Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
83(125) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 2 1 4 3 0
KC Sangakkara
92(159) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 4 1 5 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Hoggard
O14.0
M3
R29
W4
Eco2.07
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O35.0
M14
R55
W6
Eco1.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 188(59.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 281(93.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 442(130 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

ENGLAND 261(94 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

END OF OVER:
94 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 261/10

  • MS Panesar2 (9b)
  • SL Malinga15-3-39-1
  • M Muralitharan36-12-85-3

We hope you've enjoyed the commentary over the past five days. We'll be back for the second Test on Sunday morning at 10am (4.30am GMT) - and England have it all to do. From me, Will Luke, and my two fine colleagues Martin Williamson and Jenny Thompson, it's goodnight and we'll see you on Sunday.

Sanath Jayasuriya, as befits such a humble sort of chap, jogs off without much fanfair but is given a rousing ovation and pats on the back from his team-mates. A fine career comes to an end, and a decent way in which to send him off with a solid 88-run win. Kumar Sangakkara is named Man of the Match for his fine double of 92 and 152, while there are plenty more presentations for Murali.

Sri Lanka win by 88 runs, and what a final day it has been. Two fine knocks from Ian Bell and Matt Prior gave England a genuine chance of salvaging a draw. Even as far as tea, the pair were playing with greater freedom and confidence...before that man Murali struck, bowling both of them in quick succession. Once they fell, the tail didn't have a hope.

93.6
W
Malinga to Hoggard, OUT, bowled him! That's it, it's all over - a cracking yorker which speared into Hoggard's middle stump, and he couldn't get down on it quick enough
93.5
4
Malinga to Hoggard, FOUR runs, four! A thick outside edge, though I reckon he played that with soft hands down to third man
93.4
0
Malinga to Hoggard, no run, poor line down the leg side which wobbles off the pads

I hope you're still with us, oh England fans. It's not all over yet. Never mind working...just stick with us

93.3
0
Malinga to Hoggard, no run, ooh he plays and misses outside off this time! This is nail-biting stuff
93.2
0
Malinga to Hoggard, no run, bowled and played! Great cricket. A fantastic yorker which spears into the off stump and Hoggard digs it out

"Nine an over!" shrieks Dan Brigham, not hopeful but expectant of victory.

93.1
1
Malinga to Panesar, 1 run, neat stroke from Monty, prodding it out to deep extra

10 overs to go for England to survive. Or about 25 minutes we reckon. Malinga's back

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
83(125) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 2 1 4 3 0
KC Sangakkara
92(159) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 4 1 5 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Hoggard
O14.0
M3
R29
W4
Eco2.07
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O35.0
M14
R55
W6
Eco1.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF