Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Wicket commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 1st match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

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

England 31/1   ME Trescothick 19* (33b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 0.1-0-0-1

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

England 44/2   ME Trescothick 24* (38b 4x4)   CRD Fernando 1.3-0-7-2

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

England 65/3   ME Trescothick 33* (53b 5x4)   SL Malinga 5.1-1-11-1

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

England 66/4   ME Trescothick 33* (54b 5x4)   CRD Fernando 4.3-0-22-3

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

England 138/5   JWM Dalrymple 35* (48b 3x4)   TM Dilshan 3-0-10-1

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

England 172/6   JWM Dalrymple 49* (69b 4x4)   ST Jayasuriya 6.2-0-31-1

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

England 208/7   JWM Dalrymple 67* (86b 5x4)   SL Malinga 6.3-2-13-2

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

England 214/8   SI Mahmood 6* (5b)   M Muralitharan 9.3-0-44-1

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

England 220/9   LE Plunkett 4* (6b)   SL Malinga 7.5-2-19-3
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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