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)

14.5

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended well to the off side

14.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and drives well to mid off with the full face off the bat, good positive shot.

England 75/2   KP Pietersen 0* (2b)

15.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, Pietersen looking to steer it down, beats the outside edge, excellent take from Sangakkara, who is standing up.

15.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, defended to point

15.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, moves forward and pushes to mid off

15.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, DROPPED! short of length, Pietersen steering it down, gets the edge, a tough chance for Sangakkara, who puts it down, the ball goes to thirdman.

England 77/2   KP Pietersen 1* (6b)

16.6

Malinga to Pietersen, no run, full and straight on the stumps, driven nicely back down the track, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, Malinga failed to get a hand to it.

England 81/2   KP Pietersen 1* (7b)

18.1

Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, pushes bit hard to mid off, Jayasuriya fails to pick up the ball, that would have been close.

England 84/2   KP Pietersen 2* (8b)

19.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, driven on the up to cover, cannot beat the packed off side

19.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, a leg cutter from Maharoof, Pietersen looking to play to the on side, misses it completely

19.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, this time he gets it to the on side, played in the air wide of Jayasuriya at midwicket to the fence, good shot

19.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, nips in, Pietersen looking to play to the on side, misses it, strikes him hard on the pads, he is down on the ground, looks to have hurt him.

19.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, stands tall on the front foot and drives well to mid off

19.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, Pietersen defends with a straight bat down the track

England 91/2   KP Pietersen 6* (14b 1x4)

20.4

Malinga to Pietersen, no run, Malinga goes in for an yorker but doesnt get it right, angled down the legside, Pietersen fails to put it away and misses, close call for a wide

20.5

Malinga to Pietersen, OUT, Big wicket! short delivery outside off stump, Pietersen tries to smash it away off the back-foot, extra-bounce and ball takes the outside edge and straight to Sangakkara, would have been called a wide had Pietersen not nicked it

KP Pietersen c †Sangakkara b Malinga 6 (29m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

England 92/3   KP Pietersen 6 (16b 1x4)
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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