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

Welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand. The series kicks off with the first Test at the Jade Stadium in Christchurch.

S Rajesh, Cricinfo's stat man, informs us that New Zealand haven't had the happiest times at Christchurch where they've lost 16 Tests and won only seven. The last time they won here was against Pakistan in 1994-95 and since then they've lost four and drawn three.

And here's another odd fact: Your commentators for today and the remaining days are George Binoy and Binoy George. I'm not kidding, we're two different people.

Toss and teams: Mahela Jayawardene has won the toss and Sri Lanka will bat first. Kumar Sangakkara will play as a specialist batsman while Prasanna Jayawardene dons the gloves. Tillakaratne Dilshan is the 12th man.

Michael Mason misses out for New Zealand owing to a hamstring injury and Iain O'Brien is New Zealand's 12th man. Shane Bond is set to play his first Test in front on his home ground.

Bond has the new ball and will tear in from over the wicket. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya are out there in the middle. Tharanga to face.

0.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, Bond starts off witha superb ball in front of his home crowd, pitches on off and shapes away from the left-hander, Tharanga gets squared up and the ball speeds past the outside edge

Welcome back. New Zealand need 119, too easy? Think again - it's cold, it's windy and it's cloudy. Perfect conditions for the seamers and if ever 119 could be defended then ....

0.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run

0.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, this time it's fired down leg side

0.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, straighter ball, on a good length on middle stump, Tharanga gets behind the line and defends

0.4

Bond to Tharanga, no run, another one leaves Tharanga from outside off stump, beaten comprehensively

0.5

Bond to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, Sri Lanka are away with leg byes, fast and straight from Bond, slipping down leg side a touch, he bowled that with a scrambled seam and Tharanga moved across his stumps as the ball clipped his pads down to fine leg

0.6

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed into the covers for the first runs off the bat

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0
WU Tharanga    1* (6b)      SE Bond    1-0-1-0
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

Chris Martin will share the new ball, he is on 99 Test wickets. Martin from over the wicket to Tharanga.

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

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 7/0
WU Tharanga    1* (10b)      CS Martin    1-0-1-0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (2b)      SE Bond    1-0-1-0

2.1

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, snorter of a ball, pitches on a length and rears sharply on Jayasuriya just outside his off stump, the ball goes through to the wicketkeeper

2.2

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, again it bounces sharply on the batsman from a short of a length, Jayasuriya jumps up and defends, the ball takes the outside edge and goes to gully on the bounce

2.3

Bond to Jayasuriya, no run, bouncer, comfortably eveaded by the batsman

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

2.5

Bond to Jayasuriya, OUT, Bond comes back with a peach to get his first wicket on his home ground, that pitched on off and shaped away from Jayasuriya, the length was superb and induced the batsman to play at it, the edge was taken at first slip

ST Jayasuriya c Fleming b Bond 5 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman. Remember he's playing as a specialist batsman in this match.

2.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off stump, Bond is getting serious movement at serious pace away from the left hander

End of over 3 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 11/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      SE Bond    2-0-5-1
WU Tharanga    1* (10b)      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

End of over 4 (1 run) Sri Lanka 12/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (5b)      CS Martin    2-0-2-0
WU Tharanga    2* (12b)      SE Bond    2-0-5-1

4.1

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, full on leg stump, Tharanga moves across and flicks down to fine leg, Bond is looking to slip in the yorker

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

4.3

Bond to Sangakkara, OUT, caught! a similar ball to the previous one, moving across the left-hander after pitching on leg stump, Sangakkara got squared up again and this time the edge flew straight to Sinclair in the slip cordon

KC Sangakkara c Sinclair b Bond 4 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Mahela Jayawardene is the new batsman. Remember, he chose to bat first.

4.4

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 141 kmh and dead straight on off stump, Jayawardene gets behind the line and defends

4.5

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, ooh he chased a full and wide delivery at 142kmh and got beaten, needless shot in the circumstances

4.6

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches wide outside off stump, bounces sharply and cuts into the right-hander, left alone by the batsman

End of over 5 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 17/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (3b)      SE Bond    3-0-10-2
WU Tharanga    3* (13b)      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

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 21/2
WU Tharanga    7* (19b 1x4)      CS Martin    3-0-6-0
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (3b)      SE Bond    3-0-10-2

6.1

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches on a good length and swings into the right hander, left alone outside off

6.2

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, perfect line and this time Bond shapes it away from the right-hander, Jayawardene fends at it outside off and is beaten

6.3

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wider outside off stump this time, Jayawardene has no problem in letting it go

6.4

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and fast outside off, 143 kmh, Jayawardene drives at it but gets beaten

6.5

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straighter ball, drifting on to middle and leg, defended to midwicket

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

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 25/2
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (9b 1x4)      SE Bond    4-0-14-2
WU Tharanga    7* (19b 1x4)      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

End of over 8 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 31/2
WU Tharanga    13* (25b 1x4 1x6)      CS Martin    4-0-12-0
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (9b 1x4)      SE Bond    4-0-14-2

8.1

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the leg side

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

8.3

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 144 kmh, straight through the channel outside off stump, Jayawardene defence gets beaten

8.4

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back foot, Jayawardene got behind the line of that one

8.5

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off, Jayawardene keeps his eye on the ball as it bounces from a length and cuts in towards him

8.6

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back foot, not as much movement this time, it's significantly lesser when the right-hander is facing

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 35/2
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (15b 2x4)      SE Bond    5-0-18-2
WU Tharanga    13* (25b 1x4 1x6)      CS Martin    4-0-12-0

James Franklin replaces Chris Martin. Bowling from over the wicket.

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

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 37/2
WU Tharanga    15* (31b 1x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-0
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (15b 2x4)      SE Bond    5-0-18-2

10.1

Bond to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, straight down fine leg's throat! Bond banged it in short, Jayawardene tried to - well it wasn't a hook really - he just swivelled and helped the ball down to James Franklin at fine leg

DPMD Jayawardene c Franklin b Bond 8 (24m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Chamara Kapudagera is the new batsman

10.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, full, fast and straight, defended to the bowler

10.3

Bond to Kapugedera, FOUR

10.4

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, this time he gets his bat out of the way in time

10.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, the bouncer at 143 kmh and seaming into the right-hander, the batsman takes evasive action

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

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 45/3
CK Kapugedera    8* (5b 2x4)      SE Bond    6-0-26-3
WU Tharanga    15* (31b 1x4 1x6)      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

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 50/3
CK Kapugedera    11* (6b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-7-0
WU Tharanga    16* (37b 1x4 1x6)      SE Bond    6-0-26-3

12.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, defended to square leg on the front foot

12.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, a touch slower from bond at 139 kmh, pitches short of a length and bounces on the right-hander who swerves out of the way easily

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

12.4

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone by the batsman

12.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the off side

12.6

Bond to Kapugedera, 1 run, fullish length and angling into the right-hander, pushed to midwicket for a single

The players are taking drinks and Binoy George will take over commentary after the break. I (George Binoy) will be back later.

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 55/3
CK Kapugedera    16* (12b 3x4)      SE Bond    7-0-31-3
WU Tharanga    16* (37b 1x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    2-0-7-0

Thanks George, New Zealand clearly on top here after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first, losing 3 wickets in the first hour. Jayawardene must be now thinking that he made a mistake in choosing to bat first.

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

End of over 14 (1 run) Sri Lanka 56/3
CK Kapugedera    16* (19b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-8-0
WU Tharanga    16* (37b 1x4 1x6)      SE Bond    7-0-31-3

Martin replaces Bond, comes back for his second spell, three slips and two gully in place

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

End of over 15 (1 run) Sri Lanka 57/3
CK Kapugedera    16* (23b 3x4)      CS Martin    5-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    17* (39b 1x4 1x6)      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

End of over 16 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 59/3
WU Tharanga    18* (42b 1x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    4-0-10-0
CK Kapugedera    17* (26b 3x4)      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

End of over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 61/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (31b 3x4)      CS Martin    6-0-15-0
WU Tharanga    19* (43b 1x4 1x6)      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.

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 62/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (36b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    5-0-11-0
WU Tharanga    20* (44b 1x4 1x6)      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

Three slips, a gully and a man behind square 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

End of over 19 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 63/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (40b 3x4)      CS Martin    7-1-15-0
WU Tharanga    20* (46b 1x4 1x6)      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

End of over 20 (1 run) Sri Lanka 64/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (41b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    6-0-12-0
WU Tharanga    21* (51b 1x4 1x6)      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.

How many times have we seen the ball missing the edge, the conditions are very tough for batting

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 65/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (42b 3x4)      CS Martin    8-1-16-0
WU Tharanga    22* (56b 1x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    6-0-12-0

Oram comes on, replaces Franklin

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

End of over 22 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 66/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (45b 3x4)      JDP Oram    1-1-0-0
WU Tharanga    22* (59b 1x4 1x6)      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

End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 71/3
WU Tharanga    26* (65b 2x4 1x6)      CS Martin    9-1-21-0
CK Kapugedera    18* (45b 3x4)      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

End of over 24 (maiden) Sri Lanka 71/3
CK Kapugedera    18* (51b 3x4)      JDP Oram    2-2-0-0
WU Tharanga    26* (65b 2x4 1x6)      CS Martin    9-1-21-0

Martin is on 99 wickets

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&

End of over 25 (1 run) Sri Lanka 72/3
WU Tharanga    27* (71b 2x4 1x6)      CS Martin    10-1-22-0
CK Kapugedera    18* (51b 3x4)      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

The sun is out now and it will dry the moisture on the pitch and batting might be bit more easy.

coming round the wicket

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

End of over 26 (maiden) Sri Lanka 72/3
WU Tharanga    27* (77b 2x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    3-3-0-0
CK Kapugedera    18* (51b 3x4)      CS Martin    10-1-22-0

Astle comes onto bowl, two slips and a gully in place

26.1

Astle to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside the off stump

McCullum standing up at the wicket

26.2

Astle to Kapugedera, no run, left alone through to McCullum, this time a bit closer to the off stump

26.3

Astle to Kapugedera, 1 run, pitches outside the off stump and moves away, pushes to cover-point for a single

26.4

Astle to Tharanga, no run, full and swinging in, pushes to mid off

26.5

Astle to Tharanga, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone

26.6

Astle to Tharanga, no run, good delivery on the stumps, pitches and moves away slightly to beat the outside edge

End of over 27 (1 run) Sri Lanka 73/3
WU Tharanga    27* (80b 2x4 1x6)      NJ Astle    1-0-1-0
CK Kapugedera    19* (54b 3x4)      JDP Oram    3-3-0-0

Last over before lunch

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

Lunch: Sri Lanka won the toss and Jayawardene chose to bat first. The conditions were very good for the bowlers. The ball beat the outside edge numerous times. Three wickets for Bond. Tharanga and Kapugedera sticking it out in the middle. Please join George Binoy after the break at 00:10 GMT.

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End of over 28 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 77/3
CK Kapugedera    23* (60b 4x4)      JDP Oram    4-3-4-0
WU Tharanga    27* (80b 2x4 1x6)      NJ Astle    1-0-1-0

Thank you Binoy. Welcome back, the post-lunch session is about to get underway. Kapugedera and Tharanga managed to survive a difficult opening session after Sri Lanka lost their three big guns - Jayasuriya, Jayawardene and Sangakkara.

Bond took all three wickets during a fiery opening spell. Martin is still stuck on 99 Test wickets though he beat the bat umpteen times during the morning session. If Fleming had had a third man, Sri Lanka's score would have been much lesser than 77. However, the sun's out and conditions should become better for batting after lunch .... Click here if you'd like to send us feedback.

Tharanga will face the first ball of the second session and it's from Bond, who is steaming in from over the wicket. Three slips in place and a gully in place.

28.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, Bond starts with a bouncer, Tharanga takes evasive action

28.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, up to speed right away after lunch, 142 kmh, pitches on off and seams away from the left hander, left alone

28.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, fuller length adn on middle and off stump at 139 kmh, defended on the back foot back to Bond

28.4

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, full again on off stump, squeezed wide off the man at point for the first runs after lunch

28.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, banged in short again outside off stump, Kapudegera lets it go

28.6

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, fullish length and angling into the right-hander, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

End of over 29 (1 run) Sri Lanka 78/3
CK Kapugedera    23* (62b 4x4)      SE Bond    8-0-32-3
WU Tharanga    28* (84b 2x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    4-3-4-0

Franklin will operate from the other end, bowling over the wicket to Tharanga.

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

End of over 30 (1 run) Sri Lanka 79/3
CK Kapugedera    23* (67b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    7-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    29* (85b 2x4 1x6)      SE Bond    8-0-32-3

30.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full and straight on middle and leg, not much movement for Bond off the pitch after lunch, defended to midwicket

30.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full toss bowled from wide of the crease at 142 kmh, Tharanga defends to midwicket

30.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full again, on middle and off stump, Tharanga watches it on to his bat and defends

30.4

Bond to Tharanga, 1 no ball, bond oversteps as he bangs that short, Tharanga hurriedly gets out of the way

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

30.5

Bond to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

30.6

Bond to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, 144 kmh again but this time the line is leg stump, Tharanga moves across and tries to glance it, the ball hits the pad and runs down to fine leg for leg byes

End of over 31 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 85/3
WU Tharanga    33* (92b 3x4 1x6)      SE Bond    9-0-37-3
CK Kapugedera    23* (67b 4x4)      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

The pitch seems to have eased out after lunch, much lesser seam movement and swing available to the bowlers now.

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

End of over 32 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 87/4
     JEC Franklin    8-0-14-1
CK Kapugedera    24* (69b 4x4)      SE Bond    9-0-37-3

Chamara Silva, the debutant, is the new batsman. He's played ten ODIs for Sri Lanka but the last one was in 2002.

32.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump

32.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, full outside the off stump, a hint of away movement from the right-hander, Kapudegera drives hard at it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge

32.3

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, 139 kmh, pitching outside off and cutting into the right-hander, left alone

32.4

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, fulla and straight, the batsman covers the line and blocks

32.5

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, pitches short of a length and it's outside off stump, Kapudegera watches it through to McCullum

32.6

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and holds it's line through to McCullum at 142 kmh

End of over 33 (maiden) Sri Lanka 87/4
CK Kapugedera    24* (75b 4x4)      SE Bond    10-1-37-3
LPC Silva    0* (0b)      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

Prasanna Jayawardene is the new batsman.

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

End of over 34 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 89/5
HAPW Jayawardene    2* (4b)      JEC Franklin    9-0-16-2
CK Kapugedera    24* (75b 4x4)      SE Bond    10-1-37-3

34.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

34.2

Bond to Kapugedera, 1 run, pitches on off and middle stump and angles down leg, Kapudegera gets a bit of glove on it and collects a single to square leg

34.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, bouncer at 139 kmh, but it's too short to trouble the batsman

34.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, follows up with the attempted yorker but it's full outside off stump, Jayawardene squeezes it to point

34.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, 144 kmh and angling into the right-hander from outside off, defended on the front foot, Bond is bowling from wide of the crease to create the angle

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

End of over 35 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 94/5
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (8b 1x4)      SE Bond    11-1-42-3
CK Kapugedera    25* (77b 4x4)      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

End of over 36 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 102/5
CK Kapugedera    33* (83b 6x4)      JEC Franklin    10-0-24-2
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (8b 1x4)      SE Bond    11-1-42-3

36.1

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, dug in short, Jayawardene ducks under it

36.2

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, dug in short again, this time Jayawardene shoulders arms and the ball passes by his chest

36.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, sprayed wide down leg side, McCullum scurries across to collect

36.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short ball homing into the rib cage, played down behind square on the leg side by the batsman

36.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Bond lets the bouncer rip again, but only at 135 kmh

36.6

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, the slower ball and Bond and the everyone else on the field roars an appeal but lbw, it was the slower ball and the batsman got half-forward and got hit on the pad, Umpire Taufel says not out

End of over 37 (maiden) Sri Lanka 102/5
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (14b 1x4)      SE Bond    12-2-42-3
CK Kapugedera    33* (83b 6x4)      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

Chaminda Vaas is the new batsman.

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

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 107/6
WPUJC Vaas    1* (3b)      JEC Franklin    11-0-29-3
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (14b 1x4)      SE Bond    12-2-42-3

38.1

Bond to Vaas, 1 run, leg stump line again from Bond, played through midwicket

38.2

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Jayawardene flat-bats it to mid-on

38.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitching outside off and goign straight through, left alone by the batsman

38.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitches outside off again but this time it cuts back into the right-hander, left aloen to the keeper

38.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, attempted yorker but needs a little fine-tuning, dug out on the leg side

38.6

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off stump, Bond is bowling at around 138 kmh at the moment, he's got it up to around 145 today

End of over 39 (1 run) Sri Lanka 108/6
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (19b 1x4)      SE Bond    13-2-43-3
WPUJC Vaas    2* (4b)      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

End of over 40 (1 run) Sri Lanka 109/6
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (21b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    12-0-30-3
WPUJC Vaas    3* (8b)      SE Bond    13-2-43-3

Shane Bond makes way for Chris Martin who's bowling from over the wicket to Vaas. He's on 99 Test wickets and was very unlucky not to get his 100th in the mornign session.

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

Time for my break. Binoy will take you through to tea. Click here if you'd like to send us feedback.

End of over 41 (1 run) Sri Lanka 110/6
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (25b 1x4)      CS Martin    11-1-23-0
WPUJC Vaas    4* (10b)      JEC Franklin    12-0-30-3

Thanks George... The conditions are better for batting, not much of seam movement, but the Sri Lankan batsmen haven't been able to cope with the swing. Franklin has struck a good line after lunch, getting rid of Tharanga, Chamara Silva and Kapugedera. Sri Lanka are struggling with 6 wickets down.

Oram into the attack after the drinks break

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

End of over 42 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 114/7
MF Maharoof    4* (5b 1x4)      JDP Oram    5-3-8-1
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (25b 1x4)      CS Martin    11-1-23-0

Martin to continue

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

Three slips and a gully in place

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

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 115/7
MF Maharoof    4* (8b 1x4)      CS Martin    12-1-24-0
HAPW Jayawardene    7* (28b 1x4)      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

End of over 44 (maiden) Sri Lanka 115/7
HAPW Jayawardene    7* (34b 1x4)      JDP Oram    6-4-8-1
MF Maharoof    4* (8b 1x4)      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

End of over 45 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 121/7
MF Maharoof    5* (15b 1x4)      CS Martin    13-1-26-0
HAPW Jayawardene    7* (34b 1x4)      JDP Oram    6-4-8-1

Three slips, gully, point, mid off, square leg, mid on and fine leg in place

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

Most of the stands have been empty throughout today.

End of over 46 (maiden) Sri Lanka 121/7
MF Maharoof    5* (21b 1x4)      JDP Oram    7-5-8-1
HAPW Jayawardene    7* (34b 1x4)      CS Martin    13-1-26-0

46.1

Martin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, moves forward and drives well but straight to point

Vettori loosening up, might come on soon

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

Sri Lanka Eight down. Malinga comes into the crease

46.6

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

End of over 47 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 121/8
SL Malinga    0* (1b)      CS Martin    14-2-26-1
MF Maharoof    5* (21b 1x4)      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

End of over 48 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 125/8
MF Maharoof    9* (27b 2x4)      JDP Oram    8-5-12-1
SL Malinga    0* (1b)      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.

End of over 49 (1 run) Sri Lanka 126/8
SL Malinga    0* (8b)      CS Martin    15-2-27-1
MF Maharoof    9* (27b 2x4)      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

Muralitharan the last man walks into the middle

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

End of over 50 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 133/9
M Muralitharan    1* (1b)      JDP Oram    9-5-19-2
SL Malinga    0* (8b)      CS Martin    15-2-27-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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