England tour of Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 10, 2007
England won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
10 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Shah b Sidebottom 4 16 14 1 0 28.57
3.6 gone! Reward for Sidebottom's excellent control this morning as he finds another away-swinger which leaves Tharanga at the very last moment, handing first slip a comfortable catch at waist height 7/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Pietersen b Anderson 3 30 22 0 0 13.63
6.6 got him! A fine piece of bowling - the slower ball which Jayasuriya misread and attempted to chip over mid-off. Pietersen nearly made a complete cabbage of it, but took it face height at the second attempt 16/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Bopara b Broad 69 171 102 4 0 67.64
41.4 short again, and pulled straight down the throat of deep square leg! That was a sucker punch - it was nothing more than a leg-stump long-hop, and could have done anywhere. Broad looks suitably sheepish, but that's a big wicket for England 158/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Broad b Anderson 0 14 6 0 0 0.00
10.2 another one bites the dust! Banged in short, Jayawardene slashed hard outside off stump, but he got a fraction underneath the ball, and Stuart Broad at third man took a fine and fast catch. Problems mounting for Sri Lanka 20/3
View dismissal LPC Silva c Bopara b Broad 67 133 101 5 0 66.33
39.4 a wide bouncer and Silva uppercuts this down to third man. Bopara runs six or seven metres around the boundary to take an excellent running catch at a comfortable height 146/4
View dismissal KS Lokuarachchi lbw b Collingwood 9 15 10 0 0 90.00
42.6 perfect line and length, noticeably quicker as well, and Lokuarachchi was beaten all ends up as he aimed a flick to leg. Well bowled, and the umpire's finger was up with Shakoor Rana-esque speed. That was plumb 166/6
View dismissal TM Dilshan b Anderson 17 26 13 1 0 130.76
46.2 full length, nearly a yorker, and that's the end of that. Dilshan went to mow a meadow, missed, and was bowled through his legs. Still, a useful little cameo 190/7
View dismissal J Mubarak b Sidebottom 20 34 19 1 0 105.26
49.1 good bowling. A well-directed yorker, Mubarak stepped across to use the pace and sweep through fine leg, but he missed it entirely and lost his middle stump 206/9
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Pietersen b Sidebottom 2 5 5 0 0 40.00
47.4 a low inswinging full-toss, and Sidebottom strikes! That was an attempted yorker, overpitched and Vaas was onto it in a flash. But Pietersen at short midwicket had no need to move, and toppled over backwards as the ball thudded into his chest 195/8
CRD Fernando not out 3 13 5 0 0 60.00
SL Malinga not out 3 4 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 11) 14
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 235 mins) 211 (4.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 10 1 33 3 3.30 45 3 0 (5w)
6.6 to Jayasuriya, got him! A fine piece of bowling - the slower ball which Jayasuriya misread and attempted to chip over mid-off. Pietersen nearly made a complete cabbage of it, but took it face height at the second attempt 16/2
10.2 to Jayawardene, another one bites the dust! Banged in short, Jayawardene slashed hard outside off stump, but he got a fraction underneath the ball, and Stuart Broad at third man took a fine and fast catch. Problems mounting for Sri Lanka 20/3
46.2 to Dilshan, full length, nearly a yorker, and that's the end of that. Dilshan went to mow a meadow, missed, and was bowled through his legs. Still, a useful little cameo 190/7
View wickets RJ Sidebottom 10 2 27 3 2.70 41 1 0 (3w)
3.6 to Tharanga, gone! Reward for Sidebottom's excellent control this morning as he finds another away-swinger which leaves Tharanga at the very last moment, handing first slip a comfortable catch at waist height 7/1
47.4 to Vaas, a low inswinging full-toss, and Sidebottom strikes! That was an attempted yorker, overpitched and Vaas was onto it in a flash. But Pietersen at short midwicket had no need to move, and toppled over backwards as the ball thudded into his chest 195/8
49.1 to Mubarak, good bowling. A well-directed yorker, Mubarak stepped across to use the pace and sweep through fine leg, but he missed it entirely and lost his middle stump 206/9
View wickets SCJ Broad 10 0 54 2 5.40 23 3 0 (1w)
39.4 to Silva, a wide bouncer and Silva uppercuts this down to third man. Bopara runs six or seven metres around the boundary to take an excellent running catch at a comfortable height 146/4
41.4 to Sangakkara, short again, and pulled straight down the throat of deep square leg! That was a sucker punch - it was nothing more than a leg-stump long-hop, and could have done anywhere. Broad looks suitably sheepish, but that's a big wicket for England 158/5
View wicket PD Collingwood 6 0 28 1 4.66 17 1 0
42.6 to Lokuarachchi, perfect line and length, noticeably quicker as well, and Lokuarachchi was beaten all ends up as he aimed a flick to leg. Well bowled, and the umpire's finger was up with Shakoor Rana-esque speed. That was plumb 166/6
  GP Swann 10 0 48 0 4.80 29 3 0 (2w)
  RS Bopara 4 0 18 0 4.50 13 1 0
  England innings (target: 212 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook b Fernando 80 189 123 6 0 65.04
42.4 bowled him! Cook is furious with himself. Short of a length outside his off stump, Cook tries to cut this but it's too short and he chops it on. He swings his bat in utter disbelief 194/3
View dismissal P Mustard c & b Malinga 19 25 18 4 0 105.55
5.5 slower, fuller and straighter, Mustard drives the ball right back to Malinga and the catch is at a perfect height ... no mistake there 30/1
View dismissal IR Bell c Malinga b Lokuarachchi 25 65 49 3 0 51.02
19.6 soft shot. He attempted to pull it but got a top-edge straight to Malinga at mid-off. An absolute waste of his wicket and he's rightly furious 84/2
KP Pietersen not out 63 116 75 4 1 84.00
View dismissal PD Collingwood* lbw b Fernando 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
42.5 got him! Two in two for Fernando as Collingwood is trapped dead in front, and up goes the finger 194/4
View dismissal OA Shah b Malinga 9 14 11 1 0 81.81
45.4 no slower-ball this time: that was Malinga at pace, reversing it back into Shah who was comprehensively beaten and his stumps flayed 208/5
RS Bopara not out 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (lb 4, w 11) 15
  Total (5 wickets; 46.5 overs; 211 mins) 212 (4.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 9 2 39 0 4.33 40 6 0 (2w)
View wickets SL Malinga 9 1 39 2 4.33 36 4 0 (2w)
5.5 to Mustard, slower, fuller and straighter, Mustard drives the ball right back to Malinga and the catch is at a perfect height ... no mistake there 30/1
45.4 to Shah, no slower-ball this time: that was Malinga at pace, reversing it back into Shah who was comprehensively beaten and his stumps flayed 208/5
View wickets CRD Fernando 10 1 38 2 3.80 43 3 0 (3w)
42.4 to Cook, bowled him! Cook is furious with himself. Short of a length outside his off stump, Cook tries to cut this but it's too short and he chops it on. He swings his bat in utter disbelief 194/3
42.5 to Collingwood, got him! Two in two for Fernando as Collingwood is trapped dead in front, and up goes the finger 194/4
View wicket KS Lokuarachchi 10 0 57 1 5.70 29 5 1
19.6 to Bell, soft shot. He attempted to pull it but got a top-edge straight to Malinga at mid-off. An absolute waste of his wicket and he's rightly furious 84/2
  ST Jayasuriya 4.5 0 18 0 3.72 11 0 0
  TM Dilshan 4 0 17 0 4.25 11 0 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 3-1
Player of the match - AN Cook (England)
Umpires - RE Koertzen (South Africa) and TH Wijewardene
TV umpire - EAR de Silva
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - RD Kottahachchi

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 36/3 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 12, LPC Silva 9)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 19.2 overs (122 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 63/3 in 24.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 24, LPC Silva 23)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (KC Sangakkara 16, LPC Silva 30, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (186 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 101/3 in 31.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 44, LPC Silva 41)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 80 balls (3 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 154 balls (KC Sangakkara 48, LPC Silva 46, Ex 6)
    • LPC Silva: 50 off 89 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 40.4 overs (252 balls), Extras 11
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 48.3 overs (301 balls), Extras 13
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 211/9 in 50.0 overs (CRD Fernando 3, SL Malinga 3)
    • England innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • England: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (85 balls), Extras 2
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: England - 63/1 in 16.0 overs (AN Cook 29, IR Bell 13)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (AN Cook 27, IR Bell 21, Ex 2)
    • Rain: England - 84/2 in 20.2 overs (AN Cook 36, KP Pietersen 0)
    • England: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (147 balls), Extras 5
    • AN Cook: 50 off 76 balls (5 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (AN Cook 22, KP Pietersen 26, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: England - 149/2 in 35.0 overs (AN Cook 66, KP Pietersen 33)
    • England: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (216 balls), Extras 6
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 57 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (AN Cook 42, KP Pietersen 55, Ex 3)
    • England: 200 runs in 43.4 overs (268 balls), Extras 13
    • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
 
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