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

0.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, Bond starts off witha superb ball in front of his home crowd, pitches on off and shapes away from the left-hander, Tharanga gets squared up and the ball speeds past the outside edge

0.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run

0.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, this time it's fired down leg side

0.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, straighter ball, on a good length on middle stump, Tharanga gets behind the line and defends

0.4

Bond to Tharanga, no run, another one leaves Tharanga from outside off stump, beaten comprehensively

0.5

Bond to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, Sri Lanka are away with leg byes, fast and straight from Bond, slipping down leg side a touch, he bowled that with a scrambled seam and Tharanga moved across his stumps as the ball clipped his pads down to fine leg

0.6

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed into the covers for the first runs off the bat

Sri Lanka 5/0   SE Bond 1-0-1-0

2.1

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, snorter of a ball, pitches on a length and rears sharply on Jayasuriya just outside his off stump, the ball goes through to the wicketkeeper

2.2

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, again it bounces sharply on the batsman from a short of a length, Jayasuriya jumps up and defends, the ball takes the outside edge and goes to gully on the bounce

2.3

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, bouncer, comfortably eveaded by the batsman

2.4

Bond to Jayasuriya, FOUR, poor ball, full on leg stump, Jayasuriya easily flicks it off the pads for four to the square-leg fence

2.5

Bond to Jayasuriya, OUT, Bond comes back with a peach to get his first wicket on his home ground, that pitched on off and shaped away from Jayasuriya, the length was superb and induced the batsman to play at it, the edge was taken at first slip

ST Jayasuriya c Fleming b Bond 5 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

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   SE Bond 2-0-5-1

4.1

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, full on leg stump, Tharanga moves across and flicks down to fine leg, Bond is looking to slip in the yorker

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

4.4

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 141 kmh and dead straight on off stump, Jayawardene gets behind the line and defends

4.5

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, ooh he chased a full and wide delivery at 142kmh and got beaten, needless shot in the circumstances

4.6

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches wide outside off stump, bounces sharply and cuts into the right-hander, left alone by the batsman

Sri Lanka 17/2   SE Bond 3-0-10-2

6.1

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches on a good length and swings into the right hander, left alone outside off

6.2

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, perfect line and this time Bond shapes it away from the right-hander, Jayawardene fends at it outside off and is beaten

6.3

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wider outside off stump this time, Jayawardene has no problem in letting it go

6.4

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and fast outside off, 143 kmh, Jayawardene drives at it but gets beaten

6.5

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straighter ball, drifting on to middle and leg, defended to midwicket

6.6

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, shirt and wide outside off stump at 140 kmh, Jayawardene deliberately flays it over the slip cordon to the third-man fence

Sri Lanka 25/2   SE Bond 4-0-14-2

8.1

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the leg side

8.2

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, full ball outside off stump, width offered as well and no movement off the pitch, Jayawardene gets on the front foot and punches through cover point

8.3

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 144 kmh, straight through the channel outside off stump, Jayawardene defence gets beaten

8.4

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back foot, Jayawardene got behind the line of that one

8.5

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off, Jayawardene keeps his eye on the ball as it bounces from a length and cuts in towards him

8.6

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back foot, not as much movement this time, it's significantly lesser when the right-hander is facing

Sri Lanka 35/2   SE Bond 5-0-18-2

10.1

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, straight down fine leg's throat! Bond banged it in short, Jayawardene tried to - well it wasn't a hook really - he just swivelled and helped the ball down to James Franklin at fine leg

DPMD Jayawardene c Franklin b Bond 8 (24m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

10.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, full, fast and straight, defended to the bowler

10.3

Bond to Kapugedera, FOUR

10.4

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, this time he gets his bat out of the way in time

10.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, the bouncer at 143 kmh and seaming into the right-hander, the batsman takes evasive action

10.6

Bond to Kapugedera, FOUR, shot, the best one so far, full and wide outside off stump, Kapugedera leans on the front foot and caresses it through covers

Sri Lanka 45/3   SE Bond 6-0-26-3

12.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, defended to square leg on the front foot

12.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, a touch slower from bond at 139 kmh, pitches short of a length and bounces on the right-hander who swerves out of the way easily

12.3

Bond to Kapugedera, FOUR, dropped, but only in theory for it would have been a stupendous catch if Sinclair had held on to it, Kapudegera hung his bat outside off stump and got a thick edge, Sinclair jumped high to his right and got fingertips to it, the ball races to the third-man fence

12.4

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone by the batsman

12.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the off side

12.6

Bond to Kapugedera, 1 run, fullish length and angling into the right-hander, pushed to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 55/3   SE Bond 7-0-31-3

28.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, Bond starts with a bouncer, Tharanga takes evasive action

28.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, up to speed right away after lunch, 142 kmh, pitches on off and seams away from the left hander, left alone

28.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, fuller length adn on middle and off stump at 139 kmh, defended on the back foot back to Bond

28.4

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, full again on off stump, squeezed wide off the man at point for the first runs after lunch

28.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, banged in short again outside off stump, Kapudegera lets it go

28.6

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, fullish length and angling into the right-hander, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

Sri Lanka 78/3   SE Bond 8-0-32-3

30.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full and straight on middle and leg, not much movement for Bond off the pitch after lunch, defended to midwicket

30.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full toss bowled from wide of the crease at 142 kmh, Tharanga defends to midwicket

30.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full again, on middle and off stump, Tharanga watches it on to his bat and defends

30.4

Bond to Tharanga, 1 no ball, bond oversteps as he bangs that short, Tharanga hurriedly gets out of the way

30.4

Bond to Tharanga, FOUR, 144 kmh outside the off stump, Tharanga throws his bat at it and the ball rockets in the air wide of Jamie How at gully and to the third man fence

30.5

Bond to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

30.6

Bond to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, 144 kmh again but this time the line is leg stump, Tharanga moves across and tries to glance it, the ball hits the pad and runs down to fine leg for leg byes

Sri Lanka 85/3   SE Bond 9-0-37-3

32.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump

32.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, full outside the off stump, a hint of away movement from the right-hander, Kapudegera drives hard at it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge

32.3

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, 139 kmh, pitching outside off and cutting into the right-hander, left alone

32.4

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, fulla and straight, the batsman covers the line and blocks

32.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, pitches short of a length and it's outside off stump, Kapudegera watches it through to McCullum

32.6

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and holds it's line through to McCullum at 142 kmh

Sri Lanka 87/4   SE Bond 10-1-37-3

34.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

34.2

Bond to Kapugedera, 1 run, pitches on off and middle stump and angles down leg, Kapudegera gets a bit of glove on it and collects a single to square leg

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   SE Bond 11-1-42-3

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   SE Bond 12-2-42-3

38.1

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

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   SE Bond 13-2-43-3
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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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