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RESULT
1st Test, Kandy, December 01 - 05, 2007, England tour of Sri Lanka
188 & 442/8d
(T:350) 281 & 261

Sri Lanka won by 88 runs

Player Of The Match
92 & 152
kumar-sangakkara
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Michael Vandort c Vaughan b Hoggard822411036.36
Sanath Jayasuriya c Pietersen b Sidebottom1012122083.33
Kumar Sangakkara c Collingwood b Anderson9215925113057.86
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Prior b Hoggard11223008.33
Chamara Silva c †Prior b Hoggard2680033.33
Jehan Mubarak c †Prior b Hoggard054000.00
Prasanna Jayawardene c Cook b Panesar511021329050.00
Chaminda Vaas  b Panesar1222252054.54
Dilhara Fernando c Vaughan b Panesar01115000.00
Lasith Malinga not out 17140014.28
Muthiah Muralidaran run out (Bopara/Anderson)11300100.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 2)10
TOTAL59.4 Ov (RR: 3.15, 268 Mts)188
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 2.5 ov), 2-29 (Michael Vandort, 9.1 ov), 3-40 (Mahela Jayawardene, 13.1 ov), 4-42 (Chamara Silva, 15.1 ov), 5-42 (Jehan Mubarak, 15.6 ov), 6-148 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 46.1 ov), 7-180 (Chaminda Vaas, 52.3 ov), 8-182 (Dilhara Fernando, 56.6 ov), 9-186 (Kumar Sangakkara, 59.2 ov), 10-188 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 59.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Sidebottom1515813.866912000
2.5 to ST Jayasuriya, a loose drive to a wide ball, Jayasuriya doesn't get remotely over the shot and he is excellently caught diving to his right by Kevin Pietersen at short cover. It was at a nice height but he had to react quickly.. 11/1
Matthew Hoggard1432942.07662001
9.1 to MG Vandort, a tame dismissal ... full and straight, Vandort plays a checked drive and the ball loops gently to Michael Vaughan at mid-on ... all he has to do is stand, wait and catch it which he does. 29/2
13.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, and the drinks interval strikes ... Hoggard puts one on the spot, a sniff of away movement, Jayawardene nibbles and gets a thin but clear edge to Prior who takes a routine catch low to his right. 40/3
15.1 to LPC Silva, a snorter, on off stump with a hint of away movement off the seam, Silva has to play, gets a thin edge and a jubilant Prior hurls the ball to the heavens. 42/4
15.6 to J Mubarak, And another one! Again showing the virtues of line and length, the ball seams the other way, leaving the left hander, Mubarak nibbles - he had to play at it - and it's a third catch of the morning for Prior. 42/5
James Anderson15.433912.48745000
59.2 to KC Sangakkara, got him! Down the track from Sangakkara, trying to loft Anderson but he got a thick outside edge, the ball flying just wide of gully...but it's Collingwood lurking there, and he pulls off a cracker high to his right. 186/9
Ravi Bopara10808.0031001
Monty Panesar1444633.28627000
46.1 to HAPW Jayawardene, tossed up, Jayawardene prods the ball straight into the midriff of Cook at forward short leg ... he clings on using arms and stomach to gather the ball ... Jayawardene bangs his bat into his pads in frustration as Panesar embarks on a victory jig. 148/6
52.3 to WPUJC Vaas, he again steps back to attempt a cut, the ball rips out of the rough and clips the top of his off stump. It turned appreciably but he had been given a warning two balls earlier and he ignored it. 180/7
56.6 to CRD Fernando, pushed forward but he couldn't quite hide his bat behind the pad, the ball taking the edge and hands Vaughan, at gully, with a relatively easy chance - diving forward. And Sri Lanka are eight down. 182/8
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook lbw b Vaas032000.00
Michael Vaughan (c)c Silva b Muralidaran371081525034.25
Ian Bell c Silva b Muralidaran8312518512066.40
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Muralidaran3157746054.38
Paul Collingwood  b Muralidaran451212033037.19
Ravi Bopara c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran822260036.36
Matt Prior c Mubarak b Fernando0613000.00
Ryan Sidebottom c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga3181963038.27
Matthew Hoggard st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran1523352065.21
James Anderson lbw b Vaas917210052.94
Monty Panesar not out 26110033.33
Extras(b 6, lb 1, nb 11, w 2)20
TOTAL93.1 Ov (RR: 3.01, 413 Mts)281
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Alastair Cook, 0.3 ov), 2-107 (Michael Vaughan, 34.1 ov), 3-132 (Ian Bell, 42.6 ov), 4-170 (Kevin Pietersen, 52.3 ov), 5-182 (Ravi Bopara, 58.4 ov), 6-185 (Matt Prior, 61.1 ov), 7-242 (Ryan Sidebottom, 83.2 ov), 8-266 (Paul Collingwood, 88.4 ov), 9-272 (Matthew Hoggard, 90.1 ov), 10-281 (James Anderson, 93.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas18.137624.187710002
0.3 to AN Cook, got him! That's dead - absolutely plumb. Full and straight, Cook plants his foot and is rapped slap-bang in front. 0/1
93.1 to JM Anderson, 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. 281/10
Lasith Malinga2028614.308911028
83.2 to RJ Sidebottom, 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. 242/7
Muthiah Muralidaran35145561.571754000
34.1 to MP Vaughan, 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. 107/2
42.6 to IR Bell, 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. 132/3
52.3 to KP Pietersen, 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. 170/4
58.4 to RS Bopara, 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. 182/5
88.4 to PD Collingwood, 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.. 266/8
90.1 to MJ Hoggard, 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. 272/9
Sanath Jayasuriya20904.5060000
Dilhara Fernando1824812.66816000
61.1 to MJ Prior, a limp dismissal, full with some reverse swing back into Prior, he flicks it right into the hands of midwicket, almost giving catching practice. 185/6
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Michael Vandort c Bell b Anderson491432213034.26
Sanath Jayasuriya lbw b Hoggard7810614710173.58
Kumar Sangakkara c Vaughan b Collingwood15226939719056.50
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Prior b Hoggard651081489060.18
Chamara Silva lbw b Panesar3748757077.08
Jehan Mubarak c sub (GP Swann) b Panesar932372028.12
Prasanna Jayawardene  b Collingwood2046502043.47
Chaminda Vaas not out 617320035.29
Lasith Malinga  b Panesar22500100.00
Dilhara Fernando not out 991600100.00
Extras(b 5, lb 10)15
TOTAL130 Ov (RR: 3.40, 564 Mts)442/8d
Did not bat: Muthiah Muralidaran 
Fall of wickets: 1-113 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 32.6 ov), 2-166 (Michael Vandort, 50.6 ov), 3-288 (Mahela Jayawardene, 86.1 ov), 4-359 (Chamara Silva, 101.5 ov), 5-387 (Jehan Mubarak, 111.6 ov), 6-423 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 124.5 ov), 7-426 (Kumar Sangakkara, 126.5 ov), 8-429 (Lasith Malinga, 127.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard1855523.05806100
32.6 to ST Jayasuriya, got him! That'll cheer up Hoggard. The little offcutter which beat Jayasuriya's pull, rapping him on the pad in front of middle-and-leg. 113/1
86.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, ...and at last the breakthrough for England, as Jayawardene stangles the ball down leg looking to turn it, Prior takes an excellent catch. 288/3
Ryan Sidebottom2556502.601189000
Monty Panesar45513232.9318612000
101.5 to LPC Silva, the same kind of ball but this one gets past the bat and thuds into the pad, Panesar goes down on his haunches almost pleading and Rauf gives the decision after a long look ... you felt the delay was not for effect but he was really mulling that one over in his mind. 359/4
111.6 to J Mubarak, Mubarak looks to go over the top but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball, it goes a long way but almost exclusively up and all Swann at long-on has to do is wait .. and catch it. 387/5
127.2 to SL Malinga, fired in flatter and he steps outside leg, misses, and it flicks the leg stump. Monty can hardly celebrate - surely a first. 429/8
James Anderson23412815.568722000
50.6 to MG Vandort, what a catch! Anderson enticed him with a wider ball outside off, drawing him into a flowing drive. From a thick outside edge, the ball flew wide of Bell at first slip who dived to his left and clung on with two hand. A very fine catch indeed. 166/2
Ravi Bopara831602.00392000
Michael Vaughan30602.00120000
Paul Collingwood802523.12271000
124.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, and he's bowled him. Neither Collingwood or Prior first realised, before Prior pointed to the missing bail...but Jayawardene is standing his ground. Replays show that the ball swung back through a big gate, and just brushed the top of the off stump. 423/6
126.5 to KC Sangakkara, top catch from Vaughan! On his legs, Sangakkara rather leant away to the off side while trying to whip it to leg. And Vaughan, at mid-on, dives forward and to his right to take a grass-skimming catch. 426/7
England 2nd INNINGS (Target: 350 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook c Silva b Vaas44210100.00
Michael Vaughan (c)c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas525361020.00
James Anderson  b Vaas1136421030.55
Ian Bell  b Muralidaran742093036035.40
Kevin Pietersen  b Fernando1833354054.54
Paul Collingwood c Sangakkara b Fernando1627371059.25
Ravi Bopara lbw b Jayasuriya3442587080.95
Matt Prior  b Muralidaran631471538042.85
Ryan Sidebottom lbw b Muralidaran11525006.66
Matthew Hoggard  b Malinga828321028.57
Monty Panesar not out 29130022.22
Extras(b 5, lb 9, nb 11)25
TOTAL94 Ov (RR: 2.77, 372 Mts)261
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Alastair Cook, 0.4 ov), 2-22 (Michael Vaughan, 8.6 ov), 3-27 (James Anderson, 10.3 ov), 4-55 (Kevin Pietersen, 17.2 ov), 5-90 (Paul Collingwood, 25.5 ov), 6-139 (Ravi Bopara, 40.4 ov), 7-248 (Matt Prior, 84.6 ov), 8-249 (Ian Bell, 86.2 ov), 9-253 (Ryan Sidebottom, 90.2 ov), 10-261 (Matthew Hoggard, 93.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas1735633.298510005
0.4 to AN Cook, gone! A meek, indecisive poke to an excellent delivery moving away from him, outside the off stump. Firm hands, a thick outside edge and it flew to Silva at first slip. 4/1
8.6 to MP Vaughan, Vaas's whooping celebrations echo round the ground. He slants one across the right hander, Vaughan tentatively feels for it and gets a thin but very audible edge and Jayawardene holds the simplest of catches. 22/2
10.3 to JM Anderson, simple, Vaas bowls a straight one, Anderson plays down the wrong line, and the ball clips the top of the off stump. He played the right shot, all very correct, only he missed it!. 27/3
Lasith Malinga1533912.60714004
93.6 to MJ Hoggard, bowled him! That's it, it's all over - a cracking yorker which speared into Hoggard's middle stump, and he couldn't get down on it quick enough. 261/10
Muthiah Muralidaran36128532.361637001
84.6 to MJ Prior, he's got him! What a delivery that was from Murali, the doosra spinning past Prior's slightly wafty defensive and he's bowled. 248/7
86.2 to IR Bell, bowled him! A fine, brilliant delivery from around the wicket turning back into Bell who came forward a little tentatively and was beaten by the turn. 249/8
90.2 to RJ Sidebottom, another cracker from Murali, the doosra, but Sidebottom got a massive inside edge. Nevertheless, up goes the finger and he's sent packing. 253/9
Sanath Jayasuriya1462812.00714000
40.4 to RS Bopara, and he's got him! 98 Test wickets for Jayasuriya as Bopara is rapped on the pads in front of middle and off. He didn't get forward enough, and it was an unconvincing defensive prod to end an impressive innings. 139/6
Dilhara Fernando1213923.25515001
17.2 to KP Pietersen, the biggie but nothing Pietersen could have done ... nothing Bradman could have done ... the ball barely gets nine inches off the ground and clunks into the off stump as he is left groping in a desperate attempt to get his bat down. 55/4
25.5 to PD Collingwood, Collingwood falls going for a positive cover-drive but merely scoops it up with the bottom hand straight to the fielder who takes a straightforward catch. 90/5
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MATCH DETAILS
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1851
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days1,2,3,4,5 December 2007 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Deepal Gunawardene
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 01 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 49/1 (Michael Vaughan 13*, Ian Bell 36*, 17 ov)
Sun, 02 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 186/6 (Paul Collingwood 14*, Ryan Sidebottom 1*, 63 ov)
Mon, 03 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 167/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 30*, Mahela Jayawardene 0*, 52 ov)
Tue, 04 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 9/1 (Michael Vaughan 1*, James Anderson 4*, 5 ov)
Wed, 05 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 261 (94 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England: 50 runs in 15.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: England - 55/3 in 16.0 overs (IR Bell 3, KP Pietersen 18)
  • England: 100 runs in 28.5 overs (180 balls), Extras 15
  • Lunch: England - 125/5 in 37.0 overs (IR Bell 25, RS Bopara 25)
  • England: 150 runs in 48.5 overs (302 balls), Extras 22
  • Drinks: England - 169/6 in 56.0 overs (IR Bell 41, MJ Prior 17)
  • IR Bell: 50 off 154 balls (5 x 4)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 144 balls (IR Bell 24, MJ Prior 25, Ex 2)
  • England: 200 runs in 66.5 overs (411 balls), Extras 24
  • Tea: England - 209/6 in 71.0 overs (IR Bell 62, MJ Prior 35)
  • New Ball Taken: England 228/6 after 80.1 overs (IR Bell 71, MJ Prior 45)
  • MJ Prior: 50 off 131 balls (6 x 4)
  • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 252 balls (IR Bell 44, MJ Prior 57, Ex 2)
  • England: 250 runs in 87.2 overs (534 balls), Extras 24
  • Drinks: England - 251/8 in 88.0 overs (RJ Sidebottom 1, MJ Hoggard 0)
  • Match Scorers: Pradeep Balaji, Manoj Ridimahaliyadda and Binoy George
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