Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
122(136) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 4 1 0 0 9
KP Pietersen
73(77) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 3 0 2 5 9 0

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Jayasuriya
O9.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Harmison
O10.0
M2
R31
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Splendid stuff from Sri Lanka, worthy victors once again with Sanath Jayasuriya cruising to the Man-of-the-Match award with a brilliant century and a vital, constricting, bowling spell. But England really are a shambles at this form of the game. Perhaps it's something to do with the looming World Cup - 1996, 1999 and 2003 were distinctly average vintages as well. Or perhaps they've all got hot seats for tonight's footie

Either way, well done Jamie Dalrymple for putting up a fight, Kevin Pietersen for having a go, and Steve Harmison for keeping it tight. As for the rest ... oh well, there's always next Saturday at Chester-le-Street.

Thanks for tuning in, hope you've enjoyed it all, and don't forget to read Andrew McGlashan's typically feisty bulletin, in which he tells it like it really is. Will Luke, our man at The Oval, will add his thoughts once he's heard what the players have to say.

This is Andrew Miller saying thanks and goodbye. You can go and watch the footie now

46.4
W
Muralitharan to Harmison, OUT, and that is comprehensively that. A suitably shambolic denouement, as Harmison swung, missed, started, stopped, went hell for leather anyway, keeper lobbed the ball, Murali whipped the bails, and you can guess the rest.
46.3
1
Muralitharan to Bresnan, 1 run
46.2
1lb
Muralitharan to Harmison, 1 leg bye
46.1
2
Muralitharan to Harmison, 2 runs, but that is the two a ball needed ... not over yet ... ahem ... splutter ...

END OF OVER:
46 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 269/9

  • TT Bresnan10 (8b)
  • SJ Harmison0 (0b)
  • SL Malinga8-0-45-2
  • M Muralitharan9-0-48-1
45.6
0
Malinga to Bresnan, no run, that six briefly took the asking-rate back below two a ball. But that dot ... you get the rest
45.5
6
Malinga to Bresnan, SIX runs, a mighty smear, straight down the ground! Lovely stuff, youngster. Well done everyone, etc

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
122(136) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 4 1 0 0 9
KP Pietersen
73(77) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 3 0 2 5 9 0

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Jayasuriya
O9.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Harmison
O10.0
M2
R31
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF