It took a Super Over to decide the winner between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. A look at the statistical highlights from the match that eventually saw the hosts in Pallekele emerge as the winners on Thursday.
# Tillakaratne Dilshan has got his first MOM award against New Zealand - his fourth in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Dilshan became the fourth batsman in the ICC World Twenty20 to complete 500 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 - 568 at an average of 33.41 in 21 matches, including four fifties.
# Dilshan has recorded six fifties in T20Is - two each against the West Indies and New Zealand and one each against Australia and India.
# The New Zealand-Sri Lanka game is the second 'tie' in the ICC World Twenty20 - the first was India vs Pakistan fixture at Durban on September 14, 2007. (Sri Lanka won the one-over eliminator).
# In all, seven games have resulted in 'tied' games in T20Is.
# New Zealand (174 for seven) have recorded their highest total against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
# Sri Lanka (174 for six) have posted their highest total against New Zealand in T20Is.
# James Franklin (2/34) has recorded his best bowling figures in the ICC World Twenty20.
# Rob Nicol (58 off 40 balls) has recorded a career-best score in T20Is - his second fifty in T20Is.
# Ajantha Mendis (4-0-48-1) has recorded his worst bowling figures in terms of runs conceded and the economy rate (12.00) in T20Is. Â
# Brendon McCullum completed his 500 runs in the ICC World Twenty20, totalling 520 in 19 matches at an average of 30.58, including a century and a fifty.
# Nuwan Kulasekara (2/33) has recorded his best bowling figures in the ICC World Twenty20.
# Both the Sri Lankan batsmen - Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan - have completed their respective 1,000 runs in T20Is. The players with 1,000 runs or more in T20Is are - Brendon McCullum (1623),Â Kevin Pietersen (1176), Mahela Jayawardene (1042), David Warner(1032) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (1032).
# With 273 runs at an average of 39.00 in ten matches, Jayawardene is the leading run-getter in Sri Lanka-New Zealand T20Is.
# Dilshan (76 off 53 balls) has posted his highest score against New Zealand, eclipsing the 57 off 28 balls at Colombo, RPS on September 2,2009.
# Dilshan's marvellous innings is his second highest in the ICC World Twenty20, next only to the 96 not out off 57 balls against West Indies at The Oval on June 19, 2009.