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Sri Lanka Men 244 & 122 ( 90.2 & 70.2 ) overs
New Zealand Men: 6d-431 ( 115.0 ) overs
New Zealand win by an innings and 65 runs
Required Run Rate : 0
Current Run Rate : 1.73
Min Overs Remaining : 20.4
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
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4S
6S
SR
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3
5
11
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W
14.2
8
17
2
0
1.19
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Commentry
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 71. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 10-122(rr 1.72)
70.2
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Short, outside off stump ducked Fended, Gloved to gully, by Williamson. There is the final wicket and New Zealand win! Brilliant bouncer from Boult and all Embuldeniya can do is fend it away, popping it up for a simple catch to Williamson. Quite incredible that New Zealand have won considering all the play lost to rain. Latham and Watling can take most of the credit, with centuries forged under pressure, after New Zealand lost early wickets. A quickfire innings from de Grandhomme too ensured that New Zealand had plenty of runs to defend on the final day. A gritty innings from Dickwella almost denied New Zealand victory, but their relentless, disciplined bowling eventually brought about the mistake. The wickets were shared verry evenly amongst the bowlers. That squares the series at one apiece, with both sides taking away 60 points in the new World Test Championship. Latham takes out Player of the Match for his 154, whilst Watling is Player of the Series.
70.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That was unexpected, but a magnificent shot nonetheless. Well timed clip off the pads.
In over# 70
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 70. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 9-118(rr 1.69)
69.6
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Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Kumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
69.5
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Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Kumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
69.4
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Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Kumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
69.3
W
OUT! Caught. Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short leg, by Latham. The big wicket goes! An exceptional innings comes to an end, and it is his favourite paddle shot that gets him into trouble. Outstanding anticipation from Latham at short leg, who saw Dickwella moving into the shot early and moved quickly into the line of the shot. Brilliant.
69.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, bottom edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
69.1
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Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 69
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 69. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-117(rr 1.70)
68.6
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.5
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging yorker, to leg no foot movement flick, bottom edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.4
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.3
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.2
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
68.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 68
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 68. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 8-117(rr 1.72)
67.6
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William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.5
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William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Spliced to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.4
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William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
67.3
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
67.2
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
67.1
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 67
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 67. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-116(rr 1.73)
66.6
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Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.5
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville. Half century up for Dickwella. Very mature innings, and he has given Sri Lanka the slightest glimmer of hope.
66.4
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
66.3
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, Spliced back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
66.2
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
Sri Lanka Men: 244 & 122 ( 90.2 & 70.2 ) overs
New Zealand Men 6d-431 ( 115.0 ) overs
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
New Zealand win by an innings and 65 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 1.73
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Watling b: Southee

65
165
6
39.39
L Thirimanne

c: Williamson b: Somerville

2
35
0
5.71
K Mendis

c: Watling b: de Grandhomme

32
70
4
45.71
A Mathews

c: Watling b: Boult

2
29
0
6.9
K Perera

lbw: Boult

0
4
0
0
D de

b: Boult

109
148
16
73.65
N Dickwella

c: Watling b: Southee

0
3
0
0
D Perera

lbw: Patel

13
54
1
24.07
S Lakmal

c: Watling b: Southee

10
24
1
41.67
L Embuldeniya

lbw: Southee

0
2
0
0
L Kumara

not out

5
11
0
45.45
Extras 6(b 1, lb 2, WD 0, NB 3)
Total 244/10 90.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
22.2
6
75
3
3.36
29.0
7
63
4
2.17
17.0
3
35
1
2.06
6.0
3
20
1
3.33
16.0
4
48
1
3.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: de Silva b: Perera

0
9
0
0
T Latham

lbw: Perera

154
251
15
61.35
K Williamson

c: Mendis b: Kumara

20
28
2
71.43
R Taylor

c: de Silva b: Embuldeniya

23
43
3
53.49
H Nicholls

c: de Silva b: Perera

15
46
0
32.61
B Watling

not out

105
226
9
46.46
C de

c: Kumara b: Embuldeniya

83
77
5
107.79
T Southee

not out

24
10
2
240
Not bat : William Somerville,Ajaz Patel,Trent Boult
Extras 7(b 0, lb 4, WD 3, NB 0)
Total 431/6 115.0 overs

FOW: (William Somerville) , (Ajaz Patel) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
37.0
4
114
3
3.08
5.0
1
10
0
2.00
11.0
2
32
0
2.91
25.0
0
115
1
4.60
37.0
4
156
2
4.22
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
L Thirimanne

run out (Patel)

0
5
0
0
K Perera

c: Watling b: Boult

0
3
0
0
K Mendis

b: Somerville

20
63
3
31.75
A Mathews

c: Taylor b: de Grandhomme

7
30
1
23.33
D de

c: Southee b: Patel

1
19
0
5.26
N Dickwella

c: Latham b: Patel

51
161
6
31.68
D Karunaratne

lbw: Southee

21
70
2
30
D Perera

c: Taylor b: Southee

0
12
0
0
S Lakmal

c: Latham b: Somerville

14
45
2
31.11
L Embuldeniya

c: Williamson b: Boult

5
11
1
45.45
L Kumara

not out

0
3
0
0
Extras 3(b 0, lb 2, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 122/10 70.2 overs

FOW: (William Somerville) , (Ajaz Patel) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
14.2
8
17
2
1.19
12.0
6
15
2
1.25
19.0
3
31
2
1.63
4.0
1
8
1
2.00
21.0
6
49
2
2.33
In over# 91
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 91. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 10-244(rr 2.68)
90.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower length ball, to leg backing away Slog, missed to. A wild play and miss brings de Silva's and Sri Lanka's innings to a close. What an excellent fightback to go from 13-60 to finish on 244. All credit goes to Dhananjaya de Silva for his superb knock of 109. He played an aggressive innings that was entertaining throughout. His ability to control the tail was sensational and is the main reason Sri Lanka have 244 on the board and not under 200. New Zealand bowled well in patches but probably missed a trick in just targetting the tail and not de Silva himself. Time for New Zealand to bat, and it will be fascinating to see what their approach is.
90.1
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 90
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 90. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 9-244(rr 2.71)
89.6
2
Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
89.5
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
89.4
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Fended, Spliced back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
89.3
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
89.2
1
Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
89.1
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 89
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 89. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 9-240(rr 2.70)
88.6
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
88.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Easy pickings for de Silva - that was a terrible delivery from Boult. You can tell that the New Zealand bowlers are getting frustrated here.
88.4
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg no foot movement Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Southee.
88.3
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
88.2
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
88.1
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to third man for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 88
Runs : 7 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 88. 7 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 9-236(rr 2.68)
87.6
2
Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
87.5
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
87.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. What a glorious innings, take a bow Dhananjaya de Silva. A streaky shot to bring up his ton, but it is irrelevant. He has dragged his side back into this contest in a truly entertaining innings. He has mixed patience with flair, and New Zealand - especially Trent Boult - will be ruing dropping him on just nine runs.
87.3
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
87.2
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, bat-pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
87.1
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 87
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 87. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 9-229(rr 2.63)
86.6
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
86.5
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
86.4
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
86.3
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
86.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Lovely shot from de Silva and that brings him within two runs of a century. Nervous times.
86.1
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 86
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 86. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 9-224(rr 2.60)
85.6
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Full toss, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, well timed to deep point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
85.5
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
85.4
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.3
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
85.2
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
85.1
W
OUT! L.B.W. Tim Southee to Lasith Embuldeniya. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to. That is absolutely plumb, but Sri Lanka are obliged to review it. Nervous times for the incoming batsman, with de Silva stuck at the other end on 94.
In over# 85
Runs : 10 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 85. 10 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-224(rr 2.64)
84.6
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
84.5
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, run save by Patel, fielded by Latham.
84.4
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. A bit of luck there. Found the edge, but he played it with soft hands and it dropped short of Southee at second slip. A dodgy bounce then meant it eluded the fielder and went for four.
84.3
6
SIX! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, thick edge in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Another six from a hook shot from de Silva! He played that really fine, and was in no danger of being caught.
84.2
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
84.1
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 84
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 84. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 8-214(rr 2.55)
83.6
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Tim Southee to Lasith Embuldeniya. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
83.5
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Watling. Southee finally gets his man. After a barrage of short pitch bowling, that one reared up and found Lakmal's gloves. He got hit at least three times in that innings and it looked like he could depart at any moment. His partner, de Silva, is sitting on 84 and will be hoping someone can stick around and support him.
83.4
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Spliced to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
83.3
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging yorker, middle stump Deep in crease flick, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
83.2
1
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump no foot movement flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
83.1
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 83
Runs : 8 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 83. 8 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-212(rr 2.55)
82.6
6
SIX! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. He takes on the short ball and comes up trumps! That was well controlled, and just got enough on it to beat Somerville on the boundary.
82.5
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Patel.
82.4
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, down leg side no foot movement working, to deep square leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
82.3
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
82.2
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
82.1
2
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 82
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 82. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 7-204(rr 2.49)
81.6
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
81.5
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to short third man for no runs, mis-fielded by Watling, fielded by Taylor.
81.4
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
81.3
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
81.2
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
81.1
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 81
Runs : 7 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 81. 7 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-203(rr 2.51)
80.6
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
80.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. That is a wide delivery and de Silva goes after it, finding an inside edge. It flies away to the boundary. It was an edge, but de SIlva was never really in any danger given the width of the delivery.
80.4
2
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, run save by Raval.
80.3
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
80.2
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
80.1
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NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 80
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 80. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 7-196(rr 2.45)
79.6
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Yorker, down leg side backing away pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
79.5
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
79.4
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
79.3
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
79.2
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Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Boult.
79.1
1
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side on the back foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 79
Runs : 7 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 79. 7 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-194(rr 2.46)
78.6
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Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson. Drinks here, and Sri Lanka will be stoked with this session so far. They have lost the one wicket, but de Silva has put them in a good position. The home side's spinners will be really encouraged by the turn that is on offer, and given the fact that New Zealand will probably come out and bat aggressively, there could certainly be plenty of wickets on offer.
78.5
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Clever shot, just used the line and speed of the delivery to help it on its way. Cheeky shot right out of the de Silva playbook.
78.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
78.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
78.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
78.1
2
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 78
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 78. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 7-187(rr 2.40)
77.6
1
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
77.5
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
77.4
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
77.3
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
77.2
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, hit body to first slip for no runs, fielded by Watling.
77.1
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 77
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 77. 5 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-185(rr 2.40)
76.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
76.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
76.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
76.3
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. The runs keep flowing for Sri Lanka. That is another excellent shot, with virtually no risk involved without a fielder running that section of the boundary. This is great to watch from de Silva.
76.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
76.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 76
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 76. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 7-180(rr 2.37)
75.6
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side on the back foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
75.5
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
75.4
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
75.3
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
75.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Nicely controlled shot there from de Silva, and it just beats Patel out on the boundary. He is batting brilliantly this morning, and Sri Lanka might still be able to put a few more runs on the board if someone can stick with him.
75.1
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 75
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 75. 6 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-175(rr 2.33)
74.6
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Aggressive shot first up! That one finds the edge but it is just wide of Southee at second slip.
74.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Arm length ball, off stump Deep in crease working, hit pad to. There is the first wicket of the day! New Zealand have not been at their best so far this morning, but that was a good piece of bowling from Patel. Pushed Perera so deep into his crease and managed to get one through his defence.
74.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
74.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
74.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, to leg down the track working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
74.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 74
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 74. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-169(rr 2.28)
73.6
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
73.5
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
73.4
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs.
73.3
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
73.2
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
73.1
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 73
Runs : 9 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 73. 9 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-169(rr 2.32)
72.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
72.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
72.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
72.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
72.2
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Superb batting from de Silva! He is looking in great touch this morning. That was not even too bad of a delivery - the shot was just so good.
72.1
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Played that so late and picks up another boundary. He's playing Patel very well here.
In over# 72
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 72. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-160(rr 2.22)
71.6
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Southee.
71.5
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
71.4
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
71.3
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
71.2
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
71.1
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 71. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-160(rr 2.25)
70.6
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Excellent shot there, and de Silva is using his feet well at the moment. This is a proactive start by the Sri Lankan batsman.
70.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
70.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
70.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
70.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
70.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 70
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 70. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-156(rr 2.23)
69.6
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
69.5
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
69.4
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
69.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
69.2
1
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
69.1
2
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 69. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-152(rr 2.20)
68.6
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Lovely shot there from de Silva, just opened the face up and ran it for four.
68.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
68.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
68.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
68.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
68.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 68. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-148(rr 2.18)
67.6
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
67.5
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
67.4
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
67.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. First runs of the day come from a streaky shot from Perera. Boult tried to set him up there with two short deliveries then fire in the fuller one, but the edge found the gap.
67.2
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.1
.
Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Short, to leg ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 67
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 67. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-144(rr 2.15)
66.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
66.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
66.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
66.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
66.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 66
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Welcome to Day 3 of this clash between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. So far, the match has been interrupted by incessant rain. With only 66 overs possible in the first two days, a result in looking unlikely. However, given the amount of moisture around, it would be surprising if there isn't a bit of life in the pitch. If the bowlers from either side can get on a roll, who knows what might happen. There's a bit of rain about again today, but thankfully the forecast is not as bad as the previous days.
Over 66. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-144(rr 2.18)
65.6
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Lunch is called a couple of minutes early, with some wild weather approaching fast. Hopefully it departs as quickly as it is coming in. Excellent first session if you are a New Zealander, with the touring side taking four wickets. It could have been worse too, with a couple of dropped catches - most notably a sitter by Trent Boult off his own bowling. Dimuth Karunaratne got to his half-century early in the day, and looked very calm throughout. However, some clever bowling from Tim Southee eventually brought about his downfall. Sri Lanka will be hoping they'll be able to reset during the break and come out with a bit more positive intent. We've had a lengthy rain delay here, with the entire second session wiped out. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any let up, with it still raining. Fingers crossed there's still some play left today. Word has just come in that that's Stumps. New Zealand will be extremely happy with their work today, taking four wickets in a session. Sri Lanka were disappointing this morning but have at least put a few runs on the board. The rain has dominated again today though unfortunately, with just 66 overs being possible in two days. With three days left, a result is looking very unlikely, however it will be interesting to see if the points on offer in the new Test Championship will lead to aggressive play - especially for New Zealand. A lot of points are at stake in a two-match series and New Zealand would be devasted to start the Test Champonship winless. Join us again tomorrow for Day 3.
65.5
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Boult.
65.4
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
65.3
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
65.2
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
65.1
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 65
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 65. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-143(rr 2.20)
64.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
64.5
2
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Somerville.
64.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
64.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Southee.
64.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
64.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, to leg down the track pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 64
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 64. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-140(rr 2.19)
63.6
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Very cautious batting here from Sri Lanka. New Zealand are certainly bowling well, but they would not want to get themselves into too much of a hole.
63.5
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
63.4
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
63.3
2
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Somerville.
63.2
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
63.1
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 63
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 63. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-137(rr 2.17)
62.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
62.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 62
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 62. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-137(rr 2.21)
61.6
1
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
61.5
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
61.4
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. In-swinging short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
61.3
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
61.2
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
61.1
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 61
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 61. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-136(rr 2.23)
60.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
60.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
60.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
60.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
60.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
60.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 60
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 60. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-136(rr 2.27)
59.6
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to gully for no runs, mis-fielded by Williamson.
59.5
.
Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
59.4
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
59.3
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
59.2
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
59.1
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Good bouncer from Southee but it finds too much of the bat and flies away to the boundary. Any and all runs are valuable to Sri Lanka now.
In over# 59
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 59. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 6-131(rr 2.22)
58.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
58.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
58.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
58.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
58.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 58
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 2
Over 58. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-130(rr 2.24)
57.6
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Watling. Another one for Southee! Very similar delivery, and this time Dickwella gets caught on the crease, his feet going nowhere. Excellent bowling from Southee, that is a double-wicket maiden!
57.5
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
57.4
.
Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
57.3
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Watling. Karunaratne's innings finally comes to an end. Southee has been bowling so consistently and he gets his reward. It was an excellent innings from the captain, but he will be disappointed he could not go on to make a big score. You sense this could end quickly for Sri Lanka from here.
57.2
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
57.1
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 57
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 57. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 4-130(rr 2.28)
56.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
56.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
56.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
56.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
56.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
56.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 56
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 56. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-129(rr 2.30)
55.6
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
55.5
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
55.4
1
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
55.3
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
55.2
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
55.1
1
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 55
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 55. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 4-126(rr 2.29)
54.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
54.5
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run.
54.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
54.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
54.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
54.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, dropped catch by Williamson, fielded by Raval. That was smashed towards Williamson and he is not able to get the elevation needed to get two hands on it. How big will that be?
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 54. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-125(rr 2.31)
53.6
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
53.5
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
53.4
2
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nicholls.
53.3
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
53.2
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
53.1
2
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 53
Runs : 5 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 53. 5 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 4-121(rr 2.28)
52.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
52.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
52.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
52.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
52.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
52.1
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Excellent shot there, too full from de Grandhomme. Well timed and it races away to the boundary.
In over# 52
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 52. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 4-116(rr 2.23)
51.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs.
51.5
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
51.4
1
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
51.3
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
51.2
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
51.1
.
Tim Southee to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 51
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 51. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 4-115(rr 2.25)
50.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Drinks here and this session has seen momentum swing the way of New Zealand. They would be disappointed de Silva is still at the crease after Boult missed an easy caught and bowled opportunity. Karunaratne has looked solid throughout but the same cannot be said for whoever has partnered him.
50.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
50.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
50.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
50.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to square leg for 1 run.
50.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 50
Runs : 6 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 50. 6 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-114(rr 2.28)
49.6
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
49.5
3
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, run save by Latham.
49.4
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
49.3
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
49.2
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
49.1
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 49
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 49. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 4-108(rr 2.20)
48.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, outside edge to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
48.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
48.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
48.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 48
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 48. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-107(rr 2.23)
47.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
47.5
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
47.4
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge back to bowler for no runs, dropped catch by Boult. Boult drops an absolute sitter! He decieves de Silva completely but is not able to seal the deal. That could be a big moment in this match.
47.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, mis-fielded by Boult, fielded by Raval.
47.2
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.1
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 47
Runs : 6 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 47. 6 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 4-106(rr 2.26)
46.6
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Lucky break for de Silva! de Grandhomme finds the inside edge, but it somehow misses the stumps. It races away for four.
46.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
46.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
46.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
46.3
1
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
46.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump down the track shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
46.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 46
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 46. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-100(rr 2.17)
45.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg no foot movement pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
45.5
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
45.4
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
45.2
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
45.1
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 45
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 45. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 4-100(rr 2.22)
44.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
44.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
44.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
44.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
44.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 44
Runs : 6 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 44. 6 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-100(rr 2.27)
43.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
43.5
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
43.4
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past long on for 4 runs. He was not in control of that shot, but luckily for Sri Lanka it was wide enough of Boult and then managed to split the fielders. Everything looks difficult for Sri Lanka at the moment. Boult is steaming in and looking likely every single delivery.
43.3
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
43.2
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
43.1
1
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 43
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 43. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 4-94(rr 2.19)
42.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
42.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
42.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.1
1
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
In over# 42
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 2
Over 42. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 4-93(rr 2.21)
41.6
.
Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
41.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, hit pad to. This is turning out to be a disastrous over for Sri Lanka. Karunaratne is looking so calm, but the same cannot be said for his batting partners. Another bizarre dismissal. This time it is Perera who shoulders arms to a delivery that cannons into his pads. The umpire does not hesitate to raise the finger. New Zealand are gathering momentum now.
41.4
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
41.3
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
41.2
.
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
41.1
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Watling. Oh dear, Matthews will not be happy after that dismissal. That was a pretty poor delivery from Boult, down the leg-side and did not really carry any danger - until Matthews managed to find an edge. That was a classic example of a batsmen getting himself out. Good anticipation from Watling to get himself in-line with that delivery.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 41. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 2-93(rr 2.27)
40.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
40.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
40.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Late Cut, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
40.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
40.2
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Southee, fielded by Latham.
40.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 40
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 40. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 2-89(rr 2.23)
39.6
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
39.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
39.4
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
39.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
39.2
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
39.1
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 39
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 39. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 2-88(rr 2.26)
38.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Boult.
38.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
38.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Somerville. 50 up for the captain. What a wonderful knock. He's looked calm throughout and will be keen to go on and consolidate the solid start they have here.
38.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 38
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 38. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 2-87(rr 2.29)
37.6
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
37.5
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
37.4
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, to leg no foot movement defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
37.3
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
37.2
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Southee.
37.1
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 37
Runs : 3 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 37. 3 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 2-87(rr 2.35)
36.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
36.6
1
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
36.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
36.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham. Welcome to Day 2 of this second and final Test of the series. Day 1 was severely rain affected, and unfortunately it looks like the poor weather could play a major role again today. The forecast isnâ??t great, but hopefully there will be some play again today as this match looms as another intriguing battle. Karunaratne will resume one run shy of a half-century, and will be hoping to continue his brilliant form in order to lead Sri Lanka to a commanding first inning total. New Zealand, meanwhile, will be hoping they can resume where they left off, bowling a tight line and length, in the hope that the pitch just gives them a little bit of assistance. Weâ??ve had a slight delay to the 9:45am local time start, but luckily it hasnâ??t been too significant.
36.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval. Bad light has stopped play here just as New Zealand were starting to get into a rhythm. They'll be disappointed, but you'd say it's the right call from the umpires as there's no protests from either side. That's Stumps! Day 1 has been cut short by rain and bad light, however it's been a magnificent effort by the ground staff to get any play at all today. The match is delicately poised at the moment, with Sri Lanka well on top at Tea. However, a brilliant performance after the break by Colin de Grandhomme has the game sitting evenly at the end of Day 1. Sri Lanka will be hoping they can restart again tomorrow after a reasonably disappointing final session. New Zealand, meanwhile, will be confident that if they can continue to be as disciplined as they were just before Stumps, they will be able to make big inroads into this Sri Lanka batting lineup tomorrow. Remember to join us for Day 2, where hopefully some lost time is made up - setting us up for another thrilling match between these two sides.
36.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
36.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 36
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 36. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 2-84(rr 2.33)
35.6
.
Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, outside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson. Really good bowling from New Zealand here since the last wicket.They've been led by de Grandhomme, who has been simply exceptional.
35.5
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Trent Boult to Angelo Mathews. Seaming in length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, outside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
35.4
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, off stump no foot movement flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
35.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
35.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
35.1
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 35
Runs : 3 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 35. 3 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 2-83(rr 2.37)
34.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
34.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
34.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
34.2
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Somerville.
34.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 34
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 34. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 2-80(rr 2.35)
33.6
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
33.5
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
33.4
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
33.3
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
33.2
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Tim Southee to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
33.1
1
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 1
Over 33. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 2-79(rr 2.39)
32.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
32.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
32.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
32.3
W
OUT! Caught. Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Watling. There's the second wicket, de Grandhomme makes the breakthrough! Mendis was looking so comfortable, and out of nowhere loses his wicket. That delivery did just enough, finding a faint edge. It's reward for effort for de Grandhomme, who has bowled a probing length all day.
32.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
32.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 32
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 32. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 1-79(rr 2.47)
31.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
31.5
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
31.4
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
31.3
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
31.2
2
APPEAL! Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme, fielded by Southee, appeal made for Run Out.
31.1
1
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 31
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 31. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 1-76(rr 2.45)
30.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
30.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
30.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
30.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
30.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
30.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 30. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 1-75(rr 2.50)
29.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
29.5
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
29.4
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
29.3
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
29.2
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
29.1
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. What a glorious shot first ball after the Tea break! The perfect start for Karunaratne and Sri Lanka.
In over# 29
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 29. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-71(rr 2.45)
28.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham. That's Tea. Sri Lanka will be very happy with this start, especially after it looked like they got themselves in a bit of trouble after Thirimanne's wicket. Thirimanne got bogged down and eventually gave away his wicket very cheaply, lobbing the easiest of catches to Williamson. Sri Lanka did well to recover after some streaky shots immediately after the dismissal. Very disciplined innings again here so far from Karunaratne, backed up by some aggression by Mendis. Sri Lanka on top so far, but New Zealand will try and re-group and push hard for more wickets after Tea.
28.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
28.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
28.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
28.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 28
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 28. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 1-71(rr 2.54)
27.6
1
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
27.5
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
27.4
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, well timed to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
27.3
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
27.2
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
27.1
1
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 27. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-69(rr 2.56)
26.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
26.5
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Well timed shot, but it's assisted by a mis-timed slide from Raval. He won't want to see a replay of that.
26.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
26.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
26.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
26.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 26
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 26. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 1-65(rr 2.50)
25.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls. Ten minutes until Tea, and Sri Lanka will just be looking to consolidate this solid start. This had been a disciplined batting performance so far.
25.5
1
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to short third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Watling, fielded by Taylor.
25.4
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
25.3
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
25.2
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
25.1
1
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Somerville.
In over# 25
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 25. 3 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 1-63(rr 2.52)
24.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
24.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
24.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
24.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
24.2
2
Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball short, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Southee.
24.1
1
Ajaz Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 24. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 1-60(rr 2.50)
23.6
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
23.5
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
23.4
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
23.3
2
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
23.2
.
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
23.1
2
Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 23
Runs : 7 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 23. 7 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-56(rr 2.43)
22.6
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
22.5
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
22.4
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Was in the air for a brief moment, but was controlled well enough to elude Nicholls at backward square leg. Nice shot.
22.3
2
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Patel.
22.2
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
22.1
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 22
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 22. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 1-49(rr 2.23)
21.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
21.5
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
21.4
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
21.3
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
21.2
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
21.1
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 21
Runs : 7 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 21. 7 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-49(rr 2.33)
20.6
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
20.5
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Very poor delivery there, it was short and wide and was easily put away. Releases the pressure ever so slightly.
20.4
1
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
20.3
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
20.2
.
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
20.1
1
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 20
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 1-42(rr 2.10)
19.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
19.5
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Raval.
19.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump down the track Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
19.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
19.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
19.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 19
Runs : 6 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 19. 6 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-40(rr 2.11)
18.6
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
18.5
1
William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
18.4
1
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
18.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Quicker length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
18.2
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
18.1
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs. Lovely shot. Played very late, and is placed to perfection, just beating Nicholls.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 18. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 1-34(rr 1.89)
17.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
17.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
17.4
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Another edge, another boundary. New Zealand are finding the edge here but not many have gone to fielders. This is some lovely bowling from de Grandhomme, just keeps hitting a nice length, asking the batsmen plenty of questions.
17.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
17.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
17.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot working, thick edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 17
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 17. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-30(rr 1.76)
16.6
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
16.5
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
16.4
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Quicker length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
16.3
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
16.2
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
16.1
.
William Somerville to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 16
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 16. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 1-30(rr 1.88)
15.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
15.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, outside edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Southee, fielded by Williamson.
15.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
15.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
15.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
15.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
In over# 15
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 1
Over 15. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 1-29(rr 1.93)
14.6
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William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
14.5
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William Somerville to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
14.4
W
OUT! Caught. William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Williamson. Wow, what a simple dismissal for New Zealand. The two openers haven't looked as comfortable after the change in bowlers and it brings about a wicket. Thirimanne just reaches for it and lobs the simplest of catches to Williamson at cover. After being so cautious and watchful, he will be disappointed with that soft dismissal and to be walking off the ground with just two runs to his name.
14.3
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
14.2
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
14.1
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs.
In over# 14
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 14. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 0-29(rr 2.07)
13.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme, fielded by Raval.
13.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
13.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
13.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
13.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 13
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 13. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 0-29(rr 2.23)
12.6
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
12.5
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
12.4
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
12.3
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, dropped catch by Watling, fielded by Taylor. First real chance of the day gets put down! Tough catch, but Watling will be disappointed he didn't get that. There was a lot of turn there.
12.2
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
12.1
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William Somerville to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 12
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 12. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 0-29(rr 2.42)
11.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
11.5
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to gully for 2 runs, direct hit by Williamson, fielded by Patel.
11.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
11.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
11.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
11.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to square leg for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-27(rr 2.45)
10.6
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel. Really positive start here for Sri Lanka. They've looked mostly in control despite some solid bowling from New Zealand.
10.5
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
10.4
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
10.3
3
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 3 runs, fielded by Nicholls, fielded by Williamson.
10.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
10.1
1
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Patel.
In over# 10
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 10. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-23(rr 2.30)
9.6
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
9.5
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
9.4
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs.
9.3
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
9.2
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
9.1
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 9
Runs : 3 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 9. 3 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-23(rr 2.56)
8.6
3
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Patel.
8.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
8.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
8.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
8.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
8.1
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 8
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 8. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-20(rr 2.50)
7.6
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
7.5
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
7.4
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
7.3
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
7.2
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
7.1
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 7
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-20(rr 2.86)
6.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
6.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Very loose delivery after a terrific delivery before it. Karunaratne stands tall and smashes that over backward point. Brutal shot.
6.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, bat-pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
6.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
6.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
6.1
1
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, to leg no foot movement glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 6. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-15(rr 2.50)
5.6
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, bottom edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
5.5
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
5.4
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
5.3
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
5.2
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
5.1
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Another edge, but again it's safe. Played with soft hands, it's doubtful that would have carried even if a fielder was there. Another boundary.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 5. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-11(rr 2.20)
4.6
.
Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
4.5
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.4
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.3
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
4.2
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
4.1
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Trent Boult to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 4
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 4. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-11(rr 2.75)
3.6
.
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.5
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, middle stump no foot movement working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
3.4
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.3
2
Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
3.2
1
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
3.1
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, down leg side no foot movement glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 3
Runs : 8 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 3. 8 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-8(rr 2.67)
2.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
2.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
2.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
2.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Boult finds the edge but Karunaratne played it with soft hands, avoiding any danger. It runs away to the boundary.
2.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
2.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Classy shot there from the captain. Given a little bit of width by Boult and finds the gap. First runs on the board for Sri Lanka.
In over# 2
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 2. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 0-0(rr 0.00)
1.6
.
Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.5
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
1.4
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.3
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
1.2
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
1.1
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Tim Southee to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 1. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 0-0(rr 0.00)
0.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
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NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
-1.0
Start of Sri Lanka Innings. After a frustrating morning where the rain well and truly set in, we look set to get underway after some excellent work from the ground staff. In the second and final Test of this series, New Zealand will be looking to avenge their fairly convincing loss to Sri Lanka in the first Test. They've made one change, with de Grandhomme replacing Santner - a selection that reflects early reports of a seam-friendly pitch. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have replaced Akila Dananjaya with Dilruwan Perera. It's shaping to be another intriguing match, and New Zealand will be hoping a change in conditions could lead to a change in fortunes. Play should get underway shortly.
-1.0
Start of Innings. After a frustrating morning where the rain well and truly set in, we look set to get underway after some excellent work from the ground staff. In the second and final Test of this series, New Zealand will be looking to avenge their fairly convincing loss to Sri Lanka in the first Test. They've made one change, with de Grandhomme replacing Santner - a selection that reflects early reports of a seam-friendly pitch. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have replaced Akila Dananjaya with Dilruwan Perera. It's shaping to be another intriguing match, and New Zealand will be hoping a change in conditions could lead to a change in fortunes. Play should get underway shortly.
-1.0
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 115
Runs : 17 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 115. 17 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-431(rr 3.75)
114.6
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. He goes for another six and gets it! There is the declaration. Maximum destruction for New Zealand there in five overs, picking up 49 runs, and that's without de Grandhomme at the crease! That will be slightly demoralising for Sri Lanka, especially after picking up the wicket of de Grandhomme straight up. Brilliant batting from Watling sees him finish on 105 not out, and a quickfire cameo from Southee could prove crucial. Now it all comes down to how both these teams handle the pressure. Here we go.
114.5
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Southee connects and that one goes for a maximum. This is getting out of hand now.
114.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
114.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to point for 1 run.
114.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Too wide there and Watling just has to help it on it's way. Too easy for the New Zealand batsmen at the moment.
114.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 114
Runs : 12 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 114. 12 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 6-413(rr 3.62)
113.6
2
Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, thick edge to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
113.5
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Almost identical shot to his first boundary and he picks up the same result. Costly over for Sri Lanka here.
113.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 1 run.
113.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Back of a length, off stump backing away Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
113.2
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Slog, bottom edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not a pretty shot from Southee but it picks up another boundary. Runs are starting to flow here.
113.1
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Lahiru Kumara to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 113
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 113. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-402(rr 3.56)
112.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. There is his century! Classy innings from Watling, who has helped his team out of a difficult situation and into a winning position.
112.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
112.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Great innovation from Watling, taking advantage of the fielder being up at third man.
112.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
112.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock ball half volley, down leg side backing away Slog, mis-timed to long on for 1 run.
112.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 112
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 112. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 6-392(rr 3.50)
111.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
111.5
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
111.4
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
111.3
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. He has crunched that, and it has flown to the rope, splitting the two fielder straight. Not normally the type of shot you see from Watling but he is upping the ante here. Moves into the nineties.
111.2
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
111.1
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 111
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
Over 111. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 6-387(rr 3.49)
110.6
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Tim Southee. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, bottom edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
110.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, to leg down the track pushing, to long off for 1 run.
110.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Beautifully swept by Watling, and the fielder has no chance out there. He has played that shot well throughout his entire innings.
110.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
110.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Kumara. Great tactic from the outset by Sri Lanka here, knew de Grandhomme has a weakness in the sweep shot and targeted it. They get a result immediately.
110.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs.
In over# 110
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Welcome to the fifth and final day of this intriguing Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The New Zealand batsmen dominated yesterday to put their team in a commanding position on the final day. They have not delcared as of yet, with de Grandhomme and Watling pushing for centuries. They are currently 138 runs ahead and still have an innings up their sleeve should they require it. We should see some aggressive cricket from New Zealand today, who will be giving everything they have got to force a victory. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have the daunting task of batting out an entire day, with the forecast looking reasonably good today. Both Karunaratne and Dickwella failed to take to the field yesterday, compounding the task ahead. Their skipper wonâ??t be able to come in until number seven, which is a massive blow to Sri Lanka considering his recent form at the top of the order. It should be a cracking day of cricket with a possibly inconsistent wicket, a forced new-look top order, and a New Zealand attack with it all to play for.
Over 110. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 5-382(rr 3.47)
109.6
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya. Bad light has brought a slightly earlier Stumps on Day 4.After a see-sawing battle over the first three days, New Zealand have well and truly taken control of this game. With only one day remaining, the only results possible are a draw or a New Zealand win. New Zealand have dominated today and that can be credited to the exceptional batting performances from Latham, Watling, and de Grandhomme. All three have incredibly different styles and the change in gears has been integral to New Zealand building a 114 run lead. Sri Lanka have bowled okay today, but lacked a bit of X factor. Unfortunately weather had a major impact again today, but the forecast is looking much better for tomorrow. Join us again on Day 5, with everything set up for a grandstand finish.
109.5
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
109.4
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
109.3
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
109.2
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
109.1
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Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 109
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 109. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-382(rr 3.50)
108.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
108.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
108.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, bat-pad to short leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
108.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, missed to first slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
108.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
108.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 108
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 108. 6 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-379(rr 3.51)
107.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run.
107.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
107.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
107.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 1 run.
107.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
107.1
.
APPEAL! Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot flick, hit pad to gully for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva, appeal made for L.B.W. There's a review but it's clear that it's heading down the leg side. Bit of a desperation review there.
In over# 107
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 107. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-373(rr 3.49)
106.6
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, top edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
106.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
106.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs.
106.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
106.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
106.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 106
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 106. 8 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-371(rr 3.50)
105.6
6
SIX! Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Wow, he's hit that right out of the screws. Pivoted and just went with it. Brilliant shot.
105.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Thirimanne.
105.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
105.3
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
105.2
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
105.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 105
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 105. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 5-363(rr 3.46)
104.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
104.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
104.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
104.3
2
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
104.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to long on for 1 run.
104.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, outside edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 104
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 104. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-361(rr 3.47)
103.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
103.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
103.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
103.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne. The rain looks like it's coming in again and the umpires call for the covers to be brought on. Light is pretty poor too. This could be it for the day.
103.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run.
103.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Off cutter length ball, down leg side no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 103
Runs : 7 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 103. 7 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 5-357(rr 3.47)
102.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
102.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
102.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
102.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
102.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
102.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Clever shot there from de Grandomme. Picked up the length quickly and just placed his bat there to guide it towards the third man boundary.
In over# 102
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 102. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-350(rr 3.43)
101.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Slower ball short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
101.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
101.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
101.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
101.2
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Half volley, down leg side no foot movement glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Just needed to get a bit of bat on that, with the ball angling towards fine leg. He finds the bat and just helps it on it's way.
101.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 101
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 101. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 5-345(rr 3.42)
100.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
100.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
100.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
100.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
100.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
100.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 100
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 100. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-342(rr 3.42)
99.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run.
99.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
99.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, inside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs.
99.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
99.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Full toss, down leg side no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
99.2
1
Wide Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Slower ball short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run.
99.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Full toss, down leg side no foot movement glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 99
Runs : 19 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 99. 19 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-340(rr 3.43)
98.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
98.5
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Bang, de Grandhomme and New Zealand are certainly going for it now. Almost identical shot to the last. That's his half-century too. He has hit it so hard he's put the ball out of shape! The ball has been changed as a result.
98.4
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. That's an even better shot. Too full there and he's capitalised on it. So effortless.
98.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. He has clubbed that. Teriffic cricket shot, waited on it, and hit it beautifully.
98.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run.
98.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run.
In over# 98
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 98. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-321(rr 3.28)
97.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Yorker, to leg no foot movement flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
97.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
97.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
97.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
97.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
97.2
1
Wide Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run.
97.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 97
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 97. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-319(rr 3.29)
96.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run.
96.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Brilliant shot, clipped it aerially off his pads and there's a huge gap out there. Easy runs.
96.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
96.3
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Kumara.
96.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for no runs.
96.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 96
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 96. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-312(rr 3.25)
95.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews. Good mini recovery here from Sri Lanka after it looked like things might get away from them after that first over.
95.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
95.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
95.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run.
95.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
95.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 95
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 95. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-309(rr 3.25)
94.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
94.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
94.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball full toss, middle stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run.
94.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
94.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
94.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 94
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 94. 4 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 5-306(rr 3.26)
93.6
2
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. In-swinging yorker, down leg side no foot movement flick, well timed to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
93.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
93.4
2
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
93.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
93.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
93.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 93
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 93. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-302(rr 3.25)
92.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball full toss, down leg side backing away pushing, to long on for 1 run.
92.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
92.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, bat-pad to silly point for no runs.
92.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
92.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Excellent shot and de Grandomme has resumed where he left off. Sri Lanka must be careful not to get sloppy now.
92.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Embuldeniya, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 92
Runs : 7 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 92. 7 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 5-295(rr 3.21)
91.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva. Tea and New Zealand are well on top in this Test now. The only results feasible from here are a draw or a New Zealand win. In that session, Latham finally departed for 154, after playing a couple of glorious cover drives. Watling is still at the crease and keeps chipping away. A couple of big shots from de Grandhomme before the break will make the Sri Lankans nervous, as you would expect New Zealand will really come out after Tea to put a good score on the board before a declaration. Sri Lanka have not bowled poorly, but they will want to bowl and field as tightly as possible after the break to limit the damage.
91.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
91.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
91.3
6
SIX! Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That is an enormous hit! He has smashed that out of the park. Such clean hitting, and that is the danger when de Grandhomme is at the crease.
91.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
91.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 91
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 91. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-288(rr 3.16)
90.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva. Tough chance, but a chance nonetheless. Got to him quick and ended up hitting his pad not his gloves.
90.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
90.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
90.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
90.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
90.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 90
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 90. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 5-288(rr 3.20)
89.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
89.5
2
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, Gloved to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
89.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
89.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
89.2
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
89.1
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 89
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 89. 8 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-284(rr 3.19)
88.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
88.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
88.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run.
88.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
88.2
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. The power! He's almost just punched that, but it's kept flying for six. Ominous signs for Sri Lanka.
88.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 88
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 88. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 5-276(rr 3.14)
87.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
87.5
2
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
87.4
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Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
87.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
87.2
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
87.1
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 87
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 87. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 5-272(rr 3.13)
86.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
86.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, to leg no foot movement working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
86.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
86.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
86.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run.
86.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Colin de Grandhomme. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 86
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
Over 86. 6 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 5-270(rr 3.14)
85.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to silly point for no runs.
85.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
85.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
85.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease working, hit pad to. Out of nowhere Perera gets the breathrough! Latham reviews it but it's plumb. He was so deep in his crease and that one beat his bat. Great ball from Perera who has been struggling with some cuts on his spinning fingers. Gritty bowling. That brings the big-hitting de Grandhomme to the crease.
85.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
85.1
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Poor ball and Watling has crunched it. No hope for the fielder out there.
In over# 85
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 85. 4 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 4-264(rr 3.11)
84.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
84.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
84.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
84.3
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Almost identical shot to his last cover drive for four. Hit it on the up again and just timed it to perfection. That was absolutely crunched.
84.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
84.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 84
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 84. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-260(rr 3.10)
83.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, down leg side down the track working, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
83.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
83.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
83.3
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
83.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Mendis, fielded by Mathews. 50 for Watling, such a vital knock. Classy batting.
83.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 83
Runs : 5 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 83. 5 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 4-255(rr 3.07)
82.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
82.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
82.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
82.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
82.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
82.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Crisp cover drive there, it was not overpitched, just too good of a shot. Kept so still and played through the line.
In over# 82
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 82. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-250(rr 3.05)
81.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
81.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
81.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
81.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Bit short there but it was just a classy shot from Watling. Timed it so well, and it flew to the boundary.
81.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump down the track pushing, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
81.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 81
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 81. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 4-246(rr 3.04)
80.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
80.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
80.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
80.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
80.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
80.1
.
NEW BALL. Suranga Lakmal to BJ Watling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 80
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 80. 2 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 4-245(rr 3.06)
79.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
79.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Embuldeniya.
79.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to BJ Watling. Off break full toss, outside off stump no foot movement driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
79.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to BJ Watling. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
79.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
79.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 79
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 79. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-243(rr 3.08)
78.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis. Drinks here and it has been an interesting start to the day. Both Latham and Watling are reserved at the moment, after having a short period of rather aggressive batting, but looking in total control. Sri Lanka have bowled well without looking very threatening, but a little bit of inconsistent bounce that has appeared in the last few overs could change that.
78.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
78.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
78.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
78.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Perera.
78.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 78. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-243(rr 3.12)
77.6
2
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Lakmal, fielded by Kumara. Very sensible batting here so far from New Zealand, they have looked very assured. Trailing by just the one run now.
77.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
77.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
77.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs.
77.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
77.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 77
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 77. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-239(rr 3.10)
76.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
76.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
76.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
76.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs.
76.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
76.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 76
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 76. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-237(rr 3.12)
75.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
75.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot dropped, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
75.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
75.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
75.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
75.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 75
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 75. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-235(rr 3.13)
74.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, middle stump down the track driving, to short extra cover for no runs. Back-to-back maidens and the scoring has dried up again. Very interesting start here. Five overs away from the new ball.
74.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
74.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track working, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
74.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, middle stump no foot movement driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
74.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
74.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 74
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 74. no runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-235(rr 3.18)
73.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
73.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
73.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
73.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
73.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
73.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 73
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 73. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-235(rr 3.22)
72.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
72.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
72.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
72.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
72.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, thick edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
72.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 72
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 72. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-233(rr 3.24)
71.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya. New Zealand ticking along nicely now, trailing by just 11 runs. Most likely scenario is they get to that target then start going for it a bit.
71.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, middle stump no foot movement flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
71.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
71.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
71.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
71.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
In over# 71
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 71. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-229(rr 3.23)
70.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump Deep in crease working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
70.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
70.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
70.3
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
70.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
70.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 70
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 70. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-226(rr 3.23)
69.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump Deep in crease working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
69.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
69.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
69.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs.
69.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
69.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 69
Runs : 12 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 69. 12 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 4-224(rr 3.25)
68.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
68.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
68.4
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Chance there for Sri Lanka goes begging. Matthews did not get his hands to it in the slips, but was a little slow to react. If he had have picked it up sooner you sense that could have been the first wicket to fall.
68.3
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery there from Kumara, Latham just has to rotate sligtly and help it on it's way.
68.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
68.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, to leg no foot movement Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 68
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 68. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-212(rr 3.12)
67.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
67.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
67.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.
67.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
67.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
67.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 67
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 67. 2 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 4-210(rr 3.13)
66.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
66.5
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
66.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
66.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
66.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
66.1
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 66
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 66. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-208(rr 3.15)
65.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs. Reserved start here so far from New Zealand. Thought they might have come out all guns blazing but it seems they are taking their time to get themselves in again this afternoon.
65.5
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
65.4
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
65.3
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
65.2
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.
65.1
2
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 65
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 65. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 4-206(rr 3.17)
64.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
64.5
3
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
64.4
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
64.3
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
64.2
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
64.1
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 64
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 64. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-203(rr 3.17)
63.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
63.5
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Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
63.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
63.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
63.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
63.1
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 63
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 63. 6 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 4-202(rr 3.21)
62.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
62.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
62.4
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Perera.
62.3
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Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
62.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
62.1
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. 200 up for New Zealand, they will want quick runs this morning. That was probably not how they want to get them, but they will take them nonetheless.
In over# 62
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Welcome to Day 4, and we are getting to the pointy end of this Test. After the first two days were hampered by rain, it was great to have a full day of cricket. It was riveting stuff, with many momentum swings and some standout performances. Unfortunately, rain has wiped out the entire first session. It will be interesting to see the approach from both teams as they come back out, with a win vital for New Zealand at the start of the World Test Championship after losing the first match of this series. Sri Lanka are not under any pressure to force a result, so you would think they will be playing for a draw when they do get the chance to get out there.
Over 62. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-196(rr 3.16)
61.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya. Stumps here on Day 3, and what a delight it has been to basically get a full day's play in. It has been an absorbing battle once again, with many momentum swings. Dhananjaya de Silva had the performance of the day, until Tom Latham surpassed him with a gritty century in trying conditions. The Sri Lankan bowlers performed well in patches, but probably tried to bowl in spells that were too long. Perera was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, and also bowled a whopping 25 of Sri Lanka's 62 overs. It was a brilliant day of cricket, and if the rain can stay away, we are set up for a thrilling conclusion on the final two days. Join us again tomorrow for what should be another intense day of Test Match cricket.
61.5
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
61.4
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Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
61.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
61.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
61.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 61
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 61. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-194(rr 3.18)
60.6
2
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
60.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
60.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
60.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
60.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs.
60.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 60
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 60. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-192(rr 3.20)
59.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
59.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
59.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
59.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
59.2
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, thick edge to leg slip for 2 runs, overthrow by de Silva, fielded by Perera.
59.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Too far down leg that delivery and Latham pulls out his signature sweep and has no problems putting that away.
In over# 59
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 59. 5 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-185(rr 3.14)
58.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
58.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
58.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
58.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
58.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
58.1
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. There's the century for Latham! Superb innings from the opener. He has played to his strengths and rode the waves of the Sri Lanka's momentum nicely.
In over# 58
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 58. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-180(rr 3.10)
57.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs. Last stretch here before Stumps, and Sri Lanka will be hoping reward for their effort won't be too far away.
57.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
57.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
57.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs.
57.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
57.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 57
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 57. 8 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-180(rr 3.16)
56.6
2
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
56.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
56.4
2
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
56.3
3
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed to third man for 3 runs, run save by de Silva, fielded by Lakmal.
56.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
56.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 56
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 56. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-172(rr 3.07)
55.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya. Drinks and this has been action-packed cricket after the rain delay. There has been appeals, a wicket, and some classy shots. This game is moving along at a good pace now, and who knows - a result could be in the works.
55.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
55.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
55.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
55.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
55.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, Gloved to leg gully for 1 run, overthrow by Mendis, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 55
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 55. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-171(rr 3.11)
54.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
54.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
54.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
54.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
54.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs.
54.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 54. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-170(rr 3.15)
53.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
53.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
53.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Mathews. Classy cover drive there from Watling. Great use of the feet and crisp timing, assisted by a poor piece of fielding by Matthews.
53.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
53.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
53.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 53
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 53. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-166(rr 3.13)
52.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
52.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs.
52.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track dropped, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
52.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
52.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
52.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 52
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 52. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-164(rr 3.15)
51.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
51.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
51.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, bat-pad to point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
51.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
51.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball half volley, off stump down the track flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Brilliantly timed there from Latham, uses his feet well and turns that one into a full toss.
51.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, off stump down the track working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 51
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 51. 5 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-159(rr 3.12)
50.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
50.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
50.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
50.3
3
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, fielded by Kumara.
50.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
50.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 50
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 50. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-154(rr 3.08)
49.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
49.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
49.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
49.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
49.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
49.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 49
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 49. 5 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-151(rr 3.08)
48.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella. My word, what an eventful over. There was two massive appeals, but none ended in dismissals. Brilliant bowling at the moment.
48.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
48.4
.
APPEAL! Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, appeal made for Caught (Sub).
48.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
48.2
.
APPEAL! Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis, appeal made for L.B.W.
48.1
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Picked up the length of that very quickly and rocked back, smashing it. He has played that exact shot a few times today, all with the same result.
In over# 48
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 48. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-146(rr 3.04)
47.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
47.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
47.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs.
47.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
47.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
47.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 47
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 47. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-144(rr 3.06)
46.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, direct hit by Kumara. Some high-class spin bowling here from Sri Lanka, they are making life very difficult for New Zealand.
46.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
46.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
46.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
46.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
46.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 46
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 46. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 4-142(rr 3.09)
45.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
45.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Quicker ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
45.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
45.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Perera.
45.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to BJ Watling. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
45.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 45. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-139(rr 3.09)
44.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
44.5
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
44.4
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
44.3
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Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
44.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
44.1
3
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, to deep point for 3 runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 44
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 44. 8 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 4-135(rr 3.07)
43.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs.
43.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
43.4
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Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
43.3
2
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
43.3
1
Wide Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dickwella.
43.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming away full toss, middle stump no foot movement working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
43.1
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to BJ Watling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. That is a pearler of a delivery from Kumara there. He has beaten Watling all ends up, but the edge splits the gap between the fielders. That was quick and on the money.
In over# 43
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
Over 43. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 4-127(rr 2.95)
42.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
42.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
42.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Perera.
42.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to first slip, by de Silva. Beautiful bowling from Perera, utilising all his skills to deceive Nicholls with flight and drift. An almost identical dismissal to Raval's earlier in the innings. It was a bit of a nothing shot there from Nicholls, just pushing at it, not being decisive at all.
42.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
42.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 42
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 42. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-126(rr 3.00)
41.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
41.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
41.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
41.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
41.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
41.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 41
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 41. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 3-123(rr 3.00)
40.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs.
40.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
40.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal. Out of nowhere the rain has started pouring down. There was always a possibility of rain this afternoon, but no-one expected it to come that quickly. The groundsman are scrambling to get the covers on now, as that caught everyone off guard. New Zealand have looked very solid after the Tea break, but haven't put on too much scoreboard pressure yet. Latham has been the rock of this New Zealand innings and has never allowed the Sri Lankan bowlers to get too comfortable. It looks like a serious downpour at the moment, but hopefully it will clear quickly so wecan get a bit more play in today.
40.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
40.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs.
40.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 40
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 40. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-122(rr 3.05)
39.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
39.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
39.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
39.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
39.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
39.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 39. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 3-119(rr 3.05)
38.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Doosra length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs.
38.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs.
38.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Perera.
38.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
38.2
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Wide and short there from Perera and Latham jumps all over it. Doesn't get all of it but times it well enough to reach the boundary.
38.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 38
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 38. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-115(rr 3.03)
37.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Seaming in yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for 1 run.
37.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Seaming in yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
37.4
2
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
37.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
37.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
37.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 37
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 37. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-110(rr 2.97)
36.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
36.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
36.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
36.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
36.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
36.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 36
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 36. 3 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-109(rr 3.03)
35.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs. Pretty slow start here after the Tea break, with New Zealand only scoring a handful of runs.
35.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
35.4
2
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
35.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
35.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
35.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run.
In over# 35
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 35. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-106(rr 3.03)
34.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs.
34.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
34.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs.
34.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
34.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
34.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 34
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 34. 1 run. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 3-104(rr 3.06)
33.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
33.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
33.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs.
33.3
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
33.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
33.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover for no runs.
In over# 33
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 33. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-103(rr 3.12)
32.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Tea here and this session has seen a pretty even battle. Sri Lanka will be happy with their bowling efforts, taking key wickets. Whilst New Zealand will be relieved they've managed to regain a bit of control, especially after losing their captain early. It should be a long session this afternoon, where hopefully both sides push the foot down to try and force a result, with just over two days remaining.
32.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
32.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
32.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
32.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
32.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 32
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 32. 2 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 3-101(rr 3.16)
31.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
31.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
31.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
31.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
31.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 31
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 31. 8 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-99(rr 3.19)
30.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Lovely sweep, that races away to the boundary. That brings up Latham's half-century. Could be a crucial knock in the scheme of this game.
30.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
30.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
30.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
30.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
30.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 30
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 30. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 3-91(rr 3.03)
29.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Doosra length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Cautious start to this partnership, the difference noticeable after the departure of the aggressive Ross Taylor.
29.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump Deep in crease working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
29.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
29.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
29.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 29
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 29. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-90(rr 3.10)
28.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
28.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
28.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
28.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
28.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
28.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 28
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 28. no runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 3-89(rr 3.18)
27.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
27.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
27.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
27.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
27.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
27.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 27
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
Over 27. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 3-89(rr 3.30)
26.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
26.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
26.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, well timed past long on for 4 runs. What a classy shot. It looked like he just nudged it down the ground for a single but he's timed it so well it's flown to the boundary. Lakmal has no hope down there on the long-on rope.
26.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Henry Nicholls. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
26.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, outside edge to first slip, by de Silva. Brilliant delivery there, decieving Taylor completely with flight and drift. He comes down the wicket but props a bit when he realises he has not judged it well. It catches the outside edge and that's the end for Taylor, just when he was starting to look really dangerous.
26.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 26
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 26. 6 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 2-84(rr 3.23)
25.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
25.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
25.4
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Glorious drive, leant on it and didn't try to overhit it. Crisp timing.
25.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side no foot movement working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
25.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg no foot movement working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
25.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 25
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 25. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 2-78(rr 3.12)
24.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
24.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
24.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Classy shot there, and there's nothing the fielders can do about that. Taylor is really finding his timing now.
24.3
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
24.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
24.1
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 24
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 24. 1 run. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 2-73(rr 3.04)
23.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
23.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
23.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bat-pad to silly point for no runs.
23.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
23.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
23.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 23
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 23. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 2-72(rr 3.13)
22.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
22.5
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
22.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
22.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Great use of the feet there from Taylor, got to the pitch of the ball quickly and just timed it to perfection.
22.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
22.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 22
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 22. 5 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 2-67(rr 3.05)
21.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
21.5
3
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 3 runs.
21.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
21.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
21.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
21.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 21
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 21. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand: 2-62(rr 2.95)
20.6
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
20.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
20.4
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
20.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
20.2
.
Lasith Embuldeniya to Ross Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
20.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Tom Latham. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 20
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 20. 5 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 2-59(rr 2.95)
19.6
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. That was beautifully swept by Taylor and Lakmal has no chance of getting to that one. Latham and Taylor are starting to look comfortable now.
19.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
19.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
19.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
19.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
19.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 19
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 19. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 2-54(rr 2.84)
18.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
18.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
18.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
18.3
3
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
18.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
18.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 18. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 2-49(rr 2.72)
17.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
17.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
17.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
17.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
17.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
17.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs.
In over# 17
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 17. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 2-41(rr 2.41)
16.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
16.5
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Unlucky there for Kumara, he squares Latham up but the edge flies through the gap between slips and gully.
16.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs.
16.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
16.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs.
16.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 16
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 16. no runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 2-40(rr 2.50)
15.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne. Drinks here, and Sri Lanka are a little bit unlucky to only have two wickets. They've beaten the bat plenty of times and looked very likely. Perera is getting big turn, whilst Kumara is steaming in and giving the New Zealand batsmen plenty of issues. Dickwella has gone off with a finger injury, with Chandimal taking his place.
15.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
15.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
15.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
15.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 15
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 15. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 2-40(rr 2.67)
14.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
14.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
14.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
14.3
3
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Perera.
14.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run.
14.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 14
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. no runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 2-35(rr 2.50)
13.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
13.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
13.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
13.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 13
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 1
Over 13. 5 runs. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 2-35(rr 2.69)
12.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Ross Taylor. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run.
12.5
W
OUT! Caught. Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge to second slip, by Mendis. That's the big wicket! Kumara has started this spell sensationally, and picks up the most important wicket of the innings in Williamson. Slightly bizarre dismissal there, with Williamson trying to run it down, but he had little margin for error with two slips in place. Kumara is bowling serious heat here, nudging 150 km/h.
12.4
2
Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
12.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
12.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva, fielded by Perera.
12.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 12
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 12. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 1-30(rr 2.50)
11.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, mis-fielded by Karunaratne.
11.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
11.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
11.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
11.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 11
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
Over 11. 1 run. Bowler: Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand: 1-29(rr 2.64)
10.6
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella. Good first over there from Kumara. His pace was up and managed to beat Williamson's outside edge.
10.5
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
10.4
.
Lahiru Kumara to Tom Latham. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
10.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
10.2
.
Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
10.1
.
Lahiru Kumara to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 10
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 10. 3 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 1-28(rr 2.80)
9.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
9.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
9.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
9.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
9.2
2
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
9.1
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 9
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 9. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 1-25(rr 2.78)
8.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
8.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
8.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
8.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
8.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
8.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 8. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 1-24(rr 3.00)
7.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break half volley, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
7.5
.
APPEAL! Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Quicker length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Big appeal but Sri Lanka decide not to review it. Looks like it might be going down leg.
7.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, shy attempt by Thirimanne.
7.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
7.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.1
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Horrible delivery, way too short, and Latham rocks back and smashes it. Brutal shot.
In over# 7
Runs : 7 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 7. 7 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 1-20(rr 2.86)
6.6
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Unlucky there for Sri Lanka. They found the edge but it split the gap.
6.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
6.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
6.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
6.1
2
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Kumara.
In over# 6
Runs : 7 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 6. 7 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 1-13(rr 2.17)
5.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side Deep in crease pulling, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
5.5
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery there and Williamson puts it away. Way too much width down the leg side and it's easy pickings.
5.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
5.3
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
5.1
2
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 5
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 5. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 1-6(rr 1.20)
4.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
4.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
4.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
4.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kumara.
4.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
4.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
Over 4. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 1-4(rr 1.00)
3.6
2
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Mathews.
3.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
3.4
.
Dilruwan Perera to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
3.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
3.2
.
Dilruwan Perera to Kane Williamson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
3.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by de Silva. Perera with the early breathrough! That was an excellent delivery, flighted well and turned sharply to find the edge. Raval just sort of put his bat there and expected to find the middle. Instead, it leads to an easy catch to the man of the moment de Silva.
In over# 3
Runs : 0 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 3. no runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-1(rr 0.33)
2.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
2.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kumara.
2.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
2.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
2.1
.
Suranga Lakmal to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
In over# 2
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 2. 1 run. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. New Zealand: 0-1(rr 0.50)
1.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Perera. Lunch here. Sri Lanka got two quick overs in after their batting innings but weren't able to get a breakthrough. They were extremely attacking in their field placements and it will be interesting to see if that continues after the break. New Zealand will be relieved they got through unscathed.
1.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
1.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
1.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
1.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
1.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 1. no runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. New Zealand: 0-0(rr 0.00)
0.6
.
Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
0.5
.
Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
0.4
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Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
0.3
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Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
0.2
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Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
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NEW BALL. Dilruwan Perera to Jeet Raval. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
0.1
Start of New Zealand Innings.
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 71. 4 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 10-122(rr 1.72)
70.2
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Short, outside off stump ducked Fended, Gloved to gully, by Williamson. There is the final wicket and New Zealand win! Brilliant bouncer from Boult and all Embuldeniya can do is fend it away, popping it up for a simple catch to Williamson. Quite incredible that New Zealand have won considering all the play lost to rain. Latham and Watling can take most of the credit, with centuries forged under pressure, after New Zealand lost early wickets. A quickfire innings from de Grandhomme too ensured that New Zealand had plenty of runs to defend on the final day. A gritty innings from Dickwella almost denied New Zealand victory, but their relentless, disciplined bowling eventually brought about the mistake. The wickets were shared verry evenly amongst the bowlers. That squares the series at one apiece, with both sides taking away 60 points in the new World Test Championship. Latham takes out Player of the Match for his 154, whilst Watling is Player of the Series.
70.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That was unexpected, but a magnificent shot nonetheless. Well timed clip off the pads.
In over# 70
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 1
Over 70. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 9-118(rr 1.69)
69.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Kumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
69.5
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Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Kumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
69.4
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Ajaz Patel to Lahiru Kumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
69.3
W
OUT! Caught. Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short leg, by Latham. The big wicket goes! An exceptional innings comes to an end, and it is his favourite paddle shot that gets him into trouble. Outstanding anticipation from Latham at short leg, who saw Dickwella moving into the shot early and moved quickly into the line of the shot. Brilliant.
69.2
1
Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, bottom edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
69.1
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Ajaz Patel to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 69
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 69. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-117(rr 1.70)
68.6
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.5
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging yorker, to leg no foot movement flick, bottom edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.4
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
68.3
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.2
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
68.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 68
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 68. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 8-117(rr 1.72)
67.6
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.5
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Spliced to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.4
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
67.3
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
67.2
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
67.1
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 67
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 67. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-116(rr 1.73)
66.6
.
Trent Boult to Lasith Embuldeniya. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.5
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Somerville. Half century up for Dickwella. Very mature innings, and he has given Sri Lanka the slightest glimmer of hope.
66.4
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
66.3
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, Spliced back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
66.2
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 66
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 1
Over 66. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 8-115(rr 1.74)
65.6
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
65.5
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
65.4
.
William Somerville to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Boult.
65.3
W
OUT! Caught. William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg, by Latham. New Zealand finally get the breathrough! After bowling that line and length for most of his spell, Somerville finally gets Lakmal to pop that up and it is an easy catch at short leg for Latham. Lakmal batted well, but will it be in vain? Tense times.
65.2
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
65.1
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 65
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 65. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-115(rr 1.77)
64.6
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.5
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.4
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.3
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
64.2
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Patel.
64.1
.
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 64
Runs : 5 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 64. 5 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-115(rr 1.80)
63.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
63.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, hit pad to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
63.4
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
63.3
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
63.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
63.1
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Well swept once again from Dickwella. Really starting to frustrate New Zealand now.
In over# 63
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 63. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-110(rr 1.75)
62.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, mis-fielded by Southee, fielded by de Grandhomme.
62.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
62.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Quicker ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
62.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
62.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
62.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 62
Runs : 10 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 62. 10 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-109(rr 1.76)
61.6
6
SIX! William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Lakmal heaves that over midwicket! Not sure Dickwella will be too impressed, but it is six nonetheless.
61.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Southee.
61.4
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Really poor delivery there and Lakmal picks up the length quickly, punishing it.
61.3
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
61.2
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
61.1
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 61
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 61. 4 runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-99(rr 1.62)
60.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
60.5
4
FOUR! Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Nice shot there from Dickwella, timed it nicely. Low-risk shot, with the field up stopping the single.
60.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
60.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
60.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
60.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 60
Runs : 0 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 60. no runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-95(rr 1.58)
59.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
59.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
59.4
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
59.3
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
59.2
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Patel.
59.1
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 59
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 59. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-95(rr 1.61)
58.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
58.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
58.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Southee.
58.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
58.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 58
Runs : 5 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 58. 5 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-95(rr 1.64)
57.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
57.5
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. What a way to get off the mark after 23 balls. Lovely shot, he has crunched it.
57.4
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to first slip for 1 run, mis-fielded by Taylor, fielded by Nicholls.
57.3
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
57.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Southee.
57.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to gully for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 57
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 57. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-90(rr 1.58)
56.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
56.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
56.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
56.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
56.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
56.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 56
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 56. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-89(rr 1.59)
55.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
55.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
55.4
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
55.3
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break yorker, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
55.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Southee.
55.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 55
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 55. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-88(rr 1.60)
54.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel. Tea and another good session for New Zealand who nabbed the vital wicket of Dimuth Karanuratne. Dickwella has dug in and has been the bright spot for Sri Lanka. He will be hoping someone can stay with him for a while after the break. Southee has picked up two wickets so far, and has reached the 250 wicket milestone. The rest of the bowlers have one apiece. Still a lot of work to do for both sides to achieve their desired results, but New Zealand have the distinct advantage going into the final session.
54.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
54.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
54.3
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
54.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
54.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 54
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 54. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-87(rr 1.61)
53.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
53.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
53.4
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
53.3
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
53.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Boult.
53.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 53
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 53. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-86(rr 1.62)
52.6
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
52.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
52.4
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
52.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot padded, padded to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
52.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, bat-pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
52.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 52
Runs : 1 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 52. 1 run. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 7-85(rr 1.63)
51.6
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, Spliced to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham. Lakmal has looked shaky but he is hanging in there. New Zealand keep hitting their lines.
51.5
.
William Somerville to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
51.4
1
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
51.3
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Boult.
51.2
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
51.1
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 51
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ajaz Patel Wickets : 0
Over 51. 1 run. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 7-84(rr 1.65)
50.6
1
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Nicholls, fielded by Southee.
50.5
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
50.4
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
50.3
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
50.2
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
50.1
.
Ajaz Patel to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 50
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 50. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 7-83(rr 1.66)
49.6
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Spliced to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
49.5
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
49.4
.
Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
49.3
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
49.2
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
49.1
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 49
Runs : 8 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 49. 8 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 7-83(rr 1.69)
48.6
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Field brought up to stop the single, but Dickwella takes the boundary instead! Great shot once again, got on top of the bounce nicely.
48.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Delightful shot, got on top of the bounce and controlled so well. He had to, with two fielders in that region.
48.4
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
48.3
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Patel.
48.2
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 48
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 48. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 7-75(rr 1.56)
47.6
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, off stump no foot movement pushing, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
47.5
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Tim Southee to Suranga Lakmal. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.4
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Taylor. Another falls for Sri Lanka, and the frustration shows for Dickwella at the other end. Should not have played at that one. He threw the bat at it and it caught the outside edge, flying to Taylor at slip. Good catch by Taylor, had to move well. With about 30 minutes until Tea, can Sri Lanka survive?
47.3
1
Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
47.2
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
47.1
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 47
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 47. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-74(rr 1.57)
46.6
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
46.5
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
46.4
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
46.3
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
46.2
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
46.1
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 46
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 46. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-74(rr 1.61)
45.6
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.5
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
45.4
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
45.3
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
45.2
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.1
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 45
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 45. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-74(rr 1.64)
44.6
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APPEAL! Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Yorker, down leg side no foot movement pushing, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson, appeal made for L.B.W. Huge appeal from New Zealand and they review. But DRS shows it is pitching outside leg. Another great decision from the umpires.
44.5
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.4
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
44.3
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Trent Boult to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.2
1
Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
44.1
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Trent Boult to Niroshan Dickwella. Yorker, off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 44
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 44. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 6-73(rr 1.66)
43.6
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Tim Southee to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
43.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot padded, padded to. That is the big wicket! Karunaratne does not end up playing a shot and that delivery jags back. He reviews it, but it is cannoning into the stumps, despite impact being outside the line. He will regret not playing a shot there. That was a pretty poor over from Southee up until that point, but gets the massive breakthrough - that is his 250th Test wicket too.
43.4
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
43.3
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Tim Southee to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
43.2
1
Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
43.1
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Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
43.1
1
Wide Tim Southee to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
In over# 43
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 43. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 5-71(rr 1.65)
42.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
42.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
42.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit body back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
42.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, thick edge to gully for no runs, shy attempt by Williamson.
42.1
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 42
Runs : 8 Bowler: William Somerville Wickets : 0
Over 42. 8 runs. Bowler: William Somerville. Sri Lanka: 5-71(rr 1.69)
41.6
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
41.5
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
41.4
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William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Quicker length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
41.3
.
William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
41.2
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Identical shot to the last, but this time he hits it a little better. Sweeping well at the moment.
41.1
4
FOUR! William Somerville to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Good shot by Dickwella, but Somerville will be encouraged by the aggressive nature of it.
In over# 41
Runs : 0 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 41. no runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 5-63(rr 1.54)
40.6
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult. Drinks, and this has been a great comeback from these two batsmen after Sri Lanka looked like they had no hope of batting out the day at 32-5. They have shown great resillience in the face of some solid New Zealand bowling. The question is, how much longer can they do it for?
40.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
40.4
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
40.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
40.2
.