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

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.

End of over 51 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 137/9
SL Malinga    2* (14b)      CS Martin    16-2-31-1
M Muralitharan    2* (2b)      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

End of over 52 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 148/9
SL Malinga    6* (16b 1x4)      JDP Oram    10-5-30-2
M Muralitharan    9* (6b 1x4)      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

Tea: New Zealand bowlers bowled well, struck to their to tasks on a pitch that assisted them. Please join George Binoy after tea for the New Zealand innings.

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