Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 7-9, 2006
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
7,8,9 December 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
9.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, gentle loosner at 125 kmh to start off with, wide outside off stump as well, left alone by the batsman

9.2

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, 129 kmh and angling into the left-hander and then seaming away off the pitch, Tharanga lets it go

9.3

Franklin to Tharanga, 2 runs, too short and Tharanga, seeing the width, tries to cut but gets a thickish bottom edge wide off Vettori at mid-off

9.4

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, played with and angled bat to gully on the back foot

9.5

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and holds its line, Tharanga thinks about playing it but pulls his bat out of the way

9.6

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off stump, Fleming has Jacob Oram on the deep point fence in case Tharanga chooses the ariel route over point

Sri Lanka 37/2   JEC Franklin 1-0-2-0
11.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and moves away from Tharanga, left alone

11.2

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, Franklin is slowing upping the pace, that was 135 kmh and swung into Tharanga, defended on the back foot

11.3

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 no ball, Franklin over-steps and fires it down leg-side

11.3

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, full ball outside off stump, Franklin's getting it to swing in the air away from the left-hander as opposed to movement off the pitch, Tharanga tries to drive but the bat hits the ground as the ball beats the outside edge

11.4

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off stump, far too wide from Franklin

11.5

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, full and wide outside off, tharanga squeezes it past point but Oram is patrolling the fence in that region

11.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, 3 runs, tossed up full and wide outside off to Kapudegera who drives on the front foot wide off mid-off, not timed perfectly, those runs bring up Sri Lanka's fifty

Sri Lanka 50/3   JEC Franklin 2-0-7-0
13.1

Franklin to Kapugedera, 1 no ball, (overstepping), it was a on middle and leg, strikes the pad.

13.1

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, defended to the off side

13.2

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, it was fuller and going wide outside the off stump, goes after it and gets beaten

13.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, short of a length on the off and middle, defended to the off side

13.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, good ball angled across, moving away, comes forward and lets it go

13.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Kapugedera looking to drive through the off side, gets the edge along the ground to How at gully.

13.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 56/3   JEC Franklin 3-0-8-0
15.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, beats the outside edge

15.2

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, moves forward to a fuller delivery and pushes to cover to pick up a single

15.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, good ball angled across the batsman, moves forward and lets it go through.

15.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, short in length on the middle and leg, gets behind it nicely and defends well to cover

15.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, 1 run, swing there, it was fuller in length on the legs, mistimes the shot to the on side

15.6

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, short in length outside the off stump, nips back in, Tharanga gets into a tangle as he was surprised by the pace, strikes the thigh pad

Sri Lanka 59/3   JEC Franklin 4-0-10-0
17.1

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery on the off and middle, moves away slightly, almost squared him up.

17.2

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, another wonderful delivery angled across, pitches on the stumps and moves away, beats the outside edge. There was extra bounce, good carry to the keeper

17.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, similar delivery outside the off stump, beats the outside edge once again

17.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, lets it go through to the keeper

17.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, good ball short in length angled into Kapugedera, stands tall and defends it down on the track

17.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, good ball angled in once again, strikes the pad, sliding down the leg side.

Sri Lanka 62/3   JEC Franklin 5-0-11-0
19.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, fuller delivery angled in from outside the off stump, pushes at it half-forward, beats the bat, hits the back pad, a bit high.

19.2

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, defended on the track.

19.3

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, short of a length delivery angled in from outside the off stump, jumps up and defends it down on the ground

19.4

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, wonderful delivery pitches on a good length, draws the batsman forward, beats the outside edge

19.5

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, short of a length delivery angled in, plays to the off side to pick up a single

19.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, left alone

Sri Lanka 64/3   JEC Franklin 6-0-12-0
29.1

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, a touch too short and width offered as well, Tharanga waits for it and punches through covers on the back foot

29.2

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, fuller length, a better length, angling across the right hander, Kapudegera lets it go

29.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, angling wide across the right-hander after pitchign on middle and leg, left alone again

29.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, very wide outside off, wider than the previous two balls, let through to the wicketkeeper

29.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, extremely wide outside off, Kapudegera slashes at it but it's so wide that he misses it by a mile

29.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, defended to point on the back foot

Sri Lanka 79/3   JEC Franklin 7-0-13-0
31.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, fullish length and angling into the left-hander from over the wicket, defended on the front foot

31.2

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, tries to drive on the up but gets an inside edge to mid-on

31.3

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, drifting down leg side, clips the pad and runs wide of McCullum for leg-byes

31.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, wide outside off, left alone by Kapugedera

31.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length and tight line on middle and off, Kapugedera dabs it short of cover and scampers for a quick single

31.6

Franklin to Tharanga, OUT, sharp catch at gully! Franklin offers width outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts hard, Jamie How moves to his left. perhaps fumbles it a little but manages to hold on to a fine catch

WU Tharanga c How b Franklin 33 (138m 96b 3x4 1x6) SR: 34.37

Sri Lanka 87/4   JEC Franklin 8-0-14-1
33.1

Franklin to Silva, no run, Franklin angles it across the right-hander from over the wicket, the batsman lets it go

33.2

Franklin to Silva, OUT, Silva scores a duck on debut! Full ball and it swings into Silva who tried to drive on the front foot, the ball beats everything and crashed into his stumps

LPC Silva b Franklin 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   JEC Franklin 9-0-16-2
35.1

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, Franklin's stock delivery, angling across the right-hander from over the wicket, Kapugedera watches it go past

35.2

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, this time it's a fraction closer to teh right-hander and Kapudegera has a swish at it, the ball misses the edge but not by much

35.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, short of a length outside off stump, punched to cover

35.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, FOUR, full and sprayed outside off stump, Kapudegera gets onto the front foot and slices it over point for four

35.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, FOUR, crashed through covers for four, width offered and the ideal length to play the cover drive, two in a row for Kapudegera

35.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Kapudegera holds the key for Sri Lanka here, there's only Maharoof to follow among the recognised batsmen, although Vaas can offer solid support

Sri Lanka 102/5   JEC Franklin 10-0-24-2
37.1

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, pitches ona good length, and bounces on the batsman, Kapudegera lets it go over his leg and middle stump, you can trust the bounce on this pitch

37.2

Franklin to Kapugedera, FOUR, smashed through covers for four, width offered and Kapudegera hammers it through the in field

37.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, OUT, trapped leg before not offerign a shot, Franklin pitched that ball around off stump, Kapudegera assumed that it was the one leaving him and stuck his pad out at it, but it wasn't, the ball swung back into the right-hander and hit him dead centre

CK Kapugedera lbw b Franklin 37 (115m 86b 7x4 0x6) SR: 43.02

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   JEC Franklin 11-0-29-3
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

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   JEC Franklin 12-0-30-3
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