Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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

5.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, leg stump delivery, Jayasuriya plays at it, the ball comes off the pads and the batsmen take a legbye

Sri Lanka 58/0   LE Plunkett 1-0-11-0

15.1

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, pushed to mid-on for a quick single

15.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 2 runs, short in length, on leg stump, Kapugedera pulls it away to backward square leg for a couple, its Pietersen patrolling that region there

15.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, SIX, Great shot! fuller in length, on middle stump, he gives himself some room and drives it with the straight bat down the ground, that goes all the way over long-on for a six

15.4

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, good yorker, digs it out to mid-on

15.5

Plunkett to Maharoof, OUT, fuller in length, on leg stump, Maharoof pushes it to mid-on and takes off for a quick single, direct hit by fielder there and the TV umpire is called in again, replays show Maharoof was well short of crease, he has to walk back to the pavilion!

MF Maharoof run out 8 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.6

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, full delivery, nicely driven to long-on

Sri Lanka 137/7   LE Plunkett 2-0-22-0

17.1

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, down the leg side, Malinga hits it on the leg side

17.2

Plunkett to Malinga, 3 runs, full down leg side, Malinga drives the ball

17.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long-n for couple

17.4

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 2 runs, slower ball, on the leg stump again, heaved away to midwicket for another couple

17.5

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, driven to long-off for a single

17.6

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, leg side delivery, Malinga works it through the leg side

Sri Lanka 151/7   LE Plunkett 3-0-32-0

19.1

Plunkett to Fernando, no run, short ball, outside off and left alone

19.2

Plunkett to Fernando, 1 run, fuller in length, driven down the ground to long-off

19.3

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, short in length, mistimed pull by Malinga to deep midwicket and comes back for the 2nd run

19.4

Plunkett to Malinga, OUT, short ball, goes for the pull shot, top edges it and Bell who is on the field for the injured Joyce takes a good catch

SL Malinga c sub (IR Bell) b Plunkett 13 (15m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

19.5

Plunkett to Fernando, 2 runs, fuller in length, on leg stump, goes for the big heave, inside edge to keeper and Jones mised it

19.6

Plunkett to Fernando, OUT, short ball, outside the off stump, Fernando tries the pull shot and gets beaten, tries to take a quick run, Jones is alert to the situation, collects the ball and throws it towards Plunkett who picks it up and hits the middle stump direct at bowling end - Fernando was no where near the crease. Sri Lanka finish their innings with a wicket off the last delivery!

CRD Fernando run out 3 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Sri Lanka 163/10   LE Plunkett 4-0-37-1
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England v Sri Lanka at Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
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