Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2006/07 / Scorecard

Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
15,16,17,18 December 2006 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †McCullum b Martin 7 33 23 1 0 30.43
7.3 got 'em! What a ball! Pitches very fast on a good length on off stump, lands and shapes away, Tharanga stands and tamely defends, the ball swishes by and nibbles the outside edge of the bat and McCullum does the taking, a loud appeal and he's given, Martin strikes again! 27/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Fleming b Martin 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
1.3 gone! Good, fullish ball angled across him from off stump, draws him forward and he just pokes at that and gets a thick edge through to Fleming at second slip, and thats an early breakthrough for New Zealand 0/1
KC Sangakkara not out 156 265 192 21 1 81.25
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* b Martin 0 11 4 0 0 0.00
9.6 cleaned him up! Poor shot! Lands on a good length outside off stump and comes back in, surprises him, and all he can do is push the bat down on it in a hurry, and ends up chopping it back onto the base of off stump, not a good shot there but Martin's undone him, and he has three in no time, Sri Lanka in trouble! 41/3
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Sinclair b Oram 5 43 23 1 0 21.73
19.2 Gotcha! the typical subcontinental poke outside off stump. It's a fatal attraction that many from that part of the world share. Length-delivery that pitched outside off and held its line and the youngster couldn't resist a flirt. Caught at third slip. 81/4
View dismissal LPC Silva c Fleming b Franklin 61 104 83 7 1 73.49
44.5 Got im! Another one of those fatal pokes. Angled away after landing on a length, a classical left-armer's delivery, and Silva pushes at it, away from his body and Fleming swallows the cherry at first slip. It is his 158th catch. Only two people - Mark Waugh and Brian Lara - have taken more catches than him. A cavalier innings comes to an end. Impetuous, aggressive, at times a bit too aggressive, and a rather interesting little knock. 202/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Vettori 25 47 52 3 1 48.07
57.6 Strikes right on the tea break! An arm-ball. It landed just outside off, slid in and sneaked through the bat and pad gap and struck Jayawardene in front of offstump. That wicket would hurt Sri Lanka. Sangakkara is at the risk of running out of partners 239/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Bond 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
58.6 this time he gets his man! Strives for more pace this time, lands it on a sweet length outside off stump and Vaas doesnt get behind the line and nibbles at it, ball takes a thin edge through to a gleeful McCullum and up goes umpire Taufel's finger, Bond strikes early 240/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c †McCullum b Vettori 4 11 5 0 0 80.00
61.4 got 'em! Loops this one high and makes it hang in the air just a tad, lovely flight, takes the pace off the ball too and Maharoof comes half-forward and nibbles at it, and the result is the thinnest of edges into McCullum's gloves, umpire Jerling says yep, thats out 251/8
View dismissal SL Malinga c Sinclair b Vettori 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
63.5 gone! Flat outside off stump, Malinga comes forward and pushes at it, and Sinclair at silly point holds onto it, that was just off the bat and into his hands, tame dismissal and Malinga goes 259/9
View dismissal M Muralitharan c & b Bond 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
64.6 thats that then! Pitches full on leg stump, Murali goes back and can only tap that back to Bond, who takes a neat caught-and-bowled, didnt have to move much and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings 268/10
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 8) 10
  Total (all out; 65 overs; 272 mins) 268 (4.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SE Bond 16 1 85 2 5.31 62 12 0 (3nb)
58.6 to Vaas, this time he gets his man! Strives for more pace this time, lands it on a sweet length outside off stump and Vaas doesnt get behind the line and nibbles at it, ball takes a thin edge through to a gleeful McCullum and up goes umpire Taufel's finger, Bond strikes early 240/7
64.6 to Muralitharan, thats that then! Pitches full on leg stump, Murali goes back and can only tap that back to Bond, who takes a neat caught-and-bowled, didnt have to move much and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings 268/10
View wickets CS Martin 13 2 50 3 3.84 55 4 1 (1nb)
1.3 to Jayasuriya, gone! Good, fullish ball angled across him from off stump, draws him forward and he just pokes at that and gets a thick edge through to Fleming at second slip, and thats an early breakthrough for New Zealand 0/1
7.3 to Tharanga, got 'em! What a ball! Pitches very fast on a good length on off stump, lands and shapes away, Tharanga stands and tamely defends, the ball swishes by and nibbles the outside edge of the bat and McCullum does the taking, a loud appeal and he's given, Martin strikes again! 27/2
9.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, cleaned him up! Poor shot! Lands on a good length outside off stump and comes back in, surprises him, and all he can do is push the bat down on it in a hurry, and ends up chopping it back onto the base of off stump, not a good shot there but Martin's undone him, and he has three in no time, Sri Lanka in trouble! 41/3
View wicket JEC Franklin 12 2 46 1 3.83 56 8 0 (4nb)
44.5 to Silva, Got im! Another one of those fatal pokes. Angled away after landing on a length, a classical left-armer's delivery, and Silva pushes at it, away from his body and Fleming swallows the cherry at first slip. It is his 158th catch. Only two people - Mark Waugh and Brian Lara - have taken more catches than him. A cavalier innings comes to an end. Impetuous, aggressive, at times a bit too aggressive, and a rather interesting little knock. 202/5
View wicket JDP Oram 3 0 10 1 3.33 13 1 0
19.2 to Kapugedera, Gotcha! the typical subcontinental poke outside off stump. It's a fatal attraction that many from that part of the world share. Length-delivery that pitched outside off and held its line and the youngster couldn't resist a flirt. Caught at third slip. 81/4
View wickets DL Vettori 14 1 53 3 3.78 58 5 2
57.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, Strikes right on the tea break! An arm-ball. It landed just outside off, slid in and sneaked through the bat and pad gap and struck Jayawardene in front of offstump. That wicket would hurt Sri Lanka. Sangakkara is at the risk of running out of partners 239/6
61.4 to Maharoof, got 'em! Loops this one high and makes it hang in the air just a tad, lovely flight, takes the pace off the ball too and Maharoof comes half-forward and nibbles at it, and the result is the thinnest of edges into McCullum's gloves, umpire Jerling says yep, thats out 251/8
63.5 to Malinga, gone! Flat outside off stump, Malinga comes forward and pushes at it, and Sinclair at silly point holds onto it, that was just off the bat and into his hands, tame dismissal and Malinga goes 259/9
  NJ Astle 7 2 22 0 3.14 31 3 0
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CD Cumming b Maharoof 13 42 39 2 0 33.33
9.5 Got im! Maharoof gets the breakthrough. A length-delivery that landed around the off and middle stump line and cut back in , threaded the bat and pad gap to clean up. Quite a poor shot from a opener. Too loose. He just tried to go through the line and was done in by the in cutter. Lovely ball though. 30/1
View dismissal JM How lbw b Malinga 26 48 26 3 1 100.00
10.5 Revenge! Malinga traps How plumb in front. It landed on a length, around the off and middle, cut back in a touch and beat the intended defensive flail of the bat and crashed into the back pad. Dead duck. 40/2
View dismissal MS Sinclair b Malinga 6 72 43 0 0 13.95
26.6 Boom! 145 kmph yorker cleans up SInclair! Malinga is on fire. Full, furious, on the off stump line, Sinclair stabs at it in a hurry but is beaten by the pace and the late swing. The furniture is disturbed. Memories of Waqar Younis comes flooding back. 75/5
View dismissal SP Fleming* c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
12.5 Malinga gets his man! Bangs one short, it rears up and shapes away from Fleming who tries to get his bat out of that shoulder-high delivery but fails. THe ball runs off the face of the bat and into the gloves of the 'keeper. Huge wicket! 40/3
View dismissal NJ Astle b Malinga 17 41 33 3 0 51.51
22.4 Crash! What a ripper! 147kmph in-swinging delivery takes out Astle. It didn't land anywhere, the projectile hurtled across at a furious pace, Astle had no time to move his feet, just tried to get his bat in line but it was just not pace that he had to tackle. The ball swung in late, evaded the hurried-flail of the blade and crashed into the stumps. Malinga erupts, his colleagues yell in joy, Astle trudges off in disappointment. What a session. Especially the last spell from Malinga. 66/4
View dismissal BB McCullum b Muralitharan 43 81 61 5 0 70.49
39.1 all over, clean bowled! Tossed up on middle and leg, McCullum backs away and tries to hit down the track with the wind over the off side, but its the doosra and he doesnt read it, pitches and spins past him to knock back off stump, Murali wins this battle 130/10
View dismissal DL Vettori b Malinga 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
28.2 There you go. 146kmph delivery. What a peach of a delivery. This one, like the one that cleaned up Astle last evening, didn't land anywhere. It hurtled across at a rapid pace, around the leg and middle stump line, swung in late and beat the blade that was being brought down in an hurry. Crash. The legstump had been pegged back. 85/6
View dismissal JDP Oram lbw b Muralitharan 1 7 8 0 0 12.50
29.6 Gets him with a doosra! Murali joins the Malinga party. Lands just outside offstump, turns in and Oram, who didn't pick it cleanly, goes back and is rapped on the pads. Hits him just about on the line of offstump I reckon. Sri Lanka are all over New Zealand here 90/7
View dismissal JEC Franklin lbw b Muralitharan 1 8 3 0 0 33.33
31.6 If Malinga doesn't get you, Murali will! Another doosra, another bewildered batsman and another lbw dismissal. Lands on the middle and leg, Franklin goes back and ends up playing the wrong line and is caught plumb in front. 98/8
View dismissal SE Bond lbw b Muralitharan 8 20 12 2 0 66.66
35.6 tossed up on off stump, Bond doesnt judge it well and thrusts his front pad in the line, the ball pitches, doesnt turn much and raps him in front of off stump, everyone goes up and Jerling agrees, Murali gets another 116/9
CS Martin not out 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 7, lb 6, nb 2) 15
  Total (all out; 39.1 overs; 180 mins) 130 (3.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 4 0 8 0 2.00 19 1 0
View wickets SL Malinga 18 4 68 5 3.77 80 8 1 (1nb)
10.5 to How, Revenge! Malinga traps How plumb in front. It landed on a length, around the off and middle, cut back in a touch and beat the intended defensive flail of the bat and crashed into the back pad. Dead duck. 40/2
12.5 to Fleming, Malinga gets his man! Bangs one short, it rears up and shapes away from Fleming who tries to get his bat out of that shoulder-high delivery but fails. THe ball runs off the face of the bat and into the gloves of the 'keeper. Huge wicket! 40/3
22.4 to Astle, Crash! What a ripper! 147kmph in-swinging delivery takes out Astle. It didn't land anywhere, the projectile hurtled across at a furious pace, Astle had no time to move his feet, just tried to get his bat in line but it was just not pace that he had to tackle. The ball swung in late, evaded the hurried-flail of the blade and crashed into the stumps. Malinga erupts, his colleagues yell in joy, Astle trudges off in disappointment. What a session. Especially the last spell from Malinga. 66/4
26.6 to Sinclair, Boom! 145 kmph yorker cleans up SInclair! Malinga is on fire. Full, furious, on the off stump line, Sinclair stabs at it in a hurry but is beaten by the pace and the late swing. The furniture is disturbed. Memories of Waqar Younis comes flooding back. 75/5
28.2 to Vettori, There you go. 146kmph delivery. What a peach of a delivery. This one, like the one that cleaned up Astle last evening, didn't land anywhere. It hurtled across at a rapid pace, around the leg and middle stump line, swung in late and beat the blade that was being brought down in an hurry. Crash. The legstump had been pegged back. 85/6
View wicket MF Maharoof 5 2 10 1 2.00 26 1 0 (1nb)
9.5 to Cumming, Got im! Maharoof gets the breakthrough. A length-delivery that landed around the off and middle stump line and cut back in , threaded the bat and pad gap to clean up. Quite a poor shot from a opener. Too loose. He just tried to go through the line and was done in by the in cutter. Lovely ball though. 30/1
View wickets M Muralitharan 12.1 3 31 4 2.54 57 5 0
29.6 to Oram, Gets him with a doosra! Murali joins the Malinga party. Lands just outside offstump, turns in and Oram, who didn't pick it cleanly, goes back and is rapped on the pads. Hits him just about on the line of offstump I reckon. Sri Lanka are all over New Zealand here 90/7
31.6 to Franklin, If Malinga doesn't get you, Murali will! Another doosra, another bewildered batsman and another lbw dismissal. Lands on the middle and leg, Franklin goes back and ends up playing the wrong line and is caught plumb in front. 98/8
35.6 to Bond, tossed up on off stump, Bond doesnt judge it well and thrusts his front pad in the line, the ball pitches, doesnt turn much and raps him in front of off stump, everyone goes up and Jerling agrees, Murali gets another 116/9
39.1 to McCullum, all over, clean bowled! Tossed up on middle and leg, McCullum backs away and tries to hit down the track with the wind over the off side, but its the doosra and he doesnt read it, pitches and spins past him to knock back off stump, Murali wins this battle 130/10
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga lbw b Martin 20 31 28 3 0 71.42
7.2 Martin strikes! Full in length, lands on leg and middle, shapes in a touch and Tharanga ends up driving down the wrong line. Not much footmovement, caught at the crease and that did him in. 44/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Fleming b Vettori 31 61 36 2 0 86.11
13.3 Gone! A well-flighted delivery, goes above the eye-line of Jayasuriya, drops rapidly, lands outside offstump, turns in and Jayasuriya ends up pushing at it, a bit inside the line - maybe he was expecting a little bit more turn- gets the outside edge and Fleming swallows it at first slip. Have we seen the last Test innings of Jayasuriya? 62/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Franklin b Bond 8 22 14 0 0 57.14
12.1 Big wicket! Sangakkara, the first-innings centurion, falls cheaply. There was a man stationed at deep point. Bond bangs one short, and keeps it outside off, Sangakkara goes for the upper cut, punches it and , to his horror, finds that man. Franklin took two steps to his left and the ball nestles into his palms 62/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Sinclair b Vettori 31 161 121 2 0 25.61
53.3 gone! Would you believe, the outside leg stump line works! Tossed up, holding the ball in the air for a fraction, it dips outside leg stump and Jayawardene nibbles at it, there's some deviation and Sinclair snaffles the catch, they appeal and umpire Taufel raises the finger! Jayawardene isn't happy as he walks off, shaking his head, and rightfully so. The replays clearly showed it brushed the pads. 168/5
View dismissal CK Kapugedera b Vettori 27 59 53 4 0 50.94
29.1 straight through and he's bowled! An innocous, flat delivery on middle and off just pitches and goes through Kapugedera's nothing forward defensive and shatters middle stump, there was nothing on that ball but its a wicket, not sure how he missed that ball 100/4
LPC Silva not out 152 328 219 20 0 69.40
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c sub (SM Mills) b Martin 37 119 104 4 0 35.57
83.3 He falls to the pull shot. Again slightly short in length, outside offstump and Prasanna tries to fetch it from there - he had just executed a fab pull shot on the first ball, so the confidence must have been there- and he pulls. This time the ball bounces more than he expected and the ball spoons up straight in the air, and the substitute fielder, at square-leg, takes the catch. 262/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Vettori 47 92 74 4 0 63.51
105.4 and he finally strikes! Tossed up outside off stump, Vaas moves back and tries to smash it past point, but ends up with a faint underedge through to McCullum, and he has to go 350/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof lbw b Vettori 1 9 9 0 0 11.11
107.6 five-for for Vettori! Tossed up on middle and leg, and an ambitious Maharoof, who hasnt been out there for long, goes down and tries to sweep, but misses, and gets struck on the thigh right on front of leg stump, and Simon Taufel raises the finger, jubilation for Vettori! 356/8
View dismissal SL Malinga lbw b Vettori 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
109.1 gone, first ball! Fast arm ball on leg stump, just slides on and Malinga goes nowhere, and he's hit smack in front of the leg quite deep in the crease, and Taufel has no hesitation in giving that out 365/9
View dismissal M Muralitharan st †McCullum b Vettori 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
109.3 but he's gone this time! Tossed up outside off stump, Murali gives him the charge, misses all ends up, its the easiest stumping McCullum will have to effect, and Sri Lanka are all out for 365 365/10
Extras (lb 7, nb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 109.3 overs; 450 mins) 365 (3.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SE Bond 19 3 67 1 3.52 75 7 0 (2nb)
12.1 to Sangakkara, Big wicket! Sangakkara, the first-innings centurion, falls cheaply. There was a man stationed at deep point. Bond bangs one short, and keeps it outside off, Sangakkara goes for the upper cut, punches it and , to his horror, finds that man. Franklin took two steps to his left and the ball nestles into his palms 62/2
View wickets CS Martin 23 1 98 2 4.26 93 12 0 (2nb)
7.2 to Tharanga, Martin strikes! Full in length, lands on leg and middle, shapes in a touch and Tharanga ends up driving down the wrong line. Not much footmovement, caught at the crease and that did him in. 44/1
83.3 to HAPW Jayawardene, He falls to the pull shot. Again slightly short in length, outside offstump and Prasanna tries to fetch it from there - he had just executed a fab pull shot on the first ball, so the confidence must have been there- and he pulls. This time the ball bounces more than he expected and the ball spoons up straight in the air, and the substitute fielder, at square-leg, takes the catch. 262/6
View wickets DL Vettori 42.3 6 130 7 3.05 186 14 0
13.3 to Jayasuriya, Gone! A well-flighted delivery, goes above the eye-line of Jayasuriya, drops rapidly, lands outside offstump, turns in and Jayasuriya ends up pushing at it, a bit inside the line - maybe he was expecting a little bit more turn- gets the outside edge and Fleming swallows it at first slip. Have we seen the last Test innings of Jayasuriya? 62/3
29.1 to Kapugedera, straight through and he's bowled! An innocous, flat delivery on middle and off just pitches and goes through Kapugedera's nothing forward defensive and shatters middle stump, there was nothing on that ball but its a wicket, not sure how he missed that ball 100/4
53.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, gone! Would you believe, the outside leg stump line works! Tossed up, holding the ball in the air for a fraction, it dips outside leg stump and Jayawardene nibbles at it, there's some deviation and Sinclair snaffles the catch, they appeal and umpire Taufel raises the finger! Jayawardene isn't happy as he walks off, shaking his head, and rightfully so. The replays clearly showed it brushed the pads. 168/5
105.4 to Vaas, and he finally strikes! Tossed up outside off stump, Vaas moves back and tries to smash it past point, but ends up with a faint underedge through to McCullum, and he has to go 350/7
107.6 to Maharoof, five-for for Vettori! Tossed up on middle and leg, and an ambitious Maharoof, who hasnt been out there for long, goes down and tries to sweep, but misses, and gets struck on the thigh right on front of leg stump, and Simon Taufel raises the finger, jubilation for Vettori! 356/8
109.1 to Malinga, gone, first ball! Fast arm ball on leg stump, just slides on and Malinga goes nowhere, and he's hit smack in front of the leg quite deep in the crease, and Taufel has no hesitation in giving that out 365/9
109.3 to Muralitharan, but he's gone this time! Tossed up outside off stump, Murali gives him the charge, misses all ends up, its the easiest stumping McCullum will have to effect, and Sri Lanka are all out for 365 365/10
  JEC Franklin 25 8 63 0 2.52 114 6 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 504 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CD Cumming c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 20 70 55 3 0 36.36
15.5 Murali! Tossed up viciously outside off stump, the ball lands, spins the other way, the doosra, and Cumming can only get half-forward and poke at it with an open face of the bat, and Sangakkara snaffles the take, Murali strikes in his first over! 60/2
View dismissal JM How lbw b Malinga 33 63 41 6 0 80.48
14.3 gone due to a poor call! A full toss, 152ks, swinging fast and going down leg stump, How doesnt read it at all and looks to get out of the way, and as he tries to do so he gets smacked on the front leg, in the hop, Malinga appeals and Simon Taufel raises the finger in a flash, but that was a bad call as the ball was clearly swinging down leg stump 56/1
View dismissal MS Sinclair c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 37 125 87 3 0 42.52
44.3 got him! Tossed up outside off stump, its that classical doosra again, Sinclair doesnt read it at all and pokes at it, and Jayawardene holds onto a neat low chance at slip, Murali strikes in fine style! 139/4
View dismissal SP Fleming* c †Sangakkara b Malinga 27 72 63 4 0 42.85
34.2 caught behind very first ball! Full and fast, the outswinger, Fleming leans into a drive away from his body, and all he can do is get a thick edge through to a gleeful Sangakkara! A very loose stroke first up, and isn't Malinga thrilled! 115/3
View dismissal NJ Astle lbw b Muralitharan 9 60 33 0 0 27.27
48.5 gone! You dont go back to Murali! Quicker delivery, flatter on middle and leg, 95ks, Astle makes the cardinal error of playing back, doesnt read it, and gets struck in front of leg stump, and Taufel raises the dreaded finger! 156/5
View dismissal BB McCullum b Muralitharan 17 37 36 3 0 47.22
54.5 gone! Chopped it on! The offspinner pitches way outside leg, the sharp turn tucks him up so much that he ends up chopping weakly onto his front toe and it cannons into leg stump, Murali's ecstatic and the end is near 163/7
View dismissal JDP Oram lbw b Vaas 4 17 15 1 0 26.66
53.5 Vaas strikes! Pitches full on middle and leg, Oram's already hindered by his hamstring injury and stands in the crease, doesnt have the mobility to move forward and gets caught low on the pad in front of leg stump, and he has to go 161/6
View dismissal DL Vettori lbw b Muralitharan 51 101 68 7 0 75.00
77.1 Got im! Murali strikes! Vettori falls after a defiant knock. Conned by the doosra. It landed on the middle and off, Vettori assumed it would be the offbreak, just thrust his front foot out, offered no stroke as he padded away. To his horror the ball straightened instead of deviating the other way and trapped him plumb. Dead duck. 259/8
View dismissal JEC Franklin c Silva b Muralitharan 44 133 95 4 1 46.31
85.1 That's it! Sri Lanka have romped home to a series-levelling win. Murali spins them home with his 9th five-wicket haul of the year. He, now, has a 10-wicket match-haul against each of the Test playing nations. Flighted up and Franklin, who put up such a good defiant two-man act with Vettori, swings it straight into the lap of the deep midwicket. 286/10
View dismissal SE Bond c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 6 25 18 1 0 33.33
82.5 Gone! Bond's licence to survive is over. (ouch that was bad) Goes hard at a length-delivery, outside off, edges it to Sangakkara 278/9
CS Martin not out 4 10 7 1 0 57.14
Extras (b 9, lb 7, w 11, nb 7) 34
  Total (all out; 85.1 overs; 361 mins) 286 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 18 2 64 1 3.55 84 10 0 (1w)
53.5 to Oram, Vaas strikes! Pitches full on middle and leg, Oram's already hindered by his hamstring injury and stands in the crease, doesnt have the mobility to move forward and gets caught low on the pad in front of leg stump, and he has to go 161/6
View wickets SL Malinga 16 1 62 2 3.87 70 7 0 (2nb, 2w)
14.3 to How, gone due to a poor call! A full toss, 152ks, swinging fast and going down leg stump, How doesnt read it at all and looks to get out of the way, and as he tries to do so he gets smacked on the front leg, in the hop, Malinga appeals and Simon Taufel raises the finger in a flash, but that was a bad call as the ball was clearly swinging down leg stump 56/1
34.2 to Fleming, caught behind very first ball! Full and fast, the outswinger, Fleming leans into a drive away from his body, and all he can do is get a thick edge through to a gleeful Sangakkara! A very loose stroke first up, and isn't Malinga thrilled! 115/3
View wicket MF Maharoof 11 1 47 1 4.27 47 6 0 (5nb)
82.5 to Bond, Gone! Bond's licence to survive is over. (ouch that was bad) Goes hard at a length-delivery, outside off, edges it to Sangakkara 278/9
View wickets M Muralitharan 34.1 9 87 6 2.54 157 8 1
15.5 to Cumming, Murali! Tossed up viciously outside off stump, the ball lands, spins the other way, the doosra, and Cumming can only get half-forward and poke at it with an open face of the bat, and Sangakkara snaffles the take, Murali strikes in his first over! 60/2
44.3 to Sinclair, got him! Tossed up outside off stump, its that classical doosra again, Sinclair doesnt read it at all and pokes at it, and Jayawardene holds onto a neat low chance at slip, Murali strikes in fine style! 139/4
48.5 to Astle, gone! You dont go back to Murali! Quicker delivery, flatter on middle and leg, 95ks, Astle makes the cardinal error of playing back, doesnt read it, and gets struck in front of leg stump, and Taufel raises the dreaded finger! 156/5
54.5 to McCullum, gone! Chopped it on! The offspinner pitches way outside leg, the sharp turn tucks him up so much that he ends up chopping weakly onto his front toe and it cannons into leg stump, Murali's ecstatic and the end is near 163/7
77.1 to Vettori, Got im! Murali strikes! Vettori falls after a defiant knock. Conned by the doosra. It landed on the middle and off, Vettori assumed it would be the offbreak, just thrust his front foot out, offered no stroke as he padded away. To his horror the ball straightened instead of deviating the other way and trapped him plumb. Dead duck. 259/8
85.1 to Franklin, That's it! Sri Lanka have romped home to a series-levelling win. Murali spins them home with his 9th five-wicket haul of the year. He, now, has a 10-wicket match-haul against each of the Test playing nations. Flighted up and Franklin, who put up such a good defiant two-man act with Vettori, swings it straight into the lap of the deep midwicket. 286/10
  ST Jayasuriya 6 3 10 0 1.66 32 2 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series drawn 1-1
Player of the match - LPC Silva (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - BG Jerling (South Africa) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - AL Hill
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - EA Watkin
Close of play
  • Fri, 15 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 66/4 (MS Sinclair 6*, 22.4 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 225/5 (LPC Silva 79*, HAPW Jayawardene 22*, 71 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 75/2 (MS Sinclair 10*, SP Fleming 4*, 22 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 286 (85.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 52/3 in 14.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 41, CK Kapugedera 0)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 54 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 23.4 overs (149 balls), Extras 8
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 112/4 in 27.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 74, LPC Silva 18)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (KC Sangakkara 20, LPC Silva 28, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.1 overs (213 balls), Extras 9
    • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 113 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • LPC Silva: 50 off 65 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 120 balls (KC Sangakkara 44, LPC Silva 54, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 193/4 in 42.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 113, LPC Silva 59)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 43.6 overs (272 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 239/6 in 58.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 131)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 61.2 overs (376 balls), Extras 10
    • KC Sangakkara: 150 off 189 balls (20 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (97 balls), Extras 1
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 66/4 in 22.4 overs (MS Sinclair 6)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 32.2 overs (195 balls), Extras 11
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 41/0 in 7.0 overs (WU Tharanga 20, ST Jayasuriya 19)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (57 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 79/3 in 20.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 1, CK Kapugedera 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.4 overs (168 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 114/4 in 36.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 14, LPC Silva 9)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 46.5 overs (284 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 14, LPC Silva 34, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 160/4 in 51.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 29, LPC Silva 38)
    • LPC Silva: 50 off 84 balls (6 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 62.4 overs (379 balls), Extras 7
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (LPC Silva 34, HAPW Jayawardene 16, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 225/5 in 71.0 overs (LPC Silva 79, HAPW Jayawardene 22)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 225/5 in 71.0 overs (LPC Silva 79, HAPW Jayawardene 22)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 245/5 after 80.3 overs (LPC Silva 91, HAPW Jayawardene 30)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 80.5 overs (488 balls), Extras 7
    • LPC Silva: 100 off 145 balls (12 x 4)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 281/6 in 90.0 overs (LPC Silva 111, WPUJC Vaas 9)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 94.1 overs (568 balls), Extras 8
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (LPC Silva 21, WPUJC Vaas 28, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 105.2 overs (635 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 350/7 in 105.4 overs (LPC Silva 139)
    • LPC Silva: 150 off 214 balls (20 x 4)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • KC Sangakkara kept wicket in the 2nd innings due to an injury to HAPW Jayawardene
    • Tea: New Zealand - 9/0 in 1.3 overs (CD Cumming 1, JM How 8)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 9/0 in 1.3 overs (CD Cumming 1, JM How 8)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (84 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (CD Cumming 16, JM How 33, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 56/1 in 14.3 overs (CD Cumming 20)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 75/2 in 22.0 overs (MS Sinclair 10, SP Fleming 4)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 29.3 overs (180 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (MS Sinclair 23, SP Fleming 23, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 129/3 in 41.0 overs (MS Sinclair 34, NJ Astle 6)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 47.1 overs (289 balls), Extras 15
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 174/7 in 60.0 overs (DL Vettori 10, JEC Franklin 0)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (414 balls), Extras 22
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (DL Vettori 33, JEC Franklin 11, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 240/7 in 74.0 overs (DL Vettori 43, JEC Franklin 23)
    • DL Vettori: 50 off 66 balls (7 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 75.4 overs (462 balls), Extras 27
 
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Series Results
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Dec 15-18, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 7-9, 2006
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
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Dec 18, 2006

Stephen Fleming departs for 27 as the asking gets tougher, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, December 18, 2006

Stephen Fleming departs for 27 as the asking gets tougher

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Dec 18, 2006

Chaminda Vaas lets out a vociferous appeal, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, December 18, 2006

Chaminda Vaas lets out a vociferous appeal

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