Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in England Test Series - 3rd Test

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 134 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

31.5

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, swinging down the legside, not a good first ball from Flintoff to Maharoof

31.6

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, short ball on the middle stump, batsman moves back and defends it down to silly mid-on, successful over from Flintoff

Sri Lanka 105/6   MF Maharoof 0* (2b)

33.1

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, good quick bouncer from Flintoff, batsman slow to react and get down, gets hit on the helmet

33.2

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, defended on the back-foot

33.3

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, short ball on the off stump, defended nicely this time to offside

33.4

Flintoff to Maharoof, 1 no ball, fraction short on the middle stump, nipping in, batsman tries to glance but gets on the thighs

33.4

Flintoff to Maharoof, 4 byes, one more quick bouncer from Flintoff, nipping in a long way and almost hit Maharoof again, difficult take for Gones and fails to collect it, ball runs away to the fence

33.5

Flintoff to Maharoof, 1 run, short ball on the off stump, nipping into Maharoof, batsman moves back to defend and ball takes off the inside half of the bat to square leg

Sri Lanka 111/6   MF Maharoof 1* (8b)

34.1

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, good length ball on the off stump, seaming in this time, batsman gets an inside edge and ball rolls to square leg

34.2

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, good length ball on the off stump and swinging away, batsman defends with an angled bat to gully

34.3

Lewis to Maharoof, 2 runs, full length ball and shaping away, batsman moves forward and pushes at it, ball takes off the outside half of the bat and runs to deep point for a couple of runs

34.4

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

34.5

Lewis to Maharoof, 2 runs, pitched up outside off stump, driven through covers for a couple of runs

34.6

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside off stump

Sri Lanka 115/6   MF Maharoof 5* (14b)

35.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, fraction short on the off stump, natural outswinger from Hoggard, batsman beaten comprehensively on the back-foot

35.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, swinging down the legside

35.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good length ball on the middle stump, Maharoof defends it back to the bowler with the full face of the bat

35.5

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, Beauty from Hoggard! length ball around the off stump and shaping away, batsman tries to defend but gets beaten

35.6

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to point

Sri Lanka 116/6   MF Maharoof 5* (19b)

37.1

Hoggard to Maharoof, FOUR, good length ball and given width outside off stump, Maharoof moves forward and brings off an excellent cover drive, ball races away to the cover-point fence

37.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, 1 no ball, length ball outside off stump, left alone

37.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, FOUR, good ball on the off stump, swinging away and Hoggard finds the edge but no fielder at third slip and ball runs away to the fence

37.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, short ball on the off stump, batsman covers nicely and defends it down to offside

37.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, OUT, Seven down! short ball on the middle and off stump, swinging away nicely, not much of foot work from Maharoof and just hangs his bat, ball takes the outside edge and this time finds the fielder, straight to Flintoff at second slip and skipper takes his 2nd catch

MF Maharoof c Flintoff b Hoggard 13 (27m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.16

Sri Lanka 129/7   MF Maharoof 13 (24b 2x4)
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Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 2-5, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 134 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - May 25-28, 2006
England won by 6 wickets
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - May 11-15, 2006
Match drawn
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Jun 6, 2006

The <I>Mail</I> leads with praise for Muttiah Muralitharan, June 6, 2006

The Mail leads with praise for Muttiah Muralitharan

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Jun 5, 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan leaves the field after taking eight wickets, England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge, June 5, 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan leaves the field after taking eight wickets

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