England tour of Sri Lanka, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 119 runs

46.5

Broad to Maharoof, FOUR, outside off lashed over backward point for four off the back foot - a very good shot on this surface

46.6

Broad to Maharoof, 1 run, short and flat-pulled straightish towards mid-off; like a flat cut, really. Anyway, he retains the strike

Sri Lanka 246/6   MF Maharoof 5* (2b 1x4)

47.1

Sidebottom to Maharoof, no run, outside off, in the blockhole straight away, Maharoof giving himself room to cut

47.2

Sidebottom to Maharoof, 2 runs, rushed over straight and aerial

47.3

Sidebottom to Maharoof, 1 run, outside off, dug up and over towards cover

47.5

Sidebottom to Maharoof, 1 run, across the right hander, driven out to the covers

Sri Lanka 251/6   MF Maharoof 9* (6b 1x4)

48.1

Broad to Maharoof, 2 runs, hoofed over mid-on for a comfortable two

48.2

Broad to Maharoof, FOUR, driven off the back foot through extra cover

48.3

Broad to Maharoof, FOUR, down leg and hooked high and gets away with it - Shah late over to the ball

48.4

Broad to Maharoof, 2 runs, scooped off the back foot through a very straight long-on

48.5

Broad to Maharoof, 1 run, short and the batsman frees his arms to try to smash through square leg, but finds Shah there, marshalling

Sri Lanka 264/6   MF Maharoof 22* (11b 3x4)

49.1

Sidebottom to Maharoof, OUT, another catch in the deep for Anderson, Maharoof going for the six over long-on

MF Maharoof c Anderson b Sidebottom 22 (12m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

Sri Lanka 264/7   MF Maharoof 22 (12b 3x4)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 13, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 10, 2007
England won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 7, 2007
England won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 4, 2007
England won by 65 runs
Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 1, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 119 runs
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Oct 1, 2007

Delight for Lasith Malinga as he removes Owais Shah, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Dambulla, October 1, 2007

Delight for Lasith Malinga as he removes Owais Shah

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Oct 1, 2007

Paul Collingwood falls to Dilhara Fernando as England's collapse continues, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Dambulla, October 1, 2007

Paul Collingwood falls to Dilhara Fernando as England's collapse continues

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