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Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2015-16

Scorecard - 1st ODI, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand (25 Dec 2015)

Sri Lanka

188/10 (47) RR:4

New Zealand won by 7 wkts

MOM: Matt Henry
New Zealand

191/3 (21) RR:9.1

46.3 - Doug Bracewell to Dushmantha Chameera, FOUR, that's a handy boundary for Chameera, length delivery on the stumps, he makes room and slugs it through the vacant mid-on region, races away to the fence

33.3 - Matt Henry to Siriwardana, FOUR, lovely shot, on a good length and well outside off, Siriwardana saw the width and went with hard hands, slaps it over cover and races away to the fence

29.4 - McClenaghan to Siriwardana, FOUR, Siriwardana completes a fighting fifty, dropped short and well outside off, Siriwardana swivels across and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, raises his fifty as well

27.4 - McClenaghan to N Kulasekara, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and well outside off, Kulasekara leans into the drive and drills it through extra cover for a boundary, no need to run for those

25.3 - Doug Bracewell to N Kulasekara, FOUR, cracking shot, overpitched and well outside off, Kulasekara punches it in the air and gets it wide of McCullum at mid-off, rolls away to the fence

19.1 - Doug Bracewell to Siriwardana, FOUR, lucky and four, on a good length and in that channel outside off, Siriwardana was late in bringing his bat down, played at an angle as well, gets the inside edge and the ball races away past the leg-stump, a lucky boundary for Siriwardana

16.1 - McClenaghan to Kapugedera, FOUR, that's a nice way to get going, width on offer from McClenaghan, Kapugedera drives it on the up and finds the gap through cover-point. All of a sudden, the boundaries are flowing

15.5 - Doug Bracewell to Siriwardana, FOUR, lovely shot, on a good length and well outside off, Siriwardana leans into the drive and caresses it through extra cover, no need to run for those

14.3 - McClenaghan to Siriwardana, FOUR, that will rub salt onto McClenaghan's wounds, short and just outside off, Siriwardana swivels across and pulls it over mid-on, didn't get hold of the shot, but has enough to clear mid-on

11.4 - Matt Henry to Siriwardana, FOUR, creamed, wide half-volley from Henry, Siriwardana leans forward, meets the ball on top of the bounce and drives it sweetly past cover for another boundary

11.2 - Matt Henry to Siriwardana, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Henry, Siriwardana gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square past point, raced away to the fence in a jiffy

4.0 - Matt Henry to Dilshan, FOUR, nicely played by Dilshan, on a good length and well outside off, he leans forward and caresses it through extra cover for a boundary

1.4 - Matt Henry to Gunathilaka, FOUR, lovely riposte from Gunathilaka, pitched up and held its line outside off, he gets well forward and lifts it over mid-off, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

37.4 - Matt Henry to N Kulasekara, SIX, Kulasekara is dealing in sixes today, this was a back of the hand bouncer from Henry, Kulasekara swivelled across and pulled it in front of square on the on-side, sends it soaring over the ropes for a maximum

36.4 - Mitchell Santner to N Kulasekara, SIX, lovely shot, Kulasekara brings up his fifty with his fourth six, comes down the track, makes room as he did so and goes over long-off for a maximum

35.1 - Matt Henry to N Kulasekara, SIX, Kulasekara continues to enjoy! This was a short of a good length delivery on off, Kulasekara clears his left leg and goes back over the bowler's head, went sailing over the ropes for a maximum

27.0 - Mitchell Santner to N Kulasekara, SIX, Kulasekara is batting in a positive manner, this was pushed through flatter and on the stumps, Kulasekara was quick to bend down and sweeps it up and over square leg, went all the way, his second six of the day

22.2 - Milne to N Kulasekara, SIX, cracking shot, banged in short and just outside off, Kula picks up the length, swivels across and pulls it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum

47.0 - Doug Bracewell to Lakmal, out Caught by Latham!! Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 188! This was short and on the stumps, Lakmal backs away on the pull, doesn't get it off the middle of the bat. Latham runs to his right at deep mid-wicket and holds on, Sri Lanka have failed to last 50 overs. Lakmal c Latham b Doug Bracewell 8(9)

41.5 - McClenaghan to A Mendis, out Caught by Ronchi!! Edged and caught! Mendis was struggling against the pace of McClenaghan, this was banged in short and just outside off, Mendis was cramped for room as he looked to ramp it over the keeper. He tried to be fend it away at the last moment, ended up offering catching practice to Ronchi. A Mendis c Ronchi b McClenaghan 4(8)

39.4 - McClenaghan to N Kulasekara, out Caught by Ronchi!! A blinder from Ronchi! Sri Lanka have lost both set batsmen now. This was banged in short by McClenaghan as Kulasekara made room outside leg. He flashed hard at the ball, got a thick edge to the keeper's right. Ronchi was moving to his left initially, he them moves to his right, sticks his gloves out even as he was in the air. Grabs it with his right-hand and makes sure that the ball didn't tumble out when he hit the ground. N Kulasekara c Ronchi b McClenaghan 58(73) [4s-2 6s-5]

38.5 - Doug Bracewell to Siriwardana, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! The 98-run stand has been broken! Siriwardana's feisty knock comes to an end. This was full and on off, the slower ball from Bracewell. Siriwardana was looking to go over mid-on, ends up slicing it high and towards mid-off. There was a bit of confusion in the calling, McCullum finally calls for it and holds on. Siriwardana gets a good ovation as he walks away. Siriwardana c Brendon McCullum b Doug Bracewell 66(82) [4s-7]

17.4 - Doug Bracewell to Kapugedera, out Caught by Mitchell Santner!! Poor cricket from Kapugedera! This was full and wide from Bracewell, was there for the drive, Kapugedera reaches out and creams it straight to extra cover, he didn't bother to keep it down. Santner accepts the chance with glee, the partnership has been broken and Sri Lanka find themselves in doldrums. Kapugedera c Mitchell Santner b Doug Bracewell 8(24) [4s-1]

9.4 - Matt Henry to Chandimal, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Catching practice for Taylor at first slip! Sri Lanka are collapsing in a heap, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, Chandimal didn't need to play at that, instead, he hung his bat, gets a thick outside edge and it's a simple chance to Taylor, he doesn't drop those and Sri Lanka have lost half their side. Chandimal c Ross Taylor b Matt Henry 5(16)

7.5 - Matt Henry to Mathews, out Caught by Latham!! Edged and caught! Sri Lanka slip into huge trouble now. Mathews falls for a first ball duck, Henry finds himself on a hat-trick. Lovely line and length from Henry, fraction short and a hint of extra bounce, Mathews was itching to have a feel for that, pushes his bat in front, the edge is found. It was dying and to the left of second slip, but Latham gets across quickly, gets both hands underneath and holds on. Mathews c Latham b Matt Henry 0(1)

7.4 - Matt Henry to Thirimanne, out Lbw!! That looked very close to the naked eye, Thirimanne has a word or two with his partner before trudging away disconsolately. This was pitched up on middle and held its line, Thirimanne got his front foot a long way across, he had to bring his bat in front of the pad, misses it completely and is struck bang in front of middle and off. That would have crashed into the off-stump, easy call for the umpire. Sri Lanka slip into trouble. Thirimanne lbw b Matt Henry 1(19)

5.1 - Matt Henry to Dilshan, out Caught by Henry Nicholls!! That's a horror shot from Dilshan and Sri Lanka have lost both openers now. This was a back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan was looking to pull, the ball hurried onto him, he ends up gettting a top-edge, straight up and towards mid-wicket. Nicholls called for the catch, watches it all along and completes it with ease. Dilshan looks at his bat as he walks away, the vistitors are in early trouble now. Dilshan c Henry Nicholls b Matt Henry 9(10) [4s-1]

2.4 - Milne to Gunathilaka, out Caught by Ronchi!! Early strike by Milne! This was pitched up and held its line outside off, Gunathilaka was caught in two minds, makes a late call to let it go, the ball catches the bottom of the bat on it's way towards the keeper as Gunathilaka attempted to lift his bat. There was certainly a noise as the ball went past the bat, umpire Jones wasn't convinced, but replays suggested he was wrong. Snicko further vindicates New Zealand's decision to go for the review. Gunathilaka c Ronchi b Milne 8(11) [4s-1]

14.1 - McClenaghan to Siriwardana, 2 runs, Nicholls has dropped one, that's a shocker as well, groans from the crowd. This was banged in short and just outside off, Siriwardana swivelled across on the pull, gets a lot of height and towards deep mid-wicket. Nicholls came across from deep square leg, slid forward, got hands and shells it

21.0 - A Mendis to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, New Zealand win by 7 wickets, Mendis once again drops this one short and well outside off, Nicholls cuts it square behind point for the winning hit

20.5 - A Mendis to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, poor ball from Mendis, dragged it halfway down the track, Nicholls rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary

18.2 - A Mendis to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Nicholls, flighted delivery and well outside off, Nicholls gets a big stride forward and drills it past cover for a boundary

18.1 - A Mendis to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, poor ball from Mendis, short and miles down the leg-side, Nicholls helps it on its way for a boundary

17.0 - Siriwardana to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, Siriwardana drops one short and wide outside off, Nicholls makes room and cuts it square past point, off the mark in his international career with a boundary

15.2 - Dilshan to Latham, FOUR, good use of the feet from Latham, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes over mid-on with the lofted hit

15.0 - Dushmantha Chameera to Guptill, FOUR, short, wide and four, width on offer from Chameera, Guptill gets on top of the bounce and cracks it up and over point for another boundary

14.4 - Dushmantha Chameera to Guptill, FOUR, marginally short and just outside off, Guptill is quick to rock back and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

13.2 - A Mendis to Guptill, FOUR, poor ball from Mendis, dropped it short and well outside off, cracked away in front of square on the off-side for another boundary

12.1 - Siriwardana to Guptill, FOUR, horror bowling from Siriwardana, short and well down the leg-side, Guptill rocks back and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

12.0 - A Mendis to Latham, FOUR, this is poor bowling from Mendis, drops one short and well outside off, Latham makes room and cuts it square behind point, the timing is good and the ball beats the chasing fielder to the ropes

10.5 - Siriwardana to Guptill, FOUR, fifty for Guptill, this was pushed through quicker and down the leg-side, Guptill went for the sweep, doesn't roll his wrists, gets a top-edge that flies behind square on the on-side, one bounce and over the ropes

9.4 - Dushmantha Chameera to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill is joining the fun! This was banged in short and on the stumps, Guptill swivels across, gets inside the line and helps it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

9.0 - Siriwardana to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, the batsmen are toying with the bowlers here, McCullum comes down the track, gets close to the pitch of the ball and lifts it effortlessly over mid-on for a boundary, 17 from the over

8.2 - Siriwardana to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and drills it wide of mid-off for another boundary

8.0 - A Mendis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, fifty for McCullum, carnage at the Hagley Oval, this was tossed up outside off, McCullum gets a good stride forward and scythes it over extra cover, no need to run for those, 13 from the over

7.4 - A Mendis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, McCullum shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery and wallops it wide of mid-on, there's a man at mid-wicket, but he's very square

7.3 - A Mendis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Mendis drops one short and on the stumps, McCullum rocks back and pulls it over mid-wiciket for a boundary

7.0 - Mathews to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, this has been smashed! McCullum wants to finish this in a hurry, backs away to a short of a length delivery and drills it through cover, no one moved, 17 from the over

6.5 - Mathews to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, easy pickings for McCullum, back of a length and well outside off, McCullum makes room outside leg and goes over point for a crunching boundary

5.1 - Lakmal to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, NZ are looking in a tearing hurry! On a length and on the stumps, McCullum backs away and clubs it wide of mid-wicket. Chameera gets across from the deep, doesn't dive and concedes a boundary

4.4 - N Kulasekara to Guptill, FOUR, tad fuller and just outside off, Guptill shimmies down the track, was looking to go over cover, gets a thick outside edge over backward point for a boundary

3.2 - Lakmal to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, top-edge and four, banged in short and on the stumps, McCullum pulls violently, gets a fat top-edge, fine leg was inside the ring, the ball bounced just in front of the ropes

3.1 - Lakmal to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, edged and four, McCullum charges down the track, doesn't get anywhere close to the pitch, swings across the line, gets a thick edge that flies over first slip and into the fence

2.1 - N Kulasekara to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, the McCullum show has begun! He skips down the track, makes room as he did so and goes inside out over extra cover, almost went all the way, bounces just in front of the ropes

1.0 - N Kulasekara to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, width on offer from Kulasekara, McCullum stands tall and cracks it in front of square on the off-sie, McCullum is up and running with a boundary

0.1 - N Kulasekara to Guptill, FOUR, that's a gift from Kulasekara, wide half volley outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and slaps it square past cover for a boundary

12.5 - Siriwardana to Guptill, SIX, massive, a little shimmy down the track, made sure that he didn't get too close to the pitch, goes through with the loft and sends it several rows over the long-on fence

8.3 - Siriwardana to Guptill, SIX, lovely shot, tossed up invitingly outside off, Guptill comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it soaring over long-off for another maximum

6.1 - Mathews to Brendon McCullum, SIX, Mathews has been deposited into the deep square leg stands first ball! This was a back of a length delivery on the stumps, McCullum rocks back and pulls it high and into the crowd for a maximum

5.3 - Lakmal to Guptill, SIX, massive, Guptill is matching stroke for stroke to McCullum, back of a length and on the stumps, Guptill makes room and lifts it nonchalantly over long-on for a maximum

4.5 - N Kulasekara to Guptill, SIX, smashed, Kulasekara dropped this one short as Guptill came down the track, this was the slower back of the hand delivery, sat up to be smashed, pulled emphatically over mid-wicket for a maximum

16.3 - Siriwardana to Guptill, out Caught by N Kulasekara!! Guptill falls in the quest for quick runs! This was tossed up on off, Guptill gets well forward and was looking to chip it over the bowler's head, hits it very well but can't get the elevation, straight to Kulasekara at long-off. Guptill is dejected as he walks back to the hut. Guptill c N Kulasekara b Siriwardana 79(56) [4s-9 6s-4]

15.5 - Dilshan to Latham, out Bowled!! Latham has been cleaned up! This was pushed through by Dilshan, Latham came down the track, he was once again looking to go over mid-wicket, misses the ball completely, plays all around it and is castled. A wicket in his first over, but there's hardly any celebration in the Sri Lankan camp. Latham b Dilshan 18(15) [4s-2]

10.1 - Siriwardana to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Lakmal!! McCullum falls after an entertaining cameo! Brave bowling from Siriwardana, tossed up just outside off, McCullum ran down the pitch, doesn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball, goes through with the swing, gets it right off the base of the bat, the ball loops in the air and it's a simple catch for Lakmal at short third man. Brendon McCullum c Lakmal b Siriwardana 55(25) [4s-11 6s-1]

9.2 - Dushmantha Chameera to Guptill, wide, short of a length and angling down the leg-side, called as a wide, brings up NZ's 100