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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
1.1

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, on the off stump, punched just wide of Hoggard but no opportunity of a run

1.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, 2 runs, ooh and this swings into the left hander who nudges it wide of Alastair Cook at short-leg - to his left in fact, but it was timed sufficiently well that Cook didn't have a hope of snaffling that

1.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, ripper! That's a rip-snorter from Hoggard cutting back markedly and bouncing horribly on Tharanga who is hit high on the handle. Played it well in the end

1.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga's well back in his crease and defending cautiously

1.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, swinging into Tharanga who, without moving his feet, pings it back to Hoggard. Not a convincing stroke at all and he was late on it

1.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, 2 runs, poor ball down the leg side which is clipped. Sidebottom has the thankless task of running round from fine-leg to save four

Sri Lanka 6/0   MJ Hoggard 1-0-4-0
3.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, tries to nudge to leg but is beaten by the swing. Vandort's not looking too solid just yet

3.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, left alone outside off by a cautious Vandort who watches the ball into Prior's gloves. Just a hint of inswing

3.3

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, on off stump and swinging back into Vandort who tries to drive, but with a closed face of the bat and the ball is squeezed to short leg

3.4

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, well he left that, but in the style of Jack Russell...pulling his bat inside the line with pantomime-style effectiveness

3.5

Hoggard to Vandort, 1 leg bye, gone, surely? A huge appeal from Hoggard and the slips roar an appeal but the Harper is unmoved. Looks like it was sliding down leg

3.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, excellent ball. Nice and straight, the batsman shuffles to the off side but misreads the swing and only just jabs down on it

Sri Lanka 12/0   MJ Hoggard 2-1-4-0
5.1

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, a bouncer down the leg side

5.2

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, that's good thinking from Hoggard, a straighter bouncer which tests the batsman's evasive technique. Jolly good it was too, ducking comfortably...but that didn't bounce quite as much as the previous one

5.3

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, fuller this time, allowing the ball to swing and it bends back into his legs who clips to leg

5.4

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, tries to stroke this through the off side but gets an inside edge

5.5

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, excellent ball on off stump which is cautiously defended

5.6

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, flicked to midwicket

Sri Lanka 13/0   MJ Hoggard 3-2-4-0
7.1

Hoggard to Vandort, FOUR, fantastic shot. Too full and driven down the ground with the straightest of bats - holding the pose, too

7.2

Hoggard to Vandort, FOUR, flicked down the leg side and Sidebottom sprints round to save it. He dives and does well...but it looks like he's in trouble, he's twisted his knee. It got stuck in the turf as he dived - horribly reminiscent of Simon Jones' injury a few years ago - and although he's up and walking, he looks in quite a bit of pain

7.3

Hoggard to Vandort, no run, swinging down the leg side, nudged

7.4

Hoggard to Vandort, 1 run, flicked down the leg side, aerially down to fine leg

7.5

Hoggard to Tharanga, FOUR, delicious stroke; poor delivery. Full, on his pads and he clips it with tremendous timing through midwicket

7.6

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, nudged to midwicket

Sri Lanka 26/0   MJ Hoggard 4-2-17-0
11.1

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

11.2

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, this holds up on Tharanga who cautiously defends to leg

11.3

Hoggard to Tharanga, no run, defended on the off stump

11.4

Hoggard to Tharanga, 1 run, punched back past the bowler. Encouraging inswing but that's neatly played

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   MJ Hoggard 5-2-19-0
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   MJ Hoggard 6-2-23-0
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   MJ Hoggard 7-2-31-0
31.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swinging away from the right hander who leaves alone

31.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good line outside off. It's defended

31.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on his legs, punched to mid-on but without great power or timing or anything, really

31.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, very well bowled - a but of bite off the pitch, bouncing and cutting back into the right hander who is rapped on the pads

31.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nudged to leg

31.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, again on his legs, turned with a flick of the wrists

Sri Lanka 102/2   MJ Hoggard 8-2-32-0
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   MJ Hoggard 9-2-36-0
35.1

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

35.2

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

35.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angled out to the off side

35.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned off his pads, again the wrong line

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   MJ Hoggard 10-2-38-0
37.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot

37.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, turned to midwicket

37.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off. A touch of swing, but that's about it

37.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, cut hard and just short of Pietersen at gully. Powerfully hit though

37.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off and a touch of swing too

37.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, excellent delivery to finish an encouraging over. Jayawardene leaves it alone, but only at the last moment

Sri Lanka 117/2   MJ Hoggard 11-2-42-0
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   MJ Hoggard 12-3-42-0
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   MJ Hoggard 13-3-48-0
65.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, oh, good start from Hoggard, finding Jayawardene's edge which doesn't quite carry

65.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bounces up and seems to follow Jayawardene into his rib cage

65.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed on to the back foot

65.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, found his edge again, the batsman pushing away from his body and the edge just not carrying through to Bell at slip

65.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swing away this time, Jayawardene content to leave that one

65.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, pulled down just a touch short, but Jayawardene does not miss out, easing the pressure that time with a forceful drive through cover to bring up the first boundary of the morning

Sri Lanka 177/4   MJ Hoggard 14-3-52-0
67.1

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, ball of the day so far, nipping back through the gate, somehow evading both the inside edge and the off bail

67.2

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, ..and that swinging bat, Dilshan's bat beaten again, this time the outside edge as he flashes a cover drive

67.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, sturdy defence just in front of off

67.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, FOUR, just a touch short again from Hoggard, a la the last over, and that's hammered through the covers off the base of the bat. Strong shot

67.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off this time

67.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, FOUR, regulation half-volley driven well along the ground past mid-off

Sri Lanka 188/4   MJ Hoggard 15-3-60-0
69.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed right up there and defended well on the back foot

69.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, shape away, Jayawardene drives well into the covers

69.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, curve away, firm drive into the covers again

69.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, cut down leg and was missing leg stump, Dilshan swishing off the legs but connecting only with air

69.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, curving away, already wide down off (and not ogg as I initially typed), the batsman connects cleanly, sharp chance to short extra that might have carried

69.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, full and wobbly, like a big, old lady, and mistimed towards mid-on

Sri Lanka 190/4   MJ Hoggard 16-3-61-0
72.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot

72.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, dragged it down a touch, but straightish, Jayawardene playing down behind him on the off side for an easy one

72.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, 1 run, a touch of width, cut to point to bring up Sri Lanka's 200

72.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off, the batsman shouldering arms

72.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, another chance goes begging, Hoggard is furious, the batsman opening the face and offering a slide-and-dive catch to Prior's right

72.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed right up there, defended forward in front of him

Sri Lanka 204/4   MJ Hoggard 17-3-67-0
74.1

Hoggard to Dilshan, 1 run, strides forward to drive to cover

74.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on leg, driven to midwicket where it's picked up well with a low hand

74.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, FOUR, slower delivery, driven well on the up through extra cover and mid-off

74.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off this time, good ball, tempting the batsman into the drive

74.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, swing, and left alone on its way through

74.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, short delivery and Dilshan attempts a pull shot but plays right under it, smiling as he goes

Sri Lanka 211/4   MJ Hoggard 18-3-73-0
81.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swinging away from the right hander at the last minute. Touch too wide though

81.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, raps Jayawardene on the pads - England roar an appeal but it's going down the leg side. It looked plumb initially but replays prove Harper was on the money for that decision, Jayawardene saved by late inswing

81.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, away-swing this time which is left alone

81.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed out to cover off the back foot

81.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swinging away from the right hander

81.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 233/4   MJ Hoggard 19-4-73-0
83.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

83.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, oh well run. Dropped out to the off side and they scamper through for a very well-run single

83.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, excellent delivery on off stump which is cautiously defended

83.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, another beauty, straightening on Dilshan at the last moment who plays it very well, and late, blocking it out very solidly

83.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, lovely line outside off, holding its line and it's well left

83.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off

Sri Lanka 238/4   MJ Hoggard 20-4-74-0
85.1

Hoggard to Dilshan, 2 leg byes, down the leg side and turned to leg

85.2

Hoggard to Dilshan, FOUR, horrid delivery, down the leg side and elegantly flicked through midwicket

85.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, great comeback from Hoggard who produces a beauty, swinging away at the last moment and beating him

85.4

Hoggard to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan's been hit on the helmet again. He loves it - it's clearly a tactic

85.5

Hoggard to Dilshan, 1 run, oh that's so annoying for England as he drops this out to cover for a single

85.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dropped to leg for another single

Sri Lanka 249/4   MJ Hoggard 21-4-81-0
87.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries to pull this but decided to leave it alone

87.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tucks his bat behind the pad

87.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, splendid away swing but again too wide

87.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this cuts back on the right hander but it's still wide enough to be left alone

87.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, angled down to third man

87.6

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, too wide and it cuts wider still

Sri Lanka 256/4   MJ Hoggard 22-4-84-0
89.1

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, outside off, swinging away and left alone

89.2

Hoggard to Dilshan, no run, down the leg side and it takes a glove from Dilshan, Prior leaps to his left and pouches it one-handed and keeps hold as he tumbles to the floor...but Daryl Harper hasn't given it, and England can't quite believe it

89.3

Hoggard to Dilshan, 1 run, jabbed into the leg side

89.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and outside off stump, makes a late decision to let it go

89.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, again in the channel outside off stump, a well judged leave

89.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, brings a drive this time, but not timed and rolls to mid-on

Sri Lanka 257/4   MJ Hoggard 23-4-85-0
104.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, off the back foot, pushed to cover, the power right out of the shot

104.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, straight bouncer this time, the bowler warning his fellow bowler, Vaas shapes gamely to hook

104.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, left alone outside off this time as that's pushed across him

104.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, pushed through again

104.5

Hoggard to Vaas, FOUR, good sign of intent, Vaas lofting that up and well over extra cover, lifting the wideish one

104.6

Hoggard to Vaas, 2 runs, swivelled round to midwicket off the back foot

Sri Lanka 312/6   MJ Hoggard 24-4-91-0
109.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries the shorter delivery, but sends it down the leg channel

109.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended forward

109.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, big appeal, dies into a half appeal, that was clearly bending down leg

109.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, drives an inside edge outside off back on to the pads

109.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed to cover

109.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed to the covers again, this time gets the run... and the strike

Sri Lanka 327/6   MJ Hoggard 25-4-94-0
111.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, kept low, pushed in front of midwicket

111.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, left alone outside off

111.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, more of the same

111.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended solidly on the front foot

111.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, more defence, solid as you like

111.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, and again, Hoggard keeps probing away, but it's hard work for him

Sri Lanka 329/6   MJ Hoggard 26-4-95-0
113.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defence, which is stout, fat, solid, whatever you like to say

113.2

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, straight bouncer, pulled out of an attempted hook

113.3

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, hooked away through wide long leg

113.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pulled away, this time to Panesar at wideish longish leggish

113.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, straight, played down off the back foot in line with off

113.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended on the front foot this time

Sri Lanka 331/6   MJ Hoggard 27-4-97-0
137.1

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, leg-stump line, helped behind square for an ambled single

137.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shorter and pushed into the off side

137.3

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene gives Hoggard the charge and thumps him over extra cover, a shot of a man seeing it like a football and who has the security of a large score behind him

137.4

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back, looks to flick into the on side but misses and it thuds into his pads

137.5

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, forward and defended, he spotted a slightly slower one

137.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, edged but well short of the slips, soft hands and soft pace

Sri Lanka 428/6   MJ Hoggard 28-4-102-0
139.1

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, driven off the front foot, a slower one

139.2

Hoggard to Vaas, FOUR, in the slot, arrogantly thumped back over Hoggard's head, Vaas doesn't move as he knows it's four all the way

139.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, good response, neat line and length and defended

139.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, short, Vaas looks to cut but it climbs too much and Prior takes as it continues rising

139.5

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 run, pulled uppishly over midwicket, one bounce to Anderson who races in from the boundary edge

139.6

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, outside edge, controlled to Sidebottom at third man

Sri Lanka 439/6   MJ Hoggard 29-4-108-0
141.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wide and booming swing takes it wider, Jayawardene reaches and drives a half-volley square straight at point

141.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, pushed to mid-on for a quick but easy single to Harmison

141.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, pushed to Vaughan at midwicket

141.4

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, short, he attempts a pull but misses and it takes his shoulder and loops short of Prior

141.5

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, turned off the back foot to Vaughan at midwicket

141.6

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, banged in and Vaas opts to duck rather than try another pull

Sri Lanka 453/6   MJ Hoggard 30-4-109-0
143.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, checked drive, Hoggard half stops bending to his right

143.2

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned from off stump through midwicket, Cook way out in the deep fields

143.3

Hoggard to Vaas, no run, defended with a dead bat into the covers

143.4

Hoggard to Vaas, FOUR, short but he's not got the pace, Vaas hooks with a real flourish to long leg and Sidebottom makes no more than a half-hearted attempt to cut it off ... and who can blame him

143.5

Hoggard to Vaas, 1 wide, again banged in but even shorter and Vaas ducks ... he needn't have, and umpire Harper decides it's too high

143.5

Hoggard to Vaas, OUT, a third short one, Vaas tries to swing the ball over midwicket but gets a top edge ... it goes a long way up, Vaughan at midwicket moves two or three yards forward ... a moment of drama as he fumbles the catch but he snatches it with a grin at the second attempt

WPUJC Vaas c Vaughan b Hoggard 90 (197m 133b 11x4 0x6) SR: 67.66

143.6

Hoggard to Malinga, 1 run, fuller, clipped off his toes behind square on the leg side, Swann fields

Sri Lanka 471/7   MJ Hoggard 31-4-116-1
145.1

Hoggard to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, driven to mid-on ... Harmison is deep enough to allow on easy single

145.2

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, out of the back of the hand, starts wide and carries on towards first slip

145.3

Hoggard to Malinga, FOUR, half volley, thumped over mid-on, landing a yard inside the rope

145.4

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, pushed to extra cover

145.5

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, short, he shapes to pull, misses, and it kerrangs into his helmet

145.6

Hoggard to Malinga, no run, short, Malinga rather tentatively pokes to gully, the ball hitting bat rather than the other way round

Sri Lanka 476/7   MJ Hoggard 32-4-121-1
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