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Tea: New Zealand lead by 52. A good knock from Vettori for his 63. He and Fleming worked hard to get a lead. Muralitharan picking four wickets, bowling unchanged since morning. They have taken an early tea break. Please join George Binoy after tea for Sri Lankan second innings.

85.4
W
Malinga to Vettori, OUT, 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.

DL Vettori c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga 63 (142m 114b 8x4 0x6) SR: 55.26

85.3
0
Malinga to Vettori, no run, mistimed drive to long off
85.2
0
Malinga to Vettori, no run, good ball on the stumps, makes room and looks to play through the off side, mistimes it to the off side
85.1
0
Malinga to Vettori, no run, wide outside the off stump, goes after it and gets beaten

Malinga replaces Maharoof

END OF OVER:
85 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 206/9

  • Chris Martin0 (3b)
  • Daniel Vettori63 (110b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan34-7-65-4
  • Farveez Maharoof14-3-44-1
84.6
0
Muralitharan to Martin, no run, comes forward and plays, strikes the pad, loud appeal turned down, looked to be bit high&
84.5
0
Muralitharan to Martin, no run, this time he plays to the on side, he gets another cheer from the crowd

The crowd who were silent for most of the morning, cheered as Martin played that ball.

84.4
0
Muralitharan to Martin, no run, pushes to the off side and he gets a loud cheer from the crowd

Murali gets his fourth wicket. Chris Martin the last man for New Zealand comes in, he has a slip, silly-point and short leg in place

84.3
W
Muralitharan to Bond, OUT, 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.

SE Bond lbw b Muralitharan 1 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

84.2
1
Muralitharan to Vettori, 1 run, a touch short, moves back and works to square leg for a single
84.1
4
Muralitharan to Vettori, FOUR runs, tossed up outside the off stump, bit fuller, sweeps well in front of the wicket to the midwicket fence, wonderful shot

Vettori in an aggressive mood

END OF OVER:
84 | 7 Runs | NZ: 201/8

  • Shane Bond1 (7b)
  • Daniel Vettori58 (108b)
  • Farveez Maharoof14-3-44-1
  • Muttiah Muralitharan33-7-60-3
83.6
0
Maharoof to Bond, no run, pushes to mid off on the back foot
83.5
1
Maharoof to Vettori, 1 run, played out to sweeper cover for a single
83.4
4
Maharoof to Vettori, FOUR runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Vettori creams it through backward-point to the fence, the fielder from the deep could not get around it, wonderful timing.
83.3
2
Maharoof to Vettori, 2 runs, short delivery, Vettori goes for the pull, mishits it in the air to wide mid on, Chamara Silva moves backwards and then dives, just beats the outstretched arms.
83.2
0
Maharoof to Vettori, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Vettori launches into the shot and hits to mid on
83.1
0
Maharoof to Vettori, no run, pushed off the back foot to mid off

Two slips in place as Maharoof continues to bowl

END OF OVER:
83 | 3 Runs | NZ: 194/8

  • Daniel Vettori51 (103b)
  • Shane Bond1 (6b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan33-7-60-3
  • Farveez Maharoof13-3-37-1
82.6
1
Muralitharan to Vettori, 1 run, worked to the on side to square leg
82.5
0
Muralitharan to Vettori, no run, a touch short and spins away, looking for cut, misses it, collected by Jayawardene
82.4
0
Muralitharan to Vettori, no run, moves back and works to the on side
82.3
0
Muralitharan to Vettori, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump
82.2
1
Muralitharan to Bond, 1 run, spins wide, pushes to the off side and they scamper through with the single. Murali not happy giving away that single

slip, silly-point and short leg in for Bond. Coming round the wicket

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st58CD CummingJM How
2nd8MS SinclairCD Cumming
3rd0SP FlemingMS Sinclair
4th2NJ AstleMS Sinclair
5th35NJ AstleJDP Oram
6th16JDP OramBB McCullum