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

Welocme back, players are back in the middle - Trescothick on strike and it well be Vaas to start proceedings

0.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of shape away and Trescothink leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Trescothick shuffles across, gets behind the line and defends it down on the off side

0.3

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, slightly short and shaping away, Trescothick waits for the ball and at the last possible moment runs it down well wide of the fielder at first slip, deliberate shot and he placed it to perfection - off the mark in style

0.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.5

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven well wide of the fielder at cover

0.6

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick is drawn forward and the edge is produced, ball races away to third man and the batsmen stroll across for a single

End of over 1 (7 runs) England 7/0 (251 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.12)
ME Trescothick    7* (6b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-7-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

Malinga to share the new ball with Vaas.

1.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended towards cover

1.2

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, bowled with a round arm action and the ball just skidded across the surface, Trescothick beaten for pace there - ball zips past the outside edge and goes through to the keeper

1.3

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick gets behind the line and strokes it away towards cover

1.4

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, good length delivery, angled across the left-hander and Trescothick steers it down to third man for a single, bit of edge involved there

Strauss on strike for the first time today.

1.5

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, width offered and Strauss nicley glides it down to third man, off the mark with an easy single

1.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Trescothick defends it away towards cover, Malinga starts off with a decent over

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 9/0 (249 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.18)
ME Trescothick    8* (11b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    1* (1b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-7-0

2.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vaas getting the ball to shape away from the left-hander, Strauss moves across a bit and drives it straight to the fielder at cover, powerful shot but the placement was poor

2.2

Vaas to Strauss, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards cover

2.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump but once again Strauss fails to gets it past the fielder at cover

2.4

Vaas to Strauss, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, this time a touch closer to the off stump line, Strauss nicely gets behind the line and drives it away through the gap between the cover fielders. long chase from Fernando saves one run

2.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

2.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing and Trescothick leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 3 (3 runs) England 12/0 (246 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.23)
ME Trescothick    8* (13b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-10-0
AJ Strauss    4* (5b)      SL Malinga    1-0-2-0

3.1

Malinga to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended standing tall on the back-foot

3.2

Malinga to Strauss, no run, again slightly short and on the middle and off stump line, Strauss on the back-foot defending, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away on the leg side

3.3

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away through the gap between point and cover, nice looking shot that

3.4

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short rising delivery, no width offered but Trescothick goes for the cut and the ball zips past the outside edge, beaten by the extra bounce there

3.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, punched away towards cover

3.6

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, again pitched close to the off stump line, Trescothick gives himself a bit of room outside the leg stump and jabs it down to third man for a single - dangerous short for just a single

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 14/0 (244 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.30)
ME Trescothick    9* (16b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    5* (8b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-10-0

4.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Vaas hits the channel outside the off stump, Trescothick drives off the back-foot and finds the fielder at cover

4.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, this one just came in with the angle, Trescothick picks it up early, gets right behind the line and taps it down to mid-on

4.3

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, slightly short and close to the off stump line, hint of away swing, Trescothick quickly gets into a good position and steers it down to third man for a single, living on the edge here

4.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, a rare bad delivery from Vaas, Strauss lines it up and square drives it towards backward point, Dilshan there moves across quickly, flings himself to the right and cuts off a certain boundary - amazing effort

4.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, eased away towards cover

4.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run, this one shaped in a bit, Strauss is beaten and the ball crashes into the pad

End of over 5 (1 run) England 15/0 (243 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.40)
AJ Strauss    5* (11b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-0-11-0
ME Trescothick    10* (19b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-4-0

5.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot

5.2

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, dropped! well disguised slower delivery and Strauss is foxed into driving on the up, ball shoots straight back but Malinga fails to hold on to a fairly hard chance

5.3

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, worked away off the pads and the ball goes straight to the fielder at square leg

5.4

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick goes for the cut but fails to connect. that was a rash shot

5.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, and again! was there to be cut but Trescothick missed it by miles

5.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, on the stumps, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards point

End of over 6 (maiden) England 15/0 (243 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 5.52)
ME Trescothick    10* (25b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-1-4-0
AJ Strauss    5* (11b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-0-11-0

6.1

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, punched away well wide of the fielder at mid-off and they scamper through for a single

6.2

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, shot! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, shaping away, Trescothick pushes forward and clips it away through midwicket, got the placement right and once past the fielder the ball just raced away to the fence

6.3

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, comes down the track, looking to drive on the up, ball clips the inner half of the bat, thuds into the track and bounces over the bowler

6.4

Vaas to Strauss, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss comes down the track and hammers away through covers for the second boundary of the over

6.5

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy single - England moving along nicely here

6.6

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, even better! good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick goes for the lofts drive and gets it past the fielder at mid-off, end of an expensive over from Vaas

End of over 7 (15 runs) England 30/0 (228 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.30)
ME Trescothick    19* (28b 3x4)      WPUJC Vaas    4-0-26-0
AJ Strauss    11* (14b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-1-4-0

7.1

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, driven off the back-foot and gets it wide of the fielder at mid-off

7.2

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick swings across the line but fails to connect

7.3

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, line and length delivery, Trescothick on the back-foot defending, ball rolls away towards cover

7.4

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, forced away towars point

7.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Trescothick drives straight but fails to get it past the bowler, probably came off the inner half of the bat

7.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, comes down the track and strokes it away towards cover

End of over 8 (1 run) England 31/0 (227 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 5.40)
ME Trescothick    19* (33b 3x4)      SL Malinga    4-1-5-0
AJ Strauss    12* (15b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    4-0-26-0

Vaas is out of the attack, in comes Dilhara Fernando.

8.1

Fernando to Strauss, OUT, and he strikes first ball! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, for a change the ball kept a touch low after hitting the deck, Strauss swings across the line and is beaten by the lack of bounce, ball clips the bottom edge and goes behind, Sangakkara dives across to his right and takes a good low catch. England one down

AJ Strauss c †Sangakkara b Fernando 12 (33m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

That ball was dying on Sangakkara, he timed his dive to perfection and got both gloves under the ball. Much needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka

Ian Bell walks in.

8.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, good delivery first up, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls back along the carpet

8.3

Fernando to Bell, 2 runs, half-volley outside the off stump and Bell drives it past the fielder at cover

8.4

Fernando to Bell, 1 wide, bouncer down the leg side

8.4

Fernando to Bell, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

8.5

Fernando to Bell, FOUR, low fulltoss outside the off stump, probably the slower ball gone wrong, Bell taps it away towards square leg, Trescothick takes off for a single and gets stranded but Kapugedera's thorw at the bowler's end fails to hit the target and the ball races away to the fence

8.6

Fernando to Bell, no run, flicked away in the air to the square leg region, Kapugedera cuts off a certain boundary, diving away to this right

End of over 9 (7 runs) England 38/1 (220 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.22, RRR: 5.36)
IR Bell    6* (5b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-7-1
ME Trescothick    19* (33b 3x4)      SL Malinga    4-1-5-0

9.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, defended down on the off side

9.2

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, worked away well wide of the fielder at mid-on

9.3

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, tucked away towards midwicket, quick single taken

9.4

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump and that's where Trescothick likes it best, massive chop and the ball screams away to the backward point fence, try stopping that

9.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, punched away towards cover, no room for a single there

9.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Trescothick reads it well and taps it away behind the stumps on the off side

Jayawardene opts for PowerPlay two.

End of over 10 (6 runs) England 44/1 (214 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 5.35)
ME Trescothick    24* (38b 4x4)      SL Malinga    5-1-11-0
IR Bell    7* (6b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-7-1

10.1

Fernando to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Bell pushes forward and drives it away straight to the fielder at cover

10.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, short rising delivery, angled in from wide outside the off stump - Fernando mixing it up nicely here, Bell stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the off side, well played in the end

10.3

Fernando to Bell, OUT, got'm! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, nipped in a touch, apart from that it was a fairly harmless delivery, Bell drives away from his body, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps - England two down and in a spot of bother here

IR Bell b Fernando 7 (9m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Pietersen walks in to face the music.

10.4

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 wide, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen needlessly goes after it and gets beaten by a long way

10.4

Fernando to Pietersen, no run

10.5

Fernando to Pietersen, FOUR, fuller length delivery, drifting down the leg side and Pietersen takes full toll, nice looking flick and the ball races away to the fine leg fence, off the mark in style

10.6

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 no ball, off the pads and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg

10.6

Fernando to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, cutting in nicely, Pietersen fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

End of over 11 (6 runs) England 50/2 (208 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 5.33)
KP Pietersen    4* (4b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-13-2
ME Trescothick    24* (38b 4x4)      SL Malinga    5-1-11-0

11.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, change of ends for Vaas, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the cover fielder

11.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, angled into the pad, Trescothick goes for the flick but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

11.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

11.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick looking to glide it down to third man ends up with a thick edge and the ball rolls down to third man.

11.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot

11.6

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, nicely steered down to third man for a single

End of over 12 (3 runs) England 53/2 (205 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 5.39)
ME Trescothick    27* (44b 4x4)      WPUJC Vaas    5-0-29-0
KP Pietersen    4* (4b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-13-2

12.1

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Trescothick leans back, makes room and jabs it down to third man for a single

No slips in place!

12.2

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of swing, Trescothick gets behind the line and strokes it just wide of the fielder at cover, early call and they scamper through for a single

12.3

Fernando to Pietersen, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen comes down hard on it, not a well timed shot but the ball finds the gap between cover and mid-off

12.4

Fernando to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, this one jagged back in shaprly after hitting the deck, Pietersen looking to clip it away through midwicket is beaten all ends up the ball bounces over the stumps, Sangakkara dives across to his left and cuts off a certain boundary

12.5

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away towards midwicket

12.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, bouncer on the middle and leg stump line, Fernando working up good pace here, Trescothick comfortably ducks under it

End of over 13 (4 runs) England 57/2 (201 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.38, RRR: 5.43)
ME Trescothick    28* (47b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-17-2
KP Pietersen    7* (7b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    5-0-29-0

13.1

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, good length delivery, angling across the right-hander, Pietersen steps forward and across and drives hard, not a well timed shot but the ball rolls away wide of the fielder at mid-off

13.2

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, no real width there, Trescothick stays back and glides it down to third man

13.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

13.4

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen gets forward and punch drives it down to mid-on, once again the shot is not well timed and the ball rolled away off the inner half of the bat

13.5

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, angled across the right-hander, Pietersen strokes it away towards cover point

13.6

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, driven off the front-foot and the ball goes wide of the fielder at cover

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 60/2 (198 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.50)
KP Pietersen    9* (12b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-0-32-0
ME Trescothick    29* (48b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-17-2

14.1

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 run, low fulltoss outside the off stump, Pietersen steps forward and jabs it down to mid-on, quick single called for, Malinga fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end and Pietersen makes it across safely, direct hit would have been interesting

14.2

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick comes down the track and slices it away straight to the fielder at point

14.3

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, a realy jaw-dropper from Fernando, Trescothick comes down hard on the ball, up and over the cover fielder she goes - no stopping that

14.4

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, much better line and length, defended on the front-foot

14.5

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, forced away on the off side

14.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, on the pads, Trescothick looking to flick it away fails to connect and the ball rolls away off the pad

End of over 15 (5 runs) England 65/2 (193 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.51)
ME Trescothick    33* (53b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    4-0-22-2
KP Pietersen    10* (13b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-0-32-0

Jayawardene opts for PowerPlay three, Malinga to continue

15.1

Malinga to Pietersen, OUT, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen walks across and flicks it away in the air towards the midwicket region, Jayawardene there times his jump to perfection and plucks it out of thin air, an amazing one-handed effort

KP Pietersen c Jayawardene b Malinga 10 (22m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Jayawardene was at full stretch when he took the catch, a couple of inches more and the ball would have sailed past him, That's the wicket they were looking for, with Pietersen back in the hut this is a new game altogether

15.2

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, defended outside the off stump

15.3

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, pushed forward and defends it back to the bowler

15.4

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, driven away off the back-foot to the cover region, Arnold dives across to his right and saves runs

15.5

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

15.6

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, beaten outside the off stump, end of a successful over

Time for me to take a break, Gautham will take you through the next hour.

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) England 65/3 (193 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 5.67)
PD Collingwood    0* (5b)      SL Malinga    6-2-11-1
ME Trescothick    33* (53b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    4-0-22-2

16.1

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, slower and full ball on the pads, ball takes off the pads and rolls away to onside

16.2

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, bouncer directed well, batsman ducks underneath

16.3

Fernando to Collingwood, OUT, short of length delivery just outside off stump, nipping in off the wicket, Collingwood moves back to defend and is beaten for pace, ball hits him on the knee roll and he is trapped plumb in front, Collingwood beaten by the sharp movement and also by pace

PD Collingwood lbw b Fernando 0 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Dalrymple walks in

16.4

Fernando to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

16.5

Fernando to Dalrymple, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot

16.6

Fernando to Dalrymple, FOUR, full length ball down the legside, batsman flicks it away finer and ball races away to the fence

End of over 17 (5 runs) England 70/4 (188 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 5.69)
JWM Dalrymple    4* (3b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    5-0-26-3
ME Trescothick    33* (54b 5x4)      SL Malinga    6-2-11-1

17.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, full length ball on the pads, batsman fails to put it away, gets hit on the pads

17.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

17.3

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, batsman defends it to silly point. Sangakkara flicks it back to the stumps, overthrow and a single taken

17.4

Vaas to Dalrymple, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, batsman cuts it away to thirdman region

17.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-on

17.6

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 leg byes, on the pads, batsman flicks but gets on the pads, ball rolls away to short-thirdman, overthrow again and they take two runs, sloppy fielding from the Lankans!

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 74/4 (184 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 5.75)
ME Trescothick    34* (59b 5x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-0-34-0
JWM Dalrymple    5* (4b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    5-0-26-3

Muralitharan into the attack- silly point and a slip in place

18.1

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, flighted ball outside off stump, batsman offers no stroke

18.2

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, this time on the off stump, batsman sweeps it away to deep square leg

18.3

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 2 runs, doosra on the off stump, batsman moves forward and chips it across the line to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs

18.4

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, tossed up on the leg stump, batsman defends on the front-foot

18.5

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, fraction short on the pads, batsman glances it away to short-fine leg

18.6

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, full length ball on the middle and leg stump, batsman drives wide of the fielder at mid-on, Arnold chases and keeps them within a single

End of over 19 (4 runs) England 78/4 (180 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.10, RRR: 5.80)
ME Trescothick    37* (63b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0
JWM Dalrymple    6* (6b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-0-34-0

Last over of the final powerplay

19.1

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg

19.2

Vaas to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball angled away outside off stump, batsman lets it go

19.3

Vaas to Dalrymple, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, batsman nicely glides it away to thirdman

19.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, nipping in, batsman tries to defend with an open face, gets an inside edge onto the pads and ball rolls away to thirdman

19.5

Vaas to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball on the stumps, batsman defends it back to the bowler

19.6

Vaas to Dalrymple, no run, short of length ball just outside off stump, punched away to point

End of over 20 (3 runs) England 81/4 (177 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 5.90)
JWM Dalrymple    7* (10b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    8-0-37-0
ME Trescothick    39* (65b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0

20.1

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, fraction short on the off stump, doosra, Trescothick pushes on the back-foot to offside

20.2

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, flighted ball on the off stump, pushed away to cover

20.3

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot to offside

20.4

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, flighted ball, batsman goes for the sweep but it was too wide outside off stump, fails to connect and gets beaten

20.5

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, flighted doosra just outside off stump, batsman drives on the up to long-off

20.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, short of length ball and turning in, defended on the back-foot to onside

End of over 21 (1 run) England 82/4 (176 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 6.06)
JWM Dalrymple    7* (11b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-5-0
ME Trescothick    40* (70b 5x4)      WPUJC Vaas    8-0-37-0

Dilshan into the attack- comes round the wicket

21.1

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run, short ball on the stumps, angled in, punched on the back-foot to long-on

21.2

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, short ball just outside off stump, batsman very cautious and just taps it away to cover point

21.3

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, batsman drives on the up to long-on

21.4

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot to offside

21.5

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, punched off the back-foot but straight to Jayawardene at covers

21.6

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot to cover, Trescothick looks for a singel but Jayawardene was quick to the ball

End of over 22 (3 runs) England 85/4 (173 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.86, RRR: 6.17)
JWM Dalrymple    8* (15b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-3-0
ME Trescothick    42* (72b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-5-0

22.1

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, pushed back to the bowler

22.2

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, flighted ball on the off stump, swept away to deep square leg

silly point comes in for Dalrymple

22.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, doosra on the off stump, batsman moves forward and nicely plays it away to vacant point region

22.4

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 2 runs, full length ball on the stumps, driven through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. good shot played against the turn

22.5

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up, batsman comes down the track and drives to deep mid-wicket

22.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, swept away to deep square leg

End of over 23 (6 runs) England 91/4 (167 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.95, RRR: 6.18)
JWM Dalrymple    10* (17b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-11-0
ME Trescothick    46* (76b 5x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-3-0

23.1

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, pushed away on the back-foot wide of the cover fielder

23.2

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman drives it away to long-off

23.3

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

23.4

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 2 runs, this time bit outside off stump, batsman pushes on the front-foot to deep point, Malinga quick but good running and they complete two runs

23.5

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 2 runs, fraction short outside off stump, batsman punches it away wide of the deep cover fielder

23.6

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run

End of over 24 (6 runs) England 97/4 (161 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.04, RRR: 6.19)
JWM Dalrymple    15* (22b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-9-0
ME Trescothick    47* (77b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-11-0

24.1

Muralitharan to Trescothick, FOUR, flighted ball on the middle and off stump, Trescothick comes down the track and covers the spin, lofts it away over the mid-wicket fielder, couple of bounces into the fence, reaches his fifty in style

24.2

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, off the pads and ball rolls to onside

24.3

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, flighted and full on the off stump, driven to long-off

24.4

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump and turning in, batsman punches on the back-foot through covers

24.5

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep backward square leg

24.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, short ball and turning in, batsman back and across, turns it away behind square

End of over 25 (8 runs) England 105/4 (153 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 6.12)
JWM Dalrymple    17* (24b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-19-0
ME Trescothick    53* (81b 6x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-9-0

Jayasuriya into the attack replacing Dilshan- over the wicket

25.1

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, flighted ball outside leg stump, batsman goes for the sweep and gets an under edge to onside

25.2

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball on the middle and leg stump, defended on the front-foot to cover

25.3

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, slightly short on the pads, glanced away behind square

25.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, no run, Stumping missed! flighted ball just outside off stump, turning in nicely, Trescothick charges down the track and tries to on-drive on the up, ball slips in through the gap, Sangakkara fails to collect cleanly and misses a chance

25.5

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, swept away to deep square leg

25.6

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

End of over 26 (2 runs) England 107/4 (151 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 6.29)
JWM Dalrymple    18* (28b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-2-0
ME Trescothick    54* (83b 6x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-19-0

26.1

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, length ball on the middle stump, turnng away from Trescothick, batsman beaten on the back-foot

26.2

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up, swept away to deep square leg

26.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball outside off stump, defende on the front-foot to cover

26.4

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot to onside

26.5

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball on the middle stump, doosra, batsman goes for the sweep and misses, ball strikes the pads and a loud shout turned down by Llong, very close call!

26.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, doosra again, batsman fails to pick it up, tries to defend and gets on the pads

End of over 27 (1 run) England 108/4 (150 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.52)
JWM Dalrymple    18* (32b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    5-0-20-0
ME Trescothick    55* (85b 6x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-2-0

27.1

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, no run, defended on the front-foot back to the bowler

27.2

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, given width to free his arms, batsman cuts it away behind point for a couple of runs

27.3

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

27.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 1 run, full length ball on the middle and leg stump, driven to long-on

27.5

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 2 runs, flat delivery and drifting down the legside, batsman glances away fine for a couple of runs

27.6

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, FOUR, Good shot! fraction short outside off stump, batsman quick to pick the length, rocks back and cuts hard to the point fence

End of over 28 (9 runs) England 117/4 (141 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 6.40)
JWM Dalrymple    24* (34b 2x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-11-0
ME Trescothick    58* (89b 6x4)      M Muralitharan    5-0-20-0

28.1

Muralitharan to Trescothick, no run, pushed on the back-foot down the wicket

28.2

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, flighted ball outside leg stump, batsman uses his feet and drives it away to deep mid-wicket

28.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot to onside

28.4

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 leg bye, doosra on the off stump, batsman beaten and ball clips the thigh, runs away to short-thirdman, appeal from Sangakkara but was stuck outside off stump

28.5

Muralitharan to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg

28.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, doosra on the stumps, batsman sweeps it away to deep square leg

End of over 29 (4 runs) England 121/4 (137 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 6.52)
JWM Dalrymple    25* (37b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    6-0-23-0
ME Trescothick    60* (92b 6x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-11-0

round the wicket

29.1

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away on the back-foot behind square

29.2

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, SIX, Max! length ball just outside off stump, Trescothick goes down on one knee and lofts it superbly high and over the mid-wicket fence, excellent timing!

29.3

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, no run, driven back to the bowler

29.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 1 run, full length ball outside off stump, batsman drives it away to deep cover

29.5

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run

29.6

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to long-on, very good over for England fetching 9 runs!

End of over 30 (9 runs) England 130/4 (128 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.40)
JWM Dalrymple    27* (40b 2x4)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-20-0
ME Trescothick    67* (95b 6x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    6-0-23-0

Fernando brought back into the attack

30.1

Fernando to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball around the off stump, nipping in, batsman defends and gets an inside edge onto the pads

30.2

Fernando to Dalrymple, no run, half-volley outside off stump, batsman fails to pick the gap, drives it straight to the cover fielder

30.3

Fernando to Dalrymple, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, nipping in, batsman moves back and nicely opens the face, runs it down fine to thirdman fence

30.4

Fernando to Dalrymple, 2 runs, full length ball swinging into the pads, batsman gets his bat down in time, puts it away to square leg and they take couple of runs

30.5

Fernando to Dalrymple, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, batsman drives it away to sweeper cover

30.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run

End of over 31 (7 runs) England 137/4 (121 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 6.36)
ME Trescothick    67* (96b 6x4 1x6)      CRD Fernando    6-0-33-3
JWM Dalrymple    34* (45b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-20-0

Dilshan brought back into the attack

31.1

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the back-foot to mid-wicket

31.2

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, punched on the back-foot back to the bowler, Trescothick backs up too far and Dilshan throws at the bowler's end but misses the stumps, anyway batsman dives into reach

31.3

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, short of length ball on the leg stump, turned away wide of the short-fine leg fielder

round the wicket

31.4

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot

31.5

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, full length ball, driven straight to mid-wicket

31.6

Dilshan to Trescothick, OUT, Breakthrough! full length delivery angled in, Trescothick move across a long way exposing the stumps and goes for the sweep, gets beaten by the full length and ball hits the leg stump, ambitious shot from Trescothick brings his downfall!

ME Trescothick b Dilshan 67 (133m 99b 6x4 1x6) SR: 67.67

End of over 32 (1 run) England 138/5 (120 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.31, RRR: 6.66)
     TM Dilshan    3-0-10-1
JWM Dalrymple    35* (48b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    6-0-33-3

Jones walks in

32.1

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

32.2

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

32.3

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot

32.4

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, full length ball on the stumps, batsman drives it away to mid-wicket

32.5

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 leg bye, off the pads and ball rolls away to square leg

32.6

Jayasuriya to Jones, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, batsman cuts it away late to thirdman for a couple of runs

End of over 33 (3 runs) England 141/5 (117 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.27, RRR: 6.88)
GO Jones    2* (1b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-22-0
JWM Dalrymple    35* (53b 3x4)      TM Dilshan    3-0-10-1

33.1

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

33.2

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump, driven to long-on

33.3

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run, full length ball on the off stump, driven to long-on

33.4

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, half-volley, batsman drives it away straight to mid-wicket

33.5

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, short ball outside off stump, cut away to point fielder

33.6

Dilshan to Dalrymple, no run, full length ball on the stumps, batsman fails to put it away, drives straight again to mid-wicket

Drinks called into the field

End of over 34 (2 runs) England 143/5 (115 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 7.18)
JWM Dalrymple    36* (58b 3x4)      TM Dilshan    4-0-12-1
GO Jones    3* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-22-0

Jayasuriya comes round the wicket

34.1

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run, length ball angled into the pads, worked away on the back-foot behind square

Thanks Gautham, England require another 115 runs with 5 wickets and 16.0 overs remaining, Sri Lanka in the driver's seat here, the required run rate is now above seven and climbing fast

34.1

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run, turning in, driven off the back-foot to the long-on region

34.2

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, fuller and flatter, just anlged in, Dalrymple says back and punches it down to long-on for an easy single

34.3

Jayasuriya to Jones, no run, driven away off the back-foot, straight to Dilshan at cover

34.4

Jayasuriya to Jones, no run, driven straight to the man at midwicket

34.5

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run, defended outside the off stump and the ball rolls away towards cover point, quick single taken

34.6

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, on the stumps, driven away towards midwicket - another good over for Sri Lanka comes to an end

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 146/5 (112 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 7.46)
JWM Dalrymple    37* (60b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    5-0-25-0
GO Jones    5* (6b)      TM Dilshan    4-0-12-1

35.1

Dilshan to Jones, no run, turned away off the pads to short fine leg

35.2

Dilshan to Jones, no run, defended down on the off side

35.3

Dilshan to Jones, 2 runs, comes down the track and drives it away towards midwicket, diving half-stop from the Sri Lankan captain saves runs but fails to cut of the single

35.4

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run, comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

35.5

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, tossed up, once again Dalrymple dances down the track and punches it down to long-on, just a single

35.6

Dilshan to Jones, no run, defended outside the off stump

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 150/5 (108 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 7.71)
GO Jones    8* (11b)      TM Dilshan    5-0-16-1
JWM Dalrymple    38* (61b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    5-0-25-0

36.1

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, starts off with a quick delivery, driven off the back-foot to midwicket

36.2

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single

36.3

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run, comes down the track and lofts it in the air to the long-on region, Arnold moves in quickly from the deep, it looked like he had it covered but after doing all the hard work he fumlbes a farily easy chance - what a left-off!

36.4

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, goes for the reverse sweep and connects well, takes on the fielder at short fine leg and add a single to the total

36.5

Jayasuriya to Jones, no run, charges down the track and Jayasuriya fires it in cramping Dalrymple but he somehow manages it force it away towards cover

36.6

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run, swept away to deep square leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 154/5 (104 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 8.00)
GO Jones    10* (14b)      ST Jayasuriya    6-0-29-0
JWM Dalrymple    40* (64b 3x4)      TM Dilshan    5-0-16-1

37.1

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

37.2

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, punched down to long-on, again just a single there

37.3

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run, slightly short and turning in, Jones quickly goes back and cuts it away to deep cover for a single

37.4

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, comes down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

37.5

Dilshan to Jones, 2 runs, Jones too comes down the track, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and chips it over the bowler for a brace

37.6

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to sweeper cover

End of over 38 (7 runs) England 161/5 (97 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.23, RRR: 8.08)
GO Jones    15* (18b)      TM Dilshan    6-0-23-1
JWM Dalrymple    42* (66b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    6-0-29-0

38.1

Muralitharan to Jones, no run

38.2

Muralitharan to Jones, 1 run, swept away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg, bit of edge involved

38.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, FOUR, goes for the reverse sweep and makes good contact, ball beats the fielder to the third man fence, that's a welcome boundary

38.4

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, doosra, swept away to deep square leg

38.5

Muralitharan to Jones, 1 run, worked away off the pads and the ball rolls away behind square on the leg side

38.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 2 runs, under pressure Murali drags it short and Dalrymple cuts it away through point for a brace

End of over 39 (9 runs) England 170/5 (88 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.35, RRR: 8.00)
JWM Dalrymple    49* (69b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    7-0-32-0
GO Jones    17* (21b)      TM Dilshan    6-0-23-1

The required run rate is now well over eight, this game is slowly but steadily slipping away from England

39.1

Jayasuriya to Jones, 2 runs, comes down the track and chips it over the bowler, two more added

39.2

Jayasuriya to Jones, OUT, another nail goes in! short ball on the stumps and Jones pulls it away towards deep midwicket, Kapugedera moves across quickly to his left and snaffles it cleanly, deliberately took on the fielder in the deep.

GO Jones c Kapugedera b Jayasuriya 19 (23m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 82.60

Under pressure England lose another wickets, Sri Lanka inching closer to victory here.

39.3

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, no run, defended outside the off stump

39.4

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, driven down to long-on and that's his fifty

39.5

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 1 run, driven away off the back-foot and gets it past the fielder at mid-on

39.6

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 2 runs, driven straight back past the bowler, takes on the fielder in the deep and makes it back for the second

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 176/6 (82 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.40, RRR: 8.20)
JWM Dalrymple    52* (72b 4x4)      ST Jayasuriya    7-0-35-1
TT Bresnan    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    7-0-32-0

40.1

Muralitharan to Bresnan, no run, starts off with a doosra, defended watchfully

40.2

Muralitharan to Bresnan, 1 run, swept away to deep midwicket

40.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 2 runs, again swept away to deep square leg, fumble in the deep and the batsmen steal an extra run

40.4

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, driven back to the bowler, this time Murali fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen cross over

40.5

Muralitharan to Bresnan, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump and the edge is produced, Sangakkara makes no mistake but umpire Llong is not convinced!

40.6

Muralitharan to Bresnan, 1 run, swept away for a single, they are running through the overs here

End of over 41 (5 runs) England 181/6 (77 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.41, RRR: 8.55)
TT Bresnan    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    8-0-37-0
JWM Dalrymple    55* (74b 4x4)      ST Jayasuriya    7-0-35-1

41.1

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, no run

41.2

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 1 run, driven down to long-on

41.3

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, on the stumps, again driven down to long-on for a single

41.4

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, no run, beaten for pace and Bresnan gets hit on the pad

41.5

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

41.6

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 1 run, fulltoss, was there to be hit but Bresnan only manages to clip it away to deep midwicket

End of over 42 (3 runs) England 184/6 (74 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.38, RRR: 9.25)
TT Bresnan    5* (10b)      ST Jayasuriya    8-0-38-1
JWM Dalrymple    56* (75b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    8-0-37-0

Fernando back into the attack now, England require another 74 runs with 4 wickets and 48 balls remaining.

42.1

Fernando to Bresnan, 1 run, good length delivery, off-cutter, Bresnan goes for the drive, ball clips the inside edge and rolls away towards square leg

42.2

Fernando to Dalrymple, (no ball) FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Dalrymple pushes forward, gets close to the line and drills it through the gap between mid-off and cover, it's a no-ball as well, so five runs added to the total

42.2

Fernando to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

42.3

Fernando to Dalrymple, 1 run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in shaprly, ball clips the inside edge, crashes into the pad and rolls away on the off side, quick single called for and Fernando follows it up but he fails to pick it up cleanly and Bresnan makes it across safely

42.4

Fernando to Bresnan, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Bresnan goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top-edge but falls safely in the deep

42.5

Fernando to Dalrymple, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dalrymple drives eyeing the cover region, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the pad, another quick single added to the total

42.6

Fernando to Bresnan, no run, tight delivery, driven straight to Jayawardene at cover

End of over 43 (9 runs) England 193/6 (65 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.48, RRR: 9.28)
TT Bresnan    7* (13b)      CRD Fernando    7-0-42-3
JWM Dalrymple    62* (79b 5x4)      ST Jayasuriya    8-0-38-1

43.1

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, fulltoss on the stumps, Dalrymple hits it hard into the ground and the ball bounces over the bowler

43.2

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, quicker and flatter, a classic Jayasuriya delivery, Bresnan goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad, looked close but umpire Hair is not impressed

43.3

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, 1 run, driven down to long-on

43.4

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, no run, eased away on the leg side

43.5

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 2 runs, driven wide of the fielder at midwicket

43.6

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, FOUR, tossed up outside the off stump and Bresnan lofts it over the fielder at cover, clean hit

End of over 44 (9 runs) England 202/6 (56 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.59, RRR: 9.33)
TT Bresnan    13* (17b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    9-0-46-1
JWM Dalrymple    64* (81b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    7-0-42-3

44.1

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, goes for the reverse sweep and gets it away towards point

44.2

Muralitharan to Bresnan, 1 run, driven down to long-on

44.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, 1 run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, nicely swept away but only a single added

44.4

Muralitharan to Bresnan, 1 run, fraction short and that's cut away through cover point

44.5

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, defended outside the off stump

44.6

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, no run, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Dalrymple backs away and cuts hard but fails to make contact

England require another 52 runs with 4 wickets and 30 balls remaining - England have pulled it back a bit here but still there is lot of work to be done. Malinga back on now

End of over 45 (4 runs) England 206/6 (52 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.57, RRR: 10.40)
JWM Dalrymple    66* (85b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    9-0-41-0
TT Bresnan    15* (19b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    9-0-46-1

45.1

Malinga to Bresnan, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of reverse swing, Bresnan leans forward and drives it wide of the fielder at mid-on

45.2

Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to long-on for an easy single

45.3

Malinga to Bresnan, OUT, fulltoss on the stumps, Bresnan swing across the line, misses the target by a long way and the ball hits the base of the middle stump, crucial wicket this!

TT Bresnan b Malinga 16 (21m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

Was a round arm delivery and Bresnan miserably failed to pick it up - a Malinga special

Sajid Mahamood walks in

45.4

Malinga to Mahmood, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, probably the yorker gone wrong, Mahamood has a go at it but misses the target by miles

45.5

Malinga to Mahmood, 2 runs, makes room and drives it wide of Jayasuriya at deep cover

45.6

Malinga to Mahmood, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Mahmood once again drives well through cover but this time the ball goes straight to Jayasuriya in the deep

End of over 46 (5 runs) England 211/7 (47 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 11.75)
SI Mahmood    3* (3b)      SL Malinga    7-2-16-2
JWM Dalrymple    67* (86b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    9-0-41-0

Murali into his last over now.

46.1

Muralitharan to Mahmood, 2 runs, turned away off the back-foot to deep midwicket, takes on the fielder in the deep and comfortably comes back for the second

46.2

Muralitharan to Mahmood, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, looked like the ball slipped out, Mahmood drives awkwardly and the ball rolls down to long-off

46.3

Muralitharan to Dalrymple, OUT, England's slump continues! flatter trajectory, pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Dalrymple goes down on one knee in an attempt to slog it over the midwicket fence but is bit early into the shot and the ball crashes into the stumps, the ball nicely gripped the surface and turned in slowly and Dalrymple was beaten by the lack of pace there , end of a good innings from the debutant

JWM Dalrymple b Muralitharan 67 (109m 87b 5x4 0x6) SR: 77.01

46.4

Muralitharan to Plunkett, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven down to long-on for a brace

46.5

Muralitharan to Plunkett, no run, well bowled doosra and Plunkett is comprehensively beaten

46.6

Muralitharan to Plunkett, 1 run, worked away on the leg side, easy single to end the over

End of over 47 (6 runs) England 217/8 (41 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.61, RRR: 13.66)
LE Plunkett    3* (3b)      M Muralitharan    10-0-47-1
SI Mahmood    6* (5b)      SL Malinga    7-2-16-2

England require another 41 runs with 2 wickets and 18 balls remaining - all but over, one feels!

47.1

Malinga to Plunkett, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Plunkett steps forward and goes for the pull, ball zips past the outside edge

47.2

Malinga to Plunkett, no run, fuller length delivery, Malinga working up good pace here, Plunkett ends up driving it back to the bowler

47.3

Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run, slightly short and that's pulled away towards deep midwicket for a single

47.4

Malinga to Mahmood, 2 runs, driven down to long-off, gets it wide of the fielder in the deep and the comfortably come back for the second

47.5

Malinga to Mahmood, OUT, good length delivery, nothing special there, just a wicket to wicket delivery, Mahmood comes down the track and has a wild swing at it, a typical tail-enders slog, short story shorter - Mahmood misses and Malinga hits, as simple as that

SI Mahmood b Malinga 8 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

47.6

Malinga to Harmison, no run, full and speared in on the stumps, a well bowled yorker, Harmison somehow manages to dig it out

End of over 48 (3 runs) England 220/9 (38 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 19.00)
SJ Harmison    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    8-2-19-3
LE Plunkett    4* (6b)      M Muralitharan    10-0-47-1

48.1

Fernando to Plunkett, FOUR, short of a good length delivery, angled in from wide of the crease, Plunkett pulls and pulls well - ball flies away to the midwicket fence - keep them coming!

48.2

Fernando to Plunkett, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Plunkett drives off the back-foot and the ball flies over the fielder at point, there was a run out in the offing but the Lankans failed to capatilise.

48.3

Fernando to Plunkett, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven straight to Murali at midwicket - just a single there

48.4

Fernando to Harmison, 1 run, fulltoss outside the off stump, driven down to long-off for a single

48.5

Fernando to Plunkett, no run, short of a good length delivery, this one nipped back in shaprly, Plunkett once again goes for the pull, probably looking to clear the midwicket fence but on this occasion he failed to make contact and the ball went through to the keeper

48.6

Fernando to Plunkett, 1 run, driven to long-off, another single added to the total

End of over 49 (9 runs) England 229/9 (29 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.67, RRR: 29.00)
LE Plunkett    12* (11b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    8-0-51-3
SJ Harmison    1* (2b)      SL Malinga    8-2-19-3

29 needed off the last over

49.1

Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run, driven down to long-on, just a single

49.2

Malinga to Harmison, 2 runs, good length delivery, Malinga keeping it wicket to wicket, Harmison gets behind the line and punches it down to long-on, runs hard and comes back for the second

49.3

Malinga to Harmison, 1 run, again driven down to long-on, the writing is on the wall I guess

49.4

Malinga to Plunkett, 1 leg bye, fulltoss on the pads, Plunkett looking to flick it away on the leg side failes to connect and the ball rolls away off the pad

49.5

Malinga to Harmison, 1 wide, way outside the off stump and that's rightly called a wide

49.5

Malinga to Harmison, 1 run, good length delivery, straight and on the stumps, Harmison makes room and lofts it away to deep cover

49.6

Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run, full and on the stumps, no room offered and Plunkett is made to drive straight, just a single down to long-on

Sri Lankan win by 20 runs!

England would have fancied their chances chasing 258 but what the England bowlers lacked the Lankans had in abundance, they bowled with discipline and control, they struck at regular intervals and under the burden of reality, one after the other the England batsmen simply wilted away into oblivion.

Apart from Trescothick and Dalrymple all the other batsmen looked like strangers in an alien land, Jayawardene played his cards beautifully and his proactive approach did wonders for the Lankan cause and in the end it was a deserving win for the visitors. Just for the record Sri Lanka now lead the 5-match series 1-0.

Second match of the series will be played at The Oval, London on the 20th of June, we will be on live as and when the first ball is bowled - be sure to join us then. For the time being though this is Sajan Nair along with Gautham signing off, Good bye and good luck.

End of over 50 (8 runs) England 237/9 (21 runs required)
LE Plunkett    14* (14b 1x4)      SL Malinga    9-2-26-3
SJ Harmison    5* (5b)      CRD Fernando    8-0-51-3
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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