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

Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series - 2nd Test

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 217 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, he begins with a good length ball smack on off stump, and its defended into the offside by the batsman

0.2

Bond to Tharanga, no run, ripper! Pitches on a full length outside off stump with a fair deal of away swing from the left hander, who pokes at it going forward and swings past the bat

0.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, fullish ball outside off stump again, and it swings past him as he shoulders arms safely

0.4

Bond to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on off stump, Tharanga stands and opens the face of the bat, running it along the ground to gully

0.5

Bond to Tharanga, no run, fullish ball that lands on middle and leg and swings away, defended off the back foot by Tharanga

0.6

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full outside the off stump, swings away and Tharanga has nothing to do with that one

Sri Lanka 0/0   WU Tharanga 0* (6b)

1.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good length on middle and off, Tharanga gets behind the line and defends back to Martin

1.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, fullish ball outside off stump, swings across him, and he shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 1/1   WU Tharanga 0* (8b)

3.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, super ball that moves across him from off stump, Tharanga pokes at it and gets beaten

3.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, fuller but wide of off stump, easy pickings for Tharanga who shoulders arms

3.3

Martin to Tharanga, no run, a good length ball outside off stump, an involuntary shot there, he thought about leaving it but ends up poking at it and missing, Sangakkara walks down and has a word with him

3.4

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller on off stump, pushed down to mid-on for a single

Sri Lanka 6/1   WU Tharanga 1* (12b)

4.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full and wide of leg stump, batsman cant cash in on that poor ball

4.2

Bond to Tharanga, FOUR, slightly short and wide, he stands and opens the face of the bat, pushes that in the gap between cover and point for four

4.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, a good reply, quick on a good length outside off stump and Tharanga hops and defends back to Bond

4.4

Bond to Tharanga, no run, full and swinging away from outside off stump, Tharanga shoulders arms

4.5

Bond to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, striving for the yorker, batsman cant get the bat down in time but ends up inside-edging through square leg for a brace

4.6

Bond to Tharanga, no run, quick outside off stump on a good length, hurries him into his backfoot defence back to Bond

Sri Lanka 12/1   WU Tharanga 7* (18b 1x4)

5.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, full, a tad slower, outside off stump and Tharanga pushes to mid-off

5.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good finish to the over, fullish ball outside off stump, pitches and moves away from Tharanga's backfoot prod

Sri Lanka 21/1   WU Tharanga 7* (20b 1x4)

7.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on and around off stump, square him up, he defends with an angled bat and pokes that into the ground

7.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good, full ball outside off stump, he leaves it alone

7.3

Martin to Tharanga, OUT, got 'em! What a ball! Pitches very fast on a good length on off stump, lands and shapes away, Tharanga stands and tamely defends, the ball swishes by and nibbles the outside edge of the bat and McCullum does the taking, a loud appeal and he's given, Martin strikes again!

WU Tharanga c †McCullum b Martin 7 (33m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.43

Sri Lanka 27/2   WU Tharanga 7 (23b 1x4)
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
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Dec 18, 2006

Stephen Fleming departs for 27 as the asking gets tougher, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, December 18, 2006

Stephen Fleming departs for 27 as the asking gets tougher

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Dec 18, 2006

Chaminda Vaas lets out a vociferous appeal, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, December 18, 2006

Chaminda Vaas lets out a vociferous appeal

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