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290dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka edge a last-ball thriller

Sri Lanka kept their cool under the lights to secure a thrilling two-run victory off the last ball of the Twenty20 international at The Rose Bowl

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ME Trescothick
72(58) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 15 6 6 14 8 6 16
ST Jayasuriya
41(30) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 5 9 6 10 1 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

PD Collingwood
O4
M0
R22
W4
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

7.15pm start, First Session 7.15-8.30pm, Interval 8.30-8.45pm, Second Session 8.45-10.00pm

Match days

15 June 2006 - night match (20-over match)

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Match Referee

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | ENG: 161/5 (3 runs required, RR: 8.05)

  • Tim Bresnan6 (6b)
  • Geraint Jones14 (11b)
  • Dilhara Fernando4-0-22-1
  • Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-32-2

Such high drama here at the Rose Bowl.

Sri Lanka win by 2 runs- England started the last over needing 9 runs to win, but debutant Bresnan and wicketkeeper Geraint Jones could only muster 6 runs - they eventually fell 3 runs short of the target.

Sri Lanka, missing their two most experienced players - Vaas and Muralitharan - have come up winners in their maiden Twenty20 International.

The focus now shifts to the One Day International series between these two teams - they meet in the first ODI at Lord's - the home of cricket - on Saturday.

Till then, this is Arun Kumar Gopalakrishnan signing off!

19.6
2
Fernando to Bresnan, 2 runs, Sri Lanka prevail!! length delivery from Fernando - no noball or wide - Bresnan goes for the big heave across the line, can only manage a top edge - ball balloons up in the air to fine leg - Bresnan and Jones complete two runs and that is all they will get

Its the debutant Bresnan on strike - can he get a big one somewhere. He certainly will not want to be on the losing side in his debut match.

5 runs to win off the last ball - England need a certain boundary - a six will see them through, while a four will level the scores.

19.5
1lb
Fernando to Jones, 1 leg bye, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, hits the pad and the batsman cross over for a legbye

That brings it down to 6 required from 2 deliveries - England need a boundary now.

Can Fernando ensure he won't bowl a noball or a wide here.

19.4
1
Fernando to Bresnan, 1 run, short one this time from Fernando, pulled away to deep square leg - just a single.

7 off 3 deliveries now - can Bresnan find some gaps in the field. The excitement is building up now

19.3
0
Fernando to Bresnan, no run, dot ball!! oh my god! full delivery, and its driven straight back to bowler - that was a good stop by Fernando off his own bowling

7 from 4 now - this is good bowing under pressure by Fernando

19.2
1
Fernando to Jones, 1 run, full ball, yorker length, Jones digs it out to leg side for a single

8 from 5 now

19.1
1
Fernando to Bresnan, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, turned to fine leg

England need 9 runs at the start of the last over.

It's going to be Fernando to bowl the last over of the match

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