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

1.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, pitches just outside off stumpa nd cuts sharply away from the left-hander towards first slip, left alone by the batsman

1.2

Martin to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, fuller ball, pitches outside leg stump and cuts into Tharanga's pads, leg byes to square leg

1.3

Martin to Jayasuriya, no run, New Zealand scream an appeal for the catch behind, that rose on Jayasuriya from a good length, he got tucked up and there was a noise as the ball passed the bat, looks like it hit his back arm

1.4

Martin to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed to mid-on for a single

1.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, fuller ball on leg stump, defended by Tharanga on the back foot

1.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, pitches out side leg stump and abgles across the left-hander, Tharanga plays back and defends

Sri Lanka 7/0   CS Martin 1-0-1-0

3.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, full and wide outside off stump, shaping away from the batsman, left alone&

3.2

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, straying on to leg and moving across the left-hander, pushed between midwicket and square leg

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   CS Martin 2-0-2-0

5.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, bouncer, left alone by the batsman

5.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, Martin's cranking it up at 140 kmh as well, Tharanga left that alone but it was just over the top of off stump

5.3

Martin to Tharanga, no run, shorter in length, Tharanga plays back and blocks

5.4

Martin to Tharanga, no run, a touch on the shorter side, this time the ball does not seam across the left-hander after pitching outside leg, collected by the keeper

5.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, that was only 139 kmh but it seemed so much faster, it hurried Tharanga after pitching on a length and smacked him in the abdomen

5.6

Martin to Tharanga, FOUR, another boundary from an edge through the slip cordon, the left-handers are having problems with teh ball moving across them

Sri Lanka 21/2   CS Martin 3-0-6-0

7.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, unplayable ball this, pitches short of a length, bounces chest high and moves across Tharanga who fends at it and gets beaten, that was at 139 kmh

7.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, wider ball moving away from the left hander, Tharanga chases and gets beaten

7.3

Martin to Tharanga, SIX, short and wide outside off stump, Tharanga throws his bat at it and cracks it over point for six

7.4

Martin to Tharanga, no run, fuller ball on leg stump, Tharanga tries to flick but the ball thuds into his pads

7.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, and again, straight seam, pitching on leg and middle on a good length, seaming towards the off stuump, Tharanga tries to block but gets beaten

7.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, seaming towards first slip after pitching on off stump, left alone by the batsman

Sri Lanka 31/2   CS Martin 4-0-12-0

14.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, short in length on the off and middle, stands in the crease and defends to Gully, thinking of a single, the fielder in quickly prevents the single

14.2

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, on the legs, tucked away to square leg

14.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, short and rising delivery outside the off stump, lets it go through to McCullum

14.4

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, in the corridor, shoulders arms, through to McCullum

14.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, wonderful delivery outside the off stump, it was short in length, draws Kapugedera into his defense, slight movement away, beats the outside edge.

14.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, yorker on the legs, dug out on the track

Sri Lanka 57/3   CS Martin 5-0-13-0

16.1

Martin to Kapugedera, 1 run, short of a length delivery to the ribs, fends it off behind square leg to pick up a single

16.2

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, eases past backward-point to the deep for a single

16.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good line from Martin, in the corridor, shoulders arms, through to McCullum

16.4

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, short outside the off stump, lets it go through to McCullum

16.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, short once again, outside the off stump, Kapugedera slightly sways away to let the ball through

16.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good ball strikes the pad, it was angled in, moves forward and plays down the wrong line, loud appeal, turned down by umpire Taufel, looks to be bit high

Sri Lanka 61/3   CS Martin 6-0-15-0

18.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good ball once again angled across, once again beats the outside edge

18.2

Martin to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, short in length down the leg side, off the thigh pad to fine leg

18.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, short in length, defended to the on side, fielder from behind square leg runs in quickly and prevents the single

18.4

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

18.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good ball angled in, defended to the off side

18.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, short in length outside the off stump, comes back in slightly, lets it go through to McCullum

Sri Lanka 63/3   CS Martin 7-1-15-0

20.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, short of a length delivery pitches outside the leg stump, angled across, beats the outside edge, through to McCullum

20.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, short in length this time pitches on the leg stump and comes back in, Tharanga gets beaten, goes between the bat and the body through to McCullum

20.3

Martin to Tharanga, no run, short and rising on the off and middle, up on his toes and defends it down towards gully

20.4

Martin to Tharanga, no run, another ball that beats the outside the edge, pitches and moves away

20.5

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length, gets on top off the bounce and cuts to deep point to pick up a single

20.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, short in length outside the off stump, pitches and moves away slightly, beats the edge.

Sri Lanka 65/3   CS Martin 8-1-16-0

22.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, pitches on the stumps and moves away to beat the outside edge

22.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, short in length on the stumps, pitches and moves away, swing and movement, beats the edge through to McCullum

22.3

Martin to Tharanga, 1 wide, full and swinging away wide outside the off stump, it was too wide, Tharanga goes after it and gets beaten

22.3

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good ball short in length on the off and middle, fends it off to the ground behind the wicket towards gully

22.4

Martin to Tharanga, FOUR, keeps it down and plays it through the slips to thirdman fence

22.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, cuts to backward-point, good stop there by Cumming

22.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, plays and misses once again, through to McCullum

Sri Lanka 71/3   CS Martin 9-1-21-0

24.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, pitches on the leg stump and moves away, plays and misses

24.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, looking to drive through the off side, gets the inside edge onto the pads, almost dragged it on.

24.3

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good ball pitches on the stumps and moving away, lets it go through

24.4

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, moves forward and lets it go through to McCullum

24.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, short in length pitches outside the leg stump and angled across, beats the outside edge

24.6

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, on the legs, nudges to fine leg to pick up a single&

Sri Lanka 72/3   CS Martin 10-1-22-0

40.1

Martin to Vaas, no run, starts off with a bouncer, McCullum takes it at chest height

40.2

Martin to Vaas, 1 run, full ball on leg stump, pushed to midwicket for a single

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   CS Martin 11-1-23-0

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

42.4

Martin to Maharoof, no run, digs in short one, sways away from the line of the delivery, good leave

42.5

Martin to Maharoof, no run, short delivery, gets up on the batsman, drops his wrist, fended off to the on side

42.6

Martin to Maharoof, no run, short outside the off stump, shoulders arms, through to McCullum

Sri Lanka 115/7   CS Martin 12-1-24-0

44.1

Martin to Maharoof, no run, short in length angled in, stands tall and pushes back down the track

44.2

Martin to Maharoof, 4 leg byes, short and down the leg side, looking to glance it fine, misses, brushes the thigh pad and goes to fine leg fence for leg byes

44.3

Martin to Maharoof, 1 no ball, (overstepping), short in length outside the off stump, defended to the off side

44.3

Martin to Maharoof, no run, nips back in from short of a length outside the off stump, surprised by the movement, plays down the wrong line, strikes high on the pad

44.4

Martin to Maharoof, no run, good ball in the corridor outside the off stump, beats the bat, through to McCullum. Martin still searching for his 100th wicket, bit unlucky as he beat the bat numerous times.

44.5

Martin to Maharoof, no run, stands tall and defends to the off side

44.6

Martin to Maharoof, 1 run, gets behind it and drops it gently to the off side and takes off for a quick single

Sri Lanka 121/7   CS Martin 13-1-26-0

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

46.6

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

Sri Lanka 121/8   CS Martin 14-2-26-1

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   CS Martin 15-2-27-1

50.1

Martin to Muralitharan, 1 run, DROPPED! short ball, makes room and looks to go over midwicket, gets the top edge and goes high in the air to the on side, Bond runs in from mid on and fails to hold onto the catch.

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   CS Martin 16-2-31-1

52.1

Martin to Muralitharan, FOUR, makes room and this time hits it in the air through extra-cover to the deep, Astle slides and makes a stop at the boundary, referred to third umpire, signalled a boundary

52.2

Martin to Muralitharan, 1 run, pulled down to long on for a single

52.3

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

52.4

Martin to Muralitharan, OUT, short outside the off stump, Muralitharan makes room and cuts it high in the air to point, Astle back-pedals and takes a good catch. That's it Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 154.

M Muralitharan c Astle b Martin 14 (15m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Sri Lanka 154/10   CS Martin 16.4-2-37-2
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