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
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   SE Bond 1-1-0-0
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   SE Bond 2-1-4-0
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   SE Bond 3-1-10-0
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   SE Bond 4-1-16-0
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   SE Bond 5-1-25-0
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

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   SE Bond 6-1-31-0
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

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   SE Bond 7-1-37-0
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   SE Bond 8-1-41-0
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

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   SE Bond 9-1-42-0
26.1

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

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

26.5

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

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   SE Bond 10-1-50-0
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   SE Bond 11-1-56-0
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

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   SE Bond 12-1-61-0
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

58.2

Bond to Vaas, no run, good length ball around off stump, gets right behind the line and defends back to Bond

58.3

Bond to Vaas, no run, fullish ball moving across off stump, left alone

58.4

Bond to Vaas, no run, quicker this time on middle and leg, Vaas goes back and tries to turn it fine, doesnt time it all that well and Bond fields it

58.5

Bond to Vaas, no run, quick, real quick, beaten for pace this time, lands on a fullish length and catches Vaas on the crease, saved by the inside edge onto the pads

58.6

Bond to Vaas, OUT, this time he gets his man! Strives for more pace this time, lands it on a sweet length outside off stump and Vaas doesnt get behind the line and nibbles at it, ball takes a thin edge through to a gleeful McCullum and up goes umpire Taufel's finger, Bond strikes early

WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Bond 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 240/7   SE Bond 13-1-62-1
60.1

Bond to Maharoof, no run, full on off stump, defended with an inside edge towards mid-on

60.2

Bond to Maharoof, 3 runs, full outside off stump, comes half-forward and drives through the line past mid-off, ball holds up and the fielder throws it back in

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   SE Bond 14-1-69-1
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

62.6

Bond to Malinga, no run, short of a good length and pacy, but Malinga does well to get behind it and keep it down in front of square leg, Sangakkara doesnt want the run

Sri Lanka 258/8   SE Bond 15-1-76-1
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

64.5

Bond to Muralitharan, no run, full and fast, looking for the yorker, ball isnt pitched quite right and Murali steps out to leg and the ball misses him and sails through to McCullum

64.6

Bond to Muralitharan, OUT, thats that then! Pitches full on leg stump, Murali goes back and can only tap that back to Bond, who takes a neat caught-and-bowled, didnt have to move much and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings

M Muralitharan c & b Bond 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 268/10   SE Bond 16-1-85-2
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