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

Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series - 1st Test

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

New Zealand won by 5 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

41.2

Oram to Maharoof, FOUR, on the pads, Mahroof off the mark in style, works it behind square leg, the ball races to the fence.

41.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, beats the outside edge, through to McCullum

41.4

Oram to Maharoof, no run, plays forward and gets beaten

41.5

Oram to Maharoof, no run, pushes to point

41.6

Oram to Maharoof, no run, bouncer, ducks under it

Sri Lanka 114/7   MF Maharoof 4* (5b 1x4)

42.4

Martin to Maharoof, no run, digs in short one, sways away from the line of the delivery, good leave

42.5

Martin to Maharoof, no run, short delivery, gets up on the batsman, drops his wrist, fended off to the on side

42.6

Martin to Maharoof, no run, short outside the off stump, shoulders arms, through to McCullum

Sri Lanka 115/7   MF Maharoof 4* (8b 1x4)

44.1

Martin to Maharoof, no run, short in length angled in, stands tall and pushes back down the track

44.2

Martin to Maharoof, 4 leg byes, short and down the leg side, looking to glance it fine, misses, brushes the thigh pad and goes to fine leg fence for leg byes

44.3

Martin to Maharoof, 1 no ball, (overstepping), short in length outside the off stump, defended to the off side

44.3

Martin to Maharoof, no run, nips back in from short of a length outside the off stump, surprised by the movement, plays down the wrong line, strikes high on the pad

44.4

Martin to Maharoof, no run, good ball in the corridor outside the off stump, beats the bat, through to McCullum. Martin still searching for his 100th wicket, bit unlucky as he beat the bat numerous times.

44.5

Martin to Maharoof, no run, stands tall and defends to the off side

44.6

Martin to Maharoof, 1 run, gets behind it and drops it gently to the off side and takes off for a quick single

Sri Lanka 121/7   MF Maharoof 5* (15b 1x4)

45.1

Oram to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump

45.2

Oram to Maharoof, no run

45.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short in length delivery outside the off stump, gets in line and defends to the off side

45.4

Oram to Maharoof, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, swing and seam, bit wide, beats the bat through to McCullum

45.5

Oram to Maharoof, no run, good ball on target, Maharoof defends on the front foot back down the track

45.6

Oram to Maharoof, no run, moves onto the front foot and leaves the ball through to McCullum, it was a good length delivery

Sri Lanka 121/7   MF Maharoof 5* (21b 1x4)

47.1

Oram to Maharoof, no run, digs in a short one, which goes down the leg side, looks to hook it, gets beaten

47.2

Oram to Maharoof, no run, sends down another short one this time on target, sways away from the line

47.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, pitches bit wide outside the off stump and moves away, looking to play at it, through to McCullum

47.4

Oram to Maharoof, no run, ducks under the bouncer from Oram

47.5

Oram to Maharoof, FOUR, full outside the off stump, goes after it, gets edge over backward-point to the fence.

47.6

Oram to Maharoof, no run, defended to the on side

Sri Lanka 125/8   MF Maharoof 9* (27b 2x4)

49.1

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short of a length delivery on the body, gets behind it nicely and defends it down on the ground to the off side

49.2

Oram to Maharoof, no run, half-forward defends to the off side

49.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short delivery, looking for the pull through midwicket, mistimes the shot to Vettori at mid on

49.4

Oram to Maharoof, SIX, short outside the off stump, makes room and pulls well high and over in front of square leg for maximum

49.5

Oram to Maharoof, OUT, 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.

MF Maharoof c Fleming b Oram 15 (38m 32b 2x4 1x6) SR: 46.87

Sri Lanka 132/9   MF Maharoof 15 (32b 2x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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 9, 2006

The rain comes down in Christchurch, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, December 9, 2006

The rain comes down in Christchurch

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Dec 9, 2006

The ground staff bring on the covers, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, December 9, 2006

The ground staff bring on the covers

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