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)

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

1.5

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, a push from Trescothick, goes to the cover fence in quick time, good shot

1.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 12/0   SL Malinga 1-0-10-0

3.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, excellent delivery, Trescothick standing in the crease, just feels at the delivery, beats the outside edge.

3.2

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, played behind square to fine leg for a run

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

3.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, defended to midwicket

3.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, stands tall and defends well to point

England 18/0   SL Malinga 2-0-11-0

16.1

Malinga to Bell, no run, back of a length delivery, Bell defends to the on side

16.2

Malinga to Bell, no run, defends off the back foot to Malinga

16.3

Malinga to Bell, 2 runs, tucked away nicely to deep backward sqaure leg, fielded by Fernando, waited for the delivery and worked it nicely

16.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, defends to mid on

16.5

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, pushes softly to mid on and takes off for a quick single, well run there by Bell

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   SL Malinga 3-0-14-0

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.

18.2

Malinga to Bell, no run, forces to the off side

18.3

Malinga to Bell, 1 wide, down the leg side, Bell fails to get a tickle, goes through to Sangakkara, signalled wide

18.3

Malinga to Bell, no run, forces to the off side, Arnold at short extra-cover fields the ball

18.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, short and wide, Bell times the shot well, but fails to beat Dilshan at backward-point.

18.5

Malinga to Bell, 2 runs, good ball there, changed the pace, Bell pushes forward, gets the edge, Fernando at short fine leg makes a mess of fielding the ball, goes to fine leg

18.6

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

England 87/2   SL Malinga 4-0-18-0

20.1

Malinga to Bell, no run, short ball around the off stump, Bell across the line and defends it down to offside

20.2

Malinga to Bell, no run, good length ball on the off stump, nipping in off the wicket, batsman defends it away to mid-on

20.3

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, short of length ball straying on the pads, batsman flicks it away off his legs to deep square leg

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

20.6

Malinga to Collingwood, FOUR, drifting down the legside, Collingwood gets bat onto it and ball runs down fine to the fence, good start for Collingwood!

England 96/3   SL Malinga 5-0-23-1

22.1

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to point3

22.2

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

22.3

Malinga to Bell, no run, back of length delivery on the stumps, defended to onside

22.4

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, short ball around the off stump, batsman steers it away nicely to thirdman, 100 comes up at the 23rd over

22.5

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, defended on the back-foot to mid-wicket, Malinga concentrating on bowling stump to stump and is doing a good job

22.6

Malinga to Collingwood, no run, fraction short outside off stump, Collingwood fails to put it away for runs, cuts it over the ball, mistimes to point

England 100/3   SL Malinga 6-0-25-1

42.1

Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run, fuller delivery, could not get under it well, drives to deep extra-cover, not a well timed shot

42.2

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, full and bit wide, pushes to the cover-point and takes a quick single, Dilshan running in cannot prevent the single

42.3

Malinga to Dalrymple, no run, makes room and looks to go wide of Jayawardene at extra-cover, but cannot get through him

42.4

Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run, keeping it absolutely full, mistimes the shot to mid on

42.5

Malinga to Bell, no run, banged in short, Bell gets out of the way.

42.6

Malinga to Bell, no run, fuller delivery, drives it back well down the track, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, deflects to extra-cover

England 193/4   SL Malinga 7-0-28-1

44.1

Malinga to Dalrymple, OUT, Malinga picks up his second wicket, full and straight on the stumps, Dalrymple moves across to the off side and looks to lap it around, misses it completely, the ball knocks back the leg stump.

JWM Dalrymple b Malinga 35 (35m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 109.37

44.2

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, fast and straight, Jones defends softly to the off side, gets off the mark

44.3

Malinga to Bell, 4 leg byes, full and on the legs, misses the tickle, brushes the pad and runs down to fine leg fence, a bad delivery from Malinga

44.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, wide outside the off stump, Bell cuts and misses, through to Sangakkara

44.5

Malinga to Bell, 2 runs, full delivery, Bell looks to drive, gets a thickish inside edge, goes behind square leg, comes back for the second run, a bad throw from Bandara gets Bell the second run easily.

44.6

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

England 216/5   SL Malinga 8-0-32-2

46.1

Malinga to Bell, 2 runs, good shot, full and straight, Bell hits it well down the track to long on, comes back for the second run

46.2

Malinga to Bell, 2 runs, full and straight, Bell makes room and drives well to deep extra-cover, Maharoof fields the ball

46.3

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, makes room and this time pulls to midwicket and takes off for a quick single, Jayasuriya standing at the edge of the inner circle.

46.4

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single

46.5

Malinga to Bell, FOUR, smashed over the extra-cover, full and straight, Bell makes room and drives well in the air over the fielder to the fence, good shot

46.6

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, full and straight, driven to Jayawardene at extra-cover, who picks up the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end, referred to third Umpire for a run out. NOT OUT flashes on the screen, there was a doubt whether the bat was grounded or not.

England 236/5   SL Malinga 9-0-43-2

48.1

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, full and straight, Bell makes room, gets the edge to short fine leg, well bowled Malinga

48.2

Malinga to Jones, FOUR, good ball and well played, on the yorker length, wonderfully dug out past the short fine leg to the fence.

48.3

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, moves across to the off side, dug out on the track, quick single taken

48.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, fuller delivery, driven hard straight back down the track, Malinga stops it well on his follow through

48.5

Malinga to Bell, no run, excellent delivery, keeping it full, misses the leg stump, goes to Sangakkara behind the stumps.

48.6

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, OUT, RUN OUT! full ball, Bell makes room and drives in the air to deep point, Maharoof quickly picks up the ball and throws it in to the striker's end, Sangakkara collects it and whips off the bails, referred to the third Umpire, OUT flashes on the screen, Bell is just short of the crease.

IR Bell run out 77 (155m 114b 3x4 0x6) SR: 67.54

England 252/6   SL Malinga 10-0-50-2
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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