Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Wicket commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 2nd match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 46 runs

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   ST Jayasuriya 17* (24b 2x4)   SJ Harmison 5-2-8-1

32.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, OUT, good grief, a wicket! Jayasuriya pushed off the back foot, Jayawardene looked for a single, sent back, slipped, Dalrymple fielded and whipped off the bails

DPMD Jayawardene run out 66 (101m 62b 5x4 1x6) SR: 106.45

Sri Lanka 194/2   ST Jayasuriya 88* (102b 10x4 2x6)   JWM Dalrymple 6.1-0-22-0

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

Sri Lanka 259/3   KC Sangakkara 28* (28b 1x4 1x6)   SJ Harmison 8.3-2-21-2

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

Sri Lanka 283/4   KC Sangakkara 42* (36b 3x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 5.4-0-36-1

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

Sri Lanka 298/5   RP Arnold 4* (5b)   SI Mahmood 5.2-0-64-1

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: -

Sri Lanka 298/6   RP Arnold 4* (6b)   SI Mahmood 5.3-0-64-1

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

Sri Lanka 304/7   WPUJC Vaas 5* (2b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 9.1-2-26-3

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

Sri Lanka 317/8   SL Malinga 1* (2b)   SI Mahmood 6.4-0-78-2
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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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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