Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 1st match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

0.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short delivery, aimed at the rib-cage, Jayasuriya is bit late and gets hit, better line and length from Harmison

0.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, off the mark in style! short and wide outside the off stump and that's where he likes it best, massive cut and the ball screams away to the backward point fence

0.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another wide, down the leg side on this occasion, Harmison struggling a bit here

0.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery, shaping in a touch and Jayasuriya works it away towards square leg

0.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, forced away well wide of the fielder at cover

Sri Lanka 8/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (4b 1x4)

1.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, and the answer is NO, short wayward delivery down the leg side, Jayasuriya has a go at it but fails to make contact

1.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, left alone outside the off stump, better line and length

1.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away, Jayasuriya is beaten by the extra bounce and the late away movement, well bowled

1.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, again Plunkett drags it short, hint of away movement and Jayasuriya is beaten for the second time in a row

1.4

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, off the pads and the ball rolls down to fine leg, umpire Hair disallows the runs

1.5

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

1.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side!

1.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, line and length delivery, Jayasuriya on the back-foot defending, ball clips the inside edge and rolls away towards square leg

Sri Lanka 10/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (10b 1x4)

2.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, down the leg side, Harmison under pressure here

2.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, slightly short and on the stump, bit of extra bounce and Jayasuriya is beaten on the forward prod, ball hits him on the box and rolls away towards short cover - that hurts

Sri Lanka 13/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (11b 1x4)

3.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Jayasuriya leans back, makes room and cuts it away towards backward point

3.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, defended down towards covers and they scamper through for a single, Collingwood shy at the non-strikers's end misses the target by a long way and an extra run is added to the total - England bit touchy here

3.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, short delivery down the leg side, story of the day so far

3.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, and the saga continues, Plunkett is struggling to control the ball here, probably it's time to re-think the line of attack

3.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, finally a decent delivery, worked away towards midwicket

3.4

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, in the slot and Jayasuriya drills it through extra cover for his second boundary of the day, Sri Lanka off to a good start here

3.5

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, probing delivery, hint of swing and Jayasuriya is hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, probably missing leg

3.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, defended down to mid-on, finally the over comes to an end after eight balls

Sri Lanka 21/0   ST Jayasuriya 11* (17b 2x4)

4.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at short fine leg

4.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Jayasuriya stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down awkwardly

4.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 2 leg byes, drifting down the leg side, Jayasuriya fails to make contact but the ball clips the pad and rolls down to fine leg

4.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Jayasuriya hops into position and tucks it away towards square leg

4.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another wide, bit of a harsh call this - width offered outside the off stump and Jayasuriya has a go at it, missed it by miles

4.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, OUT, Harmison strikes! another short and wide delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing - once again Jayasuriya is tempted to go after it, ball kisses the outside edge and flies straight to Jones behind the stumps, big wicket that

ST Jayasuriya c †Jones b Harmison 11 (27m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 25/1   ST Jayasuriya 11 (22b 2x4)
Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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Photos

Jun 17, 2006

Upul Tharanga poses with his Man-of-the-Match award for his century, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Lord's, June 17, 2006

Upul Tharanga poses with his Man-of-the-Match award for his century

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Jun 17, 2006

Lasith Malinga takes a souvenir after bowling the final over, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Lord's, June 17, 2006

Lasith Malinga takes a souvenir after bowling the final over

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