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)

1.3

Malinga to Strauss, FOUR, driven off the back foot wide of thirdman to the fence, it was bit short

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 4* (3b 1x4)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-5-0

1.5

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

England 12/0   ME Trescothick 6* (7b 1x4)   SL Malinga 0.5-0-10-0

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

England 16/0   AJ Strauss 9* (6b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 1.2-0-6-0

7.3

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, Trescothick cuts it nicely to cover fence, good shot

England 30/0   ME Trescothick 12* (20b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 1.3-0-8-0

7.4

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, another cracking cut to cover fence, good shot, bad delivery from Fernando, has been bit wide

England 35/0   ME Trescothick 16* (22b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 1.4-0-13-0

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

England 44/0   AJ Strauss 23* (31b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 2.2-0-20-0

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.

England 52/0   ME Trescothick 22* (29b 4x4)   WPUJC Vaas 5.4-0-17-0

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.

England 66/1   ME Trescothick 30* (35b 5x4)   MF Maharoof 1.1-0-12-0

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

England 70/1   ME Trescothick 34* (36b 6x4)   MF Maharoof 1.2-0-16-0

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

England 91/2   KP Pietersen 6* (11b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 4.3-0-26-0

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   PD Collingwood 4* (1b 1x4)   SL Malinga 5-0-23-1

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

England 113/3   PD Collingwood 14* (12b 2x4)   MF Maharoof 7.1-0-35-0

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

England 134/3   PD Collingwood 24* (29b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 6.4-0-40-0

36.3

Jayasuriya to Bell, FOUR, uses his feet and takes it on the full and plays to the midwicket fence, good shot, england looking to up the tempo

England 159/4   IR Bell 36* (69b 1x4)   ST Jayasuriya 2.3-0-12-0

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

England 166/4   IR Bell 43* (74b 2x4)   HMCM Bandara 5.2-0-23-1

43.1

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

England 197/4   JWM Dalrymple 25* (27b 1x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 8.1-0-27-2

43.2

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

England 201/4   JWM Dalrymple 29* (28b 2x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 8.2-0-31-2

43.5

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

England 207/4   JWM Dalrymple 34* (30b 3x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 8.5-0-37-2

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   GO Jones 6* (3b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 8-0-50-0

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

England 235/5   IR Bell 72* (107b 3x4)   SL Malinga 8.5-0-42-2

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

England 241/5   GO Jones 11* (5b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 8.2-0-55-0

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.

England 250/5   GO Jones 18* (9b 3x4)   SL Malinga 9.2-0-48-2

49.3

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

England 258/7   LE Plunkett 4* (1b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 9.3-0-65-0
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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