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)
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Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, banged in short on leg stump, Sangakkara pulls hurredly, not timed well but gets on top of it and gets four past deep backward square leg, first boundary for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 5/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (3b 1x4)   SE Bond 1.2-1-4-0

Bond to Tharanga, FOUR, slightly short and wide, he stands and opens the face of the bat, pushes that in the gap between cover and point for four

Sri Lanka 10/1   WU Tharanga 5* (14b 1x4)   SE Bond 2.2-1-8-0

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, good, fullish ball outside off stump, Sangakkara unconvingly pokes at that, manages to keep the ball down and it shoots past gully and races away for four, something of a moral victory for the bowler

Sri Lanka 26/1   KC Sangakkara 18* (17b 2x4 1x6)   SE Bond 3.3-1-15-0

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, lands this one a tad shorter and wider of off stump, and Sanga's into position early, goes back and punches that supremely past point and gets four to his name, well played

Sri Lanka 35/2   KC Sangakkara 26* (26b 3x4 1x6)   SE Bond 4.5-1-24-0

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

Sri Lanka 50/3   KC Sangakkara 39* (40b 4x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 1.1-0-9-0

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sumptuos cover drive! Full-length, outside off, Sangakkara just leant on to it, caressed it through the covers.

Sri Lanka 57/3   KC Sangakkara 45* (46b 5x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 2.1-0-15-0

Franklin to Sangakkara, FOUR, crack! Sangakkara ringed the room service and Franklin served up a short and wide one. Cut fiercely past point.

Sri Lanka 63/3   KC Sangakkara 49* (51b 6x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 2.4-0-21-0

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

Sri Lanka 67/3   CK Kapugedera 4* (17b 1x4)   CS Martin 7.4-2-20-3

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.

Sri Lanka 71/3   KC Sangakkara 53* (54b 7x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 3.1-0-25-0

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, partly-edged, partly-steered between slips and gully. It was a good-length delivery that angled away from Sangakkara

Sri Lanka 79/3   KC Sangakkara 60* (67b 8x4 1x6)   SE Bond 5.5-1-30-0

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, Decieved Sangakkara with a slower one but he went through with his drive and ended up scooping it over mid-off. There was a shout of catch it from Bond but ....

Sri Lanka 88/4   KC Sangakkara 66* (73b 9x4 1x6)   SE Bond 7-1-37-0

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   LPC Silva 8* (13b 1x4)   JDP Oram 3-0-10-1

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

Sri Lanka 102/4   LPC Silva 12* (17b 2x4)   DL Vettori 0.4-0-4-0

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   KC Sangakkara 81* (97b 10x4 1x6)   CS Martin 10-2-30-3

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   LPC Silva 28* (49b 3x4)   DL Vettori 5-0-14-0

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   LPC Silva 39* (54b 4x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 6-0-27-0

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

Sri Lanka 151/4   KC Sangakkara 91* (106b 11x4 1x6)   CS Martin 11.1-2-37-3

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!

Sri Lanka 162/4   KC Sangakkara 101* (113b 12x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 6.4-0-33-0

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

Sri Lanka 166/4   LPC Silva 44* (57b 5x4 1x6)   CS Martin 12.1-2-46-3

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

Sri Lanka 176/4   KC Sangakkara 106* (118b 13x4 1x6)   NJ Astle 0.4-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 180/4   LPC Silva 53* (65b 6x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 4.2-0-30-0

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

Sri Lanka 188/4   LPC Silva 59* (74b 7x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 5.5-0-36-0

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

Sri Lanka 192/4   KC Sangakkara 112* (130b 14x4 1x6)   NJ Astle 2.4-0-12-0

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.

Sri Lanka 197/4   KC Sangakkara 117* (136b 15x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 6.4-0-40-0

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

Sri Lanka 206/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (5b 1x4)   JEC Franklin 8.4-0-45-1

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

Sri Lanka 212/5   KC Sangakkara 125* (156b 16x4 1x6)   NJ Astle 6.3-2-22-0

Vettori to Sangakkara, FOUR, Swept from outside off, down to fineleg

Sri Lanka 218/5   KC Sangakkara 129* (161b 17x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 7.4-0-38-0

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, Thwack! Oh ho! A effortless drive through the covers. He just leaned forward to the overpitched delivery and creamed it through the offside ring

Sri Lanka 224/5   HAPW Jayawardene 11* (33b 2x4)   SE Bond 10.1-1-54-0

Bond to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, Flamboyant cover drive. It was a length-delivery, outside off but Jayawardene went down on a bent-knee and creamed it past cover.

Sri Lanka 238/5   HAPW Jayawardene 24* (44b 3x4 1x6)   SE Bond 11.2-1-60-0

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, rank half-volley outside off stump, Sangakkara reaches for it, driving uppishly in the gap at mid-off and thats one more four to him

Sri Lanka 249/7   KC Sangakkara 138* (176b 18x4 1x6)   SE Bond 13.3-1-69-1

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, full outside off stump, almost a half-volley, he gets down on bended knee and opens the face, square-driving with class all along the ground to the deep point ropes

Sri Lanka 255/8   KC Sangakkara 143* (183b 19x4 1x6)   SE Bond 14.3-1-73-1

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, pitches on a fullish length outside off stump, he frees the arms and clobbers that between the bowler and mid-off for four, powerfully struck and he goes onto 150

Sri Lanka 263/9   KC Sangakkara 151* (189b 20x4 1x6)   SE Bond 15.1-1-80-1

Bond to Sangakkara, FOUR, and he opts for the short ball this time, but Sangakkara's too good, gets on top of it and pulls that disdainfully through midwicket for four more

Sri Lanka 267/9   KC Sangakkara 155* (190b 21x4 1x6)   SE Bond 15.2-1-84-1
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