Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 5th match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)

0.2

Ali to Jayasuriya, 4 leg byes, fuller length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Jayasuriya fails to make contact but the ball clips the pad and races away past the diving keeper

0.3

Ali to Jayasuriya, FOUR, another bad delivery from Ali, fuller in length and drifting onto the pads, Jayasuriya quickly gets into a good position and flicks it away to the backward square leg fence, excellent wristy shot

0.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pitched up wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya throws his bat at it, ball clips the inside edge onto the ground and lobs down to third man, Sri Lanka off to a good start here

Sri Lanka 10/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (3b 1x4)

1.1

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, too easy a delivery, massive chop and the ball rockets away to the cover fence

1.2

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, punched away towards cover

1.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, four more! slightly short and wide outside the off stump, another bad delivery, point, mid-off, two men at covers but Jayasuriya finds the gap beautifully, he is onto to something here, that's for sure!

1.4

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, under pressure Bresnan once again drags it short and wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya waves it away as if it was a fly, didn't even bother to keep it down

1.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, way down the leg side, safe delivery

1.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, oh dear! another short and wide delivery outside the off stump, Jayasuriya stands tall on the back-foot and murders it through cover point, try stopping that

1.6

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, defended outside the off stump, ball rolls away on the off side and they steal a single

Sri Lanka 28/0   ST Jayasuriya 22* (9b 5x4)

2.1

Ali to Jayasuriya, no run, fulltoss, bit of a surprise delivery, Jayasuriya finds the man at mid-off

2.2

Ali to Jayasuriya, (no ball) SIX, fuller in length and slightly wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya lines it up quickly and lofts it over the cover fence for the first six of the innings, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to keep it square, it's a no-ball as well - England under pressure here

2.2

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven down to third man for a single

2.6

Ali to Jayasuriya, no run, beaten outside the off stump, there is a bowler at the other end

Sri Lanka 46/0   ST Jayasuriya 29* (13b 5x4 1x6)

4.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven away behind point

Sri Lanka 59/0   ST Jayasuriya 30* (14b 5x4 1x6)

5.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and drifting down the leg side, Jayasuriya leaves it through to the keeper

5.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, driven away towards cover, straight to the fielder

5.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya throws the kitchen sink at it and the ball flies off the outside edge, Dalrymple at gully time his jump well and gets a touch on it but fails to hold on to a fairly hard chance, that ball was travelling, would have been nothing less than a miracle, had he managed to pouch it

Sri Lanka 61/0   ST Jayasuriya 31* (16b 5x4 1x6)

6.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Jayasuriya leaves it through to the keeper

6.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, punched away straight to the fielder at mid-off

6.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 1 run, forced away behind point

Sri Lanka 77/0   ST Jayasuriya 32* (19b 5x4 1x6)

7.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, defended outside the off stump, watchfully played

7.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, comes down the track and drives it wide of the fielder at midwicket

7.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, FOUR, tossed up on the stumps, Jayasuriya goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball races away to the backward square leg fence, Plunkett had a chance of stopping it but he failed miserably

7.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, FOUR, and the saga continues! another good looking short, this time Jayasuriya gets it going fine and Plunkett is reduced to just a spectator

7.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, pushed back to the bowler

7.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, FOUR, flatter trajectory but bit short, Jayasuriya quickly picks up the length, rocks back and pulls it away through midwicket for the third boundary of the over

Sri Lanka 100/0   ST Jayasuriya 46* (25b 8x4 1x6)

9.1

Ali to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fifty! Ali starts off with a dreadful ball, pitched up on the pads and Jayasuriya effortlessly flicks it away to the midwicket fence, one bounce and over the rope she goes

9.2

Ali to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fulltoss , yorker gone worng and Jayasuriya whips it away through square leg

9.3

Ali to Jayasuriya, FOUR, this is turning into a day-light massacre ! short and wide outside the off stump, Ali has lost it completely, murdered to the point fence - this is attacking cricket at its supreme best

9.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, (no ball) SIX, again bit of width offered outside the off stump and Jayasuriya flays it over the cover fence, it's a no-ball as well so seven more added to the total. At this rate this won't last long

9.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of sympathy creeps in and Jayasuriya strokes it away wide of the fielder at extra cover

9.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, punched wide of the fielder at cover, easy single

Sri Lanka 129/0   ST Jayasuriya 65* (31b 11x4 2x6)

10.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

10.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, another horrible wide down the leg side

10.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, cut away towards point, Dalrymple fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen scamper through for the second run

10.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, decent delivery outside the off stump, now that's a rarity, Jayasuriya leaves it through the keeper

10.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region

Sri Lanka 140/0   ST Jayasuriya 69* (35b 11x4 2x6)

11.2

Ali to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Jayasuriya comes down the track and chips drives it over the bowler's heard to the long-off region, bit of edge involved

11.3

Ali to Jayasuriya, no run, driven away straight to the fielder at cover

11.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, mis-timed pull and the ball balloons up behind square on the leg side but falls safely in the deep, that's the closest England have come to picking up a wicket

11.6

Ali to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 1 run, called for overstepping, driven wide off the cover fielder for an easy single

Sri Lanka 148/0   ST Jayasuriya 73* (39b 11x4 2x6)

12.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one nipped back in a touch, Jayasuriya pushes forward and watchfully defends it down on the off side

12.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, again defended outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 155/0   ST Jayasuriya 73* (41b 11x4 2x6)

13.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forced away towards cover, fielders are deep and they steal a single

13.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad

13.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slightly short and turning across, Jayasuriya stays back and at the last possible moment punches it away towards cover point

Sri Lanka 159/0   ST Jayasuriya 75* (44b 11x4 2x6)

14.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg

14.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, slightly short and slanting across the left-hander, Jayasuriya waits for the ball and taps it down to third man for a brace

14.4

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run, defended with soft hands and the ball rolls down to mid-off, early call and a quick single is added to the total

Sri Lanka 164/0   ST Jayasuriya 78* (47b 11x4 2x6)

15.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, swept away straight to short-fine leg

15.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fraction short and turning away, punched away to sweeper cover

15.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, outside leg stump, Jayasuriya sweeps it hard to fine leg, Plunkett brings off an excellent stop to save a certain boundary

Sri Lanka 170/0   ST Jayasuriya 81* (50b 11x4 2x6)

16.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run

16.4

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, Jayasuiriya mistimes the cut but anyway gets a single at thirdman

Sri Lanka 172/0   ST Jayasuriya 82* (52b 11x4 2x6)

17.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, flighted ball just outside off stump, Jayasuriya goes for a big sweep and misses it, nicely bowled by Dalrymple

17.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, flat on trajectory, defended on the front-foot back to the bowler

17.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed on the front-foot through cover point, easy single taken

Sri Lanka 179/0   ST Jayasuriya 83* (55b 11x4 2x6)

18.1

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended away to cover

18.2

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, FOUR, length ball but this time given width outside off stump, Jayasuriya smashes uppishly through a ring of fielders on the offside

18.3

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, short ball on the leg stump, off the pads to fine leg

Sri Lanka 184/0   ST Jayasuriya 87* (58b 12x4 2x6)

19.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot

19.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, outside leg stump, Jayasuriya sweeps and gets it fine for a couple of runs

19.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

19.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flighted ball on the stumps, swept away to deep square leg

19.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, swept away again to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 194/0   ST Jayasuriya 91* (63b 12x4 2x6)

20.1

Bell to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-off

20.2

Bell to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off stump, pushed away to deep cover

20.4

Bell to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, Jayasuriya tries to work it away onside and gets on the pads

20.5

Bell to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short of length ball around the off stump, punched through covers and an easy single taken

Sri Lanka 197/0   ST Jayasuriya 93* (67b 12x4 2x6)

21.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flighted and full ball around the off stump, driven to deep cover

Sri Lanka 201/0   ST Jayasuriya 94* (68b 12x4 2x6)

22.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya hits it away along the ground to long-on fence, cross-batted shot!

22.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball on the off stump, Jayasuriya swings across the line and gets wrapped on the pads, loud appeal but Doctrove unconvinced, was a close call!

22.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed through cover point and an easy single taken

Sri Lanka 208/0   ST Jayasuriya 99* (71b 13x4 2x6)

23.1

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot to mid-off and picks an easy single to reach his 21st century

23.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, turned away through mid-wicket

Sri Lanka 219/0   ST Jayasuriya 101* (73b 13x4 2x6)

24.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short ball banged in on the middle stump, coming in with the angle, Jayasuriya makes room and tries to cut but misses

24.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya smashes on the front-foot over the cover fielder

24.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-on

24.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump, pulled away to deep backward square leg

24.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, SIX, fuller length ball on the leg stump, Jayasuriya flicks it away high and over mid-wicket fence, Jayasuriya's trademark shot!

Sri Lanka 233/0   ST Jayasuriya 112* (78b 14x4 3x6)

25.2

Ali to Jayasuriya, FOUR, length ball on the off stump, Jayasuriya charges down the track and swings across the line, ball takes off the outside edge and flies over the short-thirdman fielder

25.3

Ali to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Four more! this time Jayasuriya hits it right on the middle of the bat by charging down again, one bounce into the mid-wicket fence

25.4

Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 243/0   ST Jayasuriya 121* (81b 16x4 3x6)

26.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short ball around the off stump, Jayasuriya pulls it away handsomely to the mid-wicket fence, this game is going straight into the history books!

26.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, bouncer high over the batsman, Jayasuriya ducks and Umpire calls it a wide

26.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, cut away in the air to deep point for a couple of runs

26.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, SIX, Max! short ball on the middle stump, Jayasuriya picks it up, rocks back and pulls it high over the square leg fence, just the usual!

26.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Four more! length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya just moves forward and smashes it at one bounce into the cover fence

26.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

26.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, off the pads to onside

Sri Lanka 262/0   ST Jayasuriya 137* (87b 18x4 4x6)

28.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, cut away to thirdman

28.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Smashing shot! length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya charges down the track and smashes through a ring of fielders on the offside

28.6

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, slower one outside off stump, Jayasuriya steps out again and lofts it down to long-on, inches away from the rope

Sri Lanka 274/0   ST Jayasuriya 146* (90b 20x4 4x6)

29.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front-foot back to the bowler

29.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to square leg

29.6

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven to deep cover

Sri Lanka 278/0   ST Jayasuriya 148* (93b 20x4 4x6)

30.1

Solanki to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, cut away to deep point

30.5

Solanki to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to deep cover and that brings up Jayasuriya's 150

Sri Lanka 281/0   ST Jayasuriya 150* (95b 20x4 4x6)

31.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flighed ball on the leg stump, swept away to deep mid-wicket

31.3

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, mistimed cut to the sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 284/0   ST Jayasuriya 152* (97b 20x4 4x6)

32.1

Solanki to Jayasuriya, no run, pushed uppishly to the cover region, falls well short of the fielder

32.2

Solanki to Jayasuriya, OUT, short delivery outside off stump, Jayasuriya rocks back and cuts it in the air to backward point, Strauss brings off a good overhead catch, one of the best one-day innings comes to an end

ST Jayasuriya c Strauss b Solanki 152 (148m 99b 20x4 4x6) SR: 153.53

Sri Lanka 289/2   ST Jayasuriya 152 (99b 20x4 4x6)
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Jul 1, 2006

The England team line up for a minute's silence for Fred Trueman, England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Headingley, July 1, 2006

The England team line up for a minute's silence for Fred Trueman

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Jul 1, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya lashes out, England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Headingley, July 1, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya lashes out

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