Player of the Match
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    1.6 gone! There's one for England. Paranavitana pushes at one outside off stump and edges low to first slip. Was a good, full length from Tremlett and it drew the batsman forward but not with any confidence. Another neat catch by Strauss. Took England 191 balls to shift Paranavitana in the first innings, but just 10 this time. 1/1
    3.2 gone! Or is it? Dilshan gets into a tangle and it lobs back to Tremlett but he doesn't think he hit it. The review in process and Hotspot shows a touch on the glove. This should be out. And it is! Was well bowled again, banged in back of a length and not well played by Dilshan. England have a sniff here. 10/2
    17.2 gone! Oh boy. This is on for England. Big style. Sangakkara comes forward, it turns a little and the edge goes low to slip. Beautiful bowling, Swann at his best to left handers. Half the side out. 43/5
    12.5 gone! Edged to first slip. Three for Tremlett, was a touch fuller and Jayawardene came forward, finding the edge and carrying at waist-height Strauss 33/3
    15.4 gone! And another, Samaraweera plays back which is always dangerous with some uneven bounce around and chops into his stumps. Much like Dilshan in the first innings. Problems here for Sri Lanka 36/4
    18.1 it's short from Tremlett, Jayawardene hooks and has that touched the glove? Doctrove says no, but England are convinced and they're going to review it. HotSpot is inconclusive but the slo-mo replays seem to indicate contact with the glove ... this could go either way ... He's gone! It didn't show up on HotSpot but there was a definite noise, and a deflection. What is happening out there? 43/7
    17.5 gone! Edged to the keeper but Maharoof reviews it. He's hit it. Clear HotSpot and there's no wasting time with that. Easy decision. Swann is on fire, it was the straighter ball and Maharoof came forward but played the wrong line 43/6
    24.2 what a catch! That is a stunning effort at short leg, and Perera is gone. He flapped at another short ball, the ball pinging lamely off the bat and Bell leaping forward to clutch the catch inches from the turf. England surge towards a win! 82/9
    19.1 gone! Another one! Herath swiped across the line, a bit of a brainless slog-sweep from a tailender, the ball rushes on with thearm from round the wicket and that hits him just about in line with the stumps. Sri Lanka sink further 52/8
    not out
    24.4 that's it! Gone! How have England pulled a win out of this game? Incredible stuff. Dug in again by Broad, Lakmal just couldn't deal with the bounce and the ball looped easily to Cook in the slips to complete the victory 82/10
    5 (b 5)
    82 all out (24.4 Overs, RR: 3.32, 117 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (NT Paranavitana, 1.6 ov), 2-10 (TM Dilshan, 3.2 ov), 3-33 (DPMD Jayawardene, 12.5 ov), 4-36 (TT Samaraweera, 15.4 ov), 5-43 (KC Sangakkara, 17.2 ov), 6-43 (MF Maharoof, 17.5 ov), 7-43 (HAPW Jayawardene, 18.1 ov), 8-52 (HMRKB Herath, 19.1 ov), 9-82 (NLTC Perera, 24.2 ov), 10-82 (RAS Lakmal, 24.4 ov)
    SCJ Broad7.412122.7300
    CT Tremlett10.024044.0000
    GP Swann7.011642.2800

Close of Play

  • Thu, 26 May - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 133/2 (NT Paranavitana 58*, DPMD Jayawardene 4*, 48 ov)
  • Fri, 27 May - day 2 - England 1st innings 47/1 (AN Cook 24*, JM Anderson 1*, 20 ov)
  • Sat, 28 May - day 3 - England 1st innings 287/2 (AN Cook 129*, IJL Trott 125*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 29 May - day 4 - England 1st innings 491/5 (IR Bell 98*, EJG Morgan 14*, 153 ov)
  • Mon, 30 May - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 82 (24.4 ov) - end of match

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