Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.3 it's that man Hoggard again! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line, this one shaped back in late, Mubarak drives away from his body, ball kisses the inside edge - crashes into the back-pad and rolls back onto the stumps, Sri Lanka one down - England need nine more! 10/1
    39.6 Panesar strikes and the crowd goes wild! once again Panesar hits the perfect line and length, Tharanga who is deceived by the flight shuffles back and across to defend, thin edge and Jones holds on well to a fairly hard low catch, Panesar rewarded for some excellent spin bowling, Sri Lanka two down 119/2
    59.2 got him! the change of bowling worked! floated just outside off stump, drawing Sangakkara forward and it goes with the arm. Sangakkara ends up playing inside the line as he expected the ball to turn in and Jones accepts the feather-edge in delight. Panesar does his celebratory jig! 178/3
    125.1 short of a good length delivery, pitched on middle and off stump line and drifting down the leg side, Jayawardene has a lazy poke at it in an attempt to tuck it down to fine leg, not sure if there was some glove involved - Jones dives across to his left and takes it cleanly, umpire Aleem Dar is convinced - end of an epic innings! 371/6
    99.5 belive it or not, Maharoof has left the building! good length and touch wide outside the off stump, a relatively harmless delivery, Maharoof gets carried away and drives it in the air and straight to Pietersen at cover, finally a catch is held - Mahmood with the breakthrough. 291/4
    103.5 Mahmood strikes again! short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and the cut shot was never on, Samaraweera goes fencing outside the off stump and is beaten by the extra bounce, faint-edge and Jones gloves it comfortably, Sri Lanka five down! 303/5
    146.6 Gone! got his man! on a length, around the off stump and shaping away off the seam. Dilshan had to play at it and he did but was beaten by the seam movement and the ball kisses the outside edge and goes straight into the waiting palms of Trescothick at first slip. Er... England take a catch! 421/8
    139.1 Flintoff bangs it in short, pitched on middle and off stump line and angling in, Kapugedera has a lazy swing at it, ball clips the glove and spoons up behind the stumps, Jones nicely settles under it - Flintoff with the breakthrough, Sri Lanka seven down! 405/7
    not out
    192.3 third time lucky! Hoggard once again bangs it in short and this time Kulasekara falls right into the trap, a nothing pull and the resultant top-edge flies down to deep midwicket and much to the delight of the England fans, Pietersen judges it to perfection, that's a crucial wicket! 526/9
    not out
    36 (b 9, lb 19, nb 5, w 3)
    537/9 (f/o) (199 Overs, RR: 2.69, 845 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (J Mubarak, 4.3 ov), 2-119 (WU Tharanga, 39.6 ov), 3-178 (KC Sangakkara, 59.2 ov), 4-291 (MF Maharoof, 99.5 ov), 5-303 (TT Samaraweera, 103.5 ov), 6-371 (DPMD Jayawardene, 125.1 ov), 7-405 (CK Kapugedera, 139.1 ov), 8-421 (TM Dilshan, 146.6 ov), 9-526 (KMDN Kulasekara, 192.3 ov)
    MJ Hoggard46.01111022.3901
    A Flintoff51.01113122.5610
    SI Mahmood35.0511823.3710
    LE Plunkett31.0108512.7402
    PD Collingwood9.021601.7712
    MS Panesar27.0104921.8100

Close of Play

  • Thu, 11 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 318/3 (KP Pietersen 54*, MJ Hoggard 2*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 12 May - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 91/6 (DPMD Jayawardene 40*, MF Maharoof 6*, 30 ov)
  • Sat, 13 May - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 183/3 (DPMD Jayawardene 35*, MF Maharoof 5*, 64 ov)
  • Sun, 14 May - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 381/6 (TM Dilshan 39*, CK Kapugedera 5*, 130 ov)
  • Mon, 15 May - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 537/9 (199 ov) - end of match

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