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)

32.3

Solanki to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away behind square for an easy single

32.6

Solanki to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven wide of the mid-off fielder

Sri Lanka 292/2   KC Sangakkara 2* (2b)

33.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, fuller length ball on the off stump, driven to mid-off

33.2

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, edged but along the ground back to the bowler

33.3

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven through cover point

33.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended away to cover

Sri Lanka 294/2   KC Sangakkara 3* (6b)

34.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, Sangakkara glances it away nicely to fine leg

Sri Lanka 296/2   KC Sangakkara 4* (7b)

35.1

Solanki to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

35.2

Solanki to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended to cover point

35.3

Solanki to Sangakkara, FOUR, length ball outside off stump, Sangakkara tries to loft over cover, gets the outside edge over the slip fielder

35.4

Solanki to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven to the cover region, half-stop and they take a couple of runs

35.5

Solanki to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler

35.6

Solanki to Sangakkara, no run, fuller length ball on the off stump, Sangakkara drives and mistimes back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 302/2   KC Sangakkara 10* (13b 1x4)

36.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 wide, bouncer high and over the batsman, called a wide

36.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run, short ball banged in, Sangkkara pulls and gets the top edge, ball falls short of the deep square leg fielder

36.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump, Sangakkara drives beautifully through covers and ball races away to the fence

36.5

Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR, pitched up on the off stump, Sangakkara drives to mid-off, Plunkett lets it go through his legs and ball reaches the fence

36.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, again a drive to mid-off, this time Plunkett fields and cheers from the crowd as he fields the ball

Sri Lanka 319/2   KC Sangakkara 19* (17b 3x4)

37.2

Solanki to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the front-foot to cover fielder

37.3

Solanki to Sangakkara, FOUR, short ball on the off stump, Sangakkara rocks back and punches to the cover fence, that brings up the victory and they have done it in style

Sri Lanka 324/2   KC Sangakkara 23* (19b 4x4)
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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