Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 37 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 06 Sep 2019, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: SL Malinga


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



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 16.0 / 20.0

New Zealand

10.30pm: Phew, so much for being a dead rubber! Right, that's the end of the series and that's all from us. On behalf of Vishal Dikshit, this is Ankur Dhawan signing out.

Tim Southee is the man of the series: Credit to Sri Lanka for the way they played today. I guess he's (Malinga) done it in the past, not much our guys could have done with it. Nice to have a bit of a partnership towards the end, wish we could have gone a little longer but Sri Lanka deserved it.

Lasith Malinga, needless to say, is the man of the match: Last two games we didn't get through, people were waiting for it, we tried for them. Feeling was normal, tried to bowl my wicket-taking ball, second time it's happened, I'm really happy. No pressure in captaining and leading the attack. We had a tough time in the country for four-five months, would like to thank New Zealand for coming here and playing cricket.

Kusal Perera: He's a legend (Malinga), bowling superb line and length at pace. I can see the movement well as keeper, I thought it was hit in line and so we went for the review (Rutherford's lbw)

10.08pm: Absolute carnage! What looked like a sub-par total was rendered irrelevant by the genius of Malinga, as he rolled the years back with an encore of his four in four against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup. And then, as if to say I'm only getting better, he added another. There were four golden ducks in the New Zealand innings, FOUR, can you imagine! But of course, that's bound to be when you have a hat-trick, Malinga's second in T20Is, and by then the 100th T20I wicket was almost forgotten. Needless to say, despite Southee's best efforts, New Zealand failed to pull themselves out of the rut, suffering their only defeat in the T20Is, a dramatic one albeit.

15.6PADLR Sandakan to SHA Rance, OUT, No run, full from around the wicket, he attempts the sweep, trying to take a straight one from the stumps and that's the end, since New Zealand have no reviews left..
15.5PADLR Sandakan to SHA Rance, No run, full on middle, whipped to midwicket.
15.4PADLR Sandakan to SHA Rance, No run, full outside off, slider, beats the defensive prod.
15.3PADLR Sandakan to TG Southee, 1 run, flat around middle, skidding on, Southee pushes it to deep midwicket.
15.2PADLR Sandakan to TG Southee, No run, full outside off, misses the reverse sweep, there's an appeal for a stumping, the third umpire is consulted. Southee's backfoot certainly lifted, and it was very very close but it appeared grounded just in the nick of time as the bails came off.
15.1PADLR Sandakan to TG Southee, No run, length around off, Southee shapes to slog him out of the park, changes his mind and defends off the backfoot, the ball nearly rolls back onto the stumps, but Southee kicks it away comically.
End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 87/9 after 90 balls.
SHA Rance 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 3-0-12-1
TG Southee 27 (20b 0x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 83/9 after 84 balls.
TG Southee 26 (19b 0x4 3x6 ) SL Malinga 4-1-6-5
SHA Rance 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 20 runs this over. 82/9 after 76 balls.
TG Southee 26 (16b 0x4 3x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 2-0-32-0
SHA Rance 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 62/9 after 72 balls.
TG Southee 8 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 2-0-8-1
SHA Rance 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 57/9 after 66 balls.
TG Southee 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 2-0-12-0
SHA Rance 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 52/9 after 60 balls.
TD Astle 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 1-0-3-1
TG Southee 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 49/8 after 54 balls.
TG Southee 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-28-2
TD Astle 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 45/5 after 48 balls.
DJ Mitchell 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) MD Gunathilaka 1-0-7-0
MJ Santner 16 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 36/5 after 41 balls.
MJ Santner 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) PADLR Sandakan 1-0-5-0
DJ Mitchell 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Santner ticking things nicely here

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 31/5 after 36 balls.
DJ Mitchell 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-25-0
MJ Santner 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

End of the Powerplay. And what a Powerplay it was, New Zealand have lost half their side

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 25/5 after 29 balls.
MJ Santner 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 3-1-5-5
DJ Mitchell 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Malinga's figures? 5 for 5!

Raja : "Now i understand why it is called a bowling SPELL... This is Magic from Malinga...He did cast a SPELL on NZ... WOW"

Joynul: "Slinga is back , or was he ever gone ?"

End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 22/4 after 24 balls.
TL Seifert 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-19-0
DJ Mitchell 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3.  A maiden over! 15/4 after 18 balls.
LRPL Taylor 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 2-1-2-4
TL Seifert 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

New Zealand 15 for 4. Phew!

End of over 2. 12 runs this over. 15/0 after 11 balls.
C Munro 12 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-12-0
TL Seifert 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 6 balls.
C Munro 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 1-0-2-0
TL Seifert 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
C MunroB SL Malinga12111211100
TL SeifertC MD Gunathilaka B SL Malinga830131061.54
HD RutherfordLBW SL Malinga03100-
C de GrandhommeB SL Malinga01100-
LRPL TaylorLBW SL Malinga02100-
DJ MitchellRun out PWH de Silva,MDKJ Perera 62770085.71
MJ SantnerSt. MDKJ Perera A Dananjaya16231510106.67
SC KuggeleijnB A Dananjaya02100-
TG Southeenot out 28322303121.74
TD AstleLBW PWH de Silva3750060
SHA RanceLBW PADLR Sandakan825170047.06
Total 88/10
SL Malinga4.01651.5
A Dananjaya4.002827
PADLR Sandakan4.003318.25
MD Gunathilaka1.00707
PWH de Silva3.001214