Sri Lanka tour of England, 3rd Test: England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 2-5, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 134 runs
2,3,4,5 June 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
0.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run

0.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, full length ball and swinging in nicely, Vandort defends it down at the last minute

0.3

Hoggard to Vandort, 1 run, good length ball swinging into the stumps, defended wide of the forward short-leg fielder

0.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball swinging into the stumps, defended nicely on the front-foot

0.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman gets a big inside edge onto the pads

0.6

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

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

    • WU Tharanga 0 (3b)
    • MG Vandort 1 (3b)
    • MJ Hoggard 1-0-1-0

Jon Lewis will be sharing the new ball

1.1

Lewis to Vandort, 1 no ball, defended on the back-foot to silly mid-on

1.1

Lewis to Vandort, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended nicely on the front-foot

1.2

Lewis to Vandort, no run, left alone outside off stump

1.3

Lewis to Vandort, OUT, Great start for the debutant! pitched up on the off stump and shaping into Vandort, batsman tries to defend but the ball slips through bat and pad gap and strikes the stumps

MG Vandort b Lewis 1 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Sangakkara walks in

1.4

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman beaten and there is a appeal for caught-behind

1.5

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off stump

1.6

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball outside off stump, batsman lets it go

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

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • WU Tharanga 0 (3b)
    • J Lewis 1-0-1-1
    • MJ Hoggard 1-0-1-0
2.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads

2.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads, loud shout but declined

2.3

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

2.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 no ball, left alone outside off stump

2.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, short ball on the off stump, punched back to the bowler

2.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, short ball outside off stump, batsman shoulders arms

2.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) Sri Lanka 3/1

    • WU Tharanga 0 (10b)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • MJ Hoggard 2-0-2-0
    • J Lewis 1-0-1-1
3.1

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off stump

3.2

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended on the front-foot

3.3

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, defended away on the back-foot to short-leg fielder

3.4

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, full length ball around the off stump, batsman goes for the drive and gets beaten

3.5

Lewis to Sangakkara, 2 runs

3.6

Lewis to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot!! that was full and outside off, enough room for Sangakkara to free his arms, leans forward and caressesses the ball through the gap between cover and mid-off, the ball teases a chasing cover fielder, but finally wins the race

End of over 4 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 9/1

    • KC Sangakkara 6 (9b 1x4)
    • WU Tharanga 0 (10b)
    • J Lewis 2-0-7-1
    • MJ Hoggard 2-0-2-0
4.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, Hoggard to Tharanga this time, same result - a boundary! it was pitched up but a lot straighter, Tharanga dries through the line, straight past the man at mid-off, the ball races away to the fence

4.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, fuller length again, almost a yorker, Tharanga gets his bat down in time - offers the full face of the bat and defcends it

4.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 no ball, bit of swing in the air, Hoggard tries a little harder and oversteps, called No-ball rightly so, Tharanga drives a fuller delivery on middle and leg to midon

4.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery outside off, holds its line this time, Tharanga has a good look at it, knows where his off stump is, and lets it through

4.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, Sangakkara defends with a straight bat

4.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended solidly on the front-foot back to the bowler

4.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 15/1

    • KC Sangakkara 6 (11b 1x4)
    • WU Tharanga 5 (15b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 3-0-8-0
    • J Lewis 2-0-7-1
5.1

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Tharanga moves forward and lets it go

5.2

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, full length ball around the off stump, swinging away nicely, Tharanga goes for the drive and gets completely beaten by the outswinger

5.3

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, way outside off stump, Tharanga has no problem in letting it go

5.4

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short ball around the off stump, Tharanga moves back and shoulders arms, ball keeps swinging in and passes over the off stump

5.5

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off stump

5.6

Lewis to Tharanga, FOUR, half-volley outside off stump, Tharanga moves forward and drives beautifully through covers, excellent follow-through of the bat and times it superbly

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1

    • WU Tharanga 9 (21b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 6 (11b 1x4)
    • J Lewis 3-0-11-1
    • MJ Hoggard 3-0-8-0
6.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, swinging into the pads, Sangakkara turns it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs

6.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, swinging in, batsman moves forward and defends it away to offside

6.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length ball outside off stump, batsman defends with an angled bat to cover the swing, ball rolls down to thirdman for a couple of runs

6.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around the off stump, ball takes the outside edge but all along the ground to the slip cordon

6.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, full length ball on the off stump, swinging in nicely, Sangakkara looks to drive and gets an inside edge onto the pads

6.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman looks to cut but too late to the stroke, gets beaten

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 23/1

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (17b 1x4)
    • WU Tharanga 9 (21b 2x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 4-0-12-0
    • J Lewis 3-0-11-1
7.1

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off stump

7.2

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short of length ball on the stumps, swinging in this time, defended on the back-foot to forward short-leg fielder

7.3

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short ball on the off stump, batsman moves back and across, defends it away to point region

7.4

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off stump, left alone

7.5

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short of length ball and way outside off stump, swinging away further, difficult take for Gones and he does well to collect it

7.6

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, Beauty! length ball around the off stump, straightening this time, Tharanga plays for the inswing and gets beaten

End of over 8 (maiden) Sri Lanka 23/1

    • WU Tharanga 9 (27b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (17b 1x4)
    • J Lewis 4-1-11-1
    • MJ Hoggard 4-0-12-0
8.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 wide, way outside off stump

8.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 wide, pitched up on the off stump, swinging in, batsman moves forward and pushes back to the bowler

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended solidly on the front-foot to point

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, turned away wide of the mid-on fielder and they take a single

8.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball, swinging in, batsman gets hit on the thigh

8.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, on the pads, flicked away to legside and they take a single

8.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, half-volley outside off stump, batsman moves forward and drives through the covers, excellent shot and ball races away to the fence

8.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, swinging into the pads, flicked away fine to the fence and 2 consecutive boundaries for Tharanga

8.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR

End of over 9 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 33/1

    • WU Tharanga 17 (29b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 11 (21b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 5-0-22-0
    • J Lewis 4-1-11-1

Plunkett into the attack

9.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around the off stump, batsman beaten on the front-foot

9.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman moves back and feels to play at it, gets beaten again

9.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run, swinging into the pads, glanced away to fine leg

9.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, on the pads again, batsman tries to play but gets on the pads, ball rolls down to fine leg

9.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, left alone outside off stump

9.5

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

9.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, Boundary to end the over! half-volley outside off stump, batsman puts it away on the front-foot to cover fence, one more good cover-drive from the left-hander

End of over 10 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 40/1

    • KC Sangakkara 16 (26b 2x4)
    • WU Tharanga 17 (31b 4x4)
    • LE Plunkett 1-0-6-0
    • MJ Hoggard 5-0-22-0

Jon Lewis comes on from the other end

10.1

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off stump, left alone

10.2

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off stump

10.3

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short of length ball on the middle stump, swinging in, batsman defends it on the back-foot to short-leg fielder

10.4

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back-foot to legside, looks for a single but decides against it immediately

10.5

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short ball just outside off stump, batsman shoulders arms to it

10.6

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to offside

End of over 11 (maiden) Sri Lanka 40/1

    • WU Tharanga 17 (37b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 16 (26b 2x4)
    • J Lewis 5-2-11-1
    • LE Plunkett 1-0-6-0
11.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, swinging away, batsman tries to defend on the front-foot but gets beaten by the away movement

11.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, short ball on the off stump, batsman back and across, defends it away to offside

11.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads

11.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, full length ball on the off stump, swinging in, batsman tries to drive but gets an inside edge and ball rolls away to onside

11.4

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, half-volley outside off stump, Sangakkara brings up another excellent cover-drive and ball races away to the fence

11.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back-foot back to the bowler

11.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the off stump, batsman moves forward and tries to play for the inswinger, ball takes the outside edge but falls well short of the 3rd slip fielder

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 45/1

    • KC Sangakkara 20 (33b 3x4)
    • WU Tharanga 17 (37b 4x4)
    • LE Plunkett 2-0-11-0
    • J Lewis 5-2-11-1
12.1

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, short ball outside off stump, left alone

12.2

Lewis to Tharanga, 3 runs, swinging into the leg stump, batsman flicks it away through mid-wicket, Panesar does the chase and they take three runs

12.3

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, way outside off stump, batsman watches it go

12.4

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball around the off stump, Sangakkara plays inside the line and lets it go

12.5

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, defended solidly on the front-foot to extra-cover

12.6

Lewis to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to silly mid-off and takes a quick single

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 49/1

    • KC Sangakkara 21 (37b 3x4)
    • WU Tharanga 20 (39b 4x4)
    • J Lewis 6-2-15-1
    • LE Plunkett 2-0-11-0
13.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away nicely to fine leg

13.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, straying onto the pads again, batsman tries to glance but ball takes off the pads and runs to fine leg

13.3

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, one more half-folley from the English bowlers, Sangakkara moves forward and drives straight down the ground to long-off fence

13.4

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball on the middle stump, turned away to square leg

13.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, fraction short on the off stump, Sagakkara moves across to the line of the ball and defends it away to point region

13.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 wide, way outside off stump, Hair calls it a wide-ball

13.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length ball on the middle and leg stump, turned away to mid-wicket and a single taken

End of over 14 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 57/1

    • KC Sangakkara 27 (42b 4x4)
    • WU Tharanga 20 (40b 4x4)
    • LE Plunkett 3-0-18-0
    • J Lewis 6-2-15-1
14.1

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, line and length on the off, gets well forward to defen

14.2

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, left alone as it angles away from the left hander

14.3

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, once again he leaves as it anglkes away outside the off

14.4

Lewis to Sangakkara, 2 runs, gets forward to the fuller ball on the off, strokes the drive square on the off, Pietersen can not hold on as they scamper through for a couple

14.5

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, gets well forward, line and length and can only defend to the off

14.6

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 59/1

    • KC Sangakkara 29 (48b 4x4)
    • WU Tharanga 20 (40b 4x4)
    • J Lewis 7-2-17-1
    • LE Plunkett 3-0-18-0

Flintoff now into the attack, the 4th seamer of the morning

15.1

Flintoff to Tharanga, 1 run, starts slightly on the leg stump line and well worked off the legs down towards fine leg

15.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, better line, but oversteps, defends well from just on the off towards the cover area

15.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, oversteps again, gets the footwork wrong but on the spot with the line and length, good leave just wide of the off stump

15.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, angled into the legs, just short of length, gets up into the pads, runs away behind the batsman on the on side

15.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, great ball, draws him forward outside the off, pushes defensively at it, ball moves away and beats the bat

15.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, slightly too far dowen the leg side, goes through to the keeper Jones

15.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, holds that back a bit but it is wide of the off, batsman gets well forward and plays a defensive shot well inside the line

15.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 16 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1

    • KC Sangakkara 29 (55b 4x4)
    • WU Tharanga 21 (41b 4x4)
    • A Flintoff 1-0-3-0
    • J Lewis 7-2-17-1
16.1

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off, just to wide for him to be tempted

16.2

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, stays on the fullish line on and outside the off, batsman does get forward and pushes at it, plays well inside the line but that was a genuine shot and beaten

16.3

Lewis to Tharanga, 2 runs, gets well forward again, got the front foot more across and steers that gently into the gap on the off for a easy two runs

16.4

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, drags that down the leg side, no real effort to play at it, Jones cleans up

16.5

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, on the button, no real movement through the air, but left the batsman with nothing else but a forward defensivie push down the pitch

16.6

Lewis to Tharanga, 1 run, slightly leg side, got well inside the line and helps it down to fine leg to keep the strike

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 65/1

    • WU Tharanga 24 (47b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 29 (55b 4x4)
    • J Lewis 8-2-20-1
    • A Flintoff 1-0-3-0
17.1

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, short outside the off as he comes over the wicket to the left hander who gets down low and lets it pass high and wide of the off

17.2

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, Another short ball, outside off, and easily avoided as he gets down low

17.3

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run

17.4

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, agangled across the left hander who once again will have nothing to do with it, leaves

17.5

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, line and length from Flintoff gets all the respect as it is defended back down the off side of the pitch

17.6

Flintoff to Tharanga, no run, slightly short of length, gets him on the back foot as he pushes towards cover point

End of over 18 (maiden) Sri Lanka 65/1

    • WU Tharanga 24 (53b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 29 (55b 4x4)
    • A Flintoff 2-1-3-0
    • J Lewis 8-2-20-1
18.1

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off, keeping a good tempting line and showing a bit of patience

18.2

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, stays on the line and this time he nearly gets the edge as the bat is pulled away at the last second

18.3

Lewis to Sangakkara, no run, just a touch closer to the off, gets a defensive front foot shot to the off

18.4

Lewis to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish on the off, gets forward and gently pushes down the off into the gap at cover for an easy run

18.5

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, just short of length, right on line, ball tracks back off the seam and a very brave or good leave as the ball climbs over the middle stump

18.6

Lewis to Tharanga, no run, line and length again and a good solid looking forward defence

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 66/1

    • WU Tharanga 24 (55b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 30 (59b 4x4)
    • J Lewis 9-2-21-1
    • A Flintoff 2-1-3-0
19.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

19.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, short, but a bit wide, goes low almost onto his knee, watching the ball go harmlessly high and wide of the off

19.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, fuller and quicker, outside off, angle takes it away further and beats the edge as the batsman pushes at it from the back foot

19.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, pushes him onto the back foot, where he defends down to ground on the on side

19.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, FOUR, full on the off, gets well forward, drives through the line and cleanly hit inside mid-off, not perfectly timed, but enough to go to the long-off rope

19.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, defends from length and line downm the pitch

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 70/1

    • KC Sangakkara 34 (65b 5x4)
    • WU Tharanga 24 (55b 4x4)
    • A Flintoff 3-1-7-0
    • J Lewis 9-2-21-1

Hoggard comes back after an indifferent start in his first spell

20.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run

20.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off, just about carries to Jones

20.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone just outside off, slight movement back at the left hander

20.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone again, good judgement as that comes back at him, just going through wide of the off

20.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, too full, too wide and a crashing drive races past the covers

20.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, back onto that line just wide of the off, batsman not tempted as he again judges well and leaves

20.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, can not leave this time, line and length, on the off, draws him forward defending

End of over 21 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 74/1

    • WU Tharanga 28 (61b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 34 (65b 5x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 6-0-26-0
    • A Flintoff 3-1-7-0
21.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off, just nagging away at the line outside off, batsmen not quite being tempted

21.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, hits the pitch hard just outside the off, 90 mph, gets across to the off well, covering anything coming back, leaves

21.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off, again into the 90 mph

21.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, oversteps as he tries to get a little more out of it, angled across a touch wide, movement after pitching, left alone

21.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, goes round the wicket, that does not help either, still oversteps but makes the batsman defend from the back foot

21.4

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, stays round, starts it outside the off, holds its line, batsman back and across but plays well inside the line as he leaves

21.5

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, a little straighter, gets the desired shot, but not the edge as he beats Sangakkara on the back foot, this time he was tempted to play at it

21.6

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, angled back at the left hander, then leaves him off the pitch, again beaten on the back foot

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 76/1

    • KC Sangakkara 34 (73b 5x4)
    • WU Tharanga 28 (61b 5x4)
    • A Flintoff 4-1-9-0
    • MJ Hoggard 6-0-26-0
22.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, drawn well forward on the off and defends down the pitch

22.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, just a touch too wide as he tries to get him driving, but good judgement as he leaves

22.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, a touch short of length, just outside off, but gets nicely back and behind it, defending

22.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off

22.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, just a touch wide, touch full and a touchy drive past cover point

22.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, 2 runs, on line, no real swing or movement now, fullish ball gets a timed forward stroke inside mid-off who chases and hauls it in

End of over 23 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 82/1

    • WU Tharanga 34 (67b 6x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 34 (73b 5x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 7-0-32-0
    • A Flintoff 4-1-9-0
23.1

Flintoff to Sangakkara, no run, just short, angled away to th off, gets back and high on the toes, punches to the off but can not beat point

23.2

Flintoff to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off, gets well forward, plays it late and with soft hands, runs it between gully and point

23.3

Flintoff to Sangakkara, OUT, might have been a slower ball, on line, leaves Sangakkara off the pitch, was half foward, hits something, appeals as Jones takes, Darrell Hair says it is the edge and raises the finger

KC Sangakkara c †Jones b Flintoff 36 (102m 76b 5x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

23.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off

23.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, has gone back to over the wicket to the right hander, touch short, gets up on the back foot, defends to the off

23.5

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, follows the shortish ball up with a full one, on line, and defending from the crease Jayawardene defends to the off

23.6

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 85/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (4b)
    • WU Tharanga 34 (67b 6x4)
    • A Flintoff 5-1-12-1
    • MJ Hoggard 7-0-32-0
24.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, full, on line, stroked firmly down the ground, the bowlers off stump does not field too well, defelects the ball to mid-on

24.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, Just outside the off, angling away, shows good judgement again as he leaves well

24.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, shorter ball, just on the off, quicker as well, huries the defensive push from the backfoot to the covers

24.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, just short of length, comes back off the pitch, but well back and in line, covers it well as he defends to the on side

24.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, OUT, after having left so well all morning, Tharanga chases one that is full just outside the off, slight movement gets a solid edge and a waist high catch to Jones

WU Tharanga c †Jones b Hoggard 34 (116m 72b 6x4 0x6) SR: 47.22

24.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, starts that angling in from over the wicket, slight movement away in the air, right hander gets forward, keeps the bat high and leaves

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 85/3

    • TM Dilshan 0 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (4b)
    • MJ Hoggard 8-1-32-1
    • A Flintoff 5-1-12-1
25.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, just short of length, gets back and across, ball does a bit, and a thich edge/outside half of the bat squirts towards gully

25.1

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, angled down the leg, slightly short, gets inside it, but can not run it past the leg gully

25.2

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run, short of length on the off, gets half back and well defended to ground and the off

25.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, short, picked that up a bit late, has to duck under it quickly to avoid a few bruised ribs, Jones takes down the leg side

25.3

Flintoff to Jayawardene, no run

25.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, OUT, full on the off, pushes forward to one going away, gets the thin edge and a bit of a collapse for Sri Lanka

DPMD Jayawardene c †Jones b Flintoff 0 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So after a better start from Sri Lanka the first hour saw them setting themselves up for a good lunch-time score, but the wicket off Sangakkara, one that might have been a mistake by the umpire, started a slide that suddenly put them back to where they have been in the first innings of each test, and that is they are once again in trouble. A concerted defence will have to take place after lunch else they will be fighting to save this Test for the next few days.

Arun will be with you in a moment with some analysis and figures on the first session.

Thanks Keith.

The first session of the first day of this Trent Bridge test was almost even, till the last 10 minutes that is. Sangakkara got what many think was a harsh decision from Umpire Darrell Hair, and then Sri Lanka lost Tharanga and their captain Mahela Jayawardene - all in the space of ten minutes.

England will surely be the happier of the two teams as they head back to the dressing room. After having won the toss and chosen to bat first, Sri Lanka find themselves in a spot of bother at 86 for 4.

While one cannot blame Vandort and Jayawardene too much - they had hardly got their feet in, before they received beauties to send them back to the dressing room. Sangakkara too, too can consider himself unlucky.

But it was Tharanga's away-from-the-body cover drive, with just 4 minutes left the lunch break, that will upset his coach most. Tharanga looked set - he was in control for close to 80% of his stay at the wicket - he only edged or was beaten on 15 occasions, off the 72 balls he faced this morning. However, it was one of those 15 bad shots that cost him his wicket. If only he had tightened his stroke play just a bit ...

I'll be back with more such analysis during the course of the day. It's back to the match commentators when play starts after lunch. Do join us then.

Welcome back to the 2nd session. Jayasuriya walks in and Flintoff will complete the over

25.4

Flintoff to Jayawardene, OUT, good length ball outside off stump, batsman lets it go

DPMD Jayawardene c †Jones b Flintoff 0 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

25.5

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, swinging in, Jayasuriya defends on the back-foot to short-leg

25.5

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, swinging down the legside

25.6

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 87/4

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (3b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (1b)
    • A Flintoff 6-1-14-2
    • MJ Hoggard 8-1-32-1

Jon Lewis to bowl from the other end

26.1

Lewis to Dilshan, 1 no ball, defended on the front-foot to offside, starts with a no-ball

26.1

Lewis to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off stump and swinging away further, Dilshan lets it go

26.2

Lewis to Dilshan, FOUR, half-volley but way outside off stump, Dilshan reaches for it and smashes through cover point fence, aggressive shot from Dilshan!

26.3

Lewis to Dilshan, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

26.3

Lewis to Dilshan, no run, line and length on the off stump, nipping in off the wicket, batsman tries to defend it but misses and ball hits the thigh

26.4

Lewis to Dilshan, no run

26.5

Lewis to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off stump

26.6

Lewis to Dilshan, 3 runs, straying onto the pads, Dilshan flicks it away in the air to deep square leg but was not timed perfectly to reach the fence, they complete three runs

End of over 27 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 95/4

    • TM Dilshan 7 (8b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (3b)
    • J Lewis 10-2-29-1
    • A Flintoff 6-1-14-2
27.1

Flintoff to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, pushed off the back-foot through covers and they take a quick single

27.2

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, Flintoff sends down a bouncer, Jayasuriya has no problem and easily ducks underneath

27.3

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, short ball on the leg stump, turned away to legslip

27.3

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, left alone outside off stump

27.4

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, short of length ball outside off stump and angled further away, Jayasuriya lets it go

Flintoff changes the angle, comes round the wicket

27.5

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, short ball on the middle stump, nipping away, Jayasuriya covers the line of the ball and defends to short cover, looks for a single but Flintoff quick to the ball

27.6

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 97/4

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (9b)
    • TM Dilshan 8 (9b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 7-1-16-2
    • J Lewis 10-2-29-1
28.1

Lewis to Dilshan, OUT, good length ball on the off stump, seaming away a bit, Dilshan moves forward and pushes at it, takes the outside edge and a goes low down to Flintoff at second slip, good smart catch taken by the skipper!

TM Dilshan c Flintoff b Lewis 8 (17m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Kapugedera walks in

28.2

Lewis to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length ball on the middle and leg stump, nipping in, turned away to square leg and Kapugedera off the mark

28.3

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball around the off stump, shaping in this time, Jayasuriya stretches forward to defend and gets a big inside edge to square leg

28.4

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, one more good inswinger, batsman gets an inside edge and a loud shout from the slip cordon

28.5

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run

28.6

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the back-foot to forward short-leg fielder

End of over 29 (1 run) Sri Lanka 98/5

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (13b)
    • CK Kapugedera 1 (1b)
    • J Lewis 11-2-30-2
    • A Flintoff 7-1-16-2
29.1

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, fuller length ball swinging in outside off stump, batsman drives and gets beaten

29.2

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, good quick bouncer on the off stump, Kapugedera ducks underneath

29.3

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, Flintoff bowls a good length ball following the bouncer, no footwork from the batsman and is beaten all ends up

29.4

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, bouncer again from Flintoff, Kapugedera too late to get down, gets hit on the helmet and ball loops to Jones

29.5

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the back-foot back to the bowler

29.6

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, fraction short on the middle stump, batsman moves back and defends it down to short-leg fielder

End of over 30 (maiden) Sri Lanka 98/5

    • CK Kapugedera 1 (7b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (13b)
    • A Flintoff 8-2-16-2
    • J Lewis 11-2-30-2
30.1

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the back-foot to onside

30.2

Lewis to Jayasuriya, FOUR, pitched up and given width outside off stump, Jayasuriya moves forward and drives beautifully through covers

30.3

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, left alone outside off stump

30.4

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, swinging down the legside, Jayasuriya tries to glance but it was well down the legside

30.5

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, Beauty! good length ball around the off stump, straightening this time, Jayasuriya plays for the inswinger and gets comprehensively beaten

30.6

Lewis to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya moves forward to defend but gets stuck on the pads, loud shout but was stuck way outside off stump

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 102/5

    • ST Jayasuriya 4 (19b 1x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 1 (7b)
    • J Lewis 12-2-34-2
    • A Flintoff 8-2-16-2
31.1

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

31.2

Flintoff to Kapugedera, 3 runs, Flintoff goes for the yorker but ends up as a low full toss, flicked away through mid-wicket but doesnt take it to the fence, complete 3 runs

round the wicket

31.3

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball outside off stump, seaming away from round the wicket, left alone

31.4

Flintoff to Jayasuriya, OUT, Six down! good length ball on the off stump, seaming away off the wicket, Jayasuriya moves forward and pokes at it, ball takes off the top edge and goes straight to Pietersen at gully

ST Jayasuriya c Pietersen b Flintoff 4 (28m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 19.04

Maharoof walks in

31.5

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, swinging down the legside, not a good first ball from Flintoff to Maharoof

31.6

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, short ball on the middle stump, batsman moves back and defends it down to silly mid-on, successful over from Flintoff

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 105/6

    • MF Maharoof 0 (2b)
    • CK Kapugedera 4 (9b)
    • A Flintoff 9-2-19-3
    • J Lewis 12-2-34-2
32.1

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, short of length ball on the middle and off stump, shaping away, defended on the back-foot to cover

32.2

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

32.3

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, short of length ball on the middle and leg stump, batsman moves back and defends to onside, very well played from Kapugedera

32.4

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball on the off stump, Kapugedera moves on the front-foot and defends it down solidly to cover

32.5

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, fraction short and swinging away, Kapugedera caught on two minds and just hangs his bat from the crease, gets beaten

32.6

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump, Lewis bowls with a round arm action and has a beautiful outswinger

End of over 33 (maiden) Sri Lanka 105/6

    • CK Kapugedera 4 (15b)
    • MF Maharoof 0 (2b)
    • J Lewis 13-3-34-2
    • A Flintoff 9-2-19-3
33.1

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, good quick bouncer from Flintoff, batsman slow to react and get down, gets hit on the helmet

33.2

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, defended on the back-foot

33.3

Flintoff to Maharoof, no run, short ball on the off stump, defended nicely this time to offside

33.4

Flintoff to Maharoof, 1 no ball, fraction short on the middle stump, nipping in, batsman tries to glance but gets on the thighs

33.4

Flintoff to Maharoof, 4 byes, one more quick bouncer from Flintoff, nipping in a long way and almost hit Maharoof again, difficult take for Gones and fails to collect it, ball runs away to the fence

33.5

Flintoff to Maharoof, 1 run, short ball on the off stump, nipping into Maharoof, batsman moves back to defend and ball takes off the inside half of the bat to square leg

33.6

Flintoff to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 34 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 111/6

    • CK Kapugedera 4 (16b)
    • MF Maharoof 1 (8b)
    • A Flintoff 10-2-21-3
    • J Lewis 13-3-34-2
34.1

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, good length ball on the off stump, seaming in this time, batsman gets an inside edge and ball rolls to square leg

34.2

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, good length ball on the off stump and swinging away, batsman defends with an angled bat to gully

34.3

Lewis to Maharoof, 2 runs, full length ball and shaping away, batsman moves forward and pushes at it, ball takes off the outside half of the bat and runs to deep point for a couple of runs

34.4

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

34.5

Lewis to Maharoof, 2 runs, pitched up outside off stump, driven through covers for a couple of runs

34.6

Lewis to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 35 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 115/6

    • MF Maharoof 5 (14b)
    • CK Kapugedera 4 (16b)
    • J Lewis 14-3-38-2
    • A Flintoff 10-2-21-3

Hoggard brought back into the attack

35.1

Hoggard to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length ball and shaping away, defended on the front-foot to gully

35.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, fraction short on the off stump, natural outswinger from Hoggard, batsman beaten comprehensively on the back-foot

35.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, swinging down the legside

35.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, good length ball on the middle stump, Maharoof defends it back to the bowler with the full face of the bat

35.5

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, Beauty from Hoggard! length ball around the off stump and shaping away, batsman tries to defend but gets beaten

35.6

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to point

End of over 36 (1 run) Sri Lanka 116/6

    • MF Maharoof 5 (19b)
    • CK Kapugedera 5 (17b)
    • MJ Hoggard 9-1-33-1
    • J Lewis 14-3-38-2
36.1

Lewis to Kapugedera, FOUR, Lewis bowls a short one, Kapugedera rocks back and pulls it away in the air to deep square leg fence

36.2

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump

36.3

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, defended solidly on the front-foot back to the bowler

36.4

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, length ball outside off stump, batsman not tempted and lets it go

36.5

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, one more outswinger from Lewis outside off stump, batsman showing no signs of frustration, shoulders arms

36.6

Lewis to Kapugedera, no run, short ball outside off stump, batsman lets it go

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 120/6

    • CK Kapugedera 9 (23b 1x4)
    • MF Maharoof 5 (19b)
    • J Lewis 15-3-42-2
    • MJ Hoggard 9-1-33-1
37.1

Hoggard to Maharoof, FOUR, good length ball and given width outside off stump, Maharoof moves forward and brings off an excellent cover drive, ball races away to the cover-point fence

37.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, 1 no ball, length ball outside off stump, left alone

37.2

Hoggard to Maharoof, FOUR, good ball on the off stump, swinging away and Hoggard finds the edge but no fielder at third slip and ball runs away to the fence

37.3

Hoggard to Maharoof, no run, short ball on the off stump, batsman covers nicely and defends it down to offside

37.4

Hoggard to Maharoof, OUT, Seven down! short ball on the middle and off stump, swinging away nicely, not much of foot work from Maharoof and just hangs his bat, ball takes the outside edge and this time finds the fielder, straight to Flintoff at second slip and skipper takes his 2nd catch

MF Maharoof c Flintoff b Hoggard 13 (27m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.16

Vaas walks in

37.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, good length ball on the off stump, swinging in and Vaas luckily gets an inside edge, Hair declines the appeal

37.6

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

End of over 38 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 129/7

    • WPUJC Vaas 0 (2b)
    • CK Kapugedera 9 (23b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 10-1-42-2
    • J Lewis 15-3-42-2
38.1

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, defends just outside of off, rolls it to the off

38.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets one shortish, punches into the gap at cover

38.3

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, fullish, pushes into the covers to get off the mark

38.4

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, line and length, gets forward and solid defence

38.5

Plunkett to Kapugedera, FOUR, full on the legs and that is neatly clipped through the on side, just straying slightly and is punished

38.6

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, back to playing defensive to a ball that is moving away, but gets well forward and behind it

End of over 39 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 135/7

    • CK Kapugedera 14 (28b 2x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 1 (3b)
    • LE Plunkett 4-0-24-0
    • MJ Hoggard 10-1-42-2
39.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, angled across the left hander who does move the feet well to defend

39.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, well forward on the off, just on line, defends to the off

39.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, full, just outside off, angle taking it away, well left for Jones to clean up

39.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, keeping Vaas on the front foot, just on the off, played away to cover

39.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, once again all defensive, drawing him out on the front foot

39.6

Hoggard to Vaas, FOUR, a touch too full, and Vaas plays that neatly down and through the line, ball races away to long-off

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 139/7

    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (9b 1x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 14 (28b 2x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 11-1-46-2
    • LE Plunkett 4-0-24-0
40.1

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, Angled into the right hander who gets well forward and defends to the off, Plunkett still getting slight away movement

40.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, no run, has him on the back foot in the crease, just short of length, defends to the off

40.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, OUT, What a catch by Strauss in the slips, a loose shot from the front foot to one just outside off and going away that finds the edge and then Strauss diving away to left to take a very good catch

CK Kapugedera c Strauss b Plunkett 14 (59m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.16

84/1 has quickly become 139/8

40.4

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, just outside the off, going away, Malinga wafts a bat it, ball leaves him and he does not get close, Jones takes

40.5

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, leg side ball, just lost the target for a secfcond, batsman flicks, no contact, Jones goes down the leg side to take

40.6

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, full on the off, again slight away movement, gets the outside half of the bat as he shuffles forward, squeeses out to gully

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 139/8

    • SL Malinga 0 (3b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (9b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 5-1-24-1
    • MJ Hoggard 11-1-46-2
41.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, outside off, bit to wide to tempt the experienced Vaas who leaves

41.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, just on the off, angling across the left hander from over the wicket, gets a good stride in and defends to the off

41.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, well forward and all defensive, looks pretty solid on the forward defence

41.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, gets well forward on the off, ball is a bit wide and going away, plays well inside it

41.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, left alone again, plays a forward shot, but plays it well inside the line

41.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, well forward and this time gets one closer to the off stump, pushes the stroke towards covers

End of over 42 (maiden) Sri Lanka 139/8

    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (15b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 0 (3b)
    • MJ Hoggard 12-2-46-2
    • LE Plunkett 5-1-24-1
42.1

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, left alone, far too wide to tempt even Malinga

42.2

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, outside off, keeps it out there and leaves

42.3

Plunkett to Malinga, 1 run, full, but too straight, gets half forward in the crease and works that to the on side

42.4

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, Well forward on the off, plays late and with the open face, Collingwood does well diving to his right and saving a couple of runs

42.5

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, just outside off, touch too wide, left alone

42.6

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, outside off, drawn well out on the front foot, right hand drags that to the on side as he pushes at it, can not get across to keep the strike

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 140/8

    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (18b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 1 (6b)
    • LE Plunkett 6-1-25-1
    • MJ Hoggard 12-2-46-2
43.1

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, full, leg side, looks to work that to the on side, beaten, into the pads, an appeal, but very hopeful

43.2

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, agaled into the legs again, playing from the crease he does get bat to it, keeping it out to the on side

43.3

Hoggard to Malinga, no run

43.4

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, right on line, full, may be a slower ball, seam came out a bit scrambled, defends well to the off

43.5

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, defends to the off, gets a slight thick edge, Cook dives across but the ball does not reach him, falls just short

43.6

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, fullish angled into the pads, squared up a bit, but neatly dabs it away behind square to square leg

End of over 44 (maiden) Sri Lanka 140/8

    • SL Malinga 1 (12b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (18b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 13-3-46-2
    • LE Plunkett 6-1-25-1
44.1

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, line and length draws Vaas out to it and defends well rolling it away to the off

44.2

Plunkett to Vaas, no run, full ball outside off, left alone

44.3

Plunkett to Vaas, 1 run, Round the wicket now, angled into the left hander who is forward and stroking down the ground to mid-off for an easy run

44.4

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, goes back over the wicket, full almost yorker length, dug out well to the off

44.5

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, lets one slip down the leg side again, was full, malinga has a flick, but no contact as Jones scurries across

44.6

Plunkett to Malinga, 1 no ball, oversteps on the last ball, full on the off, gebtly played into the covers from the front foot

44.6

Plunkett to Malinga, 1 run, shorter ball outside off, malinga is back and pushes into the covers, confident enough to take the run and keeps the strike

End of over 45 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 143/8

    • SL Malinga 2 (16b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 6 (21b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 7-1-28-1
    • MJ Hoggard 13-3-46-2
45.1

Lewis to Malinga, 1 run, DROPPED, full, angled into the legs, flicks to the on side, in the air, square leg, Cook, dives to his right, hand outstretched, but can not hold on

45.2

Lewis to Vaas, 1 run, good length ball, just a touch straight, worked for the run to the on side

45.3

Lewis to Malinga, 1 run, angled into the legs again, this time plays straight and an easy run towards wide mid-on

45.4

Lewis to Vaas, no run, all defensive on the off

45.5

Lewis to Vaas, no run, just short of a length, has to adjust as he was on his way forward, well defended

45.5

Lewis to Vaas, no run, just short of a length, has to adjust as he was on his way forward, well defended

45.6

Lewis to Vaas, no run, left alone

End of over 46 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 146/8

    • WPUJC Vaas 7 (25b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 4 (18b)
    • J Lewis 16-3-45-2
    • LE Plunkett 7-1-28-1
46.1

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, just too far outside off, gets back and across and leaves

46.2

Plunkett to Malinga, FOUR, short of a length, just outside off, gets back, opens the face of the bat, in the air but through the vacant 4th slip area

46.3

Plunkett to Malinga, 1 no ball, another no ball from the England bowlers, oversteps as he pushes one to the off and is defended back towards the off

46.3

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, lets one slips down the leg side, Malinga gets well inside that, flicks, in the air, races away until the fine leg slides in to deny him a boundary

46.4

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, short and wide outside off, left alone

46.5

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, follows the short ball up with a fuller one, but far too wide outside the off

46.6

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, short, outside off, no fear from that as Malinga just sways back and leaves

End of over 47 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 153/8

    • SL Malinga 10 (25b 1x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 7 (25b 1x4)
    • LE Plunkett 8-1-35-1
    • J Lewis 16-3-45-2
47.1

Lewis to Vaas, no run, angled across the left hander, nice and full, but not tempted, gets well forward but hides the bat behind the pad

47.2

Lewis to Vaas, no run, Vaas not interested in the balls angling well across him, gets forward and tacks the bat well behind the front leg

47.3

Lewis to Vaas, no run, has to play at this one, just on the off, good length, defends to the off

47.4

Lewis to Vaas, 1 run, just about on a good length, right on target, gets well forward and nudges into the hole at cover

47.5

Lewis to Malinga, no run, length and line, still getting some slight movement out of the ball, but well covered as he dabs to the off

47.6

Lewis to Malinga, no run, all defensive from length and line

End of over 48 (1 run) Sri Lanka 154/8

    • SL Malinga 10 (27b 1x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 8 (29b 1x4)
    • J Lewis 17-3-46-2
    • LE Plunkett 8-1-35-1
48.1

Flintoff to Vaas, 1 run, Flintoff back on, starts from over the wicket, touch full just wide of the off, stroked into the cover area for the run

48.2

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, Outside off, still losening up, but gets Malinga playing at one fairly wide of the off, beaten

48.3

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, and again Malinga is beaten as he gets one full going away from him, some noises now coming from the full house crowd

48.4

Flintoff to Malinga, no run, all defensive as he gets one right on line and full, rolls it down the pitch

48.5

Flintoff to Malinga, 1 run, a lot more comfortable on the legs as he flicks a straighter one angled at the legs towards fine leg

48.6

Flintoff to Vaas, no run, outside off, pushing it across the left hander from over the wicket, left alone

End of over 49 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 156/8

    • WPUJC Vaas 9 (31b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 11 (31b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 11-2-23-3
    • J Lewis 17-3-46-2
49.1

Lewis to Malinga, 2 runs, full, on the legs, plays from the crease and chips that safely over the midwicket for a comfortable two

49.2

Lewis to Malinga, no run, angled at the legs, gets himself square but working it to the leg side from the middle of the bat

49.3

Lewis to Malinga, no run, full and straight, gets half forward, hurries the shot slightly keeps it out to the off

49.4

Lewis to Malinga, no run, outside off, too wide, left alone

49.5

Lewis to Malinga, no run, full and straight, slower ball, digs that out with a straight bat, running it back down the pitch

49.6

Lewis to Malinga, no run, all defensive from the front foot and starting to more confident with every shot

End of over 50 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 158/8

    • SL Malinga 13 (37b 1x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 9 (31b 1x4)
    • J Lewis 18-3-48-2
    • A Flintoff 11-2-23-3
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