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)

0.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing and Trescothick leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another line and length delivery outside the off stump, bit more closer to the off stump line on this occasion, Trescothick is tempted to have a poke at it and the ball zips past the outside edge, well bowled Vaas

0.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another good length delivery, Vaas right on the money straightaway, Trescothick watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

0.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, and again, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Trescothick sizes it up nicely and plays inside the line

0.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another typical Vaas delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away, Trescothick plays safe and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

0.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, beaten! once again Vaas hits the coin outside the off stump and the ball shapes away from the left-hander, Trescothick is made to play at it and for the second time in this over the ball rips past the outside edge, Vaas starts off with a terrific over

England 0/0   WPUJC Vaas 1-1-0-0

2.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, Vaas continues to impress! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away, Trescothick comes down the track in an attempt to negate the swing but fails miserably, luckily for him the ball moves away just enough to beat the outside edge

2.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, once again Trescothick comes down the track but this time leaves the ball through to the keeper

2.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, Tresothick is done travelling, this time he stays back in his crease and strokes it away towards cover

2.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, another excellent delivery from the veteran, Vaas getting good purchase out of this track, Trescothick safely leaves it for the keeper

2.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Trescothick looking to defend it on the back-foot gets nowhere near the ball, still no runs off the bat!

2.6

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, back-toback maidens! line and length delivery and once again Trescothick is beaten on the prod, another fantastic over from Vaas comes to an end, England struggling a bit here

England 1/0   WPUJC Vaas 2-2-0-0

4.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away, the line and length is just perfect and Cook had no option but to play at it, once again the away swing takes the ball past the outside edge

4.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, chips down the track and defends it down to mid-on, well played in the end

4.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Cook stays back and flicks it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

4.4

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, a rare bad delivery from Vaas, Cook shuffles across a bit, gets well inside the line and clips it down to fine leg for an easy single

4.5

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, defended outside the off stump

4.6

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump and Trescothick opens his account with a stunning drive through cover point

England 7/0   WPUJC Vaas 3-2-5-0

6.1

Vaas to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook comes down the track and gets beaten by a long way, not the first time this has happened

6.2

Vaas to Cook, no run, Sangakkara standing up to the stumps now - bit of width offered outside the off stump, cut away straight to the fielder at backward point

6.3

Vaas to Cook, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Cook square drives it point, no room for a single there

6.4

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, worked away off the stumps to the midwicket region, early call and the batsmen scamper through for a single

6.5

Vaas to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Trescothick leans back, makes room and drills it through cover point for his second boundary of the innings, sweetly timed and the placement was just perfect, a typical Trescothick shot - it's a no-ball as well

6.5

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, worked away on the leg side for an easy single

6.6

Vaas to Cook, no run, close to the off stump line and Cook is beaten outside the off stump, Sangakkara standing up to the stumps fails to collect it cleanly

England 19/0   WPUJC Vaas 4-2-12-0

8.1

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Trescothick on the back-foot defending and the ball zips past the outside edge

8.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, again hint of away swing, Trescothick gets behind the line and stokes it away towards cover point, carefully played

8.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, drifting onto middle and leg, Trescothick looking to work it away through square leg fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad, missed out on some easy runs there

8.4

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Trescothick drives it away towards cover

8.5

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, once again drifting down the leg side and this time Trescothick takes full toll, turned away with a hint of artistry and the ball races away to the vacant fine leg fence, England back on track after shaky start

8.6

Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing but Trescothick had it covered, another positive looking drive and the ball goes past Kapugedera at extra cover, that should have been stopped

England 36/0   WPUJC Vaas 5-2-20-0

10.1

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook waits for the ball and drives it away well wide of the fielder at gully

10.2

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, driven away towards extra cover

10.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one kicked-up after hitting the deck and Trescothick is beaten by the extra bounce, good take by the keeper

10.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, again no room offered but this time Trescothick opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single, sensible cricket

10.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the cover region

10.6

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, punched wide of the fielder at mid-off, quick single added to the total

England 42/0   WPUJC Vaas 6-2-23-0

12.1

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, steered down to third man for an easy single

12.2

Vaas to Cook, 1 no ball, beaten outside the off stump

12.2

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Cook stands his ground and drives hard, eyeing the cover region, ball clips the outside edge and races away to third man, Jayasuriya hurtles across in the deep and keeps it down to just a single

12.3

Vaas to Trescothick, no run, driven away well in front of point, no room for a single there

12.4

Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, driven straight back along the carpet to the mid-off region

12.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Cook went at it with an angled bat

12.6

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, harmless delivery outside the off stump, driven wide of the cover fielder for an easy single

England 49/0   WPUJC Vaas 7-2-28-0

14.1

Vaas to Cook, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven right into the gap between cover and point, try stopping that

14.2

Vaas to Cook, FOUR, under pressure Vaas fires it on the middle and leg stump line, Cook lines it up well and punch-drives past the fielder at mid-on

14.3

Vaas to Cook, 2 runs, worked away through midwicket

14.4

Vaas to Cook, 2 runs, again nicely worked away through midwicket for a brace, played off the front-foot on this occasion

14.5

Vaas to Cook, no run, driven away towards extra cover

14.6

Vaas to Cook, 1 run, edged away to third man for an easy singe, another big over for England comes to an end, 13 coming off it

England 73/0   WPUJC Vaas 8-2-41-0
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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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