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1st Test, Galle, November 17 - 19, 2012, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
221 & 118
(T:93) 247 & 93/0

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

Player Of The Match
5/65 & 6/43
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Details
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Martin Guptill c Mathews b Eranga1116212068.75
Brendon McCullum  b Herath681251678254.40
Kane Williamson c Paranavitana b Eranga023000.00
Ross Taylor (c) b Kulasekara981410112.50
Daniel Flynn c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath531522017034.86
James Franklin lbw b Herath34351006.97
Kruger van Wyk  b Herath2849613057.14
Doug Bracewell c DPMD Jayawardene b Herath1225251048.00
Tim Southee c Mathews b Eranga1637451043.24
Jeetan Patel not out 1232470037.50
Trent Boult  b Kulasekara79171077.77
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL82.5 Ov (RR: 2.66, 329 Mts)221
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Martin Guptill, 5.1 ov), 2-29 (Kane Williamson, 5.3 ov), 3-40 (Ross Taylor, 8.2 ov), 4-130 (Brendon McCullum, 41.2 ov), 5-142 (James Franklin, 54.2 ov), 6-155 (Daniel Flynn, 60.3 ov), 7-181 (Doug Bracewell, 68.2 ov), 8-196 (Kruger van Wyk, 72.4 ov), 9-207 (Tim Southee, 78.4 ov), 10-221 (Trent Boult, 82.5 ov)
Nuwan Kulasekara12.553122.41634001
8.2 to LRPL Taylor, timber! The off stump is down, Kula was asking for a wicket any moment with his in-dippers, Taylor wasn't ready for this one, drives away from the body and gets an inside edge and the off stump goes back a couple of yards. 40/3
82.5 to TA Boult, didn't take too long to strike with the new ball, Kula bowls his stock delivery - the indipper, too good for Boult, nips back in sharply after pitching and hits the top of middle stump, bowled through the gate. 221/10
Shaminda Eranga1655133.18748000
5.1 to MJ Guptill, this time it carries to the fielder all right! Eranga did well to pitch this up outside off and invite the drive, he drove on the up and it took the edge and Mathews took it low to his right at second slip. 29/1
5.3 to KS Williamson, Paranavitana juggles and takes the catch! New Zealand have lost two in three balls, this was pitched shorter, in the corridor outside off, Williamson got more bounce than expected, poked at it and it went to first slip, Tharanga fumbles and takes it while falling to his left. 29/2
78.4 to TG Southee, innings coming to an end fast, good length outside off and Southee tries to slash that square on the off side, in the air and Mathews does well to time his dive forward at backward point. 207/9
Angelo Mathews301103.66132000
Rangana Herath3056552.161446100
41.2 to BB McCullum, Herath responds with a peach of a delivery! Foxed the well-set McCullum, tossed up again on the off and middle stump line and the ball turned just slightly, McCullum failed to get his bat behind the line and the ball clipped the top of the off stump, it was slightly quicker than the previous ball. 130/4
54.2 to JEC Franklin, Franklin's stubborn stay comes to an end, Herath tosses it up from round the wicket, lands on middle and leg and holds its line, he was forward to defend, sneaks past the edge and hits the pads in line with the middle stump. 142/5
60.3 to DR Flynn, it was just a matter of sticking around for a minute or so but Flynn couldn't resist! Flatter delivery wide of the off stump, he set himself up to thrash that square on the off side but got a thick outside edge and very well taken by the keeper. It was quite a thick edge and it sat in his gloves. 155/6
68.2 to DAJ Bracewell, sharp catch by Jayawardene at slip, tossed up outside off, Bracewell shapes to defend with soft hands but the ball takes the outside edge and goes low to Mahela's right at first slip, Herath now has another chance at a five-for, in Galle. 181/7
72.4 to CFK van Wyk, Herath has yet another five-for Herath at Galle! Not the wisest choice of shot by van Wyk, it was the quicker one and landing close to the blockhole on the off stump, van Wyk wanted to sweep, missed it completely and it hit the base of the off stump. 196/8
Suraj Randiv2116202.95824100
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Tharanga Paranavitana  b Southee01622000.00
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b Southee034000.00
Suraj Randiv c Guptill b Southee922321040.90
Kumar Sangakkara c McCullum b Boult511180045.45
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †van Wyk b Patel9117629411151.70
Thilan Samaraweera lbw b Southee1729383058.62
Angelo Mathews c †van Wyk b Franklin7915421012151.29
Prasanna Jayawardene c Bracewell b Patel411141036.36
Nuwan Kulasekara c & b Patel831451025.80
Rangana Herath not out 1121342052.38
Shaminda Eranga c Bracewell b Boult410161040.00
Extras(b 9, lb 8, nb 2)19
TOTAL80.2 Ov (RR: 3.07, 363 Mts)247
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 1.3 ov), 2-9 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 5.4 ov), 3-18 (Suraj Randiv, 7.6 ov), 4-20 (Kumar Sangakkara, 8.4 ov), 5-50 (Thilan Samaraweera, 15.6 ov), 6-206 (Angelo Mathews, 64.3 ov), 7-215 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 67.3 ov), 8-229 (Mahela Jayawardene, 73.3 ov), 9-242 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 77.3 ov), 10-247 (Shaminda Eranga, 80.2 ov)
Trent Boult16.234622.81766002
8.4 to KC Sangakkara, New Zealand have got the Big Fish! Sri Lanka are tottering here against the swinging ball, Boult held the length back a bit, angled it away from the left-hander, Sangakkara tried to defend it and got a thick outside edge to McCullum at third slip, the fielder makes up for his lapse the previous over. 20/4
80.2 to RMS Eranga, ends the innings with a simple catch to mid-on, pitched up middle and off and Eranga makes room and tries to clear the infield on the on side, straight to Bracewell. 247/10
Tim Southee1844642.55836000
1.3 to FDM Karunaratne, he has a duck on debut! How unfortunate is that? Southee lands it on the right spot, outside off and gets it to move back in, Karunaratne was half forward, hit on the pads and the umpire was convinced that was hitting the off stump. 2/1
5.4 to NT Paranavitana, played on! Southee removes the openers, this was full and moving away from the left-hander, Paranavitana has to stretch out to drive square but managed a thick inside edge onto his leg stump, should have moved his feet more across. 9/2
7.6 to S Randiv, someone's taken it this time! After the reprieve in the previous ball, Randiv plays the same shot, reaches out to a pitched up away swinging delivery, thick outside edge and it goes to Guptill this time at second slip, no fumbling, McCullum must be a relieved man. 18/3
15.6 to TT Samaraweera, Not offering a shot! If you do that more often than not you're asking for trouble, Southee brings this one back in after pitching, very similar to the appeal to Jayawardene, Samaraweera was shouldering arms, the ball came back in a lot more, the only question was the height, hit him on the top flap of the pad, might need to see another replay. 50/5
Doug Bracewell1616704.187112000
James Franklin721612.28342000
64.3 to AD Mathews, and Franklin's got a wicket, well who would have thought! He comes round the wicket and angles it inwards, Mathews has some width to drive and gets a thin edge to the keeper, Franklin was quite amazed himself that he got the long-awaited breakthrough. 206/6
Jeetan Patel2375532.391126200
67.3 to HAPW Jayawardene, NZ strike in quick succession! Tossed up and Prasanna was across and bent down to slog him, he connected but it was a top edge that swirled and landed down Bracewell's throat at deep backward square leg. 215/7
73.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, Jayawardene walks! That's a sharp catch by van Wyk, Patel bowled that on middle and leg, Jayawardene went across to sweep, the ball clipped the pad and then brushed the glove and lobbed up, van Wyk threw himself forward, kept his eyes on the ball and caught in one-handed. 229/8
77.3 to KMDN Kulasekara, that was easy, soft dismissal, tossed up and Kulasekara stabbed at it and spooned a return catch to Patel, they don't come easier than that. 242/9
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
Martin Guptill  b Kulasekara1345491028.88
Brendon McCullum c Kulasekara b Herath13101711130.00
Kane Williamson c †HAPW Jayawardene b Kulasekara1035571028.57
Ross Taylor (c)lbw b Herath1832632056.25
Daniel Flynn  b Herath2060721033.33
James Franklin st †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath27180028.57
Kruger van Wyk not out 1342521030.95
Doug Bracewell lbw b Herath012000.00
Tim Southee st †HAPW Jayawardene b Randiv16141321114.28
Jeetan Patel c Karunaratne b Herath012000.00
Trent Boult c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv1318210272.22
TOTAL44.1 Ov (RR: 2.67, 182 Mts)118
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Brendon McCullum, 3.5 ov), 2-35 (Martin Guptill, 12.2 ov), 3-46 (Kane Williamson, 16.4 ov), 4-60 (Ross Taylor, 25.2 ov), 5-70 (James Franklin, 29.3 ov), 6-79 (Daniel Flynn, 33.2 ov), 7-79 (Doug Bracewell, 33.3 ov), 8-96 (Tim Southee, 36.6 ov), 9-97 (Jeetan Patel, 37.4 ov), 10-118 (Trent Boult, 44.1 ov)
Nuwan Kulasekara1242822.33563000
12.2 to MJ Guptill, through the gate! Landed on a good length on middle and off and Guptill was expecting it to come back in as it usually does, however it straightened and he played down the wrong line and the ball crashed on middle and off, the stumps are upright, the bails are scattered. 35/2
16.4 to KS Williamson, glanced down the leg side and everyone was confident! Not quite a wicket taking delivery but it's been Kula's morning so far, it swung inwards from middle was going down the leg side, Williamson tried to glance it down to fine leg but the ball shaved the bat and Prasanna J did well to follow the movement early and time his dive to his left. 46/3
Shaminda Eranga421002.50202000
Rangana Herath1834362.38812100
3.5 to BB McCullum, quite unnecessary really! Herath drops it a bit short and McCullum goes deep at the crease again to repeat the six two balls earlier, only this time he went behind square and didn't get the distance, Kulasekara was placed there at deep square leg for the shot. 18/1
25.2 to LRPL Taylor, that was quite adjacent, the arm ball from round the wicket, landed on the off stump and heading towards middle, Taylor was forward and trapped, straightforward decision. 60/4
29.3 to JEC Franklin, this will rank as one of the more unusual dismissals! Herath tossed it up from round the wicket and Franklin gave him the charge, he was caught in a tangle, the ball went between the batsman's legs and Prasanna J failed to gather the ball, the ball instead hit his chest and deflected onto the stumps, knocking a bail off before Franklin could make it back, third umpire takes a look. 70/5
33.2 to DR Flynn, beaten for turn! Herath will be very pleased with that, he continues round the wicket to the left-hander, lands on off, lands close to the rough, Flynn wasn't expecting it to spin back so much and the ball sneaked past the gap between pad and bat, Flynn wasn't sure whether to go forward or back. 79/6
33.3 to DAJ Bracewell, Herath has ten for the match and he's on a hat-trick! This was plumb, flatter delivery from round the wicket, the faster one that goes through with the arm, Bracewell had shuffled across and was trapped on the back foot and that was hitting middle and leg stump. 79/7
37.4 to JS Patel, that's a sharp catch! Fluke catch if you could call it that, at short leg, tossed up on middle and he tried to flick that wide to the on side, straight off the bat and the ball was wedged between Karunaratne's legs at first. 97/9
Suraj Randiv10.103723.63462300
36.6 to TG Southee, the morning session ends with another farcical dismissal! Randiv tossed it up from round the wicket, Southee was down the track and played all around it, the ball hits his pad and rolls towards the keeper, Prasanna J gathers the knocks the bails down quickly before Southee could comprehend what was going on. 96/8
44.1 to TA Boult, and Sri Lanka will chase 93. Tossed up outside off, after slogging Randiv the previous over he decides to defend, gets a thick outside edge to Mahela at first slip, easy catch to round off the innings. 118/10
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 93 runs)
Tharanga Paranavitana not out 3151753160.78
Dimuth Karunaratne not out 60607590100.00
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL18.3 Ov (RR: 5.02, 75 Mts)93
Trent Boult411503.75192010
Doug Bracewell5.303506.36175010
Jeetan Patel512204.40212100
James Franklin301505.00123000
Kane Williamson10606.0020000
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TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Rangana Herath
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2059
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days17,18,19 November 2012 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
Sat, 17 Nov - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 9/1 (Tharanga Paranavitana 0*, Suraj Randiv 3*, 5 ov)
Sun, 18 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 35/1 (Martin Guptill 13*, Kane Williamson 9*, 10 ov)
Mon, 19 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 93/0 (18.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 55/3 in 23.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 15, DR Flynn 4)
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 96/8 in 37.0 overs (CFK van Wyk 4)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 39.4 overs (238 balls), Extras 0
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 118/10 in 44.1 overs (CFK van Wyk 13)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (NT Paranavitana 16, FDM Karunaratne 33, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 58/0 in 13.0 overs (NT Paranavitana 17, FDM Karunaratne 39)
  • FDM Karunaratne: 50 off 56 balls (7 x 4)