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
7.6

Lakmal to Bell, FOUR, Bell gets going with a stylish shot, it was a shortish ball that Bell pulled square for four, does well to control that stroke

England 26/3   IR Bell 4* (1b 1x4)
9.1

Lakmal to Bell, no run, blocked towards silly point, Samaraweera comes across from short leg to stop that one

9.2

Lakmal to Bell, no run, oohs and aahs as that one beats the outside edge, length ball pitching just outside off and Bell looks to defend that but ends up playing inside the line

9.3

Lakmal to Bell, no run, a bit wider, left alone by Bell, Sri Lanka's bowlers bowling more consistent lines and lengths now

9.4

Lakmal to Bell, FOUR, Bell picks up another boundary, a controlled glide by opening the face of the bat to send the ball past slips for four

9.5

Lakmal to Bell, no run, full and well outside off, hint of swing there, 87.2mph, that doesn't bother Bell though, Prasanna collects

9.6

Lakmal to Bell, FOUR, nearly a fourth for Sri Lanka, Bell survives, he was looking to defend from the crease, pokes at the ball, that was just outside off stump, lands short of slip though, Dilshan dives across from second slip but he can't wrap his hands around it

England 34/3   IR Bell 12* (7b 3x4)
11.1

Lakmal to Bell, no run, easy leave for Bell outside off

11.2

Lakmal to Bell, no run, length ball outside off, another leave

11.3

Lakmal to Bell, no run, Bell had all sort of trouble against Lakmal, how on earth did that miss offstump, Lakmal gets the ball to jag in a touch from a length, Bell looks to drives but the ball sneaks through the bat-pad gap and within an inch of offstump

11.4

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

11.5

Lakmal to Bell, no run, once again Lakmal sprays it too far to interest Bell

11.6

Lakmal to Bell, 1 run, full 84mph ball to end the over, whipped towards midwicket by Bell

England 40/3   IR Bell 13* (13b 3x4)
12.1

Welegedara to Bell, no run, jammed down to keep Bell on the back foot, the ball defended to point

12.2

Welegedara to Bell, no run, just short of a good length once again, Bell is solid in defence

12.3

Welegedara to Bell, no run, fuller, this one also goes a touch wider on the angle as Bell leans across to defend to cover

12.4

Welegedara to Bell, 1 run, tucked down to fine leg for a quiet single

England 41/3   IR Bell 14* (17b 3x4)
13.1

Lakmal to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

13.2

Lakmal to Bell, no run, shaping away from the bat outside off, left alone

13.3

Lakmal to Bell, no run, aimed at the off stump, the bowler maintaining a disciplined line and Bell defends

13.4

Lakmal to Bell, no run, gentle away swing once more, and Bell shows good judgement in covering his stumps and leaving well alone

13.5

Lakmal to Bell, no run, this one slips out far too wide and goes further as it nears the batsman, Bell has a look and whips his bat out of the way

13.6

Lakmal to Bell, FOUR, stroked elegantly down the ground, impeccable balance and timing in the shot as Bell leans forward to drive past mid-off

England 49/3   IR Bell 18* (23b 4x4)
15.1

Lakmal to Bell, no run, full, wide, and going wider through the air. Bell isn't tempted, leaving well alone

15.2

Lakmal to Bell, no run, slightly closer to off stump, but still not quite close enough to get Bell playing

15.3

Lakmal to Bell, no run, moving nicely out of the hand, but again it's wide and there's no need to play a stroke

15.4

Lakmal to Bell, FOUR, finally Lakmal aims at off stump and gets Bell playing, and immediately something happens for him! A thick edge off the shoulder of the bat flies between the second and third slips ... but he didn't push at it, and soft hands meant the ball went down. A half-chance

15.5

Lakmal to Bell, FOUR, a handsome drive through cover point! Classy stuff from Bell, bending very low down and angling the bat face on a square drive

15.6

Lakmal to Bell, no run, Lakmal floats one up full and wide again, but Bell opts for safety this time and leaves alone

England 62/3   IR Bell 26* (29b 6x4)
17.1

Lakmal to Bell, no run, hitting the pitch and moving away from a good length, Bell defends but angles the bat to try and guide the ball past gully

17.2

Lakmal to Bell, no run, moving away from the right-hander again, this time it's left alone

17.3

Lakmal to Bell, no run, edged! But short of the slips! A great delivery, luring Bell half-forward and taking a thick edge, but again it doesn't carry, landing in front of first slip. How far back are these slips? That's the second one that's not quite carried

17.4

Lakmal to Bell, no run, Lakmal is testing Bell's off-stump awareness here, another outswinger and this is left alone

17.5

Lakmal to Bell, no run, just short of a good length, but the line is spot on. Bell defends to cover from the crease

17.6

Lakmal to Bell, 1 run, good running, drop-and-run to cover and they're through for a quick single

England 63/3   IR Bell 27* (35b 6x4)
18.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Bell tries to force through point, but the fielder dives athletically to his right to stop the run. Sharp stuff!

18.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, full, driven into the covers where again the fielding is good

18.3

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Maharoof lands one on a length outside off, not much wobble either way and Bell leaves well alone

18.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, appeal! But is it going down the leg side? Bell was looking to whip to leg, missed, and was struck on the pad. They consider the review ... but no. Going well down the leg side, good decision by the umpire, and good decision from Dilshan not to review that

18.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Maharoof goes wide of off again, Bell hops across and leaves

18.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, another appeal for lbw, this one more confident than the first! Again it's turned down, and rightly so - big inside edge into the front pad

England 63/3   IR Bell 27* (41b 6x4)
19.5

Lakmal to Bell, no run, decent bounce from a good length, Bell stands up to defend to point

19.6

Lakmal to Bell, no run, nice shape away from the bat, the length is good too but Bell keeps a close eye on it and defends into the off side

England 66/3   IR Bell 27* (43b 6x4)
21.1

Fernando to Bell, no run, just short of a good length to start, but he gets Bell playing, albeit defensively

21.2

Fernando to Bell, 2 runs, full and slipping in to the pads, tucked neatly through midwicket

21.3

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, attempted bouncer, decent wheels on the delivery but Bell is in a good position and pulls out to long leg

England 73/3   IR Bell 30* (46b 6x4)
22.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Bell gets well forward and defends

22.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, good length, a few inches wider of off and Bell raises his arms to leave

22.3

Maharoof to Bell, 2 runs, flicked off the hip, they take two as fine leg sprints round to cut it off

22.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, tempting line and length from Maharoof, full but not quite there for the drive. Bell does the right thing, keeping his eye on it and leaving well alone

22.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, fuller and wider still, but Bell resists the urge to have a drive at it

22.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, this one jags in off the seam to strike Bell on the thigh. That might've hurt, but no danger of getting him out

England 75/3   IR Bell 32* (52b 6x4)
24.1

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, a touch of comedy there, a length ball on off is pushed to the right of the bowler, who gets into a bit of a tangle with the non-striker midway through the pitch as the batsmen pinch a quick single

24.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, on middle and off, blocked back to the bowler to end the over

England 78/3   IR Bell 33* (54b 6x4)
25.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, this was a quicker bouncer, 87mph, at Bell's throat, batsman does well to defend that, standing tall to drop the ball at his feet

25.3

Fernando to Bell, no run, fuller than the previous one, just outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover

25.4

Fernando to Bell, no run, length ball outside off, poked towards cover by Bell

25.5

Fernando to Bell, no run, 89.3 mph, the quickest ball of the over, length ball just outside off, pushed towards mid-off by Bell

25.6

Fernando to Bell, no run, a slightly slower yorker, 80mph, outside off, Bell squeezes it out towards the off side

England 79/3   IR Bell 33* (59b 6x4)
26.2

Maharoof to Bell, 1 run, short of length on middle and off, played gently towards midwicket by Bell, and there's time to take a single

England 81/3   IR Bell 34* (60b 6x4)
27.1

Fernando to Bell, no run, ooh, Bell took his eyes off that bouncer from Fernando, wasn't quite sure what to do with that one, to defend or to pull, it ends up hitting the bat near the splice and pops towards the leg side, wide of any fielder, luckily for Bell

27.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, left alone this time, easy leave for Bell

27.3

Fernando to Bell, no run, another short ball troubles Bell, 88.3mph, Bell wanted to pull this one, under-edges it on to his stomach

27.4

Fernando to Bell, no run, Fernando working up a good pace here, 91.3 mph, outside off length ball doesn't tempt Bell

27.5

Fernando to Bell, FOUR, overpitched on the pads, poor ball from Fernando but not as poor as the fielding from Welegedara, it was all to easy to help that half-volley down to fine leg where Welegedara dives over the ball to allow a boundary

27.6

Fernando to Bell, no run, not a great stroke from Bell, short of length and outside off, Bell chases after it and looks to play it to third man, doesn't connect

England 89/3   IR Bell 38* (66b 7x4)
28.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Bell continues to live on the edge, a length ball outside off, Bell prods at that one, and gets an edge that bounces towards gully

28.3

Maharoof to Bell, no run, a massive appeal from Maharoof, no one else cares about it, Bell was struck high on the front pad, and that was going down leg as well

28.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, gets well forward and glides the ball towards point

28.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, on offstump this time, full face as Bell defends down the track

28.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Maharoof keeps it tight around off, more defence from Bell

England 90/3   IR Bell 38* (71b 7x4)
29.3

Fernando to Bell, 2 runs, full 89 mph delivery on legstump, easy runs for Bell this, glanced towards fine leg for a couple

29.4

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, a quick single is taken, Bell pushes the ball towards mid-on and sets off for the run

England 94/3   IR Bell 41* (73b 7x4)
30.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, length ball on off, Maharoof has been operating around the 80mph range, defended by Cook

30.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, length ball on off once more, careful defence towards silly point from Bell

30.3

Maharoof to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

30.4

Maharoof to Bell, no run, a mistimed drive from Bell to a length ball, Sangakkara fields at cover

30.5

Maharoof to Bell, 1 wide, a 81.3mph bouncer that is so high that the umpire signals a wide

30.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, short of length ball on offstump, quietly played back to the bowler

30.6

Maharoof to Bell, FOUR, more edginess from Bell, short of length and outside off, Bell takes the bottom hand off the bat as he plays that, wide of slip and down to third man for four

England 99/3   IR Bell 45* (79b 8x4)
32.1

Maharoof to Bell, no run, Maharoof keeps it tight, back of length on offstump, defended off the back foot towards point

32.2

Maharoof to Bell, no run, length ball on off, blocked off the front foot in the direction of mid-on

32.3

Maharoof to Bell, no run, steady from Maharoof, 81mph, length ball on off, defended back to the bowler

32.4

Maharoof to Bell, 2 runs, Bell whips this towards square leg for a couple

32.5

Maharoof to Bell, no run, well outside off, Bell is happy to leave

32.6

Maharoof to Bell, no run, too far outside the off stump to worry the batsman

England 105/3   IR Bell 47* (85b 8x4)
33.6

Fernando to Bell, no run, well outside off, Bell shoulders arms

England 118/3   IR Bell 47* (86b 8x4)
35.1

Fernando to Bell, no run, well outside off, hint of away movement, Bell isn't bothered by that

35.2

Fernando to Bell, no run, once again, the batsman isn't involved, bowler to keeper

35.3

Fernando to Bell, no run, short of length and just outside off, blocked by Bell off the back foot

35.4

Fernando to Bell, no run, a full toss just outside off, Bell squeezes it towards mid-off, was a bit surprised by that one

35.5

Fernando to Bell, no run, a low full toss this time, on middle and leg stump, Bell opens the face to digs the ball in front of point

35.6

Fernando to Bell, 1 bye, a wayward 90mph bouncer, down the leg side, Prasanna leapt to collect that, gets both hands to it but can't latch on

England 119/3   IR Bell 47* (92b 8x4)
36.1

Herath to Bell, no run, squeezed out to short leg by Bell

36.2

Herath to Bell, 2 runs, delicately swept by Bell, that was heading down the leg side, Bell was in position for the paddle sweep early

36.3

Herath to Bell, no run, tossed up by Herath, on legstump, Bell plays it a touch inside out towards the bowler's left

36.4

Herath to Bell, no run, driven towards mid-on by Bell

36.5

Herath to Bell, 1 run, and there's his fifty, a full ball on the pads, nudged towards square leg for the run, plenty of applause from the crowd, 100 stand comes up as well

England 122/3   IR Bell 50* (97b 8x4)
37.3

Fernando to Bell, 1 run, on middle stump, tickled behind square leg for one more

England 125/3   IR Bell 51* (98b 8x4)
38.1

Herath to Bell, no run, full, defended to off

38.2

Herath to Bell, no run, watchful stuff from Bell after the break, defending back down the track this time

38.3

Herath to Bell, 1 run, tapped just wide of mid-off, Bell is alert to the possibility of a run and calls Cook through immediately

England 130/3   IR Bell 52* (101b 8x4)
39.1

Welegedara to Bell, no run, on a length, a hint of seam movement away from the bat as Bell stands up and forces to cover

39.2

Welegedara to Bell, no run, pushed even further across Bell this time, he steps across and leaves well alone

39.3

Welegedara to Bell, no run, straighter this time, on a good length too and Bell pushes back to the bowler

39.4

Welegedara to Bell, no run, driven with rather more intent back at Welegedara as he over-pitches slightly on middle and leg

39.5

Welegedara to Bell, OUT, edged! Straight to Paranavitana at first slip. Finally the edge carries off Bell's bat. Once again, Welegedara got the ball to leave the batsman off the pitch, and the line was such that he had to play at this one. Good bowling, and Bell's stay is cut short at 52. That'll lift Sri Lanka

IR Bell c Paranavitana b Welegedara 52 (148m 106b 8x4 0x6) SR: 49.05

England 130/4   IR Bell 52 (106b 8x4)
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