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

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

England 10/0   AJ Strauss 4* (12b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 2.2-1-5-0

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

England 15/0   AJ Strauss 8* (18b 2x4)   MF Maharoof 2.3-1-9-0

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

England 20/0   ME Trescothick 10* (19b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 3.1-1-13-0

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

England 26/0   AJ Strauss 13* (31b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 4.3-1-18-0

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

England 30/0   AJ Strauss 17* (33b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 4.5-1-22-0

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

England 34/0   ME Trescothick 14* (33b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 5.5-1-11-0

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

England 43/0   AJ Strauss 25* (46b 5x4)   MF Maharoof 6.3-1-28-0

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   ME Trescothick 18* (39b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 7-1-33-0

Kulasekara to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss leans back and cuts it away through cover point, was there to be hit and he just had to pick a spot - too easy a delivery for a man of Strauss's caliber

England 52/0   AJ Strauss 30* (53b 6x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.5-0-7-0

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

England 58/0   ME Trescothick 22* (46b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 7.5-1-39-0

Kulasekara to Strauss, FOUR, take that! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and slanting across, nothing wrong with the delivery, Strauss quickly goes back and across and carves it away through the gap between cover and point, fielder at point quickly gives up the chase

England 62/0   AJ Strauss 34* (56b 7x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.2-0-11-0

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

England 68/0   AJ Strauss 39* (61b 8x4)   WPUJC Vaas 6.2-1-15-0

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

England 78/0   ME Trescothick 28* (66b 5x4)   WPUJC Vaas 9.5-2-21-0

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   ME Trescothick 36* (84b 6x4)   WPUJC Vaas 12-2-28-0

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)   WPUJC Vaas 14-2-34-0

Vaas to Cook, FOUR

England 107/1   AN Cook 11* (21b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 14.2-2-38-0

Kulasekara to Trescothick, FOUR, Overpitched delivery, driven straight down the ground. No problem there at all.

England 118/1   ME Trescothick 45* (105b 7x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.1-0-27-0

Kulasekara to Trescothick, FOUR, Short outside off, slashed at it and the edge flies past Mahela to the third man fence

England 132/1   ME Trescothick 56* (112b 8x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.5-0-34-0

Kulasekara to Trescothick, FOUR, Lovely cover drive! Overpitched delivery outside off, driven to the cover fence

England 136/1   ME Trescothick 60* (113b 9x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-38-0

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

England 147/1   ME Trescothick 69* (124b 10x4 1x6)   MF Maharoof 9.4-1-46-0

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!

England 151/1   ME Trescothick 73* (125b 11x4 1x6)   MF Maharoof 9.5-1-50-0

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

England 168/1   ME Trescothick 81* (141b 12x4 1x6)   MF Maharoof 12.2-1-63-0

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   ME Trescothick 85* (146b 13x4 1x6)   MF Maharoof 13-1-68-0

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

England 180/1   AN Cook 35* (90b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 13.4-5-24-1

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

England 186/1   ME Trescothick 89* (153b 14x4 1x6)   TM Dilshan 1.2-0-8-0

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

England 190/1   ME Trescothick 93* (156b 15x4 1x6)   TM Dilshan 1.5-0-12-0

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

England 198/1   AN Cook 43* (99b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 15.1-5-30-1

Muralitharan to Trescothick, FOUR, shot! tossed up outside the off stump, lands in the slot and Trescothick hammers it through extra cover, moves to 99 with that boundary!

England 205/1   ME Trescothick 99* (169b 16x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 16.4-5-35-1

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

England 210/1   ME Trescothick 104* (174b 17x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 17.3-2-49-0

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!

England 218/2   AN Cook 52* (116b 5x4)   M Muralitharan 18.4-5-41-2

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

England 222/2   KP Pietersen 4* (7b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 19.2-2-56-0

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

England 226/2   AN Cook 56* (120b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 19.2-5-45-2

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

England 233/2   AN Cook 63* (125b 7x4)   WPUJC Vaas 20.3-2-60-0

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, fraction short and turning in from wide outside the off stump, Pietersen quickly picks up the length, rock back and thuds it through the narrow gap between the cover fielders - now that's a powerful cover drive!

England 237/2   KP Pietersen 8* (14b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 20.1-5-52-2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the angle, Pietersen gets well forward and drives, presenting the full face of the bat, diving effort at mid-on ends in vain and the ball trickles down to the long-on fence

England 242/2   KP Pietersen 13* (17b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 12.2-0-48-0

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

England 259/2   AN Cook 71* (160b 8x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 16.2-1-59-0

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)   KMDN Kulasekara 17-1-63-0

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, Easy pickings. Everything bad about the ball. Short, outside off and Pietersen went back and punched it past cover

England 267/2   KP Pietersen 26* (38b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 25.1-8-63-2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, Dances down the track, to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it to long on

England 271/2   KP Pietersen 30* (42b 5x4)   M Muralitharan 25.5-8-67-2

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

England 282/2   AN Cook 82* (175b 10x4)   MF Maharoof 14.5-1-77-0

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

England 290/2   KP Pietersen 37* (51b 6x4)   WPUJC Vaas 21.1-2-64-0

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

England 295/2   KP Pietersen 42* (53b 7x4)   MF Maharoof 15.1-1-85-0

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

England 302/2   KP Pietersen 48* (59b 8x4)   WPUJC Vaas 22.3-2-71-0

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

England 306/2   KP Pietersen 52* (61b 9x4)   WPUJC Vaas 22.5-2-75-0

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

England 333/4   PD Collingwood 4* (1b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 28.1-2-92-1

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

England 341/4   PD Collingwood 9* (13b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 29.4-2-96-1

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

England 345/4   KP Pietersen 67* (96b 10x4)   MF Maharoof 22.2-4-102-1

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

England 357/4   PD Collingwood 13* (16b 3x4)   WPUJC Vaas 30.5-2-103-1

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

England 363/4   KP Pietersen 76* (107b 11x4)   MF Maharoof 24.1-4-109-1

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

England 372/4   KP Pietersen 83* (114b 12x4)   MF Maharoof 25.2-4-115-1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, FOUR, slightly shorter and just outside off, Collingwood makes room and cuts it behind point

England 386/4   PD Collingwood 19* (43b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 30.2-9-84-2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, Imperious hook off the front foot. Short and rising on the off stump and he thumps it to deep midwicket. Pietersen is on 96 now

England 392/4   KP Pietersen 96* (124b 13x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 19.1-3-67-0

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, 100 up for Pietersen! outside off and Pietersen comes forward and opens the face of the bat, bit of an outside edge and the ball runs down to third man fence. Pietersen pumps his fists, raises the bat , takes out his helmet. Its his third Test hundred and this is his first match against Sri Lanka.

England 399/4   KP Pietersen 101* (129b 14x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 31.1-9-90-2

Kulasekara to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide, Collingwood rocks back on his back foot and cuts behind point.

England 405/4   PD Collingwood 25* (52b 5x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 20.2-3-73-0

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, Extraordinary shot! he dances down the track and the bowler drags it shorter but Pietersen adjusts and thumps it straight past the bowler!

England 416/4   KP Pietersen 109* (138b 15x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 21.3-3-79-0

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, attempted yorker and Pietersen jabs it past the bowler for a boundary! That bottom-hand again!

England 432/4   KP Pietersen 120* (151b 16x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 23.4-3-87-0

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, take that! half-volley outside the off stump, Pietersen pushes forward and murders it to the cover fence, that was a powerful blow

England 439/4   KP Pietersen 126* (156b 17x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 35.5-9-107-2

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

England 443/4   PD Collingwood 36* (74b 6x4)   MF Maharoof 26.1-4-120-1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen quickly goes down on one knee and slogs it over the square leg fielder, good clean hit and the placement was spot on, Murali under pressure here

England 447/4   KP Pietersen 130* (158b 18x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 36.1-9-111-2

Muralitharan to Collingwood, FOUR, and the party continues! tossed up delivery, Collingwood dances down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it away with the spin to the long-on fence

England 452/4   PD Collingwood 40* (81b 7x4)   M Muralitharan 36.4-9-116-2

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!

England 502/4   KP Pietersen 158* (204b 19x4 2x6)   WPUJC Vaas 32.4-2-112-1

Muralitharan to Flintoff, FOUR, dances down the track and drives powerfully to the long-off fence. Two quick wickets might have fallen but Flintoff is intent on attack.

England 509/6   A Flintoff 5* (10b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 45-10-133-3

Muralitharan to Jones, FOUR, slightly shorter and just outside off stump, Jones makes room for himself and cut it past cover

England 514/6   GO Jones 7* (12b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 45.2-10-137-3

Vaas to Flintoff, FOUR, on a length, clipped crisply off the pads to the midwicket fence. hit on the up.

England 520/6   A Flintoff 10* (13b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 35.1-2-119-2

Muralitharan to Flintoff, FOUR

England 545/6   A Flintoff 27* (26b 3x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 47.3-10-152-3
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