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

10.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, FOUR, bad start, wide and launched over extra cover for four

10.2

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, proded past Dalrymple at a diving point

10.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, AGH! Uncontrolled drive which flew high to Dalrymple at point and he parried the chance and slipped as he tried to scamper for the rebound. Might be harsh, but you suspect that Collingwood, who normally fields there, would have held it

10.4

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run

10.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run

10.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 68/1   TT Bresnan 1-0-8-0

12.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, 2 runs, punched into the covers

12.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run

12.3

Bresnan to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely drive through extra cover. He thrives on width but has looked less easy when it’s straight … but England’s bowlers have not been consistent enough to tie him down

12.4

Bresnan to Tharanga, FOUR, a bit more of a slash, made room and launched over the ring in the covers

12.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run, now that was ugly, moved to leg, aimed a swish and got nothing

12.6

Bresnan to Tharanga, 3 runs, bit of a heave but it was effective, through wide midwicket where Harmison chugged after it

Sri Lanka 86/1   TT Bresnan 2-0-21-0

17.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run

17.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run

17.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, better line and length

17.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, FOUR, flicked in the air on the leg but once through the infield it was four all the way

17.5

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run

17.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, too much width and an easy two to bring up Jayawardene’s 50 off only 32 balls

Sri Lanka 123/1   TT Bresnan 3-0-29-0

19.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run

19.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, we've reached that stage when it's easy singles and all a bit soporific

19.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, dainty flick to the leg side

19.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, tip-and-run to the off side

19.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, more of the same

19.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, whoa … slumber disturbed by a raucous appeal for leg-before as batsman shaped to turn to leg but not close enough

Sri Lanka 133/1   TT Bresnan 4-0-34-0

21.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run

21.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, rocketed to deep cover, but Bell slides to keep it a single

21.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucked down to third man

21.4

Bresnan to Tharanga, no run

21.5

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, edged to third man

21.6

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, pulled to the square leg boundary

Sri Lanka 140/1   TT Bresnan 5-0-38-0

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   TT Bresnan 6-0-39-0

39.1

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run

39.2

Bresnan to Vaas, 1 run, controlled shot off the face of the angled bat down to third man

39.3

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

39.4

Bresnan to Vaas, 1 run, Angled off the back foot behind square on the off and Harmison creaks round to field

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   TT Bresnan 7-0-47-0

44.1

Bresnan to Maharoof, 1 run

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

44.4

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

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   TT Bresnan 8-0-58-0
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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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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