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1st Test, Christchurch, December 26 - 29, 2014, Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series
(T:105) 441 & 107/2
(f/o) 138 & 407

New Zealand won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on)
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Tom Latham c Kaushal b Eranga27651063041.53
Hamish Rutherford  b Lakmal1834734052.94
Kane Williamson  b Prasad54981607055.10
Ross Taylor run out (Silva)78181087.50
Brendon McCullum (c)c Karunaratne b Kaushal1951342021811145.52
James Neesham c Sangakkara b Mathews8580129103106.25
BJ Watling lbw b Mathews2651612050.98
Mark Craig not out 1234530035.29
Tim Southee c Thirimanne b Mathews0810000.00
Neil Wagner c Kaushal b Lakmal48121050.00
Trent Boult c †Jayawardene b Lakmal023000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 7, w 2)13
TOTAL85.5 Ov (RR: 5.13, 413 Mts)441
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Hamish Rutherford, 13.1 ov), 2-60 (Tom Latham, 19.3 ov), 3-88 (Ross Taylor, 23.4 ov), 4-214 (Kane Williamson, 46.2 ov), 5-367 (Brendon McCullum, 65.5 ov), 6-420 (James Neesham, 74.2 ov), 7-429 (BJ Watling, 80.3 ov), 8-431 (Tim Southee, 82.5 ov), 9-440 (Neil Wagner, 85.4 ov), 10-441 (Trent Boult, 85.5 ov)
Suranga Lakmal19.539034.538811302
13.1 to HD Rutherford, that's through! What a sight for the bowler, the off stump went flying. Change of ends worked or not, change of length worked for sure. It was fuller on the off stump, Rutherford drove for the angle but the ball nipped in after pitching on length and crashed into the off stump. 37/1
85.4 to N Wagner, straight to point, Wagner has given it away! It was a short delivery well outside off, Wagner played it on the up and handed a simple catch to Kaushal's left. Second wicket for Lakmal. 440/9
85.5 to TA Boult, that's the last wicket, he's caught behind and the SL players are celebrating but the umpire is unmoved, Boult's reaction also showed as if nothing had happened. Short of length delivery outside off with some outswing, he tried to defend on the back foot and was beaten, SL review it! Replays confirm there was an edge and HotSpot confirms it too. Decision overturned, NZ are all out. 441/10
Shaminda Eranga1818214.557412100
19.3 to TWM Latham, leading edge, that's an easy catch for Kaushal at point, Latham is gone! It wasn't a wicket-taking delivery really, swinging down the leg side, Latham played it early trying to tuck it to the leg side and the edge looped towards point. The ball had actually cut in after pitching, inducing the edge. 60/2
Angelo Mathews1223933.25555100
74.2 to JDS Neesham, gone, superb catch from Sanga at slip! The ball was angled across the batsman outside the off stump, Neesham played it late and wanted to run it down to third man bu the thick edge went wide of the keeper and Sanga dived low to his right for a very good and quick catch he completed with both hands. 420/6
80.3 to BJ Watling, another loud appeal for lbw, another one given out, but Watling doesn't review it. This was a sharp swinging delivery coming in from outside off, Watling looked to defend but missed and was struck in front of middle and leg. Watling spoke to Craig once he was given out, and decided not to review it. Replays show that was missing leg stump, though. And that's stumps. 429/7
82.5 to TG Southee, that's a good catch at second slip, Mathews has struck again! He drew the outside edge by pitching the good-length delivery outside off, Southee drove tentatively and Thirimanne dived to his right to complete the low catch with both his hands. Bit of extra bounce as well. 431/8
Dhammika Prasad1226215.16518220
46.2 to KS Williamson, that's gone through, Williamson is bowled! That was a beautiful delivery, nipping in from outside off, KW leaned forward to defend but the ball sneaked through the bat and pad gap to hit the top of the stumps. 214/4
Tharindu Kaushal22015917.226010705
65.5 to BB McCullum, he's gone! No double-hundred, no more records! Gets down to reach the ball on the full, had moved outside leg as well to carve it wide of long-off again, but the fielder was quick to move to his left, dive forward and pouch a good catch to give Kaushal his maiden Test wicket. Christchurch gives the New Zealand captain a standing ovation as he walks back. What a treat after eight years without Test cricket in the city. 367/5
Lahiru Thirimanne20502.5070000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b Boult042000.00
Kaushal Silva lbw b Boult49220044.44
Kumar Sangakkara c Southee b Boult627380022.22
Lahiru Thirimanne c Craig b Southee2459950040.67
Angelo Mathews (c)c Latham b Wagner50851303258.82
Niroshan Dickwella c McCullum b Southee2440050.00
Prasanna Jayawardene c Williamson b Wagner1021362047.61
Dhammika Prasad c McCullum b Neesham18182930100.00
Tharindu Kaushal c Williamson b Wagner661010100.00
Shaminda Eranga not out 1017200058.82
Suranga Lakmal c McCullum b Neesham27140028.57
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 2)6
TOTAL42.4 Ov (RR: 3.23, 204 Mts)138
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.4 ov), 2-8 (Kaushal Silva, 4.2 ov), 3-15 (Kumar Sangakkara, 8.3 ov), 4-58 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 25.2 ov), 5-60 (Niroshan Dickwella, 25.6 ov), 6-88 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 33.4 ov), 7-105 (Angelo Mathews, 35.5 ov), 8-118 (Tharindu Kaushal, 37.4 ov), 9-128 (Dhammika Prasad, 38.6 ov), 10-138 (Suranga Lakmal, 42.4 ov)
Trent Boult1142532.27520110
0.4 to FDM Karunaratne, gone gone, loud appeal for lbw and given immediately! This one came in instead of swinging away from off stump line, Karunaratne defended on the wrong line and was struck on the back pad in front of the stumps. 100th Test wicket for Boult!. 0/1
4.2 to JK Silva, another loud appeal, another one given! Silva hardly had time to play the shot for that one. It was a length delivery on middle stump and it swung in sharply, hardly giving Silva any time to react, hitting him in front of leg. Silva reviews it but ball-tracking says that's hitting leg stump, he has to go back. 8/2
8.3 to KC Sangakkara, edged and Boult gets the big fish - Sanga! Beautiful away-swinging length delivery outside off making him drive, he does that on the up and thick edge flies to Southee's left at third slips where he takes a good diving catch. Sanga falls short of 12k runs by six runs. 15/3
Tim Southee1241721.41621000
25.2 to HDRL Thirimanne, edged this time and another good catch in the slips! Thirimanne had poked in the last delivery as well and does it again to edge the length delivery outside off towards the slips and Craig dives to his right from second slip to complete an impressive catch. Southee gets his reward for his persistent bowling. 58/4
25.6 to N Dickwella, another edge, another wicket for Southee! It was outside the leg stump and Dickwella played early to tuck it on the leg side and the ball took a leading edge as the face of the bat had closed by the time it reached the batsman. Simple catch for the captain at short cover. 60/5
James Neesham6.412824.20284010
38.6 to KTGD Prasad, in the air again and this one's taken easily at mid off! It was on length and angled in, Prasad wanted to loft it over the in field but didn't middle it at all. The bat turned in his hand as he drove it in the air and McCullum took an easy catch. 128/9
42.4 to RAS Lakmal, wicket number 10 and Sri Lanka are all out for 138! Lakmal made room and slogged the length delivery from outside off, it went high and McCullum ran back a bit at mid off to take the high catch, and that should be tea. 138/10
Neil Wagner1106035.45404101
33.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, another good catch, another wicket and SL reeling now! It was a fullish delivery well outside off, Jayawardene reached out for it and drove away from the body, producing a thick edge and Williamson dives to his right to take a good low catch. Sixth wicket down. 88/6
35.5 to AD Mathews, his attacking mode costs him the wicket. caught at third man easily. Charged down again for the length delivery outside off, got a thick leading edge which went high in the air and Latham got under it easily. Second wicket for Wagner. 105/7
37.4 to PHT Kaushal, make it one more - for another great catch behind square! Kaushal pushed at the length delivery that was angled across him, thick edge went in the air and KW at gully dived to his right again, but to catch it with only one hand this time. 118/8
Mark Craig20502.5090000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on) 
Dimuth Karunaratne  b Boult15236348317041.87
Kaushal Silva c †Watling b Southee331061545031.13
Kumar Sangakkara c †Watling b Boult11625006.25
Lahiru Thirimanne c †Watling b Neesham251241821020.16
Angelo Mathews (c)c †Watling b Southee661271967151.96
Niroshan Dickwella c Neesham b Boult422250018.18
Tharindu Kaushal c Craig b Southee1227291044.44
Prasanna Jayawardene c Southee b Craig2338753060.52
Dhammika Prasad c Taylor b Southee417190023.52
Shaminda Eranga not out 4562777072.58
Suranga Lakmal c Southee b Boult1623383069.56
Extras(b 4, lb 20, nb 1, w 1)26
TOTAL154 Ov (RR: 2.64, 655 Mts)407
Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Kaushal Silva, 35.6 ov), 2-94 (Kumar Sangakkara, 42.2 ov), 3-181 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 87.5 ov), 4-277 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 116.3 ov), 5-287 (Niroshan Dickwella, 122.3 ov), 6-307 (Tharindu Kaushal, 128.4 ov), 7-320 (Angelo Mathews, 132.2 ov), 8-325 (Dhammika Prasad, 136.4 ov), 9-348 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 144.3 ov), 10-407 (Suranga Lakmal, 153.6 ov)
Trent Boult39810042.5618612010
42.2 to KC Sangakkara, Boult has struck, he gets Sanga again with the outside edge! Accurate delivery just outside off on length, Sanga played inside the line again as the ball moved away and the outside edge was flying to first slip's right but Watling got there just in time with both hands for a nice catch. 94/2
116.3 to FDM Karunaratne, bowled him, that's the big wicket with a peach of a delivery! Boult angled the ball in by pitching it on length on off, Dimuth played for the angle with a straight bat but the ball moved away and struck off stump. Wicket-taking delivery, no doubt. 277/4
122.3 to N Dickwella, Boult's on fire! He produces another edge from Dickwella's bat, with a short of length delivery this time, he pokes and the outside edge goes around chest height to Neesham at third slip. 287/5
153.6 to RAS Lakmal, that's it, that's the last wicket and SL are all out. Lakmal swung his bat at this short of length ball outside off, got a leading edge high in the air and Southee pouched it at cover. That will also be lunch. 407/10
Tim Southee3789142.4517512000
35.6 to JK Silva, gone, Southee strikes in the first over! Moved one way, brought one in and this one was bowled with a scrambled seam just outside off, Silva poked for the ball and it just took the outside edge for an easy catch to the keeper. Great start for New Zealand straightaway. 85/1
128.4 to PHT Kaushal, can't keep it down this time, Southee's short stuff has worked! It was just outside off, Kaushal wanted to leave it but couldn't get his bat out of the way in time and a thick edge flew to second slip where Craig took the catch to his right over the shoulders. 307/6
132.2 to AD Mathews, another one for Southee, he's got the captain caught behind! It was bouncer angled in a little bit, Mathews stayed in the crease and pulled and the ball took a faint top edge for an easy catch for Watling. Big wicket for NZ. 320/7
136.4 to KTGD Prasad, he takes it this time, Taylor at slip! Southee's producing edges so often here Taylor gets another chance and he grabs it. Full delivery outside off, Prasad drove without any footwork and the edge went over Taylor's head but he held on to it this time. 325/8
Neil Wagner3067602.531448001
Mark Craig38108312.181847100
144.3 to HAPW Jayawardene, the bowling change has done it - that's an easy catch for Southee at long-off. Craig pitched it around length outside off, Jayawardene came on the front foot and lofted it high in the air to hand an easy catch to Southee. 348/9
James Neesham822913.62355000
87.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, whattay catch, Watling's a star, as good a catch as the one taken by Haddin at the MCG some time back! Neesham angled it across the batsman, Thirimanne drove and the thick edge was flying towards first slip but Watling leapt to his left to grab the ball with both hands. 181/3
Brendon McCullum10303.0040000
Kane Williamson10101.0050000
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 105 runs)
Tom Latham c Mathews b Kaushal1724243070.83
Hamish Rutherford c Dickwella b Eranga1024471041.66
Kane Williamson not out 31751130041.33
Ross Taylor not out 3963906061.90
Extras(lb 6, nb 2, w 2)10
TOTAL30.4 Ov (RR: 3.48, 137 Mts)107/2
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tom Latham, 5.4 ov), 2-43 (Hamish Rutherford, 10.4 ov)
Suranga Lakmal621602.66292011
Tharindu Kaushal1304813.69484001
5.4 to TWM Latham, he's got a wicket, beautiful flighted delivery on off, making Latham play and the ball turned away to take the outside edge for a catch to slip. 23/1
Shaminda Eranga722012.85311000
10.4 to HD Rutherford, the angle works with the help of the extra bounce and Rutherford's gone! He banged in the short ball outside off, Rutherford had to defend awkwardly as the ball rose on him and the ball looped to Dickwella at gully. 43/2
Dhammika Prasad4.411703.64223010
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Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Brendon McCullum
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2151
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days26,27,28,29 December 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Tharindu Kaushal
Tharindu Kaushal
Bruce Oxenford
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Derek Walker
Match Referee
Chris Broad
Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 429/7 (Mark Craig 5*, 80.3 ov)
Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 84/0 (Dimuth Karunaratne 49*, Kaushal Silva 33*, 35 ov)
Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 293/5 (Angelo Mathews 53*, Tharindu Kaushal 5*, 125 ov)
Mon, 29 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 107/2 (30.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 127.2 overs (765 balls), Extras 20
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 329/8 in 138.0 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 11, RMS Eranga 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 144.4 overs (869 balls), Extras 21
  • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (RMS Eranga 31, RAS Lakmal 14, Ex 5)
  • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 152.4 overs (917 balls), Extras 26
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 407/10 in 154.0 overs (RMS Eranga 45)
  • New Zealand 2nd innings
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 50/2 in 14.0 overs (KS Williamson 16, LRPL Taylor 2)
  • Tea: New Zealand - 76/2 in 24.0 overs (KS Williamson 24, LRPL Taylor 15)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (KS Williamson 15, LRPL Taylor 29, Ex 6)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 30.2 overs (184 balls), Extras 10