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
32.1

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

32.2

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, well bowled, tossed up on middle stump and it bits off the pitch, Jayawardene defends

32.3

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on middle-and-leg, a touch too flat and it's defended easily

32.4

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, Jayawardene gets down to sweep before spooning it down to fine leg

32.5

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, ooh, wide of the off stump, Jayawardene cuts and gets a bottom edge which nutmugs Prior

32.6

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up this time on middle-and-leg, it's pushed to midwicket

Sri Lanka 111/5   MS Panesar 1-0-10-0
34.1

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, defended on middle

34.2

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on off stump, he comes forward to defend

34.3

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, ooh, dangerous from Jayawardene and he gets away with it. A top-edge to a dodgy sweep - the ball seemed to grip on him, slow on him - but it fell in no man's land

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

34.6

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, good one to end the over, tossed up on middle and he comes forward with a smothering defensive

Sri Lanka 120/5   MS Panesar 2-0-12-0
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

36.5

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, solidly defended

36.6

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, flatter and quicker, it's defended

Sri Lanka 124/5   MS Panesar 3-0-13-0
38.1

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, flighted on leg stump, Jayawardene digs it out

38.2

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, oh well bowled, there's the length from Monty - on middle-stump, and he comes forward to smother it

38.3

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, again a good length, drawing the batsman forward

38.4

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slightly fuller and neatly timed by the right hander, but not sufficiently to earn him a run

38.5

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, "catch it" is the hopeful cry of Prior, as Jayawardene defends hesitantly

38.6

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, nothing hesitant about that stroke. A fleet-footed cover drive for four past point

Sri Lanka 130/5   MS Panesar 4-0-17-0
40.1

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

40.2

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, 3 runs, neatly played, just guiding this past slip down to third man for three. Too full from Panesar

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

40.6

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, top shot from Jayawardene, going inside out and squeezing it out to extra cover for two

Sri Lanka 140/5   MS Panesar 5-0-24-0
42.1

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, floated up, much slower, blocked

42.2

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, swept to the man on the 45

42.3

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, waits and prods to midwicket

42.4

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, watchful defence, almost letting the ball hit bat rather than the other way round

42.5

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, off the pads to the man on the 45 on the leg side

42.6

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, again goes back and waits before patting the ball down

Sri Lanka 142/5   MS Panesar 6-1-24-0
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   MS Panesar 7-1-28-0
46.1

Panesar to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, tossed up, Jayawardene prods the ball straight into the midriff of Cook at forward short leg ... he clings on using arms and stomach to gather the ball ... Jayawardene bangs his bat into his pads in frustration as Panesar embarks on a victory jig

HAPW Jayawardene c Cook b Panesar 51 (132m 102b 9x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.2

Panesar to Vaas, no run, looped up, nervily defended

46.3

Panesar to Vaas, no run, big shout as he ball zips off the toe ... a woody sound but no bat involved

46.4

Panesar to Vaas, FOUR, a much more confident push through the off side, well timed to get off the mark

46.5

Panesar to Vaas, no run, a big stride, allows the ball to hit him on the pad

Sri Lanka 152/6   MS Panesar 7.5-1-32-1
48.1

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

48.2

Panesar to Vaas, no run, floated up on the full, Vaas right over the ball to block

48.3

Panesar to Vaas, no run, back, all a bit rushed but he keeps it out

48.4

Panesar to Vaas, FOUR, too full, swept through midwicket from off stump

48.5

Panesar to Vaas, 2 runs, a firm lunge forward, a thick edge onto the pad and the ball squirts wide of slip

48.6

Panesar to Vaas, no run, Vaas right forward, almost thrusting, and the power of the lunge means that when he connects the ball will fly off the bat ... as it does here, up to mid-off

Sri Lanka 164/6   MS Panesar 9-1-39-1
50.1

Panesar to Vaas, no run, Vaas flicks off the front foot through midwicket

50.2

Panesar to Vaas, 1 run, uber wristy flick behind square on the leg side

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

50.6

Panesar to Vaas, no run, Vaas completely bamboozled by one that rips off a length, through him and through Prior as well and the man saving the one behind on the leg side fields

Sri Lanka 178/6   MS Panesar 10-1-45-1
52.1

Panesar to Vaas, no run, Vaas back, shapes to cut and misses ...lots of hands in the air

52.2

Panesar to Vaas, no run, swished to midwicket

52.3

Panesar to Vaas, OUT, he again steps back to attempt a cut, the ball rips out of the rough and clips the top of his off stump. It turned appreciably but he had been given a warning two balls earlier and he ignored it

WPUJC Vaas b Panesar 12 (25m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

52.4

Panesar to Fernando, no run, tossed up, well forward to block

52.5

Panesar to Fernando, no run, straighter and fuller, again defended well

52.6

Panesar to Fernando, no run, outside leg stump and padded away

Sri Lanka 180/7   MS Panesar 11-2-45-2
54.1

Panesar to Fernando, no run, on his legs, defended

54.2

Panesar to Fernando, no run, again on his legs, and again easily defended

54.3

Panesar to Fernando, no run, slightly straighter this time, and fuller too. It's firmly blocked out

54.4

Panesar to Fernando, no run, squeezed out to point on the front foot

54.5

Panesar to Fernando, no run, touch shorter, smothered on the front foot

54.6

Panesar to Fernando, no run, pushed back to Panesar to complete a maiden

Sri Lanka 180/7   MS Panesar 12-3-45-2
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

56.6

Panesar to Fernando, OUT, pushed forward but he couldn't quite hide his bat behind the pad, the ball taking the edge and hands Vaughan, at gully, with a relatively easy chance - diving forward. And Sri Lanka are eight down

CRD Fernando c Vaughan b Panesar 0 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 182/8   MS Panesar 13-3-46-3
58.1

Panesar to Malinga, no run, on off stump, firmly smothered

58.2

Panesar to Malinga, no run, a huge, raucous appeal from Panesar to one which raps him on the pads, but it's miles down the leg side

58.3

Panesar to Malinga, no run, ooh left alone outside off. Very well left! Panesar and Prior roar their surprise

58.4

Panesar to Malinga, no run, "aww" is the cry from Prior to one which Lasith smothers

58.5

Panesar to Malinga, no run, close, close - he shuffles dangerously across his stumps

58.6

Panesar to Malinga, no run, bat-padded away

Sri Lanka 186/8   MS Panesar 14-4-46-3
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