General News | 11th October 2007

What the papers say: 4th ODI Sri Lanka v England

Nottinghamshire's Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Ryan Sidebottom were all in action again yesterday as England beat Sri Lanka in the 4rd ODI to win the series. Here is a round up of what the papers are saying.

The Sun

Cook and Kev seal series win

by Steve Brenner

"England’s Sri Lankan success has been built on a rock-steady bowling display with Sidebottom leading the way." [full article]

The Mirror

England win Sri Lanka series

"Sidebottom made the early breakthrough by removing opener Upul Tharanga when he was tempted into driving outside off-stump and edged to Owais Shah at first slip." [full article]

The Daily Mail

Cook's work of art as England seal series win

by Paul Newman

"Ryan Sidebottom was the epitome of the ideal opening bowler and Stuart Broad took wickets again, but this time the star was a man who has blossomed this year like few other Englishmen." [full article]

The Daily Express

One-day wonders lift Collingwood

by Colin Batemen

"Again it was the pace trio who set up the victory – Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ryan Sidebottom sharing eight wickets after Sri Lanka had the benefit of batting in daylight again." [full article]

The Times

England young bloods deliver blow for future in overdue win

by Richard Hobson

"Sri Lanka were behind from the opening exchanges, when they were reduced to 20 for three by James Anderson and Ryan Sidebottom, who has comfortably outbowled Chaminda Vaas over the past 11 days." [full article]

The Telegraph

Collingwood and England beat the odds

by Simon Briggs

"Ryan Sidebottom roared in with his customary red face, taking his combined figures for the last three games to 38.1-5-69-8" [full article]

The Guardian

Collingwood's men become Asian tigers as England triumph

by David Hopps

"Ryan Sidebottom's part in England's three successive wins has been immense. " [full article]

The Independent

Hats off to Cook as England seal series victory

by Stephen Brenkley

"If it has been a team effort, Ryan Sidebottom was at the head of it yesterday, as he has been thus far. He took 3 for 27 from 10 overs yesterday to take his tally to 10 for 127 in the series." [full article]

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