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

46.6

Martin to Malinga, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, lets it go

Sri Lanka 121/8   SL Malinga 0* (1b)

48.1

Martin to Malinga, no run, full and outside the off stump, looks to go after it standing in the crease, gets beaten, through to McCullum

48.2

Martin to Malinga, 1 no ball, (overstepping), digs in a short one, goes over the head

48.2

Martin to Malinga, no run, 138 km/h, short delivery angled in, looking to leave the ball, brushes the arm and through to McCullum, appeal for a caught behind, turned down by umpire Taufel

48.3

Martin to Malinga, no run, defended back down the track

48.4

Martin to Malinga, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, looking for the cut through the off side, mistimes the shot

48.5

Martin to Malinga, no run, sends down a short one, follows Malinga, who sways away from the line of the delivery

48.6

Martin to Malinga, no run, fuller on the leg stump, looking for the drive, gets the inside edge onto the pads.

Sri Lanka 126/8   SL Malinga 0* (8b)

50.2

Martin to Malinga, no run, left alone through to McCullum

50.3

Martin to Malinga, no run, digs in a short one outside the off stump, sways away from the line of the delivery

50.4

Martin to Malinga, no run, gets behind a short delivery which was angled into the body, defends to the off side

50.5

Martin to Malinga, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Malinga pushes along the ground straight to the point fielder

50.6

Martin to Malinga, 1 no ball, (overstepping), sends down a short one, sways away from it

50.6

Martin to Malinga, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, cuts it in the air wide of backward-point to the deep, Astle chases it down before it reached the ropes.

Sri Lanka 137/9   SL Malinga 2* (14b)

51.5

Oram to Malinga, no run

51.6

Oram to Malinga, FOUR, makes room to a fuller delivery and hits it over Vettori at mid on to the fence

Sri Lanka 148/9   SL Malinga 6* (16b 1x4)

52.3

Martin to Malinga, 1 run, played to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 154/9   SL Malinga 7* (17b 1x4)
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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