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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 41 Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs SL, 2023 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
172/5 (23.2/50)
171 (46.4/50)
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets
Right then, that is it from this game and only four more games remain in the group stage of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. New Zealand, with this big win, have left Pakistan and Afghanistan virtually knocked out of the competition and all four semifinal slots are all but locked in. Up next is a clash between two wounded teams but one of them is already through to the semifinals. It will be South Africa taking on Afghanistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. That game will begin at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) but as usual, our build-up will begin a lot sooner. Do join us then. Till then, take care and goodbye!
New Zealand's skipper, Kane Williamson says that it was a really good performance. States that they got early wickets and spin during the middle phase was challenging as well. Mentions that the guys were outstanding in the first half and came out with real intent in the second half. Shares that they expected the wicket in the Pakistan game again to be similar but it was not. Feels that it is hard to read the weather and surface. Reckons that Sri Lanka are a really dangerous side and it can be difficult to defend on this ground. Tells that there are still a couple of teams who can be on the same points and it is now not in their control. Shares that they have not planned yet what they are going to do in the next couple of days. On the potential semi-final against India, he says that these things do not happen often, and feels that it will be great to be involved in the semi-final.
Kusal Mendis, the captain of Sri Lanka Kusal says that in the first 10 overs, they lost four wickets and struggled in the middle overs but did fight back with the tail and reckons 300 would have been a good score on this wicket. Adds that Dilshan Madushanka bowled really well but since it was a small total, it was difficult for him. Adds that he got the captaincy after the first two games and enjoyed the captaincy but is a bit disappointed with his own performance. Says that he is very happy to see the young players putting their hands up and reckons that they will do well in the future.
Trent Boult is the Player of the Match for his early blitz with the ball. He says that it was nice to get a bit of success at the top. Adds that the bigger pleasure is to get the result. Mentions that it is a challenging format and these are challenging conditions to bowl in. Further adds that he used his experience which helped. Shares that conditions have changed a lot throughout the competition and hopes to push for a big finish. Mentions that everyone wants a piece of the host nation, India, who have been playing so well and feels that it will be an exciting game.
The Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Kane Williamson had no hesitation in fielding first on a pitch that looked like a batting paradise but he was a bit weary of the inclement weather and didn't want to take any risks. This turned out to be a sensational decision as the duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult picked up early wickets with the latter picking up three inside the first Powerplay itself. With their backs on the ropes, Kusal Perera led the charge for Sri Lanka with a quickfire fifty but once he got out, they were highly under the pump. Mitchell Santner showed excellent control yet again in the middle phase and picked up a couple of wickets as well before Maheesh Theekshana put up a stern resistance. New Zealand did eventually manage to bundle out Sri Lanka for just 171 runs and when it came to the chase, they lost 5 wickets but ensured that the job was done and done inside 25 overs.
Sri Lanka have overcome a lot of adversity throughout this World Cup but their campaign ends in a disappointing way and they have all but been knocked out of the race for a spot in the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy. A big positive for them was Dilshan Madushanka who surprisingly is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament thus far but didn't have the best of games here. Dushmantha Chameera came back from injury in the latter half of the group stage but has proved to be an asset and picked up a wicket as well. Maheesh Theekshana too got a wicket but was hit away early on and it was the clever variations of Angelo Mathews that brought about a couple of more wickets to the Lankans. All in all, a fairly underwhelming last three games from Sri Lanka but they will take a lot of positives heading into the future.
After a string of four defeats, the last of which would have taken a toll on them mentally given the manner of the loss, New Zealand have shown great mental toughness to put on a stellar showing and have virtually set a semifinal date against India. The bowlers had done the job upfront and all the Kiwis needed was a decent partnership up top. They certainly got that and a bit more as both Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra got into the 40s before getting out and had taken the sting out of the run chase. It was then Daryl Mitchell who came out guns blazing and looked to finish things off in a hurry. The Kiwis lost a couple of more wickets and then Mitchell too got out in the 40s before Glenn Phillips added the finishing touch and wrapped up proceedings in just over 23 overs.
A FOOT AND A HALF IN THE SEMIFINAL FOR NEW ZEALAND! Mathematically, Pakistan still have a chance of making it through to the semifinals, but virtually it will be the Kiwis who will be the fourth and final team to qualify for the knockouts. For Pakistan to qualify, the hypothetical scenario would be as such - if they bat first and score 300 runs, they would need to bowl out England for just 13 runs and if they bowl second and get England bundled out for 50 runs, they would have to chase it in 2.3 overs which looks as close to impossible as it can get.
End Of The Over 23.2 : 172/5
8 Runs
  • 423.1
  • 423.2
G. Phillips
17 (10)
T. Latham
2 (2)
D. Madushanka
6.2-0-58-0
23.2
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
FOUR MORE! Glenn Phillips finishes the game off with back-to-back boundaries! Dilshan Madushanka pulls the length back and tries to go short, over middle and leg, Glenn Phillips swivels in his crease and pulls it hard and to the right of deep square leg for a boundary. A job well done for New Zealand as they win this encounter by 5 wickets and more than 26 overs to spare!
23.1
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Straight as an arrow! This is bowled on a fullish length, on off from over the wicket, Glenn Phillips stays still and hammers it past mid off for a boundary. New Zealand are just a hit away now.
End Of The Over 23 : 164/5
7 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 122.2
  • 422.3
  • W 22.4
  • 022.5
  • 222.6
T. Latham
2 (2)
G. Phillips
9 (8)
A. Mathews
4-0-29-2
22.6
2
Angelo Mathews To Tom Latham
Angling away, on a length, outside off, Tom Latham gets the weight on the front foot and times the drive wide of deep point for a couple of runs.
22.5
0
Angelo Mathews To Tom Latham
A rather optimistic shout for LBW! Serves it fuller in length, around leg, Tom Latham leans on but misses the clip as he gets hit on the front pad. It looked to be pitching outside leg but Angelo Mathews is convinced and Kusal Mendis takes the review. Nothing on UltraEdge but it is pitching outside leg on Ball Tracking. A review more in desperation from Sri Lanka.
Tom Latham is the new man in.
22.4
W
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell OUT!
OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! A fantastic grab from Charith Asalanka! Angelo Mathews keeps it slower, on a good length, on off, Daryl Mitchell opens himself up to go inside out. He gets deceived by the slowness of the delivery and goes through his shot early. Mitchell lobs it in the air towards deep point where Charith Asalanka covers good ground to his left and puts in a full-length dive. The ball stays in his hands even as his elbow hits the ground.
22.3
4
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Too easy! Angelo Mathews errs in line as he bowls it slower, down leg, on a length, Daryl Mitchell just has to get bat to ball and he does so to help it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.
22.2
1
Angelo Mathews To Glenn Phillips
Length delivery, outside off, Glenn Phillips hangs back and punches it firmly through covers for a single.
22.1
0
Angelo Mathews To Glenn Phillips
At 123.4 kph, seaming away, on a length, around off, Glenn Phillips looks to thrash this one through the off side but the ball nips away to beat the bat.
End Of The Over 22 : 157/4
7 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 121.2
  • 121.3
  • 1 WD 21.4
  • 221.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
G. Phillips
8 (6)
D. Mitchell
39 (29)
D. Madushanka
6-0-50-0
21.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
Pitched up on middle and leg, Glenn Phillips plays it late and uses his wrists to tuck it away through mid-wicket for a run.
21.5
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
Good length around off, Glenn Phillips stands tall and punches it firmly toward mid off.
21.4
2
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
Hard length over middle, angled across, Glenn Phillips stays back and tucks it away neatly toward the gap at mid-wicket and speeds back for the second run.
21.4
wd
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
Wide! Attempted bumper over the left shoulder but this one is spilled down the leg side.
21.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Daryl Mitchell
A length ball on middle and leg, hit away on the up and down to long on for one more.
21.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Glenn Phillips
Banged in short and angled across the right-hander. Glenn Phillips pulls it away toward deep mid-wicket and looks for two but Daryl Mitchell denies the second run and they settle for the single.
21.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Daryl Mitchell
Bowled slightly back of a length around the top of off, Daryl Mitchell punches it from his crease and straight back past the bowler between mid off and mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 21 : 150/4
6 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • W 20.3
  • 120.4
  • 420.5
  • 020.6
G. Phillips
4 (2)
D. Mitchell
37 (27)
A. Mathews
3-0-22-1
20.6
0
Angelo Mathews To Glenn Phillips
Good length around the top of off stump, Glenn Phillips blocks it out.
20.5
4
Angelo Mathews To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Flailed away for a boundary! Short and wide outside off, Glenn Phillips throws his hands at it and the ball flies off the outer half of the bat, uppishly and between backward point and short third for a boundary.
20.4
1
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
Full and on off stump, driven down to long on for a run.
Glenn Phillips walks out to the middle.
20.3
W
Angelo Mathews To Mark Chapman OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, dear! Mark Chapman storms off the field and that is poor cricket from New Zealand. Angelo Mathews pitches this one up on middle and leg, Chapman clears the front leg and looks to slog it away but gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls toward backward point. Chapman is ball-watching while Daryl Mitchell is down at the batter's end. Sadeera Samarawickrama is the man who picks up the ball and throws it back to Mathews and Mitchell makes sure that he gets past Chapman, so when the bails are dislodged Chapman is the one who is out.
20.2
1
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
Slower in pace, shorter and outside off too, Daryl Mitchell slaps this one without much timing in front of mid off and gets across for a single.
20.1
0
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
Pitched up on a nagging length and on off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line well and keeps it out on the off side.
Dilshan Madushanka has been caught on the right ankle by that last shot from Daryl Mitchell and that one must have stung a lot. The physio is out and Madushanka looks in a lot of pain. This could be a painful end to the competition for the leading wicket-taker. Hopefully, he is fine though.
End Of The Over 20 : 144/3
12 Runs
  • 419.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 419.5
  • 119.6
D. Mitchell
35 (24)
M. Chapman
7 (5)
D. Madushanka
5-0-43-0
19.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Daryl Mitchell
Hit extremely hard! Dilshan Madushanka bowls it on a fullish length, on off, Daryl Mitchell gets his front leg out of the way and hammers it hard back towards the bowler. Dilshan Madushanka performs a brave stop in his followthrough with his right boot and saves a certain boundary. The ball deflects off his right ankle in front of long on for a single.
19.5
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Not in complete control but four nonetheless! Dilshan Madushanka bowls it slower, on a length, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell clears his front leg to go down the ground but the bat twists in his hands and ends up hitting it towards wide long off for a boundary.
19.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Mark Chapman
Much closer to off, on a back of a length, Mark Chapman gets a bit cramped for room but still manages to push it away from extra cover for a run.
19.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Daryl Mitchell
Takes pace off this time from around the wicket, fuller and outside off, Daryl Mitchell prods forward and drives it down to long off for a single.
19.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Mark Chapman
Angling in, on a good length, on middle, Mark Chapman pats it in front of mid on for a single.
19.1
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Mark Chapman
FOUR! Nicely done! Dilshan Madushanka starts off on a shortish length, outside off, Mark Chapman initially winds up to pull it away but changes his mind and slaps it over extra cover for a boundary.
End Of The Over 19 : 132/3
6 Runs
  • 418.1
  • W 18.2
  • 1 WD 18.3
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
D. Mitchell
29 (21)
M. Chapman
1 (2)
A. Mathews
2-0-16-1
18.6
0
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
Lands it on a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and blocks it out.
18.5
0
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
This is bowled on a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell watchfully defends it out to cover.
18.4
1
Angelo Mathews To Mark Chapman
Another delivery on a good length, on off, Mark Chapman pushes it towards mid off and calls Daryl Mitchell through for a quick single.
18.3
0
Angelo Mathews To Mark Chapman
Serves it on a good length, at the stumps, Mark Chapman punches it firmly to mid off.
18.3
wd
Angelo Mathews To Mark Chapman
WIDE! Errs in line as he sprays this one down leg, on a length, Mark Chapman misses the tickle and it is called a wide.
Mark Chapman is the next batter in.
18.2
W
Angelo Mathews To Kane Williamson OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Angelo Mathews gets his man! Keeps it on a short of a length, much closer to the off-stump, Kane Williamson gets a bit cramped for room as he looks to cut this one away from the body. He fails to red the bounce as he gets a bottom edge that deflects back onto the stumps. New Zealand lose their skipper but they are only 42 runs away now.
18.1
4
Angelo Mathews To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Kane Williamson gives the charge now! Back of a length, over middle, Kane Williamson shimmies down the track and angles the bat perfectly to hit it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 18 : 126/2
8 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 617.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
K. Williamson
10 (13)
D. Mitchell
29 (19)
M. Theekshana
7-0-43-1
17.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Kane Williamson
Slanting back in, short and on the pads, the ball keeps a bit low but Kane Williamson still manages to flick it through square leg for a single.
17.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it from the front of the hand, short and on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell uses the depth of his crease to knock it down to long on for a single.
17.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Sees the batter advance and fires it in flat, at the stumps, tucked to mid-wicket again..
17.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Full and on off, clipped to mid-wicket.
17.2
6
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Good use of the feet! Fractionally short, on off, Daryl Mitchell steps out and gets to the pitch of the ball. He frees his arms and tonks it over mid off for a flat maximum.
17.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Turning in, full and on off, Daryl Mitchell prods forward and pushes it off the inner half of the bat towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 17 : 118/2
10 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 216.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
D. Mitchell
22 (14)
K. Williamson
9 (12)
A. Mathews
1-0-10-0
16.6
1
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
Width offered again, on a length, Daryl Mitchell punches it through covers to retain the strike with a single.
16.5
1
Angelo Mathews To Kane Williamson
On a good length, on off, Kane Williamson runs it late and down to third man for a single.
16.4
4
Angelo Mathews To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Shot of authority! A nothing delivery by Angelo Mathews as this is back of a length, slower as well, outside off, Kane Williamson gets the width he needs and crouches to hammer it past extra cover for a boundary.
16.3
1
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
Lands it on a back of a length, on middle, Daryl Mitchell swivels to pull this one but gets an inside edge onto his body and the ball rolls on the leg side for a single.
16.2
2
Angelo Mathews To Daryl Mitchell
In the air..but well wide! Angelo Mathews bowls it back of a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell tries to go for the pull off the front foot. He does not get it where he intended as the ball skies high in the air but drops well in front of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
16.1
1
Angelo Mathews To Kane Williamson
Starts off with a bit of a loosener, short and outside off, Kane Williamson hops and crunches it hard to deep point for a single.
Drinks break! Well, as expected New Zealand are making light work of this run chase and that is due to the good foundation laid down by the openers. Devon Conway looked back to his best after a bit of a lean patch but couldn't get to a half-century and neither could an in-form Rachin Ravindra. Daryl Mitchell has come out guns blazing and the Kiwis want to finish things off quickly. Sri Lanka know they are on the ropes but will look to pick up more wickets.
End Of The Over 16 : 108/2
5 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 415.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
D. Mitchell
18 (11)
K. Williamson
3 (9)
M. Theekshana
6-0-35-1
15.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Full and turning in, on off, Daryl Mitchell gets a good stride in and keeps it out.
15.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it from the front of the hand, full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell prods forward to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
15.4
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Top shot! Fuller, on off and middle, Daryl Mitchell premeditates and goes for the reverse sweep. He executes it to perfection as hits it wide of backward point for a boundary.
15.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Kane Williamson
Loses his grip as he bowls a low full toss, on middle, Kane Williamson knock it down to long on for a single.
15.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Kane Williamson
An optimistic shout for LBW but the umpire says no! Dishes out the googly, short and on middle, Kane Williamson gets caught in his crease as he looks to whip it and gets hit high on the back leg. Maheesh Theekshana went up in appeal but did not find much support from the rest.
15.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Kane Williamson
Nicely bowled! Tossed-up delivery, outside off, Kane Williamson gets a good stride in to defend but the ball keeps straight and goes past his outside edge.
End Of The Over 15 : 103/2
11 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 614.4
  • 014.5
  • 414.6
D. Mitchell
14 (8)
K. Williamson
2 (6)
D. Chameera
4-1-20-1
14.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Easy pickings! Full and straying on the pads, Daryl Mitchell does not miss out as he flicks it aerially off his pads to the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
14.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish delivery, on off, Daryl Mitchell drives it firmly but straight to mid on.
14.4
6
Dushmantha Chameera To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Launched down the ground! Dushmantha Chameera delivers it on a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell puts the dancing shoes on and swings through the line to clear the long off fence for a maximum.
14.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Daryl Mitchell
Short of a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell looks to use his feet again and pats it towards mid on.
14.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Daryl Mitchell
Half a shout, turned down! Keeps it in the channel, on a good length, Daryl Mitchell gives the charge and looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge. There is a noise though and Dushmantha Chameera is the only one that looks interested. Kusal Mendis has a long thought and decides not to review.
14.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Kane Williamson
Edgy! Shortish delivery, in the channel, Kane Williamson hops to punch it through the off side but gets an outside edge that beats the diving Angelo Mathews to his right at wide slip. A single taken.
End Of The Over 14 : 92/2
6 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • W 13.3
  • 413.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
D. Mitchell
4 (3)
K. Williamson
1 (5)
M. Theekshana
5-0-30-1
13.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and quicker, on middle, Daryl Mitchell pushes it from the crease towards mid on.
13.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
Missed out! Maheesh Theekshana loses his grip and bowls a waist-high full toss, Daryl Mitchell premeditates as he goes for the switch hit again. He gets a bit surprised and fails to get it away as he picks out the man at backward point.
13.4
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell is away! Looped up by Maheesh Theekshana, just outside off, Daryl Mitchell reaches out in front and is quick to pull out the reverse sweep. He controls it well and gets it wide of short third man for a boundary.
Daryl Mitchell is the new man in.
13.3
W
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The move to persist with Maheesh Theekshana pays off for Kusal Mendis and Sri Lanka! This is bowled much slower, fuller and on off, Rachin Ravindra gets down on one knee and sees that mid on is inside the circle. He angles his bat face to get it over that man but does not get a proper connection or the elevation. Rachin hits it flat and towards mid off where Dhananjaya de Silva reacts quickly to his right and completes the catch near his chest. New Zealand have now lost both their set batters.
13.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Kane Williamson
Quicker through the air, short and turning in, on middle, Kane Williamson shuffles a bit and pushes it through mid on for a run.
13.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Darts this one back in, short and on middle, Rachin Ravindra gives himself room and punches it through mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 86/1
0 Runs
  • 012.1
  • W 12.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
K. Williamson
0 (4)
R. Ravindra
41 (32)
D. Chameera
3-1-9-1
12.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Kane Williamson
A wicket-maiden from Dushmantha Chameera! Lands it on a good length, in the channel on off, Kane Williamson tries to force it through the off side but closes the bat face a bit early and ends up mishitting it back to the bowler.
12.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Kane Williamson
Chameera continues to bowl on that nagging length, just outside off, Kane Williamson hops by lifting his back leg and punches it along the ground to cover-point.
12.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Kane Williamson
Short of a length, around off, Kane Williamson stands tall and pushes it firmly on the bounce to backward point.
12.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Kane Williamson
At 143.1 clicks, on the fourth stump line, on a good length, Kane Williamson allows the ball to come to him and steers it late towards gully.
Kane Williamson walks out to bat next.
12.2
W
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Dushmantha Chameera gets his reward! Devon Conway was looking a bit frustrated after that blow and he departs now. Keeps it on a good length, zoning in at the stumps, Devon Conway wants to put Chameera off his line and length and gives the charge. He moves leg side as well to free his arms to go through the off side. The bat twists in his hands and he ends up miscuing it straight to Dhananjaya de Silva at mid-wicket who takes a low catch. A much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka.
12.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway
On a good length, on middle and leg, the ball gets a bit big on Devon Conway who takes the bottom hand off to dab it in front of mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 12 : 86/0
6 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 411.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
D. Conway
45 (40)
R. Ravindra
41 (32)
M. Theekshana
4-0-24-0
11.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
Fired in, much fuller, at the stumps, Devon Conway plays it from the crease towards long on and keeps the strike.
11.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, knocked down to long on for a single..
11.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
A bit quicker and flatter, on off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and pushes it in front of short extra cover.
11.3
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Short and punished! Maheesh Theekshana drags it down, short and around off, Rachin Ravindra is quick to pick the length again and rocks back to pull it over mid-wicket for an easy boundary.
11.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Angles it back into the batter, on a length, Rachin Ravindra tucks it in front of mid-wicket.
11.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls the off break, full and turning away, on middle, Rachin Ravindra gets behind the line and pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 11 : 80/0
7 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 610.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
D. Conway
44 (39)
R. Ravindra
36 (27)
D. Chameera
2-0-9-0
10.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway
Seaming away, on a good length this time, Devon Conway gets on his toes to ride on top of the bounce and jams it down on the off side. Chameera has consistently hit the upper half of the bat of these two Kiwi batters.
10.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway
At 136 clicks, on a hard length, on off, Devon Conway tries to get on the front foot but gets a bit taken aback by the extra bounce and adjusts well to dab it down.
10.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
Width on offer outside off, full in length, Rachin Ravindra throws his hands at the delivery and drives it towards deep cover for a single.
10.3
6
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
SIX! BOOM! Dushmantha Chameera serves it on a back of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra picks the length early and gets his front leg out of the way. He pulls it off the front foot and gets it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
10.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
Continues to bowl on a tight line and length does Dushmantha Chameera, Rachin Ravindra hops and gets on top of the bounce before dabbing it in front of backward point.
10.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
Lands it on a good length, just over middle, Rachin Ravindra watches it all the way through and taps it from right under his eyes towards point.
Powerplay 2! Sri Lanka can now have 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle until the 40th over.
End Of The Over 10 : 73/0
8 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
D. Conway
44 (37)
R. Ravindra
29 (23)
M. Theekshana
3-0-18-0
9.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
Quicker and flatter outside off, punched away off the back foot but straight to extra cover. At the end of the first Powerplay, New Zealand are racing along at 73/0!
9.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
Slows it up a touch and angles it in full on leg stump, Devon Conway blocks it out.
9.4
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
FOUR! Quick hands from Devon Conway and he gets this one through the infield. A bit too full outside off and sliding onto the bat nicely, Conway thrashes this one through cover-point for the second boundary of the over.
9.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
Fired in fuller and on middle stump, Devon Conway blocks it out.
9.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
Quicker and flatter around off, Devon Conway gets on the back foot and forces it out toward cover.
9.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
FOUR! Short and hammered away! Maheesh Theekshana comes from around the wicket and bowls a quick short one well outside off. Devon Conway latches onto the width and slaps it past point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 9 : 65/0
2 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
R. Ravindra
29 (23)
D. Conway
36 (31)
D. Chameera
1-0-2-0
8.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
Good length on off at 141.3 clicks. Rachin Ravindra defends it under his eyeline.
Halt! Devon Conway has taken a blow to his right hand and the physio is out to check on him. The 'magic spray' has done its job and Conway is ready to resume.
8.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway
Flush on the gloves and that one has more than just stung Devon Conway! A fraction shorter around leg, shooting up off the deck and Conway gets in an uncomfortable position. Conway looks to fend it away but the ball goes off the gloves down to fine leg and they get a single.
8.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway
On a good length around leg stump, flicked straight to square leg.
8.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Devon Conway
Hits the bat hard and Devon Conway feels that one! Bowled on a hard length over off, Conway hangs back and looks to defend it with soft hands and does so as well but gets jarred a bit on the gloves.
8.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
SAFE! This is potched up on off stump, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and bunts it out to mid off before taking off for the quick single. The fielder there, Dilshan Madushanka picks up the ball and scores a direct-hit at the bowler's end. The replays show that Rachin did well enough to slide his bat in and is comfortably safe.
Is that out? Dilshan Madushanka has scored a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Rachin Ravindra looks pretty confident and there was not much of an appeal from any of the Sri Lankan players. The replays show that Rachin was well in when the woodwork was disturbed.
8.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Rachin Ravindra
Starts from over the wicket and bowls it on a hard length over middle and leg at 142.4 clicks. Rachin Ravindra gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it out on the deck.
Dushmantha Chameera is handed the ball now by Kusal Mendis.
End Of The Over 8 : 63/0
12 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 67.3
  • 47.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
R. Ravindra
28 (20)
D. Conway
35 (28)
de Silva
2-0-22-0
7.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra comes forward and eases it down to long off for one.
7.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter delivery on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra leans on and keeps it out.
7.4
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Through the off side now! Quicker and shorter around off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and clears the front leg before hammering it through the cover region for a boundary. Rachin has now become the leading run-scorer in thsi tournament.
7.3
6
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
SIX! The sound off the bat was music to the ears! This is tossed up around off, Rachin Ravindra gets down on one knee, picks it up and slogs it handsomely over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
7.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
Fires this one into middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it out.
7.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Devon Conway
Tosses this one up, full and around off, Devon Conway drives it away to wide long off and picks up a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 51/0
9 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 46.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
R. Ravindra
17 (15)
D. Conway
34 (27)
D. Madushanka
4-0-31-0
6.6
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Rachin Ravindra
Beaten! Full and outside off, this one seams away off the deck. Rachin Ravindra looks for the cover drive but is well beaten.
6.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Slightly fuller and angling it into middle, Devon Conway looks to work it leg side but ends up just easing it past the bowler for a quick run.
6.4
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
On the shorter side and angled into middle and leg, Devon Conway keeps it out toward mid on.
6.3
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
FOUR! Whipped away for back-to-back boundaries! Too full on middle and leg, slower too, Devon Conway gets the front leg out of the way and whips it away well in front of mid-wicket for another boundary. The 50 is also up for New Zealand!
6.2
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
FOUR! Crunched away for another boundary! Overpitched outside off, Devon Conway plants his front leg forward and punches it through the cover region for a boundary.
6.1
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Fuller in length and on off, shaping away a touch, Devon Conway gets on the front foot and hits it hard toward mid off.
End Of The Over 6 : 42/0
10 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • 65.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
D. Conway
25 (22)
R. Ravindra
17 (14)
de Silva
1-0-10-0
5.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Devon Conway
Flatter and pushed through onto middle and leg, Devon Conway dabs it down in front of mid-wicket for a single.
5.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Devon Conway
Tossed up full and outside off, Devon Conway creams the cover drive but finds the man on the edge of the circle.
5.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
Floated up on middle, angling in a bit, Rachin Ravindra looks for the big shot again but ends up chipping it over wide mid off for a single.
5.3
6
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
SIX! BANG! Tossed-up delivery, full and outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes inside-out and lofts it stylishly over the wide long off fence for a maximum.
5.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Devon Conway
On a length and angling onto the pads, worked away off the pads to deep square leg for a single.
5.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rachin Ravindra
Starts with a bit of a drag down from around the wicket. This is bowled around off and Rachin Ravindra forces it off the back foot down to long on for a single.
Dhananjaya de Silva is introduced into the attack, replacing Maheesh Theekshana.
End Of The Over 5 : 32/0
14 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • 24.3
  • 44.4
  • 44.5
  • 04.6
D. Conway
23 (19)
R. Ravindra
9 (11)
D. Madushanka
3-0-22-0
4.6
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
On a good length over the stumps, Devon Conway solidly defends it out. 14 off that over, a good one for the Kiwis.
4.5
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
FOUR! A third boundary in the over and Devon Conway is starting to really fire now. Banged in short over middle and leg, Conway gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away through backward square leg for a boundary.
4.4
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
FOUR! The timing on that one was unreal! Pitches this one up on middle, angling it in, Devon Conway leans on and just jabs at it gently looking to pinch a single to mid on but the ball fizzes across the turf and beats the diving fielder at mid on to run away into the fence.
4.3
2
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Shortish length, angled in at the body, Devon Conway nudges it down around the corner and picks up a couple of runs.
4.2
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
EDGED AND FOUR! Pitched up in the channel around off, shaping a bit in the air. Devon Conway with a tentative cover drive away from the body and his feet go nowhere. The outside edge is induced and the ball goes off the outside edge in between the keeper and a wider first slip into the third man fence.
4.1
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Good length, angling in from middle and just straightening a bit. Devon Conway is pressed back and has to defend it back onto the deck.
End Of The Over 4 : 18/0
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
R. Ravindra
9 (11)
D. Conway
9 (13)
M. Theekshana
2-0-10-0
3.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter delivery at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and pushes it out toward cover.
3.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
The carrom-ball now, at 102 clicks and coming in sharply into off and middle, Rachin Ravindra gets pushed onto the back foot but manages to keep it out on the off side.
3.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Devon Conway
Very full on middle, Devon Conway drives it firmly down to long off and turns the strike over.
3.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Gives it some more air this time and throws it up around off, Rachin Ravindra manages to get to the pitch of the ball and strokes it down to long off for a single.
3.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up a bit, full and around off, Rachin Ravindra drives it along the ground and to the man at short covers.
3.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter one from around the wicket, bowled at 100 clicks and around off. Rachin Ravindra leans on and eases it toward cover.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/0
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
D. Conway
8 (12)
R. Ravindra
8 (6)
D. Madushanka
2-0-8-0
2.6
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Back of a length around off, Devon Conway stylishly jabs it off the back foot but straight to mid on.
2.5
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Pitched up again around off, driven on the up but can't beat mid off to his left this time around.
2.4
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
FOUR! That will fill Devon Conway with confidence! Overpitched on off stump, looking for some swing, Conway just leans into it and drives it straight back past the bowler into the long off fence for a boundary.
2.3
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Lovely delivery! Dilshan Madushanka is very interested in this one but the keeper, not so much. Kusal Mendis does review it though eventually. This is served on a perfect length and on a tighter line around off stump, leaving the left-hander off the deck. Devon Conway is pushed back and has to play at it but the ball zips past the outside edge and the UltraEdge confirms daylight between bat and ball. A review wasted by Sri Lanka!
2.2
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Hits the deck hard and angles it in from around off, Devon Conway remains a bit tentative and just jams it down in front of covers.
2.1
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Back of a length and outside off, Devon Conway stays back and plays it late down toward backward point.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
8 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 21.3
  • 21.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
R. Ravindra
8 (6)
D. Conway
4 (6)
M. Theekshana
1-0-8-0
1.6
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Thrashed away! Full and wide outside off, there to be hit, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and firms it through cover-point for his first boundary of the game.
1.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter in length and around off, played off the back foot toward covers.
1.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Misfield! Flatter one, slightly short and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets on the back foot and chops it down to the left of backward point where Charith Asalanka looks to get behind the ball but is beaten by the spin and Rachin gets another brace.
1.3
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Full and quick at the pads, this is clipped away nicely behind square leg and Rachin Ravindra gets off the mark with a couple of easy runs.
1.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter one at 102 clicks and drifting away from middle, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and pats it back to the bowler.
1.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rachin Ravindra
Starts with a fullish delivery on leg stump, curving it away from the left-hander. Rachin Ravindra gets forward and blocks it out.
It will be the spin of Maheesh Theekshana from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
D. Conway
4 (6)
R. Ravindra
0 (0)
D. Madushanka
1-0-4-0
0.6
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
A dot to end the first over of the chase, just the boundary off it! Good length outside off and shaping away, Devon Conway lets it through to the keeper.
0.5
4
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
FOUR! Devon Conway and New Zealand are up and running! A half-tracker around off, Conway gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down well in front of square on the leg side and gets enough on it to take it to the ropes.
0.4
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Edgy! Pitches this one much further up and bowls it outside off. Devon Conway looks to drive it on the up but plays a loose shot away from the body and gets it uppishly toward point.
0.3
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
On a hard length around off and angling back into the left-handers. Devon Conway hangs back and jams it down on the deck.
0.2
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Pulls the length back this time, keeps it in the channel around off and extracts a bit of an extra bounce. Devon Conway hops back and is taken aback a bit but keeps it down on the deck.
0.1
0
Dilshan Madushanka To Devon Conway
Starts off with a fuller delivery from over the wicket, bowled in the channel. Devon Conway lets the ball come on and blocks it out in front of point.
Match Info
  • Venue M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Trent Boult
  • Umpire Adrian Holdstock (SA), Joel Wilson (WI) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 171/10 in 46.4 overs
  • Sri Lanka 150/9 in 37.4 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 128/8 in 32.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (31.5 ovs): NZ against D Chameera (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 0)
  • D Chameera dropped on 0 by T Boult in 29.6 overs
  • Referral 2 (23.4 ovs): NZ against D Chameera (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Sri Lanka 100/6 in 15.6 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 74/5
  • Sri Lanka 70/4: C Asalanka lbw b T Boult 8(8)
  • Referral 1 (8.2 ovs): NZ against C Asalanka (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, NZ: 2)
  • K Perera 17th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 22 balls (9x4) (2x6)
  • Sri Lanka 52/3 in 6.0 overs
  • K Perera dropped on 0 by T Latham in 1.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (22.5 ovs): SL against T Latham (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 0, NZ: 2)
  • New Zealand 150/4 in 20.5 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 108/2 in 16.0 overs
  • New Zealand 100/2 in 14.6 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 39 balls between D Conway (33) and R Ravindra (17)
  • New Zealand 50/1 in 6.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (2.3 ovs): SL against D Conway (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, NZ: 2)
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