Sri Lanka tour of England, 5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Played at Headingley, Leeds
1 July 2006 (50-over match)
1.1

Malinga to Cook, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side, first run on the board for England

1.1

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting away from the left-hander, the angle creats the width and Cook leaves it through to the keeper

1.2

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, pacey delivery, Cook stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side

1.3

Malinga to Cook, no run, again slightly short and drifting onto middle and leg, Cook fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

1.4

Malinga to Cook, no run, on the middle and off stump line, coming in with the arm, Cook on the front-foot defending

1.5

Malinga to Cook, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump but not enough for the batsman to free his arms, Cook gets behind the line and taps it away towards cover

1.6

Malinga to Cook, no run, Malinga once again keeps it on the middle and off stump line, Cook on the back-foot defending, Malinga too starts off with a decent over

England 1/0   SL Malinga 1-0-1-0
3.1

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Cook on the front-foot driving and the ball rolls away off the inside edge to fine leg region, finally they manage a run of the bat

3.2

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region

3.3

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, again on the middle and leg stump line, Trescothick finds the fielder at square leg

3.4

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, punched off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover point, Tharanga moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

3.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towardsa mid-on

3.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the mid-off region

England 2/0   SL Malinga 2-0-2-0
5.1

Malinga to Cook, no run, swing and miss outside the off stump, lazy looking shot

5.2

Malinga to Cook, 2 runs, Malinga drifts onto middle and leg, Cook goes right back and clips it away through square leg

5.3

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery, Cook on the back-foot driving, nice looking shot but he fails to get it past the fielder at point

5.4

Malinga to Cook, no run, worked away on the leg side

5.5

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, punched away off the back-foot to the point region, excellent diving stop from Dilshan there cuts off a certain boundary

5.6

Malinga to Trescothick, 2 runs, more run, England on the move now - short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of width offered and Trescothick drives it away right into the gap between mid-off and cover, excellent placement

England 12/0   SL Malinga 3-0-7-0
7.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, slanting across the left-hander, Tresco stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away towards cover

7.2

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, not in the slot though, Trescothick chips back and drives hard, nicely opening the face of the bat at the point of impact and the ball rockets away to the point fence, that's more like the Trescothick we know

7.3

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, four more! short delivery down the leg side, Trescothick lines it up well, quickly gets into a good position and pulls it down to the fine leg fence, bad ball put away in style

7.4

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

7.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, much better line from Malinga, Trescothick watchfully drives it away towards short cover

7.6

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, worked away off the back-foot to the fine leg region

England 28/0   SL Malinga 4-0-16-0
9.1

Malinga to Cook, 2 runs, worked away through midwicket for a brace

9.2

Malinga to Cook, no run, punched away towards cover

9.3

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, on the pads and Cook too nicely works it away through midwicket

9.4

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

9.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, in the channel outside the off stump and Trescothick strokes it away towards cover

9.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, again on the middle and off stump line, Trescothick stands tall on the back-foot and taps it straight to the fielder at short cover

England 39/0   SL Malinga 5-0-19-0
11.1

Malinga to Cook, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Cook punches it away towards extra cover, Trescothick takes off for a single but Cook is not interested, Tharanga moving in from the edge of the circle had just the one stump to aim at and he missed the target by a long way, direct hit and Trescothick would have been history

11.2

Malinga to Cook, no run, driven away towards mid-off

11.3

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, driven away towards point, Dilshan fails to stop it cleanly and they scamper through for a single

11.4

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, defended down on the off side

11.5

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, short ball and Trescothick defends it on the back-foot but not cleanly, ball rolls away behind the stumps on the leg side and they steal a single

11.6

Malinga to Cook, no run, on the stumps, driven to mid-off

England 44/0   SL Malinga 6-0-21-0
37.1

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump, driven on the up to deep cover fielder

37.2

Malinga to Strauss, OUT, Malinga strikes! good length ball on the off stump, nipping away off the wicket, Strauss looks to drive through offside, not much of footwork from the skipper, ball takes the outside edge and straight to Sangakkara

AJ Strauss c †Sangakkara b Malinga 26 (43m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

37.3

Malinga to Solanki, no run, short of length ball around the off stump, defended on the back-foot to offside

37.4

Malinga to Solanki, 2 runs, good length ball outside off stump, given width to free his arms, Solanki square drives wide of the thirdman fielder

37.5

Malinga to Solanki, no run, good length ball around the off stump, Solanki defends on the front-foot to offside

37.6

Malinga to Solanki, no run, yorker on the stumps, hint of reverse inswing, Solanki gets his bat down in time and defends back to the bowler

England 227/3   SL Malinga 7-0-24-1
43.1

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and cutting in, Solanki stays back and defends it away towards cover point for a single

43.2

Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Dalrymple gets behind the line and punches it down to mid-on for a single

43.3

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, tad quicker than the previous two deliveries, Solanki makes room and chops it down to third man, again just a single

43.4

Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run, forced away towards point, this is good cricket from Dalrymple

43.5

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, another single added to the total, again Solanki gets it through to his favourite long-on region

43.6

Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run, slightly short and Dalrymple jabs it down to long-on, awkward looking shot

England 265/4   SL Malinga 8-0-30-1
46.1

Malinga to Solanki, no run, swing and a miss, bit of reverse swing, ball beats the inside edge and goes through to the keeper

46.2

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, fuller length delivery, probably the yorker gone wrong, punched down to long-on for a single

46.3

Malinga to Dalrymple, OUT, gets it right this time! perfect yorker on the stumps, Dalrymple fails to pick it up and he ends up playing down the wrong line, the ball hits the boot plumb in front of the stumps. Dead as a stone and up goes the finger, England five down

JWM Dalrymple lbw b Malinga 30 (27m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

46.4

Malinga to Jones, 2 leg byes, drifting down the leg side, Jones fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away towards cover, wild throw from Jayawardene and the batsmen scamper back for the second

46.5

Malinga to Jones, 1 run, worked away towards midwicket

46.6

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, slightly short, Solanki goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and rolls down to short fine leg, end of a good over from Malinga

England 299/5   SL Malinga 9-0-33-2
48.1

Malinga to Solanki, 2 wides, way down the leg side and that's rightly called a wide

48.1

Malinga to Jones, OUT, flat and quick, typical Malinga delivery, Jones comes down the track and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and umpire Benson adjudicates in favour of the bowler, Jones was looking to get outside the line and clip it away towards fine leg but was done in by the extra pace of Malinga

GO Jones lbw b Malinga 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

48.2

Malinga to Bresnan, no run, beaten outside the off stump

48.3

Malinga to Bresnan, FOUR, yorker length delivery, Bresnan gets bat on ball and the ball races away past the leg stump

48.4

Malinga to Bresnan, OUT, fuller length delivery on the stumps, cutting in with the arm, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck, Bresnan too departs looking to clip it away towards fine leg, missed the target by miles and the ball crashed into middle and leg, fast and straight - Malinga at his best

TT Bresnan b Malinga 4 (1m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

48.5

Malinga to Plunkett, 2 runs, punched down to long-on

48.6

Malinga to Plunkett, (no ball) 1 run, driven down to long-off

48.6

Malinga to Solanki, 1 run, defended down on the leg side, quick single and Solanki will keep the strike

England 313/7   SL Malinga 10-0-44-4
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