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

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

9.6

Broad to Tharanga, no run, solid start, on the spot again, and that's the end of the first Powerplay

Sri Lanka 51/0   SCJ Broad 1-0-4-0

11.1

Broad to Tharanga, no run, driven firmly into the covers, Collingwood fields with a slide

11.2

Broad to Tharanga, no run, good line and length, driven back down the pitch

11.3

Broad to Tharanga, no run, short and tight to off stump, Tharanga sways out of line

11.4

Broad to Tharanga, 2 runs, full and fired in at off stump from over the wicket, swung away by the left-hander, but not timed

11.5

Broad to Tharanga, no run, steered out to point off the back foot

11.6

Broad to Tharanga, no run, full and outside off stump, another attempted moo through the leg-side, but instead an under-edge to fine leg

Sri Lanka 69/0   SCJ Broad 2-0-6-0

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

13.3

Broad to Tharanga, no run, good line and length, defended to point

13.4

Broad to Tharanga, 1 wide, short and swished at - the intention was an uppercut, but the ball wasn't there

13.4

Broad to Tharanga, no run, outside off stump, another swish

13.5

Broad to Tharanga, no run, tight bowling. But the dog is more interesting

13.6

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, nudged into the gap, but a much tidier over. Things have quietened down now Jayasuriya is out

Sri Lanka 76/1   SCJ Broad 3-0-9-0

15.1

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, steered to point where Bopara makes a hash of stopping it and the ball dribbles under him for a single

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

15.3

Broad to Tharanga, no run, driven into the off side, extra cover in quickly to scotch thoughts of the run

15.4

Broad to Tharanga, 2 runs, tucked off his legs behind square, an easy two

15.5

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, stands tall and waits, punches off the back foot between fielders in the off-side ring

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   SCJ Broad 4-0-14-0

17.1

Broad to Tharanga, 1 run, thumped to the right of Pietersen at wide mid-off, he sticks out a hand and makes a good stop

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

17.5

Broad to Tharanga, no run, dug in, lovely bouncer which Tharanga ducks late

17.6

Broad to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga gives Broad the charge, the bowler sees him coming and bangs it in, Tharanga, cramped, can do little more than swat at it and the ball loops gently to Collingwood at point ...

WU Tharanga c Collingwood b Broad 40 (86m 63b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.49

Sri Lanka 95/2   SCJ Broad 5-0-15-1

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 ...

19.2

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

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   SCJ Broad 6-0-21-1

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

39.4

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

39.6

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

Sri Lanka 206/3   SCJ Broad 7-0-30-1

44.1

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

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

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   SCJ Broad 8-0-32-1

46.1

Broad to Mubarak, 1 run, across the left hander, worked into the off-side

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

46.3

Broad to Mubarak, OUT, hooked low and straight: Anderson runs in hard from long leg and slides in to take a well-judged catch on his knees

J Mubarak c Anderson b Broad 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.4

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

46.5

Broad to Maharoof, FOUR, outside off lashed over backward point for four off the back foot - a very good shot on this surface

46.6

Broad to Maharoof, 1 run, short and flat-pulled straightish towards mid-off; like a flat cut, really. Anyway, he retains the strike

Sri Lanka 246/6   SCJ Broad 9-0-41-2

48.1

Broad to Maharoof, 2 runs, hoofed over mid-on for a comfortable two

48.2

Broad to Maharoof, FOUR, driven off the back foot through extra cover

48.3

Broad to Maharoof, FOUR, down leg and hooked high and gets away with it - Shah late over to the ball

48.4

Broad to Maharoof, 2 runs, scooped off the back foot through a very straight long-on

48.5

Broad to Maharoof, 1 run, short and the batsman frees his arms to try to smash through square leg, but finds Shah there, marshalling

48.6

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

Sri Lanka 264/6   SCJ Broad 10-0-54-2
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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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