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

37.4

Franklin to Vaas, no run, and what a welcome to the crease, quick bouncer angling into the left-hander, Vaas gets out of the way

37.5

Franklin to Vaas, no run, wide outside off stump, poor ball to a batsman who's just come to the crease

37.6

Franklin to Vaas, 1 run, full on the pads, Vaas clips it off his toes trhough midwicket

37.6

Franklin to Vaas, 1 run, full on the pads, Vaas clips it off his toes through midwicket

Sri Lanka 107/6   WPUJC Vaas 1* (3b)

38.1

Bond to Vaas, 1 run, leg stump line again from Bond, played through midwicket

Sri Lanka 108/6   WPUJC Vaas 2* (4b)

39.1

Franklin to Vaas, no run, pitching outside off stump and movign away from the left-hander, McCullum collects

39.2

Franklin to Vaas, no run, fuller length, angling into off stump then swinging away from the left-hander, Vass prods at it and edges to Fleming at first slip, the ball boucnes just before reaching Fleming, he does well to cut off the four

39.3

Franklin to Vaas, no run, defended on the off side on the back foot

39.4

Franklin to Vaas, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Franklin is searching for the swing away from Vaas, driven to mid-off

Sri Lanka 109/6   WPUJC Vaas 3* (8b)

40.1

Martin to Vaas, no run, starts off with a bouncer, McCullum takes it at chest height

40.2

Martin to Vaas, 1 run, full ball on leg stump, pushed to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 110/6   WPUJC Vaas 4* (10b)

41.1

Oram to Vaas, OUT, 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.

WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Oram 4 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Sri Lanka 110/7   WPUJC Vaas 4 (11b)
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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 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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