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

1.4

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, banged in short on middle and off, Sangakkara pulls awkwardly and gets one through square leg, first runs for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 1/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (1b)

2.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good, quick ball on a good length on off stump, Sangakkara gets behind and defends

2.2

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, banged in short on leg stump, Sangakkara pulls hurredly, not timed well but gets on top of it and gets four past deep backward square leg, first boundary for Sri Lanka

2.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, fuller and angled wide of off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and leaves it alone for McCullum to collect

2.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length angled across off stump, played with soft hands to point

2.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball right on the stumps, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends back to Bond

2.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good, swinging ball thats angled across off stump and he pokes at it and gets beaten, some fine movement on that ball

Sri Lanka 5/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (7b 1x4)

3.5

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, good, full, swinging ball angled across him from outside off and he pokes at it and gets beaten

3.6

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, and again, a full ball outside off stump and he pokes at it and gets beaten

Sri Lanka 6/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (9b 1x4)

5.1

Martin to Sangakkara, SIX, banged in short on middle and leg, Sangakkara quickly into position, pulls well and times that well over deep fine leg for maxium, more of thick edge off the outside of the middle of the bat but good runs nevertheless, ball soars over Bond on the ropes

5.2

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, fuller outside off stump, defended back to Martin

5.3

Martin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full again on and around off stump, Sangakkara presents the face of the bat, holding the stroke and pushing down between the stumps and mid-off for two

5.4

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts onto the pads and its clipped into midwicket, Oram moves quickly and its just the single for Sangakkara

Sri Lanka 21/1   KC Sangakkara 14* (13b 1x4 1x6)

6.1

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, he oversteps, and its a full ball outside off stump, 143ks, beats the batsman

6.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, a yorker this time, Sangakkara jabs down, thats quicker this time, 145ks on that ball, well bowled, well played

6.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, full and moving away from outside off stump, he shoulders arms

6.3

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, good, fullish ball outside off stump, Sangakkara unconvingly pokes at that, manages to keep the ball down and it shoots past gully and races away for four, something of a moral victory for the bowler

6.4

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, and he oversteps again searching for some extra pace, lands it on a good length outside off stump, Sangakkara defends back to Bond

6.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, bends his back more on this ball, lands full and wide of off stump, swings away and Sangakkara leaves it alone

6.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, shorter outside off stump, moves away and Sangakkara's down on his knees

6.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on middle and off, Sangakkara goes back and defends to the on side

Sri Lanka 27/1   KC Sangakkara 18* (21b 2x4 1x6)

8.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, quick, fullish ball outside off stump, angled past the left-hander, who shoulders arms with ease

8.2

Bond to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a tad fuller, but the batsman stands his ground and neatly opens the face of the bat, running it along the ground past gully for two

8.3

Bond to Sangakkara, 2 runs, lands on a good length on middle and leg, Sangakkara quickly gets into position and works that in the gap at midwicket for two more

8.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, full and angled wide of off stump, easily left alone by Sangakkara

8.5

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, lands this one a tad shorter and wider of off stump, and Sanga's into position early, goes back and punches that supremely past point and gets four to his name, well played

8.6

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller outside off stump, tries too hard this time, and Sangakkara pushes that to mid-off for the single to retain strike

Sri Lanka 36/2   KC Sangakkara 27* (27b 3x4 1x6)

9.1

Martin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short outside off stump, Sangakkara eases into position and pulls that through square leg for two, Oram on the ropes does very well and fires in a fine throw bang over the stumps

9.2

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, very full and wide of off stump, lands and moves away some, left alone by Sangakkara

9.3

Martin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, he comes forward and presents the full face of the bat, pushing that back down the ground, mid-off gives chase and fields

9.4

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, quicker ball on off stump, Sangakkara goes back and tries to work that through midwicket, not timed well though

9.5

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, fullish on leg stump, tries to work that fine and ends up with a leg bye

Sri Lanka 41/2   KC Sangakkara 31* (32b 3x4 1x6)

10.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, full ball outside off stump, Sangakkara plays with soft hands to point

10.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, banged in short on the stumps, he eases into his pull and he pivots on the front foot and pulls it through midwicket

10.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, Sangakkara gets behind it and defends into the covers

10.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full on off stump, he looks to flick through midwicket but doesnt time it well, ends up picking up two through square leg

10.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off stump, he gets behind it and defends back to Franklin

10.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, he oversteps, landing it on a good length outside off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends back to him

10.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled, short of a good length on the stumps, cramps him for room and he does well to defend back to Franklin

Sri Lanka 46/3   KC Sangakkara 35* (39b 3x4 1x6)

12.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, a rank full toss outside off stump, gravy for Sangakkara, who gets down on one knee and drives through cover for four

12.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, fuller outside off stump, moves away and he shoulders arms

12.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length ball lands on off and moves down, easily turned around the corner for one

Sri Lanka 51/3   KC Sangakkara 40* (42b 4x4 1x6)

13.1

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, good ball, lands outside off stump and moves away, drawing Sangakkara into a tame prod and he's beaten

13.2

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter on middle and leg, nicely worked away through square leg for one out to the sweeper, Oram

Sri Lanka 52/3   KC Sangakkara 41* (44b 4x4 1x6)

14.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, Starts off the post-drinks session with a no-ball. He speared it well outside off, Sangakkara was not interested

14.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sumptuos cover drive! Full-length, outside off, Sangakkara just leant on to it, caressed it through the covers.

14.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, Another one sailing outside off, left alone

14.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, Another no-ball. Hmm..... he is playing at his home ground. Maybe the pressure that his mom might be watching him is proving bit too much to handle for Franklin

14.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

14.3

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

14.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, crack! Sangakkara ringed the room service and Franklin served up a short and wide one. Cut fiercely past point.

14.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

14.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 63/3   KC Sangakkara 49* (53b 6x4 1x6)

16.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, Wow! what a fab half-century this has been. Brought up his fifty in style. The square-drive on a bent knee. Class.

16.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, In the channel outside off, left alone

16.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

16.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, short of length, around the offstump line, defended off the front foot

16.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, Just outside off, left alone

16.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, Full and on the legs, turned past square-leg.

Sri Lanka 72/3   KC Sangakkara 54* (59b 7x4 1x6)

17.1

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, Pushed across Sangakkara, who has a rather close watch on that cherry and maintains his stare as the ball sails into McCullum's gloves. No.... no .. he has not steathily crept up behind Sangakkara to whip off the bails!

17.2

Oram to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full and on the legs, wristed past square-leg

17.3

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off, left alone. His judgement has been super today.

17.4

Oram to Sangakkara, no run

17.5

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, Angled across, Sangakkara just plays inside the line of that one. Actually let that one go through. You get the idea right... one of those where the batsmen makes it appear as if he has played it but actually he has let it go through.

17.6

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, And again.

Sri Lanka 74/3   KC Sangakkara 56* (65b 7x4 1x6)

18.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run

18.5

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, partly-edged, partly-steered between slips and gully. It was a good-length delivery that angled away from Sangakkara

18.6

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the legs, dabbed past square-leg

Sri Lanka 80/3   KC Sangakkara 61* (68b 8x4 1x6)

19.1

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts down the legside, flicked past square-leg

Sri Lanka 81/3   KC Sangakkara 62* (69b 8x4 1x6)

20.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, 137 kmph, slower than the previous delivery but try telling that to Sangakkara. This one was a bouncer and you might be Bradman, if it is well-directed, it always appears as the faster and nastier than the length deliveries. Sangakkara swayed away from that one as it sailed just past offstump

20.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, ANother one, this one sails over the middle, ducked under

20.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run

20.6

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, Decieved Sangakkara with a slower one but he went through with his drive and ended up scooping it over mid-off. There was a shout of catch it from Bond but ....

Sri Lanka 88/4   KC Sangakkara 66* (73b 9x4 1x6)

22.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, 143kpmh delivery, whizzing past the offstump, Sangakkara withdraws his bat from the line, and lets it go through to the 'keeper

22.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, And again. Great judgement today from Sangakkara.

22.3

Bond to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fullish, on the legs, flicked past squareleg. Bond shakes his head in disgust with the line of that ball.

22.4

Bond to Sangakkara, 2 runs, corrects the line and extends the length. Full, almost at the blockhole, around the middle stum line, dug out by Sanga

22.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, Bouncer, flies outside off, swayed away

22.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, Finally he is beaten. Lands on a length, around the middle and off and shapes away. Sangakkara pushes at it and just as the ball beats the blade, he pulls his bat out of the line.

Sri Lanka 98/4   KC Sangakkara 70* (79b 9x4 1x6)

24.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across the offstump, left alone

24.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, 136kmph, back of length, around that offstump, Sangakkara stands tall, punches it down, on the offside

24.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, Cranks up the pace this time. 144kmph. Lands on the leg and middle, shapes in and squares-up Sangakkara. Edged to point. All along the ground though.

24.4

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, sprays on the hips, tickled down to fineleg

Sri Lanka 103/4   KC Sangakkara 71* (83b 9x4 1x6)

25.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the legs, tickled past square-leg

Sri Lanka 104/4   KC Sangakkara 72* (84b 9x4 1x6)

26.1

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, from round the stumps, banged in short, Sangakkara stands up tall, swats it down, past point

26.5

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the hips, tucked away behind square-leg

Sri Lanka 111/4   KC Sangakkara 74* (86b 9x4 1x6)

27.5

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, Vettori moves over the wicket, spins this in from outside off stump, defended

27.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, flatter trajectory outside off stump, Sangakkara goes back and punches that to cover

Sri Lanka 113/4   KC Sangakkara 74* (88b 9x4 1x6)

29.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, too full outside off stump, Sangakkara drives well but cant beat cover

29.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, shorter outside off stump, spins away and Sangakkara cuts well, a misfield at point allows runs

29.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off stump, a momentary lapse of concentration from Sangakkara, who has an ugly swipe across the line and gets beaten

29.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off stump, padded away

29.5

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, flatter and quicker outside off stump, Sangakarra goes back and pushes back to Vettori

29.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, similar ball, and he goes back and drives to Vettori's right, but he fields it

Sri Lanka 117/4   KC Sangakkara 76* (94b 9x4 1x6)

30.3

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, quick ball on leg stump, easily worked backward of square for a single, he moves to 77

30.5

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, fuller length this time, worked across the left-hander from outside off stump, and Sangakkara leaves it ago with raise of the arms

30.6

Martin to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide, not good at all, Sangakkara stands and slaps that past a diving gully, and the ball runs away for four even as Vettori makes a good attempt to get to it, boundary to end the over, Sangakkara moves into the 80s

Sri Lanka 125/4   KC Sangakkara 81* (97b 10x4 1x6)

31.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter and slower on leg stump, nicely worked across the stumps for one around the corner, easy as they come, Sangakkara too good

Sri Lanka 127/4   KC Sangakkara 82* (98b 10x4 1x6)

32.1

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on off stump, Sangakkara defends back to Martin

32.2

Martin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, good length on off stump again, Sangakkara gets back and eases that past square leg, sets off and he's interested in two, they run hard and get it, well done&

32.3

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, oooo, Sanga! Quick, back of a length ball pitched outside off and moving away, he stands and tries a cut but cant make contact

32.4

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, covers the stumps and runs that in front of point for an easy single, jogs down the pitch

Sri Lanka 134/4   KC Sangakkara 85* (102b 10x4 1x6)

33.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Sangakkara comes forward to the pitch of it and pushes into cover for a quick single

33.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, quicker and flatter outside off stump, Sangakkara goes back and defends

33.5

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Sangakkara goes for the sweep across the line, connects well and How at short leg cops one smack near the elbow, yowza, and the ball parries off him for one, that'll hurt

Sri Lanka 143/4   KC Sangakkara 87* (105b 10x4 1x6)

34.1

Martin to Sangakkara, FOUR, back of a good length outside off stump, Sangakkara rocks back and places that superbly past cover, ball speeds across the turf, and the 150's up for Sri Lanka

34.2

Martin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short and wide again, rubbish ball that, and Sangakkara again places that well past cover, this time the ball holds up and the sweeper uses the boot to field it on the ropes, and its a brace for Sangakkara

34.3

Martin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, back of a length again, he goes back and punches this to mid-off and runs, theres a mix-up, and Sinclair fires in a wayward through, misses the stumps and overthrows result in a second

34.4

Martin to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, driven to Sinclair at mid-off

34.5

Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, dragged in short outside off stump, this time Sangakkara pulls through midwicket out to the sweeper

Sri Lanka 156/4   KC Sangakkara 96* (110b 11x4 1x6)

35.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, he comes forward and defends

35.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up again, he gets to the pitch and drives wide of mid-off for one

35.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, FOUR, there's the 100, and 5,000 Test runs! Tossed up on off stump, he sees it early and sweeps that around the corner, ball is placed superbly and runs all the way down to fine leg, three figures for Sangakkara in back-to-back innings, an excellent innings, well played!

35.5

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, flatter outside off stump, defended back to Vettori

35.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, quicker ball on off stump, he goes back and taps that to short leg

Sri Lanka 162/4   KC Sangakkara 101* (115b 12x4 1x6)

37.1

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, fullish outside off stump, left alone

37.2

Astle to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts to leg stump, easily turned around the corner

37.4

Astle to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely! A little width offered from Astle, down onto one knee goes Sangakkara, and unleashes a nice little drive there past cover for four

37.5

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off stump, left alone

37.6

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, full again, no real pace or movement on that, Sangakkara leaves it alone and its thuds into McCullum's gloves

Sri Lanka 176/4   KC Sangakkara 106* (120b 13x4 1x6)

39.3

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, fullish outside off stump, defended to cover

39.4

Astle to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a good length outside off stump, crunched past cover for one out to the sweeper

Sri Lanka 183/4   KC Sangakkara 107* (122b 13x4 1x6)

40.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Sangakkara goes back and drives to extra cover

40.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, a tad fuller outside off stump, he gets half-forward and defends, Franklin moves and fields

40.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, anothe good ball outside off stump, draws Sangakkara onto the front foot and he presents a full face of the bat as he defends

40.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one's wider and he slashes the square-drive past backward point out to the sweeper for one

Sri Lanka 184/4   KC Sangakkara 108* (126b 13x4 1x6)

41.1

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off stump, left alone

41.2

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, straighter ball this one, defended, gets an inside edge to the on side

41.3

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, slower offcutter outside off stump, left alone again

41.4

Astle to Sangakkara, FOUR, too full, too straight, and he just leans on it and strokes that smack down the ground for four, hardly any follow-through, sweet timing and four more

41.5

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, full on off stump again, this time he defends back to Astle

41.6

Astle to Sangakkara, 1 run, too full on leg stump, tucked away through backward of square

Sri Lanka 193/4   KC Sangakkara 113* (132b 14x4 1x6)

42.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, around the offstump line, defended off the front foot

42.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, and closer to the offstump line, he drives, bit too early into his stroke, gets an inside edge and the ball bounds off the pads to the offside

42.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

42.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, Almost caught at deep point. It was short and outside off and it reared up chest high. Sangakkara peeled it over point and must have had his heart in his mouth as the ball lobbed close to the man out there. A desperate attempt there by the substitute fielder but it just about sailed over him.

42.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

42.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 197/4   KC Sangakkara 117* (138b 15x4 1x6)

43.4

Astle to Sangakkara, 1 run, shout for lbw as a length-delivery shapes in to rap Sanga on the front pad. Going down leg.

Sri Lanka 199/4   KC Sangakkara 118* (139b 15x4 1x6)

44.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, low full-toss, around the offstump line, pushed to cover

44.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, hit the deck short of length, rose up outside off, carved to backward point

Sri Lanka 202/4   KC Sangakkara 119* (141b 15x4 1x6)

45.1

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, pushed across Sangakkara who leant forward to play it towards cover

45.2

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

45.3

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

45.4

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

45.5

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

45.6

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, on the offstump line, defended off the front foot. And this is the fourth maiden-over of the day

Sri Lanka 202/5   KC Sangakkara 119* (147b 15x4 1x6)

47.1

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

47.2

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, outside offstump, Sangakkara lets that one sail through to the 'keeper

47.3

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

47.4

Astle to Sangakkara, no run, fullish, around the offstump, steered to point

47.5

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

47.6

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 206/5   KC Sangakkara 119* (153b 15x4 1x6)

49.1

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

49.2

Astle to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short of length, outside off, steered through backward point

49.3

Astle to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and well outside off, poor delivery, carved past point. The pressure of the last few tight overs is being released

49.4

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

49.5

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

49.6

Astle to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 212/5   KC Sangakkara 125* (159b 16x4 1x6)

50.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 213/5   KC Sangakkara 125* (160b 16x4 1x6)

51.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, FOUR, Swept from outside off, down to fineleg

51.5

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run

51.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 218/5   KC Sangakkara 129* (163b 17x4 1x6)

53.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, floated on the legs, tickled away to square-leg

Sri Lanka 219/5   KC Sangakkara 130* (164b 17x4 1x6)

55.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run

55.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 234/5   KC Sangakkara 131* (166b 17x4 1x6)

56.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, back of length, lands on the middle, slanted away, Sangakkara moved behind the line, pushed it to the offside

56.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, Good surprise bouncer. Sangakkara quickly dropped his wrists but almost got into tangle and trouble as the delivery didn't bounce as high as he thought. The ball almost brushed past his glove, enroute to McCullum

Sri Lanka 239/5   KC Sangakkara 131* (168b 17x4 1x6)

58.1

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, bouncer to begin with, ill-directed and Sangakkara pulls that from outside off stump through square leg to get things rolling first ball after tea

Sri Lanka 240/6   KC Sangakkara 132* (169b 17x4 1x6)

59.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off stump, spings in and Sangakkara comes on top of it and defends

59.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, tossed up, Sangakkara backs away and gives him the charge, just chips that over mid-off, ball goes up in the air for some time but lands in no-man's-land

59.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off stump, ball hangs in the air and pitches, awkwardly defended

59.4

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, quicker through the air this time, defended with watchful eyes

59.5

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, flatter outside off stump, he goes back and pushes back to Vettori

59.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, looped up outside off stump, he comes forward and tries to turn it fine but misses

Sri Lanka 242/7   KC Sangakkara 134* (175b 17x4 1x6)

60.3

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, rank half-volley outside off stump, Sangakkara reaches for it, driving uppishly in the gap at mid-off and thats one more four to him

60.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, wider of off stump, he leans back and squirts that towards How at gully, who dives to his left and saves runs, fine effort that

60.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, moves around the wicket and serves up a low full toss well outside off stump, he tries to jab it down but misses

60.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball angled into middle and leg, he tries to work it through square but is too early on the shot, ends up pushing down the pitch and Bond fields in his follow-through

Sri Lanka 249/7   KC Sangakkara 138* (179b 18x4 1x6)

61.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up short again, he rocks back and slaps that wide of point for one

Sri Lanka 251/7   KC Sangakkara 139* (180b 18x4 1x6)

62.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, full and lifting outside off stump, he makes room and flays the bat at it, misses all ends up

62.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length outside off stump, smacked off the backfoot but right to cover

62.3

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, full outside off stump, almost a half-volley, he gets down on bended knee and opens the face, square-driving with class all along the ground to the deep point ropes

62.4

Bond to Sangakkara, 2 runs, dropped! Tough, tough chance! Lands on a good length outside off stump, Sangakkara leans back and looks to run it down, ball takes the edge and screams high over Astle at second slip, who jumps up and gets a hand to it, but cant grasp it

62.5

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, half-volley outside off stump, runs it down to third man for one

Sri Lanka 258/8   KC Sangakkara 146* (185b 19x4 1x6)

63.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up teasingly outside off stump, but all Sangakkara does is come forward and defend

63.2

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run, shorter and spinning in, he backs away and takes that from smack in front of middle stump and cuts to point

63.3

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter and quicker on middle and off, he rocks back and punches to midwicket and calls for the run

Sri Lanka 259/8   KC Sangakkara 147* (188b 19x4 1x6)

64.1

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, pitches on a fullish length outside off stump, he frees the arms and clobbers that between the bowler and mid-off for four, powerfully struck and he goes onto 150

64.2

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, and he opts for the short ball this time, but Sangakkara's too good, gets on top of it and pulls that disdainfully through midwicket for four more

64.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, lands on a good length outside off stump, cant smash that past mid-off

64.4

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and wide of off stump, he leans into it and squeezes it past point, the man at deep cover moves around and fields

Sri Lanka 268/9   KC Sangakkara 156* (192b 21x4 1x6)
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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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