Match Detail

New Zealand Men 0-137 ( 16.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 136 ( 29.2 ) overs
New Zealand win by 10 wickets
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
73
51
8
2
143.14
58
47
6
1
123.4
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
1.1
0
11
0
9.43
Man of the Match
Matt Henry
Commentary
In over# 17
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-137(rr 8.06)
16.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis. A clinical New Zealand performance has seen them trounce an abject Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff. Martin Guptill (73*) and Colin Munro (58*) made light work of the target with a pair of aggressive fifties, taking the Kiwis home with more than 33 overs to spare. Sri Lanka found the edge fairly regularly but couldn't build any pressure with the luck going against them and a small total on the board. In truth though they lost this match in the first innings, unable to withstand Matt Henry (29-3) and Lockie Ferguson (29-3) nipping the ball around at high pace. It was a mightily impressive display on a green surface and would have caused any team serious trouble. They were ably backed up by some superb catches and athletic ground fielding to keep Dimuth Karunaratne always on the back foot. The Sri Lankan skipper scrapped his way to an unbeaten half century, becoming just the second man to carry his bat in a World Cup match, however it was never going to be enough. He will be looking for a big improvement from his side for their next match against Afghanistan at this same ground on Tuesday. Kane Williamson will be content with a similar performance as they move to The Oval to face Bangladesh on Wednesday.
In over# 16
Runs : 19 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 16. 16 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-136(rr 8.50)
15.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.5
.
FREE HIT. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
15.5
5
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run. Repeat dose, Malinga has overstepped to make matters even worse. The end is nigh.
15.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guptill swivels with grace and the fielder can only watch it zip into the rope. Easy pickings.
15.4
4
Wide Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, wide down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
15.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
15.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 15
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 15. 11 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-120(rr 8.00)
14.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva. These drinks will taste very fine indeed for Guptill and Munro, they are on the verge of sealing a crushing victory over Sri Lanka. Karunaratne and his team will want to forget today, nothing has worked out for them.
14.5
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's gone in the river, brutal hitting by Guptill after skipping down the wicket. He just holds the pose as the ball soars out of the ground.
14.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
14.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
14.2
.
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
14.1
2
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 14
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-109(rr 7.79)
13.6
.
APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal and Karunaratne takes a punt on a review. It's a waste though, Munro was miles away from making contact and survives to carry on the carnage.
13.5
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smashed wide of mid off, sweet timing brings yet another boundary to Munro. This match is almost done and dusted and the crowd are only just finishing their lunch.
13.4
.
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.3
2
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal. Now Munro brings up his landmark. This is complete destruction from the Black Caps.
13.2
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
In over# 13
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 13. 10 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-101(rr 7.77)
12.6
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Guptill brings up his half century and New Zealand's hundred with a piece of casual dominance. He generates remarkable power from a small backlift and the ball carries all the way over the rope.
12.5
2
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.4
.
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
12.3
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.2
.
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
New Zealand Men: 0-137 ( 16.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 136 ( 29.2 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
New Zealand win by 10 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 8.47
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
L Thirimanne

lbw: Henry

4
2
1
200
52
84
4
61.9
K Perera

c: de Grandhomme b: Henry

29
24
4
120.83
K Mendis

c: Guptill b: Henry

0
1
0
0
D de

lbw: Ferguson

4
13
1
30.77
A Mathews

c: Latham b: de Grandhomme

0
9
0
0
J Mendis

c: Neesham b: Ferguson

1
4
0
25
T Perera

c: Boult b: Santner

27
23
0
117.39
I Udana

c: Henry b: Neesham

0
3
0
0
S Lakmal

c: Santner b: Boult

7
13
1
53.85
L Malinga

b: Ferguson

1
2
0
50
Extras 11(b 1, lb 0, WD 8, NB 2)
Total 136/10 29.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
7.0
0
29
3
4.14
9.0
0
44
1
4.89
6.2
0
22
3
3.47
2.0
0
14
1
7.00
3.0
0
21
1
7.00
2.0
0
5
1
2.50
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
M Guptill

not out

73
51
8
143.14
C Munro

not out

58
47
6
123.4
Not bat : Kane Williamson,Ross Taylor,Tom Latham,Jimmy Neesham,Colin de Grandhomme,Mitchell Santner,Matt Henry,Lockie Ferguson,Trent Boult
Extras 6(b 0, lb 3, WD 2, NB 1)
Total 137/0 16.1 overs

FOW: (Kane Williamson) , (Ross Taylor) , (Tom Latham) , (Jimmy Neesham) , (Colin de Grandhomme) , (Mitchell Santner) , (Matt Henry) , (Lockie Ferguson) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
5.0
0
46
0
9.20
4.0
0
28
0
7.00
3.0
0
24
0
8.00
3.0
0
25
0
8.33
1.1
0
11
0
9.43
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
27.2
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Full toss, off stump moves in front Scoop, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Cheeky batting, it was perilously close to leg stump and the bowler is left with a wry smile on his face. Karunaratne is closing in on a fighting fifty.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
26.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Slower ball short, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a rank delivery, Boult hasn't quite been at his best today and it's a simple slap from Lakmal to get off the mark.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
20.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Glorious shot, using his wrists to manufacture the ball into the gap with power and poise. Karunaratne is showing his team how it should be done.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
15.6
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. A welcome boundary for the skipper, punching with conviction back past the bowler. Sri Lanka need plenty more of that.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
8.3
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. What a riposte, de Silva with a nonchalant stroke to ease some of the pressure on his team. Henry made sure he got it full, however it ended up a juicy half volley.
In over# 6
Runs : 8 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
5.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Runs flowing, pressure on the bowler now as Sri Lanka get back to back boundaries. Kusal Perera is playing a little gem.
5.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Boult goes to a shorter length for the first time this morning and it just sits up begging to be spanked. Sri Lanka's number three duly obliges with a scything blade.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
4.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smeared down the ground, stand and deliver from Kusal Perera as Henry overpitches. Great counter-attacking play by the left-hander.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
3.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not exactly convincing but Karunaratne won't mind, it's four runs all the same. Williamson has a very attacking field to encourage loose strokes like this. Fascinating cricket this morning with some nibble for the bowlers.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
2.5
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Width on offer for the first time, Kusal Perera's eyes light up and he throws the kitchen sink at it. Reminiscent of Sanath Jayasuriya in his pomp.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Matt Henry to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's exactly the kind of delivery you would like first up as an opening batsman, on the hip and easily tickled fine. Sri Lanka on their way.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
15.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guptill swivels with grace and the fielder can only watch it zip into the rope. Easy pickings.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
13.5
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smashed wide of mid off, sweet timing brings yet another boundary to Munro. This match is almost done and dusted and the crowd are only just finishing their lunch.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
11.4
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Fancy footwork and a devastating swing of the willow, Munro is really enjoying himself out there. The form found today can be carried throughout the tournament, this bodes really well for the Kiwis.
In over# 10
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
9.6
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. These Kiwi openers are really riding their luck this afternoon, things just aren't going Sri Lanka's way at all. Slip has only just been moved to a wide gully, Munro somehow gets it between them as Thisara extracts some extra bounce from the pitch.
9.2
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Wristy brilliance from Guptill, unleashing a short-arm jab to leave the fielder in the deep no chance of cutting it off.
In over# 9
Runs : 8 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
8.4
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Another slice of luck for Guptill, this time the ball sails off the top edge and safely over the keeper's head. Udana can't believe it.
8.3
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs. Guptill has a smile because he knows this boundary is more due to luck than skill. Fortune favouring New Zealand in this match.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
7.6
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Some swing on offer for Lakmal but it just drifts onto the left-hander's pads and Munro helps it to the rope with a nonchalant whip. Sri Lanka starting to look very flat, they know defeat is almost certain.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
6.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not entirely convincing but four runs all the same, Munro is starting to go up the gears for the Black Caps .
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Short, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Loose delivery and Munro takes the opportunity to crunch it over point. Lakmal went short with his length but served up width as well which left-handers thrive on.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
4.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Once again Guptill is quick to latch onto a short ball and he rolls the wrists to get it behind square with immense force. New Zealand cruising.
In over# 1
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
0.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Malinga doesn't have the pace that he used to so Guptill has ample time to rock back and swat this with contempt. He looks like he wants to finish this match in a hurry.
0.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Room to free the arms, Guptill stands and admires as the ball rockets over the top. That will settle him down.

Lahiru Thirimanne

0 (0)

0(0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Kusal Perera

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Kusal Mendis

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Dhananjaya de Silva

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Angelo Mathews

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Jeevan Mendis

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Thisara Perera

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Isuru Udana

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Suranga Lakmal

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(0)

Lasith Malinga

0 (0)

Martin Guptill

0 (0)

0(0)

Colin Munro

0 (0)

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