Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    13.1 perfect. Perfect line, perfect length, perfect half-bat-width's movement. That pitched on middle and kept going across the right hander. Easy catch for Mustard and Sidebottom has the breakthrough 74/2
    6.6 got him! Almost identical to the previous match, Sanath beaten by the slower ball and he punches it straight to Pietersen at mid-off 45/1
    22.6 and he's bowled him! Has he? Sangakkara tried to sweep but it was too full, and he didn't connect either...and the batsman is standing his ground. The umpire has called a wide and here comes the replay...which confirms he is comprehensively bowled. A ripper from Shah - that turned prodigiously. A beautiful ball 108/4
    13.4 well, well, another duck for Jayawardene, and once again it's a very soft dismissal. Tries to whip across the line, gets a looping leading edge, and Broad slides in from mid-on to scoop the catch inches from the turf! 74/3
    46.5 but he's gone this time, and that's clever cricket by England. A bouncer, Silva tries to uppercut it over third man's head but it loops straight down Anderson's throat 210/9
    28.5 gone! A complete mix-up. Dilshan dropped it out into the off side where Bell was lurking. There was never a run there. Crazy stuff from Dilshan 131/5
    35.5 a filthy wide long-hop, and Mubarak steers it straight into Bopara's midriff at gully! That is tamer than Paris Hilton's chihuahua, and a very timely wicket for England 158/6
    36.4 steady does the trick! That was the cumulative effect of an excellent spell from Bopara. Pitched right up to the bat, straight as they come, and Lokuarachchi misses with a leg-side nurdle. Rudi Koertzen's finger raises inexorably, and Sri Lanka are on the ropes 159/7
    44.2 bowled him! A little too short to be cutting, and he never moved his feet either - they were absolutely concreted to the crease. Nevertheless, he went for the cut and inside-edged it onto his off stump 193/8
    48.1 got him! Three wickets for Broad who sends down a superb slower ball, outfoxing Fernando who completely misread the dobber 211/10
    not out
    14 (lb 4, nb 1, w 9)
    211 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.6 ov), 2-74 (Dilruwan Perera, 13.1 ov), 3-74 (Mahela Jayawardene, 13.4 ov), 4-108 (Kumar Sangakkara, 22.6 ov), 5-131 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 28.5 ov), 6-158 (Jehan Mubarak, 35.5 ov), 7-159 (Kaushal Lokuarachchi, 36.4 ov), 8-193 (Chaminda Vaas, 44.2 ov), 9-210 (Chamara Silva, 46.5 ov), 10-211 (Dilhara Fernando, 48.1 ov)
    JM Anderson814816.00284200
    RJ Sidebottom1024124.10383030
    SCJ Broad9.103633.92333021
    MS Panesar1003113.10351000
    OA Shah301816.0060010
    RS Bopara813314.12315010
    15.4 good catch! Another excellent take from Sangakkara diving to his left to pluck a thick outside edge from Cook, tumbling to his left. Not an easy catch by any means, but made to look very simple 56/3
    2.4 edged and brilliantly caught outside off stump! A bit of width and Mustard had a slash, but Sangakkara read the situation perfectly, dived full-stretch with his right hand, and plucked the catch where first slip would have been! Massive breakthrough 3/1
    9.6 slower ball, and Bell is suckered by it! Climbs into a flick over midwicket, but can't clear Malinga at mid-on! That's a very timely wicket, and once again Bell has fallen when well set 32/2
    18.5 he's bowled him! Vaas has bowled him around his legs - what a wicket that is. Pietersen stepped across his stumps - why? - and Vaas zoned in to take out his leg stump 76/5
    17.2 that's gone, I'm telling you. Collingwood is nailed back in his crease - absolutely no feet movement, and that's hitting middle-and-leg. Rudi Koertzen gives him the deathly slow finger of fate 72/4
    19.6 gone! And another one for Fernando who's found a beauty which spat up on Shah. He tried to fend it off but it ballooned straight to Lokuarachchi at cover. Another cracking delivery from Fernando who, it is fair to say, is absolutely on fire 78/6
    not out
    21.1 and there it is! Broad beaten by the slower ball and chips it straight into Jayasuriya's hands at midwicket 82/7
    21.3 and another! This is an extraordinary performance from Fernando. It was full, it was straight...and Sidebottom just missed it. Simple as that 82/8
    23.5 another catch for Sangakkara and an easy one too. An indecisive poke from Anderson who tried to push it to cover and got a thick outside edge 87/9
    29.1 brilliant catch from Sangakkara to end the match as Monty fished to this wider ball. A thick outside edge and Sangakkara took a cracker to his left 104/10
    8 (b 1, lb 4, w 3)
    104 all out (29.1 Overs, RR: 3.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Phil Mustard, 2.4 ov), 2-32 (Ian Bell, 9.6 ov), 3-56 (Sir Alastair Cook, 15.4 ov), 4-72 (Paul Collingwood, 17.2 ov), 5-76 (Kevin Pietersen, 18.5 ov), 6-78 (Owais Shah, 19.6 ov), 7-82 (Stuart Broad, 21.1 ov), 8-82 (Ryan Sidebottom, 21.3 ov), 9-87 (James Anderson, 23.5 ov), 10-104 (Monty Panesar, 29.1 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas1003623.60435000
    SL Malinga6.112423.89273020
    CRD Fernando802763.37362010
    KS Lokuarachchi501202.40180000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

13 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

3P MustardAN Cook
29IR BellAN Cook
24KP PietersenAN Cook
16PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4OA ShahKP Pietersen
2OA ShahRS Bopara
4RS BoparaSCJ Broad
0RJ SidebottomRS Bopara
5JM AndersonRS Bopara
17MS PanesarRS Bopara