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

13.1

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, outside off stump and left alone

13.2

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, on off stump and nudged into the leg-side with a quick shuffle

Sri Lanka 74/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (2b)

14.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, an edge but fairly intentional. Possibly went finer than intended but races over the rope at third man

14.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, better shot, more bat on it, but only gets one for it, because it's too well timed and goes straight to third man. Figure that one out

Sri Lanka 84/1   KC Sangakkara 6* (4b 1x4)

15.2

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, back and chopped into the ground, a quick call from the non striker and a well-run single

15.6

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across the left-hander, he shapes to cut but it's too close, he's too cramped and the ball scoots through to the keeper

Sri Lanka 90/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (6b 1x4)

16.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, defended to Sidebottom who is more intent on hurling the ball back at the striker and so ends up missing it altogether ... he smiles broadly as the batsmen run the one ... but would be so sanguine if it was someone else misfielding?

Sri Lanka 93/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (7b 1x4)

17.2

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, angled to point, Bopara races in and never any chance of a run

17.3

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, slower ball, Sangakkara charges down the pitch and misses with a most ugly heave. That also kept a bit low ...

17.4

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, back and the ball misses the bat, a loud shout but much too high and an easy call for Rudi K, and it also pitched about a two feet outside leg stump

Sri Lanka 95/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (10b 1x4)

18.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, leg-stump line, keeps a bit low, pushed to wide midwicket

18.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, back, driven to mid-off, again with little bounce

18.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, worked behind square on the leg, Broad on the 45 pounces quickly

18.4

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, finally he finds a gap through midwicket to the man in the deep

Sri Lanka 96/2   KC Sangakkara 8* (14b 1x4)

19.2

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, back and chocked into the ground, the ball bobbles behind him and the keeper scurries up to the wickets to prevent a cheeky single

19.3

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, down the leg side, whipped off his pads but not timed and Mustard races to his right and makes a tumbling stop

19.4

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, again jabbed into the pitch, Broad races down the track in his follow through to field

19.5

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, a good call for a quick single from Jayawardene to get Sangakkara off the strike

Sri Lanka 101/2   KC Sangakkara 9* (18b 1x4)

20.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, limp drive to Bell at extra cover

20.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer, a good take by Mustard standing up

20.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara steps back and flicks the ball through midwicket

20.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara times one at last, through the covers

Sri Lanka 106/2   KC Sangakkara 11* (22b 1x4)

21.1

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, what a peach, rips past the bat as Sangakkara looked to push across the line

21.2

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara made to think again, and he decides to defend

21.3

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, looping delivery, pushed to mid-on

21.4

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, a tentative prod, beats the bat and a loud shout for lbw ...nothing doing

21.5

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, pushed into the off, a thought of a tip and run, but the field are in quickly

21.6

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, two steps to make a full delivery into a full toss, driven to long-on

Sri Lanka 107/2   KC Sangakkara 12* (28b 1x4)

22.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, pushed into the on side, Collingwood fields

22.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, twirled into the on side, happy for a single

Sri Lanka 108/2   KC Sangakkara 13* (30b 1x4)

23.1

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara back and defends to mid-on

23.2

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, he skips down the pitch and misses, the ball thuds off his pads and into space

23.5

Swann to Sangakkara, 2 runs, chocked drive to midwicket, Bell dives and half stops and Sidebottom charges in to mop up

23.6

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, to long-on, a single ... and how many times will we write that in the next few overs ...

Sri Lanka 112/2   KC Sangakkara 15* (34b 1x4)

24.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, up in Sangakkara's blockhole and he can do no more than chop in back to Collingwood

Sri Lanka 119/2   KC Sangakkara 15* (35b 1x4)

25.2

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped into the leg side, a yes-no moment, Sangakkara hesitated and Bopara's throw hit the stumps with the batsman short ... but Swann had knocked the bails off and he immediately told the umpire that as well ...

Sri Lanka 121/2   KC Sangakkara 16* (36b 1x4)

26.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, firm drive into the off side, cover mops up

26.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, half volley slapped to Bell at short extra cover

26.4

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, short, Sangakkara shapes to pull but the ball barely gets up, it hits Mustard and bounces back to remove the off bail causing a moment of excitement in the office

26.5

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara really marooned ... he pats to midwicket

26.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, and he accepts the challenge, flicking the ball into space at midwicket

Sri Lanka 128/2   KC Sangakkara 17* (41b 1x4)

27.1

Shah to Sangakkara, 1 run, a bit too short, pushed up to long-on

27.3

Shah to Sangakkara, no run, pushed wide, Sangakkara comes to meet it and has to stretch to drive to long-off

27.4

Shah to Sangakkara, 1 run, Into space on the off side

Sri Lanka 131/2   KC Sangakkara 19* (44b 1x4)

28.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, flashing cover drive straight at Bell

28.4

Collingwood to Sangakkara, FOUR, slower than usual ball, heaved towards Anderson at long-on, he charges in, gets caught in two minds, stops and the ball bounces a few feet in front of him and he can't even stop the four

28.5

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned into the off side

Sri Lanka 140/2   KC Sangakkara 24* (47b 2x4)

29.2

Shah to Sangakkara, FOUR, filthy full toss got exactly what it deserved, thwacked behind square on the leg side

29.3

Shah to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full toss, not quite as filthy, drive to long-on

29.5

Shah to Sangakkara, 1 run, a run a ball, and everyone seems happy with this. But it's hardly exciting

Sri Lanka 149/2   KC Sangakkara 30* (50b 3x4)

30.3

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, outside off and driven through cover for an easy single

30.5

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, width outside off, driven safely through cover

Sri Lanka 154/2   KC Sangakkara 32* (52b 3x4)

31.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, comes from slightly wide to angle the left-hander who moves his body into a firm cover-drive but can only pick out the fielder

31.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, width outside off and Sangakkara could have done better with that cut which he plays too late (not a late cut, mind)

31.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, stays over for the left hander and again Sangakkara misses out - a pre-meditated would-be hoick from outside off, a sort-of sweep on the back foot, crouching, which he doesn't connect with

31.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer to finish off, and Sangakkara deals with this one with no trouble, an easy duck under

Sri Lanka 159/2   KC Sangakkara 33* (56b 3x4)

32.2

Swann to Sangakkara, FOUR, round the wicket, Sangakkara steps back (and then forward) and gives himself room to drive over cover

32.3

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, on leg, and tries to move it into the leg-side but doesn't quite connect with the timing he would have liked

32.6

Swann to Sangakkara, OUT, deceived Sangakkara with one which pitched on middle-and-leg and turned way past his outside edge - Sangakkara had come down the track in a pre-meditated manner, and Mustard did the rest; tidily, too

KC Sangakkara st †Mustard b Swann 38 (75m 59b 4x4 0x6) SR: 64.40

Sri Lanka 166/3   KC Sangakkara 38 (59b 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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