Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    11.6 hit with power, but at waist height and to cover. An important wicket for Sri Lanka, and one which had been coming for Malinga. England can’t afford to lose any momentum here, now. Ian Bell strides to the crease. 77/1
    12.6 huge inside edge chopped on to his leg stump, and Cook departs, just 11 runs shy of what would have been his debut half-century. But more importantly there are two new men at the crease - they will need to play themselves in fast. 85/2
    28.2 When you are down, things just always go against you … Bell hit the ball into the ground, it bounced up and struck Sangakkara on the chest, into his chin and and lobbed down onto the top of the stumps with Bell out of his ground. It’s hardly textbook wicketkeeping but it’s in the book and England are wobbling 161/4
    27.6 the pressure tells …Strauss tries to glance the ball down to third man and the ball runs off the face of the bat to a whooping Sangakkara. That’s a result of the previous overs as much as that delivery. 161/3
    34.2 and that was the shot of a drunk at closing time. Came down the pitch for the big heave, missed it, and a more orthodox stumping for Sangakkara, who took the ball well low-down, with not a hint of chin. In fairness to Solanki, he was in a no-win situation 178/5
    47.1 straight and Dalrymple aims a big hit but misses and the ball takes his middle and off stumps. Dalrymple departs, one of the few England players to have emerged from today – and this series – with any credit 273/8
    39.5 Jones briefly sparkled but he has holed out to Maharoof at long-on and it’s all over bar the shouting 212/6
    42.6 two runs, but a misfield opens the opportunity for a third. Sadly, only Bresnan sees it and by the time he realises that Dalrymple is impersonating a limpet, he’s stranded and Sangakkara gently lobs the ball into the stumps 241/7
    48.4 holed out to deep mid-off to end the match, although the contest was finished some time back. The delighted Sri Lankans leave the field to the whoops of their vocal supporters, but the stands are three-quarter empty as people have been drifting off for some time. 285/10
    47.2 Kabir Ali pushes into the off, Fernando scurries across, picks up, turns and throws down the stumps with Ali not even in the frame Ali trudges off to contemplate a dismal day … 0 for 77 from 10 overs and a first-ball duck. He’s probably got a parking ticket as well. 273/9
    not out
    10 (b 1, lb 3, nb 1, w 5)
    285 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 5.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-77 (ME Trescothick, 11.6 ov), 2-85 (AN Cook, 12.6 ov), 3-161 (AJ Strauss, 27.6 ov), 4-161 (IR Bell, 28.2 ov), 5-178 (VS Solanki, 34.2 ov), 6-212 (GO Jones, 39.5 ov), 7-241 (TT Bresnan, 42.6 ov), 8-272 (JWM Dalrymple, 47.1 ov), 9-273 (Kabir Ali, 47.2 ov), 10-285 (LE Plunkett, 48.4 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas8.004505.62277000
    SL Malinga9.406326.51296240
    CRD Fernando7.004726.71227100
    MF Maharoof1.0011011.0022001
    HMCM Bandara10.014324.30261010
    TM Dilshan10.004624.60282000
    ST Jayasuriya3.002608.6631100

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