England tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Dec 18-22, 2007
18,19,20,21,22 December 2007 (5-day match)
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10.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, well wide of the off stump and left alone

10.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, shorter this time. Kumar ducks

10.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side

Sri Lanka 35/1   KC Sangakkara 0* (3b)
11.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter, gloved down the leg side

11.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, excellent delivery on off stump, swinging back and it's firmly defended

11.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

Sri Lanka 38/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (6b)
12.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, this sits up on Kumar who rides the bounce, dropping it to leg and they scamper a single

Sri Lanka 40/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (7b)
13.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara comes confidently forward, head right over the ball and he defends elegantly

13.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, ooh well bowled, curving away from the left hander

13.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, he drives and misses and the ball flies through to Prior. Everyone appeals for his wicket but it's turned down and England are fuming - they cannot believe it. Hoggard stares and stares at Sangakkara - disbelieving that he is still there. Harper says no - and looks Hoggard sternly in the eye to say "no" again.

13.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, Hoggard's quickest ball of the morning, outside the off stump and it's left alone

13.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, flicked down the leg side for four. That's painful for Hoggard

13.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, swinging in on his off stump, he punches out to cover

Sri Lanka 44/1   KC Sangakkara 6* (13b 1x4)
15.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, excellent ball from an angry Hoggard, swinging into Kumar's pads who punches it back past him

15.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, on middle-and-leg, nudged to leg

15.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, quicker one on middle which angles across the left hander

15.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, again wide enough to be left alone

15.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, very wide, Sangakkara flays it outside off. A beautiful, lazy stroke, cutting it as though scything some tall grass

15.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, rubbish ball down the leg side. Sangakkara flicks it for four to fine leg

Sri Lanka 56/2   KC Sangakkara 14* (19b 3x4)
17.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, good start. On off stump, and it's defended. Kumar wants to enjoy a guilt-free lunch

17.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, useless delivery, whipped through midwicket with ease for four

17.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 3 runs, oh what a stroke that is, sweetly driven on the up through the covers. Monty gives chase and hauls it in

Sri Lanka 71/2   KC Sangakkara 21* (22b 4x4)
18.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, too straight, down the leg side

Sri Lanka 72/2   KC Sangakkara 22* (23b 4x4)
19.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, too wide to trouble Kumar who shoulders arms with ease

19.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, excellent length from Harmison, beating Kumar who tries to nudge it to leg but gets a leading edge. They scamper for a single

Sri Lanka 73/2   KC Sangakkara 23* (25b 4x4)
21.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, wide of the off stump; left alone

21.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a lazy sort of drive, leaning on it through the covers

21.3

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, huge appeal from Harmisoin who raps Sangakkara on the pads but it's outside leg...

21.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, good pace from Harmison who is tearing in now, but it's easily left alone outside off

21.5

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, Harmison bends his back here and Sangakkara evades a bouncer with ease

21.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, horrid delivery, well wide of the off stump

Sri Lanka 80/2   KC Sangakkara 25* (31b 4x4)
22.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged to leg with ease

22.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, blocked off the back foot

Sri Lanka 83/2   KC Sangakkara 26* (33b 4x4)
23.3

Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR, on his leg stump, Sangakkara clips it neatly for four to fine-leg

23.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, much better line but Sangakkara's up to the mark and refuses to be lured into driving

23.5

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, wide again

23.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, left alone with ease

Sri Lanka 88/2   KC Sangakkara 30* (37b 5x4)
24.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, quicker, and it hurries Sangakkara who defends

24.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara skips down the pitch but can't time his drive, an ugly smudge to cover

24.5

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

24.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled - again hurrying Sangakkara but he defends it perfectly safely

Sri Lanka 89/2   KC Sangakkara 30* (41b 5x4)
25.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, a little too wide to trouble Sangakkara

25.3

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, left alone

25.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length but it's on his legs and he literally just defends it, with a dead bat, for a single to midwicket

Sri Lanka 91/2   KC Sangakkara 31* (44b 5x4)
26.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, on the back foot, it's defended

26.2

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, punched back to the bowler; Monty wings in a throw

26.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, still too short. Kumar is quite happy to set up camp on the back foot and play him there all day

26.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, better length at long last, drawing him forward but it's smothered comfortably

26.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, skipped down the pitch, padded away

26.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicked to long-on for a single

Sri Lanka 92/2   KC Sangakkara 32* (50b 5x4)
27.1

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, defended solidly on the off stump. No great movement or, indeed, any for that matter

27.2

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, short, on his legs, pulled around the corner

Sri Lanka 93/2   KC Sangakkara 33* (52b 5x4)
28.3

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, close! Very close indeed as Sangakkara flicks to leg just beyond Alastair Cook at short-leg

28.4

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, smothered

28.5

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara skips down the pitch again and nudges it back to the bowler. Keen to take the attack to Monty

28.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 95/2   KC Sangakkara 33* (56b 5x4)
30.1

Panesar to Sangakkara, 1 run, oh dear. Yet again it's too short; yet again Sangakkara punches it off the back foot with ease

30.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, too short again and it's cut

Sri Lanka 101/2   KC Sangakkara 34* (58b 5x4)
33.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, wide of the off stump, Sangakkara leaves it well alone

33.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, swinging into his legs, nudged back to the bowler

33.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, down the leg side and flicked for four to fine leg

33.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, oh well bowled - this beats Sangakkara

33.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, wider of the off stump but he leaves this alone

33.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, flicked to midwicket

Sri Lanka 110/2   KC Sangakkara 38* (64b 6x4)
35.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, stroked to mid-off

35.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 1 run, punched off the back foot

35.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot. Good line and length, attacking the off stump. More of that, please

35.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, flicked to leg

Sri Lanka 112/2   KC Sangakkara 39* (68b 6x4)
36.6

Panesar to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara comes forward, pushing this out to the off side

Sri Lanka 113/2   KC Sangakkara 39* (69b 6x4)
38.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, and this is left alone comfortably outside the off stump

38.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, good delivery on a nice, tight line on off stump. Sangakkara gives it due respect

38.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, clobbered to cover, he really threw his arms at it but found the fielder...and also didn't time it

38.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off. Prior and the slips get rather excited

38.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, clunked to cover. Too full, and easily driven

38.6

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, flicked off his pads down to fine leg

Sri Lanka 118/2   KC Sangakkara 39* (75b 6x4)
39.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, swinging down the leg side

39.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, beautifully bowled, swinging into the left hander who pumps it with good timing back to mid-on. But...some encouraging inswing for Hoggard

39.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the back foot

39.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, firmly punched out to cover

39.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, elegantly driven with a pleasing flow of that bat - I've not had cause to say that at all, this session - but straight to cover

39.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, just a hint of swing back into Sangakkara who squeezes it out carefully to the off side

Sri Lanka 118/2   KC Sangakkara 39* (81b 6x4)
41.1

Hoggard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, cor, that's a cracker from Sangakkara who creams this through the off side. A check drive, in fact, not really a creamer

41.2

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara refuses to be lured into driving at this

41.3

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, well wide. Left alone

41.4

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the up - he's laced it but Cook dives to his right at cover to make a fine stop

41.5

Hoggard to Sangakkara, FOUR, ooh, I thought he'd edged this...but in fact it was quite neatly controlled, cutting it short of point who really ought to have stopped it

41.6

Hoggard to Sangakkara, no run, turned to leg to finish another over

Sri Lanka 128/2   KC Sangakkara 45* (87b 7x4)
42.5

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped out to the off side, Sangakkara immediately calls for a single and gets it. Excellent running and finally some urgency from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 132/2   KC Sangakkara 46* (88b 7x4)
43.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, on his off stump, it's guided out to cover

43.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, good ball, swinging back into Kumar who nudges it to leg with a closed face of the bat

43.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled, angling this across him but Kumar plays it neatly to cover

43.4

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, crunched to cover

43.5

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, squeezed out on the front foot

43.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, nudged to leg

Sri Lanka 132/2   KC Sangakkara 46* (94b 7x4)
45.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, OUT, gone! The bouncer from Harmison, Sangakkara hooks but can't control it as the ball skies to Monty Panesar at deep square leg who takes a safe catch, and celebrates like a millionaire

KC Sangakkara c Panesar b Harmison 46 (151m 95b 7x4 0x6) SR: 48.42

Sri Lanka 132/3   KC Sangakkara 46 (95b 7x4)
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