Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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England will being their run chase with Trescothick and Strauss, and its going to be Ruchira Perera to take the new white ball for Sri Lanka.

Here we go!

0.1

Perera to Trescothick, 1 wide, Perera starts off with a wide, short and well down the leg side, England are away with an extra

0.1

Perera to Trescothick, no run, fuller in length, on off stump, Trescothick defends it with full face of the bat back to bowler

0.2

Perera to Trescothick, 2 leg byes, extras again! full delivery down the leg side, clips the pads of Trescothick and rolls away to fine leg for couple of legbye

0.3

Perera to Trescothick, no run, fuller in length, outside off, a hint of away movement, drives it to cover

0.4

Perera to Trescothick, no run, fuller in length dowh the leg side, swinging in too, defended to cover

0.5

Perera to Trescothick, FOUR, Bang! off the mark in style, short ball, Trescothick pulls it away well in front of square leg for four - that's the first scoring stroke off the bat for England

0.6

Perera to Trescothick, no run, fuller in length and swings in, goes back to defend it and inside edge onto pads, Perera fields on his follow through

End of over 1 (7 runs) England 7/0 (157 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.26)
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)      PDRL Perera    1-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

Malinga will share the new ball with Perera.

1.1

Malinga to Strauss, no run, width outside off, short in length, Strauss cuts it to point off the backfoot

1.2

Malinga to Strauss, no run, fuller in length, outside off, pushed to point

1.3

Malinga to Strauss, 1 wide, full and wide outside off and called a wide

1.3

Malinga to Strauss, no run, good delivery, fuller in length, just outside off, Strauss goes for the big booming cover drive and is beaten by pace

1.4

Malinga to Strauss, 2 runs, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, flicked away to deep midwicket for couple

1.5

Malinga to Strauss, no run, again fuller in length, drives it with open face of the bat, good diving save by Dilshan at point

1.6

Malinga to Strauss, no run, yorker, on target, Strauss digs it out back to bowler

End of over 2 (3 runs) England 10/0 (154 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.55)
AJ Strauss    2* (6b)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-0
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)      PDRL Perera    1-0-5-0

2.1

Perera to Trescothick, no run, good length ball, outside off, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to gully

2.2

Perera to Trescothick, no run, good length ball, comes down the wicket to play a shot, balls hits the thigh pad and there's an appeal for lbw - rightly declined

2.3

Perera to Trescothick, 1 run, good length ball, swings in, tries to force it off the back-foot, inner edge to leg side for a single

2.4

Perera to Strauss, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, whipped off the pads to long leg for a single&

2.5

Perera to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, fuller in length, pitches on leg stump, swings further down, Perera hits the pad again and asks the question, the Umpire declines yet again

2.6

Perera to Strauss, 2 runs, again fuller in length, on the leg stump, Strauss flicks it away off his pads to long leg for a single, there's a shie at the stumps, hits the stumps direct, the batsmen get an extra run

End of over 3 (5 runs) England 15/0 (149 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.76)
AJ Strauss    5* (8b)      PDRL Perera    2-0-9-0
ME Trescothick    5* (10b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-0

3.1

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, Great shot! full and fast outside off, Trecothick uses the pace of the ball, angles it to backward point for four

3.2

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, half volley, Trescothick keeps it out

3.3

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, full toss, Trescothick drives it away

3.4

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller in length, outside off, nicely driven to the extra cover fence for four

3.5

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, good line and length delivery, Trescothick drives the ball through the off side

3.6

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, line and length, Trescothick driving

End of over 4 (8 runs) England 23/0 (141 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 8.81)
ME Trescothick    13* (16b 3x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-0
AJ Strauss    5* (8b)      PDRL Perera    2-0-9-0

4.1

Perera to Strauss, no run, short and down leg, Strauss plays and misses

4.2

Perera to Strauss, FOUR, fuller in length, Strauss comes down the wicket and heaves it away to deep midwicket, one bounce over the fence for four

4.3

Perera to Strauss, FOUR, and again. fuller in length and angling in, Strauss comes down the wicket and drives it in the gap between mid-on and midwicket for four more

4.4

Perera to Strauss, FOUR, and again! thats three in a row - Superb shot! fuller in length, Strauss comes down the wicket and this time drives it through cover region for the third consecutive four

4.5

Perera to Strauss, FOUR, and again!! four in a row now - fuller in length and angling in, Strauss gives himself some room and drives it down the ground - beats Jayasuriya at mid-on and the ball races away to the boundary

4.6

Perera to Strauss, 3 wides, slower ball, down the leg side, missed by Strauss - Sangakkara can't collect it neatly as well, the batsmen take two runs and its called wide as well - three runs in all

4.6

Perera to Strauss, no run, down the leg side, Strauss plays and misses

End of over 5 (19 runs) England 42/0 (122 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.40, RRR: 8.13)
AJ Strauss    21* (14b 4x4)      PDRL Perera    3-0-28-0
ME Trescothick    13* (16b 3x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-0

5.1

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, slower ball, outside off, tries to drive it on the up to off side, off the backfoot, mistimes it to mid-on

5.2

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, low full toss, pushed to mid-off for a single

5.3

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, short in length, Strauss punches it to cover off the backfoot, there's direct hit by cover fielder at the non-striker's end, appeal for run out, Television Umpire called in, but Strauss is way inside his ground

5.4

Fernando to Trescothick, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Trescothick drives to the offside

5.5

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short in length, outside off, guides it to third man

5.6

Fernando to Strauss, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Strauss drives it on the up and in the gap between mid-off and extra cover, the ball races away to the fence - that's four more to the total

End of over 6 (7 runs) England 49/0 (115 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 8.21)
AJ Strauss    26* (16b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-7-0
ME Trescothick    15* (20b 3x4)      PDRL Perera    3-0-28-0

6.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, driven to cover

6.2

Maharoof to Strauss, FOUR, short in length, outside off, enough room on offer and Strauss cuts it to backward point for four

6.3

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

6.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Trescothick cuts it to deep cover

6.5

Maharoof to Strauss, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, pulled away to long leg for one

6.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, short in length, outside off, Trescothick tries to steer it and gets beaten

End of over 7 (8 runs) England 57/0 (107 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 8.23)
ME Trescothick    17* (23b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-8-0
AJ Strauss    32* (19b 6x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-7-0

7.1

Fernando to Strauss, 1 run, short in length, outside off, Strauss comes forward and guides it to third man

7.2

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, low full toss, Trescothick drives it to deep cover for a single

7.3

Fernando to Strauss, OUT, Gone! full ball, on middle stump, Strauss tries to work it away on the on side, misses the line of the ball and ball hits the top of middle stump - England lose their first wicket here!

AJ Strauss b Fernando 33 (33m 21b 6x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

The dangerous Kevin Pieteresen walks out to replace Andrew Strauss

7.4

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, short in length, on leg stump, ball comes off the pads and rolls away on the leg side

7.5

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short in length, outside off, cuts it to third man for a single

7.6

Fernando to Pietersen, no run, good length ball, on leg stump, tries to play it on the leg side, closes the face of the bat a little too early, ball comes off the leading edge and rolls away to cover

End of over 8 (4 runs) England 61/1 (103 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.62, RRR: 8.58)
KP Pietersen    0* (2b)      CRD Fernando    2-0-10-1
ME Trescothick    19* (25b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-8-0

8.1

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, good length ball, outside off, Trescothick guides it to gully

8.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, short in length, outside off, guides it to third man

8.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, just outside off, goes for the pull shot and gets beaten

8.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball, short in length, outside off, Pietersen pushes at it, ball comes off the edge - falls just short of Sangakkara behind the stumps

8.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, again on off stump, Trescothick taps it to cover with soft hands and takes a quick single

8.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, short in length, Pietersen punches it to cover for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) England 65/1 (99 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.22, RRR: 9.00)
KP Pietersen    2* (5b)      MF Maharoof    2-0-12-0
ME Trescothick    21* (28b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-10-1

9.1

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller in length, on leg stump, turned to fine leg for a single

9.2

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, Trescothick turns it down to fine leg for a single

9.3

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 run, good length ball, Pietersen drives off the backfoot to long-on for a single

9.4

Fernando to Trescothick, 2 runs, fuller in length on leg stump, turned to long leg, misfield there by Maharoof allows Trescothick to come back for the 2nd run

9.5

Fernando to Trescothick, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Trescothick drives to cover off the front foot

9.6

Fernando to Pietersen, 1 run, down the leg side, Pietersen drives to mid off and takes a single

End of over 10 (7 runs) England 72/1 (92 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.20, RRR: 9.20)
KP Pietersen    5* (8b)      CRD Fernando    3-0-17-1
ME Trescothick    25* (31b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-12-0

10.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads, KP drives it down to longon for a brace

10.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 2 runs, good length ball, KP goes inside out and its mistimed hit to long-off, Perera loses it while the ball's in the middle of the lights - that's a big big let off by Sri Lanka

10.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, once again a miscued hit and this time fallen well short of cover

10.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, short in length, Trescothick comes down the wicket and cuts it to point

10.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 wide, low full toss, on leg stump, looks like ball clips the pad on the way to keeper, appeal for lbw turned down - and its called a wide!

10.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 no ball, short of a good length, outside off, tries to work it down to third man, gets beaten

10.5

Maharoof to Trescothick, 2 runs, slower ball, outside off, cuts it to backward point and comes back for the 2nd run

10.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, no run, short ball, Trescothick leaves it alone

End of over 11 (9 runs) England 81/1 (83 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 9.22)
ME Trescothick    27* (35b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-21-0
KP Pietersen    10* (11b)      CRD Fernando    3-0-17-1

11.1

Jayasuriya to Pietersen, no run, arm ball, on leg stump, KP tries to play it on the leg side, off the pads to leg side

11.2

Jayasuriya to Pietersen, 2 runs, tossed up, KP uses his feet and adjusts his shot, its driven in the air to long-off, falls short of long-off fielder

11.3

Jayasuriya to Pietersen, 1 run, short in length, Pietersen goes back and drives it down the ground to long-on

11.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up, KP uses his feet and chips it away to deep midwicket

11.5

Jayasuriya to Pietersen, FOUR, tossed up by Jayasuriya, KP uses his feet, comes down the track and lofts it down between long-on and long-off for four

11.6

Jayasuriya to Pietersen, OUT, What a great catch by Malinga! short one from Jayasuriya, on leg stump, KP pulls it away nicely to long leg and Malinga at long leg dives full length and takes a blinder - that's a big wicket!

KP Pietersen c Malinga b Jayasuriya 17 (18m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

End of over 12 (8 runs) England 89/2 (75 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.41, RRR: 9.37)
     ST Jayasuriya    1-0-8-1
ME Trescothick    28* (36b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-21-0

12.1

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller in length, outside off, driven to deep cover

12.2

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, good length ball, comes down the wicket and guides it to third man

12.3

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, oh dear!! its a good length ball, outside off, Collingwood drives away from his body, getes a thick outside edge to point and Dilshan puts down a simple catch!

12.4

Maharoof to Trescothick, 1 run, fuller in length, outside off, Collingwood opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man

12.5

Maharoof to Collingwood, 1 run, slower ball, Collingwood comes down the wicket and drives it to long-off

12.6

Maharoof to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller in length, Trescothick gives himself some room and drives it with open face of the bat, slices it up and over point for four, handy boundary for England

End of over 13 (9 runs) England 98/2 (66 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.53, RRR: 9.42)
ME Trescothick    34* (39b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-30-0
PD Collingwood    3* (3b)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-8-1

13.1

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, no run, short in length, Collingwood goes back to play at it, gets a thick outside edge to gully

13.2

Jayasuriya to Collingwood, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, pushed to long-on

13.3

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 2 runs, tossed up, outside off, Trescothick goes inside out and drives it to deep cover, comes back for a second run

13.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, no run, well tossed up, outside off, Trescothick has a swipe at it and misses it - the ball just missed the top of off stump, good take by Sangakkara there

13.5

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 2 runs, full ball, outside off, drives it to backward point for couple

13.6

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, FOUR, flatter delivery, outside off, nicely played by Trescothick, used the pace of the ball, opens the face of the bat and guides to fine of the third man fence

End of over 14 (9 runs) England 107/2 (57 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 9.50)
ME Trescothick    42* (43b 5x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-17-1
PD Collingwood    4* (5b)      MF Maharoof    4-0-30-0

14.1

Dilshan to Collingwood, 1 run, short in length, outside off, Collingwood rocks back and guides it to short third man

14.2

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up, Trescothick tries his hand at the reverse sweep, ball comes off the inside edge and onto the pads

14.3

Dilshan to Collingwood, OUT, tossed up, Collingwood comes down the track and and tries to chip it over midwicket, fails to get enough elevation and Jayawardene takes a good catch at midwicket

PD Collingwood c Jayawardene b Dilshan 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Dalrymple walks out to bat

14.4

Dilshan to Dalrymple, 1 run, short in length, pushed to point

14.5

Dilshan to Trescothick, no run, arm ball, outside off, goes back to cut it, thick outside edge to keeper and Sangakkara dropped it

14.6

Dilshan to Trescothick, FOUR, tossed up, on middle and leg stump, down on one knee and swept away to deep midwicket for four

End of over 15 (7 runs) England 114/3 (50 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.60, RRR: 10.00)
ME Trescothick    47* (46b 6x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-7-1
JWM Dalrymple    1* (1b)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-17-1

15.1

Jayasuriya to Dalrymple, OUT, short and wide outside off, Dalrymple cuts hard, gets a thick outside edge and its a good catch by Sangakkara

JWM Dalrymple c †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.2

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run

15.3

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 2 runs

15.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, 1 run

15.5

Jayasuriya to Jones, no run

15.6

Jayasuriya to Jones, 2 runs

End of over 16 (6 runs) England 120/4 (44 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 11.00)
GO Jones    3* (3b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-23-2
ME Trescothick    50* (48b 6x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-7-1

16.1

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run

16.2

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run

16.3

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run

16.4

Dilshan to Jones, 1 run

16.5

Dilshan to Trescothick, SIX, tossed up on leg stump, Trescothick goes down on one knee and sweeps it away over long leg fence for a six, good hit that by Trescothick!

16.6

Dilshan to Trescothick, 1 run, faster ball, driven to long-on

End of over 17 (11 runs) England 131/4 (33 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 11.00)
ME Trescothick    59* (52b 6x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-18-1
GO Jones    5* (5b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-23-2

Malinga is brought back into the attack

17.1

Malinga to Trescothick, no run, driven to long-off

17.2

Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, outside off and drives it to deep cover

17.3

Malinga to Jones, 1 run

17.4

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller in length, outside off, Trescothick goes inside out and drives it wide of Fernando at long-off for four

17.5

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, heaved away to midwicket, one bounce over the fence

17.6

Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR, again full ball, Trescothick stands tall and drives it over the top of the man at mid-on for four more

End of over 18 (14 runs) England 145/4 (19 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 9.50)
ME Trescothick    72* (57b 9x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-25-0
GO Jones    6* (6b)      TM Dilshan    2-0-18-1

18.1

Jayasuriya to Jones, 2 runs, tossed up, driven to long-on for couple

18.2

Jayasuriya to Jones, FOUR, tossed up, on leg stump, heaved away to deep midwicket for four more

18.3

Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run, tossed up, used his feet and driven to long-on for a single

18.4

Jayasuriya to Trescothick, OUT, Trescothick goes for the sweep shot this time, misses it and is hit on the pad, shout for lbw, declined, Trescothick wanted a single, takes off for one but is sent back, Sangakkara running in from behind the stumps, picks up and hit the stumps direct, Trescothick dives in, that looks close and the TV Umpire is called in to adjudicate - Trescothick is short of his ground and has to walk back.c

ME Trescothick run out 72 (78m 58b 9x4 1x6) SR: 124.13

That's the end of a good innings from Trescothick - he was middling the ball well and was scoring runs freely.

With the loss of Trescothick's wicket, will England lose the momentum? They need another 12 more from 8 balls.

Debutant Bresnan is the new batsman

18.5

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 2 runs, turns it down to fine leg and takes a couple - those are his first runs in international cricket

18.6

Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, comes off the pads this time and rolls away on the offside, scamper through for a leg bye

End of over 19 (10 runs) England 155/5 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.15, RRR: 9.00)
TT Bresnan    2* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-32-2
GO Jones    13* (9b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-25-0

England need 9 runs at the start of the last over.

It's going to be Fernando to bowl the last over of the match

19.1

Fernando to Bresnan, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, turned to fine leg

8 from 5 now

19.2

Fernando to Jones, 1 run, full ball, yorker length, Jones digs it out to leg side for a single

7 from 4 now - this is good bowing under pressure by Fernando

19.3

Fernando to Bresnan, no run, dot ball!! oh my god! full delivery, and its driven straight back to bowler - that was a good stop by Fernando off his own bowling

7 off 3 deliveries now - can Bresnan find some gaps in the field. The excitement is building up now

19.4

Fernando to Bresnan, 1 run, short one this time from Fernando, pulled away to deep square leg - just a single.

That brings it down to 6 required from 2 deliveries - England need a boundary now.

Can Fernando ensure he won't bowl a noball or a wide here.

19.5

Fernando to Jones, 1 leg bye, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, hits the pad and the batsman cross over for a legbye

5 runs to win off the last ball - England need a certain boundary - a six will see them through, while a four will level the scores.

Its the debutant Bresnan on strike - can he get a big one somewhere. He certainly will not want to be on the losing side in his debut match.

19.6

Fernando to Bresnan, 2 runs, Sri Lanka prevail!! length delivery from Fernando - no noball or wide - Bresnan goes for the big heave across the line, can only manage a top edge - ball balloons up in the air to fine leg - Bresnan and Jones complete two runs and that is all they will get

Such high drama here at the Rose Bowl.

Sri Lanka win by 2 runs- England started the last over needing 9 runs to win, but debutant Bresnan and wicketkeeper Geraint Jones could only muster 6 runs - they eventually fell 3 runs short of the target.

Sri Lanka, missing their two most experienced players - Vaas and Muralitharan - have come up winners in their maiden Twenty20 International.

The focus now shifts to the One Day International series between these two teams - they meet in the first ODI at Lord's - the home of cricket - on Saturday.

Till then, this is Arun Kumar Gopalakrishnan signing off!

End of over 20 (6 runs) England 161/5 (3 runs required)
TT Bresnan    6* (6b)      CRD Fernando    4-0-22-1
GO Jones    14* (11b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-32-2
Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
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John and Jeffrey on their way to The Rose Bowl

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