New Zealand edge out Lanka

Jacob Oram

Sri Lanka restricted New Zealand to 141 for eight and looked to be cruising to victory when opener Tillakaratne Dilshan blazed 57 from 28 balls including eight fours and two sixes. However, the tourists engineered a sudden batting collapse with all-rounder Jacob Oram claiming figures of three for 33 including a hat-trick.

Captain Daniel Vettori was also instrumental with a miserly spell of spin bowling in the middle stages of the run chase, taking two for 11 from four overs. Meanwhile, Oram said on Thursday that he was unaware he had taken a hat-trick that swung the match on its head.
“The first I knew of it was when I got to the hotel,” Oram, 31, a veteran of eight years in international cricket, said.

Scoreboard
NEW ZEALAND
McCullum (run out)    9
Ryder c Bandara b Kulasekara    13
Guptill c Kapugedera b Bandara    29
Taylor c Kulasekara b Mathews    60
Oram c Kulasekara b Mendis    8
Broom (not out)    5
McGlashan (run out)    1
Mills b Malinga    7
Vettori b Malinga    0
Butler (not out)    0
Extras (B-3, LB-3, W-3)    9
Total (for 8 wkts, 20 overs)    141
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-26, 3-79, 4-117, 5-126, 6-127, 7-136, 8-136.
Bowling: Kulasekara 4-0-21-1, Malinga 4-0-21-2, Mathews 2-0-19-1, Mendis 4-0-25-1, Bandara 4-0-25-1, Jayasuriya 2-0-24-0.

SRI LANKA
Dilshan c Ryder b Butler    57
Jayasuriya c Bond b Mills    1
Jayawardene (run out)    3
Sangakkara c McCullum b Vettori    13
Rupasinghe lbw Vettori    15
Kapugedera b Butler    3
Mathews c&b Oram    21
Kulasekara c Broom b Oram    12
Bandara c B McCullum b Oram    7
Malinga (not out)    4
Mendis (not out)    0
Extras (LB-2)    2
Total (for 9 wkts, 20 overs)    138
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-43, 3-67, 4-75, 5-85, 6-109, 7-122, 8-133, 9-133
Bowling: Bond 4-0-27-0, Mills 4-0-36-1, Butler 4-0-29-2, Oram 4-0-33-3, Vettori 4-0-11-2.

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