Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.6 lbw! Vaas finally gets one but it's McCullum and not Astle, who's been struggling more against the inswing. This one pitched on off stump, McCullum got his foot across and the ball hit him on the pad soon after pitching, the shape back into the right-hander ensured that it was heading for middle, umpire Steve Davis is convinced 18/1
    28.4 oh boy, he's gone! Tossed up outside off stump, Taylor comes forward and drives back down the ground, the ball ricochets off Jayasuriya's fingers onto the stumps and Astle, who's backed away some distance, is caught short by about six inches, and his great innings comes to an end 169/2
    not out
    38.2 gone! Quicker delivery outside off stump, pitches a fraction shorter and spins the other way, Fulton gets into position to cut quickly but doesnt time it well, and Sangakkara does very well to snaffle the thin underedge, Murali strikes 222/3
    41.3 Vaas doesnt waste time in striking! Fullish ball outside off stump, a tad slower too, and all Vettori can do is chip it in the air to Jayawardene at cover 229/4
    41.4 and he lasts one delivery, would you believe it?!? Fullish delivery on middle and leg, the Vaas special, Marshall shuffles and falls over as he plays across the pads, he's rapped in front, the Sri Lankans ask the question and umpire Davis shoots up the dreaded finger 229/5
    45.5 gone! Fullish this time on the stumps, Marshall gets under it and attempts the lofted straight drive, but the ball's slower and he's way too soon into the shot, the ball pops up in the air for some time and Sangakkara takes a simple catch behind the stumps 257/6
    46.5 but that one's smack on target! Fires in the reverse-swinging yorker on off stump, Franklin doesnt pick and plays at the wrong line, and has his stumps rearranged! Express delivery from Malinga 262/7
    48.5 bowled! Fullish on off stump, again Adams backs away and exposes the stumps, looking to open up on the off side, but the pace is too good for him, he misses, and his off stump goes for a walk! Typical you-miss-I-hit dismissal, which Malinga is all too eager to remind Adams 280/8
    not out
    12 (lb 4, nb 4, w 4)
    285/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.7)
    Did not bat: MJ Mason
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Brendon McCullum, 4.6 ov), 2-169 (Nathan Astle, 28.4 ov), 3-222 (Peter Fulton, 38.2 ov), 4-229 (Daniel Vettori, 41.3 ov), 5-229 (James Marshall, 41.4 ov), 6-257 (Hamish Marshall, 45.5 ov), 7-262 (James Franklin, 46.5 ov), 8-280 (Andre Adams, 48.5 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas1005035.00398013
    SL Malinga1006626.60328201
    CRD Fernando504318.60113210
    M Muralitharan1004814.80353120
    ST Jayasuriya1004204.20292000
    TM Dilshan503206.4090200

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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