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

49.4

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 1 wide, short delivery down the leg side, rightly called a wide

49.4

Bresnan to Muralitharan, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Murali does his ritual and the ball goes through to the keeper

49.5

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 2 byes, another swing and a miss, ball goes through to the keeper, Fernando is half way down the track but Murali was still swinging, Jones hits the striker's end stumps and rolls towards the bowler, that is when Murlai decided to have a go, this time Bresnan misses the stumps at the bowler's and the ball races away towards long-on and fianlly after all the drama two runs are added to the total

49.6

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, Murali with the usual swing and a miss, Fernando once again takes off for a single but Murali stands his ground, over head throw back to the bowler and that gives Fernando enough time to make it back safely

49.6

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 1 leg bye, good length delivery outside the off stump, yep you gussed it right - another swing and a missing, this time Jones fails to collect it properly

Sri Lanka 257/9   M Muralitharan 0* (4b)
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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