Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

96.1

Vaas to Collingwood, FOUR, excellent line and length, touch of in-swing and the edge is produced, ball rolls away well wide of the fielder at gully, Collingwood off the mark with a cheeky shot

96.2

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, defended to point, much better shot

96.3

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, another probing delivery from Vaas, Collingwood covers the line well and defends it down on the leg side

96.4

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

96.5

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, Vaas once again hits the right line and length, Collingwood is made to defend and the ball rolls away towards cover

96.6

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, on the pads, turned away towards midwicket, another good over from Vaas comes to an end

England 333/4   PD Collingwood 4* (6b 1x4)

97.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, leg-cutter, no shot offered

97.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run

97.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away off the pads and the ball rolls away towards midwicket, easy single

England 337/4   PD Collingwood 5* (9b 1x4)

98.1

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, no movement just slanting across the right-hander, Collingwood pushes forward and defends it down into the track

98.2

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Collingwood drives it down to mid-off

98.3

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, slightly short, pitched outside the off stump and angling away further, no shot offered

98.4

Vaas to Collingwood, FOUR, shot! short of a good length delivery, pitched in line with the off stump and angling across the right-hander, enough width and Collingwood drives it away off the back-foot to the cover fence, got nicely behind the line and placed it to perfection

98.5

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended watchfully

98.6

Vaas to Collingwood, no run

England 341/4   PD Collingwood 9* (15b 2x4)

100.5

Vaas to Collingwood, FOUR, another nothing delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Collingwood waits for the ball to swing and then flicks it away through midwicket, easy runs

100.6

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside the off stump, end of a harmless over

England 357/4   PD Collingwood 13* (17b 3x4)

101.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width and Collingwood defends it on the back-foot

101.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Collingwood cuts hard, ball clips the inside edge and goes past the leg stump, that was close

101.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, no shot offered outside the off stump

101.6

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, good length delivery, Collingwood quickly picks up the length, shuffles back and across and punches it away through extra cover for a single

England 359/4   PD Collingwood 14* (21b 3x4)

102.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, drifting down the leg side, no shot offered

102.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

102.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, eased away towards gully

102.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, slightly short and turning in, Collingwood goes right back and tucks it away towards short fine leg

102.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, full and on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

102.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, drifting down the leg side, Collingwood fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

England 359/4   PD Collingwood 14* (27b 3x4)

103.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, Pushed back to the bowler

103.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, Outside off and Collingwood covers his wicket and lets it go

103.6

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, On a length, punched back down the track and that's drinks.

England 365/4   PD Collingwood 14* (30b 3x4)

104.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 1 run

104.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

104.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, Doosra and a slow one at that. Enough time for Collingwood to read it of fthe pitch and push it to the of fside

104.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, Tossed on the off, defended on the front foot.

England 368/4   PD Collingwood 15* (34b 3x4)

105.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, Short of length, outside off again, pushed to cover

105.6

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, Wide outside off and Collingwood has nothing to do with that.

England 373/4   PD Collingwood 15* (36b 3x4)

107.1

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, Outside off and left alone by Collingwood.

107.2

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, On a length, outside off and a loose stroke from Collingwood. He tries to thrash it on the up, doesn't make contact as he is beaten by the bounce

107.3

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, No flirting this time, lets a ball outside off to go the wicketkeeper

107.4

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, Appeal for lbw as the ball nips back in off the pitch and Collingwood is beaten on the forward prod but it's going down the leg

107.5

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run

107.6

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, Wide outside off, left alone and it bounces once before it reaches Sangakkara

England 381/4   PD Collingwood 15* (42b 3x4)

108.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, FOUR, slightly shorter and just outside off, Collingwood makes room and cuts it behind point

108.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, Turned to forward short leg

108.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, tossed on the middle, defended off the front foot

108.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 2 runs, doosra and Collingwood picks it early and glides it to the third man area

108.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, flatter and quicker, pushed away to the off side

England 388/4   PD Collingwood 21* (47b 4x4)

109.6

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run

England 395/4   PD Collingwood 21* (48b 4x4)

110.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

110.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

110.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, tossed on the off stump line, dead-batted to the off side. Mubarak hops across from short leg to pick the ball.

England 400/4   PD Collingwood 21* (51b 4x4)

111.2

Kulasekara to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide, Collingwood rocks back on his back foot and cuts behind point.

111.3

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, on a length, pushed back down the track

111.4

Kulasekara to Collingwood, 1 run

England 406/4   PD Collingwood 26* (54b 5x4)

112.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, stifled appeal. Collingwood is hit on the pads on a forward prod but well forward and outside the line

112.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, pushed to point

112.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

112.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 4 byes, outside leg and spinning further away and Collingwood tries to play a sweep straight behind the wicketkeeper, misses but England get four byes

112.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

England 412/4   PD Collingwood 26* (59b 5x4)

113.6

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run

England 417/4   PD Collingwood 26* (60b 5x4)

114.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, back to over the wicket for Collingwood, defended off the front foot

114.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed on the middle, worked away to deep midwicket

114.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, driven to midwicket where Dilshan makes the stop

114.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, floated on the middle and off stump line, Collingwood comes forward, bat and pad together and dead bats it.

England 420/4   PD Collingwood 27* (64b 5x4)

115.5

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, outside off and Collingwood shuffles across and allows it to go

115.6

Kulasekara to Collingwood, no run, on a length, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

England 421/4   PD Collingwood 27* (66b 5x4)

116.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 3 runs, a doosra and it takes the edge of the forward prod. no slip and it runs to third man and they run hard

116.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, Much fuller this time and Collingwood presses forward and pushes it back down the track

116.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, Similar ball but this time Collingwood tries to drive it through the off side and is beaten slightly by the spin and the ball runs straight back to the bowler

116.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

England 426/4   PD Collingwood 30* (70b 5x4)

117.2

Kulasekara to Collingwood, 1 run, short and bit of width outside off, cut to deep cover

England 428/4   PD Collingwood 31* (71b 5x4)

118.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

118.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

118.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away through cover point for an easy single

England 433/4   PD Collingwood 32* (73b 5x4)

119.1

Maharoof to Collingwood, FOUR, short delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood rocks back and pulls, eyeing the midwicket fence, ball clips the bottom edge and races away well wide of the keeper, lucky runs

119.2

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside the off stump

119.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the man at mid-off

119.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, turned away towards midwicket

119.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run

119.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, no movement whatsoever, Collingwood pushes forward and drives but fails to connect properly, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls back to the bowler

119.6

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, turned away towards mid-on

England 443/4   PD Collingwood 36* (79b 6x4)

120.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards point

120.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, FOUR, and the party continues! tossed up delivery, Collingwood dances down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it away with the spin to the long-on fence

120.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, defended to gully

120.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run

England 452/4   PD Collingwood 40* (83b 7x4)

121.2

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a length delivery outside the off stumps, another harmless delivery, Collingwood stands tall on the back-foot and drives it away to sweeper cover for an easy single

121.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

121.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, good length delivery, much more accurate on this occasion, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the angle, Pietersen gets behind the line and drives it back to the bowler, well played in the end

England 457/4   PD Collingwood 42* (86b 7x4)

122.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, flat and full, Collingwood plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stump

122.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 1 run

122.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot

122.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in sharply, Collingwood pushes foward to defend but is beaten by the turn and the ball hits the pad in-line with the stumps, loud appeal for lbw turned down, that was close!

122.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, another tight delivery, defended watchfully

England 459/4   PD Collingwood 43* (91b 7x4)

123.4

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down to long-on

123.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, too easy a delivery, cut away to deep point

England 465/4   PD Collingwood 45* (93b 7x4)

124.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 1 run, worked away to deep square leg

England 466/4   PD Collingwood 46* (94b 7x4)

125.1

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, a genuine off-spinner, driven to long-on for a single

125.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot

125.4

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, pushed to covers

125.5

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, flat delivery, defensively played away towards cover

125.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, defended down on the leg side

England 468/4   PD Collingwood 47* (99b 7x4)

127.2

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, driven straight back, diving stop by Dilshan cuts off the single

127.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track and this time gets it past the bowler for a single

127.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

England 479/4   PD Collingwood 49* (102b 7x4)

128.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 3 runs, fifty! doosra, ball kept bit low after hitting the deck, Collingwood looking to defend it on the front-foot ends up with a thick edge and the ball races away to third man - well played

England 482/4   PD Collingwood 52* (103b 7x4)

129.1

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, nicely driven down to long-on and they stroll across for a single

129.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, falt delivery, defended stretching well forward

129.4

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run

129.5

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot

129.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, comes down the track and defends it back to the bowler

England 484/4   PD Collingwood 53* (108b 7x4)

131.1

Vaas to Collingwood, 1 wide, starts off with a wayward delivery outside the off stump, umpire not happy with the width

131.1

Vaas to Collingwood, 1 run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and angling across, Collingwood stays back and drives it away through extra cover, there is protection in the deep and he gets just a single for that

131.4

Vaas to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Collingwood shuffles across to defends and gets hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, probably bit too high

131.5

Vaas to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball, coming in with the angle, Collingwood rocks back and pulls it away to deep midwicket, got well on top of the bounce and just rolled his wrist over to keep it down, well played

England 488/4   PD Collingwood 55* (111b 7x4)

132.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, defended to short midwicket

132.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, flighted delivery, driven straight to Vaas at mid-off

132.5

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 2 runs, nudged down to fine leg, Collingwood takes on the fielder in the deep and makes it back for the second

132.6

Muralitharan to Collingwood, 4 byes, what was that! flat delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, ball keeps low after hitting the deck, beats the batsman and the keeper and runs down to the third man fence, almost a rolling ball

England 498/4   PD Collingwood 57* (115b 7x4)

134.1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, pushed to short leg

134.2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, goes forward and pads it away

134.3

Muralitharan to Collingwood, no run, goes back and punches it to cover

134.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, OUT, got him! full and outside off and Collingwood goes back and is beaten by the lack of bounce. It fizzed fairly quickly as well and maybe, he should have gone forward.

PD Collingwood b Muralitharan 57 (162m 119b 7x4 0x6) SR: 47.89

England 502/6   PD Collingwood 57 (119b 7x4)
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Sri Lanka won by 134 runs
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England won by 6 wickets
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