Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MP Vaughan
87(139) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3
AN Cook
62(124) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 4 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O36.0
M4
R100
W3
Eco2.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O47.2
M9
R116
W5
Eco2.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
77 | 6 Runs | ENG: 250/3

  • PD Collingwood23 (67b)
  • KP Pietersen45 (79b)
  • LPC Silva13-1-57-1
  • CRD Fernando10-0-30-1

Tea And that's the end of the session and, without being a hostage to fortune, this match is meandering to a draw. For a very brief moment England jiggled when Ian Bell holed out to leave them in effect 7 for 3, but Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen had few worries in the last hour and by the end of the afternoon Sri Lanka's body language suggested they knew that they were not going to win ... not that it matters as they still head to Galle one up. Even Muralitharan, who has been very subdued, was rested as Jayawardene probably wanted to keep him as fresh as possible for Galle. It's growing darker and so the weather might put this match out of its misery. If not, Andrew McGlashan will be back at 3.00pm (0930 GMT) to inflict some misery of his own ...

76.6
0
Silva to Collingwood, no run, and that's that

Clouds really growing quite hostile. Unlike the crowd who have gone to sleep.

Mahela Jayawardene ambled after that rather than anything faster ... you suspect he has almost given up the fight.

76.5
4
Silva to Collingwood, FOUR runs, another full bunger which is clipped through midwicket. Silva's fingers must be tired as he is not used to bowling this much
76.4
2
Silva to Collingwood, 2 runs, worked past slip off the back foot

If Dar was unhappy at the number of fielders behind square then it should have been a no-ball ... all very odd.

76.3
0
Silva to Collingwood, no run, pushed to mid-on
76.2
0
Silva to Collingwood, no run, blocked

Aleem Dar signals a dead ball from square leg which is all very odd as Collingwood certainly didn't kick the ball. He then moves from square leg to cover.

76.1
0
Silva to Collingwood, no run, a step and a half and flicked into the on side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MP Vaughan
87(139) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3
AN Cook
62(124) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 4 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O36.0
M4
R100
W3
Eco2.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O47.2
M9
R116
W5
Eco2.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF