Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    56.2 gottim, plumb in front! Pradeep's apparently futile attempts to drag Cook across his stumps and slip one past the inside edge suddenly morph into a brilliant strength-into-weakness gambit and there's no chance a review would save England's captain here. That was missing off, missing leg and taking middle out for dinner and drinks 164/5
    19.4 big swing, nicks the edge - and taken at slip! Hales falls to spin for the fourth time in the series, just a little turn and bounce as he tried to cart the ball down the ground, looped gently off the top edge and straight to close catcher. That's what happens when you forget it's a five-day game and start trying to tonk it before lunch (and to the second ball you've faced from the spinner) 56/1
    24.3 pitched up and edged on the drive! Compton uses up another life, gone for 1, his Test career surely hanging by a thread. There was just a hint of lateral movement for Lakmal, the ball going away down the hill and Compton wasn't far enough forward, reaching away from his body and a feather of a nick was snapped up by Chandimal 67/2
    26.1 full and veering late, hitting the pads... computer Tucker says no but Mathews decides to review, this could well be close. Root was falling over to the off side, off balance as he swished to leg, it was very, very full... and computer Hawk-Eye says it was hurtling into leg stump! A spot-on review from Mathews and England are three down before lunch, their shirt front increasingly ruffled 71/3
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    23
    17
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    58.82
    31.3 crumbs, he's been bowled! The bowler is appealing, the batsman is baffled, neither has really twigged that Vince's off bail has been filched! That was the archetypal bail-trimmer, a perfect lifter on off stump, Vince played inside the line, was beaten as the ball angled in and he has to walk! 84/4
    not out
    167
    405
    251
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    66.53
    73.5 goes straight on, that's come off the edge, and snapped up at slip! Moeen wants to be certain that it's carried, the umpires' soft signal is out - and replays confirm Mathews grabbed it well above the turf, that's more out than a Micky Flanagan sketch ("out out")! Lovely bowling, one spun past the inside of the bat and then two balls later Herath clips the outside edge and Moeen is on his way 227/6
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    165
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    46.47
    113.3 dances forward, drives in the air... straight back to the bowler! Herath has jimmied the lock again, though it very nearly slipped from his grasp! The tactic of lobbing it into the rough has paid off, think the ball went on instead of turning in, came off the inner part of Woakes' bat and looped up gently for the caught-and-bowled 371/7
    122.2 wide, walloped ... straight to gully! Broad stayed too leg-side of the ball and failed to control his slash through the cordon. There were lots of gaps on offer but not at gully, where Mendis swallows the offering in his bread-basket 396/8
    127.5 swept, top-edged, and gone! A sprawling chance to deep backward square ... Finn's patience was exhausted by a probing over, and his release shot plopped into the hands of Lakmal in front of the Mound Stand 411/9
    128.4 short, Anderson leaps up in self-defence, feathers a nick, and that is the end of that! 416/10
    Extras
    16 (lb 16)
    TOTAL
    416 all out (128.4 Overs, RR: 3.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-56 (AD Hales, 19.4 ov), 2-67 (NRD Compton, 24.3 ov), 3-71 (JE Root, 26.1 ov), 4-84 (JM Vince, 31.3 ov), 5-164 (AN Cook, 56.2 ov), 6-227 (MM Ali, 73.5 ov), 7-371 (CR Woakes, 113.3 ov), 8-396 (SCJ Broad, 122.2 ov), 9-411 (ST Finn, 127.5 ov), 10-416 (JM Anderson, 128.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RMS Eranga25.429413.6600
    RAS Lakmal2729033.3300
    ANPR Fernando27410423.8500
    AD Mathews1353102.3800
    HMRKB Herath3688142.2500
  • BATSMEN
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    30.6 on the hips, and Finn makes the breakthrough with the strangle! He has the knack, even when he's not on song, Karunaratne got too far across his leg-side flick and just feathered into Bairstow's gloves. I think that's 17 for Bairstow in the series now, only two shy of the three-Test record. And yet, it's the drop we'll be talking about. C'est la vie... 108/1
    53.1 gottim! That was coming after a superb tight start to this spell. Broad goes just a nibble closer to the off stump, Silva hangs his bat out, and there's the thinnest of clicks of willow through to Bairstow. The end of a fine and fighting innings, but he never got started this morning 166/3
    50.1 massive appeal and given straightaway! A tight line, angling into the pads, and though there might have been a thought of a review, Mendis thinks better of it! That would have smashed middle and leg nibbled most of leg stump according to HawkEye, and it's due reward for a luckless first day. Who needs the fielders anyway? 162/2
    72.6 now there's an even bigger cheer, as Thiri steers to slip! Oh dear, oh dear... That's bobbins from Sri Lanka's last senior Test batsman, a few minutes before lunch he reaches for a push drive, thick edge and Root snaffles it. Finn has another, the spring quickly returning to his step 205/6
    56.3 superb bowling. Extra bounce from just back of a length, Mathews has no time to respond, anchored on the back foot, and a spliced edge loops tantalisingly to Root at second slip! That's a shattering blow for Sri Lanka 169/4
    70.1 full and straight, that's hitting all three! Although Chandimal thinks otherwise and decides to review... I'll not make any rash promises but I'd be surprised if that's missing. Well, well, it's much closer than I thought, pinned him right in front but only just clipping leg, according to Hawk-Eye. That's enough to support Ravi's on-field call, however, and Chandimal is a goner all the same 202/5
    92.4 another short ball, Kusal gives it the charging-cross-batted-swipe - and nicks behind! Bairstow avoids drama in holding on to give Anderson his first wicket and end a spirited knock from young Master Perera. Seemed a bit shaken up by that blow to the hand, obviously didn't trust Eranga to hang around for long, and fell on his sword 288/8
    89.2 bowled 'im, Herath chops on! Broad ends the fun, nothing special about the delivery but Herath, his dander up, was probably trying to cut a ball that was there for it, tad too close and he got a thick bottom edge into off stump 276/7
    95.1 and he does so, first ball again, steered to slip and that is that, SL dismissed for 288 and conceding a 128-run lead 288/10
    94.3 edged this time, and taken this time... at least, Root is confident it was clean. The on-field umpires send it upstairs to be certain but replays quickly confirm that Root had got both mitts around the ball as he went low to his right. Anderson has another (cheap tail-end) wicket and SL are nine down 288/9
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    Extras
    21 (b 4, lb 16, w 1)
    TOTAL
    288 all out (95.1 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-108 (FDM Karunaratne, 30.6 ov), 2-162 (BKG Mendis, 50.1 ov), 3-166 (JK Silva, 53.1 ov), 4-169 (AD Mathews, 56.3 ov), 5-202 (LD Chandimal, 70.1 ov), 6-205 (HDRL Thirimanne, 72.6 ov), 7-276 (HMRKB Herath, 89.2 ov), 8-288 (MDKJ Perera, 92.4 ov), 9-288 (RAS Lakmal, 94.3 ov), 10-288 (RMS Eranga, 95.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2366122.6500
    SCJ Broad2377923.4300
    ST Finn1815933.2710
    CR Woakes17.153131.8000
    MM Ali1423802.7100
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    12.2 edged, and gone! Oh Compo! He was looking the part, but finally one was just too close to that edge, and back he goes, a feather through to the keeper. It's a lonely trudge back to the pavilion and up to the dressing room. He surely knows that is the end of that. He had his moments, particularly in 2013, but I fear he's been found out 45/1
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    63.2 no! Hales is pinned on the front pad, and though he's reviewing it doesn't look good ... a fraction back of a length and zipping through quickly, he was simply late on the shot... sliding down, maybe, a few have so far this Test ... it's his only hope... but nope, clipping leg, and off he goes. 202/6
    13.4 bowled him! Keeps low and out goes the off peg! Root shakes his head ruefully but there's not a lot he could have done about that. Not a full-blown shooter, a la Jack Russell in Barbados 1989-90, but shin height. Still, on the plus side, he'll be able to tell Bayliss to leave him be at 4! 50/2
    13.5 wow! On your bike son! This one nips off the seam, down the hill, Vince plays no stroke, and out goes his off pole as well! Immaculate line from Pradeep, but having seen Root's demise, Vince might have been better advised putting any old bat on ball, really ... 50/3
    35.1 bowled him, Pradeep does it again! Just as England's fourth-wicket pair seemed to be cruising for the close, Bairstow swishes across the line without much footwork and Pradeep hits the top of middle... Maybe an inside edge, coming down the slope, YJB is KIA 101/4
    42.2 this time he's gone! Finn was a walking lbw today, this is a full delivery which slams into his front pad as he again shuffles right in front and S Ravi raises the finger. They check for the no-ball, it's very tight but just okay 120/5
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    70.2 tries to clear the off side but it comes off the bottom of the bat and finds long off. Couldn't quite get his timing this innings 224/7
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    Extras
    19 (b 6, lb 4, nb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    233/7d (71 Overs, RR: 3.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (NRD Compton, 12.2 ov), 2-50 (JE Root, 13.4 ov), 3-50 (JM Vince, 13.5 ov), 4-101 (JM Bairstow, 35.1 ov), 5-120 (ST Finn, 42.2 ov), 6-202 (AD Hales, 63.2 ov), 7-224 (MM Ali, 70.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal1324503.4600
    RMS Eranga1415834.1413
    ANPR Fernando1553732.4603
    HMRKB Herath2026303.1500
    AD Mathews932012.2200

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

9,10,11,12,13 June 2016 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 9 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 279/6 (JM Bairstow 107*, CR Woakes 23*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 162/1 (JK Silva 79*, BKG Mendis 25*, 49 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 109/4 (AD Hales 41*, ST Finn 6*, 38 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 32/0 (FDM Karunaratne 19*, JK Silva 12*, 12 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 78/1 (24.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Draws galore

5

Consecutive drawn Tests between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's - in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2016

Tough for SL

2

Instances of teams scoring more than 310 in the 4th innings of a Lord's Test in the last 30 years: by Australia (406 in 2009) and India (397 in 2002)

Unfamiliar for Anderson

2009

The last time before today that Anderson didn't bowl the first over of an innings; he bowled first change v West Indies at Lord's in May 2009

A rare six

79

Test innings between sixes for Cook; his last one before today was in December 2012, v India, when he made 190 in Kolkata

Stranger at No. 7

0

Instances in Tests that Cook had batted below No. 3 before today. He had opened the batting 218 times, and batted at No. 3 12 times

Hales in form

3

80+ scores for Hales in 5 innings in this series; in 8 Test innings in South Africa, his highest was 60

Long time ago

2002

Last time two right-handed batsmen opened the innings for Eng in Tests - Key & Vaughan v Ind, Leeds, 2002. Compton & Hales opened in 2nd inns today.

Anderson ends drought

409

No. of balls bowled by Anderson without a wicket at Lord's, before dismissing Perera. In the last Lord's match, he didn't take any wicket conceding 137 runs in 33 overs.

Sri Lanka involved again

2011

Last time both teams had 50+ stands for the 7th wicket in their first innings of a Lord's Test - Eng & SL. The same teams have featured in this Test as well.

Recovery yet again

116

Runs added by SL's 7th wicket in the 2nd inns of the last Test by Chandimal & Herath. K Perera and Herath have added 50+ runs for the same wicket in this Test.

Session of wickets

56/5

Sri Lanka's batting efforts in the first session of Day 3; reduced from 162/1 to 218/6. Anyways, they have managed to avoid follow-on for the first time this series.

Chandimal races to 2000

3

No. of SL batsmen, out of 15, who completed 2000 Test runs in fewer inns than Chandimal (49 inns) - Sangakkara (46), Jayasuriya (47) & Jayawardene (48).

Quick wickets

3

Wickets lost by Sri Lanka within the first ten overs of the third day. They were 162 for 1 at the end of Day 2.

Silva's love for Lord's

3

Fifty-plus scores for Kaushal Silva in three Test innings at Lord's - 63, 57, 79*. Among Sri Lankans, only Mahela Jayawardene has more 50+ Test scores here (4)

SL batsmen find form

2

Century stands for Sri Lanka in this series - 116 between Chandimal and Herath in Durham, and 108 between Karunaratne and Silva in this Test

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

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