Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, May 26-30, 2011
England won by an innings and 14 runs
26,27,28,29,30, May 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Swann to Dilshan, OUT, chopped on! Dilshan aims a cut to a slightly quicker ball, spun enough to find a bottom edge into the base of off stump and it's 50 and out for the captain

TM Dilshan b Swann 50 (145m 94b 7x4 0x6) SR: 53.19

Sri Lanka 93/1   NT Paranavitana 33* (102b 3x4)   GP Swann 3.4-0-10-1

Anderson to Sangakkara, OUT, massive appeal from England as Anderson swings this one away from Sangakkara, past the edge and through to Prior but England are convinced he's feathered it. Dar didn't see anything but Strauss reviewed. There is a noise at the right movement but perhaps not enough evidence to overturn?... Well, he's been given! Must have gone on the noise because HotSpot wasn't conclusive. The noise proved fatal, Sangakkara isn't amused but England are ecstatic! Rod Tucker is the man in the hot seat and he's made a huge intervention there. Sangakkara's poor record in England continues!

KC Sangakkara c †Prior b Anderson 11 (26m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Sri Lanka 114/2   NT Paranavitana 43* (130b 4x4)   JM Anderson 14-2-41-1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, gone! There's the breakthrough. Anderson had been probing away and this time Jayawardene had to play as the ball shaped back into him. He played with hard hands and the edge flew to first slip, where Strauss dived to his right behind second and took a fine catch. Fine bowling and fielding.

DPMD Jayawardene c Strauss b Anderson 4 (46m 35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.42

Sri Lanka 133/3   NT Paranavitana 58* (160b 6x4)   JM Anderson 16.5-3-42-2

Tremlett to Paranavitana, OUT, this time he's gone! No need for a review there. Tremlett ventures full and Paranavitana dragged on a drive onto his off stump. Ends a really good innings and on first and second viewing it's difficult to see why he played down the wrong line, the ball didn't move or anything

NT Paranavitana b Tremlett 66 (275m 191b 6x4 0x6) SR: 34.55

Sri Lanka 159/4   TT Samaraweera 13* (31b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 14.1-7-24-1

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   HAPW Jayawardene 36* (66b 5x4)   JM Anderson 25-8-54-3

Trott to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, Trott has done it! Not with the ball, obviously, but he's struck in the luckiest way possible! Fullish ball driven firmly straight back at him, the bowler stuck down a hand and deflected it onto the non-striker's stumps. Maharoof has to go

MF Maharoof run out 16 (62m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.09

Sri Lanka 278/6   HAPW Jayawardene 52* (92b 6x4)   IJL Trott 4.2-0-21-0

Broad to Perera, OUT, gone! Broad has finally got his 100th Test scalp and he looks very relieved. Five months he's waited for that, since Adelaide. Prasanna was looking to loft down the ground but ended up spooning a catch straight to mid-on. Sri Lanka are seven down now, and though Herath is no mug with the bat we're definitely into the tail

NLTC Perera c Tremlett b Broad 25 (53m 40b 4x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Sri Lanka 346/7   HAPW Jayawardene 87* (133b 11x4)   SCJ Broad 30.5-4-105-1

Swann to Herath, OUT, Swann strikes! Tossed it up at Herath who toe-ended a skimming drive to short cover. Not a spectacular end but England will be very relieved

HMRKB Herath c Trott b Swann 25 (48m 35b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Sri Lanka 397/8   HAPW Jayawardene 112* (165b 12x4)   GP Swann 24-2-77-2

Broad to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, that's it for Jayawardene! Broad gets another but it ends a superb innings. The Sri Lanka innings has pivoted on Jayawardene's knock and he's given them a chance of bossing the game. In the end with the tail for company he has a slightly tired drive outside off and feathers and edge through to Prior

HAPW Jayawardene c †Prior b Broad 112 (252m 168b 12x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 397/9   BAW Mendis 0* (0b)   SCJ Broad 32.3-4-111-2

Swann to Lakmal, OUT, brilliant catch to end the innings! Wonderful work from Broad. It was tossed up by Broad outside off, Lakmal took a couple of steps down the wicket hauled it towards the left of Broad at mid-on who dived full-length and caught the ball both hands with his body perpendicular to the ground

RAS Lakmal c Broad b Swann 2 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Sri Lanka 400/10   BAW Mendis 1* (2b)   GP Swann 24.4-2-78-3
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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