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

9.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good delivery, on the spot and defended

9.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, a rather nothing defensive push into the covers, not really any conviction, but into space and he's off the mark

9.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, clipped to square leg, Panesar onto it quickly and prevents the run after some "yes ...no" calling

9.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on off stump, a sniff of extra bounce causes Jayawardene to take his bottom hand off the bat as he plays it

9.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, firmly but defensively driven into the off side

Sri Lanka 32/2   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (5b)

11.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended ... all very sedate

11.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone although he momentarily appeared tempted

11.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straighter, no swing, dead-batted to silly mid-on

11.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wide, swinging away from the right hander

11.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, into the on side, nothing doing.

11.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone, a maiden over but no alarms for the batsman

Sri Lanka 40/2   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (11b)

13.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, and the drinks interval strikes ... Hoggard puts one on the spot, a sniff of away movement, Jayawardene nibbles and gets a thin but clear edge to Prior who takes a routine catch low to his right

DPMD Jayawardene c †Prior b Hoggard 1 (23m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

Sri Lanka 40/3   DPMD Jayawardene 1 (12b)
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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