Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 3-7, 2011
Played at Lord's, London
3,4,5,6,7 June 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
1.1

Lakmal to Cook, 1 wide, that is a poor delivery to start, way wide of offstump, first run of the match, Lakmal suggests there is some problem with the area where his foot lands just before releasing the ball

1.1

Lakmal to Cook, no run, outside off stump again, but not miles wide like the previous one, left alone

1.2

Lakmal to Cook, no run, Lakmal keeps getting closer and closer to offstump, punched towards cover this time by Cook

1.3

Lakmal to Cook, no run, angling across Cook, short of a length and going away with the angle, Cook chases after it, looking to chop it behind point, he misses

1.4

Lakmal to Cook, no run, nice delivery that, on a length and just outside off, Cook shaped to play initially before raising his bat to let the ball go

1.5

Lakmal to Cook, no run, too far outside off to worry Cook, that one was 85.3mph but it nearly bounced a second time before reaching the keeper

1.6

Lakmal to Cook, no run, length ball on offstump to end the over, Cook defends with the full face of the bat, and the ball dribbles towards the stumps at the non-striker's end

England 1/0   AN Cook 0* (6b)
3.1

Lakmal to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, Cook gets off the mark by tucking the ball down to fine leg

England 6/1   AN Cook 1* (7b)
4.1

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Welegedara, tough name to type that, starts the over with a length ball outside off, pushed from the crease in front of point

4.2

Welegedara to Cook, no run, angling down the leg side, Cook moves across and tries to help it to fine leg, off the thigh pad towards the keeper

4.3

Welegedara to Cook, FOUR, much better ball from Welegedara, length and around off stump, Cook picks up a boundary, but not exactly intentional, he was stretching forward to play that ball, gets a thick outside edge past gully for four

4.4

Welegedara to Cook, 3 runs, much more convincing from Cook, another legstump offering from Welegedara and Cook gets forward and eases it past mid-on, elegantly done

England 15/1   AN Cook 8* (11b 1x4)
5.1

Lakmal to Cook, 2 runs, back of a length and outside off, Cook jabs it through cover for a couple

5.2

Lakmal to Cook, 1 run, length ball on the legstump, eased towards midwicket from the crease, batsmen sprint a single

England 18/1   AN Cook 11* (13b 1x4)
6.5

Welegedara to Cook, no run, just outside off, Cook is content to leave

6.6

Welegedara to Cook, 1 run, full and on the pads, 85mph, easily helped along to fine leg for a single by Cook

England 21/2   AN Cook 12* (15b 1x4)
7.1

Lakmal to Cook, no run, length on offstump, 86mph, blocked back down the track towards the bowler

7.2

Lakmal to Cook, no run, short of length ball on legstump, Cook wanted to glance that down to fine leg once more, off the thigh pad and it rolls to the leg side

7.3

Lakmal to Cook, 1 run, oof, that was a run-out chance, a full ball from Lakmal is jabbed towards mid-on, Cook sets off immediately, Fernando picks up and fires in the throw which is wide, a direct hit and that would have been very close

England 22/2   AN Cook 13* (18b 1x4)
8.1

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Cook moves forward and lets the ball through to the keeper, initially intended to play that one

8.2

Welegedara to Cook, no run, once more an England batsman in trouble looking to clip the ball to the leg side, this was on off and middle, a length ball, Cook wants to turn it towards midwicket, outside edge pops towards cover

8.3

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Welegedara getting into a nice rhythm, keeping it around off, left alone this time

8.4

Welegedara to Cook, no run, a bit shorter, and a bit wider this time, Cooks stands tall and works the ball behind point

8.5

Welegedara to Cook, no run, nips in from a short of a length, Cook defends that one solidly towards the leg side

8.6

Welegedara to Cook, no run, about a foot outside off, Cook moves across and lets the ball to the keeper

England 26/3   AN Cook 13* (24b 1x4)
10.1

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Welegedara starts the over with a tight delivery in the channel outside off, Cook leaves

10.2

Welegedara to Cook, no run, length ball just outside off, Cook moved across the stumps and was cramped up a touch, he still prods it towards point, Welegedara getting the ball to duck in a touch

10.3

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Cook looks more at ease this time, punches the length ball towards mid-off

10.4

Welegedara to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, 82mph, Cook accepts the gift, stands tall and hammers that in front of point for four, Welegedara grimaces after seeing the shot

10.5

Welegedara to Cook, 1 no ball, no-ball, fullish ball on middle and off, eased towards midwicket, bat turns in his hand as he plays that shot

10.5

Welegedara to Cook, no run, length ball outside off, Cook gets a big stride in as he defends towards cover

10.6

Welegedara to Cook, no run, short and well outside off, Cook is content to leave that one, initially thought about bringing out the cut once again, but decides against it

England 39/3   AN Cook 17* (31b 2x4)
12.5

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Cook defends to cover point with a hop, the hands extending into the defensive stroke

12.6

Welegedara to Cook, FOUR, shot! Welegedara sends down a juicy leg-stump half-volley that Cook clips neatly to the midwicket boundary

England 45/3   AN Cook 21* (33b 3x4)
14.1

Maharoof to Cook, (no ball) FOUR, horrid start from The Roof, a no-ball hurled down outside leg stump is glanced down to the fine leg boundary

14.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, that's much better, Maharoof quickly re-adjusts with a length ball that seams away off the pitch. A patient Cook steps forward and across and leaves well alone

14.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, full and straight, Cook steps into his characteristic shuffling defence. It looks shaky, but it's strangely effective!

14.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, good bounce and carry outside off, but the angle means it's easily left alone once more

14.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Maharoof continues to plow a furrow outside off, again Cook leaves alone

14.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, same again, this one doesn't bounce quite as much but the line is identical, as is the shot

14.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, and Maharoof recovers from a loose start with a tight finish to the over, another leave from Cook

England 54/3   AN Cook 25* (40b 4x4)
16.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, just short of a good length, but nicely straight and defended by Cook

16.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, very full this time, Cook digs out a shovel-like drive to cover

16.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Cook steps across to cover his off stump and leaves a length delivery alone

16.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run, full on off stump, tapped back to the bowler who collects in his follow through and threatens to throw the stumps down, sending Cook scurrying back into his crease

16.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, defended with the hands a little too far from the body for a purist's liking ... but effectively enough

16.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Maharoof completes the maiden as Cook leaves alone once more

England 62/3   AN Cook 25* (46b 4x4)
19.1

Lakmal to Cook, no run, speared down the leg side, Cook can't get a touch on it

19.2

Lakmal to Cook, no run, and again, pushed way down the leg side. Lakmal looks a little tired

19.3

Lakmal to Cook, no run, landing closer to the batsman, but it's still on the pads and Cook whips to midwicket, hitting the field

19.4

Lakmal to Cook, 3 runs, well, there are a couple of men on the leg side but Cook has somehow threaded this through, and they're back for three before the fielder can get the ball back

England 66/3   AN Cook 28* (50b 4x4)
20.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, nicely full and straight, Cook defends into the leg side

20.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Maharoof pulls the length back a touch, Cook nudges off the pad to midwicket

20.3

Maharoof to Cook, FOUR, slapped on the up through cover point! Short and wide from Maharoof, and Cook unfurls a powerful cut that sends the ball racing away well in front of square

20.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Maharoof switches to round the wicket, and starts on a good line, aiming right at off stump. Cook defends

20.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, much wider this time, and despite the round-the-wicket angle Cook can leave it alone with ease

20.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, Cook shuffles across to the off side to defend the final ball to cover

England 70/3   AN Cook 32* (56b 5x4)
21.4

Fernando to Cook, no run, pushed down at good pace, but Cook can leave alone on the angle

21.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, pace and carry for Fernando, but again it's wide of off and Cook can find no reason to play a shot

21.6

Fernando to Cook, no run, quickest ball of the over, Fernando aims for the yorker but it's well wide of off again and left alone

England 73/3   AN Cook 32* (59b 5x4)
23.1

Fernando to Cook, no run, just short of a good length, but the line is right and Cook defends

23.2

Fernando to Cook, no run, hurled down really wide of off stump. Cook might've struggled to hit that even if he had decided to play a shot

23.3

Fernando to Cook, no run, good pace from the bowler, and this one seemed to come back in to the left-hander off the pitch. Hopping defence from Cook

23.4

Fernando to Cook, no run, attacking line and length on off stump, but Cook is forward into a solid-looking defence

23.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, full and fast, Cook steps into a checked-drive that goes straight to cover

23.6

Fernando to Cook, no run, full and wide again, Cook ends the session with a leave

England 75/3   AN Cook 32* (65b 5x4)
24.2

Maharoof to Cook, 1 no ball, a no-ball from Maharoof, a harmless delivery outside off, Maharoof was well over the crease

24.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, length ball outside off, Cook will not tire of leaving those alone

24.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, closer to offstump, making Cook play, Cook gets well forward and blocks it to the off side

24.4

Maharoof to Cook, no run, reverts to well outside off, Cook isn't interested in that

24.5

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, a half-volley outside off, crisply driven by Cook, which is slowed by Samaraweera at extra cover before Fernando completes the fielding

England 78/3   AN Cook 33* (70b 5x4)
25.1

Fernando to Cook, 1 run, Fernando sends this one in at 84mph, on the thigh pad, whipped away for a single

England 79/3   AN Cook 34* (71b 5x4)
26.1

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, worked to the leg side for a single

26.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, angling in towards the batsman, Cook is pushed back in the crease and he defends towards point

26.4

Maharoof to Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Cook, he's in prime form, slightly overpitched from Maharoof, Cook moves forward and pushes that past the bowler's right for a boundary, no power at all in that stroke yet the ball raced away

26.5

Maharoof to Cook, no run, defended towards cover by Cook this time

26.6

Maharoof to Cook, no run, length ball outside off, Cook shows off his forward defensive technique

England 85/3   AN Cook 39* (76b 6x4)
28.1

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, Cook looking very confident here, tucks the ball towards midwicket for a single

England 90/3   AN Cook 40* (77b 6x4)
29.1

Fernando to Cook, no run, Fernando bowling plenty of bouncers here, that was pitching on middle and going on with the angle, Cook attempts a hook but doesn't get near the ball

29.2

Fernando to Cook, 1 run, a bit fuller this time, still pretty short, on legstump, Cook slaps that off his thigh pad towards square leg

29.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, fullish ball, 90.7mph, confidently punched towards mid-off off the front foot by Cook

29.6

Fernando to Cook, no run, full and outside off, left alone by Cook to end the over

England 94/3   AN Cook 41* (81b 6x4)
31.1

Fernando to Cook, no run, good length delivery outside off, Cook gets across and defends it

31.2

Fernando to Cook, no run, a stifled appeal for lbw, Cook is struck on the left thigh as he looks to tuck that legstump ball to the leg side, off his leg towards point

31.3

Fernando to Cook, no run

31.4

Fernando to Cook, no run, Cook fresh-airs another quick one from Fernando, short and a bit wide, Cook gives it everything but he connects with nothing, that was 90mph from Fernando

31.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, a full slower ball outside off, 82mph, Fernando mixing it up here, Cook reaches out for it initially then draws the bat back

31.6

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, lovely from Cook, who shows how you hit a boundary with no follow-through, it was full and well outside off, Cook reaches out and drives that on, past cover for four

England 103/3   AN Cook 45* (87b 7x4)
33.1

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, Cook shows once again that you need no power to get boundaries, this time the Lord's slope helps him, on the thigh pad, Cook stands tall and eases it past midwicket for four

33.2

Fernando to Cook, no run, short ball outside off, Cook weaves out of the way

33.3

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, wow, what a shot to get to your half-century, this time Cook shows how to use power to get a boundary, a short ball outside off, Cook reaches out for it and pulls it to midwicket for four

33.4

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, another bouncer, another boundary, Cook was waiting on the back foot to muscle that to the square leg boundary, ten fours now for Cook

33.5

Fernando to Cook, 1 run, 90.7mph, on the pads, eased towards midwicket, only a single this time

England 118/3   AN Cook 58* (92b 10x4)
34.1

Herath to Cook, no run, starts with one well outside off, left alone

34.2

Herath to Cook, no run, flighted and full, defended off the front foot

34.3

Herath to Cook, no run, and again, Herath gives it some air, Cook blocks off the front foot

34.4

Herath to Cook, no run, much wider outside off, more forward defence

34.5

Herath to Cook, no run, quicker and straight from Herath, outside off, left alone

34.6

Herath to Cook, no run, off the pad to short leg, Herath appeals gently for lbw, but he was struck outside off

England 118/3   AN Cook 58* (98b 10x4)
36.6

Herath to Cook, 1 run, Cook leans forward and works the ball behind square leg for another single

England 123/3   AN Cook 59* (99b 10x4)
37.1

Fernando to Cook, no run, length ball angling away from off stump, Cook follows it and defends towards cover

37.2

Fernando to Cook, 1 run, short ball on legstump, Cook pulls it away towards deep square leg for a single

37.4

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, full and wide, Cook stretches across and times the ball to the point boundary, Cook looking in superb touch

37.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, pitching outside off and angling further away, Cook leaves

37.6

Fernando to Cook, no run, another leave outside off to end the over

England 129/3   AN Cook 64* (104b 11x4)
38.4

Herath to Cook, no run, tapped defensively towards short leg, Cook getting right across to the off side as he plays the shot

38.5

Herath to Cook, no run, pushed back to the bowler

38.6

Herath to Cook, no run, the bottom hand comes into a defensive push, the ball rolling gently to midwicket

England 130/3   AN Cook 64* (107b 11x4)
40.1

Herath to Cook, 1 run, Cook flashes a square drive out through point, but there's cover on the boundary

England 131/4   AN Cook 65* (108b 11x4)
42.1

Herath to Cook, no run, nuggety defence from Cook

42.2

Herath to Cook, no run, turned to the leg side

42.3

Herath to Cook, no run, looped up outside off, Cook comes forward to defend to cover

42.4

Herath to Cook, no run, a little short and wide, Cook perhaps tries to hit this a little too hard, chopping the ball hard into the ground

42.5

Herath to Cook, 1 run, turned down to fine leg for a single

England 137/4   AN Cook 66* (113b 11x4)
43.1

Welegedara to Cook, no run, Welegedara gets Cook hopping back to defend to midwicket

43.2

Welegedara to Cook, 1 no ball, pushed down the leg side, Prasanna stoops to his right to cut it off

43.2

Welegedara to Cook, no run, very full on off stump, dug out back to the bowler

43.3

Welegedara to Cook, no run, just short of a good length outside off, Cook forces to off in somewhat ungainly fashion

43.4

Welegedara to Cook, no run, whipped neatly off the pads but a diving square leg fielder denies the run

43.5

Welegedara to Cook, no run, this was slightly slower through the air and seemed to shape away through the air, Cook defends

43.6

Welegedara to Cook, no run, and Cook is equally solid in another defensive forward push to end the over

England 142/4   AN Cook 66* (120b 11x4)
46.1

Fernando to Cook, no run, full of length on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

46.2

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, Cook cracks him away in front of square ... Lakmal hares after it but makes a hash of his attempt to dive near the boundary

46.3

Fernando to Cook, FOUR, put away with authority! Another long-hop from Fernando, and Cook was waiting for this one, slamming it away through the off side

46.4

Fernando to Cook, no run, short of length again, but straighter this time. Cook stands up on tip-toe and guides down to gully

46.5

Fernando to Cook, no run, slightly fuller, defended

46.6

Fernando to Cook, no run, good line just outside off, but Cook is well in and leaves alone with no drama

England 159/4   AN Cook 74* (126b 13x4)
48.1

Lakmal to Cook, no run, not the greatest start from him, short and wide but Cook misses the attempted cut. Close to the edge ...

48.2

Lakmal to Cook, no run, fuller this time, but wide again and Cook leaves alone

48.3

Lakmal to Cook, no run, it looks as though Sri Lanka are going to try and wrest back initiative by playing on the batsmen's patience, but that could take a very long time indeed with Cook. Left alone once more

48.4

Lakmal to Cook, no run, straight this time, landing on middle and heading to off. Cook offers the full face of the bat in defence

48.5

Lakmal to Cook, no run, and another leave as Lakmal pushes the ball wide again

48.6

Lakmal to Cook, no run, full and very wide once more, and Cook leaves

England 163/4   AN Cook 74* (132b 13x4)
49.5

Dilshan to Cook, no run, defended back down the track

49.6

Dilshan to Cook, no run, Cook brings the end to a decent first over from Dilshan by defending into the leg side

England 164/4   AN Cook 74* (134b 13x4)
51.1

Dilshan to Cook, 1 run, a hint of width offered outside off, Cook chops into the covers for a single

England 165/4   AN Cook 75* (135b 13x4)
52.1

Lakmal to Cook, no run, length ball on off, Cook gets forward to defends the ball towards the bowler

52.2

Lakmal to Cook, 2 runs, slightly wider than the previous one, Cook rocks back and slaps the ball behind backward point for couple

52.3

Lakmal to Cook, no run, keeps it on offstump, Cook gets behind the line and defends towards mid-off

52.4

Lakmal to Cook, no run, more defence towards mid-off

52.5

Lakmal to Cook, no run, too far outside off to worry Cook

52.6

Lakmal to Cook, no run, this one is closer to off, but not close enough to interest Cook

England 167/4   AN Cook 77* (141b 13x4)
54.1

Lakmal to Cook, 1 run, pitched up just wide of off stump, that is enough invitation for Cook to square drive towards deep point for a single

54.4

Lakmal to Cook, no run, pitching outside off and angling away further, Cook leaves it to the keeper

54.5

Lakmal to Cook, no run, fuller one from Lakmal, once again Cook leaves it to the keeper

54.6

Lakmal to Cook, no run, more shouldering arms from the batsman to end the over

England 169/4   AN Cook 78* (145b 13x4)
56.1

Lakmal to Cook, FOUR, Lakmal was halfway to appealing for an lbw when he sees the ball fly off the edge past slip to third man for four, that one comes in a touch after pitching just outside off

56.2

Lakmal to Cook, 1 run, another edge, this time cook closes the face early and nicks it towards point

56.5

Lakmal to Cook, 3 runs, fullish on the pads, whipped away by Cook towards deep midwicket, doesn't make it all the way to the boundary

England 178/4   AN Cook 86* (148b 14x4)
57.1

Maharoof to Cook, no run, length ball outside off, gentle from Maharoof, stout defence from the batsman

57.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, fuller from Maharoof, defended back towards the bowler

57.3

Maharoof to Cook, no run, punched back to the bowler, who gets a boot in the way

57.4

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, short and a bit of width, Cook carves the ball towards deep cover for a single

England 179/4   AN Cook 87* (152b 14x4)
58.1

Lakmal to Cook, no run, on the pads, whipped towards midwicket, placement wasn't very good from Cook

58.2

Lakmal to Cook, no run, overpitched outside off, another good-looking drive from Cook, once again he can't beat the fielder, this time it is cover

58.3

Lakmal to Cook, 1 run, the fifty stand comes up as Cook clips the ball towards deep midwicket

England 180/4   AN Cook 88* (155b 14x4)
59.1

Maharoof to Cook, FOUR, Maharoof sends it short and wide, Cook jumps onto the backfoot and powers the ball towards the point boundary, he moves into the nineties

59.2

Maharoof to Cook, (no ball) 2 runs, Cook purrs along to 94, whipping the ball towards midwicket for a couple, and that's a no-ball as well

59.2

Maharoof to Cook, no run, short and very wide, umpire thinks long and hard before deciding against calling it a wide

59.3

Maharoof to Cook, 1 run, length ball on middle stump, tucked towards square leg

England 188/4   AN Cook 95* (159b 15x4)
60.4

Dilshan to Cook, no run, punched back towards the bowler

60.5

Dilshan to Cook, no run, length ball heading for middle, careful defence from Cook

60.6

Dilshan to Cook, 1 run, on the pads this time, whipped towards square leg for a single

England 201/4   AN Cook 96* (162b 15x4)
61.1

Fernando to Cook, no run, slightly overpitched outside off, Cook happy to leave

61.2

Fernando to Cook, OUT, and there's the wicket, the inevitable Cook century is not to be, it was a shortish ball, Cook went for an adventurous pull, top-edges it towards mid-on where Maharoof takes the catch, he is a dejected man, at least no one can argue that he was playing for the milestone

AN Cook c Maharoof b Fernando 96 (281m 164b 15x4 0x6) SR: 58.53

England 201/5   AN Cook 96 (164b 15x4)
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