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

0.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

0.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

0.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 1/0   ST Jayasuriya 0* (3b)

1.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 5/0   ST Jayasuriya 1* (4b)

2.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

2.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, big appeal but Darrell Hair and Hawkeye both agree that the ball was sliding past off stump

2.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

2.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, Darrell Hair signals no shot to Jayasuriya’s displeasure as the ball flies off his pads to the long-leg boundary

2.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

2.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed neatly into the covers and they steal a quick single to Pietersen.

Sri Lanka 14/0   ST Jayasuriya 2* (10b)

3.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

3.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

3.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, FOUR, too much width and cracked square past Collingwood at backward point

3.4

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

3.5

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

3.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 18/0   ST Jayasuriya 6* (16b 1x4)

5.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

5.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

5.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, pushed off the back foot to the deep cover boundary. Plunkett struggling to match Harmison’s accuracy

Sri Lanka 21/0   ST Jayasuriya 9* (19b 1x4)

6.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya wanted the single put Pietersen in quickly from point and Tharanga would have been yards short

6.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, pushed through the off and Pietersen makes a tumbling flick-back on the boundary to save one run

Sri Lanka 28/0   ST Jayasuriya 12* (21b 1x4)

7.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and pulled square, albeit slightly uppishly, for a third-bounce boundary

7.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run

7.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 34/0   ST Jayasuriya 17* (24b 2x4)

9.1

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run

9.2

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs

9.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Jayasuriya loves being given width and Bresnan obliges, allowing the batsman to slash high over the covers for a one-bounce four

9.4

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run

9.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, run down to third man

Sri Lanka 41/1   ST Jayasuriya 24* (29b 3x4)

10.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

10.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

10.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run

10.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, beautifully bowled, just beats the outside edge. He's got his radar switched on today

10.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, struck on thighpad - partial appeal

10.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, massive hoon outside off stump. That was a wild stroke and summed up the pressure Harmison is applying

10.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, end of a fine over

Sri Lanka 43/1   ST Jayasuriya 24* (35b 3x4)

12.1

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, scampered single as Collingwood dives and shies from point, always safe

Sri Lanka 46/1   ST Jayasuriya 25* (36b 3x4)

13.1

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, newly patched up, but right back on the mark

13.2

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, unlucky call that, Jayasuriya made room and missed with a waft outside off

13.2

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, dropped at his feet and scampered single

13.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run

13.6

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, and a good bouncer to finish the over

Sri Lanka 67/1   ST Jayasuriya 26* (40b 3x4)

14.2

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, FOUR, slower ball, spotted early, down the pitch to meet it and smashed through the covers in typical fashion

14.3

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, thought about a single but sensibly changed his mind

14.4

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, SIX, that's the trademark shot, down the track again, smeared over backward point for a maximum

14.5

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, that salvo has forced a change in line, as Mahmood comes round the wicket

14.6

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, England dare not take their final Powerplay, as Sri Lanka are beginning to blaze at everything. Instead, here comes Paul Collingwood

Sri Lanka 78/1   ST Jayasuriya 36* (45b 4x4 1x6)

15.2

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, bobbled up off bat and pad, landed well short of bowler in follow-through

15.3

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, clipped backward of square for a single

15.6

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, and that single brings up the fifty partnership, from just 42 balls. It's an ominous platform that gives Andrew Strauss plenty to ponder

Sri Lanka 84/1   ST Jayasuriya 38* (48b 4x4 1x6)

16.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, massive appeal from Geraint Jones behind the stumps, but Darrell Hair is unfooled

16.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

16.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

16.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, tighter line so far. Maybe delaying the Powerplay will pay off

16.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, worked into space on the off side

16.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, a dot ball to finish a good first over

Sri Lanka 87/1   ST Jayasuriya 39* (53b 4x4 1x6)

17.3

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run

17.4

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, FOUR, this one goes all the way as Collingwood strays leg-side again

17.5

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 96/1   ST Jayasuriya 44* (56b 5x4 1x6)

18.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another near-miss down the leg side. Jones didn't bother appealing for this one

18.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

18.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

18.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, and more of the same. Dalrymple is doing a good job here for England

Sri Lanka 100/1   ST Jayasuriya 45* (59b 5x4 1x6)

19.1

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, no run on the off side. Once again, England are finding that a lack of pace is paying dividends. Messrs Dibbly, Dobbly and Wobbly are queuing up for a flight to the Caribbean

19.2

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, found the gap on the off side this time, largely because England's best fielder there is also bowling

19.6

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 106/1   ST Jayasuriya 46* (62b 5x4 1x6)

20.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run

20.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

20.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 110/1   ST Jayasuriya 48* (65b 5x4 1x6)

21.4

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 1 run, decent slower ball, run down to third man and a no-ball as well

21.5

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya looks for a single dropped into the leg side by Strauss in quickly and batsman scrambles back

21.6

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya brings up his 61st ODI fifty with a single dropped to leg

Sri Lanka 123/1   ST Jayasuriya 50* (68b 5x4 1x6)

22.1

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, two steps down the pitch and slammed over extra cover for a one-bounce four. England’s young bowlers are being clobbered by a veteran

22.2

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, top-edged hook straight over Jones’s head for four

22.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a result for England. Only the one run to third man

22.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 134/1   ST Jayasuriya 60* (72b 7x4 1x6)

23.1

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, hooked just short of square leg

23.2

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, FOUR, this one is hit slightly straighter and races across the outfield for another boundary.

23.3

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run

23.4

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, single flicked to leg from wide outside off stump

Sri Lanka 139/1   ST Jayasuriya 65* (76b 8x4 1x6)

24.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, running singles with ease. We’re at that stage of the match …the twilight zone that are often the middle overs of the ODI.

24.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a better over. Only four singles to restore some sense of normality. Sadly, Harmison alone appears able to stem the flow

Sri Lanka 144/1   ST Jayasuriya 67* (78b 8x4 1x6)

25.1

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, FOUR, slapped over the top to midwicket … sadly all the fielders are on the off

25.2

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, FOUR, dismally bad bowling. With all the fielders on the off, Mahmood insists on peppering Jayasuriya down leg side and it’s a gift every time

25.3

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, better. Fast and outside off

25.4

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 run

25.6

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Mahmood is so determined not to be hit to leg that he’s bowling wides outside off … and Jayasuriya is still trying to hit it over midwicket!

25.6

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, SIX, and now he succeeds. Flicked ober midwicket for an oh-so-easy six. 17 off the over and England’s five-over Powerplay cost 49 runs.

Sri Lanka 161/1   ST Jayasuriya 82* (83b 10x4 2x6)

26.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 4 byes, attempted reverse sweep but he missed it, Jones missed it, and the ball trundled to the boundary. It should have been called a wide as well.

26.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

26.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another wide. Unacceptable.

26.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 167/1   ST Jayasuriya 82* (86b 10x4 2x6)

27.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 169/1   ST Jayasuriya 83* (87b 10x4 2x6)

28.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run

28.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

28.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, attempted sweep, canons off pad and half-hearted attempt at a caught and bowled

28.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 176/1   ST Jayasuriya 85* (91b 10x4 2x6)

29.5

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 188/1   ST Jayasuriya 86* (92b 10x4 2x6)

30.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, attempted sweep, missed

30.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven into covers

30.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

30.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 192/1   ST Jayasuriya 87* (96b 10x4 2x6)

31.2

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, off-cutter, well directed, no chance of a run

31.3

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, cut firmly to point

31.4

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, quicker, and evades an attempted cut. Good over so far

31.5

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run

31.6

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, leg-side, and nudged off the hips for one to finish

Sri Lanka 194/1   ST Jayasuriya 88* (101b 10x4 2x6)

32.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, OUT, good grief, a wicket! Jayasuriya pushed off the back foot, Jayawardene looked for a single, sent back, slipped, Dalrymple fielded and whipped off the bails

DPMD Jayawardene run out 66 (101m 62b 5x4 1x6) SR: 106.45

32.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

32.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, massive appeal as Jayasuriya misses an attempted reverse sweep. Always going wide, but not the ideal moment for such a shot

32.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 2 runs

32.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 197/2   ST Jayasuriya 91* (106b 10x4 2x6)

33.1

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run

33.3

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, FOUR, little more than a dab through the off side that time, but it whistled through the gap and all the way to the boundary

33.4

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, tighter line

33.5

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, one more through the off side

Sri Lanka 204/2   ST Jayasuriya 97* (110b 11x4 2x6)

34.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, oooh ... nearly the breakthrough for England, as Jayasuriya chips into the leg side, but a diving KP can't quite get his fingers under the ball. And before the TV replays are called for, he quickly indicates the ball didn't carry. Super sportsmanship there

34.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

34.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

34.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

34.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 206/2   ST Jayasuriya 97* (115b 11x4 2x6)

35.4

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a nudge there

35.6

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, no run, and a dot to finish. Good stuff KP!

Sri Lanka 209/2   ST Jayasuriya 98* (117b 11x4 2x6)

36.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, stuck in the nervous nineties, and being made to work for his hundred

36.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, injudicious sweep - he's not enjoying this tight line

36.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

36.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 215/2   ST Jayasuriya 99* (121b 11x4 2x6)

37.1

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 run, nudge off the hips, and there it is. Jayasuriya hurtles through for his 20th ODI century, from 122 balls. He's had to work hard for the final stages, but he's set his side up for a good total

37.6

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, no run, attempted to turn into leg side, dropped the ball at his feet

Sri Lanka 219/2   ST Jayasuriya 100* (123b 11x4 2x6)

38.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run

38.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, FOUR, down the pitch and smearted through the covers. The end of an expensive final over for Dalrymple, with 13 coming from it to dent his figures

Sri Lanka 232/2   ST Jayasuriya 104* (125b 12x4 2x6)

39.2

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 run, bounced just short of Plunkett in the deep

39.5

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

39.5

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, FOUR, a fine sweep. A relief for a weary-looking batsman

39.6

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, another attempted sweep, not so much on it this time, but another couple to the total

Sri Lanka 242/2   ST Jayasuriya 111* (128b 13x4 2x6)

40.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 244/2   ST Jayasuriya 112* (129b 13x4 2x6)

41.1

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, no run, more tidy stuff from KP

41.2

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed into off side

41.4

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, too far down leg side

41.4

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, FOUR, a deft flick, extremely fine. But four more welcome runs to Sri Lanka

41.5

Pietersen to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 254/2   ST Jayasuriya 118* (133b 14x4 2x6)

42.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, remarkable shot - a checked drive straight down the ground for four, sheer timing

42.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, yorker

42.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, OUT, and there it is. Shorter from Harmison, a typical bellicose smear into the off side, and Tim Bresnan at deep cover takes a superb tumbling catch to end a brilliant innings

ST Jayasuriya c Bresnan b Harmison 122 (173m 136b 15x4 2x6) SR: 89.70

Sri Lanka 259/3   ST Jayasuriya 122 (136b 15x4 2x6)
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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