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
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   DL Vettori 1-0-4-0
25.1

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

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   DL Vettori 2-0-5-0
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

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   DL Vettori 3-0-6-0
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   DL Vettori 4-0-8-0
31.1

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

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

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   DL Vettori 5-0-14-0
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

33.2

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

33.4

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

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   DL Vettori 6-0-27-0
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

35.3

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, flat on leg stump, eased through square leg 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   DL Vettori 7-0-33-0
51.1

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

51.2

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

51.3

Vettori to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

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   DL Vettori 8-0-38-0
53.1

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

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   DL Vettori 9-0-40-0
55.1

Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run

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

55.6

Vettori to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 234/5   DL Vettori 10-0-48-0
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   DL Vettori 11-1-48-1
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   DL Vettori 12-1-50-1
61.1

Vettori to Maharoof, no run, tossed up, comes forward and defends

61.2

Vettori to Maharoof, 1 run, shorter and flatter, quickly onto the backfoot and driven to point

61.3

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

61.4

Vettori to Maharoof, OUT, got 'em! Loops this one high and makes it hang in the air just a tad, lovely flight, takes the pace off the ball too and Maharoof comes half-forward and nibbles at it, and the result is the thinnest of edges into McCullum's gloves, umpire Jerling says yep, thats out

MF Maharoof c †McCullum b Vettori 4 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

61.5

Vettori to Malinga, no run, flatter and drifting into leg stump, Malinga backs away but defends well in the end

61.6

Vettori to Malinga, no run, tosses this one up, Malinga doesnt read it well and goes back, the ball lands on middle and off and spins away, and he manages to just dab the bat down on it, well bowled

Sri Lanka 251/8   DL Vettori 13-1-52-2
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

63.4

Vettori to Malinga, no run, ripper! Pitches outside off stump and spins past Malinga's backfoot prod

63.5

Vettori to Malinga, OUT, gone! Flat outside off stump, Malinga comes forward and pushes at it, and Sinclair at silly point holds onto it, that was just off the bat and into his hands, tame dismissal and Malinga goes

SL Malinga c Sinclair b Vettori 0 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

63.6

Vettori to Muralitharan, no run, good, quicker ball outside off stump, Murali gets behind and defends it

Sri Lanka 259/9   DL Vettori 14-1-53-3
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