England tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, Oct 1, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 119 runs
1 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, excellent line and length to start proceedings, just zipping past Tharanga's vertical bat

0.2

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, good bowling again, angling across the left-hander and threatening to graze the edge. Mustard stoops low to take

0.3

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, slightly straighter and nipping back into the pads of the left-hander. Clipped off the toes for the first run of the match

0.5

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, a bit of a swish outside off, but the ball doesn't take off at all. Skids through low, and not a lot of movement either

0.6

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, an effort ball to finish, but again it doesn't get up much. Outside off stump and left well alone

Sri Lanka 2/0   WU Tharanga 1* (5b)
1.2

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 1 wide, too much width on that one

1.2

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, that's better, floated into the slot and a wafty drive ensues. No contact

1.3

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, straighter and fuller, defended out to point with a loud click of the bat

1.4

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, lovely line and length, zippier delivery that time

1.5

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga shoulders arms as Sidebottom hits the seam and nips one away towards the slips

1.6

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, tight bowling from Sidebottom, nothing much to work with for the Sri Lankans

Sri Lanka 4/0   WU Tharanga 1* (10b)
2.3

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, shorter and on the hips, turned away with a flick of the wrists

2.4

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, shaping into the left-hander's pads, and tucked into the leg-side again

2.5

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, brisk bowling, but not a lot of menace. Respectfully played nonetheless

2.6

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, another tidy over. Tharanga raises his bat with a touch of alarm after playing his defensive stroke, as if the ball had done a bit off the pitch. I'm not sure it did though

Sri Lanka 9/0   WU Tharanga 5* (14b)
3.5

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, ripping delivery, angling back into the left-hander and holding its line outside off. Tharanga defended and just kept his bat inside the line

3.6

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, yet more good areas to complete a tidy over. Slightly wider of off stump this time, but the same result

Sri Lanka 11/0   WU Tharanga 5* (16b)
4.2

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, defended into the leg-side, good variation of length

4.3

Anderson to Tharanga, FOUR, and there's the first boundary of the match. Nothing wrong with the line but too short from Anderson, and calmly steered into the gap behind point

4.4

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, fuller, straighter, defended

4.5

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, up and over from Tharanga - more of a Twenty20 shot and he was a bit lucky to clear mid-on. A better ball from Anderson too, full and straight. Signs of frustration?

4.6

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, dabbed into the covers and swiftly picked up. A more expensive over, but England will still be happy with this start

Sri Lanka 18/0   WU Tharanga 11* (21b 1x4)
6.1

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, good waspish line and length. Met with a straight bat and pushed down the ground

6.2

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, into position for the drive, but drilled straight to short cover

6.3

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, short and leg-sided. Might have been called wide if he hadn't made contact, but instead there's an easy couple as deep square leg sweeps round the boundary to field

6.4

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, short and on off stump. Defended off the back foot to point

6.5

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, full and a touch of width, slice-driven down to third man

Sri Lanka 29/0   WU Tharanga 14* (26b 1x4)
7.1

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, driven loosely on the up, and so nearly carries to Ian Bell at short cover. Nice bowling again, and more frustration

7.2

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 1 run, chopped down to gully, Cook tidies up

Sri Lanka 30/0   WU Tharanga 15* (28b 1x4)
8.1

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, loose drive again from Tharanga - the bottom hand comes off his bat as he does so - but finds the gap comfortably enough

8.2

Anderson to Tharanga, FOUR, similar shot but better executed. Got his head over the ball and his weight going forward, and timed it to perfection too

8.3

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, fuller length as a response, and defended into the covers

8.4

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, bit of a fumble at cover, but a quick recovery. Can't save the single though

Sri Lanka 45/0   WU Tharanga 22* (32b 2x4)
9.6

Broad to Tharanga, no run, solid start, on the spot again, and that's the end of the first Powerplay

Sri Lanka 51/0   WU Tharanga 22* (33b 2x4)
10.4

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, clubbed into the covers, half-stopped by a sprawling Collingwood

10.5

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, short and leg-sided, clipped to midwicket

Sri Lanka 63/0   WU Tharanga 23* (35b 2x4)
11.1

Broad to Tharanga, no run, driven firmly into the covers, Collingwood fields with a slide

11.2

Broad to Tharanga, no run, good line and length, driven back down the pitch

11.3

Broad to Tharanga, no run, short and tight to off stump, Tharanga sways out of line

11.4

Broad to Tharanga, 2 runs, full and fired in at off stump from over the wicket, swung away by the left-hander, but not timed

11.5

Broad to Tharanga, no run, steered out to point off the back foot

11.6

Broad to Tharanga, no run, full and outside off stump, another attempted moo through the leg-side, but instead an under-edge to fine leg

Sri Lanka 69/0   WU Tharanga 25* (41b 2x4)
12.5

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, defended into the covers

12.6

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 2 runs, half-stop from Bell in the covers saves two runs. That was powerfully struck

Sri Lanka 73/1   WU Tharanga 27* (43b 2x4)
13.3

Broad to Tharanga, no run, good line and length, defended to point

13.4

Broad to Tharanga, 1 wide, short and swished at - the intention was an uppercut, but the ball wasn't there

13.4

Broad to Tharanga, no run, outside off stump, another swish

13.5

Broad to Tharanga, no run, tight bowling. But the dog is more interesting

13.6

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, nudged into the gap, but a much tidier over. Things have quietened down now Jayasuriya is out

Sri Lanka 76/1   WU Tharanga 28* (47b 2x4)
14.1

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, defended off the back foot and played out to cover. Bell and Collingwood are being kept very busy. Not a lot is beating the bat at present

14.2

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 3 runs, in the slot and clobbered straight down the ground again. Anderson does fantastically to catch up with the ball and claw it back into play inches inside the rope

14.5

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, slower ball and Sangakkara is deceived as he wafts airily outside off

14.6

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 1 run, perfect line and length, pushed back down the ground

Sri Lanka 85/1   WU Tharanga 32* (51b 2x4)
15.1

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, steered to point where Bopara makes a hash of stopping it and the ball dribbles under him for a single

15.3

Broad to Tharanga, no run, driven into the off side, extra cover in quickly to scotch thoughts of the run

15.4

Broad to Tharanga, 2 runs, tucked off his legs behind square, an easy two

15.5

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, stands tall and waits, punches off the back foot between fielders in the off-side ring

Sri Lanka 90/1   WU Tharanga 36* (55b 2x4)
16.1

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, placed with an open face into the off - he turned the bat with his wrists very late to steer into space. Sidebottom snarls from under his mop

16.2

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller, driven high over the covers off the bottom of the bat ... with the ring in he can play that shot with safety

16.3

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, checked drive into the covers, straight to the fielder

16.4

Sidebottom to Tharanga, no run, steps back and prods with little follow through to Bell at cover who is slightly deep but still there to prevent the one

16.5

Sidebottom to Tharanga, 1 run, back once more, this time he opts to whip it into the on side and there's two as the fielder in the deep has much ground to cover

Sri Lanka 93/1   WU Tharanga 39* (60b 2x4)
17.1

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, thumped to the right of Pietersen at wide mid-off, he sticks out a hand and makes a good stop

17.5

Broad to Tharanga, no run, dug in, lovely bouncer which Tharanga ducks late

17.6

Broad to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga gives Broad the charge, the bowler sees him coming and bangs it in, Tharanga, cramped, can do little more than swat at it and the ball loops gently to Collingwood at point ...

WU Tharanga c Collingwood b Broad 40 (86m 63b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.49

Sri Lanka 95/2   WU Tharanga 40 (63b 2x4)
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