Sri Lanka v New Zealand | 2nd T20 | Colombo | 4/9/09

Amjid Javed

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Mar 3, 2004
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Kiwis looking for another win over Sri lanka.
I hope Oram gets another hattrick..................and remembers it this time :D . Dilshan is the real danger for the kiwis as he almost took the match away last time with that 50 of his . I hope Shane Bond comes back with bang this time and justifies his selection .
McCullum with a six off Malinga
then a four (no ball) and 3 runs off free hit
19 runs off the Malinga over
McCullum 29(15) - Ryder 8(10)
NZ 40-0 after 4 overs
Ryder 28(25) - McCullum 41(30)
NZ 72-0 after 9 overs
Last 5 ovs 32/0 RR 6.40
10.2 Jayasuriya to BB McCullum, OUT, the crowd goes delirious as McCullum chips the ball back to Jayasuriya, he was down the track and checked his attempted on-drive, a leading edge pops up to the bowler, McCullum mises his half-century, he has done his bit though

BB McCullum c & b Jayasuriya 49 (34b 4x4 2x6) SR: 144.11

NZ 84-1
Taylor in
Dilshan getting a beating 6 1 1 4 6 2
20 runs off the overs - boundries by Ryder 52(35)
NZ 106-1 after 12 overs
Dilshan to Ryder, 2 runs

Dilshan to Ryder, SIX, what a stroke to bring up his half-century, full toss on middle and leg, bends low and slog sweeps it into the stands behind midwicket

Dilshan to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder gets four more, Ryder lashes that off the front foot towards sweeper cover, a bit of sloppy work from Mendis at the boundary

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor pushes a middle stump ball towards mid-on for an easy single

Dilshan to Ryder, 1 run, wide outside off, Ryder rocks back and slashes that to point

Dilshan to Ryder, SIX, shot! Ryder bends his knee and mows that over wide long-on

Dilshan getting taste of his own medicine, went for 20 runs

NZ 108/1 off 12.3 overs
Taylor out par koi baat nahi
Guptil with 6, 4, 2, 2, 1 next over to move to 22 off 11
Does Oram have special bat?
NZ 148-3 after 17 overs @ 8.7
SL chasing 170 and

0.5 Bond to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan has holed out to deep square leg, great start from Bond, Dilshan comes down the track and swings it, not enough on that shot, and Guptill has an easy catch near the boundary

TM Dilshan c Guptill b Bond 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

SL 2-1 after 1 over

1.1 Mills to Udawatte, OUT, New Zealand have two, Udawatte is gone, another batsman who is done in because the ball stopped on him, it was a back of a length ball outside off, Udawatte was halfway through the stroke before he checks his shot, the ball pops up towards point for a simple catch

ML Udawatte c Broom b Mills 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
SL 2-2
impossible task for sri lankan middle order. nz have the game in their hand.
Why didn't Sangakkara walk as all the Kiwi players thought he had edged it to the keeper?
Dilshan out on the fifth ball of the first over.

Wow.How nostalgic.Just like the final of T20 2009 WC.:D
I guess players want to go back before Sangakkara gets out or he will be yelling from the pavillion.
Required RR over 10 now
Lot of respect for the Tiger Nathan McCullum. Only 9 runs off his 2 overs and has taken 2 wickets. Thoes swinging off breaks doing the trick
Sri Lanka require another 69 runs with 5 wickets and 35 balls remaining