Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
70(84) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 4 7 5 1 1
PD Collingwood
32(71) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 3 1 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O10.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O10.0
M2
R34
W4
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A slight bit of confusion right at the end when Sri Lanka claimed to have run out Sidebottom, but they'd already run the required two runs - and now take a 2-1 series lead. They've played some mediocre cricket today - in fact both sides have; it's been ugly, desperate cricket at times. But, yet again, Broad showed his maturity - as did Swann with the ball in Sri Lanka's innings - to take England home to a vital victory, especially considering the poor weather forecast for the final two fixtures. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage today, and do join us on Wednesday for England's next game. From me, Will Luke, and Martin Williamson, it's goodnight.

46.5
2
Malinga to Broad, 2 runs, flicked off his pads, just evading the short midwicket and there's the match for England. A great effort from Broad

What a shot at such a tense moment

46.4
4
Malinga to Broad, FOUR runs, full, swinging into Broad - Malinga's desperate to find this yorker but it's not quite working. Broad leans into it and plays a beautiful extra cover drive for four
46.3
0
Malinga to Broad, no run, full, fast and straight - not quite yorker length, but nasty enough. Broad's up to the challenge, however, jabbing down on it at the last moment

Slip is in. Malinga kisses the ball and here he comes...

46.2
1
Malinga to Sidebottom, 1 run, another zippy delivery but it's wild and misdirected down the leg side. Sidebottom gets bat on it and they scamper a single
46.1
0
Malinga to Sidebottom, no run, close! So close there. A vicious, swinging ball which evades the off stump...and evades Sidebottom's bat too

England probably have their noses in front again now. There's now a committee going on out in the middle with Jayawardene counselling opinion from all and sundry. Who's to bowl?

END OF OVER:
46 | 2 Runs | ENG: 157/8

  • RJ Sidebottom6 (8b)
  • SCJ Broad14 (41b)
  • TM Dilshan3-0-8-0
  • SL Malinga7-1-32-1
45.6
1
Dilshan to Sidebottom, 1 run, guided out to point and they run an easy single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
70(84) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 4 7 5 1 1
PD Collingwood
32(71) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 3 1 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O10.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O10.0
M2
R34
W4
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF