Player of the Match
Player of the Match
180dThe Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Jayasuriya sizzles in Sri Lanka's win

Sanath Jayasuriya overpowered New Zealand with brutal batting display, crashing 111 off 82 deliveries, and set up an emphatic seven-wicket victory for Sri Lanka in the first match of a five-game series at Napier

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
128(133) 12x4 - 4x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 62 runs
  • 5x4 - 3x6
4 13 27 8 10 12 22 32
ST Jayasuriya
111(82) 12x4 - 5x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 33 runs
  • 4x4 - 2x6
9 10 7 29 24 8 5 19

Best performances - Bowlers

WPUJC Vaas
O10
M0
R50
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O10
M0
R66
W2
Eco6.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

28 December 2006 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
40 | 4 Runs | SL: 289/3 | RR: 7.22

  • Marvan Atapattu10 (16b)
  • Mahela Jayawardene34 (39b)
  • Daniel Vettori8-0-36-1
  • Andre Adams7-0-54-0

A win that will give Jayawardene plenty of satisfaction. His bowlers were caned around the park by Astle and Taylor as New Zealand threatened to post a total in excess of 300, but the spinners regrouped well to keep them down to 285 for 8. Astle played a fine hand with an 87-ball 83 and Taylor, in just his third match, remained unbeaten with a very good 128, but then New Zealand's inexperienced, ragged bowlers hit rock bottom.

Jayasuriya and Tharanga were simply unstoppable as runs blazed away to every part of McLean Park. Jayasuriya slammed an 82-ball 111, Tharanga contributed 68, and the experienced middle order finished the deal in emphatic fashion. A seven-wicket win, in 40 overs, chasing 286 after the special innings that Taylor played, is a romp by all manner speaking.

New Zealand have plenty to address as far as the bowling goes, while Sri Lanka can take comfort from Vaas's expert spell at the start and at the death. They have a good spin contingent, and when Malinga gets those toe-crushing yorkers right - he finally did at the end of the innings - they are a good bowling unit. Daniel Vettori, stand-in captain, will hope his side can come back hard in the second ODI.

That match is at Queenstown on December 31, and once again it will be me, Jamie Alter, and George Binoy to take you through the action. Do join us for Cricinfo's live coverage. Until then, cheers!

39.6
4
Vettori to Atapattu, FOUR runs, all over! Tossed up, he gives him the charge, gets under it but still clears both mid-off and mid-on as the ball lands safely in no man's land, and Sri Lanka have romped home
39.5
0
Vettori to Atapattu, no run, flighted delivery on the leg, Atapattu comes on the frontfoot and turns it to short mid-wicket
39.4
0
Vettori to Atapattu, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Atapattu comes on the frontfoot and defends it solidly
39.3
0
Vettori to Atapattu, no run, flattish delivery on the stumps, Atapattu shuffles across and defends it solidly
39.2
0
Vettori to Atapattu, no run, dropped! Vettori tosses it up, Atapattu comes down and slams it to the substitute at mid-on, who dives forward, gets it, and lets it out
39.1
0
Vettori to Atapattu, no run, flat outside off stump, Atapattu goes back and pushes to cover

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st201ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd0DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
3rd70DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th18MS AtapattuDPMD Jayawardene