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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Vaas to Vaughan, OUT, oh dear ... he shoulders arms to one that comes back from outside off, it thuds into his pads and the umpire will never have an easier decision that that to make ... Vaughan was back on his stumps and it was always hitting

MP Vaughan lbw b Vaas 1 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 5/1   AN Cook 4* (9b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 1.1-0-4-1

Malinga to Cook, OUT, pushed to cover, Cook starts off for a single, checks, Bell turns and dives for the non-striker's crease but Dilshan's throw is flat and true. Daryl Harper calls for the replay ...it's tight and Gnasher calls it as out ... and he's right, he's a foot short even though he was at full stretch and on his stomach as he lunged for safety

IR Bell run out 1 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 9/2   AN Cook 5* (13b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.3-0-1-0

Vaas to Cook, OUT, seaming away from Cook, fractionally short, Cook follows it and gets a thin edge, Vaas screams an appeal and it's only going one way

AN Cook c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 13 (33m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

England 22/3   KP Pietersen 1* (7b)   WPUJC Vaas 4-1-9-2

Malinga to Pietersen, OUT, what a peach ... a snorter than cuts back from short of a length, Pietersen jerks back in a bid to get out of the line, off his feet, and Daryl Harper decides that it flicked his glove on the way through. That was as close to unplayable as you can get.

KP Pietersen c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 1 (17m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

England 22/4   PD Collingwood 0* (0b)   SL Malinga 3.3-1-9-1

Vaas to Bopara, OUT, terrible stroke from Bopara who came forward, trying to whip it to leg on the walk but could only chip it straight to mid-on

RS Bopara c Welegedara b Vaas 0 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 25/5   PD Collingwood 1* (1b)   WPUJC Vaas 4.3-1-10-3

Vaas to Prior, OUT, he's bowled him! Prior was stuck on the back foot and, although it kept low and swung back a touch, he really ought to have come forward to that one. An excellent delivery on the perfect line and England sink ever further

MJ Prior b Vaas 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 33/6   PD Collingwood 5* (7b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 5.3-1-14-4

Muralitharan to Sidebottom, OUT, and the doosra does for him, Sidebottom goes back and gets a thick edge into his pads and the ball loops to short leg, Daryl Harper nods as the appeal rasps round the ground and eventually lifts his finger to confirm his decision

RJ Sidebottom c Dilshan b Muralitharan 11 (72m 70b 1x4 0x6) SR: 15.71

England 70/7   PD Collingwood 27* (46b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 3-2-1-1

Welegedara to Collingwood, OUT, a peach. Collingwood plays back but down the wrong line, the ball finds a big gap between bat and pad and into his off stump

PD Collingwood b Welegedara 29 (95m 48b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.41

England 72/8   SJ Harmison 0* (0b)   UWMBCA Welegedara 7.2-1-17-1

Welegedara to Hoggard, OUT, another one bites the dust, angled across Hoggard, he nibbles and Jayawardene takes a routine catch at second slip

MJ Hoggard c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 72/9   SJ Harmison 0* (0b)   UWMBCA Welegedara 8-1-17-2

Vaas to Harmison, OUT, and a fittingly shambolic end to the innings. Harmison clipped into the leg side, set off, Panesar stood his ground and only set off when he realised that Harmison was not turning back. The throw from Welegedara was poor, Jayawardene leapt high and wide to acrobatically gather and shied at the one stump he could see and hit with Panesar still lumbering for safety. Good work from the keeper ...

MS Panesar run out 0 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 81/10   SJ Harmison 9* (9b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 9.5-2-28-4
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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