Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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133.6

Vaas to Flintoff, no run

England 502/5   A Flintoff 0* (1b)

134.6

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, ripped that one across: flat and quick and Flintoff presses forward and is rapped on the pads.

England 503/6   A Flintoff 0* (2b)

135.4

Vaas to Flintoff, no run

135.5

Vaas to Flintoff, 1 run, on a length, hit back on the up and it went in air, close to the outstretched left hand of Vaas.

England 505/6   A Flintoff 1* (4b)

136.1

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run

136.2

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, pushed back down the track

136.3

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, tossed on the middle and off stump line, turned to short leg

136.4

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run

136.5

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, turned to short leg again.

136.6

Muralitharan to Flintoff, FOUR, dances down the track and drives powerfully to the long-off fence. Two quick wickets might have fallen but Flintoff is intent on attack.

England 509/6   A Flintoff 5* (10b 1x4)

137.6

Vaas to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off stump line, driven to mid-off

England 510/6   A Flintoff 5* (11b 1x4)

138.6

Muralitharan to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed outside off, pushed close on the off side and they amble for a single. Not enough urgency from the fielders

England 516/6   A Flintoff 6* (12b 1x4)

139.1

Vaas to Flintoff, FOUR, on a length, clipped crisply off the pads to the midwicket fence. hit on the up.

139.2

Vaas to Flintoff, 1 run, turned off the hips, past the squareleg and they jog for a easy single

139.4

Vaas to Flintoff, 2 runs, dropped! tough chance. Flintoff drilled on the up and Vaas stuck his left hand out and it didn't stick.

139.5

Vaas to Flintoff, 1 run, on the legs, turned to fine-leg

England 525/6   A Flintoff 14* (16b 2x4)

140.1

Muralitharan to Flintoff, 2 runs, short and pitched outside off, turning in and Flintoff pulls it away and Dilshan makes a half-stop at short midwicket

140.2

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run

140.3

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, attempted sweep but doesn't connect and Murali lets out a wry smile

140.4

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, doosra that pitched on the leg stump, Flintoff pushes it to on side

140.5

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run

140.6

Muralitharan to Flintoff, SIX, tossed up on the leg and middle stump line, Flintoff moves across and hoicks imperiously over long leg!

England 533/6   A Flintoff 22* (22b 2x4 1x6)

141.2

Kulasekara to Flintoff, no run, oh! dances down the track and drove it hard but straight to cover. The intent is clear. Attack. Attack and more attack.

141.3

Kulasekara to Flintoff, 4 byes, wide down the leg side and Sangakkara couldn't get across in time

141.4

Kulasekara to Flintoff, 1 run, on the legs, turned behind the square-leg region

England 539/6   A Flintoff 23* (25b 2x4 1x6)

142.3

Muralitharan to Flintoff, FOUR

142.4

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, goes for a slog-sweep, doesn't connect, it balloons up off the pads

142.5

Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run, flatter and quicker, pushed out to on side

142.6

Muralitharan to Flintoff, SIX, down the track and heaved over midwicket. Super shot for a six and Flintoff has a chat with the umpires. England have declared!

England 551/6   A Flintoff 33* (29b 3x4 2x6)
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Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 2-5, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 134 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - May 25-28, 2006
England won by 6 wickets
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - May 11-15, 2006
Match drawn
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May 16, 2006

The press reacted badly to the draw at Lord's but England are still big favourites to win the series

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May 15, 2006

A grinning Mahela Jayawardene with his Man-of-the-Match award, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Lord's, May 15, 2006

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