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)

37.3

Malinga to Solanki, no run, short of length ball around the off stump, defended on the back-foot to offside

37.4

Malinga to Solanki, 2 runs, good length ball outside off stump, given width to free his arms, Solanki square drives wide of the thirdman fielder

37.5

Malinga to Solanki, no run, good length ball around the off stump, Solanki defends on the front-foot to offside

37.6

Malinga to Solanki, no run, yorker on the stumps, hint of reverse inswing, Solanki gets his bat down in time and defends back to the bowler

England 227/3   VS Solanki 2* (4b)

38.2

Jayasuriya to Solanki, FOUR, fuller length ball outside leg stump, Solanki sweeps and gets an under edge, ball rolls away fine to the fence

38.3

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 1 run, turned away on the front-foot through mid-wicket

England 233/3   VS Solanki 7* (6b 1x4)

39.1

Bandara to Solanki, 2 runs, fraction short on the stumps, worked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs

39.2

Bandara to Solanki, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, turning away, Solanki rocks back and cuts it away to deep point fence, good placement!

39.3

Bandara to Solanki, no run, again a short one, turned away to mid-wicket

39.4

Bandara to Solanki, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

England 240/4   VS Solanki 14* (10b 2x4)

40.1

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 1 run, driven down to long-on, easy single

40.3

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 1 run, and again, driven down to long-on for a single

England 243/4   VS Solanki 16* (12b 2x4)

41.1

Bandara to Solanki, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, swept away just wide of the fielder at short fine leg, quick single taken

41.3

Bandara to Solanki, 1 run, well flighted delivery on the pads, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

England 246/4   VS Solanki 18* (14b 2x4)

42.3

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 1 run, fulltoss, was there to be hit but Sloanki finds the fielder at long-off

42.6

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Solanki comes down the track and drives it uplishly past the bowler

England 259/4   VS Solanki 20* (16b 2x4)

43.1

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and cutting in, Solanki stays back and defends it away towards cover point for a single

43.3

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, tad quicker than the previous two deliveries, Solanki makes room and chops it down to third man, again just a single

43.5

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, another single added to the total, again Solanki gets it through to his favourite long-on region

England 264/4   VS Solanki 23* (19b 2x4)

44.2

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 2 runs, diven away through cover point, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right, Malinga hurtles across in the deep and cuts off the boundary

44.3

Jayasuriya to Solanki, SIX, about time! flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, Solanki comes down the track to the pick of the delivery and lofts it over the midwicket fence, there was protection in the deep but placed it to perfection

44.4

Jayasuriya to Solanki, FOUR, expected quicker delivery and Solanki was waiting for it, well played premeditated reverse sweep and the ball rockets away to the third man fence, shot!

44.5

Jayasuriya to Solanki, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, easy single

England 279/4   VS Solanki 36* (23b 3x4 1x6)

45.1

Fernando to Solanki, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven down to long-on

England 280/4   VS Solanki 37* (24b 3x4 1x6)

46.1

Malinga to Solanki, no run, swing and a miss, bit of reverse swing, ball beats the inside edge and goes through to the keeper

46.2

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, fuller length delivery, probably the yorker gone wrong, punched down to long-on for a single

46.6

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, slightly short, Solanki goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and rolls down to short fine leg, end of a good over from Malinga

England 299/5   VS Solanki 39* (27b 3x4 1x6)

47.1

Maharoof to Solanki, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Maharoof is beaten outside the off stump

47.2

Maharoof to Solanki, no run, and again, kicked off a good length and Solanki is beaten outside the off stump, Sangakkara standing up to the stumps collects it cleanly

47.3

Maharoof to Solanki, 1 run, short ball, Solanki rocks back and pulls hard, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards midwicket, Fernando hurtles across from mid-on but fails to hold on to a fairly hard chance

47.6

Maharoof to Solanki, 1 run, driven down to long-off

England 302/5   VS Solanki 41* (31b 3x4 1x6)

48.1

Malinga to Solanki, 2 wides, way down the leg side and that's rightly called a wide

48.6

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, defended down on the leg side, quick single and Solanki will keep the strike

England 313/7   VS Solanki 42* (32b 3x4 1x6)

49.1

Maharoof to Solanki, 1 run, stroked away well wide of the fielder at cover, just a single

49.5

Maharoof to Solanki, 1 run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Solanki makes room and drills it through the gap between the cover fielders, there is protection in the deep and they settle for a single

England 320/7   VS Solanki 44* (34b 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

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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