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

43.4

Collingwood to Dilshan, 1 run, and he's off the mark straight away with a drive out towards Shah at extra cover

43.6

Collingwood to Dilshan, no run, a straight bouncer to round off and Mustard's broad beam shows how much he enjoyed that one

Sri Lanka 230/4   TM Dilshan 1* (2b)

44.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, ... and his intent is shown as Dilshan is surprised by the lift from that one - especially as this pitch is losing any pace he had

44.3

Broad to Dilshan, no run, another swing and a miss

44.4

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, veering towards the legs and helped to leg off the hips

Sri Lanka 232/4   TM Dilshan 2* (5b)

45.1

Collingwood to Dilshan, 1 run, a good area (sing.), right up there and worked out wide of mid-on, the pair looking for a second but had to be content with a first only

45.3

Collingwood to Dilshan, 1 run, short and somehow climbing, the batsman getting right over the pull to swivel it in front of square

45.5

Collingwood to Dilshan, no run, outside off, width, but cut into the ground

45.6

Collingwood to Dilshan, no run, outside off and driven forward to Collingwood

Sri Lanka 237/5   TM Dilshan 4* (9b)

46.2

Broad to Dilshan, 1 wide, outside off, wide on height terms. Broad is particularly unhappy about that, explaining to the umpire that he thought the batsman was ducking

46.2

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, outside off again, cut off the back foot to point

46.4

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, on leg, swivelled round behind square

Sri Lanka 241/6   TM Dilshan 6* (11b)

47.4

Sidebottom to Dilshan, 1 run, driven on the up to extra cover

47.6

Sidebottom to Dilshan, no run, outside off and the batsman makes a vain stab to cut away from his body

Sri Lanka 251/6   TM Dilshan 7* (13b)

48.6

Broad to Dilshan, no run, short delivery hops over the bat

Sri Lanka 264/6   TM Dilshan 7* (14b)

49.2

Sidebottom to Dilshan, 2 runs, wide and driven into the covers

49.3

Sidebottom to Dilshan, 1 run, a quick single this time

49.6

Sidebottom to Dilshan, 1 run, outside off, whooshed over to third man to round off a good final over

Sri Lanka 269/7   TM Dilshan 11* (17b)
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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