result
4th ODI, Manchester, Jun 28 2006, Sri Lanka tour of England
(48.4/50 ov, target 319)285
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
Player Of The Match
100 (83)
mahela-jayawardene
15y
• Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

Sri Lanka just keep on partying

This was a celebration for Sri Lanka says Andrew McGlashan

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka318/7(50 overs)
England285/10(48.4 overs)

Well, that wraps up another dire day for England and it is hard to see a way out of this rut which has now seen them lose 14 out of their last 18 ODIs. Full credit to Sri Lanka who batted extremely well and then really turned the screw in the middle overs after England had made a confident start. But they were aided by another wretched bowling display from England. They came into this game with 49 wides in three games and added another 21 today – chip in the three no-balls and that’s an extra four overs and brings the margin of victory into single figures. It’s also worth noting that in Sri Lanka’s last four overs they added 50.

Join us on Saturday for the final match in this series where England have to try hard to avoid the humiliation of a series whitewash and we have to pretend it really matters.

From me, Martin Williamson, and Jenny Thompson, it’s goodnight. Don’t forget to relive the game courtesy of Will Luke’s bulletin

48.4
W
Malinga to Plunkett, OUT

holed out to deep mid-off to end the match, although the contest was finished some time back. The delighted Sri Lankans leave the field to the whoops of their vocal supporters, but the stands are three-quarter empty as people have been drifting off for some time.

Liam Plunkett c Jayawardene b Malinga 29 (25m 18b 1x4 2x6) SR: 161.11
48.3
6
Malinga to Plunkett, SIX runs

another seemingly effortless clip over midwicket

48.2
1
Malinga to Harmison, 1 run
48.2
1w
Malinga to Harmison, 1 wide
48.1
1
Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run
end of over 483 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 276/9CRR: 5.75 RRR: 21.50
Steve Harmison1 (2)
Liam Plunkett22 (15)
Dilhara Fernando 7-0-47-2
Lasith Malinga 9-0-54-1

England can take some .. well, no solace actually … from the fact that although this is their sixth ODI defeat on the trot, they are some way short of their worst, 11 losses between October 2000 and August 2001

47.6
Fernando to Harmison, no run
47.5
1lb
Fernando to Plunkett, 1 leg bye

full toss but missed it

47.4
1
Fernando to Harmison, 1 run

effortlessly driven over the infield for a single. If the game had been alive they might have tried for a second.

47.3
1
Fernando to Plunkett, 1 run

up in the blockhole and bounced back over the bowler

47.2
W
Fernando to Ali, OUT

Kabir Ali pushes into the off, Fernando scurries across, picks up, turns and throws down the stumps with Ali not even in the frame Ali trudges off to contemplate a dismal day … 0 for 77 from 10 overs and a first-ball duck. He’s probably got a parking ticket as well.

Kabir Ali run out (Fernando) 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
47.1
W
Fernando to Dalrymple, OUT

straight and Dalrymple aims a big hit but misses and the ball takes his middle and off stumps. Dalrymple departs, one of the few England players to have emerged from today – and this series – with any credit

Jamie Dalrymple b Fernando 33 (73m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 67.34
end of over 479 runs
ENG: 273/7CRR: 5.80 RRR: 15.33
Liam Plunkett21 (13)
Jamie Dalrymple33 (48)
Lasith Malinga 9-0-54-1
Dilhara Fernando 6-0-45-1
46.6
6
Malinga to Plunkett, SIX runs

fast full toss and returned with interest, flying into the crowd behind long-on.

46.5
1
Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run

fired in at the body and worked square to leg

46.4
1
Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run
46.3
Malinga to Plunkett, no run

down the leg and a few boos as no wide signalled, but Plunkett did move to the off

46.2
Malinga to Plunkett, no run

Plunkett moves to leg and is well beaten outside off stump

46.1
1
Malinga to Dalrymple, 1 run

bat into bad and out behind square

end of over 4610 runs
ENG: 264/7CRR: 5.73 RRR: 13.75
Jamie Dalrymple31 (46)
Liam Plunkett14 (9)
Dilhara Fernando 6-0-45-1
Sanath Jayasuriya 3-0-26-0

Malinga back into the attack

45.6
1
Fernando to Dalrymple, 1 run
45.5
1
Fernando to Plunkett, 1 run
45.4
1
Fernando to Dalrymple, 1 run

full toss swinging into the batsman

Best performances - batters
Mahela Jayawardene portrait
DPMD Jayawardene SL
100 runs (83)
9 fours
0 six
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
3 fours
0 six
823291141024
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
60 runs (80)
5 fours
0 six
Control72%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
4 fours
0 six
11210640324
Best performances - bowlers
Malinga Bandara portrait
HMCM Bandara SL
O
10
M
1
R
43
W
2
ECO
4.3
Jamie Dalrymple
JWM Dalrymple ENG
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
2
ECO
4.4
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England
Season2006
Player Of The Match
Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene
Series resultSri Lanka led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2388
Hours of play (local time)10.45am start, First Session 10.45am-2.15pm Interval 2.15pm-3.00pm, Second Session 3.00pm-6.30pm
Match days28 June 2006 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook
Umpires
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
England Image
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
England Image
Mark Benson
Match Referee
West Indies Image
Clive Lloyd