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Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Grenada, 12 April 2007

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Chaminda Vaas celebrates

Sri Lanka make a blistering start and Chaminda Vaas traps New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming lbw in the first over

Ross Taylor

Vaas then strikes again, removing the recalled Ross Taylor to leave New Zealand struggling on 4-2

Peter Fulton

Peter Fulton and Scott Styris steady the ship and help the Kiwis reach 36-2 after 14 overs

Chaminda Vaas celebrates

Fulton makes 28 before pulling loosely at Vaas and ballooning the ball straight to Chamara Silva at the midwicket boundary

Chamara Silva takes a catch

Craig McMillan's ambitious sweep presents Silva with another catch and leaves New Zealand on 77-4

Tillakaratne Dilshan after Jacob Oram is removed

Jacob Oram makes 31 for the Black Caps before being caught by Dilshan Tillakaratne in the 38th over

Scott Styris reaches his century

Scott Styris top-scores with 111 not out from 157 balls as New Zealand end on 219-7

Shane Bond (right) catches Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka's reply stutters when Upul Tharanga is superbly caught on the third man boundary by Shane Bond for 11

Sanath Jayasuriya plays a shot

But Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara keep up the early pace to reach 100-1 off just 18 overs

Sanath Jayasuriya (left) and Kumar Sangakkara celebrate their 100 partnership

Jayasuriya completes his 63rd one-day half century off 65 balls as he and Sangakkara move their partnership past 100

Bredon McCullum (centre) and Jacob Oram (right) appeal for the wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya

But Sri Lanka's skipper is out for 64 when Brendon McCullum, standing up to Oram, holds a sharp bottom-edge chance

New Zealand's Daniel Vettori bowls against Sri Lanka

And Daniel Vettori removes Mahela Jayawardene and Silva to help stem the flow of runs and peg Sri Lanka back to 180-4

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara hits the ball against New Zealand

But Sangakkara continues his steady knock to reach his 39th one-day half century and move Sri Lanka past 200

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (left) pats New Zealand's Brendon McCullum on the shoulder at the end of the game

And the wicket-keeper scores the winning boundary to hand New Zealand their first defeat of the World Cup by six wickets


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