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

18.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, a bit too much width, driven but not timed into the off side

18.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, plays from deep in the crease, running the ball down to third man

Sri Lanka 97/2   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (2b)

19.1

Broad to Jayawardene, 3 runs, timed straight drive, Pietersen chases and catches the ball a yard or so short of the rope. Jayawardene brings up his 1000th ODI run of the year ...

19.6

Broad to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene rocks back and hammers that square on the leg side ... well stopped in the deep but it bobbles out of his hands and that allows the batsmen to come back for two

Sri Lanka 103/2   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (4b)

20.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, firm drive to mid-off ... the gaps just aren't there for the batsmen at the moment

20.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, short, pulled firmly square on the leg side, Sidebottom zooms round to his left and makes a sliding stop to restrict them to one ... well stopped but that should have been two

Sri Lanka 105/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (6b)

22.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, another one that barely gets above ankle height, that's enough to fox Jayawardene who chops over it

22.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, defended across the line to mid-on

22.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, that one is timed but slapped right into the hands of Bell at extra cover and he fires ina quick return to Mustard

22.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, driven to mid-on, concluding a really tight over

Sri Lanka 108/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (10b)

23.3

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, floated, he swipes across the line and is beaten, a loud shout but that hit him a long way outside the off stump but he was clueless

23.4

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long-on

Sri Lanka 110/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (12b)

24.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, FOUR, timed, a lovely late cut behind square on the off side, and finally a boundary after a long four famine

24.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, into the off side, nothing doing

24.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, shorter, well spotted by Jayawardene who leans back and helps the ball on its way, Broad runs to his left at third man to prevent the four

24.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, full toss, clipped firmly but stopped at midwicket

24.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned much finer on the leg side, an ambled single ... it's too hot for unnecessary sprinting

Sri Lanka 119/2   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (17b 1x4)

25.1

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, well outside off, an ugly sweep which he misses, and a rather ridiculous appeal as well

25.3

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, whipped from outside the off stump to Collingwood at midwicket

25.4

Swann to Jayawardene, FOUR, finally a heave from outside the off stump works, he sweeps that on the 45 on the leg side and between fielders

25.5

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, steps back to cut, gets a bat on it but that ripped in from outside off stump and was hitting had he misses

25.6

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, swished to deep cover

Sri Lanka 126/2   DPMD Jayawardene 20* (22b 2x4)

26.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long-off

Sri Lanka 127/2   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (23b 2x4)

27.2

Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned square on the leg side, Anderson races in from the outback to field

27.5

Shah to Jayawardene, no run, firm drive back to Shah who fields from between the non-striker's legs

27.6

Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, hit uppishly into the on side, lots of shouts but never a chance of a catch

Sri Lanka 132/2   DPMD Jayawardene 23* (26b 2x4)

28.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, finally some adventurous running, they take on the fielder and win

28.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, textbook cover drive, there's a man in the deep to plug that gap

28.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, well-timed drive to Anderson, no hiccups this time and he fires in an exocet-like throw

Sri Lanka 141/2   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (29b 2x4)

29.1

Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, plopped to long-on, a walked single

29.4

Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, he walks across his stumps and helps that round the corner, a good call even though it was at the fielder

29.6

Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, and another single

Sri Lanka 150/2   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (32b 2x4)

30.1

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, driven out easily into the midwicket region

30.2

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, steps out to meet the ball outside off, on one knee, and sweeps confidently and almost dismissively in front of square

30.4

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, Jayawardene down the track, to drive back out to mid-on

30.6

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven through midwicket to steal the strike

Sri Lanka 155/2   DPMD Jayawardene 33* (36b 2x4)

31.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down leg - a game sweep, but doesn't get too near it

31.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, crouches into a low cut behind point

31.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, whipped off his hips behind square, to the man at deep backward square leg

Sri Lanka 159/2   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (38b 2x4)

32.1

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, driven on the front foot to mid-on

32.4

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, steps back and crouches into a cut which he doesn't time

32.5

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, a top edge falls safely over deep square leg

Sri Lanka 166/2   DPMD Jayawardene 37* (41b 2x4)

33.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, right up there, defended forward

33.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, pushed right up there and defended on the back foot this time

33.3

Anderson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, strays on to leg, and worked round behind square - a well-taken, quick single results

33.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, outside off, good length, and a very firm defence meets the ball

33.5

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, cut into him from outside off, almost slicing him in half, like a magician and his beautiful assistant

33.6

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, outside off, wide and he climbs into a back-foot cut, solid as you like

Sri Lanka 168/3   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (47b 2x4)

34.2

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, outside off and played off the back foot with a solid defence

34.3

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, outside off and a big appeal as Jayawardene tried to sweep - it rapped him outside the line

Sri Lanka 172/3   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (49b 2x4)

35.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, swept to midwicket for another easy one

35.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven out to mid-on this time

Sri Lanka 179/3   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (51b 2x4)

36.2

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, not pretty - a pre-meditated reverse sweep which he doesn't connect with

36.3

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, more orthodox, and gets the result - a single from a clean cut to point

36.6

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, driven out to mid-on where it's tidied up

Sri Lanka 185/3   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (54b 2x4)

37.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, dropped a return catch; a difficult one, too, Collingwood diving at full stretch wide to his right

37.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven out to extra cover for an easy single

37.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, swept round to Broad on the deep 45

Sri Lanka 192/3   DPMD Jayawardene 45* (57b 2x4)

38.1

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, some air on that one, driven out to mid-on for a comfortable one

38.4

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, darting in on off and the batsman steps back to cut one that was aiming for his middle stump - and watches the ball right onto the bat, as is good practice, and out to point

Sri Lanka 197/3   DPMD Jayawardene 47* (59b 2x4)

39.1

Broad to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside off, flayed through the covers to bring up the fifty. Great innings and he takes the applause by holding both hands on the bat as he lifts it high

39.2

Broad to Jayawardene, 2 runs, more width, chopped down and on to Pietersen at third man

39.3

Broad to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked out to the covers

39.6

Broad to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, even more width, off the back foot behind point

Sri Lanka 206/3   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (63b 3x4)

40.1

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, right over it, waited patiently, and worked into midwicket

40.3

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, cut out to point for a quick single

Sri Lanka 209/3   DPMD Jayawardene 57* (65b 3x4)

41.1

Sidebottom to Jayawardene, 1 run, on leg, pulled around behind square

41.3

Sidebottom to Jayawardene, no run, "Catch" suggests Mustard more in hope than expectation as the cover fielder jumps to his left to cut off the ball

41.4

Sidebottom to Jayawardene, 1 run, played off the back foot behind point this time

Sri Lanka 212/3   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (68b 3x4)

42.1

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, tight delivery, driven towards mid-on, Swann at full stretch to stop that one

42.2

Swann to Jayawardene, FOUR, an inside-out cover drive on the up, just creeping inside the boundary

42.3

Swann to Jayawardene, 2 runs, worked in front of midwicket this time - Sri Lanka starting to cut loose now

42.4

Swann to Jayawardene, no run, good delivery this time, the ball nipping back and tempting the batsman into a drive, but gets an inside edge on to the pad

42.5

Swann to Jayawardene, 1 run, waits, walks into the delivery, and drives out to mid-on

Sri Lanka 225/3   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (73b 4x4)

43.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, OUT, outside off, drives on the up and straight to Shah inside the cover boundary who watched it right into his clasping hands

DPMD Jayawardene c Shah b Collingwood 66 (101m 74b 4x4 0x6) SR: 89.18

Sri Lanka 225/4   DPMD Jayawardene 66 (74b 4x4)
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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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