Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
34(85) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 0 0 3 10
WPUJC Vaas
30(78) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 4 3 0 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O12.0
M1
R43
W3
Eco3.58
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O12.2
M3
R29
W4
Eco2.35
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

England win by 6 wickets. Players shake hands as they walk back to the dressing room - there's applause from the crowd as the players reach the boundary line.

Looking back at the test match, centuries by Pietersen and Vandort, Muralitharan picking up 10 wickets in the match were the highpoints. From here they move on to Trent Bridge at Nottingham for the third test on the 2nd of June.

Kevin Pietersen, for his dashing 142, is declared Man-of-the-Match.

It's over to Arun Gopalakrishnan now for some statistics and analysis.

Thanks Binoy. Numbers do tell us a story - one of the trivia yesterday was about test matches at the Edgbaston not lasting the full length - this one is one more to the list. Now time for some more trivia relating to this test match:

Cricinfo Stat fact: England have once again come up winners at the Edgbaston - they now remain unbeaten at the Edgbaston for the last 5 test matches. It further substantiates the fact that the Edgbaston has been England's luckiest home venue - a fact that found a mention in S Rajesh's preview at the start of the test match. England have now won 22 of the 42 tests they have played at the Edgbaston - that's 52.38% of the games they have played here.

Cricinfo Stat fact: Muthiah Muralitharan's 10 for 115 is the second best bowling performance by a spinner in a test match at Edgbaston. Colin Blythe, bowling his slow left arm spinners, picked up 11 for 102 - his figures are the best ever performance by a spinner in a test match at Edgbaston.

Comment: While Andrew Flintoff will be the first one to accept that their batting in this test match did not deliver to its potential, he will be delighted that all his frontline bowlers were among the wickets.

For Mahela Jayawardene, its a bag of troubles - his bowlers, led by the maestro Muthiah Muralitharan, did their job fairly well in this test match, but its the batting that failed to deliver in both the innings. They have not come to terms with the swing and seam movement - although they have been in England for over a month now. Before the start of the test match, opinion was divided if Sanath Jayasuriya should be drafted into the playing XI - given all his years of experience of test cricket and playing county cricket in England - this shoddy performance here by the Sri Lankan batters is sure to fuel another such debate as we head to Trent Bridge, Nottingham, for the final test of this series.

Some news coming in, sure to hearten England fans - Michael Vaughan will be back playing competitive cricket after recovering from his knee injury. He will turn out for Yorkshire against Scotland tomorrow in the C&G Trophy match at Headingley.

You can follow all the news - from both camps - here on www.cricinfo.com.

27.2
4
Muralitharan to Flintoff, FOUR runs
27.1
0
Muralitharan to Flintoff, no run

END OF OVER:
27 | 4 Runs | ENG: 77/4

  • AN Cook34 (85b)
  • A Flintoff0 (2b)
  • SL Malinga7-1-29-0
  • M Muralitharan12-3-25-4
26.6
0
Malinga to Cook, no run
26.5
0
Malinga to Cook, no run
26.4
2
Malinga to Cook, 2 runs
26.3
0
Malinga to Cook, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
34(85) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 0 0 3 10
WPUJC Vaas
30(78) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 4 3 0 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O12.0
M1
R43
W3
Eco3.58
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O12.2
M3
R29
W4
Eco2.35
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF