Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    SR
    0.4 gone! A meek, indecisive poke to an excellent delivery moving away from him, outside the off stump. Firm hands, a thick outside edge and it flew to Silva at first slip 4/1
    8.6 Vaas's whooping celebrations echo round the ground. He slants one across the right hander, Vaughan tentatively feels for it and gets a thin but very audible edge and Jayawardene holds the simplest of catches 22/2
    11
    42
    36
    1
    0
    30.55
    10.3 simple, Vaas bowls a straight one, Anderson plays down the wrong line, and the ball clips the top of the off stump. He played the right shot, all very correct, only he missed it! 27/3
    74
    303
    209
    6
    0
    35.40
    86.2 bowled him! A fine, brilliant delivery from around the wicket turning back into Bell who came forward a little tentatively and was beaten by the turn 249/8
    17.2 the biggie but nothing Pietersen could have done ... nothing Bradman could have done ... the ball barely gets nine inches off the ground and clunks into the off stump as he is left groping in a desperate attempt to get his bat down 55/4
    25.5 Collingwood falls going for a positive cover-drive but merely scoops it up with the bottom hand straight to the fielder who takes a straightforward catch 90/5
    40.4 and he's got him! 98 Test wickets for Jayasuriya as Bopara is rapped on the pads in front of middle and off. He didn't get forward enough, and it was an unconvincing defensive prod to end an impressive innings 139/6
    84.6 he's got him! What a delivery that was from Murali, the doosra spinning past Prior's slightly wafty defensive and he's bowled 248/7
    90.2 another cracker from Murali, the doosra, but Sidebottom got a massive inside edge. Nevertheless, up goes the finger and he's sent packing 253/9
    93.6 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 261/10
    not out
    2
    13
    9
    0
    0
    22.22
    Extras
    25 (b 5, lb 9, nb 11)
    TOTAL
    261 all out (94 Overs, RR: 2.77, 372 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (AN Cook, 0.4 ov), 2-22 (MP Vaughan, 8.6 ov), 3-27 (JM Anderson, 10.3 ov), 4-55 (KP Pietersen, 17.2 ov), 5-90 (PD Collingwood, 25.5 ov), 6-139 (RS Bopara, 40.4 ov), 7-248 (MJ Prior, 84.6 ov), 8-249 (IR Bell, 86.2 ov), 9-253 (RJ Sidebottom, 90.2 ov), 10-261 (MJ Hoggard, 93.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas17.035633.2905
    SL Malinga15.033912.6004
    M Muralitharan36.0128532.3601
    ST Jayasuriya14.062812.0000
    CRD Fernando12.013923.2501

Close of Play

  • Sat, 1 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 49/1 (MP Vaughan 13*, IR Bell 36*, 17 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 186/6 (PD Collingwood 14*, RJ Sidebottom 1*, 63 ov)
  • Mon, 3 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 167/2 (KC Sangakkara 30*, DPMD Jayawardene 0*, 52 ov)
  • Tue, 4 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 9/1 (MP Vaughan 1*, JM Anderson 4*, 5 ov)
  • Wed, 5 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 261 (94 ov) - end of match

Match Notes