Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 3rd match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

20.6

Malinga to Collingwood, FOUR, drifting down the legside, Collingwood gets bat onto it and ball runs down fine to the fence, good start for Collingwood!

England 96/3   PD Collingwood 4* (1b 1x4)

22.1

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to point3

22.2

Malinga to Collingwood, 1 run, full length ball on the middle and leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg

22.5

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, defended on the back-foot to mid-wicket, Malinga concentrating on bowling stump to stump and is doing a good job

22.6

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, fraction short outside off stump, Collingwood fails to put it away for runs, cuts it over the ball, mistimes to point

England 100/3   PD Collingwood 5* (5b 1x4)

23.2

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good ball around the off stump, moving away slightly, batsman beaten on the front-foot

23.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the front-foot to offside. Sri Lankans keeping them under pressure with tight bowling

23.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good length ball on the off stump, driven on the front-foot to extra-cover

23.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended with an angled bat wide of the backward point fielder

England 103/3   PD Collingwood 6* (9b 1x4)

24.1

Fernando to Collingwood, 3 runs, not a good start, straying onto the pads, flicked away beautifully through mid-wicket, ball doesnt take to the fence and they complete 3 runs

24.3

Fernando to Collingwood, 1 run, full length ball on the leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg

England 109/3   PD Collingwood 10* (11b 1x4)

25.1

Maharoof to Collingwood, FOUR, fraction short on the off stump, Collingwood picks the length quickly and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket fielder, ball runs away to the fence

25.2

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-on

25.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg

England 114/3   PD Collingwood 15* (14b 2x4)

26.1

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, good length ball just outside off stump, good bounce off the wicket and batsman comprehensively beaten on the front-foot

26.2

Fernando to Collingwood, 1 run, defended on the back-foot to short cover and a single taken

26.4

Fernando to Collingwood, 1 run, defended with an angled bat wide of the backward point fielder

England 119/3   PD Collingwood 17* (17b 2x4)

27.1

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, fraction short outside off stump, batsman mistimes the cut shot, ball rolls down to point region

27.2

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, flat on the stumps, defended on the front-foot to onside

27.3

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, low full toss, Collingwood takes it on the full and paddles to fine leg

27.5

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up a bit, batsman uses his feet and drives it down to long-on

England 124/3   PD Collingwood 19* (21b 2x4)

28.4

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood comes down the track, Fernando doesnt give him the width, bowls on the length and batsman defends it away to offside

28.5

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot to short cover

28.6

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, good length ball on the off stump, not much Collingwood would do other than defend on the front-foot, ball rolls to offside and a good over from Fernando!

England 126/3   PD Collingwood 19* (24b 2x4)

29.3

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, full length ball on the stumps, Collingwood turns it away to deep mid-wicket and looks for second run but Tharanga quick onto the ball

England 128/3   PD Collingwood 20* (25b 2x4)

30.1

Fernando to Collingwood, 1 wide, bouncer high and over the batsman, Benson has a look at the square leg Umpire Doctrove and then calls it a wide

30.1

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, defended on the back-foot down the wicket

30.2

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, pushed to point

30.3

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, short delivery just outside off stump, batsman tries to steer but hits it straight to the gully fielder

30.4

Fernando to Collingwood, FOUR, good length ball on the off stump, Collingwood charges down the track and lofts it straight and wide of the mid-on fielder, excellent shot and eases some pressure

30.5

Fernando to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off stump

30.6

Fernando to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood charges again and taps it away to mid-on and takes a quick single

England 135/3   PD Collingwood 25* (31b 3x4)

31.1

Bandara to Collingwood, 2 runs, fraction short on the leg stump, tucked away behind square and runs hard for two, Vaas runs in and throws at the bowler's end but they complete it easily

31.2

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

31.3

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, batsman uses his feet and drives straight to the mid-wicket fielder

31.4

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away to sqaure leg

31.6

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to long-on, Jayawardene dives across from mid-wicket but couldnt stop the ball

England 140/3   PD Collingwood 29* (36b 3x4)

32.1

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, no run, flighted ball outside leg stump, batsman tries to turn but gets on the pads

32.2

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, 2 runs, Run out missed! turned away to short fine leg, Arnold collects and fires in but way wide of Sangakkara, overthrow and they take an extra run

32.3

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, turned away to square leg

32.5

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, no run

32.6

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicked away to deep mid-wicket

England 145/3   PD Collingwood 33* (41b 3x4)

33.1

Bandara to Collingwood, OUT, flighted and full length delivery on the off stump, Collingwood moves forward, drives uppishly and straight to Dilshan at cover, beaten by the flight, a very soft dismissal and yet another English batsman throwing away his wicket after getting a start

PD Collingwood c Dilshan b Bandara 33 (54m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

England 145/4   PD Collingwood 33 (42b 3x4)
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 24, 2006

Mahela Jayawardene led Sri Lanka to a convincing win - and wrapped up the series, England v Sri Lanka, Chester-le-Street, June 24, 2006

Mahela Jayawardene led Sri Lanka to a convincing win - and wrapped up the series

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Jun 24, 2006

Alex Loudon in action, England v Sri Lanka, Chester-le-Street, June 24, 2006

Alex Loudon in action

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