Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2006 - 07
- 2006 December 7 - 11, 1st Test at Christchurch
- 2006 December 15 - 19, 2nd Test at Wellington
- 2006 December 22, First Twenty20 at Wellington
- 2006 December 26, Second Twenty20 at Auckland
- 2006 December 28, 1st ODI at Napier
- 2006 December 31, 2nd ODI at Queenstown Events Centre
- 2007 January 2, 3rd ODI at Christchurch
- 2007 January 6, 4th ODI at Auckland
- 2007 January 9, 5th ODI at Hamilton
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2006 - 07
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Fifth ODI at Hamilton
SL vs NZ, Fifth ODI, Hamilton : Final ODI abandoned and series tied 2-2
Jan 09, 2007The fifth one-day match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was abandoned because of rain.
New Zealand had won the toss and elected to field in the fifth ODI in Hamilton but the match was washed out due to incessant rain. The abandonment of the match left the series tied 2-2 and increased a deadlock between the teams in three series this season. Their two-test series was tied 1-1 and a two-match Twenty/20 series was also shared.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Fourth ODI at Auckland
SL vs NZ, Fourth ODI, Auckland : Sri Lanka demolish New Zealand by 189 runs
Jan 06, 2007Sri Lanka demolished New Zealand by 189 runs on Saturday to win the fourth one-day international at Auckland, leveling their five-game series at 2-2.
Sri Lanka skittled the New Zealanders for just 73 their second-lowest total in limited-overs internationals after posting 262 for six in their innings. Chaminda Vaas (3-10) and fellow seamer Lasith Malinga(3-14) captured six wickets between them, while off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan polished off the tail with 2-7. Had it not been for an unbeaten 29 by all-rounder Craig McMillan, New Zealand might have threatened their lowest ever one-day total of 64, which they made against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1985-86. Opener Brendon McCullum (17) was the only player apart from McMillan to make double figures while three players including captain Stephen Fleming, failed to score at all.
New Zealand's dismal performance followed a dashing display by Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara, who both slammed half-centuries for the tourists. Jayasuriya rolled back the years with a dashing 70 off just 44 deliveries while Sangakkara rebuilt the innings with a sturdy 79 from 103 deliveries after New Zealand seamer Mark Gillespie snared the first three wickets. Jayasuriya slammed seven fours and five sixes as Sri Lanka raced to 102 without loss after just 15 overs but was the first man out, caught by Michael Mason, to trigger a minor collapse.
The fifth and deciding match of the series will be played in Hamilton on Tuesday.
Fourth ODI, Auckland : Sri Lanka 262-6 beat New Zealand 73 allout by 189 runs
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Third ODI at Christchurch
SL vs NZ, Third ODI, Christchurch : New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets
Jan 02, 2007Peter Fulton and James Franklin shared a 40-run partnership for New Zealand's seventh wicket as it beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a rain-affected limited-overs cricket match on Tuesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
Fulton hit a six from the third ball of the 25th over to lift New Zealand to 110 for six and to victory under the Duckworth-Lewis system in a match reduced to 46 overs per side. Sri Lanka had earlier been dismissed for 112 in 35.2 overs, its lowest score in a One-day match against New Zealand. Sri Lanka won the first match of the series by seven wickets at Napier. Michael Mason took four for 24 from nine overs on Tuesday, bowling with the new ball on a seaming pitch, to irreversibly damage the Sri Lankan innings.
He dismissed top-order batsmen Upul Tharanga, Marvan Atapattu, Kumar Sangakkara and Chamara Silva to ensure New Zealand limited the Sri Lankan total after winning the toss and bowling. Later, Daniel Vettori took two for seven from 5.2 overs to wrap up the Sri Lankan tail and to leave New Zealand chasing a revised 110 for victory in a match reduced by three rain interruptions. The fourth match in the series is scheduled for Sunday in Auckland.
Third ODI, Christchurch : New Zealand 110-6 (24.3 Overs) beat Sri Lanka 112 (35.2 Overs) by 4 wickets (D/L Method)
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Second ODI at Queenstown
SL vs NZ, Second ODI, Queenstown : New Zealand score thrilling victory over Sri Lanka
Jan 01, 2007Michael Mason hit four from the last ball to give New Zealand a one-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI, tying the five-match series 1-1.
New Zealand began the final over, bowled by part-time spinner Sanath Jayasuriya, at 224 for nine in reply to Sri Lanka's 224 for seven, needing one run to win the match with only one wicket standing. Mason came to the crease when New Zealand lost its ninth wicket at 223, was left to face the last six balls and played out five deliveries without scoring before pounding the last ball over to long-on for four. His lusty blow ended a gripping match in which New Zealand put Sri Lanka in to bat after winning the toss and in which the initiative passed frequently between the teams before New Zealand scraped home. Kumar Sangakkara made 89, the highest score by any batsman in a one-day match at the Queenstown Events Center, to anchor Sri Lanka's innings. He batted with restraint, but also with grace and authority, taking his runs from 122 balls with 10 boundaries.
Second ODI, Queenstown : New Zealand 228-9 (50 Overs) beat Sri Lanka 224-7 (50 Overs) by 1 wickets
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand First ODI at Napier
SL vs NZ, First ODI, Napier: Jayasuriya century fires Sri Lanka to easy victory
Dec 27, 2006Ross Taylor's maiden international century was overshadowed by a sublime ton from old master Sanath Jayasuriya as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in the first one-day international of the National Bank series.
Playing on his home ground at Napier's McLean Park, Central Stags tyro Taylor made an unbeaten 128, including 12 fours and four sixes off 132 balls, as the Blackcaps posted 285 for eight batting first. Taylor outscored Jayasuriya but, having thrashed a record Twenty20 fifty last week, Jayasuriya cruised to 111 from only 82 balls, accumulating 12 fours and five sixes as the tourists raced to a seven-wicket victory with 10 overs to spare.
First ODI, Napier : Sri Lanka 289-3 (40 Overs) beat New Zealand 285-8 (50 Overs) by 7 wickets
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Second Twenty20 at Auckland
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka to share twenty20 series
Dec 26, 2006Nathan Astle scored an unbeaten 40 from 37 balls to guide New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 cricket international on Tuesday, tying the two-match series 1-1.
Sri Lanka was bowled out for 115 in 18.2 overs, batting after winning the toss, and New Zealand survived a brief middle-order collapse to reach the target with nine balls remaining. Brendon McCullum (28) and Stephen Fleming (17) shared a 51-run opening partnership in 5.5 overs but New Zealand slumped to 86 for five before Astle led the hosts to victory. Sri Lanka had earlier struggled on a lively pitch, reaching 71 for eight before Lasith Malinga (27) and Dilhara Fernando (21) helped it add 44 runs for its last two wickets. James Franklin took three for 23 and Andre Adams 2-20 while Michael Mason (one for 19) and Mark Gillespie (one for 13) bowled good spells for New Zealand. Fernando capped a strong all-round performance for Sri Lanka by taking three for 19.
Second Twenty20, Auckland : Sri Lanka 115 (18.2 Overs) beat New Zealand 116-5 (18.3 Overs) by 5 wickets
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand First Twenty20 at Wellington
Jayasuriya steers Sri Lanka to victory
Dec 22, 2006Sanath Jayasuriya blazed an unbeaten half-century to steer Sri Lanka to victory over New Zealand in their rain-affected Twenty20 international in Wellington on Friday.
Sri Lanka were awarded victory by 18 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system after racing to 62-1 off 5.5 overs in reply to New Zealand's 162-8. Jayasuriya smashed a six and 10 boundaries to reach 51 not out off just 23 balls after taking 3-21 for the ball in New Zealand's innings. Sri Lanka lost Upul Tharanga early in their reply but, with the weather closing in, Jayasuriya launched into the New Zealand bowlers to put his team ahead before rain forced the match to be abandoned. The teams, who drew the test series 1-1, will play each other in a second Twenty20 match in Auckland on Tuesday before starting their five-match one-day series
First Twenty20, Wellington : Sri Lanka 62-1 (5.5 Overs) beat New Zealand 162-8 (20 Overs) by 18 runs (D/L Method)
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Second Test at Wellington
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 217 runs
Dec 18, 2006Muttiah Muralitharan took six for 87, completing match figures of 10 for 118, as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 217 runs in the second cricket Test on Monday to tie the two-match series 1-1.
Muralitharan helped spin New Zealand out for 286 in its second innings at the Basin Reserve, after it resumed on the fourth day at 75 for 2, chasing 504 for victory. Fleming was the first man out on Monday, caught by wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara off Lasith Malinga, as New Zealand's innings lurched into steady decline. Muralitharan removed Sinclair when New Zealand was 139 for four and virtually no hope remained of the home side batting out the test's last six sessions.
Nathan Astle fell lbw to Muralitharan for the third time in four innings in the series and Chaminda Vaas removed Jacob Oram who was struggling with a serious hamstring injury to leave New Zealand six down for 161. Wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum made 17 before chopping a wider delivery from Muralitharan onto his stumps. New Zealand's last hopes rested on Vettori, who has the highest average for a player number eight batsman in test history, and on the all-rounder Franklin, batting on his home ground.
Vettori reached a half-century from 66 balls but was out quickly after that and Franklin eked out 44 from 95 balls before joining the long list of Muralitharan's victims. He was the last man out a few minutes before the scheduled tea break, giving Sri Lanka its second win over the hosts in New Zealand itself.
Second Test, Wellington, day four : Sri Lanka 268 & 365 beat New Zealand 130 & 286 by 217 runs
Sangakkara's ton boost Sri Lanka
Dec 15, 2006Kumar Sangakkara made 156 not out to guide Sri Lanka to 268 as it won the toss and batted on the opening day of the second cricket test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday.
Sangakkara came to the wicket before Sri Lanka had scored, in only the second over of the day, and batted through the remainder of the innings, for 63 overs, to reach his second unbeaten century in successive innings. He survived the latest failure of Sri Lanka's top order, as it slipped to 81 for four, and helped rebuild the innings in a 121-run fifth-wicket partnership with Chamara Silva, who made 61 in only his second test. Sangakkara put on a further 37 for the sixth wicket with Prasanna Jayawardene, who made 25, before the Sri Lankan tail folded and its last five wickets fell for 29 runs.
New Zealand slumped to 40 for three in reply - losing the wickets of its captain Stephen Fleming at that total - recovered to 66 for three, then lost Nathan Astle two balls before scheduled stumps. Astle and Mathew Sinclair had endured a torrid examination from Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan in the last hour of the day in their attempt to shield New Zealand from further loss.
Second Test, Wellington, day one (close): Sri Lanka 268 v New Zealand 66-4
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand First Test at Christchurch
New Zealand seal rare Christchurch win
Dec 9, 2006New Zealand secured a nervous five-wicket victory in the low-scoring first Test match against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on today.
Set a target of just 119 after Sri Lanka were dismissed for 170 in their second innings, the hosts lost four wickets for 10 runs to be 4 for 68 before they scrambled home just after tea on day three. Kumar Sangakkara (100 not out) struck his 11th Test century to give the tourists hope after they resumed on their overnight 8 for 125, but he ran out of partners as Sri Lanka looked to post a tricky target on an inconsistent Jade Stadium track. Earlier, Sri Lanka lost Lasith Malinga for a 28-ball duck and Muralitharan run out for eight while Sangakkara, starting the day on 63, was stranded on 100. The second and final Test starts at Wellington's Basin Reserve on December 15.
First Test, Christchurch, day three: New Zealand 206 & 119-5 beat Sri Lanka 154 & 170 by five wickets
Sri Lanka fight for survival in first test
Dec 8, 2006Sri Lanka held a tenuous 73-run lead over New Zealand with only two second innings wickets remaining at stumps on the second day of the first cricket test at Jade Stadium on Friday.
Bowled out for only 154 in its first innings after winning the toss and batting, Sri Lanka fought back to dismiss New Zealand for 206, before collapsing again to be 124 for eight at stumps. Fast bowler Shane Bond claimed four wickets Friday, after taking three in Sri Lanka's first innings, to send the tourists spinning towards a heavy defeat and a 1-0 deficit in the two-test series.
First Test, Christchurch, day two (stumps): Sri Lanka 154 & 124 for 8; New Zealand 206
Kiwis take charge in Christchurch
Dec 8, 2006Fast bowlers Shane Bond and James Franklin and recalled batsmen Mathew Sinclair and Craig Cumming gave New Zealand control of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka after its opening day Thursday.
Bond and Franklin took three wickets each, Chris Martin two including his 100th in tests, as New Zealand dismissed Sri Lanka for 154 after the tourists won the toss and batted. Sinclair and Cumming, both returning to the New Zealand team after two-year absences, steadied New Zealand's first innings after the loss of an early wicket and helped the home side to 85 for two at stumps. Sinclair was out for 36 half an hour before the close of play but Cumming remained at the wicket, 37 not out, when bad light hastened the end of play. New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming was seven not out.
First Test, Christchurch, first day (stumps): Sri Lanka 154; New Zealand 85-2
New Zealand injury fears for Christchurch Test
Dec 7, 2006New Zealand's hopes of extending their unbeaten record at home to Sri Lanka suffered a setback on the eve of today's first Test when seamer Michael Mason was ruled out with a hamstring strain.
Mason injured himself playing a warm-up game on Saturday and failed to recover in time for the opening Test in Christchurch. He joins Kyle Mills and Scott Styris as the third casualty in a New Zealand team bracing themselves for a tough two-match series. Sri Lanka have never won a series in New Zealand and rarely win away from the sub-continent but have been in good form this year. New Zealand have not played a Test since losing in South Africa in April and skipper Stephen Fleming said there was a risk his side might be underdone. New Zealand team (from): Stephen Fleming (Captain), Craig Cumming, Jamie How, Mathew Sinclair, Nathan Astle, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori, James Franklin, Shane Bond, Chris Martin, Ian O'Brien (12th man to be named).
Sri Lanka team (from) : Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Prasanna Jayawardene, Farvez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Akalanka Ganegama, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2006 - 07 News
Sinclair named in New Zealand team
Dec 2, 2006Batsmen Mathew Sinclair and Craig Cumming and fast bowlers Michael Mason Iain O'Brien were recalled to the New Zealand cricket team on Saturday for December's two-test series against Sri Lanka.
New ball bowler Kyle Mills has been omitted from the team after suffering a knee injury while top-order batsman Hamish Marshall has been dropped after an extended period of poor form. Cumming will likely open the batting with Jamie How in the first test which starts in Wellington on December 7. Shane Bond will spearhead the bowling attack with James Franklin and Chris Martin and either O'Brien or Mason may be omitted as the New Zealand is reduced from 13 to 12. Sinclair, who made 214 on debut against the West Indies in 1999, last played for New Zealand against Australia at Adelaide in November, 2004. Cumming scored 74 on debut against Australia in 2005 but has been similarly unable to cement a test place. New Zealand team: Stephen Fleming (Captain) Craig Cumming, Jamie How, Mathew Sinclair, Nathan Astle, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori, James Franklin, Shane Bond, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Iain O'Brien.
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