New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI at Pallekele, 06 Nov, 2012

Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bowl first
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
4
Sri Lanka, who chose to bowl first
Sri Lanka 200/3 in 31.1 Overs
Current Run rate: 6.42

New Zealand 188/6 (33)

Player of the Match: TM Dilshan
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
102
95
12
1
107.37
250
6854
160*
35.69
54
47
7
0
114.89
85
1705
80*
34.79
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
6.1
0
35
1
5.68
141
207
5/25
26.06
7
0
50
1
7.14
64
87
5/33
30.64
Recent Overs:
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
.
1
1
2
4
1
.
4
.
6
2
4
Current Partnership: 127 runs, 16.3 overs, RR: 7.7 (AD Mathews, TM Dilshan )
Last Wicket:

Over 32.0  

Quotes from the Presentation Ceremony:

Mahela Jaywardene, the victorious Sri Lankan Captain says: "The conditions were suited to us to be fair. Outstanding innings from Dilshan. He took up the responsibility as the senior player and so did Mathews. We needed a good partnership after the loss of three quick wickets. We had to make sure we put up that stand to get over the line. We tried to bring Mathews up the order and give him more responsibility. If he develops well, it is good for Sri Lanka. It gives the team a lot of balance."

Ross Taylor, the losing New Zealand Skipper says: "We played a lot poorer than the other day. Credit to Dilshan. He took the game away from us. There was a little bit of dew that did not help the bowlers. Dislhan and Mathews had a very good partnership. It is pretty frustrating with the rain and when there are only 100 odd people in the ground. I am getting good with prediction of rain in Sri Lanka."

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the Man of the Match for his century says: "Just before the toss, I had some back pain. I wanted to play even if I was 50%. While batting I felt better. Every single run and match is important for the career. The first few overs was difficult. The ground was wet later on also the four fielder rule helped us. In the middle overs it was really helpful."

A superb partnership between centurion Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews has seen Sri Lanka clinch the rain-affected Third ODI at Pallekele by 7 wickets with 11 balls to spare. The hosts have now got a 2-0 lead in the 5-match ODI Series.

31.1
4
Sri Lanka win the third ODI by 7 wickets by D/L method to lead the 5-match Series 2-0.
Over 31.1 KD Mills to AD Mathews, Boundary!
Cuts the short and wide delivery behind point for a boundary.
End of Over 31 (13 runs)   Sri Lanka 196/3

TM Dilshan 102/95 TG Southee 7-0-50-1
AD Mathews 50/46

30.6
2
Over 30.6 TG Southee to TM Dilshan, 2 runs
Cuts that away hard to the diving deep point for a couple to level the scores.
30.5
6
Over 30.5 TG Southee to TM Dilshan, Six!!
Brings up his 14th ODI hundred in style by murderously pulling this short ball all the way over deep squareleg for a six!
30.4
0
Over 30.4 TG Southee to TM Dilshan, no runs
Makes room and tucks the short ball to short mid wicket.
30.3
4
Over 30.3 TG Southee to TM Dilshan, Boundary!
Makes room and lofts the length ball over covers for a boundary.
30.2
0
Over 30.2 TG Southee to TM Dilshan, no runs
Makes room and flicks the length ball to mid wicket.
30.1
1
Over 30.1 TG Southee to AD Mathews, 1 run
Goes back and tucks the slower low ball behind squareleg for one to bring up his 12th ODI fifty.
End of Over 30 (12 runs)   Sri Lanka 183/3

TM Dilshan 92/91 JDP Oram 7-1-44-0
AD Mathews 49/45

29.6
4
Over 29.6 JDP Oram to TM Dilshan, Boundary!
Jumps down the track and inside edges his flick to a full ball and gets a streaky boundary from fine leg.
29.5
2
Over 29.5 JDP Oram to TM Dilshan, 2 runs
Makes room and pulls it away to the diving deep squareleg for a couple.
29.4
1
Over 29.4 JDP Oram to AD Mathews, 1 run
Goes back and flicks it to long leg for one.
29.3
1
Over 29.3 JDP Oram to TM Dilshan, 1 run
Makes room and eases the short ball to point for one.
29.2
0
Over 29.2 JDP Oram to TM Dilshan, no runs
Attempts a big hoick and is hit on the body around leg.
29.1
4
Over 29.1 JDP Oram to TM Dilshan, Boundary!
Pulls away the half tracker ferociously through wide mid wicket for a boundary.
End of Over 29 (7 runs)   Sri Lanka 171/3

AD Mathews 48/44 TG Southee 6-0-37-1
TM Dilshan 81/86

28.6
2
Over 28.6 TG Southee to AD Mathews, 2 runs
Goes back and tucks it behind squareleg and steals a second run.
28.5
1
Over 28.5 TG Southee to TM Dilshan, 1 run
Goes back and chops it to covers for a single.