New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch

Amjid Javed

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Game starts at 2130 GMT

New Zealand squad

SP Fleming, NJ Astle, SE Bond, CD Cumming, JEC Franklin, JM How, BB McCullum, CS Martin, IE O'Brien, JDP Oram, MS Sinclair, DL Vettori


Sri Lanka squad

DPMD Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, CRD Fernando, WCA Ganegama, ST Jayasuriya, HAPW Jayawardene, CK Kapugedera, MF Maharoof, SL Malinga, M Muralitharan, KC Sangakkara, LPC Silva, WU Tharanga, WPUJC Vaas
 
This is probaly going to be a boring test with the Lankans rolling over for a kiwi victory.
 
Amir said:
This is probaly going to be a boring test with the Lankans rolling over for a kiwi victory.

You are probably wrong.
 
This is going to be quite an interesting match. Both these teams we hardly see of. NZL have a good chance to prove their worth.
 
should be a contest.. after seeing england get thrashed by aussies.. and pakistan beating windies.. lets see how these two teams do!!

its on Sky Sport Xtra - 9:45pm in UK
 
P4K1 #1 said:
should be a contest.. after seeing england get thrashed by aussies.. and pakistan beating windies.. lets see how these two teams do!!

its on Sky Sport Xtra - 9:45pm in UK

Well that's my night sorted!
 
P4K1 #1 said:
should be a contest.. after seeing england get thrashed by aussies.. and pakistan beating windies.. lets see how these two teams do!!

its on Sky Sport Xtra - 9:45pm in UK

:D woohoo more live cricket after snorefeast football!
 
for those lucky enough to watch, how fast is bond bowling?
 
bond is working some pace here just a matter of time better a wicket falls
 
Sri lanka batting 1st are 11/1

Bond has just got Jayasuriya
 
No Attapatu in the starting lineup which is a major surprise.

Looks like a green wicket - a Kiwi special for visiting Asian teams.
 
Sri lankas middle order looks very inexperiences and could be quite brittle!
 
Saj said:
No Attapatu in the starting lineup which is a major surprise.

Looks like a green wicket - a Kiwi special for visiting Asian teams.

Attapatu said he didnt want to play test matches in New zealand and wanted to concentrate on just playing ODIS up Until the world cup.
 
Saj said:
No Attapatu in the starting lineup which is a major surprise.

Looks like a green wicket - a Kiwi special for visiting Asian teams.
When was the last time they defeated us in a test series....home or away? :D
 
Sangakarra gone, superb back of length outswing and ball is taken in slips!

17/2

bond again!
 
Sangakkara gone. Caught at 2nd slip. Squared him up and comfortably taken.

The decision to bat first doesnt look a clever one so far.
 
PlanetPakistan said:
When was the last time they defeated us in a test series....home or away? :D

1985 we lost 2-0 in new zealand.
 
Saj said:
Sangakkara gone. Caught at 2nd slip. Squared him up and comfortably taken.

The decision to bat first doesnt look a clever one so far.

I agree decision to Bat 1st was a daft one!
 
Cant waite to see Murli's bowling. I hope he gets more than 10 wickets in this match.
 
Thuranga plays one safely thru gulley for 4.

He has scored a odi hundred in new zealand before.

21/2
 
PlanetPakistan said:
would not have made that big of a difference IMO...at least now Murli might do well in the 4th dig!

I doubt this wickets going to break up like some dust bowl, also ground is a very small one which may not help.
 
Amjid Javed said:
I doubt this wickets going to break up like some dust bowl, also ground is a very small one which may not help.
True...but batting second doesn't make that big of a difference in NZ!
 
Four slashed well over slips by Jayawardena

25/2
 
bond bowling around 145-150 km/h. he looks really quick through the air trying to bowl full with abit of swing
 
Upper cut shot for 6 by thuranga!

learning of jayasuriya!

31/2
 
Sri lanka 35/2 and trying to re-build here.
 
Jayawardena gone as bond gets his 3rd wicket.

37/3 and all 3 big guns back in hut for sri lanka! Not looking to clever here!
 
Not currently watching at the moment. I take it the commentators are sky sports NZ. Smith, Richardson, Coney, Nesbitt, Laursen, etc?
 
Kapugedera in and off mark with streaky four thru slips area.
 
scot styris & smithy commentating
tony cozier is there too suprised his not in pak
 
I cant see sri lanka getting over 150 or even close to 200 here!
 
pak4life said:
scot styris & smithy commentating
tony cozier is there too suprised his not in pak
I think i got a permanent spot there after the Windies toured in February/March earlier this year. Styris? Sounds like something sky sports would do in a county match when a player is injured.
 
PlanetPakistan said:
oh you adore him too?....i thought it was just Lara

Yaar best batsman is LARA, Spinner is Murali and fast bowler is Shoaib.
 
Bond bowling around 140kmph mark consistantly.
 
Amir said:
Didnt you tell me my prediction was wrong too? :p
oh snap.....I just reread your post....at 1st i thought you went SL were going to roll them over that's why i was shocked :))....
 
I just saw an advertising for pak domestic twenty20 on ary usa anybody with any info pleas inform me.
 
abdul9383 said:
the ground is absoultely gorgeous but sad to see nobody is there
considering the fact that you live in the US i am amazed at how you get watch every match
 
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