ALL OVER, flighted again, on line, Monty goes down on the one knee to play the sweep, beats the bat, not the pad, appeals all round, Hair agrees, and that is that.
Muralitharan's brilliance destroys England
What an effort from Sri Lanka and Muralitharan, at the start of the day they would thought that they were in with a chance, but quick wickets and an 84-run partnership at the top of the innings may have raised some doubts. That was until Murali struck. 8 for 70 he finished with, and was the hero of the final innings. A shared series when all seemed to be lost, a great come back and shows a team of a lot of courage. Well played Sri Lanka!
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Arun will be with you in a few moments with some facts and figures about this Test match.
From Keith and Gautham, thanks and goodnight!
Thanks Keith, its time for some statistics again - and what better than some numbers about Muralitharan. 8 for 70 - that was Murali's return in England's second innings - at one point of time, before Kapugedera scored a direct hit to run out Hoggard, Muralitharan had a chance of getting a perfect 10 - a feat only Jim Laker and Anil Kumble have achieved in test history previously.
Cricinfo Stat fact: Muralitharan's 8 for 70 is the best ever bowling performance at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham. He betters the performance of .... surprise.. surprise .. another spinner .. the legendary Bernard Bosanquet .. who used his leg breaks and googlies to good effect - they fetched him 8 wickets for 107 runs against Australia in 1905.
Murali's performance today, apart from being the best bowling performance by any kind of bowler at Trent Bridge, also wins him the Man-of-the-Match award.
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A word before we wind up, Kevin Pietersen and Muthiah Muralitharan have been chosen as the Players of the Series by Tom Moody and Duncan Fletcher respectively.
Have a good day, Cheers and see you soon!
flighted up on the off, gets well forward and defends well down the pitch
arm ball, pitches outside off, holds the line, left alone
flighted outside off, big swing and a miss, some turn, but wide of the off stump
Sanath back on, touch short, back, in the air but played safely to wide mid-on
driven to long-on
swept away to deep square leg
Max! What a shot! tossed up on the leg stump, Panesar goes down on one knee and sweeps superbly high and over square leg fence, crowd going mad here!
tossed up outside off stump, batsman tries to heave it across, misses and Sangakkara fails to collect, 2 runs taken
flighted and fuller in length on the leg stump, batsman goes down on one knee and sweeps it over square leg, one bounce into the fence
short ball on the off stump, batsman looks to pull and gets on the body
on the pads, Panesar moves back and flicks it away beautifully through mid-wicket, ball doesnt take it to the fence and they complete 3 runs
over the wicket
one more yorker outside off stump, batsman defends it away to point
yorker length ball on the stumps, batsman keeps it out
defended to offside
round the wicket
fuller length ball on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler, Malinga tries to glide onto the stumps and they take a single
tossed up around the off stump, batsman beaten again
flighted ball outside off stump, batsman tries to heave over mid-wicket and gets beaten
|Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||3-match series drawn 1-1|
|Match number||Test no. 1804|
|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 days||2,3,4,5 June 2006 - day (5-day match)|
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|LE Plunkett||not out||22||47|
|MJ Hoggard||run out||4||4|
|Extras||(b 13, lb 1, nb 4, w 1)|
|Total||190(10 wkts; 68.5 ovs)|