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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28.2

Lewis to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length ball on the middle and leg stump, nipping in, turned away to square leg and Kapugedera off the mark

Sri Lanka 98/5   CK Kapugedera 1* (1b)

29.1

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, fuller length ball swinging in outside off stump, batsman drives and gets beaten

29.2

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, good quick bouncer on the off stump, Kapugedera ducks underneath

29.3

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, Flintoff bowls a good length ball following the bouncer, no footwork from the batsman and is beaten all ends up

29.4

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, bouncer again from Flintoff, Kapugedera too late to get down, gets hit on the helmet and ball loops to Jones

29.5

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the back-foot back to the bowler

29.6

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, fraction short on the middle stump, batsman moves back and defends it down to short-leg fielder

Sri Lanka 98/5   CK Kapugedera 1* (7b)

31.1

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

31.2

Flintoff to Kapugedera, 3 runs, Flintoff goes for the yorker but ends up as a low full toss, flicked away through mid-wicket but doesnt take it to the fence, complete 3 runs

Sri Lanka 105/5   CK Kapugedera 4* (9b)

32.1

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, short of length ball on the middle and off stump, shaping away, defended on the back-foot to cover

32.2

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

32.3

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, short of length ball on the middle and leg stump, batsman moves back and defends to onside, very well played from Kapugedera

32.4

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball on the off stump, Kapugedera moves on the front-foot and defends it down solidly to cover

32.5

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, fraction short and swinging away, Kapugedera caught on two minds and just hangs his bat from the crease, gets beaten

32.6

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump, Lewis bowls with a round arm action and has a beautiful outswinger

Sri Lanka 105/6   CK Kapugedera 4* (15b)

33.6

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

Sri Lanka 111/6   CK Kapugedera 4* (16b)

35.1

Hoggard to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length ball and shaping away, defended on the front-foot to gully

Sri Lanka 116/6   CK Kapugedera 5* (17b)

36.1

Lewis to Kapugedera, FOUR, Lewis bowls a short one, Kapugedera rocks back and pulls it away in the air to deep square leg fence

36.2

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

36.3

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, defended solidly on the front-foot back to the bowler

36.4

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, length ball outside off stump, batsman not tempted and lets it go

36.5

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, one more outswinger from Lewis outside off stump, batsman showing no signs of frustration, shoulders arms

36.6

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, short ball outside off stump, batsman lets it go

Sri Lanka 120/6   CK Kapugedera 9* (23b 1x4)

38.1

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, defends just outside of off, rolls it to the off

38.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets one shortish, punches into the gap at cover

38.4

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, line and length, gets forward and solid defence

38.5

Plunkett to Kapugedera, FOUR, full on the legs and that is neatly clipped through the on side, just straying slightly and is punished

38.6

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, back to playing defensive to a ball that is moving away, but gets well forward and behind it

Sri Lanka 135/7   CK Kapugedera 14* (28b 2x4)

40.1

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, Angled into the right hander who gets well forward and defends to the off, Plunkett still getting slight away movement

40.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, has him on the back foot in the crease, just short of length, defends to the off

40.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, OUT, What a catch by Strauss in the slips, a loose shot from the front foot to one just outside off and going away that finds the edge and then Strauss diving away to left to take a very good catch

CK Kapugedera c Strauss b Plunkett 14 (59m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.16

Sri Lanka 139/8   CK Kapugedera 14 (31b 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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