Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jun 20-24, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
Played at Headingley, Leeds
20,21,22,23,24 June 2014 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne b Plunkett 28 90 65 4 0 43.07
20.2 84.8 mph, similar delivery but this swings a bit more as Karunaratne drove at it and cleans him up! The change works, that swung in a long way, darted between bat and pad and knocked out leg stump, a joy of a delivery for the bowler and a second strike for England 56/2
View dismissal JK Silva c †Prior b Anderson 13 62 38 2 0 34.21
14.4 86.4 mph, through him again... and this time with a fatal tickle! Silva hangs around, in two minds about reviewing, it was only a faint snick - but eventually he drags himself off. England finally strike lucky in the channel outside off, this didn't do much off the pitch and maybe that was the key, an audible tick as it whizzed through... though Hot Spot didn't seem to pick it up. Snicko picks up the fingerprints, though 37/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Bell b Broad 79 215 147 13 0 53.74
62.6 85.4 mph, Sanga falls to a blinder of a catch at gully! Bell went to his left and got two hands to it, Sanga having thrown the hands through another drive... Perhaps he thought he was invincible, after all that had gone before, didn't need to chase that ball but the runs were flowing and the living was easy. And now he's back in the dressing room 228/6
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Jordan b Plunkett 22 68 47 3 0 46.80
37.2 85.7 mph, edged and taken, superb one-handed catch at second slip! Nonchalant from Jordan, thrust out a paw to take a low edge and Plunkett is rewarded, Mahela taking the bullet for his mate Kumar. This was pitched up and inviting the drive, Jayawardene just wasn't quite forward enough 108/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Robson b Plunkett 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
37.3 88.4 mph, dug in short and fended straight to short leg, gone first ball! Plunkett has wickets with consecutive deliveries - we won't be seeing Anderson after all. Inspired stuff from Plunkett, Thirimanne could see this zeroing in between his eyeballs, threw up the gloves and it plopped off the handle straight to a gleeful Robson 108/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Ballance b Anderson 26 49 28 2 1 92.85
48.3 84.3 mph, good length on the off stump, poked at from the crease and nicks it to third slip! Solid low catch by Ballance for his first Test catch. Anderson has been in that fourth-stump area all day and here gets Mathews playing with hard hands just outside off, a little away wobble takes a thick outside edge and it carried low to the fielder's left boot 161/5
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Cook b Broad 45 71 55 6 0 81.81
64.1 81.5 mph, pitched up, draws the stroke and steered to slip! England have removed three in eight balls, Chandimal drawn an ill-judged drive, wasn't there for the shot and it just seamed a touch, thick edge straight to Cook 229/8
View dismissal KTGD Prasad c †Prior b Plunkett 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
63.4 banged in and gloved through, another one gone! Plunkett gets his fourth, a sharp bouncer and Prasad saw his life flash before his eyes almost as quickly as the ball arrived, fended at it and the ball looped up for Prior to take above his head 229/7
HMRKB Herath not out 14 32 16 1 0 87.50
View dismissal RMS Eranga c †Prior b Broad 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
64.2 81.5 mph, he's got it, edged through to Prior! Broad has a hat-trick spread over two overs! Broad hasn't realised, in fact, it looks as if the fact has passed everyone by... but Broad has three in three, Sanga with the last ball of the previous over, then two edges in two balls 229/9
View dismissal N Pradeep c †Prior b Plunkett 13 26 19 1 0 68.42
69.5 87.6 mph, got him, shortish and fenced through to the keeper - five-for for Plunkett on his home ground! The move to Yorkshire from Durham has transformed his career and those are Test-best figures for Plunkett, finally dislodging Pradeep after a brief flurry 257/10
Extras (b 8, lb 7, w 2) 17
  Total (all out; 69.5 overs; 314 mins) 257 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 19 5 49 2 2.57 90 6 0
14.4 to Silva, 86.4 mph, through him again... and this time with a fatal tickle! Silva hangs around, in two minds about reviewing, it was only a faint snick - but eventually he drags himself off. England finally strike lucky in the channel outside off, this didn't do much off the pitch and maybe that was the key, an audible tick as it whizzed through... though Hot Spot didn't seem to pick it up. Snicko picks up the fingerprints, though 37/1
48.3 to Mathews, 84.3 mph, good length on the off stump, poked at from the crease and nicks it to third slip! Solid low catch by Ballance for his first Test catch. Anderson has been in that fourth-stump area all day and here gets Mathews playing with hard hands just outside off, a little away wobble takes a thick outside edge and it carried low to the fielder's left boot 161/5
View wickets SCJ Broad 15 3 46 3 3.06 68 5 0
62.6 to Sangakkara, 85.4 mph, Sanga falls to a blinder of a catch at gully! Bell went to his left and got two hands to it, Sanga having thrown the hands through another drive... Perhaps he thought he was invincible, after all that had gone before, didn't need to chase that ball but the runs were flowing and the living was easy. And now he's back in the dressing room 228/6
64.1 to Chandimal, 81.5 mph, pitched up, draws the stroke and steered to slip! England have removed three in eight balls, Chandimal drawn an ill-judged drive, wasn't there for the shot and it just seamed a touch, thick edge straight to Cook 229/8
64.2 to Eranga, 81.5 mph, he's got it, edged through to Prior! Broad has a hat-trick spread over two overs! Broad hasn't realised, in fact, it looks as if the fact has passed everyone by... but Broad has three in three, Sanga with the last ball of the previous over, then two edges in two balls 229/9
  CJ Jordan 16 4 58 0 3.62 70 9 0
View wickets LE Plunkett 15.5 2 64 5 4.04 63 8 0 (2w)
20.2 to Karunaratne, 84.8 mph, similar delivery but this swings a bit more as Karunaratne drove at it and cleans him up! The change works, that swung in a long way, darted between bat and pad and knocked out leg stump, a joy of a delivery for the bowler and a second strike for England 56/2
37.2 to Jayawardene, 85.7 mph, edged and taken, superb one-handed catch at second slip! Nonchalant from Jordan, thrust out a paw to take a low edge and Plunkett is rewarded, Mahela taking the bullet for his mate Kumar. This was pitched up and inviting the drive, Jayawardene just wasn't quite forward enough 108/3
37.3 to Thirimanne, 88.4 mph, dug in short and fended straight to short leg, gone first ball! Plunkett has wickets with consecutive deliveries - we won't be seeing Anderson after all. Inspired stuff from Plunkett, Thirimanne could see this zeroing in between his eyeballs, threw up the gloves and it plopped off the handle straight to a gleeful Robson 108/4
63.4 to Prasad, banged in and gloved through, another one gone! Plunkett gets his fourth, a sharp bouncer and Prasad saw his life flash before his eyes almost as quickly as the ball arrived, fended at it and the ball looped up for Prior to take above his head 229/7
69.5 to Pradeep, 87.6 mph, got him, shortish and fenced through to the keeper - five-for for Plunkett on his home ground! The move to Yorkshire from Durham has transformed his career and those are Test-best figures for Plunkett, finally dislodging Pradeep after a brief flurry 257/10
  MM Ali 3 0 16 0 5.33 13 2 1
  JE Root 1 0 9 0 9.00 3 2 0
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c Sangakkara b Prasad 17 78 59 2 0 28.81
18.1 83.1 mph, in the channel, Cook pushes forward... and nicks to first slip! SL have their man and Cook's rough run continues, his indecision around off stump reaching a critical level. Didn't need to play at this but was drawn out by the fuller length, just a familiar, indeterminate prod and a healthy deflection went low and conclusively into Sangakkara's hands this time 49/1
View dismissal SD Robson b Pradeep 127 373 253 15 1 50.19
86.3 84.4 mph, bowled him, Robson beaten at last! There's that technical issue around off stump, though he won't mind it being exposed after 120-odd runs... Pradeep got this to duck back a fraction, loose drive from Robson, bottom hand off the bat and the top of off pegged back 278/3
View dismissal GS Ballance c †Chandimal b Mathews 74 209 157 8 0 47.13
67.3 77.1 mph, length ball sliding across the left-hander, Ballance plays forward to it and edges behind. I mentioned Sri Lanka needed a wicket from somewhere and the skipper has found it, a pretty innocuous delivery that Ballance has felt for slightly and got a thin edge on through to the keeper 191/2
View dismissal IR Bell c †Chandimal b Eranga 64 131 90 8 0 71.11
95.6 80.0 mph, length ball down the leg side, Bell flicks at and gets a touch to the keeper desperately unlucky really, a poor ball drifting down leg, Bell looked to touch it away but got a thin nick to Chandimal, solid catch to his left, and up went the finger. No dream century for Bell in his 100th Test - not in this innings anyway 311/4
View dismissal JE Root c †Chandimal b Mathews 13 48 32 2 0 40.62
96.4 74.4 mph, similar line, this time Root comes out to play and nicks it behind! A double strike for Sri Lanka. Mathews with a nice delivery in a good area, Root came forward and couldn't resist having a nudge at it and it glances off the face of the bat really to Chandimal. Poor judgement from Root, no need to defend square of the wicket 311/5
View dismissal MM Ali c †Chandimal b Eranga 2 17 11 0 0 18.18
99.5 79.5 mph, full and wide and this time Moeen reaches out to drive it and nicks it behind! Moeen loses his composure, leans out for a cover drive to a fuller ball and got a thin edge to Chandimal, who's taken his third catch in no time at all, Sri Lanka coming back nicely here 313/6
MJ Prior not out 27 94 53 1 1 50.94
View dismissal CJ Jordan c Jayawardene b Eranga 17 44 30 2 0 56.66
109.3 80.8 mph, edged and gone, taken smartly at second slip! Diving catch by Jaywardene, took it from in front of Sanga at first slip but made sure he clung on. Eranga has his reward and Jordan doesn't add too many after his life, he wasn't comfortable with that line, lured into driving at a full one again, thick deflection and it went quickly to the cordon 338/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Thirimanne b Mathews 4 7 6 1 0 66.66
110.3 77.4 mph, Mathews strikes, Broad caught in the gully! Good bounce and carry off a length ball, fair flew off the outside edge as Broad pressed forwards... Mathews doing okay for a 75mph trundler, he now has his best Test bowling figures 344/8
View dismissal LE Plunkett b Mathews 2 11 11 0 0 18.18
112.5 77.7 mph, goes wide on the crease, sharks back menacingly on off a length - bowled him! That seemed to go miles, practically cut Plunkett in half as he tried to get his bat down belatedly. Super delivery, just about on a length but homing back like it was magnetised to decapitate middle stump. Mathews has a four-for! 350/9
View dismissal JM Anderson c & b Eranga 0 16 6 0 0 0.00
115.5 84.5 mph, banged in, at the throat and Anderson fends it up in the air, back to the bowler - and that will be that! Memories of that torrid winter in Australia for Anderson, bodyline attack and he doesn't want to hang around being peppered at his time of life. In fact, he'd much prefer to come out and bowl on this pitch, with England leading by 108 runs 365/10
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 13) 18
  Total (all out; 115.5 overs; 517 mins) 365 (3.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket N Pradeep 22 3 90 1 4.09 96 12 0 (7nb, 1w)
86.3 to Robson, 84.4 mph, bowled him, Robson beaten at last! There's that technical issue around off stump, though he won't mind it being exposed after 120-odd runs... Pradeep got this to duck back a fraction, loose drive from Robson, bottom hand off the bat and the top of off pegged back 278/3
View wickets RMS Eranga 32.5 10 93 4 2.83 153 8 1 (6nb, 1w)
95.6 to Bell, 80.0 mph, length ball down the leg side, Bell flicks at and gets a touch to the keeper desperately unlucky really, a poor ball drifting down leg, Bell looked to touch it away but got a thin nick to Chandimal, solid catch to his left, and up went the finger. No dream century for Bell in his 100th Test - not in this innings anyway 311/4
99.5 to Ali, 79.5 mph, full and wide and this time Moeen reaches out to drive it and nicks it behind! Moeen loses his composure, leans out for a cover drive to a fuller ball and got a thin edge to Chandimal, who's taken his third catch in no time at all, Sri Lanka coming back nicely here 313/6
109.3 to Jordan, 80.8 mph, edged and gone, taken smartly at second slip! Diving catch by Jaywardene, took it from in front of Sanga at first slip but made sure he clung on. Eranga has his reward and Jordan doesn't add too many after his life, he wasn't comfortable with that line, lured into driving at a full one again, thick deflection and it went quickly to the cordon 338/7
115.5 to Anderson, 84.5 mph, banged in, at the throat and Anderson fends it up in the air, back to the bowler - and that will be that! Memories of that torrid winter in Australia for Anderson, bodyline attack and he doesn't want to hang around being peppered at his time of life. In fact, he'd much prefer to come out and bowl on this pitch, with England leading by 108 runs 365/10
  HMRKB Herath 25 3 61 0 2.44 115 4 1
View wicket KTGD Prasad 20 3 75 1 3.75 83 10 0
18.1 to Cook, 83.1 mph, in the channel, Cook pushes forward... and nicks to first slip! SL have their man and Cook's rough run continues, his indecision around off stump reaching a critical level. Didn't need to play at this but was drawn out by the fuller length, just a familiar, indeterminate prod and a healthy deflection went low and conclusively into Sangakkara's hands this time 49/1
View wickets AD Mathews 16 4 44 4 2.75 70 5 0 (1w)
67.3 to Ballance, 77.1 mph, length ball sliding across the left-hander, Ballance plays forward to it and edges behind. I mentioned Sri Lanka needed a wicket from somewhere and the skipper has found it, a pretty innocuous delivery that Ballance has felt for slightly and got a thin edge on through to the keeper 191/2
96.4 to Root, 74.4 mph, similar line, this time Root comes out to play and nicks it behind! A double strike for Sri Lanka. Mathews with a nice delivery in a good area, Root came forward and couldn't resist having a nudge at it and it glances off the face of the bat really to Chandimal. Poor judgement from Root, no need to defend square of the wicket 311/5
110.3 to Broad, 77.4 mph, Mathews strikes, Broad caught in the gully! Good bounce and carry off a length ball, fair flew off the outside edge as Broad pressed forwards... Mathews doing okay for a 75mph trundler, he now has his best Test bowling figures 344/8
112.5 to Plunkett, 77.7 mph, goes wide on the crease, sharks back menacingly on off a length - bowled him! That seemed to go miles, practically cut Plunkett in half as he tried to get his bat down belatedly. Super delivery, just about on a length but homing back like it was magnetised to decapitate middle stump. Mathews has a four-for! 350/9
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c †Prior b Plunkett 45 154 111 4 0 40.54
34.4 87.3 mph, given! Caught down the leg side, but we have a review. Is he checking to see if his hand was on the bat? Learning from Herath in previous Test. But doesn't appear he'll escape. The bottom hand, where the ball flicked the finger of the glove, is still holding the handle at the moment of impact so this will be upheld. The change of plan worked for England, Plunkett banging the ball in from round the wicket, angled towards Karunaratne ribs and forced him to play. 93/2
View dismissal JK Silva c †Prior b Plunkett 13 86 54 1 0 24.07
20.2 86.4 mph, pitched up in the channel... and gone, nicking to the keeper! Superb from Plunkett, getting the ball up towards the batsman, extra pace and Silva was feeling blindly for that, thin edge and well taken 40/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Ali 55 171 103 6 0 53.39
57.6 56.1 mph, Moeen as the huge breakthrough! What a moment. He's given lbw, but Sangakkara has reviewed. It's hit in line and is smashing middle. The spinner, who has barely bowled, has broken the stand. Sangakkara has looked so solid, he just played the wrong line 172/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c †Prior b Anderson 79 218 168 8 0 47.02
86.6 86.9 mph, big wicket! Anderson gets one in the right spot, full outside off, Jayawardene lured into the drive, his bottom hand comes off the bat, and the edge flies to Prior's right 268/5
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Ali 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
59.2 55.9 mph, got 'im! It's not a king pair, but it's still a pair. A ripper from Moeen. A proper offspinner's wicket, Swann would have been proud of it. Drifting in towards middle and leg, gripped and turned past Thirimanne's outside edge to smash into middle. 176/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Ali b Anderson 160 309 249 25 1 64.25
130.6 89.4 mph, gone now! His epic innings is over. A low full toss angled into the pads, would you believe, which he flicks to the man just in front of square leg 437/9
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Ballance b Plunkett 7 15 12 1 0 58.33
89.3 85.3 mph, short again, pulled into the deep and taken at deep square! A fine diving catch from Gary Ballance. Chandimal took the hook on, didn't keep it down and it just carried to Ballance running in and diving forward with two hands, a fine catch and the short ball works 277/6
View dismissal KTGD Prasad c Root b Plunkett 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
89.4 84.8 mph, over the wicket, short just outside off, batsman goes for an uppercut and merely finds third man! Another great catch, this time Root running in. It was nicely guided away but not a clever stroke with a man down in the deep, Root sprinted in, dived forward and took a splendid catch, two in two for the Yorkshire trio 277/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath run out (Root) 48 162 82 9 0 58.53
125.6 Ali to Mathews, forward press to mid-on, there's a yes, no, wait, Herath is stranded and Root hits the stumps! A wicket for England on the stroke of tea and really that was the only way England were looking like getting a wicket. Mathews has sold his partner down the river, calling immediately for a run, getting two steps down the track before calling no, Herath was completely at sea and run out by several yards 426/8
RMS Eranga not out 20 27 19 4 0 105.26
View dismissal N Pradeep b Anderson 0 8 1 0 0 0.00
132.5 89.7 mph, all over...full and straight. Hits middle stump. What they would have given for that at Lord's 457/10
Extras (b 5, lb 10, w 10, nb 5) 30
  Total (all out; 132.5 overs; 579 mins) 457 (3.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 25.5 5 91 3 3.52 122 17 0 (1w)
86.6 to Jayawardene, 86.9 mph, big wicket! Anderson gets one in the right spot, full outside off, Jayawardene lured into the drive, his bottom hand comes off the bat, and the edge flies to Prior's right 268/5
130.6 to Mathews, 89.4 mph, gone now! His epic innings is over. A low full toss angled into the pads, would you believe, which he flicks to the man just in front of square leg 437/9
132.5 to Pradeep, 89.7 mph, all over...full and straight. Hits middle stump. What they would have given for that at Lord's 457/10
  SCJ Broad 29 6 86 0 2.96 134 10 0 (1w)
  CJ Jordan 28 8 79 0 2.82 130 11 0 (2nb)
View wickets LE Plunkett 29 2 112 4 3.86 120 11 1 (3nb, 4w)
20.2 to Silva, 86.4 mph, pitched up in the channel... and gone, nicking to the keeper! Superb from Plunkett, getting the ball up towards the batsman, extra pace and Silva was feeling blindly for that, thin edge and well taken 40/1
34.4 to Karunaratne, 87.3 mph, given! Caught down the leg side, but we have a review. Is he checking to see if his hand was on the bat? Learning from Herath in previous Test. But doesn't appear he'll escape. The bottom hand, where the ball flicked the finger of the glove, is still holding the handle at the moment of impact so this will be upheld. The change of plan worked for England, Plunkett banging the ball in from round the wicket, angled towards Karunaratne ribs and forced him to play. 93/2
89.3 to Chandimal, 85.3 mph, short again, pulled into the deep and taken at deep square! A fine diving catch from Gary Ballance. Chandimal took the hook on, didn't keep it down and it just carried to Ballance running in and diving forward with two hands, a fine catch and the short ball works 277/6
89.4 to Prasad, 84.8 mph, over the wicket, short just outside off, batsman goes for an uppercut and merely finds third man! Another great catch, this time Root running in. It was nicely guided away but not a clever stroke with a man down in the deep, Root sprinted in, dived forward and took a splendid catch, two in two for the Yorkshire trio 277/7
View wickets MM Ali 21 0 74 2 3.52 83 9 0
57.6 to Sangakkara, 56.1 mph, Moeen as the huge breakthrough! What a moment. He's given lbw, but Sangakkara has reviewed. It's hit in line and is smashing middle. The spinner, who has barely bowled, has broken the stand. Sangakkara has looked so solid, he just played the wrong line 172/3
59.2 to Thirimanne, 55.9 mph, got 'im! It's not a king pair, but it's still a pair. A ripper from Moeen. A proper offspinner's wicket, Swann would have been proud of it. Drifting in towards middle and leg, gripped and turned past Thirimanne's outside edge to smash into middle. 176/4
  England 2nd innings (target: 350 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SD Robson c Jayawardene b Prasad 24 85 61 2 0 39.34
19.6 87.0 mph, full of length a foot wide of off stump, Robson forward, pushing firmly and nicks it to second slip! Goodness me, Prasad is rampant here and Sri Lanka have a firm grip on the game. The wrong length really to go hard at, a little wide too, and Robson got a thick outside edge looking to drive and it carried at chest height to Jayawardene who held on well 50/3
View dismissal AN Cook* b Prasad 16 63 39 1 0 41.02
15.3 85.4 mph, back of a length outside off, Cook goes to pull and drags it into his stumps! Can you believe it what a terrible way for Cook to go having played pretty soundly until that point but he's failed again and it's a first blow for Sri Lanka. A thick bottom edge has smashed into middle and leg stumps, when you're luck ain't in eh 39/1
View dismissal GS Ballance lbw b Prasad 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
15.4 86.5 mph, full, swinging in, strikes the pad low and plumb lbw! A beauty first up, late swing into the left-hander and that would have smashed into middle and off stumps, fantastic delivery, not a lot Ballance could have done there 39/2
View dismissal IR Bell b Prasad 8 31 30 0 0 26.66
23.1 86.2 mph, full of length, it nips back and knocks out off stump! Prasad is on fire and Sri Lanka are on their way to a famous victory. This is an absolute gem of a delivery, jagging back off the seam, beating Bell between the gate and clipping the off stump, absolutely superb bowling 52/4
View dismissal JE Root c Thirimanne b Pradeep 31 161 108 4 0 28.70
56.5 85.1 mph, breakthrough! That's the one they desperately wanted. And it's a full length which has worked. Was angled into the pads, but there was a hint of late seam movement away - as opposed to in -which took a thick outside edge as Root aimed to play through the leg side. Carried low to gully 124/6
View dismissal LE Plunkett c Pradeep b Herath 0 16 12 0 0 0.00
26.2 46.7 mph, tossed up outside off and oh my goodness me, Plunkett leans across and tries to drive it, gets nowhere near the pitch of the ball and chips it to cover! Simply outrageous from Plunkett, what the devil was he thinking of? It was a good two feet outside off, leave it all day long, why does he decide to go after it for? The simplest chance to cover 57/5
MM Ali not out 108 385 281 17 0 38.43
View dismissal MJ Prior c Silva b Prasad 10 71 37 0 0 27.02
71.5 86.2 mph, short ball again, Prior fends it off and it's taken by short leg! They're going to check the no-ball and it is so so close, they've got the camera zoomed right in because it is the closest call you'll see. But Prasad gets the benefit of the doubt and has a five-wicket haul, what a performance. It's a snorter at the throat, Prior went to fend it off and gloved it low to Silva at short leg who leaned forward to take a smart catch 160/7
View dismissal CJ Jordan lbw b Herath 21 72 62 2 0 33.87
88.2 48.8 mph, done it! Full, sliding in, he was prodding forward. He reviews but it looks pretty straight. No bat involved for certain. That's the skid of the new ball helping Herath. It's striking middle and leg. Well bowled and well captained 212/8
View dismissal SCJ Broad lbw b Herath 0 31 24 0 0 0.00
96.4 48.7 mph, he's done it! Change of angle has worked. Stone dead. A full delivery, pitching on middle, straightening a fraction, which he basically missed, playing the wrong line. Broad didn't review, which is a surprise in itself although it was very much out 228/9
View dismissal JM Anderson c Herath b Eranga 0 81 55 0 0 0.00
116.5 80.0 mph, short ball, Anderson fends it off and loops a catch to backward square!!! Can you believe it! Eranga has pulled it off, a snorter that Anderson couldn't keep down for once and popped up a simple catch, what a disaster for Anderson after all that effort and what jubilation for Sri Lanka 249/10
Extras (b 11, lb 7, w 4, nb 9) 31
  Total (all out; 116.5 overs; 500 mins) 249 (2.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket N Pradeep 13 2 55 1 4.23 59 8 0 (5nb, 1w)
56.5 to Root, 85.1 mph, breakthrough! That's the one they desperately wanted. And it's a full length which has worked. Was angled into the pads, but there was a hint of late seam movement away - as opposed to in -which took a thick outside edge as Root aimed to play through the leg side. Carried low to gully 124/6
View wicket RMS Eranga 23.5 10 38 1 1.59 123 3 0 (4nb)
116.5 to Anderson, 80.0 mph, short ball, Anderson fends it off and loops a catch to backward square!!! Can you believe it! Eranga has pulled it off, a snorter that Anderson couldn't keep down for once and popped up a simple catch, what a disaster for Anderson after all that effort and what jubilation for Sri Lanka 249/10
View wickets HMRKB Herath 42 16 59 3 1.40 216 6 0
26.2 to Plunkett, 46.7 mph, tossed up outside off and oh my goodness me, Plunkett leans across and tries to drive it, gets nowhere near the pitch of the ball and chips it to cover! Simply outrageous from Plunkett, what the devil was he thinking of? It was a good two feet outside off, leave it all day long, why does he decide to go after it for? The simplest chance to cover 57/5
88.2 to Jordan, 48.8 mph, done it! Full, sliding in, he was prodding forward. He reviews but it looks pretty straight. No bat involved for certain. That's the skid of the new ball helping Herath. It's striking middle and leg. Well bowled and well captained 212/8
96.4 to Broad, 48.7 mph, he's done it! Change of angle has worked. Stone dead. A full delivery, pitching on middle, straightening a fraction, which he basically missed, playing the wrong line. Broad didn't review, which is a surprise in itself although it was very much out 228/9
  AD Mathews 10 3 16 0 1.60 51 1 0 (1w)
View wickets KTGD Prasad 22 5 50 5 2.27 106 6 0 (2w)
15.3 to Cook, 85.4 mph, back of a length outside off, Cook goes to pull and drags it into his stumps! Can you believe it what a terrible way for Cook to go having played pretty soundly until that point but he's failed again and it's a first blow for Sri Lanka. A thick bottom edge has smashed into middle and leg stumps, when you're luck ain't in eh 39/1
15.4 to Ballance, 86.5 mph, full, swinging in, strikes the pad low and plumb lbw! A beauty first up, late swing into the left-hander and that would have smashed into middle and off stumps, fantastic delivery, not a lot Ballance could have done there 39/2
19.6 to Robson, 87.0 mph, full of length a foot wide of off stump, Robson forward, pushing firmly and nicks it to second slip! Goodness me, Prasad is rampant here and Sri Lanka have a firm grip on the game. The wrong length really to go hard at, a little wide too, and Robson got a thick outside edge looking to drive and it carried at chest height to Jayawardene who held on well 50/3
23.1 to Bell, 86.2 mph, full of length, it nips back and knocks out off stump! Prasad is on fire and Sri Lanka are on their way to a famous victory. This is an absolute gem of a delivery, jagging back off the seam, beating Bell between the gate and clipping the off stump, absolutely superb bowling 52/4
71.5 to Prior, 86.2 mph, short ball again, Prior fends it off and it's taken by short leg! They're going to check the no-ball and it is so so close, they've got the camera zoomed right in because it is the closest call you'll see. But Prasad gets the benefit of the doubt and has a five-wicket haul, what a performance. It's a snorter at the throat, Prior went to fend it off and gloved it low to Silva at short leg who leaned forward to take a smart catch 160/7
  DPMD Jayawardene 6 2 13 0 2.16 29 2 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - AD Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Players of the series - JM Anderson (England) and AD Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire - PR Reiffel (Australia)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RT Robinson
Close of play
  • Fri, 20 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 36/0 (AN Cook 14*, SD Robson 21*, 15 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 320/6 (MJ Prior 3*, CJ Jordan 4*, 104 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 214/4 (DPMD Jayawardene 55*, AD Mathews 24*, 73 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 57/5 (JE Root 6*, 26.2 ov)
  • Tue, 24 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 249 (116.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 37/1 in 14.4 overs (FDM Karunaratne 20)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 9
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 74/2 in 27.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 16, DPMD Jayawardene 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 33.6 overs (204 balls), Extras 15
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (KC Sangakkara 23, DPMD Jayawardene 22, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 122/4 in 42.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 32, AD Mathews 11)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 106 balls (8 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 47.4 overs (286 balls), Extras 16
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (KC Sangakkara 25, AD Mathews 26, Ex 1)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 182/5 in 55.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 67, LD Chandimal 10)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 59.2 overs (356 balls), Extras 16
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (KC Sangakkara 16, LD Chandimal 34, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 67.3 overs (405 balls), Extras 17
    • Over 68.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 257/10 in 69.5 overs (HMRKB Herath 14)
    • England 1st innings
    • End Of Day: England - 36/0 in 15.0 overs (AN Cook 14, SD Robson 21)
    • England: 50 runs in 20.1 overs (122 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: England - 68/1 in 29.0 overs (SD Robson 38, GS Ballance 10)
    • SD Robson: 50 off 102 balls (8 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 38.5 overs (236 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (SD Robson 21, GS Ballance 28, Ex 3)
    • Lunch: England - 106/1 in 43.0 overs (SD Robson 55, GS Ballance 30)
    • Over 44.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - GS Ballance (Upheld)
    • GS Ballance: 50 off 116 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 226 balls (SD Robson 39, GS Ballance 53, Ex 8)
    • England: 150 runs in 55.1 overs (338 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: England - 161/1 in 58.0 overs (SD Robson 73, GS Ballance 58)
    • England: 200 runs in 68.6 overs (424 balls), Extras 13
    • Tea: England - 211/2 in 72.0 overs (SD Robson 98, IR Bell 8)
    • SD Robson: 100 off 220 balls (11 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (SD Robson 29, IR Bell 22, Ex 2)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 82.1 overs.
    • England: 250 runs in 81.4 overs (500 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: England - 277/2 in 86.0 overs (SD Robson 127, IR Bell 44)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 71 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 300 runs in 92.3 overs (566 balls), Extras 16
    • End Of Day: England - 320/6 in 104.0 overs (MJ Prior 3, CJ Jordan 4)
    • England: 350 runs in 112.1 overs (686 balls), Extras 18
    • Innings Break: England - 365/10 in 115.5 overs (MJ Prior 27)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 22/0 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 16, JK Silva 6)
    • Over 18.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - FDM Karunaratne (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 20.4 overs (125 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 61/1 in 25.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 31, KC Sangakkara 11)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (FDM Karunaratne 18, KC Sangakkara 23, Ex 10)
    • Over 34.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - FDM Karunaratne (Struck down)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 99/2 in 38.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 26, DPMD Jayawardene 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 38.1 overs (230 balls), Extras 13
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (KC Sangakkara 23, DPMD Jayawardene 21, Ex 9)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.5 overs (313 balls), Extras 20
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 91 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 160/2 in 55.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 53, DPMD Jayawardene 29)
    • Over 57.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - KC Sangakkara (Struck down)
    • Over 60.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 103 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 71.3 overs (431 balls), Extras 20
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 214/4 in 73.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 55, AD Mathews 24)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 18, AD Mathews 30, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 79.1 overs (479 balls), Extras 24
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs.
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Sri Lanka 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful); England 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 81 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 268/5 in 87.0 overs (AD Mathews 52)
    • Over 88.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 94.5 overs (573 balls), Extras 25
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 311/7 in 99.0 overs (AD Mathews 79, HMRKB Herath 7)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (AD Mathews 33, HMRKB Herath 15, Ex 3)
    • AD Mathews: 100 off 153 balls (14 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 110.3 overs (668 balls), Extras 27
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 362/7 in 113.0 overs (AD Mathews 115, HMRKB Herath 21)
    • Over 113.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Struck down)
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 160 balls (AD Mathews 68, HMRKB Herath 30, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 121.6 overs (737 balls), Extras 30
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 426/8 in 126.0 overs (AD Mathews 149)
    • AD Mathews: 150 off 232 balls (23 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 132.2 overs (799 balls), Extras 30
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 457/10 in 132.5 overs (RMS Eranga 20)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Drinks: England - 38/0 in 14.0 overs (SD Robson 20, AN Cook 16)
    • England: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (118 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 23.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - LE Plunkett (Upheld)
    • Over 25.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JE Root (Upheld)
    • End Of Day: England - 57/5 in 26.2 overs (JE Root 6)
    • Drinks: England - 82/5 in 42.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 21)
    • Rain: England - 83/5 in 44.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 22)
    • Lunch: England - 83/5 in 44.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 22)
    • Wet Ground: England - 83/5 in 44.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 22)
    • England: 100 runs in 50.1 overs (304 balls), Extras 11
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 160 balls (JE Root 12, MM Ali 30, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: England - 145/6 in 61.0 overs (MM Ali 44, MJ Prior 6)
    • England: 150 runs in 62.3 overs (382 balls), Extras 16
    • MM Ali: 50 off 129 balls (8 x 4)
    • Over 70.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
    • Tea: England - 173/7 in 77.0 overs (MM Ali 56, CJ Jordan 9)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs.
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (2 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • England: 200 runs in 84.2 overs (514 balls), Extras 25
    • Over 85.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (MM Ali 19, CJ Jordan 21, Ex 10)
    • Over 88.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - CJ Jordan (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 224/8 in 93.0 overs (MM Ali 84, SCJ Broad 0)
    • Over 100.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JM Anderson (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 234/9 in 102.0 overs (MM Ali 94, JM Anderson 0)
    • MM Ali: 100 off 259 balls (16 x 4)
 
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