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

15.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed into covers

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

15.4

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

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   PD Collingwood 1-0-6-0

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

17.3

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

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   PD Collingwood 2-0-16-0

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

19.3

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

19.6

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 106/1   PD Collingwood 3-0-20-0

31.1

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

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   PD Collingwood 4-0-22-0

33.1

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run

33.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sri Lanka content to trade in singles

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

33.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run

Sri Lanka 205/2   PD Collingwood 5-0-30-0
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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