Result
Only T20I (N), Southampton, Jun 15 2006, Sri Lanka tour of England
163
(20 ov, target 164)
161/5
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The 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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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka163(20 overs)
England161/5(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs
ENG: 161/5CRR: 8.05 
Tim Bresnan6 (6)
Geraint Jones14 (11)
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
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

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 155/5CRR: 8.15 • RRR: 9.00
Tim Bresnan2 (2)
Geraint Jones13 (9)
Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-32-2
Lasith Malinga3-0-25-0
18.6
1lb
Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 1 leg bye
comes off the pads this time and rolls away on the offside, scamper through for a leg bye
18.5
2
Jayasuriya to Bresnan, 2 runs
turns it down to fine leg and takes a couple - those are his first runs in international cricket

Debutant Bresnan is the new batsman

That's the end of a good innings from Trescothick - he was middling the ball well and was scoring runs freely.

With the loss of Trescothick's wicket, will England lose the momentum? They need another 12 more from 8 balls.

18.4
w
Jayasuriya to Trescothick, OUT
Trescothick goes for the sweep shot this time, misses it and is hit on the pad, shout for lbw, declined, Trescothick wanted a single, takes off for one but is sent back, Sangakkara running in from behind the stumps, picks up and hit the stumps direct, Trescothick dives in, that looks close and the TV Umpire is called in to adjudicate - Trescothick is short of his ground and has to walk back.c
ME Trescothick run out (†Sangakkara) 72 (78m 58b 9x4 1x6) SR: 124.13
18.3
1
Jayasuriya to Jones, 1 run
tossed up, used his feet and driven to long-on for a single
18.2
4
Jayasuriya to Jones, FOUR runs
tossed up, on leg stump, heaved away to deep midwicket for four more
18.1
2
Jayasuriya to Jones, 2 runs
tossed up, driven to long-on for couple
end of over 1814 runs
ENG: 145/4CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 9.50
Marcus Trescothick72 (57)
Geraint Jones6 (6)
Lasith Malinga3-0-25-0
Tillakaratne Dilshan2-0-18-1
17.6
4
Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR runs
again full ball, Trescothick stands tall and drives it over the top of the man at mid-on for four more
17.5
4
Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR runs
fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, heaved away to midwicket, one bounce over the fence
17.4
4
Malinga to Trescothick, FOUR runs
fuller in length, outside off, Trescothick goes inside out and drives it wide of Fernando at long-off for four
17.3
1
Malinga to Jones, 1 run
17.2
1
Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run
outside off and drives it to deep cover
17.1
Malinga to Trescothick, no run
driven to long-off

Malinga is brought back into the attack

Best performances - batsmen
ME Trescothick
72 runs (58)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
11566148616
ST Jayasuriya
41 runs (30)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
12 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
359610116
Best performances - bowlers
PD Collingwood
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
4
Eco
5.50
ST Jayasuriya
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
Eco
8.00
Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England
Player Of The Match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Series resultSri Lanka won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 7
Season2006
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 days15 June 2006 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Jamie Dalrymple
Tim Bresnan
Ed Joyce
Liam Plunkett
Sajid Mahmood
Sanath Jayasuriya
Upul Tharanga
Mahela Jayawardene
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Kumar Sangakkara
Russel Arnold
Chamara Kapugedera
Farveez Maharoof
Lasith Malinga
Dilhara Fernando
Ruchira Perera
Umpires
Ian Gould
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Peter Hartley
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd