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

22.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, swinging down the legide

22.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball around the off stump, batsman defends it away to cover

Sri Lanka 131/2   KC Sangakkara 0* (1b)

23.2

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

23.3

Mahmood to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, batsman moves back and cuts it away over the point fielder, ball races away to the fence, no chance for the wide thirdman fielder

23.4

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front-foot to cover

23.5

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball outside off stump, coming in, defended

23.6

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, defended away to cover, just 5 runs in this over

Sri Lanka 136/2   KC Sangakkara 4* (6b 1x4)

24.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the front-foot straight to cover

24.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away wide of the mid-wicket fielder and takes an easy single

Sri Lanka 138/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (8b 1x4)

25.3

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

25.4

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, good length ball on the off stump, Sangakkara defends on the front-foot to offside

25.4

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, fraction short on the middle and off stump, cutting away, batsman pushes it away on the back-foot to point

25.5

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 wide, short and high wide outside off stump and the wides tally go upto 18

25.5

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, turned away on the back-foot straight to mid-wicket

25.6

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 3 runs, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, batsman picks the length quickly and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket region but ball doesnt reach the fence

Sri Lanka 145/2   KC Sangakkara 8* (13b 1x4)

26.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, good length ball but given width outside off stump to free his arms, Sangakkara moves forward and square drives behind point, ball races away to the fence

26.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball just outside off stump, cutting away, batsman tries to drive on the up and gets beaten

26.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball just outside off stump, coming in with the angle, defended with an angled bat wide of the point fielder

26.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, Just a single! good length ball outside off stump, driven to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 152/2   KC Sangakkara 14* (17b 2x4)

27.1

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump, nipping away, batsman moves forward and just drops it to mid-off and takes a quick single

Sri Lanka 153/2   KC Sangakkara 15* (18b 2x4)
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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