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

10.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, starts off with a good length delivery on the stumps, Tharanga gets behind the line and defends it down

10.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 wide, you too Mahamood! wayward delivery down the leg side, rightly called a wide

10.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, worked away straight to the fielder at square leg

10.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga continues to impress! short of a good length delivery, angling across a bit, Tharanga gets under the bouncer and SQUARE DRIVES it over the point fielder, good clean hit

10.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, FOUR, take that! good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Tharanga pushes forward and creams it through the gap between cover and mid-off , once again the timing and placement was spot on

10.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, another good looking drive, but this time the ball goes straight to the fielder at point

10.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, round the wicket to the left-hander, good length delivery outside the off stump and the edge is produced but the slips are missing - cricket!

Sri Lanka 58/1   SI Mahmood 1-0-10-0

12.1

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

12.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, (no ball) FOUR, extras continues to mount! good length delivery outside the off stump, bowled from round the stumps, Tharanga lofts it over the cover fielder, made it look easy

12.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, FOUR, four more! England bowlers wilting under pressure here - width offered outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts it away through point for the second boundary of the over, Sri Lanka off to a flier here

12.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, defended outside the off stump

12.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Tharanga goes for the drive, ball clips the outside edge and rolls 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   SI Mahmood 2-0-22-0

23.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, full length ball outside off stump, batsman drives it away to sweeper cover

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   SI Mahmood 3-0-27-0

25.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot back to the bowler

25.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, full length ball on the stumps, batsman drives it back, half-stop from the bowler and they take a single at mid-on

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   SI Mahmood 4-0-33-0

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

27.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, OUT, good length ball on the off stump, Tharanga drops it front of point, takes off for a single and changes his mind, Sangakkara is stranded half-way down the track, Collingwood fires in the throw at the bowler's end and Mahmood does the rest

KC Sangakkara run out 15 (27m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

27.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

27.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, bouncer on the off stump, Tharanga ducks underneath

27.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman drives it away wide of the cover fielder

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   SI Mahmood 5-0-36-0

29.1

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

29.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, batsman drives it away wide of the mid-off fielder

29.3

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

29.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg fielder

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   SI Mahmood 6-0-40-0

31.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, bouncer from Mahmood to start the over, batsman ducks underneath

31.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, one more bouncer, this time Tharanga caught in two minds to pull or not, he ducks initially and then goes for the pull, nowhere near it and gets beaten

31.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, short ball on the middle stump, coming in, defended back to the bowler

31.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed on the front-foot to mid-off

31.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, (no ball) FOUR, short ball banged in again, on the leg stump, this time not much of bounce, batsman goes for the pull and gets the edge, ball flies finer and runs away to the fence

31.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, slower delivery outside leg stump, batsman goes for the sweep and gets on the pads

31.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, driven on the front-foot to cover

Sri Lanka 179/3   SI Mahmood 7-0-45-0

46.1

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, short of a good length delivery and Malinga pulls it down to fine leg for a single, the ball was in the air for a long time but fell well short of Harmison moving in from the deep

46.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, another short ball, pulled away to long-leg for a single

46.3

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, Mahmood for the third time in a row drags it short, Malinga swings across but fails to connect

46.4

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, down to earth, good length delivery outside the off stump, Malinga stays back and punches it away through cover for a single

46.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, eased away on the off side

46.6

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 leg bye, short ball on the pads, Malinga on the back-foot pulling, misses the target by a long way and gets hit on the stomach

Sri Lanka 235/7   SI Mahmood 8-0-49-0

48.1

Mahmood to Fernando, FOUR, short delivery, Fernando on the back-foot defending, ball clips the outside edge and runs down to the third man boundary, welcome runs for Sri Lanka

48.2

Mahmood to Fernando, 1 run, defended down to silly mid-on and they scamper through for a single, Harmison's shy at the bowler's end misses the target and Fernando makes it across safely

48.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, 2 runs, top edge and the ball balloons down to fine leg

48.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, OUT, short ball, pitched outside the off stump and cutting in, Tharanga goes for the pull and once fails to connect properly, ball clips the top-edge and lobs up towards midwicket, easy catch held and a massive innings come to an end

WU Tharanga c Dalrymple b Mahmood 120 (221m 156b 14x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

48.5

Mahmood to Fernando, no run

48.6

Mahmood to Fernando, 1 run, swung away to deep midwicket, easy single to end the over

Sri Lanka 249/9   SI Mahmood 9-0-57-1
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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