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)

27.1

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, fraction short outside off stump, batsman mistimes the cut shot, ball rolls down to point region

27.2

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, flat on the stumps, defended on the front-foot to onside

27.3

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, low full toss, Collingwood takes it on the full and paddles to fine leg

27.4

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, full length ball on the off stump, swept away to deep square leg

27.5

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up a bit, batsman uses his feet and drives it down to long-on

27.6

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, turned away wide of the mid-wicket fielder, 4 runs taken off Bandara's 1st over

England 125/3   HMCM Bandara 1-0-4-0

29.1

Bandara to Bell, no run, full length ball drifting into the pads, batsman pushes and gets on the pads

29.2

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, full toss on the leg stump, driven down to long-on

29.3

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, full length ball on the stumps, Collingwood turns it away to deep mid-wicket and looks for second run but Tharanga quick onto the ball

29.4

Bandara to Bell, no run, low full toss on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

29.5

Bandara to Bell, no run, given width outside off stump, turning away, batsman goes for the cut but fails to connect

29.6

Bandara to Bell, 1 wide, down the legside, good work by Sangakkara

29.6

Bandara to Bell, no run, flat and full length ball on the off stump,driven back to the bowler

England 129/3   HMCM Bandara 2-0-7-0

31.1

Bandara to Collingwood, 2 runs, fraction short on the leg stump, tucked away behind square and runs hard for two, Vaas runs in and throws at the bowler's end but they complete it easily

31.2

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

31.3

Bandara to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, batsman uses his feet and drives straight to the mid-wicket fielder

31.4

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, turned away to sqaure leg

31.5

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, full toss on the off stump, batsman goes for the reverse sweep and gets a single wide of the backward point fielder

31.6

Bandara to Collingwood, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to long-on, Jayawardene dives across from mid-wicket but couldnt stop the ball

England 140/3   HMCM Bandara 3-0-12-0

33.1

Bandara to Collingwood, OUT, flighted and full length delivery on the off stump, Collingwood moves forward, drives uppishly and straight to Dilshan at cover, beaten by the flight, a very soft dismissal and yet another English batsman throwing away his wicket after getting a start

PD Collingwood c Dilshan b Bandara 33 (54m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

33.2

Bandara to Dalrymple, 1 run, full length ball outside off stump, driven to deep cover

33.3

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, batsman mistimes his cut shot to cover point, takes an easy single

33.4

Bandara to Dalrymple, no run, yorker length ball on the stumps, batsman digs it out

33.5

Bandara to Dalrymple, no run, pushed off the back-foot to offside

33.6

Bandara to Dalrymple, 1 run, short ball and bowled a bit slow this time, batsman drives uppishly but wide of Bandara to long-off

England 148/4   HMCM Bandara 4-0-15-1

35.1

Bandara to Dalrymple, 1 run, full length ball on the legs, flicked away to deep square leg, 150 comes up

35.2

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to long-off

35.3

Bandara to Dalrymple, 1 run, flighted and full ball on the middle and leg stump, driven to long-on

35.4

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, driven to long-on on the front-foot

35.5

Bandara to Dalrymple, no run, swept away to short-fine leg

35.6

Bandara to Dalrymple, no run, beaten on the front-foot trying to drive

England 153/4   HMCM Bandara 5-0-19-1

37.1

Bandara to Bell, no run, tossed right up on the legs, looking to play to the on side, off the pad

37.2

Bandara to Bell, FOUR, spins wide and too short, cuts well behind point, ball races to the fence, well played, a welcome boundary

37.3

Bandara to Bell, no run, pushes to mid on

37.4

Bandara to Bell, no run, tossed up, plays it back to the bowler

37.5

Bandara to Bell, no run, turned away to midwicket, Jayawardene dives and makes a good stop

37.6

Bandara to Bell, no run, tossed right up in the block-hole, digs it out back down the track

England 166/4   HMCM Bandara 6-0-23-1

39.1

Bandara to Bell, no run, flat delivery, pushes to backward-point

39.2

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, uses his feet and drives well down the ground to long on

39.3

Bandara to Dalrymple, no run, tossed right up outside the off stump, drives in the air, just short of Dilshan at short extra-cover

39.4

Bandara to Dalrymple, 1 run, full toss, driven to long on for a single

39.5

Bandara to Bell, no run, uses his feet and takes it on the full and drives it back

39.6

Bandara to Bell, no run, uses his feet once again, looking to drive over the fielder, plays it back to the bowler

England 172/4   HMCM Bandara 7-0-25-1

41.1

Bandara to Bell, no run, keeps low outside the off stump, plays and misses

41.2

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, uses his feet and takes it on the full and drives to long on

41.3

Bandara to Dalrymple, SIX, good strike from Dalrymple, uses his feet and lofts it high and over the long off fence, wonderful shot, excellent follow through after he hit the shot.

41.4

Bandara to Dalrymple, no run, looks to reverse sweep, gets into a tangle, goes to the off side

41.5

Bandara to Dalrymple, 1 run, waits for the ball and cuts late to short thirdman for a single

41.6

Bandara to Bell, 2 runs, uses his feet well once again and takes it on the full and drives wide of long off, comes back for the second run, good running

England 190/4   HMCM Bandara 8-0-35-1
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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