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

44.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Again slanted across, left alone

Sri Lanka 202/5   HAPW Jayawardene 0* (1b)

46.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, angled across, this one landed outside off and veered further away, left alone

46.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, And again. Trying to suck him into a lame poke. he has resisted so far

46.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Deja-vu.

46.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, closer to the offstump, steered between gully and third slip

46.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

46.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slanted delivery, around the offstump, leant forward, tapped it towards cover, wants a single but they decide against it

Sri Lanka 206/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (7b 1x4)

48.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

48.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, beaten. Sri Lankans love their sea food and fishing. It shows. There he goes fishing outside off, luckily, for him, didn't get a touch

48.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Dropped by McCullum! Franklin sucked the batsman into a tentative poke and McCullum dived to his right but it bounded off his wrist. He dived a bit too much across. All the batsmen, barring Sangakkara, have been flirting dangerously. They must lead an exciting life off the field

48.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

48.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

48.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 206/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (13b 1x4)

50.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 213/5   HAPW Jayawardene 5* (18b 1x4)

51.1

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

51.2

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

51.3

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 214/5   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (21b 1x4)

52.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

52.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

52.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slanted across, left alone

52.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, angled across and left alone again. Franklin is consistently testing the batsmen in that corridor around the offstump.

52.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, back of length, around offstump and straightened a touch, he pushed forward and across and was rapped on the chest-guard. Beaten by the movement back in

52.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, took it away again, Jayawardene shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 218/5   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (27b 1x4)

53.2

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, teasing loopy delivery, outside off, pushed to cover

53.3

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leant forward to a fullish delivery outside off, Vettori had held back the length a touch, reached out and pushed it towards cover

53.4

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

53.5

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, arm-ball. quick at 92kmph delivery, slid in from outside off, played away to the offside

53.6

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and driven square to cover point and they rush across for a single

Sri Lanka 220/5   HAPW Jayawardene 7* (32b 1x4)

54.1

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, Thwack! Oh ho! A effortless drive through the covers. He just leaned forward to the overpitched delivery and creamed it through the offside ring

54.2

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

54.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Bouncer! ducked under.

54.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, fuller, driven to mid-on

54.5

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Lemon cut almost carried to McCullum. Fullish, just outside off, Jayawardene tries to hit through the line, gets an inside edge and McCullum makes a brilliant stop diving to his left. The ball had landed a metre in front of him

54.6

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, Oohh... almost caught at first slip. Another flashy drive, another edge and it flew between McCullum and Fleming, at first slip, but neither could get an hand to it. McCullum dived to his right, Fleming stretched to his left but it bissected them neatly

Sri Lanka 226/5   HAPW Jayawardene 13* (38b 2x4)

55.2

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

55.3

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, flighted delivery , outside off, pushed to cover

55.4

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, SIX, Vettori floats it outside off, Jayawardene waltzes down the track, and slaps it cleanly over long-on. Super strike

55.5

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the legs, tucked behind squareleg

Sri Lanka 234/5   HAPW Jayawardene 20* (42b 2x4 1x6)

56.1

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Bond creates another outside edge but it falls short of third slip. Short in length, just outside off, the batsmen pushed hard at it

56.2

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, Flamboyant cover drive. It was a length-delivery, outside off but Jayawardene went down on a bent-knee and creamed it past cover.

56.3

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

56.4

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts slightly on to the middle and leg stump line, worked past midwicket

Sri Lanka 239/5   HAPW Jayawardene 25* (46b 3x4 1x6)

57.1

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Vettori goes up in appeal for an lbw decision. On the middle and off, Jayawardene stretches forward in defense and is rapped on the pads

57.2

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

57.3

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans forward, to a flighted delivery outside off, pushed to cover

57.4

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the stumps, out comes the dead bat and the ball rolls back down the track

57.5

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

57.6

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, Strikes right on the tea break! An arm-ball. It landed just outside off, slid in and sneaked through the bat and pad gap and struck Jayawardene in front of offstump. That wicket would hurt Sri Lanka. Sangakkara is at the risk of running out of partners

HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Vettori 25 (47m 52b 3x4 1x6) SR: 48.07

Sri Lanka 239/6   HAPW Jayawardene 25 (52b 3x4 1x6)
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Photos

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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