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

9.1

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

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   TT Bresnan 1-0-8-0

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   TT Bresnan 2-0-10-0

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

13.3

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

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   TT Bresnan 3-0-12-0

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

22.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run

22.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run

22.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 134/1   TT Bresnan 4-0-23-0

43.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, firmly pushed down the ground

43.2

Bresnan to Dilshan, 1 run, shaping towards leg, bobbled away for a single

43.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, far too much width, carved away to vacant third man. Problems here for England

43.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, back-foot drive to off-side sweeper

43.5

Bresnan to Dilshan, 1 leg bye

43.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, made room, eased elegantly into gap through the covers. Twelve runs off the over and Sri Lanka are back on course for a massive total

Sri Lanka 276/3   TT Bresnan 5-0-34-0

45.1

Bresnan to Dilshan, no run, full-length, whistles past off stump

45.2

Bresnan to Dilshan, 1 run

45.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower ball, picked it early, but timed it too well for anything more than a single

45.4

Bresnan to Dilshan, OUT, and another breakthrough. Dilshan getting too ambitious, steps across his stumps for a tickled sweep to fine leg, but instead is bowled round his legs

TM Dilshan b Bresnan 9 (11m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

45.5

Bresnan to Arnold, 2 runs, blazing drive, doesn't quite pick the gap

45.6

Bresnan to Arnold, no run

Sri Lanka 285/4   TT Bresnan 6-0-38-1
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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