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

13.35 We are set for the second session. Andrew Strauss gives a pep talk to his team before the huddle breaks up. Dilshan and Paranavitana wait for Stuart Broad to bowl. Three slips, gully and short leg in place

0.1

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, starts with a peach, short of a length ball that zips past the outside edge of Paranavitana who was looking to defend off the front foot

0.2

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, once more Paranavitana is drawn towards the ball, in the channel outside off and a touch shorter than the previous one, beaten

0.3

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, slides this one well outside off, left alone

0.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, another easy leave for Paranavitana, outside off and on a length

0.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana shoulders arms once more, again it was wide enough of the offstump to be an easy decision for the batsman

0.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, a ripper to end the over, Paranavitana lucky to still be around, hint of inward swing for Broad, Paranavitana is looking to defend that one but is beaten

End of over 1 (maiden) Sri Lanka 0/0

    • NT Paranavitana 0 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (0b)
    • SCJ Broad 1-1-0-0
1.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, short and well outside off, Dilshan doesn't need time to get his eye in and other such niceties, he looks to whack that over point but misses

1.2

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, Sri Lanka get their first run, off Dilshan's pads towards square leg

1.3

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, down the leg side from Tremlett this time, 83.5mph, left alone

1.4

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, Tremlett yet to find his radar here, this was short and wide outside off

1.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, well collected by Prior, not so well bowled by Tremlett, that was way down the leg side, Prior dives and pouches the ball atheltically

1.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, FOUR, Tremlett gets one ball in the over on the stumps, and it costs him four runs, Paranavitana is off the mark with a thick edge past slips for four to the third man boundary

End of over 2 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0

    • NT Paranavitana 4 (10b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (2b)
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-1-0-0
2.1

Broad to Dilshan, 2 runs, ooh, Dilshan outside edges his first ball from Broad, Dilshan was looking to defend from the crease and the edge flies towards Swann at second slip, drops short of him and strikes him on the wrist

2.2

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, outside off and that is pushed in front of point by Dilshan

2.3

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, angles this one away from the batsman and that is left alone by Paranavitana

2.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, length ball on the pads, tucked towards short leg by Paranavitana

2.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, plays inside the line of that one to let it go,a touch short from Broad and outside off

2.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana continues to avoid nicking the ball, in the corridor outside off, Paranavitana pushes at it and to Broad's dismay doesn't nibble it through to the keeper

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 8/0

    • NT Paranavitana 4 (14b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 3 (4b)
    • SCJ Broad 2-1-3-0
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-4-0
3.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan looks to smash Tremlett through the covers, short of length and well outside off, Dilshan gives it everything but connects with nothing

3.2

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, length ball coming in towards offstump, Dilshan gets well forward and blocks it towards mid-off

3.3

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, a call of 'catch' as a shortish ball on offstump is played from the crease by Dilshan, who took the bottom hand off the bat to ensure the ball doesn't carry to third slip

3.4

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, way outside off from Tremlett, 84mph, Dilshan shoulders arms

3.5

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, testing start for Sri Lanka here, Dilshan again neither forward nor back as he looks to defend, it was short of length and just outside off, through to the keeper

3.6

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, more confidently played by Dilshan, played with soft hands towards point, starts charging down the track after playing that before being sent back by Paranavitana

End of over 4 (maiden) Sri Lanka 8/0

    • TM Dilshan 3 (10b)
    • NT Paranavitana 4 (14b 1x4)
    • CT Tremlett 2-1-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-1-3-0
4.1

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, a bouncer to start the over from Broad, 85mph, Paranavitana ducks under it

4.2

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, not as short as the previous one, nice line outside off, Paranavitana sways out of the path of the ball

4.3

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, length ball just outside off, left alone by Paranavitana

4.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, 86 mph from Broad, who pushes this one fuller, Paranavitana leaves it outside off

4.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana is struck on the stomach by a short of length ball that jagged back in, was on to him before his attempted jab

4.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, outside off, and a relieved Paranavitana leaves it for the keeper

End of over 5 (maiden) Sri Lanka 8/0

    • NT Paranavitana 4 (20b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 3 (10b)
    • SCJ Broad 3-2-3-0
    • CT Tremlett 2-1-4-0
5.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish ball angling into the pads, 85.6mph, off the bottom of his glove as Dilshan looks to play it off the back foot, loops past short leg

5.2

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, cautiously defended down towards mid-off by Paranavitana

5.3

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, spears this down the leg side, no worries for Paranavitana

5.4

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, some swing for Tremlett, sways down the leg side once more, and once again Paranavitana tries to tickle it to fine leg but misses out

5.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, Tremlett struggling for consistency here, sprays that way outside off this time

5.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, a stifled appeal for lbw, as Paranavitana is squared up by a legstump delivery, that pops off the pads to the off side

End of over 6 (1 run) Sri Lanka 9/0

    • NT Paranavitana 4 (25b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 4 (11b)
    • CT Tremlett 3-1-5-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-2-3-0
6.1

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball probing around off, Dilshan gets forward and works it towards point for a single

6.2

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, full on middle and leg, 85 mph, Paranavitana blocks it to the off side

6.3

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, good length from Broad, and back to an offstump line, defended towards gully by Paranavitana

6.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, gets this one to move back a bit after pitching short of a length outside off, Paranavitana shoulders arms

6.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, length ball outside off, Paranavitana is content to shoulder arms

6.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, short of length ball pitching outside off and coming back in, Paranavitana gets an inside-edge on to his thigh pad, close-in fielders shout in the hope it will roll back on to the stumps but it doesn't

End of over 7 (1 run) Sri Lanka 10/0

    • NT Paranavitana 4 (30b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 5 (12b)
    • SCJ Broad 4-2-4-0
    • CT Tremlett 3-1-5-0
7.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, back of length and outside off, Dilshan isn't tempted into chasing that

7.2

Tremlett to Dilshan, 2 runs, length ball sliding into middle and leg, whipped away behind square leg

Karn had some advice for Sri Lanka: "I feel the biggest thing Sri Lanka could learn from the last test is that they should play their natural game. Yes, it may sound hackneyed, but it holds a lot of truth. I feel, they are much better if they play their brand of cricket. I must commend the English team due to their ability to play their brand of cricket, irrespective of the situation."

7.3

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, short of length ball on middle, careful defence from Dilshan

7.4

Tremlett to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan gets this away for a boundary, not particularly well-timed, a length ball that Dilshan drives on-the-up towards extra cover

7.5

Tremlett to Dilshan, SIX, a six! the short ball from Temlett is pulled away and the ball had plenty of height, the 12th man Paul Muchall moved across in anticipation but the ball clears the ropes and goes into the third row

7.6

Tremlett to Dilshan, 2 runs, and once again Dilshan sends it towards Muchall, this time the ball drops short of the 12th man and nearly stops dead, Muchall keeps the batsmen to two

End of over 8 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 24/0

    • TM Dilshan 19 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 4 (30b 1x4)
    • CT Tremlett 4-1-19-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-2-4-0
8.1

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana is not going to being playing any extravagant shots, he watches one outside off through to the keeper

8.2

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, shortish and angling away from Paranavitana, who will leave the ball at every opportunity

Swann is off the pitch after getting that blow to his wrist earlier in the innings.

8.3

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, a bouncer down the leg side, Paranavitana gets well out of the way

8.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, full and wide, 84.4mph, Paranavitana is attracted towards that one, doesn't go through with the shot though

8.5

Broad to Paranavitana, 1 run, length ball on offstump, punched off the back foot towards cover for a single, Muchall fields once more

Short leg moves out to deep square leg

8.6

Broad to Dilshan, no run, it is a short of length ball on offstump, punched back to the bowler, who stretches his right hand to stop that

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 25/0

    • TM Dilshan 19 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 5 (35b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-2-5-0
    • CT Tremlett 4-1-19-0
9.1

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana patient as ever, lets a ball angling away from him go through to the keeper

9.2

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, pitched up and outside off, Paranavitana offers no stroke once again

9.3

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, down the leg side, Paranavitana doesn't have to play at that

9.4

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, back of length and angling away, too wide outside off to interest Paranavitana

9.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, finally Paranavitana is forced to play as the ball was heading for off stump, nudged towards midwicket

9.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, length ball just outside off, Paranavitana gets forward and guides it to gully

End of over 10 (maiden) Sri Lanka 25/0

    • NT Paranavitana 5 (41b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 19 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • CT Tremlett 5-2-19-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-2-5-0

Finn into the attack

10.1

Finn to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan continues to look to crash everything wide outside off, and again his attempt to blast that through the off side misses the ball

Swann has injured his right wrist

10.2

Finn to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads, whipped away towards square leg for a single

10.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, a stifled lbw appeal, to a length ball that snakes in to Paranavitana, that was going down and hit quite high as well

10.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, this one is a closer, big appeal from Finn, think it pitched outside leg stump, it was a length ball that hit Paranavitana on middle and leg, replays show it pitched outside leg

10.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, on middle and leg from Finn, defended to the leg side

10.6

Finn to Paranavitana, FOUR, a rare stroke from Paranavitana, cries of 'Catch' as a full ball outside off flies off the bat and over gully, too high for the fielder to have a chance

"According to the binoculared @Cricketer_John beside me, Swann has just pulled on his cap in the England dressing room. An imminent return?" says Andrew Miller

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 30/0

    • NT Paranavitana 9 (45b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 20 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 1-0-5-0
    • CT Tremlett 5-2-19-0

Swann is back on the field

11.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 no ball, starts with a no-ball

11.2

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off and Dilshan goes for another Hollywood drive, once again he misses, Dilshan wanted to send that out of the ground, thought it was a free-hit?

11.3

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, nudged towards square leg for a single

11.3

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana happy to leave outside off

11.4

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, way down the leg side, tough take for Prior as the ball bounced a second time just before reaching him

11.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, 1 leg bye, length ball on the pads, Paranavitana shuffles across and looks to guide the ball down towards short fine leg, a leg bye results

11.6

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, again down the leg side, Dilshan shoulders arms

End of over 12 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 33/0

    • TM Dilshan 21 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 9 (48b 2x4)
    • CT Tremlett 6-2-21-0
    • ST Finn 1-0-5-0
12.1

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, Finn begins the over with a full toss on middle stump, defended to the off side

12.2

Finn to Paranavitana, FOUR, too full and on the pads, whipped away by Paranavitana through square leg for a boundary, nicely done by Paranavitana

12.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, swings it down the leg side, Prior has had some leg-side dives today

12.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, length ball angling away, Paranavitana isn't interested in it

12.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, and once again Paranavitana allows the outside off ball to go through to the keeper

12.6

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, dropped at third slip by Cook, short of length ball around off stump, bounces more than Paranavitana expects, hits high on the blade, the ball flies at waist height to Cook, that was a sitter, not too far from him either, he is struck on the thumb

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 37/0

    • NT Paranavitana 13 (54b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 21 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 2-0-9-0
    • CT Tremlett 6-2-21-0

Broad's back

13.1

Broad to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan thinks about going for a big flail outside off, then decides against it

13.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, that ball jags away a long way after pitching outside off, left alone

13.3

Broad to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan gets a boundary this time, a length ball outside off, Dilshan gets forward and powerfully square-drives that one to the point boundary

13.4

Broad to Dilshan, no run, 86.3mph, length ball on offstump, swings away a touch, Dilshan carefully plays it to gully

13.5

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball outside off, this time Dilshan gets forward and pushes it towards extra cover for a single

13.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, short of length ball on offstump, blocked back down the track by Paranavitana

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 42/0

    • NT Paranavitana 13 (55b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 26 (30b 2x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 6-2-10-0
    • ST Finn 2-0-9-0
14.1

Finn to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, speared down the leg side, full delivery, off the pads towards square leg for a quick run

14.2

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, whoah, Finn loses his line and length, wild delivery way outside off

14.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, short of length ball on legstump, Paranavitana is struck on the pads as he looks to defend

14.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, watchfully left alone by Paranavitana

14.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide this time from Finn, 86mph, another leave

14.6

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, closer to the offstump this time, but not close enough to tempt Paranavitana into playing at it

And that will be drinks.

End of over 15 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 43/0

    • NT Paranavitana 13 (60b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 26 (31b 2x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 3-1-9-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-2-10-0

Stuart Broad will carry on from the Nursery End after the break

15.1

Broad to Dilshan, no run, pitched nicely up by Broad, but Dilshan begins with a solid forward press with a straight bat

15.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, this time Broad brings the length back just a touch, keeping Dilshan on the crease as he defends to cover

15.3

Broad to Dilshan, no run, pace and late swing for Broad, moving away from the bat. It starts wide and goes wider, however, and so Dilshan can easily leave alone

15.4

Broad to Dilshan, FOUR, Broad fires down a testing off-stump delivery but Dilshan plays close to his body with soft hands, making sure to angle the bat downwards, and is rewarded with four runs to third man

15.5

Broad to Dilshan, 4 byes, bouncer balloons over the batsman! Wild stuff from Broad, flinging the bouncer down very short down the leg side. Prior goes airborne but can't get a glove to it

15.6

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, slapped on the up through cover point, but Morgan is in position and quite deep to stop the boundary

End of over 16 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 52/0

    • TM Dilshan 31 (37b 3x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 13 (60b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-2-15-0
    • ST Finn 3-1-9-0

Finn continues from the Pavilion End as the sun comes out once again. Glorious afternoon at Lord's now

16.1

Finn to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, Finn lopes in and sends one down full on leg stump, Dilshan misses the leg glance but they take a run off the pad

16.2

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, full, angling across the left-hander. Too wide to get him playing though, and a player of Paranavitana's temperament will be quite happy to leave those all afternoon

16.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, pushed across Paranavitana once again, slightly closer to him but again he offers only a well-judged leave

16.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, this one slips out much too wide, left alone once more

Finn switches to round the wicket now. Will he angle the ball back in?

16.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, well, the change of attack doesn't help his line. This is full and very wide indeed, swinging even further away from the left-hander. Left alone

16.6

Finn to Paranavitana, 2 runs, misdirected towards leg stump this time, and Paranavitana clips neatly through square leg for a couple

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 55/0

    • NT Paranavitana 15 (65b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 31 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 4-1-11-0
    • SCJ Broad 7-2-15-0
17.1

Broad to Dilshan, FOUR, slapped on the up by Dilshan! A similar shot was stopped by Morgan in the last over, but this time Dilshan opens the face and purposefully slashes it up and over to hit the point boundary

17.2

Broad to Dilshan, 3 runs, crunched hard towards the deep cover boundary, and Paul Muchall, the substitute fielder, shows Sri Lanka how the dive on the boundary is supposed to be done, timing his leap perfectly to save one run. Committment

17.3

Broad to Paranavitana, 3 runs, a compact punch down the ground from Paranavitana, it doesn't quite have the legs to reach the boundary but a good shot all the same

17.4

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, a somewhat ugly swat from Dilshan, the bottom hand coming far too much into the stroke as the ball is turned into the leg side. It appeared he was aiming for the covers! Perhaps just tried to hit it too hard

17.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, Broad steams in but wastes the effort with a ball that angles across the left-hander outside off and is happily left alone

17.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, there's the line! That was a wicket-taking delivery from Broad, swinging back in very late to nip between bat, pad and stumps. That was close to the edge, close to the off stump. It didn't look like Paranavitana was expecting that to come back so sharply, he had almost already set himself to leave again

End of over 18 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 66/0

    • NT Paranavitana 18 (68b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 39 (41b 4x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 8-2-26-0
    • ST Finn 4-1-11-0

Confirmation that Swann's blow to the wrist won't stop him bowling - he's got the ball in his hand now. Slip, forward short leg and a short midwicket are in place

18.1

Swann to Dilshan, no run, Bell has been felled! Dilshan swept hard and the ball rocketed into his lower back as he turned away at short leg. That's a painful blow, just above the kidneys. The physio is out now, Bell is puffing away trying to get his breath back ... Yep, he's back up again and ready to dish out some Eternal Justice

18.2

Swann to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan hops down the wicket to get to the pitch and drives hard along the ground to mid-off

18.3

Swann to Dilshan, no run, close! Again Dilshan is down the wicket, but he yorks himself and has to scurry back to his crease as the ball rolls back and Prior attempts to whip it onto the stumps. Groan from the crowd

18.4

Swann to Dilshan, no run, punched back to the bowler off the back foot

18.5

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, turn and bounce for Swann, but it lands a little too straight and Dilshan simply angles him to fine leg for one

Slip, forward short leg and a short extra cover are in for the left-hander. Swann set to come round the wicket

18.6

Swann to Paranavitana, 2 runs, speared in at middle and leg, Paranavitana turns it off the pad and they're back for a second

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 69/0

    • NT Paranavitana 20 (69b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 40 (46b 4x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 1-0-3-0
    • SCJ Broad 8-2-26-0

Narinder: "I think England have missed a trick here. The best time to take wickets in this match is the first hour of the morning. England would have done good by declaring at their overnight score.SL 50 for 4 would have been much better than additional 70-90 runs for england."

19.1

Broad to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan is caught on the crease! This was fast and furious from Broad, jagging in off the pitch to strike Dilshan on the thigh. There's half an appeal, but more for the quality of the ball really...

19.2

Broad to Dilshan, 2 runs, short and pulled by Dilshan, not out of the middle though

19.3

Broad to Dilshan, no run, much fuller this time, with some shape away from the bat. Tapped to cover by Dilshan. He was looking for some thing more from the shot

19.4

Broad to Dilshan, no run, short again, Broad tumbles over in his follow-through because of the effort. Dilshan thought about the hook but pulled out of the stroke at the last moment

19.5

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, nudged off the hip down to fine leg

19.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, slammed down on a length outside off, calmly left alone by Paranavitana

End of over 20 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 72/0

    • NT Paranavitana 20 (70b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 43 (51b 4x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 9-2-29-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-3-0
20.1

Swann to Dilshan, 2 runs, just too straight from Swann, Dilshan flicks to long leg and they rush back for the second

20.2

Swann to Dilshan, FOUR, slashed to wide third man! Swann pitched up outside off, Dilshan just waited on the back leg, bending his right knee and flinging the bat through the line

20.3

Swann to Dilshan, no run, nudged to leg, Bell leaps athletically to his right to stop the ball

20.4

Swann to Dilshan, no run, flighted on off stump, Dilshan is neither forward nor back but manages to keep it out

20.5

Swann to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan steps back and defends an offspinner to short leg

20.6

Swann to Dilshan, no run, tossed up outside off, Dilshan stayed back and tried to force through cover but the ball didn't bounce as much as he expected and in the end he did well just to keep that off the stumps

End of over 21 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 78/0

    • TM Dilshan 49 (57b 5x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 20 (70b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 2-0-9-0
    • SCJ Broad 9-2-29-0
21.1

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, full and swinging back in towards the off stump. Paranavitana steps forward and defends with angled bat, but Pietersen dives at gully to cut it off

21.2

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, full again, a similar ball and once again Paranavitana angles the defensive shot to gully

21.3

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, fuller still from Broad, shaping the ball back in, and Paranavitana pushes back to the bowler off the inner half of the bat

21.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, up to the bat once more, this could well have been the offcutter. Paranavitana clips to midwicket

21.5

Broad to Paranavitana, FOUR, very full, outside off and Paranavitana squeezes the drive between backward point and gully to collect four. A good, measured stroke, and the placement was impeccable

21.6

Broad to Paranavitana, 4 leg byes, a very optimistic appeal from Broad as Paranavitana is struck on the pad, but that was marginal at best and they won't review it

End of over 22 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 86/0

    • NT Paranavitana 24 (76b 4x4)
    • TM Dilshan 49 (57b 5x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 10-2-33-0
    • GP Swann 2-0-9-0
22.1

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan goes to fifty with a flowing drive out to deep cover. What an important knock for his team

22.2

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, Swann comes round the wicket, looping one down on middle, and Paranavitana blocks

22.3

Swann to Paranavitana, 1 run, a dangerous shot for just one run, Paranavitana whips this off middle stump to collect one behind square on the leg side

22.4

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, a big heave from Dilshan, setting himself for the slog sweep there but he could only bottom edge it down to fine leg

22.5

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, turn and bounce for Swann! It landed in the rough well outside Paranavitana's off stump and so was easily left, but this will encourage the bowler as it really spat off the pitch

22.6

Swann to Paranavitana, 1 run, nudged just wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 23 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 90/0

    • NT Paranavitana 26 (80b 4x4)
    • TM Dilshan 51 (59b 5x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 3-0-13-0
    • SCJ Broad 10-2-33-0

Finn comes back for a spell before tea from the Nursery End. Two wide slips in place

23.1

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, full and wide to start, Paranavitana leaves well alone

23.2

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, closer to the off stump this time, but not close enough to get the batsman playing a stroke

23.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, Finn's line isn't quite right here, again he pushes it down outside off and Paranavitana leaves the third one in a row

23.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, indecision from the batsman! He started to leave but didn't quite get his bat out of the way and the ball ricocheted off the bottom edge, bouncing towards the slips

23.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, this is closer to the right channel from Finn, and Paranavitana leaves as much on bounce as he does on line, the ball not too far away from the off stump

23.6

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, pitched well up outside off, a speculative drive comes off the toe-end and trickles back down the pitch

End of over 24 (maiden) Sri Lanka 90/0

    • NT Paranavitana 26 (86b 4x4)
    • TM Dilshan 51 (59b 5x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 5-2-11-0
    • GP Swann 3-0-13-0
24.1

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan skips down the track and drives to Broad at a very deep mid-on

Matt Skidmore writes in: "Stating the blindingly obvious... England are missing Jimmy Anderson. The thing with depth in a team is proving that you don't need your best player; whether he's a batsman, bowler or wicketkeeper. It's the only reason I can't see England being the number 1 Test team in the world this summer. I hope they prove me wrong."

24.2

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up outside off, Paranavitana defends

24.3

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, Swann stays round the wicket to Paranavitana, flighting this one beautifully and getting it to grip and take the leading edge

24.4

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, full again, defended to cover

24.5

Swann to Paranavitana, 1 run, flight and guile from Swann! This was slow through the air but went on with the arm, Paranavitana moved back to cut and in the end did well just to keep the ball off the stumps

24.6

Swann to Dilshan, 2 runs, fired down flat and fast, a little too short and wide and Dilshan cuts out into the deep

End of over 25 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 94/0

    • TM Dilshan 54 (61b 5x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 27 (90b 4x4)
    • GP Swann 4-0-17-0
    • ST Finn 5-2-11-0
25.1

Finn to Paranavitana, FOUR, dismissed through the covers by Paranavitana! That's the first really authoritative stroke he's played. Finn pitched it up outside off but this wasn't nearly a half-volley. It did have width, however, and the left-hander seized on that

25.2

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, full and wide, but Paranavitana doesn't like the look of this one and lets it go

25.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, good reply from Finn, hitting a good length on off stump and zipping the ball past the outside edge of a defensive prod

25.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, accurate again from Finn, aimed right at middle and off. Paranavitana defends, and then cops a bit of an earful from the big fast bowler

25.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, on a length and outside off, left well alone

25.6

Finn to Paranavitana, 1 run, much straighter to finish, Paranavitana nudges in front of midwicket and they steal a quick single

End of over 26 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 99/0

    • NT Paranavitana 32 (96b 5x4)
    • TM Dilshan 54 (61b 5x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 6-2-16-0
    • GP Swann 4-0-17-0

This could be the last over before tea

26.1

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, round the wicket comes Swann, sending one down full and straight to draw a defensive stroke from the batsman

26.2

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, full again, defended to short leg on the bounce

26.3

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana lunges well forward to smother the ball into the off side

26.4

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, extended lbw shout from Swann! The umpire turns him down, and after an extended chat they decide not to review it. Replays suggest that it would have stayed with the on-field call. May also have touched the bat

26.5

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, defended this time

26.6

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, another wailing appeal from Swann as ball strikes pad again. Definitely a big inside edge this time, and again the umpire rightly says no

End of over 27 (maiden) Sri Lanka 99/0

    • NT Paranavitana 32 (102b 5x4)
    • TM Dilshan 54 (61b 5x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 5-1-17-0
    • ST Finn 6-2-16-0

Looks like we'll squeeze one more over in before the break

27.1

Finn to Dilshan, no run, speared down the leg side by Finn

27.2

Finn to Dilshan, 2 wides, ooh, that's gone even further down leg! Finn is actually wided this time, this was hurled acres down the leg side and Prior did really well to get some glove on it. There's Sri Lanka's 100

27.2

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, along the similar lines of the first two balls, except this time there's a left-hander on strike so it's actually a decent delivery. Left alone though

27.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, past the outside edge! Finn is all over the place in this over, and this is a really good delivery that got Paranavitana fishing outside off

27.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, slightly further outside off, and this time there's no thought of a stroke from the batsman

27.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, Finn comes around the wicket, landing on off stump, and Paranavitana defends to point

27.6

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, well outside off, and Paranavitana ends the session with a calm leave

That takes us to tea on the second afternoon at Lord's. Dilshan and Paranavitana have done really well, gritting their way through a testing new-ball spell and settling in for what could well be a long stay. They put on 101 in the session, which is also, incidentally, Sri Lanka's highest opening stand at Lord's. To read all about their sterling effort after lunch, have a look at Andrew McGlashan's bulletin. We'll be back in 20 minutes or so, at 4.00pm BST.

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 101/0

    • NT Paranavitana 32 (107b 5x4)
    • TM Dilshan 54 (62b 5x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 7-2-18-0
    • GP Swann 5-1-17-0

3.55pm In case you are thinking of going to the stadium tomorrow, here's a travel alert from the Lord's boffins. Jubilee Line doesn't open until 8.15am, and there's a fair amount of engineering works on the lines leading into Baker Street. In other words, starting walking now.

Some fiddling with statsguru reveals Dilshan and Paranavitana are only 12 short of Sri Lanka's largest opening stand against England.

There's another international match on. West Indies taking on India in a T20. Commentary for that game is here.

Thirty-seven overs remain today. Final session about to start. The umpires walk out, then the England team sprint in, followed by the Sri Lankan openers. Swann to set things going.

28.1

Swann to Dilshan, no run, ooh, Dilshan hits that one twice, length ball turning in from outside off, Dilshan defends off the backfoot, the ball starts bouncing back towards the stumps, a casual flick from Dilshan sends it away to safety

28.2

Swann to Dilshan, no run, looks to swipe that through the off and misses

28.3

Swann to Dilshan, no run

28.4

Swann to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, Dilshan dances down the track and defends with exaggerated care

28.5

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, Swann keeps it on offstump, steered towards gully for a single

Only one slip for Paranavitana. Swann round the wicket

28.6

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, fired into middle and off, defended to the leg side

End of over 29 (1 run) Sri Lanka 102/0

    • NT Paranavitana 32 (108b 5x4)
    • TM Dilshan 55 (67b 5x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 6-1-18-0
    • ST Finn 7-2-18-0

Tremlett to bowl, two slips await

29.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan is wringing his hand in pain after he tries to fend a short of length ball towards gully, hits him on the glove and the ball flies to the off side, he's going to need some assistance from the physio, who has doused Dilshan's right thumb in magic spray. Now he's taping it up

Dilshan is feeling his thumb gingerly, still deciding whether to carry on or not. He will bat on.

29.2

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, short of length ball, 84.1 mph, outside off and Dilshan leaves

29.3

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, a couple of miles quicker, on offstump, no room really to cut, Dilshan skips away from leg and goes for the cut anyway, not much power behind the stroke as the ball travels to point

29.4

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, solidly defended off the front foot by Dilshan

29.5

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, length ball on middle stump, again Dilshan presents the full face as he blocks it

29.6

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, length ball angling into offstump, punched back towards the bowler, who fields it on the bounce

End of over 30 (maiden) Sri Lanka 102/0

    • TM Dilshan 55 (73b 5x4 1x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 32 (108b 5x4)
    • CT Tremlett 7-3-21-0
    • GP Swann 6-1-18-0
30.1

Swann to Paranavitana, FOUR, some spin on offer for Swann, unfortunately for him the turn gives Paranavitana room to cut the ball for four, nicely done

30.2

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, overpitched just outside off, crisply driven towards short cover

30.3

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, this one goes straight on outside off, Paranavitana watches it closely as he leaves it

30.4

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Paranavitana gets behind the line and blocks towards the bowler

30.5

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, big stride in as Paranavitana smothers that one towards forward short leg

30.6

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, walks out of his crease as he eases the ball towards mid-on, Swann was walking towards the umpire to collect his cap, didn't realise the throw was coming in from the fielder and had to take evasive action

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 106/0

    • NT Paranavitana 36 (114b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 55 (73b 5x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 7-1-22-0
    • CT Tremlett 7-3-21-0
31.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads, easy single for Dilshan who tucks it behind square leg

31.2

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, short of length on offstump, Paranavitana defends solidly, getting well forward

31.3

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, angling away from Paranavitana, who allows the ball to go through to the keeper

31.4

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, and once again, this time a touch closer to offstump, Paranavitana is confident enough to leave that

31.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, three in a row, Paranavitana has plenty of patience, not interested in playing outside off

31.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, this time Tremlett puts in towards middle stump, grunts as he delivers it, Paranavitana shuffles across and drops the ball to the leg side, wonders whether there is a single there, realises there isn't

End of over 32 (1 run) Sri Lanka 107/0

    • NT Paranavitana 36 (119b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 56 (74b 5x4 1x6)
    • CT Tremlett 8-3-22-0
    • GP Swann 7-1-22-0
32.1

Swann to Dilshan, no run, length ball turning in towards off, blocked from the crease

32.2

Swann to Dilshan, no run, bit of width, Dilshan leans forward and drives crisply towards cover, where a dive to the left cuts off chances of a run

32.3

Swann to Dilshan, no run, turned off the pad towards short leg

32.4

Swann to Dilshan, SIX, Dilshan has had enough of the waiting game, he smashes that into the crowd behind long-on, waltzes down the track to get to the pitch and absolutely murdered that, nearly took off the head of an old man in the crowd

32.5

Swann to Dilshan, no run, defended towards the off side

32.6

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, tucks this towards midwicket for a single, and that makes it Sri Lanka's biggest opening partnership against England

End of over 33 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 114/0

    • TM Dilshan 63 (80b 5x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 36 (119b 6x4)
    • GP Swann 8-1-29-0
    • CT Tremlett 8-3-22-0
33.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, FOUR, a lovely push, no effort from Dilshan, gets a touch forward and punches it on the up towards long-on for four

33.2

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, on legstump, nudged behind square leg by Dilshan

33.3

Tremlett to Paranavitana, 1 run, on the left-hander's legstump, guided towards short fine for a single

33.4

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, one more single, this time to cover where Pietersen fields

33.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, overpitched outside off, the half-volley is punched towards mid-off by Paranavitana

33.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, angling across the batsman, just outside off, Paranavitana allows it through to the keeper

End of over 34 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 121/0

    • NT Paranavitana 37 (122b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 69 (83b 6x4 2x6)
    • CT Tremlett 9-3-29-0
    • GP Swann 8-1-29-0
34.1

Swann to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan continues to be his belligerent self, comes down the track and swipes that from outside off towards the midwicket boundary for four

34.2

Swann to Dilshan, no run, fuller ball, fired in towards middle and leg, punched towards mid-off

34.3

Swann to Dilshan, no run, that one spins in a bit, Dilshan makes room and defends, adjusts at the last moment for the turn

34.4

Swann to Dilshan, no run, gets well forward and keeps bat and pad close together as he defends a flighted delivery

34.5

Swann to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan looks to sweep this length ball powerfully, hit Cook at short leg on the ankle, Cook seems alright though

34.6

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, driven towards long-on for a single to end the over, the runs flowing for Sri Lanka now

End of over 35 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 126/0

    • TM Dilshan 74 (89b 7x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 37 (122b 6x4)
    • GP Swann 9-1-34-0
    • CT Tremlett 9-3-29-0
35.1

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball from Tremlett, pulled away by Dilshan behind square leg

35.2

Tremlett to Paranavitana, 1 run, short of length ball on middle and leg, defended towards midwicket, some confusion before the batsmen zip through for a single

35.3

Tremlett to Dilshan, FOUR, another boundary for Dilshan, opens the face and plays with soft hands to steer the ball wide of slips for a boundary

35.4

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run, overpitched 86.6mph, on middle and leg, a bit of an inside-edge towards deep square leg

35.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, FOUR, length ball on off, more runs for Sri Lanka, four of them, lovely front foot off drive from Paranavitana, great timing and bisects mid-on and mid-off

35.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, two shots in a row is too much to expect from Paranavitana, who reverts to leaving the ball outside off, he's on 42 now, looking comfortable after those early jitters

End of over 36 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 137/0

    • NT Paranavitana 42 (125b 7x4)
    • TM Dilshan 80 (92b 8x4 2x6)
    • CT Tremlett 10-3-40-0
    • GP Swann 9-1-34-0
36.1

Swann to Dilshan, no run, was there an outside edge as it went through to the keeper, Swann looks very disappointed that Prior didn't take it, it went on straight after pitching outside off, Hotspot shows a faint edge

36.2

Swann to Dilshan, no run

36.3

Swann to Dilshan, no run, well outside off, Dilshan turns his back on that one as he leaves

36.4

Swann to Dilshan, no run, on middle and leg this time, defended to short leg

36.5

Swann to Dilshan, no run, on middle stump, tucked to short leg once more

36.6

Swann to Dilshan, no run, a bit of air this time, Dilshan sashays down the track and whips it to midwicket, can't beat the fielder

End of over 37 (maiden) Sri Lanka 137/0

    • TM Dilshan 80 (98b 8x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 42 (125b 7x4)
    • GP Swann 10-2-34-0
    • CT Tremlett 10-3-40-0
37.1

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, angling across the batsman, who remains happy to leave those

37.2

Tremlett to Paranavitana, 1 run, short of a length and close enough to off to make Paranavitana play, pushed out towards cover and a quick single is pinched

37.3

Tremlett to Dilshan, no run, short of length ball on offstump, 81.3mph, defended off the front foot towards cover

37.4

Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, on the pads, that was going down, Dilshan tries to whip it but misses, off the pads to square leg

37.5

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana drops his hands and lets the ball through to the keeper

37.6

Tremlett to Paranavitana, no run, length ball on the pads, Paranavitana leans across and tucks it behind square leg

End of over 38 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 139/0

    • NT Paranavitana 43 (129b 7x4)
    • TM Dilshan 80 (100b 8x4 2x6)
    • CT Tremlett 11-3-41-0
    • GP Swann 10-2-34-0
38.1

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball outside off from Swann, dabbed towards point by Dilshan

38.2

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana moves well outside off as he defends

38.3

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, this time he blocks from the crease towards silly point

38.4

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, flighted ball heading for middle and leg, tapped to short leg

38.5

Swann to Paranavitana, 4 byes, Swann spears it down the leg side, way down the leg side, Prior can't move across to collect that, off the keeper's pad for four byes

38.6

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, on a length and turning away, careful defence from Paranavitana

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 144/0

    • NT Paranavitana 43 (134b 7x4)
    • TM Dilshan 81 (101b 8x4 2x6)
    • GP Swann 11-2-35-0
    • CT Tremlett 11-3-41-0

A surprise here. Kevin Pietersen on to bowl. Hope that doesn't mean a flood of Ravi Bopara mails.

39.1

Pietersen to Dilshan, no run, starts with a length ball that Dilshan watchfully defends off the front foot

39.2

Pietersen to Dilshan, 1 run, and once again, Dilshan is content to defend, wide of cover this time

39.3

Pietersen to Paranavitana, 1 run, overpitched from round the stumps, whipped towards square leg

39.4

Pietersen to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide, cut away towards point for a single, diving stop there

39.5

Pietersen to Paranavitana, 1 run, yet another single, again it is a touch full from KP, Paranavitana punches it to sweeper cover

39.6

Pietersen to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, Dilshan gets a bit of an inside-edge back towards the bowler

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 148/0

    • TM Dilshan 83 (105b 8x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 45 (136b 7x4)
    • KP Pietersen 1-0-4-0
    • GP Swann 11-2-35-0

Broad is back, to bowl round the wicket

40.1

Broad to Paranavitana, 1 run, slides it in on a length outside off, poked towards point and batsmen sprint through for a single, Morgan shies at the non-striker's end and hits Paranavitana on the arm guard

Broad over the wicket to Dilshan. Fine leg, deep square leg and deep midwicket in place. Bouncers ahoy

40.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, starts with a short ball, just outside off, Dilshan ducks under, not too comfortable though

40.3

Broad to Dilshan, 2 runs, this one is 85.7mph and not as short as the previous one, punched towards extra cover by Dilshan, who then zips through for two, Sri Lanka's 150 comes up

40.4

Broad to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, and on middle and off, Dilshan stands tall and blocks it to the leg side

40.5

Broad to Dilshan, no run, short of length ball, Dilshan gets a bit of an edge back to the bowler, was looking to play that to the leg side

40.6

Broad to Dilshan, no run, the expected bouncers don't arrive, short of length on offstump, Dilshan gets behind the line and defends

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 151/0

    • TM Dilshan 85 (110b 8x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 46 (137b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 11-2-36-0
    • KP Pietersen 1-0-4-0
41.1

Pietersen to Paranavitana, no run, flighted and full, whipped towards short leg

41.2

Pietersen to Paranavitana, no run, overpitched on offstump, driven firmly towards mid-off

41.3

Pietersen to Paranavitana, 1 run, full and wide, Paranavitana comes down the track and pushed it past the bowler

41.4

Pietersen to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide, Dilshan gets well back in the crease and cracks that gift for four behind backward point

41.5

Pietersen to Dilshan, no run, a full delivery is watchfully defended off the front foot tot the off side

41.6

Pietersen to Dilshan, no run, tries to force this through the leg side, can't get it past the bowler though

End of over 42 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 156/0

    • TM Dilshan 89 (113b 9x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 47 (140b 7x4)
    • KP Pietersen 2-0-9-0
    • SCJ Broad 11-2-36-0

Two slips in place for Broad

42.1

Broad to Paranavitana, 1 run, length ball slanting in, driven firmly towards mid-off for a single

42.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, the Broad bouncer arrives, Dilshan ducks under it, how long before he loses patience? Or will he resist the temptation to hook?

42.3

Broad to Dilshan, 1 run, a tight run, a direct hit, third umpire is needed, England don't seem to excited, Paranavitana's bat is in the air after he grounds it past the crease, and comes down again later, some doubt about whether the ball struck the stumps when the bat was in the air, Aleem Dar is satisfied it was not, it all started when Dilshan poked the ball to cover and set off for a quick run

42.4

Broad to Paranavitana, FOUR, a lovely way to get to a half-century, it was short and outside off, thrashed behind deep backward point for a boundary, this has been a crucial effort from Paranavitana

42.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, back of a length, defence from Paranavitana

42.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, length ball outside off, blocked off the front foot towards the off side

End of over 43 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 162/0

    • NT Paranavitana 52 (144b 8x4)
    • TM Dilshan 90 (115b 9x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 12-2-42-0
    • KP Pietersen 2-0-9-0
43.1

Pietersen to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up by KP, Dilshan races out and pats the ball towards cover

43.2

Pietersen to Paranavitana, no run, outside off and left alone

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43.3

Pietersen to Paranavitana, no run, watchfully defended by Paranavitana off the front foot

43.4

Pietersen to Paranavitana, no run, length ball heading for middle, tapped towards short leg

43.5

Pietersen to Paranavitana, no run, and once again, Paranavitana is content to defend

43.6

Pietersen to Paranavitana, 1 run, low full toss outside off, squeezed out towards cover for a single

End of over 44 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 164/0

    • NT Paranavitana 53 (149b 8x4)
    • TM Dilshan 91 (116b 9x4 2x6)
    • KP Pietersen 3-0-11-0
    • SCJ Broad 12-2-42-0

A chat between Strauss and Broad

44.1

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, Broad starts with a length ball that is jabbed towards cover, straight at the fielder so there's no run

44.2

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, full and slower, 72mph, well outside off, dug out towards point

44.3

Broad to Paranavitana, FOUR, again full and wide, 71.4mph, at least ten miles slower than usual, this time Paranavitana doesn't miss out., reaches out and muscles that past a diving cover fielder for four

Broad over the wicket now

44.4

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, a short of length ball that stays low, Paranavitana defends from the crease

44.5

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, right-arm over angling across Paranavitana, he's left plenty of those sort of deliveries today

44.6

Broad to Paranavitana, no run, overpitched and outside off, punched towards short extra cover by Paranavitana

End of over 45 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 168/0

    • NT Paranavitana 57 (155b 9x4)
    • TM Dilshan 91 (116b 9x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 13-2-46-0
    • KP Pietersen 3-0-11-0

The KP experiment is over. Swann returns

45.1

Swann to Dilshan, 2 runs, length ball, bit of width, Dilshan stays back and steers that delicately towards third man for a couple

Sarfraz from Sri Lanka: "Waiting for the tallest bowling attack in the history to show up!"

45.2

Swann to Dilshan, 1 run, just a single this time as he stretches forward and pushes the ball towards deep point

45.3

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, fullish on middle and off, tucked towards midwicket

45.4

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, full ball outside off, Paranavitana tries to power it through the off but can't beat cover

45.5

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, careful defence down the track

45.6

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, ooh, that one sneaks between the batsman's legs as he looks to defend it, it rolls safely wide of the stumps though so England's search for a first wicket continues

It's time for the final drinks break of the day.

End of over 46 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 171/0

    • NT Paranavitana 57 (159b 9x4)
    • TM Dilshan 94 (118b 9x4 2x6)
    • GP Swann 12-2-38-0
    • SCJ Broad 13-2-46-0

"Theres a T20 going on but I'm struck to this Test. Dilsan is brilliant." Vivek, I like your style. Broad to continue after the break

46.1

Broad to Dilshan, 2 byes, short outside off, and a lapse in Prior's concentration allows them to take a couple of byes

46.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, short again, this time it's straighter and Dilshan ducks underneath it

46.3

Broad to Dilshan, FOUR, sometimes Dilshan slogs and smears, and sometimes he caresses. This shot was of the latter class, as he stood up tall to a back-of-a-length delivery and punched through cover point

46.4

Broad to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length once again, the ball is pushed defensively back to the bowler

46.5

Broad to Dilshan, no run, this one may just have stopped in the pitch a touch. It wasn't the slower ball but took something of a leading edge, rolling into the covers. Broad was after it was a dive and a slide and Dilshan couldn't get the single he wanted

46.6

Broad to Dilshan, 2 leg byes, bouncer once again! Dilshan ducked at the last moment but it brushed his back, flying down to fine leg

A touch mean from Kerr: "speaking of 20/20s, broads made a pretty quick half century there off only 13 overs. the question now is, how quickly will he kick on to triple figures?"

End of over 47 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 179/0

    • TM Dilshan 98 (124b 10x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 57 (159b 9x4)
    • SCJ Broad 14-2-50-0
    • GP Swann 12-2-38-0
47.1

Finn to Paranavitana, 1 run, nudged down to fine leg, they trot through for a single that gives Dilshan the strike

47.2

Finn to Dilshan, no run, good thinking from Finn, he sends down a surprise yorker that Dilshan squeezes out into the covers

47.3

Finn to Dilshan, no run, Finn's been inconsistent today, and follows up a good delivery with some filth hurled down the leg side

47.4

Finn to Dilshan, no run, and again! Is he struggling with the left/right combination? Is it a lack of match practice? Whatever the reason, this one is pushed down the leg side again

47.5

Finn to Dilshan, no run, that's on target, aimed at off stump and Dilshan comes half forward to push into the covers

47.6

Finn to Dilshan, FOUR, there's the century! Dilshan punches through cover point for four, off comes the helmet and up goes the bat. His team-mates rise to applaud him on the boundary, as does a significant portion of the crowd. A really good knock, and he punches the air in delight

End of over 48 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 184/0

    • TM Dilshan 102 (129b 11x4 2x6)
    • NT Paranavitana 58 (160b 9x4)
    • ST Finn 8-2-23-0
    • SCJ Broad 14-2-50-0

A change - Swann comes back

48.1

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, round the wicket to Paranavitana, who flicks off the pad to square leg

48.2

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, full and straight, tapped back to the bowler

48.3

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, this one is tossed up a bit slower, Paranavitana waits on the back foot and defends to short leg

48.4

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana uses his feet to get to the pitch and clips to midwicket

48.5

Swann to Paranavitana, 2 runs, this grips and spins and also keeps a bit low, taking a thick outside edge but going straight down to slip's left and rolling to third man ... they think about a risky third run, but wisely decide against it

48.6

Swann to Paranavitana, no run, the arm ball? This looked flatter through the air and rushed past the bat to hit the pad. Heading down leg though

End of over 49 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 186/0

    • NT Paranavitana 60 (166b 9x4)
    • TM Dilshan 102 (129b 11x4 2x6)
    • GP Swann 13-2-40-0
    • ST Finn 8-2-23-0

"This century and partnership reminds me of Tamim Iqbal's batting at Lords when Bangladesh toured," writes Prashanth. "I just hope SL don't crumble if and when Dilshan falls. Apart from that final day of the 1st Test, SL have done very well."

49.1

Finn to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed in front of square on the off side

49.2

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, theoretically a good line to a left-hander, but possibly not one as defensive and patient as Paranavitana. This passes harmlessly outside off, and is left well alone

49.3

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, pushed even wider this time, this was there to be cut and Paranavitana set himself for the shot before pulling out

49.4

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, very full on middle and off, this may have just snaked back in to the left-hander a touch, and he pushes it back to the bowler

49.5

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, there's the right line. This lands right on middle and moves towards the slips, defended to cover

49.6

Finn to Paranavitana, no run, on the spot again from Finn, but Paranavitana is solid in defence

End of over 50 (1 run) Sri Lanka 187/0

    • NT Paranavitana 60 (171b 9x4)
    • TM Dilshan 103 (130b 11x4 2x6)
    • ST Finn 9-2-24-0
    • GP Swann 13-2-40-0
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