Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in England Test Series - 2nd Test

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Hello and Welcome to Cricinfo's ongoing live coverage of the 2006 Sri Lanka tour of England.

After a hard fought test match at Lord's, the teams have now moved to Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Leading upto the test match, the Weather God hasn't been too kind on the groundstaff and the players. There have been constant showers around Birmingham leading up to today, and as the cricinfo preview by Andrew Miller pointed out, the start of the game could be delayed until lunch on the first day.

After disappointing in their tour games, Sri Lanka rose wonderfully well to the occasion and drew the test at Lord's - also thank the row of dropped catches by the English fielders.

The positives to come out of that test, as far as Sri Lanka are concerned, would be the form of their captain - Mahela Jayawardene played brilliantly for his hundred, by virtue of which he now has his name on the Roll of Honours in the Lord's dressing room. He received ample support from most of his team-mates in the second innings, Jayawardene apart, six other batsmen went past the 50-run mark - only the third time in test history that 7 batsmen have gone past 50 in an innings.

England on the other hand, will not have too many worries - fielding and catching apart. They put down as many 9 catches in the Lord's test, and will be wanting to improve on that - it was a case of a comfortable victory being denied because of dropped catches.

There has been some controversy about the pitch on which this test will be played. The strip which was generally being used for test matches has been rendered inapprorpriate for test match cricket, and therefore this test will be played on a brand new strip - a virgin strip altogether.

We are awaiting more information about whether the test match will start on-time or if there will be any delay.

Stay tuned for more information.

Some team news just tricking in, England have showed faith in the team that played the Lord's test - they have decided to go with the same team, and that means, there's still no chance for Jon Lewis.

Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat. Sri Lanka have made two changes to their team. Vandort and Malinga come in place of Mubarak and Kapugedera.

The good news is that play will start on time. The forecast for today looks good.

That's it from me now, Arun Gopalakrishnan, I now hand it over to Binoy George who will take you through this test match.

Players are out in the middle, it will be Vandort and Tharanga to open the innings. It will be Hoggard to bowl to Vandort. Three slips and gully in place.

0.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, good ball first up, defends well to the off side.

0.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, down the leg side, Vandort watches it closely and lets it go

0.3

Hoggard to Vandort, 3 runs, pitched up on the middle and leg, driven nicely to long on.

0.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, lets it go outside the off stump

0.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, OUT, Hoggard strikes, a beauty!, swings in, Tharanga plays forward, beats him completely, goes between the bat and pad and knocks the stumps.

WU Tharanga b Hoggard 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good ball outside the off stump, plays at it away from his body, beats the bat

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 3/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-3-1
MG Vandort    3* (3b)     

It will be Flintoff to bowl. Three slips, a gully and short leg in place.

1.1

Flintoff to Vandort, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

1.2

Flintoff to Vandort, no run, bangs it in short, lets it go

1.3

Flintoff to Vandort, 1 run, on the pads, turns it around behind square leg.

1.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara plays at it and gets beaten.

1.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara plays forward, beats the outside edge, through to Jones.

1.6

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

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 4/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (4b)      A Flintoff    1-0-1-0
MG Vandort    4* (6b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-3-1

2.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, back of a length, Vandort defends to the short leg.

2.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, good length delivery, comes forward and defends to the off side.

2.3

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, short delivery, uncomfortably played by Vandort, off the glove and falls safely away from the short leg.

2.4

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, fuller delivery, Vandort comes forward in line and times well to mid off, Mahmood does well.

2.5

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, banged in short, Vandort ducks under it.

2.6

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, excellent delivery to end the over, swings in, Vandort on the front foot defends to the on side.

End of over 3 (maiden) Sri Lanka 4/1
MG Vandort    4* (12b)      MJ Hoggard    2-1-3-1
KC Sangakkara    0* (4b)      A Flintoff    1-0-1-0

3.1

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

3.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, short of length, bit wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara watches it and lets it go.

Flintoff to come round the wicket

3.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good ball, defends well to short leg.

3.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, Sangakkara shoulders arms.

3.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, Sangakkara on the back foot pushes to mid off.

3.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Sangakkara drives to mid off, Panesar was a bit late, they take a single.

End of over 4 (1 run) Sri Lanka 5/1
KC Sangakkara    1* (10b)      A Flintoff    2-0-2-0
MG Vandort    4* (12b)      MJ Hoggard    2-1-3-1

4.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good swinging delivery, comes forward and defends to the off side

4.2

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

4.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, bit wide, Sangakkara plays inside the line, lets it go.

4.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, excellent swinging delivery on the stumps, pushes it down the track.

4.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good ball on target, Sangakkara forward, defends well down the track.

4.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, good ball, gets the edge, wide of Strauss at third slip, ball runs away to the thirdman boundary.

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 9/1
KC Sangakkara    5* (16b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    3-1-7-1
MG Vandort    4* (12b)      A Flintoff    2-0-2-0

5.1

Flintoff to Vandort, no run, back of a length, pushes it to the off side

5.2

Flintoff to Vandort, FOUR, short delivery outside the off stump, pushes off the backfoot to backward-point fence.

5.3

Flintoff to Vandort, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, lets it go.

5.4

Flintoff to Vandort, 1 run, good ball moves away after pitching, Vandort forward pushes to cover and takes off for a run.

5.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, slants it across, Sangakkara shoulders arms.

5.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, pitched outside the off stump, Flintoff oversteps, left alone.

5.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 run, good ball on target, Sangakkara gets behind it and pushes softly to the off side, they scamper through for a single.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 16/1
KC Sangakkara    6* (19b 1x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-9-0
MG Vandort    9* (16b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    3-1-7-1

6.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, pushes away towards gully.

6.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good ball on middle and leg, Sangakkara gets an inside edge to the on side, the short leg was not in place, it would have been an easy catch.

6.3

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

6.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends back to Hoggard.

6.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward to a good length delivery and pushes to mid off.

6.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, pitched wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara lets it go.

End of over 7 (maiden) Sri Lanka 16/1
KC Sangakkara    6* (25b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    4-2-7-1
MG Vandort    9* (16b 1x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-9-0

Change in bowling, Plunkett replaces Flintoff.

7.1

Plunkett to Vandort, no run, good delivery first up, defends to mid off.

7.2

Plunkett to Vandort, no run, wonderful delivery, moves away, Vandort plays forward, beats him, loud appeal for a caught behind, given not out, brushes the shirt.

7.3

Plunkett to Vandort, OUT, Plunkett strikes in his first over, fuller delivery, Vandort drives, gets the edge towards gully, Collingwood takes the catch to his right, that was a good catch.

MG Vandort c Collingwood b Plunkett 9 (32m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Jayawardene walks in, three slips, a gully and short leg in place.

7.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, Jayawardene defends to the off side.

7.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, comes forward and defends.

7.6

Plunkett to Jayawardene, OUT, Plunkett strikes for the second time in the over, excellent delivery on a good length, pitches and then moves away, Jayawardene plays forward, gets the outside edge and goes straight to Jones behind the wicket.

DPMD Jayawardene c †Jones b Plunkett 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

What a start for Plunkett.

Samaraweera is the new man in.

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 16/3
     LE Plunkett    1-1-0-2
KC Sangakkara    6* (25b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    4-2-7-1

8.1

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

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, again lets it go

8.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, watches it closely and lets it go.

8.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward to a good length delivery and plays inside the line, lets it go.

8.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, swinging on the pads, flicks well to deep backward square leg, comes back for the second run, it was a close second run.

8.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good ball outside the off stump, plays inside the line, lets it go.

End of over 9 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 18/3
KC Sangakkara    8* (31b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    5-2-9-1
TT Samaraweera    0* (0b)      LE Plunkett    1-1-0-2

Sun shining at the moment.

9.1

Plunkett to Samaraweera, no run, good ball back of a length outisde the off stump, lets it go, good carry to Jones.

9.2

Plunkett to Samaraweera, 2 runs, comes forward and pushes to the vacant cover, comes back for the second run.

9.3

Plunkett to Samaraweera, no run, good ball on target, defends well down the track.

9.4

Plunkett to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery, Samaraweera forward, defends to extra-cover.

9.5

Plunkett to Samaraweera, no run, excellent delivery back of a length, Samaraweera right behind it defends well down the track.

9.6

Plunkett to Samaraweera, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera opens the face off the bat and plays towards gully, Collingwood does well.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 20/3
TT Samaraweera    2* (6b)      LE Plunkett    2-1-2-2
KC Sangakkara    8* (31b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    5-2-9-1

10.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good ball outside the off stump, plays forward, beats the outside edge.

10.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 3 runs, pitched up delivery, Sangakkara on the front foot drives well through the in field to deep extra-cover.

10.3

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, wonderful delivery, swinging away, Samaraweera plays forward, beats the outside edge, through to Jones.

10.4

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, excellent delivery on target, gets in line and defends to backward-point.

10.5

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, a beauty from Hoggard, pithches and moves away, Samaraweera struck in the crease, plays at it, beats the outside edge.

10.6

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, another testing delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera plays inside the line, lets it go.

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 23/3
TT Samaraweera    2* (10b)      MJ Hoggard    6-2-12-1
KC Sangakkara    11* (33b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    2-1-2-2

11.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, defended to the off side.

11.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length pitched outside the off stump, Sangakkara shoulders arms.

11.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, stands tall and defends, gets an inside edge on to the pads.

11.4

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

11.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes to the off side and takes off for a quick single, Pietersen picks up the ball and throws it, misses it, Sangakkara in the process run into the crease, crashes into the stumps at the non striker's end.

11.6

Plunkett to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, plays to extra-cover and takes a single.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 25/3
TT Samaraweera    3* (11b)      LE Plunkett    3-1-4-2
KC Sangakkara    12* (38b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    6-2-12-1

Hoggard to continue, four slips and a gully in place.

12.1

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, good ball on the middle and leg, played to short midwicket.

12.2

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, swinging away, pushes to the off side.

12.3

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, excellent delivery, Samaraweera struck on the pad, a stifled appeal from Hoggard and the fielders, turned down, there was an inside edge.

12.4

Hoggard to Samaraweera, no run, another wonderful delivery outside the off stump, moves away, beats the outside edge.

12.5

Hoggard to Samaraweera, OUT, Hoggard picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery swinging away, bit wide, Samaraweera drives, gets the edge towards the fourth slip, where Collingwood takes the catch.

TT Samaraweera c Collingwood b Hoggard 3 (22m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

It is time for drinks.

Dilshan is the new man in.

12.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, fuller delivery swinging away, pushes to the off side.

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 25/4
TM Dilshan    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    7-3-12-2
KC Sangakkara    12* (38b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    3-1-4-2

13.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, cracking shot, short and wide outside the off stump, cuts hard to backward-point fence.

13.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, pushes to mid on.

13.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, Sangakkara moves back and pushes to cover for a quick single.

13.4

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, swinging away, Dilshan struck in the crease plays at it, beats the outside edge.

13.5

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, comes forward and pushes to mid off

13.6

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, comes forward and shoulders arms.

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 30/4
TM Dilshan    0* (4b)      LE Plunkett    4-1-9-2
KC Sangakkara    17* (41b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    7-3-12-2

14.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, down the leg side, Sangakkara looks to play it around the corner, beats the bat.

14.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, short ball, sits up for Sangakkara, pulls well to midwicket fence, good shot.

14.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery swinging in on the stumps, Sangakkara comes forward and plays, Hoggard fields it on his follow through.

14.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends to mid off.

14.5

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

14.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, defends well on the back foot to mid on.

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 34/4
KC Sangakkara    21* (47b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    8-3-16-2
TM Dilshan    0* (4b)      LE Plunkett    4-1-9-2

15.1

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

15.2

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, excellent delivery, nips back in, Dilshan gets an inside edge on to the pads, appeal turned down.

15.3

Plunkett to Dilshan, 2 runs, works it nicely to deep square leg, comes back for the second run, Dilshan off the mark.

15.4

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, yorker outside the off stump, Dilshan drives, misses, hits the bat hard into the ground as he drove at the ball, appeal for a catch turned down.

15.5

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, played to the off side.

15.6

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, on the middle and leg, looks to play to the on side, misses, off the pad.

End of over 16 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 36/4
TM Dilshan    2* (10b)      LE Plunkett    5-1-11-2
KC Sangakkara    21* (47b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    8-3-16-2

Flintoff comes back, replaces Hoggard.

16.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good ball back of a length, lets it go outside the off stump.

16.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, gets behind it and defends well to the off side.

16.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Sangakkara moves forward and lets it go, good leave, through to Jones.

16.4

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

16.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, banged in short, Sangakkara ducks under it.

16.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, Sangakkara on the front foot defends to mid off.

End of over 17 (maiden) Sri Lanka 36/4
KC Sangakkara    21* (53b 3x4)      A Flintoff    4-1-9-0
TM Dilshan    2* (10b)      LE Plunkett    5-1-11-2

17.1

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, comes forward and lets it go.

17.2

Plunkett to Dilshan, 1 no ball, good ball back of a length, gets the edge and Flintoff takes the catch at second slip, but Plunkett oversteps, denies him the wicket.

17.2

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts and misses, a bad shot.

17.3

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, down the leg side, left alone.

17.4

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, played towards gully.

17.5

Plunkett to Dilshan, FOUR, good shot, short ball, Dilshan rocks back and pulls well to midwicket fence, well played.

17.6

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, bad shot, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan flashes at it and gets beaten.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 41/4
TM Dilshan    6* (17b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    6-1-16-2
KC Sangakkara    21* (53b 3x4)      A Flintoff    4-1-9-0

Flintoff to bowl round the wicket, three slips and a gully in place.

18.1

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

18.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, comes forward and defends to mid off.

18.3

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

18.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, Sangakkara on the back foot defends to the on side.

18.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, defends to the on side.

back over the wicket.

18.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, turned away to the on side.

End of over 19 (maiden) Sri Lanka 41/4
KC Sangakkara    21* (59b 3x4)      A Flintoff    5-2-9-0
TM Dilshan    6* (17b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    6-1-16-2

19.1

Plunkett to Dilshan, 1 run, played down to fine leg for a single.

19.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara cuts well to cover fence, good shot, well put away.

19.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, OUT, Plunkett picks up his third wicket, back of a length delivery moving away, Sangakkara plays back, gets the outside edge through to Jones, who takes the catch.

KC Sangakkara c †Jones b Plunkett 25 (87m 61b 4x4 0x6) SR: 40.98

Maharoof is the new man in, four slips and a gully in place.

19.4

Plunkett to Maharoof, no run, good ball back of a length, Maharoof defends, gets the edge, short of Cook at gully.

19.5

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run, tucked away to the on side for a single.

19.6

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, plays to the on side, thinks of a single, sent back.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 47/5
TM Dilshan    7* (19b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    7-1-22-3
MF Maharoof    1* (2b)      A Flintoff    5-2-9-0

20.1

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, good ball, Maharoof playing from the crease, defends to the off side.

20.2

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, good ball on target, Maharoof pushes it back to Flintoff.

20.3

Flintoff to Maharoof, 4 leg byes, banged in short, Maharoof ducks, bit late, off the back of the helmet to fine leg boundary, signalled as leg byes.

20.4

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, back of a length, moves back and pushes to the off side.

20.5

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, banged in short outside the off stump, lets it go through to Jones.

20.6

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Maharoof struck in the crease, edges, along the ground to fourth slip.

End of over 21 (4 runs, maiden) Sri Lanka 51/5
MF Maharoof    1* (8b)      A Flintoff    6-3-9-0
TM Dilshan    7* (19b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    7-1-22-3

21.1

Plunkett to Dilshan, 2 runs, catch dropped by Collingwood at fourth slip, short of a length delivery, Dilshan flashes at it, gets the edge, a desperate effort from Collingwood to catch that, drops it, goes to thirdman region.

21.2

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, played to the off side

21.3

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, good ball on target, comes back in, strikes on the pad, loud appeal turned down.

21.4

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, defended back down the track.

21.5

Plunkett to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

21.6

Plunkett to Dilshan, (no ball) 3 runs, short ball, Dilshan pulls well to deep midwicket, Panesar chases it and pulls it in, Plunkett oversteps.

21.6

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

End of over 22 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 57/5
MF Maharoof    1* (9b)      LE Plunkett    8-1-28-3
TM Dilshan    12* (25b 1x4)      A Flintoff    6-3-9-0

Hoggard comes back, four slips and a gully in place.

22.1

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, good ball swinging away, left alone

22.2

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, good ball on target, defends well down the track to mid on.

22.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, good ball swinging away, watches it closely and lets it go.

22.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, excellent delivery, this time comes in after pitching, strikes the pad, loud appeal, turned down, it was a close thing.

22.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, FOUR, good shot, pitched up delivery, played well to midwicket fence.

22.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, down the leg side, left alone.

End of over 23 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 61/5
TM Dilshan    16* (31b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    9-3-20-2
MF Maharoof    1* (9b)      LE Plunkett    8-1-28-3

Mahmood comes into bowl

23.1

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, good ball outside the off stump, plays with an angled bat, gets the edge, Strauss at third slip drops the catch.

23.2

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, defended back down the track.

23.3

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

23.4

Mahmood to Maharoof, 3 runs, fuller delivery driven to mid on, Panesar moves to his left and slides, misfields it, goes to the deep.

23.5

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, looks to force it through the off side, hits it hard into the ground.

23.6

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, bit wide, again cuts hard into the ground, no timing at all, goes to backward-point.

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 64/5
TM Dilshan    16* (33b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-3-0
MF Maharoof    4* (13b)      MJ Hoggard    9-3-20-2

24.1

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, full and down the leg side, Maharoof looks to play it fine, misses it.

24.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good ball outside the off stump, lets it go through to Jones.

24.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good ball on target, Maharoof gets in line and defends to short cover.

24.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good ball back of a length, swinging away, lets it go.

24.5

Hoggard to Maharoof, 1 run, full and on the pads, tucks it to deep square leg, fielded by Panesar.

24.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, good ball, comes in, Dilshan looks to play to the off side, gets an inside edge.

looks like Dilshan has injured his knee when he played the last shot, the Physio comes out, sprays on his knees, he looks ok.

End of over 25 (1 run) Sri Lanka 65/5
TM Dilshan    16* (34b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-3-21-2
MF Maharoof    5* (18b)      SI Mahmood    1-0-3-0

25.1

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, pitched up and drifting in, Maharoof on the back-foot defending, ball rolls down to mid-on

25.2

Mahmood to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

25.3

Mahmood to Maharoof, OUT, Mahmood strikes, six down for Sri Lanka, good ball outside the off stump, slight movement away, pushes forward, gets the edge through to Jones, who takes an easy catch.

MF Maharoof c †Jones b Mahmood 5 (29m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.80

That is lunch on day 1. Plunkett, who was brought in as first-change, has been the man-of-the-moment for England. He's finished wicket three wickets in the first session of this test match, including two in his very first over. Plunkett has been ably supported by Hoggard, Freddie and Sajid Mahmood, all of who have had a bowl so far. Please join us again at 12:40 GMT for the post lunch session.

For a statistical and analyst's perspective, its over to Arun Gopalakrishnan now.

Thanks Binoy.

While the score itself tells you a story, England's domination can also be gauged by a few numbers that we have from the first session.

England's bowler's were a disciplined lot today - this is evident from the fact that as many as 38 deliveries, of the 25-odd overs bowled this morning, either beat the batsman or found the outside edge.

Add to this the fact that there were very few scoring opportunities this session - the Sri Lankan batsmen only managed to get 25 off the 130-odd deliveries for runs, now that's a paltry 19% of the total deliveries.

Another interesting fact - Batsmen shouldering arms was the sight one got to see more often than any other stroke. The Sri Lankan batsmen let go as many as 48 deliveries this morning.

The Sri Lankan batsmen will be hoping for a much better show in the second session.

I'll be back later in the day with many more such facts - Do join us in 25 minutes for live coverage of the second session.

Welcome back for the post lunch session. Sri Lankan batting in complete disarray. England will be looking to get the remaining four wickets quickly and then bat. The new batsman is Vaas, he will be facing Mahmood.

25.4

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, good ball first up, plays inside the line, lets it go.

25.5

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, once more left alone.

25.6

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 run, fuller delivery, pushes to the vacant cover for a single.

End of over 26 (1 run) Sri Lanka 66/6
WPUJC Vaas    1* (3b)      SI Mahmood    2-0-4-1
TM Dilshan    16* (34b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-3-21-2

It will be Hoggard to bowl.

26.1

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

26.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery, Vaas pushes to widish mid off.

26.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, good ball pitched bit wide outside the off stump, left alone, through to Jones.

Hoggard comes round the wicket.

26.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, good length delivery, comes forward and defends to Collingwood at cover.

26.5

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, angled in, Vaas gets a run behind square leg, off the inner half of the bat

26.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, drifting on the legs, off the pad to square leg.

End of over 27 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 68/6
TM Dilshan    16* (35b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-3-22-2
WPUJC Vaas    2* (8b)      SI Mahmood    2-0-4-1

27.1

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan stands tall and defends to the off side

27.2

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts and misses, through to Jones.

27.3

Mahmood to Dilshan, no run, good ball on target, Dilshan defends on the front foot to mid off.

27.4

Mahmood to Dilshan, 1 run, drives wide of mid off for a single.

Mahmood coming round the wicket

27.5

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, pushes wide off mid off.

27.6

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, banged in short, Vaas watches it and ducks under it easily.

End of over 28 (1 run) Sri Lanka 69/6
WPUJC Vaas    2* (10b)      SI Mahmood    3-0-5-1
TM Dilshan    17* (39b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-3-22-2

28.1

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, pitched outside the off stump, comes in slightly, lets it go.

28.2

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump, left alone, through to Jones.

28.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, forces off the back foot to point.

Three slips and a gully in place

28.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, Dilshan playing from the crease pushes it back to the bowler.

28.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, FOUR, short of a length delivery, on the back foot, drives well to extra-cover fence, good shot.

28.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, 1 run, comes forward and pushes to extra-cover for a single.

End of over 29 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 74/6
TM Dilshan    22* (45b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-3-27-2
WPUJC Vaas    2* (10b)      SI Mahmood    3-0-5-1

29.1

Mahmood to Dilshan, FOUR, short ball, Dilshan pulls powerfully to midwicket fence, Pietersen in front of square leg, cannot stop that.

29.2

Mahmood to Dilshan, 1 run, good yorker on target, well dug out by Dilshan to the off side.

29.3

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, short delivery, stands tall and defends to point.

coming round the wicket

29.4

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, comes forward and plays inside the line, lets it go.

29.5

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, good ball back of a length, Vaas behind it, defends to the off side.

29.6

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Vaas watches it and plays inside the line, lets it go through to Jones.

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 79/6
WPUJC Vaas    2* (14b)      SI Mahmood    4-0-10-1
TM Dilshan    27* (47b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-3-27-2

Flintoff comes into the attack.

30.1

Flintoff to Dilshan, OUT, Flintoff strikes first ball of a new spell, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan drives, gets the outside edge to Trescothick at first slip, who comes forward and takes the catch low down.

TM Dilshan c Trescothick b Flintoff 27 (80m 48b 4x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Kulasekara is the new man in

silly-point in place.

30.2

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, defended to silly-point on the back foot.

30.3

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, banged in short, Kulasekara ducks under it.

30.4

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, looks to play at it, gets beaten.

30.5

Flintoff to Kulasekara, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone.

30.6

Flintoff to Kulasekara, 1 run, short delivery, fended off, of the glove to short fine leg, Jones runs and picks up the ball.

End of over 31 (1 run) Sri Lanka 80/7
KMDN Kulasekara    1* (5b)      A Flintoff    7-3-10-1
WPUJC Vaas    2* (14b)      SI Mahmood    4-0-10-1

31.1

Mahmood to Kulasekara, no run, short delivery, Kulasekara gets out of the way, well played.

31.2

Mahmood to Kulasekara, 2 runs, short ball, pulled away in the air, wide of Panesar at leg gully to the deep.

31.3

Mahmood to Kulasekara, OUT, Mahmood picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Kulasekara drives, gets the outside edge to Trescothick at first slip, who takes a very good catch above his head.

KMDN Kulasekara c Trescothick b Mahmood 3 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Sri Lanka 8 down. Malinga comes into bat.

31.4

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

31.5

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, banged in short, ducks under it.

31.6

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, slower full toss, surprises Malinga, pushes to mid off

Malinga forgot to put his box on, the 12th man comes out and gives it to him.

End of over 32 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 82/8
SL Malinga    0* (3b)      SI Mahmood    5-0-12-2
WPUJC Vaas    2* (14b)      A Flintoff    7-3-10-1

Flintoff coming round the wicket.

32.1

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, pitched outside the off stump, left alone.

32.2

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

32.3

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, swinging away, Vaas feels at the ball, gets beaten, through to Jones.

32.4

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, good ball on target, comes forward and defends to cover.

32.5

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, short delivery, Vaas looks to defend, gets hit on the arm.

Vaas looks in trouble, the Physio comes out and sprays on his arms. He puts on a bandage on Vaas arm. The Physio sprints back to the pavilion.

32.6

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

End of over 33 (maiden) Sri Lanka 82/8
WPUJC Vaas    2* (20b)      A Flintoff    8-4-10-1
SL Malinga    0* (3b)      SI Mahmood    5-0-12-2

33.1

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

33.2

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, short of length, steers towards gully, fielded by Collingwood.

33.3

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Malinga throws his bat at that and gets beaten.

33.4

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, left alone, through to Jones.

short leg in place.

33.5

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, short delivery, nudged in the air wide of Cook at short leg.

33.6

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, flashes at it and gets beaten.

End of over 34 (maiden) Sri Lanka 82/8
SL Malinga    0* (9b)      SI Mahmood    6-1-12-2
WPUJC Vaas    2* (20b)      A Flintoff    8-4-10-1

Flintoff to continue round the wicket.

34.1

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, good ball on target, defends back to Flintoff.

34.2

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, short outside the off stump, pushes to the off side.

34.3

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, bit wide, left alone through to Jones.

34.4

Flintoff to Vaas, 1 run, short ball, comes out slowly off the pitch, mistimes the pull to midwicket for a single.

coming over the wicket, four slips, a gully and short leg

34.5

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, down the leg side, Jones dives across and makes a good stop.

34.6

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, looks to play to the on side, strikes the pad.

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 83/8
SL Malinga    0* (11b)      A Flintoff    9-4-11-1
WPUJC Vaas    3* (24b)      SI Mahmood    6-1-12-2

Plunkett comes back, replaces Mahmood.

35.1

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

35.2

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, pushes to mid off, poor fielding by Hoggard, who misfields allows the single.

35.3

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, put down by Panesar, fuller delivery, Malinga pushes in the air towards mid off, Panesar fails to hold on to a simple catch.

35.4

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, attempted yorker, dug out.

35.5

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, plays it nicely to deep midwicket, comes back for the second run.

35.6

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, good ball to end the over, strikes the pad, appeal turned down.

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 86/8
SL Malinga    2* (15b)      LE Plunkett    9-1-31-3
WPUJC Vaas    4* (26b)      A Flintoff    9-4-11-1

Mahmood comes back replacing Flintoff.

36.1

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, good ball, Vaas plays to mid off.

36.2

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

36.3

Mahmood to Vaas, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turns it through square leg to the deep for a single.

36.4

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, fuller delivery, looks to play to the on side, off the pad.

36.5

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, good ball, gets the outside edge towards gully, Pietersen does well to stop it.

36.6

Mahmood to Malinga, FOUR, slower delivery too wide, Malinga does well, flat bats it to deep point boundary, good shot.

End of over 37 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 91/8
SL Malinga    6* (18b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    7-1-17-2
WPUJC Vaas    5* (29b)      LE Plunkett    9-1-31-3

37.1

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, good ball on the stumps, Vaas plays with an angled bat, gets the outside edge along the ground to gully.

37.2

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, good yorker, well watched by Vaas, who digs it out back down the track.

37.3

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, on the leg stump, Vass in line, plays to Panesar at midwicket.

37.4

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, drives well to mid off, fielded by Hoggard.

37.5

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, short delivery, Vaas pulls it to deep midwicket, not well timed.

37.6

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, turns it through midwicket, comes back for the second run, Hoggard from mid on chases and fields the ball.

End of over 38 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 94/8
SL Malinga    8* (19b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    10-1-34-3
WPUJC Vaas    6* (34b)      SI Mahmood    7-1-17-2

Mahmood comes round the wicket.

38.1

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, plays inside the line, lets it go.

38.2

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, pushes forward to cover.

38.3

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, back of a length, pushes to cover.

38.4

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, short of length outside the off stump, Vaas pushes with an open face to backward-point, fielded by Collingwood.

38.5

Mahmood to Vaas, FOUR, good shot, Vaas drives on the up to deep backward-point fence, sweetly timed.

38.6

Mahmood to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, drives and misses, through to Jones.

Time for drinks

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 98/8
WPUJC Vaas    10* (40b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    8-1-21-2
SL Malinga    8* (19b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    10-1-34-3

39.1

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, good ball outside the off stump, swinging away, plays away from his body and gets beaten.

39.2

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, gets the edge towards gully along the ground.

39.3

Plunkett to Malinga, FOUR, excellent delivery, squares up Malinga, gets the edge over the slips to thirdman.

39.4

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, banged in short, left alone.

39.5

Plunkett to Malinga, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, plays to the on side.

39.5

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery pushes to mid on.

39.6

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, back of a length, pushes to mid on.

End of over 40 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 104/8
WPUJC Vaas    10* (42b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    11-1-40-3
SL Malinga    13* (24b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    8-1-21-2

40.1

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, back of a length, pushes to mid on.

40.2

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, pushes off the back foot to the off side.

40.3

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, dug in short, left alone.

40.4

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, plays and misses.

40.5

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

40.6

Mahmood to Malinga, FOUR, full toss on the legs, flicked away nicely in the air towards back square leg fence, good shot.

End of over 41 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 108/8
SL Malinga    17* (30b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    9-1-25-2
WPUJC Vaas    10* (42b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    11-1-40-3

41.1

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, worked nicely to the deep for a single.

41.2

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, defended to the off side

41.3

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, watchfully played to the off side

41.4

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, gets behind it and defends to the off side.

41.5

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, short of a length, watches it and plays from the crease to square leg for a single

41.6

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, short delivery, Malinga waited on the back foot and played it down, not well played though.

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 111/8
SL Malinga    19* (35b 3x4)      LE Plunkett    12-1-43-3
WPUJC Vaas    11* (43b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    9-1-25-2

Hoggard comes back

42.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, full ball down the leg side, looks to play it fine, misses it, Jones behind the wicket does not take it cleanly.

42.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, comes forward and defends to mid off.

42.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, good ball swinging in from outside the off stump, Vass comes forward and defends to Plunkett at mid off.

42.4

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, full swinging delivery outside the off stump, pushes wide of mid off for a single.

42.4

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, full swinging delivery outside the off stump, pushes wide of mid off for a single.

42.5

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, nibbles at it and gets beaten.

42.6

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, good fuller delivery swinging away, Malinga plays at it and gets beaten.

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 112/8
SL Malinga    19* (37b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-3-28-2
WPUJC Vaas    12* (47b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    12-1-43-3

Flintoff comes back, round the wicket, three slips and a gully in place.

43.1

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone.

43.2

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, gets in line and defends back down the track.

43.3

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, good ball back of a length, left alone, well played by Vaas, drops his wrist.

43.4

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, plays inside the line, lets it go.

43.5

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, turned away to the on side

43.6

Flintoff to Vaas, 1 no ball, lets it go outside the off stump, Flintoff oversteps.

43.6

Flintoff to Vaas, 3 runs, fuller delivery, Vaas waits for it and then leans forward and drives well to deep extra-cover, Pietersen chases and stops it with his boot.

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 116/8
WPUJC Vaas    15* (54b 1x4)      A Flintoff    10-4-15-1
SL Malinga    19* (37b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-3-28-2

44.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended to the off side, off the back foot.

coming round the wicket.

44.2

Hoggard to Vaas, 2 runs, pushes off the back foot to deep cover, timed it well, Collingwood picks up the ball, comes back for the second run.

44.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended to the on side

44.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, fuller delivery, mistimes the drive to mid off, fielded by Plunkett.

44.5

Hoggard to Vaas, 2 runs, full delivery on the legs, clips it away to deep midwicket, comes back for the second run.

44.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

End of over 45 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 120/8
WPUJC Vaas    19* (60b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    14-3-32-2
SL Malinga    19* (37b 3x4)      A Flintoff    10-4-15-1

Panesar is warming up, could be coming on soon.

45.1

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, pushes to point.

45.2

Flintoff to Malinga, 1 no ball, plays and misses outside the off stump.

45.2

Flintoff to Malinga, 1 run, tucks off his body to square leg for a single.

45.3

Flintoff to Vaas, 2 runs, Flintoff oversteps, pitched up, driven back down the ground, Panesar chases and fields.

45.4

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, defended back down the track.

45.5

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, covers the line and pushes to the off side.

45.6

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Vaas watches it and lets it go.

End of over 46 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 124/8
WPUJC Vaas    21* (64b 1x4)      A Flintoff    11-4-19-1
SL Malinga    20* (40b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    14-3-32-2

46.1

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, full swinging delivery, gets an inside edge onto the pads.

46.2

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, good length delivery, misimtes the push to the off side.

46.3

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, banged in short, Malinga sways away from the ball.

46.4

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, good ball swinging in, strikes the pad, going down the leg side, off the pad to the off side, appeal turned down.

46.5

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, good fuller delivery swinging in, looks to drive through the off side, gets the inside edge.

46.6

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, pushes to mid on.

End of over 47 (maiden) Sri Lanka 124/8
SL Malinga    20* (46b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    15-4-32-2
WPUJC Vaas    21* (64b 1x4)      A Flintoff    11-4-19-1

Flintoff round the wicket

47.1

Flintoff to Vaas, 1 run, pushes through extra-cover to the deep.

back over the wicket

47.2

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, pushes to the off side.

47.3

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, short outside the off stump, left alone.

47.4

Flintoff to Malinga, FOUR, attempted yorker, turns out into a juicy full toss, flicked nicely to midwicket fence, well put away.

47.5

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, turns away to the on side, thinking of a single, sent back.

47.6

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, pushes to mid on to end the over.

End of over 48 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 129/8
SL Malinga    24* (51b 4x4)      A Flintoff    12-4-24-1
WPUJC Vaas    22* (65b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    15-4-32-2

Panesar comes into the attack, slip and short leg in place.

48.1

Panesar to Vaas, no run, pushes to mid on.

48.2

Panesar to Vaas, 1 leg bye, comes forward and defends, off the pad to the off side.

48.3

Panesar to Malinga, no run, good ball, comes forward and defends to the on side.

48.4

Panesar to Malinga, 2 runs, tossed up, puts his feet forward and lap sweeps in the air to fine leg, comes back for the second run.

48.5

Panesar to Malinga, OUT, Panersar coming round the wicket, strikes in his first over, good ball pitches in line and goes straight on, Malinga on the front foot, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by the Umpire.

SL Malinga lbw b Panesar 26 (78m 54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

Muralitharan is the last man in.

48.6

Panesar to Muralitharan, no run, defends well to the off side.

End of over 49 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 132/9
M Muralitharan    0* (1b)      MS Panesar    1-0-2-1
WPUJC Vaas    22* (67b 1x4)      A Flintoff    12-4-24-1

49.1

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, pushes to long off, Vaas declines the single.

49.2

Flintoff to Vaas, FOUR, short ball, Vaas pulls it well in the air to deep backward square leg fence, good shot.

49.3

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

49.4

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vaas pushes to the off side.

49.5

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, covers up and pushes to the off side

49.6

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Vaas looking for the single, takes the outside edge along the ground to the slip, cannot get the single.

End of over 50 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 136/9
WPUJC Vaas    26* (73b 2x4)      A Flintoff    13-4-28-1
M Muralitharan    0* (1b)      MS Panesar    1-0-2-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 2-5, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 134 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - May 25-28, 2006
England won by 6 wickets
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - May 11-15, 2006
Match drawn
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May 28, 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan grabs yet another wicket, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Edgbaston, May 28, 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan grabs yet another wicket

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May 28, 2006

Andrew Flintoff punches the winning runs to beat Sri Lanka at Edgbaston

Andrew Flintoff punches the winning runs to beat Sri Lanka at Edgbaston

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