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

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   JEC Franklin 1-0-5-0

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

12.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, angled across him from off stump, he goes back and defends to point off the back foot, playing well away from his body

12.5

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, full and wide of off stump, swings down for McCullum to collect

12.6

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, much more the line, full and angled across off stump, Kapugedera plays that off the front foot to backward point

Sri Lanka 51/3   JEC Franklin 2-0-10-0

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   JEC Franklin 3-0-21-0

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   JEC Franklin 4-0-26-0

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   JEC Franklin 5-0-31-0

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

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   JEC Franklin 6-0-36-0

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   JEC Franklin 7-0-40-0

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

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

44.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Again slanted across, left alone

Sri Lanka 202/5   JEC Franklin 8-0-41-1

46.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, angled across, this one landed outside off and veered further away, left alone

46.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, And again. Trying to suck him into a lame poke. he has resisted so far

46.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Deja-vu.

46.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, closer to the offstump, steered between gully and third slip

46.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

46.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slanted delivery, around the offstump, leant forward, tapped it towards cover, wants a single but they decide against it

Sri Lanka 206/5   JEC Franklin 9-0-45-1

48.1

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

48.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, beaten. Sri Lankans love their sea food and fishing. It shows. There he goes fishing outside off, luckily, for him, didn't get a touch

48.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, Dropped by McCullum! Franklin sucked the batsman into a tentative poke and McCullum dived to his right but it bounded off his wrist. He dived a bit too much across. All the batsmen, barring Sangakkara, have been flirting dangerously. They must lead an exciting life off the field

48.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

48.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

48.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 206/5   JEC Franklin 10-1-45-1

50.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

50.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

50.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 213/5   JEC Franklin 11-1-46-1

52.1

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

52.2

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

52.3

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slanted across, left alone

52.4

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, angled across and left alone again. Franklin is consistently testing the batsmen in that corridor around the offstump.

52.5

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, back of length, around offstump and straightened a touch, he pushed forward and across and was rapped on the chest-guard. Beaten by the movement back in

52.6

Franklin to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, took it away again, Jayawardene shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 218/5   JEC Franklin 12-2-46-1
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Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
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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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