England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 75 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

3.6

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Samaraweera leaves it through to the keeper

Sri Lanka 15/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (1b)

5.1

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, defended outside the off stump and the ball rolls away towards cover

5.2

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera hides his bat - looks like that one too has an edge!

5.3

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Samaraweera stands tall and defends it down on the leg side

5.4

Broad to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, left alone outside the off stump

5.4

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, short and rising, coming in with the arm and Samaraweera taps it down on the off side

5.5

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, pitched up on the pads and driven down to mid-on

5.6

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, good delivery to end the over - on the middle off stumps line and Samaraweera defends it off the back-foot

Sri Lanka 24/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (8b)

6.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, did it say a touch low? anyway Samaraweera gets behind the line and defends it well. Ball seems to have hit the bottom half of the bat

Sri Lanka 25/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (9b)

9.1

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run

9.2

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, defended off the front foot

9.3

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up ball driven to deepish mid off

9.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, flighted again, around middle, he bends forward low and smothers it

9.5

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, pushed away on the off side

9.6

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, good length and straightening on off stump, kept out safely off the front foot, decent start by Monty

Sri Lanka 26/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (15b)

10.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, straightish length ball some way outside off stump, he allows it to go past

10.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, inside edge onto pad, rolls away on the off side, he was looking to drive through cover

10.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, comes in sharply into the right-hander but starts well enough outside off to be left alone

Sri Lanka 27/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (18b)

11.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, smothered off the front foot back to the bowler

11.5

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, played out towards point from the crease

11.6

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, quicker and fuller, inside edged past short leg towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 28/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (21b)

13.1

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, defended off an inside edge on to pad, on the off side, Thilan taking an age to get that first run

13.2

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, he wants to get off the mark, he comes down the track, and works straight to midwicket

13.3

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run

13.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, punched to mid off from the crease

13.5

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, a neat inside-out drive, straight to extra cover though

13.6

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, chips down the track, gets to the pitch, but finds deepish mid on

Sri Lanka 29/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (27b)

16.1

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, remains on 0 still, gets across and pushes a pitched up ball to the bowler

16.2

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, takes a big stride forward and awkwardly defends this length ball

16.3

Broad to Samaraweera, no run, cannot get that single he wants so much, this one came in from outside off and he played it out to point

16.4

Broad to Samaraweera, 1 run, and now he gets off the mark finally, off his 31st ball, Broad helps by sending it full down the pads, and Thilan helps it away to fine leg

Sri Lanka 31/3   TT Samaraweera 1* (31b)

17.1

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, nippy length ball straightening on middle, he keeps it out awkwardly

17.2

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, pushed away down to deep mid on

17.3

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, whips a full delivery to deep mid on again

17.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, almost got him, he advanced down the track, and almost yorked himself off the tossed up ball, managed to dig it out, but then it rolled back, by the time keeper got to the ball, Thilan was back

17.5

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, defends a tossed up ball from the crease

17.6

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, played out to midwicket

Sri Lanka 31/3   TT Samaraweera 1* (37b)

19.1

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, shortish, worked to square leg

19.2

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, flighted some way outside off, the drive cannot beat point

19.3

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, slapped hard into the ground as he hits it to extra cover

19.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, gets the push past the bowler but not past mid on

19.5

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, runs are just not coming for Thilan, he comes down the track, Monty shortens it, and he has to defend

19.6

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, guided to point

Sri Lanka 39/3   TT Samaraweera 1* (43b)

20.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, shuffles across and nudges, but cannot get it past a diving short leg, one of those days for Thilan

20.3

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

20.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, backs away and cuts against the sharp turn, to point, in another day ...

20.5

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, pads away a tossed up and turning ball well outside off

20.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, appeal for a catch at short leg, Thilan manages to get into a tangle as he comes out of the crease, stabs away the spinning delivery, it pops up off the flap of the pad and short leg takes it, umpire Tucker says no right away, england decide not to review

Sri Lanka 40/3   TT Samaraweera 1* (48b)

22.1

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, nudges with the spin behind square leg

22.6

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, paddles a full ball to fine leg

Sri Lanka 45/3   TT Samaraweera 3* (50b)

23.1

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, works a full delivery to deep mid on

23.2

Panesar to Samaraweera, FOUR, superb stroke, where was he hiding it all the time, slithers out, gets to the pitch, and times it between extra cover and mid off

23.3

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward early and keeps out a flatter one

23.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, 3 runs, he was finding backward point with these strokes, now he delays the shot and softly dabs it past the man, Bell puts in a slide near the rope to haul it back

Sri Lanka 52/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (54b 1x4)

24.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, gets across and nudges with the spin to short leg

24.2

Swann to Samaraweera, FOUR, backs away and cuts, he is finding the gaps now, gets it through cover for four

24.3

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, goes back and across, works through square leg

Sri Lanka 57/3   TT Samaraweera 15* (57b 2x4)

25.1

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up full on off, driven to mid off

25.2

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, defended with a bit of an inside edge past short leg

25.3

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward and defends

25.4

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, comes down the track and defends a length ball

25.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, bends forward low and keeps out another tight delivery

25.6

Patel to Samaraweera, FOUR, short, flat, skiddy, and pulled away immediately in front of square

Sri Lanka 61/3   TT Samaraweera 19* (63b 3x4)

26.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, played down the track

26.5

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, well forward and smothers a tossed up ball on the off side

26.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, worked to midwicket

Sri Lanka 62/3   TT Samaraweera 19* (66b 3x4)

28.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, defends an angled full delivery

28.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, smothers one that pitched on a length on off

28.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, worked softly to midwicket

28.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, bounces outside off, he shoulders arms right away

28.5

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, flicked away to midwicket

28.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, full delivery forced to mid off

Sri Lanka 62/3   TT Samaraweera 19* (72b 3x4)

30.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, gets into trouble first ball, pushes well away from the body to one that keeps a shade low, and inside edges it back on to his pads

30.2

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, better from thilan, behind the line of this bouncing ball and defends

30.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, goes full for the stumps, dug out to mid on

30.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, 1 run, England have a third man in place and Thilan squeezes out this length ball to him with an open face

Sri Lanka 67/3   TT Samaraweera 20* (76b 3x4)

31.1

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, fullish on leg stump, pushed off the front foot to midwicket

31.2

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, goes forward and smothers a length ball

31.3

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, comes down the track, he has not had much success doing that, ends up defending

31.4

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

31.5

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, opens the face a tad as he drives towards extra cover

31.6

Panesar to Samaraweera, no run, turning away a bit from middle, kept out off the front foot

Sri Lanka 67/3   TT Samaraweera 20* (82b 3x4)
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Series Results
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England won by 8 wickets
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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

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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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