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)

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   ME Trescothick 4* (19b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 3-2-5-0

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

England 18/0   ME Trescothick 10* (21b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 3.4-2-11-0

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

England 23/0   ME Trescothick 15* (24b 3x4)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-11-0

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

England 27/0   ME Trescothick 19* (25b 4x4)   SL Malinga 3.3-0-15-0

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

England 32/0   ME Trescothick 24* (33b 5x4)   WPUJC Vaas 4.5-2-16-0

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   ME Trescothick 28* (34b 6x4)   WPUJC Vaas 5-2-20-0

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

England 53/0   AN Cook 18* (36b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 60/0   ME Trescothick 36* (46b 7x4)   CRD Fernando 0.5-0-11-0

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

England 64/0   AN Cook 25* (40b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.1-2-32-0

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

England 68/0   AN Cook 29* (41b 3x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.2-2-36-0

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!

England 77/0   AN Cook 38* (46b 4x4)   CRD Fernando 1.1-0-15-0

18.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump, Trescothick puts it away through extra-covers, excellent placement and ball races away to the fence

England 89/1   ME Trescothick 43* (55b 8x4)   MF Maharoof 1.2-0-6-1

18.3

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, Four more! short of length ball around the off stump, Trescothick makes room and taps it away behind point, superb timing in that shot and ball reaches the backward point fence

England 93/1   ME Trescothick 47* (56b 9x4)   MF Maharoof 1.3-0-10-1

19.4

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

England 103/1   ME Trescothick 54* (62b 10x4)   CRD Fernando 3.4-0-27-0

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

England 107/1   ME Trescothick 58* (63b 11x4)   CRD Fernando 3.5-0-31-0

20.3

Maharoof to Bell, FOUR, fuller length ball on the off stump, Bell drives it on the front-foot wide of the mid-off fielder, good placement!

England 111/1   IR Bell 7* (8b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 2.3-0-17-1

21.1

Dilshan to Trescothick, FOUR, flighted and fuller length ball outside off stump, Trescothick drives it away to extra-cover fence, good placement and a good start for the over

England 117/1   ME Trescothick 63* (66b 12x4)   TM Dilshan 0.1-0-4-0

23.2

Dilshan to Trescothick, FOUR, good length ball around the off stump, Trescothick smashes on the front-foot through the covers, no chance for the fielder at deep cover, excellent shot!

England 129/1   ME Trescothick 72* (75b 13x4)   TM Dilshan 1.2-0-12-0

25.2

Dilshan to Trescothick, FOUR, flighted ball on the off stump, turning away, Trescothick moves forward and glides it down at the last minute to thirdman fence, very well executed from the opener!

England 141/1   ME Trescothick 80* (81b 14x4)   TM Dilshan 2.2-0-20-0

26.3

Bandara to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, Trescothick punches on the back-foot to extra-cover fence

England 155/1   ME Trescothick 86* (84b 15x4)   HMCM Bandara 0.3-0-5-0

32.2

Bandara to Trescothick, FOUR, flighted ball on the off stump, Trescothick steps out and lofts it straight and wide of the long-off fielder, Maharoof moves across from long-off but difficult to stop the ball

England 186/2   ME Trescothick 99* (101b 16x4)   HMCM Bandara 3.2-0-21-0

33.3

Maharoof to Strauss, FOUR, on the pads again, Strauss glances away fine and puts it away to the fence, bad bowling from Maharoof!

England 196/2   AJ Strauss 17* (21b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 5.3-0-31-1

38.2

Jayasuriya to Solanki, FOUR, fuller length ball outside leg stump, Solanki sweeps and gets an under edge, ball rolls away fine to the fence

England 232/3   VS Solanki 6* (5b 1x4)   ST Jayasuriya 1.2-0-10-0

39.2

Bandara to Solanki, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, turning away, Solanki rocks back and cuts it away to deep point fence, good placement!

England 239/4   VS Solanki 13* (8b 2x4)   HMCM Bandara 5.2-0-41-0

41.4

Bandara to Dalrymple, FOUR, slightly short and bit of width offered outside the off stump, too easy a delivery, Dalrymple rocks back and cuts it away behind point, Maharoof ends up escorting the ball to the fence

England 250/4   JWM Dalrymple 6* (10b 1x4)   HMCM Bandara 6.4-0-49-0

42.4

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, FOUR, another harmless delivery and Dalrymple hammers it down to long-off, Chamara there fails to stop it cleanly and the ball rolls over the ropes, was a lazy attempt

England 257/4   JWM Dalrymple 12* (15b 2x4)   ST Jayasuriya 3.4-0-20-1

44.4

Jayasuriya to Solanki, FOUR, expected quicker delivery and Solanki was waiting for it, well played premeditated reverse sweep and the ball rockets away to the third man fence, shot!

England 278/4   VS Solanki 35* (22b 3x4 1x6)   ST Jayasuriya 4.4-0-34-1

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

England 286/4   JWM Dalrymple 22* (23b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 7.3-0-53-1

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

England 290/4   JWM Dalrymple 26* (24b 4x4)   CRD Fernando 7.4-0-57-1

48.3

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

England 308/6   TT Bresnan 4* (2b 1x4)   SL Malinga 9.3-0-39-3
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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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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