SL 267, 268/4 (86.1ov)
NZ 249, 285 (106.0ov)
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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

MOM: Dimuth Karunaratne

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  • 105.6deSilva to APatel

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    OUT! Just by a fraction de Silva has got the wicket. The gamble to take the review almost paid off. Flighted delivery around off, skidding back in after landing, Ajaz looks to defend but misses. The ball hits him flush on the front pad. The Sri Lankan players put in a loud appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Ajaz takes the review with a glimmer of hope that something goes in his favour. Replay rolls in and shows that Dhananjaya de Silva's front foot was just, just around the crease. The line belongs to the umpire and the T.V umpire is happy with his front foot's landing. He then moves onto the Ball Tracker and it shows three reds. That will be the last action before Lunch. SRI LANKA NEED 268 TO WIN!
  • 105.5deSilva to APatel

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    Floated outside off, AP leaves it alone.
  • 105.4deSilva to WSomerville

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    Tossed up on the pads, Somerville glances it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 105.3deSilva to APatel

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    Floated on off, Ajaz strokes it to long off and gets to the other end.
  • 105.2deSilva to APatel

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    FOUR! First boundary for Ajaz. It was a full delivery on the middle stump line. Ajaz goes for the slog sweep and hits it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
  • 105.1deSilva to WSomerville

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    Flatter delivery on the pads, Somerville gets hit on the pads and goes towards fine leg and takes a single.
  • 104.6SLakmal to WSomerville

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    Good length delivery on middle, Somerville plays it towards the mid-wicket region and takes a single. The lead is now 260.
  • 104.5SLakmal to WSomerville

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    Back of a length delivery on the off stump line, Somerville guides it to third man. No run.
  • 104.4SLakmal to WSomerville

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    On a good length outside off, Somerville drives it nicely towards mid off and takes a brace. Mathews runs after it and cleans it up.
  • 104.3SLakmal to WSomerville

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    Full delivery on the middle stump line, Somerville flicks it towards mid-wicket.
  • 104.2SLakmal to APatel

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    Good length delivery on the off stump, Patel guides it to third man and takes a single.
  • 104.1SLakmal to APatel

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    On a good length on off, Ajaz defends it towards the leg side.
  • 103.6deSilva to WSomerville

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    Shorter on off, Somerville waits and then taps it wide of third man for a couple.
  • 103.5deSilva to APatel

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    Floated on off, Patel strokes it towards cover for one.
  • 103.4deSilva to APatel

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    Flights one outside off, Patel has nothing to do with it.
  • 103.3deSilva to APatel

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    Floated on off, Patel defends it off the front foot.
  • 103.2deSilva to APatel

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    NOT OUT! It's missing the stumps. Floated outside off, Ajaz covers his stumps and then decides to offer no shot. The ball though skids in to hit him on the pads. The Sri Lankan players appeal but the umpire says no. After a few words with his players, Dimuth signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and the Ball Tracker shows that the impact is way outside off. But since Patel was not offering any shot it won't matter much. Importantly for the Kiwis, it's missing the stumps quite easily.
  • 103.1deSilva to APatel

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    Shorter on off, Ajaz gets on his back foot and defends it off the back foot.
  • 102.6LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Short delivery on the off stump, which spun away from the batsman, Somerville looks to cut but due to the turn on it fails to put any bat on it.
  • 102.5LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Looped up ball on middle, Somerville blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 102.4LEmbuldeniya to APatel

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    Flighted delivery on middle, Ajaz flicks it off the front foot towards the mid-wicket region and takes a single.
  • 102.3LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

    1
    Flatter delivery on middle, Somerville flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 102.2LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Shorter in length on off, William cuts it towards the point fielder.
  • 102.1LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Loopy delivery on off, William defends it to point.
  • 101.6ADananjaya to APatel

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    The lead now goes past 250. Slowly but steadily New Zealand are taking this away from Sri Lanka. Floated around off, Ajaz sweeps it towards square leg for a couple.
  • 101.5ADananjaya to APatel

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    Tossed up outside off, Patel leaves it alone.
  • 101.4ADananjaya to APatel

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    Floated on middle and off, Ajaz defends it really well.
  • 101.3ADananjaya to WSomerville

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    Flatter delivery on middle, WS flicks it to square leg and takes a single.
  • 101.2ADananjaya to WSomerville

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    Flighted delivery on off, Somerville flicks it towards the leg side. No run.
  • 101.1ADananjaya to APatel

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    Nicely looped up by Dananjaya on the off stump line, Ajaz pushes it to mid off and takes a single.
  • 100.6LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Floated outside off, Somerville looks to sweep but misses.
  • 100.5LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Play and a miss. Flighted outside off, Ajaz looks to drive but misses.
  • 100.4LEmbuldeniya to APatel

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    Flighted on off and middle, Ajaz gets down on one knee and sweeps it to square leg for a single.
  • 100.3LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Tossed up on middle, Somerville milks it to long on and gets to the other end.
  • 100.2LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Floated on middle and leg, Somerville gets on his back foot and pushes it to mid on.
  • 100.1LEmbuldeniya to WSomerville

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    Shorter on the pads, William looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 86.1TimSouthee to AngeloMathews

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    That is it! Mathews takes Sri Lanka home. Good length ball on middle and off, Angelo shuffles and turns it behind square on the leg side to seal the game. SRI LANKA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
  • 85.6TimSouthee to deSilva

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    Good length ball outside off, Dhananjaya calmly leaves it alone.
  • 85.5TimSouthee to deSilva

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    No hurry as de Silva is not interested in playing this length ball outside off.
  • 85.4TimSouthee to deSilva

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    FOUR! Just a run away from a historic chase here in Galle. Short ball on off, de Silva gets on his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 85.3TimSouthee to AMathews

    1
    Straight as an arrow. Full ball on middle, Mathews plays a good looking straight drive but it is too straight as the ball ricochets off the stumps and goes wide of mid on. Single taken.
  • 85.2TimSouthee to AMathews

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    On off, Mathews defends it off the front foot.
  • 85.1TimSouthee to AMathews

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    Good length ball around off, Mathews stands tall and punches it to cover.
  • 84.6TimSouthee to Dhananjayade Silva

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    Full on off, Dhananjaya drives it straight but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up mistiming it past the stumps at the non-striker's end. The batsmen come back for the second as the fielder from mid off cleans it up. Just 6 needed now.
  • 84.5TimSouthee to Dhananjayade Silva

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    On top of middle, Dhananjaya defends it with a straight bat.

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