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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test at Galle, , Aug 18 2009 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Galle, August 18 - 22, 2009, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
452 & 259/4d
(T:413) 299 & 210

Sri Lanka won by 202 runs

Player Of The Match
92 & 123*
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c †McCullum b Martin032000.00
b O'Brien9272108121127.77
c Flynn b Martin89122088.88
c Taylor b O'Brien11422729715050.22
c Patel b Vettori15927734624157.40
c †McCullum b Vettori3960894165.00
c Flynn b Vettori715161046.66
c †McCullum b Martin1834392152.94
c O'Brien b Vettori0612000.00
c †McCullum b Martin85301160.00
not out 00300-
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)7
TOTAL117.4 Ov (RR: 3.84, 468 Mins)452
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 0.3 ov), 2-16 (Kumar Sangakkara, 2.6 ov), 3-134 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 27.1 ov), 4-300 (Mahela Jayawardene, 79.6 ov), 5-386 (Angelo Mathews, 102.1 ov), 6-408 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 106.4 ov), 7-444 (Thilan Samaraweera, 115.4 ov), 8-444 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 116.1 ov), 9-452 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 116.6 ov), 10-452 (Thilan Thushara, 117.4 ov)
0.3 to NT Paranavitana, and there it is! Much better delivery that, pitched up to lure Paranavitana forward and then just gently swings away from the left-hander who pushes at it and gets a nick to McCullum and goes for a duck. 0/1
2.6 to KC Sangakkara, good grief, Sangakkara's chipped a gift on the pads straight into midwicket's lap! Not a good ball at all, a half-volley on the legs but Sangakkara clips it very hard and picks out Flynn, who has little time to react and does well to gobble that up in his midriff. 16/2
116.1 to KMDN Kulasekara, simple dismissal, just hits a good length and straightens it and Kulasekara is neither here nor there, pushing inside the line and the thin outer edge is taken. 444/8
116.6 to M Muralidaran, smart catch! The fun ends for Murali, it was brief and not too painful, he flays the bat at a short ball that rises up and McCullum leaps up and does really well to hold onto the thick edge that was traveling high to his right. 452/9
27.1 to TM Dilshan, and he's chopped it onto his stumps! Not a good ball and not a good shot, its short and a bit wide outside off stump but Dilshan flashes a leaden-footed cut and succeeds only in dragging the ball onto the base of off stump, what agony for him after a splendid innings. 134/3
79.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, and this time he's gone! Another short ball from O'Brien forces Jayawardene into a loose shot, he goes back cut but plays it feebly and the extra bounce proves fatal as he edges it flush to Taylor at first slip. 300/4
102.1 to AD Mathews, edged and gone! Vettori pushes through a short, faster arm ball that forces Mathews onto the back foot and flashing hard, resulting in a faint tickle as he goes hard and McCullum gobbles it up. 386/5
106.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, and he's taken another! Quicker ball from Vettori drifts onto the pads and Prasana turns it from way in front of his front leg and straight to Flynn at short leg. 408/6
115.4 to TT Samaraweera, dances down the track to Vettori, making room to go inside out over extra cover, but he plays it straighter and picks out Patel running in and taking the catch low. 444/7
117.4 to T Thushara, thats a simple catch for O'Brien at mid-off as Vettori tosses it up invitingly into the rough, gets some turn and bounce, and Thushara miscues an aerial drive, he was looking to go hard but the bite off the track drew a false shot high in the air. 452/10
New Zealand 1st Innings 
lbw b Muralidaran692262926130.53
b Thushara2435535068.57
b Mendis1444541031.81
lbw b Muralidaran2657792045.61
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Thushara3581903143.20
b Kulasekara42951124044.21
b Thushara18140012.50
c sub (SM Warnapura) b Muralidaran1226291046.15
b Thushara42971133043.29
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran929330031.03
not out 29240022.22
Extras(b 6, lb 5, nb 11, w 1)23
TOTAL116 Ov (RR: 2.57, 451 Mins)299
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Martin Guptill, 9.6 ov), 2-80 (Daniel Flynn, 26.3 ov), 3-129 (Jeetan Patel, 44.3 ov), 4-180 (Ross Taylor, 71.2 ov), 5-188 (Tim McIntosh, 74.1 ov), 6-195 (Brendon McCullum, 77.2 ov), 7-223 (Jacob Oram, 86.2 ov), 8-259 (Jesse Ryder, 100.6 ov), 9-290 (Iain O'Brien, 108.6 ov), 10-299 (Daniel Vettori, 115.6 ov)
100.6 to JD Ryder, loose shot and Ryder pays the price! Lack of concentration does for him as he's late into a forward prod to a length ball nipping in, leaves a sizable gap between pad and bat and drags the inside edge onto the base of off stump. 259/8
9.6 to MJ Guptill, well what do you know? After a lovely caress through midwicket Guptill perishes to a loose shot, looking to get up and pull a shorter ball in front of square but succeeding in only dragging it back onto the base of his stumps. 45/1
71.2 to LRPL Taylor, Thushara strikes, good length delivery angled across Taylor, who plays forward and gets an outside edge through to Jayawardene, a good bowling change.. 180/4
77.2 to BB McCullum, McCullum is cleaned up as he plays half forward to a delivery that came back in just a touch, inside edges and the middle stump is knocked back.. 195/6
115.6 to DL Vettori, middle stump is flattened! Thushara follows up two short-pitched deliveries with a good yorker on the stumps, Vettori exposes all three sticks to try and dab the ball wide but misses and the faint inside edge does the rest. 299/10
26.3 to DR Flynn, Mendis gets Flynn with one that turns back from outside off stump, he pushes forward but doesn't keep the bat close to pad and leaves a sizable gap which results in an inside edge onto off stump. 80/2
44.3 to JS Patel, wrong ball to play back to! Its quicker and straighter and the lack of turn does Patel in as he moves back to try and turn the ball away, struck in front of the stumps and Patel goes for 26, one short of a Test best. 129/3
74.1 to TG McIntosh, pitches outside the off stump and spins in, McIntosh plays forward and the ball misses the bat and strikes the pad, marginally in line, loud appeal and given by the umpire.. 188/5
86.2 to JDP Oram, uh oh, that doesn't look out! Murali persists with the googly that pitches outside leg stump and hurries onto Oram who tries to turn it but misses the ball completely, the ball brushes his pad and pops up to Warnapura who gobbles it up, indeed replays don't show any bat or glove and Oram's disappointment is understandable, Harper has erred. 223/7
108.6 to IE O'Brien, wicket No. 100 in Galle for Murali! He strikes with the doosra that goes on, O'Brien is tentative with the footwork and pokes at it and Prasanna does very well to take the thin edge, he's such a smooth operator behind the stumps. 290/9
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
c Taylor b O'Brien516191031.25
not out 12313120812193.89
run out (Vettori)4665857070.76
c & b Patel2741521065.85
c Taylor b Vettori20151712133.33
not out 30263150115.38
Extras(b 5, lb 3)8
TOTAL49 Ov (RR: 5.28, 208 Mins)259/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 3.5 ov), 2-120 (Kumar Sangakkara, 23.1 ov), 3-174 (Mahela Jayawardene, 36.6 ov), 4-205 (Thilan Samaraweera, 41.3 ov)
3.5 to NT Paranavitana, edged and taken! Paranavitana's poor match continues against a gem of a ball that pitches just about back of a length from around the stumps, then leaves him as he pushes at it off the back foot and the thick edge is taken by Taylor to his right at first slip. 19/1
41.3 to TT Samaraweera, clears the front leg and swings across the line, having to fetch the ball from against the spin and that does him in, the ball balloons up with the top edge and Taylor follows it from slip and takes the catch near short fine leg, actually more to Young's left side. 205/4
36.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, gone! Patel gets his first wicket of the match as Jayawardene reaches out in front his pad and turns the ball across the drift and gives the bowler catching practice. 174/3
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 413 runs)
b Thushara1860742030.00
c DPMD Jayawardene b Kulasekara033000.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b DPMD Jayawardene1657882028.07
c Samaraweera b Thushara0814000.00
lbw b Mendis2157662036.84
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Mendis671221487054.91
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran2437524064.86
run out (Muralidaran)2956822151.78
st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran2226253084.61
c Paranavitana b Muralidaran5881062.50
not out 00300-
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 3)8
TOTAL71.5 Ov (RR: 2.92, 290 Mins)210
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Daniel Flynn, 0.5 ov), 2-37 (Martin Guptill, 18.1 ov), 3-39 (Tim McIntosh, 20.2 ov), 4-45 (Ross Taylor, 23.2 ov), 5-86 (Jacob Oram, 37.3 ov), 6-134 (Jesse Ryder, 50.5 ov), 7-167 (Daniel Vettori, 61.5 ov), 8-204 (Jeetan Patel, 68.5 ov), 9-210 (Iain O'Brien, 70.6 ov), 10-210 (Brendon McCullum, 71.5 ov)
0.5 to DR Flynn, super catch from Jayawardene at second slip! Kulasekara hits a good length and moves the ball away from Flynn who feels for it away from the body slightly and the outside edge is plucked up by Jayawardene with his right hand inches above the grass. 1/1
18.1 to MJ Guptill, oh good ball! The decision to change the angle works a charm as Thushara pitches it just short of a good length and the natural angle brings it back, squares up Guptill and clips the top of off stump, the late movement doing the trick. 37/2
20.2 to TG McIntosh, beauty of a catch at third slip and its given! Thushara bangs it in short of a length and McIntosh feels for it as it angles across sharply, gets a thick outside edge that flies hard and low to Samaraweera at third slip who reacts superbly to cup the ball to his left as it dies on him, he just gets the fingers underneath it between the legs and celebrates, the umpires go upstairs to confirm and after a few minutes confirmation comes in that it was indeed a clean catch. 39/3
37.3 to JDP Oram, gone sweeping! Mendis pitches the ball on line with middle and off and drifts the ball in to Oram who dangerously opts to sweep, the ball hits him in front of middle. 86/5
61.5 to DL Vettori, and Sri Lanka celebrate! Mendis tosses up one into the rough outside off stump and gets some turn away from the bat, ala Murali's dismissal of Ryder, and Vettori gets a thin outside edge to Prasanna who does well once more to hold onto the catch. 167/7
50.5 to JD Ryder, good ball, good take! Murali delivers the suckerpunch to get Ryder, tosses the ball up into the rough outside off stump and gets sharp turn away from the bat, Ryder is lured forward and the outside edge is superbly taken by Prasanna. 134/6
68.5 to JS Patel, superb work from bowler and wicketkeeper! Murali rips that gen of a ball across Patel, pushing it in quicker, he is lured forward and his back foot drags out momentarily and thats enough for Prasanna to collect and break the sticks in one smooth motion. 204/8
70.6 to IE O'Brien, pushes forward at this one and gets an inside edge back onto the pad, which pops up to Paranavitana at silly point who dives forward and holds on. 210/9
23.2 to LRPL Taylor, well, well, well what do you know? Jayawardene strikes with his second delivery, tossed up down the leg stump, Taylor doesn't get a long way across as he tries to glance the ball and the thinnest of edges is superbly held by the other Jayawardene, Prasanna, after which Nigel Llong raises the finger to cue mass hysteria on the field from Sri Lanka. 45/4
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Tue, 18 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 293/3 (Mahela Jayawardene 108*, Thilan Samaraweera 82*, 78 ov)
Wed, 19 Aug - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 87/2 (Tim McIntosh 36*, Jeetan Patel 6*, 29 ov)
Thu, 20 Aug - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 281/8 (Daniel Vettori 33*, Iain O'Brien 3*, 105 ov)
Fri, 21 Aug - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 30/1 (Martin Guptill 17*, Ross Taylor 8*, 13 ov)
Sat, 22 Aug - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 210 (71.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 24.5 overs (150 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 63/4 in 27.0 overs (JDP Oram 12, DL Vettori 11)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 39.5 overs (240 balls), Extras 6
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 125/5 in 46.0 overs (DL Vettori 42, JD Ryder 22)
  • DL Vettori: 50 off 89 balls (5 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 54.1 overs (328 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 167/7 in 61.5 overs (BB McCullum 13)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (410 balls), Extras 8
Galle International Stadium
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1930
Hours of play (local time)Start 9.45, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.55-15.15, Close 17.45
Match days18,19,20,21,22 August 2009 - day (5-day match)
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