General News | 5th October 2007

What the papers say: 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka v England

With three Notts bowlers in action for England during the second One-day International in Dambulla, we have a round-up of all the action featuring Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom and new signing Stuart Broad.

The Sun

Shah-ha-ha has England smiling
by Steve Brenner

"Then came stellar displays with the ball from Ryan Sidebottom, Stuart Broad, Swann and Colly, who each picked up two wickets to seal a 69-run win and complete one of their most memorable one-day displays." [read full article

The Mirror

Colly's stars end 25 years of hurt
by Dean Wilson

"Graeme Swann proved his worth with the bat once again to score a timely 34"
[read full article]  

The Telegraph

Owais Shah and Graeme Swann craft win
by Simon Briggs

"But Shah needed a little help to win this game, and he got it from Graeme Swann, who deserved an assistant's credit for his all-round efforts – 34 from 37 balls, followed by figures of 10-3-27-2. Swann's resurrection from the England reject pile is a heartwarming story; the only question it raises is how Monty Panesar will ever get back into the side." [read full article

The Guardian

Shah shines brightly as England show some fight at last
by David Hopps

"Ryan Sidebottom, in particular, defended England's total tenaciously. He adopted Sri Lanka's tactics of bowling around two slower balls an over, still maintained rigorous accuracy, and muttered endless Yorkshire imprecations to himself to keep his mind on the task." [read full article]

The Times

England finally find antivenom to ward off bite of their hosts
by  Richard Hobson

"By that time the game had turned and a wonderful spell by Ryan Sidebottom, helped by a strong cross-wind to shape the ball away from the left-handers, removed any hope of a counter-attack by the home side. And, on a day when it was suggested that Andrew Flintoff would not be fit to play in the Test series here in December, Stuart Broad provided a cutting edge as first-change seam bowler." [read full article]

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