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

27.6

Mahmood to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball on the off stump, batsman moves back and forces it away wide of the point fielder

Sri Lanka 155/3   TM Dilshan 1* (1b)

28.1

Dalrymple to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length ball and turning in, worked away behind square

28.3

Dalrymple to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted and full outside off stump, batsman slams on the front-foot to deep cover

28.6

Dalrymple to Dilshan, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, Dilshan nudges it away to short-thirdman

Sri Lanka 161/3   TM Dilshan 4* (4b)

29.1

Mahmood to Dilshan, 1 run, good length ball on the middle and leg stump, pushed wide of the mid-on fielder

29.3

Mahmood to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball banged in, batsman rocks back and pulls it away to deep square leg

29.5

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan tries to cut off the back-foot but mistimes it, ball rolls to point

29.6

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, fraction short outside off stump, nipping in, Dilshan goes for his favourite cut and misses it

Sri Lanka 165/3   TM Dilshan 6* (8b)

30.4

Dalrymple to Dilshan, 2 runs, short of length ball and turning in, batsman moves back and turns it away to square leg, runs hard and they complete two runs

30.5

Dalrymple to Dilshan, 1 run, turned away in front of square and this time only a single

Sri Lanka 173/3   TM Dilshan 9* (10b)

32.1

Collingwood to Dilshan, no run, good length ball and swinging away. batsman reaches for it and mistimes the drive, ball rolls away to cover

32.2

Collingwood to Dilshan, 1 run, pitched up on the off stump, driven wide of the mid-off fielder

32.6

Collingwood to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball on the off stump, batsman sweeps and gets the top edge but falls safe at fine leg region

Sri Lanka 184/3   TM Dilshan 11* (13b)

33.2

Harmison to Dilshan, 2 runs, short ball on the off stump, Dilshan pulls it away wide of the mid-on fielder

33.3

Harmison to Dilshan, OUT, Excellent catch! short ball outside off stump, nipping in a bit, Dilshan picks up the length quickly and cuts hard but fails to keep it down, Collingwood at backward point dives to his right and takes a stunner

TM Dilshan c Collingwood b Harmison 13 (25m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

Sri Lanka 187/4   TM Dilshan 13 (15b)
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
More results »

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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