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

4.3

Anderson to Tharanga, FOUR, and there's the first boundary of the match. Nothing wrong with the line but too short from Anderson, and calmly steered into the gap behind point

Sri Lanka 16/0   WU Tharanga 9* (18b 1x4)   JM Anderson 2.3-0-12-0

5.6

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he's found the rope at last, a thick outside-edge off another good delivery. Third man is too wide to cut that off

Sri Lanka 26/0   ST Jayasuriya 13* (15b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 3-0-12-0

7.4

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, FOUR, slower ball, an offcutter, but Jayasuriya picked that and slotted it through the gap in the covers. Well played

Sri Lanka 34/0   ST Jayasuriya 17* (18b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 3.4-0-17-0

7.6

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that's more like the Jayasuriya we know. Pre-meditated gallop down the track, gave himself room to swing the arms, and rifled a ruthless cut through the covers

Sri Lanka 38/0   ST Jayasuriya 21* (20b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 4-0-21-0

8.2

Anderson to Tharanga, FOUR, similar shot but better executed. Got his head over the ball and his weight going forward, and timed it to perfection too

Sri Lanka 44/0   WU Tharanga 21* (30b 2x4)   JM Anderson 4.2-0-23-0

9.1

Broad to Jayasuriya, FOUR, one bounce and into the hoardings at deep cover! So nearly seven in seven

Sri Lanka 50/0   ST Jayasuriya 26* (23b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 0.1-0-4-0

10.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that is precisely the wrong place to bowl to Jayasuriya when he's in the mood. A leg-stump long-hop, and that's pummelled behind square to complete a costly over

Sri Lanka 67/0   ST Jayasuriya 39* (31b 5x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 6-0-41-0

14.3

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

Sri Lanka 83/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (3b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 5.3-0-32-1

24.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, FOUR, timed, a lovely late cut behind square on the off side, and finally a boundary after a long four famine

Sri Lanka 116/2   DPMD Jayawardene 12* (13b 1x4)   PD Collingwood 3.1-0-10-0

25.4

Swann to Jayawardene, FOUR, finally a heave from outside the off stump works, he sweeps that on the 45 on the leg side and between fielders

Sri Lanka 125/2   DPMD Jayawardene 19* (20b 2x4)   GP Swann 2.4-0-9-0

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

Sri Lanka 139/2   KC Sangakkara 23* (46b 2x4)   PD Collingwood 5.4-0-22-0

29.2

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

Sri Lanka 146/2   KC Sangakkara 28* (48b 3x4)   OA Shah 1.2-0-9-0

32.2

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

Sri Lanka 164/2   KC Sangakkara 37* (57b 4x4)   GP Swann 4.2-0-20-0

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

Sri Lanka 190/3   LPC Silva 15* (12b 1x4)   PD Collingwood 7.3-0-35-0

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

Sri Lanka 201/3   DPMD Jayawardene 51* (60b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 6.1-0-25-1

42.2

Swann to Jayawardene, FOUR, an inside-out cover drive on the up, just creeping inside the boundary

Sri Lanka 222/3   DPMD Jayawardene 63* (70b 4x4)   GP Swann 9.2-0-44-1

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

Sri Lanka 245/6   MF Maharoof 4* (1b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 8.5-0-40-2

48.2

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

Sri Lanka 257/6   MF Maharoof 15* (8b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 9.2-0-47-2

48.3

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

Sri Lanka 261/6   MF Maharoof 19* (9b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 9.3-0-51-2
Series Results
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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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