Score

Match Details

Sri Lanka Men 267 & 4-268 ( 93.2 & 86.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men: 249 & 285 ( 83.2 & 106.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 6 wickets
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
28
73
2
0
38.36
14
13
3
0
107.69
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.1
1
34
1
3.71
Man of the Match
Dimuth Karunaratne
Commentry
In over# 87
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 87. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-268(rr 3.08)
86.1
1
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel. Sri Lanka complete a very good victory at home in the first of the two Tests against New Zealand. It has been up and down over the five days but it was the home side that won the key moments. Dimuth Karunaratne stood out with his century in the fourth innings and they made the chase of 268 look extremely easy on a turning pitch. Credit also to Akila Dananjaya for his five wicket haul in the first innings and also to the Kiwis for showing fight with bat and ball when it was required.Two evenly matched teams who provided an entertaining match for both sets of spectators. On to Colombo for the 2nd Test on the 22nd. Join us then.
In over# 86
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 86. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-267(rr 3.10)
85.6
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.5
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Controlled all along the floor. Kept his hands high and pulled it way in front of square. Scores are level.
85.3
1
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
85.2
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Patel.
85.1
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 85
Runs : 3 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 85. 3 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-262(rr 3.08)
84.6
2
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Santner. One shot away. Don't think either or these two batsmen will try to finish it with a six though.
84.5
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
84.4
1
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
84.3
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
84.2
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
84.1
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 84
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 84. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-259(rr 3.08)
83.6
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.5
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
83.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Timing the ball nicely since coming to the crease. Latched onto the straighter line to take Sri Lanka to within nine runs.
83.3
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
83.2
1
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
83.1
.
Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 83
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 83. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-254(rr 3.06)
82.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
82.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Cracking shot square of the wicket. Attacking the wide delivery and used the pace to his advantage. Down to 14 to win.
82.4
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
82.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
82.2
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Santner. New Zealand pick up another. It was a risky game which Perera was playing and eventually it caught up with him. Cramped for room as he used his feet and the bat twisted in the hands, gifting the easiest of catches to mid on.
82.1
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
Sri Lanka Men: 267 & 4-268 ( 93.2 & 86.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men 249 & 285 ( 83.2 & 106.0 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka win by 6 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 3.11
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: de Silva b: Perera

33
83
3
39.76
T Latham

c: Dickwella b: Perera

30
88
3
34.09
K Williamson

c: Karunaratne b: Perera

0
3
0
0
R Taylor

c: Dickwella b: Lakmal

86
132
6
65.15
H Nicholls

lbw: Perera

42
78
2
53.85
B Watling

lbw: Perera

1
5
0
20
M Santner

lbw: Lakmal

13
42
1
30.95
T Southee

run out (de Silva)

14
19
0
73.68
W Somerville

not out

9
28
1
32.14
T Boult

c: Perera b: Lakmal

18
22
1
81.82
A Patel

lbw: Lakmal

0
1
0
0
Extras 3(b 0, lb 2, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 249/10 83.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
15.2
5
29
4
1.89
10.0
1
37
0
3.70
30.0
3
80
5
2.67
6.0
0
20
0
3.33
22.0
1
81
0
3.68
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

lbw: Patel

39
73
4
53.42
L Thirimanne

st: Watling b: Patel

10
36
1
27.78
K Mendis

c: Taylor b: Patel

53
89
7
59.55
A Mathews

c: Taylor b: Patel

50
98
7
51.02
K Perera

c: Santner b: Boult

1
4
0
25
D de

c&b: Patel

5
19
1
26.32
N Dickwella

c: Williamson b: Somerville

61
109
3
55.96
A Dananjaya

c: Taylor b: Somerville

0
8
0
0
S Lakmal

b: Boult

40
98
3
40.82
L Embuldeniya

lbw: Somerville

5
17
1
29.41
L Kumara

not out

0
9
0
0
Extras 3(b 1, lb 1, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 267/10 93.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.0
4
45
2
2.25
7.0
3
17
0
2.43
22.2
3
83
3
3.72
33.0
6
89
5
2.70
11.0
0
31
0
2.82
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: Karunaratne b: de Silva

4
20
0
20
T Latham

c: Thirimanne b: Perera

45
81
3
55.56
K Williamson

c: Perera b: Embuldeniya

4
25
0
16
R Taylor

c: de Silva b: Embuldeniya

3
5
0
60
H Nicholls

c: Mendis b: de Silva

26
71
2
36.62
B Watling

c: Dickwella b: Kumara

77
173
6
44.51
M Santner

c: Lakmal b: Embuldeniya

12
35
0
34.29
T Southee

st: Dickwella b: Embuldeniya

23
62
1
37.1
W Somerville

not out

40
118
2
33.9
T Boult

c: de Silva b: Kumara

26
25
2
104
A Patel

lbw: de Silva

14
23
1
60.87
Extras 11(b 4, lb 5, WD 0, NB 2)
Total 285/10 106.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
15.0
2
37
0
2.47
32.0
4
84
1
2.63
12.0
3
25
3
2.08
37.0
4
99
4
2.68
10.0
0
31
2
3.10
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Watling b: Southee

122
243
6
50.21
L Thirimanne

lbw: Somerville

64
163
4
39.26
K Mendis

c: Raval b: Patel

10
6
1
166.67
A Mathews

not out

28
73
2
38.36
K Perera

c: Santner b: Boult

23
19
5
121.05
D de

not out

14
13
3
107.69
Not bat : Niroshan Dickwella,Akila Dananjaya,Lasith Embuldeniya,Lahiru Kumara,Suranga Lakmal
Extras 7(b 6, lb 1, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 268/4 86.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.1
1
34
1
3.71
12.0
2
33
1
2.75
31.0
6
73
1
2.35
18.0
0
74
1
4.11
13.0
2
38
0
2.92
3.0
0
9
0
3.00

Jeet Raval

32 (72)

62(160)

Tom Latham

30 (88)

Jeet Raval

0 (0)

0(3)

Kane Williamson

0 (3)

Jeet Raval

1 (11)

7(20)

Ross Taylor

6 (9)

Ross Taylor

57 (90)

99(168)

Henry Nicholls

42 (78)

Ross Taylor

7 (7)

8(12)

BJ Watling

1 (5)

Ross Taylor

16 (26)

26(53)

Mitchell Santner

10 (27)

Mitchell Santner

3 (15)

11(28)

Tim Southee

8 (13)

Tim Southee

6 (6)

6(7)

William Somerville

0 (1)

William Somerville

9 (27)

27(49)

Trent Boult

18 (22)

William Somerville

0 (0)

0(1)

Ajaz Patel

0 (1)

Dimuth Karunaratne

17 (30)

27(66)

Lahiru Thirimanne

10 (36)

Dimuth Karunaratne

22 (43)

39(71)

Kusal Mendis

17 (28)

Kusal Mendis

36 (61)

77(144)

Angelo Mathews

41 (83)

Angelo Mathews

0 (0)

1(4)

Kusal Perera

1 (4)

Angelo Mathews

6 (10)

11(29)

Dhananjaya de Silva

5 (19)

Angelo Mathews

3 (5)

3(11)

Niroshan Dickwella

0 (6)

Niroshan Dickwella

3 (2)

3(10)

Akila Dananjaya

0 (8)

Niroshan Dickwella

38 (75)

78(173)

Suranga Lakmal

40 (98)

Niroshan Dickwella

20 (26)

20(39)

Lasith Embuldeniya

0 (13)

Lasith Embuldeniya

5 (4)

5(13)

Lahiru Kumara

0 (9)

Jeet Raval

4 (20)

7(47)

Tom Latham

3 (27)

Tom Latham

7 (18)

11(43)

Kane Williamson

4 (25)

Tom Latham

2 (6)

5(11)

Ross Taylor

3 (5)

Tom Latham

33 (30)

48(68)

Henry Nicholls

15 (38)

Henry Nicholls

11 (33)

17(69)

BJ Watling

6 (36)

BJ Watling

14 (26)

26(61)

Mitchell Santner

12 (35)

BJ Watling

31 (60)

54(122)

Tim Southee

23 (62)

BJ Watling

26 (51)

46(124)

William Somerville

20 (73)

William Somerville

10 (22)

36(47)

Trent Boult

26 (25)

William Somerville

10 (23)

24(46)

Ajaz Patel

14 (23)

Dimuth Karunaratne

92 (199)

156(362)

Lahiru Thirimanne

64 (163)

Dimuth Karunaratne

3 (3)

13(9)

Kusal Mendis

10 (6)

Dimuth Karunaratne

27 (41)

42(86)

Angelo Mathews

15 (45)

Angelo Mathews

9 (18)

32(37)

Kusal Perera

23 (19)

Angelo Mathews

4 (10)

18(23)

Dhananjaya de Silva

14 (13)