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

33.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, off the mark first ball with a glance to third man off the front foot

33.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump

33.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full length but wide outside off stump, Jayawardene lets it go

33.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitches outside off stump, angles across the right-hander, and swings into him, left alone

Sri Lanka 89/5   HAPW Jayawardene 2* (4b)

34.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, bouncer at 139 kmh, but it's too short to trouble the batsman

34.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, follows up with the attempted yorker but it's full outside off stump, Jayawardene squeezes it to point

34.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, 144 kmh and angling into the right-hander from outside off, defended on the front foot, Bond is bowling from wide of the crease to create the angle

34.6

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, too full and too wide outside off, Jayawardene leans into a classic cover drive and pierces the infield

Sri Lanka 94/5   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (8b 1x4)

36.1

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, dug in short, Jayawardene ducks under it

36.2

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, dug in short again, this time Jayawardene shoulders arms and the ball passes by his chest

36.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, sprayed wide down leg side, McCullum scurries across to collect

36.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short ball homing into the rib cage, played down behind square on the leg side by the batsman

36.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Bond lets the bouncer rip again, but only at 135 kmh

36.6

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, the slower ball and Bond and the everyone else on the field roars an appeal but lbw, it was the slower ball and the batsman got half-forward and got hit on the pad, Umpire Taufel says not out

Sri Lanka 102/5   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (14b 1x4)

38.2

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Jayawardene flat-bats it to mid-on

38.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitching outside off and goign straight through, left alone by the batsman

38.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitches outside off again but this time it cuts back into the right-hander, left aloen to the keeper

38.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, attempted yorker but needs a little fine-tuning, dug out on the leg side

38.6

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off stump, Bond is bowling at around 138 kmh at the moment, he's got it up to around 145 today

Sri Lanka 108/6   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (19b 1x4)

39.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length angling across the right-hander, defended on the back foot

39.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitching putside off stump and movign further away from Jayawardene who lets it go

Sri Lanka 109/6   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (21b 1x4)

40.3

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full ball and that swung back into the right-hander quite a long way, Jayawardene got a long stride in and got hit on the pad, Martin thought he had his 100th but the umpire didn't

40.4

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Martin is gettign the ball to carry through to McCullum at a good height

40.5

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off again

40.6

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitched short of a length and on off stump, Jayawardene covers the line and blocks on the back foot

Sri Lanka 110/6   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (25b 1x4)

42.1

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, defended to the off side on the front foot

42.2

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short in length, defended to the on side on the back foot

42.3

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, moves forward to a good length delivery and pushes to extra-cover for a single

Sri Lanka 115/7   HAPW Jayawardene 7* (28b 1x4)

43.1

Oram to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, 133 km/h, good length delivery outside the off stump, comes back in, plays forward, beats the inside off the bat and goes between bat and pad through to McCullum

43.2

Oram to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side

43.3

Oram to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, good ball short in length outside the off stump, pushes at the ball, gets the edge, short of third slip

43.4

Oram to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, drives off the back foot to gully

43.5

Oram to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, 133 km/h, moves forward and defends to cover

43.6

Oram to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 115/7   HAPW Jayawardene 7* (34b 1x4)

46.1

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, moves forward and drives well but straight to point

46.2

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side

46.3

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, sends down a short one, which goes down the leg side, Jayawardene goes for the hook and misses, through to McCullum

46.4

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, this time digs in a good short one, sways away from the line of the delivery.

46.5

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, 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

HAPW Jayawardene c How b Martin 7 (61m 39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 17.94

Sri Lanka 121/8   HAPW Jayawardene 7 (39b 1x4)
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Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
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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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