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

Vaas to Cook, OUT, got him! That's dead - absolutely plumb. Full and straight, Cook plants his foot and is rapped slap-bang in front

AN Cook lbw b Vaas 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   MP Vaughan 0* (0b)   WPUJC Vaas 0.3-0-0-1

Muralitharan to Vaughan, OUT, Murali strikes, Vaughan gets a thin edge into his pad as he tries to flick a flighted ball on leg stump into the on side, silly point takes a sharp catch and yells an appeal which Aleem Dar wastes no time in upholding. Vaughan lingers, possibly more in annoyance, before heading off

MP Vaughan c Silva b Muralitharan 37 (152m 108b 5x4 0x6) SR: 34.25

England 107/2   IR Bell 67* (96b 10x4)   M Muralitharan 8.1-3-10-1

Muralitharan to Bell, OUT, an outstanding catch from Silva at short midwicket, Bell looked to drive into the off side but got a thick inside edge, Silva dived a long way to his left and clung on

IR Bell c Silva b Muralitharan 83 (185m 125b 12x4 0x6) SR: 66.40

England 132/3   KP Pietersen 9* (24b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 13-6-18-2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, OUT, gone! Wonderful bowling from Murali, tossing it up on middle stump - not leg, as per the previous two - and Pietersen again padded away but is rapped plumb in front of middle

KP Pietersen lbw b Muralitharan 31 (74m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 54.38

England 170/4   PD Collingwood 7* (29b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 17.3-8-23-3

Muralitharan to Bopara, OUT, gone this time! Murali's level on 708 Test wickets with Shane Warne, as Bopara tried to turn it to leg but could only feather it to the wicketkeeper

RS Bopara c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 8 (26m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

England 182/5   PD Collingwood 11* (44b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 20.4-9-30-4

Fernando to Prior, OUT, a limp dismissal, full with some reverse swing back into Prior, he flicks it right into the hands of midwicket, almost giving catching practice

MJ Prior c Mubarak b Fernando 0 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 185/6   PD Collingwood 14* (53b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 11.1-1-27-1

Malinga to Sidebottom, OUT, a big nick, Prasanna Jayawardene takes a good catch low down, Sidebottom stands his ground as he is uncertain if it carried, as he is entitled to ... the two officials chat and then Rauf raises his finger, for once without referring to the third umpire. The only doubt was if it carried as there was a thick edge, and replays show it was a clean take

RJ Sidebottom c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 31 (96m 81b 3x4 0x6) SR: 38.27

England 242/7   PD Collingwood 37* (105b 3x4)   SL Malinga 15.2-2-68-1

Muralitharan to Collingwood, OUT, that's the world record and it's so simple a dismissal ... Collingwood plays down the wrong line and the ball clips the top of middle and off stumps, sparking celebrations in the middle, dancing in the stands and firecrackers are set off all over the place. Somebody in the crowd has thought ahead and prepared a poster with Murali smiling above the numbers 709. You can't match his grin out there now, though.

PD Collingwood b Muralitharan 45 (203m 121b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.19

England 266/8   MJ Hoggard 13* (18b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 32.4-14-49-5

Muralitharan to Hoggard, OUT, Hoggard plays a slow-motion sweep, the ball goes down the leg side and a smart take and stumping with Hoggard some way out of his ground. It's gone to the third umpire but there's no doubt in many people's minds ... Monty Panesar is on his way out even before the screen shows that it's been confirmed

MJ Hoggard st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 15 (35m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

England 272/9   JM Anderson 3* (5b)   M Muralitharan 33.1-14-50-6

Vaas to Anderson, OUT, and the bowling change works straight away as Vaas top and tails the innings ... Anderson looks to hit across the line, misses, and Rauf gives the decision

JM Anderson lbw b Vaas 9 (21m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

England 281/10   MS Panesar 2* (6b)   WPUJC Vaas 18.1-3-76-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

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