Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
48(184) 0x4 - 1x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
WPUJC Vaas
38(94) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 3 0 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O15.0
M2
R52
W3
Eco3.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O31.0
M10
R62
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 231(66.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 229(91.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 322(113.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

ENGLAND 190(68.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

What an effort from Sri Lanka and Muralitharan, at the start of the day they would thought that they were in with a chance, but quick wickets and an 84-run partnership at the top of the innings may have raised some doubts. That was until Murali struck. 8 for 70 he finished with, and was the hero of the final innings. A shared series when all seemed to be lost, a great come back and shows a team of a lot of courage. Well played Sri Lanka!

We thank you for your attendance and hope that you will be back for future Tests.

Arun will be with you in a few moments with some facts and figures about this Test match. From Keith and Gautham, thanks and goodnight!

Thanks Keith, its time for some statistics again - and what better than some numbers about Muralitharan. 8 for 70 - that was Murali's return in England's second innings - at one point of time, before Kapugedera scored a direct hit to run out Hoggard, Muralitharan had a chance of getting a perfect 10 - a feat only Jim Laker and Anil Kumble have achieved in test history previously.

Cricinfo Stat fact: Muralitharan's 8 for 70 is the best ever bowling performance at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham. He betters the performance of .... surprise.. surprise .. another spinner .. the legendary Bernard Bosanquet .. who used his leg breaks and googlies to good effect - they fetched him 8 wickets for 107 runs against Australia in 1905.

Murali's performance today, apart from being the best bowling performance by any kind of bowler at Trent Bridge, also wins him the Man-of-the-Match award.

We hope you have enjoyed following this test match, and indeed the entire series here on www.cricinfo.com.

We look forward to your company in times to come.

A word before we wind up, Kevin Pietersen and Muthiah Muralitharan have been chosen as the Players of the Series by Tom Moody and Duncan Fletcher respectively.

Have a good day, Cheers and see you soon!

68.5
W
Jayasuriya to Panesar, OUT, ALL OVER, flighted again, on line, Monty goes down on the one knee to play the sweep, beats the bat, not the pad, appeals all round, Hair agrees, and that is that.
68.4
0
Jayasuriya to Panesar, no run, flighted up on the off, gets well forward and defends well down the pitch
68.3
0
Jayasuriya to Panesar, no run, arm ball, pitches outside off, holds the line, left alone
68.2
0
Jayasuriya to Panesar, no run, flighted outside off, big swing and a miss, some turn, but wide of the off stump
68.1
1
Jayasuriya to Plunkett, 1 run, Sanath back on, touch short, back, in the air but played safely to wide mid-on

END OF OVER:
68 | 14 Runs | ENG: 189/9

  • LE Plunkett21 (46b)
  • MS Panesar26 (24b)
  • M Muralitharan30-10-70-8
  • SL Malinga7-0-24-0
67.6
1
Muralitharan to Plunkett, 1 run, driven to long-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
48(184) 0x4 - 1x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
WPUJC Vaas
38(94) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 3 0 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O15.0
M2
R52
W3
Eco3.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O31.0
M10
R62
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF