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)

5.1

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

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

5.3

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

5.6

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

England 22/0   CRD Fernando 1-0-3-0

7.1

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

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

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   CRD Fernando 2-0-14-0

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.

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   CRD Fernando 3-0-23-0

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

24.2

Fernando to Bell, 1 no ball, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to point

24.2

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, batsman glides it away to thirdman

24.3

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

24.4

Fernando to Bell, no run, DROPPED! fraction short just outside off stump, swinging away, Bell punches off the back-foot and gets the outside edge, goes low and a catchable height to Arnold, fails to catch it

24.5

Fernando to Bell, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

24.6

Fernando to Bell, no run, good length ball on the off stump, driven on the front-foot to mid-off

England 109/3   CRD Fernando 4-0-29-0

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

26.3

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, short ball around the off stump, batsman drops it on the back-foot and scampers through a single

26.4

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

26.5

Fernando to Bell, no run, slower one too short, Bell doesnt pick the slower one and plays for the bouncer but adjusts well to keep it out

26.6

Fernando to Bell, 2 runs, flicked away to fine leg, Malinga misfields and batsmen quick to spot and they complete couple of runs

England 121/3   CRD Fernando 5-0-34-0

28.1

Fernando to Bell, no run, short ball on the off stump, batsman defends on the back-foot

28.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, short of length ball on the stumps, defended on the back-foot, Bell failing to rotate the strike

28.3

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, this time gets it right, short one just outside off stump, steered away to thirdman

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   CRD Fernando 6-0-35-0

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   CRD Fernando 7-0-41-0

45.1

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, pushes to long off for a single

45.2

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

45.3

Fernando to Bell, no run, yorker length on the stumps, Bell makes room and looks to play through extra-cover, digs it out to the off side

45.4

Fernando to Bell, 2 runs, fuller delivery, hits it well this time, driven wide of long off for a couple of runs, Vaas runs around and does well

45.5

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, extra bounce outside the off stump, looking to play it over the fielders, gets the edge to thirdman.

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   CRD Fernando 8-0-50-0

47.1

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, makes room and cuts to point, they take the single

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

47.6

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off for a single

England 245/5   CRD Fernando 9-0-59-0

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

49.3

Fernando to Plunkett, FOUR, full toss above knee, Plunkett does well to play to fine leg fence.

49.4

Fernando to Plunkett, 1 run, full and straight, Plunkett drives it back to Fernando, who half stops it, they take the 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

49.6

Fernando to Plunkett, 1 run, good length delivery, looks to go over the in field, gets an inside edge on to the pads, ball rolls away past the stumps to Sangakkara behind the wicket, they scamper through for a single, picks up the ball and has a shy at the stumps, misses it,

England 261/7   CRD Fernando 10-0-68-0
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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