27.2 Muralitharan to Trescothick, OUT, Muralitharan provides the breakthrough with a beauty! doosra on the off stump, short of length ball making Trescothick move back, tries to defend but the ball slips through the bat-pad gap, brushes the pads and straight into the off stump, Muralitharan unaware and appeals but teammates rush in to congratulateThe question is - which of the other Sri Lankan bowlers is going to ensure that Murali doesn't join Laker and Kumble. Mind you, he's already the only chap to have taken two 9fers!
ME Trescothick b Muralitharan 31 (98b 3x4 0x6) sr: 31.63
England 84/1 ME Trescothick 31 (98b 3x4) M Muralitharan 9.2-2-20-1
35.5 Muralitharan to Cook, OUT, An excellent ball, flighted up on the leg stump, bowled from slightly wide of the crease, comes forward, ball straightens into the pad, looks right in front, Koertzen agrees, and Murali strikes again
AN Cook lbw b Muralitharan 5 (23b 0x4 0x6) sr: 21.73
England 104/2 AN Cook 5 (23b) M Muralitharan 13.5-5-23-2
39.3 Muralitharan to Strauss, OUT, flighted outside the off, may have been a bit quicker, pitched outside off, drew him forward, not quite to the pitch, ball pitches and straightens, gets a faint edge, into the keepers gloves, rebounds to slip
AJ Strauss c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 55 (115b 6x4 0x6) sr: 47.82
England 111/3 AJ Strauss 55 (115b 6x4) M Muralitharan 15.3-6-26-3
45.1 Muralitharan to Pietersen, OUT, Murali gets the big one!! Murali tosses it up, KP comes down the track at first, then picks the top spinner, tries to defend, but by then the ball thuds into his pads, deflects to the inside of his gloves and then lobs up to the wicketkeeper - KP stands his ground, but Umpire Rudi Koertzen finally sends him on his way
KP Pietersen c Dilshan b Muralitharan 6 (17b 0x4 0x6) sr: 35.29
England 120/4 KP Pietersen 6 (17b) M Muralitharan 18.1-6-30-4
45.5 Muralitharan to Flintoff, OUT, Murali that magic man .. this is disaster for England!! all of a sudden the whole of Trent Bridge goes quiet - there's a hush in the ground. Murali throws it up now, Flintoff comes forward to defend, the turning ball takes the inside edge of the English captain's bat and lobs up to the man at forward short leg, its a simple catch for Dilshan - that was an important catch, and an important wicket for Sri Lanka - that's the 100th time Muralitharan has taken 5 wickets or more in an innings
A Flintoff c Dilshan b Muralitharan 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) sr: 0.00
England 120/5 A Flintoff 0 (4b) M Muralitharan 18.5-6-30-5
49.4 Muralitharan to Collingwood, OUT, tossed up delivery from Murali, that pitched on the off stump, keeps low, Collingwood goes back to work it away to the onside, the ball comes off the bat, onto the boot and lobs up in the air, the man at forward short leg Dilshan does brilliantly to dive to his right and comes up with the ball inches off the ground - the onfield umpire Rudi Koertzen isn't sure if it was a bump ball, he checks with his colleague at squareleg Darrell Hair, he too isn't sure - and the duo decide to go upstairs - the third umpire decides Paul Collingwood has to go back. Sri Lanka on a roll here now!!
PD Collingwood c Dilshan b Muralitharan 9 (39b 0x4 0x6) sr: 23.07
England 125/6 PD Collingwood 9 (39b) M Muralitharan 20.4-7-33-6
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