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

England in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 4th ODI

Sri Lanka v England

England won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

3.6

Sidebottom to Tharanga, OUT, 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

WU Tharanga c Shah b Sidebottom 4 (16m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Sri Lanka 7/1   ST Jayasuriya 1* (10b)   RJ Sidebottom 2-1-1-1

6.6

Anderson to Jayasuriya, OUT, 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

ST Jayasuriya c Pietersen b Anderson 3 (30m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.63

Sri Lanka 16/2   KC Sangakkara 4* (6b 1x4)   JM Anderson 4-1-8-1

10.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, OUT, 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

DPMD Jayawardene c Broad b Anderson 0 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 20/3   KC Sangakkara 8* (20b 1x4)   JM Anderson 5.2-1-11-2

39.4

Broad to Silva, OUT, 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

LPC Silva c Bopara b Broad 67 (133m 101b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.33

Sri Lanka 146/4   KC Sangakkara 61* (95b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 6.4-0-31-1

41.4

Broad to Sangakkara, OUT, 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

KC Sangakkara c Bopara b Broad 69 (171m 102b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.64

Sri Lanka 158/5   KS Lokuarachchi 4* (5b)   SCJ Broad 7.4-0-35-2

42.6

Collingwood to Lokuarachchi, OUT, 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

KS Lokuarachchi lbw b Collingwood 9 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Sri Lanka 166/6   TM Dilshan 3* (3b)   PD Collingwood 6-0-28-1

46.2

Anderson to Dilshan, OUT, 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

TM Dilshan b Anderson 17 (26m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 130.76

Sri Lanka 190/7   J Mubarak 9* (10b)   JM Anderson 8.2-1-20-3

47.4

Sidebottom to Vaas, OUT, 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

WPUJC Vaas c Pietersen b Sidebottom 2 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Sri Lanka 195/8   J Mubarak 12* (13b)   RJ Sidebottom 8.4-2-22-2

49.1

Sidebottom to Mubarak, OUT, 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

J Mubarak b Sidebottom 20 (34m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 105.26

Sri Lanka 206/9   CRD Fernando 1* (3b)   RJ Sidebottom 9.1-2-22-3
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Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
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England won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Sri Lanka won by 119 runs
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Oct 10, 2007

Kevin Pietersen pumps his fist after leading England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo, October 10, 2007

Kevin Pietersen pumps his fist after leading England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka

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Oct 10, 2007

Alastair Cook acknowledges applause for his match-winning fifty, Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo, October 10, 2007

Alastair Cook acknowledges applause for his match-winning fifty

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