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

17.1

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, Pushed across Sangakkara, who has a rather close watch on that cherry and maintains his stare as the ball sails into McCullum's gloves. No.... no .. he has not steathily crept up behind Sangakkara to whip off the bails!

17.2

Oram to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full and on the legs, wristed past square-leg

17.3

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off, left alone. His judgement has been super today.

17.4

Oram to Sangakkara, no run

17.5

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, Angled across, Sangakkara just plays inside the line of that one. Actually let that one go through. You get the idea right... one of those where the batsmen makes it appear as if he has played it but actually he has let it go through.

17.6

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, And again.

Sri Lanka 74/3   JDP Oram 1-0-2-0

19.1

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts down the legside, flicked past square-leg

19.2

Oram to Kapugedera, OUT, Gotcha! the typical subcontinental poke outside off stump. It's a fatal attraction that many from that part of the world share. Length-delivery that pitched outside off and held its line and the youngster couldn't resist a flirt. Caught at third slip.

CK Kapugedera c Sinclair b Oram 5 (43m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

19.3

Oram to Silva, no run, Oh ho! almost another one. Pushes a length-delivery towards cover, thinks there is a single in it, runs, Sangka doesn't share that idea and Silva makes back in time. Under pressure!

19.4

Oram to Silva, no run

19.5

Oram to Silva, no run

19.6

Oram to Silva, 1 run, Stop the press. Silva is off the mark. What a lovely feeling it must be for the youngster. Two ducks in your debut is not what you grow up dreaming. A push past cover gets him his first runs in international cricket. Hopefully first of the many.

Sri Lanka 82/4   JDP Oram 2-0-4-1

21.1

Oram to Silva, no run, on the off stump line, defended off the front foot

21.2

Oram to Silva, no run, length-delivery honing in on the off, punched off the back foot, Oram gets across to make the stop

21.3

Oram to Silva, 2 runs, Pinged the zone outside off, back of a length, Silva leaned forward, punched on the up past cover

21.4

Oram to Silva, no run

21.5

Oram to Silva, no run, length-delivery, lands just outside off, comes in with the angle, stabbed away to the offside

21.6

Oram to Silva, FOUR, Punched past point. Delivered from wide of the crease and it came in with the angle, Silva went back and across, slapped it, in the air, past gully

Sri Lanka 94/4   JDP Oram 3-0-10-1
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Series Results
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Dec 15-18, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 217 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 7-9, 2006
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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