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

0.4

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full length, on off stump, nudged leg-side

Sri Lanka 2/0   ST Jayasuriya 1* (1b)

1.1

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and straight, rapped on the pads and a huge appeal from Sidebottom - so huge that he falls over in doing so. But there was a fat inside-edge on that one

Sri Lanka 3/0   ST Jayasuriya 2* (2b)

2.1

Anderson to Jayasuriya, no run, in the slot for the drive, but pushed firmly out to cover where it's fielded with quick hands. No run there

2.2

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and straight, defended back down the pitch and a jogged single

Sri Lanka 5/0   ST Jayasuriya 3* (4b)

3.1

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, good areas, Sidey, as his team-mates are doubtless saying

3.2

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, a bit of lift outside off stump, left well alone

3.3

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, short and passes high over Jayasuriya's shoulder as he shapes to duck

3.3

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, wider outside off stump, and a massive yahoo from Jayasuriya. No contact, luckily for the batsman

3.4

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, 1 run, turned calmly into the leg-side again. Runs coming at a trickle at present

Sri Lanka 11/0   ST Jayasuriya 4* (8b)

4.1

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a stifled appeal as Anderson raps the pads, but nothing doing from umpire de Silva

Sri Lanka 12/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (9b)

5.1

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, bending from middle-and-leg and defended in front of middle-and-off. Good bowling

5.2

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, defended again. None of Jayasuriya's favoured width is on offer here

5.3

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, on the legs and swatted up and over midwicket. Plugs ten yards inside the rope

5.4

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, full and angled into the pads, clipped fine and a scampered couple

5.5

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, more frustration from Jayasuriya, who hares down the track to give Sidebottom a wallop. But misses again as the ball nips off the seam

5.6

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he's found the rope at last, a thick outside-edge off another good delivery. Third man is too wide to cut that off

Sri Lanka 26/0   ST Jayasuriya 13* (15b 1x4)

6.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, no run, run-down chance, but Collingwood's shy at the non-striker's end misses from point. Jayasuriya was too concerned with a partial lbw shout to go for the leg-bye, and Tharanga had to back-pedal

Sri Lanka 29/0   ST Jayasuriya 13* (16b 1x4)

7.3

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, defended out to cover with bat and pad close together

7.4

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, FOUR, slower ball, an offcutter, but Jayasuriya picked that and slotted it through the gap in the covers. Well played

7.5

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, back to more conventional seam-up. Defended watchfully off the back foot

7.6

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that's more like the Jayasuriya we know. Pre-meditated gallop down the track, gave himself room to swing the arms, and rifled a ruthless cut through the covers

Sri Lanka 38/0   ST Jayasuriya 21* (20b 3x4)

8.5

Anderson to Jayasuriya, no run, another charge from Jayasuriya but Anderson saw him coming and dragged it down. Good bowling

8.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short again from Anderson and Jayasuriya goes back on his stumps to dab down to third man

Sri Lanka 46/0   ST Jayasuriya 22* (22b 3x4)

9.1

Broad to Jayasuriya, FOUR, one bounce and into the hoardings at deep cover! So nearly seven in seven

9.2

Broad to Jayasuriya, no run, better line and length

9.3

Broad to Jayasuriya, no run, zips off the seam and cramps Jayasuriya for room

9.4

Broad to Jayasuriya, no run, another expansive swipe but is beaten by some extra bounce. Jayasuriya is desperate to get stuck in now

9.5

Broad to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, full and rapped on the pads, the ball bobbles out to midwicket

Sri Lanka 51/0   ST Jayasuriya 26* (27b 4x4)

10.1

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short and swiped off the back foot through midwicket. Starting to motor now ...

10.2

Anderson to Jayasuriya, SIX, up, up and away! The first six of the innings, and just an easy pick-up, with the wind, over wide long-on

10.3

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, banged in down the leg-side, Jayasuriya goes after it, but can't make contact

10.3

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, wrong line again, Anderson is a bit rattled after those early blows. He also knows there's nothing in the pitch

10.3

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, better line and length this time, but a scampered single nonetheless

10.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that is precisely the wrong place to bowl to Jayasuriya when he's in the mood. A leg-stump long-hop, and that's pummelled behind square to complete a costly over

Sri Lanka 67/0   ST Jayasuriya 39* (31b 5x4 1x6)

12.1

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off stump, and nibbles off the seam too. Good bowling

12.2

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, dropped That was a massive steepler, hit straight up in the air as Jayasuriya went for a swipe straight down the ground. James Anderson hurtled back from mid-on, but just couldn't steady himself

12.3

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, no run, more measured response this time

12.4

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, OUT, no mistake this time! Jayasuriya had another mow across the line, but it was a slower ball and Ravi Bopara at deep midwicket had time to compose himself under a top-edged swirler

ST Jayasuriya c Bopara b Sidebottom 41 (69m 35b 5x4 1x6) SR: 117.14

Sri Lanka 71/1   ST Jayasuriya 41 (35b 5x4 1x6)
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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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