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

21.1

Oram to Tharanga, no run, lovely delivery first up, beats the inside edge through to McCullum

21.2

Oram to Tharanga, no run, pitches on the leg and middle, beats the edge

21.3

Oram to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, pitches outside the leg, off the pad to the on side, quick run taken, fielder quickly in throws at the stumps, misses it at the non-striker's end

21.4

Oram to Kapugedera, no run

21.5

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, short in length outside the off stump, moves back and shoulders arms

21.6

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, beats the edge, through to McCullum

Sri Lanka 66/3   JDP Oram 1-1-0-0

23.1

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good ball short in length outside the off stump, lets it go through to McCullum

23.2

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, it was bit wide, moves forward and looks to drive through the off side, mistimes the shot to mid off

23.3

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good ball angled in and then moves away, defends it down on the track

23.4

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, down the leg side, wonderful take from McCullum, who dives across and takes it

23.5

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good ball on target, comes forward nicely and defends to the off side

23.6

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good ball on a length angled in, moves forward and lets it go, it was closer to the off stump

Sri Lanka 71/3   JDP Oram 2-2-0-0

25.1

Oram to Tharanga, no run, gets behind it and defends it down towards gully

25.2

Oram to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside the off stump, it was bit wide

25.3

Oram to Tharanga, no run, gets behind the ball and defends it down

25.4

Oram to Tharanga, no run, short in length delivery angled in from outside the off stump, shoulders arms

25.5

Oram to Tharanga, no run, gets behind the delivery angled into him, defended to the on side

25.6

Oram to Tharanga, no run, bad delivery from Oram, full and down the leg side, through to McCullum

Sri Lanka 72/3   JDP Oram 3-3-0-0

27.1

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, pitches and comes in, shoulders arms

27.2

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good ball in the corridor outside the off stump, once again shoulders arms

27.3

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good length delivery on target, defends to the off side

27.4

Oram to Kapugedera, FOUR, short ball and Kapugedera pulls well to midwicket fence, well put away

27.5

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, lets the ball go through to McCullum

27.6

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, good ball on target, on the front foot defends to the on side

Sri Lanka 77/3   JDP Oram 4-3-4-0

41.1

Oram to Vaas, OUT, strikes first ball after drinks, caught behind! full and down the leg side, Vaas glances it, gets the edge, bushes the pad, McCullum dives to his right and takes an excellent catch.

WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Oram 4 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

41.2

Oram to Maharoof, FOUR, on the pads, Mahroof off the mark in style, works it behind square leg, the ball races to the fence.

41.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, beats the outside edge, through to McCullum

41.4

Oram to Maharoof, no run, plays forward and gets beaten

41.5

Oram to Maharoof, no run, pushes to point

41.6

Oram to Maharoof, no run, bouncer, ducks under it

Sri Lanka 114/7   JDP Oram 5-3-8-1

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   JDP Oram 6-4-8-1

45.1

Oram to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump

45.2

Oram to Maharoof, no run

45.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short in length delivery outside the off stump, gets in line and defends to the off side

45.4

Oram to Maharoof, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, swing and seam, bit wide, beats the bat through to McCullum

45.5

Oram to Maharoof, no run, good ball on target, Maharoof defends on the front foot back down the track

45.6

Oram to Maharoof, no run, moves onto the front foot and leaves the ball through to McCullum, it was a good length delivery

Sri Lanka 121/7   JDP Oram 7-5-8-1

47.1

Oram to Maharoof, no run, digs in a short one, which goes down the leg side, looks to hook it, gets beaten

47.2

Oram to Maharoof, no run, sends down another short one this time on target, sways away from the line

47.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, pitches bit wide outside the off stump and moves away, looking to play at it, through to McCullum

47.4

Oram to Maharoof, no run, ducks under the bouncer from Oram

47.5

Oram to Maharoof, FOUR, full outside the off stump, goes after it, gets edge over backward-point to the fence.

47.6

Oram to Maharoof, no run, defended to the on side

Sri Lanka 125/8   JDP Oram 8-5-12-1

49.1

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short of a length delivery on the body, gets behind it nicely and defends it down on the ground to the off side

49.2

Oram to Maharoof, no run, half-forward defends to the off side

49.3

Oram to Maharoof, no run, short delivery, looking for the pull through midwicket, mistimes the shot to Vettori at mid on

49.4

Oram to Maharoof, SIX, short outside the off stump, makes room and pulls well high and over in front of square leg for maximum

49.5

Oram to Maharoof, OUT, caught at first slip! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof again makes room and goes for the big shot, gets the edge, it was fast and quick towards the first slip, where Fleming takes a good sharp catch above his head.

MF Maharoof c Fleming b Oram 15 (38m 32b 2x4 1x6) SR: 46.87

49.6

Oram to Muralitharan, 1 run, goes for the big shot on the first ball, gets the inside half off the bat and goes to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 133/9   JDP Oram 9-5-19-2

51.1

Oram to Muralitharan, FOUR, good shot over Vettori at mid on, it was short outside the off stump, makes room and hits it down to long on fence

51.2

Oram to Muralitharan, no run, again makes room and this time looks to go over midwicket, misses it, through to McCullum

51.3

Oram to Muralitharan, 2 runs, DROPPED! Bond drops it again. Fuller delivery outside the off side, makes room and looks big shot through the off side, mishits it high in the air straight, Bond from mid off makes a desperate effort to take the catch to his left, puts down the chance

51.4

Oram to Muralitharan, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long on

51.5

Oram to Malinga, no run

51.6

Oram to Malinga, FOUR, makes room to a fuller delivery and hits it over Vettori at mid on to the fence

Sri Lanka 148/9   JDP Oram 10-5-30-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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