Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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53.1

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

53.2

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, Slower and fuller this time, leant forward and defended watchfully to the on side

53.3

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, Shorter this time and just outside off, cut straight to point

53.4

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run

53.5

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, Driven to mid off

53.6

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, Tossed up this time, on the off and middle, Driven straight to cover. It was an invitation to go for a big hit, a juicy tossed up one.

England 176/1   TM Dilshan 1-0-3-0

55.1

Dilshan to Cook, 1 run

55.2

Dilshan to Trescothick, FOUR, Tossed up and comes down the track and indulges himself. a lovely lofted shot.

55.3

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, As expected flatter and quicker and defended watchfully

55.4

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run

55.5

Dilshan to Trescothick, FOUR, Flatter again and Trescothick puts his right foot across and drives through cover

55.6

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, pushed to the off side

England 190/1   TM Dilshan 2-0-12-0

123.1

Dilshan to Pietersen, 2 runs, starts off with a fuller delivery outside the off stump, a gentle loosener, Pietersen strides forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away through cover

123.2

Dilshan to Pietersen, no run, better line and length, defended towards cover

123.3

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen comes down the track and clips it away to deep midwicket

123.4

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down to long-on

123.5

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up delivery, Pietersen once again comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery but this time fails to connect properly, ball clips the outer half of the bat and flies away through the vacant point region

123.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, too easy a delivery, cut away to deep point

England 465/4   TM Dilshan 3-0-18-0

125.1

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, a genuine off-spinner, driven to long-on for a single

125.2

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, again driven down to long-on

125.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot

125.4

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, pushed to covers

125.5

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, flat delivery, defensively played away towards cover

125.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, defended down on the leg side

England 468/4   TM Dilshan 4-0-20-0

127.1

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length, Pietersen whips it away off his leg and the ball races away through square leg

127.2

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, driven straight back, diving stop by Dilshan cuts off the single

127.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track and this time gets it past the bowler for a single

127.4

Dilshan to Pietersen, SIX, another Pietersen special! flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen puts the big-bang theory to test and the result is a towering six over midwicket! got a good stride forward to the pitch of the delivery and just murdered it

127.5

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to long-on, this is excellent cricket

127.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

England 479/4   TM Dilshan 5-0-30-0

129.1

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, nicely driven down to long-on and they stroll across for a single

129.2

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen for a change picks long-off and yet another easy single is added to the total

129.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, falt delivery, defended stretching well forward

129.4

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run

129.5

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot

129.6

Dilshan to Collingwood, no run, comes down the track and defends it back to the bowler

England 484/4   TM Dilshan 6-0-32-0
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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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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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