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

27.1

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

27.2

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

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

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   OA Shah 1-0-4-0

29.1

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

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

29.4

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

29.5

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

29.6

Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, and another single

Sri Lanka 150/2   OA Shah 2-0-13-0
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Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 1, 2007
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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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