Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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85.4

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run

85.5

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run

85.6

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, BOuncer! and Hoggard does well to duck

England 312/3   MJ Hoggard 0* (3b)

86.5

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, 2 sips and a gully . Pitched on the leg and middle and swings in towards the pads

86.6

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, Ooh! Well left or trifle lucky?! Pitches outside off, on a length and comes in and Hoggard lets it go and it just whizzes past the off stump.

England 313/3   MJ Hoggard 0* (5b)

87.3

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, Wasted delivery. Short, outside off and the nightwatchman has nothing to with it

87.4

Maharoof to Hoggard, 1 run, On the legs and Hoggard flicks it away past square-leg

England 315/3   MJ Hoggard 1* (7b)

88.1

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, On the legs, flicked to long leg but they decide not to take the run. The nightwatchman will remain on the strike.

88.2

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, Outside off and left alone

88.3

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, Beaten on the forward prod. Outside off and angling away

88.4

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, on the middle and shaping in, defended watchfully.

88.5

Vaas to Hoggard, no run

88.6

Vaas to Hoggard, 1 run, Pitches on the leg and middle and shaping towards the pads, Hoggard turns it behind squareleg and will keep the strike!

England 318/3   MJ Hoggard 2* (13b)

89.1

Kulasekara to Hoggard, no run, Hint of swing there. Came in after pitching on the middle and Hoggard is rapped on the pads

89.2

Kulasekara to Hoggard, no run, Bit of inswing again. Shapes in towards the pads, Hoggard turns it to deep midwicket but again they decide against a run. The nightwatchman is there to protect the main batsman and Hoggard is doing his job perfectly

89.3

Kulasekara to Hoggard, no run, Pushed out to the on side

89.4

Kulasekara to Hoggard, no run, Waste of a delivery. Well outside off and Hoggard lets it go

89.5

Kulasekara to Hoggard, no run

89.6

Kulasekara to Hoggard, no run, Just the ball you want if you are facing the last ball of the day. Outside off and there was no need to flirt with that. Hoggard survives and that's stumps on the opening day

England 318/3   MJ Hoggard 2* (19b)

90.2

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Hoggard offers no shot but leaves his bat hanging in the air, ball clips the outside edge and rolls away straight to the fielder at gully

90.3

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, this time Hoggard is much more watchful and the ball goes through to the keeper

90.4

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, another probing delivery, angling across the right-hander, Hoggard leaves it through to the keeper

90.5

Vaas to Hoggard, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Hoggard stays back and turns it away towards square leg, half-stop by the fielder there saves runs but fails to cut of the single

England 320/3   MJ Hoggard 3* (23b)

91.1

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from wide outside the off stump, Hoggard stands his ground and punches it down to the mid-on region, not a well timed shot and the ball rolled away off the inner half of the bat

91.2

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Hoggard had a go at it, a half-hearted prod and the ball zips past the outside edge

91.3

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, inside edge and the ball rolls away towards point

91.4

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no movement whatsoever, Hoggard shoulders arms

91.5

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, quicker delivery, on the middle and leg stump line, Hoggard leans forward and works it away on the leg side, awkward looking shot

91.6

Maharoof to Hoggard, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, was wide outside the off stump but Hoggard turns down the invitation

England 320/3   MJ Hoggard 3* (29b)

92.5

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, left alone outside the off stump

92.6

Vaas to Hoggard, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing there for Vaas, Hoggard jams his bat down and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat, two more added to the total

England 327/3   MJ Hoggard 5* (31b)

94.1

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, slower delivery, bit wide outside the off stump and Hoggard leaves it through to the keeper&

94.2

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, better line and length, pitched up on the middle and off stump line and slanting across, this time Hoggard can't resist a go at it and the ball rips past the outside edge

94.3

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, wide outside the off stump, Hoggard shoulders arms - wasted delivery

94.4

Vaas to Hoggard, no run, pitched up and angling across, driven straight to the fielder at point

94.5

Vaas to Hoggard, 2 runs, Vaas strays onto middle and leg, Hoggard stays back and nudges it away well wide of the fielder at square leg

94.6

Vaas to Hoggard, OUT, bowled'm! well disguised slower delivery, hint of in-swing and the ball ends up as a low fulltoss on the middle and off stump line, Hoggard is duped into the drive and is beaten comprehensively, ball crashes into the woodwork, Vaas finally gets one to his name - England four down

MJ Hoggard b Vaas 7 (43m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.91

England 329/4   MJ Hoggard 7 (37b)
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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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