New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Nov 25-29, 2012
New Zealand won by 167 runs
25,26,27,28,29 November 2012 (5-day match)
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Kulasekara to Guptill, OUT, edged to first slip! Kula has stuck to his line and he gets the reward. That was outside off, very similar to the last five deliveries and drew the batsman in defence. But the ball nipped away after pitching and took a healthy edge to Angelo at first slip. Big blow for New Zealand

MJ Guptill c Mathews b Kulasekara 4 (3m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 4/1   BB McCullum 0* (0b)   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-4-1

Eranga to McCullum, OUT, another one this time, that's hit the pads in front of off! McCullum immediately points to the bat and he is got a reason to be disappointed with that, the ball took a big inside edge on to the pads. The ball was full and comes in with the angle and beats McCullum on the drive.

BB McCullum lbw b Eranga 4 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

New Zealand 14/2   KS Williamson 6* (7b)   RMS Eranga 1.5-0-5-1

Herath to Taylor, OUT, leg before and that was plumb in front! It was a flatter delivery on the middle stump, Taylor went down on his knee to sweep it to deep square leg, but it was out as soon as he missed it. He was concentrating so hard since yesterday and the sweep shot has brought his downfall again

LRPL Taylor lbw b Herath 142 (388m 306b 11x4 0x6) SR: 46.40

New Zealand 276/3   KS Williamson 121* (280b 10x4)   HMRKB Herath 26-3-55-1

Herath to Williamson, OUT, Oh Kane, what have you done! this was the slider that was bowled a bit quick and Williamson tries to do a Taylor as he tries to sweep this from outside off. He misses the line and gets hit on the pads right in front. That was an easy one for the umpire and his finger was up even before Herath turned

KS Williamson lbw b Herath 135 (421m 305b 12x4 0x6) SR: 44.26

New Zealand 290/4   DR Flynn 0* (3b)   HMRKB Herath 27.4-3-56-2

Dilshan to van Wyk, OUT, bowled him! Oh they are crumbling now. It was an innocuous tossed up delivery on the stumps and the batsman tried to defend it and also push it to cover at the same time, played inside the line and loses his off stump. What a waste!

CFK van Wyk b Dilshan 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 291/5   DR Flynn 1* (7b)   TM Dilshan 5.5-0-15-1

Herath to Astle, OUT, No 3 for Herath! Astle was playing the spinners well, but he didn't spot the carrom ball from Herath and decided to leave the ball seeing that it was flighted outside off, the ball pitched and came in, and hit him plumb in front and since he wasn't offering a shot, it became an easy decision

TD Astle lbw b Herath 3 (30m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

New Zealand 300/6   DR Flynn 7* (37b)   HMRKB Herath 33.5-8-57-3

Randiv to Bracewell, OUT, charges down and heaves this one on the leg side, but he hasn't got the distance and Herath at deep midwicket just gobbles that one up. Randiv gets his first.

DAJ Bracewell c Herath b Randiv 24 (50m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.86

New Zealand 346/7   DR Flynn 29* (82b 2x4)   S Randiv 30.3-3-65-1

Herath to Southee, OUT, knocked him over! It is bowled slow and on the middle stump, Southee, who was holding himself back for a while, goes for the big heave and is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. He misses and the ball hits the top of off and middle

TG Southee b Herath 15 (41m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.11

New Zealand 374/8   DR Flynn 42* (113b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 44.2-10-93-4

Herath to Flynn, OUT, there is the five-for! That was bowled flatter from over the wicket. The ball pitched outside off and turned in from short of length. Flynn, who has been picking up singles by nudging it to leg side, misses this time and his hit while on back foot. That would probably have gone on to hit middle and leg

DR Flynn lbw b Herath 53 (195m 135b 3x4 0x6) SR: 39.25

New Zealand 410/9   JS Patel 24* (43b 2x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 48.1-10-101-5

Herath to Boult, OUT, leaves this one and is bowled! That is no. 6 for Herath. It was the arm-ball this time and Boult shouldered arms with the confidence of a top-order batsman. Wasn't long before his confidence was shattered.

TA Boult b Herath 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 412/10   JS Patel 25* (45b 2x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 49-10-103-6
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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