England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 75 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

33.1

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, full ball pushed down to mid on

33.2

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and keeps out this one on middle and off

33.3

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, tossed up full on leg, pushed back to the bowler

33.4

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, pushed away off the front foot towards cover

33.5

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, bends forward low and defends on the off side, hardly a bad delivery from Monty

33.6

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, digs out a tossed up near-yorker back to Panesar

Sri Lanka 69/4   LD Chandimal 0* (6b)

35.1

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, flighted ball defended off the front foot to the off side

35.2

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, squeezes out a full delivery towards covers

35.3

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, worked to midwicket from middle and leg

35.4

Panesar to Chandimal, SIX, out of nowhere, he goes for the slog-sweep, fetches a good length ball from off stump, and slams it over deep midwicket, what a way to get off the mark

35.5

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, pushed towards extra cover

35.6

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, comes forward and bends low to defend towards cover

Sri Lanka 87/4   LD Chandimal 6* (12b 1x6)

37.1

Panesar to Chandimal, no run

37.2

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, squeezes a tossed up full ball to the bowler

37.3

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, tossed up slower and dips on him, he adjusts to push to mid off

37.4

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, he goes hard at the cut. rocks back as soon as he sees the shorter length, finds cover though

37.5

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, quicker now on off stump, Monty getting the variations out, he is hurried into the defensive push, gets an inside edge

37.6

Panesar to Chandimal, no run, safely keeps this one on middle out

Sri Lanka 87/4   LD Chandimal 6* (18b 1x6)

38.1

Broad to Chandimal, no run, straightish short ball outside off stump, he drops his wrists and allows it to go past

38.2

Broad to Chandimal, 2 runs, rides the bounce and guides this shortish one just past point

38.3

Broad to Chandimal, FOUR, too short from Broad, and some width as well, Chandimal winds up and cuts it hard to the right of point

38.4

Broad to Chandimal, 1 run, goes full for the stumps now, eased wide of midwicket

Sri Lanka 96/4   LD Chandimal 13* (22b 1x4 1x6)

40.1

Broad to Chandimal, no run, well played, right forward and across to a pitched up straight delivery around off, defends solidly

40.2

Broad to Chandimal, no run, length ball pushed back to the bowler

40.3

Broad to Chandimal, no run, goes for the yorker, not quite full, played out to mid on

40.4

Broad to Chandimal, 2 runs, shot! Chandimal to the pitch of the full delivery and a very crisp drive between extra cover and mid off, who gets some really bad bounce as he puts in the dive across, manages to take pace off it

40.5

Broad to Chandimal, no run, pushed onto the leg side

40.6

Broad to Chandimal, no run, whipped to the right of mid on, who dives to save a run

Sri Lanka 99/4   LD Chandimal 15* (28b 1x4 1x6)

41.5

Patel to Chandimal, 1 run, full delivery pushed wide of cover

Sri Lanka 101/4   LD Chandimal 16* (29b 1x4 1x6)

43.1

Patel to Chandimal, no run, very full, almost in the blockhole, quietly dug out on the off side

43.2

Patel to Chandimal, no run, much slower now, tossed up on a length on middle, defended

43.3

Patel to Chandimal, SIX, he comes down the track this time, another one flighted slow, Chandimal is to the pitch and mows it over long on with a huge swipe

43.4

Patel to Chandimal, no run, defended to extra cover

43.5

Patel to Chandimal, no run, on middle and off, defended off the front foot

43.6

Patel to Chandimal, no run, driven hard to short extra cover

Sri Lanka 108/4   LD Chandimal 22* (35b 1x4 2x6)

45.1

Patel to Chandimal, no run, full ball driven back to the bowler

45.2

Patel to Chandimal, 1 run, eased down to long off

Sri Lanka 113/4   LD Chandimal 23* (37b 1x4 2x6)

46.1

Swann to Chandimal, no run, pushed against the spin to mid off

46.2

Swann to Chandimal, no run, tossed up fullish around off, he bends low and defends

46.3

Swann to Chandimal, no run, nudged in the air, could have been close, fell short of short leg

46.4

Swann to Chandimal, no run, huge turn for Swann from a good length, he had already backed away to cut on length, and could not time the shot

46.5

Swann to Chandimal, no run, defended off the front foot

46.6

Swann to Chandimal, 2 leg byes, looked like a late decision to sweep, he went down on his knee almost as the ball got to him, it rolled away to fine leg

Sri Lanka 115/4   LD Chandimal 23* (43b 1x4 2x6)

47.5

Patel to Chandimal, FOUR, another short delivery, lots of width available too, now Chandimal cashes in, and slams it through cover

47.6

Patel to Chandimal, no run, defended off the front foot

Sri Lanka 122/4   LD Chandimal 27* (45b 2x4 2x6)

48.6

Swann to Chandimal, no run, bends forward and keeps out this tossed up ball down the track

Sri Lanka 127/4   LD Chandimal 27* (46b 2x4 2x6)

49.5

Patel to Chandimal, no run, full on off stump and blocked

49.6

Patel to Chandimal, OUT, now gone! Awful stroke, a swish across the line and produces a big top edge that falls comfortably to Bell at cover. A first Test wicket for Samit Patel, it was a ordinary delivery on a length on off stump but the horrendous heave brought a wild edge in the air and it was pouched easily

LD Chandimal c Bell b Patel 27 (65m 48b 2x4 2x6) SR: 56.25

Sri Lanka 128/5   LD Chandimal 27 (48b 2x4 2x6)
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Series Results
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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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