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Sri Lanka in England 2006


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Sri Lanka in England 2006


24-26 v British Universities, Cambridge
Match drawn

29-1 May v Derbyshire, Derby
Sri Lanka won by six wickets


4-7 v England A, Worcester
England A won by 10 wickets

11-15 1st Test, Lord's
Match drawn :blink:

18-21 v Sussex, Hove

25-29 2nd Test, Edgbaston


2-6 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

15 Twenty20 international, Rose Bowl

17 1st NatWest Series ODI, Lord's

20 2nd ODI, The Oval

24 3rd ODI, Riverside

28 4th ODI, Old Trafford


1 5th ODI, Headingley

Test series under way tomorow with Flintoff keeping the captaincy despite Trescothick making a return to the test setup. Jayasurya will return for the second test but misses the first one having made a u-turn on his retirement. Should be an interesting series, be interesting to see whether or not Vaughan makes a return.
England 1st innings
ME Trescothick c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 106
AJ Strauss c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 48
AN Cook c Sangakkara b Maharoof 89
KP Pietersen not out 54
MJ Hoggard not out 2
Extras (lb 3, w 3, nb 13) 19

Total (3 wickets; 90 overs) 318

Fall of wickets 1-86 (Strauss, 28.1 ov), 2-213 (Trescothick, 62.5 ov), 3-312 (Cook, 85.3 ov)

WPUJC Vaas 25 2 77 0
MF Maharoof 18 1 94 1(12nb, 2w)
KMDN Kulasekara 18 2 63 0(1nb, 1w)
M Muralitharan 27 8 69 2
TM Dilshan 2 0 12 0

England in pretty strong position early...
random thing last night, nothing on tv flick through channels and low and behold srilanka bowling to england.

me thinks this must be higlights...

sit there and watch a bit.. few fours being hit, hmmm i think this is still very slow for highlights. turn on sky guide. LIVE

i didnt even know :)

sky sport 3 everybody :)
Lol same as me, got bored, flicked through to see if any replays of weekends S14 games (missed most of them) and lo and behold we've got some cricket, lovely!
pity the first session finishes at midnight :(

i would have stayed up longer if i didnt have work drinks at 130pm today :) hpefully people will stay till after the rugby (canterbury game at least)
Nice :) Got a good night of sport again lined up, Crusaders to easily beat under strength Brumbies, then can flick between the Poms and Highlanders beating the Reds *fingers crossed* :D
Originally posted by dobrien7@May 12 2006, 10:58 AM
Nice :) Got a good night of sport again lined up, Crusaders to easily beat under strength Brumbies, then can flick between the Poms and Highlanders beating the Reds *fingers crossed* :D
Well part 1 successful with Crusaders, bloody Highlanders grrrr :wall:

Eng 400-4
Pietersen 102*
England declared on 551-6, Kevin Pieterson 158*.

Sri Lanka are 91-6 in reply.

Only the weather can save Sri Lanka now and there's a decent chance of that tomorow apparently.
good stuff from england KP showing again that he's world class with the others chipping in.

I didnt realise how crap sri lanka are, the talk of jayursuria comming out of retirement shows their desperation.

england to win by an innings and 150
Not quite by that much since Sri Lanka have put up a better showing in their second innings but England shouldn't have to bat again to win this.
Start of Day 4, Sri Lanka are 190 for 3

England need to get a few wickets and not let Sri Lanka gain confidence
Didn't think Sri Lanka would make England bat again but good effort especially from Jayawardene, unbeaten on 117 and Dilshan going well in partnership. Should go into the final day with them off for bad light.
1st Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, May 11-15, 2006
England 551/6d
Sri Lanka 192 & 381/6 (130.0 ov) Stumps
CK Kapugedera 5*
TM Dilshan 39*

"Jayawardene and light delay England
The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Mahela Jayawardene fought tooth and nail before being cruelly dispatched after an outstanding fighting century that kept Sri Lanka's hopes of a draw flickering in the gloom at Lord's. In a thrusting final burst Andrew Flintoff improved England's day by a few notches, keeping them firmly on course despite further missed chances, but Sri Lanka's determination has taken the match into an unexpected final day.

Their cause was helped when bad light lopped 24 overs off the evening and the forecast tomorrow suggests more assistance from the elements can't be ruled out. But for large parts of today it was the Sri Lankans who aided themselves. Jayawardene and Farveez Maharoof negotiated a full morning session and Tillakaratne Dilshan, following a double burst from Sajid Mahmood, ensured the resistance remained.

Jayawardene is enjoying a fine match and his outward emotion on reaching the hundred showed what it meant to him. Four overthrows brought up his century off 191 balls but it didn't matter how he got there as he pumped his fists, signalling to the dressing room, and certainly hadn't given up hope of pulling the match out of the fire.

England were left to rue dropping him on 58 - Andrew Strauss spilling his second regulation chance of the match - and when Flintoff finally struck it wasn't the runs that were of concern, but the time. With the wicket - fortuitous as the ball only touched the jumper - Flintoff exploded into his 'star' celebration, which became such a feature last summer for the first time this season. He clearly sensed the importance of the strike after a tough day.

Sri Lanka's first innings lasted 55.3 overs; Jayawardene and Maharoof batted 40 between them. As the stand developed England were beginning to wonder where a wicket was going to come from despite passing the bat on countless occasions. Maharoof - dropped on 30 when Paul Collingwood missed a chance high to his right at third slip - swung a six into the Grandstand to reach his fifty. However after threading two boundaries through the covers off Mahmood he slapped another attempt to Kevin Pietersen at cover.

The relief on the England faces was palpable but nothing should be taken away from Maharoof who had given ample notice of his batting ability. During the fourth-wicket stand of 113 he'd lost nothing in comparison to his captain and produced some strokes of the highest class against whatever England threw at him.

Samaraweera didn't find life quite as easy and, though he avoided a pair, didn't last long when he flashed at a delivery that bounced from Mahmood. The well-worn phrase of 'one brings two' had come true for England, in the nick of time, and suddenly there was a spring in the step of the bowlers and fielders.

However, Jayawardene remained and his second ton at Lord's, the 14th of his career, arrived with a scurried single to mid-on, which turned into five when the shy missed the stumps. He was confident to take on the short ball and when anything was overpitched latched on. Dilshan formed another useful partnership - in terms of runs and time - of 68, overcoming the nerves of the first innings, and whatever the outcome of the match the Sri Lankans will take a huge amount of confidence to Edgbaston for the second Test.

England's plan had been based around the new ball, due 16 overs into the morning session; it swung and seamed, but the chances came and went. Strauss's miss came off Hoggard, who had repeatedly passed the bat in another metronomic spell, and the frustration was clear.

But the bowling remained menacing throughout the day as Mahmood's impressive debut continued and Liam Plunkett produced his best spell of the match. However, the young pacemen were shown that Test cricket is often a long, hard fight. Both teams will be glancing towards the sky when the final day dawns. "

Well then, a lopsided match could yet be drawn, lion-hearted fightback from the royal blue Sri Lankans, good to see :)
Great effort from Sri Lanka to get the draw but 9 dropped catches from England says it all really, will need a big improvement in the field ahead of Edgebaston.
thats funny, i thought england had it in the bag, but obviously not. wtf happened there lol
Bad captaincy by Flintoff IMHO, funny how Boycott ripped him to shreds when he just got off the mic, what Audascity. Needed More of Panesar, overbowled the seamers.

Brain dead captaincy from Flintoff the umpires had just chatted about the bad light so next ball he goes and bowls a short ball that hits Murali on the glove and thats the end of that.

Should have had more variation in the bowling try a few part timers - Pietersen or Trescothik instead of bowling mself for 50 odd overs.

Catching was the main culprit though, my saturday club side catch better than that
Collingwood had a few overs and bowled ok, but someone like tres or kp might have resulted in the sri lankans loosing concentration and playing a few loose shots to the 'part timers'. Ive even seen Atherton take a test wicket before and watched Graham Thorpe bowling with his cap on backwards just to mix it up a bit in those situations

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