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

38.4

Collingwood to Kapugedera, no run, driven back to the bowler

38.5

Collingwood to Kapugedera, no run, goes for an expansive drive and gets beaten

38.6

Collingwood to Kapugedera, no run, defended towards cover

Sri Lanka 204/5   CK Kapugedera 0* (3b)

39.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in a touch and Kapugedera is made to defend, well bowled Plunkett

39.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, another decent delivery outside the off stump, Kapugedera moves across a bit and punches it away well wide of the fielder at cover, easy single and he is off the mark

39.5

Plunkett to Kapugedera, OUT, another one bites the dust! short delivery on the stumps, a fairly innocuous delivery, Kapugedera needlessly goes after it, ball clips the top-edge and steeples down to backward square leg, Pietersen manning the boundary there runs across to his right, times his dive to perfection and comes up with a stunning acrobatic catch, Sri Lanka six down

CK Kapugedera c Pietersen b Plunkett 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Sri Lanka 207/6   CK Kapugedera 1 (6b)
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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