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

9.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 wide, down the leg side

9.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, end of Powerplay No. 1 and the Oval crowd gasps in shock as Strauss calls for No. 2.

Sri Lanka 42/1   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (1b)

11.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, pushed defensively back down the pitch

11.2

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run

11.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, pushed out to gully

11.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, eased into the covers, but straight to the fielder

11.5

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, hurried by this one, tight line and shorter in length

11.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 wide, fired down the leg side to ease the pressure

11.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 wide, and again, slightly lost it towards the end of a good over

11.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, leg-side again, but this time played back down the pitch to complete the over

Sri Lanka 45/1   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (7b)

12.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, SIX, how about that for a way to get off the mark, effortless flick off the pads sails all the way over the ropes

12.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 2 runs

12.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, aggressive pull shot, brilliantly saved on the backward square-leg boundary by a diving Tim Bresnan

12.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, pushed back onto the stumps

12.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, gave himself room to slap the final ball of the over high and handsomely over the ring of cover fielders and away to the fence

Sri Lanka 60/1   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (12b 1x4 1x6)

13.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 4 leg byes, big swing of the bat, clips body and away to fine leg

13.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, another quick single into the leg side. Sri Lanka are looking to pick up their tempo

Sri Lanka 67/1   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (14b 1x4 1x6)

14.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, squared up and squirted for one to third man

Sri Lanka 68/1   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (15b 1x4 1x6)

15.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed into covers

15.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, more runs behind square as Sri Lanka work it expertly into the gaps

15.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, all very comfortable for the batsmen

Sri Lanka 83/1   DPMD Jayawardene 19* (18b 1x4 1x6)

16.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, Sri Lanka content to deal in singles, and so too are England

Sri Lanka 87/1   DPMD Jayawardene 20* (19b 1x4 1x6)

17.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 wide, back after a break for drinks, and this one is flung down the leg side

17.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, pushed back down the track

17.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 3 runs, confusion reigns, a good piece of fielding on the third man boundary, thrown back in, appeal for a run-out. But the batsman was well in

17.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, this is all about as exciting as tonight's goalless encounter between England and Sweden

Sri Lanka 97/1   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (22b 1x4 1x6)

18.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

18.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, slower delivery, Jayawardene watched and waited and waited, and still mistimed it

18.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 2 runs, pushed into space on the off side this time, but the end of a tight over.

Sri Lanka 102/1   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (25b 1x4 1x6)

19.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run

19.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 2 runs

19.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower delivery, Jayawardene watched and waited and waited, and still mistimed it

Sri Lanka 106/1   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (28b 1x4 1x6)

20.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, single down the ground, enlivened as bowler and non striker collide

20.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, another ball, another chip down the ground for a single. This over is becoming formulaic

20.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 wide, yet another wide down the leg

20.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 112/1   DPMD Jayawardene 33* (31b 1x4 1x6)

21.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 2 runs

21.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahmood not much better second time round. Short outside off stump and Jayawardene leans back and hammers it through the covers

21.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven hard and a good diving semi-stop by Strauss at short extra-cover

21.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, tip and run to mid off

Sri Lanka 122/1   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (35b 2x4 1x6)

22.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run

22.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 134/1   DPMD Jayawardene 42* (37b 2x4 1x6)

23.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run

23.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye

Sri Lanka 140/1   DPMD Jayawardene 42* (39b 2x4 1x6)

24.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run

24.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run

24.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, a bit more venom in that one and through Jayawardene before his had time to slash

24.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, up in the blockhole and dug out to leg for a single

Sri Lanka 143/1   DPMD Jayawardene 44* (43b 2x4 1x6)

25.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, into batsman’s legs and scrambled single to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 154/1   DPMD Jayawardene 45* (44b 2x4 1x6)

26.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run

26.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run

26.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 162/1   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (47b 2x4 1x6)

27.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, good tumbling stop at mid off limits it to one

27.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, cut and good stop by Collingwood at backward point

27.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, steps down to meet the ball and flicks it behind square to bring up his 34th ODI fifty. Both batsmen are on the attack and England are as limp as lettuces

27.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run

27.6

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 173/1   DPMD Jayawardene 51* (52b 3x4 1x6)

28.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

28.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 177/1   DPMD Jayawardene 53* (54b 3x4 1x6)

29.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, Take that. Magnificent strike, gives himself room and launches the ball through extra cover.

29.2

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, Slightly shorter, cut square for four. It’s like watching Zimbabwe in blue

29.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Awful wide down the leg side. But at least it wasn’t a boundary

29.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run

29.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to the sweeper

29.6

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 2 runs, square drive and well stopped on the cover boundary

Sri Lanka 190/1   DPMD Jayawardene 64* (59b 5x4 1x6)

30.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run

30.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 192/1   DPMD Jayawardene 65* (61b 5x4 1x6)

31.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and pulled into the leg side. Not quite timed

Sri Lanka 193/1   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (62b 5x4 1x6)
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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