Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.1 a tame dismissal ... full and straight, Vandort plays a checked drive and the ball loops gently to Michael Vaughan at mid-on ... all he has to do is stand, wait and catch it which he does 29/2
    2.5 a loose drive to a wide ball, Jayasuriya doesn't get remotely over the shot and he is excellently caught diving to his right by Kevin Pietersen at short cover. It was at a nice height but he had to react quickly. 11/1
    59.2 got him! Down the track from Sangakkara, trying to loft Anderson but he got a thick outside edge, the ball flying just wide of gully...but it's Collingwood lurking there, and he pulls off a cracker high to his right 186/9
    13.1 and the drinks interval strikes ... Hoggard puts one on the spot, a sniff of away movement, Jayawardene nibbles and gets a thin but clear edge to Prior who takes a routine catch low to his right 40/3
    15.1 a snorter, on off stump with a hint of away movement off the seam, Silva has to play, gets a thin edge and a jubilant Prior hurls the ball to the heavens 42/4
    15.6 And another one! Again showing the virtues of line and length, the ball seams the other way, leaving the left hander, Mubarak nibbles - he had to play at it - and it's a third catch of the morning for Prior 42/5
    46.1 tossed up, Jayawardene prods the ball straight into the midriff of Cook at forward short leg ... he clings on using arms and stomach to gather the ball ... Jayawardene bangs his bat into his pads in frustration as Panesar embarks on a victory jig 148/6
    52.3 he again steps back to attempt a cut, the ball rips out of the rough and clips the top of his off stump. It turned appreciably but he had been given a warning two balls earlier and he ignored it 180/7
    56.6 pushed forward but he couldn't quite hide his bat behind the pad, the ball taking the edge and hands Vaughan, at gully, with a relatively easy chance - diving forward. And Sri Lanka are eight down 182/8
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    14
    7
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    14.28
    59.4 pulled through midwicket - classic tailend ugliness there - and deep midwicket jogs around. But hold on, there's trouble here if the throw's on target - which it is! And that wraps up Sri Lanka's innings 188/10
    Extras
    10 (lb 8, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    188 all out (59.4 Overs, RR: 3.15, 268 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (ST Jayasuriya, 2.5 ov), 2-29 (MG Vandort, 9.1 ov), 3-40 (DPMD Jayawardene, 13.1 ov), 4-42 (LPC Silva, 15.1 ov), 5-42 (J Mubarak, 15.6 ov), 6-148 (HAPW Jayawardene, 46.1 ov), 7-180 (WPUJC Vaas, 52.3 ov), 8-182 (CRD Fernando, 56.6 ov), 9-186 (KC Sangakkara, 59.2 ov), 10-188 (M Muralitharan, 59.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom1515813.8600
    MJ Hoggard1432942.0701
    JM Anderson15.433912.4800
    RS Bopara10808.0001
    MS Panesar1444633.2800
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 got him! That's dead - absolutely plumb. Full and straight, Cook plants his foot and is rapped slap-bang in front 0/1
    34.1 Murali strikes, Vaughan gets a thin edge into his pad as he tries to flick a flighted ball on leg stump into the on side, silly point takes a sharp catch and yells an appeal which Aleem Dar wastes no time in upholding. Vaughan lingers, possibly more in annoyance, before heading off 107/2
    42.6 an outstanding catch from Silva at short midwicket, Bell looked to drive into the off side but got a thick inside edge, Silva dived a long way to his left and clung on 132/3
    52.3 gone! Wonderful bowling from Murali, tossing it up on middle stump - not leg, as per the previous two - and Pietersen again padded away but is rapped plumb in front of middle 170/4
    88.4 that's the world record and it's so simple a dismissal ... Collingwood plays down the wrong line and the ball clips the top of middle and off stumps, sparking celebrations in the middle, dancing in the stands and firecrackers are set off all over the place. Somebody in the crowd has thought ahead and prepared a poster with Murali smiling above the numbers 709. You can't match his grin out there now, though. 266/8
    58.4 gone this time! Murali's level on 708 Test wickets with Shane Warne, as Bopara tried to turn it to leg but could only feather it to the wicketkeeper 182/5
    61.1 a limp dismissal, full with some reverse swing back into Prior, he flicks it right into the hands of midwicket, almost giving catching practice 185/6
    83.2 a big nick, Prasanna Jayawardene takes a good catch low down, Sidebottom stands his ground as he is uncertain if it carried, as he is entitled to ... the two officials chat and then Rauf raises his finger, for once without referring to the third umpire. The only doubt was if it carried as there was a thick edge, and replays show it was a clean take 242/7
    90.1 Hoggard plays a slow-motion sweep, the ball goes down the leg side and a smart take and stumping with Hoggard some way out of his ground. It's gone to the third umpire but there's no doubt in many people's minds ... Monty Panesar is on his way out even before the screen shows that it's been confirmed 272/9
    93.1 and the bowling change works straight away as Vaas top and tails the innings ... Anderson looks to hit across the line, misses, and Rauf gives the decision 281/10
    not out
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    11
    6
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    20 (b 6, lb 1, nb 11, w 2)
    TOTAL
    281 all out (93.1 Overs, RR: 3.01, 413 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AN Cook, 0.3 ov), 2-107 (MP Vaughan, 34.1 ov), 3-132 (IR Bell, 42.6 ov), 4-170 (KP Pietersen, 52.3 ov), 5-182 (RS Bopara, 58.4 ov), 6-185 (MJ Prior, 61.1 ov), 7-242 (RJ Sidebottom, 83.2 ov), 8-266 (PD Collingwood, 88.4 ov), 9-272 (MJ Hoggard, 90.1 ov), 10-281 (JM Anderson, 93.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas18.137624.1802
    SL Malinga2028614.3028
    M Muralitharan35145561.5700
    ST Jayasuriya20904.5000
    CRD Fernando1824812.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    50.6 what a catch! Anderson enticed him with a wider ball outside off, drawing him into a flowing drive. From a thick outside edge, the ball flew wide of Bell at first slip who dived to his left and clung on with two hand. A very fine catch indeed 166/2
    32.6 got him! That'll cheer up Hoggard. The little offcutter which beat Jayasuriya's pull, rapping him on the pad in front of middle-and-leg 113/1
    126.5 top catch from Vaughan! On his legs, Sangakkara rather leant away to the off side while trying to whip it to leg. And Vaughan, at mid-on, dives forward and to his right to take a grass-skimming catch 426/7
    86.1 ...and at last the breakthrough for England, as Jayawardene stangles the ball down leg looking to turn it, Prior takes an excellent catch 288/3
    101.5 the same kind of ball but this one gets past the bat and thuds into the pad, Panesar goes down on his haunches almost pleading and Rauf gives the decision after a long look ... you felt the delay was not for effect but he was really mulling that one over in his mind 359/4
    111.6 Mubarak looks to go over the top but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball, it goes a long way but almost exclusively up and all Swann at long-on has to do is wait .. and catch it 387/5
    124.5 and he's bowled him. Neither Collingwood or Prior first realised, before Prior pointed to the missing bail...but Jayawardene is standing his ground. Replays show that the ball swung back through a big gate, and just brushed the top of the off stump 423/6
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    127.2 fired in flatter and he steps outside leg, misses, and it flicks the leg stump. Monty can hardly celebrate - surely a first 429/8
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    Extras
    15 (b 5, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    442/8d (130 Overs, RR: 3.40, 564 minutes)
    Did not bat: M Muralitharan
    Fall of wickets: 1-113 (ST Jayasuriya, 32.6 ov), 2-166 (MG Vandort, 50.6 ov), 3-288 (DPMD Jayawardene, 86.1 ov), 4-359 (LPC Silva, 101.5 ov), 5-387 (J Mubarak, 111.6 ov), 6-423 (HAPW Jayawardene, 124.5 ov), 7-426 (KC Sangakkara, 126.5 ov), 8-429 (SL Malinga, 127.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard1855523.0500
    RJ Sidebottom2556502.6000
    MS Panesar45513232.9300
    JM Anderson23412815.5600
    RS Bopara831602.0000
    MP Vaughan30602.0000
    PD Collingwood802523.1200
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 Vaas1735633.2905
    SL Malinga1533912.6004
    M Muralitharan36128532.3601
    ST Jayasuriya1462812.0000
    CRD Fernando1213923.2501

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

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