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
1.1

Martin to Jayasuriya, no run, shortish ball on off stump, squares him up and he hustles to defend into the covers

1.2

Martin to Jayasuriya, no run, a tad fuller, swings and raps him on the front pad outside off stump, Martin appeal s loudly but that landed outside off stump

1.3

Martin to Jayasuriya, OUT, gone! Good, fullish ball angled across him from off stump, draws him forward and he just pokes at that and gets a thick edge through to Fleming at second slip, and thats an early breakthrough for New Zealand

ST Jayasuriya c Fleming b Martin 0 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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

1.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good length on middle and off, Tharanga gets behind the line and defends back to Martin

1.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, fullish ball outside off stump, swings across him, and he shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 1/1   CS Martin 1-0-1-1
3.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, super ball that moves across him from off stump, Tharanga pokes at it and gets beaten

3.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, fuller but wide of off stump, easy pickings for Tharanga who shoulders arms

3.3

Martin to Tharanga, no run, a good length ball outside off stump, an involuntary shot there, he thought about leaving it but ends up poking at it and missing, Sangakkara walks down and has a word with him

3.4

Martin to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller on off stump, pushed down to mid-on for a single

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   CS Martin 2-0-2-1
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

5.5

Martin to Tharanga, no run, full, a tad slower, outside off stump and Tharanga pushes to mid-off

5.6

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good finish to the over, fullish ball outside off stump, pitches and moves away from Tharanga's backfoot prod

Sri Lanka 21/1   CS Martin 3-0-11-1
7.1

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on and around off stump, square him up, he defends with an angled bat and pokes that into the ground

7.2

Martin to Tharanga, no run, good, full ball outside off stump, he leaves it alone

7.3

Martin to Tharanga, OUT, got 'em! What a ball! Pitches very fast on a good length on off stump, lands and shapes away, Tharanga stands and tamely defends, the ball swishes by and nibbles the outside edge of the bat and McCullum does the taking, a loud appeal and he's given, Martin strikes again!

WU Tharanga c †McCullum b Martin 7 (33m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.43

7.4

Martin to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, he pokes at it and gets the edge, but the ball lands safely in front of Sinclair at third slip

7.5

Martin to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, he judges it well and shoulders arms

7.6

Martin to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and wide of off stump, pitches and swings in but Jayawardene safely leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 27/2   CS Martin 4-1-11-2
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

9.6

Martin to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, cleaned him up! Poor shot! Lands on a good length outside off stump and comes back in, surprises him, and all he can do is push the bat down on it in a hurry, and ends up chopping it back onto the base of off stump, not a good shot there but Martin's undone him, and he has three in no time, Sri Lanka in trouble!

DPMD Jayawardene b Martin 0 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 41/3   CS Martin 5-1-15-3
11.1

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside off stump, defended into the covers, shouts of 'NO' back to his partner

11.2

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, pitches and swings away, left alone with a raise of the bat

11.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, full outside off, he gets across and comes forward, leaving it alone with another raise of the arms

11.4

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Kapugedera's unsure about that one and plays it streakily to gully

11.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, full on off stump, he gets forward and plays in front of his body, working that airily to mid-on but it lands in front on Bond, streaky

11.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, full outside off stump, moves in after pitching and he shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 46/3   CS Martin 6-2-15-3
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

13.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, fuller ball angled in from outside off stump, Kapugedera goes nowhere, tries to get forward but he's stuck on the crease, well played in the end but he's not looking confident

13.4

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, identical ball on the money, once more Kapugedera goes back and then comes forward, not getting a real stride forward

13.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run

13.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, poor ball, lands well outside leg stump and McCullum has some collecting to do, not Martin's best ball

Sri Lanka 52/3   CS Martin 7-2-16-3
15.1

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, Whizzing past the offstump, Kapugedara shuffles across, covers his stumps and shoulders arms.

15.2

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, Poor delivery. Attempted a bouncer and lost control at the release. It sailed harmlessly down the leg side

15.3

Martin to Kapugedera, no run

15.4

Martin to Kapugedera, FOUR, Thwack! Half-volley, outside off, Kapugedera said thank you and did the rest. Just leant forward and timed it through covers. First scoring shot in 11overs apart from the bat of Sangakkara. It's two different games being played out there

15.5

Martin to Kapugedera, no run

15.6

Martin to Kapugedera, no run, well outside off, the youngster is no mood to flirt.

Sri Lanka 67/3   CS Martin 8-2-20-3
28.1

Martin to Silva, no run, good length ball on the stumps, lands it in that sweet spot, and Silva stands and defends with soft hands down into the ground at his feet, good first ball from Martin

28.2

Martin to Silva, no run, short and wide, Silva rocks back and cuts, but cant beat the orthodox point

28.3

Martin to Silva, no run, back of a good length on off stump, he goes back and taps that to square leg, but they resist the run as the fielder swoops in

28.4

Martin to Silva, no run, beaten! Back of a good length outside off stump, pitches and swings the other way, an upright seam movement, held its line and Silva's tempted into a waft outside and gets beaten

28.5

Martin to Silva, no run, this one lands outside off stump and swings into him, but he's back on the stumps and works that to the man at midwicket, good pace worked up by Martin, close to 150ks on that one

28.6

Martin to Silva, 2 runs, dropped in short on off stump, Silva's into position and pulls through mid-on, not in control of that shot but enough to squeeze a quick two for the effort

Sri Lanka 115/4   CS Martin 9-2-22-3
30.1

Martin to Silva, no run, short and wide, Silva cuts exaggeratedly but again cant beat point

30.2

Martin to Silva, 1 no ball, good length outside off stump, jags back in and he's behind the line, pushing back to Martin

30.2

Martin to Silva, 1 run, similar ball outside off stump jags in again, this time he rolls the wrists over it and works it to square leg, calls for the run and gets it, good response from Sangakkara

30.3

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

30.4

Martin to Silva, 1 run, short and moving down leg stump, he swivels and works that off the hips down to Vettori at fine leg for one more

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   CS Martin 10-2-30-3
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

32.5

Martin to Silva, no run, full on off stump, striving for the yorker is Martin, and its well played back to him by a confident Silva

32.6

Martin to Silva, no run, quicker ball, lands on a good length outside off stump and moves in, catching Silva on the hop trying to defend it back to Martin, clipped high on the pad and the ball rolls to point

Sri Lanka 134/4   CS Martin 11-2-33-3
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

34.6

Martin to Silva, no run, quick, short of a length ball outside off stump, pitches and gets some kick, Silva gets up on his toes and uses soft hands to drop it at his feet

Sri Lanka 156/4   CS Martin 12-2-42-3
36.1

Martin to Silva, FOUR, full on off stump, Silva punches that well past a diving mid-on and collects four more, shot

36.2

Martin to Silva, no run, short and wide, Silva gets up and cuts but cant beat How at point

36.3

Martin to Silva, no run, good length ball on middle and off, hops and works that with the wrists to square leg

36.4

Martin to Silva, 2 runs, too short outside off stump, his eyes light up and he pulls, doesnt time it all that well but gets enough bat on it to pick up runs through mid-on

36.5

Martin to Silva, 2 runs, full outside off stump, slower ball, he backs away and plays away from his body, takes the bottom hand off the bat, luckily he plays it along the ground past point

36.6

Martin to Silva, no run, dropped in short down leg stump, Silva gets down on his haunches as the ball sails over his left shoulder

Sri Lanka 170/4   CS Martin 13-2-50-3
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