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)

0.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, hint of seam movement, Trescothick lets it go outside the off stump

0.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, outside the off stump, it was wide and signalled wide

0.2

Vaas to Trescothick, 2 runs, drifting on the pads, Trescothick neatly turns it around behind square leg for couple of runs

0.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defends to mid off

0.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defends to the off side, comes nicely on the front foot

0.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good ball on the middle stump, Trescothick this time on the back foot defends back down the track

0.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, Trescothick defends with a straight bat to the off side

England 2/0   ME Trescothick 2* (6b)

1.5

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, a push from Trescothick, goes to the cover fence in quick time, good shot

1.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 12/0   ME Trescothick 6* (8b 1x4)

3.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, excellent delivery, Trescothick standing in the crease, just feels at the delivery, beats the outside edge.

3.2

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, played behind square to fine leg for a run

3.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, defended to midwicket

3.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, stands tall and defends well to point

England 18/0   ME Trescothick 6* (12b 1x4)

4.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, hint of away swing, Trescothick watches it and lets it go, good take from Sangakkara

England 19/0   ME Trescothick 6* (13b 1x4)

5.2

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, forces off the back foot to the off side, Arnold at short point gets an hand to it

5.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, Trescothick playing from the crease, pushes to the off side

England 22/0   ME Trescothick 7* (15b 1x4)

6.3

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, pushes wide of mid on for a single

6.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, driven to Malinga at mid on

6.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, plays from the crease, Trescothick blocks it, goes to Jayawardene at slip

England 25/0   ME Trescothick 8* (18b 1x4)

7.2

Fernando to Trescothick, no run

7.3

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, Trescothick cuts it nicely to cover fence, good shot

7.4

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 no ball, beats the outside edge, Fernando oversteps

7.4

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, another cracking cut to cover fence, good shot, bad delivery from Fernando, has been bit wide

7.5

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, steers it down nicely to thirdman for a single

England 36/0   ME Trescothick 17* (23b 3x4)

8.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, pushes off the front foot to Dilshan at point

8.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick pushes to the off side, Arnold at short point fields the ball

8.3

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, back of a length outside the off stump, Trescothick cuts hard, Dilshan at backward-point dives across to his left and saves a few runs, wonderful stuff

England 37/0   ME Trescothick 18* (26b 3x4)

9.5

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, short and bit wide, Trescothick cuts hard, Dilshan again makes a brilliant stop diving to his left, saves a certain boundary.

9.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, back of a length, Trescothick with and open face plays behind the wicket, Dilshan quickly in prevents the single.

England 47/0   ME Trescothick 18* (28b 3x4)

10.4

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, driven back in the air past Vaas, it was hit hard down the ground to the fence, good shot, the Umpire just got of the way.

10.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, forces off the back foot to cover

10.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, that was close to the off stump, Trescothick looking for the big shot, misses it, change in pace from Vaas, excellent delivery

England 52/0   ME Trescothick 22* (31b 4x4)

11.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, Trescothick pushes forward, gets a thickish edge to deep backward square leg, they go through with the single

11.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, 2 runs, width offered, Trescothick cuts hard but finds Tharanga at point, who makes a half stop, defelects to the deep, saves few runs.

England 60/0   ME Trescothick 25* (33b 4x4)

12.3

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, makes a little room and cuts late to thirdman for a single, that was neatly played

England 62/0   ME Trescothick 26* (34b 4x4)

13.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, good shot, sweetly timed, Trescothick drives well in the gap between extra-cover and mid off, ball races to the fence in quick time.

13.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, another wonderful shot, driven on the up in the gap, ball races across the turf to extra-cover fence, Trescothick finding the gaps very well

13.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to thirdman for a single

England 71/1   ME Trescothick 35* (37b 6x4)

14.1

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, plays it down the thirdman for a single

14.4

Vaas to Trescothick, OUT, Vaas gets his man, picks up Trescothick, excellent delivery, fast and pacy around the off stump, coming in, Trescothick looking to play to the on side, leaves a big gap between bat and pad, the ball strikes the middle stump.

ME Trescothick b Vaas 36 (65m 39b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

England 75/2   ME Trescothick 36 (39b 6x4)
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
More results »

Photos

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

© Getty Images

Jun 24, 2006

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

Alex Loudon in action

© Getty Images

All photos for this match