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

5.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, this one nipeed back in a touch, Jayawardene quickly gets into a good position and works it away towards midwicket

5.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, nicely looking drive and he finds the hole between the cover fielders

Sri Lanka 28/1   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (2b)

6.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, Harmison drifts onto the pads and Jayawardene tucks it away towards short fine leg

6.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, better line and length, left alone outside the off stump

6.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, short of a good length delivery, nipping back in, Jayawardene goes for the flick but fails to make contact, ball hits him on the stomach and rolls away towards short cover - quick single taken

Sri Lanka 29/1   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (5b)

7.2

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, Jayawardene gets left foot across and goes for the drive but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side, Jayawardene calls for the single but Tharanga is not interested

7.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, defended outside the off stump

7.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 2 runs, worked away towards square leg, Mahamood there fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen scamper back for the second

7.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, again worked away well wide of Mahmood, this time just a single

Sri Lanka 35/1   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (9b)

8.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, worked away through the vacant square leg region for an easy single

Sri Lanka 42/1   DPMD Jayawardene 5* (10b)

11.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, close to a wide but Bresnan gets away with it

11.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned away to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 65/1   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (12b)

12.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, edged away towards third man

12.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

12.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven well wide of the fielder at mid-on

Sri Lanka 81/1   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (15b)

13.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 wide, starts off a fresh over with a fresh wide, short and way outside the off stump, Jayawardene comes down the track and has a go at it but fails to make contact - umpire Hair has certainly lost couple of pounds since the match started

13.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Jayawardene goes for the pull but the shot is not timed properly, ball clips the bottom half of the bat and goes straight into the track

13.2

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, edged down to third man, ball goes wide of the fielder in the deep and they scamper back for the second

13.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, driven straight to the fielder at point

13.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards cover point

13.5

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Jayawardene miserably failed to make contact

13.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, and again, another juicy delivery outside the off stump but Jayawardene mises out

Sri Lanka 84/1   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (21b)

14.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, 2 runs, driven away towards cover, Struass fails to stop it cleanly and an extra run is added to the total, everybody doing their bit here

14.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, turned away off the back-foot to the square leg region

14.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 wide, goodness me! short of a good length delivery down the leg side, do we have spare umpires?

14.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 wide, we will be surely needing one! Harmison adds one more to the list, for a change outside the off stump on this occasion

14.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, finally! good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper, that's a rarity!

Sri Lanka 97/1   DPMD Jayawardene 12* (24b)

15.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball and moving away outside off stump, batsman nicely over it and runs down to thirdman

15.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length ball just outside off stump, batsman moves forward and defends with an angled bat, runs down to thirdman

Sri Lanka 101/1   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (26b)

16.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, fraction short on the off stump, turning away, batsman defends it away on the back-foot wide of the short thirdman fielder

Sri Lanka 104/1   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (27b)

17.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman goes for the cut and gets beaten, ther was an appeal for caught-behind

17.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads, turned away behind square for an easy single

17.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye

Sri Lanka 111/1   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (30b)

18.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, batsman sweeps it away to deep square leg region

Sri Lanka 114/1   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (31b)

20.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted ball outside off stump, batsman sweeps it away to deep square leg

20.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, turned away on the back-foot to short-fine leg

20.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, SIX, Max! Great shot form the captain- flighted delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene just comes down the track and swings it away high and over the mid-wicket fence

Sri Lanka 123/1   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (34b 1x6)

21.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball around the off stump, batsman drives it away straight to the point fielder

21.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, OUT, Two down! slower delivcery on the middle and leg stump, Jayawardene picks it up and tries to loft over the fielder at mid-off, completely mistimes it and ends up hitting in the air, simple catch to Strauss at mid-off, excellent change of pace from Collingwood does the trick!

DPMD Jayawardene c Strauss b Collingwood 24 (70m 36b 0x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 124/2   DPMD Jayawardene 24 (36b 1x6)
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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