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    2.6 Welegedara has struck, he's removed the England captain, a short of length ball that nipped in, Strauss was coming across the stumps and looking to whip the ball to the leg side, he misses and is struck just above the knee roll, pitching outside off and hit him in front of middle, replays show that was going on to hit the top of middle and leg, Strauss ponders asking for the referral, but then decides against it, and Sri Lanka have made an early breakthrough 5/1
    61.2 and there's the wicket, the inevitable Cook century is not to be, it was a shortish ball, Cook went for an adventurous pull, top-edges it towards mid-on where Maharoof takes the catch, he is a dejected man, at least no one can argue that he was playing for the milestone 201/5
    5.4 is it an early end for the run-machine? we have a referral, yup, Trott's gone, that was pitching just short of a length around off stump, no great movement, Trott looks to clip it to the leg side, he misses and is struck just below the knee roll in front of middle, replays show it was going on to hit leg, Dilshan will be delighted after all the questioning over the decision to bowl 18/2
    7.5 England are three down, Pietersen is gone to an athletic catch from Dilshan at gully, length ball outside off, moves away a touch and Pietersen was reaching for that one, gets the outside edge which flies towards Dilshan, who flings himself to his right to pouch that 22/3
    39.5 edged! Straight to Paranavitana at first slip. Finally the edge carries off Bell's bat. Once again, Welegedara got the ball to leave the batsman off the pitch, and the line was such that he had to play at this one. Good bowling, and Bell's stay is cut short at 52. That'll lift Sri Lanka 130/4
    81.1 appeal first ball! Morgan is struck on the pad, Lakmal is convinced, but the umpire says no ... hang on, they're going to review this. That's taking leg stump out of the ground, and Morgan is out! It pitched in line, moved enough to beat the bat but not enough to take it down the leg side. 302/6
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    19
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    96.18
    104.3 finally, Sri Lanka have removed Prior. He swipes across the line at a straight one from Herath, a real slog sweep, but misses it completely and the ball clatters into off stump. Prior exits to standing applause, he's done really well to guide England past 450 452/9
    96.1 gone! Finally a breakthrough. Broad plays across a straight ball and that's stone dead. Much like Strauss yesterday he fell across the shot slightly. He asked Prior about using a review but was told how out it was. 410/7
    96.6 gone! Sri Lanka take a catch at slip although the keeper almost messed it up. Well bowled by Welegedara from round the wicket, Swann pushed hard outside off and Paranavitana held on despite the keeper diving in front of him. 414/8
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    41
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    58.53
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    32
    4
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    59.37
    112.5 and that's that! Finn was having a go before lunch, and though he played some good shots it was only a matter of time before this happened. He swings, head high, right across the line and is clean bowled. Herath has his second, and England are all out for 486 486/10
    Extras
    24 (b 3, lb 7, nb 10, w 4)
    TOTAL
    486 all out (112.5 Overs, 509 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UWMBCA Welegedara28.0412244.3525
    RAS Lakmal25.0212635.0410
    MF Maharoof17.055703.3515
    CRD Fernando17.027714.5200
    HMRKB Herath18.516423.3900
    TM Dilshan7.013004.2800
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (AJ Strauss, 2.6 ov), 2-18 (IJL Trott, 5.4 ov), 3-22 (KP Pietersen, 7.5 ov), 4-130 (IR Bell, 39.5 ov), 5-201 (AN Cook, 61.2 ov), 6-302 (EJG Morgan, 81.1 ov), 7-410 (SCJ Broad, 96.1 ov), 8-414 (GP Swann, 96.6 ov), 9-452 (MJ Prior, 104.3 ov), 10-486 (ST Finn, 112.5 ov)
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    53.5 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 207/1
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    76.28
    98.2 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 370/3
    80.4 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 288/2
    108.5 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 394/4
    109.1 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 394/5
    128.1 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 472/8
    114.6 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 409/6
    127.1 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 466/7
    129.3 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 472/9
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    131.4 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 479/10
    Extras
    58 (b 25, lb 23, nb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    479 all out (131.4 Overs, 597 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SCJ Broad32.0512513.9000
    CT Tremlett30.088522.8301
    ST Finn33.0810843.2731
    GP Swann32.4510133.0900
    KP Pietersen4.001203.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-207 (NT Paranavitana, 53.5 ov), 2-288 (KC Sangakkara, 80.4 ov), 3-370 (TM Dilshan, 98.2 ov), 4-394 (DPMD Jayawardene, 108.5 ov), 5-394 (TT Samaraweera, 109.1 ov), 6-409 (MF Maharoof, 114.6 ov), 7-466 (HMRKB Herath, 127.1 ov), 8-472 (HAPW Jayawardene, 128.1 ov), 9-472 (CRD Fernando, 129.3 ov), 10-479 (UWMBCA Welegedara, 131.4 ov)
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    0.2 gone! Or is it? Strauss is rapped on the pads, it looked plumb but he's going to review it. Well, that's hit him right in front of middle, total waste of the review. Another outswinger from Welegedara to the left-hander, squaring him up and hitting him on the back pad adjacent to the stumps. 0/1
    73.6 now, this time he may be stumped. Again Cook used his feet to come down, Herath looped down something of an arm-ball that held its line to beat Cook's outside edge. It was quite wide so Prasanna had to reach right across and then move back to the stumps ... Well, this is really tight. After an absolute age, third umpire Aleem Dar decides that he's seen enough to give Cook out. His bat was on the line, and it was mighty close. He's reached an 18th Test century, and leaves the field to a standing ovation 305/4
    25.4 got him! Again it's the flight that troubles Trott, this time he steps forward and drives over the top of a looping, dipping delivery on middle stump. Herath pumps his fist in celebration, and well he might after removing a batsman as obdurate as Trott with his 4th delivery of the innings ... 117/2
    65.3 Herath has got him, KP is gone, start the wailing, that was a terrific delivery though, pitching well outside leg stump, and KP gets forward and half-heartedly tries to defend it, but that turns sharply and goes on to hit off stump, KP was initially looking to pad that away, then decided to play at it, big turn that for Herath 244/3
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    74.5 Morgan comes and goes in the blink of an eye. He was trying to push things on, Fernando sent down a slower ball and he was completely deceived, playing far too early to present an easy chance to Lakmal at cover. You can't really fault the batsman there, he was playing for the declaration that appears to be coming soon, but great skill shown by Fernando too to pick up his first wicket of the innings 312/5
    75.5 all sorts of things happening out there! Bell has an almighty heave and the ball shaves just past the leg stump, ricochets off the keeper's pads and rolls towards square leg. Prior wanted a single and set off, Bell sent him back as Prasanna picked up the ball and hurled it at the non-striker's end, sending Prior back with a direct hit 319/6
    78.1 Broad backs away to leg and throws himself into an ungainly swish, but manages only to get an edge on another really good split-finger slower ball from Fernando. Good work from Prasanna too, diving forward to take the catch 335/7
    Extras
    31 (lb 12, nb 18, w 1)
    TOTAL
    335/7d (78.1 Overs, 361 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UWMBCA Welegedara10.015015.0003
    RAS Lakmal17.007004.1117
    MF Maharoof7.002403.4202
    CRD Fernando20.129224.5606
    HMRKB Herath24.028733.6200
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (AJ Strauss, 0.2 ov), 2-117 (IJL Trott, 25.4 ov), 3-244 (KP Pietersen, 65.3 ov), 4-305 (AN Cook, 73.6 ov), 5-312 (EJG Morgan, 74.5 ov), 6-319 (MJ Prior, 75.5 ov), 7-335 (SCJ Broad, 78.1 ov)
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    32.3 another review , has the Trott move worked? big appeal for lbw that Tucker upholds, slightly overpitched on middle, Paranavitana looks to defend down the track, he misses and is struck low on the front pad before it hits his bat, no doubt that was going on to hit, Paranavitana defiance is over 96/3
    4.2 wicket, a big one, a poor shot from Sangakkara, a nothing ball from Tremlett, short and wide, friendly stuff from Tremlett, and Sangakara chops that to Morgan at backward point, he could have smashed that anywhere he wanted 13/1
    22.3 I'd just been praising his drive, but now he's paid the price for having another go! Full, swinging away and edged, and Pietersen tumbles to his left at fourth slip to hold a quality catch. Now, can England use this breakthrough to get into Sri Lanka's middle order? 66/2
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    58
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    29.31
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    38.70
    Extras
    17 (b 7, lb 3, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    127/3 (43 Overs, 183 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CT Tremlett9.013113.4401
    SCJ Broad9.022913.2210
    GP Swann12.021901.5800
    ST Finn8.023103.8710
    IJL Trott4.01511.2500
    KP Pietersen1.00202.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (KC Sangakkara, 4.2 ov), 2-66 (DPMD Jayawardene, 22.3 ov), 3-96 (NT Paranavitana, 32.3 ov)

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