Welcome back, hope you had a fun half-hour and aren’t thinking of leaving, like some of the crowd at Old Trafford look like doing, says our man at the ground. You can’t blame them, in some ways: England face a mountainous, um, mountain.

0.1
0
Vaas to Trescothick, no run, good shape, bends past Trescothick’s bat. The batsman did leave it, though.
0.2
1
Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run, dab to third man to get off the mark
0.3
0
Vaas to Cook, no run,
0.4
4
Vaas to Cook, FOUR, big flash just past a diving second slip. Finds the boundary.
0.5
0
Vaas to Cook, no run,
0.6
1
Vaas to Cook, 1 run, push to cover, Jayasuriya bends down and fumbles with his right hand. They look for two, but choose not to run on a misfield, as a wise man must have once told them. But Trescothick wasn't listening when same said wise man suggested 'Always run the first one hard' - he just jogged.

END OF OVER:
1 | 6 Runs | ENG: 6/0 (313 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.38)

  • AN Cook5 (4b)
  • ME Trescothick1 (2b)
  • WPUJC Vaas1-0-6-0
1.1
0
Malinga to Cook, no run, good start from Malinga, pace and movement back into the left-handed Cook who bends double.
1.2
1
Malinga to Cook, 1 run, a hurried single, but Cook’s bat was well-grounded running to the non-striker’s end.
1.3
0
Malinga to Trescothick, no run,
1.4
0
Malinga to Trescothick, no run, on the button again and Trescothick moves on to his backfoot to show a perfect defensive.
1.5
0
Malinga to Trescothick, no run,
1.6
0
Malinga to Trescothick, no run, firm defensive. Good first over from Malinga, hostile and on the money.

END OF OVER:
2 | 1 Run | ENG: 7/0 (312 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.50)

  • ME Trescothick1 (6b)
  • AN Cook6 (6b)
  • SL Malinga1-0-1-0
  • WPUJC Vaas1-0-6-0
2.1
1
Vaas to Cook, 1 run,
2.2
0
Vaas to Trescothick, no run, ball moves away as it rises through to Sangakkara.
2.3
4
Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, confident punch through the covers after coming down the pitch.
2.4
4
Vaas to Trescothick, FOUR, down the pitch again, this time the well-timed four sails over mid-on; it wasn't a bad ball from Vaas, by any stretch.
2.5
0
Vaas to Trescothick, no run,
2.6
0
Vaas to Trescothick, no run, tucked up, forced on to the backfoot; good comeback there from Vaas.

END OF OVER:
3 | 9 Runs | ENG: 16/0 (303 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 6.44)

  • ME Trescothick9 (11b)
  • AN Cook7 (7b)
  • WPUJC Vaas2-0-15-0
  • SL Malinga1-0-1-0
3.1
0
Malinga to Cook, no run, tried to work one through the midwicket, but too straight to be attempting that shot.
3.2
0
Malinga to Cook, no run,
3.3
0
Malinga to Cook, no run, defensive push, Bandara swoops in the covers.
3.4
1
Malinga to Cook, 1 run, lucky to get away with that. The ball was banged in, came on to the bat too quickly and Cook’s miscued hook found space at fine leg.
3.5
1
Malinga to Trescothick, 1 run, a convincing steer to mid-off.
3.6
0
Malinga to Cook, no run, hard flash, swipes air – luckily for him. Sangakkara pouches the ball.

END OF OVER:
4 | 2 Runs | ENG: 18/0 (301 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.54)

  • AN Cook8 (12b)
  • ME Trescothick10 (12b)
  • SL Malinga2-0-3-0
  • WPUJC Vaas2-0-15-0
4.1
1
Vaas to Trescothick, 1 run,