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

43.6

Plunkett to Bandara, no run, a straight ball to end a much better over from Plunkett

Sri Lanka 250/7   HMCM Bandara 0* (1b)

44.2

Bresnan to Bandara, no run, bouncer which sails past the batsman’s head and Bresnan tries a hard stare but looks not remotely threatening

44.3

Bresnan to Bandara, 1 run, single to Trescothick rushing in from extra cover but safely home – and he missed the stumps anywhere

44.6

Bresnan to Bandara, 1 no ball, daft. He’s had his one bouncer for the over and so he bangs in another one even shorter

44.6

Bresnan to Bandara, 3 runs, cut wide and Plunkett, who was slow to pick the ball up, recovered brilliantly at third man to make a sprawling stop on the rope

Sri Lanka 261/7   HMCM Bandara 4* (5b)

45.1

Plunkett to Bandara, 1 run

45.3

Plunkett to Bandara, no run, bouncer which the batsman does a limbo to

45.4

Plunkett to Bandara, 1 run, short again but fenced down second bounce to third man

Sri Lanka 264/7   HMCM Bandara 6* (8b)

46.1

Harmison to Bandara, no run, Harmison looks better with the old ball. Right on the button first up

46.2

Harmison to Bandara, no run, and again

46.3

Harmison to Bandara, FOUR, pushed straight, Harmison tried to stop it with his boot and it then races past a diving Trescothick and mid-off. It was barely more than a defensive prod.

46.4

Harmison to Bandara, 1 wide, down the leg side again. You have to ask what the bowling coach is doing between matches ...

46.4

Harmison to Bandara, 1 run

46.6

Harmison to Bandara, no run, defensive prod into the covers, seven off the over

Sri Lanka 275/7   HMCM Bandara 11* (13b 1x4)

47.3

Ali to Bandara, FOUR, this is pathetic from an international bowler. A second waist-high full toss edged for four to third man

47.4

Ali to Bandara, SIX, a slow ball, pitched up and lofted with ease ten rows back over long-on. Four balls, 15 runs.

47.5

Ali to Bandara, no run, a dot ball!

47.6

Ali to Bandara, no run, a good slower ball to finish an otherwise dismal over

Sri Lanka 290/7   HMCM Bandara 21* (17b 2x4 1x6)

48.2

Harmison to Bandara, no run, getting a bit carried away, Bandara aims a shot that would have sent the ball into Accrington and misses

48.3

Harmison to Bandara, 1 run, tip and run to get Maharoof back on strike

Sri Lanka 292/7   HMCM Bandara 22* (19b 2x4 1x6)

49.1

Ali to Bandara, 1 run, another full toss, but only a single this time

49.4

Ali to Bandara, FOUR, the good news is that it actually pitched. The bad news is that it was short and pulled square for another four

49.5

Ali to Bandara, 1 run, another full toss, hit square. It should have been called as it was above waist height but the umpire clearly wants to get off before sunset

Sri Lanka 318/7   HMCM Bandara 28* (22b 3x4 1x6)
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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