That's all we have from this match. Do join us tomorrow for the last double-header of World T20, 2014. Until then, it's good bye and cheers!!!
Rangana Herath is the unanimous choice for the Man of the Match award. He says that the plan was to bowl in the right place. Adds that, they were lucky that there was no dew.
Outstanding performance by Sri Lanka to defend a paltry total! They have now qualified for their fourth World T20 semi-final and will be flying high on confidence. Rangana Herath was the star of the show as he wreaked havoc and completely rattled the Kiwi batting line-up. He was too hot to handle and had the batsmen in all kind of trouble. Finishes with an exceptional bowling figures of 3.3-2-3-5, which is the third best in T20Is. Their semi-final opponent will be decided tomorrow after the match between Pakistan and West Indies.
Rangana Herath to Trent Boult
OUT! SRI LANKA WIN BY 59 RUNS! Herath tosses it up and lands it outside off, some extra bounce there as Boult tries to cut it through the line. But it comes off the outside edge and Jayawardene accepts the catch gleefully. The Lankan players are all pumped up and smiling in the middle.
Boult has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Mitchell McClenaghan in next.
OUT! Williamson is run out! Final nail in the coffin! Floated full ball on off, Boult jumps out of the crease and lofts it over extra cover. They attempt for the second run but then there is a mix-up. The throw comes to the bowler and the bails are removed with Williamson well outside the crease.
Rangana Herath is back on.
Lasith Malinga to Trent Boult
Terrific yorker, Boult does well to keep it out on the leg side and crosses.
Lasith Malinga to Kane Williamson
Turns it off his pads through square leg for a single.
FOUR! Very full delivery down the leg side, Williamson gets enough wood behind it and helps it on its way to the fine leg fence.
Defends it from the crease and scampers across for a run.
Slower full ball on off, chipped over mid on for a run.
A yorker on off, Williamson digs it out.
Lasith Malinga will look to spear in his deadly yorkers.
Sachithra Senanayake to Trent Boult
Carrom ball outside off, Boult leaves it alone.
Outside off, Boult flashes and misses.
Yorker on off, Boult digs it out.
Trent Boult walks in next.
Sachithra Senanayake to Kyle Mills
OUT! LBW! With your team struggling, you deciding to play an audacious reverse sweep? Not acceptable, Mr. Mills. You should have given Williamson support out there! Flighted ball on middle, Mills tries to play the reverse sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal vociferously and the umpire obliges. The replays, however, show that it was missing leg.