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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 39th Match ICC World Cup 2007 Highlights

39th Match of ICC World Cup 2007: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

The 39th match of the ICC World Cup was played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at St. George’s, Grenada on the 12th of March. New Zealand chose to bat first as they won the toss.

New Zealand scored 219 runs in 50 overs with 7 wickets down. Scott Styris scored 111 runs off 157 balls with 8-fours included. This became his 4th ODI century. Jacob Oram scored 31 runs off 45 balls with 1-six included, Peter Fulton scored 28 runs off 34 balls with 4-fours included and James Franklin scored 25 runs off 27 balls with 1-six included.

Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas successfully picked up 3-wickets for 33 runs in 9 overs with 3 maidens included Muttiah Muralitharan picked up 3 wickets for 32 runs in 10 overs and Tillakaratne Dilshan picked up 1 wicket for 44 runs in 8 overs with 1 maiden over included.

Sri Lanka scored 222 runs in 45.1 overs with 4 wickets down. Kumar Sangakkara scored 69 runs off 104 balls with 3-fours included, Sanath Jayasuriya scored 64 runs off 80 balls with 5-fours and1-six included, Chamara Silva scored 23 runs off 34 balls with 4-fours included and Mahela Jayawardene scored 15 runs off 16 balls with 2-fours included.

New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori successfully picked up 2-wickets for 35 runs in 10 overs, Jacob Oram picked up 1 wicket for 31 runs in 6 overs and James Franklin picked up 1 wicket for 49 runs in 8 overs.

Chaminda Vaas became the Player of the match for picking up 3-wickets for 33 runs in 9 overs 2 maidens over included.  

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