England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 5th day May 30, 2011

Belief allows England to win from nowhere

It was set to be a drab final day in Cardiff, but Andrew Strauss's team created their own atmosphere to conjure a remarkable victory
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You know you've witnessed an extraordinary sporting achievement when even the protagonists admit they've been shocked by the turn of events. When Andrew Strauss drew back his hotel curtains this morning to be greeted by that familiarly bleak shadow of drizzle that has been Cardiff's daily wake-up call this week, not even he could have predicted the epic denouement that played out on Monday afternoon.

Despite the offer of free entry, barely 300 punters turned up to watch the closing stages of the match, as Cardiff's sporting faithful were plunged into despair both by the weather and by Swansea's promotion to football's Premier League, a feat that was achieved just as Sri Lanka's collapse started to gather pace. Nevertheless, for Strauss and his men, context was irrelevant, as they geed themselves up for their own private grandstand finish, and quite literally caught their opponents cold on a day that, in Glamorgan's pre-drainage days, would unquestionably have been a wash-out.

"This will go down as one of the most extraordinary cricket matches any of us have ever played," said Strauss afterwards. "This morning I was saying it has been one of the drabbest cricket matches I've ever played, and suddenly it's changed around so quickly, and that's a great credit to the guys this afternoon. We were very keen to press for a victory but we thought it was a long shot to achieve it, but right from ball one the two seamers set the tone and were backed up well in the field. Once we got the pressure on we managed to sniff out the victory pretty well."

England's resolve in the field was remarkable, given the apparently futile match situation as well as the absence of James Anderson, who succumbed to a side strain on the second day of the game and will play no part in Friday's second Test at Lord's. In a performance reminiscent of their second innings in Adelaide, when Stuart Broad had been the attack's absentee, the rest of the bowlers closed ranks superbly and allowed no let-up in intensity. Each of the team's last five victories have now come by an innings, and Sri Lanka's total of 82 is the fifth time in ten Tests that their opponents have been rolled for double-figures.

"I was impressed by our intensity because it would have been easy to go through the motions," said Strauss. "It's a tricky time to bat, for 50-odd overs with nothing much to gain, and if you can get early wickets, then pressure starts to play a pretty big part. I was very impressed by our ruthlessness in Australia and this was a good example for me. The full pressure of Test match cricket comes to bear quite quickly. You need guys to stand up and get past that, and thankfully we were good enough to prevent any of their batsmen doing that."

The crucial incisions were made by Chris Tremlett, a bowler of whom it will never again be said lacks the heart to play at the highest level. From his five-wicket haul in his comeback innings in Perth, via his Ashes-clinching contributions at Melbourne and Sydney, and now through to his brutal burst of 4 for 40 in ten overs, he has forged a reputation as towering as his physique. None of Sri Lanka's batsmen fancied his offerings one little bit, as the openers were extracted in the space of his first eight deliveries, before Mahela Jayawardene received a peach of an off-stump lifter that demanded a stride forward but burst off the edge to slip nonetheless. At 33 for 3 with more than 30 overs of daylight still in prospect, the game was England's to grasp there and then.

In Strauss's opinion, however, it was the scalp of Kumar Sangakkara that truly confirmed the destiny of the match. Graeme Swann had always envisaged a role in the Sri Lankan second innings, partly to atone for his anonymous effort on this ground in the 2009 Ashes, and partly because the wicket kept getting slower and lower as the game wore on. Even he, however, might have considered a burst of 4 for 1 in ten balls to be excessive. Rangana Herath's wild swing across the line was brainless, but by that stage Sangakkara had been beaten by a deliciously flighted tweaker that slipped off the edge to slip, and from that moment on, Sri Lanka were geared for surrender.

"It's very difficult to explain," said Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka's bewildered captain. "I can't believe we got out in just 25 overs with such a good batting line-up like we have. We lost the match because we batted really badly today. It will be difficult to forget this Test match but we have to stick together as a team, do whatever we can outside of cricket to get together, and forget about everything."

Strauss, for his part, believed that the momentum for England's victory had been generated by the decision to bat on in the afternoon session and allow Ian Bell to pick off the two runs he needed to record his 13th Test hundred. The landmark ate up 20 minutes of the day's play, for the addition of five runs to the total, but the difference it made to the general mood within the dressing room proved critical on a day when, at one stage, there were no more than 39 people sat on the city side of the ground.

The crucial incisions were made by Chris Tremlett, a bowler of whom it will never again be said lacks the heart to play at the highest level. From his five-wicket haul in his comeback innings in Perth, via his Ashes-clinching contributions at Melbourne and Sydney, and now through to his brutal burst of 4 for 40 in ten overs, he has forged a reputation as towering as his physique.

"That was one of the big challenges for us, to create our own feeling of intensity," said Strauss. "It was obviously a small crowd - and they got into it and all credit for doing so - but you can't blame people for staying away given what the weather was doing this morning. But those sort of things are always a test for you as a side. It's about how desperately you want to win. We really wanted it today, and we got what we deserved.

"The thought did cross our mind whether we should declare and have extra few overs at Sri Lanka, but I think [batting on] was the right thing to do," Strauss added. "Bell thoroughly deserved a hundred by the way he played yesterday, and it allowed us to go onto the field with a real good buzz, and sprightly feel, whereas if he hadn't been allowed to do it things would have been more melancholy."

There was, of course, a memorable precedent for declaring on 98 not out, at Sydney in 1994-95, when Mike Atherton famously denied Graeme Hick his first - and only - century against Australia. Atherton subsequently conceded that had been the wrong decision, as England's previously sparky performance gave way to a double-century stand between Mark Taylor and Michael Slater, and a draw where a victory might once have been.

Players often play down the value of personal milestones, but on days such as these, when only a performance of absolute commitment could have turned the tables, Strauss's call was utterly vindicated. Would Bell have been so sharp under the helmet to Thisara Perera had he been privately brooding about the one that got away?

Had England failed to close out a game in which more than a day-and-a-half had been lost to the weather, there would have been few recriminations, especially after the potency of their batting. However, in the first Test since the scaling of their personal Everest in Australia back in January, it was a mighty impressive return to the base camp of their ambitions. "We'll be very buoyant heading to Lord's," admitted Strauss. "But it's all back to square one now."

Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • globalvoice on June 1, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    Hey Satya, this is what Mr Abdul wrote :

    Its mindfreaking to see the Lankans com in to the pitch and go to the pavilion drama!!!!still seems impossible that there inning lasted just more than 2 hrs and that too without Jimmy, there best bowler!!!!Really can't believe this!!!!

    To all the critics, give SL a break, lets see how the rest of the tour goes.

  • indianzen on June 1, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    Trott is a batting beauty... I think all the immigrants from SA are ricking british cricket... well mate, but dropping bopara is not so good...

  • on May 31, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    If this is the best Sri Lanka has on offer, they should've let Chaminda Vaas play until he was 50. (He's bowling magnificently at the moment, and he can bat.)

  • jk.jeetukakwani on May 31, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    they cant bowl....they cant bat in these conditions....simple is that....they are so much used to of sub continent conditions that they always struggle badly in other conditions.they were covered by muralis greatness since so many years and now they are badly exposed. from now onwards they will realize the value of murali in each n every match..they should request malinga to play test cricket to avoid more humilation...if malinga dont come back to play test cricket then lankans will be like windies fighting for the 8th spot in ranking...what a pitty? no sports team have ever missed a single player this badly in the world...M U R A L I....where are you?please come back...

  • on May 31, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    Is it the most unimaginable turn around in cricket.England comeback was unbelievable Sri Lanka will not recover from this for a while. I wonder if there has been a similar Win from nowhere. Would like to know.

  • on May 31, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    This is not about the cricket, could Mr Abdul please repost his comment in English? what is "d", "n","2",dat,dere, dan,dere, bilv, dis? You obviously speak some form of the English language, however I can't figure out which.

  • on May 31, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    I'm amazed to watch Cardiff! Srilanka should have made this test draw. But I must give credit English Bowlers.

  • on May 31, 2011, 13:28 GMT

    Its mindfreak 2 see d Lankans com in2 d pitch n go 2 d pavilion drama!!!!still seems impossibl dat dere inns last just more dan 2 hrs and dat too without Jimmy dere best bowler!!!!Really cant bliv dis!!!!

  • mensan on May 31, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    I would say a great win for England from nowhere. Certainly sticking with the same squad (barring injury) is paying for them. Dilshan, Jayawardene and Sangakara paid the price for playing in IPL.

  • Kaze on May 31, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    All hail the new number one test team.

  • globalvoice on June 1, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    Hey Satya, this is what Mr Abdul wrote :

    Its mindfreaking to see the Lankans com in to the pitch and go to the pavilion drama!!!!still seems impossible that there inning lasted just more than 2 hrs and that too without Jimmy, there best bowler!!!!Really can't believe this!!!!

    To all the critics, give SL a break, lets see how the rest of the tour goes.

  • indianzen on June 1, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    Trott is a batting beauty... I think all the immigrants from SA are ricking british cricket... well mate, but dropping bopara is not so good...

  • on May 31, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    If this is the best Sri Lanka has on offer, they should've let Chaminda Vaas play until he was 50. (He's bowling magnificently at the moment, and he can bat.)

  • jk.jeetukakwani on May 31, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    they cant bowl....they cant bat in these conditions....simple is that....they are so much used to of sub continent conditions that they always struggle badly in other conditions.they were covered by muralis greatness since so many years and now they are badly exposed. from now onwards they will realize the value of murali in each n every match..they should request malinga to play test cricket to avoid more humilation...if malinga dont come back to play test cricket then lankans will be like windies fighting for the 8th spot in ranking...what a pitty? no sports team have ever missed a single player this badly in the world...M U R A L I....where are you?please come back...

  • on May 31, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    Is it the most unimaginable turn around in cricket.England comeback was unbelievable Sri Lanka will not recover from this for a while. I wonder if there has been a similar Win from nowhere. Would like to know.

  • on May 31, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    This is not about the cricket, could Mr Abdul please repost his comment in English? what is "d", "n","2",dat,dere, dan,dere, bilv, dis? You obviously speak some form of the English language, however I can't figure out which.

  • on May 31, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    I'm amazed to watch Cardiff! Srilanka should have made this test draw. But I must give credit English Bowlers.

  • on May 31, 2011, 13:28 GMT

    Its mindfreak 2 see d Lankans com in2 d pitch n go 2 d pavilion drama!!!!still seems impossibl dat dere inns last just more dan 2 hrs and dat too without Jimmy dere best bowler!!!!Really cant bliv dis!!!!

  • mensan on May 31, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    I would say a great win for England from nowhere. Certainly sticking with the same squad (barring injury) is paying for them. Dilshan, Jayawardene and Sangakara paid the price for playing in IPL.

  • Kaze on May 31, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    All hail the new number one test team.

  • CricEshwar on May 31, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    Well I am not a huge fan of SL cricket, but guys give them a break. Nobody expected them to perform so well in the first innings, it has to be considered as a freak collapse. Either Sanga or Mahela should have come for the rescue, it did not happen and fell like a pack of cards. To call for dropping Sanga is a bit too harsh. Had he not stepped down voluntarily he would still be the captain. Sanga has a better average than Tendulkar with enough runs to make comparisons. For someone like that he cannot be all that bad. With such noise of calling for his head, once he does something brilliant in the next match which btw he is totally capable of, what do you expect? Call for Samaraweera dropping, he you can call flat track cruiser. No care for team's position, he will just bat out for a landmark.

  • jackiethepen on May 31, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    I understand about the confusion about the 9 minutes/20 minutes because of the 2 overs changeover lost at the start of the Sri Lanka innings. But apparently the rules say that a declaration loses 2 overs whenever it is taken, even overnight. If this isn't right I apologise but that is the information that has been posted on other comment boards.

  • on May 31, 2011, 9:32 GMT

    @Victorian:What does indian team need to proves..indian team has improved a lot in the past 10 years, only umpires don't allow us to win a series in oz/rsa as white man privileges will be lost..ur england team is yet to beat india in a test series since 15 years..that speaks of volumes..england though now is better than their jokers teams, still are not invincibles..ha ha ha ha ha

  • Lateralis on May 31, 2011, 8:28 GMT

    To the people complaining the 20 minutes is wrong... Don't forget about the 10 minute change over between innings. If England had declared overnight, Sri Lanka would have batted from ball one of the day. Instead, England continued their innings for 9 minutes then there was the 10 minute change over. 9+10 ~ 19 minutes (~20 minutes to most sane people) is the time "wasted" on Bell getting to his hundred.

  • Notredam on May 31, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    England are 3rd best in the world...Surely..India and Saf,,,are ahead...considering how both have performed..in past 2-3 years..

  • on May 31, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    I feel that Sri Lanka cricket is on the decline as it administration is bankrupt and not stable. I feel p........ interference will never end. It will continuously decline from now onwards. It is the beginning of the end. I cannot believe Sanga & Mahela are playing under Dilshan. I feel sick to think he is Sri Lanka Captain. Dilshan Lacks charisma & imagination.

  • on May 31, 2011, 6:10 GMT

    thats the way england cricket works these days......they will come out of nowhere to win a game.......we've seen that in the world cup tooo.......lost the games they did not need to...and won the games where they were not suppose to...........

  • on May 31, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    It's one of those decisions which would have been easily criticized if Srilanka finished the day at 120/8. Good for Strauss that it didn't happen. I think everybody is being unfair to the Srilankan team with the criticism. It's one of the few matches where both Mahela and Sanga didnt click. I hope that they will bounce back and give England a run for their money in the next couple of matches, although their bowling is a matter of serious concern.

  • laughinggas on May 31, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    pardon me for being the spoilsport here. Doesnt this reek of foul play? I am a die hard cricket fan, and believe in the goodness and decency of human beings. Having said that, I do not go as far as to believe in the tooth fairy. major test sides crumbling in under 25 overs? on the last day? after two straight innings of 400+ scores?

    folks, I am having a hard time with explaining this one.

  • on May 31, 2011, 5:51 GMT

    In reality, Aravinda and jaysuriya are the only batsman who scored runs against good seamers in West Indies, England and South Africa. I dont agree that Mahela and Sanga are World Class batsman. They are very good batsmen and not great batsmen.

    Even if Sanga and Mahela scores centuries in forthcoming matches, i still wont accept that they are great batsman. Look at their average against Akram, Mcgrath, Warne, Kumble, Ambrose, Gough. It must be around 20 to 30. Much like most of their contemporaries, they are very good batsman not great batsmen.

  • vedroy on May 31, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    @victorian-ROO - Dude you are talking about India needing to prove themselves in Foreign conditions...do u not follow cricket ??? India beat England the last time they toured...drew with South Africa in SA..beat West Indies...took the Aussies All the way...Drew with Sri Lanka in their own backyard...beat New Zealand in NZ and Beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh...and they still need to prove themselves...Funny eh !!!

  • Kavum on May 31, 2011, 5:30 GMT

    If SL had Mr Butt in charge, am sure he would have made some pretty pointed allegations and launched an inquiry. Just think how the odds would have been set after 400 all out in the first innings. Some punters may have made a killing.

  • robheinen on May 31, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    Typical IPL. Everyone's filled their purse and not inspired to play any cricket. I always had a high esteem of Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakara, but I can tell you now: It's waning.Saddest thing is that it's all on the backs of Sri Lanka cricket lovers, by the grace of whom the aformentioned players, among others, have been nurtured to play their game and then sell out, to the big money makers for playing monkey cricket.

  • cheeseburgers on May 31, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    Sri Lanka needs to regroup asap...they need to call Bangladesh/Zimbabwe to play Test series...(so that Jayawardene and troupes regain their form)...bcoz here the ball is moving...and their feets are immovable overseas..lol:)

  • KRHUSSAINI on May 31, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    Another victim of IPL. Main SriLankan players Sangakara, Mahila Jaywardane, Dilshan all exhausted by IPL could not deliver for their country. IPL is casing harm to all national teams.It is high time ICC take note of this and banned IPL.

  • Charindra on May 31, 2011, 5:00 GMT

    I saw it all happening, but I'm still in shock actually. All credit to England and Strauss. This is what the late 90's and early to mid 2000's Australia would have done. A never say die attitude. Wow, never thought I would compare Aus to England, but that's how it is now. And SL deserve all the brickbats coming their way. But I still have faith in the team, especially the batting, and in Dilshan's captaincy. We'll bounce back in a sunnier Lords. :)

  • Beef_ on May 31, 2011, 3:37 GMT

    @jackiethepen - When the author said 20 minutes, I believe he actually included the time lost for the break between innings.Had England declared overnight, they wouldn't have lost the extra 10 mins.

  • Victorian-Roo on May 31, 2011, 3:27 GMT

    Typical Sri Lankan team....they were never good enough to win test matches outside their 'home' conditions let alone winning a series! Also, without Murali, they'll find it increasingly difficult to even draw matches. Doesn't make a diff who the captain is when the team has a toothless attack. Am waiting for the Pommie-Indo series to come. That should test who the better side, although India have done much better than their subcontinent neighbors in foreign conditions, they still have a lot to prove. I reckon Swann will not be as effective against them as he is with the lankans.

  • on May 31, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    Lol! Im shell shocked. Maybe sanga and mahelas mind was still in IPL?

  • on May 31, 2011, 2:50 GMT

    @jackiethepen: it was 9 overs minutes of batting and then 10 minutes for changeover to the SL innings. Nonetheless, good call by strauss!

  • on May 31, 2011, 2:47 GMT

    @jackiethepen - it may have only taken 9 minutes to score the runs for Bell's hundred, but you've also got to consider the time eaten up by the break between innings. It took over 20 minutes before Sri Lanka started batting, whereas they could have begun immediately had England declared overnight.

  • RANJITHRANALA on May 31, 2011, 2:27 GMT

    DROP SANGA OR MAHELA AND GIVE A CHANCE TO CHANDIMAL...OR LET SANGA KNOW HE NEED TO GET INTO KEEPING GLOVES AND COMPETE WITH PRASANNA JAYAWARDENE IF HE NEED A CHANCE IN TEST SQUAD IN THE FUTURE..COMON DILSHAN..

  • on May 31, 2011, 2:17 GMT

    ohhhhhh is this true i can not belive thoght match was cas call off

  • on May 31, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    @jackiethepen but add 10 minutes for a change of innings and that gets us to 19 minutes.

  • Y2SJ on May 31, 2011, 1:52 GMT

    Yet again SL batsmen proving that they are flat track bullies. They cant score on a seaming track or a track that has invariable bounce. Their record in England, Australia, South Africa speaks for that.

  • jackiethepen on May 31, 2011, 0:57 GMT

    Good point about Bell's 103* - scored with a boundary by the way not one run, obviously because he was on 99*. But you have the time taken out of the game wrong. It was 9 minutes. Sky got Benedict to check. It does not take 20 minutes to have under 2 overs. Otherwise good article.

  • khalidSami on May 31, 2011, 0:51 GMT

    Well the English condition will be tough for SL players, particularly with the concentration aspect with the rain the in & out of the game. The batting was tough this morning after 2 days of watching dour dull batting by Trott & Cook. I think SL capitulated like the Australians did last fall. SL bowling attack is weak and requires wicket takers. Dilshan and his men should focus and concentrate to play 5 days game, its not IPL/ODI, where torture ends after specified overs. You need to make the other team out. Good luck at Lords.

  • Woody111 on May 30, 2011, 23:58 GMT

    This must have been incredible to watch. I was in Adelaide and Melbourne to watch the mauling of Aus (my team) and thought this was as complete an England team as I'd seen since we'd taken the Ashes in 1989. I don't even think they need a leggie to be complete; that would mean dropping a batsman or a quick. England can play a simple game of batting first, making a huge total and then the bowlers securing victory. Aus did it for 15 years successfully and with guys like Strauss, Cook, Bell, Morgan and Trott just making runs so often England can finally look at taking on the rest of the world and going for the top test spot. If I were the ECB I'd be talking to India about a home and away series as quickly as possible. Perhaps another series away against South Africa before the Ashes in 2013 and we'll all know how good this team really is. I hate to say it but England look borderline unbeatable.

  • Lateralis on May 30, 2011, 23:51 GMT

    @ Rahul Ramachandran. England kind of do! He's called Adil Rashid.

  • Cam_PT on May 30, 2011, 23:01 GMT

    Well I am in shock. Good though I guess to see Chris Tremlett kick on after the Ashes.

  • donda on May 30, 2011, 22:15 GMT

    Great effort by england and great decision by Straus for batting for 20 minutes so that Ian bell can score 100. Its good for whole team moral and test cricket is won by team effort which england showed today.

    We all miss you Murli..........Srilankans looks like same old 1992 srilanka without match winning bowler. So sad to lose Murli.

  • Rakim on May 30, 2011, 21:50 GMT

    Chris Tremlett bowled marvelously.

    Pakistani batsmen should learn from Jonathan Trott.

  • on May 30, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    Andrew, that'a a really valid point about the effect of Bell's hundred. I like the look of this England team. If they had a leg spinner as a reserve, they would be the most complete team in the world.

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  • on May 30, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    Andrew, that'a a really valid point about the effect of Bell's hundred. I like the look of this England team. If they had a leg spinner as a reserve, they would be the most complete team in the world.

  • Rakim on May 30, 2011, 21:50 GMT

    Chris Tremlett bowled marvelously.

    Pakistani batsmen should learn from Jonathan Trott.

  • donda on May 30, 2011, 22:15 GMT

    Great effort by england and great decision by Straus for batting for 20 minutes so that Ian bell can score 100. Its good for whole team moral and test cricket is won by team effort which england showed today.

    We all miss you Murli..........Srilankans looks like same old 1992 srilanka without match winning bowler. So sad to lose Murli.

  • Cam_PT on May 30, 2011, 23:01 GMT

    Well I am in shock. Good though I guess to see Chris Tremlett kick on after the Ashes.

  • Lateralis on May 30, 2011, 23:51 GMT

    @ Rahul Ramachandran. England kind of do! He's called Adil Rashid.

  • Woody111 on May 30, 2011, 23:58 GMT

    This must have been incredible to watch. I was in Adelaide and Melbourne to watch the mauling of Aus (my team) and thought this was as complete an England team as I'd seen since we'd taken the Ashes in 1989. I don't even think they need a leggie to be complete; that would mean dropping a batsman or a quick. England can play a simple game of batting first, making a huge total and then the bowlers securing victory. Aus did it for 15 years successfully and with guys like Strauss, Cook, Bell, Morgan and Trott just making runs so often England can finally look at taking on the rest of the world and going for the top test spot. If I were the ECB I'd be talking to India about a home and away series as quickly as possible. Perhaps another series away against South Africa before the Ashes in 2013 and we'll all know how good this team really is. I hate to say it but England look borderline unbeatable.

  • khalidSami on May 31, 2011, 0:51 GMT

    Well the English condition will be tough for SL players, particularly with the concentration aspect with the rain the in & out of the game. The batting was tough this morning after 2 days of watching dour dull batting by Trott & Cook. I think SL capitulated like the Australians did last fall. SL bowling attack is weak and requires wicket takers. Dilshan and his men should focus and concentrate to play 5 days game, its not IPL/ODI, where torture ends after specified overs. You need to make the other team out. Good luck at Lords.

  • jackiethepen on May 31, 2011, 0:57 GMT

    Good point about Bell's 103* - scored with a boundary by the way not one run, obviously because he was on 99*. But you have the time taken out of the game wrong. It was 9 minutes. Sky got Benedict to check. It does not take 20 minutes to have under 2 overs. Otherwise good article.

  • Y2SJ on May 31, 2011, 1:52 GMT

    Yet again SL batsmen proving that they are flat track bullies. They cant score on a seaming track or a track that has invariable bounce. Their record in England, Australia, South Africa speaks for that.

  • on May 31, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    @jackiethepen but add 10 minutes for a change of innings and that gets us to 19 minutes.