Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    31.6 sharp catch at gully! Franklin offers width outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts hard, Jamie How moves to his left. perhaps fumbles it a little but manages to hold on to a fine catch 87/4
    2.5 Bond comes back with a peach to get his first wicket on his home ground, that pitched on off and shaped away from Jayasuriya, the length was superb and induced the batsman to play at it, the edge was taken at first slip 11/1
    4.3 caught! a similar ball to the previous one, moving across the left-hander after pitching on leg stump, Sangakkara got squared up again and this time the edge flew straight to Sinclair in the slip cordon 17/2
    10.1 straight down fine leg's throat! Bond banged it in short, Jayawardene tried to - well it wasn't a hook really - he just swivelled and helped the ball down to James Franklin at fine leg 37/3
    37.3 trapped leg before not offerign a shot, Franklin pitched that ball around off stump, Kapudegera assumed that it was the one leaving him and stuck his pad out at it, but it wasn't, the ball swung back into the right-hander and hit him dead centre 106/6
    33.2 Silva scores a duck on debut! Full ball and it swings into Silva who tried to drive on the front foot, the ball beats everything and crashed into his stumps 87/5
    46.5 Martin picks up his 100th Test wicket. It was a length delivery outside the off stump, pushes forward, gets the edge and How at third slip takes a very good catch low to his left. That is an excellent slip catch 121/8
    41.1 strikes first ball after drinks, caught behind! full and down the leg side, Vaas glances it, gets the edge, bushes the pad, McCullum dives to his right and takes an excellent catch. 110/7
    49.5 caught at first slip! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof again makes room and goes for the big shot, gets the edge, it was fast and quick towards the first slip, where Fleming takes a good sharp catch above his head. 132/9
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    30
    17
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    41.17
    52.4 short outside the off stump, Muralitharan makes room and cuts it high in the air to point, Astle back-pedals and takes a good catch. That's it Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 154. 154/10
    Extras
    20 (lb 13, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    154 all out (52.4 Overs, RR: 2.92, 237 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (ST Jayasuriya, 2.5 ov), 2-17 (KC Sangakkara, 4.3 ov), 3-37 (DPMD Jayawardene, 10.1 ov), 4-87 (WU Tharanga, 31.6 ov), 5-87 (LPC Silva, 33.2 ov), 6-106 (CK Kapugedera, 37.3 ov), 7-110 (WPUJC Vaas, 41.1 ov), 8-121 (HAPW Jayawardene, 46.5 ov), 9-132 (MF Maharoof, 49.5 ov), 10-154 (M Muralitharan, 52.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SE Bond1324333.3001
    CS Martin16.423722.2213
    JEC Franklin1203032.5002
    JDP Oram1053023.0000
    NJ Astle10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    46.2 bowled! that pitched a touch short but but short enough to play on the back foot like Cumming did, he tried to force it through the leg side and the ball went through his legs and hit the stumps 106/3
    1.3 slung it at 145kmh and plumb in front, that was full, straight and very quick, How moved across his stumps and tried to play it to midwicket, he missed and was finished 3/1
    25.5 good ball pitches on the middle and leg and moves away, it was angled across, Sinclair pushes forward, gets the edge, Jayawardene flings himself to his right and takes an excellent catch. 73/2
    79.2 Mahroof strikes, short in length outside the off stump, Fleming cuts, gets the edge to second slip, Kapugedera takes the catch low to his left. It was a sharp catch. Fleming goes for 48. 188/7
    46.6 and this time he's definitely lbw, that pitched in line of the stumps, Astle gets forward and plays down the wrong line of the offspinner, he's hit plumb in front, Murali's on fire 108/4
    49.1 Vaas strikes, fuller on the legs, clipped straight into the hands of Chamara Silva at short midwicket, Oram goes for one. 113/5
    49.4 Vaas strikes for the second time in this over, good length delivery pitches on off stump and moves away, angled across, was looking to leave the ball, but too late, gets the inside edge, drags it onto his stumps. 113/6
    85.4 fuller delivery on the stumps, Vettori makes room and looks to go over the fielders on the off side, but he mistimes the shot and it goes high in the air to Jayawardene, who came forward from deep extra-cover to take a good catch. 206/10
    80.5 Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball the doosra, pitches on the middle stump, it straightens, Franklin plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle, loud appeal by Murali and the close in fielders, given by umpire Taufel, a good decision. 190/8
    84.3 coming round the wicket for Bond, pitches on the stumps and straightens, goes for the sweep, plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, loud shout, given by umpire Taufel. 206/9
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    Extras
    12 (lb 5, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    206 all out (85.4 Overs, RR: 2.40, 348 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (JM How, 1.3 ov), 2-73 (MS Sinclair, 25.5 ov), 3-106 (CD Cumming, 46.2 ov), 4-108 (NJ Astle, 46.6 ov), 5-113 (JDP Oram, 49.1 ov), 6-113 (BB McCullum, 49.4 ov), 7-188 (SP Fleming, 79.2 ov), 8-190 (JEC Franklin, 80.5 ov), 9-206 (SE Bond, 84.3 ov), 10-206 (DL Vettori, 85.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas1844932.7201
    SL Malinga19.424322.1803
    MF Maharoof1434413.1403
    M Muralitharan3476541.9100
  • BATSMEN
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    10.6 Bond strikes, fuller outside the off stump and bit wide, Tharanga goes after it, the edge flies towards the slips, Fleming at first slip jumps up stretching his hand, comes out his hand on the first attempt, then as the ball was going down, Fleming catches it with four fingers around the ball to take a super catch. 44/2
    2.6 what a way to get out in a Test match, Jayasuriya was backing up too far, Bond bowled it full and Tharanga drove it firmly back at him, bond got a hand on it and the ball hit the stumps at the non-striker's end, Jayasuriya's bat was in the air, you could say he was unlucky but thre was no need to be backing up that far out of his crease 18/1
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    13.2 fuller outside the off stump, this time Franklin pushed it wide, Jayawardene looking to drive through the off side but he can only get an edge which flies to the right of Fleming, who takes the catch comfortably, made it look easy, excellent bowling from the Kiwis 45/3
    14.3 Kapugedera is interested this time and he offers a simple catch to Oram at gully. Bond bowled that short of a length and wide outside off, Kaupgedera tried to steer it to third man but couldn't keep it down, Sri Lanka are four down and sinking fast 46/4
    14.6 and he does indeed bag a pair on debut. You've got to feel for the young fella but that was a superb slower ball from Bond. Chamara Silva was foxed and played the off-drive far too early, he lobs a dolly of a catch to Vettori at mid-off 46/5
    26.2 RUN OUT! plays gently to the on side and takes off for a nonexistent single, Bond quickly in from mid on....fields the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end to run out Jayawardene 74/6
    27.3 Oram picks up Vaas, coming round the wicket, short in length delivery, nips back in, gets the inside edge through to McCullum, who takes the catch at a comfortable height. 80/7
    32.5 lovely bowling from Bond, 137 km/h, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof half forward plays at it, moves away slightly to take the outside edge through to McCullum, who takes an easy catch. 99/8
    44.6 now he's gone! the length and line was excellent this time, pitches on a good length and the line is such that Malinga is in two minds whether to play or leave it, he decides to pull out of the shot at the last minute and feathered a nick to McCullum 143/9
    53.1 what's going on here, Sangakkara whips that down to fine leg and the single brings up his century, but Murali touched down at the striker's end, turned around and left his crease to congratulate Sangakkara, the throw came in and McCullum whipped off the bails to run-out Murali, what a way for the innings to end. The ball was not dead and Murali should not have left his crease, it's all very unfortunate for Sri Lanka. 170/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    170 all out (53.1 Overs, RR: 3.19, 207 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (ST Jayasuriya, 2.6 ov), 2-44 (WU Tharanga, 10.6 ov), 3-45 (DPMD Jayawardene, 13.2 ov), 4-46 (CK Kapugedera, 14.3 ov), 5-46 (LPC Silva, 14.6 ov), 6-74 (HAPW Jayawardene, 26.2 ov), 7-80 (WPUJC Vaas, 27.3 ov), 8-99 (MF Maharoof, 32.5 ov), 9-143 (SL Malinga, 44.6 ov), 10-170 (M Muralitharan, 53.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SE Bond19.156343.2803
    CS Martin1123803.4500
    JEC Franklin1313422.6101
    JDP Oram711912.7100
    DL Vettori201005.0000
    NJ Astle10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    15.4 Vaas strikes! short of a good length delivery, perfect line and lenght and Cumming had no option but to play at it - feather edge straight to the keeper 66/2
    12.5 that's plumb in front! Murali tosses it up on off stump, How moves across and plays back, the offspinner hits him in front of middle and leg and he was playing right back in his crease 58/1
    18.1 Sinclair goes! flat delivery on the stumps - when in doubt sweep and that's precisely what Sinclair did but he failed to keep it down. Sangakkara at square leg dived across to his left and took it with both hands. This game is wide open now 68/4
    17.1 game on! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing there - Fleming pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Lound appeal and up goes the finger 66/3
    30.3 Astle goes off the first ball he faces after tea, that one pitched around off stump and straightened, Astle played forward but down the wrong line, he got hit in front of middle and that was pretty plumb, almost identical to his dismissal in the first innings 103/5
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    55
    46
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    26.08
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    9
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    175.00
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 1, nb 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    119/5 (33 Overs, RR: 3.60, 133 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-58 (JM How, 12.5 ov), 2-66 (CD Cumming, 15.4 ov), 3-66 (SP Fleming, 17.1 ov), 4-68 (MS Sinclair, 18.1 ov), 5-103 (NJ Astle, 30.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas1233322.7503
    SL Malinga413508.7510
    M Muralitharan1453432.4200
    MF Maharoof301505.0001

Close of Play

  • Thu, 7 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 85/2 (CD Cumming 37*, SP Fleming 7*, 33 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 125/8 (KC Sangakkara 63*, SL Malinga 0*, 37 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 119/5 (33 ov) - end of match

Match Notes