2nd Test, Wellington, December 15 - 18, 2006, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
268 & 365
(T:504) 130 & 286

Sri Lanka won by 217 runs

Player Of The Match
61 & 152*
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Upul Tharanga c †McCullum b Martin723331030.43
Sanath Jayasuriya c Fleming b Martin036000.00
Kumar Sangakkara not out 15619226521181.25
Mahela Jayawardene (c) b Martin0411000.00
Chamara Kapugedera c Sinclair b Oram523431021.73
Chamara Silva c Fleming b Franklin61831047173.49
Prasanna Jayawardene lbw b Vettori2552473148.07
Chaminda Vaas c †McCullum b Bond053000.00
Farveez Maharoof c †McCullum b Vettori45110080.00
Lasith Malinga c Sinclair b Vettori058000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran c & b Bond035000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 8)10
TOTAL65 Ov (RR: 4.12, 272 Mts)268
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 1.3 ov), 2-27 (Upul Tharanga, 7.3 ov), 3-41 (Mahela Jayawardene, 9.6 ov), 4-81 (Chamara Kapugedera, 19.2 ov), 5-202 (Chamara Silva, 44.5 ov), 6-239 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 57.6 ov), 7-240 (Chaminda Vaas, 58.6 ov), 8-251 (Farveez Maharoof, 61.4 ov), 9-259 (Lasith Malinga, 63.5 ov), 10-268 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 64.6 ov)
Shane Bond1618525.316212003
58.6 to WPUJC Vaas, this time he gets his man! Strives for more pace this time, lands it on a sweet length outside off stump and Vaas doesnt get behind the line and nibbles at it, ball takes a thin edge through to a gleeful McCullum and up goes umpire Taufel's finger, Bond strikes early. 240/7
64.6 to M Muralidaran, thats that then! Pitches full on leg stump, Murali goes back and can only tap that back to Bond, who takes a neat caught-and-bowled, didnt have to move much and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings. 268/10
Chris Martin1325033.84554101
1.3 to ST Jayasuriya, gone! Good, fullish ball angled across him from off stump, draws him forward and he just pokes at that and gets a thick edge through to Fleming at second slip, and thats an early breakthrough for New Zealand. 0/1
7.3 to WU Tharanga, got 'em! What a ball! Pitches very fast on a good length on off stump, lands and shapes away, Tharanga stands and tamely defends, the ball swishes by and nibbles the outside edge of the bat and McCullum does the taking, a loud appeal and he's given, Martin strikes again!. 27/2
9.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, cleaned him up! Poor shot! Lands on a good length outside off stump and comes back in, surprises him, and all he can do is push the bat down on it in a hurry, and ends up chopping it back onto the base of off stump, not a good shot there but Martin's undone him, and he has three in no time, Sri Lanka in trouble!. 41/3
James Franklin1224613.83568004
44.5 to LPC Silva, Got im! Another one of those fatal pokes. Angled away after landing on a length, a classical left-armer's delivery, and Silva pushes at it, away from his body and Fleming swallows the cherry at first slip. It is his 158th catch. Only two people - Mark Waugh and Brian Lara - have taken more catches than him. A cavalier innings comes to an end. Impetuous, aggressive, at times a bit too aggressive, and a rather interesting little knock.. 202/5
Jacob Oram301013.33131000
19.2 to CK Kapugedera, Gotcha! the typical subcontinental poke outside off stump. It's a fatal attraction that many from that part of the world share. Length-delivery that pitched outside off and held its line and the youngster couldn't resist a flirt. Caught at third slip.. 81/4
Daniel Vettori1415333.78585200
57.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, Strikes right on the tea break! An arm-ball. It landed just outside off, slid in and sneaked through the bat and pad gap and struck Jayawardene in front of offstump. That wicket would hurt Sri Lanka. Sangakkara is at the risk of running out of partners. 239/6
61.4 to MF Maharoof, got 'em! Loops this one high and makes it hang in the air just a tad, lovely flight, takes the pace off the ball too and Maharoof comes half-forward and nibbles at it, and the result is the thinnest of edges into McCullum's gloves, umpire Jerling says yep, thats out. 251/8
63.5 to SL Malinga, gone! Flat outside off stump, Malinga comes forward and pushes at it, and Sinclair at silly point holds onto it, that was just off the bat and into his hands, tame dismissal and Malinga goes. 259/9
Nathan Astle722203.14313000
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Craig Cumming  b Maharoof1339422033.33
Jamie How lbw b Malinga26264831100.00
Mathew Sinclair  b Malinga643720013.95
Stephen Fleming (c)c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga068000.00
Nathan Astle  b Malinga1733413051.51
Brendon McCullum  b Muralidaran4361815070.49
Daniel Vettori  b Malinga038000.00
Jacob Oram lbw b Muralidaran1870012.50
James Franklin lbw b Muralidaran1380033.33
Shane Bond lbw b Muralidaran812202066.66
Chris Martin not out 037000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 6, nb 2)15
TOTAL39.1 Ov (RR: 3.31, 180 Mts)130
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Craig Cumming, 9.5 ov), 2-40 (Jamie How, 10.5 ov), 3-40 (Stephen Fleming, 12.5 ov), 4-66 (Nathan Astle, 22.4 ov), 5-75 (Mathew Sinclair, 26.6 ov), 6-85 (Daniel Vettori, 28.2 ov), 7-90 (Jacob Oram, 29.6 ov), 8-98 (James Franklin, 31.6 ov), 9-116 (Shane Bond, 35.6 ov), 10-130 (Brendon McCullum, 39.1 ov)
Chaminda Vaas40802.00191000
Lasith Malinga1846853.77808101
10.5 to JM How, Revenge! Malinga traps How plumb in front. It landed on a length, around the off and middle, cut back in a touch and beat the intended defensive flail of the bat and crashed into the back pad. Dead duck.. 40/2
12.5 to SP Fleming, Malinga gets his man! Bangs one short, it rears up and shapes away from Fleming who tries to get his bat out of that shoulder-high delivery but fails. THe ball runs off the face of the bat and into the gloves of the 'keeper. Huge wicket!. 40/3
22.4 to NJ Astle, Crash! What a ripper! 147kmph in-swinging delivery takes out Astle. It didn't land anywhere, the projectile hurtled across at a furious pace, Astle had no time to move his feet, just tried to get his bat in line but it was just not pace that he had to tackle. The ball swung in late, evaded the hurried-flail of the blade and crashed into the stumps. Malinga erupts, his colleagues yell in joy, Astle trudges off in disappointment. What a session. Especially the last spell from Malinga.. 66/4
26.6 to MS Sinclair, Boom! 145 kmph yorker cleans up SInclair! Malinga is on fire. Full, furious, on the off stump line, Sinclair stabs at it in a hurry but is beaten by the pace and the late swing. The furniture is disturbed. Memories of Waqar Younis comes flooding back.. 75/5
28.2 to DL Vettori, There you go. 146kmph delivery. What a peach of a delivery. This one, like the one that cleaned up Astle last evening, didn't land anywhere. It hurtled across at a rapid pace, around the leg and middle stump line, swung in late and beat the blade that was being brought down in an hurry. Crash. The legstump had been pegged back.. 85/6
Farveez Maharoof521012.00261001
9.5 to CD Cumming, Got im! Maharoof gets the breakthrough. A length-delivery that landed around the off and middle stump line and cut back in , threaded the bat and pad gap to clean up. Quite a poor shot from a opener. Too loose. He just tried to go through the line and was done in by the in cutter. Lovely ball though.. 30/1
Muthiah Muralidaran12.133142.54575000
29.6 to JDP Oram, Gets him with a doosra! Murali joins the Malinga party. Lands just outside offstump, turns in and Oram, who didn't pick it cleanly, goes back and is rapped on the pads. Hits him just about on the line of offstump I reckon. Sri Lanka are all over New Zealand here. 90/7
31.6 to JEC Franklin, If Malinga doesn't get you, Murali will! Another doosra, another bewildered batsman and another lbw dismissal. Lands on the middle and leg, Franklin goes back and ends up playing the wrong line and is caught plumb in front.. 98/8
35.6 to SE Bond, tossed up on off stump, Bond doesnt judge it well and thrusts his front pad in the line, the ball pitches, doesnt turn much and raps him in front of off stump, everyone goes up and Jerling agrees, Murali gets another. 116/9
39.1 to BB McCullum, all over, clean bowled! Tossed up on middle and leg, McCullum backs away and tries to hit down the track with the wind over the off side, but its the doosra and he doesnt read it, pitches and spins past him to knock back off stump, Murali wins this battle. 130/10
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
Upul Tharanga lbw b Martin2028313071.42
Sanath Jayasuriya c Fleming b Vettori3136612086.11
Kumar Sangakkara c Franklin b Bond814220057.14
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Sinclair b Vettori311211612025.61
Chamara Kapugedera  b Vettori2753594050.94
Chamara Silva not out 15221932820069.40
Prasanna Jayawardene c sub (SM Mills) b Martin371041194035.57
Chaminda Vaas c †McCullum b Vettori4774924063.51
Farveez Maharoof lbw b Vettori1990011.11
Lasith Malinga lbw b Vettori017000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran st †McCullum b Vettori023000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 4)11
TOTAL109.3 Ov (RR: 3.33, 450 Mts)365
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Upul Tharanga, 7.2 ov), 2-62 (Kumar Sangakkara, 12.1 ov), 3-62 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 13.3 ov), 4-100 (Chamara Kapugedera, 29.1 ov), 5-168 (Mahela Jayawardene, 53.3 ov), 6-262 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 83.3 ov), 7-350 (Chaminda Vaas, 105.4 ov), 8-356 (Farveez Maharoof, 107.6 ov), 9-365 (Lasith Malinga, 109.1 ov), 10-365 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 109.3 ov)
Shane Bond1936713.52757002
12.1 to KC Sangakkara, Big wicket! Sangakkara, the first-innings centurion, falls cheaply. There was a man stationed at deep point. Bond bangs one short, and keeps it outside off, Sangakkara goes for the upper cut, punches it and , to his horror, finds that man. Franklin took two steps to his left and the ball nestles into his palms. 62/2
Chris Martin2319824.269312002
7.2 to WU Tharanga, Martin strikes! Full in length, lands on leg and middle, shapes in a touch and Tharanga ends up driving down the wrong line. Not much footmovement, caught at the crease and that did him in.. 44/1
83.3 to HAPW Jayawardene, He falls to the pull shot. Again slightly short in length, outside offstump and Prasanna tries to fetch it from there - he had just executed a fab pull shot on the first ball, so the confidence must have been there- and he pulls. This time the ball bounces more than he expected and the ball spoons up straight in the air, and the substitute fielder, at square-leg, takes the catch.. 262/6
Daniel Vettori42.3613073.0518614000
13.3 to ST Jayasuriya, Gone! A well-flighted delivery, goes above the eye-line of Jayasuriya, drops rapidly, lands outside offstump, turns in and Jayasuriya ends up pushing at it, a bit inside the line - maybe he was expecting a little bit more turn- gets the outside edge and Fleming swallows it at first slip. Have we seen the last Test innings of Jayasuriya?. 62/3
29.1 to CK Kapugedera, straight through and he's bowled! An innocous, flat delivery on middle and off just pitches and goes through Kapugedera's nothing forward defensive and shatters middle stump, there was nothing on that ball but its a wicket, not sure how he missed that ball. 100/4
53.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, gone! Would you believe, the outside leg stump line works! Tossed up, holding the ball in the air for a fraction, it dips outside leg stump and Jayawardene nibbles at it, there's some deviation and Sinclair snaffles the catch, they appeal and umpire Taufel raises the finger! Jayawardene isn't happy as he walks off, shaking his head, and rightfully so. The replays clearly showed it brushed the pads.. 168/5
105.4 to WPUJC Vaas, and he finally strikes! Tossed up outside off stump, Vaas moves back and tries to smash it past point, but ends up with a faint underedge through to McCullum, and he has to go. 350/7
107.6 to MF Maharoof, five-for for Vettori! Tossed up on middle and leg, and an ambitious Maharoof, who hasnt been out there for long, goes down and tries to sweep, but misses, and gets struck on the thigh right on front of leg stump, and Simon Taufel raises the finger, jubilation for Vettori!. 356/8
109.1 to SL Malinga, gone, first ball! Fast arm ball on leg stump, just slides on and Malinga goes nowhere, and he's hit smack in front of the leg quite deep in the crease, and Taufel has no hesitation in giving that out. 365/9
109.3 to M Muralidaran, but he's gone this time! Tossed up outside off stump, Murali gives him the charge, misses all ends up, its the easiest stumping McCullum will have to effect, and Sri Lanka are all out for 365. 365/10
James Franklin2586302.521146000
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 504 runs)
Craig Cumming c †Sangakkara b Muralidaran2055703036.36
Jamie How lbw b Malinga3341636080.48
Mathew Sinclair c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran37871253042.52
Stephen Fleming (c)c †Sangakkara b Malinga2763724042.85
Nathan Astle lbw b Muralidaran933600027.27
Brendon McCullum  b Muralidaran1736373047.22
Jacob Oram lbw b Vaas415171026.66
Daniel Vettori lbw b Muralidaran51681017075.00
James Franklin c Silva b Muralidaran44951334146.31
Shane Bond c †Sangakkara b Maharoof618251033.33
Chris Martin not out 47101057.14
Extras(b 9, lb 7, nb 7, w 11)34
TOTAL85.1 Ov (RR: 3.35, 361 Mts)286
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Jamie How, 14.3 ov), 2-60 (Craig Cumming, 15.5 ov), 3-115 (Stephen Fleming, 34.2 ov), 4-139 (Mathew Sinclair, 44.3 ov), 5-156 (Nathan Astle, 48.5 ov), 6-161 (Jacob Oram, 53.5 ov), 7-163 (Brendon McCullum, 54.5 ov), 8-259 (Daniel Vettori, 77.1 ov), 9-278 (Shane Bond, 82.5 ov), 10-286 (James Franklin, 85.1 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1826413.558410010
53.5 to JDP Oram, Vaas strikes! Pitches full on middle and leg, Oram's already hindered by his hamstring injury and stands in the crease, doesnt have the mobility to move forward and gets caught low on the pad in front of leg stump, and he has to go. 161/6
Lasith Malinga1616223.87707022
14.3 to JM How, gone due to a poor call! A full toss, 152ks, swinging fast and going down leg stump, How doesnt read it at all and looks to get out of the way, and as he tries to do so he gets smacked on the front leg, in the hop, Malinga appeals and Simon Taufel raises the finger in a flash, but that was a bad call as the ball was clearly swinging down leg stump. 56/1
34.2 to SP Fleming, caught behind very first ball! Full and fast, the outswinger, Fleming leans into a drive away from his body, and all he can do is get a thick edge through to a gleeful Sangakkara! A very loose stroke first up, and isn't Malinga thrilled!. 115/3
Farveez Maharoof1114714.27476005
82.5 to SE Bond, Gone! Bond's licence to survive is over. (ouch that was bad) Goes hard at a length-delivery, outside off, edges it to Sangakkara. 278/9
Muthiah Muralidaran34.198762.541578100
15.5 to CD Cumming, Murali! Tossed up viciously outside off stump, the ball lands, spins the other way, the doosra, and Cumming can only get half-forward and poke at it with an open face of the bat, and Sangakkara snaffles the take, Murali strikes in his first over!. 60/2
44.3 to MS Sinclair, got him! Tossed up outside off stump, its that classical doosra again, Sinclair doesnt read it at all and pokes at it, and Jayawardene holds onto a neat low chance at slip, Murali strikes in fine style!. 139/4
48.5 to NJ Astle, gone! You dont go back to Murali! Quicker delivery, flatter on middle and leg, 95ks, Astle makes the cardinal error of playing back, doesnt read it, and gets struck in front of leg stump, and Taufel raises the dreaded finger!. 156/5
54.5 to BB McCullum, gone! Chopped it on! The offspinner pitches way outside leg, the sharp turn tucks him up so much that he ends up chopping weakly onto his front toe and it cannons into leg stump, Murali's ecstatic and the end is near. 163/7
77.1 to DL Vettori, Got im! Murali strikes! Vettori falls after a defiant knock. Conned by the doosra. It landed on the middle and off, Vettori assumed it would be the offbreak, just thrust his front foot out, offered no stroke as he padded away. To his horror the ball straightened instead of deviating the other way and trapped him plumb. Dead duck.. 259/8
85.1 to JEC Franklin, That's it! Sri Lanka have romped home to a series-levelling win. Murali spins them home with his 9th five-wicket haul of the year. He, now, has a 10-wicket match-haul against each of the Test playing nations. Flighted up and Franklin, who put up such a good defiant two-man act with Vettori, swings it straight into the lap of the deep midwicket.. 286/10
Sanath Jayasuriya631001.66322000
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TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Chamara Silva
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1822
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days15,16,17,18 December 2006 - day (5-day match)
South Africa
Brian Jerling
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Evan Watkin
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
Fri, 15 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 66/4 (Mathew Sinclair 6*, 22.4 ov)
Sat, 16 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 225/5 (Chamara Silva 79*, Prasanna Jayawardene 22*, 71 ov)
Sun, 17 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 75/2 (Mathew Sinclair 10*, Stephen Fleming 4*, 22 ov)
Mon, 18 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 286 (85.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 29.3 overs (180 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (MS Sinclair 23, SP Fleming 23, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 129/3 in 41.0 overs (MS Sinclair 34, NJ Astle 6)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 47.1 overs (289 balls), Extras 15
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 174/7 in 60.0 overs (DL Vettori 10, JEC Franklin 0)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (414 balls), Extras 22
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (DL Vettori 33, JEC Franklin 11, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 240/7 in 74.0 overs (DL Vettori 43, JEC Franklin 23)
  • DL Vettori: 50 off 66 balls (7 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 75.4 overs (462 balls), Extras 27
New Zealand Innings
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