England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 75 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, bit of away moment outside the off stump, no shot offered as per Test match tradition

0.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, again left alone outside the off stump, this one was bit wider

0.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, one more to the keeper, bit of away moment for the seamer here

0.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, pushed off the back-foot to the cover point region, Patel comes across and cuts off the single

0.5

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, closer to the off stump line and this kept it's line and Thirimanne defends it down on the off side

0.6

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, Anderson was setting him up for this, the one that pitches in line with the leg stump and straightening. Thirimanne shoulders arm and get this on the pad, looked bit high but England decide to appeal...

Sri Lanka 0/0   HDRL Thirimanne 0* (6b)

1.2

Broad to Thirimanne, no run, another one on the stumps and, Thirimanne taps it away on the leg side

1.3

Broad to Thirimanne, 2 runs, on the pads and at a convenient height, Thirimanne works it away behind square and gets off the mark

1.4

Broad to Thirimanne, no run, on the middle and off stump line, not much movement for Broad here and that is nicely played down on the off side

1.5

Broad to Thirimanne, (no ball) 1 run, extra effort, probably looking for some swing - oversteps and ends up with a no-ball. They scamper through for a single to square leg as well

Sri Lanka 7/0   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (10b)

2.1

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Thirimanne leaves it through to the keeper

2.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, OUT, edged and gone! Anderson persists with that line outside the off stump, slightly fuller on this occasion and Thirimanne is in two minds and in the end it was a nothing prod outside the off stump and the edge goes straight to Swann at second slip

HDRL Thirimanne c Swann b Anderson 3 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 11/1   HDRL Thirimanne 3 (12b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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