Sri Lanka tour of England, 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, May 25-28, 2006
England won by 6 wickets
25,26,27,28 May 2006 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MG Vandort c Collingwood b Plunkett 9 32 19 1 0 47.36
7.3 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. 16/2
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Hoggard 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
0.5 Hoggard strikes, a beauty!, swings in, Tharanga plays forward, beats him completely, goes between the bat and pad and knocks the stumps. 3/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †Jones b Plunkett 25 87 61 4 0 40.98
19.3 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. 46/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Jones b Plunkett 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
7.6 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. 16/3
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Collingwood b Hoggard 3 22 16 0 0 18.75
12.5 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. 25/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Trescothick b Flintoff 27 80 48 4 0 56.25
30.1 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. 79/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c †Jones b Mahmood 5 29 21 0 0 23.80
25.3 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. 65/6
WPUJC Vaas not out 30 117 78 3 0 38.46
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Trescothick b Mahmood 3 7 8 0 0 37.50
31.3 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. 82/8
View dismissal SL Malinga lbw b Panesar 26 78 54 4 0 48.14
48.5 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. 132/9
View dismissal M Muralitharan c Plunkett b Flintoff 1 11 4 0 0 25.00
51.2 Flintoff strikes! Picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Muralitharan has a big heave across the line, gets an outside edge, the ball goes high up in the air, Plunkett runs in from point, settles under the ball and takes the catch comfortably. 141/10
Extras (lb 6, nb 6) 12
  Total (all out; 51.2 overs; 237 mins) 141 (2.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MJ Hoggard 15 4 32 2 2.13 77 4 0
0.5 to Tharanga, Hoggard strikes, a beauty!, swings in, Tharanga plays forward, beats him completely, goes between the bat and pad and knocks the stumps. 3/1
12.5 to Samaraweera, 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. 25/4
View wickets A Flintoff 13.2 4 28 2 2.10 67 3 0 (3nb)
30.1 to Dilshan, 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. 79/7
51.2 to Muralitharan, Flintoff strikes! Picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Muralitharan has a big heave across the line, gets an outside edge, the ball goes high up in the air, Plunkett runs in from point, settles under the ball and takes the catch comfortably. 141/10
View wickets LE Plunkett 12 1 43 3 3.58 54 4 0 (3nb)
7.3 to Vandort, 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. 16/2
7.6 to Jayawardene, 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. 16/3
19.3 to Sangakkara, 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. 46/5
View wickets SI Mahmood 9 1 25 2 2.77 44 4 0
25.3 to Maharoof, 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. 65/6
31.3 to Kulasekara, 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. 82/8
View wicket MS Panesar 2 0 7 1 3.50 9 1 0
48.5 to Malinga, 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. 132/9
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 27 75 51 5 0 52.94
16.3 Muralitharan strikes in his first over, extra bounce, Trescothick looks to drive on the back foot, gets the edge, Sangakkara behind the wicket takes a sharp catch. 56/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss run out (Samaraweera) 30 95 65 5 0 46.15
20.3 from Muralitharan, RUN OUT! tossed up outside the leg stump, nudges to short fine leg, Cook calls Strauss for a single, bit late to respond, Samaraweera picks up the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end, Strauss long way outside the crease. 69/2
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Muralitharan 23 63 55 3 0 41.81
30.5 Muralitharan strikes, picks up his second wicket, tossed up on the stumps, straightens after pitching, the doosra, Cook comes forward and defends, plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad, loud appeal, given by the Umpire. 125/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen lbw b Muralitharan 142 225 157 20 3 90.44
73.5 Muralitharan picks up his 4th wicket, after being hit all around the park, he strikes, doosra tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen goes for the sweep, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by the Umpire 290/6
View dismissal MJ Hoggard b Vaas 3 49 36 0 0 8.33
42.6 Vaas strikes, softened Hoggard with a short one the previous ball, good yorker on target, Hoggard plays all over it, gets beaten, ball knocks the middle stump. 169/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Tharanga b Muralitharan 19 70 47 2 0 40.42
59.3 Muralitharan picks up his 3rd wicket, tossed up, outside the off stump, spins in, uses his feet and defends, gets the edge, Tharanga at short leg takes the catch to his left. 238/5
View dismissal A Flintoff* b Malinga 9 64 48 1 0 18.75
74.2 Malinga strikes, the big wicket of Flintoff, good length delivery, Flintoff plays down the wrong line, beats the bat, knocks the off stump out of the ground. 290/7
View dismissal GO Jones c Samaraweera b Muralitharan 4 17 12 0 0 33.33
77.1 Muralitharan strikes for the 6th time, tossed up, Jones sweeps, gets a top edge, goes in the air to short fine leg, Samaraweera walks a few paces and takes the catch. 294/9
View dismissal LE Plunkett c Vandort b Muralitharan 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
75.6 Muralitharan picks up his 5th wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, the doosra, Plunkett looks to pull over the midwicket, mistimes it to Vandort at mid on, straight into his hands. 293/8
SI Mahmood not out 0 13 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal MS Panesar lbw b Malinga 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
78.3 Malinga picks up his 2nd wicket, quick delivery on the leg stump, Panersar plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by the Umpire 295/10
Extras (b 6, lb 13, nb 14, pen 5) 38
  Total (all out; 78.3 overs; 347 mins) 295 (3.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 16 6 30 1 1.87 82 4 0
42.6 to Hoggard, Vaas strikes, softened Hoggard with a short one the previous ball, good yorker on target, Hoggard plays all over it, gets beaten, ball knocks the middle stump. 169/4
View wickets SL Malinga 13.3 2 68 2 5.03 56 11 0 (5nb)
74.2 to Flintoff, Malinga strikes, the big wicket of Flintoff, good length delivery, Flintoff plays down the wrong line, beats the bat, knocks the off stump out of the ground. 290/7
78.3 to Panesar, Malinga picks up his 2nd wicket, quick delivery on the leg stump, Panersar plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by the Umpire 295/10
  MF Maharoof 11 3 42 0 3.81 54 7 0 (4nb)
View wickets M Muralitharan 25 2 86 6 3.44 114 10 2 (4nb)
16.3 to Trescothick, Muralitharan strikes in his first over, extra bounce, Trescothick looks to drive on the back foot, gets the edge, Sangakkara behind the wicket takes a sharp catch. 56/1
30.5 to Cook, Muralitharan strikes, picks up his second wicket, tossed up on the stumps, straightens after pitching, the doosra, Cook comes forward and defends, plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad, loud appeal, given by the Umpire. 125/3
59.3 to Collingwood, Muralitharan picks up his 3rd wicket, tossed up, outside the off stump, spins in, uses his feet and defends, gets the edge, Tharanga at short leg takes the catch to his left. 238/5
73.5 to Pietersen, Muralitharan picks up his 4th wicket, after being hit all around the park, he strikes, doosra tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen goes for the sweep, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by the Umpire 290/6
75.6 to Plunkett, Muralitharan picks up his 5th wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, the doosra, Plunkett looks to pull over the midwicket, mistimes it to Vandort at mid on, straight into his hands. 293/8
77.1 to Jones, Muralitharan strikes for the 6th time, tossed up, Jones sweeps, gets a top edge, goes in the air to short fine leg, Samaraweera walks a few paces and takes the catch. 294/9
  KMDN Kulasekara 13 2 45 0 3.46 58 4 1 (1nb)
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MG Vandort c †Jones b Plunkett 105 396 303 9 0 34.65
93.2 Plunkett picks up his 3rd wicket, short of length delivery angled across, Vandort drives off the back foot, gets the edge to Jones behind the wicket, who takes the catch 231/10
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Jones b Hoggard 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
0.4 Hoggard strikes in the first over, short of a length delivery, Tharanga plays at it, gets the edge, straight into the hands of Jones, who takes the catch. 2/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Collingwood b Panesar 18 61 40 3 0 45.00
14.4 Panesar strikes in his first over, the big wicket of Sangakkara, tossed up, comes down the track and chips it straight into the hands of Collingwood at midwicket 38/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* lbw b Hoggard 5 27 18 1 0 27.77
21.2 Hoggard strikes picks up his 2nd wicket, short of length delivery, keeps low, Jayawardene looking to play to the on side, misses it, strikes the pad, loud shout, given by the Umpire 43/3
View dismissal TT Samaraweera st †Jones b Panesar 8 25 22 1 0 36.36
26.5 Panesar picks up his second wicket, excellent delivery, tossed up outside the off stump, Samaraweera uses his feet and completely misses it, spins away, Jones behind the wicket, collects the ball and whips off the bails, good work there by Jones. 56/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan lbw b Hoggard 59 178 113 8 0 52.21
70.4 Hoggard strikes, excellent delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, Dilshan misjudging the length goes for the shot on the on side, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Dar. 181/5
View dismissal MF Maharoof c & b Flintoff 13 68 55 2 0 23.63
88.2 Flintoff strikes in his first over with the new ball, short delivery, climbs up on Maharoof, who looks to fend it off, hits the top of the bat and lobs up to the off side, Flintoff calls for it and takes the catch. 219/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Collingwood b Plunkett 1 13 10 0 0 10.00
91.1 Plunkett strikes coming round the wicket, Vaas on the back foot drives, gets a thick edge, goes straight into the hands of Collingwood at backward-point. 223/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Collingwood b Plunkett 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
91.2 Plunkett gets another one this time from over the wicket, short of length delivery outside the off stump, climbs up on Kulasekara, who fends it in the air towards gully, where Collingwood takes the catch. 223/8
View dismissal SL Malinga c Strauss b Flintoff 2 7 6 0 0 33.33
92.5 Flintoff picks up his second wicket, short of length delivery outside the off stump, climbs up on him, defends, gets the edge towards Strauss at second slip, who takes the catch 231/9
M Muralitharan not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 8, w 1, nb 11) 20
  Total (all out; 93.2 overs; 396 mins) 231 (2.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MJ Hoggard 22 8 64 3 2.90 107 9 0 (5nb)
0.4 to Tharanga, Hoggard strikes in the first over, short of a length delivery, Tharanga plays at it, gets the edge, straight into the hands of Jones, who takes the catch. 2/1
21.2 to Jayawardene, Hoggard strikes picks up his 2nd wicket, short of length delivery, keeps low, Jayawardene looking to play to the on side, misses it, strikes the pad, loud shout, given by the Umpire 43/3
70.4 to Dilshan, Hoggard strikes, excellent delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, Dilshan misjudging the length goes for the shot on the on side, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Dar. 181/5
View wickets A Flintoff 19 3 50 2 2.63 90 4 0 (4nb, 1w)
88.2 to Maharoof, Flintoff strikes in his first over with the new ball, short delivery, climbs up on Maharoof, who looks to fend it off, hits the top of the bat and lobs up to the off side, Flintoff calls for it and takes the catch. 219/6
92.5 to Malinga, Flintoff picks up his second wicket, short of length delivery outside the off stump, climbs up on him, defends, gets the edge towards Strauss at second slip, who takes the catch 231/9
View wickets LE Plunkett 13.2 6 17 3 1.27 71 1 0 (1nb)
91.1 to Vaas, Plunkett strikes coming round the wicket, Vaas on the back foot drives, gets a thick edge, goes straight into the hands of Collingwood at backward-point. 223/7
91.2 to Kulasekara, Plunkett gets another one this time from over the wicket, short of length delivery outside the off stump, climbs up on Kulasekara, who fends it in the air towards gully, where Collingwood takes the catch. 223/8
93.2 to Vandort, Plunkett picks up his 3rd wicket, short of length delivery angled across, Vandort drives off the back foot, gets the edge to Jones behind the wicket, who takes the catch 231/10
View wickets MS Panesar 28 6 73 2 2.60 125 8 0
14.4 to Sangakkara, Panesar strikes in his first over, the big wicket of Sangakkara, tossed up, comes down the track and chips it straight into the hands of Collingwood at midwicket 38/2
26.5 to Samaraweera, Panesar picks up his second wicket, excellent delivery, tossed up outside the off stump, Samaraweera uses his feet and completely misses it, spins away, Jones behind the wicket, collects the ball and whips off the bails, good work there by Jones. 56/4
  SI Mahmood 9 2 19 0 2.11 43 2 0 (1nb)
  PD Collingwood 2 2 0 0 0.00 12 0 0
  England 2nd innings (target: 78 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick lbw b Muralitharan 0 13 10 0 0 0.00
3.4 Muralitharan strikes in his first over, tossed up on the leg stump, goes straight on, Trescothick comes forward and plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Dar. 9/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 16 49 36 2 0 44.44
13.1 Muralitharan picks up his second wicket, tossed up bit full outside the leg stump, Strauss goes for the sweep, misses it, strikes the pad, and goes into the hands of Jayawardene at first slip, loud appeal for a catch, given by Umpire Dar. 35/2
AN Cook not out 34 114 85 4 0 40.00
View dismissal KP Pietersen lbw b Muralitharan 13 31 25 2 0 52.00
19.5 Muralitharan picks up his 3rd wicket, doosra tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen plays down the wrong line, caught on the back foot, strikes the pad, loud appeal, plumb in front, given by Umpire Dar 63/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 3 24 11 0 0 27.27
25.4 Muralitharan strikes again, picks up his fourth wicket, doosra tossed up outside the off stump, Collingwood on the back foot drives, gets the edge, Sangakkara behind the wicket takes a sharp catch. 73/4
A Flintoff* not out 4 7 4 1 0 100.00
Extras (b 2, nb 9) 11
  Total (4 wickets; 27.2 overs; 114 mins) 81 (2.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 7 2 12 0 1.71 37 1 0 (2nb)
  SL Malinga 7 1 29 0 4.14 31 3 0 (3nb)
View wickets M Muralitharan 12.2 3 29 4 2.35 60 3 0 (2nb)
3.4 to Trescothick, Muralitharan strikes in his first over, tossed up on the leg stump, goes straight on, Trescothick comes forward and plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Dar. 9/1
13.1 to Strauss, Muralitharan picks up his second wicket, tossed up bit full outside the leg stump, Strauss goes for the sweep, misses it, strikes the pad, and goes into the hands of Jayawardene at first slip, loud appeal for a catch, given by Umpire Dar. 35/2
19.5 to Pietersen, Muralitharan picks up his 3rd wicket, doosra tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen plays down the wrong line, caught on the back foot, strikes the pad, loud appeal, plumb in front, given by Umpire Dar 63/3
25.4 to Collingwood, Muralitharan strikes again, picks up his fourth wicket, doosra tossed up outside the off stump, Collingwood on the back foot drives, gets the edge, Sangakkara behind the wicket takes a sharp catch. 73/4
  TM Dilshan 1 0 9 0 9.00 3 2 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - KP Pietersen (England)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and DB Hair (Australia)
TV umpire - IJ Gould
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Close of play
  • Thu, 25 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 138/3 (KP Pietersen 30*, MJ Hoggard 2*, 34 ov)
  • Fri, 26 May - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 86/4 (MG Vandort 30*, TM Dilshan 21*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 27 May - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 194/5 (MG Vandort 89*, MF Maharoof 0*, 74 ov)
  • Sun, 28 May - day 4 - England 2nd innings 81/4 (27.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - AA Jones
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 20.3 overs (125 balls), Extras 6
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 65/6 in 25.3 overs (TM Dilshan 16)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 98/8 in 39.0 overs (WPUJC Vaas 10, SL Malinga 8)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 39.3 overs (240 balls), Extras 8
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (WPUJC Vaas 20, SL Malinga 26, Ex 4)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 141/10 in 51.2 overs (WPUJC Vaas 30)
    • England 1st innings
    • England: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (91 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (ME Trescothick 23, AJ Strauss 23, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: England - 56/0 in 15.0 overs (ME Trescothick 27, AJ Strauss 23)
    • England 1st innings: 1x7 ball over (21st over, M Muralitharan, called by Umpire Aleem Dar)
    • England: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (160 balls), Extras 16
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (AN Cook 17, KP Pietersen 27, Ex 8)
    • England: 150 runs in 38.1 overs (241 balls), Extras 26
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 54 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Lunch: England - 193/4 in 51.0 overs (KP Pietersen 65, PD Collingwood 10)
    • England 1st innings: 1x5 ball over (51st over, SL Malinga, called by Umpire Aleem Dar)
    • England: 200 runs in 53.1 overs (332 balls), Extras 36
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (KP Pietersen 31, PD Collingwood 14, Ex 6)
    • KP Pietersen 100 in 161 mins off 115 balls, 16x4, 1x6
    • England: 250 runs in 64.1 overs (398 balls), Extras 36
    • Drinks: England - 263/5 in 66.0 overs (KP Pietersen 118, A Flintoff 7)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (KP Pietersen 42, A Flintoff 9, Ex 1)
    • Tea: England - 295/10 in 78.3 overs (SI Mahmood 0)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 43/2 in 18.0 overs (MG Vandort 17, DPMD Jayawardene 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 24.1 overs (146 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 86/4 in 40.0 overs (MG Vandort 30, TM Dilshan 21)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 44.5 overs (271 balls), Extras 9
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (MG Vandort 19, TM Dilshan 26, Ex 5)
    • MG Vandort: 50 off 162 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 146/4 in 58.0 overs (MG Vandort 62, TM Dilshan 41)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 58.5 overs (358 balls), Extras 12
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 209 balls (MG Vandort 43, TM Dilshan 49, Ex 8)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 87 balls (7 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 1x5 ball over (71st over, MJ Hoggard, called by Umpire Aleem Dar)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 78.6 overs (482 balls), Extras 16
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 201/5 after 80 overs (MG Vandort 95, MF Maharoof 0)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 219/6 in 88.2 overs (MG Vandort 98)
    • MG Vandort: 100 off 294 balls (8 x 4)
 
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