Match Over - New Zealand won by 4 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 03 Sep 2019, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: New Zealand
  • Man of the Match: TG Southee


  • Umpire1: RR Wimalasiri
  • Umpire2: LE Hannibal
  • Third Umpire: RMPJ Rambukwella



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 19.4 / 20.0

New Zealand

Time for the presentation...

Southee is also the Man of the Match: There have been couple of great games in front of great crowds. It got close but we back our batsmen all the way down, a little bit of luck went our way. It was pleasing to see Tom Bruce do well in his first game. Colin has been impressive in this series and it was pleasing to see Seth Rance bounce back the way he did. We have to do an injury check and see who's available for the next game.

Malinga: We tried our best and the young players put on a decent score, but there were some mistakes so we lost. We're still really happy with the fighting effort, that's how we want to go in the future. I want to thank all those who supported us. There's still one game to go. We want to give freedom to youngsters to play their natural game, they're learning how to play T20s and I want young players to show they're made for international cricket. I think Mendis and Jayasuriya are all right after the injuries and should play the next match.

That's all we have from the second T20I today, it's a series win for New Zealand, a lot of things to think about for Sri Lanka, including their fielding, before the last match of the series on Friday. Catch us again that day, and if there are any injury updates on Bruce, Guptill, Mendis or Jayasuriya, you will see them on our homepage, as usual. Thanks for tuning in, it's goodbye and good luck from Vishal Dikshit, Ankur Dhawan and Raghav.

10.33pm After two phases of nervy moments - first in the Powerplay when Akila Dananjaya bowled and then towards the end when de Grandhomme and Bruce were dismissed - New Zealand have sealed the series with one match to go. The credit for today goes to de Grandhomme and Bruce, their partnership fetched 109 in under 15 overs after New Zealand were 38 for 3 with Martin Guptill not available to bat. Isuru Udana, who conceded 38 in the first T20I, was among the best bowlers today but the question is why Malinga made him bowl only three overs. It went down to a close finish and Mitchell Santner eventually struck a six and a four to end with 10 off the two balls he faced. He will show that strike rate of 500 to his grandchildren, won't he?

De Grandhomme: I had it pretty well in the Test match and wanted to carry on from there. T20 is hard to bowl anyway so not having to bowl is not bad anyway. One of the guys there in RCB helped me prepare against spin. A bit nervous in the last couple of overs but we knew we were only one hit away and T20 is like that anyway

19.4PWH de Silva to MJ Santner, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, slightly short and Santner has pulled that wide of long-on again and New Zealand take the series 2-0.

Both Kusal Mendia and Jayasuriya were down on the field for a long time, they're now being carried away from the boundary rope for some treatment. Scores level, one to go with the field in

19.3PWH de Silva to MJ Santner, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, there's a collision at wide long-on boundary, one fielder has taken the catch, he has crossed over the boundary, it might be a six, and both fielders are down after the collision! The crowd has gone silent. So Mendis ran to his right from deep midwicket, and Jayasuriya to his left from long-on to take a great catch, then came the collision and he tumbled over but his foot touched the boundary rope with the ball still in his hand. Since he still had the ball in his hand, it should actually be a six but the umpire has signalled four. And a few minutes later it's been changed to six.

Santner and Southee out there, neither has faced a delivery yet. New Zealand need seven from four

Prasad: "Brilliant work by hasaranga."

19.2PWH de Silva to DJ Mitchell, OUT, No run, oh my word, Sri Lanka fight back with a legspinner bowling the last over! Mitchell has holed out to long on. Mitchell wanted a big hit, he got a length delivery outside off and swung it against the turn on the leg side, but hardly got the distance, making it an easy catch a few yards inside the boundary at long-on.

End of a really good and steady innings, Santner comes out

19.1PWH de Silva to DJ Mitchell, OUT, No run, we have a run out first ball and it's Tom Bruce! Mitchell bunted the short and quick ball back to the bowler who turned around quickly and hit the stumps at his end because Bruce was a long way down, eager to take strike.
End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 155/4 after 114 balls.
DJ Mitchell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) I Udana 3-0-18-1
TC Bruce 53 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 143/3 after 107 balls.
C de Grandhomme 57 (44b 2x4 3x6 ) SL Malinga 4-0-37-0
TC Bruce 44 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 136/3 after 102 balls.
C de Grandhomme 56 (42b 2x4 3x6 ) I Udana 2-0-8-0
TC Bruce 40 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 133/3 after 96 balls.
TC Bruce 38 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 4-0-16-0
C de Grandhomme 55 (40b 2x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 130/3 after 90 balls.
C de Grandhomme 54 (38b 2x4 3x6 ) SL Malinga 3-0-31-0
TC Bruce 36 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 13 runs this over. 119/3 after 84 balls.
C de Grandhomme 45 (34b 1x4 3x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-36-3
TC Bruce 34 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sri Lanka running out of options here

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 105/3 after 77 balls.
C de Grandhomme 36 (31b 1x4 2x6 ) SL Malinga 2-0-19-0
TC Bruce 29 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 16 runs this over. 100/3 after 72 balls.
C de Grandhomme 34 (28b 1x4 2x6 ) PWH de Silva 2-0-22-0
TC Bruce 27 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 84/3 after 66 balls.
C de Grandhomme 23 (24b 0x4 1x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 3-0-13-0
TC Bruce 22 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 79/3 after 60 balls.
TC Bruce 20 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 1-0-6-0
C de Grandhomme 20 (20b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 72/3 after 53 balls.
C de Grandhomme 16 (17b 0x4 1x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 2-0-8-0
TC Bruce 18 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 67/3 after 48 balls.
C de Grandhomme 14 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) I Udana 1-0-5-0
TC Bruce 16 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 62/3 after 42 balls.
TC Bruce 12 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 1-0-3-0
C de Grandhomme 13 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 59/3 after 36 balls.
C de Grandhomme 12 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-23-3
TC Bruce 10 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 11 runs this over. 51/3 after 30 balls.
C de Grandhomme 11 (6b 0x4 1x6 ) GSNFG Jayasuriya 2-0-22-0
TC Bruce 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 9 runs this over. 39/3 after 23 balls.
TC Bruce 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-14-3
C de Grandhomme 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 30/1 after 18 balls.
TL Seifert 15 (8b 3x4 0x6 ) GSNFG Jayasuriya 1-0-11-0
SC Kuggeleijn 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 19/1 after 12 balls.
TL Seifert 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-5-1
SC Kuggeleijn 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 14 runs this over. 14/0 after 6 balls.
C Munro 9 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 1-0-14-0
TL Seifert 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more
C MunroC PWH de Silva B A Dananjaya13730185.71
TL SeifertLBW A Dananjaya15930166.67
SC KuggeleijnLBW A Dananjaya8501160
C de GrandhommeC WIA Fernando B I Udana594623128.26
TC BruceRun out PWH de Silva 534630115.22
DJ MitchellC B PWH de Silva130033.33
MJ Santnernot out 10211500
TG Southeenot out 0000-
MJ Guptill -
SHA Rance -
IS Sodhi -
Total 165/6
SL Malinga4.003909.75
A Dananjaya4.003639
GSNFG Jayasuriya2.0022011
PADLR Sandakan4.001604
I Udana3.001816
PWH de Silva2.4032112