Sri Lanka in England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Sri Lanka

England won by an innings and 14 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

50.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, good start to the new batsman, full on off stump and Samaraweera defends into the off side

Sri Lanka 133/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (1b)

52.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, good length outside off and Samaraweera shoulders arms

52.2

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, on middle and off, the batsman is squared up a touch but defends solidly

52.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, full on off stump, movement away catches Samaraweera slightly flat-footed and a thick edge goes along the ground to gully

52.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, plays away from his body without much footwork but the ball stays along the ground to point...Anderson won't mind seeing that shot, though

52.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, lovely shape from Anderson, starting on middle and off but this time Samaraweera is more solidly behind the line

52.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, fuller and a touch wider allows the batsman to watch it sail through to complete another maiden

Sri Lanka 135/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (7b)

54.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, as the sun bursts through Samaraweera leaves alone outside off stump

54.2

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, well bowled, there's the inswinger and it got the batsman in a tangle as it zipped into his pads

54.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, now he finds the outside half of the bat with another outswinger but the edge goes quickly to ground before reaching fourth slip

54.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, full on the stumps, met with a straight bat and defended towards mid-on

54.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, full outside off stump, shapes away from the right hander as he leaves alone

54.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, bang on target, middle and off stump, and Samaraweera defends into the off side...four maidens this morning for Anderson

Sri Lanka 137/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (13b)

55.2

Broad to Samaraweera, 3 runs, gets this between gully and point but he played away from his body at a wide-ish ball so Broad will be encouraged...Samaraweera finally gets off the mark

Sri Lanka 141/3   TT Samaraweera 3* (14b)

56.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, 1 leg bye, an inswinger to start the over, it takes the thigh pad towards fine leg so still no runs against Anderson this morning

56.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, FOUR, lovely shot, a handsome drive as he gets to the pitch and plays through the line but with the ball swinging Anderson will fancy finding an edge

56.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, 1 run, tucked nicely off middle stump into the large space at midwicket

Sri Lanka 148/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (17b 1x4)

57.1

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, starts wide outside off and left alone

57.2

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, ooh, gee, that was close...left alone by Samaraweera and it nips back to pass just over off stump. Good judgement or luck?

57.3

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, wider outside off and left alone, but this one barely carries to Prior which shows the risk of leaving straighter deliveries on length

57.4

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, fuller on off stump, doesn't get very far forward and defends into the off side

57.5

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, full delivery is punched to midwicket

57.6

Tremlett to Samaraweera, 1 leg bye, drifting into leg stump and it runs towards fine leg so he keeps the strike

Sri Lanka 149/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (23b 1x4)

58.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, back of a length outside off, pushed firmly into the off side

58.2

Anderson to Samaraweera, FOUR, first really poor ball from Anderson today, dragged down short and wide which gives Samaraweera the opportunity to go up-and-over the slips down to third man. Played with full conviction

58.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, width again, but fuller, and it skews down to gully where Pietersen makes a diving save

58.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, better ball, hint of inswing and Samaraweera meets it with a solid straight bat

58.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, fired down the leg side, this hasn't been Anderson's finest over

58.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, and again, pushed down the leg side. End of a fairly ordinary over in what has been a good spell

Sri Lanka 153/3   TT Samaraweera 12* (29b 2x4)

59.6

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, haha, as usual Prior is convinced on an edge. Leg-side strangle, Tremlett was not at all interested. Strauss has a lengthy chat before deciding against a review. Prior giggles away, he's an enthusiastic fellow

Sri Lanka 154/3   TT Samaraweera 12* (30b 2x4)

60.3

Broad to Samaraweera, 1 run, this time Broad finds a decent length, perhaps a foot too short. Samaraweera defends with his hands away from body, as is his way

Sri Lanka 158/3   TT Samaraweera 13* (31b 2x4)

63.1

Tremlett to Samaraweera, 2 runs, seems like a long time since Samaraweera faced a delivery but celebrates his return to strike by clipping off his hip to square leg

63.2

Tremlett to Samaraweera, FOUR, ooh, Cook into action at third slip for the first time but he couldn't quite reach this with his dive. Top delivery, nipping away and bouncing from a length, Samaraweera's play-with-your-hands defence got him into trouble but the thickish edge went out of reach. Would Colly have caught it?

63.3

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, good delivery again but this time Samaraweera is more sturdy in defence

63.4

Tremlett to Samaraweera, FOUR, ah, who'd be a bowler. Almost had his man a couple of balls before, gets this delivery slightly wrong by aiming leg-side and is picked off smartly for four

63.5

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, Tremlett returns to his back-of-a-length approach and jags this back into the stomach

63.6

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, ooh, close again! This time a toe-ended cut floated towards Morgan at point but just short of him as he dived

Sri Lanka 174/4   TT Samaraweera 23* (37b 4x4)

65.1

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, good delivery from Tremlett, really pushing himself to bowl full but manages not to overcook it. Hint of movement in again has Samaraweera hurrying his block

65.2

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, good delivery is followed by a short and wide one which is flagged through to Prior

65.3

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, Tremlett grimaces at the end of this delivery before spinning on his heels and heading back. Short and leg-sided, he didn't like it

65.4

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, better line this time but from a shortish length Samaraweera can trust to leave

65.5

Tremlett to Samaraweera, no run, for no apparent reason Tremlett really flew into this delivery and found real menace from a length, spitting back and ramming Samaraweera on the elbow. Might need a quick physio visit this, really caught that unfunny bone

65.6

Tremlett to Samaraweera, FOUR, filthy delivery to follow up the good one, slow, short, wide and cut away to the cover boundary. Good work from Samaraweera to punish the bad ball straight after being hit

Sri Lanka 182/4   TT Samaraweera 27* (43b 5x4)

67.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, Swann starts on the money, without much spin though and blocked away

67.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, there is some spin here and Samaraweera pushing forward is struck on the pad

67.3

Swann to Samaraweera, FOUR, Swann drops short and Samaraweera cashes in, hopping back to cut smartly to the point boundary

67.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, having been hit for four Swann throws this up a long way and is driven firmly to cover

67.5

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, more air and carefully driven back to the bowler

67.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, solid block to finish the over

Sri Lanka 192/4   TT Samaraweera 31* (49b 6x4)

68.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, nibbling away and squaring Samaraweera up in defence

68.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, good shape from Anderson again and the judgement to leave is sound

68.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, cracker, angled in from wide of the crease before it decks away late. Samaraweera followed it with his hands but couldn't catch up

68.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, 69 overs in and the ball is still swinging. Excellent work but the folks at Duke. Excellent work from Samaraweera too, who leaves alone

Sri Lanka 193/4   TT Samaraweera 31* (53b 6x4)

69.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, couple of skips down the wicket and drive, but without great timing to a deepish mid-on

69.4

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, bit of a glance, bit on an inside edge all amounts to a single to midwicket

69.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, ooh, beware cutting Swann. He slips in that quicker, skidding, offbreak and it can get you in trouble, as Dilshan found out yesterday, Samaraweera had to adjust late here

Sri Lanka 196/4   TT Samaraweera 32* (56b 6x4)

71.1

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, air from Swann and driven neatly, without trying anything too forceful, into the covers

71.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, bit of turn here, slow turn as usual for Cardiff

71.5

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, dabbed late into the leg side for a sharpish single

Sri Lanka 203/4   TT Samaraweera 34* (59b 6x4)

72.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, 1 run, throughout this innings Sri Lanka have run very well. Again here it's popped to cover with soft hands and they scamper through

Sri Lanka 204/4   TT Samaraweera 35* (60b 6x4)

73.1

Trott to Samaraweera, 2 runs, too short, and very very slow. The batsman has to wait an age before wheeling towards midwicket

73.2

Trott to Samaraweera, 1 run, this is pushed into space for a single

Sri Lanka 207/4   TT Samaraweera 38* (62b 6x4)

74.1

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, crisply punched down the ground to long-on

74.6

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, glanced into the gap square on the leg side

Sri Lanka 212/4   TT Samaraweera 40* (64b 6x4)

75.1

Trott to Samaraweera, FOUR, lobbed down full on off stump, Samaraweera bunts a bottom-handed drive through straight mid-on for the first boundary of the afternoon

75.2

Trott to Samaraweera, no run, moving gently away through the air, a much better length this time and it's defended to cover

75.3

Trott to Samaraweera, 1 run, slightly to straight, whipped to leg for a single

75.6

Trott to Samaraweera, no run, on a length and straight, defended back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 220/4   TT Samaraweera 45* (68b 7x4)

76.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, punched hard back to the bowler with plenty of bottom hand

76.3

Swann to Samaraweera, FOUR, neatly swept down to fine leg. He fetched this from well outside off, and pinged it right out of the middle

76.4

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 leg bye, quicker one, again there's movement through the air but it's headed down leg and they pick up a leg bye

Sri Lanka 226/4   TT Samaraweera 49* (71b 8x4)

77.1

Trott to Samaraweera, 1 run, dropped into space on the off side, they zip through for a single and there's his fifty. Well-played, this partnership is swiftly changing the momentum of the game

Sri Lanka 231/4   TT Samaraweera 50* (72b 8x4)

78.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, solid forward defence is Swann hits a good length on off

78.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, full and straight again, turned defensively to leg as the bottom hand comes into the stroke

78.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, flighted temptingly outside off, Samaraweera aims a powerful inside-out drive to cover but picks out the fielder

78.4

Swann to Samaraweera, 2 runs, quicker and holding its line outside off, sliced away through third man

78.5

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, a hint of turn, but defended easily enough

78.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, flicked into the leg side, there's some indecision as to whether to take the single or not ... but no harm done

Sri Lanka 235/4   TT Samaraweera 52* (78b 8x4)

79.4

Trott to Samaraweera, 2 runs, a fluent cover drive beats a diving fielder, but there's a sweeper to stop the boundary

79.5

Trott to Samaraweera, FOUR, deliberately late cut through what would've been a third slip, if Strauss had been loony enough to have one for Trott. Instead, it's a boundary to third man

79.6

Trott to Samaraweera, no run, and, having hit the boundary, he's quite happy to end the over with another leave

Sri Lanka 242/4   TT Samaraweera 58* (81b 9x4)

80.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, very full and aimed right at middle, dug out back to the bowler

80.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, Anderson bends his back a little more, he's loosening up now. Samaraweera defends

80.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, OUT, edged to Swann at second slip! Quickest ball of the over, it swings too and takes a thick edge, nestling right in Swann's lap. Well, England were looking a little clueless with Trott operating, but the new ball has done the trick. Not much Samaraweera could do about the dismissal either, the ball angled in, swung away late and he simply had to play at it

TT Samaraweera c Swann b Anderson 58 (131m 84b 9x4 0x6) SR: 69.04

Sri Lanka 243/5   TT Samaraweera 58 (84b 9x4)
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Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Southampton - Jun 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 3-7, 2011
Match drawn
England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - May 26-30, 2011
England won by an innings and 14 runs
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May 30, 2011

IIan Bell collides with substitute fielder Stewart Walters as they both attempt to take a catch, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 5th day, May 30, 2011

Ian Bell collides with substitute fielder Stewart Walters as they both attempt to take a catch

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May 30, 2011

Thisara Perera falls after a brief resistance, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 5th day, May 30, 2011

Thisara Perera falls after a brief resistance

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