Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Wicket commentary

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28.1

Muralitharan to Strauss, OUT, got'm! tossed up delivery, pitched on middle and off and turning across the left-hander, Strauss pushes forward to defend, ball turns away just enough to kiss the outside edge, Jayawardene at first slip dives across to his left and takes a good low catch, Murali strikes on the stroke of lunch!

AJ Strauss c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 48 (119m 97b 8x4 0x6) SR: 49.48

England 86/1   ME Trescothick 30* (78b 5x4)   M Muralitharan 3.1-1-4-1

62.5

Muralitharan to Trescothick, OUT, gone this time! almost the same line and length but bit slower on this occasion, turning right across the left-hander, Trescothick pushes forward to defend and the edge is produced, done in by the length and the turn, Jayawardene at first slip goes low down to his left and takes it inches away from the ground

ME Trescothick c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 106 (251m 180b 17x4 1x6) SR: 58.88

England 213/2   AN Cook 47* (110b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 17.5-5-37-2

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

England 312/3   KP Pietersen 52* (64b 9x4)   MF Maharoof 16.3-1-90-1

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   KP Pietersen 60* (85b 9x4)   WPUJC Vaas 28-2-88-1

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

England 502/5   PD Collingwood 57* (115b 7x4)   WPUJC Vaas 32.5-2-112-2

134.4

Muralitharan to Collingwood, OUT, got him! full and outside off and Collingwood goes back and is beaten by the lack of bounce. It fizzed fairly quickly as well and maybe, he should have gone forward.

PD Collingwood b Muralitharan 57 (162m 119b 7x4 0x6) SR: 47.89

England 502/6   A Flintoff 0* (1b)   M Muralitharan 43.4-10-128-3
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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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