Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 4th match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 33 runs

35.4

Bell to Maharoof, no run

35.5

Bell to Maharoof, 1 run

Sri Lanka 215/5   MF Maharoof 1* (2b)

36.1

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run, defended outside the off stump

36.2

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run

36.3

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run

Sri Lanka 220/5   MF Maharoof 2* (5b)

37.1

Bresnan to Maharoof, no run

37.2

Bresnan to Maharoof, no run

37.3

Bresnan to Maharoof, no run, proded into the off side but the fielders pounce onto the ball

37.4

Bresnan to Maharoof, no run

37.5

Bresnan to Maharoof, no run

37.6

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run, sneaked down to third man but not controlled

Sri Lanka 221/6   MF Maharoof 3* (11b)

38.1

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run, on the mark

38.2

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run, driven back hard, canons off the bowler and loops over the umpire

38.4

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run

38.5

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run, this is sensible tight bowling and Maharoof too cramped tobe able to get it away

38.6

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run

Sri Lanka 224/6   MF Maharoof 5* (16b)

39.1

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run

39.3

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run, Maharoof forced onto the back foot and no power in the shot

39.5

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 wide, a wide down the leg but Jones took it and hovered as the batsman wobbled in his crease but just kept his balance

39.5

Bresnan to Maharoof, 2 runs, nice teamwork on the deep extra-cover boundary to save a four, one dives, one throws

39.6

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run, comfortable single to end the over

Sri Lanka 232/6   MF Maharoof 10* (20b)

40.1

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run, hit hard back at the bowler

40.2

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run

40.5

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run, a single up to long-on

Sri Lanka 235/6   MF Maharoof 12* (23b)

41.1

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run, wide but not timed into the covers

41.4

Plunkett to Maharoof, no run, well, it was straight at least

41.5

Plunkett to Maharoof, FOUR, genuine edge that would have been swallowed by a slip but England cannot afford such a luxury with the bowlers so wayward

41.6

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run

Sri Lanka 243/6   MF Maharoof 18* (27b 1x4)

42.1

Dalrymple to Maharoof, no run, flicked off the front foot staright to midwicket

42.2

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run, turned from the off to long-on

42.4

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 wide, turned a mile and ended wide down the leg, Jones snatches at it and the ball ricocheted off his fingertips with Maharoof sprawling in the dirt

42.4

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run

Sri Lanka 247/6   MF Maharoof 20* (30b 1x4)

43.2

Plunkett to Maharoof, no run, a pull which looked the business but he barely connected. One for the photographers

43.3

Plunkett to Maharoof, no run

43.4

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run, Sri Lanka taking singles almost at will, and they had such a good start that that will give them a formidable score

Sri Lanka 250/6   MF Maharoof 21* (33b 1x4)

44.1

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run

44.4

Bresnan to Maharoof, FOUR, in the air, wide a diving Solanki at backward point and Dalrymple’s lunge on the boundary cannot quite stop the four

44.5

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run, clipped up to long on

Sri Lanka 257/7   MF Maharoof 27* (36b 2x4)

45.2

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run, yorker well dug out and a scampered single as the ball bobbled to mid-on

45.5

Plunkett to Maharoof, FOUR, pitched up and Maharoof cracks it to the extra-cover boundary with real venom

45.6

Plunkett to Maharoof, no run, tried the same again but with less power and the man brought in for that shot saves the single

Sri Lanka 268/7   MF Maharoof 32* (39b 3x4)

46.5

Harmison to Maharoof, 1 run, single to Trescothick who has been pushed back at long-off

Sri Lanka 275/7   MF Maharoof 33* (40b 3x4)

47.1

Ali to Maharoof, FOUR, dreadful ball – a full toss – but superbly dispatched over extra cover for a two-bounce boundary

47.2

Ali to Maharoof, 1 run, aimed to leg but it looped over Strauss’s head at extra cover

Sri Lanka 280/7   MF Maharoof 38* (42b 4x4)

48.1

Harmison to Maharoof, 1 run, gives himself room, Harmison follows him, and the ball is driven to deepish mid-on

48.4

Harmison to Maharoof, 2 runs, chucked everything at it and the ball went high into space on the off for two

48.5

Harmison to Maharoof, no run, Harmison again followed the batsman as he made room, and went between his legs. Would have been a wide in normal circumstances

48.6

Harmison to Maharoof, FOUR, big swing and smacked past Harmison who wisely opts to remove his hand from the path of the ball. No call for heroics at this stage

Sri Lanka 298/7   MF Maharoof 45* (46b 5x4)

49.2

Ali to Maharoof, SIX, yet another full toss and it got all it deserved, hammered for six over square leg. Maharoof brings up his fifty and his side’s 300. Ali is dreadful.

49.3

Ali to Maharoof, SIX, Ali overcompensates with a short slower ball which is thwacked into the crowd at midwicket.

49.4

Ali to Maharoof, (no ball) 1 run, guess … go on. Yes, a full toss which Maharoof skies and Jones runs round to take a catch .. but rightly called a no-ball

49.6

Ali to Maharoof, no run, a dot ball to end an over which produced 20 runs.

Sri Lanka 318/7   MF Maharoof 58* (50b 5x4 2x6)
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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Photos

Jun 28, 2006

Ian Bell is stumped as England are lost for answers, England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Old Trafford, June 28, 2006

Ian Bell is stumped as England are lost for answers

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Jun 28, 2006

Alastair Cook made 39 on a snappy debut, but it was far from enough to help England, England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Old Trafford, June 28, 2006

Alastair Cook made 39 on a snappy debut, but it was far from enough to help England

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