Close of Play

  • Sat, 14 May - day 1 - Middlesex 1st innings 321/5 (DJ Malan 19*, JA Simpson 8*, 93 ov)
  • Sun, 15 May - day 2 - Middlesex 2nd innings 26/1 (AJ Strauss 19*, DM Housego 5*, 10 ov)
  • Mon, 16 May - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 216/6 (44 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Law lays down England challenge

    Stuart Law, Sri Lanka's interim coach, has labelled England the "best Test team in the world" but promises his team won't take a backward step during the upcoming series

  • Welegedara sets up Sri Lanka win

    Sri Lanka made slightly hard work of chasing 213 at Uxbridge but opened their tour with a four-wicket victory as they reached the target with five overs to spare having bowled Middlesex out for 161

  • Dilshan thrills amid the chills

    The weather wasn't too hot, nor was the bowling, but the Sri Lankan batsmen gave the fans something to shout about

  • Dilshan and Paranavitana hit hundreds

    On the first day at Uxbridge it was the England captain reacquainting himself with first-class cricket and on the second it was the turn of Sri Lanka's

  • Strauss shows form on return to action

    Andrew Strauss's last innings was the World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka and seven weeks on from that poor display in Colombo he returned to the middle with a breezy 151

Sri Lankans 4th innings Partnerships

1st5HAPW JayawardeneHDRL Thirimanne
2nd55TT SamaraweeraHDRL Thirimanne
3rd45TT SamaraweeraLD Chandimal
4th32NT ParanavitanaLD Chandimal
5th44TM DilshanNT Paranavitana
6th0TM DilshanMF Maharoof
7th35HMRKB HerathMF Maharoof