Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.5 straight, Tharanga once more plays down the wrong line with not much foot movement, the ball finds a big gap between bat and pad and pins back the off stump 22/1
    9.2 short, Jayasuriya pulls but gets cramped and can't keep it down, Swann sprints in from deep backward square leg and slides into the catch, taking it a couple of inches above the turf 33/2
    14.1 and he's walked! How extraordinary. Wide of the off stump, Sangakkara cut and missed, the ball flying through to Mustard who didn't appeal. And nor did Broad...but Sangakkara tucked his bat under his arm and marched off. A poor piece of cricket. It was the thinnest of edges, and no England player appealed, yet Sangakkara marched off to cause confused (albeit delighted) expressions from England's fielders 42/4
    12.1 got him! Terrible shot from Jayawardene. A loosener from Broad, dropping it short and wide but Jayawardene flayed his bat at it without keeping it down, the ball flying straight to Paul Collingwood at point who took it comfortably at face height 37/3
    22.4 what a stroke of fortune for Swann, and a neat piece of keeping from Mustard. Silva tried to sweep from outside the off stump, got a bottom edge onto his boot which flew to Mustard's right who stuck out his right paw to take a slick catch 85/5
    40.1 and he has his fourth wicket, Dilshan caught in two minds, and he scoops a half volley gently to Collingwood at midwicket 164/9
    24.5 got him this time! Tossed up by Swann to invite him down the pitch, Mubarak is beaten by the lack of pace and succeeds only in chipping it straight back to the bowler. A soft wicket, but a very clever piece of bowling 93/6
    28.1 another excellent return catch from Swann. Tossed up and Maharoof simply chipped it straight back to Swann who took it an inch or two from the ground 106/7
    32.1 back, waits and cuts the ball oh-so-late ... Dilshan comes back for the second, taking on Bopara's throw from deep point, but the return is fired in at the bowler's end, right to the top of the stumps on the bounce, Swann removes the bails with Vaas short despite a full-length dive 118/8
    41.1 yup ... Fernando swings at a shortish ball, had he middled it, it would have headed over midwicket ... he didn't and it looped softly off a top edge to Collingwood at point 164/10
    not out
    18 (b 1, lb 11, w 6)
    164 all out (41.1 Overs, RR: 3.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (WU Tharanga, 5.5 ov), 2-33 (ST Jayasuriya, 9.2 ov), 3-37 (DPMD Jayawardene, 12.1 ov), 4-42 (KC Sangakkara, 14.1 ov), 5-85 (LPC Silva, 22.4 ov), 6-93 (J Mubarak, 24.5 ov), 7-106 (MF Maharoof, 28.1 ov), 8-118 (WPUJC Vaas, 32.1 ov), 9-164 (TM Dilshan, 40.1 ov), 10-164 (CRD Fernando, 41.1 ov)
    JM Anderson803504.37293000
    RJ Sidebottom8.111932.32381020
    SCJ Broad802623.25322010
    PD Collingwood703805.42211030
    GP Swann1023443.40381100
    2.1 excellent ball, drawing Cook into a defensive poke but he never moved his feet. A full delivery outside his off-stump, it cut away at the last moment and the keeper took a comfortable catch to his left 5/1
    5.2 bowled him! Unlucky for Mustard who tried to pull but it wasn't quite short enough, and the ball rattled off his legs and bobbled onto his leg-stump 23/2
    11.1 catch! A wonderful catch by Dilshan at backward point. Bell climbed into this shorter delivery and appeared to nail it off the back foot, cutting it with a crack of the bat but Dilshan dived to his right and grasped a very fine catch. 47/4
    9.1 gone! That's the big one and he can't believe it. Swinging into Pietersen who played all around it, trying to whip it to leg, and it would've taken out his off stump 44/3
    31.1 what was in that drink?! Collingwood pushes forward to defend, the ball goes on with arm past the bat, and Asoka De Silva has his hand up in a flash 101/6
    27.2 Shah's patience snaps, he gives Jayasuriya the change, misses, and the ball hits the top of his leg stump. He was so far down that he would have been stumped anyhow even if the ball had missed 94/5
    32.5 slower one right up in the blockhole, the speed did for Bopara and the ball hit right in front as he shaped to clip to leg. Kenny Rogers has no doubt and up goes the finger. 107/7
    42.3 he's bowled him! Goodnight Graeme. Full, straight and swinging back into Swann who tried to lift him over midwicket and was clean bowled 147/8
    not out
    not out
    17 (b 1, lb 8, nb 2, w 6)
    164/8 (46.5 Overs, RR: 3.5)
    Did not bat: JM Anderson
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (AN Cook, 2.1 ov), 2-23 (P Mustard, 5.2 ov), 3-44 (KP Pietersen, 9.1 ov), 4-47 (IR Bell, 11.1 ov), 5-94 (OA Shah, 27.2 ov), 6-101 (PD Collingwood, 31.1 ov), 7-107 (RS Bopara, 32.5 ov), 8-147 (GP Swann, 42.3 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas612013.33283010
    MF Maharoof1003433.40454020
    CRD Fernando1013113.10422011
    SL Malinga7.513914.97274011
    TM Dilshan30802.66110000
    ST Jayasuriya1012322.30420010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

7 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5P MustardAN Cook
2nd18IR BellP Mustard
3rd21IR BellKP Pietersen
4th3PD CollingwoodIR Bell
5th47PD CollingwoodOA Shah
6th7PD CollingwoodRS Bopara
7th6GP SwannRS Bopara
8th40GP SwannSCJ Broad
9th17RJ SidebottomSCJ Broad