Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    20.1 full, nibbling away, Cook goes for the big cover drive - and nicks off! Shanaka has his maiden Test wicket and it's quite the catch, England's captain and record run-scorer, who won't be reaching the 10,000 mark today (unless something very strange happens). Unlike Cook to get lulled by a change bowler but there you have it. The debutant gets his reward for pitching the ball up 49/1
    72.3 oh dear, he's slapped this straight to deep extra cover! After more than 200 balls of watchful forbearance, something like natural instinct takes over and Hales tries to launch Herath inside out, wasn't close enough to the bounce and a soupcon of turn took the ball away and the stroke out of his control - and there's the man Chameera, taking an excellent low catch running in! 224/6
    20.4 another one gone, two in four balls for Shanaka, Compton edging to first slip! What an over, only his second in Test cricket... Compton looks dolefully at the pitch, think the ball nipped back a fraction as he came forward, juicy outside edge and it was snaffled a inch or two above the ground by Thirimanne, tumbling to take the offering 49/2
    22.2 full length, draws the drive... and gone, steered to third slip! Shanaka has given England a right boot to the knackers, his third wicket in eight deliveries and there is now a proper wobble on. Test cricket is back all right! Root was looking to assert himself, probably was a bit wide and he went hard at it, thick edge and it went straight to the catcher Mathews had stationed slightly towards gully. SL are enjoying Headingley again 51/3
    30.2 and another! More catching in the slips. Keeping it full pays dividends again, the ball straightens on Vince who is playing forcefully on the front foot and sends a thick edge to third slip 70/4
    31.6 chipped to mid-on! Dream time for Sri Lanka. Pushes the delivery fuller, Stokes again getting forward and mistimes a drive...the bat twisted in his hand. He can barely believe 83/5
    89.3 walloped high and not so handsomely, into the stratosphere, and Bairstow instantly knows he's in trouble. The catch plops into the hands of mid-on and that's the end of an exceptional rescue act 289/9
    75.2 got him, edged on to the pads and snapped up by short leg! Chameera has a wicket to celebrate and Sri Lanka have knocked over another before lunch. Bit of an indeterminate waft to a length ball from Moeen, hit the inside edge and looped to the close catcher... Maybe a touch of inward movement off the seam 231/7
    75.6 played on! Two in the over for Dushmantha! Short and not-so-sweet from Broad, playing his shots when he might have been better off trying to hang around in support of his senior partner... Thick inside edge attempting to drive and stumps splattered 233/8
    90.3 an ambitious mow, and that will be the end of that. Herath spears this one a touch wider, Finn misses with a roundhouse swipe, and Chandimal whips off the bails long before his bat is back in the frame 298/10
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    15 (lb 8, nb 3, w 4)
    TOTAL
    298 all out (90.3 Overs, RR: 3.29)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (AN Cook, 20.1 ov), 2-49 (NRD Compton, 20.4 ov), 3-51 (JE Root, 22.2 ov), 4-70 (JM Vince, 30.2 ov), 5-83 (BA Stokes, 31.6 ov), 6-224 (AD Hales, 72.3 ov), 7-231 (MM Ali, 75.2 ov), 8-233 (SCJ Broad, 75.6 ov), 9-289 (JM Bairstow, 89.3 ov), 10-298 (ST Finn, 90.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RMS Eranga1946813.5712
    N Pradeep1975612.9410
    AD Mathews1123102.8101
    PVD Chameera1706433.7610
    MD Shanaka1334633.5310
    HMRKB Herath11.312522.1700
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 Broad gets this one to straighten and it kisses the outside edge, England have their breakthrough! Bairstow fizzes the ball up in the air in celebration and Karunaratne's outta here... Further evidence of Broad's increased potency to left-handers, maybe could have been left on length but the line was perfect 10/1
    4.4 got him, gloving through - the short ball works! Maybe a bit of extra grunt in this from Anderson, Silva was trying to get forward and the ball spat like an angry llama, he was hopping to get out of the way but couldn't avoid getting the faintest touch, possibly top edge rather than glove, through to Bairstow 12/2
    5.2 superb delivery, drawn forward and takes the edge, another one gone! SL are glugging like a burst drain, fractional away movement off the surface this time, Mendis feeling in front of his body, gossamer-thin nick and Bairstow stoops to take his third catch in nine deliveries! 12/3
    16.1 wow, that didn't last long! Stokes right on the spot, bursting off the seam, off the edge, out to Vince at third slip, who dives to his right, clings on with both hands and that is the end of that! 43/4
    26.6 got him! This is the one that goes the other way, Mathews was lining up the outswing, and was beaten past the inside edge and struck in line of off stump ... 77/5
    35.5 Finn again! And Sri Lanka are on the verge of having to begin again! Thirimanne spoons up a drive, possibly off his pads, it hangs in the air and Finn hurls himself forward from mid-on to take another flying catch and send Sri Lanka's last recognised batsman on his way. Actually, think he just mistimed the shot 91/9
    28.1 that's too good, and Shanaka nicks off. A sublime curling delivery that was bending into the edge from the moment it left the hand, threatening to go down leg, sliding past a limp defence, and Bairstow gathers the resulting grazed edge for his fourth of the innings! 81/6
    30.4 gets bat on this one... but only in order to jab it to fourth slip, taken above the head! Anderson is going through Sri Lanka quicker than week-old kottu roti here, probably kinder to put Herath out of his misery. Smartly taken by Stokes, too 83/7
    33.6 pitched up and driven, Finn plunges forward at mid-off... and scoops up a full-length diving catch! He lies on his back and points to the sky. Blinder! They are going to check this with the third umpire but looks like it went straight in on the first replay, yep, S Ravi is happy, so are England, Broad has another and Sri Lanka are eight down, still nine runs short of avoiding the follow-on 90/8
    36.4 speared down the leg side, England think there was a nick on this... Not given by Rod Tucker but England review and Hot Spot picks up the tiniest of inside edges, then on to the pads and Bairstow grabbed it, his fifth catch of the innings. Up goes the finger second time around and SL have been bundled out for 91, Anderson taking five 91/10
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    5 (nb 5)
    TOTAL
    91 all out (36.4 Overs, RR: 2.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (FDM Karunaratne, 3.6 ov), 2-12 (JK Silva, 4.4 ov), 3-12 (BKG Mendis, 5.2 ov), 4-43 (LD Chandimal, 16.1 ov), 5-77 (AD Mathews, 26.6 ov), 6-81 (MD Shanaka, 28.1 ov), 7-83 (HMRKB Herath, 30.4 ov), 8-90 (PVD Chameera, 33.6 ov), 9-91 (HDRL Thirimanne, 35.5 ov), 10-91 (RMS Eranga, 36.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson11.461651.3700
    SCJ Broad1012142.1002
    BA Stokes722513.5701
    JM Vince1010010.0000
    ST Finn701902.7102
  • BATSMEN
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    2.2 that is simply unplayable! An utter snorter, swinging late and sharp across the left-hander's bows, then explodes off the seam to flick the splice through to Bairstow. You can't do much about that... 10/1
    10.6 there we go! Anderson goes fuller, nips one off the seam and another feathered edge is gobbled by Bairstow, diving in front of first slip! He'd been half a yard short in recent overs, but this one was right on target, demanded a response from the batsman, and the movement did the rest 35/2
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    24.2 another one gone, Mendis plays on! Rising sharply outside off again, Mendis was trying to withdraw the bat but could only toe-end to down into his woodwork and SL's main resistance operator is gone! 93/5
    19.4 bowled 'im, Chandi plays on! What a way to go, following on, cloudy skies above, fourth ball from the offspinner and he tries to cut, too close for the shot and it cannons into the stumps 79/3
    23.2 lovely line, draws the stroke, flicks the edge - job's a good 'un! Mathews offers only brief resistance, probably didn't need to play at that ball but he has ended up giving Bairstow get another catch behind the sticks 93/4
    34.4 got him, steered to slip! Thirimanne gives up the fight, pushing half forwards, the latest edge to go to hand. Sri Lanka are falling over themselves to get out of Headingley and away from the scene of the crime 118/9
    28.3 and there it is, third time lucky! Another perfect example of the art, scrapes the edge as Shanaka plays on the back foot, straight into the gloves - nine catches for him, nine wickets for Anderson. Somebody call 999, SL are being burgled again 101/6
    32.6 length ball, chipped to cover, Herath's gone! He understandably wasn't keen to get into line again, having just had treatment from the physio, reaching for a drive that wasn't quite there and the ball spooned straight to the fielder, finally giving Finn a wicket on his comeback 111/7
    34.2 good bounce off a length, inside edge on to pad, taken at short leg! Easy as you like... Nick Compton bags his first catch in that position, a straightforward one and Finn has another, SL eight down and about to be counted out 117/8
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    35.3 bowled him, no doubt this time! Full pint, stumps shattered, Pradeep defending on leg as the ball hit middle - ten wickets for Anderson in the match and SL have been hammered into the Headingley turf, England win by an innings and 88 runs. Finish him, he did 119/10
    Extras
    6 (lb 5, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    119 all out (f/o) (35.3 Overs, RR: 3.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (FDM Karunaratne, 2.2 ov), 2-35 (JK Silva, 10.6 ov), 3-79 (LD Chandimal, 19.4 ov), 4-93 (AD Mathews, 23.2 ov), 5-93 (BKG Mendis, 24.2 ov), 6-101 (MD Shanaka, 28.3 ov), 7-111 (HMRKB Herath, 32.6 ov), 8-117 (PVD Chameera, 34.2 ov), 9-118 (HDRL Thirimanne, 34.4 ov), 10-119 (N Pradeep, 35.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson13.352952.1400
    SCJ Broad1305714.3800
    ST Finn802633.2501
    MM Ali10212.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 171/5 (AD Hales 71*, JM Bairstow 54*, 53 ov)
  • Fri, 20 May - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 1/0 (FDM Karunaratne 0*, JK Silva 0*, 0.2 ov)
  • Sat, 21 May - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 119 (35.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Leeds again

9/176

Best match figures by an England pacer in Tests against Sri Lanka before this - by Liam Plunkett at the same venue in 2014. Anderson's figures are currently the best.

SL Blooding 'em young

15

Number of first-class matches Kusal Mendis had played before making his Test debut against West Indies last year. He has hit his maiden Test fifty in this match.

Struggling Silva

13.30

Kaushal Silva's average in his last 13 Test innings, including the 2 inns of this match. He has scored 173 runs in these inns with only one fifty.

Follow-on stat

2013

The last time before this England enforced follow-on, which was against New Zealand in Wellington. That Test ended in a draw.

Anderson's Best at Leeds

3/91

James Anderson's previous best at Leeds, which was against Sri Lanka in 2014. He has taken four wickets in this innings.

Worse than this

1983

The only time Sri Lanka's top four batsmen scored fewer than 26 runs that they managed in this innings in an away Test - against New Zealand in Wellington.

Chameera, Shanaka, Herath

2

No. of times bowlers bowling at position 4 or later picked more wkts vs Eng in Eng than 8 by SL in this - 9 by WI, Nottingham 1950 and Manchester 2007.

Bairstow at home

4

No. of hundreds by Bairstow in 12 first-class innings in 2016. Three of them have come at Leeds. Had made 246, 5, 198 in previous 3 inns at this venue.

Alex crawls

7

Runs scored by Alex Hales from 27 balls in the first hour's play on the second day. Jonny Bairstow overtook him making 30 from 58 deliveries.

century stand

6

No. of century stands for England's sixth wicket at Leeds before this one. This is the first one at this venue since Pietersen and Prior added 160 against WI in 2007.

Bairstow at Headingley

449

Runs scored by Bairstow in 3 first-class inns at Headingley in this season - scores of 246, 5 and 198. He has scored another half-century in this inns.

Hales holding one end

40

Runs scored by Hales in his last 5 Test innings, in South Africa; scores of 5, 1, 18, 15, 1. He has completed a half-century holding one end in this inns.

Headingley again

4

Last 4 instances of Eng's No. 3, 4 & 5 aggregating <10 runs in a home Test, including this, have all come at Headingley - vs NZ, 2015 and vs Aus 2009 (both inns).

Home ground?

1

Run scored by Root in his last 3 Test innings at Headingley, his home ground, including the duck in this match. He was out for 1 and 0 against NZ last year.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

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