Showing posts with label Hagley Oval. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hagley Oval. Show all posts

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Zealand wins the World Cup 2015 Opener against Sri Lanka at ChristChurch

 Sri Lanka loose the opening match to Co-hosts New Zealand at ChristChurch by 98 runs.

Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first hoping to get early wickets in overcast conditions. But Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum stitched a 111 run partnership for the first wicket propelling New Zealand into a strong position. 

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor stitched another 57 run partnership for the fourth wicket. And after that New Zealand lost both Williamson and Taylor in quick succession to leave the New Zealand total at 193/4.

And after that Corey Anderson joined Grant Elliot to build another 65 run partnership. Elliot was out for 29 runs.

Luke Ronchi the wicket keeper batsmen joins Anderson for the last six Overs building a quick partnership of 51 runs in just 26 deliveries. With some tight hitting by Ronchi and Anderson the team total reaches 331/6. It was altogether71 run partnership between the two.

Some sloppy fielding give Corey Anderson a new life who skied one from Lakmal and in the next Over Malinga yorks Ronchi to take his wicket off a no ball.

For Sri Lanka it was one wicket apiece for Lakmal and Herath, while Mendis scalped two.

Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga were little bit expensive for Sri Lanka today,  Herath bowled a tight spell for 37 runs in 9 Overs taking wicket of McCullum.

Sri Lanka replying to New Zealand's 331/6 scores 40 runs of first 10 Overs, with Dilshan and Thirimanne building the first wicket partnership. At the score of 67, Dilshan returns a simple catch to Vettori in the 13th Over. 

Thirimanne is joined by Sangakkara and the two take forward the Sri Lankan innings then Thirimanne 65 is bowled by Trent Boult at 124/1. 

Sangakkara 39 is trapped LBW by Trent Boult and then Adam Milne clean bowls Karunaratne for 14. 

Jayawardene 0 is out edging to the keeper Ronchi of the bowling off Vettori. Jeevan Mendis could not keep one down from Milne and is out edging to the keeper for 4.

Sri Lanka looses the initiative by losing six wicket for just 44 runs, score now reading 172/6 with Mathews and Kulasekara at the crease. 

Sri Lankan has been bowled out for 233 in 46.1 Overs. by 98 runs.

Sri Lanka has been completely outplayed in all departments by New Zealand as they rise for the occasion and take a winning step forward in the World Cup campaign. 

New Zealand are competitive and strong contenders for the title in this edition. Vettori bowls a splendid spell taking two wickets for 34 runs in 10 Overs. Milne, Boult, Anderson and Southee take 2 wickets apiece.

Sri Lanka as common with the Sub Continental teams loose the initiative while batting, not feeling comfortable with  the pace of the wicket.

Corey Anderson is the Man of the Match for 75 runs and two wickets and all round performance.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Updates: World Cup 2015 Warm up matches 2,3,4 and 5

Match 5 England Vs West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground

England have bowled out West Indies for 122 in their warm up tie.

Chris Woakes takes five for 19 in 7.3 Overs, Steven Finn took 2/34 in 6 Overs. Jordan, Bopara and Tredwell took one wicket each to reduce West Indies to 122 runs on a wicket which had pace and bounce in overcast conditions.

Lendl Simmons top scored for West Indies with 45 runs.

Moeen Ali 38 Ian Bell 12 were at the crease 60/0  in 10.2 Overs

Match 3 South Africa vs Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval

Match won by South Africa by D/L method by 5 wickets.

Earlier Sri Lanka batting first scored 279/7, with Dilshan scoring a stroke filled 100.

In reply South Afica had to score a revised target of 188 under D/L method.

Q de Kock made 66 H Amla 46 to help South Africa win the match. For Sri Lanka Rangana Herath took 3/22 in 5 Overs.

Match 2 New Zealand vs Zimbabwe was abandoned due to rain at Bert Sutcliffe Oval

Martin Guptill scoring a hundred in a total of 157/7.

Match 4 Pakistan vs Bangladesh at Blacktown International Sports Park no. 1

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first making 208/5  

Tamim Iqbal made 81 and M Mahmudullah 83

Latest Score 234 in 47.4 Overs