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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Christchurch, Dec 07 2006, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand

1st Test, Christchurch, December 07 - 09, 2006, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
154 & 170
(T:119) 206 & 119/5

New Zealand won by 5 wickets

Player Of The Match
3/43 & 4/63
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c How b Franklin33961383134.37
c Fleming b Bond57121071.42
c Sinclair b Bond4781057.14
c Franklin b Bond816242050.00
lbw b Franklin37861157043.02
b Franklin025000.00
c How b Martin739611017.94
c †McCullum b Oram411190036.36
c Fleming b Oram1532382146.87
not out 717301041.17
c Astle b Martin1491520155.55
Extras(lb 13, nb 6, w 1)20
TOTAL52.4 Ov (RR: 2.92, 237 Mins)154
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 2.5 ov), 2-17 (Kumar Sangakkara, 4.3 ov), 3-37 (Mahela Jayawardene, 10.1 ov), 4-87 (Upul Tharanga, 31.6 ov), 5-87 (Chamara Silva, 33.2 ov), 6-106 (Chamara Kapugedera, 37.3 ov), 7-110 (Chaminda Vaas, 41.1 ov), 8-121 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 46.5 ov), 9-132 (Farveez Maharoof, 49.5 ov), 10-154 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 52.4 ov)
2.5 to ST Jayasuriya, Bond comes back with a peach to get his first wicket on his home ground, that pitched on off and shaped away from Jayasuriya, the length was superb and induced the batsman to play at it, the edge was taken at first slip. 11/1
4.3 to KC Sangakkara, caught! a similar ball to the previous one, moving across the left-hander after pitching on leg stump, Sangakkara got squared up again and this time the edge flew straight to Sinclair in the slip cordon. 17/2
10.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, straight down fine leg's throat! Bond banged it in short, Jayawardene tried to - well it wasn't a hook really - he just swivelled and helped the ball down to James Franklin at fine leg. 37/3
46.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, Martin picks up his 100th Test wicket. It was a length delivery outside the off stump, pushes forward, gets the edge and How at third slip takes a very good catch low to his left. That is an excellent slip catch. 121/8
52.4 to M Muralidaran, short outside the off stump, Muralitharan makes room and cuts it high in the air to point, Astle back-pedals and takes a good catch. That's it Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 154.. 154/10
31.6 to WU Tharanga, sharp catch at gully! Franklin offers width outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts hard, Jamie How moves to his left. perhaps fumbles it a little but manages to hold on to a fine catch. 87/4
33.2 to LPC Silva, Silva scores a duck on debut! Full ball and it swings into Silva who tried to drive on the front foot, the ball beats everything and crashed into his stumps. 87/5
37.3 to CK Kapugedera, trapped leg before not offerign a shot, Franklin pitched that ball around off stump, Kapudegera assumed that it was the one leaving him and stuck his pad out at it, but it wasn't, the ball swung back into the right-hander and hit him dead centre. 106/6
41.1 to WPUJC Vaas, strikes first ball after drinks, caught behind! full and down the leg side, Vaas glances it, gets the edge, bushes the pad, McCullum dives to his right and takes an excellent catch.. 110/7
49.5 to MF Maharoof, caught at first slip! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof again makes room and goes for the big shot, gets the edge, it was fast and quick towards the first slip, where Fleming takes a good sharp catch above his head.. 132/9
New Zealand 1st Innings 
b Muralidaran431311865032.82
lbw b Malinga046000.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas36841005042.85
c Kapugedera b Maharoof481582106030.37
lbw b Muralidaran2420050.00
c Silva b Vaas13110033.33
b Vaas033000.00
c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga631141428055.26
lbw b Muralidaran096000.00
lbw b Muralidaran18160012.50
not out 035000.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 7)12
TOTAL85.4 Ov (RR: 2.40, 348 Mins)206
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Jamie How, 1.3 ov), 2-73 (Mathew Sinclair, 25.5 ov), 3-106 (Craig Cumming, 46.2 ov), 4-108 (Nathan Astle, 46.6 ov), 5-113 (Jacob Oram, 49.1 ov), 6-113 (Brendon McCullum, 49.4 ov), 7-188 (Stephen Fleming, 79.2 ov), 8-190 (James Franklin, 80.5 ov), 9-206 (Shane Bond, 84.3 ov), 10-206 (Daniel Vettori, 85.4 ov)
25.5 to MS Sinclair, good ball pitches on the middle and leg and moves away, it was angled across, Sinclair pushes forward, gets the edge, Jayawardene flings himself to his right and takes an excellent catch.. 73/2
49.1 to JDP Oram, Vaas strikes, fuller on the legs, clipped straight into the hands of Chamara Silva at short midwicket, Oram goes for one.. 113/5
49.4 to BB McCullum, Vaas strikes for the second time in this over, good length delivery pitches on off stump and moves away, angled across, was looking to leave the ball, but too late, gets the inside edge, drags it onto his stumps.. 113/6
1.3 to JM How, slung it at 145kmh and plumb in front, that was full, straight and very quick, How moved across his stumps and tried to play it to midwicket, he missed and was finished. 3/1
85.4 to DL Vettori, fuller delivery on the stumps, Vettori makes room and looks to go over the fielders on the off side, but he mistimes the shot and it goes high in the air to Jayawardene, who came forward from deep extra-cover to take a good catch.. 206/10
79.2 to SP Fleming, Mahroof strikes, short in length outside the off stump, Fleming cuts, gets the edge to second slip, Kapugedera takes the catch low to his left. It was a sharp catch. Fleming goes for 48.. 188/7
46.2 to CD Cumming, bowled! that pitched a touch short but but short enough to play on the back foot like Cumming did, he tried to force it through the leg side and the ball went through his legs and hit the stumps. 106/3
46.6 to NJ Astle, and this time he's definitely lbw, that pitched in line of the stumps, Astle gets forward and plays down the wrong line of the offspinner, he's hit plumb in front, Murali's on fire. 108/4
80.5 to JEC Franklin, Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball the doosra, pitches on the middle stump, it straightens, Franklin plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle, loud appeal by Murali and the close in fielders, given by umpire Taufel, a good decision.. 190/8
84.3 to SE Bond, coming round the wicket for Bond, pitches on the stumps and straightens, goes for the sweep, plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, loud shout, given by umpire Taufel.. 206/9
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
c Fleming b Bond2440473060.00
run out (Bond)1011130190.90
not out 10015417312164.93
c Fleming b Franklin069000.00
c Oram b Bond1650016.66
c Vettori b Bond032000.00
run out (Bond)1135492031.42
c †McCullum b Oram036000.00
c †McCullum b Bond718230038.88
c †McCullum b Franklin02850000.00
run out (Martin/†McCullum)819372042.10
Extras(lb 5, nb 4)9
TOTAL53.1 Ov (RR: 3.19, 207 Mins)170
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 2.6 ov), 2-44 (Upul Tharanga, 10.6 ov), 3-45 (Mahela Jayawardene, 13.2 ov), 4-46 (Chamara Kapugedera, 14.3 ov), 5-46 (Chamara Silva, 14.6 ov), 6-74 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 26.2 ov), 7-80 (Chaminda Vaas, 27.3 ov), 8-99 (Farveez Maharoof, 32.5 ov), 9-143 (Lasith Malinga, 44.6 ov), 10-170 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 53.1 ov)
10.6 to WU Tharanga, Bond strikes, fuller outside the off stump and bit wide, Tharanga goes after it, the edge flies towards the slips, Fleming at first slip jumps up stretching his hand, comes out his hand on the first attempt, then as the ball was going down, Fleming catches it with four fingers around the ball to take a super catch.. 44/2
14.3 to CK Kapugedera, Kapugedera is interested this time and he offers a simple catch to Oram at gully. Bond bowled that short of a length and wide outside off, Kaupgedera tried to steer it to third man but couldn't keep it down, Sri Lanka are four down and sinking fast. 46/4
14.6 to LPC Silva, and he does indeed bag a pair on debut. You've got to feel for the young fella but that was a superb slower ball from Bond. Chamara Silva was foxed and played the off-drive far too early, he lobs a dolly of a catch to Vettori at mid-off. 46/5
32.5 to MF Maharoof, lovely bowling from Bond, 137 km/h, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof half forward plays at it, moves away slightly to take the outside edge through to McCullum, who takes an easy catch.. 99/8
13.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, fuller outside the off stump, this time Franklin pushed it wide, Jayawardene looking to drive through the off side but he can only get an edge which flies to the right of Fleming, who takes the catch comfortably, made it look easy, excellent bowling from the Kiwis. 45/3
44.6 to SL Malinga, now he's gone! the length and line was excellent this time, pitches on a good length and the line is such that Malinga is in two minds whether to play or leave it, he decides to pull out of the shot at the last minute and feathered a nick to McCullum. 143/9
27.3 to WPUJC Vaas, Oram picks up Vaas, coming round the wicket, short in length delivery, nips back in, gets the inside edge through to McCullum, who takes the catch at a comfortable height.. 80/7
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 119 runs)
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas4357664275.43
lbw b Muralidaran1131540035.48
c Sangakkara b Muralidaran418220022.22
lbw b Vaas035000.00
lbw b Muralidaran2439503061.53
not out 1246551026.08
not out 148921175.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 4, w 5)11
TOTAL33 Ov (RR: 3.60, 133 Mins)119/5
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Jamie How, 12.5 ov), 2-66 (Craig Cumming, 15.4 ov), 3-66 (Stephen Fleming, 17.1 ov), 4-68 (Mathew Sinclair, 18.1 ov), 5-103 (Nathan Astle, 30.3 ov)
15.4 to CD Cumming, Vaas strikes! short of a good length delivery, perfect line and lenght and Cumming had no option but to play at it - feather edge straight to the keeper. 66/2
17.1 to SP Fleming, game on! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing there - Fleming pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Lound appeal and up goes the finger. 66/3
12.5 to JM How, that's plumb in front! Murali tosses it up on off stump, How moves across and plays back, the offspinner hits him in front of middle and leg and he was playing right back in his crease. 58/1
18.1 to MS Sinclair, Sinclair goes! flat delivery on the stumps - when in doubt sweep and that's precisely what Sinclair did but he failed to keep it down. Sangakkara at square leg dived across to his left and took it with both hands. This game is wide open now. 68/4
30.3 to NJ Astle, Astle goes off the first ball he faces after tea, that one pitched around off stump and straightened, Astle played forward but down the wrong line, he got hit in front of middle and that was pretty plumb, almost identical to his dismissal in the first innings. 103/5
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Thu, 07 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 85/2 (Craig Cumming 37*, Stephen Fleming 7*, 33 ov)
Fri, 08 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 125/8 (Kumar Sangakkara 63*, Lasith Malinga 0*, 37 ov)
Sat, 09 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 119/5 (33 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 136/8 in 42.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 74, SL Malinga 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 47.1 overs (287 balls), Extras 9
  • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 154 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • New Zealand 2nd innings
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 0/0
  • Rain: New Zealand - 0/0 in 0.4 overs (CD Cumming 0, JM How 0)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (74 balls), Extras 9
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (CD Cumming 32, JM How 11, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 58/1 in 12.5 overs (CD Cumming 38)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (180 balls), Extras 10
  • Tea: New Zealand - 102/4 in 30.0 overs (NJ Astle 24, JDP Oram 9)
Jade Stadium, Christchurch
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1820
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days7,8,9 December 2006 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee