England tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Dec 18-22, 2007
18,19,20,21,22 December 2007 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MG Vandort lbw b Sidebottom 18 48 33 2 0 54.54
10.1 a huge appeal from Sidebottom as Vandort is rapped on the pads. Rauf, the umpire, has a long look at it - and he's given him! Good grief he took his time, and it looked to be spearing down the leg side. And it looked to be a bit high, too. 34/1
View dismissal WU Tharanga lbw b Harmison 16 72 42 2 0 38.09
14.4 he's gone! Tharanga's rapped on the pads, Rauf takes his time - and up goes the finger. That would have hit the top of the off stump, though replays show the ball pitched outside the leg stump. A dodgy decision, again, but very well bowled by Harmison 44/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Panesar b Harmison 46 151 95 7 0 48.42
45.1 gone! The bouncer from Harmison, Sangakkara hooks but can't control it as the ball skies to Monty Panesar at deep square leg who takes a safe catch, and celebrates like a millionaire 132/3
DPMD Jayawardene* not out 213 610 411 25 0 51.82
View dismissal LPC Silva c Bell b Harmison 1 36 26 0 0 3.84
53.2 fantastic delivery! Silva came forward a little tentatively, pushing at it meekly, and with the extra bounce from Harmison the ball flew off a thick edge to Bell at first slip who took a simple catch 138/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan run out (Cook) 84 218 137 11 0 61.31
99.1 Bopara to DPMD Jayawardene, push down off the back foot towards the slips and Dilshan sets off like lightning... but Jayawardene will have to wait to see if he's made his hundred as an underarm shy from Cook could have run him out. There's a long delay in fact because it's such a tight call, and different angles are being called for. And that's out! Poor Dilshan, trying to get Jayawardene to the hundred and misses out on the chance for his own. Incidentally, Rauf wasn't square on to that, he was standing just forward of square leg 287/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c †Prior b Bopara 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
99.4 Bopara strikes! This is his first Test wicket, and it's a good one, Prasanna has troubled England this series 287/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Vaughan b Hoggard 90 197 133 11 0 67.66
143.5 a third short one, Vaas tries to swing the ball over midwicket but gets a top edge ... it goes a long way up, Vaughan at midwicket moves two or three yards forward ... a moment of drama as he fumbles the catch but he snatches it with a grin at the second attempt 470/7
View dismissal SL Malinga b Collingwood 5 26 16 1 0 31.25
148.5 an ugly swipe, he misses and Collingwood hits with one that drifts into his middle and leg stumps 499/8
Extras (b 1, lb 14, w 8, nb 3) 26
  Total (8 wickets dec; 148.5 overs; 682 mins) 499 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket RJ Sidebottom 34 8 95 1 2.79 160 11 0 (1w)
10.1 to Vandort, a huge appeal from Sidebottom as Vandort is rapped on the pads. Rauf, the umpire, has a long look at it - and he's given him! Good grief he took his time, and it looked to be spearing down the leg side. And it looked to be a bit high, too. 34/1
View wicket MJ Hoggard 32 4 121 1 3.78 140 20 0 (1w)
143.5 to Vaas, a third short one, Vaas tries to swing the ball over midwicket but gets a top edge ... it goes a long way up, Vaughan at midwicket moves two or three yards forward ... a moment of drama as he fumbles the catch but he snatches it with a grin at the second attempt 470/7
View wickets SJ Harmison 34 4 104 3 3.05 156 12 0 (3nb, 2w)
14.4 to Tharanga, he's gone! Tharanga's rapped on the pads, Rauf takes his time - and up goes the finger. That would have hit the top of the off stump, though replays show the ball pitched outside the leg stump. A dodgy decision, again, but very well bowled by Harmison 44/2
45.1 to Sangakkara, gone! The bouncer from Harmison, Sangakkara hooks but can't control it as the ball skies to Monty Panesar at deep square leg who takes a safe catch, and celebrates like a millionaire 132/3
53.2 to Silva, fantastic delivery! Silva came forward a little tentatively, pushing at it meekly, and with the extra bounce from Harmison the ball flew off a thick edge to Bell at first slip who took a simple catch 138/4
  MS Panesar 26 3 76 0 2.92 114 7 0
View wicket RS Bopara 10 1 39 1 3.90 41 4 0
99.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, Bopara strikes! This is his first Test wicket, and it's a good one, Prasanna has troubled England this series 287/6
View wicket PD Collingwood 9.5 2 38 1 3.86 40 4 0 (1w)
148.5 to Malinga, an ugly swipe, he misses and Collingwood hits with one that drifts into his middle and leg stumps 499/8
  KP Pietersen 3 0 11 0 3.66 11 1 0
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 13 33 27 3 0 48.14
6.6 seaming away from Cook, fractionally short, Cook follows it and gets a thin edge, Vaas screams an appeal and it's only going one way 22/3
View dismissal MP Vaughan* lbw b Vaas 1 9 4 0 0 25.00
2.1 oh dear ... he shoulders arms to one that comes back from outside off, it thuds into his pads and the umpire will never have an easier decision that that to make ... Vaughan was back on his stumps and it was always hitting 5/1
View dismissal IR Bell run out (Dilshan) 1 8 6 0 0 16.66
3.3 Malinga to Cook, pushed to cover, Cook starts off for a single, checks, Bell turns and dives for the non-striker's crease but Dilshan's throw is flat and true. Daryl Harper calls for the replay ...it's tight and Gnasher calls it as out ... and he's right, he's a foot short even though he was at full stretch and on his stomach as he lunged for safety 9/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 1 17 10 0 0 10.00
7.3 what a peach ... a snorter than cuts back from short of a length, Pietersen jerks back in a bid to get out of the line, off his feet, and Daryl Harper decides that it flicked his glove on the way through. That was as close to unplayable as you can get. 22/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood b Welegedara 29 95 48 4 0 60.41
28.2 a peach. Collingwood plays back but down the wrong line, the ball finds a big gap between bat and pad and into his off stump 72/8
View dismissal RS Bopara c Welegedara b Vaas 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
8.3 terrible stroke from Bopara who came forward, trying to whip it to leg on the walk but could only chip it straight to mid-on 25/5
View dismissal MJ Prior b Vaas 4 8 6 1 0 66.66
10.3 he's bowled him! Prior was stuck on the back foot and, although it kept low and swung back a touch, he really ought to have come forward to that one. An excellent delivery on the perfect line and England sink ever further 33/6
View dismissal RJ Sidebottom c Dilshan b Muralitharan 11 72 70 1 0 15.71
27.6 and the doosra does for him, Sidebottom goes back and gets a thick edge into his pads and the ball loops to short leg, Daryl Harper nods as the appeal rasps round the ground and eventually lifts his finger to confirm his decision 70/7
SJ Harmison not out 9 17 9 1 0 100.00
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
28.6 another one bites the dust, angled across Hoggard, he nibbles and Jayawardene takes a routine catch at second slip 72/9
View dismissal MS Panesar run out (Welegedara/†HAPW Jayawardene) 0 9 2 0 0 0.00
30.5 Vaas to Harmison, and a fittingly shambolic end to the innings. Harmison clipped into the leg side, set off, Panesar stood his ground and only set off when he realised that Harmison was not turning back. The throw from Welegedara was poor, Jayawardene leapt high and wide to acrobatically gather and shied at the one stump he could see and hit with Panesar still lumbering for safety. Good work from the keeper ... 81/10
Extras (b 4, nb 8) 12
  Total (all out; 30.5 overs; 144 mins) 81 (2.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 9.5 2 28 4 2.84 51 5 0 (4nb)
2.1 to Vaughan, oh dear ... he shoulders arms to one that comes back from outside off, it thuds into his pads and the umpire will never have an easier decision that that to make ... Vaughan was back on his stumps and it was always hitting 5/1
6.6 to Cook, seaming away from Cook, fractionally short, Cook follows it and gets a thin edge, Vaas screams an appeal and it's only going one way 22/3
8.3 to Bopara, terrible stroke from Bopara who came forward, trying to whip it to leg on the walk but could only chip it straight to mid-on 25/5
10.3 to Prior, he's bowled him! Prior was stuck on the back foot and, although it kept low and swung back a touch, he really ought to have come forward to that one. An excellent delivery on the perfect line and England sink ever further 33/6
View wicket SL Malinga 9 2 26 1 2.88 44 4 0 (2nb)
7.3 to Pietersen, what a peach ... a snorter than cuts back from short of a length, Pietersen jerks back in a bid to get out of the line, off his feet, and Daryl Harper decides that it flicked his glove on the way through. That was as close to unplayable as you can get. 22/4
View wickets UWMBCA Welegedara 8 1 17 2 2.12 41 1 0 (2nb)
28.2 to Collingwood, a peach. Collingwood plays back but down the wrong line, the ball finds a big gap between bat and pad and into his off stump 72/8
28.6 to Hoggard, another one bites the dust, angled across Hoggard, he nibbles and Jayawardene takes a routine catch at second slip 72/9
View wicket M Muralitharan 4 2 6 1 1.50 21 0 0
27.6 to Sidebottom, and the doosra does for him, Sidebottom goes back and gets a thick edge into his pads and the ball loops to short leg, Daryl Harper nods as the appeal rasps round the ground and eventually lifts his finger to confirm his decision 70/7
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook c †HAPW Jayawardene b Welegedara 118 380 285 12 0 41.40
93.3 he's got him! A cracking delivery which cut back into Cook, bouncing nastily on him and a thick outside edge handed Jayawardene a simple catch behind the stumps 250/6
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara 24 85 57 0 0 42.10
19.6 and the breakthrough, Vaughan flashes at a ball well outside off stump and Jayawardene at second slip takes a good chest-high catch 67/1
View dismissal IR Bell b Muralitharan 34 91 67 3 0 50.74
42.1 bowled him! Not a lot he could do about that - he was on the back foot, the ball spun back sharply and shot off the pitch to knock over his off stump. Kept very low indeed, creeping under Bell's bat 128/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 30 94 66 3 0 45.45
64.3 and what a lazy dismissal, a half volley clipped straight to short midwicket 200/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
64.5 and it's two in three, Collingwood is completely undone by the doosra, he lurches forward, misses, overbalances, and Jayawardene completes the stumping with Collingwood stranded 200/4
View dismissal RS Bopara run out (DPMD Jayawardene) 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
64.6 from Muralitharan, madness, utter madness from the batsman but some brilliant fielding. Bopara edges along the ground to the right of Jayawardene at slip, Bopara thinks it's past him and sets off down the track, but Jayawardene picks up and fires in a return to his namesake who whips off the bail with Bopara short despite a desperate dive 200/5
MJ Prior not out 19 108 100 2 0 19.00
RJ Sidebottom not out 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 5, w 1, nb 14) 26
  Total (6 wickets; 95 overs; 387 mins) 251 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Muralitharan 38 8 91 3 2.39 182 6 0 (8nb)
42.1 to Bell, bowled him! Not a lot he could do about that - he was on the back foot, the ball spun back sharply and shot off the pitch to knock over his off stump. Kept very low indeed, creeping under Bell's bat 128/2
64.3 to Pietersen, and what a lazy dismissal, a half volley clipped straight to short midwicket 200/3
64.5 to Collingwood, and it's two in three, Collingwood is completely undone by the doosra, he lurches forward, misses, overbalances, and Jayawardene completes the stumping with Collingwood stranded 200/4
  WPUJC Vaas 18 7 37 0 2.05 92 4 0 (2nb)
  SL Malinga 20 3 42 0 2.10 98 4 0 (3nb)
View wickets UWMBCA Welegedara 14 1 59 2 4.21 55 5 0 (1nb, 1w)
19.6 to Vaughan, and the breakthrough, Vaughan flashes at a ball well outside off stump and Jayawardene at second slip takes a good chest-high catch 67/1
93.3 to Cook, he's got him! A cracking delivery which cut back into Cook, bouncing nastily on him and a thick outside edge handed Jayawardene a simple catch behind the stumps 250/6
  TM Dilshan 3 1 8 0 2.66 15 1 0
  LPC Silva 2 1 3 0 1.50 9 0 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - UWMBCA Welegedara (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - EAR de Silva
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - AG Dissanayake
Close of play
  • Tue, 18 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 147/4 (DPMD Jayawardene 51*, TM Dilshan 7*, 55 ov)
  • Wed, 19 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 384/6 (DPMD Jayawardene 149*, WPUJC Vaas 46*, 129 ov)
  • Thu, 20 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 2/0 (AN Cook 1*, MP Vaughan 1*, 1 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 102/1 (AN Cook 53*, IR Bell 17*, 33.5 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 251/6 (95 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 34/0 in 10.0 overs (MG Vandort 18, WU Tharanga 15)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 15.5 overs (96 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 71/2 in 18.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 21, DPMD Jayawardene 12)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (KC Sangakkara 27, DPMD Jayawardene 21, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (182 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 102/2 in 32.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 34, DPMD Jayawardene 28)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 132/2 in 44.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 46, DPMD Jayawardene 45)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 140/4 in 54.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 50, TM Dilshan 1)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 127 balls (6 x 4)
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 147/4 in 55.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 51, TM Dilshan 7)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 147/4 in 55.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 51, TM Dilshan 7)
    • Wet Ground: Sri Lanka - 147/4 in 55.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 51, TM Dilshan 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 56.6 overs (343 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 173/4 in 65.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 58, TM Dilshan 20)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 13, TM Dilshan 31, Ex 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 72.3 overs (438 balls), Extras 14
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 211/4 in 75.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 71, TM Dilshan 45)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 226/4 after 80.1 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 79, TM Dilshan 48)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 81 balls (8 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 184 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 33, TM Dilshan 55, Ex 12)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 86.2 overs (523 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 256/4 in 89.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 89, TM Dilshan 64)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 287/6 in 99.4 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 99)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 267 balls (9 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 102.3 overs (620 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 331/6 in 114.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 121, WPUJC Vaas 22)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 24, WPUJC Vaas 26, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 119.5 overs (724 balls), Extras 23
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 384/6 in 129.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 149, WPUJC Vaas 46)
    • WPUJC Vaas: 50 off 92 balls (6 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 180 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 50, WPUJC Vaas 50, Ex 1)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 150 off 356 balls (16 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 132.6 overs (804 balls), Extras 24
    • 7th Wicket: 150 runs in 240 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 74, WPUJC Vaas 74, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 439/6 in 140.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 174, WPUJC Vaas 75)
    • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 140.6 overs (853 balls), Extras 25
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 200 off 406 balls (23 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 499/8 in 148.5 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 213)
    • England 1st innings
    • Lunch: England - 24/4 in 8.0 overs (PD Collingwood 0, RS Bopara 0)
    • England: 50 runs in 14.3 overs (92 balls), Extras 9
    • Rain: England - 61/6 in 21.0 overs (PD Collingwood 23, RJ Sidebottom 7)
    • Wet Ground: England - 61/6 in 21.0 overs (PD Collingwood 23, RJ Sidebottom 7)
    • Wet Ground: England - 61/6 in 21.0 overs (PD Collingwood 23, RJ Sidebottom 7)
    • Innings Break: England - 81/10 in 30.5 overs (SJ Harmison 9)
    • England 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: England - 2/0 in 1.0 overs (AN Cook 1, MP Vaughan 1)
    • Drinks: England - 38/0 in 13.0 overs (AN Cook 15, MP Vaughan 18)
    • England: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (92 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (AN Cook 27, MP Vaughan 19, Ex 5)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 103 balls (7 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 32.1 overs (199 balls), Extras 8
    • Rain: England - 102/1 in 33.5 overs (AN Cook 53, IR Bell 17)
    • Lunch: England - 102/1 in 33.5 overs (AN Cook 53, IR Bell 17)
    • Rain: England - 102/1 in 33.5 overs (AN Cook 53, IR Bell 17)
    • End Of Day: England - 102/1 in 33.5 overs (AN Cook 53, IR Bell 17)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (AN Cook 24, IR Bell 25, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: England - 149/2 in 46.0 overs (AN Cook 71, KP Pietersen 8)
    • England: 150 runs in 46.2 overs (288 balls), Extras 12
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (AN Cook 25, KP Pietersen 22, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: England - 180/2 in 58.0 overs (AN Cook 87, KP Pietersen 22)
    • England: 200 runs in 63.2 overs (391 balls), Extras 18
    • Lunch: England - 202/5 in 69.0 overs (AN Cook 96, MJ Prior 0)
    • AN Cook: 100 off 228 balls (11 x 4)
    • Rain: England - 237/5 in 85.5 overs (AN Cook 107, MJ Prior 18)
    • Tea: England - 237/5 in 85.5 overs (AN Cook 107, MJ Prior 18)
    • England: 250 runs in 93.1 overs (574 balls), Extras 26
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 173 balls (AN Cook 24, MJ Prior 18, Ex 8)
    • Rain: England - 251/6 in 95.0 overs (MJ Prior 19, RJ Sidebottom 0)
 
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