England tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v England at Kandy, Dec 1-5, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 88 runs
1,2,3,4,5 December 2007 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
2.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller and defended

Sri Lanka 12/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (1b)
3.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, a foot or so outside the off stump, watched on its way

3.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, again left, this one cuts back into the left hander and that may well have caused a slight rethink on the batsman's part. He left it on length quite safely but it did come back quite a way

3.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, turned square and the ball squirts through the slips, Pietersen chases to the boundary but is not prepared to dive on this outfield and so is caught in two minds ... to flick back or to field ... and as he picks the ball up his foot slips and touches the boundary marker and so it's four

3.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to mid-on

3.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, back and across, turned square again in the process, but into line and safely defended

3.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to the left of mid-on, a quick call allows a comfortable single

Sri Lanka 17/1   KC Sangakkara 6* (7b 1x4)
4.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, Sangakkara into line to defend

4.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, turned off his hips into the ground, Cook at short leg dives to his right to pick up on the half volley

4.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, on a length and defended

4.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, a rather jabbed defensive prod into the off side

4.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sidebottom strays to leg, Sangakkara on it quickly and clips that off his pads for a well-timed four

4.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, a good response from Sidebottom, turning Sangakkara square and the ball squirts to cover

Sri Lanka 21/1   KC Sangakkara 10* (13b 2x4)
5.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, firm and oh-so-correct drive hard to mid-off

5.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, better line, Sangakkara caught in two minds by some swing and the ball squirts into the on side. Never a chance but Hoggard smiles as if to say that both he and the batsman know that was his small victory

5.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, defended into the covers

Sri Lanka 22/1   KC Sangakkara 10* (16b 2x4)
7.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, yells of frustration and Sangakkara goes back and gets a thick inside edge which squirms past his stumps and down to long leg. Hoggard stands with his hands on his head as if done a great injustice

7.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, no shot

Sri Lanka 28/1   KC Sangakkara 11* (18b 2x4)
8.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, the widest so far, no need for the batsman to do anything

8.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, and another wide one ... lots of effort from Sidebottom, lots of running, but he's not making the batsman play this over

8.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, and five out of six left alone in the over

Sri Lanka 29/1   KC Sangakkara 11* (21b 2x4)
9.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed straight to mid-on but he's out of the blocks like a greyhound for a well-run single

Sri Lanka 31/2   KC Sangakkara 12* (22b 2x4)
10.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, pushed back to Sidebottom who picks up well in his follow through

10.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, whipped off his pads, well timed, and there's no way the fielders can catch that as it races to the midwicket boundary

10.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, checked drive to mid-off

10.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sidebottom strays to leg, driven with little effort to the left of mid-on, he barely did more than lean into the ball

10.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, feisty response, short and wide

10.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, watchful defence ... the lull after the storm

Sri Lanka 40/2   KC Sangakkara 20* (28b 4x4)
12.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, a steady start, Sangakkara back and across to defend

12.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, same again, back, across and pushed to short mid-off

12.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, nothing if not consistent ... same line and length and Sangakkara right behind the block

12.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across the left hander, no movement and left

12.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone

12.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, a mistimed attempted flick into the on side, the ball goes absolutely nowhere

Sri Lanka 40/2   KC Sangakkara 20* (34b 4x4)
14.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, a few yelps of anguish but all rather theatrical as Sangakkara defends

14.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara stands very upright to push into the off side

14.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, again upright to push to short extra cover

14.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, angled across, Sangakkara shoulders arms

14.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, straighter, Sangakkara has to play this one and does so with assurance

14.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, defended to short extra cover

Sri Lanka 42/3   KC Sangakkara 20* (40b 4x4)
16.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, defended to general relief in the home dressing room

16.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned behind square for a single

Sri Lanka 43/5   KC Sangakkara 21* (42b 4x4)
17.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, down the leg side, Sangakkara shapes to play a rather loose flick but gets nowhere near it

17.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, left by Sangakkara

17.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, pushed through midwicket, Sangakkara calls his partner back for the second and Jayawardene has to get his whites dirty as he dives for his ground at the bowler's end

17.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, tip and run to a slightly flat-footed Panesar at mid-off, Panesar dives forward and underarms into the stumps from a couple of yards away but Sangakkara home by some way

Sri Lanka 46/5   KC Sangakkara 24* (46b 4x4)
18.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, safely defended

18.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara into line to block

18.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, firm defensive drive to mid-off

18.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across Sangakkara but it started to wide to tempt anyone ... other than Jayasuriya

18.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, a genuine edge but the ball flies at waist height through where third slip would have been. Anderson shakes his head as well he might ... he did all he could there and ended up with four against his name

18.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flicked to deep backward square leg

Sri Lanka 52/5   KC Sangakkara 30* (52b 5x4)
20.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, firm upright drive, straight at ... and through ... Sidebottom at mid-off. A limp dive and Anderson has every right to give a series of death stares to his colleague

20.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned into the leg side for a single into the deep

Sri Lanka 57/5   KC Sangakkara 35* (54b 6x4)
21.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned late off his pads to long leg

Sri Lanka 58/5   KC Sangakkara 36* (55b 6x4)
22.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, angled across Sangakkara who starts to play but pulls his bat inside the line in good time

22.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, driven off the toe-end of the bat to mid-off

22.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned square on the leg side for an easy run

Sri Lanka 63/5   KC Sangakkara 37* (58b 6x4)
24.1

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped to the deep midwicket boundary, Panesar sweeps

24.3

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, better, Sangakkara slightly hurried in his defensive poke

24.4

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, another one slightly off line, clipped of his legs to Panesar in the deep

Sri Lanka 81/5   KC Sangakkara 39* (61b 6x4)
25.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, and he starts with a post-lunch loosener, well wide of Sangakkara's off stump who leaves it alone

25.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, and again, Anderson's radar has been left in the canteen I think

25.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, straighter, but too straight and he calmly turns it off his hip behind square for a single

Sri Lanka 87/5   KC Sangakkara 40* (64b 6x4)
26.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara shuffles across a little late, and squidges the ball back to Sidebottom. No great pace, and even less movement for Sidebottom

26.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, better line this time, just outside his off stump and Sangakkara rocks back before deciding to leave it well alone. Good length there

26.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, straighter - good ball, this, angling into the off-stump of the left-hander who is forward in defence

26.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara is back in his crease and guiding this out to cover

26.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, easily left alone outside off. A touch too short this time

26.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, beautifully driven back to the bowler who picks it up off his laces and, in the same movement, wings it onto Sangakkara's stumps. Great athleticism there (though he missed the stumps)

Sri Lanka 91/5   KC Sangakkara 40* (70b 6x4)
29.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, neat cricket from Sri Lanka here, Sangakkara nudging this to leg and immediately calling two. They get it comfortably, too

29.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, another waste from Anderson - wide, wide, wide of the off stump and Prior shuffles across to take it, almost in front of first slip

29.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, the first real sign of an authoritative punch from Sangakkara (in the form of his life at the moment, in case you didn't know), even if it was only a defensive punch

29.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, ooh a tempter outside off stump but Sangakkara withdraws his bat and ignores it

29.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

29.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, good end to an indifferent, mixed bag of an over from Anderson. Short, rising onto the left-hander who defends off the back foot

Sri Lanka 96/5   KC Sangakkara 42* (76b 6x4)
31.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, that's Sangakkara nearly at his best, driving this on the up with excellent timing - though not the best placement, finding extra cover lurking on the boundary

Sri Lanka 101/5   KC Sangakkara 43* (77b 6x4)
32.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, flat, short and allowing Sangakkara to nurdle it around the corner for a single

Sri Lanka 102/5   KC Sangakkara 44* (78b 6x4)
33.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot of the morning. Nothing more than a defensive push, straight back past the bowler. Sweetly timed and he's looking in great touch

33.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on his legs, it's nudged with neat timing to bring him two - and his 24th Test fifty, from 80 balls

33.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, quick to punish anything loose, but Sangakkara's equally solid in defence. This is nice and full, straight, and dug out solidly

33.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, again, a carbon copy of the previous ball and equally competently defended

33.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles across his stumps to make room, nudging it to leg, but he can't time it or find a single

Sri Lanka 118/5   KC Sangakkara 50* (83b 7x4)
34.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back foot. A touch flatter from Monty

34.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, swept around the corner

Sri Lanka 120/5   KC Sangakkara 51* (85b 7x4)
35.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, down the leg side but, unlike Sidebottom or Anderson, Hoggard immediately finds the swing

35.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, he comes forward - a little tentatively, but clamps down on this solidly enough

35.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, sweetly driven - a copybook cover drive there. High front elbow, big stride out to reach the ball and a solid check-drive for a single

Sri Lanka 121/5   KC Sangakkara 52* (88b 7x4)
36.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, 2 leg byes, big shout for lbw as Sangakkara sweeps, misses and is rapped on the pads but it's miles outside the leg stump

36.2

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, oh hello, this is close. Outside off, Panesar turns it miles - far more than Sangakkara expected, who shouldered arms dangerously, but it's going over the top

36.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, nudged to leg

36.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the leg side, nudged down to fine leg

Sri Lanka 124/5   KC Sangakkara 53* (92b 7x4)
37.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

37.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, a thumping drive on the front foot from Sangakkara which deserves four (or at least more than the zero it earned him) but Pietersen pulls off an impressive save at cover

37.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, a slower ball, a little offie, which Sangakkara guides to cover

37.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, beaten for a lack of pace, if anything, the bat turning in his hands as he tries to drive it through the covers. Hoggard fields

37.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara leans back here, keen on going for glory with a cracking drive but he finds the fielder

37.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, guided to deep point

Sri Lanka 126/5   KC Sangakkara 55* (98b 7x4)
39.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, bending back into Sangakkara who compactly defends, head right over the ball

39.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, neat stroke. Short, and a little wide of the off stump, Sangakkara rocks back to punch this in front of square for a couple. Calmly played

39.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

39.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, too wide and Sangakkara is wise to the pitch now, leaving it well alone

39.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, guided out to cover

39.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, a crab-like punch past point to end the over

Sri Lanka 133/5   KC Sangakkara 58* (104b 7x4)
40.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, powerfully swept around the corner

40.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara dances down the pitch but Panesar sees him coming and drops it short. It's defended

40.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, solidly punched back to the bowler

40.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the pitch again from Sangakkara who then punches it to mid-off

Sri Lanka 138/5   KC Sangakkara 60* (108b 7x4)
41.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, swinging back into the left-hander who attempts to clobber it through the covers but gets an inside edge. No feet movement

41.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, solidly driven to mid-on

41.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, clumped out to extra cover. No great pace and even less movement through the air

41.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, too wide of his off stump, easily left alone

41.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, pushed out to cover to end the over

Sri Lanka 142/5   KC Sangakkara 61* (113b 7x4)
43.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven via a thick outside edge into the covers, into space and a single

Sri Lanka 143/5   KC Sangakkara 62* (114b 7x4)
44.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, very wide, Sangakkara thrusts out a pad, the ball flicks it and shoots past a diving first sip ... but no stroke

44.2

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, big stride and padded away, bat behind the front leg

44.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara goes back and turns round the corner, a bit of extra bounce but he kept it down well

44.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, he skips two paces down the track and lets the ball hit him on the pads

44.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, back, looking to turn to leg, but gets an edge into his pads and safely into the ground

44.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, FOUR, a confident and textbook sweep, on length and line, the ball races to the square-leg boundary

Sri Lanka 147/5   KC Sangakkara 66* (120b 8x4)
47.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sidebottom drifts onto leg stump and Sangakkara whips it square, Hoggard round to field but lets the ball go right through his hands

47.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, rasping square drive on the off side this time, but fielded safely in the deep

Sri Lanka 157/6   KC Sangakkara 71* (122b 9x4)
48.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, played on the walk past Cook and out to midwicket

Sri Lanka 158/6   KC Sangakkara 72* (123b 9x4)
49.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to Panesar at mid-off, he fires in a return to Prior which is more popgun that exocet

49.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, poked into the off side

49.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, far too wide, a super slashing drive off the front foot, positively Caribbean in its execution

49.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh, and even better than the last one, again off the front foot, almost off one knee, but this time through extra cover. A delight to watch

49.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, straighter, Sangakkara defends, Sidebottom follows through and has a word. Given that the previous two deliveries had been smashed to the rope, he might have been better advised to avoid making eye contact

49.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, watchfully blocked

Sri Lanka 172/6   KC Sangakkara 80* (129b 11x4)
50.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, FOUR, two steps down the ground and lofted high over mid-off for a one-bounce four ... it came with a foot or so of carrying all the way

50.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, one step this time and defended

50.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven down the ground, all very sedate

Sri Lanka 178/6   KC Sangakkara 85* (132b 12x4)
51.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, back, waits and then works it with ease to midwicket

51.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, no shot played

51.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, much wider and he's not going to nibble at this stage

Sri Lanka 180/6   KC Sangakkara 86* (135b 12x4)
53.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, cutting back into Sangakkara who blocks it off the back foot

53.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, bashed to mid-off with chirruping footwork

53.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled. A little offie from Anderson which beats Fernando's washy drive

53.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to Pietersen at cover who shies at the non-striker's stumps, and misses

53.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, again thumped to Pietersen who threatens to shy at the stumps

53.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, and a bouncer to end the over

Sri Lanka 180/7   KC Sangakkara 86* (141b 12x4)
55.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed out to cover

55.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, oh he's absolutely hammered that, lacing it to deep extra cover. Bopara fields and flings in a throw; Sangakkara's farming the strike and declines a single

55.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, again guided out to cover; again he turns down a run

55.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, elegantly punched with a high front elbow. It's looking deadly flat out there for Anderson

55.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, on his legs and this time he takes the single, exposing Fernando to the final delivery

Sri Lanka 181/7   KC Sangakkara 87* (146b 12x4)
56.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, punched off the back foot

56.2

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, nudged to leg

56.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, on off stump, Sangakkara comes forward to defend. And boy, does he defend that well

56.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, nicely flighted

56.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed to leg

Sri Lanka 182/7   KC Sangakkara 88* (151b 12x4)
57.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, firmly defended

57.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, very full, enticing the drive and he creams it to mid-off

57.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, flicked off his hip to deep square leg

57.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh, what a shot that is. Guided down past the slip, threaded between the gully, and it beats a square third man. Sheer class, and reminiscent of Brian Lara in many ways. Deft, classical cricket

57.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, an attempted yorker on leg stump which is boshed to midwicket

57.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, shorter, and he rocks back and tries to uppercut it but misses. Prior finds it all very amusing

Sri Lanka 186/8   KC Sangakkara 92* (157b 13x4)
59.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed out to cover

59.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, OUT, got him! Down the track from Sangakkara, trying to loft Anderson but he got a thick outside edge, the ball flying just wide of gully...but it's Collingwood lurking there, and he pulls off a cracker high to his right

KC Sangakkara c Collingwood b Anderson 92 (251m 159b 13x4 0x6) SR: 57.86

Sri Lanka 186/9   KC Sangakkara 92 (159b 13x4)
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