England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 75 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

80.3

Patel to Welegedara, no run, off stump and blocked back to mid on

80.4

Patel to Welegedara, no run, pushed back up the wicket again

80.5

Patel to Welegedara, no run, driven into the covers off the front foot

80.6

Patel to Welegedara, no run, flicked back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 253/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 0* (4b)

84.1

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, fine nut, squeezes past the outside edge of Welegedara's drive

84.2

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, defended on off stump to cover

84.3

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, wider of off stump and left alone

84.4

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, down the leg side

84.5

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, back of a length and blocked on the back foot

84.6

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, full outside off and driven to extra cover

Sri Lanka 273/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 0* (10b)

86.1

Anderson to Welegedara, FOUR, middle and leg and now Welegedara flicks through midwicket for four

86.2

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, pushed forward and blocked on off stump

86.3

Anderson to Welegedara, FOUR, lashed away through the covers and Welegedara has the audacity to hold the pose! This must be infuriating for England now

86.4

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, short outside off and left alone

86.5

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, much better, back of a length and beating the outside edge

86.6

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, short again, swayed inside again, and a word from Anderson to end the exchange

Sri Lanka 285/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 8* (16b 2x4)

87.6

Broad to Welegedara, 2 runs, Welegedara steps away and tries to slap a length ball through the off side, doesn't time it through the covers

Sri Lanka 288/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 10* (17b 2x4)

88.6

Panesar to Welegedara, no run, well forward to block back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 289/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 10* (18b 2x4)

90.1

Anderson to Welegedara, 4 leg byes, bangs it in short, looking to bring short leg into play, rib high, but a bit too straight, and Wele manages to get enough thigh pad onto this to get it past Prior

90.2

Anderson to Welegedara, FOUR, another short ball, and a good one, towards his chest, middle-stump line, Chanaka doesn't know what to do, hangs his bat at it, and gets a healthy enough top edge to clear Prior and get four runs

90.3

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, fuller now, Chanaka more comfortable with it. Pushes it back to Anderson, who has a mock throw at him

90.4

Anderson to Welegedara, 4 leg byes, another superb short delivery. The bumpers have got progressively better. This is a mean one, and crashes into the helmet of the ducking Welegedara. It flies towards second slip where Trott drops it for four ore leg-byes. Good thing Wele didn't touch it, or we could another drop to the list

90.5

Anderson to Welegedara, no run, stays away from this bouncer, which bounces a tough too high

90.6

Anderson to Welegedara, FOUR, whoa. Enough of ducking and weaving. Clears the front leg and pulls this bouncer away through midwicket. Like swatting a fly. What a first over for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 305/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 18* (24b 4x4)

92.1

Anderson to Welegedara, 1 run, Short again, into the ribs, Welegedara gets a leading edge as he looks to turn this to leg. This takes him away from the strike too

92.6

Anderson to Welegedara, OUT, lovely bowling. Anderson has done it by himself. Welegedara must have been expecting a bouncer, as he is stuck on the back foot. Anderson slips in the slower offcutter, Welegedara's foot is nowhere near it, and it breaks through the gap between bat and pad, hitting the top of leg. That's a clever dismissal

UWMBCA Welegedara b Anderson 19 (62m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

Sri Lanka 307/9   UWMBCA Welegedara 19 (26b 4x4)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
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Mar 29, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara, Dinesh Chandimal and Suraj Randiv leave with souvenirs, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, March 29, 2012

The Sri Lankans leave with souvenirs

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Mar 29, 2012

Jonathan Trott walks off after being dismissed for 112, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, March 29, 2012

Jonathan Trott walks off after being dismissed for 112

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