Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 15-18, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
15,16,17,18 December 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
19.3

Oram to Silva, no run, Oh ho! almost another one. Pushes a length-delivery towards cover, thinks there is a single in it, runs, Sangka doesn't share that idea and Silva makes back in time. Under pressure!

19.4

Oram to Silva, no run

19.5

Oram to Silva, no run

19.6

Oram to Silva, 1 run, Stop the press. Silva is off the mark. What a lovely feeling it must be for the youngster. Two ducks in your debut is not what you grow up dreaming. A push past cover gets him his first runs in international cricket. Hopefully first of the many.

Sri Lanka 82/4   LPC Silva 1* (4b)
20.1

Bond to Silva, 1 no ball, In the channel of uncertainity, Silva was pretty certain though, lets it go through to the 'keeper

20.1

Bond to Silva, no run, lands on a length, around the offstump, shapes in, stabbed away to the on side

20.2

Bond to Silva, 1 run, 143 kmph delivery, on the hips, squirted to long leg

Sri Lanka 84/4   LPC Silva 2* (7b)
21.1

Oram to Silva, no run, on the off stump line, defended off the front foot

21.2

Oram to Silva, no run, length-delivery honing in on the off, punched off the back foot, Oram gets across to make the stop

21.3

Oram to Silva, 2 runs, Pinged the zone outside off, back of a length, Silva leaned forward, punched on the up past cover

21.4

Oram to Silva, no run

21.5

Oram to Silva, no run, length-delivery, lands just outside off, comes in with the angle, stabbed away to the offside

21.6

Oram to Silva, FOUR, Punched past point. Delivered from wide of the crease and it came in with the angle, Silva went back and across, slapped it, in the air, past gully

Sri Lanka 94/4   LPC Silva 8* (13b 1x4)
23.1

Vettori to Silva, no run, Silva welcomes him with a slog! It was floated outside off, he goes down on his front knee, swipes it across the line, towards mid-on. Where did that one come from? Sangakkara is surprised, goes across for a chat.

23.2

Vettori to Silva, no run, appeal for lbw as he pushes forward in defense. Struck outside the line of offstump

23.3

Vettori to Silva, no run

23.4

Vettori to Silva, FOUR, There he goes! Well-flighted delivery, outside off and Silva couldn't hold himself back. Just leaned forward, lofted it cleanly straight over the bowler

23.5

Vettori to Silva, no run

23.6

Vettori to Silva, no run, leans forward, pushes a length delivery, with the spin, to the off side

Sri Lanka 102/4   LPC Silva 12* (19b 2x4)
24.5

Bond to Silva, no run, full, furious, 140 kmph, just outside off, Silva plonks his left foot across, shoulders arms.

24.6

Bond to Silva, no run, 123 kmph slower delivery. And that one swings in from outside off. Silva is beaten by the change in pace and the swing, manages to keep it away to the offside

Sri Lanka 103/4   LPC Silva 12* (21b 2x4)
25.2

Vettori to Silva, no run, Huge shout for lbw. That was close. 90kmph delivery. A arm-ball that slid in from outside off, Silva is rapped on the pad as he pushes forward in defense. Maybe .. it struck him outside the line. Tough call.

25.3

Vettori to Silva, no run, another quicker one, pushed to cover

25.4

Vettori to Silva, no run, tossed up this time, held back the length, Silva lunges forward, is made to wait for the ball to arrive, pushes it to the off side

25.5

Vettori to Silva, no run

25.6

Vettori to Silva, no run, short delivery, lands outside off and spins away, Silva goes in search of that, slaps it but striaght to cover

Sri Lanka 104/4   LPC Silva 12* (26b 2x4)
26.2

Bond to Silva, no run, 143kmph, full and just outside off, Silva goes for a square-drive, doesn't connect well and the ball rolls over towards cover point

26.3

Bond to Silva, 2 runs, back of length delivery, outside off, Silva hops, punches it through covers. Will get two

26.4

Bond to Silva, 3 runs, Fuller, outside off, Silva thrusts his left foot across, leans forward, square-drives it past point. Vettori makes a good diving stop near the ropes

26.6

Bond to Silva, 1 run, That's lunch. A lemon cut to herald the break. Goes hard at a short-of-length delivery, gets a inside edge that takes the ball to fine-leg. Sangakkara offers some tutorial on batting to Silva as the duo walk back to the pavilion. He gesticulates and I am assuming, so don't hang me if I am wrong, he is saying "don't go hard at the ball." Silva, who celebrated his 27th birthday yesterday, is all ears.

Sri Lanka 112/4   LPC Silva 18* (30b 2x4)
27.1

Vettori to Silva, no run, tossed up on off stump, Silva comes forward and defends with ease

27.2

Vettori to Silva, no run, spinning away on off stump again, and he comes forward and taps that back to Vettori

27.3

Vettori to Silva, no run, tossed up wider of off stump, steered to gully

27.4

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, quicker and flatter on middle and leg, he sweeps fine, and loses his balance in the process, falls down on the pitch but gets up and jogs through for one

Sri Lanka 113/4   LPC Silva 19* (34b 2x4)
28.1

Martin to Silva, no run, good length ball on the stumps, lands it in that sweet spot, and Silva stands and defends with soft hands down into the ground at his feet, good first ball from Martin

28.2

Martin to Silva, no run, short and wide, Silva rocks back and cuts, but cant beat the orthodox point

28.3

Martin to Silva, no run, back of a good length on off stump, he goes back and taps that to square leg, but they resist the run as the fielder swoops in

28.4

Martin to Silva, no run, beaten! Back of a good length outside off stump, pitches and swings the other way, an upright seam movement, held its line and Silva's tempted into a waft outside and gets beaten

28.5

Martin to Silva, no run, this one lands outside off stump and swings into him, but he's back on the stumps and works that to the man at midwicket, good pace worked up by Martin, close to 150ks on that one

28.6

Martin to Silva, 2 runs, dropped in short on off stump, Silva's into position and pulls through mid-on, not in control of that shot but enough to squeeze a quick two for the effort

Sri Lanka 115/4   LPC Silva 21* (40b 2x4)
30.1

Martin to Silva, no run, short and wide, Silva cuts exaggeratedly but again cant beat point

30.2

Martin to Silva, 1 no ball, good length outside off stump, jags back in and he's behind the line, pushing back to Martin

30.2

Martin to Silva, 1 run, similar ball outside off stump jags in again, this time he rolls the wrists over it and works it to square leg, calls for the run and gets it, good response from Sangakkara

30.4

Martin to Silva, 1 run, short and moving down leg stump, he swivels and works that off the hips down to Vettori at fine leg for one more

Sri Lanka 121/4   LPC Silva 23* (44b 2x4)
31.1

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, tossed up, Silva uses the feet well and picks up an easy single to mid-on

31.3

Vettori to Silva, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Silva judges well and shoulders arms

31.4

Vettori to Silva, no run, quicker and flatter, the arm ball, 92ks on that, Silva makes room to cut and the ball stays low, shot cant beat point

31.5

Vettori to Silva, no run, flat on off stump, defended to midwicket

31.6

Vettori to Silva, FOUR, Vettori gives it some air, loops up on off stump, and Silva gets into position and powerfully sweeps that through square leg for four, aggressive shot

Sri Lanka 131/4   LPC Silva 28* (49b 3x4)
32.5

Martin to Silva, no run, full on off stump, striving for the yorker is Martin, and its well played back to him by a confident Silva

32.6

Martin to Silva, no run, quicker ball, lands on a good length outside off stump and moves in, catching Silva on the hop trying to defend it back to Martin, clipped high on the pad and the ball rolls to point

Sri Lanka 134/4   LPC Silva 28* (51b 3x4)
33.2

Vettori to Silva, SIX, tossed up on off stump, down the track shimmies Silva, not to the pitch but uses the bottom hand to cleanly smack that over mid-on, sails just over the ropes, shot!

33.3

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, swept past square leg for one

33.6

Vettori to Silva, FOUR, spins outside off stump, lands and goes the other way, Silva rocks back and cuts uppishly, ball comes onto him quicker that he expected and the result is a thick edge wide of slip that runs away for four

Sri Lanka 147/4   LPC Silva 39* (54b 4x4 1x6)
34.6

Martin to Silva, no run, quick, short of a length ball outside off stump, pitches and gets some kick, Silva gets up on his toes and uses soft hands to drop it at his feet

Sri Lanka 156/4   LPC Silva 39* (55b 4x4 1x6)
35.3

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, flat on leg stump, eased through square leg for one

Sri Lanka 158/4   LPC Silva 40* (56b 4x4 1x6)
36.1

Martin to Silva, FOUR, full on off stump, Silva punches that well past a diving mid-on and collects four more, shot

36.2

Martin to Silva, no run, short and wide, Silva gets up and cuts but cant beat How at point

36.3

Martin to Silva, no run, good length ball on middle and off, hops and works that with the wrists to square leg

36.4

Martin to Silva, 2 runs, too short outside off stump, his eyes light up and he pulls, doesnt time it all that well but gets enough bat on it to pick up runs through mid-on

36.5

Martin to Silva, 2 runs, full outside off stump, slower ball, he backs away and plays away from his body, takes the bottom hand off the bat, luckily he plays it along the ground past point

36.6

Martin to Silva, no run, dropped in short down leg stump, Silva gets down on his haunches as the ball sails over his left shoulder

Sri Lanka 170/4   LPC Silva 48* (62b 5x4 1x6)
37.3

Astle to Silva, 1 run, good length on leg stump again, worked to midwicket for one more

Sri Lanka 172/4   LPC Silva 49* (63b 5x4 1x6)
38.1

Franklin to Silva, no run, fullish ball angled across him, he looks for the run past point but its not timed well, still on 49

38.2

Franklin to Silva, FOUR, there's the 50! Short and wide, angled across him, and he's up on his toes, smacking the backfoot drive past a diving point for four, a maiden 50 for him after a pair of 0s in his first Test, well played

38.3

Franklin to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, steered to point

38.4

Franklin to Silva, no run, full across him, he covers off stump and shoulders arms, ball lags in after passing him but Silva's safe

38.5

Franklin to Silva, no run, full outside off stump, he comes forward and drives to mid-off, looking much more fluent now

38.6

Franklin to Silva, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, worked into midwicket, an early call for the run, and thats the 100-run stand, good effort

Sri Lanka 181/4   LPC Silva 54* (69b 6x4 1x6)
39.1

Astle to Silva, no run, good, full ball outside off stump, Silva defends back to Astle

39.2

Astle to Silva, 1 run, drifts onto leg stump, eased around the corner wide of Franklin down at fine leg

39.5

Astle to Silva, no run, full outside off stump, left alone and McCullum whips off the bails

39.6

Astle to Silva, no run, full again, this time he comes forward and defends with a dead straight bat back to Astle

Sri Lanka 183/4   LPC Silva 55* (73b 6x4 1x6)
40.5

Franklin to Silva, FOUR, short and moving across him, Silva plays away from his body and the ball bounces more than he expected, shouldnt have played at that one but luckily for him he finds the gap at gully and collects runs

40.6

Franklin to Silva, no run, fuller outside off stump, he's onto it in a flash but cant time the drive past cover

Sri Lanka 188/4   LPC Silva 59* (75b 7x4 1x6)
43.1

Astle to Silva, no run, back of length, just outside the offstump, stops on the batsman, Silva was early into his punch-drive and scooped it up towards right of cover

43.2

Astle to Silva, no run, slash and a miss. Short and well outside off, Silva threw his bat at it, doesn't connect though.

43.3

Astle to Silva, 1 bye, And again. this time McCullum is also beaten. Couldn't gather it cleanly

43.5

Astle to Silva, no run

43.6

Astle to Silva, 2 runs

Sri Lanka 201/4   LPC Silva 61* (80b 7x4 1x6)
44.3

Franklin to Silva, no run, Slanted across, short in length, Silva reaches out, cuts it down to right of Jamie How at point, who dives to his right to make a fantastic stop

44.4

Franklin to Silva, no run, gets behind the line to a length-delivery on the off and middle, pushes it back to the bowler

44.5

Franklin to Silva, OUT, Got im! Another one of those fatal pokes. Angled away after landing on a length, a classical left-armer's delivery, and Silva pushes at it, away from his body and Fleming swallows the cherry at first slip. It is his 158th catch. Only two people - Mark Waugh and Brian Lara - have taken more catches than him. A cavalier innings comes to an end. Impetuous, aggressive, at times a bit too aggressive, and a rather interesting little knock.

LPC Silva c Fleming b Franklin 61 (104m 83b 7x4 1x6) SR: 73.49

Sri Lanka 202/5   LPC Silva 61 (83b 7x4 1x6)
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