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
0.1

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, starts off with a shortish ball down the leg side that is left alone by Strauss

0.2

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, once more it is way past leg, Strauss tries to flick but misses

0.3

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, better line this time, homing in to middle and leg, inside-edged onto the pads by Strauss

0.4

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, and almost a repeat of the previous delivery, short of length ball that cramps Strauss, who again edges on to his legs, no much movement for Welegedara so far

0.5

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, off the middle of the bat this time, on middle stump, defended off the back foot towards mid-on

0.6

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, a touch fuller this time, clipped towards midwicket by Strauss and that is a maiden

England 0/0   UWMBCA Welegedara 1-1-0-0
2.1

Welegedara to Strauss, FOUR, first runs off the bat, nicely done by Strauss, a length ball angling into leg stump, no power behind the clip past midwicket from Strauss, the timing and the quick outfield does the job

2.2

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, length ball outside off, 82mph that one, Strauss shoulders arms

2.3

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, good line from Welegedara, in the channel outside off, Strauss is content to leave

2.4

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, a touch shorter than the previous one, same line though ,Strauss defends this one to the off side, no evidence of swing at all so far

2.5

Welegedara to Strauss, no run, well well, not quite a shot you expect to see ten minutes into a Test match, a short ball outside off, Strauss pulls that from outside off, cameras panned towards the boundary before we realised the ball had struck Samaraweera at short leg

2.6

Welegedara to Strauss, OUT, Welegedara has struck, he's removed the England captain, a short of length ball that nipped in, Strauss was coming across the stumps and looking to whip the ball to the leg side, he misses and is struck just above the knee roll, pitching outside off and hit him in front of middle, replays show that was going on to hit the top of middle and leg, Strauss ponders asking for the referral, but then decides against it, and Sri Lanka have made an early breakthrough

AJ Strauss lbw b Welegedara 4 (14m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 5/1   UWMBCA Welegedara 2-1-4-1
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

4.5

Welegedara to Trott, no run, Trott defends off the front foot, inside-edged on to the pads, it was short of length and just outside off

4.6

Welegedara to Trott, no run, fuller from Welegedara to end the over, just outside off and pushed off the front foot towards point

England 15/1   UWMBCA Welegedara 3-1-11-1
6.1

Welegedara to Pietersen, no run, Welegedara sends this one outside off, Pietersen is happy to leave

6.2

Welegedara to Pietersen, no run, once more outside off, 83mph, bounces nicely through to the keeper, Pietersen leaves, then walks out and taps the spot where the ball bounced

6.3

Welegedara to Pietersen, no run, too far outside off to worry Pietersen, who leaves with exaggerated caution

6.4

Welegedara to Pietersen, 1 run, closer to offstump this time, making Pietersen play, punched off the front foot towards cover

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 4-1-13-1
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 5-2-13-1
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 6-2-18-1
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

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 7-2-23-1
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

39.6

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, full and wide to start, Morgan steps across and raises his hands to leave

England 130/4   UWMBCA Welegedara 8-3-23-2
41.1

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, full, driven back to the bowler

41.2

Welegedara to Morgan, FOUR, another straight drive, this one's through mid-on though and beats the fielder to race to the boundary

41.3

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, a slightly bottom-handed whip goes straight to mid-on

41.4

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, Welegedara offers one up short outside off, but Morgan resists the temptation and leaves alone

41.5

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, outside off and seaming gently away, again Morgan leaves alone

41.6

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, three in a row, Morgan stepping across to cover his off stump and raising his arms to leave

England 136/4   UWMBCA Welegedara 9-3-27-2
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 10-3-28-2
45.1

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, left alone outside off

45.2

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, full again and landing just outside off stump, Morgan steps into a neat drive to cover

45.3

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, great line for a batsman as naturally attacking as Morgan - outside off and slightly on the full side. He manages to resist the urge and leave alone

45.4

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, identical delivery, and again Morgan is patient enough to let it go

45.5

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, a sliced cut scorches towards gully, who stops it on the bounce. Good effort, the ball was really travelling there

45.6

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, pushed softly to mid-off, and that's a maiden

England 151/4   UWMBCA Welegedara 11-4-28-2
47.1

Welegedara to Morgan, FOUR, and now it's Morgan being fed short, wide filth outside off, and he responds in similar fashion by thumping the ball away to the cover boundary

47.2

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, Welegedara puts a little more effort into this one, and Morgan has to drop his hands into a leave as the ball rises past him

47.3

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, much fuller this time, but outside off and Morgan shoulders arms once more

47.4

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, full and wide again, a definite plan to Morgan here, and so far he's resisting the urge to go after these

47.5

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, same again, but Morgan won't be tempted and lets the ball pass him

47.6

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, and yet another leave to end the other

England 163/4   UWMBCA Welegedara 12-4-32-2
67.1

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, he's welcomed with a crunching drive for four from Prior, gets forward and carves that length ball past cover for a boundary

67.2

Welegedara to Prior, no run, defended to the off side by Prior

67.3

Welegedara to Prior, no run, full ball on offstump, defended back towards the bowler

67.4

Welegedara to Prior, no run, Prior eys the big gap on the leg side, it was a short of length ball that Prior wanted to swipe towards midwicket, but is struck on his thigh pad

67.5

Welegedara to Prior, no run, angling across the batsman, who leaves it through to the keeper

67.6

Welegedara to Prior, no run, Prior is beaten as he looks to defend, a length ball goes on with the angle and whizzes past the outside edge

England 232/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 13-4-36-2
69.1

Welegedara to Prior, no run, lbw appeal is turned down, that comes in a touch, Prior was looking to defend down the ground but the movement takes it past his bat, hit on the thigh pad, too high to be a worry

69.2

Welegedara to Prior, no run, driven towards extra cover by Prior

69.3

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, power from Prior, overpitched from Welegedara and Prior latches on, crahes him between cover and extra cover for a boundary, superb shot from Prior

69.4

Welegedara to Prior, no run, length ball on middle and off, Prior wanted to defend, gets an inside-edge onto the pad

69.5

Welegedara to Prior, no run, length ball on middle, Prior pushes it back towards the bowler

69.6

Welegedara to Prior, no run, swishes at a fullish ball outside off, doesn't connect with the middle or the edge, sails through to the keeper

England 242/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 14-4-40-2
71.1

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, Welegedara continues, and slings one down full and wide of the off stump. Morgan eases himself back in after the break, leaving alone

71.2

Welegedara to Morgan, no run, well, good fielding in the end but it looked as if the ball had the beating of Fernando at mid-off for a moment. Morgan pushed a full one between cover and mid-off and Fernando creaked into action, bending low at the last possible moment to stop the shot. Ripple of applause from the crowd

71.3

Welegedara to Morgan, 2 runs, off the inner half of the bat and down to fine leg, they run hard for two

71.4

Welegedara to Morgan, 1 run, definite inside edge this time, but again the ball rolls harmlessly to fine leg

71.5

Welegedara to Prior, 1 no ball, good, testing line and length from Welegedara, but unfortunately he's over-stepped

71.5

Welegedara to Prior, no run, Prior steps forward to drive fluently to point, on the up

71.6

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, well, there's a man out on the cover boundary but he couldn't stop this! Prior leans into a square drive to send the ball racing away

England 253/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 15-4-48-2
80.1

Welegedara to Morgan, 2 runs, nudged off the hip through square leg, and they rush back for the second

80.2

Welegedara to Morgan, 1 run, another loosener, slipping towards leg stump and glanced away for another single

80.3

Welegedara to Prior, 1 wide, short and very wide. That's a Test match wide ...

80.3

Welegedara to Prior, no run, fuller and straighter, Prior aims a defensive push into the covers

80.4

Welegedara to Prior, 1 no ball, and now the bowler over-steps, not the slickest comeback from Welegedara. There's England's 300

80.4

Welegedara to Prior, no run, floated up outside off once more, Prior has a huge go at it but hits only fresh air

80.5

Welegedara to Prior, 2 byes, sloppy keeping from Prasanna! It wasn't the easiest take, the ball coming to him on the bounce, but he looked very stiff trying to get to it

80.6

Welegedara to Prior, no run, full and very wide indeed. Somehow Welegedara gets away with it

England 302/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 16-4-53-2
82.1

Welegedara to Broad, no run, good length, angling in to off stump, and Broad keeps it out with some straight-batted defence

82.2

Welegedara to Broad, no run, this one moved away from the left-hander through the air, and this time the defence is slightly more awkward

82.3

Welegedara to Broad, 1 run, pushed out into the covers for a single

82.4

Welegedara to Prior, no run, chopped to point, Broad wants a run but Prior sends him back

82.5

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, this swings back in to Prior but started wide, and so he forced the ball out through backward point ... Lakmal charges round, but his dive goes awry so that's another four

82.6

Welegedara to Prior, no run, full on leg stump, driven hard to mid-on

England 312/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 17-4-58-2
84.1

Welegedara to Prior, no run, flashing drive from Prior, but the ball bursts past the outside edge

84.2

Welegedara to Prior, no run, Welegedara hits a good length on off stump, and Prior can only defend

84.3

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, fuller this time, Prior drives and it's Lakmal after it once again ... and again his dive goes wrong, the foot touching the boundary marker as he pushed the ball back in. Four more

84.4

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, tapped into space on the off side

84.5

Welegedara to Broad, 1 run, Broad is too early into the straight drive, chipping the ball just short of the bowler in his follow-through, and the ball is parried into the off side, allowing a single

84.6

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, nudged down behind square on the leg side for one

England 327/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 18-4-65-2
88.1

Welegedara to Prior, no run, ooh, good start, Prior is flat-footed as he pokes at this one which angles across him

88.2

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, first runs (or run) of the day as Prior works a straighter delivery into the gap at midwicket

88.3

Welegedara to Broad, no run, outside off, hint of shape away from the left hander and it's left alone

88.4

Welegedara to Broad, FOUR, finds the outside edge but Broad plays it with soft hands and it beats a diving gully down to third man...always a profitable area at Lord's

88.5

Welegedara to Broad, no run, good line, on off stump, Broad defends from the crease square into the off side

88.6

Welegedara to Broad, FOUR, cracking shot, that's what Broad can do...a wide delivery but not quite a half volley and he drove it on the up over cover. Can be dangerous in this situation

England 351/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 19-4-74-2
90.1

Welegedara to Prior, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, pushed towards the bowler

90.2

Welegedara to Prior, no run, straight at Prior, which is certainly better than offering width, and he defends towards mid-off

90.3

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, outside leg stump and worked down to fine leg

90.4

Welegedara to Broad, 1 run, worked off the stumps towards deep square-leg

90.5

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, just getting too leg side against Prior and he can easily flick it to deep square...not much pressure on England at the moment

90.6

Welegedara to Broad, no run, full on off stump and defended towards the on side

England 357/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 20-4-77-2
92.1

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, wide outside off and Prior meets it with a strong square drive which brings the sweeper into action...everything coming off the middle for both batsmen

92.2

Welegedara to Broad, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended towards mid-on

92.3

Welegedara to Broad, 1 run, touch fuller and it's bunted into midwicket

92.4

Welegedara to Prior, no run, defended back to the bowler

92.5

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, Prior doesn't seem capable of playing a drive that isn't elegant as he rockets this one out to deep cover

92.6

Welegedara to Broad, 2 runs, close for Sri Lanka...Broad just gets away with this as he tries to loft straight down the ground and it lobs over mid-on who was scampering back. Broad not holding anything back

England 373/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 21-4-82-2
94.1

Welegedara to Broad, no run, full on off stump and dug out into the covers

94.2

Welegedara to Broad, no run, on off stump, defended with bat and pad together

94.3

Welegedara to Broad, (no ball) 1 run, full on middle, pushed towards mid-on and it's a well-judged single...also an extra from the no-ball

94.3

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, dropped Oh dear, oh dear Sri Lanka. Full outside off, brought the drive from Prior and Mahela Jayawardene spills a fairly simple catch at second slip. That's a rare sight

94.4

Welegedara to Broad, FOUR, more pain for the bowler as Broad launches this in the air straight down the ground

94.5

Welegedara to Broad, FOUR, everything going England's way, Broad drives in the air and it bounces just short of mid-on who then can't stop the ball which dribbles to the boundary to take Broad to an attacking fifty

94.6

Welegedara to Broad, no run, beaten...good response from the bowler as Broad feels outside off stump

England 398/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 22-4-93-2
96.1

Welegedara to Broad, OUT, gone! Finally a breakthrough. Broad plays across a straight ball and that's stone dead. Much like Strauss yesterday he fell across the shot slightly. He asked Prior about using a review but was told how out it was.

SCJ Broad lbw b Welegedara 54 (73m 51b 9x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

96.2

Welegedara to Swann, FOUR, there you go, away first ball as he drives a friendly, floaty half volley through the covers and loves them there

96.3

Welegedara to Swann, no run, touch wider and he resists another drive with a leave alone

96.4

Welegedara to Swann, no run, nicely bowled, outside off and nearly draws Swann into having a poke

96.5

Welegedara to Swann, no run, driven in the air but it lands well short of point who is fairly deep

96.6

Welegedara to Swann, OUT, gone! Sri Lanka take a catch at slip although the keeper almost messed it up. Well bowled by Welegedara from round the wicket, Swann pushed hard outside off and Paranavitana held on despite the keeper diving in front of him.

GP Swann c Paranavitana b Welegedara 4 (3m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

England 414/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 23-4-97-4
98.1

Welegedara to Prior, no run, uses his feet and gets well outside off and an edge falls short of second slip

98.2

Welegedara to Prior, no run, back of a length and defended into the covers

98.3

Welegedara to Prior, no run, very full and dug out to deep point but he declines a single

98.4

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, this time he takes the run as he opens the face to the point sweeper

98.5

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, too wide outside off and left alone

98.6

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, comes forward and defends to the covers

England 420/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 24-4-98-4
100.1

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, whipped round to long leg, Prior wants two but the fielder is in very quickly. Prior swipes his bat in annoyance, he didn't want to hand over the strike so early in the over

100.2

Welegedara to Tremlett, FOUR, but will it matter? Tremlett leans forward into a top-class drive that races through the gap at cover and away to the boundary

100.3

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, Welegedara comes round the wicket, pulling the length back to stop the drive, and Tremlett defends off the back foot

100.4

Welegedara to Tremlett, 1 run, well, this should have been a run out! Tremlett drives almost straight to point on the up and Prior calls him through, all that was needed was a clean throw to the bowler, but the throw is poor and Welegedara is in completely the wrong position anyway ... nothing going Sri Lanka's way

100.5

Welegedara to Prior, no run, very full on off stump, dug out into the off side

100.6

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, Welegedara aims for the yorker but sends down a low full-toss outside off stump, which Prior puts away in some style, getting down low and angling the bat to pick the gap behind point

England 431/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 25-4-108-4
102.1

Welegedara to Prior, FOUR, smeared to midwicket! This shot wouldn't have been out of place in the closing overs of a Twenty20, he just picked up the length early and swung across the line. With that, the field spreads even further

102.2

Welegedara to Prior, 2 runs, clipped firmly off the pads, and even with all the men on the boundary Prior still finds space to pick up two

102.3

Welegedara to Prior, 1 wide, Welegedara digs one in at his own feet, and the attempted bouncer loops well over Prior's head. Rightly called wide

102.3

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, slammed up and over mid-off, a flat, skimming drive that long-off basically puts himself in the way of to stop the boundary. That was hit really hard

102.4

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, on a length and straight, Tremlett defends

102.5

Welegedara to Tremlett, 1 run, another dipping full toss outside off, Tremlett drives out to cover point

102.6

Welegedara to Prior, 1 run, short and rising once again, this time Prior hooks from in front of his grille and the ball flies in the air towards fine leg ... but drops short of the fielder!

England 445/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 26-4-118-4
105.1

Welegedara to Tremlett, 1 run, tucked off the pad down to fine leg

105.2

Welegedara to Finn, no run, Welegedara comes round the stumps and fires one right at middle, but Finn is solidly behind the ball in defence

105.3

Welegedara to Finn, no run, slightly wider of off stump this time, Finn leans across and taps to cover

105.4

Welegedara to Finn, no run, Welegedara sends down a well-directed, if not particularly pacy, bouncer, and Finn does well to bend his long legs and get underneath it

105.5

Welegedara to Finn, no run, on a length, landing on leg stump. Finn misses an attempted glance and is struck on the thigh

105.6

Welegedara to Finn, no run, chipped in the air just short of mid-off, diving forward! Mighty close, but Sri Lanka's wait continues

England 453/9   UWMBCA Welegedara 27-4-119-4
107.1

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, flashed to gully, on the bounce, off the front foot

107.2

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, this one just seemed to stop in the pitch and pop up at Tremlett off a length ... but it's met with solid defence, so no harm done

107.3

Welegedara to Tremlett, no run, slightly fuller, but straight again. Tremlett defends

107.4

Welegedara to Tremlett, 3 runs, dipping full toss outside off, and Tremlett leans into a square drive ... three runs taken

107.5

Welegedara to Finn, no run, angling across Finn, who stretches forward to defend. The ball takes a thick outside edge but goes straight down

107.6

Welegedara to Finn, no run, pushed to mid-on in the ungainly manner that only a true No. 11 can manage

England 461/9   UWMBCA Welegedara 28-4-122-4
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