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

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2.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off stump, Bond is getting serious movement at serious pace away from the left hander

Sri Lanka 11/1   KC Sangakkara 0* (1b)

3.3

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, loud shout for lbw, looked very close, Tharanga moved across his stumps and got hit on the move, that pitched a fraction outside leg stump

3.4

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, similar ball, pitching outside leg and moving towards the left-hander's off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends

3.5

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump, anything pitched outside off moves away from the left-hander making it easy to leave

3.6

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back foot

Sri Lanka 12/1   KC Sangakkara 0* (5b)

4.2

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, how do you play a ball thats 143 kmh and moving from leg stump to off, Sangakkara got squared up and got an outside edge though point for four

4.3

Bond to Sangakkara, OUT, caught! a similar ball to the previous one, moving across the left-hander after pitching on leg stump, Sangakkara got squared up again and this time the edge flew straight to Sinclair in the slip cordon

KC Sangakkara c Sinclair b Bond 4 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Sri Lanka 17/2   KC Sangakkara 4 (7b 1x4)
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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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Photos

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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