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

Sri Lanka in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

0.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, just short of a length, Tharanga plays and misses, fielded by McGlashan

0.2

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, short ball, Tharanga on the back foot defending

0.3

Franklin to Tharanga, OUT, gets the inside edge onto the wicket, as he was looking for the cut through the off side

WU Tharanga b Franklin 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Franklin to Jayawardene, (no ball) 1 run, line and length, Jayawardene drives

0.4

Franklin to Kapugedera, 1 run, Kapugedera drives the ball through the off side

0.5

Franklin to Jayawardene, FOUR, full toss, Kapugedera drives the ball through the off side

0.6

Franklin to Jayawardene, 2 runs, length ball, Jayawardene hits it into the leg side

End of over 1 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 9/1 (RR: 9.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (3b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-9-1
CK Kapugedera    1* (1b)     

1.1

Mason to Kapugedera, no run, good line and length delivery, Kapugedera plays and misses the ball, fielded by McGlashan

1.2

Mason to Kapugedera, FOUR, length ball, Kapugedera gets an edge to thirdman fence

1.3

Mason to Kapugedera, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, beats the outside edge

1.4

Mason to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven to mid off for a single

1.5

Mason to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller delivery, looking to drive through the off side, gets an edge in the air wide of thirdman

1.6

Mason to Jayawardene, 1 wide, down the leg side, through to the keeper, signalled wide, that was close to the leg stump

1.6

Mason to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene plays but misses the ball, takes it on the body

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 17/1 (RR: 8.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (5b 1x4)      MJ Mason    1-0-8-0
CK Kapugedera    6* (5b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-9-1

2.1

Franklin to Kapugedera, no run, uses his feet to a short ball and looking to pull through the on side, misses it

2.2

Franklin to Kapugedera, SIX, uses his feet and takes it on the full, it was the slower ball, hits it well over the long on fence for maximum

2.3

Franklin to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye, quick single to short fine leg

2.4

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, mistiimes the drive back to the bowler

2.5

Franklin to Jayawardene, OUT, Captain goes, it was fuller outside the off stump, looking to drive through the off side, mishits it straight to Patel at cover, could not get it in the air over the fielder

DPMD Jayawardene c Patel b Franklin 9 (13m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Sangakkara is the new man in

2.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the front foot to the off side

End of over 3 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 24/2 (RR: 8.00)
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      JEC Franklin    2-0-15-2
CK Kapugedera    12* (8b 1x4 1x6)      MJ Mason    1-0-8-0

3.1

Mason to Kapugedera, 1 wide, too full and down the leg side, plays and misses

3.1

Mason to Kapugedera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, plays and misses

3.2

Mason to Kapugedera, 1 wide, bouncer way over the head, signalled wide

3.2

Mason to Kapugedera, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, pushes to the off side

3.3

Mason to Kapugedera, no run, line and length, Kapugedera defends it back down the track

3.4

Mason to Kapugedera, OUT, caught at thirdman, uses his feet and mishits it high in the air to the right of thirdman, where Franklin runs, slides and takes a very good catch

CK Kapugedera c Franklin b Mason 12 (18m 12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Atapattu is the new man in

3.5

Mason to Sangakkara, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump

3.6

Mason to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length, Sangakkara defends off the back foot

End of over 4 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 26/3 (RR: 6.50)
KC Sangakkara    0* (3b)      MJ Mason    2-0-10-1
MS Atapattu    0* (0b)      JEC Franklin    2-0-15-2

4.1

Franklin to Atapattu, 1 run, played to square leg for a single

4.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to thirdman to a fuller delivery

4.3

Franklin to Atapattu, no run, short ball defended on the back foot to the off side

4.4

Franklin to Atapattu, no run, just short of a length, Atapattu plays and misses, off the pad to the off side

4.5

Franklin to Atapattu, 1 run, short ball pulled in the air to deep backward square leg

4.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller delivery, pushed to mid on

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 30/3 (RR: 6.00)
KC Sangakkara    2* (5b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-19-2
MS Atapattu    2* (4b)      MJ Mason    2-0-10-1

5.1

Mason to Sangakkara, no run, forces off the back foot to cover

5.2

Mason to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the on side

5.3

Mason to Atapattu, 1 run, looking to drive through the off side, gets an inside edge to the on side

5.4

Mason to Sangakkara, FOUR, good shot, fuller delivery swung to midwicket fence for a boundary

5.5

Mason to Sangakkara, FOUR, on the legs, flicks it away nicely to square leg fence

5.6

Mason to Sangakkara, no run, driven to mid on

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 40/3 (RR: 6.66)
KC Sangakkara    10* (10b 2x4)      MJ Mason    3-0-19-1
MS Atapattu    3* (5b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-19-2

6.1

Franklin to Atapattu, 1 run, fuller on the legs, worked to deep backward square leg

6.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to thirdman

6.3

Franklin to Atapattu, 1 run, full and on the legs, Atapattu looking to driven through the on side, gets an edge to fine leg

6.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, uses his feet and goes for a big slog, misses it

6.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Sangakkara mistimes the shot to the on side

6.6

Franklin to Atapattu, OUT, gone! Short of a length delivery on the stumps, Atapattu goes on the backfoot and pulls it away, but can only find the man out in the deep!

MS Atapattu c Fulton b Franklin 5 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 44/4 (RR: 6.28)
     JEC Franklin    4-0-23-3
KC Sangakkara    12* (13b 2x4)      MJ Mason    3-0-19-1

7.1

Gillespie to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Dilshan looks to run it down, misses

7.2

Gillespie to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the off, Dilshan comes on the frontfoot and looks to drive, inside edges it to backward square leg

7.3

Gillespie to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length delivery on the off, kicks off the surface, Sangakkara looks to defend, misses

7.4

Gillespie to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the off, Sangakkara comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long off

7.5

Gillespie to Dilshan, 5 wides, fires in a bouncer, it goes too high and over to thirdman for four

7.5

Gillespie to Dilshan, no run, dropped! A good length delivery outside offstimp, Dilshan looks to defend, gets an edge and Fleming at first slip puts down a sitter

7.6

Gillespie to Dilshan, no run, back of a length delivery angling into the right hander, Dilshan plays and misses

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 51/4 (RR: 6.37)
TM Dilshan    1* (4b)      MR Gillespie    1-0-7-0
KC Sangakkara    13* (15b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-23-3

8.1

Adams to Sangakkara, no run

8.2

Adams to Sangakkara, OUT, thats out! A good moving delivery slants past the left-hander, and Sangakkara drives loosely, getting a thin edge through to McGlashan, and Sri Lanka are now 55 for 5!

KC Sangakkara c †McGlashan b Adams 13 (23m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

8.3

Adams to Silva, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside offstump, Silva opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

8.4

Adams to Dilshan, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Dilshan takes a long look and lets it go

8.5

Adams to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Dilshan waits for it and shoulders arms

8.6

Adams to Dilshan, no run, fuller length delivery outside off stump, Dilshan comes on the frontfoot and drives that to gully

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 52/5 (RR: 5.77)
TM Dilshan    1* (7b)      AR Adams    1-0-1-1
LPC Silva    1* (1b)      MR Gillespie    1-0-7-0

9.1

Gillespie to Silva, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Silva looks to defend, inside edge onto the pads

9.2

Gillespie to Silva, no run, full and wide outside off stump, 141ks on that, and it beats the backfoot prod

9.3

Gillespie to Silva, 1 run, short and wide, cracked to Taylor at point and he calls for the single, the fielder's throw is quick but not good enough to nail the batsman

9.4

Gillespie to Dilshan, 1 run, good length delivery down the leg, Dilshan goes on the backfoot and turns it to square leg

9.5

Gillespie to Silva, 1 run, too full on the stumps and its driven back down the ground, the ball ricochets off the stumps and deflects away for one towards mid-on

9.6

Gillespie to Dilshan, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes on the backfoot and cuts it to point

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 55/5 (RR: 5.50)
TM Dilshan    2* (9b)      MR Gillespie    2-0-10-0
LPC Silva    3* (5b)      AR Adams    1-0-1-1

10.1

Adams to Silva, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven into the covers for one, the batsmen have to run quick as the fielders converge

10.2

Adams to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish again, driven in the gap at mid-off down to long-off for an easy single

10.3

Adams to Silva, 1 run, OUT, run out! A fullish ball on middle and leg is tucked past square leg, the batsmen take one and decide on the second, but Fulton in the deep is quick and fires in the throw to McGlashan, and Silva is just too slow coming back, there really was no second run on offer, and indecision is the culprit

TM Dilshan run out 3 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

10.4

Adams to Bandara, 1 run, good length, moving outside off stump, he stands and plays away from his body and gets beaten

10.5

Adams to Silva, no run, fullish on middle and leg, Silva turns it to square leg

10.6

Adams to Silva, 1 run, straighter on the stumps, and its worked into midwicket for a quick single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 60/6 (RR: 5.45)
LPC Silva    6* (9b)      AR Adams    2-0-6-1
HMCM Bandara    1* (1b)      MR Gillespie    2-0-10-0

11.1

Gillespie to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, he goes back and opens the face, running it down to third man for one

11.2

Gillespie to Silva, no run, a tad fuller outside off stump, and he drives loosely and gets beaten

11.3

Gillespie to Silva, 1 run

11.4

Gillespie to Bandara, OUT, good catch! Banged in short and wide outside off stump, the width was there to go after the stroke, but all Bandara can do is hop up and cut that in the air to point, where Taylor times his jump to perfection and holds a good catch above his head

HMCM Bandara c Taylor b Gillespie 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

11.5

Gillespie to Malinga, no run, banged in short outside off stump, and Malinga goes back and leaves it be

11.6

Gillespie to Malinga, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Malinga stands and plays away from his body, and he's nowhere near that one

End of over 12 (1 run) Sri Lanka 61/7 (RR: 5.08)
SL Malinga    0* (2b)      MR Gillespie    3-0-11-1
LPC Silva    7* (12b)      AR Adams    2-0-6-1

12.1

Adams to Silva, no run, good length on middle and leg, he looks to tuck it fine but doesnt time it well, getting an inside edge to the off side

12.2

Adams to Silva, no run, full and wide outside off stump, he swings merrily and misses

12.3

Adams to Silva, 1 run, strays down leg side, and its tucked around the corner to fine leg for one

12.4

Adams to Malinga, no run, full and wide outside off stump, he drives and misses, playing well away from his body

12.5

Adams to Malinga, FOUR, take that! Fullish on the stumps, Malinga swings again and times this well, smacking it straight down the ground for four, he just swung through the line and connected well

12.6

Adams to Malinga, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Malinga looks to flick it away, inside edge onto the pads

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 66/7 (RR: 5.07)
SL Malinga    4* (5b 1x4)      AR Adams    3-0-11-1
LPC Silva    8* (15b)      MR Gillespie    3-0-11-1

13.1

Gillespie to Silva, 2 runs, good length delivery down the leg side, Silva goes on the backfoot and glances it to backward square leg, McGlashan fails to collect the throw from the deep and the batsmen get an extra run, sloppy stuff

Gillespie pulls up during his run-up, right at the stumps, and hobbles off the pitch. This is not good news for New Zealand. He seems to have pulled his right knee. He's walking off the field. Nathan Astle will complete the over

13.2

Astle to Silva, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven into the covers

13.3

Astle to Malinga, no run, good length on the stumps, defended back to Astle

13.4

Astle to Malinga, no run, a good length outside off stump, Malinga stands and pokes at it, and misses

13.5

Astle to Malinga, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Malinga reaches for it and chips it to the sweeper cover

13.6

Astle to Silva, 1 run, short of a length delivery outside off stump, Silva goes on the backfoot and upper cuts it to square third man

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 71/7 (RR: 5.07)
LPC Silva    12* (18b)      NJ Astle    0.5-0-3-0
SL Malinga    5* (8b 1x4)      AR Adams    3-0-11-1

14.1

Adams to Silva, OUT, gone! Shortish delivery outside off stump, Silva decides to go for the pull, doesnt time it well, and ends up with a bottom-edge straight to the 'keeper

LPC Silva c †McGlashan b Adams 12 (23m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

14.2

Adams to Fernando, no run, short and wide, cut but straight to Taylor at backward point

14.3

Adams to Fernando, no run, good length outside off stump, Fernando backs away and tries to dab it to point, but ends up with an inside edge

14.4

Adams to Fernando, 1 wide

14.4

Adams to Fernando, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Fernando gets right behind and defends it

14.5

Adams to Fernando, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Fernando comes on the frontfoot and goes for the drive, inside edges it to fine leg

14.5

Adams to Fernando, FOUR, good length delivery on the off, Fernando goes for the drive again, and gets an outside edge that runs down to third man, lucky

End of over 15 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 80/8 (RR: 5.39)
CRD Fernando    8* (5b 2x4)      AR Adams    4-0-20-2
SL Malinga    5* (8b 1x4)      NJ Astle    0.5-0-3-0

15.1

Astle to Malinga, SIX, wow! A good length delivery on the stumps, Malinga gets underneath it and slams it over deep mid-wicket for six

15.2

Astle to Malinga, 1 run, full outside the off stump, and thats a nice cover drive for one out to the sweeper

15.3

Astle to Fernando, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump, Fernando opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

15.4

Astle to Malinga, FOUR, good shot! Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Malinga goes on the backfoot and cuts it to square third man and he becomes the innings top-scorer

15.5

Astle to Malinga, 2 runs, short of a length delivery on the stumps, Malinga goes on the backfoot and mistimes the pull to mid -wicket

15.6

Astle to Malinga, SIX, whoah! Full outside off stump, Malinga gets under it and lofts it down to long-off, where the fielder jumps up on the ropes, gets the hands on it, but falls over the boundary in the process, and though he threw the ball back on the green, the umpire decrees that some part of him was over the ropes, and signals six!

End of over 16 (20 runs) Sri Lanka 100/8 (RR: 6.25)
SL Malinga    24* (13b 2x4 2x6)      NJ Astle    1.5-0-23-0
CRD Fernando    9* (6b 2x4)      AR Adams    4-0-20-2

Jeetan Patel comes on

16.1

Patel to Fernando, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Fernando comes on the frontfoot and drives it to mid wicket

16.2

Patel to Malinga, no run, delivery looped up on the off, Malinga comes on the frontfoot and drives it to cover

16.3

Patel to Malinga, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Fernando comes on the frontfoot and defends it

16.4

Patel to Fernando, no run, flat on middle and leg, driven to mid-wicket

16.5

Patel to Fernando, 2 runs, flat outside off stump, down on one knee goes Fernando and swings it to square leg, calls for the run and McCullum at deep square leg fires in a low, flat throw but the run is taken

16.6

Patel to Fernando, FOUR, full outside off stump, and Fernado drives that well over mid-off for four more, what a partnership this is turning out to be!

End of over 17 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 108/8 (RR: 6.35)
CRD Fernando    16* (10b 3x4)      JS Patel    1-0-8-0
SL Malinga    25* (15b 2x4 2x6)      NJ Astle    1.5-0-23-0

17.1

Astle to Malinga, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, Malinga comes on the frontfoot and drives it to long on

17.2

Astle to Fernando, 1 run, good length delivery down the leg, Fernando goes on the backfoot and flicks it to deep mid-wicket

17.3

Astle to Malinga, 1 run, another full toss on the middle and leg, Malinga launches forward and drives it to long on

17.4

Astle to Fernando, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Fernando comes on the frontfoot and drives it to deep mid wicket, great placement

17.5

Astle to Fernando, no run, speared into the legs, the yorker, and it beats Fernando all ends up, but misses the stumps

17.6

Astle to Fernando, OUT, all over! Full toss on the stumps, Fernando heaves it on the leg side, it goes high over the infield, but lands smack in Adams's hands at the deep mid-wicket boundary

CRD Fernando c Adams b Astle 21 (14m 14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 115/9 (RR: 6.38)
     NJ Astle    2.5-0-30-1
SL Malinga    27* (17b 2x4 2x6)      JS Patel    1-0-8-0

18.1

Patel to Malinga, no run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, Malinga looks to drive, and misses

18.2

Patel to Malinga, OUT, thats that! Tossed up on middle and leg, Malinga looks to slam that over the off side, misses, and the ball hits the top of leg stump!

SL Malinga b Patel 27 (25m 19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 142.10

Malinga did well to get Sri Lanka over the 100-run mark, but New Zealand will take a total of 115 in a Twenty20 any day. The hosts bowled very well, and Sri Lanka played some loose shots. So the target for New Zealand is 116. Do stay with us as the chase begins shortly

Series Results
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland - Dec 26, 2006
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Dec 22, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 18 runs (D/L method)
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Dec 26, 2006

Aren't we a clever boy? A spectator is ejected after giving others the benefits of  seeing his torso, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Twenty20, Auckland, December 26, 2006

Aren't we a clever boy? A spectator is ejected after giving others the benefits of seeing his torso

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Dec 26, 2006

Stephen Fleming holes out to Chamara Kapugedera, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Twenty20, Auckland, December 26, 2006

Stephen Fleming holes out to Chamara Kapugedera

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