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

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

37.3

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

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   NJ Astle 1-0-6-0

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

39.3

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

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   NJ Astle 2-0-8-0

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   NJ Astle 3-0-13-0

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

43.4

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

43.5

Astle to Silva, no run

43.6

Astle to Silva, 2 runs

Sri Lanka 201/4   NJ Astle 4-0-16-0

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   NJ Astle 5-1-16-0

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   NJ Astle 6-2-16-0

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   NJ Astle 7-2-22-0
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Series Results
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Dec 15-18, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
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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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