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

12.1

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

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   SI Mahmood 1-0-15-0

14.1

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

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   SI Mahmood 2-0-26-0

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

21.4

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

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   SI Mahmood 3-0-37-0

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

23.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run

23.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye

Sri Lanka 140/1   SI Mahmood 4-0-42-0

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

25.5

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

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   SI Mahmood 5-0-59-0

47.1

Mahmood to Sangakkara, FOUR, simply pinged off a length through the gap at cow corner. And that's Sangakkara's fifty, from just 40 balls. Mahmood, on the other hand, brought up his fifty ages ago

47.2

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 wide, too much width - 17 wides in the innings now

47.2

Mahmood to Sangakkara, OUT, ... but Mahmood gets it right this time. Off-stump again, another big swish but too much hang-time. Pietersen at deep long-on takes a fine tumbling catch. England's cricket has been better the further they get from the centre of the pitch

KC Sangakkara c Pietersen b Mahmood 51 (57m 41b 5x4 1x6) SR: 124.39

47.3

Mahmood to Arnold, OUT, and what'd'ya know? There goes another, as Maharoof is run out without facing. Collingwood at point had a single stump to aim at, and made no mistake

MF Maharoof run out 0 (2m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

47.4

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 run, could have been an action replay, but Collingwood couldn't pick up this time

47.5

Mahmood to Arnold, 1 run, slower ball, pushed down the ground

47.6

Mahmood to Vaas, FOUR, and a horrible long-hop to finish. It's not been Mahmood's day today

Sri Lanka 304/6   SI Mahmood 6-0-70-1

49.1

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 run, swung into the leg-side

49.2

Mahmood to Malinga, 2 wides, horrid wide, but well stopped by Jones

49.2

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 wide, oh dear

49.2

Mahmood to Vaas, FOUR, and the wheels have come off for poor Mahmood - this one is half sweeped, half shovelled behind square for another four

49.3

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, swing and a miss ... and a dot ball! Maaarvellous

49.4

Mahmood to Vaas, OUT, and it just gets better and better, as Vaas heaves ambitiously, and Jones snaffles the snick. That will soothe Mahmood's pain ... but not a lot

WPUJC Vaas c †Jones b Mahmood 13 (11m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

49.5

Mahmood to Muralitharan, 1 run, a helicopter swish at a bouncer, but only one run as it drops short of square leg

49.6

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, and a single to finish

Sri Lanka 319/8   SI Mahmood 7-0-80-2
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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