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)

17.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

17.3

Fernando to Bell, no run, good length ball outside off stump, nipping in, Bell drives but gets the inside half of the bat to cover

17.4

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, cut away to thirdman and Bell off the mark

England 84/1   IR Bell 1* (3b)

18.5

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, good length ball outside off stump, glided away to third man

England 95/1   IR Bell 2* (4b)

19.2

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, glided away on the back-foot to thirdman

England 98/1   IR Bell 3* (5b)

20.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good length ball on the off stump, Bell defends it away on the front-foot to onside

20.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, back of length on the off stump, pushed straight to point fielder

20.3

Maharoof to Bell, FOUR, fuller length ball on the off stump, Bell drives it on the front-foot wide of the mid-off fielder, good placement!

20.4

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, glided away to thirdman

20.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, defended on the front-foot to onside

England 113/1   IR Bell 8* (10b 1x4)

22.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

22.2

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, glided away to thirdman

22.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good length ball on the off stump, nipping in, Bell pushes it away to mid-wicket

22.5

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, Bell moves back and steers it away to thirdman

England 122/1   IR Bell 10* (14b 1x4)

23.4

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, flighted and full on the off stump, driven on the front-foot to long-off

England 131/1   IR Bell 11* (15b 1x4)

24.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, driven on the front-foot but good fielding from Dilshan saves runs

24.2

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run

24.4

Maharoof to Bell, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven on the front-foot wide of the deep cover fielder

24.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, slower one on the off stump, defended on the back-foot

24.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, short ball outside off stump, Bell fails to put it away for runs, cuts it straight to Dilshan at point

England 137/1   IR Bell 14* (20b 1x4)

25.4

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to deep cover

25.6

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, fraction short, Bell tries to flick but gets the leading edge along the ground to cover point, good over for England!

England 150/1   IR Bell 16* (22b 1x4)

26.1

Bandara to Bell, no run, defended on the front-foot

26.2

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, tossed up, Bell comes down the track and drives to long-on

26.6

Bandara to Bell, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, reverse swept to short thirdman

England 157/1   IR Bell 18* (25b 1x4)

27.1

Fernando to Bell, no run, starts with a slower one, defended on the front-foot to point

27.2

Fernando to Bell, OUT, Gone! one more slower delivery, this time too short, Bell picks it up and tries to steer to thirdman, takes the outside edge to second slip region, Sangakkara moves and dives in full length and takes a one-handed catch towards his right

IR Bell c †Sangakkara b Fernando 18 (44m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 157/2   IR Bell 18 (27b 1x4)
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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