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

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

England 5/0   AJ Strauss 4* (7b 1x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 1.1-1-4-0

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

England 12/1   AN Cook 5* (10b 1x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 2.3-1-8-1

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)   RAS Lakmal 4-0-13-2

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

England 30/3   IR Bell 8* (5b 2x4)   RAS Lakmal 4.4-0-17-2

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)   RAS Lakmal 5-0-21-2

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

England 38/3   AN Cook 17* (28b 2x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 5.4-2-17-1

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)   UWMBCA Welegedara 7-2-23-1

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)   RAS Lakmal 7-0-26-2

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

England 54/3   AN Cook 25* (34b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 0-0-5-0

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

England 58/3   IR Bell 22* (27b 5x4)   RAS Lakmal 7.4-0-30-2

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

England 62/3   IR Bell 26* (28b 6x4)   RAS Lakmal 7.5-0-34-2

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

England 70/3   AN Cook 32* (53b 5x4)   MF Maharoof 3.3-2-9-0

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

England 85/3   AN Cook 39* (74b 6x4)   MF Maharoof 6.4-2-20-0

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

England 89/3   IR Bell 38* (65b 7x4)   CRD Fernando 3.5-1-8-0

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)   MF Maharoof 9-2-26-0

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)   CRD Fernando 6-1-16-0

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

England 109/3   AN Cook 49* (88b 8x4)   CRD Fernando 6.1-1-20-0

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

England 113/3   AN Cook 53* (90b 9x4)   CRD Fernando 6.3-1-24-0

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

England 117/3   AN Cook 57* (91b 10x4)   CRD Fernando 6.4-1-28-0

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

England 129/3   AN Cook 64* (102b 11x4)   CRD Fernando 8.4-2-35-0

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

England 136/4   EJG Morgan 5* (8b 1x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 8.2-3-27-2

Herath to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan goes over the top! Confident shot from Morgan, getting to the pitch and lifting the ball high over mid-off

England 141/4   EJG Morgan 9* (13b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 5-1-12-0

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

England 155/4   AN Cook 70* (122b 12x4)   CRD Fernando 9.2-2-39-0

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

England 159/4   AN Cook 74* (123b 13x4)   CRD Fernando 9.3-2-43-0

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

England 163/4   EJG Morgan 22* (26b 3x4 1x6)   UWMBCA Welegedara 11.1-4-32-2

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

England 173/4   AN Cook 82* (146b 14x4)   RAS Lakmal 14.1-2-46-2

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

England 184/4   AN Cook 92* (156b 15x4)   MF Maharoof 13.1-4-33-0

Maharoof to Morgan, (no ball) FOUR, another no-ball, and another boundary, thumped past mid-on for a boundary., this is turning into an expensive and long over

England 193/4   EJG Morgan 29* (71b 4x4 1x6)   MF Maharoof 13.5-4-42-0

Dilshan to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan bludgeons that one, overpitched from Dilshan, Morgan powers it over the bowler's head for a one-bounce four

England 199/4   EJG Morgan 34* (75b 5x4 1x6)   TM Dilshan 2.2-0-6-0

Fernando to Morgan, FOUR, oh, Morgan was nearly gone there, Fernando making an instant impact, that comes back in a touch, Morgan was looking to cut that one, too close to him and gets an inside-edge that somehow misses the stumps and runs away to the fine leg boundary

England 205/5   EJG Morgan 39* (78b 6x4 1x6)   CRD Fernando 10.4-2-47-1

Dilshan to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan does it delicately this time, opens the face to guide the ball towards third man for four

England 216/5   EJG Morgan 49* (83b 7x4 2x6)   TM Dilshan 3.5-0-19-0

Fernando to Prior, FOUR, beautiful drive from Prior, length ball on the pads, on-driven by Prior, Welegedara gave chase and put in a dive at the last moment but the ball was travelling too quickly for him

England 222/5   MJ Prior 6* (4b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 11.4-2-53-1

Fernando to Morgan, FOUR, wonderful shot from Morgan, short and wide from Fernando, Morgan doesn't bother rocking on to the back foot, he gets forward and cuts that behind backward point with plenty of power

England 227/5   EJG Morgan 55* (91b 8x4 2x6)   CRD Fernando 12.2-2-57-1

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

England 232/5   MJ Prior 11* (16b 2x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 12.1-4-36-2

Herath to Morgan, FOUR, muscled off the back foot for a boundary, it wasn't too far outside off, Morgan skips away from legstump to make the room needed to get the power behind that cut, sends the ball racing past cover

England 238/5   EJG Morgan 60* (100b 9x4 2x6)   HMRKB Herath 9-1-29-0

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

England 242/5   MJ Prior 16* (25b 3x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 13.3-4-40-2

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   MJ Prior 20* (35b 4x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 15-4-48-2

Maharoof to Prior, FOUR, four down to third man, but not a hint of an edge from Prior. He stepped forward to defend and just opened the bat face at the last moment to place the ball into the gap behind square

England 260/5   MJ Prior 26* (41b 5x4)   MF Maharoof 15.1-5-48-0

Maharoof to Prior, FOUR, flambuoyant! There's almost a Caribbean flavour to Prior's batting through the off side at times, now he leans back to drive a full ball out square, beating the cover sweeper

England 264/5   MJ Prior 30* (42b 6x4)   MF Maharoof 15.2-5-52-0

Maharoof to Prior, FOUR, cut away, almost off the front foot. Again Maharoof offers width outside off, and Prior won't miss out

England 268/5   MJ Prior 34* (45b 7x4)   MF Maharoof 15.5-5-56-0

Dilshan to Morgan, FOUR, short and wide, Morgan was waiting for that and smashes the cut out to the point boundary

England 279/5   EJG Morgan 74* (120b 10x4 2x6)   TM Dilshan 4.4-0-25-0

Dilshan to Prior, FOUR, a flat-batted drive scorches across the turf to the boundary, and Prior edges closer to fifty

England 288/5   MJ Prior 44* (54b 8x4)   TM Dilshan 5.1-0-29-0

Herath to Prior, FOUR, short and wide, an atrocious delivery, and Prior places the cut perfectly to move to 49

England 293/5   MJ Prior 49* (61b 9x4)   HMRKB Herath 13.2-1-47-0

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   MJ Prior 54* (72b 10x4)   RAS Lakmal 17-2-57-3

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

England 312/6   MJ Prior 58* (74b 11x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 16.5-4-58-2

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

England 316/6   SCJ Broad 6* (7b 1x4)   RAS Lakmal 17.2-2-61-3

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

England 320/6   SCJ Broad 10* (10b 2x4)   RAS Lakmal 17.5-2-65-3

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

England 324/6   MJ Prior 62* (78b 12x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 17.3-4-62-2

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

England 332/6   SCJ Broad 15* (14b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 18.3-2-70-3

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

England 337/6   MJ Prior 69* (82b 13x4)   RAS Lakmal 18.5-2-75-3

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   MJ Prior 73* (83b 14x4)   RAS Lakmal 19-2-79-3

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

England 347/6   SCJ Broad 21* (29b 4x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 18.4-4-70-2

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   SCJ Broad 25* (31b 5x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 19-4-74-2

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

England 364/6   SCJ Broad 31* (36b 6x4)   RAS Lakmal 20.5-2-89-3

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   SCJ Broad 35* (37b 7x4)   RAS Lakmal 21-2-93-3

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.

England 383/6   MJ Prior 90* (103b 15x4)   RAS Lakmal 21.5-2-103-3

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   MJ Prior 94* (104b 16x4)   RAS Lakmal 22-2-107-3

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

England 394/6   SCJ Broad 46* (46b 8x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 21.4-4-89-2

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

England 398/6   SCJ Broad 50* (47b 9x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 21.5-4-93-2

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.

England 402/6   MJ Prior 99* (106b 17x4)   RAS Lakmal 22.1-2-111-3

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

England 414/7   GP Swann 4* (1b 1x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 22.2-4-97-3

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

England 426/8   CT Tremlett 7* (9b 1x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 24.2-4-103-4

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   MJ Prior 112* (122b 18x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 25-4-108-4

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

England 435/8   CT Tremlett 12* (16b 2x4)   RAS Lakmal 23.5-2-123-3

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

England 439/8   MJ Prior 116* (123b 19x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 25.1-4-112-4

Herath to Tremlett, FOUR, slammed through straight mid-off! It was up to him and Tremlett just swung his massive arms through the line

England 457/9   CT Tremlett 19* (26b 3x4)   HMRKB Herath 15.2-1-57-1

Fernando to Finn, FOUR, Finn swipes across the line and the ball flies to fine leg ... where Maharoof slides right past it to allow a boundary

England 473/9   ST Finn 6* (22b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 16.1-2-68-1

Fernando to Finn, FOUR, Finn flaps outside off to another back-of-a-length delivery, and the ball flies down to third man. Career-best for Finn

England 477/9   ST Finn 10* (25b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 16.4-2-72-1

Fernando to Finn, FOUR, he's opening up now! That's a great shot. Finn spots a full-toss early, whipping it to midwicket with great power. The crowd appreciate that too, and England are closing in on 500 now

England 481/9   ST Finn 14* (26b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 16.5-2-76-1

Herath to Finn, FOUR, Finn is firing now! He jumps down the track like Trumper, getting to the pitch and smiting this high over mid-on. Great shot

England 486/9   ST Finn 19* (28b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 18.1-1-64-1
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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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