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

0.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, wide outside off stump

0.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

0.3

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, run down to third man

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   SJ Harmison 1-0-1-0

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   SJ Harmison 2-0-2-0

4.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, sparred at ball wide of off stump

4.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.5

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

4.6

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, banged in and Tharanga not quite over it but the edge falls inches short of Marcus Trescothick at first slip

Sri Lanka 18/0   SJ Harmison 3-1-2-0

6.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

6.2

Harmison to Tharanga, 2 runs, pitched up on his legs and flicked through midwicket

6.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

6.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, brilliant one-handed diving stop by Collingwood at backward point saves three runs

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   SJ Harmison 4-1-8-0

8.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

8.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

8.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga seems to be finding a fielder every time. He’s getting a bit bogged down

8.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, and again

8.5

Harmison to Tharanga, no run

8.6

Harmison to Tharanga, OUT, finally Harmison gets what he deserves. Tharanga had been pinned down by good bowling and tight fielding and pushed onto the back foot, and Harmison pitched one slightly fuller which he edged low to Marcus Trescothick at first slip who took a fairly comfortable two-handed catch.

WU Tharanga c Trescothick b Harmison 17 (35m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

Sri Lanka 34/1   SJ Harmison 5-2-8-1

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   SJ Harmison 6-2-9-1

24.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run

24.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run

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.

24.4

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

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   SJ Harmison 7-2-13-1

40.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, leading edge drops short of midwicket

40.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run

40.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run

40.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, low full toss steered to point

40.5

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, that one whistled through. A hint of an appeal from Jones, but that's as natural to him as breathing. Still, umpire Hair didn't signal a wide, so job done

40.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, 2 runs

Sri Lanka 246/2   SJ Harmison 8-2-17-1

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

42.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, so nearly two in two! Hoicked out to the leg-side, but Kabir Ali has strayed in from the boundary's edge and can only get a hand to it as he times his leap well. At least he saved the boundary

42.5

Harmison to Dilshan, no run

42.6

Harmison to Dilshan, FOUR, thick edge to third man, would have been swallowed by first slip

Sri Lanka 264/3   SJ Harmison 9-2-26-2

48.1

Harmison to Arnold, OUT, It has been Harmy's on the other hand. Full length, flicked to midwicket where the skipper leads by example

RP Arnold c Strauss b Harmison 5 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

48.2

Harmison to Malinga, 1 run

48.3

Harmison to Vaas, 1 wide

48.3

Harmison to Vaas, 2 runs, pulled into space on leg side

48.4

Harmison to Vaas, no run, swing and a miss

48.5

Harmison to Vaas, 1 run, clubbed down the ground for one more run

48.6

Harmison to Malinga, no run

Sri Lanka 309/7   SJ Harmison 10-2-31-3
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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