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

34.1

Swann to Silva, 3 runs, outside off and late cut down to third man

34.4

Swann to Silva, 2 runs, played down to a straightish third man - a sort of second-and-a-half man if you like

34.5

Swann to Silva, no run, worked out to short midwicket

34.6

Swann to Silva, 1 run, a quick strike-stealing single

Sri Lanka 175/3   LPC Silva 6* (4b)

35.1

Collingwood to Silva, 1 run, driven into the off for a comfortable single

35.3

Collingwood to Silva, no run, a little quicker, ripped through (comparatively) to Silva who waits, calm, and presents a straight face

35.4

Collingwood to Silva, 1 run, worked down to third man this time

35.6

Collingwood to Silva, 1 wide, oh, a bit of surprising lift there for Collingwood - so much so that a wide's given

35.6

Collingwood to Silva, 1 run, outside off, driven out to mid-on

Sri Lanka 181/3   LPC Silva 9* (8b)

36.1

Swann to Silva, 1 run, outside off, poked into the covers

36.4

Swann to Silva, no run, on off, tame enough, but patted back down

36.5

Swann to Silva, 1 run, outside off, cut away off the back foot to deep point

Sri Lanka 184/3   LPC Silva 11* (11b)

37.3

Collingwood to Silva, FOUR, outside off and "Catch" jokes Mustard as Jayawardene leans into a forthright cover drive that exocets along the floor... like the rat in Fawlty Towers

37.4

Collingwood to Silva, no run, good slower to delivery to follow up from Collingwood, but well met with an easy defence

37.5

Collingwood to Silva, 1 run, leans out from his body to press the bat on the off-side where it's well returned

Sri Lanka 191/3   LPC Silva 16* (14b 1x4)

38.2

Swann to Silva, no run, reaches out for a firm sweep, but he doesn't connect

38.3

Swann to Silva, 3 runs, outside odd, driven out to the covers and as Sri Lanka come back for two off come the bails courtesy of a relay throw back to Swann. Safe

38.5

Swann to Silva, no run, defeated in the flight this time, the ball hopping outside his edge and on to Mustard

38.6

Swann to Silva, no run, excellent work by Bell at extra cover - like a leaping salmon of a goalkeeper and other mixed metaphors - to cut that off

Sri Lanka 197/3   LPC Silva 19* (18b 1x4)

39.4

Broad to Silva, no run, speared in outside off and driven out to cover

39.5

Broad to Silva, 1 run, banged wide outside off and cut off the back foot to Shah, who's sweeping out there

Sri Lanka 205/3   LPC Silva 20* (20b 1x4)

40.2

Swann to Silva, 1 run, waited patiently and driven to cover

40.4

Swann to Silva, no run, pushed right up there, darting in at the toes, and defended on the front foot

40.5

Swann to Silva, no run, up there again, the ball popping up off the forward defence but landing very safe

40.6

Swann to Silva, no run, driven back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 209/3   LPC Silva 21* (24b 1x4)

41.2

Sidebottom to Silva, 1 run, on off, rising slightly and surprising Silva whose top edge off a would-be pull lands way over Mustard

41.5

Sidebottom to Silva, no run, worked out to the covers

41.6

Sidebottom to Silva, SIX, outside off and there's a six! The second of the innings, driven over mid-on. Well connected

Sri Lanka 218/3   LPC Silva 28* (27b 1x4 1x6)

42.6

Swann to Silva, no run, on off, swept round behind fine leg

Sri Lanka 225/3   LPC Silva 28* (28b 1x4 1x6)

43.2

Collingwood to Silva, 2 runs, swished off his feet to midwicket and they set off immediately - coming back for the second

43.3

Collingwood to Silva, 1 run, reaches outside off to work down to third man

43.5

Collingwood to Silva, 1 run, on middle and leg, turned off the legs for a comfortable single

Sri Lanka 230/4   LPC Silva 32* (31b 1x4 1x6)

44.1

Broad to Silva, 1 run, cutting in from outside off, rising, fended back down into the off-side

44.5

Broad to Silva, no run, tries to bang it on, but doesn't really get the height (ironically enough for the tall man) and it's cut off the back foot, with some control

44.6

Broad to Silva, no run, bouncer, and ducked periscopically which probably isn't a word

Sri Lanka 232/4   LPC Silva 33* (34b 1x4 1x6)

45.2

Collingwood to Silva, 3 byes, started wide and turned wider - eluding Mustard's clutching paw - and that will go down as byes, somehow

45.4

Collingwood to Silva, OUT, Silva had decided enough was enough there, but unfortunately for him it was... hooking right down the throat of deep square leg

LPC Silva c Cook b Collingwood 33 (53m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 91.66

Sri Lanka 237/5   LPC Silva 33 (36b 1x4 1x6)
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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Photos

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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