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)

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

11.4

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

11.5

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

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   MF Maharoof 1-0-8-0

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

13.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, short of length outside the off stump, plays with an open face to Tharanga at backward-point

13.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, fuller delivery, Bell drives down the track, fielded by Maharoof on his follow through

13.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, seams away, Bell looking to steer it down, misses it, Sangakkara takes it behind the stumps

England 71/1   MF Maharoof 2-0-17-0

15.1

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, runs it down to thirdman for a single

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.

15.6

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, played to the on side for a single, a thick edge

England 78/2   MF Maharoof 3-0-20-0

17.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, defended to cover.

17.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Bell comes forward and pushes to mid off

17.3

Maharoof to Bell, 2 runs, back of a length, Bell waits for the ball and turns it nicely through midwicket, well played

17.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good delivery, Bell defends well with a straight bat down the track

17.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good ball on the stumps, again Bell defends with a straight bat down the track, fielded by Maharoof

17.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, defends from the crease to the off side

England 83/2   MF Maharoof 4-0-22-0

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   MF Maharoof 5-0-26-0

21.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, full length ball on the leg stump, Bell flicks it straight to Jayawardene at mid-wicket

21.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, batsman tries to steer down to thirdman but straight to gully fielder

21.3

Maharoof to Bell, no run, defended down the wicket

21.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended to point

21.5

Maharoof to Bell, 2 runs, short of length ball on the pads, flicked away wide of the deep square leg fielder for a couple of runs

21.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, short ball outside off stump, leg-cutter, batsman tries to cut and gets beaten, just 2 runs of the over

England 98/3   MF Maharoof 6-0-28-0

23.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

23.2

Maharoof to Bell, 2 wides

23.2

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good ball around the off stump, moving away slightly, batsman beaten on the front-foot

23.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the front-foot to offside. Sri Lankans keeping them under pressure with tight bowling

23.4

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, good length ball on the off stump, driven on the front-foot to extra-cover

23.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended with an angled bat wide of the backward point fielder

23.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, short ball outside off stump, Bell looks to drive off the back-foot but mistimes, ball rolls down to offside, Bell not happy with the stroke

England 103/3   MF Maharoof 7-0-31-0

25.1

Maharoof to Collingwood, FOUR, fraction short on the off stump, Collingwood picks the length quickly and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket fielder, ball runs away to the fence

25.2

Maharoof to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-on

25.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg

25.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed off the front-foot to point

25.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Brilliant fielding once more from DIlshan! good length ball outside off stump, batsman drives superbly on the front-foot but Dilshan dives across to his right at full stretch and fields it

25.6

Maharoof to Bell, 2 runs, defended on the front-foot to point, Dilshan picks and has a shy at the bowler's end, no one to back-up and they pick 2 runs

England 116/3   MF Maharoof 8-0-38-0
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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