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23.15 GMT The rain has stopped for the moment and the covers are off. The umpires have decided to take an early lunch so we'll be back at 12.55pm local time for New Zealand's chase. That's it from me for the moment, over to Sajan after lunch.

23.09 GMT It's raining again at Christchurch. Slightly heavier than the previous two showers. The covers are on and we'll give you updates as and when we have them.

Sangakkara is left unbeaten on 100, a fantastic innings. He was on 39 when the eighth wicket fell and has done a marvellous job of shepherding the tail. Sri Lanka have set New Zealand a target of 119. In theory, New Zealand shouldn't find it too hard, but Sri Lanka have Murali ... Sajan Nair will take you through the start of New Zealand's chase. Click here to send us feedback.

53.1
W
Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, OUT, 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.

M Muralitharan run out (Martin/†McCullum) 8 (37m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

Sangakkara is on 99.

END OF OVER:
53 | 1 Run | SL: 169/9

  • Muttiah Muralitharan8 (19b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara99 (153b)
  • Chris Martin11-2-38-0
  • Shane Bond19-5-62-4
52.6
0
Martin to Muralitharan, no run, defended on the back foot, Murali survives again and Fleming must be just loving this
52.5
0
Martin to Muralitharan, no run, good length ball on off stump, Murali defends and gets an inside edge on to pad
52.4
1
Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, half-volley on the pads again, whipped down to fine leg and this time he take sthe single to move on to 99, Murali has two to face from Martin
52.3
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, full ball on the pads, whipped down to long leg, again he declines the single
52.2
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the off side on the front foot, there was a single ther too if he wanted it
52.1
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length ball on the pads, whipped away to deep square leg for no runs because Sangakkara doesn't want runs if it's in the form of a single early in the over

END OF OVER:
52 | 5 Runs | SL: 168/9

  • Muttiah Muralitharan8 (17b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara98 (149b)
  • Shane Bond19-5-62-4
  • Chris Martin10-2-37-0
51.6
0
Bond to Muralitharan, no run, another full ball is blocked by Murali, well played and Sangakkara has a crack at a hundred.
51.5
4
Bond to Muralitharan, FOUR runs, full ball on off stump, Murali dabs at it and the edge flies along the ground between gully and third slip for four more
51.4
0
Bond to Muralitharan, no run, good length and the line is better this time, on off stump, Murali gets right behind the line and defends
51.3
0
Bond to Muralitharan, no run, short and wide again, another wasted delivery from New Zealand's point of view, Murali lets it go again
51.2
0
Bond to Muralitharan, no run, short ball but not well directed, Murali sways out of the way
51.1
1
Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara drives a full and straight delivery down the ground, he wants two but Murali slips on the turn and they settle for one run, Murali has five to face from Bond

END OF OVER:
51 | 1 Run | SL: 163/9

  • Muttiah Muralitharan4 (12b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara97 (148b)
  • Chris Martin10-2-37-0
  • Shane Bond18-5-57-4

Sangakkara has handled the situtation beautifully, hitting the boundaries when he can and almost always finding the single when he wants it. He's done a superb job of protecting the tail-enders.

50.6
0
Martin to Muralitharan, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Murali defends
50.5
1
Martin to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed down the ground for an easy single, Sangakkara moves on to 97 and gives Murali the last ball to face
50.4
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the off side, there are absolutely no fielder's in the ring, everyone is saving the boundary
50.3
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, straying on to the pads this time, Sangakkara flicks down to fine leg but surprise surprise, doesn't take the single
50.2
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, punched through the off side again, good-looking shot but no run
50.1
0
Martin to Sangakkara, no run, slightly short of a length on off stump, Sangakkara punches through covers but declines the single

Chris Martin replaces Franklin, bowling from over the wicket to Sangakkara, just one slip in place and the field spread out.

END OF OVER:
50 | 1 Run | SL: 162/9

  • Muttiah Muralitharan4 (11b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara96 (143b)
  • Shane Bond18-5-57-4
  • James Franklin13-1-34-2
49.6
0
Bond to Muralitharan, no run, full and straight at last from Bond, Murali tried to defend but the ball takes the outside edge, fortunately for him it goes along the ground

Murali has to face Bond's last ball

49.5
1
Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish length slanting into the pads, Sangakkara whips it through square leg for a single
49.4
0
Bond to Sangakkara, no run, short ball, Sangakkara pulls it to deep midwicket and refuses the run again
49.3
0
Bond to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length ball on middle and off stump, Sangakkara is cramped for room but manages to punch it down the ground for a single, oh they don't take it

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

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