Sri Lanka tour of England, 3rd ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
24 June 2006 (50-over match)
1.1

Malinga to Strauss, 1 wide, outside the off stump, signalled wide

1.1

Malinga to Strauss, no run, back of a length, Strauss defends back down the track

1.2

Malinga to Strauss, no run, good length delivery, Strauss pushes to mid off

1.3

Malinga to Strauss, FOUR, driven off the back foot wide of thirdman to the fence, it was bit short

1.4

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, this time gets the edge to thirdman

England 8/0   AJ Strauss 5* (4b 1x4)
2.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, comes forward to a good length delivery and defends to cover

2.2

Vaas to Strauss, FOUR, edged wide of Jayawardene at first slip, good ball there moving away, Malinga at thirdman fails to stop it, the ball goes into the fence

2.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, drives, a thickish edge to backward-point

2.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, defended on the back foot to mid on

2.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, Strauss forces off the back foot to cover

2.6

Vaas to Strauss, no run, change in pace from Vaas, cuts in off the seam, Strauss lets it go, that surprised him, he thought it would go the other way.

England 16/0   AJ Strauss 9* (10b 2x4)
3.3

Malinga to Strauss, no run, fuller length delivery, lets it go

3.4

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, slashes at the delivery, goes on the bounce to thirdman

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 10* (12b 2x4)
4.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, looking to drive through the off side, gets a thickish edge along the ground to backward-point

4.2

Vaas to Strauss, no run, plays to the on side

4.3

Vaas to Strauss, no run, comes forward and drives to mid off

4.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss pushes to Jayawardene at cover

4.5

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Strauss plays it in the gap between mid on and midwicket for a single

England 19/0   AJ Strauss 11* (17b 2x4)
5.1

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, cuts it, gets bottom edge to thirdman

5.3

Fernando to Strauss, no run, good delivery, pitches just outside the leg stump, strikes the pad, loud shout, turned down by Billy doctrove

5.4

Fernando to Strauss, no run

5.5

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, bit wide, Strauss cuts it to thirdman for a single

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 13* (21b 2x4)
6.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump, fast and quick work from Sangakkara, who takes the ball and whips off the bails, referred to third Umpire for a stumping, NOT OUT comes on the screen, Strauss's foot was in.

6.2

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, played to the on side

6.2

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, pushes off the back foot to backward-point

6.4

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, drifting on the pads, plays it behind square leg for a single

England 25/0   AJ Strauss 15* (24b 2x4)
7.1

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, pushes wide of mid off for a quick single

7.6

Fernando to Strauss, no run, back of a length on the body, Strauss defends from the crease to the off side

England 36/0   AJ Strauss 16* (26b 2x4)
8.4

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good ball moving away, Strauss cuts and misses, Sangakkara collects it well

8.5

Vaas to Strauss, no run, a leading edge to mid off, Strauss looking to play to the on side, lucky for him, it was wide of Vaas

8.6

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, tucked away to deep backward square leg for a single

England 38/0   AJ Strauss 17* (29b 2x4)
9.1

Fernando to Strauss, 2 runs, on the legs, Strauss turns it away nicely to deep backward square leg, Vaas from fine leg, runs around and fields the ball

9.2

Fernando to Strauss, FOUR, good shot from Strauss, it was in the slot, comes nicely on the front foot and drives well in the gap to extra-cover fence

9.3

Fernando to Strauss, 2 runs, on the legs again, turned away to midwicket for a couple of runs

9.4

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it, quick single taken wide of Dilshan at backward-point, who has a shy at the stumps and misses.

England 47/0   AJ Strauss 26* (33b 3x4)
10.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, pushes to the on side

10.2

Vaas to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, pushes to Arnold at cover

10.3

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, drifting on the pads, tucked it nicely to deep backward square leg for a single

England 48/0   AJ Strauss 27* (36b 3x4)
11.1

Maharoof to Strauss, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps, played away to deep backward square leg, Strauss wants the second run, that was a risky second run, referred to the third Umpire for a run out, NOT OUT comes on the screen, Strauss was in.

11.1

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, goes to backward-point, from the outer half off the bat

11.2

Maharoof to Strauss, no run, turned away to the on side

11.3

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 run, cuts late to thirdman for a single, that was well played by Strauss

11.5

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 run, turned away nicely in front of square leg to the deep, fielded by Bandara

England 58/0   AJ Strauss 31* (41b 3x4)
12.1

Vaas to Strauss, no run, inside edge, the ball just misses the leg stump as it rolled along the ground.

12.2

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, cut away to thirdman for a single

12.4

Vaas to Strauss, OUT, Vaas strikes, that was bit fuller on the off and middle, Strauss looking to play to the on side, playing across the line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, Umpire Benson lifts the finger.

AJ Strauss lbw b Vaas 32 (55m 44b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

England 62/1   AJ Strauss 32 (44b 3x4)
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