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

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25.5

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, swinging in, Jayasuriya defends on the back-foot to short-leg

25.5

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, swinging down the legside

25.6

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run

Sri Lanka 87/4   ST Jayasuriya 0* (3b)

27.2

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, Flintoff sends down a bouncer, Jayasuriya has no problem and easily ducks underneath

27.3

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, short ball on the leg stump, turned away to legslip

27.3

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, left alone outside off stump

27.4

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, short of length ball outside off stump and angled further away, Jayasuriya lets it go

27.5

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, short ball on the middle stump, nipping away, Jayasuriya covers the line of the ball and defends to short cover, looks for a single but Flintoff quick to the ball

27.6

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads

Sri Lanka 97/4   ST Jayasuriya 0* (9b)

28.3

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball around the off stump, shaping in this time, Jayasuriya stretches forward to defend and gets a big inside edge to square leg

28.4

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, one more good inswinger, batsman gets an inside edge and a loud shout from the slip cordon

28.5

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run

28.6

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the back-foot to forward short-leg fielder

Sri Lanka 98/5   ST Jayasuriya 0* (13b)

30.1

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the back-foot to onside

30.2

Lewis to Jayasuriya, FOUR, pitched up and given width outside off stump, Jayasuriya moves forward and drives beautifully through covers

30.3

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

30.4

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, swinging down the legside, Jayasuriya tries to glance but it was well down the legside

30.5

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, Beauty! good length ball around the off stump, straightening this time, Jayasuriya plays for the inswinger and gets comprehensively beaten

30.6

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya moves forward to defend but gets stuck on the pads, loud shout but was stuck way outside off stump

Sri Lanka 102/5   ST Jayasuriya 4* (19b 1x4)

31.3

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball outside off stump, seaming away from round the wicket, left alone

31.4

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, OUT, Six down! good length ball on the off stump, seaming away off the wicket, Jayasuriya moves forward and pokes at it, ball takes off the top edge and goes straight to Pietersen at gully

ST Jayasuriya c Pietersen b Flintoff 4 (28m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 19.04

Sri Lanka 105/6   ST Jayasuriya 4 (21b 1x4)
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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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