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

16.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

16.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 leg bye

16.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jawaydene came down the pitch and chipped from high on the bat just over a tumbling Solanki at midwicket

16.4

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

16.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

16.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, FOUR, deftly run through the slips for four. The PA pumps out The Heat Is On. They’re not wrong

Sri Lanka 115/1   JWM Dalrymple 1-0-6-0

18.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

18.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, wristy flick to leg and easy single

18.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, a carbon copy of the previous shot, only in reverse

18.4

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

18.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 2 runs, overpitched and a comfortable sweep to bring up Tharanga’s fifty off 60 balls. These two have now added 104 off 84 balls

18.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run

Sri Lanka 128/1   JWM Dalrymple 2-0-11-0

20.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

20.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga used his feet but Dalrymple saw him coming and floated ball into his feet

20.3

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run

20.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run

20.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven past a diving bowler to long-on

20.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run

Sri Lanka 136/1   JWM Dalrymple 3-0-14-0

22.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, attempted reverse sweep just hits his bat

22.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, FOUR, that’s better. Steps and slaps the ball with consummate control over midwicket

22.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, the ball just comes on with the arm

22.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 2 runs, pulls out the sweep from his locker

22.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, cheeky aerial dink into space

22.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

Sri Lanka 147/1   JWM Dalrymple 4-0-21-0

24.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, beats the outside edge. A bit of turn there, leaving the left-handed Tharanga and Jones whips the bails off, just to show he can.

24.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run

24.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Bresnan cuts off the ball on the square-leg boundary

24.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

24.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga gives himself room and takes a few steps on the charge, only to find Solanki at extra-cover who takes a straightforward catch. A badly needed breakthrough for England.

WU Tharanga c Solanki b Dalrymple 60 (105m 80b 5x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

24.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, off the mark with a quick push on the on-side. A good over from Dalrymple.

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Sri Lanka 161/2   JWM Dalrymple 5-0-26-1

34.1

Dalrymple to Arnold, 1 run

34.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run

34.3

Dalrymple to Arnold, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side

34.3

Dalrymple to Arnold, 3 runs, slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Arnold waits for the ball to pass the stumps and then taps it past the keeper, almost took it of the keeper's gloves, well played

34.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Jayawardene steps forward and forces it away behind point, no room for a single there

34.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

34.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, better line and length, Jayawardene looking to work it way on the leg side closes the face of the bat bit too early and the leading edge goes past the bowler, close call

Sri Lanka 209/4   JWM Dalrymple 6-0-33-1

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

36.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, OUT, simplest return catch popped up and there’s no mistake made by the bowler who snaffles the leading edge. Jayawardene’s cross with himself, but he needn’t be – that’s been a lovely innings and he’s left his team in a strong position to hit the 300-mark.

DPMD Jayawardene c & b Dalrymple 100 (155m 83b 9x4 0x6) SR: 120.48

36.5

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

36.6

Dalrymple to Vaas, no run

Sri Lanka 220/6   JWM Dalrymple 7-0-34-2

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

38.3

Dalrymple to Vaas, 1 run, clipped to leg

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   JWM Dalrymple 8-0-37-2

40.1

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

40.2

Dalrymple to Maharoof, 1 run

40.3

Dalrymple to Vaas, no run, played for spin, went on with the arm so he missed it

40.4

Dalrymple to Vaas, 1 run, run out for one on the off

40.5

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

40.6

Dalrymple to Vaas, no run, unconvincing appeal but it turned and sneaked past the bat

Sri Lanka 235/6   JWM Dalrymple 9-0-40-2

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

42.3

Dalrymple to Vaas, 1 run, top-edged a sweep from outside off stump but into no-man’s land

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

42.5

Dalrymple to Vaas, no run

42.6

Dalrymple to Vaas, 1 leg bye, leg-bye rolls square and Jones scampers to field. The end of a really good spell from the Middlesex man

Sri Lanka 248/6   JWM Dalrymple 10-0-44-2
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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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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