Sri Lanka tour of England, 1st Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, May 11-15, 2006
Played at Lord's, London
11,12,13,14,15 May 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
28.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, pitched on the middle and off and spun away sharply, left alone

28.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, similar ball, left alone again

28.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Ripped across and it spins sharply away again, left alone

28.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, left alone again. Sharp spin for Murali

28.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Tossed up this time, much slower and it kept low. left alone

England 86/1   AN Cook 0* (5b)
30.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

30.2

Muralitharan to Cook, 2 runs, Slightly short and spinning outside off, Cook pushes back and punches it past point

30.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Tossed up outside off, covers the stumps and lets it go

30.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off, a doosra, Cook comes forward and pushes it to the off side. He is reading the wily old spinner well. So far.

30.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

30.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, outside off again. pushed out to cover

England 94/1   AN Cook 2* (11b)
32.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up on the middle and turning away, Cook goes back and pushes it to point

32.2

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, on the middle and leg this time and much slower, turned away past square -leg

England 97/1   AN Cook 3* (13b)
33.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, outside off, left alone. This is all getting too simple.

33.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, slightly shorter this time, goes on the back foot to punch it to mid-off

33.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, on the channel, cook has all the time in the world to go back and punch it to off side

33.4

Vaas to Cook, no run

33.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, Just outside off, pushed to the off side

33.6

Vaas to Cook, FOUR, Drifting down the leg, Cook ends up playing around his front pad and turns it fine-leg fence

England 101/1   AN Cook 7* (19b 1x4)
35.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, Outside off, left alone

35.2

Vaas to Cook, FOUR

35.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, Corrects his line this time, delivered from close to the stumps and on the off and middle, pushed away carefully

35.4

Vaas to Cook, no run

35.5

Vaas to Cook, 2 runs, Drifts down the leg again and flicked past square-leg for a couple

35.6

Vaas to Cook, no run, Full again but on the off and middle stump line and Cook leans forward and offers the full face of the bat

England 109/1   AN Cook 13* (25b 2x4)
36.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, flighted on the leg stump and turning , goes back and defends

36.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

36.4

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, Much slower and outside leg, Cook hangs on his back foot and turns it past square leg

England 111/1   AN Cook 14* (28b 2x4)
37.1

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, Gentle medium pace. pitched on the off and shapes away, pushed out to cover

37.1

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, Gentle medium pace. pitched on the off and shapes away, pushed out to cover

37.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, Slightly fuller and Cook comes on to his front foot and drives it straight. mistimes it and bowler goes across to stop it

37.3

Kulasekara to Cook, 2 runs, Full and outside off, leans forward and drives it , copy book style, to deep cover for a couple

37.4

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, Again outside off but this time Cook covers his off stump and shoulders arms

37.5

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, full again, and you guessed it, yes outside off stump. pushed past the point

England 114/1   AN Cook 17* (33b 2x4)
38.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

38.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed on the middle and off stump line, leants forward and dead bats it

38.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off, driven to cover

38.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Appeal for lbw, turned down. Pitches outside off and its a doosra and spins in and keeps low but the ball is going down leg

38.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

38.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Another appeal but inside edge saves him. Doosra which kept low again and Cook tries to play across.

England 114/1   AN Cook 17* (39b 2x4)
39.5

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, on the legs, pushed to the on side

39.6

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, Pushed to Murali at mid-on and they go for a quick single. Murali throws down the stumps and the decision was refered to third umpire but Cook had reached in time

England 120/1   AN Cook 18* (41b 2x4)
40.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, On the middle and pushed to the on side. Bit tentative there, maybe he is not picking him

40.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

40.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed on the off, pushed out to point

40.4

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, On the leg stump line, turned to square leg and they jog through for a single

England 121/1   AN Cook 19* (45b 2x4)
41.1

Kulasekara to Cook, no run

41.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run

41.3

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run

England 128/1   AN Cook 20* (48b 2x4)
42.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, on the middle, goes back to push it out to on side

42.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

42.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up on the off, defended with the full face of the bat

42.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up on the off, defended with the full face of the bat

42.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

42.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, pushed to cover

42.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

England 136/1   AN Cook 20* (54b 2x4)
43.5

Kulasekara to Cook, no run

43.6

Kulasekara to Cook, no run

England 137/1   AN Cook 20* (56b 2x4)
44.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Outside off, fuller and driven to cover where Dilshan fields it. Doesnt stop it but no harm done the ball runs down to mid-off

44.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run

44.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Well outside off, Cook covers his off stump and shoulders arms

44.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Fuller and on the off stump line, Cook stretches forward and dead bats it.

England 140/1   AN Cook 20* (60b 2x4)
45.2

Kulasekara to Cook, 2 runs, more runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Cook chips back and works it away through square leg for a brace, excellent placement

45.3

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, too straight a delivery and Cook punches it straight to the fielder at mid-on

45.4

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, left alone outside the off stump

45.5

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, seam-up, driven down to mid-off

45.6

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

England 143/1   AN Cook 22* (65b 2x4)
47.2

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, Cook drives off the back-foot and the gets it away well wide of the fielder at mid-on

England 154/1   AN Cook 23* (66b 2x4)
48.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, wide delivery outside the off stump, Cook lets it go

48.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, again width offered and this time Cook drives it away towards cover, excellent diving stop there saves runs

48.3

Maharoof to Cook, 2 runs, driven away off the back-foot and this time the ball goes through the gap between cover and point, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to get the placement right, fielder in the deep hurtles across and keeps it down to two

48.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the wicket and drifting in with the angle, Cook is bit late and the ball rolls away after hitting the pad

48.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, driven off the back-foot to the mid-on region

48.6

Maharoof to Cook, 1 no ball, short and wide outside the off stump, Cook offers no shot

48.6

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Cook leans back and cuts it away to deep point for an easy single, another harmless over comes to an end

England 158/1   AN Cook 26* (73b 2x4)
49.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Cook pushes forward and taps it away on the leg side, Murali moves across to his left and cuts off the single

49.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, bit too full outside the off stump, Cook drives well but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

49.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, wide outside the off stump, Cook gets a good stride forward, covers the stumps and leaves it through to the keeper

49.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, another wide delivery outside the off stump, Cook repeats the act

49.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

49.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, maiden! quicker delivery to end the over, forced away to towards cover point

England 158/1   AN Cook 26* (79b 2x4)
50.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run

50.5

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run

England 162/1   AN Cook 27* (81b 2x4)
51.1

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, Wide outside off, Trescothick has nothing to with it.

51.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

51.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

51.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

England 164/1   AN Cook 28* (85b 2x4)
53.1

Dilshan to Cook, 3 runs, Shorter in length and on the off stump line, Cook pushes back and punches it through cover

England 176/1   AN Cook 31* (86b 2x4)
54.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Pitched on the off stump, turning away, pushed to the off side.

54.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Well tossed up, on the middle, defended carefully. Murali is trying to buy his wicket now

54.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, slightly flatter and on the off stump, pushed out to the off side

54.4

Muralitharan to Cook, FOUR, Flatter topspinner and bounces a bit and Cook goes for his cut shot, bit cramped and beaten by the bounce and the edge flies to the right of Mahela at the first slip

54.5

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run

England 181/1   AN Cook 36* (91b 3x4)
55.1

Dilshan to Cook, 1 run

England 182/1   AN Cook 37* (92b 3x4)
56.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Beaten! well flighted delivery that drifted in from round the wickets, pitched on the off and turned away. Cook hung his bat out but luckily, for him, doesnt connect

56.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run

56.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, goes on the back foot and pushes it out

56.4

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, Drags that one slightly shorts and punched through covers

England 191/1   AN Cook 38* (96b 3x4)
57.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, Vaas back into the attack and hits the channel straightaway. The front foot comes across, bat and pad together and pushed to cover

57.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, Drifting down the leg and turned away past the square-leg

57.2

Vaas to Cook, 1 run

England 192/1   AN Cook 39* (98b 3x4)
58.1

Muralitharan to Cook, FOUR, Super cut! Not all that short, just outside off stump, Cook shifts his weight to his back foot and cuts it gloriously past point

58.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Much fuller this time as Murali adjusts his length this time and Cook comes forward and dead bats it

58.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Similar delivery and again leant forward and that dead bat comes out.

58.4

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, Murali switches to over the wicket, driven to cover and they take a quick single

England 199/1   AN Cook 44* (102b 4x4)
59.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width, Cook shuffles back and across and defends it away towards cover

59.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, another good length delivery, bit of width on it this time, Cook drives hard and the ball rockets away towards cover, excellent diving stop by the fielder there cuts off a certain boundary

59.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, again Vaas goes wide outside the off stump and Cook cuts it away straight to Dilshan at backward point

59.4

Vaas to Cook, 2 runs, another wide delivery outside the off stump, Cook waits for it and cuts it away behind point, diving half-stop by Dilshan at backward point cuts off a certain boundary, ball rolls down third man, takes the first run quickly and Cook comfortably makes it back for the second

59.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, punched away towards cover

59.6

Vaas to Cook, no run, played to midwicket

England 201/1   AN Cook 46* (108b 4x4)
62.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, defended outside the off stump

62.2

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at cover, easy single

England 213/1   AN Cook 47* (110b 4x4)
63.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, defended down to silly mid-off, cautious defensive prod

63.2

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, driven off the back-foot and Cook gets it wide of the fielder at mid-on

England 214/2   AN Cook 48* (112b 4x4)
64.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, starts off a new over with a quicker delivery on the middle and off stump line, Cook gets forward and defends it down on the off side

64.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

64.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

64.4

Muralitharan to Cook, FOUR, short and on the pads, probably the doosra gone wrong, Cook quickly pounces on it and pulls it away to the backward square leg fence, powerful shot and that's his fifty!

64.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, excellent comeback delivery, Cook is beaten outside the off stump

64.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 218/2   AN Cook 52* (118b 5x4)
66.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, width offered outside the off stump and Cook cuts it away towards point

66.2

Muralitharan to Cook, FOUR, again short and wide outside the off stump, this time Cook waits for the ball to turn and then cuts it away at the last possible moment, ball beats the fielder at gully and races away down the hill to the third man fence

66.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, this time closer to the off stump line and Cook stokes it away towards cover

66.4

Muralitharan to Cook, 3 runs, fraction short and turning in from outside the leg stump, Cook shuffles back and clips it away through midwicket, long chase from Vaas saves one run

England 229/2   AN Cook 59* (122b 6x4)
67.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook leans forward and jabs it down to mid-on

67.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, forced away towards cover

67.3

Vaas to Cook, FOUR, good length delivery, Cook quickly goes back and punches it straight back down the track to the mid-on fence, once past the fielder at mid-on the ball just rocketed away to the fence

67.4

Vaas to Cook, no run, defended down the track

67.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, line and length delivery, Cook defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards short midwicket

67.6

Vaas to Cook, no run

England 233/2   AN Cook 63* (128b 7x4)
68.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, turning across, no shot offered

68.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

68.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, defended to point

68.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up delivery, defended to silly point

England 238/2   AN Cook 63* (132b 7x4)
70.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, fraction short and Cook jabs it away towards cover

70.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, opens up Cook, ball clips the outside edge and rolls away behind point

70.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, on the middle and off stump line, forced away towards cover

70.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tight delivery, no shot offered

70.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, defended to point

70.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, pushed back to the bowler

England 244/2   AN Cook 63* (138b 7x4)
72.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended to short cover

72.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, quicker delivery, spinning in from touch outside the off stump, Cook pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down and rightly so

72.3

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

72.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Cook reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper

72.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, defended towards cover

72.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, beauty! Murali hits the right line and length, ball grips the surface and rips across the left-hander, Cook is sucked forward and the ball zips past the outside edge - close call

England 244/2   AN Cook 63* (144b 7x4)
73.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, good length delivery, hint of swing? Cook gets forward and taps it away towards midwicket

73.3

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, on the middle and off stump line, the one that goes straight on, Cook shuffles across and hits through the line, ball rolls down to mid-on, no room for a single there

73.4

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, driven away through cover point, runs hard looking for the second but the fielder in the deep was alert

England 246/2   AN Cook 64* (147b 7x4)
74.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, well flighted delivery, turning in from outside the leg stump, Cook gets a good stride forward and turns it away towards midwicket

74.2

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, turn and bounce, Cook plays inside the line

74.3

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, quicker and flatter, Cook leans forward and forces it away towards midwicket

74.4

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away straight to the fielder at point

74.5

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, again fraction short, on the middle and leg stump line, Cook skips back and works it away towards square leg

74.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 246/2   AN Cook 64* (153b 7x4)
75.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, Driveable length again, just outside off and out comes the front foot and driven to cover

75.3

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, On a good length, on the off stump, coming in, punched to left of cover

England 248/2   AN Cook 65* (155b 7x4)
76.1

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Floated on the off and middle and turning away, defended on the front foot

76.2

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, Slightly shorter and bit of width outside off, cut past point

76.4

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run, Shorter and cuts past point

76.6

Muralitharan to Cook, no run, Tossed up on the middle and leg, out comes the front foot, head over the ball and deadbatted away

England 254/2   AN Cook 67* (159b 7x4)
77.2

Kulasekara to Cook, FOUR, Full and well outside off, Cook glides it third man fence

77.3

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, Bit straighter this time, outside off but this time no open face, drives it to mid-off

77.4

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, driven to cover

77.5

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, on a length, pitched outside off and goes with the angle, Cook stretches out and drives it to cover

77.6

Kulasekara to Cook, FOUR, Beautiful stroke! Full and begged to be hit, and Cook obliged in style. Leant forward, and head over the ball, caressed it straight past the bowler.

England 263/2   AN Cook 75* (164b 9x4)
79.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Short of length, pitched on the middle and moving away , defended off the back foot

79.2

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, short of length but a bit of width outside off, stands up tall and punches it past point

79.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run, On a length, pushed to the off side

79.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, on a length again, on the off and shaping away, pushed to cover

79.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Similar delivery and once again pushed to the off

England 273/2   AN Cook 76* (169b 9x4)
80.6

Muralitharan to Cook, 1 run

England 275/2   AN Cook 77* (170b 9x4)
81.1

Maharoof to Cook, 1 no ball, Drifted down leg and a no-ball to boot

81.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Hits the channel outside off stump this time and left alone

81.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, On the off stump line, going away with the angle, driven to cover

81.3

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run

81.5

Maharoof to Cook, FOUR, Another lovely shot: full and in the slot allright, but great execution. Leant forward and driven through the off side.

81.6

Maharoof to Cook, 4 runs, Another beautiful stroke. Outside off and over pitched, Cook goes forward and a mere firm push and it pierces the off side ring. Effortless.

England 286/2   AN Cook 86* (176b 10x4)
82.3

Vaas to Cook, no run

82.4

Vaas to Cook, no run, Full and hint of swing, defended to the off side

82.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, Similar ball, Cook covers for the swing, and pushes it gently to the off side.

82.6

Vaas to Cook, no run, Outside off and swinging away, left alone

England 291/2   AN Cook 86* (180b 10x4)
83.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Pitched on a length, on the middle and off line, Cook stands tall and drops his wrists and dead bats it to on side

83.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Pitched on a length again and on the off stump and going with the angle and Cook ended up trying to defend outside the line and is beaten

England 296/2   AN Cook 86* (182b 10x4)
85.1

Maharoof to Cook, 3 runs, Drifting down the leg, turned away

85.3

Maharoof to Cook, 1 wide, Wide outside off stump.

85.3

Maharoof to Cook, OUT, Gone! Pitched just outside off, on a length and shaping away. Cook goes for a expansive cut shot and is beaten by the bounce and edges it behind

AN Cook c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 89 (232m 184b 10x4 0x6) SR: 48.36

England 312/3   AN Cook 89 (184b 10x4)
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