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3rd Test, Galle, December 18 - 22, 2007, England tour of Sri Lanka
(f/o) 81 & 251/6

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
474 runs
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
lbw b Sidebottom1833482054.54
lbw b Harmison1642722038.09
c Panesar b Harmison46951517048.42
not out 21341161025051.82
c Bell b Harmison12636003.84
run out (Cook)8413721811061.31
c †Prior b Bopara031000.00
c Vaughan b Hoggard9013319711067.66
b Collingwood516261031.25
Extras(b 1, lb 14, nb 3, w 8)26
TOTAL148.5 Ov (RR: 3.35, 682 Mins)499/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Michael Vandort, 10.1 ov), 2-44 (Upul Tharanga, 14.4 ov), 3-132 (Kumar Sangakkara, 45.1 ov), 4-138 (Chamara Silva, 53.2 ov), 5-287 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 99.1 ov), 6-287 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 99.4 ov), 7-470 (Chaminda Vaas, 143.5 ov), 8-499 (Lasith Malinga, 148.5 ov)
10.1 to MG Vandort, a huge appeal from Sidebottom as Vandort is rapped on the pads. Rauf, the umpire, has a long look at it - and he's given him! Good grief he took his time, and it looked to be spearing down the leg side. And it looked to be a bit high, too.. 34/1
143.5 to WPUJC Vaas, 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. 470/7
14.4 to WU Tharanga, he's gone! Tharanga's rapped on the pads, Rauf takes his time - and up goes the finger. That would have hit the top of the off stump, though replays show the ball pitched outside the leg stump. A dodgy decision, again, but very well bowled by Harmison. 44/2
45.1 to KC Sangakkara, 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. 132/3
53.2 to LPC Silva, fantastic delivery! Silva came forward a little tentatively, pushing at it meekly, and with the extra bounce from Harmison the ball flew off a thick edge to Bell at first slip who took a simple catch. 138/4
99.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, Bopara strikes! This is his first Test wicket, and it's a good one, Prasanna has troubled England this series. 287/6
148.5 to SL Malinga, an ugly swipe, he misses and Collingwood hits with one that drifts into his middle and leg stumps. 499/8
England 1st Innings 
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas1327333048.14
lbw b Vaas1490025.00
run out (Dilshan)1680016.66
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga110170010.00
b Welegedara2948954060.41
c Welegedara b Vaas077000.00
b Vaas4681066.66
c Dilshan b Muralidaran1170721015.71
not out 991710100.00
c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara044000.00
run out (Welegedara/†HAPW Jayawardene)029000.00
Extras(b 4, nb 8)12
TOTAL30.5 Ov (RR: 2.62, 144 Mins)81
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Michael Vaughan, 2.1 ov), 2-9 (Ian Bell, 3.3 ov), 3-22 (Alastair Cook, 6.6 ov), 4-22 (Kevin Pietersen, 7.3 ov), 5-25 (Ravi Bopara, 8.3 ov), 6-33 (Matt Prior, 10.3 ov), 7-70 (Ryan Sidebottom, 27.6 ov), 8-72 (Paul Collingwood, 28.2 ov), 9-72 (Matthew Hoggard, 28.6 ov), 10-81 (Monty Panesar, 30.5 ov)
2.1 to MP Vaughan, 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. 5/1
6.6 to AN Cook, 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. 22/3
8.3 to RS Bopara, 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. 25/5
10.3 to MJ Prior, 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. 33/6
7.3 to KP Pietersen, 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.. 22/4
28.2 to PD Collingwood, 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. 72/8
28.6 to MJ Hoggard, another one bites the dust, angled across Hoggard, he nibbles and Jayawardene takes a routine catch at second slip. 72/9
27.6 to RJ Sidebottom, 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. 70/7
England 2nd Innings (Following on) 
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Welegedara11828538012041.40
c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara2457850042.10
b Muralidaran3467913050.74
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran3066943045.45
st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran022000.00
run out (DPMD Jayawardene)011000.00
not out 191001082019.00
not out 066000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 5, nb 14, w 1)26
TOTAL95 Ov (RR: 2.64, 387 Mins)251/6
Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Michael Vaughan, 19.6 ov), 2-128 (Ian Bell, 42.1 ov), 3-200 (Kevin Pietersen, 64.3 ov), 4-200 (Paul Collingwood, 64.5 ov), 5-200 (Ravi Bopara, 64.6 ov), 6-250 (Alastair Cook, 93.3 ov)
42.1 to IR Bell, bowled him! Not a lot he could do about that - he was on the back foot, the ball spun back sharply and shot off the pitch to knock over his off stump. Kept very low indeed, creeping under Bell's bat. 128/2
64.3 to KP Pietersen, and what a lazy dismissal, a half volley clipped straight to short midwicket. 200/3
64.5 to PD Collingwood, and it's two in three, Collingwood is completely undone by the doosra, he lurches forward, misses, overbalances, and Jayawardene completes the stumping with Collingwood stranded. 200/4
19.6 to MP Vaughan, and the breakthrough, Vaughan flashes at a ball well outside off stump and Jayawardene at second slip takes a good chest-high catch. 67/1
93.3 to AN Cook, he's got him! A cracking delivery which cut back into Cook, bouncing nastily on him and a thick outside edge handed Jayawardene a simple catch behind the stumps. 250/6
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Tue, 18 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 147/4 (Mahela Jayawardene 51*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 7*, 55 ov)
Wed, 19 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 384/6 (Mahela Jayawardene 149*, Chaminda Vaas 46*, 129 ov)
Thu, 20 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 2/0 (Alastair Cook 1*, Michael Vaughan 1*, 1 ov)
Fri, 21 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 102/1 (Alastair Cook 53*, Ian Bell 17*, 33.5 ov)
Sat, 22 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 251/6 (95 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (AN Cook 24, IR Bell 25, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: England - 149/2 in 46.0 overs (AN Cook 71, KP Pietersen 8)
  • England: 150 runs in 46.2 overs (288 balls), Extras 12
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (AN Cook 25, KP Pietersen 22, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: England - 180/2 in 58.0 overs (AN Cook 87, KP Pietersen 22)
  • England: 200 runs in 63.2 overs (391 balls), Extras 18
  • Lunch: England - 202/5 in 69.0 overs (AN Cook 96, MJ Prior 0)
  • AN Cook: 100 off 228 balls (11 x 4)
  • Rain: England - 237/5 in 85.5 overs (AN Cook 107, MJ Prior 18)
  • Tea: England - 237/5 in 85.5 overs (AN Cook 107, MJ Prior 18)
  • England: 250 runs in 93.1 overs (574 balls), Extras 26
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 173 balls (AN Cook 24, MJ Prior 18, Ex 8)
  • Rain: England - 251/6 in 95.0 overs (MJ Prior 19, RJ Sidebottom 0)
Galle International Stadium
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1854
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days18,19,20,21,22 December 2007 - day (5-day match)
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