Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.1 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
    42.1 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
    58.1 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
    54.4 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
    58.5 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 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
    78.6 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
    83.2 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 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
    not out
    not out
    19 (b 11, lb 7, nb 1)
    201/9 (90 Overs, RR: 2.23, 405 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (FDM Karunaratne, 7.1 ov), 2-123 (JK Silva, 42.1 ov), 3-159 (DPMD Jayawardene, 54.4 ov), 4-169 (KC Sangakkara, 58.1 ov), 5-170 (HDRL Thirimanne, 58.5 ov), 6-194 (HAPW Jayawardene, 78.6 ov), 7-199 (KMDN Kulasekara, 83.2 ov), 8-201 (AD Mathews, 86.6 ov), 9-201 (HMRKB Herath, 89.1 ov)
    JM Anderson19.0102541.3100
    SCJ Broad21.094332.0400
    CJ Jordan18.0103421.8800
    LE Plunkett16.053902.4300
    MM Ali12.023502.9101
    JE Root4.03701.7500

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

First in class


Kaushal Silva is the first Sri Lanka opener to post a fifty in both innings at Lords

Lord's last dig


Number of times Kumar Sangakkara has now batted in the fourth innings at Lords, with a previous top score of 12. He has never batted last at any other English venue

Doubling up at Lord's


Number of overseas batsmen who have scored a century in both innings at Lord's - George Headley in 1939.

Fourth-innings tons


Number of centuries scored by SL batsmen in the 4th innings of away Tests - zero in wins. Sangakkara scored 192 while chasing 507 in Hobart

Anderson v Thirimanne


James Anderson has now dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne nine times in international cricket

Top of the pile


Total runs scored in partnership by Mahela Jaywardene and Kumar Sangakkara when their stand reached 97 at Lord's, a new record in all international cricket