27.2 Muralitharan provides the breakthrough with a beauty! doosra on the off stump, short of length ball making Trescothick move back, tries to defend but the ball slips through the bat-pad gap, brushes the pads and straight into the off stump, Muralitharan unaware and appeals but teammates rush in to congratulate 84/1
    39.3 flighted outside the off, may have been a bit quicker, pitched outside off, drew him forward, not quite to the pitch, ball pitches and straightens, gets a faint edge, into the keepers gloves, rebounds to slip 111/3
    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
    56.1 Run out! fraction short and on the pads, batsman moves back and works it away to square leg, Kapugedera runs across from mid-wicket, picks on the run and throws direct at the strikers end, all in a flow, thats an amazing throw and Hoggard is well short of the crease, Hair raises his finger, Muralitharan declined a 10-wicket haul in an innings 136/8
    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
    19 (b 13, lb 1, nb 4, w 1)
    190 all out (68.5 Overs, RR: 2.76, 253 minutes)
    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)
    WPUJC Vaas9.012803.1101
    SL Malinga7.002403.4211
    M Muralitharan30.0107082.3302
    ST Jayasuriya22.535412.3600

Close of Play

  • Fri, 2 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 53/2 (AN Cook 12*, KP Pietersen 6*, 18 ov)
  • Sat, 3 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 45/1 (WU Tharanga 17*, KC Sangakkara 22*, 14 ov)
  • Sun, 4 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 286/7 (CK Kapugedera 50*, WPUJC Vaas 24*, 104 ov)
  • Mon, 5 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 190 (68.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes