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

Finn to Paranavitana, OUT, the stand is broken! Paranavitana's patience and concentration is finally broken as he flashes a flat-batted drive at a full, wide ball and edges straight to Strauss at first slip. He's given it away and he knows it, walking off with head bowed. Still, take nothing away from his contribution to an opening partnership that has brought Sri Lanka right back into this game

NT Paranavitana c Strauss b Finn 65 (234m 184b 10x4 0x6) SR: 35.32

Sri Lanka 207/1   TM Dilshan 118* (140b 12x4 2x6)   ST Finn 10.5-2-40-1

Tremlett to Sangakkara, OUT, the new ball has done the job, Sangakkara nibbles a length ball angling across him, he pushes at it off the front foot and the outside edge results in an easy catch for Prior, that was a good line from Tremlett, passed the batsman just outside off, making him play, Sangakkara's poor Test record in England continues

KC Sangakkara c †Prior b Tremlett 26 (110m 93b 4x4 0x6) SR: 27.95

Sri Lanka 288/2   TM Dilshan 162* (208b 16x4 2x6)   CT Tremlett 16.4-4-53-1

Finn to Dilshan, OUT, gone! There won't be any double today. Finn pitches full, it nips back at Dilshan takes some edge and top of leg into the stumps. Dilshan had been struggling with thumb for the last 15 minutes or so, but it has been a fantastic innings and he gets a standing ovation

TM Dilshan b Finn 193 (433m 253b 20x4 2x6) SR: 76.28

Sri Lanka 370/3   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (61b 7x4)   ST Finn 22.2-4-84-2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, no third Lord's century for Jayawardene, England have their first wicket of the day, Finn gets the outside edge, this time for Jayawardene it doesn't fly past slip, finds Cook at third slip, who latches on to it, the third wicket for Finn, Jayawardene was caught on the crease there, initially moving forward and then getting back

DPMD Jayawardene c Cook b Finn 49 (137m 84b 8x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Sri Lanka 394/4   TT Samaraweera 9* (41b)   ST Finn 27.5-7-94-3

Tremlett to Samaraweera, OUT, and another wicket for England, not the wisest shot from Samaraweera, who wafts outside off without any footwork, it was slightly overpitched and outside off from Tremlett, a thin edge through to the keeper, two specialist batsmen removed, England will start thinking about a first-innings lead now

TT Samaraweera c †Prior b Tremlett 9 (53m 42b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

Sri Lanka 394/5   HAPW Jayawardene 0* (1b)   CT Tremlett 27.1-6-82-2

Broad to Maharoof, OUT, Maharoof thinks about a review, he had taken one in the second innings at Cardiff, he doesn't thins time after a chat with the non-striker, Broad has struck,that one comes in a long way after pitching just short of a length and outside off, the ball ducked in too quickly for Maharoof, strikes him on the pad way before the bat comes down, hit in front of off and that was going on to hit middle, somewhere near the top, reviewing that would have been a waste

MF Maharoof lbw b Broad 2 (26m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Sri Lanka 409/6   HAPW Jayawardene 11* (22b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 27-4-103-1

Swann to Herath, OUT, gone! One shot too many for Herath. Swann looped one up on middle, Herath charged out and aimed for the heavens above midwicket but missed completely. Prior does the rest, an easy stumping

HMRKB Herath st †Prior b Swann 26 (51m 33b 2x4 1x6) SR: 78.78

Sri Lanka 466/7   HAPW Jayawardene 39* (62b 5x4 1x6)   GP Swann 30.1-5-92-1

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, gone, edged to Swann in the slips! Well, Finn has been wayward but he keeps bowling wicket-taking deliveries. This was a good one, pitched up to the bat and drawing the batsman half forward. It just left him off the pitch, taking a healthy edge and flying at a nice height to Swann's left

HAPW Jayawardene c Swann b Finn 40 (89m 64b 5x4 1x6) SR: 62.50

Sri Lanka 472/8   CRD Fernando 5* (4b 1x4)   ST Finn 31.1-7-104-4

Swann to Fernando, OUT, well, what a catch! Swann finds the edge of the bat and the ball flies to Strauss's left at slip, he just sticks his hand out and is as surprised as anyone to find the ball in it. A real reaction catch, but taken cleanly. Good effort, and Sri Lanka lose another. It's worth mentioning that Strauss doesn't usually field at slip to the spinner

CRD Fernando c Strauss b Swann 5 (15m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Sri Lanka 472/9   RAS Lakmal 0* (5b)   GP Swann 31.3-5-98-2

Swann to Welegedara, OUT, Swann ends the innings! He flighted another one, Welegedara had another go, this time aiming down the ground. But Broad had been placed at a deep mid-on and the ball looped right to him. England secure a lead of 7 runs

UWMBCA Welegedara c Broad b Swann 6 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 479/10   RAS Lakmal 0* (9b)   GP Swann 32.4-5-101-3
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150





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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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