Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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

0.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Bang on for the first ball. Bit of late outswing. Pitched on middle and leg and swings towards off stump. Pushed out to off side.

0.2

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, down the leg side and turned away past square leg for a single

0.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, On the middle stump line this time. The left foot comes forward , head over the ball and defended carefully

0.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run

0.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run

0.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run

England 1/0   WPUJC Vaas 1-0-1-0

2.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the channel and Trescothick leaves it through to the keeper

2.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Good length delivery outside the off stump, in the channel and Trescothick leaves it through to the
keeper

2.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run

2.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another one that shapes away from the left-hander, bit too wide on this occasion and Trescothick leaves it through to the keeper

2.4

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

2.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Outside off stump, angling away, pushed hard at it and the outside edge just drops short of the second slip

2.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, this time one that darts back into the left hander, finds the outside edge of Trescothick's bat, bat thanfully for all the England fans, it falls short of the man at second slip

England 5/0   WPUJC Vaas 2-1-1-0

4.1

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, good length delivery, Trescothick tries to work it to the onside, misses the ball, ball brushes the pads and the batsmen take a legbye

4.2

Vaas to Strauss, FOUR, shot!! Vass pitches full and strays on the legs, Strauss is on good position to work it away to the deep square leg fence - good way to get off the mark

4.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, defends it back to the bowler this time, played it with a straight bat on that occasion

4.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, Strauss feels for hte delivery outside off and gets beaten

4.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, defends it to the offside

4.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run, outside off and moving away, left through to the wicketkeeper

England 10/0   WPUJC Vaas 3-1-5-0

6.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended to covers

6.2

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, stroked away into the gap between mid-off and cover, quick single taken

6.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, defended back to the bowler

6.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards point

6.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Strauss watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

6.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, Strauss gets forward and defends it towards cover, another fine over from Vaas comes to an end

England 16/0   WPUJC Vaas 4-1-6-0

8.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, too wide to trouble the batsman

8.2

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, Vaas drifts onto the pads and Strauss shuffles across a bit and clips it away to long-leg for an easy single

8.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick gets forward and drives it away towards mid-off, good diving stop by the man at mid-off saves runs

8.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, forced away towards cover point, diving effort from Dilshan negates the chance of a single there

8.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick picks it up early and leaves it through to the keeper

8.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

England 21/0   WPUJC Vaas 5-1-7-0

10.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the channel and Trescothick leaves it through to the keeper

10.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another channel delivery, Trescothick gets forward and defends it back down the track

10.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Vaas once again on target and Trescothick plays it safe

10.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended watchfully

10.5

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, Trescothick too join the party! bit of width offered outside the off stump and the back-foot drive makes perfect contact, cover fielder ends up escorting the ball to the fence

10.6

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

England 34/0   WPUJC Vaas 6-1-11-0

17.1

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

17.2

Vaas to Strauss, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss pushes forward and comes down hard it, flashing kiss and the ball races away well wide of the fielder at backward point

17.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Strauss shoulders arms

17.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, another one that swings away from the left-hander, Strauss stays back and watches it all the way into the keeper's gloves

17.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, closer to the off stump line on this occasion, Strauss gets forward and defensively plays it away towards cover

17.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

England 68/0   WPUJC Vaas 7-1-15-0

19.1

Vaas to Strauss, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, Strauss quickly picks up the length, gets forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away well wide of the fielder at cover

19.2

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

19.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, pitched close to the off stump, this one bites the surface and shapes away late, Strauss plays inside the line

19.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

19.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away square on the off side

19.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run, line and length delivery to end the over, Strauss gets forward and strokes it away towards point

England 73/0   WPUJC Vaas 8-1-17-0

21.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended towards point

21.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, probing line and length, Trescothick plays inside the line

21.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Trescothick gets forward and defends it down to mid-on

21.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, driven away off the back-foot to the cover region

21.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, on the pads, driven straight to the fielder at midwicket

21.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, Trescothick goes for the pull, ball clips the leading edge and rolls away towards extra cover, that could have gone anywhere but luckily for Trescothick and England the ball went right into the ground and then rolled away towards the fielder

England 74/0   WPUJC Vaas 9-2-17-0

23.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, excellent line and Trescothick is beaten by the late away movement

23.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, driven away towards cover

23.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot

23.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, eased away towards cover

23.5

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick pushes forward and drives on the up, ball hurtles away to the cover fence - was in the air for a long time but the fielder at cover hardly got any time to react

23.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, forced away towards cover

England 78/0   WPUJC Vaas 10-2-21-0

25.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, drifting down the leg side, Strauss fails to make contact

25.2

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

25.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, another tight delivery, Strauss shoulders arms

25.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

25.5

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Strauss had to play at it, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away to long-leg

25.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another decent delivery from Vaas, Trescothick watchfully strokes it away towards point

England 80/0   WPUJC Vaas 11-2-22-0

29.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Just outside the off stump, Trescothick lets it go

29.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Again on the channel outside off, lets it go

29.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, hmm... similar ball , same result.

29.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, Adjusts his line this time, on the middle and slight swing. Flicked through the midwicket

29.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Fuller this time, played with the full face of the bat

29.6

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, Super shot that. Width and length offered outside off, the right foot comes forward and thrashed through cover

England 92/1   WPUJC Vaas 12-2-28-0

31.1

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, SLightly short of a length, punched away

31.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run

31.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, outside off stump again, left alone. Gentle speed, one has to say

31.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, on the stumps, defended with the full face of the bat

31.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, on the stumps, defended with the full face of the bat

31.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Hint of movement but starts well outside off. left alone.

31.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Adjusts his line this time. pitched on the middle and off and shapes away ever so slightly. Trescothick, as his wont, stands tall and erect, waits for the swing to play out and offers the full face of the bat in defence

31.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Similar ball, slight ly short of a length and pushed away to the off side

England 96/1   WPUJC Vaas 13-2-30-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 14-2-34-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 15-2-40-0

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

57.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Pitched on the middle and coming in with the angle, pushed out to midwicket.

57.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, Fuller, just short of a driveable length, Trescothick goes hard at it without moving forward and the miscued drive goes in air close to the cover fielder but no harm done.

57.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run

57.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run

England 194/1   WPUJC Vaas 16-2-43-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 17-2-45-0

61.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

61.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, probing line and length, no shot offered

61.3

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, runs! runs! runs! good length delivery outside the off stump, harmless ball, Trescothick eases forward to the pitch of the delivery and creams it away through the hole between mid-off and cover, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right - excellent use of the wrist

61.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, steered down to third man for a brace

61.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delviery, driven towards cover

61.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, drifting down the leg side, Trescothick fails to make contact

England 212/1   WPUJC Vaas 18-2-51-0

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

63.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, angling across, defended on the front-foot

63.4

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended back to the bowler

63.5

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot, ball rolls away towards cover

63.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, pitched up on the middle and off stump line, hint of late swing, Pietersen drives well and the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-on

England 214/2   WPUJC Vaas 19-2-52-0

65.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended towards cover

65.2

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, off the mark in style! pitched up and angling across, too full a delivery and Pietersen dispatches it to the deep extra cover fence

65.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and leg and shaping back in, Pietersen is beaten comprehensively and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, pleading appeal for lbw turned down by umpire Aleem Dar - that looked out!

65.4

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

65.5

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, defended straight back along the carpet

65.6

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

England 222/2   WPUJC Vaas 20-2-56-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 21-2-60-0

82.1

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, On a length and drifting down leg and punched past square-leg. Bottom-hand fuelled that shot.

82.2

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, Again on the hips, turned away behind square-leg

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   WPUJC Vaas 22-2-65-0

84.1

Vaas to Pietersen, 2 runs, Fuller and outside off, leans forward and drives it to sweeper cover

84.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run

84.3

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, Overpitched outside off, thrashed past cover.

84.4

Vaas to Pietersen, no run

84.5

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, Fifty up in style! full outside off and Pietersen leans forward and square drives it behind point

84.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, A bouncer! angling away, and Pietersen weaves away and lets it fly past his right shoulder

England 306/2   WPUJC Vaas 23-2-75-0

86.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run

86.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, Outside off again, shoulders arms

86.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, Full and outside off, stretches out his left foot across and drives to cover

86.4

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, Drifting down leg, turned away behind square

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   WPUJC Vaas 24-2-76-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 25-2-77-0

90.1

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, runs straightaway, good length delivery on the pads and Pietersen neatly tucks it away through midwicket for an easy single

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

90.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, driven to mid-on, Vaas starts day two with a harmless over

England 320/3   WPUJC Vaas 26-2-79-0

92.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, short delivery outside the off stump and Pietersen hammers it straight to the fielder at point

92.2

Vaas to Pietersen, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen leans forward into the drive, ball clips the outer half of the bat and races away through cover point, easy two

92.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover, nicely got to the pitch of the delivery and timing was spot on but he failed to get the placement right

92.4

Vaas to Pietersen, 3 runs, short ball and that's a bread and butter shot for Pietersen, rocks back and pulls it away in the air to the deep midwicket region, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the third

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   WPUJC Vaas 27-2-86-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 28-2-88-1

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   WPUJC Vaas 29-2-92-1

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   WPUJC Vaas 30-2-96-1

100.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, Vaas starts off with a fuller length slower delivery on the middle and off stump line, similar to the one that got rid of Hoggard, Pietersen picks it up early and watchfully defends it down on the off side, well bowled and equally well played

100.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, straighter delivery, driven down to mid-off

100.3

Vaas to Pietersen, 4 byes, good length delivery, pitched wide outside the leg stump and shaping further away, Sangakkara could do nothing but watch the ball race away to the fine leg fence, 350 comes up for England

100.4

Vaas to Pietersen, 3 runs, clipped away off the pads to deep midwicket

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   WPUJC Vaas 31-2-103-1

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

131.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, bit too straight on this occasion and Pietersen drive it straight to the fielder at mid-on

131.3

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, 150! on the pads and Pietersen chips it away in the air to deep midwicket for a single

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

131.6

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, driven umpishly to deep extra cover, was in the air for sometime but well wide of the fielders

England 489/4   WPUJC Vaas 32-2-108-1

133.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, pitched up and angling across, Pietersen has a go at it but misses the target by miles

133.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen on one-foot trying to flick it away on the leg side, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the pad

133.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot

133.4

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, fulltoss on the stumps and Pietersen dismisses it to the midwicket fence and this is now his highest score in Test cricket, way to go!

133.5

Vaas to Pietersen, OUT, got'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one straightened a bit after hitting the deck, Pietersen shuffles across looking to clip it away on leg side as he has done on numerous occasions, but this time he fails to connect and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger

KP Pietersen lbw b Vaas 158 (301m 205b 19x4 2x6) SR: 77.07

133.6

Vaas to Flintoff, no run

England 502/5   WPUJC Vaas 33-2-112-2

135.1

Vaas to Jones, no run, cut to point where Dilshan makes the stop

135.2

Vaas to Jones, no run, wide outside off, waste of a delivery.

135.3

Vaas to Jones, 1 run, overpitched outside off, driven to deep cover

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.

135.6

Vaas to Jones, no run

England 505/6   WPUJC Vaas 34-2-114-2

137.1

Vaas to Jones, no run, angling in towards the pads, turned to wide mid-on

137.2

Vaas to Jones, no run, deliver ed like a off break, it pitched outside leg and broke back in to rap Jones on the pads. a stifled appeal goes up

137.3

Vaas to Jones, no run

137.4

Vaas to Jones, no run, pushed out to the off side

137.5

Vaas to Jones, 1 run, Short but rises up slowly, enough time for Jones to roll his wrists and pull it down to long leg

137.6

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

England 510/6   WPUJC Vaas 35-2-115-2

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

139.3

Vaas to Jones, 1 run, driven to Kulasekara at sweeper cover

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

139.6

Vaas to Jones, no run, slanted across the right hand batsman, left alone

England 525/6   WPUJC Vaas 36-2-124-2
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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

A grinning Mahela Jayawardene with his Man-of-the-Match award

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