Sri Lanka tour of England, 5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Played at Headingley, Leeds
1 July 2006 (50-over match)
1.1

Malinga to Cook, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side, first run on the board for England

1.1

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting away from the left-hander, the angle creats the width and Cook leaves it through to the keeper

1.2

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, pacey delivery, Cook stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side

1.3

Malinga to Cook, no run, again slightly short and drifting onto middle and leg, Cook fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

1.4

Malinga to Cook, no run, on the middle and off stump line, coming in with the arm, Cook on the front-foot defending

1.5

Malinga to Cook, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump but not enough for the batsman to free his arms, Cook gets behind the line and taps it away towards cover

1.6

Malinga to Cook, no run, Malinga once again keeps it on the middle and off stump line, Cook on the back-foot defending, Malinga too starts off with a decent over

England 1/0   AN Cook 0* (6b)
3.1

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Cook on the front-foot driving and the ball rolls away off the inside edge to fine leg region, finally they manage a run of the bat

England 2/0   AN Cook 1* (7b)
4.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away, the line and length is just perfect and Cook had no option but to play at it, once again the away swing takes the ball past the outside edge

4.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, chips down the track and defends it down to mid-on, well played in the end

4.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Cook stays back and flicks it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

4.4

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, a rare bad delivery from Vaas, Cook shuffles across a bit, gets well inside the line and clips it down to fine leg for an easy single

England 3/0   AN Cook 2* (11b)
5.1

Malinga to Cook, no run, swing and miss outside the off stump, lazy looking shot

5.2

Malinga to Cook, 2 runs, Malinga drifts onto middle and leg, Cook goes right back and clips it away through square leg

5.3

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, Cook on the back-foot driving, nice looking shot but he fails to get it past the fielder at point

5.4

Malinga to Cook, no run, worked away on the leg side

5.5

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, punched away off the back-foot to the point region, excellent diving stop from Dilshan there cuts off a certain boundary

England 10/0   AN Cook 5* (16b)
6.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook comes down the track and gets beaten by a long way, not the first time this has happened

6.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, Sangakkara standing up to the stumps now - bit of width offered outside the off stump, cut away straight to the fielder at backward point

6.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Cook square drives it point, no room for a single there

6.4

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, worked away off the stumps to the midwicket region, early call and the batsmen scamper through for a single

6.6

Vaas to Cook, no run, close to the off stump line and Cook is beaten outside the off stump, Sangakkara standing up to the stumps fails to collect it cleanly

England 19/0   AN Cook 6* (21b)
9.1

Malinga to Cook, 2 runs, worked away through midwicket for a brace

9.2

Malinga to Cook, no run, punched away towards cover

9.3

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, on the pads and Cook too nicely works it away through midwicket

England 39/0   AN Cook 9* (24b)
10.1

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook waits for the ball and drives it away well wide of the fielder at gully

10.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the cover region

10.6

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, punched wide of the fielder at mid-off, quick single added to the total

England 42/0   AN Cook 11* (27b)
11.1

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Cook punches it away towards extra cover, Trescothick takes off for a single but Cook is not interested, Tharanga moving in from the edge of the circle had just the one stump to aim at and he missed the target by a long way, direct hit and Trescothick would have been history

11.2

Malinga to Cook, no run, driven away towards mid-off

11.3

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, driven away towards point, Dilshan fails to stop it cleanly and they scamper through for a single

11.6

Malinga to Cook, no run, on the stumps, driven to mid-off

England 44/0   AN Cook 12* (31b)
12.2

Vaas to Cook, 1 no ball, beaten outside the off stump

12.2

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook stands his ground and drives hard, eyeing the cover region, ball clips the outside edge and races away to third man, Jayasuriya hurtles across in the deep and keeps it down to just a single

12.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Cook went at it with an angled bat

12.6

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, harmless delivery outside the off stump, driven wide of the cover fielder for an easy single

England 49/0   AN Cook 14* (35b)
13.1

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, starts off with a short and wide delivery outside the off stump, Cook leans back and chops it away to the backward point fence - easy runs

13.2

Fernando to Cook, 2 runs, another short delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the angle, Cook once again gets into a good position and pulls it away through midwicket, diving stop by Maharoof in the deep saves two runs - Fernando under pressure here

13.3

Fernando to Cook, no run, better line and length from Fernando, Cook watchfully drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

13.4

Fernando to Cook, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the midwicket region

England 56/0   AN Cook 21* (39b 1x4)
14.1

Vaas to Cook, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven right into the gap between cover and point, try stopping that

14.2

Vaas to Cook, FOUR, under pressure Vaas fires it on the middle and leg stump line, Cook lines it up well and punch-drives past the fielder at mid-on

14.3

Vaas to Cook, 2 runs, worked away through midwicket

14.4

Vaas to Cook, 2 runs, again nicely worked away through midwicket for a brace, played off the front-foot on this occasion

14.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, driven away towards extra cover

14.6

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, edged away to third man for an easy singe, another big over for England comes to an end, 13 coming off it

England 73/0   AN Cook 34* (45b 3x4)
15.1

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, fuller length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Cook drives straght down the gorund to long-on fence, runs flowing here for England!

15.2

Fernando to Cook, no run, short ball outside off stump, Cook looks to pull but does not tme it well, ball rolls to mid-wicket

15.3

Fernando to Cook, no run, driven on the front-foot to extra-cover

15.4

Fernando to Cook, 2 runs, good length ball just outside off stump, batsman drives through covers for a couple of runs

15.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, half-volley outside off stump, driven hard but straight to the extra-cover fielder

15.6

Fernando to Cook, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, punched away on the back-foot to mid-on

England 79/0   AN Cook 40* (51b 4x4)
16.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, good length ball on the off stump, Cook drives it away to mid-on

16.4

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven on the front-foot to extra-cover and take a quick single

16.6

Maharoof to Cook, OUT, Breakthrough from Maharoof! good length ball just outside off stump, nipping away, Cook moves forward and tries to hit it over cover fielder but ends up giving a catch practice to Jayawardene at extra-cover

AN Cook c Jayawardene b Maharoof 41 (77m 54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.92

England 82/1   AN Cook 41 (54b 4x4)
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