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ICC Cricket World Cup, 3rd match: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 1, 2019

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Sri Lanka 136

New Zealand 137/0 (16.1/50 ov)

New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 203 balls remaining)

Batsman R B S.R
Martin Guptill (rhb) 73 51 143.13
Colin Munro (lhb) * 58 47 123.40
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2.57pm So three days in and we’re yet to see a compelling game. They’ve all been one-sided drabs. Who is really going to lift this World Cup into orbit? Afghanistan are looking okay so far, even though they lost the openers to Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins. Can they get past the 200-run mark first? Looking good currently. Join Peter Della Penna and Saurabh Somani on our Live Coverage. Time to sign-off from here for the moment. Sharda Ugra and Andrew Fidel Fernando will be up and running with post-match stories from Cardiff, so do come back for that and much more. For the moment, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of Venkat Raghav and Hemant Brar. Cheers guys

Our post-match show with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Daren Ganga is now live.

Kane Williamson: “Great start, superb from the bowlers. I don’t think there’s a problem occasionally playing on such pitches. There was something on offer but it was slowish movement, if you were old school, who knows, you could’ve scored a few more. We were fortunate to get some early wickets. There’s some variety in our attack, there are different wickets – some high-scoring, some like this, so we need to have balanced attack. We didn’t have too many conversations about net-run-rates, those two at the top (Guptill and Munro) are aggressive anyway. Nice that they could go out and play some few shots, Munro played with freedom which was outstanding. It was a good allround performance, focus turns quickly to the next match in a few days time on a different surface.”

Dimuth Karunaratne: “136 is never going to be enough in these conditions. Me and Thisara batted well, we needed to get partnerships. It was a good toss to win, sadly I lost it. It was seaming and swinging in the morning, so they had the advantage. They also had the bowlers to use it. Everyone comes out to watch entertaining cricket, so hopefully we will get good batting wickets later on. I’m not sure the batters are low on confidence, batted well in practice games, trained hard. Need to think about our game and approach. We’re trying to play our shots early, need to give ourselves a chance to get set and then score runs.”

2.50pm Shocker of a game for Sri Lanka. Whatever could go wrong, went wrong. The batsmen were tested against quality swing and seam, and they failed on multiple counts on a greentop. The 2015 finalists may not be spoken of in the same breath as England or India, but today, they’ve made an emphatic statement. The fact that they were still keen on pinching the second with just a handful of runs needed was a subtle message: they’re hungry, or as Shane Warne likes to believe ‘thirsty.’

Matt Henry is the Player of the Match for his three-for. It rocked Sri Lanka’s top order and they never really recovered. Kane Williamson’s decision to bowl a fifth over in his first spell proved to be a gamechanger as it yielded the massive strikes of Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis.

“Good to go out there on a green surface,” Henry says. “You don’t get too many one-day wickets like that (laughs). Warm-up game, I didn’t try and let it affect me too much. This is a long tournament. Our fielders were brilliant today, it means a lot to our bowling attack. I enjoyed my time at Kent, had a lot of success with white and red-ball, always good to come back here to play cricket.”

16.1 1 BMAJ Mendis to Munro gentle nudge behind square as New Zealand polish off a comfortable win 1 run

End of Over No.16 New Zealand 136/0 Last Over (16 runs)

15.6 2 Malinga to Guptill tucks this full toss to deep midwicket as they hare back for the second to level the scores. 2 runs
15.5 . Malinga to Guptill squeezes this yorker back to Malinga. Dipping yorker no run
15.5 (no Malinga to Guptill oversteps and pays the price. Guptill hops back and across to help it along. Free-hit coming up so that could be it (no ball) FOUR
15.4 4 Malinga to Guptill pulled so well that it beats fine leg by no more than a couple of feet. Helped around the corner. Dug in short and he picked the length very early FOUR
15.4 1 Malinga to Guptill banged in short but this is way outside leg, rightly called wide 1 wide
15.3 2 Malinga to Guptill length on middle from round the stumps, works it to deep square. Hared back for the second. Great to see the urgency despite needing just a handful of runs 2 runs
15.2 1 Malinga to Munro pulled to long leg 1 run
15.1 1 Malinga to Guptill runs in gingerly and bowls a slower ball on the pads, flicked to deep square 1 run

Malinga comes back on.

End of Over No.15 New Zealand 120/0 Last Over (11 runs)

Moorthy: “Why don’t you just refer to NLTC Perera as Thisara Parera and BMAJ Mendis as Jeevan Mendis.” — Can be annoying. An issue we’ve raised. Hopefully a solution soon.

Time for drinks

14.6 1 BMAJ Mendis to Guptill cuts, there’s a misfield at point and they get a single. 1 run
14.5 6 BMAJ Mendis to Guptill steps out and launches this over long-on. KP style. What swag! Incredible. Made it look ridiculously easy. New box of balls, please. SIX
14.4 1 BMAJ Mendis to Munro length ball on middle and leg, worked across the line to deep midwicket 1 run
14.3 1 BMAJ Mendis to Guptill skids one back in, deflects off the pad to short fine 1 leg bye
14.2 . BMAJ Mendis to Guptill tossed up on middle, he lunges forward and works this to mid-on no run
14.1 2 BMAJ Mendis to Guptill flatter one on middle and leg, worked to deep midwicket 2 runs

Jeevan Mendis with his legspin

End of Over No.14 New Zealand 109/0 Last Over (8 runs)

13.6 . NLTC Perera to Munro steps out to wallop this over midwicket, beaten. Thisara appeals, but Sri Lanka aren’t entirely surely. They go for a review anyway. Absolutely nothing there, not out. no run
13.5 4 NLTC Perera to Munro hit hard, hit wide of mid-off. Just a hint of width and it was enough. Picked it up beautifully FOUR
13.4 . NLTC Perera to Munro looks to whip this into the stands at cow corner, played too early. Beaten no run
13.3 2 NLTC Perera to Munro hops back and works this down to deep midwicket, huge gap there and they amble back for the second as Munro brings up his half-century, off 41 balls 2 runs
13.2 1 NLTC Perera to Guptill punches this short of length delivery to deep cover 1 run
13.1 1 NLTC Perera to Munro gentle bunt into the off side for a quick single 1 run

End of Over No.13 New Zealand 101/0 Last Over (10 runs)

12.6 6 Udana to Guptill lifted handsomely! Mid-on inside the ring so a safe option, this one clears the ropes effortlessly. It’s a 39-ball fifty for Guptill SIX

khaled: “Is Srilanka saving the spinners for next match?” — Possible they just want the fast bowler to clock in a few miles

12.5 2 Udana to Guptill whips this to deep square, lazy effort by Thirimanne, should’ve never been two 2 runs

John: “Seems funny that England made what seemed like a string statement in the first game and yet look like being in no better than third place and possibly in fourth after tonight. There’s a long way to go, of course, and you’d say that SA were almost certainly the strongest of the losing sides in the first four games. That holds true if Australia defeat Afghanistan and possibly even if they don’t.”

12.4 . Udana to Guptill plays outside the line, gets it off the inside-edge onto the pad. Was looking to dab and run no run
12.3 1 Udana to Munro gets it off a thickish inside edge to deep square 1 run
12.2 . Udana to Munro beauty! Nipped away a hint as he’s beaten on the drive. Not far from the edge no run
12.1 1 Udana to Guptill squeezes the drive down to deep point 1 run

End of Over No.12 New Zealand 91/0 Last Over (9 runs)

11.6 1 NLTC Perera to Guptill opens the face of the bat slightly to slice this down to deep point 1 run
11.5 1 NLTC Perera to Munro works this wide of square leg 1 run
11.4 4 NLTC Perera to Munro gives him the charge and belts this back past the bowler. Hit really hard, disdainfully done FOUR

What is it?

ICC Cricket World Cup, 3rd match: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 1, 2019.

When is it?

Jun 1, 2019.

What time does it start?

2019-06-01 09:30:00 GMT, 2019-06-01 10:30:00 local

Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Score Cards

  • MJ Guptill 73*
    v Bowler Dot 4 6 R B SR
    SL Malinga 5 5 0 31 18 172.22
    RAS Lakmal 5 0 0 4 8 50.00
    I Udana 3 2 1 21 12 175.00
    NLTC Perera 3 1 0 8 8 100.00
    BMAJ Mendis 2 0 1 9 5 180.00
  • To bat
    Player Mat Runs HS Ave 100
    3. KS Williamson 149 6132 148 47.90 13
    4. LRPL Taylor 228 8376 181* 47.86 20
    5. TWM Latham 95 2550 137 32.27 4
    6. JDS Neesham 59 1247 97* 31.17 0
    7. C de Grandhomme 38 633 74* 27.52 0
    8. MJ Santner 69 898 67 27.21 0
    9. MJ Henry 52 211 48* 15.07 0
    10. LH Ferguson 36 62 19 7.75 0
    11. TA Boult 89 154 21* 9.62 0
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    SL Malinga 5 0 46 0 9.20 (1nb, 1w)
    RAS Lakmal 4 0 28 0 7.00 (1w)
    I Udana 3 0 24 0 8.00
    NLTC Perera 3 0 25 0 8.33
    BMAJ Mendis 1.1 0 11 0 9.42
  • C Munro 58*
    v Bowler Dot 4 6 R B SR
    SL Malinga 4 1 0 13 13 100.00
    RAS Lakmal 7 2 1 23 16 143.75
    I Udana 3 0 0 3 6 50.00
    NLTC Perera 3 3 0 17 10 170.00
    BMAJ Mendis 0 0 0 2 2 100.00
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    Summary

    Sports Event
    3rd match New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

    Location

    Sophia Gardens, Cardiff,
    Cardiff,Cardiff,ENG
    Starting on
    Jun 1, 2019
    Ending on
    Jun 1, 2019
    Description
    ICC Cricket World Cup, 3rd match: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 1, 2019.

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