Result
1st ODI, Napier, Dec 28 2006, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
285/8
(40/50 ov, target 286)
289/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The 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

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand285/8(50 overs)
Ross Taylor*128 (133)
Nathan Astle83 (87)
Sri Lanka289/3(40 overs)
end of over 404 runs
SL: 289/3CRR: 7.22 
Marvan Atapattu10 (16)
Mahela Jayawardene34 (39)
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
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
flighted delivery on the leg, Atapattu comes on the frontfoot and turns it to short mid-wicket
39.4
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
short of length delivery outside off, Atapattu comes on the frontfoot and defends it solidly
39.3
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
flattish delivery on the stumps, Atapattu shuffles across and defends it solidly
39.2
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
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
flat outside off stump, Atapattu goes back and pushes to cover
end of over 395 runs
SL: 285/3CRR: 7.3 • RRR: 0.09 • Need 1 from 66b
Mahela Jayawardene34 (39)
Marvan Atapattu6 (10)
Andre Adams7-0-54-0
Daniel Vettori7-0-32-1
38.6
4
Adams to Jayawardene, FOUR runs
shot to level the scores! A rank half-volley outside off stump, Jayawardene's eyes light up, and he firmly cover drives that for four, Sri Lanka close to victory
38.5
Adams to Jayawardene, no run
seam-up, fullish delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene gets on top of it and defends
38.4
Adams to Jayawardene, no run
good length delivery outside off stump, he comes half-forward and defends
38.3
1
Adams to Atapattu, 1 run
shorter this time, he cuts to point for one
38.2
Adams to Atapattu, no run
fuller outside off stump, Atapattu tries to run it past point but cant beat Marshall
38.1
Adams to Atapattu, no run
good length on the stumps, he goes back and defends
end of over 387 runs
SL: 280/3CRR: 7.36 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 6 from 72b
Marvan Atapattu5 (7)
Mahela Jayawardene30 (36)
Daniel Vettori7-0-32-1
Andre Adams6-0-49-0
37.6
3b
Vettori to Atapattu, 3 byes
37.5
4
Vettori to Atapattu, FOUR runs
he drops short again, and this time Atapattu doesnt miss out, slapping a firm cut shot through point for four
37.4
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
short outside off stump, he cuts but cant beat gully
37.3
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
flatter trajectory on off stump, Atapattu goes back and defends to Vettori
37.2
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
flat on off stump, defended back to Vettori
37.1
Vettori to Atapattu, no run
tossed up outside off stump, Atapattu plays in front his front pad and misses it, appeals, but the umpire says nope, too much drift outside the stumps
Best performances - batsmen
LRPL Taylor
128 runs (133)
12 fours
4 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
leg glance
62 runs
5 fours
3 sixes
41327810122232
ST Jayasuriya
111 runs (82)
12 fours
5 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
leg glance
33 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
910729248519
Best performances - bowlers
WPUJC Vaas
O
10
M
0
R
50
W
3
Eco
5.00
SL Malinga
O
10
M
0
R
66
W
2
Eco
6.60
Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Series resultSri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2468
Season2006/07
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 days28 December 2006 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Mark Gillespie
Umpires
Steve Davis
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Evan Watkin
Reserve Umpire
Gary Baxter
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath