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

9.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, hint of swing and Tharanaga is hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, excellent delivery first up

9.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, driven away towards mid-off

9.3

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, another line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot

9.4

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, cut away off the back-foot, not a well timed shot and the ball rolls away towards point

9.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside the off stump, impressive over so far from Bresnan

9.6

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, off the pads and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg, end of a good first over from the bebutant

Sri Lanka 48/1   TT Bresnan 1-1-0-0

11.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side, that's wide number 13

11.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, FOUR, and he continues on his merry way! short and wide outside the off stump, in the slot and Tharanga just waves it away as if it was a fly, this is attacking batting at its best

11.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, defended down on the on side, quick single taken

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

11.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.6

Bresnan to Tharanga, FOUR, drifting onto the pads and Tharanga flicks it away to the fine leg fence, easy pickings

Sri Lanka 69/1   TT Bresnan 2-1-11-0

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   TT Bresnan 3-1-14-0

22.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the off stump, coming in with the angle, defended away to mid-wicket

22.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, FOUR, full length ball outside off stump, batsman drives it away on the front-foot through cover-point, excellent placement this time from Tharanga

22.3

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, driven to long-off and keeps the strike

22.4

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, good length ball around the off stump, defended on the front-foot back to the bowler

22.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, on the pads, batsman tries to glance but misses and gets on the pads

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   TT Bresnan 4-1-19-0

24.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the off stump, coming in with the angle, defended on the front-foot to cover

24.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, short of length ball, defended on the back-foot down the wicket

24.3

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, good length ball just outside off stump, batsman drives it away wide of the point fielder

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

24.6

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, full length ball outside off stump, driven to deep cover

Sri Lanka 139/2   TT Bresnan 5-1-22-0

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

26.4

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, short outside off stump, batsman tries to force it away on the back-foot but misses it by the away movement

26.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, short ball just outside off stump, batsman nicely top of it and runs down to thirdman

26.6

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

Sri Lanka 152/2   TT Bresnan 6-1-29-0

41.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to Collingwood at point, suddenly the gaps are missing!

41.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery, angled across the left-hander, Tharanga gets back and across and plays it down on the off side, nicely looking touch shot and they scamper through for a single

41.3

Bresnan to Vaas, no run, beaten outside the off stump

41.4

Bresnan to Vaas, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

41.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, again tucked away off the pads to the square leg region for an easy single

41.6

Bresnan to Vaas, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Vaas strokes it past the fielder at cover

Sri Lanka 215/6   TT Bresnan 7-1-33-0

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

47.3

Bresnan to Fernando, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, hint of reverse swing and Fernando is beaten outside the off stump

47.4

Bresnan to Fernando, 1 run, another fuller length delivery outside the off stump, this time Fernando gets some bat on it and the ball rolls down to third man

47.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, FOUR, a four! short delivery, this one nipped back in a touch, Tharanga pulls and pulls well, ball comfortably clears Harmison at mid-on and races away to the fence

47.6

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, yorker length delivery outside the off stump and Tharanga is beaten all ends up

Sri Lanka 241/8   TT Bresnan 8-1-39-1

49.1

Bresnan to Fernando, no run, short of a good length delivery, Fernando pulls but fails to make contact

49.2

Bresnan to Fernando, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Fernando pushes forward and lofts it over the fielder at cover, not in full control there, just managed to clear the fielder

49.3

Bresnan to Fernando, 1 run, another short delivery, pulled away to midwicket for a single, another mis-timed shot

49.4

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 1 wide, short delivery down the leg side, rightly called a wide

49.4

Bresnan to Muralitharan, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Murali does his ritual and the ball goes through to the keeper

49.5

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 2 byes, another swing and a miss, ball goes through to the keeper, Fernando is half way down the track but Murali was still swinging, Jones hits the striker's end stumps and rolls towards the bowler, that is when Murlai decided to have a go, this time Bresnan misses the stumps at the bowler's and the ball races away towards long-on and fianlly after all the drama two runs are added to the total

49.6

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, Murali with the usual swing and a miss, Fernando once again takes off for a single but Murali stands his ground, over head throw back to the bowler and that gives Fernando enough time to make it back safely

49.6

Bresnan to Muralitharan, 1 leg bye, good length delivery outside the off stump, yep you gussed it right - another swing and a missing, this time Jones fails to collect it properly

Sri Lanka 257/9   TT Bresnan 9-1-44-1
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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