Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 7-9, 2006
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
7,8,9 December 2006 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c How b Franklin 33 138 96 3 1 34.37
31.6 sharp catch at gully! Franklin offers width outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts hard, Jamie How moves to his left. perhaps fumbles it a little but manages to hold on to a fine catch 87/4
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Fleming b Bond 5 12 7 1 0 71.42
2.5 Bond comes back with a peach to get his first wicket on his home ground, that pitched on off and shaped away from Jayasuriya, the length was superb and induced the batsman to play at it, the edge was taken at first slip 11/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Sinclair b Bond 4 8 7 1 0 57.14
4.3 caught! a similar ball to the previous one, moving across the left-hander after pitching on leg stump, Sangakkara got squared up again and this time the edge flew straight to Sinclair in the slip cordon 17/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Franklin b Bond 8 24 16 2 0 50.00
10.1 straight down fine leg's throat! Bond banged it in short, Jayawardene tried to - well it wasn't a hook really - he just swivelled and helped the ball down to James Franklin at fine leg 37/3
View dismissal CK Kapugedera lbw b Franklin 37 115 86 7 0 43.02
37.3 trapped leg before not offerign a shot, Franklin pitched that ball around off stump, Kapudegera assumed that it was the one leaving him and stuck his pad out at it, but it wasn't, the ball swung back into the right-hander and hit him dead centre 106/6
View dismissal LPC Silva b Franklin 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
33.2 Silva scores a duck on debut! Full ball and it swings into Silva who tried to drive on the front foot, the ball beats everything and crashed into his stumps 87/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c How b Martin 7 61 39 1 0 17.94
46.5 Martin picks up his 100th Test wicket. It was a length delivery outside the off stump, pushes forward, gets the edge and How at third slip takes a very good catch low to his left. That is an excellent slip catch 121/8
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Oram 4 19 11 0 0 36.36
41.1 strikes first ball after drinks, caught behind! full and down the leg side, Vaas glances it, gets the edge, bushes the pad, McCullum dives to his right and takes an excellent catch. 110/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Fleming b Oram 15 38 32 2 1 46.87
49.5 caught at first slip! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof again makes room and goes for the big shot, gets the edge, it was fast and quick towards the first slip, where Fleming takes a good sharp catch above his head. 132/9
SL Malinga not out 7 30 17 1 0 41.17
View dismissal M Muralitharan c Astle b Martin 14 15 9 2 0 155.55
52.4 short outside the off stump, Muralitharan makes room and cuts it high in the air to point, Astle back-pedals and takes a good catch. That's it Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 154. 154/10
Extras (lb 13, w 1, nb 6) 20
  Total (all out; 52.4 overs; 237 mins) 154 (2.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SE Bond 13 2 43 3 3.30 63 9 0 (1nb)
2.5 to Jayasuriya, Bond comes back with a peach to get his first wicket on his home ground, that pitched on off and shaped away from Jayasuriya, the length was superb and induced the batsman to play at it, the edge was taken at first slip 11/1
4.3 to Sangakkara, caught! a similar ball to the previous one, moving across the left-hander after pitching on leg stump, Sangakkara got squared up again and this time the edge flew straight to Sinclair in the slip cordon 17/2
10.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, straight down fine leg's throat! Bond banged it in short, Jayawardene tried to - well it wasn't a hook really - he just swivelled and helped the ball down to James Franklin at fine leg 37/3
View wickets CS Martin 16.4 2 37 2 2.22 82 3 1 (3nb, 1w)
46.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, Martin picks up his 100th Test wicket. It was a length delivery outside the off stump, pushes forward, gets the edge and How at third slip takes a very good catch low to his left. That is an excellent slip catch 121/8
52.4 to Muralitharan, short outside the off stump, Muralitharan makes room and cuts it high in the air to point, Astle back-pedals and takes a good catch. That's it Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 154. 154/10
View wickets JEC Franklin 12 0 30 3 2.50 57 3 0 (2nb)
31.6 to Tharanga, sharp catch at gully! Franklin offers width outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts hard, Jamie How moves to his left. perhaps fumbles it a little but manages to hold on to a fine catch 87/4
33.2 to Silva, Silva scores a duck on debut! Full ball and it swings into Silva who tried to drive on the front foot, the ball beats everything and crashed into his stumps 87/5
37.3 to Kapugedera, trapped leg before not offerign a shot, Franklin pitched that ball around off stump, Kapudegera assumed that it was the one leaving him and stuck his pad out at it, but it wasn't, the ball swung back into the right-hander and hit him dead centre 106/6
View wickets JDP Oram 10 5 30 2 3.00 51 5 1
41.1 to Vaas, strikes first ball after drinks, caught behind! full and down the leg side, Vaas glances it, gets the edge, bushes the pad, McCullum dives to his right and takes an excellent catch. 110/7
49.5 to Maharoof, caught at first slip! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof again makes room and goes for the big shot, gets the edge, it was fast and quick towards the first slip, where Fleming takes a good sharp catch above his head. 132/9
  NJ Astle 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CD Cumming b Muralitharan 43 186 131 5 0 32.82
46.2 bowled! that pitched a touch short but but short enough to play on the back foot like Cumming did, he tried to force it through the leg side and the ball went through his legs and hit the stumps 106/3
View dismissal JM How lbw b Malinga 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
1.3 slung it at 145kmh and plumb in front, that was full, straight and very quick, How moved across his stumps and tried to play it to midwicket, he missed and was finished 3/1
View dismissal MS Sinclair c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 36 100 84 5 0 42.85
25.5 good ball pitches on the middle and leg and moves away, it was angled across, Sinclair pushes forward, gets the edge, Jayawardene flings himself to his right and takes an excellent catch. 73/2
View dismissal SP Fleming* c Kapugedera b Maharoof 48 210 158 6 0 30.37
79.2 Mahroof strikes, short in length outside the off stump, Fleming cuts, gets the edge to second slip, Kapugedera takes the catch low to his left. It was a sharp catch. Fleming goes for 48. 188/7
View dismissal NJ Astle lbw b Muralitharan 2 2 4 0 0 50.00
46.6 and this time he's definitely lbw, that pitched in line of the stumps, Astle gets forward and plays down the wrong line of the offspinner, he's hit plumb in front, Murali's on fire 108/4
View dismissal JDP Oram c Silva b Vaas 1 11 3 0 0 33.33
49.1 Vaas strikes, fuller on the legs, clipped straight into the hands of Chamara Silva at short midwicket, Oram goes for one. 113/5
View dismissal BB McCullum b Vaas 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
49.4 Vaas strikes for the second time in this over, good length delivery pitches on off stump and moves away, angled across, was looking to leave the ball, but too late, gets the inside edge, drags it onto his stumps. 113/6
View dismissal DL Vettori c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga 63 142 114 8 0 55.26
85.4 fuller delivery on the stumps, Vettori makes room and looks to go over the fielders on the off side, but he mistimes the shot and it goes high in the air to Jayawardene, who came forward from deep extra-cover to take a good catch. 206/10
View dismissal JEC Franklin lbw b Muralitharan 0 6 9 0 0 0.00
80.5 Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball the doosra, pitches on the middle stump, it straightens, Franklin plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle, loud appeal by Murali and the close in fielders, given by umpire Taufel, a good decision. 190/8
View dismissal SE Bond lbw b Muralitharan 1 16 8 0 0 12.50
84.3 coming round the wicket for Bond, pitches on the stumps and straightens, goes for the sweep, plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, loud shout, given by umpire Taufel. 206/9
CS Martin not out 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5, nb 7) 12
  Total (all out; 85.4 overs; 348 mins) 206 (2.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 18 4 49 3 2.72 82 6 0 (1nb)
25.5 to Sinclair, good ball pitches on the middle and leg and moves away, it was angled across, Sinclair pushes forward, gets the edge, Jayawardene flings himself to his right and takes an excellent catch. 73/2
49.1 to Oram, Vaas strikes, fuller on the legs, clipped straight into the hands of Chamara Silva at short midwicket, Oram goes for one. 113/5
49.4 to McCullum, Vaas strikes for the second time in this over, good length delivery pitches on off stump and moves away, angled across, was looking to leave the ball, but too late, gets the inside edge, drags it onto his stumps. 113/6
View wickets SL Malinga 19.4 2 43 2 2.18 91 3 0 (3nb)
1.3 to How, slung it at 145kmh and plumb in front, that was full, straight and very quick, How moved across his stumps and tried to play it to midwicket, he missed and was finished 3/1
85.4 to Vettori, fuller delivery on the stumps, Vettori makes room and looks to go over the fielders on the off side, but he mistimes the shot and it goes high in the air to Jayawardene, who came forward from deep extra-cover to take a good catch. 206/10
View wicket MF Maharoof 14 3 44 1 3.14 64 6 0 (3nb)
79.2 to Fleming, Mahroof strikes, short in length outside the off stump, Fleming cuts, gets the edge to second slip, Kapugedera takes the catch low to his left. It was a sharp catch. Fleming goes for 48. 188/7
View wickets M Muralitharan 34 7 65 4 1.91 169 9 0
46.2 to Cumming, bowled! that pitched a touch short but but short enough to play on the back foot like Cumming did, he tried to force it through the leg side and the ball went through his legs and hit the stumps 106/3
46.6 to Astle, and this time he's definitely lbw, that pitched in line of the stumps, Astle gets forward and plays down the wrong line of the offspinner, he's hit plumb in front, Murali's on fire 108/4
80.5 to Franklin, Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball the doosra, pitches on the middle stump, it straightens, Franklin plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle, loud appeal by Murali and the close in fielders, given by umpire Taufel, a good decision. 190/8
84.3 to Bond, coming round the wicket for Bond, pitches on the stumps and straightens, goes for the sweep, plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, loud shout, given by umpire Taufel. 206/9
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Fleming b Bond 24 47 40 3 0 60.00
10.6 Bond strikes, fuller outside the off stump and bit wide, Tharanga goes after it, the edge flies towards the slips, Fleming at first slip jumps up stretching his hand, comes out his hand on the first attempt, then as the ball was going down, Fleming catches it with four fingers around the ball to take a super catch. 44/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya run out (Bond) 10 13 11 0 1 90.90
2.6 Bond to Tharanga, what a way to get out in a Test match, Jayasuriya was backing up too far, Bond bowled it full and Tharanga drove it firmly back at him, bond got a hand on it and the ball hit the stumps at the non-striker's end, Jayasuriya's bat was in the air, you could say he was unlucky but thre was no need to be backing up that far out of his crease 18/1
KC Sangakkara not out 100 173 154 12 1 64.93
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Fleming b Franklin 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
13.2 fuller outside the off stump, this time Franklin pushed it wide, Jayawardene looking to drive through the off side but he can only get an edge which flies to the right of Fleming, who takes the catch comfortably, made it look easy, excellent bowling from the Kiwis 45/3
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Oram b Bond 1 5 6 0 0 16.66
14.3 Kapugedera is interested this time and he offers a simple catch to Oram at gully. Bond bowled that short of a length and wide outside off, Kaupgedera tried to steer it to third man but couldn't keep it down, Sri Lanka are four down and sinking fast 46/4
View dismissal LPC Silva c Vettori b Bond 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
14.6 and he does indeed bag a pair on debut. You've got to feel for the young fella but that was a superb slower ball from Bond. Chamara Silva was foxed and played the off-drive far too early, he lobs a dolly of a catch to Vettori at mid-off 46/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene run out (Bond) 11 49 35 2 0 31.42
26.2 from Martin, RUN OUT! plays gently to the on side and takes off for a nonexistent single, Bond quickly in from mid on....fields the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end to run out Jayawardene 74/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Oram 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
27.3 Oram picks up Vaas, coming round the wicket, short in length delivery, nips back in, gets the inside edge through to McCullum, who takes the catch at a comfortable height. 80/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c †McCullum b Bond 7 23 18 0 0 38.88
32.5 lovely bowling from Bond, 137 km/h, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof half forward plays at it, moves away slightly to take the outside edge through to McCullum, who takes an easy catch. 99/8
View dismissal SL Malinga c †McCullum b Franklin 0 50 28 0 0 0.00
44.6 now he's gone! the length and line was excellent this time, pitches on a good length and the line is such that Malinga is in two minds whether to play or leave it, he decides to pull out of the shot at the last minute and feathered a nick to McCullum 143/9
View dismissal M Muralitharan run out (Martin/†McCullum) 8 37 19 2 0 42.10
53.1 Bond to Sangakkara, what's going on here, Sangakkara whips that down to fine leg and the single brings up his century, but Murali touched down at the striker's end, turned around and left his crease to congratulate Sangakkara, the throw came in and McCullum whipped off the bails to run-out Murali, what a way for the innings to end. The ball was not dead and Murali should not have left his crease, it's all very unfortunate for Sri Lanka. 170/10
Extras (lb 5, nb 4) 9
  Total (all out; 53.1 overs; 207 mins) 170 (3.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SE Bond 19.1 5 63 4 3.28 91 7 1 (3nb)
10.6 to Tharanga, Bond strikes, fuller outside the off stump and bit wide, Tharanga goes after it, the edge flies towards the slips, Fleming at first slip jumps up stretching his hand, comes out his hand on the first attempt, then as the ball was going down, Fleming catches it with four fingers around the ball to take a super catch. 44/2
14.3 to Kapugedera, Kapugedera is interested this time and he offers a simple catch to Oram at gully. Bond bowled that short of a length and wide outside off, Kaupgedera tried to steer it to third man but couldn't keep it down, Sri Lanka are four down and sinking fast 46/4
14.6 to Silva, and he does indeed bag a pair on debut. You've got to feel for the young fella but that was a superb slower ball from Bond. Chamara Silva was foxed and played the off-drive far too early, he lobs a dolly of a catch to Vettori at mid-off 46/5
32.5 to Maharoof, lovely bowling from Bond, 137 km/h, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof half forward plays at it, moves away slightly to take the outside edge through to McCullum, who takes an easy catch. 99/8
  CS Martin 11 2 38 0 3.45 42 2 1
View wickets JEC Franklin 13 1 34 2 2.61 61 5 0 (1nb)
13.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, fuller outside the off stump, this time Franklin pushed it wide, Jayawardene looking to drive through the off side but he can only get an edge which flies to the right of Fleming, who takes the catch comfortably, made it look easy, excellent bowling from the Kiwis 45/3
44.6 to Malinga, now he's gone! the length and line was excellent this time, pitches on a good length and the line is such that Malinga is in two minds whether to play or leave it, he decides to pull out of the shot at the last minute and feathered a nick to McCullum 143/9
View wicket JDP Oram 7 1 19 1 2.71 32 3 0
27.3 to Vaas, Oram picks up Vaas, coming round the wicket, short in length delivery, nips back in, gets the inside edge through to McCullum, who takes the catch at a comfortable height. 80/7
  DL Vettori 2 0 10 0 5.00 8 2 0
  NJ Astle 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 119 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CD Cumming c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 43 66 57 4 2 75.43
15.4 Vaas strikes! short of a good length delivery, perfect line and lenght and Cumming had no option but to play at it - feather edge straight to the keeper 66/2
View dismissal JM How lbw b Muralitharan 11 54 31 0 0 35.48
12.5 that's plumb in front! Murali tosses it up on off stump, How moves across and plays back, the offspinner hits him in front of middle and leg and he was playing right back in his crease 58/1
View dismissal MS Sinclair c Sangakkara b Muralitharan 4 22 18 0 0 22.22
18.1 Sinclair goes! flat delivery on the stumps - when in doubt sweep and that's precisely what Sinclair did but he failed to keep it down. Sangakkara at square leg dived across to his left and took it with both hands. This game is wide open now 68/4
View dismissal SP Fleming* lbw b Vaas 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
17.1 game on! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing there - Fleming pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Lound appeal and up goes the finger 66/3
View dismissal NJ Astle lbw b Muralitharan 24 50 39 3 0 61.53
30.3 Astle goes off the first ball he faces after tea, that one pitched around off stump and straightened, Astle played forward but down the wrong line, he got hit in front of middle and that was pretty plumb, almost identical to his dismissal in the first innings 103/5
JDP Oram not out 12 55 46 1 0 26.08
BB McCullum not out 14 9 8 2 1 175.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 4) 11
  Total (5 wickets; 33 overs; 133 mins) 119 (3.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 12 3 33 2 2.75 56 4 0 (3nb)
15.4 to Cumming, Vaas strikes! short of a good length delivery, perfect line and lenght and Cumming had no option but to play at it - feather edge straight to the keeper 66/2
17.1 to Fleming, game on! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing there - Fleming pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Lound appeal and up goes the finger 66/3
  SL Malinga 4 1 35 0 8.75 11 3 1 (1w)
View wickets M Muralitharan 14 5 34 3 2.42 70 1 2
12.5 to How, that's plumb in front! Murali tosses it up on off stump, How moves across and plays back, the offspinner hits him in front of middle and leg and he was playing right back in his crease 58/1
18.1 to Sinclair, Sinclair goes! flat delivery on the stumps - when in doubt sweep and that's precisely what Sinclair did but he failed to keep it down. Sangakkara at square leg dived across to his left and took it with both hands. This game is wide open now 68/4
30.3 to Astle, Astle goes off the first ball he faces after tea, that one pitched around off stump and straightened, Astle played forward but down the wrong line, he got hit in front of middle and that was pretty plumb, almost identical to his dismissal in the first innings 103/5
  MF Maharoof 3 0 15 0 5.00 12 2 0 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debut - LPC Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - SE Bond (New Zealand)
Umpires - BG Jerling (South Africa) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - GAV Baxter
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - DM Quested
Close of play
  • Thu, 7 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 85/2 (CD Cumming 37*, SP Fleming 7*, 33 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 125/8 (KC Sangakkara 63*, SL Malinga 0*, 37 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 119/5 (33 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (73 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 55/3 in 13.0 overs (WU Tharanga 16, CK Kapugedera 16)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 77/3 in 28.0 overs (WU Tharanga 27, CK Kapugedera 23)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 134 balls (WU Tharanga 18, CK Kapugedera 24, Ex 8)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 35.5 overs (219 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 110/6 in 41.0 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 6, WPUJC Vaas 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 52.1 overs (320 balls), Extras 20
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Tea: New Zealand - 0/0
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 33/1 in 15.0 overs (CD Cumming 16, MS Sinclair 15)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 20.4 overs (126 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (CD Cumming 25, MS Sinclair 24, Ex 1)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 85/2 in 33.0 overs (CD Cumming 37, SP Fleming 7)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Test Commentators: George Binoy, Binoy George and Saajan Nair
    • Test Scorer: Gautham
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 42.2 overs (259 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 108/4 in 47.0 overs (SP Fleming 20)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 61.5 overs (377 balls), Extras 8
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 155/6 in 63.0 overs (SP Fleming 42, DL Vettori 23)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (SP Fleming 21, DL Vettori 30, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 188/6 in 79.0 overs (SP Fleming 48, DL Vettori 47)
    • DL Vettori: 50 off 99 balls (6 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 83.4 overs (509 balls), Extras 12
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 46/5 in 15.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 15.1 overs (93 balls), Extras 6
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (204 balls), Extras 7
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 89 balls (6 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 125/8 in 37.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 63, SL Malinga 0)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 136/8 in 42.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 74, SL Malinga 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 47.1 overs (287 balls), Extras 9
    • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 154 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 0/0
    • Rain: New Zealand - 0/0 in 0.4 overs (CD Cumming 0, JM How 0)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (74 balls), Extras 9
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (CD Cumming 32, JM How 11, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 58/1 in 12.5 overs (CD Cumming 38)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (180 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: New Zealand - 102/4 in 30.0 overs (NJ Astle 24, JDP Oram 9)
 
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