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
1.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 no ball

1.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, Left alone, gatthered by Sangakkara

1.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, Full and angling away, Trescothick drives, inside edges on to the on side

1.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, Defended to the off side

1.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run

1.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, 3 runs, Full on the leg and middle stump line, flicked through the midwicket.

1.6

Maharoof to Strauss, no run

England 5/0   MF Maharoof 1-0-4-0
3.1

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside off, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the man at gully

3.2

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, good delivery from Maharoof, one that was pitched just a little fuller in length, dart back into Strauss and raps him on the pads, there's a huge appeal for LBW, but Umpire Aleem Dar is unmoved

3.3

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, good one outside off, Strauss plays and misses

3.4

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, defends it to the off-side, its the man at silly mid-off who gets to the ball

3.5

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, outside off, left alone

3.6

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, outside off again, and Strauss bothers not to play at it, lets it through to the wicketkeeper

England 5/0   MF Maharoof 2-1-4-0
5.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads, flicked away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy single

5.2

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, beauty, in the slot outside the off stump and swinging away late, Strauss is drawn forward and the ball zips past the outside edge

5.3

Maharoof to Strauss, FOUR, down the leg side, too easy a delivery, glanced away fine and the ball races away to the fine leg fence

5.4

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, defended to point

5.5

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

5.6

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, inside edge onto the pad

England 15/0   MF Maharoof 3-1-9-0
7.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, shot! bit too full outside the off stump, in the slot and Trescothick drills it through the gap between the cover fielders

7.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, slanting across the left-hander, much better line and length, Trescothick defends it away towards gully

7.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, again in the channel outside the off stump, no shot offered

7.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, perfect line and length, Trescothick is sucked forward and the ball rips past the outside edge, well bowled Maharoof

7.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, and again! in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away, Trescothick had no option but to play at it and once again the ball zips past the outside edge

7.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump, bit too wide on this occasion

England 20/0   MF Maharoof 4-1-13-0
9.1

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, wide outside the off stump, Strauss shoulders arms

9.2

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 no ball, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, again bit too wide and Strauss leaves it for the keeper

9.2

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away from the left-hander, no shot offered

9.3

Maharoof to Strauss, FOUR, slightly fuller on the occasion, pitched on middle and off stump and slanting across the left-hander, Strauss gets forward and drives it straight back down the track to the long-on fence, Murali at mid-on gives chase but the ball wins the race - presented the full face of the bat and the ball gets sped away off the middle

9.4

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, defended outside the off stump

9.5

Maharoof to Strauss, FOUR, four more, good length delivery outside the off stump, this time Strauss punches off the back-foot, another sweetly timed shot and the ball rockets away to the extra-cover fence

9.6

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, better line and length from Maharoof, Strauss gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler, end of an expensive over

England 30/0   MF Maharoof 5-1-22-0
11.1

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 no ball, good length delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the wicket, Strauss gets forward and strokes it away towards cover

11.1

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

11.2

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away on the off side

11.3

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, straight delivery, driven down to mid-on

11.4

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, drifting in with the angle and this one shaped away a touch, Strauss plays inside the line and the ball goes through to the keeper

11.5

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, drifting in and shaping away, Maharoof hitting the right line and length from round the wicket, Strauss reads it well and shoulders arms - well played in the end

11.6

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, wrong line and Strauss works it away behind square on the leg side, easy single to end the over

England 36/0   MF Maharoof 6-1-24-0
13.1

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, defended to mid-off

13.1

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, on the legs, flicked away to Monty Panesar at long leg

13.2

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

13.3

Maharoof to Strauss, FOUR, short of a length, pitched wide outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, at this pace - 'forget it', Strauss leans back and pulls it away through midwicket, another long chase ends in vain

13.4

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

13.5

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, Strauss gets inside the line and tucks it away towards long-leg for an easy single

13.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, pitched up wide outside the off stump, Trescothick gets enough room to free his arms and the ball screams away to the cover fence, excellent timing and equally well placed!

England 48/0   MF Maharoof 7-1-33-0
15.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick leaves it through to the stumper

15.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, again on the shorter side but close to the off stump line on this occasion, Trescothick stands tall on the back-foot and glides it straight to the fielder at gully

15.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, bowled from round the stumps and drifting in from outside off stump, Trescothick is beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the inside edge and hits him on the thigh pad

15.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, line and length delivery, defended towards point

15.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 no ball, drifting way down the leg side, diving effort from Sangakkara saves runs

15.5

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

15.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, touchy! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width, Trescothick stands tall on the back-foot, gets on top of the bounce and steers it past the diving fielder at gully

15.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, another wayward delivery down the leg side, Maharoof making life hard for the keeper

England 58/0   MF Maharoof 8-1-39-0
44.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, 2 runs, Overpitched delivery outside off and driven to the sweeper cover

44.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, Slightly short of length and Punched past point and they jog through for a easy single

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   MF Maharoof 9-1-42-0
46.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Trescothick gets forward and taps it away towards short cover

46.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Trescothick goes for the drive, ball clips the inside edge and rolls down to mid-on

46.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

46.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, plenty of width to play with and Trescothick takes full-toll, comes down hard at it and the ball flies away to the vacant third man fence, more of a flashing kiss than a full-blooded cut

46.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, good length delivery, pitched in line and angling acorss, Trescothick pushes forward to the line of the delivery and drives it away past the diving fielder at cover - top shot!

46.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, again short and wide outside the off stump, cut away to deep point for a single

England 152/1   MF Maharoof 10-1-51-0
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   MF Maharoof 11-1-55-0
50.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 no ball, Wide outside off, left alone

50.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, Outside off again but closer to off stump, Trescothick is beaten on the forward drive

50.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, outside off again

50.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run

50.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run

50.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run

50.5

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run

50.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run

England 162/1   MF Maharoof 12-1-59-0
52.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run

52.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, Drifting down the leg, flicked to the fineleg fence. Another easy picking.

52.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run

52.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, Short of a length and angling in, Trescothick stands tall and bat and pad close together, dead bats it

52.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, Similar ball and again, head over the ball, defended watchfully

52.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 no ball, Fuller this time and driven to mid-off. Another no-ball.

52.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, Another help yourself delivery, short and drifting down leg, Trescothick swivels on his front foot and swats it to the fine leg fence. Poor bowling by Maharoof.

England 173/1   MF Maharoof 13-1-68-0
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

79.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, Outside off and thrashed through cover

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   MF Maharoof 14-1-70-0
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

81.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 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   MF Maharoof 15-1-81-0
83.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, Imperious stroke! Short of length and admittedly outside off, Pietersen, on his front foot, just throws his hands at the ball, flaying it past point

83.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run

83.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Slower ball but Pietersen watches it carefully, and lets it go to the wicketkeeper

83.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 leg bye

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   MF Maharoof 16-1-85-0
85.1

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

85.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 no ball, Oh! Caught off a no-ball! Short of length outside off and Pietersen drives it on the up and goes to right of short cover where Vandort flings himself to right and takes the 'catch' but.... In fact Pietersen had turned behind and had begun his walk.

85.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 leg bye

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

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   MF Maharoof 17-1-90-1
87.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, On a length, just outside off, punched to cover

87.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, Slower ball, that one loops across, outside off, Pietersen waits and drives it to sweeper cover

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

87.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 wide, Arrgh! Really wide outside off, must have slipped out of his hand and Umpire Dar extends his arms

87.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Outside off, but no so wide this time, but wide enough for Pietersen to shoulder arms

87.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 no ball, Bangs it short and it rears up outside off, Pietersen initially shapes to pull but at the last minute, changes his intent and lets it go.

87.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run

England 317/3   MF Maharoof 18-1-94-1
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   MF Maharoof 19-2-94-1
93.1

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

93.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen shuffles across but offers no shot

93.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, again left alone outside the off stump, too wide a delivery to interest Pietersen

93.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, finally one on the stumps, Pietersen gets forward and defends it down to mid-off

93.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Pietersen shuffles across a long way but in the end leaves it through to the keeper

93.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, another wide delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen repeats the act

England 327/3   MF Maharoof 20-3-94-1
95.1

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

95.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, bit wide to interest Pietersen

95.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

95.4

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

95.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the slot for Pietersen to take out the cover drive, hit hard but the ball finds the fielder at cover

95.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, another good shot for no runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen steps forward and drives hard but once again fails to get it past the fielder at cover

England 329/4   MF Maharoof 21-4-94-1
97.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Pietersen drives it straight to the fielder at extra cover

97.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 3 runs, slightly fuller on this occasion and Pietersen drives it away into the gap between mid-off and cover, Murali comes across quickly from mid-off, drives to his left and gets a touch on,. saved one run there

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

97.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, close to stumps and Pietersen safely defends it down on the off side

England 337/4   MF Maharoof 22-4-98-1
99.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid-off

99.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, cracking drive! good length delivery outside the off stump and that's where Pietersen likes it most, quickly gets into a good position and drills it away through extra cover, no stopping that

99.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, driven hard, excellent diving stop by the fielder at extra cover cuts off a certain boundary

99.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, defended watchfully

99.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, width offered outside the off stump and Pietersen goes hard at it, misses the target by miles and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

99.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, closer to the off stump line, Pietersen pushes forward and taps it away well wide of the fielder at cover, quick single to end the over

England 346/4   MF Maharoof 23-4-103-1
101.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, punched down to mid-off, no room for a single

101.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region, easy single

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   MF Maharoof 24-4-105-1
103.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, Short of a length, outside off and steered away to the vacant third man fence. Bit of a outside edge.

103.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Short of length outside off and Pietersen tries to work it away to the on side, doesnt connect well. it rolls back to the bowler.

103.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Slower ball outside off, left alone

103.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, Short and outside off again, Pietersen rocks back on the back foot and pulls it to deep midwicket

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   MF Maharoof 25-4-111-1
105.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Huh! outside off, on a length and Pietersen walks across and whips it to the on side. No run though

105.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, Wide half volley outside off and Pietersen thrashes it to the cover fence.

105.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, On a length outside off and shaping away and out comes that bottom-handed twirl of the bat and the ball runs to the left of mid-on

105.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, Similar ball but this time pushed to sweeper cover

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   MF Maharoof 26-4-116-1
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   MF Maharoof 27-4-120-1
121.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen steps forward and hits across the line to the deep midwicket region

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

121.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, short and wide outside the off stump, not sure if Pietersen heard the call but he goes after it and the ball zips past the outside edge

121.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, punched wide of the fielder at mid-on

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

121.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run

England 457/4   MF Maharoof 28-4-125-1
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