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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, One-off T20I Match Summary

NZ vs SL, 2019 - T20 Summary

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
179/7 (20.0/20)
144 (16.5/20)
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Doug Bracewell
NZ 179/7
Bat Top Batsmen
44 (26)
  • 1x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 169.23SR
35 (15)
  • 1x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 233.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
SL 144/10
Bat Top Batsmen
43 (24)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 179.16SR
23 (12)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 191.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
3
OVERS
21/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 7.82
3.5
OVERS
30/3
R/W
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Southee goes on to collect the trophy and is swarmed by his teammates. They pose and smile for the shutterbugs! So that's that, folks! 1-0 in the Tests, 3-0 in the ODIs, 1-0 in the only T20I! Sri Lanka have finished the tour without a win. They did play well in patches but patches aren't enough to win games or series'. Looking forward though, New Zealand welcome the mighty Indians for a limited overs tour and Sri Lanka travel to the island of Australia for another tough tour. It has been lovely bringing you the coverage of this tour. Join us for the upcoming games as well. As of now, lots of cricket is going on! Switch tabs to follow the final Test between South Africa and Pakistan, where the hosts are batting first at Jo'burg or if you want more exciting and faster T20 action, switch tabs to the BBL where the Melbourne Stars have been set a target of 179 by the Adelaide Strikers. Adios from here! Take care!
Tim Southee the winning skipper of New Zealand says that it is always nice to lead the country even if it was for a one-off game and finish off on the right side of the result. Says that is a great team performance to come back from the position they were in after the first half of their batting innings. Assigns special praise for Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner for coming back from injury and performing well. Applauds all the performers in this game as well, saying that the players are comfortable and whenever they are given an opportunity, they are ready to come out and perform their best. Thanks Sri Lanka for being a lovely touring side and feels they played good, competitive cricket even though they did not win a game on the tour. Signs off by saying there is lots of cricket coming up. Reckons it will be a tough series against the Indians. Looks forward to it.
Lasith Malinga the Sri Lankan skipper, feels that they did really well that with the ball early on in the innings and gave away too many towards the end. He still reckons that the score of 180 was still achieveable on this ground. Says that the batsmen did not frame the chase well and did not understand how to cross the line. Feels that going ahead, they must do better in that aspect. Signs off by saying that there are a busy couple of months of cricket coming up where they have to step up and learn to win games.
Doug Bracewell is the Man of the match. He says it is a good result and feels it was a nice way to come back in the side and help in the win after working on his technique in the time he spent outside. Applauds his mate Kuggeleijn for a great debut. Feels that he was doing well at the nets and just came and kept things simple as he came to middle and played his shots. Ends by saying he backs himself to do well whenever he plays.
With 180 to chase and a small ground, despite losing an early wicket, Dickwella and Kusal Perera blasted their side off to a fast start. Both departed shortly, but Thisara continued the fight like he did in the ODIs earlier. The task was too much for him to do alone, so he succumbed and post that, it was just a mere formality as the rest to come were cleaned up within no time. Everyone had a share in the wickets column, with Ferguson and Sodhi taking 3 apiece. A fine performance from the home side.
A clinical victory for the Black Caps in the end. They had some hiccups on the way, but eventually they stood tall and got the job done. First, they stumbled with the bat when they were reduced to 33/4 inside the Powerplay courtesy Malinga and Rajitha, but some calm sense from Taylor combined with fireworks from the returning Bracewell and debutant Kuggeleijn saw them end up with a massive total on the board.
16.5
W
Ish Sodhi To Kasun Rajitha OUT!
OUT! It's all over! Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 144 inside 17 overs. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE ONE-OFF T20I BY 35 RUNS. This one is flighted on middle and Rajitha goes for a huge one over mid-wicket but the ball takes the top edge and is straight up in the air. The keeper, Seifert makes a loud call for it, comes under the ball and takes it comfortably with his big gloves. Sodhi ends with three wickets and there is jubilation amongst all the Kiwi players.
16.5
wd
Ish Sodhi To Kasun Rajitha
Well outside off, Rajitha goes after it but can't connect. Wide signalled by the umpire.
16.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Lakshan Sandakan
Another flighted one outside off, slogged away to mid-wicket on one bounce by Sandakan. A single is taken.
16.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Lakshan Sandakan
Flatter one on middle, defended back down the ground towards the bowler.
Lakshan Sandakan is the last man in for Sri Lanka.
16.2
W
Ish Sodhi To Lahiru Kumara OUT!
OUT! Gone off the second ball! Kuggeleijn takes a simple catch coming in from short third man. Nine down now! Looks like SL might not last the quota of 20 overs even. Slower one this time well outside off, Kumara looks to smash it down the ground but gets a thick outside edge that goes straight to Scott. What an evening for the debutant as well.
16.1
4
Ish Sodhi To Lahiru Kumara
FOUR! Kumara uses his feet and smashes this flatter one on leg right back over the bowler's head for a boundary off the first ball he faces. Lovely shot.
Over 16 : 138/8
8 Runs
    K. Rajitha
    5 (8)
    L. Kumara
    0 (0)
    M. Santner
    3-0-27-1
    15.6
    0
    Mitchell Santner To Kasun Rajitha
    Flighted delivery outside off, Rajitha fails to connect it with his defensive bat.
    Lahiru Kumara is out next.
    15.5
    W
    Mitchell Santner To Lasith Malinga OUT!
    OUT! Lasith Malinga is back to the pavilion and New Zealand inching closer to the victory line. Santner bowls it wide outside off after seeing Malinga make room for himself for a slog. Malinga tries to go for it but all he manages is to find a top edge and Guptill takes a dolly at long on. The small hope that Sri Lanka had has just went down the drain here.
    15.4
    1
    Mitchell Santner To Kasun Rajitha
    Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Rajitha plays it to the fielder at long on for a single.
    15.3
    1
    Mitchell Santner To Lasith Malinga
    Tossed up on middle, the Sri Lanka skipper pushes it through mid on for a single.
    15.2
    4
    Mitchell Santner To Lasith Malinga
    FOUR! Lucky boundary for Malinga. Tossed up on middle, it finds the inside edge of the bat and moves to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
    15.2
    wd
    Mitchell Santner To Lasith Malinga
    Santner bowls it way outside off this time. Malinga has a go at it but misses. The umpire signals it as wide.
    15.1
    1
    Mitchell Santner To Kasun Rajitha
    Tossed up on off, Rajitha pushes it away through cover for a single.
    Over 15 : 130/7
    2 Runs
      K. Rajitha
      3 (5)
      L. Malinga
      1 (2)
      I. Sodhi
      3-0-24-1
      14.6
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Kasun Rajitha
      Fuller one on off, pushed back to long off for a single to end the over. Brilliant stuff from Sodhi, just two off it in the end and a wicket to boot!
      14.5
      0
      Ish Sodhi To Kasun Rajitha
      Beaten! A flighted one outside off, turns away late to beat the willow of Kasun as he was trying to defend it.
      14.4
      0
      Ish Sodhi To Kasun Rajitha
      Flatter ball on off, pushed back to the bowler by Rajitha.
      14.3
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Lasith Malinga
      Flighted one on middle and off, Malinga hits it in the air towards long on. Goes on one bounce to Bracewell. Single taken.
      14.2
      0
      Ish Sodhi To Lasith Malinga
      Flatter one outside off, pushed away to cover by Malinga.
      Lasith Malinga walks out to the middle next.
      14.1
      W
      Ish Sodhi To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
      OUT! What a brilliant review! Three reds flash and the original decision will have to be overturned and it is curtains for Shanaka and for his team, most probably. A flatter one landing on leg and the ball turns a bit. Dasun who was looking to flick misses the ball and gets rapped on the pads. Loud appeal follows but it is turned down by the umpire. Southee goes upstairs almost immediately. The Snicko is clear, and Ball Tracking shows us that the ball was pitched on line, hit in line and would have gone on to hit the top of leg. The decision is overturned, Shanaka departs! Sri Lanka in troubled waters now. Seven down, need 52 off 35 balls now.
      And immediately a review is taken. It is for an lbw decision against Dasun Shanaka. Looks close.
      Ish Sodhi returns.
      Match Info
      • Venue Eden Park, Auckland
      • Weather Clear
      • Toss Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
      • Result New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs
      • Player of the Match Doug Bracewell
      • Umpire Wayne Knights (NZ), Shaun Haig (NZ) and Chris Brown (NZ)
      • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
      Match Notes
      • Innings Break: New Zealand 179/7 in 20 overs
      • New Zealand 155/7 in 17.5 overs
      • New Zealand 100/5 in 14.2 overs
      • New Zealand 52/4 in 9.2 overs
      • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 33/4
      • S Kuggeleijn makes his T20 debut for New Zealand
      • Sri Lanka 100/4 in 10.3 overs
      • Sri Lanka 50/3 in 4.4 overs
      • Innings Break: New Zealand 179/7 in 20 overs
      • New Zealand 155/7 in 17.5 overs
      • New Zealand 100/5 in 14.2 overs
      • New Zealand 52/4 in 9.2 overs
      • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 33/4
      • S Kuggeleijn makes his T20 debut for New Zealand
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