Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    2.3 no such luck this time! Strangled down leg. Swing from Lakmal, on a good length, and Burns thinks this is easy runs. Doesn't get enough of it though and it's a good take by Dickwella. End of Burns' first Test knock. 10/1
    21.1 bowled him! Beaten by the angle, the change of pace from the skiddier offspinner, coming round the wicket and firing it in flat, rattles the timbers as Jennings finds himself cramped on the cut. A fine innings as far as it went, but it's over too soon for England's liking... 98/4
    2.4 what a ripper! Two in two! That's sexy from Suranga. Round the wicket straight away, wide of the crease, and he's made Moeen Ali's off stump take a vacation. What a start for the hosts! 10/2
    16.1 Root has galloped down the track and yorked himself! Well, there we go, Root's intent costs him dear, and that is Herath's 100th wicket at Galle! There was no real need for such recklessness, but to be fair, his positive intent had hauled England off the canvas in the first hour ... but not the second. 72/3
    23.3 Stokes walks across his stumps on the sweep, and is bowled round his legs! Crikey, this has been an all-action morning session! A poor choice from Stokes on that occasion, trying to get too cute with the angles, and hearing the death rattle ... he slams the pitch with the toe of his bat, that took out middle stump, which is an indication of how much room he gave himself 103/5
    43.6 right on drinks, Sri Lanka strike! A moment's indecision from Buttler, who is caught on the crease as he's unsure how much this is going to turn. Takes the edge and that's a smart low take from Dickwella 164/6
    96.6 flogged high out to extra cover ... Foakes looking for quick runs ... but he hasn't got enough bat on that one. A well-judged catch, and the end of a quality debut innings 342/10
    77.2 a massive wipe and Curran edges to slip! A huge wicket for Sri Lanka, tossed up by Akila, tempting Curran into a flat-batted mow through the covers. But the extra loop also meant extra turn away from the blade, and it ended up as a simple outside edge to Chandimal, who is still hobbling after damaging his groin earlier... 252/7
    87.4 a slash, an edge, a wicket! One shot too many for Rashid, looking for the drive, but beaten by the angle across his bows. A sharp chance into Dhananjaya's breadbasket, and an enterprising knock comes to an end 306/8
    95.2 edged and gone! Leach plays off the back foot, he's been troubled outside off for most of his innings, and this time, the ball climbs off a fat edge, straight to first slip. Perera has five! And Foakes has just James Anderson for company as he hunts down his hundred... 330/9
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    2 (b 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    342 all out (97 Overs, RR: 3.52)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (RJ Burns, 2.3 ov), 2-10 (MM Ali, 2.4 ov), 3-72 (JE Root, 16.1 ov), 4-98 (KK Jennings, 21.1 ov), 5-103 (BA Stokes, 23.3 ov), 6-164 (JC Buttler, 43.6 ov), 7-252 (SM Curran, 77.2 ov), 8-306 (AU Rashid, 87.4 ov), 9-330 (MJ Leach, 95.2 ov), 10-342 (BT Foakes, 96.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal1857334.0500
    MDK Perera3167552.4100
    A Dananjaya2029614.8000
    HMRKB Herath2547813.1200
    DM de Silva301806.0000
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    0.2 huge swing, huge appeal, up goes the finger! Karunaratne reviews immediately, but there's a clear spike on UltraEdge... the wicket stands! Brilliant from Anderson, looping into the channel and not so much luring the edge as demanding it. Foakes has his first Test catch after two balls in his primary role. Busy morning for him! 4/1
    3.3 huge appeal, and that's plumb! That's what Curran can do when he gets his line right. Curling back into a planted front dog, the classic left-armer's lbw, and Sri Lanka are in serious bother now! 10/2
    16.3 bowled him moved across again, too far across to try and sweep. Very poor choice of shot with lunch so close by. Beaten by the ball, which crashes into the stumps. Nothing special about the ball, just on a length and spinning into the stumps, just a bad, bad shot.Very similar to how Ben Stokes got out. 40/4
    13.2 gets him that time! Leach has been rewarded for some good bowling. He was keeping the batsmen on their toes, draws him forward again, but it's turned the perfect amount to get a proper outside edge and go straight to first slip 34/3
    49.3 short leg is in the action straightaway! This one sticks in the pitch, loops into the glove, pops into the leg side, and Jennings (not Denly, or Burns) under the lid stoops forward to snaffle the opportunity! That is a massive scalp so early in the session! 136/6
    43.2 He's been outsmarted Chandimal was intent on coming down the track to Rashid, and this time the bowler deceives him. pulls his length back a tad, and Chandimal is all at sea, watching the ball rip away from him. Foakes completes a smart stumping. Partnership broken, and Sri Lanka in trouble again 115/5
    59.6 there it is! Moeen tosses one up, slightly wider and slower, Dickwella can't resist throwing his bat through the line and Buttler at short cover claims a vital catch! 171/7
    62.6 tossed up, turn on off stump, flogged to cover! Buttler's second grab of the innings and Sri Lanka are staring at a huge deficit now... 175/9
    61.3 beautiful take by Foakes! He's right in the action today. Another beauty from Moeen, finding flight, dip and turn, and grazing the edge of a half-committed poke 173/8
    67.6 Rashid finishes it off for England an ungainly hoick, a proper tailender shot that. Went for the heave across the line and got an outside edge that looped to Anderson at gully. 203/10
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    TOTAL
    203 all out (68 Overs, RR: 2.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (FDM Karunaratne, 0.2 ov), 2-10 (JK Silva, 3.3 ov), 3-34 (BKG Mendis, 13.2 ov), 4-40 (DM de Silva, 16.3 ov), 5-115 (LD Chandimal, 43.2 ov), 6-136 (AD Mathews, 49.3 ov), 7-171 (N Dickwella, 59.6 ov), 8-173 (A Dananjaya, 61.3 ov), 9-175 (MDK Perera, 62.6 ov), 10-203 (RAS Lakmal, 67.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1002612.6000
    SM Curran611612.6600
    MJ Leach1824122.2700
    MM Ali2146643.1400
    AU Rashid913023.3300
    BA Stokes402205.5000
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    22.6 Burns slides onto the back foot, clips to midwicket, an instant call, but he's always playing catch up... the shy comes in, and the stumps are broken!. An unfortunate way to go, but in truth, he allowed his doubts to consume him towards the end of that innings. Still, he's played his part in entrenching England's position 60/1
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    26.3 chips straight to mid-on. It's a feature, not a bug. Moeen Ali out swiping across the line, attempting to clear mid-on with no real conviction. It was flat and pushed through full on off stump, a drive-through-cover sort of ball. But he wants to clear Herath who is on the floor well before the ball reaches him and has to be patient as it dips on him. Takes it cleanly in the end 67/2
    31.3 got him! Crafty from Herath. Made Root play at the length ball on middle all of last over, getting it to slide on. Root protects against that as he gets forward to another one at the same line and length, except this one is pushed through quicker and rips away from him. No time to react as the ball takes the edge and Dickwella is in perfect position for the catch 74/3
    60.5 beauty! Dilruwan gets it up at a length outside leg stump and spins it past Stokes' outside edge to hit the top of off. That's the ball they've been negotiating with reverse sweeps all this while, and you can see why. Stokes wants to drive this through the leg side but he's nowhere near the pitch of this. It's all a bit frenzied. Like it has been over the last 10 or 15 minutes. Are England looking to declare this session? 181/4
    83.1 sharp snaffle at silly point! Kaushal Silva stays low and scoops this, in one hand, straight off the face of the bat as Buttler presses forward. That is excellent alertness 258/5
    92.5 holes out on the leg side. Legbreak at a length on off stump. Wants to smoke this over midwicket but it's come off the toe-end of the bat. Two fielders converging but it's deep square, running to his left, who gets it. Useful knock from Foakes. 319/6
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    13 (b 4, lb 7, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    322/6d (93 Overs, RR: 3.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-60 (RJ Burns, 22.6 ov), 2-67 (MM Ali, 26.3 ov), 3-74 (JE Root, 31.3 ov), 4-181 (BA Stokes, 60.5 ov), 5-258 (JC Buttler, 83.1 ov), 6-319 (BT Foakes, 92.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MDK Perera3039423.1300
    RAS Lakmal923003.3302
    HMRKB Herath2315922.5600
    A Dananjaya18.528714.6100
    DM de Silva12.124103.3600
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    25.2 biffed back to the bowler and England have their second! A loss of discipline from Karunaratne, charging down the pitch, lamping a drive through the line of the ball and scudding a return chance at waist height to Moeen's right! A fine catch, that was travelling quickly, and there is his 150th wicket in Tests! 59/2
    22.3 huge appeal and pinned on the front pad! Silva reviews, but that looks stone-dead to me. He was down on the sweep as the ball ghosted into his shin, lovely drift from Leach, and sure enough, that's plumb! 51/1
    37.2 edged, gone this time! Ben Stokes makes things happen once more! Playing away from the body, as Stokes angled it in from a wide line and kissed the edge of a flimsy poke. Root at slip stooped low, gobbled the chance, and England are in total command now! 98/3
    50.5 he has thrown away! Utterly bonkers. This is not smart cricket from Mendis. He's already shown Leach his intent, but now surely just work it for a single and keep the momentum up?! Not a chance say Mendis, as he goes dancing once more and skews it to Moeen. All that hard work done to see off Stokes, and he's chucked it in the gutter 144/4
    68.4 Moeen, Moeen, Moeen Moeen - I'm begging of you please don't take my man! That's a good old fashioned stick in the mud. Grips in the pitch, Mathews plops it straight to Buttler. Sri Lanka sink further 197/7
    54.4 now there's the magic! Perfect line and length, drift into the pads, a bit of bite off the deck, and back goes the off stump! Chandimal's lack of mobility perhaps played a part, as he ended up playing down the wrong line, but he was done in by the flight and beaten off the pitch 154/5
    66.1 he strikes straight away! Moeen is a magician of the first ball after tea sort. Lovely turn on offer, Dickwella pushes at it and Stokes gobbles this up. A huge moment and that's a pin right through Sri Lanka's balloon 190/6
    79.3 Rashid's earned that. Some delightful bowling, getting it to turn nicely and it's catching practice for Stokes 239/9
    76.6 that's too good! More majesticness from Moeen! Pitches it exactly where Akila has to defend. Takes the edge and Stokes does not drop this one. England just two away 229/8
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    85.1 reverse sweep, and why not ... it slides behind the keeper, and hello, is he run out? Looked like it was an easy two, but he has to sprawl for the crease as the bails come off. Touch and go, but I think he's home by a whisker ... no he's not, the split frame shows his bat was on the line. That is the end of that! 250/10
    Extras
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    TOTAL
    250 all out (85.1 Overs, RR: 2.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (JK Silva, 22.3 ov), 2-59 (FDM Karunaratne, 25.2 ov), 3-98 (DM de Silva, 37.2 ov), 4-144 (BKG Mendis, 50.5 ov), 5-154 (LD Chandimal, 54.4 ov), 6-190 (N Dickwella, 66.1 ov), 7-197 (AD Mathews, 68.4 ov), 8-229 (A Dananjaya, 76.6 ov), 9-239 (MDK Perera, 79.3 ov), 10-250 (HMRKB Herath, 85.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Curran511503.0000
    JM Anderson1222702.2500
    MM Ali2027143.5500
    AU Rashid18.105913.2400
    MJ Leach2116032.8500
    BA Stokes821612.0000
    JE Root10101.0000

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

6,7,8,9 November 2018 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 06 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 321/8 (BT Foakes 87*, MJ Leach 14*, 91 ov)
  • Wed, 07 Nov - day 2 - England 2nd innings 38/0 (RJ Burns 11*, KK Jennings 26*, 12 ov)
  • Thu, 08 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 15/0 (FDM Karunaratne 7*, JK Silva 8*, 7 ov)
  • Fri, 09 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 250 (85.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51JK SilvaFDM Karunaratne
2nd8FDM KarunaratneDM de Silva
3rd39DM de SilvaBKG Mendis
4th46AD MathewsBKG Mendis
5th10AD MathewsLD Chandimal
6th36AD MathewsN Dickwella
7th7MDK PereraAD Mathews
8th32MDK PereraA Dananjaya
9th10MDK PereraRAS Lakmal
10th11HMRKB HerathRAS Lakmal