England tour of Sri Lanka, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

England in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 119 runs

7.3

Maharoof to Mustard, OUT, a misjudgment, and Mustard falls. He tried once again to hit inside-out over the covers, but picked the wrong length for the shot. Maharoof dragged it back, and Mustard got underneath the stroke to chip a simple chance to a diving wide mid-off

P Mustard c Malinga b Maharoof 27 (32m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 158.82

England 43/1   AN Cook 15* (28b 2x4)   MF Maharoof 0.3-0-1-1

11.2

Maharoof to Bell, OUT, that's a ripper! One of the few all day to jag genuinely off the seam. Bell was committed to the shot and Sangakkara claimed an easy catch. So much for building an innings, he's gone for a duck

IR Bell c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 0 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 58/2   AN Cook 30* (42b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 2.2-1-5-2

13.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, OUT, that's a massive breakthrough! Maharoof strikes again, and Pietersen is gone! A loose drive grazes the inside-edge, and Sangakkara claims his second catch

KP Pietersen c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 1 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 60/3   AN Cook 31* (47b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 3.1-1-5-3

18.1

Fernando to Collingwood, OUT, slower delivery, Collingwood aims a loose drive, edges it and the ball plops to slip in virtual slow motion. Collingwood doesn't even look round, the bowler's celebrations told him all he needed to know

PD Collingwood c Jayawardene b Fernando 9 (23m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

England 73/4   AN Cook 35* (60b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 5.1-0-17-1

22.5

Malinga to Shah, OUT, Shah plays the ball way in front of his body, checks the shot and the ball could not have looped more invitingly to short cover had he tried. Shah has looked very out of sorts since he came in and the game is drafting towards an inevitable conclusion

OA Shah c Mubarak b Malinga 7 (21m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

England 91/5   AN Cook 44* (73b 3x4)   SL Malinga 2.5-0-18-1

25.2

Maharoof to Cook, OUT, Cook creasebound and anchor-footed, looks to run the ball to third man, gets a thin edge and is well held low down in front of him by Sangakkara

AN Cook c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 46 (116m 80b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.50

England 102/6   RS Bopara 8* (8b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 9.2-2-25-4

31.5

Dilshan to Swann, OUT, reverse sweep straight to Malinga at backward point - he got hold of it all right, but it flew towards the fielder

GP Swann c Malinga b Dilshan 24 (27m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

England 144/7   RS Bopara 24* (26b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 2.5-0-17-1

31.6

Dilshan to Broad, 1 run, OUT, starts with a sweep and hesitated in coming back for the second, Malinga with a good return to Sangakkara who takes off the bails with ease

SCJ Broad run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 145/8   RS Bopara 24* (26b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 3-0-18-1

33.6

Dilshan to Sidebottom, OUT, Sangakkara is very confident immediately that he has whipped off the bails very quickly - Sidebootom's toe was in the air for only a shade of a second

RJ Sidebottom st †Sangakkara b Dilshan 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 149/9   RS Bopara 26* (32b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 4-0-20-2

34.5

Jayasuriya to Anderson, OUT, turned away from the left hander, slightly wide down off, and a thinnish edge flies through, Mahela making no mistake

JM Anderson c Jayawardene b Jayasuriya 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 150/10   RS Bopara 27* (36b 2x4)   ST Jayasuriya 2.5-0-12-1
Series Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 13, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 10, 2007
England won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 7, 2007
England won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 4, 2007
England won by 65 runs
Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Oct 1, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 119 runs
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Oct 1, 2007

Delight for Lasith Malinga as he removes Owais Shah, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Dambulla, October 1, 2007

Delight for Lasith Malinga as he removes Owais Shah

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Oct 1, 2007

Paul Collingwood falls to Dilhara Fernando as England's collapse continues, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Dambulla, October 1, 2007

Paul Collingwood falls to Dilhara Fernando as England's collapse continues

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