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

45.5

Harmison to Malinga, 1 wide, wayward delivery down the leg side and the extras tally moves up to 35! atrocious to say the least!

45.5

Harmison to Malinga, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

45.6

Harmison to Malinga, 1 run, driven through cover point for a single

Sri Lanka 230/7   SL Malinga 1* (2b)

46.1

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, short of a good length delivery and Malinga pulls it down to fine leg for a single, the ball was in the air for a long time but fell well short of Harmison moving in from the deep

46.3

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, Mahmood for the third time in a row drags it short, Malinga swings across but fails to connect

46.4

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, down to earth, good length delivery outside the off stump, Malinga stays back and punches it away through cover for a single

46.6

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 leg bye, short ball on the pads, Malinga on the back-foot pulling, misses the target by a long way and gets hit on the stomach

Sri Lanka 235/7   SL Malinga 3* (6b)

47.1

Bresnan to Malinga, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Malinga has another wild swing at it and as unusual the ball goes through the keeper

47.2

Bresnan to Malinga, 1 wide, England continues to contribute generously! another wide, this time called for height

47.2

Bresnan to Malinga, OUT, bowled'm! a harmless good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Malinga makes room and has a go at it, not sure what he was aiming there, anyway he misses the target by a country mile and the ball crashes into the woodwork - Sri Lanka eight down

SL Malinga b Bresnan 3 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Sri Lanka 236/8   SL Malinga 3 (8b)
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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