Live Score Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 3, 2019

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New Zealand 371/7

Sri Lanka 326 (49/50 ov)

New Zealand won by 45 runs

BatsmanRBS.R
Kusal Perera (lhb)10286118.60
Niroshan Dickwella (lhb)7650152.00
BowllerOMRWEcon
James Neesham (rm)8.003834.75
Ish Sodhi (rm)10.005325.30
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End of Over No.49 Sri Lanka 326/10 Last Over (10 runs)

10.20pm That is that. New Zealand go 1-0 up in Mount Maunganui. Martin Guptill, returning from injury, led the way for the hosts with a rollicking hundred. Kane Williamson matched Guptill shot for shot before chopping on for 76. Ross Taylor then helped himself to a fifty and James Neesham nearly broke the record for the fastest ODI fifty, but NZ ran out of the balls in the end. The allrounder marked his return with five sixes in an over of Thisara Perera.

Sri Lanka then made a fist of their 372 chase with Kusal Perera’s hundred, but a rapidly risking asking rate was too much to overcome. Do stick around for the presentation.

Guptill, Man of the Match: Happy with it. First game back. The step up and intensity played its part. Good recovery day hopefully tomorrow. I’ve worked hard to return from injury. Everything has settled down now. I played club cricket and for Auckland and back in.

Lasith Malinga, SL captain: We did not deliver wicket-taking balls with the ball. It’s a good batting wicket, but the bowlers struggled. We have to come back strongly in the next game. We need to use the variations on this wicket. All the players realise that we’re not bowling well. Batting, I’m happy, we put up good partnerships.

Kane Williamson, NZ captain: Good surface and the outfield was so rapid. The wind factor as well. A nice win. Two competitive sides came out and played good cricket. The effort was there in the field but the ball kept flying. Sri Lanka were outstanding and put us under pressure in 90% of the chase. Guptill is a world-class player and pushed that total above par. Neesham and Taylor took the total to an area of strength. It was a match-changing contribution from Neesham. We were staring at 330 but Neesh took us to 370. A lot of contributions from everyone.

That is all we have for you from this game. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Saurabh Somani and Thilak Ram. Goodbye and good night

48.6W Henry to Malinga Henry yorks Malinga and seals victory for NZ Pinpoint yorker, hurries under the bat of Malinga and cleans him up OUT
SL Malinga b Henry 11 (7b 0x4 1×6) SR: 157.14

Shah Safeer: “What a splendid comeback performance by Jimmy Neesham. I always believe he has a good future for NZ”

48.50 Henry to Malinga off-stump yorker, dug out no run
48.46 Henry to Malinga dug in short on middle, Malinga sizes it up and smokes it over the midwicket boundary. Some swing of the bat, that SIX
48.32 Henry to Malinga Dropped at mid-off. Pretty full on middle, backs away and slices it to Henry, who lets the ball bobble out 2 runs
48.22 Henry to Malinga on a length and outside off, swished across the line to deep midwicket 2 runs
48.10 Henry to Malinga short and rises on middle, fended back to the bowler no run

End of Over No.48 Sri Lanka 316/9 Last Over (6 runs)

47.66 Boult to Pradeep slower full ball on middle, Pradeep spots the change-up. He gets underneath the length and hoists it straight of long on for six SIX
47.50 Boult to Pradeep really full on middle, pushed to mid-off off the front foot no run

ude: “@sam I actually blame Asela and Chandimal because they showed no intent at all. The target was very tough but they could have done it if one player got going. ”

47.40 Boult to Pradeep yorker on off, jabbed away to point no run

No.11 Pradeep

47.3W Boult to Sandakan nice and full on off, Sandakan moves away outside leg, flashes and misses. Boult nails the stumps and hastens NZ’s victory OUT
PADLR Sandakan b Boult 6 (7b 1×4 0x6) SR: 85.71
47.20 Boult to Sandakan very full and nips back in, sneaks under the bat on the way to the keeper no run
47.10 Boult to Sandakan banged in short and bounces through to the keeper as Malinga backs away and misses no run

End of Over No.47 Sri Lanka 310/8 Last Over (7 runs)

46.61 Ferguson to Sandakan near yorker on middle, squeezed down to long-on for one 1 run
46.50 Ferguson to Sandakan shorter and outside off, guided away to point no run
46.41 Ferguson to Malinga full-toss on off, Malinga backs away outside leg and carves the ball down to third man 1 run
46.31 Ferguson to Sandakan very full on off, poked to third man again 1 run

Sam: “At the end it shows how Thisara’s 34 run over almost made the difference between the scores. However, Thisara was never a death bowler but he is a valuable all-rounder in the team. I blame Malinga for not occupying Asela’s few more overs in the middle and keep some overs for himself at the end. ”

46.24 Ferguson to Sandakan very full and outside off, again, Sandakan sends an outside edge to third man FOUR
46.1W Ferguson to Prasanna very full and outside off, was there a deflection to the keeper? If there was a deflection, did it carry to the keeper? Seifert claims the catch. The soft signal from the on-field umpire is out. Over to the TV umpire Illingworth. Sekkuge had swung and inside-edged it behind. Seifert throws himself to his left and it’s a clean catch. What an effort from Seifert OUT
S Prasanna c †Seifert b Ferguson 16 (14b 0x4 1×6) SR: 114.28

End of Over No.46 Sri Lanka 303/7 Last Over (6 runs)

45.61 Boult to Prasanna short at the body, top-edged over the keeper’s head 1 run
45.52 Boult to Prasanna full and on the stumps, tucked around the corner 2 runs
45.40 Boult to Prasanna short and bounces outside off as he swings and misses no run
45.32 Boult to Prasanna yorker, swings in at off, clipped away to long leg 2 runs
45.2W Boult to MDKJ Perera Seifert the debutant calls for this and settles under the skier. Kusal goes and with it SL’s hopes. Boult goes full and wide outside off, asking Kusal to reach out for the ball and swing it away. He only top-edges it into the sky. The ball drops into the safe gloves of Seifert. Excellent innings from Kusal nevertheless OUT
MDKJ Perera c †Seifert b Boult 102 (86b 13×4 1×6) SR: 118.60
45.11 Boult to Prasanna full-toss outside off, cracked away to sweeper cover 1 run

End of Over No.45 Sri Lanka 297/6 Last Over (10 runs)

44.61 Ferguson to Prasanna very full and snaking in at 141.3ks, he plays around his front pad, but this is heading down the leg side 1 leg bye
44.51 Ferguson to MDKJ Perera very full and angling into the pads, swings and inside-edges it to the leg side 1 leg bye
44.40 Ferguson to MDKJ Perera short and outside off, punched up to point no run

ASANKA: “Superb come back from three players MDKJ,Guptil & Neesham”

44.41 Ferguson to MDKJ Perera short and shoved down the leg side for a wide 1 wide
44.31 Ferguson to Prasanna very full on off, knocked away in front of long-on 1 run
44.20 Ferguson to Prasanna on a length and wide outside off, Prasanna flashes… and misses no run

Score Cards

  • BowlingOMRWEcon
    TA Boult1006526.50(3w)
    MJ Henry1008718.70(1nb)
    LH Ferguson1006526.50(1w)
    IS Sodhi1005325.30(4w)
    JDS Neesham803834.75(3w)
    C Munro10707.00
  • Partnerships
    WktRunsPlayers
    1st119MD Gunathilaka 43N Dickwella 70
    2nd7N Dickwella 6MDKJ Perera 1
    3rd52BKG Mendis 18MDKJ Perera 33
    4th33LD Chandimal 10MDKJ Perera 18
    5th56DAS Gunaratne 11MDKJ Perera 37
    6th6NLTC Perera 4MDKJ Perera 2
    7th25MDKJ Perera 11S Prasanna 11
    8th5S Prasanna 5SL Malinga 0
    9th7PADLR Sandakan 6SL Malinga 1
    10th16SL Malinga 10N Pradeep 6
  • BattingRB46
    N Dickwellabowled765083
    MD Gunathilakacaught wk436230
    MDKJ Pereracaught wk10286131
    BKG Mendiscaught wk182020
    LD Chandimalcaught101800
    DAS Gunaratnecaught112300
    NLTC Pereracaught4500
    S Prasannacaught wk161401
    SL Malingabowled11701
    PADLR Sandakanbowled6710
    N Pradeepnot out6301
    Extras(b 1, lb 10, w 11, nb 1)23
    Total(all out; 49 ovs)326
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    1st ODI New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

    Location

    Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui,
    Mount Maunganui,Mount Maunganui,NZ
    Starting on
    Jan 3, 2019
    Ending on
    Jan 3, 2019
    Description
    Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 3, 2019.

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