Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 1st Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014
Played at Lord's, London
12,13,14,15,16 June 2014 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* b Kulasekara 17 29 26 2 0 65.38
6.1 77.8 mph, chopped on, Cook has done for himself! Wasn't quite wide enough to cut, maybe didn't swing as much as some of Kulasekara's deliveries this morning, the batsman got a little cramped and the ball cannoned down on to off stump. Sri Lanka are whooping it up, they have both openers in the hutch and Lord's is a basket of nerves... 22/2
View dismissal SD Robson c †HAPW Jayawardene b Pradeep 1 17 7 0 0 14.28
3.6 86.2 mph, full again, draws the stroke and got him! Prasanna doesn't drop this one, silence echoes around Lord's as Robson's debut innings comes to a swift end... Decent delivery from Pradeep, just held its line on the slope from the Nursery End, was wide enough to leave, though. Good diving take from PJ, by the way, no clash of cymbals this time 14/1
View dismissal GS Ballance c †HAPW Jayawardene b Pradeep 23 73 40 4 0 57.50
18.5 87.5 mph, pitched up, draws a flat-footed drive and Sri Lanka have another! Pradeep lands one on the money and Ballance pays out, wasn't to the pitch and a healthy edge sailed through low to the keeper 74/3
View dismissal IR Bell lbw b Eranga 56 105 75 7 1 74.66
28.2 86.0 mph, full and angled in, strikes the pad and a huge cry for lbw, not out given but Sri Lanka don't hesitate too much before reviewing. No bat involved, it looks close, is it too high? No it isn't, Hawk Eye has the delivery going on to take the top of middle stump, a very good review and they've taken a big wicket, England checked yet again 120/4
JE Root not out 200 500 298 16 0 67.11
View dismissal MM Ali c DPMD Jayawardene b Herath 48 125 98 6 1 48.97
58.2 47.1 mph, tossed up just outside off and Moeen takes a huge swing at it and edges to first slip. A pretty ugly shot, a bit of a wild hack aiming down the ground. His previous aggressive stroke against Herath was a well-timed slog sweep but there was no footwork here, playing away from his body and he nicks a straightforward catch to slip 209/5
View dismissal MJ Prior c Silva b Eranga 86 176 131 10 0 65.64
97.6 85.5 mph, another short one and this time it works with Prior fending off a throat ball which he pops up to short leg. And the leg theory finally pays dividends for Sri Lanka. They've worked away at that line for the past 20 minutes and now they find a wicket, Eranga right on the money at decent pace, Prior got in a tangle and presented a simple chance to short leg 380/6
View dismissal CJ Jordan c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga 19 20 19 3 0 100.00
101.6 85.0 mph, short ball and Jordan gets it wrong trying to turn it to leg and pops a catch up to the keeper. They check the new ball but Eranga has a millimetre of boot behind the popping crease. So the short ball works again, Jordan getting into a muddle trying to flick this to the leg side and it came off the splice of the bat for an easy catch to Jayawardene 402/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Karunaratne b Pradeep 47 47 38 9 0 123.68
111.3 83.1 mph, good length ball, Broad tries to swing it leg side but doesn't get it right this time and picks out deep midwicket it was straight to the fielder, Broad picking out the man easily about 10 yards in from the rope but that is a fine innings from Broad with some very attractive strokes 466/8
View dismissal LE Plunkett c Silva b Pradeep 39 58 42 6 0 92.85
125.3 84.2 mph, the short ball does it again, Plunkett miscuing a pull shot! He wasn't going to let another one through, swung across the line but hit high up the bat and only managed to loop a straightforward catch to midwicket 547/9
JM Anderson not out 9 26 15 1 0 60.00
Extras (b 12, lb 12, nb 6) 30
  Total (9 wickets dec; 130.3 overs; 593 mins) 575 (4.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 22 3 83 1 3.77 99 14 0
6.1 to Cook, 77.8 mph, chopped on, Cook has done for himself! Wasn't quite wide enough to cut, maybe didn't swing as much as some of Kulasekara's deliveries this morning, the batsman got a little cramped and the ball cannoned down on to off stump. Sri Lanka are whooping it up, they have both openers in the hutch and Lord's is a basket of nerves... 22/2
View wickets N Pradeep 29 2 123 4 4.24 112 14 0 (2nb)
3.6 to Robson, 86.2 mph, full again, draws the stroke and got him! Prasanna doesn't drop this one, silence echoes around Lord's as Robson's debut innings comes to a swift end... Decent delivery from Pradeep, just held its line on the slope from the Nursery End, was wide enough to leave, though. Good diving take from PJ, by the way, no clash of cymbals this time 14/1
18.5 to Ballance, 87.5 mph, pitched up, draws a flat-footed drive and Sri Lanka have another! Pradeep lands one on the money and Ballance pays out, wasn't to the pitch and a healthy edge sailed through low to the keeper 74/3
111.3 to Broad, 83.1 mph, good length ball, Broad tries to swing it leg side but doesn't get it right this time and picks out deep midwicket it was straight to the fielder, Broad picking out the man easily about 10 yards in from the rope but that is a fine innings from Broad with some very attractive strokes 466/8
125.3 to Plunkett, 84.2 mph, the short ball does it again, Plunkett miscuing a pull shot! He wasn't going to let another one through, swung across the line but hit high up the bat and only managed to loop a straightforward catch to midwicket 547/9
View wickets RMS Eranga 30 3 163 3 5.43 112 21 0 (4nb)
28.2 to Bell, 86.0 mph, full and angled in, strikes the pad and a huge cry for lbw, not out given but Sri Lanka don't hesitate too much before reviewing. No bat involved, it looks close, is it too high? No it isn't, Hawk Eye has the delivery going on to take the top of middle stump, a very good review and they've taken a big wicket, England checked yet again 120/4
97.6 to Prior, 85.5 mph, another short one and this time it works with Prior fending off a throat ball which he pops up to short leg. And the leg theory finally pays dividends for Sri Lanka. They've worked away at that line for the past 20 minutes and now they find a wicket, Eranga right on the money at decent pace, Prior got in a tangle and presented a simple chance to short leg 380/6
101.6 to Jordan, 85.0 mph, short ball and Jordan gets it wrong trying to turn it to leg and pops a catch up to the keeper. They check the new ball but Eranga has a millimetre of boot behind the popping crease. So the short ball works again, Jordan getting into a muddle trying to flick this to the leg side and it came off the splice of the bat for an easy catch to Jayawardene 402/7
  AD Mathews 11 2 39 0 3.54 46 4 0
View wicket HMRKB Herath 37.3 2 136 1 3.62 151 10 2
58.2 to Ali, 47.1 mph, tossed up just outside off and Moeen takes a huge swing at it and edges to first slip. A pretty ugly shot, a bit of a wild hack aiming down the ground. His previous aggressive stroke against Herath was a well-timed slog sweep but there was no footwork here, playing away from his body and he nicks a straightforward catch to slip 209/5
  HDRL Thirimanne 1 0 7 0 7.00 2 1 0
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c †Prior b Jordan 38 56 38 6 0 100.00
12.3 pitched up, on the drive and gone, feathering through to Prior! Jordan strikes with his third ball in Tests, fired across the left-hander who didn't get close enough to the pitch, driving half forward and a thin edge flies through low to the keeper. Run-a-ball 38 from Karunaratne, though this is pitch for far bigger returns. Jordan is off and running, in every sense, England have their breakthrough 54/1
View dismissal JK Silva c †Prior b Anderson 63 218 160 10 0 39.37
48.2 88.0 mph, caught behind! That's a big-effort delivery from Anderson. He had Silva in some trouble with the short ball in the previous over and this time he's got him. The bouncer was well targeted, forcing Silva to duck in a hurry. He forgot to lower his bat, though, and the ball grazed it on its way through to Prior 151/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †Prior b Ali 147 449 258 16 0 56.97
109.6 52.0 mph, Mooen Ali gets his first Test wicket, and they aren't too many which are more valuable than this man's, Moeen tosses the ball up, well wide of off stump, Sangakkara wants to cut that through point but he can only get a top edge as the ball turns away, Prior takes the catch and a sumptuous innings from Sangakkara comes to an end, 147 for him, but he wanted even more 385/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Broad 55 153 105 7 0 52.38
81.4 79.6 mph, lbw! Mahela reviews immediately. Was there an inside edge? Replays show it missed the inside edge comfortably. The ball has hit the front pad just below the knee roll and then gone on to hit the back pad. That's absolutely plumb. A waste of a review. Mahela was caught on the crease defending, as the good length ball nipped back into him from outside off this time, the previous two had moved away. 277/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Robson b Anderson 2 25 17 0 0 11.76
86.6 84.8 mph, caught at midwicket! A soft dismissal. Anderson delivered on a length, pitching outside leg and finishing on the left-hander's pads. Thirimanne flicked in the air and straight to Robson at midwicket, he caught it at head height. Thirimanne didn't commit to the flick, sort of checked his shot and ended up hitting it tamely 289/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* lbw b Plunkett 102 229 172 12 0 59.30
135.4 87.7 mph, Plunkett slips in an attempted yorker and Mathews misses it, given lbw! He was stuck back in the crease, maybe beaten for pace, though he understandably asks for the review, possibility of some bat involved... Plunkett got this right up there, Mathews' concentration maybe wandered briefly after getting his ton - no bat on it, the second sound was it hitting both pads. Hawk-Eye says it would have clipped leg stump and that is enough to uphold the in-field call and end Mathews' stay 442/9
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c Bell b Plunkett 6 26 16 1 0 37.50
116.1 86.8 mph, Plunkett gets the wicket of Prasanna, actually the credit should go to Ian Bell, Plunkett slides it down the leg side, Prasanna goes for the glance, connects well, but the ball flies towards Bell at leg slip, Bell had to react rapidly, he does , and grabs on to that chance 400/6
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c †Prior b Jordan 9 26 23 2 0 39.13
121.6 85.2 mph, beauty from Jordan, gets the wicket of Kulasekara, it isn't the shock tactic of short balls that gets the breakthrough, this one holds it line after Jordan angles it in, gets the outside edge anda regulation catch for Prior 413/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath b Anderson 2 39 17 0 0 11.76
130.5 91.8 mph, oh, got him, bowled neck and crop! Well, it's taken England a while but after working out Herath could cope with being bounced, Anderson tried to hit his toes instead, pitched up and Herath was not looking for that one, late in bringing the bat down as middle stump was detonated. Quick, full and straight, does the job 430/8
RMS Eranga not out 5 42 22 0 0 22.72
View dismissal N Pradeep hit wicket b Jordan 4 16 6 1 0 66.66
138.4 85.5 mph, Pradeep demolishes his own stumps! That looked painful, though he's helped up and seems to be okay... Jordan caught him with another short ball, hit Pradeep on the shoulder and he collapsed awkwardly, his weight pushing the bat on to the wicket as he fell. Some people won't like it but tailenders have to deal with bouncers these days - that was an example of how not to do it 453/10
Extras (b 7, lb 5, w 6, nb 2) 20
  Total (all out; 138.4 overs; 631 mins) 453 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 31 7 93 3 3.00 148 14 0 (1w)
48.2 to Silva, 88.0 mph, caught behind! That's a big-effort delivery from Anderson. He had Silva in some trouble with the short ball in the previous over and this time he's got him. The bouncer was well targeted, forcing Silva to duck in a hurry. He forgot to lower his bat, though, and the ball grazed it on its way through to Prior 151/2
86.6 to Thirimanne, 84.8 mph, caught at midwicket! A soft dismissal. Anderson delivered on a length, pitching outside leg and finishing on the left-hander's pads. Thirimanne flicked in the air and straight to Robson at midwicket, he caught it at head height. Thirimanne didn't commit to the flick, sort of checked his shot and ended up hitting it tamely 289/4
130.5 to Herath, 91.8 mph, oh, got him, bowled neck and crop! Well, it's taken England a while but after working out Herath could cope with being bounced, Anderson tried to hit his toes instead, pitched up and Herath was not looking for that one, late in bringing the bat down as middle stump was detonated. Quick, full and straight, does the job 430/8
View wicket SCJ Broad 29 8 67 1 2.31 140 8 0 (1w)
81.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, 79.6 mph, lbw! Mahela reviews immediately. Was there an inside edge? Replays show it missed the inside edge comfortably. The ball has hit the front pad just below the knee roll and then gone on to hit the back pad. That's absolutely plumb. A waste of a review. Mahela was caught on the crease defending, as the good length ball nipped back into him from outside off this time, the previous two had moved away. 277/3
View wickets CJ Jordan 27.4 4 102 3 3.68 121 13 0 (1w)
12.3 to Karunaratne, pitched up, on the drive and gone, feathering through to Prior! Jordan strikes with his third ball in Tests, fired across the left-hander who didn't get close enough to the pitch, driving half forward and a thin edge flies through low to the keeper. Run-a-ball 38 from Karunaratne, though this is pitch for far bigger returns. Jordan is off and running, in every sense, England have their breakthrough 54/1
121.6 to Kulasekara, 85.2 mph, beauty from Jordan, gets the wicket of Kulasekara, it isn't the shock tactic of short balls that gets the breakthrough, this one holds it line after Jordan angles it in, gets the outside edge anda regulation catch for Prior 413/7
138.4 to Pradeep, 85.5 mph, Pradeep demolishes his own stumps! That looked painful, though he's helped up and seems to be okay... Jordan caught him with another short ball, hit Pradeep on the shoulder and he collapsed awkwardly, his weight pushing the bat on to the wicket as he fell. Some people won't like it but tailenders have to deal with bouncers these days - that was an example of how not to do it 453/10
View wickets LE Plunkett 32 2 116 2 3.62 138 13 0 (2nb, 3w)
116.1 to HAPW Jayawardene, 86.8 mph, Plunkett gets the wicket of Prasanna, actually the credit should go to Ian Bell, Plunkett slides it down the leg side, Prasanna goes for the glance, connects well, but the ball flies towards Bell at leg slip, Bell had to react rapidly, he does , and grabs on to that chance 400/6
135.4 to Mathews, 87.7 mph, Plunkett slips in an attempted yorker and Mathews misses it, given lbw! He was stuck back in the crease, maybe beaten for pace, though he understandably asks for the review, possibility of some bat involved... Plunkett got this right up there, Mathews' concentration maybe wandered briefly after getting his ton - no bat on it, the second sound was it hitting both pads. Hawk-Eye says it would have clipped leg stump and that is enough to uphold the in-field call and end Mathews' stay 442/9
View wicket MM Ali 16 2 56 1 3.50 64 6 0
109.6 to Sangakkara, 52.0 mph, Mooen Ali gets his first Test wicket, and they aren't too many which are more valuable than this man's, Moeen tosses the ball up, well wide of off stump, Sangakkara wants to cut that through point but he can only get a top edge as the ball turns away, Prior takes the catch and a sumptuous innings from Sangakkara comes to an end, 147 for him, but he wanted even more 385/5
  JE Root 3 1 7 0 2.33 14 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SD Robson b Eranga 19 68 50 2 0 38.00
15.5 83.2 mph, full length, Robson forward just outside off and nicks it onto off stump. Nice delivery, just nipped in a little to take the inside edge which cannoned flush into the off pole. Robson was a little unsure with his footwork and was slightly late on the stroke 51/2
View dismissal AN Cook* c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga 28 56 40 6 0 70.00
13.2 86.7 mph, full delivery, Cook drives at it just outside off and nicks it to the keeper. Cook walks off straight away, I'm not sure if Paul Reiffel would have given it but the Sri Lankans were convinced and Cook knew he hit it. A full ball just outside off left him slightly to take a thin outside edge, low catch for the keeper 46/1
GS Ballance not out 104 252 188 12 1 55.31
View dismissal IR Bell b Eranga 9 20 17 1 0 52.94
19.4 82.7 mph, full delivery, this time Bell comes forward to drive at this time and nicks it onto off stump! A third strike for Sri Lanka and England now under a bit of pressure. A lovely delivery, like the ball to dismiss Robson, has just nipped in off the seam to take the inside edge into the off stick. Very nicely done drawing Bell into finally driving 69/3
View dismissal JE Root lbw b Herath 15 32 18 2 0 83.33
26.6 49.2 mph, straightens on the stumps, Root is beaten and can only jab his leg out to prevent the crash of ash - that's not fooling Billy and up goes the crooked finger! Superb bowling from Herath, mixing up his angle, pace and flight, this caught Root on the crease and turned just enough, skidded into the back pad and no doubt about where it was going. Root could have been forward but he was done by a lovely bit of bowling 98/4
View dismissal MM Ali b Herath 4 6 2 1 0 200.00
28.2 50.1 mph, and bowled him, Herath has the final word! Look at that celebration, down on one knee, fist pumped, roaring a mixture of defiance and delight! Herath tossed it up again, spinning out of the footmarks and past Moeen's loose drive, into the woodwork. His team-mates can barely move him as he gives Moeen the eyes. What a response to that previous ball and what a session this is turning into for Sri Lanka 102/5
View dismissal MJ Prior c Thirimanne b Kulasekara 16 36 26 1 0 61.53
37.2 78.0 mph, length ball two feet wide of off stump, Prior guides it...straight to gully! Catching practise for the fielder taking it at knee height, a solid claim but a dreadful misjudgement from Prior, a very soft dismissal and that is a bad wicket to lose so soon after tea. Prior couldn't have picked out the fielder any better 121/6
View dismissal CJ Jordan c Sangakkara b Herath 35 98 50 5 0 70.00
59.2 continues over the wicket, floated up outside leg... and Jordan miscues to mid-off via a leading edge! A decent knock from Jordan is ended, the ball spinning as he tried to play across the line, Sangakkara took it stooping forward. That probably removes the declaration from the equation 199/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c & b Herath 24 33 18 3 0 133.33
66.4 47.6 mph, pushes forward and Broad returns this straight to sender, Herath tumbling over to his left to complete the dismissal! Wasn't quite to the pitch and just popped it back to the bowler. Herath has four, will he get on the honours board before Ballance? 256/8
LE Plunkett not out 2 10 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 2, nb 2) 11
  Total (8 wickets dec; 69 overs; 309 mins) 267 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 15 2 65 1 4.33 63 11 0
37.2 to Prior, 78.0 mph, length ball two feet wide of off stump, Prior guides it...straight to gully! Catching practise for the fielder taking it at knee height, a solid claim but a dreadful misjudgement from Prior, a very soft dismissal and that is a bad wicket to lose so soon after tea. Prior couldn't have picked out the fielder any better 121/6
  N Pradeep 13 3 37 0 2.84 60 5 0 (1nb)
View wickets RMS Eranga 18 7 63 3 3.50 81 8 0 (1nb, 2w)
13.2 to Cook, 86.7 mph, full delivery, Cook drives at it just outside off and nicks it to the keeper. Cook walks off straight away, I'm not sure if Paul Reiffel would have given it but the Sri Lankans were convinced and Cook knew he hit it. A full ball just outside off left him slightly to take a thin outside edge, low catch for the keeper 46/1
15.5 to Robson, 83.2 mph, full length, Robson forward just outside off and nicks it onto off stump. Nice delivery, just nipped in a little to take the inside edge which cannoned flush into the off pole. Robson was a little unsure with his footwork and was slightly late on the stroke 51/2
19.4 to Bell, 82.7 mph, full delivery, this time Bell comes forward to drive at this time and nicks it onto off stump! A third strike for Sri Lanka and England now under a bit of pressure. A lovely delivery, like the ball to dismiss Robson, has just nipped in off the seam to take the inside edge into the off stick. Very nicely done drawing Bell into finally driving 69/3
View wickets HMRKB Herath 23 2 95 4 4.13 90 9 1
26.6 to Root, 49.2 mph, straightens on the stumps, Root is beaten and can only jab his leg out to prevent the crash of ash - that's not fooling Billy and up goes the crooked finger! Superb bowling from Herath, mixing up his angle, pace and flight, this caught Root on the crease and turned just enough, skidded into the back pad and no doubt about where it was going. Root could have been forward but he was done by a lovely bit of bowling 98/4
28.2 to Ali, 50.1 mph, and bowled him, Herath has the final word! Look at that celebration, down on one knee, fist pumped, roaring a mixture of defiance and delight! Herath tossed it up again, spinning out of the footmarks and past Moeen's loose drive, into the woodwork. His team-mates can barely move him as he gives Moeen the eyes. What a response to that previous ball and what a session this is turning into for Sri Lanka 102/5
59.2 to Jordan, continues over the wicket, floated up outside leg... and Jordan miscues to mid-off via a leading edge! A decent knock from Jordan is ended, the ball spinning as he tried to play across the line, Sangakkara took it stooping forward. That probably removes the declaration from the equation 199/7
66.4 to Broad, 47.6 mph, pushes forward and Broad returns this straight to sender, Herath tumbling over to his left to complete the dismissal! Wasn't quite to the pitch and just popped it back to the bowler. Herath has four, will he get on the honours board before Ballance? 256/8
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 390 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Robson b Broad 16 29 24 3 0 66.66
7.1 84.0 mph, short ball and Karunaratne pats it to short leg! That is gift-wrapped, England have their first in the hutch, Broad using his extra bounce to good effect. Karunaratne didn't play it very well, off the face then on to his body and straight into Sam Robson's breadbasket. Another flashy failure for Dimuth 25/1
View dismissal JK Silva c †Prior b Jordan 57 172 105 7 0 54.28
42.1 83.9 mph, length down the leg side, a touch to the keeper and there's a big appeal for caught behind, not out given but England are convinced and go straight for the review which is obvious that it came off the gloves and Silva is gone. His hands were well away from his body and we don't even need the mark on Hot Spot to confirm that is out, smart catch from Prior 123/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Anderson 61 218 168 4 0 36.30
58.1 86.5 mph, length ball just outside off, shapes in a little and Sangakkara chops it on! Huge wicket for England, that's the one they wanted. Sangakkara sat back to play through the off side but got cramped with the ball angled in to him and got a thick edge into the base of leg stump, no famous century for Sangakkara who walks off Lord's for the final time 169/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c †Prior b Anderson 18 66 45 3 0 40.00
54.4 86.0 mph, probing outside off - and Jayawardene nicks one! Don't need slips for those, rare misjudgement from Mahela, played in corridor when he could have left, possibly a hint of reverse away from the bat and it just scraped the edge, Prior gulped the chance. A chink of light for England 159/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Jordan b Anderson 2 16 11 0 0 18.18
58.5 81.5 mph, length delivery, Thirimanne forward, gets a thick outside edge and it's taken by second slip! Two in an over for Anderson, this just went away from the left-hander, it bounced a little too, to take the edge and Jordan took a solid catch 170/5
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Cook b Anderson 18 138 90 2 0 20.00
86.6 85.5 mph, oh, Mathews has nicked one, straight to Cook! Tumult engulfs Lord's, Mathews hangs his head, the ball shaped back down the hill, was perhaps wide enough he could have left but it pinged off the edge. England have dislodged the biggest, soundest brick in the wall - they'll have 18 deliveries to get two tail-end wickets! 201/8
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Jordan 8 93 62 0 0 12.90
78.6 85.1 mph, full and straight and PJ is trapped in front... Bowden shakes his head but England review straight away, they have to really, especially as they get topped up again in a couple of overs. Think there might have been a sound, if not, this is plumb... The bat clunked into the ground but missed the ball, this is going to be out, Hawk-Eye has it hitting leg stump a third of the way up! All the short stuff had crammed Prasanna right back in the crease and he was beaten by a fast full-bunger 194/6
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara lbw b Broad 1 21 11 0 0 9.09
83.2 84.8 mph, got him, another lbw, the full delivery does it! Broad goes tearing off, England are battering away at the door... Reiffel didn't think long about this, Kulasekara propped forward hopefully, not sure what was coming, the ball nipped back off the seam and thumped into the front pad. Hawk-Eye says it would have clipped leg, though it looked a look closer than that in real time 199/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c †Prior b Broad 1 27 14 0 0 7.14
89.1 83.5 mph, goes for the bouncer and it's sliding to leg, Herath got some glove on it... and he walks! Prior took the catch tumbling to his right, Reiffel nods and raises a finger but - wait for it - replays show Herath had removed his hand from the bat handle before contact was made! Why did Herath not review?! He wasn't out but he is out and now England only require one more wicket to complete a sensational win! 201/9
RMS Eranga not out 0 17 6 0 0 0.00
N Pradeep not out 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 11, lb 7, nb 1) 19
  Total (9 wickets; 90 overs; 405 mins) 201 (2.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 19 10 25 4 1.31 99 3 0
54.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, 86.0 mph, probing outside off - and Jayawardene nicks one! Don't need slips for those, rare misjudgement from Mahela, played in corridor when he could have left, possibly a hint of reverse away from the bat and it just scraped the edge, Prior gulped the chance. A chink of light for England 159/3
58.1 to Sangakkara, 86.5 mph, length ball just outside off, shapes in a little and Sangakkara chops it on! Huge wicket for England, that's the one they wanted. Sangakkara sat back to play through the off side but got cramped with the ball angled in to him and got a thick edge into the base of leg stump, no famous century for Sangakkara who walks off Lord's for the final time 169/4
58.5 to Thirimanne, 81.5 mph, length delivery, Thirimanne forward, gets a thick outside edge and it's taken by second slip! Two in an over for Anderson, this just went away from the left-hander, it bounced a little too, to take the edge and Jordan took a solid catch 170/5
86.6 to Mathews, 85.5 mph, oh, Mathews has nicked one, straight to Cook! Tumult engulfs Lord's, Mathews hangs his head, the ball shaped back down the hill, was perhaps wide enough he could have left but it pinged off the edge. England have dislodged the biggest, soundest brick in the wall - they'll have 18 deliveries to get two tail-end wickets! 201/8
View wickets SCJ Broad 21 9 43 3 2.04 108 6 0
7.1 to Karunaratne, 84.0 mph, short ball and Karunaratne pats it to short leg! That is gift-wrapped, England have their first in the hutch, Broad using his extra bounce to good effect. Karunaratne didn't play it very well, off the face then on to his body and straight into Sam Robson's breadbasket. Another flashy failure for Dimuth 25/1
83.2 to Kulasekara, 84.8 mph, got him, another lbw, the full delivery does it! Broad goes tearing off, England are battering away at the door... Reiffel didn't think long about this, Kulasekara propped forward hopefully, not sure what was coming, the ball nipped back off the seam and thumped into the front pad. Hawk-Eye says it would have clipped leg, though it looked a look closer than that in real time 199/7
89.1 to Herath, 83.5 mph, goes for the bouncer and it's sliding to leg, Herath got some glove on it... and he walks! Prior took the catch tumbling to his right, Reiffel nods and raises a finger but - wait for it - replays show Herath had removed his hand from the bat handle before contact was made! Why did Herath not review?! He wasn't out but he is out and now England only require one more wicket to complete a sensational win! 201/9
View wickets CJ Jordan 18 10 34 2 1.88 92 5 0
42.1 to Silva, 83.9 mph, length down the leg side, a touch to the keeper and there's a big appeal for caught behind, not out given but England are convinced and go straight for the review which is obvious that it came off the gloves and Silva is gone. His hands were well away from his body and we don't even need the mark on Hot Spot to confirm that is out, smart catch from Prior 123/2
78.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, 85.1 mph, full and straight and PJ is trapped in front... Bowden shakes his head but England review straight away, they have to really, especially as they get topped up again in a couple of overs. Think there might have been a sound, if not, this is plumb... The bat clunked into the ground but missed the ball, this is going to be out, Hawk-Eye has it hitting leg stump a third of the way up! All the short stuff had crammed Prasanna right back in the crease and he was beaten by a fast full-bunger 194/6
  LE Plunkett 16 5 39 0 2.43 73 2 0
  MM Ali 12 2 35 0 2.91 51 2 0 (1nb)
  JE Root 4 3 7 0 1.75 21 1 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - MM Ali, CJ Jordan and SD Robson (England)
Player of the match - JE Root (England)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - MA Gough
Close of play
  • Thu, 12 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 344/5 (JE Root 102*, MJ Prior 76*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 13 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 140/1 (JK Silva 62*, KC Sangakkara 32*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 415/7 (AD Mathews 79*, HMRKB Herath 0*, 124 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 267/8 (GS Ballance 104*, LE Plunkett 2*, 69 ov)
  • Mon, 16 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 201/9 (90 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (78 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: England - 52/2 in 13.0 overs (GS Ballance 17, IR Bell 8)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (GS Ballance 22, IR Bell 24, Ex 6)
    • Lunch: England - 98/3 in 25.0 overs (IR Bell 41, JE Root 6)
    • England: 100 runs in 25.4 overs (156 balls), Extras 10
    • IR Bell: 50 off 69 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 28.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - IR Bell (Upheld)
    • England: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (209 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: England - 154/4 in 38.0 overs (JE Root 25, MM Ali 20)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (JE Root 21, MM Ali 28, Ex 1)
    • Tea: England - 195/4 in 53.0 overs (JE Root 43, MM Ali 43)
    • England: 200 runs in 55.2 overs (335 balls), Extras 12
    • JE Root: 50 off 106 balls (2 x 4)
    • Over 58.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - MJ Prior (Struck down)
    • England: 250 runs in 70.1 overs (424 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: England - 261/5 in 71.0 overs (JE Root 73, MJ Prior 26)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (JE Root 21, MJ Prior 26, Ex 5)
    • New Ball Taken: England 294/5 after 80.3 overs (JE Root 85, MJ Prior 47)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 0 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • England: 300 runs in 81.2 overs (492 balls), Extras 18
    • MJ Prior: 50 off 81 balls (5 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 143 balls (JE Root 38, MJ Prior 56, Ex 6)
    • JE Root: 100 off 183 balls, 289 mins (8 x 4)
    • End Of Day: England - 344/5 in 89.0 overs (JE Root 102, MJ Prior 76)
    • England: 350 runs in 91.1 overs (552 balls), Extras 21
    • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 211 balls (JE Root 61, MJ Prior 80, Ex 9)
    • England: 400 runs in 101.4 overs (615 balls), Extras 21
    • Drinks: England - 402/7 in 102.0 overs (JE Root 131)
    • England: 450 runs in 107.3 overs (650 balls), Extras 22
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (JE Root 8, SCJ Broad 41, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: England - 473/8 in 113.0 overs (JE Root 152, LE Plunkett 2)
    • JE Root: 150 off 246 balls (12 x 4)
    • England: 500 runs in 117.5 overs (712 balls), Extras 28
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (JE Root 17, LE Plunkett 26, Ex 7)
    • England: 550 runs in 126.2 overs (764 balls), Extras 30
    • Drinks: England - 554/9 in 127.0 overs (JE Root 183, JM Anderson 5)
    • Over 127.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JM Anderson (Struck down)
    • JE Root: 200 off 298 balls, 492 mins (16 x 4)
    • Innings Break: England - 575/9 in 130.3 overs (JE Root 200, JM Anderson 9)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Over 0.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - FDM Karunaratne (Upheld) ** Tea: Sri Lanka - 35/0 in 7.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, JK Silva 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (FDM Karunaratne 35, JK Silva 16, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 91/1 in 24.0 overs (JK Silva 34, KC Sangakkara 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (JK Silva 23, KC Sangakkara 21, Ex 7)
    • JK Silva: 50 off 113 balls (9 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 140/1 in 40.0 overs (JK Silva 62, KC Sangakkara 32)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 47.5 overs (287 balls), Extras 8
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 102 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 170/2 in 54.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 52, DPMD Jayawardene 8)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 62.4 overs (376 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (KC Sangakkara 25, DPMD Jayawardene 24, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 212/2 in 67.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 73, DPMD Jayawardene 29)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 73.2 overs (441 balls), Extras 13
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 152 balls (KC Sangakkara 50, DPMD Jayawardene 46, Ex 5)
    • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 182 balls, 284 mins (10 x 4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 90 balls (7 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: England 271/2 after 80.1 overs (KC Sangakkara 104, DPMD Jayawardene 51)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 276/2 in 81.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 105, DPMD Jayawardene 55)
    • Over 81.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 90.6 overs (548 balls), Extras 16
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 309/4 in 92.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 121, AD Mathews 14)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (KC Sangakkara 14, AD Mathews 37, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 101.1 overs (609 balls), Extras 16
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 64 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 377/4 in 108.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 146, AD Mathews 57)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 115.5 overs (697 balls), Extras 16
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 415/7 in 124.0 overs (AD Mathews 79, HMRKB Herath 0)
    • AD Mathews: 100 off 171 balls, 226 mins (12 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 442/9 in 135.4 overs (RMS Eranga 2)
    • Over 135.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 138.2 overs (832 balls), Extras 20
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 453/10 in 138.4 overs (RMS Eranga 5)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Lunch: England - 27/0 in 9.0 overs (SD Robson 10, AN Cook 15)
    • England: 50 runs in 14.3 overs (88 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: England - 75/3 in 22.0 overs (GS Ballance 15, JE Root 0)
    • England: 100 runs in 28.1 overs (170 balls), Extras 4
    • Over 28.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MJ Prior (Struck down)
    • Tea: England - 117/5 in 36.0 overs (GS Ballance 25, MJ Prior 13)
    • England: 150 runs in 45.3 overs (274 balls), Extras 4
    • Over 45.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - GS Ballance (Struck down)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (GS Ballance 22, CJ Jordan 24, Ex 4)
    • GS Ballance: 50 off 130 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 178/6 in 53.0 overs (GS Ballance 50, CJ Jordan 29)
    • England: 200 runs in 59.4 overs (360 balls), Extras 10
    • England: 250 runs in 65.6 overs (398 balls), Extras 11
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (GS Ballance 27, SCJ Broad 23, Ex 1)
    • GS Ballance: 100 off 184 balls, 250 mins (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • End Of Day: England - 267/8 in 69.0 overs (GS Ballance 104, LE Plunkett 2)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 54/1 in 14.0 overs (JK Silva 23, KC Sangakkara 10)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (JK Silva 27, KC Sangakkara 24, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 99/1 in 29.0 overs (JK Silva 44, KC Sangakkara 34)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 5
    • JK Silva: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
    • Over 42.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JK Silva (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 130/2 in 44.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 46, DPMD Jayawardene 4)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 137 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.5 overs (311 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 164/3 in 56.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 59, HDRL Thirimanne 0)
    • Over 60.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HAPW Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 189/5 in 75.0 overs (AD Mathews 12, HAPW Jayawardene 4)
    • Over 78.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HAPW Jayawardene (Upheld)
    • New Ball Taken: England 198/6 after 80.1 overs (AD Mathews 17, KMDN Kulasekara 0)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Sri Lanka 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); England 1 (2 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 85.1 overs (512 balls), Extras 19
    • Over 89.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - N Pradeep (Upheld)
 
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