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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota,4th ODI, Date - 10/11/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka
  • SL /
  • Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 7 wickets (D/L method)
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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Jeevan Mendis is the Man of the Match. That's it from us then, it was yet another rain-disturbed match. Do join us for the 5th ODI. Till then, good bye!

Sri Lanka win the series 3-0 with a game to go. Another poor performance from New Zealand who have lots to improve in their cricket. The Kiwis didn't get the ideal start with the bat and failed to score a defendable total. Sri Lanka showed another fine display with the bat and chased down the total without any trouble. Tharanga got out after getting a start and Chandimal lost his wicket towards the end. Southee, Ellis and Boult were the only Kiwi bowlers to taste some success. Sangakkara steadied the ship with an unbeaten 42-run knock.

26.3 A Milne to K Sangakkara, WIDE! SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 WICKETS! (D/L method). Full and wide outside off, Sangakkara goes after that one but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 131/3

26.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it back to the bowler. 130/3

26.1 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around middle and off, Sangakkara defends it solidly. 130/3

25.6 A Ellis to A Mathews, Finally some runs here! Fullish around off, Mathews drives it through mid on. The fielders attempts to stop the ball with a dive but fails. The batsmen pick up a couple. 130/3

25.5 A Ellis to A Mathews, Length delivery on off, Mathews defends it watchfully. 128/3

25.4 A Ellis to A Mathews, Landed just outside off, Mathews defends it from within his crease. 128/3

25.3 A Ellis to A Mathews, Length delivery outside off, Mathews defends it into the ground. 128/3

Angelo Mathews walks in next.

25.2 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, OUT! Sri Lanka not finishing the game well here! Short and wide outside off, Thirimanne goes after that one and tries to pull but gets an edge and the keeper takes an easy catch behind. Thirimanne departs for a duck. 128/3

25.1 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle and off, Thirimanne defends it from within his crease. 128/2

24.6 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 128/2

24.5 T Boult to K Sangakkara, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. 128/2

24.4 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 128/2

24.3 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Landed just outside off, Sangakkara lofts it straight to the mid on fielder. 128/2

24.3 T Boult to K Sangakkara, NOT OUT! Boult oversteps! Landed around off, Sangakkara tries to defend but misses and the ball hits his pads. Appeal for caught behind and the umpire signals out. Sangakkara looks upset with the decision but the umpire tells him to wait. Replays show it's a no ball and Sangakkara is safe! 128/2

Sangakkara is caught but the umpire is checking for a no ball.

24.3 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bowls down the leg side as Sangakkara tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 127/2

24.2 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Short of a length delivery, Sangakkara pulls it away towards mid-wicket. Not in control though, comes back for the second. 126/2

24.1 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara defends it to covers watchfully. 124/2

23.6 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Fullish around off, Thirimanne defends it into the ground. 124/2

23.5 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Landed outside off, left alone. 124/2

23.4 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Shortish outside off, Thirimanne goes after that one with some ugly shot, gets beaten. 124/2

23.3 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, Thirimanne tries to drive but misses and gets beaten. 124/2

23.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara plays it towards point for a single. 124/2

23.1 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 123/2

Ellis back on.

22.6 T Boult to L Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, Thirimanne defends it from within his crease. 123/2

22.5 T Boult to L Thirimanne, Shortish and a bit wide outside off, Thirimanne lets it go through. 123/2

Lahiru Thirimanne walks in next.

22.4 T Boult to D Chandimal, OUT! Bowled! Finally Boult gets some success! Landed just outside off, Chandimal tries to defend but misses and the ball goes on to hit the off stump. Sri Lanka 123/2. 123/2

22.3 T Boult to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal cuts it past point for a comfortable couple. 123/1

22.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, Play and a miss! Good length delivery around off, Chandimal tries to defends but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 121/1

22.1 T Boult to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 121/1

21.6 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara pushes it to covers. 121/1

21.5 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal pulls it away to the leg side and takes a run. 121/1

21.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara drives it through cover-point for a single. 120/1

21.3 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Fullish around off, Sangakkara plays it through mid on for a couple. Good running between the wickets. 119/1

21.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal pushes it to covers for a single. 117/1

21.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Short of a length delivery and Chandimal goes for the hook but fails to connect his bat on the ball. 116/1

20.6 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 116/1

20.5 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 116/1

20.4 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. The batsmen pick up a leg bye. 116/1

20.4 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Chandimal still goes after it. The umpire signals a wide. 115/1

20.3 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it to mid on. 114/1

20.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara tries to play but gets outside edge towards the slip region, single taken. 114/1

20.1 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The batsmen pick up a single. 113/1

19.6 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara defends it solidly. 112/1

19.5 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it into the ground watchfully. 112/1

19.4 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, Chandimal cuts it past point and picks up a single. 112/1

19.3 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 111/1

19.2 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 110/1

19.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 110/1

Southee back into the attack.

18.6 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Fullish on the pads, Sangakkara plays it towards mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 109/1

18.5 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, Chandimal guides it towards third man and picks up a single. 107/1

18.4 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara punches it covers off his back foot for a single. 106/1

18.3 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, SIX! Superb shot! Short of a length and Sangakkara pulls it away brutally off his back foot towards the square leg region. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a six. 100 up for Sri Lanka. 105/1

18.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, another left alone. 99/1

18.1 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 99/1

Ellis back on.

17.6 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Landed around off, Chandimal defends it back to the bowler. 99/1

17.5 N McCullum to D Chandimal, FOUR! Great shot! Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal comes forward and smacks it straight down the ground for a lovely boundary. 99/1

17.4 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, Flighted around off, Sangakkara plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 95/1

There's some issue with the ball. The umpires are changing it.

17.3 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 94/1

17.2 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, Works it down the leg side and takes a run. 93/1

17.1 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Landed around off, Chandimal drives it through mid on and picks up a single. 92/1

16.6 A Milne to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, Chandimal pushes it to covers and takes one. 91/1

16.5 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Flicks it away down the leg side for a single. Umpire signals a leg bye. 90/1

16.4 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara drives it through covers but finds the fielder. 89/1

16.3 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Yorker! Sangakkara does well to dig it out. 89/1

16.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 89/1

16.1 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal guides it towards third man for a single. 89/1

50-run partnership between Sangakkara and Chandimal.

15.6 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Short of a length delivery and Sangakkara pulls it away to the leg side for a lovely boundary. 88/1

15.5 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, On middle, Sangakkara tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 84/1

15.4 N McCullum to D Chandimal, On middle and off, Chandimal flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 84/1

15.3 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it to mid on. 83/1

15.2 N McCullum to D Chandimal, FOUR! Chandimal hits it straight down the ground powerfully and the ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 83/1

15.1 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Landed around off, Chandimal drives it to mid on. 79/1

Nathan McCullum into the attack now.

14.6 A Milne to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Lovely shot! Outside off, Sangakkara drives it through covers for a fine boundary. 79/1

14.5 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, nice channel from Milne. Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 75/1

14.4 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Landed around off, Sangakkara drives it through mid on. 75/1

14.3 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Another play and a miss outside off. 75/1

14.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Landed just outside off, Sangakkara tries to play but fails and gets beaten. 75/1

14.1 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara defends it from within his crease. 75/1

13.6 A Ellis to D Chandimal, FOUR BYES! Short of a length delivery and Chandimal goes for the pull and misses. Even Watling fails to collect the ball and it races away to the boundary rope. 75/1

13.5 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 71/1

13.4 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 71/1

13.3 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it from within his crease and takes a quick single. 71/1

13.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 70/1

13.1 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Shortish length and Chandimal pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 70/1

12.6 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it through covers for a single. 69/1

12.5 A Milne to D Chandimal, FOUR! Fine shot! Short of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal cuts it past point and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 68/1

12.4 A Milne to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal gets an inside edge onto his pads. 64/1

12.4 A Milne to D Chandimal, Wide! Way outside off, Chandimal still goes after that and misses. The umpire signals a wide. 64/1

12.3 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal plays it to point. 63/1

12.2 A Milne to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal cuts it towards point. 63/1

12.1 A Milne to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to mid off. 63/1

11.6 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Landed around off, Sangakkara plays it to mid-wicket. 63/1

11.5 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by Sangakkara presenting the full face of the bat. 63/1

11.4 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Fine shot! Fullish length, Sangakkara works it fine down the leg side for a lovely boundary. 63/1

11.3 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara defends it into the ground solidly. 59/1

11.2 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, Chandimal tries to drive but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg for a single. 59/1

11.1 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 58/1

Andrew Ellis into the attack.

10.6 A Milne to D Chandimal, Length delivery outside off, Chandimal cuts it towards point and takes a single. 58/1

10.5 A Milne to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 57/1

10.4 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal defends it into the ground. 57/1

10.3 A Milne to D Chandimal, FOUR! Superb shot! Short of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal cuts it past point and does well to find the gap. The ball races to the boundary rope. 57/1

10.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Short of a length delivery, Sangakkara pulls it away towards fine leg, not with great control through. Single taken. 53/1

10.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bowls down the leg side and the umpire calls a wide. 52/1

10.1 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal punches it to covers off his back foot for a single. 51/1

Adam Milne into the attack.

9.6 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it watchfully. 50/1

9.5 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Bouncer! Sangakkara lets it go through. 50/1

9.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Outside off, Sangakkara slashes it over the point region for a boundary. 50/1

9.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bouncer! Too high over Sangakkara's head and the umpire signals a wide. 46/1

9.3 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, left alone. 45/1

9.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, On middle and leg, Chandimal flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 45/1

9.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off but fails and once again gets beaten. 44/1

8.6 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Another play and a miss outside off. 44/1

8.5 T Boult to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Full down the leg side, Sangakkara works it towards fine leg and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 44/1

8.4 T Boult to D Chandimal, Edged! Outside off, Chandimal tries to play it straight but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through the point region for a single. 40/1

8.3 T Boult to D Chandimal, The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats the batsman. 39/1

8.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, Good delivery, shortish and swinging away from the batsman. Chandimal goes after that one but fails to put his bat on the ball. 39/1

Free hit coming up!

8.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, NO BALL! Length delivery landed just outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. The umpire signals a no ball for foot-fault. 39/1

8.1 T Boult to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 38/1

7.6 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal hits it straight to the non-striker's stumps and the ball goes towards mid on. Single taken. 38/1

7.5 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara defends it and takes a risky single. 37/1

7.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Beaten! Landed just outside off, Sangakkara tries to play but misses it. 36/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in next.

7.3 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, OUT! Southee gets his reward finally! Short length delivery, Tharanga tries to cut but the ball goes straight to Nicol who takes a safe catch. Tharanga was living dangerously and gives away his wicket now. 36/1

7.2 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, FOUR! Length delivery around off, Tharanga punches it through covers off his back foot and finds the gap. The ball races to the boundary. 36/0

7.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal plays it towards point and takes a single. 32/0

6.6 T Boult to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it through mid off and picks up a single. 31/0

6.5 T Boult to U Tharanga, Works it down the leg side this time for a single. 30/0

6.4 T Boult to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 29/0

6.3 T Boult to U Tharanga, On middle and off, Tharanga flicks it away to the leg side for a couple. 29/0

6.2 T Boult to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, Tharanga tries to play straight but gets struck on the pads. 27/0

6.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, FOUR! Edged! Fullish outside off, Tharanga tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the balls races towards the fine leg fence. 27/0

5.6 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Outside off, Tharanga guides it towards third man for a single. 23/0

5.5 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Bouncer! Tharanga goes after that one but misses. Nice collect from Watling behind. 22/0

5.4 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Short of a length delivery, Tharanga pulls it away to mid-wicket. 22/0

5.3 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Length delivery around off, Tharanga drives it to mid off. 22/0

5.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal works it down the leg side for a single. 22/0

5.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal defends it into the ground. 21/0

4.6 T Boult to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, Tharanga tries to play straight but once again gets beaten. 21/0

4.5 T Boult to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a single. 21/0

4.4 T Boult to U Tharanga, Outside off, Tharanga drives it through covers, slow outfield doesn't allow Tharanga to get a boundary this time. Three runs taken. 20/0

4.3 T Boult to U Tharanga, Another play and a miss outside off. 17/0

4.2 T Boult to U Tharanga, FOUR! Fine shot! Landed outside off, Tharanga punches it through covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 17/0

4.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Bit fullish outside off, Tharanga tries to defend but gets beaten. 13/0

4.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Wide! Too wide outside off, the umpire signals a wide. 13/0

3.6 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Shortish length, Tharanga pulls it away to the leg side for a single this time. 12/0

3.5 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, FOUR! What a reply from Tharanga! Short of a length delivery, Tharanga pulls it away brutally towards mid-wicket and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 11/0

3.4 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Beaten! Length delivery around off, Tharanga tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 7/0

3.3 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal tries to play straight but gets an outside edge and the ball goes towards point. The batsmen pick up a single. 7/0

3.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Another beautiful delivery from Southee! Length delivery around off, Chandimal tries to defend but once again gets beaten by the late away movement. 6/0

3.1 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Landed around off, Tharanga drives it through mid off for a single. 6/0

2.6 T Boult to D Chandimal, Appeal for LBW! Not out! On middle, Chandimal tries to play but seems to get an inside edge on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler but the umpire says not out. 5/0

2.5 T Boult to D Chandimal, Shortish outside off, swinging away from the batsman. Chandimal goes after that one but misses it and gets beaten. 5/0

2.4 T Boult to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, another left alone. 5/0

Again they're applying sawdust near the bowling area.

2.3 T Boult to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal shoulders his arms. 5/0

2.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, On middle and leg, Chandimal plays it to mid-wicket. 5/0

2.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, On the pads, Tharanga works it down the leg side for a single. 5/0

2.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Wide! Fullish outside off, Tharanga still goes after that one. The Umpire signals a wide. 4/0

1.6 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Another play and a miss! Nice channel from Southee. Length delivery outside off, the ball nips away from the batsman after landing. Chandimal tries to drive but is beaten once again. Appeal from Southee for caught behind but the umpire says not out. 3/0

1.5 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Beaten! Landed outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 3/0

1.4 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, On middle and off, Tharanga works it down the leg side for a single. 3/0

1.3 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal tries to play straight but gets an outside edge and the ball goes towards third man. The batsmen pick up a single. 2/0

They are applying some sawdust at the bowling area.

1.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Play and a miss! Fullish outside off, Chandimal goes after that one but gets beaten by the away swing. 1/0

1.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal defends it into the ground. 1/0

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

0.6 T Boult to U Tharanga, Outside off, Tharanga lets it go through. 1/0

0.5 T Boult to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, Tharanga tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 1/0

0.5 T Boult to U Tharanga, Wide! Bowls down the leg side. Tharanga allows it through. The umpire signals a wide. 1/0

0.4 T Boult to U Tharanga, Beaten! Another good length delivery from Boult, Tharanga tries to defend but gets beaten by the away swing. 0/0

0.3 T Boult to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays back in his crease and defends. 0/0

0.2 T Boult to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, Tharanga shoulders his arms. 0/0

0.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Nice start for Boult. Length delivery, shaping away from the batsman. Tharanga lets it go through. 0/0

Commentary (New Zealand innings)

Right then, New Zealand finishes with 131/8! Not an ideal total from the Kiwis but they did their best in the rain disturbed innings. McCullum, Taylor and Franklin got starts but failed to make it count. Sri Lanka bowled well, Mendis was the pick of the bowlers with 3/15 in his 4 overs. It should be an easy total for Sri Lanka. Join us in a while for the run chase.

31.6 L Malinga to A Milne, SIX! Superb finish! Landed around off, Milne smacks it over long on and times it well. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a six. New Zealand finish with 131/8 in their allotted 32 overs. 131/8

31.5 L Malinga to A Milne, FOUR! Full outside off this time and Milne guides it through point and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 125/8

31.4 L Malinga to A Milne, Again a slower one, smart bowling from Malinga but the ball is landing in safe area. Milne tries to play to the leg side but gets a top edge and the ball lands in covers. Two runs taken. 121/8

31.3 L Malinga to Tim Southee, Yet another slower one from Malinga, Southee tries to play straight but gets an outside edge and the ball flies towards the third man region. Single taken. 119/8

31.2 L Malinga to Tim Southee, Again a slower one, Southee gets across the line and tries to go after that one but misses it and gets beaten. 118/8

31.1 L Malinga to Tim Southee, In the air... and safe! Slower one from Malinga, Southee smacks it over mid on and the ball lands safely. Two runs taken. 118/8

Adam Milne walks in next. The umpire signal Powerplay, it's the last over..

30.6 N Kulasekara to J Franklin, OUT! LBW! Full on middle, Franklin tries to flick it to the leg side but fails and gets struck on the pads. No hesitation for the umpire to raise his finger. New Zealand 116/8. 116/8

30.5 N Kulasekara to J Franklin, Full and straight outside off, Franklin goes after that one but misses and gets beaten. 116/7

30.4 N Kulasekara to Tim Southee, Fullish outside off, Southee drives it through mid off for a single. 116/7

30.3 N Kulasekara to Tim Southee, Yorker outside off, Southee goes after that one but misses it. 115/7

30.2 N Kulasekara to Tim Southee, DROPPED! Length delivery around off, Southee pulls it away powerfully and the ball goes straight to Tharanga at deep mid-wicket who drops a sitter. This should have been taken, the batsmen pick up a couple. 115/7

30.1 N Kulasekara to J Franklin, Shortish length, Franklin pushes it towards mid-wicket for a single. 113/7

Malinga comes into the attack but Franklin has a chat with the umpire and there's a last minute bowling change - Kulasekara into the attack.

29.6 J Mendis to J Franklin, Plays towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 112/7

29.5 J Mendis to J Franklin, Fullish on the pads, Franklin pushes it to covers for a couple. 111/7

29.4 J Mendis to Tim Southee, On middle, Southee plays it to mid-wicket and picks up a single. 109/7

29.3 J Mendis to Tim Southee, Beaten! Landed around off, Southee tries to defend but gets beaten. 108/7

29.3 J Mendis to Tim Southee, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Southee tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 108/7

The players are coming back. The match about to resume. New Zealand to continue batting.. It's a 32-overs game now. Tim Southee have joined Franklin.

The umpires doing inspection. It's unlikely New Zealand will get a chance to bat. Sri Lanka will be set a target.

There's a good news, the groundstaff is out in the middle to remove the covers. Hopefully the play should resume soon...

It's raining heavier and the umpires have finally called for the covers. Franklin looks upset with it. Mahela Jayawardena wasn't happy and consulted the umpires regarding the rains. The picture is not looking good, it's pelting down and the entire ground is covered. Stay tuned for the further updates..

29.2 J Mendis to A Ellis, OUT! LBW! Mendis is bowling beautifully here! On middle, Ellis tries to sweep, not an ideal shot at the moment. Misses and gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler and the umpire raises his finger. New Zealand in big trouble, 107/7. 107/7

29.1 J Mendis to J Franklin, Another googly, Franklin tries to defend but gets an outside edge and the ball goes towards the point region. The batsmen pick up a single. 107/6

28.6 A Mathews to A Ellis, Good length delivery outside off, Ellis defends it watchfully. 106/6

28.5 A Mathews to J Franklin, Landed around off, Franklin plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 106/6

28.4 A Mathews to J Franklin, Good length delivery around off, Franklin defends it to covers. 105/6

28.3 A Mathews to J Franklin, Short of a length delivery outside off, Franklin lets it go through. 105/6

28.2 A Mathews to J Franklin, Landed outside off, Franklin shoulders his arms. 105/6

28.1 A Mathews to J Franklin, Length delivery outside off, Franklin defends it watchfully. 105/6

It's drizzling now. The groundstaff is ready with the covers.

27.6 J Mendis to A Ellis, Not a hat-trick but again a good delivery. Same length, landed just outside off, Ellis defends it into the ground. 105/6

Andrew Ellis walks in next to face the hat-trick delivery.

27.5 J Mendis to N McCullum, OUT! What a delivery! Flighted outside off, the ball turns towards the batsman after landing. Nathan McCullum tries to drive it to the off side but misses and the ball once again goes on to hit the stumps. The batsman is out for a golden duck. Beautiful bowling from Jeevan Mendis. 105/6

Nathan McCullum walks in next.

27.4 J Mendis to K Williamson, OUT! Well bowled! Flighted delivery around off, Williamson comes forward to drive but misses and the ball goes on to hit the stumps. Smart bowling, Williamson completely deceived by the flight. New Zealand 105/5. 105/5

27.3 J Mendis to J Franklin, Flighted around middle, Franklin drives it through mid off and picks up a single. 105/4

27.2 J Mendis to J Franklin, Googly around off, Franklin defends it from within his crease. 104/4

27.1 J Mendis to K Williamson, Fullish around off, Williamson drives it through mid off for a single. 104/4

Jeevan Mendis is the Man of the Match. That's it from us then, it was yet another rain-disturbed match. Do join us for the 5th ODI. Till then, good bye!

Sri Lanka win the series 3-0 with a game to go. Another poor performance from New Zealand who have lots to improve in their cricket. The Kiwis didn't get the ideal start with the bat and failed to score a defendable total. Sri Lanka showed another fine display with the bat and chased down the total without any trouble. Tharanga got out after getting a start and Chandimal lost his wicket towards the end. Southee, Ellis and Boult were the only Kiwi bowlers to taste some success. Sangakkara steadied the ship with an unbeaten 42-run knock.

26.3 A Milne to K Sangakkara, WIDE! SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 WICKETS! (D/L method). Full and wide outside off, Sangakkara goes after that one but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 131/3

26.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it back to the bowler. 130/3

26.1 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around middle and off, Sangakkara defends it solidly. 130/3

26.6 A Mathews to J Franklin, Stays back in his crease and defends. 103/4

26.5 A Mathews to J Franklin, Outside off, Franklin cuts it towards point. 103/4

26.4 A Mathews to J Franklin, Bit fullish around off, Franklin defends it back to the bowler. 103/4

26.3 A Mathews to J Franklin, Fullish outside off, Franklin shoulders his arms. 103/4

26.2 A Mathews to K Williamson, Fullish on middle, Williamson works it down the leg side and picks up a single. 103/4

26.1 A Mathews to K Williamson, Full around off, Williamson defends it into the ground. 102/4

The players are out in the middle. Rob Nicol and BJ Watling are the two openers. Lasith Malinga to bowl the first over.

Good news! We have some cricket, the match is about to begin. It will be 42-overs per side game. The Mandatory Powerplay will be of 9 overs and the Batting Powerplay will be of 4 overs.

Roshan Abeysinghe tweets, "Inspection at 4.30 pm"

The covers are off now. The play should resume soon.

Roshan Abeysinghe tweets, "the good news is the rain has reduced and it has started to clear. Some hope for cricket????" hopefully it doesn't rain further now.

Well some bad news coming out from the middle! The ground is fully covered up as the conditions have become a lot murkier. Doesn't look good at the moment. Stay tuned for further updates..

Sri Lanka - Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardena(C), Kumar Sangakkara(Wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga.

New Zealand - Rob Nicol, BJ Watling(Wk), Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor(C), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Andrew Ellis, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

Toss - Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to field. One change for them, as an injured Tillakaratne Dilshan makes way for Dinesh Chandimal, while two changes for the Kiwis as Adam Milne and Andrew Ellis replace Kyle Mills and Jacob Oram.

Pitch - It's a bit hard with dark patches. It will assist the fast bowlers. A win toss and bowl first wicket.

A brilliant century from Tillakaratne Dilshan saw the Lankans outclass the Kiwis by 7 wickets (D/L method)in the 3rd ODI. The Lankans are 2-0 up in the five match series and they would be looking to wrap up the series today. The Kiwis were a tad unlucky considering the fact that rains played a major part in both their defeats. They would be looking to hit back hard and make sure that they stay alive in the series. If the weather holds up fine, we are in for a cracker!

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hambantota.

25.6 A Ellis to A Mathews, Finally some runs here! Fullish around off, Mathews drives it through mid on. The fielders attempts to stop the ball with a dive but fails. The batsmen pick up a couple. 130/3

25.5 A Ellis to A Mathews, Length delivery on off, Mathews defends it watchfully. 128/3

25.4 A Ellis to A Mathews, Landed just outside off, Mathews defends it from within his crease. 128/3

25.3 A Ellis to A Mathews, Length delivery outside off, Mathews defends it into the ground. 128/3

Angelo Mathews walks in next.

25.2 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, OUT! Sri Lanka not finishing the game well here! Short and wide outside off, Thirimanne goes after that one and tries to pull but gets an edge and the keeper takes an easy catch behind. Thirimanne departs for a duck. 128/3

25.1 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle and off, Thirimanne defends it from within his crease. 128/2

25.6 J Mendis to J Franklin, Outside off, Franklin defends it towards point. 102/4

25.5 J Mendis to J Franklin, Full outside off, Franklin drives it straight to the cover fielder. 102/4

25.4 J Mendis to J Franklin, Stays back in his crease and defends. 102/4

25.3 J Mendis to K Williamson, Comes forward and flicks it towards mid on for a run. 102/4

25.2 J Mendis to K Williamson, Full outside off, Williamson comes on his front foot and defends it solidly. 101/4

25.1 J Mendis to J Franklin, Fullish outside off, Franklin drives it through mid off and takes a single. 101/4

24.6 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 128/2

24.5 T Boult to K Sangakkara, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. 128/2

24.4 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 128/2

24.3 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Landed just outside off, Sangakkara lofts it straight to the mid on fielder. 128/2

24.3 T Boult to K Sangakkara, NOT OUT! Boult oversteps! Landed around off, Sangakkara tries to defend but misses and the ball hits his pads. Appeal for caught behind and the umpire signals out. Sangakkara looks upset with the decision but the umpire tells him to wait. Replays show it's a no ball and Sangakkara is safe! 128/2

Sangakkara is caught but the umpire is checking for a no ball.

24.3 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bowls down the leg side as Sangakkara tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 127/2

24.2 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Short of a length delivery, Sangakkara pulls it away towards mid-wicket. Not in control though, comes back for the second. 126/2

24.1 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara defends it to covers watchfully. 124/2

24.6 A Mathews to K Williamson, Landed around off, Williamson gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it into the ground. 100/4

24.5 A Mathews to K Williamson, Length delivery around off, Williamson defends it watchfully off his back foot. 100/4

24.4 A Mathews to J Franklin, Outside off, Franklin drives it through mid on and takes a single. 100/4

24.3 A Mathews to J Franklin, FOUR! Edgy! Fullish outside off, Franklin gets an outside edge and the ball goes towards third man for a boundary. 99/4

24.2 A Mathews to J Franklin, Wide of outside off, Franklin lets it go through. 95/4

24.1 A Mathews to J Franklin, Stays back in his crease and defends it solidly. 95/4

23.6 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Fullish around off, Thirimanne defends it into the ground. 124/2

23.5 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Landed outside off, left alone. 124/2

23.4 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Shortish outside off, Thirimanne goes after that one with some ugly shot, gets beaten. 124/2

23.3 A Ellis to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, Thirimanne tries to drive but misses and gets beaten. 124/2

23.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara plays it towards point for a single. 124/2

23.1 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 123/2

23.6 J Mendis to K Williamson, FOUR! Sweet shot! On middle, Williamson gets down on one knee and pulls it away towards deep square leg for a lovely boundary. 95/4

23.5 J Mendis to K Williamson, Close call! Tossed up around off, Williamson tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 91/4

23.4 J Mendis to K Williamson, Landed around off, Williamson drives it through mid on. 91/4

23.3 J Mendis to J Franklin, Shortish length, Franklin pulls it away to the leg side and picks up a single. 91/4

23.2 J Mendis to J Franklin, Edged and safe! Outside off, Franklin tries to play but gets a thick inside edge and the ball misses the stumps. 90/4

23.1 J Mendis to J Franklin, Wide of outside off, Franklin lets it go through. 90/4

Ellis back on.

22.6 T Boult to L Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, Thirimanne defends it from within his crease. 123/2

22.5 T Boult to L Thirimanne, Shortish and a bit wide outside off, Thirimanne lets it go through. 123/2

Lahiru Thirimanne walks in next.

22.4 T Boult to D Chandimal, OUT! Bowled! Finally Boult gets some success! Landed just outside off, Chandimal tries to defend but misses and the ball goes on to hit the off stump. Sri Lanka 123/2. 123/2

22.3 T Boult to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal cuts it past point for a comfortable couple. 123/1

22.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, Play and a miss! Good length delivery around off, Chandimal tries to defends but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 121/1

22.1 T Boult to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 121/1

Jeevan Mendis into the attack.

22.6 A Mathews to J Franklin, On middle and leg, Franklin tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. The batsmen pick up a leg bye. 90/4

22.5 A Mathews to K Williamson, Short of a length delivery, Williamson pulls away this time for a single. 89/4

22.4 A Mathews to K Williamson, Bouncer! Williamson lets it go through. 88/4

The groundstaff is ready with the covers.

22.3 A Mathews to J Franklin, Outside off, Franklin pushes it to covers and takes a run. 88/4

22.2 A Mathews to K Williamson, On middle and off, Williamson drives it towards mid on and sets off for a risky single. 87/4

22.1 A Mathews to J Franklin, Length delivery around off, Franklin plays it towards third man with his angled bat and takes a single. 86/4

21.6 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara pushes it to covers. 121/1

21.5 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal pulls it away to the leg side and takes a run. 121/1

21.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara drives it through cover-point for a single. 120/1

21.3 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Fullish around off, Sangakkara plays it through mid on for a couple. Good running between the wickets. 119/1

21.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal pushes it to covers for a single. 117/1

21.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Short of a length delivery and Chandimal goes for the hook but fails to connect his bat on the ball. 116/1

Mathews back into the attack.

Drinks break.

21.6 L Malinga to J Franklin, Flicks it away to the backward square leg for a single. 85/4

21.5 L Malinga to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson plays it to the leg side for a run. 84/4

21.4 L Malinga to K Williamson, Landed around off, Williamson plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. 83/4

21.3 L Malinga to J Franklin, On the pads, Franklin tries to play to the leg side but fails and gets struck on the pads. The batsmen pick up a leg bye. 81/4

21.2 L Malinga to K Williamson, Outside off, Williamson guides it towards third man and takes a run. 80/4

21.1 L Malinga to J Franklin, Short of a length delivery, Franklin pulls it away towards deep square leg for a single. 79/4

20.6 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 116/1

20.5 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 116/1

20.4 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. The batsmen pick up a leg bye. 116/1

20.4 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Chandimal still goes after it. The umpire signals a wide. 115/1

20.3 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it to mid on. 114/1

20.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara tries to play but gets outside edge towards the slip region, single taken. 114/1

20.1 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The batsmen pick up a single. 113/1

20.6 R Herath to J Franklin, Outside off, Franklin plays it towards third man with his angled bat and picks up a single. 78/4

20.5 R Herath to K Williamson, Flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 77/4

20.4 R Herath to J Franklin, Landed around off, Franklin pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a run but thinks for the second. The batsmen decide not to take a risk and settle with one. 76/4

20.3 R Herath to K Williamson, Outside off, Williamson punches it to long on off his back foot and takes one. 75/4

20.2 R Herath to J Franklin, Fullish around off, Franklin drives it through mid on and takes a single to get off the mark. 74/4

James Franklin is the next batsman in.

20.1 R Herath to B McCullum, OUT! Flighted around off, McCullum dances down the track and hits it towards long on. Chandimal failed to stop the boundary last over but he manages to take a great catch this time. McCullum departs after getting a start. New Zealand in a spot of bother, 73/4. 73/4

19.6 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara defends it solidly. 112/1

19.5 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it into the ground watchfully. 112/1

19.4 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, Chandimal cuts it past point and picks up a single. 112/1

19.3 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 111/1

19.2 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 110/1

19.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 110/1

19.6 L Malinga to K Williamson, Landed outside off, Williamson defends it watchfully off his back foot. 73/3

19.5 L Malinga to K Williamson, FOUR! Good shot! Shortish outside off, Williamson punches it through covers and finds the gap. Chandimal tries his best near the boundary rope but fails to stop the ball. 73/3

19.4 L Malinga to K Williamson, Bouncer! Williamson lets it go through. 69/3

19.3 L Malinga to B McCullum, Outside off, McCullum plays it through cover-point and takes a single. 69/3

19.2 L Malinga to K Williamson, Length delivery around off, Williamson looks to play straight but gets a leading edge through point for a single. 68/3

19.1 L Malinga to K Williamson, Fullish outside off, Williamson tries to play to the off side but fails and gets beaten. 67/3

Southee back into the attack.

18.6 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Fullish on the pads, Sangakkara plays it towards mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 109/1

18.5 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, Chandimal guides it towards third man and picks up a single. 107/1

18.4 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara punches it covers off his back foot for a single. 106/1

18.3 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, SIX! Superb shot! Short of a length and Sangakkara pulls it away brutally off his back foot towards the square leg region. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a six. 100 up for Sri Lanka. 105/1

18.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, another left alone. 99/1

18.1 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 99/1

Malinga back on.

18.6 R Herath to K Williamson, Punches it to covers off his back foot and takes a single. 67/3

18.6 R Herath to K Williamson, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Williamson tries to flick but misses. The Umpire signals a wide. 66/3

18.5 R Herath to B McCullum, Drives it through mid on and picks up a run. 65/3

18.4 R Herath to B McCullum, On middle and leg, McCullum defends it towards mid-wicket. 64/3

18.3 R Herath to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by McCullum presenting the full face of the bat. 64/3

18.2 R Herath to B McCullum, On middle and off, McCullum defends it from within his crease. 64/3

18.1 R Herath to B McCullum, Comes on his front and defends it into the ground. 64/3

Ellis back on.

17.6 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Landed around off, Chandimal defends it back to the bowler. 99/1

17.5 N McCullum to D Chandimal, FOUR! Great shot! Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal comes forward and smacks it straight down the ground for a lovely boundary. 99/1

17.4 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, Flighted around off, Sangakkara plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 95/1

There's some issue with the ball. The umpires are changing it.

17.3 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 94/1

17.2 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, Works it down the leg side and takes a run. 93/1

17.1 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Landed around off, Chandimal drives it through mid on and picks up a single. 92/1

17.6 T Perera to K Williamson, Fullish outside off, Williamson drives it to mid off. 64/3

17.5 T Perera to K Williamson, Outside off, Williamson defends it off his back foot. 64/3

17.4 T Perera to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson dabs it towards point. 64/3

17.3 T Perera to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson shoulders his arms. 64/3

17.2 T Perera to B McCullum, Landed around off, McCullum flicks it away to mid-wicket and takes a single. 64/3

17.1 T Perera to B McCullum, Fullish outside off, McCullum defends it into the ground off his back foot. 63/3

16.6 A Milne to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, Chandimal pushes it to covers and takes one. 91/1

16.5 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Flicks it away down the leg side for a single. Umpire signals a leg bye. 90/1

16.4 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara drives it through covers but finds the fielder. 89/1

16.3 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Yorker! Sangakkara does well to dig it out. 89/1

16.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 89/1

16.1 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal guides it towards third man for a single. 89/1

16.6 R Herath to B McCullum, Drives it through mid off and picks up a single. 63/3

16.5 R Herath to B McCullum, On middle and off, McCullum works it down the leg side but finds the fielder. 62/3

16.4 R Herath to B McCullum, Landed outside off, McCullum defends it to the off side. 62/3

16.3 R Herath to B McCullum, Outside off, McCullum pushes it to covers. 62/3

16.2 R Herath to B McCullum, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 62/3

16.1 R Herath to B McCullum, Flighted around off, McCullum defends it into the ground. 62/3

50-run partnership between Sangakkara and Chandimal.

15.6 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Short of a length delivery and Sangakkara pulls it away to the leg side for a lovely boundary. 88/1

15.5 N McCullum to K Sangakkara, On middle, Sangakkara tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 84/1

15.4 N McCullum to D Chandimal, On middle and off, Chandimal flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 84/1

15.3 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it to mid on. 83/1

15.2 N McCullum to D Chandimal, FOUR! Chandimal hits it straight down the ground powerfully and the ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 83/1

15.1 N McCullum to D Chandimal, Landed around off, Chandimal drives it to mid on. 79/1

Kane Williamson is the next man in.

15.6 T Perera to R Taylor, OUT! Bad shot! Short and wide outside off, Taylor goes after that to cut. Gets an outside edge and Sangakkara takes an easy catch behind. New Zealand in trouble, 62/3. 62/3

15.5 T Perera to R Taylor, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 62/2

15.4 T Perera to B McCullum, Outside off, McCullum pushes it to covers for a single. 62/2

15.3 T Perera to R Taylor, Plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 61/2

15.2 T Perera to R Taylor, No coverage for this delivery. 60/2

15.1 T Perera to R Taylor, Length delivery outside off, Taylor defends it to covers. 60/2

Nathan McCullum into the attack now.

14.6 A Milne to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Lovely shot! Outside off, Sangakkara drives it through covers for a fine boundary. 79/1

14.5 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, nice channel from Milne. Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 75/1

14.4 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Landed around off, Sangakkara drives it through mid on. 75/1

14.3 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Another play and a miss outside off. 75/1

14.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Landed just outside off, Sangakkara tries to play but fails and gets beaten. 75/1

14.1 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara defends it from within his crease. 75/1

14.6 R Herath to R Taylor, Landed around off, Taylor pushes it towards mid on and takes a run to keep the strike. 60/2

14.5 R Herath to B McCullum, Outside off, McCullum drives it through mid off and picks up a single. 59/2

14.4 R Herath to B McCullum, Fullish around off, McCullum defends it back to the bowler. 58/2

14.3 R Herath to R Taylor, Outside off, Taylor drives it through mid on for a single. 58/2

14.2 R Herath to R Taylor, Comes forward and defends it towards mid-wicket. 57/2

14.1 R Herath to R Taylor, Flighted around off, Taylor defends it to the on side. 57/2

13.6 A Ellis to D Chandimal, FOUR BYES! Short of a length delivery and Chandimal goes for the pull and misses. Even Watling fails to collect the ball and it races away to the boundary rope. 75/1

13.5 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 71/1

13.4 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 71/1

13.3 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it from within his crease and takes a quick single. 71/1

13.2 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 70/1

13.1 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Shortish length and Chandimal pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 70/1

13.6 T Perera to R Taylor, Comes on his front foot and plays it towards mid on for a single. 57/2

13.5 T Perera to R Taylor, Fullish outside off, Taylor defends it into the ground. 56/2

13.4 T Perera to B McCullum, Landed outside off, McCullum pushes it to mid-wicket for a run. 56/2

13.3 T Perera to R Taylor, Outside off, Taylor plays it towards point and takes a single. 55/2

13.2 T Perera to R Taylor, Superb delivery! Landed outside off, the ball nips back in after landing. Taylor shoulders his arms, the ball misses the stumps by a whisker. 54/2

13.1 T Perera to B McCullum, Shortish outside off, McCullum plays it to point for a single. 54/2

12.6 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it through covers for a single. 69/1

12.5 A Milne to D Chandimal, FOUR! Fine shot! Short of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal cuts it past point and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 68/1

12.4 A Milne to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal gets an inside edge onto his pads. 64/1

12.4 A Milne to D Chandimal, Wide! Way outside off, Chandimal still goes after that and misses. The umpire signals a wide. 64/1

12.3 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal plays it to point. 63/1

12.2 A Milne to D Chandimal, Shortish length, Chandimal cuts it towards point. 63/1

12.1 A Milne to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to mid off. 63/1

12.6 R Herath to B McCullum, Landed around off, McCullum plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 53/2

12.5 R Herath to B McCullum, On middle, McCullum plays it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 52/2

12.4 R Herath to R Taylor, Plays it towards point and takes a single. 52/2

12.3 R Herath to R Taylor, Landed around off, Taylor defends it watchfully off his front foot. 51/2

12.2 R Herath to R Taylor, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 51/2

12.1 R Herath to B McCullum, Punches it to long on off his back foot and takes a single. 51/2

11.6 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Landed around off, Sangakkara plays it to mid-wicket. 63/1

11.5 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by Sangakkara presenting the full face of the bat. 63/1

11.4 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Fine shot! Fullish length, Sangakkara works it fine down the leg side for a lovely boundary. 63/1

11.3 A Ellis to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara defends it into the ground solidly. 59/1

11.2 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, Chandimal tries to drive but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg for a single. 59/1

11.1 A Ellis to D Chandimal, Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 58/1

11.6 T Perera to R Taylor, Outside off, left alone. 50/2

11.5 T Perera to B McCullum, Another hesitation! Outside off, McCullum plays it towards cover-point and sets off. The fielder collects the ball and aims at the striker's end but misses his shy. Taylor had almost given up. Risky single taken. 50/2

11.4 T Perera to B McCullum, FOUR! Edged! Shortish outside off, McCullum tries to sway but the ball hits on the bat and goes off the shoulder of the bat over Sangakarra for a boundary. 49/2

Ross Taylor walks in next.

11.3 T Perera to B McCullum, OUT! Run out! Fullish around off, McCullum plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. But the batsmen sets off for another run meanwhile Kulasekara comes from mid on, collects the ball and throws at the non-striker's end. Mendis whips off the bails and Watling is short of the crease, he has to depart. They went for the second run which was really tough. 45/2

11.2 T Perera to B Watling, Landed around off, Watling plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 44/1

11.1 T Perera to B Watling, Outside off, the ball nips away after landing. Watling tries to defend but misses and gets beaten. 43/1

Andrew Ellis into the attack.

10.6 A Milne to D Chandimal, Length delivery outside off, Chandimal cuts it towards point and takes a single. 58/1

10.5 A Milne to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 57/1

10.4 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal defends it into the ground. 57/1

10.3 A Milne to D Chandimal, FOUR! Superb shot! Short of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal cuts it past point and does well to find the gap. The ball races to the boundary rope. 57/1

10.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Short of a length delivery, Sangakkara pulls it away towards fine leg, not with great control through. Single taken. 53/1

10.2 A Milne to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bowls down the leg side and the umpire calls a wide. 52/1

10.1 A Milne to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal punches it to covers off his back foot for a single. 51/1

10.6 R Herath to B Watling, Outside off, Watling punches it to the off side off his back foot and takes a single. 43/1

10.5 R Herath to B Watling, Watling has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 42/1

10.4 R Herath to B McCullum, On middle, McCullum pushes it towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 42/1

10.3 R Herath to B McCullum, Shortish outside off, McCullum cuts it towards point. 41/1

10.2 R Herath to B McCullum, SIX! Hammered! McCullum comes down the track and hits it straight down the ground over the bowler's head for a maximum. 41/1

10.1 R Herath to B McCullum, Stays back in his crease and defends off his back foot. 35/1

Adam Milne into the attack.

9.6 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it watchfully. 50/1

9.5 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Bouncer! Sangakkara lets it go through. 50/1

9.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Outside off, Sangakkara slashes it over the point region for a boundary. 50/1

9.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bouncer! Too high over Sangakkara's head and the umpire signals a wide. 46/1

9.3 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, left alone. 45/1

9.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, On middle and leg, Chandimal flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 45/1

9.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off but fails and once again gets beaten. 44/1

Rangana Herath into the attack now.

9.6 T Perera to B McCullum, Leg bye! Risky single! Fullish around off, McCullum tries to dab it into the ground but gets struck on the pads and sets off. Perera goes towards the ball but the batsmen makes it. A single taken. 35/1

9.5 T Perera to B McCullum, Shortish length around off, McCullum defends it watchfully off his back foot. 34/1

9.4 T Perera to B McCullum, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground this time. 34/1

9.3 T Perera to B McCullum, Good length delivery outside off, McCullum defends it from within his crease. 34/1

9.2 T Perera to B Watling, Length delivery outside off, Watling flicks it to the leg side and picks up a run. 34/1

9.1 T Perera to B McCullum, Landed around off, McCullum guides it towards the fine leg region for a single. 33/1

8.6 T Boult to K Sangakkara, Another play and a miss outside off. 44/1

8.5 T Boult to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Full down the leg side, Sangakkara works it towards fine leg and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 44/1

8.4 T Boult to D Chandimal, Edged! Outside off, Chandimal tries to play it straight but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through the point region for a single. 40/1

8.3 T Boult to D Chandimal, The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats the batsman. 39/1

8.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, Good delivery, shortish and swinging away from the batsman. Chandimal goes after that one but fails to put his bat on the ball. 39/1

Free hit coming up!

8.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, NO BALL! Length delivery landed just outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. The umpire signals a no ball for foot-fault. 39/1

8.1 T Boult to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal defends it watchfully. 38/1

Thisara Perera into the attack.

8.6 A Mathews to B Watling, FOUR! Nice shot! Shortish outside off, Watling cuts is past point and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 32/1

8.5 A Mathews to B Watling, Length delivery outside off, Watling again punches it to the mid on fielder off his back foot. 28/1

8.4 A Mathews to B Watling, Outside off, Watling punches it to mid on off his back foot. 28/1

8.3 A Mathews to B Watling, Bit fullish outside off, Watling defends it into the ground. 28/1

8.2 A Mathews to B Watling, Landed around off, Watling defends it from within his crease. 28/1

8.1 A Mathews to B McCullum, Good length delivery outside off, McCullum drives through mid on and takes one. 28/1

7.6 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal hits it straight to the non-striker's stumps and the ball goes towards mid on. Single taken. 38/1

7.5 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara defends it and takes a risky single. 37/1

7.4 Tim Southee to K Sangakkara, Beaten! Landed just outside off, Sangakkara tries to play but misses it. 36/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in next.

7.3 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, OUT! Southee gets his reward finally! Short length delivery, Tharanga tries to cut but the ball goes straight to Nicol who takes a safe catch. Tharanga was living dangerously and gives away his wicket now. 36/1

7.2 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, FOUR! Length delivery around off, Tharanga punches it through covers off his back foot and finds the gap. The ball races to the boundary. 36/0

7.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal plays it towards point and takes a single. 32/0

7.6 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Outside off, Watling plays it through the point region for a couple. 27/1

7.5 N Kulasekara to B McCullum, Flicks it away towards fine leg and picks a single. 25/1

7.4 N Kulasekara to B McCullum, Landed around off, McCullum plays it to mid-wicket and finds the fielder. 24/1

7.3 N Kulasekara to B McCullum, FOUR! McCullum off the mark in style! Length delivery outside off, McCullum punches it through covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 24/1

7.2 N Kulasekara to B McCullum, Outside off, McCullum plays it towards the mid-wicket region. 20/1

7.1 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Landed around off, Watling flicks it the leg side and picks up a single. 20/1

6.6 T Boult to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal drives it through mid off and picks up a single. 31/0

6.5 T Boult to U Tharanga, Works it down the leg side this time for a single. 30/0

6.4 T Boult to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 29/0

6.3 T Boult to U Tharanga, On middle and off, Tharanga flicks it away to the leg side for a couple. 29/0

6.2 T Boult to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, Tharanga tries to play straight but gets struck on the pads. 27/0

6.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, FOUR! Edged! Fullish outside off, Tharanga tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the balls races towards the fine leg fence. 27/0

6.6 A Mathews to B McCullum, Landed outside off, McCullum punches it to covers off his back foot and finds the fielder. 19/1

6.5 A Mathews to B McCullum, Good length delivery outside off, McCullum stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 19/1

6.4 A Mathews to B McCullum, Length delivery around off, McCullum defends it towards mid-wicket. 19/1

6.3 A Mathews to B McCullum, Outside off, McCullum lets it go through. 19/1

6.2 A Mathews to B Watling, Fullish outside off, Watling drives it through the mid on region and picks up three runs. 19/1

6.1 A Mathews to B Watling, Landed outside off, Watling drives it straight down the ground and Mathews stops the ball and saves some runs. 16/1

5.6 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Outside off, Tharanga guides it towards third man for a single. 23/0

5.5 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Bouncer! Tharanga goes after that one but misses. Nice collect from Watling behind. 22/0

5.4 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Short of a length delivery, Tharanga pulls it away to mid-wicket. 22/0

5.3 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Length delivery around off, Tharanga drives it to mid off. 22/0

5.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal works it down the leg side for a single. 22/0

5.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Bit fullish outside off, Chandimal defends it into the ground. 21/0

Angelo Mathews into the attack.

Brendon McCullum walks in next.

5.6 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, OUT! Soft dismissal! Length delivery around off, Nicol chips down the track and drives it straight to Tharanga at mid on who takes an easy catch. Nicol departs after playing some rash shots, never really looked in control. New Zealand 16/1. 16/1

5.6 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Nicol still goes after it but fails to connect his bat on the ball. The Umpire signals a wide. 16/0

5.5 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Length delivery outside off, Nicol comes on his front foot and defends watchfully. 15/0

5.4 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Landed outside off, Nicol defends it into the ground. 15/0

5.3 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Another play and a miss! Fullish outside off, Nicol looks to play straight but gets beaten once again. 15/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Nicol tries to defend but misses and the bat hits his pads. There's appeal from the fielders but umpire says not out. 15/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Wide! Shortish, going down the leg side. Nicol lets it go through and another wide. 15/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Wide! Bowls down the leg side and Nicol still goes after it but misses. The umpire signals it a wide. 14/0

5.1 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Beaten! Fullish outside off, Nicol goes for the heave but misses the line of the delivery completely and fails to connect his bat on the ball. 13/0

4.6 T Boult to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, Tharanga tries to play straight but once again gets beaten. 21/0

4.5 T Boult to D Chandimal, Fullish around off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a single. 21/0

4.4 T Boult to U Tharanga, Outside off, Tharanga drives it through covers, slow outfield doesn't allow Tharanga to get a boundary this time. Three runs taken. 20/0

4.3 T Boult to U Tharanga, Another play and a miss outside off. 17/0

4.2 T Boult to U Tharanga, FOUR! Fine shot! Landed outside off, Tharanga punches it through covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 17/0

4.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Bit fullish outside off, Tharanga tries to defend but gets beaten. 13/0

4.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Wide! Too wide outside off, the umpire signals a wide. 13/0

4.6 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Fullish outside off, Nicol tries to play it straight but gets another thick outside edge. The ball goes through the point region and the batsmen pick up a single. 13/0

4.5 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Good length delivery outside off, Nicol shoulders his arms. 12/0

4.4 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Shortish length outside off, Nicol comes forward and punches it straight to the mid on fielder. 12/0

4.3 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Length delivery outside off, Nicol defends it into the ground. 12/0

4.2 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Landed around off, Nicol defends it from within his crease. 12/0

4.1 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Edged! Length delivery around off, Nicol comes down the track and tries to flick but fails and gets an outside edge. The ball goes past Mahela Jayawardena at the second slip and runs away to the boundary rope. 12/0

3.6 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Shortish length, Tharanga pulls it away to the leg side for a single this time. 12/0

3.5 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, FOUR! What a reply from Tharanga! Short of a length delivery, Tharanga pulls it away brutally towards mid-wicket and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 11/0

3.4 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Beaten! Length delivery around off, Tharanga tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 7/0

3.3 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal tries to play straight but gets an outside edge and the ball goes towards point. The batsmen pick up a single. 7/0

3.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Another beautiful delivery from Southee! Length delivery around off, Chandimal tries to defend but once again gets beaten by the late away movement. 6/0

3.1 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, Landed around off, Tharanga drives it through mid off for a single. 6/0

3.6 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Length delivery outside off, Watling punches it to covers off his back foot. 8/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to Rob Nicol, Fullish around off, Nicol tries to play but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards the fine leg region. A single taken. 8/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Good length delivery outside off, Watling punches it through the backward point region for a single. 7/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Fullish outside off, Watling drives it straight to mid on. 6/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Landed outside off, Watling defends it watchfully off his back foot. 6/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Bouncer! Short of a length delivery around off, Watling ducks under it. 6/0

2.6 T Boult to D Chandimal, Appeal for LBW! Not out! On middle, Chandimal tries to play but seems to get an inside edge on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler but the umpire says not out. 5/0

2.5 T Boult to D Chandimal, Shortish outside off, swinging away from the batsman. Chandimal goes after that one but misses it and gets beaten. 5/0

2.4 T Boult to D Chandimal, Landed outside off, another left alone. 5/0

Again they're applying sawdust near the bowling area.

2.3 T Boult to D Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal shoulders his arms. 5/0

2.2 T Boult to D Chandimal, On middle and leg, Chandimal plays it to mid-wicket. 5/0

2.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, On the pads, Tharanga works it down the leg side for a single. 5/0

2.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Wide! Fullish outside off, Tharanga still goes after that one. The Umpire signals a wide. 4/0

2.6 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Length delivery outside off, Nicol shoulders his arms. 6/0

2.5 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Another play and a miss! Fullish outside off, Nicol tries to defend but gets beaten. 6/0

2.4 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Nice shot! Landed around off, Nicol flicks it through the mid-wicket region and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 6/0

2.3 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Beauty! Length delivery outside off, the ball swings away from the batsman. Nicol has a feel for it and tries to defend but gets beaten. 2/0

2.2 L Malinga to B Watling, Length delivery outside off, Watling tries to defend but gets an outside edge towards the second slip region and takes a single. 2/0

2.1 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Finally the Kiwis are off the mark! Landed outside off, Nicol comes down the track and slashes it over point, picks up a single. 1/0

1.6 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Another play and a miss! Nice channel from Southee. Length delivery outside off, the ball nips away from the batsman after landing. Chandimal tries to drive but is beaten once again. Appeal from Southee for caught behind but the umpire says not out. 3/0

1.5 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Beaten! Landed outside off, Chandimal tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 3/0

1.4 Tim Southee to U Tharanga, On middle and off, Tharanga works it down the leg side for a single. 3/0

1.3 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal tries to play straight but gets an outside edge and the ball goes towards third man. The batsmen pick up a single. 2/0

They are applying some sawdust at the bowling area.

1.2 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Play and a miss! Fullish outside off, Chandimal goes after that one but gets beaten by the away swing. 1/0

1.1 Tim Southee to D Chandimal, Length delivery around off, Chandimal defends it into the ground. 1/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Length delivery around off, Watling defends it from within his crease. Another maiden over, great start for Sri Lanka. 0/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Length delivery outside off, Watling tries to play to the off side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 0/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Beaten! Landed outside off, the ball swings away from the batsman after landing. Watling tries to defend but just gets beaten. 0/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Fullish outside off, Watling tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 0/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Bit fullish outside off, Watling punches it back to Kulasekara off his back foot. 0/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to B Watling, Length delivery outside off, Watling defends it solidly. 0/0

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

0.6 T Boult to U Tharanga, Outside off, Tharanga lets it go through. 1/0

0.5 T Boult to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, Tharanga tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 1/0

0.5 T Boult to U Tharanga, Wide! Bowls down the leg side. Tharanga allows it through. The umpire signals a wide. 1/0

0.4 T Boult to U Tharanga, Beaten! Another good length delivery from Boult, Tharanga tries to defend but gets beaten by the away swing. 0/0

0.3 T Boult to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays back in his crease and defends. 0/0

0.2 T Boult to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, Tharanga shoulders his arms. 0/0

0.1 T Boult to U Tharanga, Nice start for Boult. Length delivery, shaping away from the batsman. Tharanga lets it go through. 0/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Good length delivery outside off, Nicol defends it to point. Good start for Sri Lanka, a maiden over! 0/0

0.5 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Shortish length around off, Nicol defends it from within his crease. 0/0

0.4 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Length delivery outside off, swinging away from the batsman. Nicol lets it go through. 0/0

0.3 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Bit fullish outside off, Nicol defends it towards covers. 0/0

0.2 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Landed outside off, Nicol defends it watchfully. 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to Rob Nicol, Play and a miss straightaway! Shortish length outside off, Nicol comes forward to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 0/0