Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 18 runs (D/L method)
22 December 2006 - night match (20-over match)

Maharoof to Fleming, OUT, bowled 'em! Slower ball on a good length on middle and off, Fleming doesnt expect it to come on that slowly, swings across the line and gets beaten all ends up and his furniture is disturbed! Maharoof gets the crucial breakthrough, but what a start from New Zealand

SP Fleming b Maharoof 38 (29m 24b 6x4 0x6) SR: 158.33

New Zealand 80/1   BB McCullum 38* (20b 2x4 4x6)   MF Maharoof 1.2-0-17-1

Muralitharan to McCullum, OUT, and he's gone! Tossed up outside off stump, McCullum sweeps from where it landed and can only slog it out to Tharanga at deep midwicket, who pouches a simple catch into his lap, Murali gets his revenge

BB McCullum c Tharanga b Muralitharan 39 (33m 22b 2x4 4x6) SR: 177.27

New Zealand 82/2   JEC Franklin 1* (3b)   M Muralitharan 1.1-0-14-1

Jayasuriya to Franklin, OUT, and now there's the wicket!!! its a flat delivery, fired in, Franklin tries his hand at the reverse sweep, misses the ball and is rapped in front - LBWs dont come any easier for the umpires!

JEC Franklin lbw b Jayasuriya 18 (17m 15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

New Zealand 107/3   LRPL Taylor 4* (9b)   ST Jayasuriya 0.4-0-1-1

Muralitharan to Taylor, OUT, and again, but this time its out! goes for a slog sweep, misses the ball again, the difference this time is he is hit in front of the off stump, and the umpire reckons it would have crashed into ths stumps. That's out!

LRPL Taylor lbw b Muralitharan 21 (25m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 131/4   NJ Astle 6* (6b)   M Muralitharan 3.4-0-27-2

Jayasuriya to Marshall, OUT, and thats another wicket. tossed up delivery, its driven off the backfoot, comes off the inner half, its spooned up in the air at mid wicket, Chamara Silva times his jump to perfection, can't get it the first time, but grabs it on the second attempt. That's another NZ batsman walking back

JAH Marshall c Silva b Jayasuriya 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

New Zealand 135/5   NJ Astle 7* (8b)   ST Jayasuriya 2.4-0-13-2

Jayasuriya to Astle, OUT, and now Jayasuriya gets his revenge, its fired in on leg stump and Astle tries the same shot as the previous ball, misses the line and the ball crashes into leg stump - sound of timber as they say, and Astle's short innings comes to an end

NJ Astle b Jayasuriya 19 (21m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 146.15

New Zealand 150/6   PD McGlashan 3* (6b)   ST Jayasuriya 3.3-0-20-3

Silva to McGlashan, OUT, cross batted heave again, McGlashan misses the ball and loses balance, steps out and is found wanting by some quick glovework from Sangakkara who gathers the ball neatly and whips off the bails - no need to refer it to the TV Umpire there, its out!

PD McGlashan st †Sangakkara b Silva 5 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

New Zealand 156/7   AR Adams 3* (3b)   LPC Silva 1-0-4-1

Vaas to Bond, OUT, you miss I hit! change in pace from Vaas, rolls his fingers over the ball, bowls it full and straight, Bond tries to make room and hit it to the offside, misses it and the ball hits the base of the middle stump

SE Bond b Vaas 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 159/8   AR Adams 6* (5b)   WPUJC Vaas 3.4-0-25-1





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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20 Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

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