Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 7-9, 2006
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
7,8,9 December 2006 (5-day match)
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1.3

Malinga to How, OUT, slung it at 145kmh and plumb in front, that was full, straight and very quick, How moved across his stumps and tried to play it to midwicket, he missed and was finished

JM How lbw b Malinga 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 3/1   CD Cumming 2* (6b)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-1-1
25.5

Vaas to Sinclair, OUT, good ball pitches on the middle and leg and moves away, it was angled across, Sinclair pushes forward, gets the edge, Jayawardene flings himself to his right and takes an excellent catch.

MS Sinclair c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 36 (100m 84b 5x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

New Zealand 73/2   CD Cumming 32* (72b 4x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.5-1-25-1
46.2

Muralitharan to Cumming, OUT, bowled! that pitched a touch short but but short enough to play on the back foot like Cumming did, he tried to force it through the leg side and the ball went through his legs and hit the stumps

CD Cumming b Muralitharan 43 (186m 131b 5x4 0x6) SR: 32.82

New Zealand 106/3   SP Fleming 20* (65b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 14.2-3-19-1
46.6

Muralitharan to Astle, OUT, and this time he's definitely lbw, that pitched in line of the stumps, Astle gets forward and plays down the wrong line of the offspinner, he's hit plumb in front, Murali's on fire

NJ Astle lbw b Muralitharan 2 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 108/4   SP Fleming 20* (65b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 15-3-21-2
49.1

Vaas to Oram, OUT, Vaas strikes, fuller on the legs, clipped straight into the hands of Chamara Silva at short midwicket, Oram goes for one.

JDP Oram c Silva b Vaas 1 (11m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 113/5   SP Fleming 24* (75b 3x4)   WPUJC Vaas 13.1-3-39-2
49.4

Vaas to McCullum, OUT, Vaas strikes for the second time in this over, good length delivery pitches on off stump and moves away, angled across, was looking to leave the ball, but too late, gets the inside edge, drags it onto his stumps.

BB McCullum b Vaas 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 113/6   SP Fleming 24* (75b 3x4)   WPUJC Vaas 13.4-3-39-3
79.2

Maharoof to Fleming, OUT, Mahroof strikes, short in length outside the off stump, Fleming cuts, gets the edge to second slip, Kapugedera takes the catch low to his left. It was a sharp catch. Fleming goes for 48.

SP Fleming c Kapugedera b Maharoof 48 (210m 158b 6x4 0x6) SR: 30.37

New Zealand 188/7   DL Vettori 47* (95b 6x4)   MF Maharoof 11.2-3-35-1
80.5

Muralitharan to Franklin, OUT, Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball the doosra, pitches on the middle stump, it straightens, Franklin plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle, loud appeal by Murali and the close in fielders, given by umpire Taufel, a good decision.

JEC Franklin lbw b Muralitharan 0 (6m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 190/8   DL Vettori 48* (96b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 31.5-7-57-3
84.3

Muralitharan to Bond, OUT, coming round the wicket for Bond, pitches on the stumps and straightens, goes for the sweep, plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, loud shout, given by umpire Taufel.

SE Bond lbw b Muralitharan 1 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

New Zealand 206/9   DL Vettori 63* (110b 8x4)   M Muralitharan 33.3-7-65-4
85.4

Malinga to Vettori, OUT, fuller delivery on the stumps, Vettori makes room and looks to go over the fielders on the off side, but he mistimes the shot and it goes high in the air to Jayawardene, who came forward from deep extra-cover to take a good catch.

DL Vettori c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga 63 (142m 114b 8x4 0x6) SR: 55.26

New Zealand 206/10   CS Martin 0* (3b)   SL Malinga 19.4-2-43-2
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