England tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Dec 9-13, 2007
9,10,11,12,13 December 2007 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Malinga 81 344 234 8 0 34.61
82.3 a huge wicket there, Cook trudges off dejectedly and somewhat unamused as the finger is raised for one which pitched pretty much on leg, if not just outside, and would have whirred well on its way outside leg 237/4
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Mubarak b Muralitharan 87 161 139 12 0 62.58
39.2 gone! and what a stroke of luck for Sri Lanka, and poor luck for Vaughan as he flicks this neatly off his pads put straight at short-leg, who somehow manages to hold onto it between his legs...that's a remarkable moment, and gains Sri Lanka a wicket out of nowhere 133/1
View dismissal IR Bell c Mubarak b Muralitharan 15 80 62 1 0 24.19
59.1 and Murali is the man again...round the wicket to Bell, who tries to work it to leg but edges into his thigh pad and the ball balloons up to short leg. For the second time today Mubarak shows outstanding reactions, diving away high to his right...this time there was no luck in the wicket 168/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Sangakkara b Vaas 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
60.3 and the plan has worked, it's a brilliant piece of work at slip, but wait, there's controversy. Pietersen went for a drive at a wide ball, nicked to the third slip, Silva, who dived to his left and grabbed the catch low to the turf, it bobbles up and Sangakkara comes from first slip to take the rebound. Pietersen waits as the umpires consult, Harper raises his finger, but TV replays show the ball appears to have brushed the ground before the initial take by Silva. Pietersen waits inside the boundary, as he did at Lord's earlier this year against India, but there's no overturning this decision and he's off 171/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood lbw b Vaas 52 144 96 7 0 54.16
93.5 Collingwood left it, Vaas foooled him with the one that came back in, it pitched well in line and would have gone on to hit middle and off 269/6
View dismissal RS Bopara b Malinga 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
82.4 no doubts about that one - too good for Bopara who is beaten immediately with a coruscating yorker, moving away, and he's too late with a vain stab down of the bat 237/5
View dismissal MJ Prior c & b Muralitharan 79 189 130 9 0 60.76
126.2 the end of the innings, Prior goes for the slog sweep and gets a top edge, Murali calls for it himself and catches it safely at about midwicket. Another five wicket haul for him and a fine innings from Prior 351/10
View dismissal SCJ Broad lbw b Malinga 2 12 8 0 0 25.00
96.2 straight and true as you like, rapping Broad low on the pad, the batsman playing down the wrong line 272/7
View dismissal RJ Sidebottom c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 17 110 81 1 0 20.98
122.6 gone this time, finally the stand is broken, rips an off-break across Sidebottom who gets the edge which is well taken by Mahela Jayawardene, diving to his right at slip after a bobble. The ball went close to the wicketkeeper 346/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison c Silva b Muralitharan 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
124.1 another for Murali, low full toss and Harmison tries to sweep but gets a top edge to short fine-leg...how Prior will be wishing he'd taken the strike 350/9
MS Panesar not out 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 2, nb 7) 17
  Total (all out; 126.2 overs; 536 mins) 351 (2.77 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 32 8 68 2 2.12 163 7 0 (2nb)
60.3 to Pietersen, and the plan has worked, it's a brilliant piece of work at slip, but wait, there's controversy. Pietersen went for a drive at a wide ball, nicked to the third slip, Silva, who dived to his left and grabbed the catch low to the turf, it bobbles up and Sangakkara comes from first slip to take the rebound. Pietersen waits as the umpires consult, Harper raises his finger, but TV replays show the ball appears to have brushed the ground before the initial take by Silva. Pietersen waits inside the boundary, as he did at Lord's earlier this year against India, but there's no overturning this decision and he's off 171/3
93.5 to Collingwood, Collingwood left it, Vaas foooled him with the one that came back in, it pitched well in line and would have gone on to hit middle and off 269/6
View wickets SL Malinga 24 3 78 3 3.25 109 9 0 (4nb)
82.3 to Cook, a huge wicket there, Cook trudges off dejectedly and somewhat unamused as the finger is raised for one which pitched pretty much on leg, if not just outside, and would have whirred well on its way outside leg 237/4
82.4 to Bopara, no doubts about that one - too good for Bopara who is beaten immediately with a coruscating yorker, moving away, and he's too late with a vain stab down of the bat 237/5
96.2 to Broad, straight and true as you like, rapping Broad low on the pad, the batsman playing down the wrong line 272/7
  CRD Fernando 23 3 79 0 3.43 98 9 0 (1nb)
View wickets M Muralitharan 47.2 9 116 5 2.45 223 13 0
39.2 to Vaughan, gone! and what a stroke of luck for Sri Lanka, and poor luck for Vaughan as he flicks this neatly off his pads put straight at short-leg, who somehow manages to hold onto it between his legs...that's a remarkable moment, and gains Sri Lanka a wicket out of nowhere 133/1
59.1 to Bell, and Murali is the man again...round the wicket to Bell, who tries to work it to leg but edges into his thigh pad and the ball balloons up to short leg. For the second time today Mubarak shows outstanding reactions, diving away high to his right...this time there was no luck in the wicket 168/2
122.6 to Sidebottom, gone this time, finally the stand is broken, rips an off-break across Sidebottom who gets the edge which is well taken by Mahela Jayawardene, diving to his right at slip after a bobble. The ball went close to the wicketkeeper 346/8
124.1 to Harmison, another for Murali, low full toss and Harmison tries to sweep but gets a top edge to short fine-leg...how Prior will be wishing he'd taken the strike 350/9
126.2 to Prior, the end of the innings, Prior goes for the slog sweep and gets a top edge, Murali calls for it himself and catches it safely at about midwicket. Another five wicket haul for him and a fine innings from Prior 351/10
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MG Vandort lbw b Sidebottom 138 348 259 18 1 53.28
80.4 a breakthrough almost out of nowhere, Vandort plays across a delivery which is heading towards middle and leg, big shout from Sidebottom and Harper raises his finger...looks like it would have taken leg stump and it's a vital wicket, can England make it count? 249/3
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Prior b Sidebottom 10 30 21 2 0 47.61
6.4 gone! first blow for England, outside off stump and Tharanga pushes away and sends a thick edge to Prior, who takes a superb one-handed catch in front of first slip. Vital early breakthrough. 20/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †Prior b Sidebottom 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
8.5 gone! what a huge wicket, and a huge moment in this Test. Outside off stump, a probing line and Sangakkara has a nibble, gets the edge, and another good catch from Prior 22/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Collingwood b Panesar 195 578 422 16 1 46.20
143.2 he tries to repeat the slog over midwicket from the previous over but gets a big top edge and the ball goes a long way up and Collingwood at first slip just has to wait for gravity to do its job 420/6
View dismissal LPC Silva c Bopara b Harmison 49 180 106 3 0 46.22
124.4 and that came from nowhere ... Harmison bends his back, bangs it in, it climbs, Silva can't get over it, the ball takes the shoulder and loops to Bopara who takes a gentle but low catch at point 377/4
View dismissal J Mubarak c Bell b Harmison 9 50 23 1 0 39.13
136.3 and the effort pays off this time, banged in, Mubarak can't get over it and the ball loops slowly off the glove to Bell at backward point 399/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c †Prior b Harmison 79 217 161 6 0 49.06
186.5 finally the breakthrough, extra bounce does the trick as Jayawardene tries to lift it over the slips but gets a top edge through to Prior...a deserved third scalp for Harmison 548/9
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Bell b Broad 4 14 14 0 0 28.57
146.5 another one falls to a short delivery, banged in, Vaas tries to hook but gets his timing wrong and the ball loops off the back of the glove/wristband to slip. Vaas stands his ground but Broad is already celebrating his first Test wicket 425/7
View dismissal SL Malinga lbw b Panesar 9 33 23 1 0 39.13
155.1 another wicket for Panesar, on middle and Malinga tries to turn to the leg side, misses and is hit straight in front of the stumps. Easy decision for Aleem Dar 450/8
CRD Fernando not out 36 129 82 5 0 43.90
Extras (b 7, lb 9, w 1, nb 1) 18
  Total (9 wickets dec; 186.5 overs; 800 mins) 548 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Sidebottom 36 4 100 3 2.77 165 14 0 (1w)
6.4 to Tharanga, gone! first blow for England, outside off stump and Tharanga pushes away and sends a thick edge to Prior, who takes a superb one-handed catch in front of first slip. Vital early breakthrough. 20/1
8.5 to Sangakkara, gone! what a huge wicket, and a huge moment in this Test. Outside off stump, a probing line and Sangakkara has a nibble, gets the edge, and another good catch from Prior 22/2
80.4 to Vandort, a breakthrough almost out of nowhere, Vandort plays across a delivery which is heading towards middle and leg, big shout from Sidebottom and Harper raises his finger...looks like it would have taken leg stump and it's a vital wicket, can England make it count? 249/3
View wicket SCJ Broad 36 5 95 1 2.63 156 7 0
146.5 to Vaas, another one falls to a short delivery, banged in, Vaas tries to hook but gets his timing wrong and the ball loops off the back of the glove/wristband to slip. Vaas stands his ground but Broad is already celebrating his first Test wicket 425/7
View wickets SJ Harmison 41.5 9 111 3 2.65 194 15 0 (1nb)
124.4 to Silva, and that came from nowhere ... Harmison bends his back, bangs it in, it climbs, Silva can't get over it, the ball takes the shoulder and loops to Bopara who takes a gentle but low catch at point 377/4
136.3 to Mubarak, and the effort pays off this time, banged in, Mubarak can't get over it and the ball loops slowly off the glove to Bell at backward point 399/5
186.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, finally the breakthrough, extra bounce does the trick as Jayawardene tries to lift it over the slips but gets a top edge through to Prior...a deserved third scalp for Harmison 548/9
View wickets MS Panesar 50 7 151 2 3.02 215 11 2
143.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, he tries to repeat the slog over midwicket from the previous over but gets a big top edge and the ball goes a long way up and Collingwood at first slip just has to wait for gravity to do its job 420/6
155.1 to Malinga, another wicket for Panesar, on middle and Malinga tries to turn to the leg side, misses and is hit straight in front of the stumps. Easy decision for Aleem Dar 450/8
  KP Pietersen 15 0 57 0 3.80 54 4 0
  PD Collingwood 1 1 0 0 0.00 6 0 0
  RS Bopara 7 2 18 0 2.57 29 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook c DPMD Jayawardene b Silva 62 181 124 5 0 50.00
46.1 well, well, what a start...round the wicket outside off stump, Cook pushes forward and gets an outside to slip which is easily taken by Mahela Jayawardene. A first Test wicket for Silva and what a start to the final session for Sri Lanka 152/2
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c & b Fernando 61 126 109 8 0 55.96
31.4 he drives too early and spoons a simple waist-high catch back to Fernando 107/1
View dismissal IR Bell c Vandort b Muralitharan 54 106 88 7 0 61.36
60.4 a breakthrough, Bell trying to be aggressive by going over the top, but doesn't middle the shot and offers Michael Vandort a catch at long-on. Vandort made good ground and held it low coming forwards 204/3
KP Pietersen not out 45 119 79 4 1 56.96
PD Collingwood not out 23 65 67 2 0 34.32
Extras (nb 5) 5
  Total (3 wickets; 77 overs; 301 mins) 250 (3.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 16 2 56 0 3.50 72 8 0 (2nb)
  SL Malinga 8 1 37 0 4.62 34 6 0 (1nb)
View wicket CRD Fernando 10 0 30 1 3.00 40 1 0
31.4 to Vaughan, he drives too early and spoons a simple waist-high catch back to Fernando 107/1
  J Mubarak 1 0 8 0 8.00 4 2 0
View wicket M Muralitharan 27 5 58 1 2.14 123 3 0 (1nb)
60.4 to Bell, a breakthrough, Bell trying to be aggressive by going over the top, but doesn't middle the shot and offers Michael Vandort a catch at long-on. Vandort made good ground and held it low coming forwards 204/3
  DPMD Jayawardene 2 1 4 0 2.00 9 0 0
View wicket LPC Silva 13 1 57 1 4.38 51 6 1 (1nb)
46.1 to Cook, well, well, what a start...round the wicket outside off stump, Cook pushes forward and gets an outside to slip which is easily taken by Mahela Jayawardene. A first Test wicket for Silva and what a start to the final session for Sri Lanka 152/2

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - SCJ Broad (England)
Player of the match - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - MG Silva
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RD Kottahachchi
Close of play
  • Sun, 9 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 258/5 (PD Collingwood 49*, MJ Prior 10*, 87 ov)
  • Mon, 10 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 105/2 (MG Vandort 50*, DPMD Jayawardene 43*, 38 ov)
  • Tue, 11 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 379/4 (DPMD Jayawardene 167*, J Mubarak 2*, 128 ov)
  • Wed, 12 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 48/0 (AN Cook 19*, MP Vaughan 28*, 13 ov)
  • Thu, 13 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 250/3 (77 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 46/0 in 15.0 overs (AN Cook 7, MP Vaughan 38)
    • England: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (109 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (AN Cook 9, MP Vaughan 42, Ex 1)
    • MP Vaughan: 50 off 75 balls (6 x 4)
    • Lunch: England - 97/0 in 29.0 overs (AN Cook 21, MP Vaughan 75)
    • England: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (194 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 194 balls (AN Cook 23, MP Vaughan 75, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: England - 139/1 in 43.0 overs (AN Cook 42, IR Bell 1)
    • England: 150 runs in 49.4 overs (303 balls), Extras 9
    • AN Cook: 50 off 139 balls (6 x 4)
    • Tea: England - 167/1 in 58.0 overs (AN Cook 54, IR Bell 15)
    • England: 200 runs in 70.5 overs (432 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: England - 206/3 in 73.0 overs (AN Cook 71, PD Collingwood 19)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (AN Cook 20, PD Collingwood 29, Ex 1)
    • New Ball Taken: England 223/3 after 80.1 overs (AN Cook 78, PD Collingwood 29)
    • England: 250 runs in 84.4 overs (515 balls), Extras 15
    • End Of Day: England - 258/5 in 87.0 overs (PD Collingwood 49, MJ Prior 10)
    • PD Collingwood: 50 off 77 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 293/7 in 100.0 overs (MJ Prior 33, RJ Sidebottom 6)
    • England: 300 runs in 100.4 overs (611 balls), Extras 16
    • MJ Prior: 50 off 79 balls (6 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (MJ Prior 37, RJ Sidebottom 12, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: England - 327/7 in 114.0 overs (MJ Prior 60, RJ Sidebottom 13)
    • England 1st Innings: 1x5 ball over (118th over, SL Malinga, called by Umpire Aleem Dar)
    • England: 350 runs in 123.5 overs (749 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: England - 351/10 in 126.2 overs (MS Panesar 0)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 25/2 in 11.0 overs (MG Vandort 10, DPMD Jayawardene 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 21.6 overs (133 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 64/2 in 25.0 overs (MG Vandort 29, DPMD Jayawardene 23)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (MG Vandort 28, DPMD Jayawardene 23, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 37.1 overs (224 balls), Extras 1
    • MG Vandort: 50 off 91 balls (5 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 105/2 in 38.0 overs (MG Vandort 50, DPMD Jayawardene 43)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 211 balls (MG Vandort 56, DPMD Jayawardene 44, Ex 0)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 125 balls (6 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 49.2 overs (297 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 151/2 in 51.0 overs (MG Vandort 79, DPMD Jayawardene 60)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 290 balls (MG Vandort 76, DPMD Jayawardene 75, Ex 0)
    • MG Vandort: 100 off 180 balls (15 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 65.4 overs (395 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 200/2 in 66.0 overs (MG Vandort 106, DPMD Jayawardene 82)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 394 balls (MG Vandort 109, DPMD Jayawardene 93, Ex 1)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 248/2 after 80.1 overs (MG Vandort 138, DPMD Jayawardene 97)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 249/3 in 80.4 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 97)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 81.3 overs (490 balls), Extras 3
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 203 balls (9 x 4)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 282/3 in 94.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 120, LPC Silva 9)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 34, LPC Silva 14, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 97.4 overs (587 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 329/3 in 110.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 142, LPC Silva 29)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 150 off 309 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 114.2 overs (687 balls), Extras 10
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 202 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 59, LPC Silva 35, Ex 7)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 379/4 in 128.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 167, J Mubarak 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 136.4 overs (821 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 414/5 in 141.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 190, HAPW Jayawardene 3)
    • Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 1x5 ball over (151st over, SCJ Broad, called by Umpire DJ Harper)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 439/7 in 153.0 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 18, SL Malinga 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 154.6 overs (931 balls), Extras 15
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 462/8 after 160.2 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 30, CRD Fernando 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 486/8 in 168.0 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 45, CRD Fernando 10)
    • HAPW Jayawardene: 50 off 109 balls (4 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 500 runs in 172.4 overs (1037 balls), Extras 16
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (HAPW Jayawardene 33, CRD Fernando 17, Ex 1)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 531/8 in 183.0 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 70, CRD Fernando 28)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 548/9 in 186.5 overs (CRD Fernando 36)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Bad Light: England - 48/0 in 13.0 overs (AN Cook 19, MP Vaughan 28)
    • End Of Day: England - 48/0 in 13.0 overs (AN Cook 19, MP Vaughan 28)
    • England: 50 runs in 13.0 overs (80 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (AN Cook 20, MP Vaughan 28, Ex 2)
    • MP Vaughan: 50 off 81 balls (7 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (167 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 167 balls (AN Cook 38, MP Vaughan 59, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: England - 107/1 in 31.4 overs (AN Cook 43)
    • Rain: England - 124/1 in 37.0 overs (AN Cook 46, IR Bell 14)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 97 balls (4 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 45.6 overs (280 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: England - 152/1 in 46.0 overs (AN Cook 62, IR Bell 25)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 80 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 58.6 overs (359 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (IR Bell 29, KP Pietersen 20, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 204/3 in 60.4 overs (KP Pietersen 22)
    • England: 250 runs in 76.5 overs (466 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: England - 250/3 in 77.0 overs (KP Pietersen 45, PD Collingwood 23)
    • Rain: England - 250/3 in 77.0 overs (KP Pietersen 45, PD Collingwood 23)
    • Test Match Scorer - Binoy George
 
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