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   RAS Lakmal 1-0-1-0
3.1

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

3.2

Lakmal to Trott, no run, that was on legstump, Trott shuffles across a touch and looks to work it to the leg side, the ball rolls towards short leg

3.3

Lakmal to Trott, 2 runs, Trott gets going, Lakmal feeds him on the leg stump once again, Trott punches that past midwicket to pick up a couple

3.4

Lakmal to Trott, no run, just outside the off stump, Trott happy to leave that alone

3.5

Lakmal to Trott, no run, hint of away movement in that delivery, outside off and Trott is content to leave

3.6

Lakmal to Trott, no run, short of length ball, in the corridor outside off, blocked off the back foot towards cover

England 8/1   RAS Lakmal 2-0-4-0
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

5.3

Lakmal to Trott, no run, short and heading down the leg side, Trott looking to help that along towards backward square leg, he misses and is struck on his chest, doesn't seem too worried by that though

5.4

Lakmal to Trott, OUT, is it an early end for the run-machine? we have a referral, yup, Trott's gone, that was pitching just short of a length around off stump, no great movement, Trott looks to clip it to the leg side, he misses and is struck just below the knee roll in front of middle, replays show it was going on to hit leg, Dilshan will be delighted after all the questioning over the decision to bowl

IJL Trott lbw b Lakmal 2 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

5.5

Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, Lakaml welcomes KP with a 85mph bouncer on middle stump, batsman ducks

5.6

Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gets his first run by easing the ball towards cover off the front foot for a single

England 19/2   RAS Lakmal 3-0-8-1
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

7.4

Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, that was well outside off, Pietersen sees it through to the keeper

7.5

Lakmal to Pietersen, OUT, England are three down, Pietersen is gone to an athletic catch from Dilshan at gully, length ball outside off, moves away a touch and Pietersen was reaching for that one, gets the outside edge which flies towards Dilshan, who flings himself to his right to pouch that

KP Pietersen c Dilshan b Lakmal 2 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

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   RAS Lakmal 4-0-13-2
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   RAS Lakmal 5-0-21-2
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   RAS Lakmal 6-0-22-2
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   RAS Lakmal 7-0-26-2
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   RAS Lakmal 8-0-34-2
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   RAS Lakmal 9-0-35-2
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

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   RAS Lakmal 10-0-38-2
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   RAS Lakmal 11-1-38-2
50.1

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan needn't have played at this, but pushes the hands out at a ball outside off to defend to cover

50.2

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, fuller and wider still, this one he lets go

50.3

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, full and wide, left. We've reached stalemate here

50.4

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, Lakmal aims well outside off again, Morgan leaves well alone

50.5

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, Lakmal comes round the wicket, for a change, but then bowls very full and very wide outside off yet again. Morgan offers no stroke, and the game continues to meander

50.6

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, full, wide, left. You know the drill

England 164/4   RAS Lakmal 12-2-38-2
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   RAS Lakmal 13-2-40-2
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

54.2

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan gets behind the line once again and defends down the track

54.3

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, deep point is in business once more, this time Morgan cuts the ball towards the boundary

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   RAS Lakmal 14-2-42-2
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

56.3

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan watches another outside-off delivery to the keeper

56.4

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan gets forward and guides the ball towards deep backward 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

56.6

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, punched confidently by Morgan but can't beat the man at extra cover

England 178/4   RAS Lakmal 15-2-51-2
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

58.4

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, too far outside off, Morgan leaves

58.5

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, length ball on off and middle, Morgan defends solidly to the off side

58.6

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, short and wide, Morgan though about sending that flying over backward point, then he decides against it

England 180/4   RAS Lakmal 16-2-52-2
81.1

Lakmal to Morgan, OUT, appeal first ball! Morgan is struck on the pad, Lakmal is convinced, but the umpire says no ... hang on, they're going to review this. That's taking leg stump out of the ground, and Morgan is out! It pitched in line, moved enough to beat the bat but not enough to take it down the leg side.

EJG Morgan lbw b Lakmal 79 (167m 128b 10x4 2x6) SR: 61.71

81.2

Lakmal to Broad, no run, swinging down the leg side first up, Broad can't get close to it

81.3

Lakmal to Broad, 1 run, chipped uppishly towards midwicket, they set off immediately and Broad is off the mark

81.4

Lakmal to Prior, no run, full, swinging away, and left alone by Prior. He'll be a little more circumspect now that Morgan has gone

81.5

Lakmal to Prior, no run, beaten on the under edge. This looked like it kept just a little low too

81.6

Lakmal to Prior, FOUR, Lakmal attempts the bouncer to end the over, but Prior is having none of it and hammers a pull out in front of square on the leg side

England 307/6   RAS Lakmal 17-2-57-3
83.1

Lakmal to Broad, no run, full, swinging well down the leg side and Broad can't reach it

83.2

Lakmal to Broad, FOUR, short, Broad gloves the pull but the ball goes down rather than looping up and evades a diving Prasanna to go for four

83.3

Lakmal to Broad, no run, defended into the leg side

83.4

Lakmal to Broad, no run, chipped uppishly! But the ball lands short of the midwicket fielder

83.5

Lakmal to Broad, FOUR, again the flick to leg flies in the air, this time it's past a diving midwicket fielder and rolls away for four

83.6

Lakmal to Broad, no run, curving down the leg side once more, Lakmal has not quite found his radar yet

England 320/6   RAS Lakmal 18-2-65-3
85.1

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, full, driven through cover and the sweeper hurls the ball back in

85.2

Lakmal to Broad, no run, good delivery to the left-hander, snaking back in to him. Broad defends, but there's a big gap between bat and pad

85.3

Lakmal to Broad, FOUR, hammered down the ground! Again, hit in the air, but this time it really didn't matter as the placement was perfect, through straight mid-off

85.4

Lakmal to Broad, 1 run, short, another attempted bouncer from Lakmal but it's dealt with easily enough by Broad, who pulls hard out to deep midwicket

85.5

Lakmal to Prior, FOUR, a scything drive flies through cover! It was pitched up wide of off stump and Prior just swung his arms through the line

85.6

Lakmal to Prior, FOUR, four more! The last shot was all about power, but this time it was placement as Prior waited on the shot, playing very late and angling the bat to pick the gap behind square. Prior's brilliant counter-punch continues

England 341/6   RAS Lakmal 19-2-79-3
89.1

Lakmal to Prior, no run, good start, full on off stump and it moves away a little as Prior defends on the front foot

89.2

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, wrong line this time, on leg stump and it's flicked easily down to fine leg...brings up a fifty stand off 49 balls. That's how to steal momentum

89.3

Lakmal to Broad, no run, almost a mix-up in the running...Broad drove powerfully towards mid-off who fumbled as he dived, then there was some confusion over whether to take a single and Broad had to scurry back

89.4

Lakmal to Broad, 1 run, a neat flick off leg stump out to deep square

89.5

Lakmal to Prior, no run, outside off and left alone

89.6

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, driven sweetly square of the wicket but there's a sweeper on the cover boundary

England 354/6   RAS Lakmal 20-2-82-3
91.1

Lakmal to Prior, no run, driven on the up, nicely timed but straight to mid-off

91.2

Lakmal to Prior, no run, driven very straight this time and it rolls into the non-striker's stumps

91.3

Lakmal to Prior, 2 runs, lovely shot, placement and timing from Prior as he sends it through midwicket but a tumble save on the rope prevents a boundary

91.4

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, leg side again and more easy pickings for Prior as he flips it to deep square

91.5

Lakmal to Broad, FOUR, short and on Broad's hip, pulls it away with a roll of wrists and it goes too fine for long leg to cut it off

91.6

Lakmal to Broad, FOUR, shorter this time and hammered with more power...he picks it up early and pulls it to deep square-leg and even though the fielder is only a few yards away he didn't have a chance

England 368/6   RAS Lakmal 21-2-93-3
93.1

Lakmal to Prior, 2 runs, might have been an attempted yorker, but it's a little short of target and Prior flicks it through square leg and another fielder is sent diving

93.2

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, opens the face and drives through the gap at cover

93.3

Lakmal to Broad, no run, well bowled! That's the ball of the morning as it nips back and beats Broad on the inside edge. Close to taking off stump.

93.4

Lakmal to Broad, 3 runs, another positive drive on the up, it wasn't really timed but it runs away over a fast outfield and almost beats the chasing fielder

93.5

Lakmal to Prior, FOUR, edged! Did it carry? The keeper stuck out his right glove but couldn't grab it and the ball races to the boundary. It went past the keeper on the full so that's a missed chance.

93.6

Lakmal to Prior, FOUR, and again...more luck for Prior and none for Lakmal. This takes the outside edge and flies between slip and gully. Prior was squared up as he tried to work to the leg side but there aren't many men in the slips now

England 387/6   RAS Lakmal 22-2-107-3
95.1

Lakmal to Prior, FOUR, would you believe it?! Prior edges again and this time it flies at catchable height between keeper and first slip. Neither moved and it's another boundary to Prior which takes him to 99.

95.2

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, there's his hundred...works it wide of mid-on and that's back-to-back centuries for Prior. Superb innings and he's taken this game by the scruff of the neck

95.3

Lakmal to Broad, 3 runs, now Broad continues to motor along with another elegant cover drive which is pulled back inches from the rope

95.4

Lakmal to Prior, no run, a moment of sanity as Prior defends on off stump...how mundane

95.5

Lakmal to Prior, 3 runs, edged! And eludes the slips again...it was a good delivery that climbed and took the shoulder of the bat then looped over gully

95.6

Lakmal to Broad, 1 run, pushed firmly towards mid-off and he keeps the strike

England 410/6   RAS Lakmal 23-2-119-3
101.1

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, pitched up outside off, Tremlett swings but doesn't get near it

101.2

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, Lakmal gets another one to shape nicely away from the bat, but this time Tremlett opts to leave alone

101.3

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, big shout for lbw! That's got to be close ... but Doctrove isn't the least bit interested. Good decision from him, big inside edge into the pad

101.4

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, slapped on the up into the covers. Tremlett is so enormous, it looks like he's batting with a junior bat out there

101.5

Lakmal to Tremlett, FOUR, another quality drive from the big man! Not a tailender's shot at all, he stepped right to the pitch and played the stroke right under his eyes, power and timing combined

101.6

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, Lakmal pulls the length back, Tremlett defends to point

England 435/8   RAS Lakmal 24-2-123-3
103.1

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, full and wide, Prior cuts off the front foot out to deep point

103.2

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, really short from Lakmal, but even though he bangs it in he can't get it up to Tremlett's head. He actually looked down at this bouncer

103.3

Lakmal to Tremlett, 1 run, a thick inside edge shoots between batsman and stumps, rolling to fine leg

103.4

Lakmal to Prior, 1 run, angled down towards a wide third man for a single

103.5

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, another short ball from Lakmal, and it whizzes past Tremlett at about navel height

103.6

Lakmal to Tremlett, no run, on a length outside off, and shaping away. Tremlett pulls his bat inside the line as the ball reaches him, leaving alone

England 448/8   RAS Lakmal 25-2-126-3
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