New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test at Pallekele, 17 Nov, 2012

Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat first
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
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New Zealand, who chose to bat first
Sri Lanka 93/0 in 18.3 Overs
Current Run rate: 5.03

SL 93/0 (18.3) & 247/10 (80.2)

NZ 118/10 (44.1) & 221/10 (82.5)

Player of the Match: HMRKB Herath
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
31
51
3
1
60.78
31
1752
111
33.05
60
60
9
0
100
1
60
60*
60.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
5.3
0
35
0
6.36
12
40
6/40
30.57
1
0
6
0
6
17
8
2/47
52.37
Recent Overs:
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4
1
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1
3
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4
1
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1
2
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2
1
4
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4
Current Partnership: 93 runs, 18.3 overs, RR: 5.03 (NT Paranavitana, Dimuth Karunaratne )
Last Wicket:

Over 19.0  

Presentation ceremony:

Herath (MOM): I enjoy bowling here, I have done well here in the last two years. I just wanted to stick to the basics and I was rewarded for that.

Mahela Jayawardene: Herath has taken over the responsibility of the bowlling unit. He is the leader of the pack, he has had a great time over the last two years. The Test was very competitive for the first two days. Kulasekara got us the big wickets early today. I love to bat over here, it is a great venue and I enjoy batting here. Dilshan will walk straight back into the side, but it was good for the youngster, Karunaratne. We need to give them more chances for them to learn about the game better.

Ross Taylor: We need to learn as fast as possible before the next match. I thought we played Randiv well but need to plan against Herath. We just came off the ODI series, no excuses about not having a practice match. I thought our new ball bowlers bowled exceptionally well. The partnership between Mathews and Mahela took the game away from us. We may make some changes for the next Test, we will sit down and analyse.

Sri Lanka won the match by 10 wickets.
18.3
4
Over 18.3 DAJ Bracewell to Dimuth Karunaratne, Boundary, goes back in the crease and pulled away fine to fine-leg for winning boundary.
18.2
0
Over 18.2 DAJ Bracewell to Dimuth Karunaratne, no runs, gets forward and leaves it alone outside off.
18.1
4
Over 18.1 DAJ Bracewell to Dimuth Karunaratne,Boundarygets on top of the bounce and pulls it in the gap between the two men in the deep for four.
End of Over 18 (6 runs)   Sri Lanka 85/0

Dimuth Karunaratne 52/57 KS Williamson 1-0-6-0
NT Paranavitana 31/51

17.6
1
Over 17.6 KS Williamson to Dimuth Karunaratne, 1 run, gets forward and worked wide of mid-wicket for a single.
17.5
2
Over 17.5 KS Williamson to Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 runs, gets down the track and whips it through mid-wicket and picks up a couple to bring up his 1st Test fifty.
17.4
0
Over 17.4 KS Williamson to Dimuth Karunaratne, no runs, gets forward and defends it on the off-side.
17.3
2
Over 17.3 KS Williamson to Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 runs, gets forward and flicks it through mid-wicket and picks up a couple.
17.2
1
Over 17.2 KS Williamson to NT Paranavitana, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to mid-on for a quick single.
17.1
0
Over 17.1 KS Williamson to NT Paranavitana, no runs, gets back and works it to short-leg.
End of Over 17 (5 runs)   Sri Lanka 79/0

Dimuth Karunaratne 47/53 DAJ Bracewell 5-0-27-0
NT Paranavitana 30/49

16.6
0
Over 16.6 DAJ Bracewell to Dimuth Karunaratne, no runs, goes back in the crease and ducks under it .
16.5
0
Over 16.5 DAJ Bracewell to Dimuth Karunaratne, no runs, gets across and tries to pull it but misses.
16.4
1
Over 16.4 DAJ Bracewell to NT Paranavitana, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it through the off-side and gets a single.
16.3
4
Over 16.3 DAJ Bracewell to NT Paranavitana, Boundary, backs away hammers the short delivery through covers for four.
16.2
0
Over 16.2 DAJ Bracewell to NT Paranavitana, no runs, gets forward and looks to driven hard through the cover but misses.
16.1
0
Over 16.1 DAJ Bracewell to NT Paranavitana, no runs, gets on to the front foot and shoulders arms to let it go.
End of Over 16 (9 runs)   Sri Lanka 74/0

NT Paranavitana 25/45 JS Patel 5-1-22-0
Dimuth Karunaratne 47/51

15.6
3
Over 15.6 JS Patel to NT Paranavitana, 3 runs, gets down the pitch and flicks it through mid-wicket and picks up three runs.
15.5
1
Over 15.5 JS Patel to Dimuth Karunaratne, 1 run, gets across and works it through square-leg and picks up a single.