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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Highlights: Malinga’s double hat-trick helps SL win by 37 runs

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, SL vs NZ 3rd T20 Highlights: Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga broke the back of New Zealand batting lineup with his second T20I five-wicket haul

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 6, 2019 10:27:21 pm
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand (SL vs NZ) 3rd T20 Highlights: Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga wreaked havoc on New Zealand batsmen with one yorker after another to help his team come out on top in a low-scoring affair. Malinga’s double hat-trick broke the back of Kiwi batting lineup. He started off with Colin Munro followed by Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor who registered golden duck. He also became the first bowler to take 100 T20I wickets. The fast bowler got a fifer and finished with bowling figures – 5 for 6 in four overs as Sri Lanka won the match by 37 runs.

Chasing a modest total of 126, the hopes of New Zealand were reignited by Tim Southee’s power-hitting but the 10th wicket partnership could not pull off a miracle. However, Southee and Seth Rance managed to register the second-highest 10th wicket stand. Earlier, Malinga won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Danushka Gunathilaka top-scored with a 25-ball 30. Sri Lanka kept losing wickets and only four batsmen scored in double digits. Kiwi spinner Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle picked three wickets each in the innings.

New Zealand in Sri Lanka, 3 T20I Series, 2019Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 21 October 2020

Sri Lanka 125/8 (20.0)


New Zealand 88 (16.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I ) Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 37 runs

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Highlights:

22:13 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Finally, Seth Rance's luck runs out. Lakshan Sandakan's takes the final wicket and ends the 10th wicket partnership. Tim Southee left stranded at the non-striker's end. Southee remains unbeaten for 28. Sri Lanka win the third T20I by a margin of 37 runs in the low-scoring affair. NZ 88 all out in 16 overs

Southee-Rance register second-highest 10th wicket stand in T20I cricket. The duo scored 36 runs in 6 overs. 

22:07 (IST)06 Sep 2019
Rance riding his luck

Seth Rance gets lucky as two inside edges off his bat miss the stumps. Four runs from the over. NZ - 87/9 in 15 overs

22:03 (IST)06 Sep 2019
Rance-Southee survive

Seth Rance and Tim Southee survive the Lasith Malinga challenge. Southee's three sixes forced Malinga to bowl his last over. Rance almost lost his wicket to an in-swinging yorker but survive. Just a single from his last over. He finishes with bowling figures of 6 for 5. NZ - 83/9 in 14 overs

21:57 (IST)06 Sep 2019
Southee hits big

Tim Southee has silenced the crowd with three huge sixes from Lakshan Sandakan. Suddenly, the New Zealand run chase is alive. Lasith Malinga may be forced to bowl the last over of his spell. NZ - 82/9 in 13 overs

21:53 (IST)06 Sep 2019
Southee-Rance survive

Tim Southee and Seth Rance get New Zealand past their lowest T20I score which was also against Sri Lanka. 10 runs in the previous two overs and a few close calls. NZ - 62/9 in 12 overs

21:46 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Todd Astle gets out trying to work the ball towards fine leg. Astle opted for the review but the hawkeye showed three reds. Another wicket goes down. New Zealand may end up registering their lowest T20I total. Wanidu Hasaranga gets his first wicket. NZ - 52/9 in 10 overs

21:41 (IST)06 Sep 2019

New Zealand's hopes of making a comeback torn to shreds. Akila Dananjaya beats Mitchell Santner with another wrong one. Smart work by Kusal Perera. NZ - 46/8 in 8.4 overs

21:40 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Two in two! Akila Dananjaya cleans up Scott Kuggeleijn with the wrong one. Scott tries to defend but the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad. NZ - 46/7 in 8.2 overs

21:36 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Daryl Mitchell fails to make his ground. Everything going in Sri Lanka's favour. Mitchell out for 6. NZ - 46/6 in 8.1 overs

21:26 (IST)06 Sep 2019
End of powerplay overs

Sri Lanka dominate New Zealand in the powerplay overs, thanks to Lasith Malinga's dominance. Mitchell Santner manages to score a boundary from Akila Dananjaya's over. Lasith Malinga opts for DRS on the last delivery. The only thing he could not do right. Sri Lanka lose their review. Daryl Mitchell survives. NZ - 31/5 in 6 overs

21:20 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Lasith Malinga has brought New Zealand batting lineup to their knees. Tim Seifert out for 8. Seifert edges it to the slip fielder. Malinga takes his fifth wicket in the match, his second five-wicket haul. Malinga has given just five runs in his three overs. Will he continue and finish the spell? NZ - 25/5 in 5 overs

21:10 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Lasith Malinga has done the unthinkable. Only he could bring Sri Lanka back into the game in such fashion. Malinga becomes the second bowler to take a double hat-trick in T20I cricket after Rashid Khan. He is the only bowler to take a double hat-trick twice in international cricket. Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Hamish Rutherford out for golden ducks. NZ - 15/4 in 3 overs

20:59 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Lasith Malinga becomes the first bowler to 100 T20I wickets. Malinga knocks over Colin Munro with a toe-crushing in-swinging yorker. NZ - 15/1 in 2.3 overs

20:58 (IST)06 Sep 2019
Munro hammers Dananjaya

Colin Munro did not hold back in the first over of Akila Dananjaya. The Sri Lankan opener just wants to dominate from the start. Munro hits a six and a four from the over. NZ - 15/0 in 2 overs

20:53 (IST)06 Sep 2019
Malinga off to good start

Lasith Malinga off to a good start with the ball. New Zealand openers are happy not taking any risks against the Sri Lankan bowling spearhead. NZ - 3/0 in 1 over

20:39 (IST)06 Sep 2019
End of first innings

Sri Lanka post a below par score in the third T20I. The wicket is slot and there is much help for the spinners but 150 could have been a fighting total on the track. Sri Lanka will bank on spinners Akila Dananjaya and Wanidu Hasaranga to bring Sri Lanka back into the game. Lasith Malinga may be inclined to introduce spinners in the powerplay overs. SL - 125/8 in 20 overs

20:36 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Scott Kuggeleijn bowls a thunderbolt to get rid of Akila Dananjaya. Typical way to get rid of the tailender. SL - 109/8 in 17.2 overs

20:18 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Another wicket falls, Isuru Udana gets out after a terrible mix-up with Wanidu Hasaranaga. Sri Lanka struggling to score in the death overs. SL - 109/7 in 17 overs

20:11 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Spinners have dominated so far. Mitchell Santner traps Lahiru Madushanka in front of the stumps. Third wicket of the day for Santner. Just a single from his final over. He finishes with 3 for 12 in 4 overs. SL - 101/6 in 16 overs

20:08 (IST)06 Sep 2019

Todd Astle strikes again, this third wicket of the day. Dasun Shanaka departs for 7. Sri Lanka are in trouble. They will consider themselves lucky if they reach 150. SL - 100/5 in 15 overs


Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga(c), Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka

New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle