England tour of Sri Lanka, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 88 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Sidebottom to Vandort, 1 run, full, swinging, dug out and a quick single to mid-off

0.6

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, fuller again, pushed back down the pitch

Sri Lanka 6/0   MG Vandort 1* (2b)

1.4

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, better from Hoggard, straight on a length, a slight hint of swing, Vandort right into line

1.5

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, right through a tentative prod from Vandort, a loud shout from bowler and close fielders but that looked like an inside edge may have made the umpire's job that much easier

1.6

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, checked drive to mid-on

Sri Lanka 11/0   MG Vandort 1* (5b)

5.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, defensive poke into the covers

5.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, muttering from Hoggard as he gets one past the outside edge

5.3

Hoggard to Vandort, 1 run, turned off his hips to backward square leg

Sri Lanka 22/1   MG Vandort 2* (8b)

6.1

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, Vandort, tall and upright, defends

6.2

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, driven to mid-off, not timed and the ball bobbles to the fielder

6.3

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, Vandort right into line, everything behind the ball

6.4

Sidebottom to Vandort, FOUR, slightly more width and Vandort quick to seize on it, an effortless drive through the covers

6.5

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, driven into the ground and fielded by Bopara at very short extra cover

6.6

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, outside off and Vandort opts to leave

Sri Lanka 26/1   MG Vandort 6* (14b 1x4)

7.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, shorter, Vandort slightly surprised by that but he does enough to keep it down

7.3

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, outside off, slight swing, left alone

7.4

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, another inside edge as Vandort plays a slightly lazy half drive, no histrionics from Hoggard this time, and the ball dribbles to square leg

7.5

Hoggard to Vandort, 1 run, angled into the off side

Sri Lanka 28/1   MG Vandort 7* (18b 1x4)

8.1

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, Vandort not tempted to nibble outside his off stump

8.2

Sidebottom to Vandort, no run, and again, wide and left

8.3

Sidebottom to Vandort, 1 run, shorter, punched past Cook at short leg, a single to midwicket

Sri Lanka 29/1   MG Vandort 8* (21b 1x4)

9.1

Hoggard to Vandort, OUT, a tame dismissal ... full and straight, Vandort plays a checked drive and the ball loops gently to Michael Vaughan at mid-on ... all he has to do is stand, wait and catch it which he does

MG Vandort c Vaughan b Hoggard 8 (41m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Sri Lanka 29/2   MG Vandort 8 (22b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Dec 18-22, 2007
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC) - Dec 9-13, 2007
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Kandy - Dec 1-5, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 88 runs
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Dec 5, 2007

Sri Lanka celebrate as the last England wicket falls, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy, December 5, 2007

Sri Lanka celebrate as the last England wicket falls

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Dec 5, 2007

Matt Prior walks back after being bowled for 63, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy, December 5, 2007

Matt Prior walks back after being bowled for 63

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