Super Eight Group 1 First Match: SL Seal A Thriller Against Kiwis

Sri Lanka and New Zealand brought the fireworks back to World Cup with a tie that Malinga helped SL win in the Super over. Sri Lanka scored 13/1 through Mahela, Perera and Dilshan in Southee’s over, while Malinga restricted Guptill, Brendum McCullum and Ross Taylor to 6/1 taking Sri Lanka to victory in the tie.

2012 T20 World Cup Schedule and Results

Match Facts

    T20 World Cup recorded 2nd tie.
    50 runs in 4.1 overs by SL is the fastest of 2012 WC.
    68/0 in 6 overs by SL is the highest in 2012 WC.
    100 runs by SL in first 10 overs is the highest in 2012 WC.
    SL leads New Zealand 3-1 in T20 matches.
    Dilshan was declared Player of the Match.

New Zealand innings (20 overs maximum)

    Nicol c Thirimanne b Dananjaya 58 runs 40 balls 3 4s 4 6s
    Guptill c Perera b Dananjaya 38 runs 30 balls 6 4s
    Brendum McCullum c Perera b Ajantha Mendis 25 runs 16 balls 2 6s
    Ross Taylor b Kulasekara 23 runs 15 balls 2 4s
    Oram c Dilshan b Kulasekara 6 runs 6 balls 1 four
    Nathan McCullum b Malinga 3 runs 4 balls
    Franklin not out 8 runs 5 balls 1 four
    Williamson run out 4 runs 4 balls
    Extras (lb 4, w 5) 9
    Total (20 overs) 174/7

Fall of wickets

    1-57 (Guptill, 7.3 ov), 2-99 (BB McCullum, 12.2 ov), 3-137 (Nicol, 15.4 ov), 4-154 (Taylor, 17.2 ov), 5-159 (Oram, 17.6 ov), 6-164 (NL McCullum, 18.5 ov), 7-174 (Williamson, 19.6 ov)

Bowling

    Kulasekara 4 ov 33/2
    Mathews 2 ov 14/0
    Malinga 4 ov 30/1
    Ajantha Mendis 4 ov 48/1
    Dananjaya 4 ov 32/2
    Jeevan Mendis 2 ov 13/0

Sri Lanka innings (target: 175 runs from 20 overs)

    Jayawardene c Vettori b Oram 44 runs 26 balls 3 4s 3 6s
    Dilshan run out 76 runs 53 balls 5 4s 3 6s
    Sangakkara run out 21 runs 14 balls 4 4s
    Jeevan Mendis c Taylor b Franklin 8 runs 9 balls 1 four
    Angelo Mathews not out 12 runs 11 balls
    NLTC Perera b Franklin 5 runs 3 balls 1 four
    Thirimanne 5 runs 4 balls 1 four
    Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
    Total (20 overs) 174/6

Fall of wickets

    1-80 (Jayawardene, 7.2 ov), 2-119 (Sangakkara, 12.1 ov), 3-131 (BMAJ Mendis, 14.4 ov), 4-161 (Dilshan, 18.2 ov), 5-167 (Perera, 18.6 ov), 6-174 (Thirimanne, 19.6 ov)

Bowling

    Nathan McCullum 3 ov 25/0
    Mills 2 ov 15/0
    Southee 4 ov 44/0
    Oram 3 ov 26/1
    Vettori 4 ov 29/0
    Franklin 4 ov 34/2
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