England tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, Oct 1, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 119 runs
1 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, excellent line and length to start proceedings, just zipping past Tharanga's vertical bat

0.2

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, good bowling again, angling across the left-hander and threatening to graze the edge. Mustard stoops low to take

0.3

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, slightly straighter and nipping back into the pads of the left-hander. Clipped off the toes for the first run of the match

0.4

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full length, on off stump, nudged leg-side

0.5

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, a bit of a swish outside off, but the ball doesn't take off at all. Skids through low, and not a lot of movement either

0.6

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, an effort ball to finish, but again it doesn't get up much. Outside off stump and left well alone

Sri Lanka 2/0   JM Anderson 1-0-2-0
2.1

Anderson to Jayasuriya, no run, in the slot for the drive, but pushed firmly out to cover where it's fielded with quick hands. No run there

2.2

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and straight, defended back down the pitch and a jogged single

2.3

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, shorter and on the hips, turned away with a flick of the wrists

2.4

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, shaping into the left-hander's pads, and tucked into the leg-side again

2.5

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, brisk bowling, but not a lot of menace. Respectfully played nonetheless

2.6

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, another tidy over. Tharanga raises his bat with a touch of alarm after playing his defensive stroke, as if the ball had done a bit off the pitch. I'm not sure it did though

Sri Lanka 9/0   JM Anderson 2-0-7-0
4.1

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a stifled appeal as Anderson raps the pads, but nothing doing from umpire de Silva

4.2

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, defended into the leg-side, good variation of length

4.3

Anderson to Tharanga, FOUR, and there's the first boundary of the match. Nothing wrong with the line but too short from Anderson, and calmly steered into the gap behind point

4.4

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, fuller, straighter, defended

4.5

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, up and over from Tharanga - more of a Twenty20 shot and he was a bit lucky to clear mid-on. A better ball from Anderson too, full and straight. Signs of frustration?

4.6

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, dabbed into the covers and swiftly picked up. A more expensive over, but England will still be happy with this start

Sri Lanka 18/0   JM Anderson 3-0-14-0
6.1

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, good waspish line and length. Met with a straight bat and pushed down the ground

6.2

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, into position for the drive, but drilled straight to short cover

6.3

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, short and leg-sided. Might have been called wide if he hadn't made contact, but instead there's an easy couple as deep square leg sweeps round the boundary to field

6.4

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, short and on off stump. Defended off the back foot to point

6.5

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, full and a touch of width, slice-driven down to third man

6.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, no run, run-down chance, but Collingwood's shy at the non-striker's end misses from point. Jayasuriya was too concerned with a partial lbw shout to go for the leg-bye, and Tharanga had to back-pedal

Sri Lanka 29/0   JM Anderson 4-0-17-0
8.1

Anderson to Tharanga, 2 runs, loose drive again from Tharanga - the bottom hand comes off his bat as he does so - but finds the gap comfortably enough

8.2

Anderson to Tharanga, FOUR, similar shot but better executed. Got his head over the ball and his weight going forward, and timed it to perfection too

8.3

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, fuller length as a response, and defended into the covers

8.4

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, bit of a fumble at cover, but a quick recovery. Can't save the single though

8.5

Anderson to Jayasuriya, no run, another charge from Jayasuriya but Anderson saw him coming and dragged it down. Good bowling

8.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short again from Anderson and Jayasuriya goes back on his stumps to dab down to third man

Sri Lanka 46/0   JM Anderson 5-0-25-0
10.1

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short and swiped off the back foot through midwicket. Starting to motor now ...

10.2

Anderson to Jayasuriya, SIX, up, up and away! The first six of the innings, and just an easy pick-up, with the wind, over wide long-on

10.3

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, banged in down the leg-side, Jayasuriya goes after it, but can't make contact

10.3

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, wrong line again, Anderson is a bit rattled after those early blows. He also knows there's nothing in the pitch

10.3

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, better line and length this time, but a scampered single nonetheless

10.4

Anderson to Tharanga, no run, clubbed into the covers, half-stopped by a sprawling Collingwood

10.5

Anderson to Tharanga, 1 run, short and leg-sided, clipped to midwicket

10.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that is precisely the wrong place to bowl to Jayasuriya when he's in the mood. A leg-stump long-hop, and that's pummelled behind square to complete a costly over

Sri Lanka 67/0   JM Anderson 6-0-41-0
31.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down leg - a game sweep, but doesn't get too near it

31.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, crouches into a low cut behind point

31.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, comes from slightly wide to angle the left-hander who moves his body into a firm cover-drive but can only pick out the fielder

31.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, width outside off and Sangakkara could have done better with that cut which he plays too late (not a late cut, mind)

31.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, whipped off his hips behind square, to the man at deep backward square leg

31.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, stays over for the left hander and again Sangakkara misses out - a pre-meditated would-be hoick from outside off, a sort-of sweep on the back foot, crouching, which he doesn't connect with

31.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer to finish off, and Sangakkara deals with this one with no trouble, an easy duck under

Sri Lanka 159/2   JM Anderson 7-0-45-0
33.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, right up there, defended forward

33.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, pushed right up there and defended on the back foot this time

33.3

Anderson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, strays on to leg, and worked round behind square - a well-taken, quick single results

33.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, outside off, good length, and a very firm defence meets the ball

33.5

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, cut into him from outside off, almost slicing him in half, like a magician and his beautiful assistant

33.6

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, outside off, wide and he climbs into a back-foot cut, solid as you like

Sri Lanka 168/3   JM Anderson 8-0-47-0
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