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

11.1

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside off stump, defended into the covers, shouts of 'NO' back to his partner

11.2

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, pitches and swings away, left alone with a raise of the bat

11.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, full outside off, he gets across and comes forward, leaving it alone with another raise of the arms

11.4

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Kapugedera's unsure about that one and plays it streakily to gully

11.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, full on off stump, he gets forward and plays in front of his body, working that airily to mid-on but it lands in front on Bond, streaky

11.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, full outside off stump, moves in after pitching and he shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 46/3   CK Kapugedera 0* (6b)

12.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, angled across him from off stump, he goes back and defends to point off the back foot, playing well away from his body

12.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, full and wide of off stump, swings down for McCullum to collect

12.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, much more the line, full and angled across off stump, Kapugedera plays that off the front foot to backward point

Sri Lanka 51/3   CK Kapugedera 0* (9b)

13.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, fuller ball angled in from outside off stump, Kapugedera goes nowhere, tries to get forward but he's stuck on the crease, well played in the end but he's not looking confident

13.4

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, identical ball on the money, once more Kapugedera goes back and then comes forward, not getting a real stride forward

13.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run

13.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, poor ball, lands well outside leg stump and McCullum has some collecting to do, not Martin's best ball

Sri Lanka 52/3   CK Kapugedera 0* (13b)

15.1

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, Whizzing past the offstump, Kapugedara shuffles across, covers his stumps and shoulders arms.

15.2

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, Poor delivery. Attempted a bouncer and lost control at the release. It sailed harmlessly down the leg side

15.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run

15.4

Martin to Kapugedera, FOUR, Thwack! Half-volley, outside off, Kapugedera said thank you and did the rest. Just leant forward and timed it through covers. First scoring shot in 11overs apart from the bat of Sangakkara. It's two different games being played out there

15.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run

15.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, well outside off, the youngster is no mood to flirt.

Sri Lanka 67/3   CK Kapugedera 4* (19b 1x4)

18.1

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, Starts off with a bouncer. Hello Sir! Kapugedera is surprised, adjusts, takes his bottom-hand out of the bat-handle, stabs at it, keeps the ball down

18.2

Bond to Kapugedera, no run, oh ho! Was it well left or beaten? Bond pinged the good length around the offstump and it jagged back in sharply. Kapugedera shouldered arms even as he lunged forward and the ball just sailed over the middle stump...

18.3

Bond to Kapugedera, 1 run

Sri Lanka 75/3   CK Kapugedera 5* (22b 1x4)

19.2

Oram to Kapugedera, OUT, Gotcha! the typical subcontinental poke outside off stump. It's a fatal attraction that many from that part of the world share. Length-delivery that pitched outside off and held its line and the youngster couldn't resist a flirt. Caught at third slip.

CK Kapugedera c Sinclair b Oram 5 (43m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

Sri Lanka 81/4   CK Kapugedera 5 (23b 1x4)
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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 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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