Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier, Dec 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
28 December 2006 (50-over match)

Vaas to McCullum, OUT, lbw! Vaas finally gets one but it's McCullum and not Astle, who's been struggling more against the inswing. This one pitched on off stump, McCullum got his foot across and the ball hit him on the pad soon after pitching, the shape back into the right-hander ensured that it was heading for middle, umpire Steve Davis is convinced

BB McCullum lbw b Vaas 10 (20m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 62.50

New Zealand 18/1   NJ Astle 7* (14b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 3-0-6-1

Jayasuriya to Taylor, OUT, oh boy, he's gone! Tossed up outside off stump, Taylor comes forward and drives back down the ground, the ball ricochets off Jayasuriya's fingers onto the stumps and Astle, who's backed away some distance, is caught short by about six inches, and his great innings comes to an end

NJ Astle run out 83 (119m 87b 8x4 2x6) SR: 95.40

New Zealand 169/2   LRPL Taylor 66* (72b 9x4 1x6)   ST Jayasuriya 4.4-0-20-0

Muralitharan to Fulton, OUT, gone! Quicker delivery outside off stump, pitches a fraction shorter and spins the other way, Fulton gets into position to cut quickly but doesnt time it well, and Sangakkara does very well to snaffle the thin underedge, Murali strikes

PG Fulton c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 24 (31m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.75

New Zealand 222/3   LRPL Taylor 95* (101b 9x4 3x6)   M Muralitharan 8.2-0-44-1

Vaas to Vettori, OUT, Vaas doesnt waste time in striking! Fullish ball outside off stump, a tad slower too, and all Vettori can do is chip it in the air to Jayawardene at cover

DL Vettori c Jayawardene b Vaas 5 (11m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

New Zealand 229/4   LRPL Taylor 97* (109b 9x4 3x6)   WPUJC Vaas 7.3-0-32-2

Vaas to JAH Marshall, OUT, and he lasts one delivery, would you believe it?!? Fullish delivery on middle and leg, the Vaas special, Marshall shuffles and falls over as he plays across the pads, he's rapped in front, the Sri Lankans ask the question and umpire Davis shoots up the dreaded finger

JAH Marshall lbw b Vaas 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 229/5   LRPL Taylor 97* (109b 9x4 3x6)   WPUJC Vaas 7.4-0-32-3

Fernando to HJH Marshall, OUT, gone! Fullish this time on the stumps, Marshall gets under it and attempts the lofted straight drive, but the ball's slower and he's way too soon into the shot, the ball pops up in the air for some time and Sangakkara takes a simple catch behind the stumps

HJH Marshall c †Sangakkara b Fernando 17 (22m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 257/6   LRPL Taylor 107* (117b 9x4 4x6)   CRD Fernando 3.5-0-38-1

Malinga to Franklin, OUT, but that one's smack on target! Fires in the reverse-swinging yorker on off stump, Franklin doesnt pick and plays at the wrong line, and has his stumps rearranged! Express delivery from Malinga

JEC Franklin b Malinga 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 262/7   LRPL Taylor 109* (121b 9x4 4x6)   SL Malinga 8.5-0-62-1

Malinga to Adams, OUT, bowled! Fullish on off stump, again Adams backs away and exposes the stumps, looking to open up on the off side, but the pace is too good for him, he misses, and his off stump goes for a walk! Typical you-miss-I-hit dismissal, which Malinga is all too eager to remind Adams

AR Adams b Malinga 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

New Zealand 280/8   LRPL Taylor 124* (128b 12x4 4x6)   SL Malinga 9.5-0-66-2





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