Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 2nd match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 46 runs

0.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, wide outside off stump

0.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

0.3

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, run down to third man

Sri Lanka 1/0   WU Tharanga 1* (3b)

1.1

Plunkett to Tharanga, 2 runs

1.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 run

1.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, edged inches past a diving second slip and Harmison no chance at third man. That would have gone down a third slip’s throat

1.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, again edged but wider, and Harmison didn’t cove himself in glory as the ball evaded his dive

1.6

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run

Sri Lanka 13/0   WU Tharanga 12* (8b 2x4)

4.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, sparred at ball wide of off stump

4.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.5

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.6

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, banged in and Tharanga not quite over it but the edge falls inches short of Marcus Trescothick at first slip

Sri Lanka 18/0   WU Tharanga 12* (14b 2x4)

5.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, good response .... fast and with some bounce

5.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run

5.6

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed down the ground to mid off for a comfortable single

Sri Lanka 22/0   WU Tharanga 13* (17b 2x4)

6.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

6.2

Harmison to Tharanga, 2 runs, pitched up on his legs and flicked through midwicket

6.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

6.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, brilliant one-handed diving stop by Collingwood at backward point saves three runs

Sri Lanka 25/0   WU Tharanga 16* (21b 2x4)

7.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run

7.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run

7.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 run, missed an attempted pull and struck on the chest

Sri Lanka 34/0   WU Tharanga 17* (24b 2x4)

8.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

8.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

8.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga seems to be finding a fielder every time. He’s getting a bit bogged down

8.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, and again

8.5

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

8.6

Harmison to Tharanga, OUT, finally Harmison gets what he deserves. Tharanga had been pinned down by good bowling and tight fielding and pushed onto the back foot, and Harmison pitched one slightly fuller which he edged low to Marcus Trescothick at first slip who took a fairly comfortable two-handed catch.

WU Tharanga c Trescothick b Harmison 17 (35m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

Sri Lanka 34/1   WU Tharanga 17 (30b 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 20, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya led with bat and ball to take Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series lead, England v Sri Lanka, The Oval, June 20, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya led with bat and ball to take Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series lead

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Jun 20, 2006

That's the one - Sanath Jayasuriya celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen for 73, England v Sri Lanka, The Oval, June 20, 2006

That's the one - Sanath Jayasuriya celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen for 73

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