Match Detail

Sri Lanka Men 267 & 4-268 ( 93.2 & 86.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men: 249 & 285 ( 83.2 & 106.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 6 wickets
Required Run Rate : 0
Current Run Rate : 3.11
Min Overs Remaining : 0.0
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
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B
4S
6S
SR
28
73
14
13
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W
9.1
1
34
1
0
3.71
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Commentry
In over# 87
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 87. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-268(rr 3.08)
86.1
1
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel. Sri Lanka complete a very good victory at home in the first of the two Tests against New Zealand. It has been up and down over the five days but it was the home side that won the key moments. Dimuth Karunaratne stood out with his century in the fourth innings and they made the chase of 268 look extremely easy on a turning pitch. Credit also to Akila Dananjaya for his five wicket haul in the first innings and also to the Kiwis for showing fight with bat and ball when it was required.Two evenly matched teams who provided an entertaining match for both sets of spectators. On to Colombo for the 2nd Test on the 22nd. Join us then.
In over# 86
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 86. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-267(rr 3.10)
85.6
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.5
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Controlled all along the floor. Kept his hands high and pulled it way in front of square. Scores are level.
85.3
1
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
85.2
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Patel.
85.1
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 85
Runs : 3 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 85. 3 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-262(rr 3.08)
84.6
2
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Santner. One shot away. Don't think either or these two batsmen will try to finish it with a six though.
84.5
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
84.4
1
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
84.3
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Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
84.2
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Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
84.1
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Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 84
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 84. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-259(rr 3.08)
83.6
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.5
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
83.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Timing the ball nicely since coming to the crease. Latched onto the straighter line to take Sri Lanka to within nine runs.
83.3
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
83.2
1
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
83.1
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 83
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 83. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-254(rr 3.06)
82.6
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
82.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Cracking shot square of the wicket. Attacking the wide delivery and used the pace to his advantage. Down to 14 to win.
82.4
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
82.3
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
82.2
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Santner. New Zealand pick up another. It was a risky game which Perera was playing and eventually it caught up with him. Cramped for room as he used his feet and the bat twisted in the hands, gifting the easiest of catches to mid on.
82.1
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Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
Sri Lanka Men: 267 & 4-268 ( 93.2 & 86.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men 249 & 285 ( 83.2 & 106.0 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka win by 6 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 3.11
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: de Silva b: Perera

33
83
3
39.76
T Latham

c: Dickwella b: Perera

30
88
3
34.09
K Williamson

c: Karunaratne b: Perera

0
3
0
0
R Taylor

c: Dickwella b: Lakmal

86
132
6
65.15
H Nicholls

lbw: Perera

42
78
2
53.85
B Watling

lbw: Perera

1
5
0
20
M Santner

lbw: Lakmal

13
42
1
30.95
T Southee

run out (de Silva)

14
19
0
73.68
W Somerville

not out

9
28
1
32.14
T Boult

c: Perera b: Lakmal

18
22
1
81.82
A Patel

lbw: Lakmal

0
1
0
0
Extras 3(b 0, lb 2, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 249/10 83.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
15.2
5
29
4
1.89
10.0
1
37
0
3.70
30.0
3
80
5
2.67
6.0
0
20
0
3.33
22.0
1
81
0
3.68
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

lbw: Patel

39
73
4
53.42
L Thirimanne

st: Watling b: Patel

10
36
1
27.78
K Mendis

c: Taylor b: Patel

53
89
7
59.55
A Mathews

c: Taylor b: Patel

50
98
7
51.02
K Perera

c: Santner b: Boult

1
4
0
25
D de

c&b: Patel

5
19
1
26.32
N Dickwella

c: Williamson b: Somerville

61
109
3
55.96
A Dananjaya

c: Taylor b: Somerville

0
8
0
0
S Lakmal

b: Boult

40
98
3
40.82
L Embuldeniya

lbw: Somerville

5
17
1
29.41
L Kumara

not out

0
9
0
0
Extras 3(b 1, lb 1, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 267/10 93.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.0
4
45
2
2.25
7.0
3
17
0
2.43
22.2
3
83
3
3.72
33.0
6
89
5
2.70
11.0
0
31
0
2.82
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: Karunaratne b: de Silva

4
20
0
20
T Latham

c: Thirimanne b: Perera

45
81
3
55.56
K Williamson

c: Perera b: Embuldeniya

4
25
0
16
R Taylor

c: de Silva b: Embuldeniya

3
5
0
60
H Nicholls

c: Mendis b: de Silva

26
71
2
36.62
B Watling

c: Dickwella b: Kumara

77
173
6
44.51
M Santner

c: Lakmal b: Embuldeniya

12
35
0
34.29
T Southee

st: Dickwella b: Embuldeniya

23
62
1
37.1
W Somerville

not out

40
118
2
33.9
T Boult

c: de Silva b: Kumara

26
25
2
104
A Patel

lbw: de Silva

14
23
1
60.87
Extras 11(b 4, lb 5, WD 0, NB 2)
Total 285/10 106.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
15.0
2
37
0
2.47
32.0
4
84
1
2.63
12.0
3
25
3
2.08
37.0
4
99
4
2.68
10.0
0
31
2
3.10
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Watling b: Southee

122
243
6
50.21
L Thirimanne

lbw: Somerville

64
163
4
39.26
K Mendis

c: Raval b: Patel

10
6
1
166.67
A Mathews

not out

28
73
2
38.36
K Perera

c: Santner b: Boult

23
19
5
121.05
D de

not out

14
13
3
107.69
Not bat : Niroshan Dickwella,Akila Dananjaya,Lasith Embuldeniya,Lahiru Kumara,Suranga Lakmal
Extras 7(b 6, lb 1, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 268/4 86.1 overs

FOW: (Niroshan Dickwella) , (Akila Dananjaya) , (Lasith Embuldeniya) , (Lahiru Kumara) , (Suranga Lakmal)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.1
1
34
1
3.71
12.0
2
33
1
2.75
31.0
6
73
1
2.35
18.0
0
74
1
4.11
13.0
2
38
0
2.92
3.0
0
9
0
3.00
In over# 84
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 2
Over 84. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 10-249(rr 2.96)
83.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Suranga Lakmal to Ajaz Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to. And there's the final wicket! Absolutely outstanding bowling performance from Sri Lanka this morning, now the challenge will be to back it up with the bat. New Zealand's start this morning left a lot to be desired, and you would think they'll be determined to redeem themselves with the ball. Sensational performances from Akila Dananjaya and Suranga Lakmal ensured Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for a modest total - one they will be confident they can match and even surpass. Ross Taylor was the pick of the batsmen with 86. Second innings to begin shortly.
83.1
W
OUT! Caught. Suranga Lakmal to Trent Boult. Length ball, off stump backing away Slog, mis-timed to mid on, by Perera. First ball after Drinks and Boult is gone! He completely mis-timed that and it's gone straight down Perera's throat. Easy as you like. Superb bowling from Lakmal this morning. One wicket remaining.
In over# 83
Runs : 3 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 83. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-249(rr 3.00)
82.6
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Drinks here and Sri Lanka will be absolutely delighted with their performance so far this morning. It has been helped by some poor decision-making from New Zealand. Sri Lanka will be hoping they can knock these last two wickets over quickly with the new ball.
82.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
82.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Perera.
82.3
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
82.2
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
82.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break yorker, middle stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 82
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 82. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 8-246(rr 3.00)
81.6
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
81.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
81.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
81.3
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Boult uses his feet well and hits it for six! He didn't try and overhit that, and it's just cleared the rope.
81.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
81.1
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NEW BALL. Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 81
Runs : 5 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 81. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-239(rr 2.95)
80.6
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
80.5
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
80.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
80.3
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
80.2
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
80.1
4
FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Doosra length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Lovely shot, he's timed that very well, and New Zealand will take all the runs they can get.
In over# 80
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 80. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 8-234(rr 2.92)
79.6
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
79.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
79.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
79.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
79.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
79.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 79
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 79. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-233(rr 2.95)
78.6
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
78.5
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APPEAL! Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, by Thirimanne, appeal made for Caught. Somerville was very confident he didn't hit that, and the replays back that up.
78.4
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
78.3
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
78.2
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
78.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 78
Runs : 8 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 78. 8 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 8-232(rr 2.97)
77.6
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
77.5
2
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
77.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Trent Boult. Full toss, to leg Deep in crease driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
77.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
77.2
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
77.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. That ball was pitched up and Somerville threw his hands at it. It caught the edge but was thick enough to fly past wide of gully.
In over# 77
Runs : 0 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 77. no runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-224(rr 2.91)
76.6
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
76.5
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Doosra length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
76.4
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
76.3
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
76.2
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
76.1
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 76
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 76. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 8-224(rr 2.95)
75.6
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
75.5
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
75.4
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
75.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Trent Boult. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid on for 1 run, dropped catch by Lakmal, fielded by Perera.
75.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Trent Boult. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
75.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 75
Runs : 6 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 1
Over 75. 6 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-222(rr 2.96)
74.6
W
OUT! Run Out. Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to first slip, fielded by de Silva, by Dickwella. That was a disastrous mix up. There was a half-shout for L.B.W. But it was never a chance, however, Southee got himself in a pickle, wandering up the pitch and opening the door for the simplest of run-outs for Sri Lanka.
74.5
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Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
74.4
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Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra yorker, to leg on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
74.3
6
SIX! Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Southee is going for it, if he's going out, he's going to go out swinging!
74.2
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Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
74.1
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Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 74
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 1
Over 74. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-216(rr 2.92)
73.6
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
73.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, hit pad to. What a cracking start here from Lakmal on Day 2. He set Santner up for that one, continually putting it in a good channel, before jagging that one back. Santner left that delivery expecting it to continue through to the keeper as it had done in previous overs, but that was a clever piece of bowling.
73.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Kumara, fielded by de Silva.
73.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
73.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
73.1
2
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 73
Runs : 5 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 73. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-212(rr 2.90)
72.6
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
72.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
72.4
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Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
72.3
2
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
72.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
72.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 72
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 72. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 6-208(rr 2.89)
71.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
71.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
71.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
71.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
71.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
71.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 71
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 71. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-207(rr 2.92)
70.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
70.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
70.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
70.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
70.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
70.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 70
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 1
Over 70. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 6-206(rr 2.94)
69.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
69.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
69.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
69.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
69.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
69.1
W
OUT! Caught. Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella. First ball Taylor has faced this morning and he's gone! That was such a loose shot. The ball was short, didn't move, and Taylor threw his hands at it, finding the edge and it was a simple catch for Dickwella. That's the last of the recognised batsmen gone.
In over# 69
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 69. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-205(rr 2.97)
68.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
68.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
68.4
2
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Kumara.
68.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
68.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
68.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 68
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Welcome to Day 2 of this intriguing match-up between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Yesterday was cut short due to heavy rain. However, it looks like we'll get an on-time start here today, with the forecast looking promising for the rest of the day. Taylor will return with a century within sight, currently sitting on 86. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will be looking to dismiss this New Zealand tail quickly, and if Akila Dananjaya performs anything like he did yesterday, that is a very realistic scenario.
Over 68. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-203(rr 2.99)
67.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Covers are on again here. The weather is starting to look a bit wild, but hopefully it passes quickly. Santner and Taylor have consolidated well here, but it still might be a challenge for New Zealand to bat out the day. And that's Stumps on Day 1. Sri Lanka will be happy they were able to pinch wickets in quick succession in the periods right before both Lunch and Tea. A decisive moment was the wicket of Williamson, who fell cheaply. Ross Taylor has lead the fightback, with some exceptional counter-attacking. The standout performer of the day though was clearly Akila Dananjaya with figures of 57-5. He consistently beat the bat early and returned to put New Zealand to the sword. Rain has cut short today's play, but join us again tomorrow for what will be another intriguing day of cricket.
67.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That one has drifted down the leg-side, and Taylor punishes the loose one again. It's a safe shot, and one that releases the pressure that Sri Lanka have built up.
67.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
67.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
67.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
67.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 67
Runs : 0 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 67. no runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-198(rr 2.96)
66.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
66.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
66.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
66.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
66.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
66.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 66
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 66. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-198(rr 3.00)
65.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
65.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
65.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
65.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
65.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
65.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That was a really poor delivery and Taylor punishes it. Too full and going down leg. Easy pickings for Taylor.
In over# 65
Runs : 5 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 65. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-193(rr 2.97)
64.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
64.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
64.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
64.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break yorker, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
64.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
64.1
3
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to deep backward point for 3 runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 64
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 64. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-188(rr 2.94)
63.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That one was tossed up, a little too full this time and Santner pouces on it. He's absolutely middled that and it races away to the boundary.
63.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
63.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
63.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
63.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
63.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 63
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 63. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-182(rr 2.89)
62.6
1
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
62.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
62.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
62.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
62.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
62.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 62
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 62. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-180(rr 2.90)
61.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
61.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
61.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
61.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
61.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
61.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 61
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 1
Over 61. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-179(rr 2.93)
60.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
60.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
60.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
60.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
60.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, hit pad to. Akila strikes again! What an incredible bowling performance from him - a five-for before Tea on Day 1. History repeats itself for New Zealand, with quick wickets taken just before the break. They looked on top early in both sessions, however concentration faded before Lunch and the same has happened before Tea. They will be bitterly disappointed with that. Credit to Sri Lanka for remaining disciplined and capitalising on poor shot selection from New Zealand. With that wicket, they head to Tea.
60.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 60
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 60. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 4-178(rr 2.97)
59.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
59.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Slower ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
59.4
2
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
59.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
59.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
59.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 59
Runs : 6 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 1
Over 59. 6 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 4-173(rr 2.93)
58.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, bottom edge to leg slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
58.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
58.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
58.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
58.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to. Akila back on and he strikes immediately! Nicholls went for the sweep again but this time it brought him unstuck. New Zealand referred it but it was clearly hitting the stumps. Nervous times for New Zealand before Tea.
58.1
4
FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Perera. Sweetly hit pull shot that beat the man out on the boundary. It probably should have been stopped, but luckily for Nicholls he got enough on it.
In over# 58
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 58. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-167(rr 2.88)
57.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
57.5
2
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
57.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
57.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
57.2
2
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
57.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 57
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 57. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-162(rr 2.84)
56.6
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
56.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
56.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
56.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
56.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
56.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 56
Runs : 9 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 56. 9 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-157(rr 2.80)
55.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to gully for no runs, shy attempt by de Silva.
55.5
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Beautifully timed shot from Taylor. There was a man out there for that shot, but it doesn't matter as he's timed and placed it perfectly.
55.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Mendis.
55.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
55.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
55.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 55
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 55. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-148(rr 2.69)
54.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
54.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
54.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
54.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
54.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
54.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 54. 4 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-146(rr 2.70)
53.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal. 50 there for Taylor! It's been an excellent innings so far, coming in with New Zealand under lots of pressure.
53.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
53.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
53.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
53.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
53.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 53
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 53. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-142(rr 2.68)
52.6
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Kumara.
52.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
52.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
52.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
52.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
52.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 52
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 52. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 3-137(rr 2.63)
51.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne. Maiden there from Lakmal, but New Zealand are ticking along nicely now. They will be mindful not to repeat the same mistakes as they did late in the first session.
51.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
51.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
51.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
51.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
51.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 51
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 51. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-137(rr 2.69)
50.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
50.5
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
50.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
50.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
50.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
50.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 50
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 50. 4 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 3-131(rr 2.62)
49.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
49.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
49.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
49.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
49.2
2
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
49.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 49
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 49. 1 run. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 3-127(rr 2.59)
48.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva. New Zealand slightly back on top here after some offensive play from Taylor. They did well not to get stuck after Lunch. Sri Lanka will be looking to surge again after Drinks.
48.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break yorker, off stump down the track driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
48.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
48.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
48.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
48.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot padded, padded back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 48
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 48. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 3-126(rr 2.62)
47.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
47.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
47.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
47.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
47.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
47.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 47
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 47. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 3-125(rr 2.66)
46.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
46.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
46.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break full toss, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
46.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
46.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
46.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 46
Runs : 5 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 46. 5 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 3-122(rr 2.65)
45.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
45.5
2
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, run save by Mendis, fielded by Perera.
45.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
45.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
45.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
45.1
2
Suranga Lakmal to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 45. 4 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 3-117(rr 2.60)
44.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
44.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
44.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
44.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
44.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
44.1
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 2 runs, run save by Embuldeniya, fielded by Perera.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 44. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-113(rr 2.57)
43.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
43.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
43.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
43.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. The bowler has dropped too short there and Taylor has capitalised. His constant use of the feet has forced that one to drop short.
43.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
43.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 43
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 43. 1 run. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 3-109(rr 2.53)
42.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
42.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
42.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
42.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
42.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
42.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 42
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 42. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-108(rr 2.57)
41.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
41.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
41.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
41.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
41.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run.
41.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 41
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 41. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 3-105(rr 2.56)
40.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
40.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
40.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
40.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
40.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
40.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 40
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 40. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-102(rr 2.55)
39.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
39.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
39.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
39.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
39.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, dropped catch by Karunaratne, fielded by Lakmal.
39.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 39
Runs : 0 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 39. no runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 3-100(rr 2.56)
38.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
38.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
38.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Doosra half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
38.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
38.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
38.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 38
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 38. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-99(rr 2.61)
37.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
37.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
37.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
37.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
37.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, to leg down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
37.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 37. 4 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 3-97(rr 2.62)
36.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
36.5
2
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, run save by Kumara.
36.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
36.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
36.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
36.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 36
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 36. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-93(rr 2.58)
35.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
35.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
35.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Top shot there from Taylor, got to the pitch of the ball and played through it beautifully. Didn't try to overhit it and it flew to the boundary.
35.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
35.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
35.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 35
Runs : 3 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 35. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 3-87(rr 2.49)
34.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
34.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Doosra back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
34.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
34.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
34.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
34.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 34
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 34. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-84(rr 2.47)
33.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
33.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
33.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
33.3
3
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Kumara.
33.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
33.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 33
Runs : 6 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 33. 6 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 3-81(rr 2.45)
32.6
2
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for 2 runs, overthrow by Karunaratne, fielded by Mathews.
32.5
4
FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Another sweep for 4. A good option to neutralise this turning wicket.
32.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
32.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
32.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
32.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 32. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-75(rr 2.34)
31.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Well-timed slog-sweep there to end the over. New Zealand will try not to get bogged down after that disastrous spell beforer Lunch.
31.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
31.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
31.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
31.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
31.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 31
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 1
Over 31. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 3-71(rr 2.29)
30.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Doosra length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
30.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
30.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Henry Nicholls. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.2
W
OUT! Caught. Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by de Silva. Akila gets another one! What a performance from him in this first session. He beat the bat numerous times, and has reaped his reward in the 15 minutes before lunch. With that, they go to lunch. New Zealand will be disappointed to lose 3 quick wickets after grinding out a difficult opening hour. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be delighted after their persistence paid off.
30.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, run save by Kumara.
In over# 30
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 30. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 2-70(rr 2.33)
29.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, run save by Thirimanne, fielded by Kumara.
29.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
29.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne, fielded by Kumara.
29.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.2
3
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 3 runs, run save by Perera.
29.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 29
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 29. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 2-65(rr 2.24)
28.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
28.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
28.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Doosra length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
28.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, shy attempt by Mendis, fielded by Dickwella.
28.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
28.1
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Akila Dananjaya to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 28
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 28. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 2-64(rr 2.29)
27.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
27.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
27.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
27.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
27.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
27.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 27
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 2
Over 27. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 2-64(rr 2.37)
26.6
W
OUT! Caught. Akila Dananjaya to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, mis-timed to short mid wicket, by Karunaratne. Wow! What a huge wicket for the Sri Lankans. I don't think anyone would have expected them to get Williamson that cheaply. That one stuck in the pitch a bit and deceived Williamson completely. Back-to-back wickets and suddenly Sri Lanka will be very happy with this session. Wonderful bowling from Akila.
26.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
26.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
26.3
W
OUT! Caught. Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella. Finally a breathrough for Sri Lanka! That was well-deserved after some excellent, disciplined bowling. Latham was in two-minds and decided to pull away too late, finding a faint edge. Good catch from Dickwella.
26.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break yorker, to leg no foot movement driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
26.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 26
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 26. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 0-63(rr 2.42)
25.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
25.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
25.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
25.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
25.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
25.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 25
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 25. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-62(rr 2.48)
24.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
24.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
24.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
24.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
24.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
24.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 24. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 0-61(rr 2.54)
23.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
23.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
23.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
23.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
23.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit body to short leg for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
23.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Cracking shot there.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 23. 4 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-56(rr 2.43)
22.6
1
APPEAL! Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to backward point for 1 run, direct hit by Perera, appeal made for Run Out.
22.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
22.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
22.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
22.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
22.1
2
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 22
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 22. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 0-53(rr 2.41)
21.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
21.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
21.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
21.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera, fielded by Perera.
21.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jeet Raval. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
21.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 21
Runs : 5 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 21. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-51(rr 2.43)
20.6
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
20.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
20.4
4
FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Latham getting in on the action now! New Zealand picking up the pace here. Great shot there, nicely timed.
20.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
20.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
20.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 20
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 20. 8 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 0-46(rr 2.30)
19.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
19.5
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Raval making his intention clear here. That was a safe shot as there was no one out there protecting the boundary.
19.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
19.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
19.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
19.1
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Lovely shot from Raval, he's absolutely crunched that. No fielder was going to stop that.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 19. 4 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-38(rr 2.00)
18.6
2
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mathews.
18.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
18.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
18.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
18.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
18.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 18
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 18. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 0-34(rr 1.89)
17.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
17.5
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
17.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
17.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
17.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
17.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 17
Runs : 3 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 17. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-31(rr 1.82)
16.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
16.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
16.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
16.3
3
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Thirimanne, fielded by Mathews.
16.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
16.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 0-28(rr 1.75)
15.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
15.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
15.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
15.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
15.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, bat-pad to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
15.1
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Cracking shot from Latham, picked up the length quickly and pounced on it. That flew to the boundary.
In over# 15
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 15. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-23(rr 1.53)
14.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
14.5
2
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
14.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
14.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
14.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
14.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 14
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 14. 1 run. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 0-21(rr 1.50)
13.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya. Good tussle here at the moment. New Zealand have played well without being on top, with Sri Lanka having their moments despite not taking a wicket. Sri Lanka will be disappointed not to get any reward for their effort, but you sense a wicket is not far away if they remain disciplined.
13.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to third slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
13.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Seaming away short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
13.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
13.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
13.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 13
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-20(rr 1.54)
12.6
2
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Kumara.
12.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
12.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
12.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
12.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
12.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 12
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 12. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 0-18(rr 1.50)
11.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.5
2
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Karunaratne, fielded by Karunaratne.
11.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
11.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Short, to leg swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
11.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, middle stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
11.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 11
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 11. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-16(rr 1.45)
10.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Perera. Lakmal regularly beating the bat here, unfortunately for Sri Lanka they are yet to breakthrough.
10.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
10.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
10.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
10.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
10.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
10.1
1
No ball Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 10
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 10. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-15(rr 1.50)
9.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
9.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
9.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
9.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
9.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
9.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 9. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-13(rr 1.44)
8.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
8.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
8.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
8.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
8.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
8.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 8
Runs : 3 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 8. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 0-13(rr 1.62)
7.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
7.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
7.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
7.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
7.2
2
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
7.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 7
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 7. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-10(rr 1.43)
6.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.5
2
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
6.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
6.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
6.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. In-swinging length ball, down leg side no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 6
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 6. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 0-7(rr 1.17)
5.6
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.5
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
5.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
5.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
5.2
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Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
5.1
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. There's the first boundary of the day! These batsmen have been patient and have pounced on the first really poor ball they got. Lovely shot.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 5. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-3(rr 0.60)
4.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
4.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
4.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
4.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
4.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
4.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 4
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 4. 1 run. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 0-3(rr 0.75)
3.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.5
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Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
3.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
3.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
3.2
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, outside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.1
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 3
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 3. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-2(rr 0.67)
2.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva. Cautious start here from New Zealand. The ball has done a little bit, but not as much as Sri Lanka would have been hoping.
2.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
2.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
2.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
2.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 2
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 2. no runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 0-2(rr 1.00)
1.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
1.5
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
1.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, to leg no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
1.3
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
1.2
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, to leg no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.1
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 1
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 1. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-2(rr 2.00)
0.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
0.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
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Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
1
Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
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NEW BALL. Suranga Lakmal to Jeet Raval. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
-1.0
Start of New Zealand Innings. Welcome to Day 1 of this First Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. After interrupted preparations for both sides, the rain seems to have cleared for the start of this match. New Zealand will be looking to extend their run of 5 consecutive test series victories, whilst Sri Lanka will be hoping to finally string some consistent performances together. This match will also have added context, with it the being the first game in the newly formed Test Championship for both these sides.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Welcome to Day 1 of this first test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. After interrupted preparations for both sides, the rain seems to have cleared for the start of this match. New Zealand will be looking to extend their run of 5 consecutive test series victories, whilst Sri Lanka will be hoping to finally string some consistent performances together. This match will also have added context, with it the being the first game in the newly formed Test Championship for both these sides.
-1.0
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 94
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 1
Over 94. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 10-267(rr 2.84)
93.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to. The final wicket falls! Sri Lanka looked good early, before a disastrous middle order collapse looked like it might derail their innings. However, an excellent - if unexpected - partnership between Dickwella and Lakmal ensured Sri Lanka would end their innings ahead by 18 runs. It'll still be difficult for them to bat last and win this match - given the highest score ever chased here in Galle is 99 - but at least they've put themselves in a solid position. A couple of injury concerns to their bowlers after copping knocks, but they carry the momentum at this point so expect them to come out firing. New Zealand had a mixed bag in that innings, with Patel starring with five wickets, but as a bowling unit they weren't able to fully capitalise on Sri Lanka's middle order deficiencies. Pressure is now on them to set Sri Lanka a sizeable total to chase.
93.1
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 93
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 93. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 9-267(rr 2.87)
92.6
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Kumara. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
92.5
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
92.4
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Kumara. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
92.3
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Kumara. Yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
92.2
1
Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
92.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, Gloved past fine leg for 4 runs. He's caught that one on the helmet and it's gone for four. The umpire has given it as runs. Sri Lanka will take all the runs they can get at this point.
In over# 92
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 1
Over 92. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 9-262(rr 2.85)
91.6
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Kumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
91.5
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William Somerville to Lahiru Kumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
91.4
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William Somerville to Lahiru Kumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
91.3
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Kumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
91.2
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William Somerville to Lahiru Kumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
91.1
W
OUT! Caught. William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to extra cover, by Williamson. Dickwella's innings comes to an end! He batted beautifully and Sri Lanka would not be in the position they're in without him. He's put them ahead and has guided Sri Lanka to a great position. Sharp hands from Williamson and you can't imagine that Sri Lanka will last much longer now.
In over# 91
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 91. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-262(rr 2.88)
90.6
.
Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Out-swinging yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
90.5
.
Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Out-swinging short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Watling. That catches Embuldeniya on the finger. Looked nasty but hopefully won't have an impact on his bowling later. They'll take Drinks now.
90.4
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
90.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Brilliant shot! He's controlled that so well, and picked the gap perfectly. Classy batting here from Dickwella.
90.2
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
90.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 90
Runs : 5 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 90. 5 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 8-257(rr 2.86)
89.6
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
89.5
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
89.4
2
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
89.3
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
89.2
2
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Patel.
89.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 89
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 89. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-252(rr 2.83)
88.6
.
Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
88.5
.
APPEAL! Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. That's the last review for New Zealand. The review was optimistic, that was clearly going down leg.
88.4
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
88.3
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
88.2
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
88.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 88
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 88. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 8-251(rr 2.85)
87.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
87.5
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Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
87.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Latham. 50 for Dickwella, really mature innings from the wicketkeeper. Sri Lanka will be hoping he can stick around for a while longer.
87.3
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Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot padded, padded to short third man for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
87.2
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Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
87.1
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Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 87
Runs : 3 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 87. 3 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-250(rr 2.87)
86.6
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Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
86.5
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Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Patel.
86.4
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
86.3
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
86.2
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Half volley, middle stump no foot movement flick, well timed to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Santner.
86.1
2
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Somerville, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 86
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 86. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 8-247(rr 2.87)
85.6
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Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.5
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Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
85.4
1
APPEAL! Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Williamson, appeal made for Run Out.
85.3
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Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.2
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Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
85.1
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, off stump down the track flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Delightful use of the feet there from Dickwella, and he chips that for four. Good, positive approach.
In over# 85
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 85. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-242(rr 2.85)
84.6
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Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
84.5
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Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
84.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, inside edge to. The short ball has done the trick! After getting hit earlier in the over, Lakmal looked very weary and unleashes a wild swing. He chops it on and New Zealand finally get the breakthrough. Dickwella didn't look too happy with his partner there, and he'll be hoping at least one of the last two batsmen can stick around.
84.3
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Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Southee.
84.2
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Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, hit body to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson. Boult throws in the short one and it catches Lakmal on the elbow. That's his bowling arm. Hopefully it's not too bad.
84.1
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 84
Runs : 2 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 84. 2 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-241(rr 2.87)
83.6
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.5
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.4
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
83.3
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
83.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
83.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 83
Runs : 6 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 83. 7 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-239(rr 2.88)
82.6
1
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. In-swinging full toss, down leg side no foot movement glancing, missed to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Watling, fielded by Taylor.
82.5
6
SIX! Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. In-swinging short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Lakmal has picked up where he left off yesterday. Another great shot and that one has sailed over the rope! Patel thought he might have been a chance on the boundary there, but Lakmal got a big piece of that and controlled it really well.
82.4
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Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
82.3
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Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
82.2
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Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
82.1
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Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 82
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 82. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-232(rr 2.83)
81.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
81.5
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
81.4
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Lovely shot from the fast bowler! Sri Lanka's first runs of the day come from a glorious cut shot. Picked up the length quickly, rocked back, and found the gap nicely.
81.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
81.2
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
81.1
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 81
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 81. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-227(rr 2.80)
80.6
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
80.5
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
80.4
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
80.3
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
80.2
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
80.1
.
NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 80
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Welcome to Day 3 of this First Test, in what is shaping to be the decisive day. This match is precariously placed and you sense that whichever side starts best today will go on to win the Test. Throughout the first two days, neither side has been able to capitalise on their momentum and take full control of the match. The weather unfortunately could play a part today, so it will be vital for each team to ensure they take advantage of every opportunity presented to them.
Over 80. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 7-227(rr 2.84)
79.6
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Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham. Absolutely terrific comeback from Sri Lanka and they're now only trailing by 22 runs. Their last wicket fell at 161, and it looked like they would crumble shortly after. However, some sensational batting from Dickwella and Lakmal has ensured they will not be blown out of the water in the first innings. They started well Sri Lanka, but none of their batsmen could go on to make a big score. A poor middle-order collapse left an enormous task for the tail, but they have shown some incredible fight. Great bowling performance from Ajaz Patel, who picked up 5 wickets and worked extremely hard all day. Join us again tomorrow for what should be a cracking day!
79.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
79.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
79.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
79.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
79.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track padded, padded to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 79
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 79. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-226(rr 2.86)
78.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
78.5
2
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Slog, mis-timed to long off for 2 runs, dropped catch by Santner, fielded by Raval. Lakmal has skied that! But the swirly conditions make it difficult for the fielders chasing and it's dropped.
78.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
78.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
78.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Latham.
78.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
In over# 78
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 78. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 7-223(rr 2.86)
77.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
77.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
77.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
77.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot dropped, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
77.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
77.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 77
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 77. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-220(rr 2.86)
76.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
76.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
76.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
76.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
76.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
76.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 76
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 76. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 7-217(rr 2.86)
75.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
75.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
75.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
75.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
75.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
75.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 75
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 75. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-214(rr 2.85)
74.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
74.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
74.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
74.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
74.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
74.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 74
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 74. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-214(rr 2.89)
73.6
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
73.5
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Off cutter full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
73.5
1
Wide Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Off cutter short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
73.4
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Great innovation! Picked up the length quickly and just helped that one on its way.
73.3
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
73.2
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
73.1
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 73
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 73. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-209(rr 2.86)
72.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
72.5
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
72.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
72.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
72.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
72.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 72
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 72. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-206(rr 2.86)
71.6
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
71.5
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
71.4
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
71.3
2
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Reverse Swing-In length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
71.2
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
71.1
2
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Taylor, fielded by Patel.
Over 71. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-201(rr 2.83)
70.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. New Zealand will turn to Boult now for some inspiration.
70.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
70.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
70.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
70.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
70.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 70
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 70. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-200(rr 2.86)
69.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
69.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
69.4
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
69.3
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
69.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Patel.
69.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, shy attempt by Southee.
In over# 69
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 69. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-200(rr 2.90)
68.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
68.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
68.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 68
Runs : 2 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 68. 2 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-198(rr 2.91)
67.6
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Sri Lanka are hanging in here, making some valuable runs. New Zealand will be starting to get frustrated.
67.5
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Patel.
67.4
1
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
67.3
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.2
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
67.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
Over 67. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-196(rr 2.93)
66.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
66.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
66.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
66.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
66.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
66.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 66
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 66. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-193(rr 2.92)
65.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
65.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
65.4
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, well timed to short leg for no runs, dropped catch by Latham.
65.3
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
65.2
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
65.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 65
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 65. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-192(rr 2.95)
64.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Southee.
64.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
64.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
64.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
64.1
2
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 64
Runs : 8 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 64. 8 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-189(rr 2.95)
63.6
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Good, positive batting here from Lakmal. He's taking a few risks, but he has to at this point.
63.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
63.4
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
63.3
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Didn't quite get to the pitch of that delivery and it was not controlled whatsoever. However, he gets enough on it to find the rope.
63.2
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
63.1
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 63
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 63. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-181(rr 2.87)
62.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
62.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
62.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
62.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 62
Runs : 2 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 62. 2 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-180(rr 2.90)
61.6
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to point for no runs, fielded by Patel.
61.5
1
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, thick edge to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
61.4
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
61.3
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
61.2
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
61.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 61
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 61. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-178(rr 2.92)
60.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson. Drinks here, and things could not be going worse for Sri Lanka. Mendis' dismissal before the Tea break has proved decisive, with everything being downhill for Sri Lanka since. Their middle order crumbled, and they now leave an enormous task for their tail.
60.5
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
60.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
60.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
60.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
60.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 60
Runs : 3 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 60. 3 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-175(rr 2.92)
59.6
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
59.5
1
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
59.4
.
APPEAL! William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to first slip for no runs, by Taylor, appeal made for Caught. Looked like it might have clipped the bat there, but replays tell a different story.
59.3
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
59.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
59.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 59
Runs : 2 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 59. 2 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-172(rr 2.92)
58.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.4
2
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
58.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
58.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
58.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 58
Runs : 2 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 58. 2 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-170(rr 2.93)
57.6
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
57.5
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Patel.
57.4
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Patel.
57.3
1
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
57.2
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
57.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 57
Runs : 7 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 57. 7 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-168(rr 2.95)
56.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
56.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
56.4
6
SIX! Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Glorious shot from Lakmal. He's hit that right out of the screws and that's the biggest hit we've seen all game. Sri Lanka will take all the runs they can get at this stage.
56.3
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
56.2
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Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
56.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 56
Runs : 3 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 1
Over 56. 3 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-161(rr 2.88)
55.6
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William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
55.5
W
OUT! Caught. William Somerville to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Taylor. After playing and missing at a couple, Somerville finally finds the edge of Akila's bat. Easy pickings. Taylor has found some catching form after looking shaky earlier in the day.
55.4
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William Somerville to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
55.3
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William Somerville to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
55.2
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
55.1
2
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 55
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 55. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-158(rr 2.87)
54.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
54.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
54.4
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Ajaz Patel to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
54.3
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Ajaz Patel to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
54.2
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Ajaz Patel to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
54.1
W
OUT! Caught. Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Taylor. Matthews can't go on for a big score either. Disappointing way to get out, especially with the batting Sri Lanka have remaining. Delightful delivery from Patel, that fizzed off the surface. That's 5 wickets for him.
In over# 54
Runs : 3 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 54. 3 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 5-158(rr 2.93)
53.6
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
53.5
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
53.4
1
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Santner. 50 for Matthews. This has been a great innings from him so far.
53.3
.
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
53.2
2
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Taylor.
53.1
.
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 53
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 53. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 5-155(rr 2.92)
52.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
52.5
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Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
52.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Santner.
52.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
52.2
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, back to bowler, by Patel. Goes for the same shot again but finds the hands of Patel. Poor shot selection. Sharp hands as that came quickly, excellent catch. Could a similar capitulation to New Zealand's be on the cards for Sri Lanka?
52.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 52
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 52. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-155(rr 2.98)
51.6
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
51.5
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
51.4
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
51.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Raval.
51.2
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
51.1
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 51. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 4-154(rr 3.02)
50.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
50.5
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Too full there from Patel, and Matthews just plays through the line. Doesn't try to overhit it, and it's a very safe shot with no fielders out there.
50.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
50.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
50.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
50.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 50
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 50. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-150(rr 3.00)
49.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, to leg no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
49.5
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
49.4
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
49.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
49.2
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
49.1
1
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 49
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 49. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 4-149(rr 3.04)
48.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
48.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.4
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Touch short from Patel and de Silva takes full toll. Good chase by Santner but replays show he had a hand on the rope when he tried to save it.
48.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
48.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
48.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 48
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 48. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-144(rr 3.00)
47.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Raval.
47.5
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
47.4
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
47.3
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, top edge to point, by Santner. Wow, what was that? Bizarre shot and he's lobbed that straight to Santner. He looked like he was in two minds. That's the ideal start for New Zealand after the Tea break.
47.2
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
47.1
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 47
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 47. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 3-144(rr 3.06)
46.6
1
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
46.5
W
OUT! Caught. Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Taylor. Oh dear. Sri Lanka have lost a wicket just before the break. Shocking shot just before Tea. Has thrown everything at that but it's caught the edge and Taylor makes no mistake with that one. Disappointing way to end the session for Sri Lanka. That will give New Zealand something to smile about heading into Tea and they will be looking to build more pressure in the last session.
46.4
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball half volley, down leg side no foot movement glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guides that one off his legs and it rolls away quickly to the rope. That's 50 for Mendis.
46.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
46.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
46.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 46
Runs : 2 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 46. 2 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 2-139(rr 3.02)
45.6
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.5
2
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Reverse swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Somerville.
45.4
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
45.3
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.2
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.1
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 45
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 45. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 2-137(rr 3.04)
44.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
44.5
1
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
44.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
44.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
44.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
44.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 44
Runs : 7 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 44. 7 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 2-136(rr 3.09)
43.6
1
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
43.5
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Excellent shot from Matthews and it seems they are really targetting Somerville now. He's struggling with his consistency and giving up too many easy runs.
43.4
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
43.3
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
43.2
1
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
43.1
.
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 43
Runs : 2 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 43. 2 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 2-129(rr 3.00)
42.6
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
42.5
1
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
42.4
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Latham.
42.3
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
42.2
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
42.1
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, to leg on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 42
Runs : 9 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 42. 9 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 2-127(rr 3.02)
41.6
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed past long on for 4 runs. Not a convincing shot but managed to find the gap. Not a great start to this spell for Somerville.
41.5
.
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
41.4
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
41.3
1
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
41.2
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
41.1
2
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, run save by Santner, fielded by Raval.
In over# 41
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 41. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 2-118(rr 2.88)
40.6
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
40.5
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
40.4
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
40.3
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
40.2
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
40.1
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 40. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-117(rr 2.92)
39.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
39.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
39.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
39.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Too short and too wide, and it's punishes. Rocked back nicely and found the gap.
39.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
39.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 39
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 39. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 2-113(rr 2.90)
38.6
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.5
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
38.4
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
38.3
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
38.2
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.1
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 38
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 38. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-113(rr 2.97)
37.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
37.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
37.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
37.3
6
SIX! Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Lovely stroke there from Matthews and it sails away for six. Certainly a change-up from the reserved figure he's been in the last few overs.
37.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
37.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 37
Runs : 8 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 37. 8 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 2-106(rr 2.86)
36.6
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
36.5
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
36.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Angled in across his body and Matthews just had to help that one on it's way. That's the second boundary this over after a pretty quiet period.
36.3
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
36.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That releases the pressure a bit. Cracking shot and that brings up Sri Lanka's 100.
36.1
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 36
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 36. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-98(rr 2.72)
35.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Patel. Slow going here as Sri Lanka edge towards 100. Good bowling here from New Zealand, and Sri Lanka would want to be careful not to get themselves into a rut.
35.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
35.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
35.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
35.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
35.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 35
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 35. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 2-96(rr 2.74)
34.6
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
34.5
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
34.4
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
34.3
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, bat-pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.2
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.1
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 34
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 34. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-96(rr 2.82)
33.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
33.5
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Latham.
33.4
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
33.3
2
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
33.2
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
33.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 33. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 2-93(rr 2.82)
32.6
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
32.5
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Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
32.4
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Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
32.3
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Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Latham.
32.2
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Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
32.1
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Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 32
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 32. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-93(rr 2.91)
31.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson. That's Drinks. Slow and steady here for Sri Lanka after a nice counter-attack followed the loss of their second wicket. There's been enough turn and bounce to keep New Zealand interested but they haven't looked too threatening.
31.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
31.4
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
31.3
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
31.2
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Watling.
31.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 31
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 31. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 2-92(rr 2.97)
30.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Southee.
30.5
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Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
30.4
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Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
30.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
30.2
2
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Santner, fielded by Nicholls.
30.1
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Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 30
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 30. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-89(rr 2.97)
29.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
29.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
29.4
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Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
29.3
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Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
29.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
29.1
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 29
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 29. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 2-88(rr 3.03)
28.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
28.5
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Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
28.4
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Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
28.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
28.2
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Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
28.1
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Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 28. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-88(rr 3.14)
27.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
27.5
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
27.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, past long on for 4 runs. Short delivery and Mendis rocks back and finds the gap. Didn't time in that well, but controlled it nicely.
27.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
27.2
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Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
27.1
.
APPEAL! Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Boult, appeal made for L.B.W.
In over# 27
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 27. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 2-84(rr 3.11)
26.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
26.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
26.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
26.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
26.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
26.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 26
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 26. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 2-84(rr 3.23)
25.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
25.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
25.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
25.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
25.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
25.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 25. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 2-82(rr 3.28)
24.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Raval.
24.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
24.4
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Too short and Matthews takes full toll. Sri Lanka are counter-punching nicely here.
24.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
24.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
24.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 24
Runs : 12 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 24. 12 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 2-78(rr 3.25)
23.6
6
SIX! William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Aggressive shot there and he's hit it as clean as a whistle. Somerville struggling to find a consistent length here, pitching that one too full.
23.5
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Southee.
23.4
1
William Somerville to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
23.3
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break yorker, to leg no foot movement flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
23.2
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Nice shot there, just had to help that one on it's way. Too short.
23.1
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 23
Runs : 2 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 23. 2 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 2-66(rr 2.87)
22.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
22.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Patel gets the breakthrough! That was a good partnership for Sri Lanka but it has been broken by a clever piece of bowling. Patel kept pegging Karunaratne back in his crease and eventually he misses one and it cannons into his pads. No need to review that.
22.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
22.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham, fielded by Williamson.
22.2
2
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
22.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 22
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 22. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-64(rr 2.91)
21.6
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
21.5
1
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Quicker length ball, off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
21.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
21.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
21.2
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
21.1
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 21. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-63(rr 3.00)
20.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
20.5
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery, too short and down leg. It's swept nicely into the gap.
20.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
20.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
20.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
20.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 20. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-59(rr 2.95)
19.6
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
19.5
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
19.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
19.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
19.2
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
19.1
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 19
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 19. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-59(rr 3.11)
18.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
18.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
18.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
18.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
18.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
18.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 18. 4 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-59(rr 3.28)
17.6
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
17.5
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. That was in the air for a brief moment but managed to elude the bowler and run away for four. If anyone was going to be able to reach that it was going to be Somerville.
17.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
17.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
17.2
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
17.1
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 17
Runs : 7 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-55(rr 3.24)
16.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
16.5
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Pounces on the short ball and there's no fielder out there to stop that. Didn't completely time it, but it was a safe shot out to the deep.
16.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
16.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
16.2
2
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
16.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-48(rr 3.00)
15.6
1
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
15.5
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
15.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
15.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Boult.
15.2
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Delightful shot there, timed it beautifully and it races past mid-on. Sri Lanka have shown really good intent here coming out after Lunch.
15.1
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, mis-fielded by Raval.
In over# 15
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 15. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-43(rr 2.87)
14.6
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Edged, and it splits the keeper and first slip. Taylor a little slow to react to that one.
14.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
14.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
14.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
14.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
14.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-38(rr 2.71)
13.6
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
13.5
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
13.4
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
13.3
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.2
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.1
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Glorious shot and the perfect way to start the session for Sri Lanka. Over-pitched and punished.
In over# 13
Runs : 2 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-34(rr 2.62)
12.6
1
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, run save by Nicholls, fielded by Nicholls. That's Lunch. Almost mirroring New Zealand's first innings, Sri Lanka looked very steady until an almost disastrous last few overs before the break. They lost Thirimanne through terrible shot selection, but it could've been worse, with Taylor dropping Karunaratne two balls after the wicket. Sri Lanka will be thankful Lunch has arrived, and will be hoping they can reset before coming back out. New Zealand will be happy they've gathered some momentum and will be looking to nab a couple more wickets when they return.
12.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
12.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
12.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
12.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
12.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 12
Runs : 5 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 12. 5 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-32(rr 2.67)
11.6
1
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
11.5
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Boult.
11.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
11.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
11.2
2
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to fine leg for 2 runs, dropped catch by Taylor, fielded by Santner.
11.1
2
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 11
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-27(rr 2.45)
10.6
W
OUT! Stumped. Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper, by Watling. The first wicket falls! Sri Lanka had been batting beautifully and looked totally at ease, until a brainfade from Thirimanne hands Watling the easiest of stumpings. Bizarre shot selection, especially considering Lunch will be taken soon.
10.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
10.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
10.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
10.2
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Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
10.1
3
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 3 runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 10
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 10. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 0-22(rr 2.20)
9.6
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
9.5
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
9.4
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
9.3
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
9.2
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
9.1
.
William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 9
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 9. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-22(rr 2.44)
8.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
8.5
1
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
8.4
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
8.3
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
8.2
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
8.1
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 8
Runs : 6 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 8. 6 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 0-21(rr 2.62)
7.6
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Crafty shot there and the Sri Lankans are starting to come out of their shell. First over of spin didn't look threatening at all.
7.5
2
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Williamson, fielded by Nicholls.
7.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
7.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
7.2
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
7.1
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-15(rr 2.14)
6.6
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
6.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Cracking shot there from Thirimanne! He picked up the length quickly, rocked back and hammered that one to the boundary. Stayed very still and it didn't pop up in the air at all.
6.4
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
6.3
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
6.2
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
6.1
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 6
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 6. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-11(rr 1.83)
5.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Patel.
5.5
1
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
5.4
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
5.3
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Patel.
5.2
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
5.1
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 5
Runs : 2 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 5. 2 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-10(rr 2.00)
4.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Tight start here from New Zealand, but they've missed their length a few times. Sri Lanka have been rather cautious and looked very steady.
4.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.4
2
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Patel.
4.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.2
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
4.1
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 4
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 4. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-8(rr 2.00)
3.6
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.5
1
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
3.4
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Patel.
3.3
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
3.2
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
3.1
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 3
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 3. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-7(rr 2.33)
2.6
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
2.5
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
2.4
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
2.3
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
2.2
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
2.1
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 2
Runs : 7 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 2. 7 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-7(rr 3.50)
1.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Delightful timing there and it's raced away for four. Southee was targeting the pads but got a bit too full and it was put away.
1.4
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
1.3
1
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
1.2
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
1.1
2
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 1. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-0(rr 0.00)
0.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
0.4
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
0.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
0.2
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
.
NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.1
Start of Sri Lanka Innings.
In over# 106
Runs : 7 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 1
Over 106. 7 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 10-285(rr 2.69)
105.6
W
OUT! L.B.W. Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Pinned in front, and that will be that. Patel comes forward, plays for turn, but doesn't get it. The ball scoots through low, and hits him on the shin in front of off. A review taken, but that was plumb. All three reds on HawkEye.Lunch is taken in Galle as well. New Zealand have done a terrific job to bat through the session, and have added a crucial 90 runs. BJ Watling stood out in that innings, but the whole Kiwi tail did an unbelievable job to eke out as many runs as they could. They have set the hosts 268 runs to win, just one more than Sri Lanka managed first time round. A tough target in the fourth innings at this venue, but see how they start the chase after the break.
105.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
105.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to William Somerville. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run.
105.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
105.2
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's come out of nowhere! Picked up beautifully by Patel, clubbing the ball over mid wicket for four.
105.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to William Somerville. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 105
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 105. 4 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 9-278(rr 2.65)
104.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
104.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
104.4
2
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Mathews.
104.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
104.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to Ajaz Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
104.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Ajaz Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 104
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 104. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 9-274(rr 2.63)
103.6
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to William Somerville. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
103.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
103.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
103.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
103.2
.
APPEAL! Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. A tight leave from Patel, as the ball runs on with the arm and strikes the back leg. Massive appeal from Sri Lanka, and they decide to review after the umpire shook his head. They end up losing it, though. Not straight enough for the ball to be hitting off stump.
103.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ajaz Patel. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 103
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 103. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 9-271(rr 2.63)
102.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
102.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
102.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ajaz Patel. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
102.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
102.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
102.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 102
Runs : 4 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 102. 4 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 9-269(rr 2.64)
101.6
2
Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal. The lead is now above 250. It's been a brilliant session for the visitors so far. Can the last pair add a few more to this?
101.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
101.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
101.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
101.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
101.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 101
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 101. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 9-265(rr 2.62)
100.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
100.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
100.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ajaz Patel. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
100.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
100.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
100.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 100
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 100. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 9-263(rr 2.63)
99.6
.
APPEAL! Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to second slip for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne, appeal made for L.B.W. Ambitious appeal, that. Huge spin past the outside edge, and it strikes the back leg. Missing off by quite a distance.
99.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
99.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
99.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
99.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
99.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Ajaz Patel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 99
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 1
Over 99. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 9-261(rr 2.64)
98.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
98.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ajaz Patel. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
98.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ajaz Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
98.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ajaz Patel. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to first slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
98.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, in the air uncontrolled to third man, by de Silva. Boult jumps outside leg, and just helps this one down the throat of third man. A soft way to go. It was as if he was giving catching practice. Used the pace of Kumara, but didn't get enough distance on it to clear the fence. A smart take by Dhananjaya on the boundary edge.
98.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Full toss, off stump backing away pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 98
Runs : 8 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 98. 8 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-258(rr 2.63)
97.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
97.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
97.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
97.3
6
SIX! Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs, dropped catch by Embuldeniya. Incredibly difficult for Embuldeniya to hold on that. It looked as though he was just trying to palm it back into play and prevent the six anyway. He failed, though. Boult came dancing down the pitch, and really got hold of it. Went with the spin, and tonked it over mid wicket for a max.
97.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
97.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 97
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 97. 4 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 8-250(rr 2.58)
96.6
2
Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Length ball, down leg side backing away driving, in the air under control to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Mathews.
96.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
96.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
96.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
96.2
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
96.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, Spliced to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 96
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 96. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 8-246(rr 2.56)
95.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
95.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
95.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Risky, but it pays off! Somerville clears the front leg, and hoicks it away in front of square for four.
95.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock ball full toss, middle stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
95.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
95.1
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock ball half volley, middle stump down the track flick, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 95
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 95. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 8-239(rr 2.52)
94.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, to deep square leg for 1 run.
94.5
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Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
94.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
94.3
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
94.2
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
94.1
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 94
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 94. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 8-237(rr 2.52)
93.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
93.5
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APPEAL! Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Dickwella, appeal made for Stumped. Not sure why this has gone upstairs. Boult's back foot is firmly behind the crease when the bails are removed.
93.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's lovely from Boult. He skips down the wicket, doesn't fully get to the pitch, but doesn't try and overhit either. Chipped over extra cover, and it bounces away into the rope.
93.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
93.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
93.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Trent Boult. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 93
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 93. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 8-233(rr 2.51)
92.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
92.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
92.4
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
92.3
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
92.2
2
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
92.1
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 92
Runs : 7 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 92. 7 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 8-231(rr 2.51)
91.6
2
Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
91.5
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
91.4
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Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
91.3
4
FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Trent Boult. Googly full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Boult shimmies down to meet this delivery on the full, and bunts it back past the bowler for his first boundary.
91.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for 1 run.
91.1
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 91
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 1
Over 91. 1 run. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 8-224(rr 2.46)
90.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
90.5
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Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
90.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Trent Boult. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
90.3
W
OUT! Caught. Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella. Lahiru Kumara picks up the big wicket! Just his third ball of the morning, and he produces a beauty to Watling. Angled in to the wicketkeeper-batsman, and it just holds its line. Watling had to play, and the ball just grazed the outside edge on the way through to the keeper. Not much you can do about them. A sensational innings comes to an end.
90.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
90.1
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 90
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 90. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 7-223(rr 2.48)
89.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
89.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
89.4
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
89.3
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
89.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, direct hit by Perera.
89.1
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 89
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 89. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-222(rr 2.49)
88.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
88.5
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
88.4
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
88.3
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
88.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
88.1
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva. Edged, but agonisingly short of gully. Somerville went at this hard, but the ball just didn't carry. No luck for Sri Lanka.
In over# 88
Runs : 4 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 88. 4 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 7-221(rr 2.51)
87.6
2
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, middle stump down the track pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
87.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne, fielded by Karunaratne.
87.4
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
87.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
87.2
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
87.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 87
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 87. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-217(rr 2.49)
86.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
86.5
.
APPEAL! Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva, appeal made for L.B.W. This one is easier for the umpire. Missing leg stump by a long distance.
86.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
86.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Switch Hit, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
86.2
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APPEAL! Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva, appeal made for L.B.W. Lakmal nips one back into Watling, who is stuck on the crease, and there's a massive appeal from Sri Lanka. Nothing from the umpire, and no review taken either. Struck on the front pad, but may have been sliding down leg. Clipping, says HawyEye.
86.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 86
Runs : 0 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 86. no runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 7-216(rr 2.51)
85.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella. Still no way through. Somerville is showing his defensive technique is a decent one. Not that many demons in the pitch this morning, though.
85.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
85.4
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
85.3
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
85.2
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
85.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 85
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 85. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-216(rr 2.54)
84.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by de Silva.
84.5
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
84.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
84.3
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
84.2
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
84.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 84
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 84. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-214(rr 2.55)
83.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
83.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. This one skids on with the arm, the natural variation that the spinner gets bowling with a new ball. Somerville goes back to cut, and gets a thick edge through the two slips in place. No chance for them to react in time. It flew past them and away to the third man fence.
83.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
83.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
83.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
83.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 83
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 83. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-210(rr 2.53)
82.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
82.5
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
82.4
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
82.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
82.2
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
82.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 82
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 82. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-209(rr 2.55)
81.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera. This partnership is frustrating Sri Lanka this morning already! The lead up to 191, and the home side's task is becoming more difficult by the over.
81.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
81.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
81.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
81.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
81.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 81
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 81. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-206(rr 2.54)
80.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
80.5
2
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, run save by Thirimanne.
80.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
80.3
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
80.2
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
80.1
.
NEW BALL. Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 80
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 80. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-203(rr 2.54)
79.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
79.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
79.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
79.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
79.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Top shot from Watling. He puts away the bad ball. Looped down the legside, and he reaches out to make it into a full toss. Neatly paddled away round the corner, and the man in the deep cannot cut it off.
79.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 79
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 79. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 7-197(rr 2.49)
78.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
78.5
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
78.4
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
78.3
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
78.2
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
78.1
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Suranga Lakmal to William Somerville. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 78
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 78. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-197(rr 2.53)
77.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis. We are going to see a lot of spin today. Watling looks as solid as ever, but can his partners stay with him for long periods?
77.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
77.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
77.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
77.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
77.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 77
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 77. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 7-197(rr 2.56)
76.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to first slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
76.5
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
76.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
76.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
76.2
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
76.1
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Akila Dananjaya to William Somerville. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 76
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Welcome to the fourth, and possibly the final, day of this first Test Match. It has been a topsy-turvy battle between the two sides. Momentum has swung back and forth between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, but it is the Kiwis who currently have their noses in front going into play this morning. BJ Watling produced a heroic knock yesterday evening, but how many more can he and the tail add to this lead? It is already going to be a pretty challenging total to chase down in the fourth innings, but the hosts will still be confident if it is anything less than 200. It is a vital first couple hours, but the whole day should produce some thrilling cricket. You will not want to miss it.Unfortunately there has been some rain around this morning, but hopefully it gets mopped up soon, and the action can get underway.
Over 76. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-195(rr 2.57)
75.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara. That's Stumps! Bad light has forced the players off and the umpires have called it a day. Another see-sawing day sees the match delicately poised heading into the final two days. Sri Lanka's bowling performance started brilliantly, picking up the crucial wickets of Williamson and Taylor rather cheaply. They looked well on their way to bowling New Zealand out for a very modest total, but a stubborn innings from Southee destroyed that hope. His partner in crime Watling has been the pick of the batsmen, playing a vital and responsible innings. New Zealand are currently 177 runs ahead and will be looking to build that even more tomorrow and set Sri Lanka a difficult target to chase. Join us again tomorrow for what should be another intriguing day of cricket.
75.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
75.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
75.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
75.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
75.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 75
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 75. 1 run. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 7-193(rr 2.57)
74.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
74.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
74.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
74.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
74.2
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Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Short, off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
74.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 74
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 74. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-192(rr 2.59)
73.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
73.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
73.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
73.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
73.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, to leg no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
73.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 73
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 73. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 7-191(rr 2.62)
72.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
72.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Seaming in short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
72.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
72.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
72.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
72.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 72
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 72. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-189(rr 2.62)
71.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
71.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
71.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs.
71.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
71.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
71.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 71
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 71. 10 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 7-188(rr 2.65)
70.6
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Classy shot. Knew where the fielder was and just chipped it over his head.
70.5
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Beautifully timed stroke. That's gone so straight, and narrowly misses the stumps.
70.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
70.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to William Somerville. Seaming in short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
70.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
70.1
.
APPEAL! Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Perera, appeal made for L.B.W.
In over# 70
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
Over 70. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 7-178(rr 2.54)
69.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to William Somerville. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
69.5
W
OUT! Stumped. Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella. Sri Lanka finally get the breakthrough. Southee came down the wicket to drive that one down the ground but he got nowhere near it, with the ball fizzing off the surfaces and turning just enough. Maybe that's the confidence boost Sri Lanka need to get their energy back up.
69.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
69.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
69.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
69.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 69. 4 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 6-178(rr 2.58)
68.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
68.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, outside edge to first slip for 1 run, dropped catch by Dickwella, fielded by Perera. Poor footwork from Dickwella sees another catch go down for Sri Lanka. You can see they're starting to get frustrated now.
68.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Seaming in short, outside off stump no foot movement hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
68.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
68.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
68.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya. 50 for Watling, in what has been a crucial innings for New Zealand.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 68. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-174(rr 2.56)
67.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
67.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, down leg side no foot movement pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
67.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, dropped catch by Thirimanne, fielded by Karunaratne. Technically a dropped catch but that was next to impossible at that speed.
67.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball full toss, off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
67.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
67.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 67
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 67. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 6-170(rr 2.54)
66.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Perera.
66.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
66.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
66.3
2
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
66.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
66.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 66
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 66. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-168(rr 2.55)
65.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera. Steady going here from New Zealand, slowly adding more runs to their total. They don't look in much trouble, but there have been a few missed opportunities by Sri Lanka.
65.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
65.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Doosra length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
65.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Doosra length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
65.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
65.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 65
Runs : 8 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 65. 8 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 6-166(rr 2.55)
64.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, direct hit by Perera.
64.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
64.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
64.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
64.2
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Bit of luck there for Watling! They've found the edge plenty of times Sri Lanka, but not many have gone to hand.
64.1
2
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 64
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 64. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-158(rr 2.47)
63.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
63.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
63.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
63.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
63.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
63.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 63
Runs : 6 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 63. 6 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 6-157(rr 2.49)
62.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, Gloved to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
62.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera, fielded by Embuldeniya.
62.4
2
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
62.3
2
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
62.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
62.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 62
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 62. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-151(rr 2.44)
61.6
.
APPEAL! Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. That's taken a huge deflection off the bat on the replay. Good call by the umpire.
61.5
2
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
61.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
61.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Doosra full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
61.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
61.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 61
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 61. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 6-149(rr 2.44)
60.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Southee is batting well here, and New Zealand will be confident they can compile a few more runs yet!
60.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
60.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
60.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement dropped, to point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
60.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
60.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 60
Runs : 0 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 60. no runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-147(rr 2.45)
59.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
59.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
59.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
59.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
59.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
59.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 59
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 59. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-147(rr 2.49)
58.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
58.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
58.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
58.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
58.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
58.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 58
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 58. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-144(rr 2.48)
57.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
57.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
57.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
57.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
57.2
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
57.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 57
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 57. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-143(rr 2.51)
56.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
56.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
56.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
56.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, outside edge to second slip for no runs, dropped catch by Mendis. That's exactly what Mendis is there in close for, unfortunately on this occassion his movement is limited from being on his knees.
56.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
56.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 56
Runs : 5 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 56. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-142(rr 2.54)
55.6
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
55.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
55.4
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
55.3
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
55.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
55.1
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 55
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 55. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-137(rr 2.49)
54.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
54.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
54.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
54.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
54.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
54.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 54
Runs : 5 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 54. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-136(rr 2.52)
53.6
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
53.5
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
53.4
4
FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Doosra short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Very poor delivery there, and that's easy runs for Southee. Down leg and way too short.
53.3
.
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
53.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
53.1
.
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 53
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 53. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-131(rr 2.47)
52.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
52.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
52.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
52.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
52.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
52.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 52
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 52. 2 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 6-129(rr 2.48)
51.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tim Southee. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
51.5
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
51.4
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
51.3
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Tim Southee. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
51.2
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
51.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 51
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 51. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 6-127(rr 2.49)
50.6
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Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
50.5
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
50.4
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
50.3
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
50.2
1
Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
50.1
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Akila Dananjaya to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 50
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
Over 50. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-125(rr 2.50)
49.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Perera.
49.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
49.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
49.3
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock ball short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep mid wicket, by Lakmal. A wicket right on Tea! That was a poor delivery, followed up by an even worse shot. Santner saw it drop short and rocked back but it kept a little lower than he anticipated and he lofted it to Lakmal. He can't believe it, and neither can Embuldeniya. That's the worst possible way to head into Tea for New Zealand, and Sri Lanka will be brimming with confidence when they come back out. They'll be looking to knock this tail off quickly and go about chasing down the New Zealand total with plenty of time to spare.
49.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
49.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 49
Runs : 1 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 49. 1 run. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-124(rr 2.53)
48.6
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
48.5
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Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Doosra length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
48.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
48.3
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Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
48.2
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Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
48.1
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Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 48
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 48. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-123(rr 2.56)
47.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
47.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
47.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
47.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
47.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
47.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 47
Runs : 2 Bowler: Akila Dananjaya Wickets : 0
Over 47. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. New Zealand: 5-121(rr 2.57)
46.6
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Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to second slip for no runs, dropped catch by Mendis.
46.5
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Akila Dananjaya to Mitchell Santner. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
46.4
1
Akila Dananjaya to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
46.3
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Akila Dananjaya