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)

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

13.5

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, not quite in the slot but Trescothick goes after it, luckily for him the ball clips the outside edge and races away to the third man fence, this is turning out to be a good over for England

13.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply and Trescothick is beaten comprehensively, not sure if the ball kissed the inside edge, Lankans were confident but umpire Doctrove was not convinced

England 60/0   CRD Fernando 1-0-11-0

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   CRD Fernando 2-0-17-0

17.1

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Trescothick tries to cut and mistimes, ball rolls to cover point and they take a quick single

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

17.5

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot to point, Trescothick looks for a single but Bell sends him back

17.6

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, coming in with the angle, Trescothick cuts it away to thirdman and keeps the strike

England 85/1   CRD Fernando 3-0-20-0

19.1

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short ball coming in with the angle, Trescothick drops it down on the offside and batsmen scamper through a single, Trescothick reaches his fifty!

19.2

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

19.3

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 no ball, short ball around the off stump, Trescothick goes for the pull but gets on top of the bat, rolls down to Jayasuriya at mid-on

19.3

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

19.4

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trescothick lofts it straight over the bowlers head, good shot!

19.5

Fernando to Trescothick, FOUR, Four more! this time to the long-on fence, good length ball on the middle and off stump, coming in, Trescothick lofts it with the swing over mid-on fielder

19.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, pushed on the front-foot to mid-on and the final powerplay comes to an end

England 107/1   CRD Fernando 4-0-31-0

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

27.3

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Strauss pulls and gets an inside edge to short-fine leg

27.4

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside off stump

27.5

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

27.6

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, another slower delivery, Trescothick tries to steer and gets the outside edge, Sangakkara dives to his left and fails to latch onto it

England 159/2   CRD Fernando 5-0-33-1

29.1

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Strauss steers it away to thirdman

29.2

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, short ball outside off stump, coming in nicely with the angle, Trescothick defends it away to offside

29.3

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, short ball outside off stump, Trescothick defends it away to point and looks for a single but Dilshan quick to the ball

29.4

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, punched away on the back-foot to deep cover

29.5

Fernando to Strauss, 1 no ball, short ball outside off stump, Strauss mistimes his pull shot and ball rolls down to mid-on

29.5

Fernando to Strauss, 1 no ball, short of length ball on the stumps, defended on the back-foot to short mid-wicket

29.5

Fernando to Strauss, 2 runs, fuller length ball around the off stump, driven wide of the deep cover fielder for a couple of runs

29.6

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, short ball on the off stump, this time Strauss gets it right, pulls it away nicely along the ground but straight to deep square leg fielder

England 170/2   CRD Fernando 6-0-40-1

31.1

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, defended on the back-foot to point

31.2

Fernando to Strauss, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot to onside

31.3

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump, glanced away nicely to fine leg

31.4

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trescothick drives it away to long-off and moves onto 95

31.5

Fernando to Strauss, 3 runs, half-volley outside off stump, Strauss moves forward and drives to the cover region, one more misfield at covers and they take 3 runs

31.6

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot to onside

England 180/2   CRD Fernando 7-0-46-1

45.1

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

45.2

Fernando to Dalrymple, 2 runs, low fulltoss on the stumps, probably the yorker gone wrong, Dalrymple jabs it past the fielder at midwicket, two more added to the total

45.3

Fernando to Dalrymple, FOUR, good length delivery on the stumps, Dalrymple swings across the line and gets it on the middle of the bat, ball rockets away to deep midwicket and a diving effort in the deep ends in vain

45.4

Fernando to Dalrymple, FOUR, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Dalrymple slices it past the fielder at backward point, bit of edge involved and the fielder in the deep had no chance of cutting it off

45.5

Fernando to Dalrymple, 2 runs, punched down to long-on, takes the first run quickly and comfortably comes back for the second

45.6

Fernando to Dalrymple, 2 runs, again driven down to long-on, Dilshan in the deep fails to pick it up cleanly and once again Solanki makes it across comfortably, end of a massive over for England

England 294/4   CRD Fernando 8-0-61-1
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Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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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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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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