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

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

Sri Lanka 11/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (6b 1x4)   SE Bond 1.4-0-5-0

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

Sri Lanka 17/1   KC Sangakkara 4* (6b 1x4)   SE Bond 2.2-0-10-1

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   WU Tharanga 7* (19b 1x4)   CS Martin 3-0-6-0

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   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (9b 1x4)   SE Bond 4-0-14-2

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

Sri Lanka 35/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (11b 2x4)   SE Bond 4.2-0-18-2

10.3

Bond to Kapugedera, FOUR

Sri Lanka 41/3   CK Kapugedera 4* (2b 1x4)   SE Bond 5.3-0-22-3

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   CK Kapugedera 8* (5b 2x4)   SE Bond 6-0-26-3

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

Sri Lanka 54/3   CK Kapugedera 15* (9b 3x4)   SE Bond 6.3-0-30-3

22.4

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

Sri Lanka 71/3   WU Tharanga 26* (63b 2x4 1x6)   CS Martin 8.4-1-21-0

27.4

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

Sri Lanka 77/3   CK Kapugedera 23* (58b 4x4)   JDP Oram 3.4-3-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 84/3   WU Tharanga 33* (90b 3x4 1x6)   SE Bond 8.4-0-37-3

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   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (8b 1x4)   SE Bond 11-1-42-3

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

Sri Lanka 98/5   CK Kapugedera 29* (81b 5x4)   JEC Franklin 9.4-0-20-2

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

Sri Lanka 102/5   CK Kapugedera 33* (82b 6x4)   JEC Franklin 9.5-0-24-2

37.2

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

Sri Lanka 106/5   CK Kapugedera 37* (85b 7x4)   JEC Franklin 10.2-0-28-2

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.

Sri Lanka 114/7   MF Maharoof 4* (1b 1x4)   JDP Oram 4.2-3-8-1

47.5

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

Sri Lanka 125/8   MF Maharoof 9* (26b 2x4)   JDP Oram 7.5-5-12-1

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

Sri Lanka 141/9   M Muralitharan 6* (3b 1x4)   JDP Oram 9.1-5-23-2

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   SL Malinga 6* (16b 1x4)   JDP Oram 10-5-30-2

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

Sri Lanka 152/9   M Muralitharan 13* (7b 2x4)   CS Martin 16.1-2-35-1
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Series Results
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Dec 15-18, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 7-9, 2006
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
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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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