result
5th ODI, Leeds, Jul 1 2006, Sri Lanka tour of England
321/7
(37.3/50 ov, target 322)324/2
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
player of the match
14y
• The Bulletin by Will Luke

Brilliant Jayasuriya leads Sri Lanka whitewash

Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga led Sri Lanka to a quite brilliant eight-wicket win in the final one-dayer against England at Headingley to secure the most comprehensive of whitewashes, taking the series 5-0 - with over 12 overs to spare

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Scorecard summary
England321/7(50 overs)
Sri Lanka324/2(37.3 overs)

Jayasuriya and Tharanga started smashing from the word go and under pressure the England bowlers lost their way, it was a top notch partnership, one that will stay at the top of the record books for some time to come. They added 286 runs in just 31.5 overs and the rest was mere formality. None of the England bowlers were anywhere near their best and in the end it was nothing less than a massacre.

It was clearly a one-sided contest but one worth watching, to relive the entire match please read through Will Luke's bulletin

37.3
4
Solanki to Sangakkara, FOUR runs

short ball on the off stump, Sangakkara rocks back and punches to the cover fence, that brings up the victory and they have done it in style

37.2
Solanki to Sangakkara, no run

driven on the front-foot to cover fielder

37.1
1
Solanki to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

turning into the leg stump, turned away to deep mid-wicket

end of over 3717 runs
SL: 319/2CRR: 8.62 RRR: 0.23 • Need 3 from 13 overs
Kumar Sangakkara19 (17)
Mahela Jayawardene11 (13)
Steve Harmison10-0-97-0
Vikram Solanki3-0-12-1
36.6
Harmison to Sangakkara, no run

again a drive to mid-off, this time Plunkett fields and cheers from the crowd as he fields the ball

36.5
4
Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR runs

pitched up on the off stump, Sangakkara drives to mid-off, Plunkett lets it go through his legs and ball reaches the fence

36.4
4
Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR runs

half-volley on the off stump, Sangakkara drives beautifully through covers and ball races away to the fence

36.3
1
Harmison to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

driven through covers and an easy single taken

36.2
4
Harmison to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

good length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene pushes on the front-foot, gets the outside edge to thirdman fence

36.2
2nb
Harmison to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run

short ball banged in, Sangkkara pulls and gets the top edge, ball falls short of the deep square leg fielder

36.2
1w
Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 wide

bouncer high and over the batsman, called a wide

36.1
1
Harmison to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

driven on the up through covers and an easy single taken

end of over 366 runs
SL: 302/2CRR: 8.38 RRR: 1.43 • Need 20 from 14 overs
Kumar Sangakkara10 (13)
Mahela Jayawardene5 (10)
Vikram Solanki3-0-12-1
Steve Harmison9-0-80-0
35.6
Solanki to Sangakkara, no run

fuller length ball on the off stump, Sangakkara drives and mistimes back to the bowler

35.5
Solanki to Sangakkara, no run

defended back to the bowler

35.4
2
Solanki to Sangakkara, 2 runs

fuller length ball outside off stump, driven to the cover region, half-stop and they take a couple of runs

35.3
4
Solanki to Sangakkara, FOUR runs

length ball outside off stump, Sangakkara tries to loft over cover, gets the outside edge over the slip fielder

35.2
Solanki to Sangakkara, no run

good length ball on the off stump, defended to cover point

35.1
Solanki to Sangakkara, no run

defended on the front-foot to offside

end of over 352 runs
SL: 296/2CRR: 8.45 RRR: 1.73 • Need 26 from 15 overs
Mahela Jayawardene5 (10)
Kumar Sangakkara4 (7)
Steve Harmison9-0-80-0
Jamie Dalrymple10-0-48-1
34.6
Harmison to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

good length ball outside off stump, left alone, just 2 runs off the over

34.5
Harmison to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

short ball outside off stump, again Jayawardene misses on it trying to play the cut shot

34.4
Harmison to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

good length ball just outside off stump, driven on the front-foot to mid-off fielder

Best performances - batsmen
Sanath Jayasuriya portrait
ST Jayasuriya
152 runs (99)
20 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
54 runs
7 fours
2 sixes
911724266762
Marcus Trescothick portrait
ME Trescothick
121 runs (118)
16 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
54 runs
9 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
4
ECO
4.4
Jamie Dalrymple
JWM Dalrymple
O
10
M
0
R
48
W
1
ECO
4.8
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England
Season2006
Player Of The Match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya
Player Of The Series
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya
Series resultSri Lanka won the 5-match series 5-0
Match numberODI no. 2389
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 days1 July 2006 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Mark Benson
TV Umpire
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Ian Gould
Match Referee
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Clive Lloyd