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   WPUJC Vaas 1-0-2-0

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   WPUJC Vaas 2-0-6-0

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

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   WPUJC Vaas 3-0-7-0

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

6.3

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

6.4

Vaas to Strauss, 1 run, drifting on the pads, plays it behind square leg 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   WPUJC Vaas 4-0-10-0

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

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   WPUJC Vaas 5-0-12-0

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

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   WPUJC Vaas 6-0-17-0

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

12.3

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

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

12.5

Vaas to Bell, no run, good length delivery, watchfully defended by Bell to the off side

12.6

Vaas to Bell, no run, good length delivery, change in pace, Bell on the front foot defends down the track, fielded by Vaas on his follow through.

England 62/1   WPUJC Vaas 7-0-19-1

14.1

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

14.2

Vaas to Bell, no run, defended to the off side

14.3

Vaas to Bell, 3 runs, fuller delivery, Bell drives well down the ground to long off, Malinga chases well and then puts in a good slide and makes a good save.

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

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   WPUJC Vaas 8-0-23-2

43.1

Vaas to Dalrymple, FOUR, drives well over the extra-cover to the fence, good strike from Dalrymple

43.2

Vaas to Dalrymple, FOUR, low full toss, hits it wide of extra-cover to the fence, good shot

43.3

Vaas to Dalrymple, 1 run, makes room and looks to play to the off side, runs it down to thirdman for a single

43.4

Vaas to Bell, 1 run, pushes to midwicket for a quick single, Jayawarden picks up the ball and has a shy at the stumps, misses it, that was a close thing

43.5

Vaas to Dalrymple, FOUR, full and bit wide outside off stump, drives, gets the edge to thirdman fence

43.6

Vaas to Dalrymple, 1 run, driven to long off for a single

England 208/4   WPUJC Vaas 9-0-38-2
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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