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)

44.2

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, fast and straight, Jones defends softly to the off side, gets off the mark

England 209/5   GO Jones 1* (1b)

45.2

Fernando to Jones, 1 run, good length delivery, Jones drives, gets the edge down to thirdman, fielded by Malinga

45.6

Fernando to Jones, FOUR, full and on the legs, Jones makes room, Fernando follows him, plays it well past the short fine leg to the fence.

England 225/5   GO Jones 6* (3b 1x4)

46.4

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single

England 231/5   GO Jones 7* (4b 1x4)

47.2

Fernando to Jones, FOUR, well played, moves to the on side and waits for the ball and glides it down past the keeper to thirdman fence

47.3

Fernando to Jones, 2 runs, makes room again and drives to deep cover, Bandara dives across and makes a good stop.

47.4

Fernando to Jones, no run, short of length outside the off stump, this time Jones moves across to the off side and looks to play to the on side, misses it.

47.5

Fernando to Jones, 1 run, good length from Fernando, yorker dug out to the on side, they scamper through for a single

England 244/5   GO Jones 14* (8b 2x4)

48.2

Malinga to Jones, FOUR, good ball and well played, on the yorker length, wonderfully dug out past the short fine leg to the fence.

48.3

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, moves across to the off side, dug out on the track, quick single taken

England 251/5   GO Jones 19* (10b 3x4)

49.1

Fernando to Jones, 1 run, OUT, another RUN OUT! Louden goes, Jones drives to long off, goes for the second run, Dilshan quickly picks up the ball and throws to Fernando, who runs out Louden, he was a long way off the crease.

AGR Loudon run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

49.2

Fernando to Jones, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single

49.5

Fernando to Jones, 1 run, full toss outside the off stump, moves across and pushes to long off, Dilshan fields the ball and fires in the throw

England 260/7   GO Jones 22* (13b 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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