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Trent Boult (left) got the ball to swing it late for New Zealand and took three wickets © Getty Images


In the ICC World T20 2014 Group 1 game played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Chittagong, New Zealand simply crumbled under pressure to the wily old fox, Rangana Herath. He presented an upright to straighten the ball a wee bit down the line to leave New Zealand in doldrums after the completion of 15 overs.. It was a disastrous batting performance from New Zealand and they eventually lost the game by 59 runs. It has meant that Sri Lanka have reached the semi-final stage of the tournament with New Zealand packing their bags and going back home.


Earlier, New Zealand’s swing bowlers twinned late swing with hit the deck bowling to leave Sri Lanka in some trouble. Finally, Sri Lanka could only make 119 in their allotted 20 overs.  Even the experienced campaigner, Mahela Jayawardene struggled for precise metre of timing on a slow deck and against a professional unit. He finally lost the plot and got out to the off-spinner, Nathan McCullum.