• BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
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    1.3 Great start for the debutant! pitched up on the off stump and shaping into Vandort, batsman tries to defend but the ball slips through bat and pad gap and strikes the stumps 2/1
    24.5 after having left so well all morning, Tharanga chases one that is full just outside the off, slight movement gets a solid edge and a waist high catch to Jones 85/3
    23.3 might have been a slower ball, on line, leaves Sangakkara off the pitch, was half foward, hits something, appeals as Jones takes, Darrell Hair says it is the edge and raises the finger 84/2
    25.4 full on the off, pushes forward to one going away, gets the thin edge and a bit of a collapse for Sri Lanka 86/4
    28.1 good length ball on the off stump, seaming away a bit, Dilshan moves forward and pushes at it, takes the outside edge and a goes low down to Flintoff at second slip, good smart catch taken by the skipper! 97/5
    31.4 Six down! good length ball on the off stump, seaming away off the wicket, Jayasuriya moves forward and pokes at it, ball takes off the top edge and goes straight to Pietersen at gully 105/6
    40.3 What a catch by Strauss in the slips, a loose shot from the front foot to one just outside off and going away that finds the edge and then Strauss diving away to left to take a very good catch 139/8
    37.4 Seven down! short ball on the middle and off stump, swinging away nicely, not much of foot work from Maharoof and just hangs his bat, ball takes the outside edge and this time finds the fielder, straight to Flintoff at second slip and skipper takes his 2nd catch 129/7
    not out
    38
    94
    5
    0
    40.42
    51.6 Nine down! short ball on the leg stump, Malinga moves back and tries to flick it off his legs but ends up hitting in the air, Pietersen moves forward and takes a good low catch 169/9
    66.2 All out! Plunkett bangs a short one outside off stump, Muralitharan moves away onside and tries to reach and pull it from outside off stump, gets the top edge and ball goes high in the air to mid-wicket, Flintoff gets underneath and takes an easy catch 231/10
    Extras
    29 (b 4, w 2, nb 20, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    231 all out (66.2 Overs, 300 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    MJ Hoggard17.036523.82
    J Lewis21.036833.23
    LE Plunkett8.213624.32
    A Flintoff15.025233.46
    MS Panesar5.03300.60
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (MG Vandort, 1.3 ov), 2-84 (KC Sangakkara, 23.3 ov), 3-85 (WU Tharanga, 24.5 ov), 4-86 (DPMD Jayawardene, 25.4 ov), 5-97 (TM Dilshan, 28.1 ov), 6-105 (ST Jayasuriya, 31.4 ov), 7-129 (MF Maharoof, 37.4 ov), 8-139 (CK Kapugedera, 40.3 ov), 9-169 (SL Malinga, 51.6 ov), 10-231 (M Muralitharan, 66.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    12.6 leg stump line, worked past the short leg, they come back for two, Trescothick hesitates, then goes, then has to dive, TV umpire is called, it is very close, and given by Peter Hartley 39/2
    8.5 BEAUTY, just short of a length, gets it to nip back off the seam, Strauss is up on the back foot playing to the off, may have got a slight inside edge, but the stumps are broken 25/1
    24.2 Early breakthrough! good length delivery on the middle and off stump, nipping away a bit, Cook tries to drive on the up with not much of footwork, trying to smash through the line, gets a big inside edge onto the stumps, good positive start from Sri Lanka 73/3
    36.3 doosra on the stumps, Pietersen goes down on one knee and tries to hit it away through legside, gets the top edge and ball balloons to short-fine leg, Jayawardene gets underneath and takes an easy catch 117/4
    82.5 third one in a row and he gets his man! this time its just a shade fuller, Collingwood was just a shade late in adjusting to the change of length, tries to work it to the onside, misses the inswinger and is rapped on the backpad, another appeal from Vaas, and the finger finally goes up. Collingwood finally departs after a good innings. 196/8
    37.3 Five down! short ball on the stumps and a bit of turn off the wicket, Flintoff goes back and drives off the back-foot, gets the edge and straight to Jayawardene at slip, that was a four-ball and a very soft dismissal, probably a bit of laziness creeping into the stroke and England in a spot of bother 118/5
    52.5 Six down! flighted doosra outside off stump, Jones charges down the track and tries to drive, beaten by the flight and the doosra, completely foxed by Muralitharan and Sangakkara fumbles with collecting the ball but whips off the bails, Jones well short of the crease 151/6
    73.1 Seven down! flighted delivery around the leg stump, Plunkett moves back and tries to defend on the back-foot, sharp turn going away from the batsman and is completely opened up, beaten and ball just clips the off stump and the veteran provides the breakthrough for Lankans 184/7
    90.3 Muralitharan strikes! good length ball, doosra around the off stump, Hoggard fails to pick the doosra and plays for the off-break, ball brushes off the gloves to Sangakkara who fails to catch it, takes off his shoulder and loops to Jayawardene at slip, Hoggard not happy with the decision 229/9
    91.1 All out! slower and fuller in length outside off stump, batsman goes for the big shot over cover, beaten by the slower one and ends up hitting high in the air to cover, Dilshan takes the skier 229/10
    not out
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    26 (b 2, w 3, nb 8, lb 13)
    TOTAL
    229 all out (91.1 Overs, 378 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    WPUJC Vaas26.057122.73
    SL Malinga23.136222.67
    M Muralitharan31.0106232.00
    ST Jayasuriya11.041921.72
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (AJ Strauss, 8.5 ov), 2-39 (ME Trescothick, 12.6 ov), 3-73 (AN Cook, 24.2 ov), 4-117 (KP Pietersen, 36.3 ov), 5-118 (A Flintoff, 37.3 ov), 6-151 (GO Jones, 52.5 ov), 7-184 (LE Plunkett, 73.1 ov), 8-196 (PD Collingwood, 82.5 ov), 9-229 (MJ Hoggard, 90.3 ov), 10-229 (J Lewis, 91.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 Amazing start from Hoggard! good length ball around the off stump, swinging in nicely, Vandort moves forward and drives on the up, gets an inside edge and lets the ball slip in through the bat-pad gap and ball crashes into the stumps 6/1
    36.5 Panesar strikes! flighted ball around the off stump, sharp turn into Tharanga, batsman plays forward and gets a big inside edge onto the pads, pops straight to Cook at short-leg, doesnt miss this time and an easy catch taken 100/2
    47.2 short delivery on the middle and off stump, angled away from the left-hander, Sangakkara looks to drive on the back-foot, gets a thick outside edge and straight to the lone wide slip, Trecothick juggles but latches it 143/3
    64.2 Plunkett strikes!!! where was he all this morning! he throws this one up, full and wide, and after 83 balls, Jayawardene cant resist from going after it, goes hard at it, manages only a outside edge, and Geraint Jones does the rest behind the stumps. Sri Lanka five down now! 191/5
    48.2 Double strike for England! flighted and fuller length ball on the off stump, Jayasuriya goes for the sweep and gets tangled by the fuller length, misses and ball strikes the pads, Hair gives it out but Jayasuriya feels unhappy 148/4
    70.6 Beauty from Hoggard! short of length delivery on the off stump and shaping away nicely, enough to take the nick, Dilshan moves back and defends, the swing opens up Dilshan and makes him nick straight to Jones, six down! 223/6
    104.4 Great start for England! short delivery on the middle and leg stump, nipping in off the wicket, Kapugedera moves back and across, clips off the back-foot to legside, ball goes in the air, Cook reacts for the catch, ball hits him on the knee and bounces up in the air, Cook takes it on the 2nd attempt 287/8
    79.4 Gone! flighted ball on the off stump, floater from Panesar, Maharoof fails to pick, moves forward and shoulders arms, ball goes straight and clips the off stump, error of judgement from Maharoof, seven down! 238/7
    not out
    34
    100
    4
    0
    34.00
    111.3 Panesar strikes! flighted ball outside leg stump, turning into the stumps, batsman puts his foot across and tries to sweep, misses and the ball spins round the legs to hit the leg stump, not a clever shot this time from Malinga 320/9
    113.1 All out! flighted ball on the off stump, Muralitharan charges down the track and tries to loft over mid-on, ball takes off the outside edge and goes high in the air to long-off, Strauss runs across and almost misjudged but leapt and caught the ball overhead, first 5-fer Panesar! 322/10
    Extras
    10 (b 1, w 1, nb 5, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    322 all out (113.1 Overs, 473 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    MJ Hoggard22.047123.22
    J Lewis20.065402.70
    A Flintoff13.013812.92
    MS Panesar37.1137852.09
    LE Plunkett19.026523.42
    KP Pietersen2.001206.00
    Fall of wickets:1-6 (MG Vandort, 0.6 ov), 2-100 (WU Tharanga, 36.5 ov), 3-143 (KC Sangakkara, 47.2 ov), 4-148 (ST Jayasuriya, 48.2 ov), 5-191 (DPMD Jayawardene, 64.2 ov), 6-223 (TM Dilshan, 70.6 ov), 7-238 (MF Maharoof, 79.4 ov), 8-287 (CK Kapugedera, 104.4 ov), 9-320 (SL Malinga, 111.3 ov), 10-322 (M Muralitharan, 113.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    b Muralitharan
    31
    98
    3
    0
    31.63
    c Jayawardene b Muralitharan
    55
    115
    6
    0
    47.82
    35.5 An excellent ball, flighted up on the leg stump, bowled from slightly wide of the crease, comes forward, ball straightens into the pad, looks right in front, Koertzen agrees, and Murali strikes again 104/2
    45.1 Murali gets the big one!! Murali tosses it up, KP comes down the track at first, then picks the top spinner, tries to defend, but by then the ball thuds into his pads, deflects to the inside of his gloves and then lobs up to the wicketkeeper - KP stands his ground, but Umpire Rudi Koertzen finally sends him on his way 120/4
    49.4 tossed up delivery from Murali, that pitched on the off stump, keeps low, Collingwood goes back to work it away to the onside, the ball comes off the bat, onto the boot and lobs up in the air, the man at forward short leg Dilshan does brilliantly to dive to his right and comes up with the ball inches off the ground - the onfield umpire Rudi Koertzen isn't sure if it was a bump ball, he checks with his colleague at squareleg Darrell Hair, he too isn't sure - and the duo decide to go upstairs - the third umpire decides Paul Collingwood has to go back. Sri Lanka on a roll here now!!& 125/6
    45.5 Murali that magic man .. this is disaster for England!! all of a sudden the whole of Trent Bridge goes quiet - there's a hush in the ground. Murali throws it up now, Flintoff comes forward to defend, the turning ball takes the inside edge of the English captain's bat and lobs up to the man at forward short leg, its a simple catch for Dilshan - that was an important catch, and an important wicket for Sri Lanka - that's the 100th time Muralitharan has taken 5 wickets or more in an innings in all First Class cricket 120/5
    55.2 Seven to Murali! flighted doosra on the middle and off stump, Jones stretches well forward and tries to defend but failed to pick the doosra, plays for the off-break and gets beaten all ends up, ball strikes the off stump 132/7
    not out
    22
    47
    3
    0
    46.80
    run out (Kapugedera)
    4
    4
    1
    0
    100.00
    61.4 Nine down! Muralitharan pushes this one through, batsman caught in two minds to play forward or not, caught in the crease and tries to get bat onto the ball, spins in and hits him on the pad plumb in front 153/9
    68.5 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. 190/10
    Extras
    19 (b 13, w 1, nb 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    190 all out (68.5 Overs, 253 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    WPUJC Vaas9.012803.11
    SL Malinga7.002403.42
    M Muralitharan30.0107082.33
    ST Jayasuriya22.535412.36
    Fall of wickets:1-84 (ME Trescothick, 27.2 ov), 2-104 (AN Cook, 35.5 ov), 3-111 (AJ Strauss, 39.3 ov), 4-120 (KP Pietersen, 45.1 ov), 5-120 (A Flintoff, 45.5 ov), 6-125 (PD Collingwood, 49.4 ov), 7-132 (GO Jones, 55.2 ov), 8-136 (MJ Hoggard, 56.1 ov), 9-153 (J Lewis, 61.4 ov), 10-190 (MS Panesar, 68.5 ov)

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