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)

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   JWM Dalrymple 1-0-14-0

13.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, on the stumps, swept away to fine leg for a single

13.2

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

13.3

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven with the turn to the mid-off region

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

13.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, quicker delivery to end the over, worked away towards midwicket, no room for a single there, now it is starting to look more like a cricket match but one feels that the damage has been already done

Sri Lanka 159/0   JWM Dalrymple 2-0-18-0

15.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

15.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven away to cover

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

15.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted and full ball on the off stump, driven hard to long-off

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   JWM Dalrymple 3-0-23-0

17.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, flighted ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot to point region

17.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, good length ball, pushed on the front-foot to cover

17.3

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, nicely tossed up, driven to deep cover

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   JWM Dalrymple 4-0-25-0

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

19.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run

19.6

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

Sri Lanka 194/0   JWM Dalrymple 5-0-30-0

21.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, fuller length ball on the off stump, pushed away straight to cover&

21.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller length ball on the off stump, driven to long-off

21.3

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

21.4

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot to short mid-wicket

21.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the off stump, turning away, defended to short cover

21.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, square driven to deep cover, just 3 overs off the over

Sri Lanka 202/0   JWM Dalrymple 6-0-33-0

27.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot to cover

27.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

27.3

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, driven on the front-foot to cover fielder

27.4

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, fraction short on the off stump, cut away to point fielder

27.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run

27.6

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted and full ball, driven to long-on and thats a good over from Darlymple

Sri Lanka 263/0   JWM Dalrymple 7-0-34-0

29.1

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot to cover

29.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, full length ball on the leg stump, swept away to deep square leg

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

29.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted and full length ball on the leg stump, driven to long-on

29.6

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

Sri Lanka 278/0   JWM Dalrymple 8-0-38-0

31.1

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

31.2

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, cut away to deep point

31.3

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

31.4

Dalrymple to Tharanga, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, flicked away wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs

31.5

Dalrymple to Tharanga, OUT, Atlast a wicket! flighted ball on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga moves forward and tries to on-drive, ball takes off the leading edge and goes straight back to the bowler, end of an amazing record-breaking partnership!

WU Tharanga c & b Dalrymple 109 (144m 102b 14x4 1x6) SR: 106.86

31.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 wide, down the legside

31.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 2 runs, tossed up, Jayawardene down the wicket and tries to loft over mid-on fielder just facing his 2nd delivery, mistimes and goes in the air, Kabir Ali runs backwards and drops a difficult chance

Sri Lanka 289/1   JWM Dalrymple 9-0-46-1

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

33.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, flighted ball on the off stump, turned away to mid-wicket, good fielding by the fielder saves a run

33.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, fraction short on the stumps, pulled away to deep square leg

33.6

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

Sri Lanka 294/2   JWM Dalrymple 10-0-48-1
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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