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RESULT
2nd Test, Birmingham, May 25 - 28, 2006, Sri Lanka tour of England
141 & 231
(T:78) 295 & 81/4

England won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
142
kevin-pietersen
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Michael Vandort c Collingwood b Plunkett919321047.36
Upul Tharanga  b Hoggard022000.00
Kumar Sangakkara c †Jones b Plunkett2561874040.98
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Jones b Plunkett033000.00
Thilan Samaraweera c Collingwood b Hoggard316220018.75
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Trescothick b Flintoff2748804056.25
Farveez Maharoof c †Jones b Mahmood521290023.80
Chaminda Vaas not out 30781173038.46
Nuwan Kulasekara c Trescothick b Mahmood3870037.50
Lasith Malinga lbw b Panesar2654784048.14
Muthiah Muralidaran c Plunkett b Flintoff14110025.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 6)12
TOTAL51.2 Ov (RR: 2.74, 237 Mts)141
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Upul Tharanga, 0.5 ov), 2-16 (Michael Vandort, 7.3 ov), 3-16 (Mahela Jayawardene, 7.6 ov), 4-25 (Thilan Samaraweera, 12.5 ov), 5-46 (Kumar Sangakkara, 19.3 ov), 6-65 (Farveez Maharoof, 25.3 ov), 7-79 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 30.1 ov), 8-82 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 31.3 ov), 9-132 (Lasith Malinga, 48.5 ov), 10-141 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 51.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard1543222.13774000
0.5 to WU Tharanga, Hoggard strikes, a beauty!, swings in, Tharanga plays forward, beats him completely, goes between the bat and pad and knocks the stumps.. 3/1
12.5 to TT Samaraweera, Hoggard picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery swinging away, bit wide, Samaraweera drives, gets the edge towards the fourth slip, where Collingwood takes the catch.. 25/4
Andrew Flintoff13.242822.10673003
30.1 to TM Dilshan, Flintoff strikes first ball of a new spell, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan drives, gets the outside edge to Trescothick at first slip, who comes forward and takes the catch low down.. 79/7
51.2 to M Muralidaran, Flintoff strikes! Picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Muralitharan has a big heave across the line, gets an outside edge, the ball goes high up in the air, Plunkett runs in from point, settles under the ball and takes the catch comfortably.. 141/10
Liam Plunkett1214333.58544003
7.3 to MG Vandort, Plunkett strikes in his first over, fuller delivery, Vandort drives, gets the edge towards gully, Collingwood takes the catch to his right, that was a good catch.. 16/2
7.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, Plunkett strikes for the second time in the over, excellent delivery on a good length, pitches and then moves away, Jayawardene plays forward, gets the outside edge and goes straight to Jones behind the wicket.. 16/3
19.3 to KC Sangakkara, Plunkett picks up his third wicket, back of a length delivery moving away, Sangakkara plays back, gets the outside edge through to Jones, who takes the catch.. 46/5
Sajid Mahmood912522.77444000
25.3 to MF Maharoof, Mahmood strikes, six down for Sri Lanka, good ball outside the off stump, slight movement away, pushes forward, gets the edge through to Jones, who takes an easy catch.. 65/6
31.3 to KMDN Kulasekara, Mahmood picks up his second wicket, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Kulasekara drives, gets the outside edge to Trescothick at first slip, who takes a very good catch above his head.. 82/8
Monty Panesar20713.5091000
48.5 to SL Malinga, Panersar coming round the wicket, strikes in his first over, good ball pitches in line and goes straight on, Malinga on the front foot, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by the Umpire.. 132/9
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marcus Trescothick c †Sangakkara b Muralidaran2751755052.94
Andrew Strauss run out (Samaraweera)3065955046.15
Alastair Cook lbw b Muralidaran2355633041.81
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Muralidaran14215722520390.44
Matthew Hoggard  b Vaas33649008.33
Paul Collingwood c Tharanga b Muralidaran1947702040.42
Andrew Flintoff (c) b Malinga948641018.75
Geraint Jones c Samaraweera b Muralidaran412170033.33
Liam Plunkett c Vandort b Muralidaran066000.00
Sajid Mahmood not out 0113000.00
Monty Panesar lbw b Malinga077000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 13, nb 14, pen 5)38
TOTAL78.3 Ov (RR: 3.75, 347 Mts)295
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Marcus Trescothick, 16.3 ov), 2-69 (Andrew Strauss, 20.3 ov), 3-125 (Alastair Cook, 30.5 ov), 4-169 (Matthew Hoggard, 42.6 ov), 5-238 (Paul Collingwood, 59.3 ov), 6-290 (Kevin Pietersen, 73.5 ov), 7-290 (Andrew Flintoff, 74.2 ov), 8-293 (Liam Plunkett, 75.6 ov), 9-294 (Geraint Jones, 77.1 ov), 10-295 (Monty Panesar, 78.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas1663011.87824000
42.6 to MJ Hoggard, Vaas strikes, softened Hoggard with a short one the previous ball, good yorker on target, Hoggard plays all over it, gets beaten, ball knocks the middle stump.. 169/4
Lasith Malinga13.326825.035611005
74.2 to A Flintoff, Malinga strikes, the big wicket of Flintoff, good length delivery, Flintoff plays down the wrong line, beats the bat, knocks the off stump out of the ground.. 290/7
78.3 to MS Panesar, Malinga picks up his 2nd wicket, quick delivery on the leg stump, Panersar plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by the Umpire. 295/10
Farveez Maharoof1134203.81547004
Muthiah Muralidaran2528663.4411410204
16.3 to ME Trescothick, Muralitharan strikes in his first over, extra bounce, Trescothick looks to drive on the back foot, gets the edge, Sangakkara behind the wicket takes a sharp catch.. 56/1
30.5 to AN Cook, Muralitharan strikes, picks up his second wicket, tossed up on the stumps, straightens after pitching, the doosra, Cook comes forward and defends, plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad, loud appeal, given by the Umpire.. 125/3
59.3 to PD Collingwood, Muralitharan picks up his 3rd wicket, tossed up, outside the off stump, spins in, uses his feet and defends, gets the edge, Tharanga at short leg takes the catch to his left.. 238/5
73.5 to KP Pietersen, Muralitharan picks up his 4th wicket, after being hit all around the park, he strikes, doosra tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen goes for the sweep, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by the Umpire. 290/6
75.6 to LE Plunkett, Muralitharan picks up his 5th wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, the doosra, Plunkett looks to pull over the midwicket, mistimes it to Vandort at mid on, straight into his hands.. 293/8
77.1 to GO Jones, Muralitharan strikes for the 6th time, tossed up, Jones sweeps, gets a top edge, goes in the air to short fine leg, Samaraweera walks a few paces and takes the catch.. 294/9
Nuwan Kulasekara1324503.46584101
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Michael Vandort c †Jones b Plunkett1053033969034.65
Upul Tharanga c †Jones b Hoggard013000.00
Kumar Sangakkara c Collingwood b Panesar1840613045.00
Mahela Jayawardene (c)lbw b Hoggard518271027.77
Thilan Samaraweera st †Jones b Panesar822251036.36
Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw b Hoggard591131788052.21
Farveez Maharoof c & b Flintoff1355682023.63
Chaminda Vaas c Collingwood b Plunkett110130010.00
Nuwan Kulasekara c Collingwood b Plunkett011000.00
Lasith Malinga c Strauss b Flintoff2670033.33
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 013000.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 11, w 1)20
TOTAL93.2 Ov (RR: 2.47, 396 Mts)231
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Upul Tharanga, 0.4 ov), 2-38 (Kumar Sangakkara, 14.4 ov), 3-43 (Mahela Jayawardene, 21.2 ov), 4-56 (Thilan Samaraweera, 26.5 ov), 5-181 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 70.4 ov), 6-219 (Farveez Maharoof, 88.2 ov), 7-223 (Chaminda Vaas, 91.1 ov), 8-223 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 91.2 ov), 9-231 (Lasith Malinga, 92.5 ov), 10-231 (Michael Vandort, 93.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard2286432.901079005
0.4 to WU Tharanga, Hoggard strikes in the first over, short of a length delivery, Tharanga plays at it, gets the edge, straight into the hands of Jones, who takes the catch.. 2/1
21.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, Hoggard strikes picks up his 2nd wicket, short of length delivery, keeps low, Jayawardene looking to play to the on side, misses it, strikes the pad, loud shout, given by the Umpire. 43/3
70.4 to TM Dilshan, Hoggard strikes, excellent delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, Dilshan misjudging the length goes for the shot on the on side, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Dar.. 181/5
Andrew Flintoff1935022.63904014
88.2 to MF Maharoof, Flintoff strikes in his first over with the new ball, short delivery, climbs up on Maharoof, who looks to fend it off, hits the top of the bat and lobs up to the off side, Flintoff calls for it and takes the catch.. 219/6
92.5 to SL Malinga, Flintoff picks up his second wicket, short of length delivery outside the off stump, climbs up on him, defends, gets the edge towards Strauss at second slip, who takes the catch. 231/9
Liam Plunkett13.261731.27711001
91.1 to WPUJC Vaas, Plunkett strikes coming round the wicket, Vaas on the back foot drives, gets a thick edge, goes straight into the hands of Collingwood at backward-point.. 223/7
91.2 to KMDN Kulasekara, Plunkett gets another one this time from over the wicket, short of length delivery outside the off stump, climbs up on Kulasekara, who fends it in the air towards gully, where Collingwood takes the catch.. 223/8
93.2 to MG Vandort, Plunkett picks up his 3rd wicket, short of length delivery angled across, Vandort drives off the back foot, gets the edge to Jones behind the wicket, who takes the catch. 231/10
Monty Panesar2867322.601258000
14.4 to KC Sangakkara, Panesar strikes in his first over, the big wicket of Sangakkara, tossed up, comes down the track and chips it straight into the hands of Collingwood at midwicket. 38/2
26.5 to TT Samaraweera, Panesar picks up his second wicket, excellent delivery, tossed up outside the off stump, Samaraweera uses his feet and completely misses it, spins away, Jones behind the wicket, collects the ball and whips off the bails, good work there by Jones.. 56/4
Sajid Mahmood921902.11432001
Paul Collingwood22000.00120000
England 2nd INNINGS (Target: 78 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marcus Trescothick lbw b Muralidaran01013000.00
Andrew Strauss c Jayawardene b Muralidaran1636492044.44
Alastair Cook not out 34851144040.00
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Muralidaran1325312052.00
Paul Collingwood c †Sangakkara b Muralidaran311240027.27
Andrew Flintoff (c)not out 44710100.00
Extras(b 2, nb 9)11
TOTAL27.2 Ov (RR: 2.96, 114 Mts)81/4
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Marcus Trescothick, 3.4 ov), 2-35 (Andrew Strauss, 13.1 ov), 3-63 (Kevin Pietersen, 19.5 ov), 4-73 (Paul Collingwood, 25.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas721201.71371002
Lasith Malinga712904.14313003
Muthiah Muralidaran12.232942.35603002
3.4 to ME Trescothick, Muralitharan strikes in his first over, tossed up on the leg stump, goes straight on, Trescothick comes forward and plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Dar.. 9/1
13.1 to AJ Strauss, Muralitharan picks up his second wicket, tossed up bit full outside the leg stump, Strauss goes for the sweep, misses it, strikes the pad, and goes into the hands of Jayawardene at first slip, loud appeal for a catch, given by Umpire Dar.. 35/2
19.5 to KP Pietersen, Muralitharan picks up his 3rd wicket, doosra tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen plays down the wrong line, caught on the back foot, strikes the pad, loud appeal, plumb in front, given by Umpire Dar. 63/3
25.4 to PD Collingwood, Muralitharan strikes again, picks up his fourth wicket, doosra tossed up outside the off stump, Collingwood on the back foot drives, gets the edge, Sangakkara behind the wicket takes a sharp catch.. 73/4
Tillakaratne Dilshan10909.0032000
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MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2006
Player Of The Match
England
Kevin Pietersen
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1803
Hours of play (local time)first session 11:00, lunch 13:00, second session 13:40, tea 15:40, third session 16:00, stumps 18:00
Match days25,26,27,28 May 2006 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Australia
Darrell Hair
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Australia
Alan Hurst
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 25 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 138/3 (Kevin Pietersen 30*, Matthew Hoggard 2*, 34 ov)
Fri, 26 May - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 86/4 (Michael Vandort 30*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 21*, 40 ov)
Sat, 27 May - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 194/5 (Michael Vandort 89*, Farveez Maharoof 0*, 74 ov)
Sun, 28 May - day 4 - England 2nd innings 81/4 (27.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 78.6 overs (482 balls), Extras 16
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 201/5 after 80 overs (MG Vandort 95, MF Maharoof 0)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 219/6 in 88.2 overs (MG Vandort 98)
  • MG Vandort: 100 off 294 balls (8 x 4)