Sri Lanka tour of England, 1st Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, May 11-15, 2006
Played at Lord's, London
11,12,13,14,15 May 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

This is Sajan Nair, your commentator, saying hello again, as the players walk out to the middle. The declaration came bit earlier than expected and with 40 overs left in the day the Sri Lankan batsmen have a daunting task ahead of them, 351 runs is what they require to avoid the follow-on. Hoggard with the new ball, Mubarak on strike.

0.1

Hoggard to Mubarak, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside the off stump, a gentle loosener, Mubarak leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Hoggard to Mubarak, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

0.3

Hoggard to Mubarak, no run, hint of swing, bit of extra bounce too, Mubarak gets hit on the pad

0.4

Hoggard to Mubarak, no run, defended on the back-foot

0.5

Hoggard to Mubarak, no run, good length delivery, pitched on the stumps, hint of inswing and Mubarak gets hit on the pad, Hoggard right on the money from the word go

0.6

Hoggard to Mubarak, no run, defended to short cover

Flintoff to share the new ball with Hoggard, suddenly there is a bit of cloud cover and the ball seems to be doing much more!

End of over 1 (maiden) Sri Lanka 0/0

    • J Mubarak 0 (6b)
    • WU Tharanga 0 (0b)
    • MJ Hoggard 1-1-0-0
1.1

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, short of a good length delivery, rising delivery and Tharanga leaves it through to the keeper

1.2

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Tharanga watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

1.3

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, Flintoff goes wider and Tharanga shoulders arms

1.4

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, closer to the off stump line but not close enough to make the batsman play at it

1.5

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

1.6

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Tharanga stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the off side - Flintoff too starts off with a maiden

End of over 2 (maiden) Sri Lanka 0/0

    • WU Tharanga 0 (6b)
    • J Mubarak 0 (6b)
    • A Flintoff 1-1-0-0
    • MJ Hoggard 1-1-0-0
2.1

Hoggard to Mubarak, OUT, Hoggard strikes early! good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and swinging in, too good a delivery for Mubarak who plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Sri Lanka one down

J Mubarak lbw b Hoggard 0 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mubarak walks back for a duck, done in by a in-swinging beauty from Hoggard! Sangakkara is the next man in

2.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump, good ball first up

2.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

2.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Sangakkara leaves it through to the keeper

2.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

2.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads to deep square leg

End of over 3 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 2/1

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (5b)
    • WU Tharanga 0 (6b)
    • MJ Hoggard 2-1-2-1
    • A Flintoff 1-1-0-0
3.1

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery, slanting across, no shot offered

3.2

Flintoff to Tharanga, 2 runs, Flintoff drifts onto middle and leg, Tharanga gets inside the line and strokes it down to fine leg

3.3

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, slightly short and angling across, no shot offered

Change of angle, Flintoff decides to come round the wicket

3.4

Flintoff to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, bouncer! coming in with the angle, Tharanga was clueless, tries to duck under it but the ball clips the helmet and races away to the third man fence - Flintoff with the extended follow through!

3.5

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, short of a good length delivery, again coming in with the angle, no shot offered

3.6

Flintoff to Tharanga, FOUR, take that! good length delivery outside the off stump, Tharanga drives on the up and the ball rockets away to the cover fence, excellent timing and placement - it's all happening here!

End of over 4 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 12/1

    • WU Tharanga 6 (12b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 2 (5b)
    • A Flintoff 2-1-6-0
    • MJ Hoggard 2-1-2-1
4.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

4.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, another wide delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara shoulders arms

4.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, Sangakkara shuffles across and punches it down to mid-on for a single

4.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Tharanga shoulders arms

4.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, drifting down the leg side, Tharanga fails to make contact, ball hit the pad and rolls away on the leg side

4.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, fuller and on the stumps, defended down to mid-on

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 13/1

    • WU Tharanga 6 (15b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 3 (8b)
    • MJ Hoggard 3-1-3-1
    • A Flintoff 2-1-6-0
5.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and shaping away, Sangakkara shuffles across, covers the stumps and leaves it through to the keeper, well left

5.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, another one that shapes away, no shot offered

5.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, line and length delivery, bit of extra bounce, Sangakkara reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper

5.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, in the channel, again left alone outside the off stump

5.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot! half-volley outside the off stump, enough room to free his arms, Sangakkara goes low down and jabs it past the fielder at cover - good shot under pressure

5.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 17/1

    • KC Sangakkara 7 (14b 1x4)
    • WU Tharanga 6 (15b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 3-1-10-0
    • MJ Hoggard 3-1-3-1
6.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery, the one that comes back in, similar to the delivery that ended Mubarak's innings, Tharanga reads it well, gets forward and defends it down into the track

6.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back-foot

6.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, wide delivery outside the off stump, begging to be hit, Tharanga flashes hard and the ball rockets away to the backward point fence, clean hit

6.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside the off stump

6.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, another wide delivery outside the off stump and Tharanga instinctively goes after it, misses the target by miles

6.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, OUT, oh dear! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and shaping back in late, Tharanga misjudges it completely, offers no shot and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, easy one for the umpire.

WU Tharanga lbw b Hoggard 10 (31m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

Perfect line and length to the left-hander and Tharanga too was done in by the late swing, Hoggard on a roll here!

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 21/2

    • KC Sangakkara 7 (14b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 4-1-7-2
    • A Flintoff 3-1-10-0
7.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Sangakkara is comprehensively beaten outside the off stump

7.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, on the back-foot and defended to short leg

7.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

7.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and coming in with the angle, Sangakkara shuffles across and defends it away towards cover

7.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, short and wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara flashes hard but misses the target by miles

7.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length delivery, angled in from outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends it straight back down the track

7.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Sangakkara shuffles across a long way and defends it down to silly mid-on

Jayawardene on strike for the first time.

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 22/2

    • KC Sangakkara 7 (21b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (0b)
    • A Flintoff 4-1-11-0
    • MJ Hoggard 4-1-7-2
8.1

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Jayawardene gets forward and defends it down on the off side

8.2

Hoggard to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and nipping away from the right-hander, squares up Jayawardene and the ball zips past the outside edge

One more slip comes in place taking the tally to four!

8.2

Hoggard to Jayawardene, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side and Jayawardene neatly tucks it away to long-leg for a brace

8.3

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

8.4

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, defended to short midwicket

8.5

Hoggard to Jayawardene, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, wrong line to Jayawardene, flick of the wrists and the ball races away well wide of Panesar at midwicket

8.6

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, ripper! short rising delivery, perfect line and length and Jayawardene had no options but to play at it, ball rips past the outside edge

Plunkett into the attack now.

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 27/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (7b)
    • KC Sangakkara 7 (21b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 5-1-12-2
    • A Flintoff 4-1-11-0
9.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara goes for the drive and gets beaten by a long way

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9.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run, good length delivery on the legs and Sangakkara flicks it to fine leg, Monty is having a tough time out there

9.2

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, line and length delivery, Jayawardene is squared up and the edge is produced but the ball quickly falls to the ground and races away through the gap between slip and gully - no third man in place, four more added to the total

9.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, defended on the back-foot

9.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 2 runs, worked away through midwicket, easy two

9.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

9.6

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and Jayawardene touches it down to fine leg, Panesar moves in quickly from fine leg and keeps it down to just one, the ball seems to be following Monty wherever he goes

End of over 10 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 36/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 11 (12b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 8 (23b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 1-0-9-0
    • MJ Hoggard 5-1-12-2
10.1

Hoggard to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length delivery, defended with soft hands and the ball rolls away towards cover, early call and a well judged quick single added to the total

10.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, closer to the off stump line, stroked away towards point

10.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Sangakkara drives hard and the ball races away towards mid-off, and it's that man Panesar again, who does the fielding, he seems to be everywhere!

10.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front-foot

10.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, well left outside the off stump

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka 37/2

    • KC Sangakkara 8 (28b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 12 (13b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 6-1-13-2
    • LE Plunkett 1-0-9-0
11.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing? Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper

11.2

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, another probing delivery, no shot offered

11.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery and this one nipped back in sharply, Jayawardene jams his bat down and the ball rolls away towards square leg, bit of edge involved

11.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, fulltoss on the pads and Jayawardene jabs it away to the fine leg fence, easy pickings

11.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, left alone outside the off stump

11.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and Jayawardene helps it down to fine leg, easy single

11.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball on the middle and leg stump line, worked away off the back-foot to the fine leg region

End of over 12 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 44/2

    • KC Sangakkara 9 (29b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (19b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 2-0-16-0
    • MJ Hoggard 6-1-13-2
12.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

12.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away from the left-hander, bit too wide to interest the batsman

12.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, again wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara shoulders arms

12.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara shoulders arms

12.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, fuller and closer to the off stump line, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off - more of a push than a drive

12.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, another Hoggard no-ball! again bit wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara not interested

12.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, forced away towards cover

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End of over 13 (1 run) Sri Lanka 45/2

    • KC Sangakkara 9 (36b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (19b 2x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 7-1-14-2
    • LE Plunkett 2-0-16-0
13.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, Flicked to Panesar at long leg

13.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, Flicked to Panesar at long leg

13.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

13.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, driven to mid-off

13.4

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

13.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, fuller and Sangakkara drives hard, good stop by the fielder at point cuts off a certain boundary

13.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 14 (1 run) Sri Lanka 46/2

    • KC Sangakkara 9 (41b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 18 (20b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 3-0-17-0
    • MJ Hoggard 7-1-14-2

Thanks Sajan! Dark clouds hovering over at Lord's and it should be an exciting finale to the second day. Andrew Flintoff into the attack now

14.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, FOUR, flicked to long leg

14.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, defended on the front foot

14.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

14.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

14.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, huge appeal for a lbw, full and swinging in late, and Mahela is caught at the crease but going down leg

14.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 50/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 22 (26b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 9 (41b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 5-1-15-0
    • LE Plunkett 3-0-17-0
15.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run

15.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run

15.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run

15.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, On a length again, leans forward and dead bats it

15.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, Fuller and pushed back to the bowler

15.6

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 52/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 23 (30b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (43b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 4-0-19-0
    • A Flintoff 5-1-15-0
16.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

16.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

16.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

16.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 1 no ball

16.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 1 run

16.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, slanted away, Sangakkar pushes at it but makes no contact

16.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, hint of a swing, left alone

End of over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 54/2

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (45b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 24 (35b 3x4)
    • A Flintoff 6-1-17-0
    • LE Plunkett 4-0-19-0
17.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, just outside the off stump, pushed away

17.2

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, on the leg and middle stump line, Mahela shuffles across and pushes it towards mid-on

17.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, moves back and across, stands tall and plays it back down the track

17.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, short of a length, outside off and steered away to the third man fence

17.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, driven to Hoggard at mid-off. Not well timed and it just rolls over

17.6

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, and coming in slightly , Mahela pushes it to the on side

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 58/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 28 (41b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (45b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 5-0-23-0
    • A Flintoff 6-1-17-0
18.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run

18.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, on a length, pushed to mid-off

18.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length and pushed across the left-hand batsan and Sangakkara flirts with it but luckily for him makes no contact and is beaten

18.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to the off side

18.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer! short and rising, Sangakkara ducks under that one.

18.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length and shaping away towards the sips, moves across and pushes to right of cover and they take a single

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 59/2

    • KC Sangakkara 11 (51b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 28 (41b 4x4)
    • A Flintoff 7-1-18-0
    • LE Plunkett 5-0-23-0
19.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, down the leg, flicked away

19.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and outside off, ferocious cut past point

19.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it watchfully to the off side

19.4

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across and Sangakkara withdraws his bat, inside the line, at the last minute

19.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, wide of the off stump and a no-ball to boot

19.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler

19.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, on a length, pitched just outside off and held its line, Sangakkara covers his off stump and shoulders arms

End of over 20 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 68/2

    • KC Sangakkara 19 (58b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 28 (41b 4x4)
    • LE Plunkett 6-0-32-0
    • A Flintoff 7-1-18-0

Two slips, a gully for Sajid Mahmood. His first ball in Test cricket.

20.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, His first ball in Test cricket goes down the leg side.

20.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, errs in line and length this time. Short and outside off, cut to the point fence

Nervous start. he runs in and as he is about to get into his delivery stride, the ball slips off his hands. He gets ready to bowl again

20.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, down the leg! Pietersen comes across and pats him on the back

20.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run

20.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, Much better. That's a snorter. It kicks up from the length and into the ribs of Mahela.

20.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and on the legs, flicked to fine-leg

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 73/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 33 (47b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 19 (58b 3x4)
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-5-0
    • LE Plunkett 6-0-32-0

Flintoff comes into the attack

21.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and swinging in , pushed close on the off side and they steal a quick single

21.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, full and slanted across the left-hand batsman, Sangakkar shuffles, covers his off stump and lets it go

21.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 run, hits the deck, short of a length and kicks up waist high, Sangakkara moves back and turns it down to fine leg

21.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length again, turned behind square-leg

21.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 2 leg byes, sliding down the leg, Mahela attempts a flick, doesn't connect and it runs off the pads

21.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 2 runs, dropped! tough chance. short of a length and holds its line and Mahela just hangs his bat out and the resultant edge flies to the right of diving Jones. It was going between Trescothick, at first slip and Jones and he went for it on instinct

End of over 22 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 79/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 36 (51b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 20 (60b 3x4)
    • A Flintoff 8-1-22-0
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-5-0
22.1

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run

22.2

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 run

22.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run

22.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye

22.5

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run

22.6

Mahmood to Sangakkara, OUT, got him! first Test wicket off his 12th ball. Pushed across the body and Sangakkara has a flash without reaching to the pitch of the ball and Trescothick swallows the chance at first slip

KC Sangakkara c Trescothick b Mahmood 21 (102m 64b 3x4 0x6) SR: 32.81

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 81/3

    • DPMD Jayawardene 36 (53b 5x4)
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-6-1
    • A Flintoff 8-1-22-0
23.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, slanted across, left alone

23.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

23.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover

23.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, pushed to the off side

23.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, bouncer! and ducked under

23.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, pushed to the off side

End of over 24 (maiden) Sri Lanka 81/3

    • DPMD Jayawardene 36 (59b 5x4)
    • TT Samaraweera 0 (0b)
    • A Flintoff 9-2-22-0
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-6-1
24.1

Mahmood to Samaraweera, no run, hits the channel outside off, left alone

24.2

Mahmood to Samaraweera, no run, fast and full, outside off, left alone

24.3

Mahmood to Samaraweera, no run, Outside off, tentative push outside off and is beaten. Superb delivery. Fast and furious

24.4

Mahmood to Samaraweera, OUT, Gone! full, fast and pitches on the off and middle line, nips back in off the seam and the batsman just falls over on the forward prod and is caught plumb in front!

TT Samaraweera lbw b Mahmood 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

24.5

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, another huge shout for lbw! full and yorker length, DIlshan fails to get his bat in time and it crashes onto his boots but going down the leg

24.6

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, another pacy delivery, in the channel outside off, left alone. After a nervous start, Mahmood has started to blossom.

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 81/4

    • TM Dilshan 0 (2b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 36 (59b 5x4)
    • SI Mahmood 3-1-6-2
    • A Flintoff 9-2-22-0
25.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

25.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, and comes in from outside off, glided away to the gully

25.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, fuller and hence chance for the ball to swing and it drifts in a bit, worked to midwicket

25.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, short of length, on the off stump, defended away watchfully

25.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, fuller and outside off, holds its line and Mahela lets it go

25.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside off , pushed hard at it and the outside edge runs to the third man fence. Pietersen at gully dives to his left but in vain

End of over 26 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 85/4

    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (65b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (2b)
    • A Flintoff 10-2-26-0
    • SI Mahmood 3-1-6-2
26.1

Mahmood to Dilshan, OUT, suicidal! hits to left of mid-off and runs but Mahela is not interested and Hoggard throws it to the right of Jones, who keeps his cool, lunges to his right, gathers the ball and removes the bails.

TM Dilshan run out 0 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

26.2

Mahmood to Kapugedera, OUT, Got him! another one bites the dust. This is amazing stuff here. Full, swinging in and the young Chamara Kapugedara has no answer to that. He gets his left foot across and is beaten by the pace and the late swing as it crashes onto his pads. full swinging yorker length and Kapugedara is gone off his first ball in Test cricket

CK Kapugedera lbw b Mahmood 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England on fire here! Hustling the Sri Lankan s by swing and pace. England on a hattrick here...

26.3

Mahmood to Maharoof, 3 runs, another attempted yorker, full and swinging, turned to long leg

26.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, three slips and a gully and this one flies wide outside off stump, left alone

26.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, on the channel, just outside the off stump and a fuller length this time, left alone again.

26.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, outside off stump, left alone. Mahmood, after a tentative start, has bowled with fire and precision and Sri Lanka are struggling at Lord's

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 88/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (68b 6x4)
    • MF Maharoof 3 (1b)
    • SI Mahmood 4-1-9-3
    • A Flintoff 10-2-26-0
27.1

Flintoff to Maharoof, 3 runs, Driven through extra cover and a superb stop at the fence by the substitute

27.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, outside off, left alone

27.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, beaten! on the corridor, around the off stump, Mahela has a tentative poke at it.

27.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

27.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, Full and on the middle stump line, pushed back down the track

27.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, outside off and holds its line, Mahela first shapes up to play and then decides otherwise. well left.

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 91/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (73b 6x4)
    • MF Maharoof 6 (2b)
    • A Flintoff 11-2-29-0
    • SI Mahmood 4-1-9-3

4.1 overs 9 runs and three wickets for Mahmood as he runs in briskly.

28.1

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, ferocious bouncer! swayed away

28.2

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, Ah! another bouncer from the young lad but this one is outside off and too short, sails harmlessly over the batsman

28.3

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, full, driven to the on side

28.4

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, another bouncer and ducked under

28.5

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, driven powerfully to left of midwicket where Ricky Clarke, the substitute, makes a half-stop and the ball rolls to mid-on.

28.6

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run

End of over 29 (maiden) Sri Lanka 91/6

    • MF Maharoof 6 (8b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (73b 6x4)
    • SI Mahmood 5-2-9-3
    • A Flintoff 11-2-29-0

Matthew Hoggard is back into the attack now. Two wickets in seven overs.

29.1

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward, bat and pad together and pushes it back to the bowler

29.2

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, pushed to the on side.

29.3

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, fuller in length, outside off and out comes Mahela, forward and drives it to mid-off.

It's getting darker

29.4

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, goes back and pushes it to mid-off

29.5

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward, head over the ball and offers the full face of the blade to a ball that pithched outside off and came in a bit

29.6

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, bit of scrambled seam and sent across the off stump, pushed to gully region

The umpires get together for a discussion on the light. It's increasingly getting darker and the light offered to the batsman who take it. Off they go. And that's the end of the second day, a day that entirely belonged to England. They rode on Pietersen's hundred, his third Test-century, before Hoggard and Sajid Mahmood took over. Hoggard swung them out while Mahmood hustled the batsmen with pace and late in-swing as Sri Lanka limp to 96 for 6, still a mammoth 460 in arrears. Jayawardene, the captain, played the lone hand and is still standing but with only four first-innings wickets left, it's going to be a huge struggle for Sri Lanka to save this game. They will hoping that the rain gods intervene in their favour.

For the latest bulletin on today's play, features and other stories please visit www.cricinfo.com We will be back with all the live action in at 10 AM GMT tomorrow, for the time being though this is Sriram Veera along with Sajan Nair signing off - do join us tomorrow.

Day 3

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the third day's play. I am Sajan Nair and together with Sriram Veera, we will be your commentators for the day. Yesterday Flintoff was spot-on with his decision to declare just before tea, soon dark clouds moved in over Lord's and the pitch started to assist the bowlers, the England seamers wrecked havoc and by the end of the day two Sri Lanka were reduced to 91 for 6 in just 30 overs! Hoggard struck twice in the span of just seven overs and both the Lankan openers were back in the hut, then Sajid Mahmood on debut produced a scintillating spell of fast, furious and more importantly accurate seam bowling that decimated the Lankan middle order. Mahmood finished the day with three wickets to his name, Hoggard two, and in the middle of all that Dilshan tried to steal a single, Jayawardene at the other end stood his ground and England accepted the gift gracefully! Its overcast conditions at Lord's, a little cooler than the previous two days and the weather men have forecasted some showers later in the day

End of over 30 (maiden) Sri Lanka 91/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (79b 6x4)
    • MF Maharoof 6 (8b)
    • MJ Hoggard 8-2-14-2
    • SI Mahmood 5-2-9-3

Man with the golden arm, Sajid Mahmood will start proceedings on day three, Maharoof on strike - here we go!

30.1

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, starts off with a wayward delivery down the leg side, Jones had to dive across to collect it

30.2

Mahmood to Maharoof, 1 run, in swinging yorker, right on target, excellent delivery first-up - Maharoof jams his bat down in time and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

30.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper

30.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene pushes forward and drives hard, straight to the fielder at cover

30.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length delivery, on the middle and off stump line, Jayawardene stands erect on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side

30.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, sharp bouncer to end the over, Jayawardene ducks under it very late

End of over 31 (1 run) Sri Lanka 92/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (83b 6x4)
    • MF Maharoof 7 (10b)
    • SI Mahmood 6-2-10-3
    • MJ Hoggard 8-2-14-2

Hoggard on from the other end

31.1

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Maharoof drops his wrists and sways away from the line of the ball

31.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Maharoof on the back-foot defending, ball rolls away towards midwicket

31.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, shaping back in, Maharoof reads it well and shoulders arms - gutsy leave

31.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, wasted delivery down the leg side

31.5

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, no shot offered

31.6

Hoggard to Maharoof, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof gets forward and punches it away through the gap between the cover fielders, just a gentle push with no follow-through but the ball sped away off the middle of the bat

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 96/6

    • MF Maharoof 11 (16b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (83b 6x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 9-2-18-2
    • SI Mahmood 6-2-10-3
32.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, driven wide of the fielder at cover, runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the second

32.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene drives off the back-foot, good looking shot but the ball went straight to the fielder at gully

32.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off stump line, no swing there, Jayawardene watchfully defends it down to mid-on

32.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, Jayawardene stays back and nudges it away towards midwicket for a single

32.5

Mahmood to Maharoof, FOUR, goodness me! short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Maharoof drops his wrists in an attempt to leave the ball, but the ball jags back in, clips the shoulder of the bat and flies over the fielder at third slip, 100 comes up for Sri Lankan

32.6

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, short ball, defended stratight back along the carpet

End of over 33 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 103/6

    • MF Maharoof 15 (18b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 43 (87b 6x4)
    • SI Mahmood 7-2-17-3
    • MJ Hoggard 9-2-18-2
33.1

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, ball stayed a touch low after hitting the deck, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend, ball clips the outer half of the bat and rolls away towards gully

33.2

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, turned away towards midwicket, watchfully played

33.3

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Jayawardene on the back-foot defending, ball trickles away towards midwicket

33.4

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, cutting in from outside the off stump, Jayawardene reads it well and nudges it away towards midwicket

33.5

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, bouncer on the middle and off stump line, not pacey enough to trouble the batsman, Jayawardene comfortably ducks under it

33.6

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, beauty to end the over, short rising delivery in the channel of uncertainty, Jayawardene has a tentative poke at it and the ball zips past the outside edge, that was close!

End of over 34 (maiden) Sri Lanka 103/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 43 (93b 6x4)
    • MF Maharoof 15 (18b 2x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 10-3-18-2
    • SI Mahmood 7-2-17-3
34.1

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Maharoof not interested

34.2

Mahmood to Maharoof, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven well wide of the fielder at cover

34.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off stump line, hint of swing, Jayawardene drives it straight to Monty at mid-on

34.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, poor delivery from Mahmood, Jayawardene winds up and cuts hard, excellent diving stop by Collingwood at point cuts off a certain boundary

34.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, another short and wide delivery outside the off stump, another ferocious cut, another fantastic stop at point, another boundary saved - Collingwood, take a bow

34.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg for an easy single

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 105/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 44 (97b 6x4)
    • MF Maharoof 16 (20b 2x4)
    • SI Mahmood 8-2-19-3
    • MJ Hoggard 10-3-18-2
35.1

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

35.2

Hoggard to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short ball, Jayawardene pulls it away towards square leg, fumble by Panersar there gives away an extra run

35.3

Hoggard to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away to fine leg, Hoggard needs to fine tune his radar

35.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, defended off the back-foot to the cover region

35.5

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, excellent line and length, close to the off stump line and shaping away a touch, Maharoof had no option to play at it and the ball rips past the outside edge

35.6

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, defended to point

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 108/6

    • MF Maharoof 16 (23b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 47 (100b 6x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 11-3-21-2
    • SI Mahmood 8-2-19-3
36.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls behind point

36.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, another bad delivery from Mahmood, Jayawardene cuts late and the ball races away to the third man fence, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to get the placement right - Jayawardene at his best

36.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, four more! under pressure Mahmood pitched it up outside the off stump and Jayawardene flays it away through extra cover, powerful blow

36.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned away well in front of square

36.5

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, driven to mid-on

36.6

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof goes for the cut but misses, another harmless over from Mahmood comes to an end

End of over 37 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 117/6

    • MF Maharoof 16 (25b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 56 (104b 8x4)
    • SI Mahmood 9-2-28-3
    • MJ Hoggard 11-3-21-2

Flintoff replaces Hoggard.

37.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifting on to middle and leg, Jayawardene leans well forward, gets inside the line and taps it down to short fine leg for a single

37.2

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, bouncer, angled in from wide outside the off stump, bit too short and Maharooof comfortably ducks under it

37.3

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, short rising delivery, drifting down the leg side and Maharoof leaves it through to the keeper - Flintoff too bit wayward to start with

37.4

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in sharply and Maharoof is beaten comprehensive, ball clips the pad and goes behind, Jones dives across to his left and takes it cleanly, stifled appeal for caught behind turned down, excellent decision from Rudi

37.5

Flintoff to Maharoof, 1 run, short of a length and angling in, defended uplishly to the point region

37.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, defended down the track

End of over 38 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 119/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 57 (106b 8x4)
    • MF Maharoof 17 (29b 2x4)
    • A Flintoff 12-2-31-0
    • SI Mahmood 9-2-28-3
38.1

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Maharoof is beaten by the off-cutter, ball hits him on the thigh pad and rolls away towards short third man

38.2

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, defended down on the off side

38.3

Mahmood to Maharoof, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards midwicket, easy single

38.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, ball clps the pad and rolls away on the leg side

38.5

Mahmood to Maharoof, FOUR, Shot! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof stands tall on the back-foot and hits the ball on the top of the bounce, perfect timing and the ball flies over the point fielder, good positive shot

38.6

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, way down the leg side, Maharoof fails to make contact

End of over 39 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 125/6

    • MF Maharoof 22 (34b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 57 (107b 8x4)
    • SI Mahmood 10-2-33-3
    • A Flintoff 12-2-31-0
39.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, defended towards point

39.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards point

39.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit wide but Jayawardene follows it, ball kisses the outside edge and races away through the gap between slip and gully, no protection in the deep and the ball trickles over the ropes

39.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and slanting in with the angle, Jayawardene ducks under it

39.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, again bit wide outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and this one shaped away from the right-hander, Jayawardene shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper, well left

39.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, closer to the off stump line on this occasion, defended down to silly mid-off

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 129/6

    • DPMD Jayawardene 61 (113b 9x4)
    • MF Maharoof 22 (34b 3x4)
    • A Flintoff 13-2-35-0
    • SI Mahmood 10-2-33-3

So far the England bowlers have failed to make use of the overcast conditions, now Mahmood too has been taken out of the attack and Hoggard gets a change of ends

40.1

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

40.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, another decent delivery, defended down to mid-off

40.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, OUT, Hoggard does it again! good length delviery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing, Maharoof looking to work it away on the leg side closes the face of the bat bit too early and the ball spoons back off the leading edge, Hoggard on his follow through dives across to his left and snaffles it cleanly - bowling change works for Flintoff - Sri Lanka seven down

MF Maharoof c & b Hoggard 22 (59m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.45

That was Hoggard's 200th Test wicket! Vaas is the next man in

40.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, driven to mid-off

40.5

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, good length delivery, Vaas defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away well wide of the fielder at cover

40.5

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, pushed to cover, Vaas off the mark

40.6

Hoggard to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the channel and Jayawardene defensively plays it away towards cover - end of a successful over

End of over 41 (1 run) Sri Lanka 130/7

    • DPMD Jayawardene 61 (114b 9x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 1 (2b)
    • MJ Hoggard 12-3-22-3
    • A Flintoff 13-2-35-0

Flintoff to continue.

41.1

Flintoff to Vaas, 1 run, short delivery down the leg side, Vaas gets well inside the line and touches it down to fine leg for a single

41.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot, presenting the full face of the bat

41.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

41.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, decent line and length, left alone outside the off stump

41.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, OUT, that's a jaffer! short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Jayawardene defends on the back-foot and the edge is produced, Jones makes no mistake - Sri Lanka eight down

DPMD Jayawardene c †Jones b Flintoff 61 (167m 118b 9x4 0x6) SR: 51.69

The line and length was just perfect, drifting in with the arm and the ball moved away just enough to kiss the outside edge, unplayable delivery!

Massive work load - are you joking?! - Flintoff seems to be enjoying every bit of it!!!

41.6

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in sharply, excellent delivery first-up and Kulasekara is beaten all ends up

End of over 42 (1 run) Sri Lanka 131/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 0 (1b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 2 (3b)
    • A Flintoff 14-2-36-1
    • MJ Hoggard 12-3-22-3
42.1

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, mistimed flick, ball clips the edge and lobs up towards midwicket

42.2

Hoggard to Kulasekara, 1 run, flicked to fine leg for an easy single

42.3

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, forced away well wide of the fielder at cover, quick single taken

42.4

Hoggard to Kulasekara, 1 run, good length delivery, nudged wide of the fielder at cover

42.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run

42.6

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, another single! short ball, Vaas pulls it down to fine leg

End of over 43 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 136/8

    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (7b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 2 (3b)
    • MJ Hoggard 13-3-27-3
    • A Flintoff 14-2-36-1
43.1

Flintoff to Vaas, FOUR, short and angling across, thick edge and the ball races away to the third man fence

43.2

Flintoff to Vaas, 1 run, short delivery outside the off stump, Kulasekara defends on the back-foot and the ball flies off the outside edge, bit high and Cook at third slip fails to take it cleanly, ball lobs up behind and Strauss at second slip hurtles across and dives full length in an attempt to take it on the re-bound, but fails to hold on to a hard chance

43.3

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, beaten outside the off stump

43.4

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away on the leg side

43.5

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, good length delivery, driven to mid-on

43.6

Flintoff to Kulasekara, 1 no ball, good length delivery, cutting back in and Kulasekara gets hit high on the pad

43.6

Flintoff to Kulasekara, 2 runs, steered down to third man for a brace

Drinks called for, It's time for me to take a break, Sriram will take you through the next hour of play.

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End of over 44 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 144/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 4 (8b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 10 (9b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 15-2-44-1
    • MJ Hoggard 13-3-27-3

Thanks Sajan. Sri Lanka have plunged into further trouble and now it will be Liam Plunkett who will be taking over from Hoggard. Here we go!

44.1

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, pushed across the left-handed Vaas, left alone

44.2

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, full and on the off stump, Vaas shuffles across and pushes it to the on side.

44.3

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, on a length and shaping away from Vaas, who is caught at the crease and just pushes hard at that. Luckily for him, it takes the inside edge and runs to fine-leg

44.4

Plunkett to Kulasekara, 1 run, clipped off the legs to long leg

44.5

Plunkett to Vaas, 2 runs, driveable length, just outside off stump, Vaas shuffles across and punches it through extra cover where Panesar makes the stop

44.6

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, much fuller this time, slanted across, and squeezed out to gully region

End of over 45 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 148/8

    • WPUJC Vaas 13 (14b 1x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 5 (9b)
    • LE Plunkett 7-0-36-0
    • A Flintoff 15-2-44-1

Sajid Mahmood comes into the attack, replacing Flintoff. It should be fun, he bowled with pace and was getting a bit of late in-swing yesterday.

45.1

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, a loosener,.outside off, left alone

45.2

Mahmood to Kulasekara, 2 runs, flung across outside the off stump, driveable length and driven through cover

45.3

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, bouncer, harmless one though, dug in very short and it sails harmlessly over the batsman

45.4

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, another bouncer, again dug in too short and directed outside the off stump

45.5

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, outside off stump and a mindless drive attempted , no where near the ball and doesn't connect.

45.6

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, defended off the front foot, back to the bowler

End of over 46 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 150/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 7 (15b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 13 (14b 1x4)
    • SI Mahmood 11-2-35-3
    • LE Plunkett 7-0-36-0
46.1

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, dropped! oh my god, a sitter! pushed across Vaas who has a waft at it, and it sails straight, waist-high to Strauss at second slip. Poor Plunkett...

46.2

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run

46.3

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run, outside off stump, left alone

46.4

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run

46.5

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run, short of a length, outside off, a lazy waft at it, doesn't connect

46.6

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run, outside off again, and another nothing shot from Kulasekara. beaten

End of over 47 (1 run) Sri Lanka 151/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 7 (19b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 14 (16b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 8-0-37-0
    • SI Mahmood 11-2-35-3
47.1

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 run, slanted across, pushed to extra cover for a single

47.2

Mahmood to Kulasekara, FOUR, hmm.... width outside off and bit of bounce. Kulasekara has a go at it and the outside edge flies over gully region

47.3

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, fuller and on the legs, rapped on the pads as he is beaten on the forward prod

47.4

Mahmood to Kulasekara, FOUR, Ah! better stroke this time. full-pitched just outside off, out comes the left foot and a crashing drive through cover for a lovely boundary

47.5

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, dug in slightly short and goes up on his toes to defend it away

47.6

Mahmood to Kulasekara, FOUR, moral victory for the bowler. A slower ball that decieves Kulasekara who drives it, and the ball goes in air over cover

End of over 48 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 164/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 19 (24b 3x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 15 (17b 1x4)
    • SI Mahmood 12-2-48-3
    • LE Plunkett 8-0-37-0
48.1

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, slanted across, steered to back ward point

48.2

Plunkett to Vaas, FOUR, bouncer and Vaas is ready for the challenge. He pulls it off the front foot to deep backward square leg for an emphatic four

48.3

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, jabs at a short of length outside off, inside edge for a run

48.4

Plunkett to Kulasekara, 1 no ball, sliding down the leg as kulassekara fails to connect in his attempted flick

48.4

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run, attempts to force it off the back-foot but straight to the fielder

48.5

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run, short of length that kicks up towards the hips, and it rolls to the off side

48.6

Plunkett to Kulasekara, no run

End of over 49 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 170/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 19 (28b 3x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 20 (20b 2x4)
    • LE Plunkett 9-0-43-0
    • SI Mahmood 12-2-48-3
49.1

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 run, rises up on his toes and pushes it to the off side. Good bounce

49.2

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, hits the deck , short of a length, outside the off stump and Kulasekara covers his off stump, drops his wrists and lets it go

49.3

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, similar ball, and the same result

49.4

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, touch wider this time and no need to flirt and Kulasekara doesn't

49.5

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, adjusts his line this time and directs it towards the middle and off, dead-batted away

49.6

Mahmood to Kulasekara, 1 run, short of a length, and it sort of holds its line, Kulasekara hangs on his back foot and just pushes his bat out, well ahead of his body, and the ball rolls past cover

End of over 50 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 172/8

    • KMDN Kulasekara 20 (33b 3x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 21 (21b 2x4)
    • SI Mahmood 13-2-50-3
    • LE Plunkett 9-0-43-0
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