Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2006/07 / Wicket 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

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

Sri Lanka 0/1   WU Tharanga 0* (6b)   CS Martin 0.3-0-0-1

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

Sri Lanka 27/2   KC Sangakkara 18* (21b 2x4 1x6)   CS Martin 3.3-0-11-2

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   KC Sangakkara 31* (32b 3x4 1x6)   CS Martin 5-1-15-3

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

Sri Lanka 81/4   KC Sangakkara 62* (69b 8x4 1x6)   JDP Oram 1.2-0-3-1

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

Sri Lanka 202/5   KC Sangakkara 119* (141b 15x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 7.5-0-41-1

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   KC Sangakkara 131* (168b 17x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 11-1-48-1

58.6

Bond to Vaas, OUT, this time he gets his man! Strives for more pace this time, lands it on a sweet length outside off stump and Vaas doesnt get behind the line and nibbles at it, ball takes a thin edge through to a gleeful McCullum and up goes umpire Taufel's finger, Bond strikes early

WPUJC Vaas c †McCullum b Bond 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 240/7   KC Sangakkara 132* (169b 17x4 1x6)   SE Bond 13-1-62-1

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

Sri Lanka 251/8   KC Sangakkara 139* (180b 18x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 12.4-1-52-2

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

Sri Lanka 259/9   KC Sangakkara 147* (188b 19x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 13.5-1-53-3

64.6

Bond to Muralitharan, OUT, thats that then! Pitches full on leg stump, Murali goes back and can only tap that back to Bond, who takes a neat caught-and-bowled, didnt have to move much and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings

M Muralitharan c & b Bond 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 268/10   KC Sangakkara 156* (192b 21x4 1x6)   SE Bond 16-1-85-2
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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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