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

0.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run

0.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, full length ball and swinging in nicely, Vandort defends it down at the last minute

0.3

Hoggard to Vandort, 1 run, good length ball swinging into the stumps, defended wide of the forward short-leg fielder

0.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball swinging into the stumps, defended nicely on the front-foot

0.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman gets a big inside edge onto the pads

0.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back-foot to legside

Sri Lanka 1/0   MJ Hoggard 1-0-1-0

2.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads

2.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads, loud shout but declined

2.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot

2.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 no ball, left alone outside off stump

2.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, short ball on the off stump, punched back to the bowler

2.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, short ball outside off stump, batsman shoulders arms

2.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run

Sri Lanka 3/1   MJ Hoggard 2-0-2-0

4.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, Hoggard to Tharanga this time, same result - a boundary! it was pitched up but a lot straighter, Tharanga dries through the line, straight past the man at mid-off, the ball races away to the fence

4.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, fuller length again, almost a yorker, Tharanga gets his bat down in time - offers the full face of the bat and defcends it

4.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 no ball, bit of swing in the air, Hoggard tries a little harder and oversteps, called No-ball rightly so, Tharanga drives a fuller delivery on middle and leg to midon

4.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery outside off, holds its line this time, Tharanga has a good look at it, knows where his off stump is, and lets it through

4.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, Sangakkara defends with a straight bat

4.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended solidly on the front-foot back to the bowler

4.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 15/1   MJ Hoggard 3-0-8-0

6.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, swinging into the pads, Sangakkara turns it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs

6.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, swinging in, batsman moves forward and defends it away to offside

6.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length ball outside off stump, batsman defends with an angled bat to cover the swing, ball rolls down to thirdman for a couple of runs

6.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around the off stump, ball takes the outside edge but all along the ground to the slip cordon

6.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, full length ball on the off stump, swinging in nicely, Sangakkara looks to drive and gets an inside edge onto the pads

6.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman looks to cut but too late to the stroke, gets beaten

Sri Lanka 23/1   MJ Hoggard 4-0-12-0

8.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 wide, way outside off stump

8.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 wide, pitched up on the off stump, swinging in, batsman moves forward and pushes back to the bowler

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended solidly on the front-foot to point

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, turned away wide of the mid-on fielder and they take a single

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball, swinging in, batsman gets hit on the thigh

8.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, on the pads, flicked away to legside and they take a single

8.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, half-volley outside off stump, batsman moves forward and drives through the covers, excellent shot and ball races away to the fence

8.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, swinging into the pads, flicked away fine to the fence and 2 consecutive boundaries for Tharanga

8.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR

Sri Lanka 33/1   MJ Hoggard 5-0-22-0

20.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run

20.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off, just about carries to Jones

20.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone just outside off, slight movement back at the left hander

20.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone again, good judgement as that comes back at him, just going through wide of the off

20.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, too full, too wide and a crashing drive races past the covers

20.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, back onto that line just wide of the off, batsman not tempted as he again judges well and leaves

20.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, can not leave this time, line and length, on the off, draws him forward defending

Sri Lanka 74/1   MJ Hoggard 6-0-26-0

22.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, drawn well forward on the off and defends down the pitch

22.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, just a touch too wide as he tries to get him driving, but good judgement as he leaves

22.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, a touch short of length, just outside off, but gets nicely back and behind it, defending

22.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off

22.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, just a touch wide, touch full and a touchy drive past cover point

22.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, 2 runs, on line, no real swing or movement now, fullish ball gets a timed forward stroke inside mid-off who chases and hauls it in

Sri Lanka 82/1   MJ Hoggard 7-0-32-0

24.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full, on line, stroked firmly down the ground, the bowlers off stump does not field too well, defelects the ball to mid-on

24.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, Just outside the off, angling away, shows good judgement again as he leaves well

24.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, shorter ball, just on the off, quicker as well, huries the defensive push from the backfoot to the covers

24.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, just short of length, comes back off the pitch, but well back and in line, covers it well as he defends to the on side

24.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, OUT, after having left so well all morning, Tharanga chases one that is full just outside the off, slight movement gets a solid edge and a waist high catch to Jones

WU Tharanga c †Jones b Hoggard 34 (116m 72b 6x4 0x6) SR: 47.22

24.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, starts that angling in from over the wicket, slight movement away in the air, right hander gets forward, keeps the bat high and leaves

Sri Lanka 85/3   MJ Hoggard 8-1-32-1

35.1

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

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   MJ Hoggard 9-1-33-1

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

37.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, good length ball on the off stump, swinging in and Vaas luckily gets an inside edge, Hair declines the appeal

37.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended on the back-foot

Sri Lanka 129/7   MJ Hoggard 10-1-42-2

39.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, angled across the left hander who does move the feet well to defend

39.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, well forward on the off, just on line, defends to the off

39.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, full, just outside off, angle taking it away, well left for Jones to clean up

39.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, keeping Vaas on the front foot, just on the off, played away to cover

39.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, once again all defensive, drawing him out on the front foot

39.6

Hoggard to Vaas, FOUR, a touch too full, and Vaas plays that neatly down and through the line, ball races away to long-off

Sri Lanka 139/7   MJ Hoggard 11-1-46-2

41.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, outside off, bit to wide to tempt the experienced Vaas who leaves

41.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, just on the off, angling across the left hander from over the wicket, gets a good stride in and defends to the off

41.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, well forward and all defensive, looks pretty solid on the forward defence

41.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, gets well forward on the off, ball is a bit wide and going away, plays well inside it

41.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, left alone again, plays a forward shot, but plays it well inside the line

41.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, well forward and this time gets one closer to the off stump, pushes the stroke towards covers

Sri Lanka 139/8   MJ Hoggard 12-2-46-2

43.1

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, full, leg side, looks to work that to the on side, beaten, into the pads, an appeal, but very hopeful

43.2

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, agaled into the legs again, playing from the crease he does get bat to it, keeping it out to the on side

43.3

Hoggard to Malinga, no run

43.4

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, right on line, full, may be a slower ball, seam came out a bit scrambled, defends well to the off

43.5

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, defends to the off, gets a slight thick edge, Cook dives across but the ball does not reach him, falls just short

43.6

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, fullish angled into the pads, squared up a bit, but neatly dabs it away behind square to square leg

Sri Lanka 140/8   MJ Hoggard 13-3-46-2

58.1

Hoggard to Muralitharan, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, batsman slashes and gets the outside edge to thirdman

58.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, short of length ball on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

58.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

58.4

Hoggard to Vaas, (no ball) 2 runs, fuller length ball on the leg stump, Vaas puts it away wide of the deep square leg fielder for a couple of runs

58.4

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, given width outside off stump, batsman smashes on the front-foot but straight to deep cover fielder

58.5

Hoggard to Muralitharan, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, swinging away nicely, Muralitharan finally gets beaten

58.6

Hoggard to Muralitharan, 1 run, good length ball, Muralitharan charges down the track and smacks it straight, almost took off Hoggard on his follow-through, fielded at long-off

Sri Lanka 214/9   MJ Hoggard 14-3-52-2

60.1

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, turned away to mid-wicket

60.2

Hoggard to Muralitharan, 1 run

60.3

Hoggard to Vaas, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off stump, Vaas smashes on the front-foot through covers, good hard shot

60.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended on the front-foot straight to cover

60.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, Vaas moves back and glides down to gully fielder

60.6

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, Hoggard bowls a bouncer, Vaas hooks it away to deep square leg, does well to keep it along the ground, 52 runs added for the last wicket so far

Sri Lanka 221/9   MJ Hoggard 15-3-59-2

62.1

Hoggard to Muralitharan, no run, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, defended on the back-foot to onside

62.2

Hoggard to Muralitharan, FOUR, slower one on the stumps, Muralitharan hits it across the line and does well to connect it, one bounce into the deep mid-wicket fence

62.3

Hoggard to Muralitharan, no run, fuller length ball, Muralitharan keeps it away to offside

62.4

Hoggard to Muralitharan, 1 run, short of length ball on the stumps, cross-batted shot to deep mid-wicket

62.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

62.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, fraction short on the off stump, batsman defends it away to offside

Sri Lanka 226/9   MJ Hoggard 16-3-64-2

64.1

Hoggard to Muralitharan, 1 run, short ball around the off stump, glided away to thirdman

64.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, length ball on the off stump, shaping in and Vaas stuck on the pads, loud shout but it was going up

64.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended on the back-foot to point, Vaas wants a single but rightly sent back by Muralitharan, good attacking fielding by Collingwood

64.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, fuller length ball outside off stump, Vaas stretches forward and pushes to cover

64.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, length ball around the off stump, defended on the front-foot to cover

64.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, short of length ball on the stumps, defended on the back-foot to onside

Sri Lanka 228/9   MJ Hoggard 17-3-65-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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