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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Colombo, , Aug 26 2009 - Full Scorecard

2nd Test, Colombo (SSC), August 26 - 30, 2009, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
416 & 311/5d
(T:494) 234 & 397

Sri Lanka won by 96 runs

Player Of The Match
92 & 96
Player Of The Series
347 runs
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Taylor b Vettori1938532050.00
c & b O'Brien29581011050.00
c Oram b Vettori50961159052.08
c †McCullum b O'Brien922343128039.31
c †McCullum b Patel14324037717159.58
c Vettori b Patel3563763155.55
c O'Brien b Martin1718223094.44
c Taylor b Patel612131050.00
lbw b Patel011000.00
not out 1719251189.47
c Patel b Vettori055000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 5, nb 1)8
TOTAL130.3 Ov (RR: 3.18, 549 Mins)416
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 10.2 ov), 2-75 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 23.2 ov), 3-115 (Kumar Sangakkara, 40.4 ov), 4-295 (Mahela Jayawardene, 99.5 ov), 5-367 (Chamara Kapugedera, 117.3 ov), 6-389 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 122.5 ov), 7-396 (Dhammika Prasad, 125.1 ov), 8-396 (Rangana Herath, 125.2 ov), 9-415 (Thilan Samaraweera, 129.2 ov), 10-416 (Thilan Thushara, 130.3 ov)
122.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, The bouncer does the trick. Prasanna pulls it straight to O'Brien at long-leg. It was high bouncer and he had to fetch it from almost above head-high and couldn't control it in the end.. 389/6
23.2 to TM Dilshan, Would you believe it folks? Dilshan, dropped by the bowler, sends another one his way! It was short in length and it sat up on Dilshan who tried to turn it to the on side but the ball held up, stopped a touch, on him on this slow track and he got a leading edge back to O'Brien who ever so slowly lunged forward to take the simple catch. Got to read the blogger later tonight.. 75/2
99.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, and there is the wicket! O'Brien bowls one outside the off stump and in the corridor and gets it to move back in a touch as the ball kisses the outside edge and flies to the right of McCulum who does a very good job in taking the catch. Jayawardene ended up chasing it a bit. Jayawardene would be highly frustrated as he did not play a single false stroke through the innings. The first mistake he made leads to his downfall. That's how the game goes. 295/4
10.2 to NT Paranavitana, Vettori, the captain cum selector, has struck with his second ball. It landed around the off stump and sort of held its line, Paranavitana stabbed it gently to first slip. It turned in a touch but not much and Paranavitana pushed inside the line. Gone! Sanga strides out.. 34/1
40.4 to KC Sangakkara, No 300 for Dan! Congrats. Sangakkara loses out on the patience game. He had just hit a boundary but couldn't resist another big hit. It was flighted delivery, tempting him to go for another big hit from outside off, and Sanga took up the challenge. Down he went on his knee to play the big slog sweep but hit it straight to deep midwicket. He is the first left-arm spinner to take 300.. 115/3
130.3 to T Thushara, Dan picks up the last wicket. Tossed up outside off and Thushara went for a big swing but sliced it to the off side and Patel back-pedaled from mid-off to take the catch. 416/10
117.3 to CK Kapugedera, Kapu crashes his bat on the ground as he storms off in disgust. He ran down the track and tried to loft it over long-on but was beaten in the flight and ended up slicing it to Dan at mid-off.. 367/5
125.1 to KTGD Prasad, Samaraweera stands alone as one by one his team-mates desert him. It was a simple enough delivery that did Dammika in. He went back and stabbed a delivery that didn't turn in much and edged it straight to first slip.. 396/7
125.2 to HMRKB Herath, Harper has given him after a long thought. Patel got this one to hurry in with the arm from round the stumps. Herath was on the back foot and missed the ball completely with his prod. He was struck high on the pad, which was right in front of the stumps, and after a careful consideration about the height, Harper says you got to go. Two in two for Patel!. 396/8
129.2 to TT Samaraweera, Samaraweera has given Patel a free wicket. He went for the reverse sweep and ended up gloving a dolly to McCullum who took couple of steps to his left to take it. Fine innings from Samaraweera comes to an end.. 415/9
New Zealand 1st Innings 
lbw b Prasad5681083.33
c Muralidaran b Thushara3544707079.54
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Thushara1324333054.16
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath8115518210052.25
c Paranavitana b Herath2373922031.50
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran1650016.66
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran1843502041.86
c Kapugedera b Herath2452683046.15
c Kapugedera b Dilshan2349511046.93
lbw b Muralidaran413161030.76
not out 035000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 2)7
TOTAL77.4 Ov (RR: 3.01, 290 Mins)234
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Tim McIntosh, 2.1 ov), 2-49 (Daniel Flynn, 9.2 ov), 3-63 (Martin Guptill, 15.4 ov), 4-148 (Jesse Ryder, 40.4 ov), 5-149 (Jeetan Patel, 41.4 ov), 6-183 (Brendon McCullum, 57.3 ov), 7-183 (Ross Taylor, 58.4 ov), 8-226 (Daniel Vettori, 73.4 ov), 9-234 (Jacob Oram, 76.3 ov), 10-234 (Iain O'Brien, 77.4 ov)
73.4 to DL Vettori, Huge wicket. Dilshan takes out Dan. He tried to clip the short of length delivery on the middle and leg line to the on side but edged it to his pad and the ball flew to left of short leg. Kapu stretched out his left hand but the ball popped out but he somehow managed to catch it on the rebound inches off the turf. 226/8
9.2 to DR Flynn, Got him. No doubt this time. It was a lovely delivery that landed on a length just outside the off stump and held its line, inducing a fatal prod and Prasanna, probably the world's best keeper at the moment, lunges to his left to take the catch.. 49/2
15.4 to MJ Guptill, We have a winner in that contest. Thushara wins. Guptill is gone. Another chest-high bouncer on the off stump, from round the stumps, Guptill top edged it straight to the man placed at deep square leg. Three down and Murali is yet to bowl. Danny Morrison is livid on air, calling it "Brainless cricket". The Andrew hilditch syndrome has hit I guess. The happy hooker is gone.. 63/3
2.1 to TG McIntosh, close! pitches it on the middle stump and gets to straighten it a bit. McIntosh offers pad as the first line of defense. He expected the ball to move away and the bat was nowhere in sight. Ball clips the top of his back pad and would have certainly struck the off stump. Llong has no second thoughts in giving. Bishop meanwhile on TV thinks that it would missed the off stump. 14/1
40.4 to JD Ryder, gives it a lot of loop as Ryder comes forward in anticipation of defensive stroke and fails to read the loop. He manages to get an inside edge onto his pads and the ball flies right into the hands of the short-leg fielder Paranavitana. 148/4
58.4 to LRPL Taylor, Herath strikes. Taylor falls after a fighting innings. It drifted in towards the off stump, sucked Taylor into a defensive waft but the ball spun away, kissed the edge and Prasanna takes it neatly. 183/7
76.3 to JDP Oram, oh he has gone for a reverse sweep and it proves fatal. He tried to pat it to the off side but gloved it to short leg . Tame dismissal.. 234/9
41.4 to JS Patel, And the nightwatchman returns to the hutch. It landed outside leg stump and Patel went for the sweep but only gloved it to first slip. 149 for 5. 149/5
57.3 to BB McCullum, Finally, Murali gets his man. A struggling McCullum, who has been living on a edge, falls. It was the doosra from the leg and middle stump line, bouncing, and McCullum tried to adjust by opening the bat-face and play with the turn but it bounced more, got the edge and went straight to Mahela at first slip. Murali went round the stumps for this delivery and struck immediately. 183/6
77.4 to IE O'Brien, It turned from the middle stump and struck O'Brien was struck in front of middle stump. The silly point fielder dived to take the 'catch' ... given out lbw .... 234/10
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
c Guptill b Patel3342732078.57
c †McCullum b Vettori34971193035.05
c Taylor b Patel10917521912162.28
c Taylor b O'Brien961532325162.74
lbw b Vettori2542453059.52
not out 771210100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 4, w 2)7
TOTAL85.2 Ov (RR: 3.64, 352 Mins)311/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 15.2 ov), 2-89 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 28.6 ov), 3-262 (Kumar Sangakkara, 69.1 ov), 4-301 (Thilan Samaraweera, 82.2 ov), 5-311 (Mahela Jayawardene, 85.2 ov)
28.6 to NT Paranavitana, Harper has given him out and Paranavitana, under pressure after a couple of poor games, is not too amused. He has a wry smile as he walks away. It was a delivery outside leg stump, Paranavitana went for the sweep and missed it completely. The ball looked well clear of the bat. McCullum moves quickly to take it and shouts out an appeal, Vettori joins in and Harper wags his finger. Oh dear .... 89/2
82.2 to TT Samaraweera, And he is gone now.... done in by the arm-ball. He leaned forward to defend but ended up pushing outside the line of the ball as it curved in to strike him in front.. 301/4
85.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, Oh dear .. Mahela is out! O'Brien produces a length delivery that straightens outside off stump, sucking Mahela into a fatal prod, bat away from the body, and the ball flew low to the left of first slip where Taylor took a very good catch. The camera pans to a distraught Mrs Jayawardene. And Sangakkara declares.. 311/5
15.2 to TM Dilshan, once again charges down the track and Dilshan looking to get it over the long on fielder, miscues it high in the air to long on and Guptill runs forward and takes the catch low down bending forward on his knees, well judged.. 56/1
69.1 to KC Sangakkara, Sanga falls and the lead stands at 444. He charged down the track, moving outside leg in the process, but Patel pushed it outside off, making him fetch and he ended up edging the intended aggressive shot to slip. Patel pumps his fist.. 262/3
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 494 runs)
b Prasad734480020.58
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath2832684087.50
lbw b Herath50931136053.76
c DPMD Jayawardene b Herath2736494075.00
lbw b Herath3884971145.23
b Muralidaran1319191068.42
c Sangakkara b Dilshan561481755037.83
c Herath b Muralidaran14018925816074.07
c Kapugedera b Muralidaran1221200057.14
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath1275771016.00
not out 01318000.00
Extras(lb 13, nb 1)14
TOTAL123.5 Ov (RR: 3.20, 475 Mins)397
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Tim McIntosh, 10.2 ov), 2-41 (Martin Guptill, 14.1 ov), 3-97 (Ross Taylor, 26.3 ov), 4-131 (Daniel Flynn, 38.1 ov), 5-158 (Brendon McCullum, 43.5 ov), 6-176 (Jesse Ryder, 54.1 ov), 7-300 (Jacob Oram, 91.6 ov), 8-318 (Jeetan Patel, 97.5 ov), 9-387 (Iain O'Brien, 118.4 ov), 10-397 (Daniel Vettori, 123.5 ov)
10.2 to TG McIntosh, The off stump has been pegged back. McIntosh had not offered a shot; he had shouldered arms! It landed back of length just outside off stump and came in with the angle, McIntosh was expecting it to be outside-off I guess as he just shouldered arms. Crash! Timber!. 36/1
14.1 to MJ Guptill, Oh boy ... Herath strikes first ball. And as our reader feared, Guptill goes after promising much more. It was flighted delivery on a length outside off, Guptill lunged at it and got a thin nick through to the keeper. Guptill walks away, without waiting for the decision from the umpire. Out for 28. Looked good for more.. 41/2
26.3 to LRPL Taylor, And he is gone now. Rangana Herath is the man. He drifted it in towards middle and leg, from round the stumps, luring Ross into playing across the line before it turned to pick the edge and flew to first slip. Lovely classy delivery.. 97/3
38.1 to DR Flynn, And in the here and now, Flynn has gone for fifty. Oh well. He went right back to defend a delivery that turned in but he missed the ball completely and was trapped right in front.. 131/4
54.1 to JD Ryder, Done in by the urge to sweep. Herath fired it in full and that length did in Ryder. He missed the sweep shot and was struck on the off-stump line. Joy for Herath.. 176/6
118.4 to IE O'Brien, O'Brien walks! He didn't wait for Harper's decision. We would never know whether the umpire would have given it. What an innings. Fighting. Gutsy. It was a flighted delivery just outside off stump, loopy, dipping on O' Brien who lunged at it and must have got a thin edge as he walked. Five-for the wonderful Herath. This wicket was similar to how he got rid of Guptill yesterday. O Brien holds his head as he walks away.. 387/9
43.5 to BB McCullum, And his woes end. A very scratchy innings is over. It was the toppie outside off stump, very full, McCullum goes for the big cover drive, his weight on the back foot, and he ends up dragging it to his stumps.. 158/5
97.5 to JS Patel, a limping, in pain, Murali strikes! What a guy. He flighted it up, Patel went for a sweep but just managed to edge a dolly of a catch to short-leg. 318/8
123.5 to DL Vettori, Dan the man finally falls. Wonderful innings comes to an end. Vettori topedges the slog sweep and Herath rushes in from deep square-leg to take a good running catch ... Sri Lanka complete a very fine 2-0 series win. 397/10
91.6 to JDP Oram, Vettori can't believe it and sinks to his knees as he watches Oram perish in such a tame way .. It was floated outside off stump, Oram stood tall and punched it straight to Sanga at cover. Oh boy .. what has he done? Meanwhile, joy for the hosts. Big wicket at the stroke of lunch. 300/7
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Wed, 26 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 262/3 (Mahela Jayawardene 79*, Thilan Samaraweera 78*, 90 ov)
Thu, 27 Aug - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 159/5 (Ross Taylor 70*, Brendon McCullum 5*, 47 ov)
Fri, 28 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 157/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 64*, Mahela Jayawardene 23*, 45.2 ov)
Sat, 29 Aug - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 182/6 (Jacob Oram 7*, Daniel Vettori 5*, 56 ov)
Sun, 30 Aug - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 397 (123.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 64.4 overs (389 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 220/6 in 71.0 overs (JDP Oram 27, DL Vettori 23)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (JDP Oram 27, DL Vettori 23, Ex 0)
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 77.4 overs (467 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 266/6 in 82.0 overs (JDP Oram 44, DL Vettori 47)
  • DL Vettori: 50 off 77 balls (6 x 4)
  • JDP Oram: 50 off 133 balls (5 x 4)
  • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (JDP Oram 45, DL Vettori 51, Ex 5)
  • New Ball Taken: New Zealand 277/6 after 85.1 overs (JDP Oram 51, DL Vettori 51)
  • New Zealand: 300 runs in 91.5 overs (552 balls), Extras 14
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 302/7 in 93.0 overs (DL Vettori 68, JS Patel 1)
  • Wet Ground: New Zealand - 302/7 in 93.0 overs (DL Vettori 68, JS Patel 1)
  • New Zealand: 350 runs in 105.2 overs (633 balls), Extras 14
  • DL Vettori: 100 off 139 balls (11 x 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 367/8 in 111.0 overs (DL Vettori 112, IE O'Brien 10)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (DL Vettori 40, IE O'Brien 10, Ex 0)
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1932
Hours of play (local time)Start 09.45, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 15.00-15.20, Close 17.15
Match days26,27,28,29,30 August 2009 - day (5-day match)
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