Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

0.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 wide, short of a length and outside the off stump

0.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 wide, good length but wide of the off stump

0.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Tharanga edges it

Sri Lanka 5/0   WU Tharanga 1* (1b)

1.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, short in length, outside off, plays and misses

1.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, short of a length, Tharanga plays but misses the ball

1.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, good length ball, on target, Tharanga pushes it to point

1.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, on the leg stump, turned down to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 6/0   WU Tharanga 2* (5b)

2.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery, Tharanga drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Collingwood

Sri Lanka 11/0   WU Tharanga 3* (6b)

3.1

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery, Tharanga defends

3.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length, pushed to point and Collingwood fumbles there and the batsmen take a quick single

Sri Lanka 30/0   WU Tharanga 5* (8b)

4.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, fuller in length, just outside off and Thranga goes for the big shot down the ground, misses it completely, collected by Jones behind the stumps

4.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, FOUR, Top shot! width outside off, Tharanga stands and delivers, drives it on the up between point and cover for four

4.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, SIX, MAXIMUM! short ball, this time Tharanga goes back and pulls it away over deep square leg fence for a six

4.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, 2 runs, good length ball, Tharanga comes down the wicket and tries to drive it, gets a thick outside edge to third man, take the first run quickly and comes back for the 2nd run

4.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, full toss, tries to drive it over mid-off, hits the toe of the bat and goes just short of mid-off, take another quick single

Sri Lanka 46/0   WU Tharanga 18* (13b 1x4 1x6)

5.1

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, line and length, Tharanga drives

5.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga lets it go past through to Jones

5.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, half volley, Tharanga defends it, its fielded by Plunkett on his follow through

5.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Tharanga drives through the on side, its Strauss this time who does the cleaning up

5.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Tharanga drives off the front foot

Sri Lanka 57/0   WU Tharanga 29* (18b 3x4 1x6)

6.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, good slower ball, on middle stump, Tharanga checks his shot and defends it back to bowler

6.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length, pulled away to backwad square leg for a single

6.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, fuller in length, on target, driven to cover, Jayasuriya went too far down the wicket searching for a quick single, Dalrymple has a shie at the stumps but misses the target

6.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, on middle and leg stump, turned to short midwicket

Sri Lanka 68/0   WU Tharanga 30* (22b 3x4 1x6)

7.2

Collingwood to Tharanga, FOUR, good shot! fuller in length, on middle stump, Tharanga gets across and sweeps it to beat the short fine leg fielder for four

7.3

Collingwood to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, slower ball, tries to repeat the shot, misses it and hits the pad well wide outside off, shout for lbw, Umpire declines and the batsmen rakes a legbye

7.5

Collingwood to Tharanga, OUT, Collingwood strikes for England! slower ball, just outside off, Tharanga tries to drive it on the up, big inside edge crashes onto his leg stump

WU Tharanga b Collingwood 34 (46m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 136.00

Sri Lanka 75/1   WU Tharanga 34 (25b 4x4 1x6)
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England v Sri Lanka at Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
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John and Jeffrey on their way to The Rose Bowl, England v Sri Lanka, Twenty20, Southampton, June 15, 2006

John and Jeffrey on their way to The Rose Bowl

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Squint or you'll miss it: the Rose Bowl crowd watches the World Cup on a tiny screen, England v Sri Lanka, Twenty20, Southampton, June 15, 2006

Squint or you'll miss it: the Rose Bowl crowd watches the World Cup on a tiny screen

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