• BATSMEN
    R
    M
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    12.1 Anderson provides the breakthrough! Paranavitana had to play at this, but it just left him off the pitch, taking the shoulder of the bat and flying low to Graeme Swann's left at second slip. Sri Lanka's opening pair had done so well, but the odds are stacked against them in conditions like this 25/1
    37.6 edged, and gone! Tremlett finally gets his reward, again the line was just perfect, pitching middle, middle-and-off and seaming away. Thirimanne pressed forward - he had to play - and the ball took a thick edge, seemingly hovering in the air for an age before it was plucked by Strauss. Easy catch, and he made no mistake. Will this give England an opening? 86/2
    101.6 slower ball does the trick! Sangakkara falls for a magnificent 119. In the end, it was a tame dismissal, driving loosely to point but really he's all but saved this game and turned around his record in England 326/5
    45.4 gloved through to Prior, and Broad strikes! Well, actually that's hit the shoulder of the bat. Either way, great delivery. It did indeed come in off the pitch, and Mahela had to play a shot. The bat came down late, extra bounce meant the edge flew through at a very catchable height 110/3
    66.3 ah, the fun ends for Herath and England finally have their breakthrough. The shot wasn't a great one, hacking across the line, missing and being struck in front. Just like his second innings Cardiff dismissal. Still, he's played very well 185/4
    not out
    87
    162
    128
    9
    0
    67.96
    not out
    6
    10
    6
    1
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    32 (b 16, lb 9, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    334/5 (104 Overs, 434 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (NT Paranavitana, 12.1 ov), 2-86 (HDRL Thirimanne, 37.6 ov), 3-110 (DPMD Jayawardene, 45.4 ov), 4-185 (HMRKB Herath, 66.3 ov), 5-326 (KC Sangakkara, 101.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson30.098122.7010
    CT Tremlett21.056613.1403
    SCJ Broad18.045112.8301
    GP Swann25.065712.2800
    KP Pietersen7.013004.2800
    IJL Trott3.002408.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 16 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 81/4 (TT Samaraweera 24*, HAPW Jayawardene 10*, 38 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 177/9 (CRD Fernando 33*, UWMBCA Welegedara 7*, 61.2 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Jun - day 3 - England 1st innings 195/4 (IR Bell 39*, JM Anderson 0*, 48 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 112/3 (KC Sangakkara 44*, HMRKB Herath 2*, 49 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 334/5 (104 ov) - end of match

Match Notes