are only just finishing their lunch.
13.4
.
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.3
2
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal. Now Munro brings up his landmark. This is complete destruction from the Black Caps.
13.2
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
In over# 13
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 13. 10 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-101(rr 7.77)
12.6
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Guptill brings up his half century and New Zealand's hundred with a piece of casual dominance. He generates remarkable power from a small backlift and the ball carries all the way over the rope.
12.5
2
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.4
.
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
12.3
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.2
.
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
New Zealand Men: 0-137 ( 16.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 136 ( 29.2 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
New Zealand win by 10 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 8.47
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
L Thirimanne

lbw: Henry

4
2
1
200
52
84
4
61.9
K Perera

c: de Grandhomme b: Henry

29
24
4
120.83
K Mendis

c: Guptill b: Henry

0
1
0
0
D de

lbw: Ferguson

4
13
1
30.77
A Mathews

c: Latham b: de Grandhomme

0
9
0
0
J Mendis

c: Neesham b: Ferguson

1
4
0
25
T Perera

c: Boult b: Santner

27
23
0
117.39
I Udana

c: Henry b: Neesham

0
3
0
0
S Lakmal

c: Santner b: Boult

7
13
1
53.85
L Malinga

b: Ferguson

1
2
0
50
Extras 11(b 1, lb 0, WD 8, NB 2)
Total 136/10 29.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
7.0
0
29
3
4.14
9.0
0
44
1
4.89
6.2
0
22
3
3.47
2.0
0
14
1
7.00
3.0
0
21
1
7.00
2.0
0
5
1
2.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
M Guptill

not out

73
51
8
143.14
C Munro

not out

58
47
6
123.4
Not bat : Kane Williamson,Ross Taylor,Tom Latham,Jimmy Neesham,Colin de Grandhomme,Mitchell Santner,Matt Henry,Lockie Ferguson,Trent Boult
Extras 6(b 0, lb 3, WD 2, NB 1)
Total 137/0 16.1 overs

FOW: (Kane Williamson) , (Ross Taylor) , (Tom Latham) , (Jimmy Neesham) , (Colin de Grandhomme) , (Mitchell Santner) , (Matt Henry) , (Lockie Ferguson) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
5.0
0
46
0
9.20
4.0
0
28
0
7.00
3.0
0
24
0
8.00
3.0
0
25
0
8.33
1.1
0
11
0
9.43
In over# 30
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
Over 30. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 10-136(rr 4.53)
29.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Lockie Ferguson to Lasith Malinga. Full toss, off stump backing away Steer, missed to. Cleaned him up, Malinga is no match for the ferocious Ferguson and the stumps are in tatters just like this Sri Lankan innings. That was a sensational bowling and fielding display by New Zealand to kick-start their World Cup campaign in style. Matt Henry got things rolling with an incisive new ball spell, before Lockie Ferguson ripped through the middle order with some eye-catching pace. Dimuth Karunaratne did his best to hold things together for Sri Lanka with a stoic half century, however he was mostly powerless as the carnage unfolded at the other end. 137 should be a simple target for the Black Caps but strange things can happen with the added pressure of a World Cup and a global audience watching on.
29.1
1
APPEAL! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 1 run, by Santner, appeal made for Caught. Almost a stunning grab to complete the innings. Santner had to sprint and put in a full length dive and it seemed as though his fingers were underneath the ball at first, however the third umpire spots that the ball was touching the ground.
In over# 29
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 29. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 9-135(rr 4.66)
28.6
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.6
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
28.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off cutter short, outside off stump backing away cutting, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
28.4
2
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging yorker, off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
28.2
1
Trent Boult to Lasith Malinga. Short, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.1
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Santner. Boult gets himself a wicket to leave Sri Lanka on the verge of being bowled out. Lakmal got in an ugly tangle against a well directed bouncer and could only awkwardly spoon the ball into the offside. Santner accepts the dolly of a catch, the Black Caps are bossing this contest.
In over# 28
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 28. 8 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 8-130(rr 4.64)
27.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
27.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
27.4
.
FREE HIT. Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower ball short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
27.4
2
No ball Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
27.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
27.2
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Full toss, off stump moves in front Scoop, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Cheeky batting, it was perilously close to leg stump and the bowler is left with a wry smile on his face. Karunaratne is closing in on a fighting fifty.
27.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Williamson.
In over# 27
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 27. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-122(rr 4.52)
26.6
1
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Neesham.
26.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Slower ball short, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a rank delivery, Boult hasn't quite been at his best today and it's a simple slap from Lakmal to get off the mark.
26.4
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
26.3
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
26.2
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
26.1
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 26
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 26. 2 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 8-117(rr 4.50)
25.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
25.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham, fielded by Taylor.
25.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Boult.
25.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Fended, outside edge to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Latham, fielded by Munro.
25.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
25.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 25
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 1
Over 25. 2 runs. Bowler: Jimmy Neesham. Sri Lanka: 8-115(rr 4.60)
24.6
.
Jimmy Neesham to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Henry.
24.6
1
Wide Jimmy Neesham to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
24.5
.
Jimmy Neesham to Suranga Lakmal. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
24.4
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Isuru Udana. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Henry. That's soft, awful batting and certainly not what Sri Lanka need in this situation. Karunaratne looks on helplessly from the non-striker's end, he looks distraught with the way his team has batted today. Udana has shown in the past that he has batting ability but he's just gifted his wicket to Neesham here by chipping it straight to a fielder.
24.3
.
Jimmy Neesham to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
24.2
.
Jimmy Neesham to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
24.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
In over# 24
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 1
Over 24. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 7-113(rr 4.71)
23.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
23.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
23.4
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Boult. Taken in the deep, Santner gets the breakthrough just as things were beginning to look up for Sri Lanka. Thisara couldn't resist a filthy swipe with the ball given some flight and it skewed off the inner-half of the blade tamely into the safe hands of Boult.
23.4
1
Wide Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock ball half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
23.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
23.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
23.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pulling, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 23
Runs : 16 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
Over 23. 11 runs. Bowler: Jimmy Neesham. Sri Lanka: 6-111(rr 4.83)
22.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
22.5
6
FREE HIT. SIX! Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Thisara makes full use of the free hit with a brutal thump way back over the long on fence. This partnership is really starting to blossom, Sri Lanka are digging in well.
22.5
6
No ball Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Leg cutter beamer, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
22.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
22.3
.
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
22.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
22.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 22
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 22. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 6-100(rr 4.55)
21.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
21.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
21.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to mid off for 1 run, dropped catch by Santner, fielded by Williamson. That's been absolutely smoked back at the bowler and Santner can't cling on. It would have been a screamer, his hands will be stinging after that.
21.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
21.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
21.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Taylor.
In over# 21
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Time for a first look at spin, a different challenge for the batsmen.
Over 21. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-97(rr 4.62)
20.6
.
Trent Boult to Thisara Perera. In-swinging yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
20.5
.
Trent Boult to Thisara Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
20.4
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
20.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
20.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Glorious shot, using his wrists to manufacture the ball into the gap with power and poise. Karunaratne is showing his team how it should be done.
20.1
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Munro.
In over# 20
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
Over 20. 8 runs. Bowler: Jimmy Neesham. Sri Lanka: 6-92(rr 4.60)
19.6
2
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Munro.
19.5
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
19.4
2
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ferguson.
19.3
.
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
19.2
2
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Henry.
19.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 19
Runs : 2 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 19. 2 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-84(rr 4.42)
18.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
18.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to point for no runs, run save by Neesham. New Zealand have been electric in the field, they really are putting on a show today.
18.5
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
18.4
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
18.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
18.2
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
18.1
1
Trent Boult to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 18
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 18. 2 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 6-82(rr 4.56)
17.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
17.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
17.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
17.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
17.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
17.1
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 17
Runs : 12 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 17. 12 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 6-80(rr 4.71)
16.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
16.5
6
SIX! Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Thisara Perera is going to look to counter-attack here so we could be in for some fireworks. His only ODI century came against New Zealand so he knows how to blast this attack over the ropes.
16.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
16.3
3
Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, run save by Williamson.
16.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Munro.
16.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 16
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 6-68(rr 4.25)
15.6
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. A welcome boundary for the skipper, punching with conviction back past the bowler. Sri Lanka need plenty more of that.
15.5
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
15.5
1
Wide Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, wide down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
15.4
3
Lockie Ferguson to Thisara Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot Slog, to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Neesham.
15.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Thisara Perera. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
15.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lockie Ferguson to Jeevan Mendis. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to gully, by Neesham. The carnage continues, Jeevan Mendis joins the procession of batsmen walking off the field with a glum look on his face. A half-hearted stroke from the left-hander and the ball pops to gully, big credit to Williamson for having a man positioned there allowing Neesham to scoop up the catch. Ferguson is bowling some serious heat and the Sri Lankan batsmen can't handle it.
15.1
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Lockie Ferguson to Jeevan Mendis. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 15
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 1
Over 15. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 5-60(rr 4.00)
14.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Jeevan Mendis. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson. Almost another one, Sri Lanka living on the edge at the moment.
14.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
14.4
W
OUT! Caught. Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Latham. Another bowler strikes in their first over, de Grandhomme gets Mathews to leave Sri Lanka in the mire. He looks innocuous but de Grandhomme is very threatening with a little bit of assistance from the surface in these conditions. The line and length forces a tentative prod, Mathews can only get a feather and Latham pouches gleefully. The Kiwis are loving this.
14.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
14.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
14.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Munro.
In over# 14
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 14. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 4-58(rr 4.14)
13.6
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Boult.
13.5
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
13.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
13.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
13.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
13.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 13. 4 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 4-57(rr 4.38)
12.6
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Matt Henry to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
12.5
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
12.4
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
12.3
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Henry.
12.2
2
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
12.1
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
12.1
1
Wide Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
In over# 12
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
Over 12. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 4-53(rr 4.42)
11.6
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
11.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Sheer pace does the trick, Ferguson tastes success in his first over to leave Sri Lanka on the ropes. Dhananjaya de Silva was pinned on the back foot despite a relatively full length and the ball was through him before the bat could come down. Height might have been a doubt but the umpire was confident enough to raise the finger and the batsman trudged off without using the review. Karunaratne really needs to find someone to stick with him and build a partnership.
11.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
11.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
11.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
11.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 11
Runs : 1 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 11. 1 run. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 3-52(rr 4.73)
10.6
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
10.5
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
10.4
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
10.3
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
10.2
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
10.1
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 10
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 3-51(rr 5.10)
9.6
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme. The first powerplay comes to an end with the Black Caps firmly on top. Enthralling stuff to start the day in Cardiff.
9.5
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
9.4
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
9.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
9.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
9.1
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 2
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 3-50(rr 5.56)
8.6
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
8.5
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APPEAL! Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Santner, appeal made for L.B.W.
8.4
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
8.3
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. What a riposte, de Silva with a nonchalant stroke to ease some of the pressure on his team. Henry made sure he got it full, however it ended up a juicy half volley.
8.2
W
OUT! Caught. Matt Henry to Kusal Mendis. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip, by Guptill. What a beauty, Henry is on a roll and Kusal Mendis can do nothing about it. Perfect line and length with some nip from the deck, the edge flies quickly and Guptill snaffles it diving to his left. New Zealand are rampant and Sri Lanka are wobbling. Hat-trick ball coming up, the atmosphere builds.
8.1
W
OUT! Caught. Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by de Grandhomme. Massive wicket, Henry strikes for the second time this morning and lets out a huge roar in delight. Kusal Perera was always going to carry on with the aggressive approach but it's cost him dearly on this occasion, the ball sticking in the surface to cause him to go through the stroke too early. The fielder had plenty of time to think about it and de Grandhomme gobbled it up with casual ease.
In over# 8
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-46(rr 5.75)
7.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
7.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
7.4
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
7.3
2
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
7.2
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
7.2
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham. It looks as though Boult has received a warning for running on the pitch from the umpire.
7.1
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 7
Runs : 6 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-41(rr 5.86)
6.6
2
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
6.5
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
6.4
2
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by Boult.
6.3
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
6.2
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
6.1
1
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
In over# 6
Runs : 10 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-35(rr 5.83)
5.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
5.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Santner.
5.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham. Oh my word, that's hit the stump but the bail hasn't been dislodged. We saw something similar at The Oval on Thursday. Fortune for Karunaratne.
5.4
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
5.3
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
5.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Runs flowing, pressure on the bowler now as Sri Lanka get back to back boundaries. Kusal Perera is playing a little gem.
5.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Boult goes to a shorter length for the first time this morning and it just sits up begging to be spanked. Sri Lanka's number three duly obliges with a scything blade.
In over# 5
Runs : 5 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-25(rr 5.00)
4.6
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
4.5
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
4.4
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Henry.
4.3
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
4.2
1
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
4.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smeared down the ground, stand and deliver from Kusal Perera as Henry overpitches. Great counter-attacking play by the left-hander.
In over# 4
Runs : 8 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-20(rr 5.00)
3.6
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Ferguson.
3.5
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Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
3.4
3
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 3 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
3.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not exactly convincing but Karunaratne won't mind, it's four runs all the same. Williamson has a very attacking field to encourage loose strokes like this. Fascinating cricket this morning with some nibble for the bowlers.
3.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
3.1
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APPEAL! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Munro, appeal made for L.B.W. Strangled appeal, the bowler quickly realises that was drifting down leg.
In over# 3
Runs : 5 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-12(rr 4.00)
2.6
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
2.5
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Width on offer for the first time, Kusal Perera's eyes light up and he throws the kitchen sink at it. Reminiscent of Sanath Jayasuriya in his pomp.
2.4
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Henry.
2.3
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
2.2
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
2.1
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
In over# 2
Runs : 3 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-7(rr 3.50)
1.6
2
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
1.5
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
1.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Henry.
1.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Henry.
1.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
1.1
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NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-4(rr 4.00)
0.6
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Seaming in back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
0.5
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Seaming in length ball, to leg no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
W
OUT! L.B.W. Matt Henry to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to. Vociferous appeal, the umpire thinks long and hard before shaking his head. Williamson asks the bowler and keeper for their thoughts before signalling for an early review. Henry got the ball to nip back into the left-hander after pitching in line with leg stump, ball tracking shows the three reds that the Kiwis wanted. All action start in Cardiff, fantastic review by Williamson.
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Matt Henry to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's exactly the kind of delivery you would like first up as an opening batsman, on the hip and easily tickled fine. Sri Lanka on their way.
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Start of Sri Lanka Innings. Good morning, welcome to coverage of Match 3 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The tournament is still very young but we have been treated to some fantastic moments so far, with a soaring Ben Stokes catch and some typically hostile West Indian fast bowling grabbing the headlines in the opening couple of matches. What will be the story of today as perennial underdogs New Zealand and unpredictable Sri Lanka begin their respective campaigns at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff? The Black Caps fell at the last hurdle in the 2015 World Cup, beaten by Australia in the final, and it would be foolish to underestimate them this time around. Led by the classy and consistent Kane Williamson, they have talent in abundance in all facets of the game and look strong contenders to reach the semi-finals. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been struggling in this format in recent years and arrive on English shores with not many people fancying their chances of lifting the trophy. With Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm and a mixture of youth and experience in the squad, perhaps they can drift under the radar and surprise some teams over the next few weeks. They have a tough challenge first up, batting under leaden Welsh skies with Trent Boult aiming to make the new ball talk this morning. Let's get into the action.
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Start of Innings. Good morning, welcome to coverage of Match 3 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The tournament is still very young but we have been treated to some fantastic moments so far, with a soaring Ben Stokes catch and some typically hostile West Indian fast bowling grabbing the headlines in the opening couple of matches. What will be the story of today as perennial underdogs New Zealand and unpredictable Sri Lanka begin their respective campaigns at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff? The Black Caps fell at the last hurdle in the 2015 World Cup, beaten by Australia in the final, and it would be foolish to underestimate them this time around. Led by the classy and consistent Kane Williamson, they have talent in abundance in all facets of the game and look strong contenders to reach the semi-finals. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been struggling in this format in recent years and arrive on English shores with not many people fancying their chances of lifting the trophy. With Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm and a mixture of youth and experience in the squad, perhaps they can drift under the radar and surprise some teams over the next few weeks. They have a tough challenge first up, batting under leaden Welsh skies with Trent Boult aiming to make the new ball talk this morning. Let's get into the action.
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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 17
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-137(rr 8.06)
16.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis. A clinical New Zealand performance has seen them trounce an abject Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff. Martin Guptill (73*) and Colin Munro (58*) made light work of the target with a pair of aggressive fifties, taking the Kiwis home with more than 33 overs to spare. Sri Lanka found the edge fairly regularly but couldn't build any pressure with the luck going against them and a small total on the board. In truth though they lost this match in the first innings, unable to withstand Matt Henry (29-3) and Lockie Ferguson (29-3) nipping the ball around at high pace. It was a mightily impressive display on a green surface and would have caused any team serious trouble. They were ably backed up by some superb catches and athletic ground fielding to keep Dimuth Karunaratne always on the back foot. The Sri Lankan skipper scrapped his way to an unbeaten half century, becoming just the second man to carry his bat in a World Cup match, however it was never going to be enough. He will be looking for a big improvement from his side for their next match against Afghanistan at this same ground on Tuesday. Kane Williamson will be content with a similar performance as they move to The Oval to face Bangladesh on Wednesday.
In over# 16
Runs : 16 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 16. 16 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-136(rr 8.50)
15.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.5
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FREE HIT. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
15.5
5
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run. Repeat dose, Malinga has overstepped to make matters even worse. The end is nigh.
15.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guptill swivels with grace and the fielder can only watch it zip into the rope. Easy pickings.
15.4
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, wide down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
15.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
15.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 15
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 15. 11 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-120(rr 8.00)
14.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva. These drinks will taste very fine indeed for Guptill and Munro, they are on the verge of sealing a crushing victory over Sri Lanka. Karunaratne and his team will want to forget today, nothing has worked out for them.
14.5
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's gone in the river, brutal hitting by Guptill after skipping down the wicket. He just holds the pose as the ball soars out of the ground.
14.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
14.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
14.2
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Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
14.1
2
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 14
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-109(rr 7.79)
13.6
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APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal and Karunaratne takes a punt on a review. It's a waste though, Munro was miles away from making contact and survives to carry on the carnage.
13.5
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smashed wide of mid off, sweet timing brings yet another boundary to Munro. This match is almost done and dusted and the crowd are only just finishing their lunch.
13.4
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Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.3
2
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal. Now Munro brings up his landmark. This is complete destruction from the Black Caps.
13.2
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
In over# 13
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 13. 10 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-101(rr 7.77)
12.6
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Guptill brings up his half century and New Zealand's hundred with a piece of casual dominance. He generates remarkable power from a small backlift and the ball carries all the way over the rope.
12.5
2
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.4
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Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
12.3
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.2
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Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 12
Runs : 9 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 12. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-91(rr 7.58)
11.6
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
11.5
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
11.4
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Fancy footwork and a devastating swing of the willow, Munro is really enjoying himself out there. The form found today can be carried throughout the tournament, this bodes really well for the Kiwis.
11.3
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
11.2
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
11.1
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Tillakaratna.
In over# 11
Runs : 5 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-82(rr 7.45)
10.6
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Malinga.
10.5
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
10.4
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Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
10.3
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
10.2
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
10.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 10
Runs : 9 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-77(rr 7.70)
9.6
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. These Kiwi openers are really riding their luck this afternoon, things just aren't going Sri Lanka's way at all. Slip has only just been moved to a wide gully, Munro somehow gets it between them as Thisara extracts some extra bounce from the pitch.
9.5
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Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
9.4
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
9.3
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Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
9.2
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Wristy brilliance from Guptill, unleashing a short-arm jab to leave the fielder in the deep no chance of cutting it off.
9.1
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Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 9
Runs : 9 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-68(rr 7.56)
8.6
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Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
8.5
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
8.4
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Another slice of luck for Guptill, this time the ball sails off the top edge and safely over the keeper's head. Udana can't believe it.
8.3
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs. Guptill has a smile because he knows this boundary is more due to luck than skill. Fortune favouring New Zealand in this match.
8.2
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Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
8.1
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Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 8
Runs : 9 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-59(rr 7.38)
7.6
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Some swing on offer for Lakmal but it just drifts onto the left-hander's pads and Munro helps it to the rope with a nonchalant whip. Sri Lanka starting to look very flat, they know defeat is almost certain.
7.5
2
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
7.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
7.3
2
Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
7.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 7
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-50(rr 7.14)
6.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna, fielded by Mendis.
6.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
6.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Full toss, to leg on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
6.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
6.2
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not entirely convincing but four runs all the same, Munro is starting to go up the gears for the Black Caps .
In over# 6
Runs : 14 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-40(rr 6.67)
5.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
5.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.4
6
SIX! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Wonderful batting, Munro anticipates the length will be fuller this time so charges towards the bowler to get the momentum into the shot. There are short straight boundaries at Cardiff, however this would've been six on most grounds.
5.3
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Short, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Loose delivery and Munro takes the opportunity to crunch it over point. Lakmal went short with his length but served up width as well which left-handers thrive on.
5.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
5.1
2
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Thirimanne.
5.1
1
Wide Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 5
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-26(rr 5.20)
4.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Once again Guptill is quick to latch onto a short ball and he rolls the wrists to get it behind square with immense force. New Zealand cruising.
4.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
4.4
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
4.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
4.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. In-swinging full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
4.1
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 4
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-19(rr 4.75)
3.6
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
3.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
3.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
3.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
3.1
1
APPEAL! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera, appeal made for L.B.W.
In over# 3
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-16(rr 5.33)
2.6
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Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.5
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Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
2.3
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
2.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 2
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-13(rr 6.50)
1.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
1.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.3
2
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis, fielded by Mendis.
1.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
1.1
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NEW BALL. Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 1
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-10(rr 10.00)
0.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Malinga doesn't have the pace that he used to so Guptill has ample time to rock back and swat this with contempt. He looks like he wants to finish this match in a hurry.
0.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
0.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Mendis.
0.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Room to free the arms, Guptill stands and admires as the ball rockets over the top. That will settle him down.
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Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Tantalisingly short of the captain at second slip, almost the perfect start for Sri Lanka.
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NEW BALL. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
-1.0
Start of New Zealand Innings. Net run rate could prove vital in a few weeks time so New Zealand might want to come out all guns blazing in pursuit of this target. There is still a green tinge to the surface though, so something for the Sri Lankan seamers to work with as they seek the early wickets required to cause some nerves.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Net run rate could prove vital in a few weeks time so New Zealand might want to come out all guns blazing in pursuit of this target. There is still a green tinge to the surface though, so something for the Sri Lankan seamers to work with as they seek the early wickets required to cause some nerves.

Lahiru Thirimanne

4 (2)

4(2)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

11 (23)

40(47)

Kusal Perera

29 (24)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(1)

Kusal Mendis

0 (1)

Dimuth Karunaratne

3 (8)

7(21)

Dhananjaya de Silva

4 (13)

Dimuth Karunaratne

5 (8)

5(17)

Angelo Mathews

0 (9)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

1(4)

Jeevan Mendis

1 (4)

Dimuth Karunaratne

21 (28)

48(51)

Thisara Perera

27 (23)

Dimuth Karunaratne

2 (3)

2(6)

Isuru Udana

0 (3)

Dimuth Karunaratne

6 (9)

13(22)

Suranga Lakmal

7 (13)

Dimuth Karunaratne

4 (5)

5(7)

Lasith Malinga

1 (2)

Martin Guptill

73 (51)

131(98)

Colin Munro

58 (47)