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

England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 88 runs

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2.5

Sidebottom to Jayasuriya, OUT, a loose drive to a wide ball, Jayasuriya doesn't get remotely over the shot and he is excellently caught diving to his right by Kevin Pietersen at short cover. It was at a nice height but he had to react quickly.

ST Jayasuriya c Pietersen b Sidebottom 10 (12m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Sri Lanka 11/1   MG Vandort 1* (5b)   RJ Sidebottom 1.5-0-6-1

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   KC Sangakkara 11* (21b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 4.1-0-13-1

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   KC Sangakkara 20* (34b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 6.1-1-16-2

15.1

Hoggard to Silva, OUT, a snorter, on off stump with a hint of away movement off the seam, Silva has to play, gets a thin edge and a jubilant Prior hurls the ball to the heavens

LPC Silva c †Prior b Hoggard 2 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 42/4   KC Sangakkara 20* (40b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 7.1-1-18-3

15.6

Hoggard to Mubarak, OUT, And another one! Again showing the virtues of line and length, the ball seams the other way, leaving the left hander, Mubarak nibbles - he had to play at it - and it's a third catch of the morning for Prior

J Mubarak c †Prior b Hoggard 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 42/5   KC Sangakkara 20* (40b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 8-2-18-4

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

Sri Lanka 148/6   KC Sangakkara 66* (120b 8x4)   MS Panesar 7.1-1-28-1

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

Sri Lanka 180/7   KC Sangakkara 86* (135b 12x4)   MS Panesar 10.3-1-45-2

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   KC Sangakkara 88* (151b 12x4)   MS Panesar 13-3-46-3

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   SL Malinga 0* (6b)   JM Anderson 15.2-3-37-1

59.4

Anderson to Malinga, 1 run, OUT, pulled through midwicket - classic tailend ugliness there - and deep midwicket jogs around. But hold on, there's trouble here if the throw's on target - which it is! And that wraps up Sri Lanka's innings

M Muralitharan run out 1 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 188/10   SL Malinga 1* (7b)   JM Anderson 15.4-3-39-1
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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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