Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
195(422) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 52 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
25 14 19 34 35 15 14 39
MG Vandort
138(259) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 39 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 20 10 15 28 15 5 39

Best performances - Bowlers

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
SL Malinga
O24
M3
R78
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Partnerships

  • ENG - 1st
  • SL - 1st
  • ENG - 2nd

England - 1st - Innings

133
MP Vaughan87 (29)
AN Cook37 (34)
35
IR Bell15 (62)
AN Cook17 (58)
3
KP Pietersen1 (5)
AN Cook2 (3)
66
PD Collingwood40 (62)
AN Cook25 (71)
0
PD Collingwood0 (0)
RS Bopara0 (1)
32
PD Collingwood12 (34)
MJ Prior18 (33)
3
MJ Prior1 (7)
SCJ Broad2 (8)
74
RJ Sidebottom17 (81)
MJ Prior55 (78)
4
SJ Harmison0 (1)
MJ Prior4 (6)
1
MS Panesar0 (7)
MJ Prior1 (6)

Sri Lanka - 1st - Innings

20
WU Tharanga10 (21)
MG Vandort9 (19)
2
KC Sangakkara1 (10)
MG Vandort1 (3)
227
DPMD Jayawardene97 (194)
MG Vandort128 (237)
128
DPMD Jayawardene70 (158)
LPC Silva49 (106)
22
DPMD Jayawardene13 (48)
J Mubarak9 (23)
21
DPMD Jayawardene15 (22)
HAPW Jayawardene4 (20)
5
WPUJC Vaas4 (14)
HAPW Jayawardene1 (7)
25
HAPW Jayawardene15 (26)
SL Malinga9 (23)
98
HAPW Jayawardene59 (14)
CRD Fernando36 (8)

England - 2nd - Innings

107
MP Vaughan0 (109)
AN Cook0 (84)
45
IR Bell61 (48)
AN Cook43 (40)
52
IR Bell25 (40)
KP Pietersen19 (48)
46*
PD Collingwood29 (67)
KP Pietersen22 (31)
  • Jayawardene blames England for dull draw

    Mahela Jayawardene says he was surprised at England's approach towards the match, and that the tourists need to display more enterprise to win a Test in Sri Lanka

  • Let there be life after featherbed bore

    In the end, the rain was a mercy. In theory a miracle was still possible, with England's lead only slender, but no-one truly believed it was possible, not even Muttiah Muralitharan

  • Bell's bravado and Malinga the klutz

    Andrew Miller provides the final plays of the day from the Colombo Test between England and Sri Lanka

  • Rain helps England ease to safety

    England eased to safety on the fifth and final afternoon at Colombo, thanks to a trio of half-centuries from Michael Vaughan, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, a sensible fourth-wicket stand of 46 between Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood, and a tea-time del

  • Harmison shows his hunger

    Steve Harmison's efforts during the Colombo Test have been one of the major positives for England as they aim to save the match

England 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st107MP VaughanAN Cook
2nd45IR BellAN Cook
3rd52IR BellKP Pietersen
4th46PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen