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3rd ODI, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: as it happened


Cricketnext Staff
Nov 16, 2013 at 09:20pm IST

New Zealand have won the toss and will field first in the third one-dayer against Sri Lanka. Kiwis lead three match series 1-0.

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath

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New Zealand: Tom Latham, Anton Devcich, Rob Nicol, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Andrew Ellis, Mitchell McClenaghan

3rd ODI, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: as it happened

Bad light forced New Zealand's chase at 25 overs as Sri Lanka won the third ODI by 36 runs to draw the three-match ODI series.

Commentary (New Zealand 1st Innings)

That's it from us then. Thanks for joining in. The T20I series starts from 19th November, join us again for that. Until then, good bye and take care.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Man of the Series.

Sachithra Senanayake is the Man of the Match.

So New Zealand have failed to win an ODI series in their last 29 years here. They had a chance this time but couldn't win the series.

Handshakes! That's it then, Sri Lanka win the final ODI by 36 runs (D/L method) and level the series! The hosts did well as they came back hard in the third ODI to defeat the Kiwis. They got good starts during their batting and when they came out to bowl too. The rain did come to trouble but in the end, they won the match. Herath was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed three wickets for 25 runs.

The umpires are having some discussion here. The players are asked to walk off and seems New Zealand aren't happy with that decision.

24.6 L Malinga to J Neesham, On the pads, Neesham works it down the leg side for three runs. 126/6

24.5 L Malinga to N McCullum, Around off, McCullum flicks it through the leg side for a couple. 123/6

24.4 L Malinga to N McCullum, FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Shortish around off, McCullum pulls it away through the leg side nicely for another boundary. 122/6

24.3 L Malinga to N McCullum, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off, McCullum lofts it nicely over the slip region and gets a boundary. 118/6

24.2 L Malinga to N McCullum, Outside off, McCullum tries to play that one but fails to put his bat on the ball. 114/6

24.1 L Malinga to N McCullum, Dropped! Shortish on middle, McCullum pulls it away through square leg where Kulasekara drops the catch near boundary rope. 50-stand up as well. 114/6

23.6 N Kulasekara to J Neesham, On middle, Neesham flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 112/6

23.5 N Kulasekara to J Neesham, Neesham drives this one straight down the ground for a couple. 110/6

23.4 N Kulasekara to J Neesham, FOUR! Nice shot! On middle, Neesham drives it through the mid on region for a boundary. Well timed shot. 108/6

23.3 N Kulasekara to J Neesham, Appeal for LBW turned down! Pitching just in line, Neesham fails to connect his bat on the ball and is rapped on the pads. Umpire says no for an LBW appeal. 104/6

23.2 N Kulasekara to N McCullum, Outside off, McCullum drives it through mid off for a single. 104/6

23.1 N Kulasekara to N McCullum, FOUR! Nice shot! Shortish around off, this one stays a touch low, McCullum pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 103/6

Nuwan Kulasekara back on.

Powerplay time!

22.6 L Malinga to N McCullum, On middle and leg, McCullum flicks it to the on side for a single. 99/6

22.5 L Malinga to J Neesham, On middle, Neesham works it down the leg side for a run. 98/6

22.4 L Malinga to N McCullum, Shortish around off, McCullum pulls it through the leg side for a single. 97/6

22.3 L Malinga to N McCullum, FOUR! Fine shot! Outside off, McCullum lofts it nicely over the cover region. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 96/6

22.2 L Malinga to J Neesham, Neesham clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 92/6

22.2 L Malinga to J Neesham, Wides! Down the leg side, the keeper fails to collect it as well. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. Wide signalled by the umpire. 91/6

22.1 L Malinga to J Neesham, On middle, Neesham plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 88/6

21.6 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Driven towards the mid-on region. They pick up a single. 88/6

21.5 T Dilshan to N McCullum, Around off, McCullum drives it through mid off for a single. 87/6

21.4 T Dilshan to N McCullum, SIX! Biggie! Around off, McCullum plays the slog sweep. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a biggie. 86/6

21.3 T Dilshan to N McCullum, Around off, McCullum plays it to mid-wicket. 80/6

21.2 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Outside off, Neesham punches it away off his back foot for a single. 80/6

21.1 T Dilshan to J Neesham, FOUR! Well played! Outside off, Neesham guides it towards third man nicely. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 79/6

20.6 L Malinga to J Neesham, Around off, Neesham flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 75/6

20.5 L Malinga to J Neesham, Neesham tries to pull that one but misses. 74/6

20.4 L Malinga to J Neesham, Outside off, Neesham drives it through covers for a couple. 74/6

20.3 L Malinga to N McCullum, Outside off, McCullum tries to play to the leg side but gets a leading and takes a run. 72/6

20.2 L Malinga to J Neesham, Shortish around off, Neesham pulls it through the leg side for a single. 71/6

20.1 L Malinga to N McCullum, Outside off, McCullum drives it through covers for a single. 70/6

Lasith Malinga into the attack.

19.6 T Dilshan to N McCullum, Around off, McCullum flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 69/6

19.5 T Dilshan to N McCullum, On middle, McCullum flicks it over mid-wicket for a couple. 68/6

19.4 T Dilshan to N McCullum, McCullum comes down the track and blocks it. 66/6

19.3 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Around off, Neesham drives it through mid on and crosses for a run. Score is 66/6. 66/6

19.2 T Dilshan to N McCullum, On middle, McCullum flicks it through mid-wicket and takes one. 65/6

19.1 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Around off, Neesham drives it through mid off for a single. 64/6

Nathan McCullum walks out to bat.

18.6 R Herath to L Ronchi, OUT! Brilliant catch! Fraction short outside off, Ronchi who looked all at sea against Herath decides to cut it but he does so uppishly, the ball dips at the point fielder but Senanayake dives forward and plucks out a stunner of a catch to send Ronchi on his way. With that wicket, New Zealand are pretty much out of this game. 63/6

18.5 R Herath to L Ronchi, FOUR! Ooops! Full on middle, Ronchi lofts this uppishly down to long on where Thirimanne overruns the ball giving away a boundary. 63/5

18.4 R Herath to J Neesham, Driven towards the mid-on region. They pick up a single. 59/5

18.3 R Herath to J Neesham, FOUR! Touch short outside off, Neesham cashes in and thumps it off the back foot through covers. 58/5

18.2 R Herath to L Ronchi, Hangs back and punches t down to long off for a single. 54/5

18.1 R Herath to L Ronchi, Outside off, pushed to covers. 53/5

17.6 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Flatter on off, flat-batted to point. 53/5

17.5 T Dilshan to L Ronchi, On middle, eased down to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/5

17.4 T Dilshan to L Ronchi, Defended off the front foot by Ronchi presenting the full face of the bat. 52/5

17.3 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Touch short on off, slashed to point. 52/5

17.2 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Gets an inside edge as he tries to play it on the off side. 51/5

17.1 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Flighted on middle, nicely drilled down to long on for a couple of runs. The 50 is up for the Kiwis. 51/5

16.6 R Herath to L Ronchi, Rips off the surface and thuds into the pads from an inside edge. 49/5

16.5 R Herath to J Neesham, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 49/5

16.4 R Herath to L Ronchi, Ronchi rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single. 48/5

16.3 R Herath to L Ronchi, Touch short on middle and leg that grips into the surface, gets a leading edge of the bat that lands just short of short mid-wicket. 47/5

16.2 R Herath to L Ronchi, Sharp spin and bounce, Ronchi angles it to point. 47/5

16.1 R Herath to L Ronchi, Touch short on middle that spins, Ronchi stay put and defends. 47/5

15.6 T Dilshan to L Ronchi, Short on middle, pulled down to long leg for a single. 47/5

15.5 T Dilshan to J Neesham, On middle, hit through mid-wicket for a single. 46/5

15.4 T Dilshan to L Ronchi, Touch short on off, punched down to long off for a single. 45/5

15.3 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 44/5

15.2 T Dilshan to J Neesham, Neesham has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 43/5

15.1 T Dilshan to L Ronchi, Stays back and punches it through covers for a run. 43/5

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