Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2006/07 / Wicket 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

2.5

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

Sri Lanka 11/1   WU Tharanga 1* (10b)   SE Bond 1.5-0-5-1

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

Sri Lanka 17/2   WU Tharanga 3* (13b)   SE Bond 2.3-0-10-2

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

Sri Lanka 37/3   WU Tharanga 15* (31b 1x4 1x6)   SE Bond 5.1-0-18-3

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

Sri Lanka 87/4   CK Kapugedera 24* (69b 4x4)   JEC Franklin 8-0-14-1

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

Sri Lanka 87/5   CK Kapugedera 24* (75b 4x4)   JEC Franklin 8.2-0-14-2

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

Sri Lanka 106/6   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (14b 1x4)   JEC Franklin 10.3-0-28-3

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

Sri Lanka 110/7   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (25b 1x4)   JDP Oram 4.1-3-4-1

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 121/8   MF Maharoof 5* (21b 1x4)   CS Martin 13.5-1-26-1

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

Sri Lanka 132/9   SL Malinga 0* (8b)   JDP Oram 8.5-5-18-2

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

Sri Lanka 154/10   SL Malinga 7* (17b 1x4)   CS Martin 16.4-2-37-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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
More results »

Photos

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

© Getty Images

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

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries

Sponsored Links

Why not you? Read and learn how!