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   JM Anderson 1-1-0-0

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

2.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, OUT, Gone first ball! another fuller length delivery outside the off stump, slight moment but hard to say which way. A perfect delivery first up and even Sangakkara could not resist having a poke at it and this time the edge went straight to the keeper. Anderson on a hat-trick here and Strauss' ploy of taking early wickets seems to be working just fine

KC Sangakkara c †Prior b Anderson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, soft delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

2.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and it's bit too wide to make Jayawardene play at it

2.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed away towards cover and that's the end of a fine over.

Sri Lanka 11/2   JM Anderson 2-2-0-2

4.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, watchfully defended - pressure is on here

4.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another line and length delivery outside the off stump, Mahela gets behind the line and presents a straight bat

4.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, width offered outside the off stump and that's cut away nicely behind point, no stopping that

4.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played away on the off side

4.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bit of a wild drive and the ball rolls back to the bowler, off the inside edge

4.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, drifting on to the pads and that's nicely worked away to the fine leg fence - easy runs

Sri Lanka 23/3   JM Anderson 3-2-8-2

6.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended watchfully

6.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up and driven down to mid-off

6.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended with a straight bat but not cleanly and the ball rolls back behind the stumps

6.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing but nothing to write home about and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. It will take lot more to get this man to make a mistake

6.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed off the back-foot and an easy single to cover

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   JM Anderson 4-2-9-2

8.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, line and length delivery, close to the off stump line and Jayawardene taps it away on the off side

8.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up and Jayawardene drives well but can't beat the fielder at cover.

8.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played away on the off side

8.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Jayawardene pushes it away off the back-foot to the cover region

8.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 26/3   JM Anderson 5-3-9-2

10.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leaves alone a back of a length ball widish outside off, moves away after passing Mahela

10.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fullish delivery kept out off the front foot to covers

10.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward and drives between extra cover and mid off, who fields to his left

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   JM Anderson 6-3-10-2

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

30.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tight length ball pushed away towards cover from the crease

30.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, patted back down the track

Sri Lanka 67/3   JM Anderson 7-3-11-2

32.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off

32.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched fuller and some way outside off, Mahela reaches out and pushes it away

32.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, he is playing away from the body, reaching out to these ones outside off, plays it out behind point, no single there

32.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, oh dear, Thilan has been done in by Mahela's straight drive and Anderson's half-stop, just what Sri Lanka did not need, both the batsmen were looking steady, Anderson got down his right hand down as Mahela drove this full delivery straight, and ended up parrying the ball on to the non-striker's stumps, Thilan was a long way out his crease, and turned back as he realised what was happening, but was caught short, he was down on his knees and helplessly stared at the damage Anderson had caused

TT Samaraweera run out 20 (107m 82b 3x4 0x6) SR: 24.39

32.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bounces from back of a length, he does well to adjust and slap it away, point cuts it off with a dive

32.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, this time he picks the gap between cover and point with a drive in the air

Sri Lanka 69/4   JM Anderson 8-3-13-2

34.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, defended tightly to the off side

34.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, too full, bit of width, Mahela does not hesitate in getting forward and timing it past short cover's dive

34.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short and rising outside off, guided to point

34.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, too wide, Mahela gets into position for the cut and places it behind point

34.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, more runs, some timing from Mahela, Anderson goes fast and full into the pads, Mahela allows it to come on and just provides it direction in front of square leg

34.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, better line, around off stump, pushed to point

Sri Lanka 81/4   JM Anderson 9-3-25-2

36.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed to cover off the front foot

36.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, drives a pitched up ball to mid off

36.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, checks his push to mid off, Anderson keeping it full outside off

36.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, well bowled, a touch slow on a fuller length as it comes in on off stump, Mahela checks his push again, to mid on this time, that ball swung in a bit

36.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shortish and guided towards point

36.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, whips this one with the angle from middle to midwicket

Sri Lanka 87/4   JM Anderson 10-4-25-2

61.1

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball pushed away on the off side

61.2

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, pitches it full and he goes for the drive, getting it past extra cover

61.3

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, played out to mid on from the crease, gently coming off the pitch, this length delivery

61.4

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, a step forward and tightly defended towards cover

61.5

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, that has swung back in a mile, and Anderson has got the lbw appeal in his favour, Sri Lanka go for the review, they have to, this is the last batting pair, he pushed forward in defence, but ended up pushing about a foot outside the eventual line of the ball as it swerved back in too much from a good length, hit him above the knee roll, replays show that was hitting top of middle and leg, on-field umpire's decision was out, and so it remains

HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Anderson 23 (47m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.50

61.6

Anderson to Randiv, no run, it swerves in once again, not as much as the last ball, and ends up as a full toss outside off, pushed to covers

Sri Lanka 170/6   JM Anderson 11-4-27-3

63.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across, opens up and keeps the shortish delivery down towards point

63.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, checks his push away from the body to a pitched up wide one

63.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, shortish and wide, they give Mahela the single to third man

63.4

Anderson to Randiv, 2 runs, well done, lunges forward and across and squeezes the length ball past cover

63.5

Anderson to Randiv, no run, gives him the incoming bouncer, but pitches it too short and he allows it to go over

63.6

Anderson to Randiv, 2 runs, short and wide again, he gets on his toes and cuts past point's dive

Sri Lanka 186/6   JM Anderson 12-4-32-3

65.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide, dabbed to deep point for one

65.2

Anderson to Randiv, no run, comes in from a good length, defended back to Anderson

65.3

Anderson to Randiv, no run, moves in on a good length, worked with the angle to midwicket

65.4

Anderson to Randiv, 1 run, shapes in sharply again, but down the pads and is tucked square

65.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, checks his push off the full delivery to mid on

65.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, that is some excellent work from the England captain, he has earned his side a wicket out of nowhere, Randiv was out of his crease as Mahela pushed towards cover, Strauss let it rip at the non-striker's end, hit the stumps, and Randiv was inches short

S Randiv run out 12 (19m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Sri Lanka 191/7   JM Anderson 13-4-34-3

67.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straight to Strauss at backward point as Mahela guides this wide one

67.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, another short and wide one to Mahela, they are allowing him the single, he takes it

67.3

Anderson to Herath, 1 run, Herath walks across and whips this back of a length ball past a diving midwicket

67.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dropped by the bowler, Mahela has been put down, not a difficult chance for Anderson, he had Mahela chipping a slow full ball straight back, goes through Anderson's hands, he holds his head in disappointment

67.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, SIX, and Mahela rubs it in next ball, couple of steps down the pitch, fetches the shortish delivery and hammers it over deep midwicket

67.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, opens the face and takes one to third man to keep strike

Sri Lanka 200/7   JM Anderson 14-4-43-3

82.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full just outside off and left alone

82.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, off stump and blocked into the off side

82.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, pulled round the corner and a chance for Panesar in the deep but straight through his hands! The old, comedy Monty in the field returns and that is a bad drop, straight to him, an uncontrolled top edge and Panesar took it on the base of the left hand before it slid over the rope

82.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played off the back foot behind square to the fielder

82.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on off stump from a length

82.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, guided down to third man on the back foot

Sri Lanka 263/8   JM Anderson 15-4-48-3

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   JM Anderson 16-5-48-3

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   JM Anderson 17-5-56-3

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   JM Anderson 18-5-64-3

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

92.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball, down the leg side, Jaywardene will feel he has missed out as he fails to make contact

92.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length, on off, no movement, Jayawardene moves forward and defends

92.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, half-volley, just outside off, flicked back to Anderson

92.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, another half-volley, just outside off, drops this towards point with soft hands, and takes the single before Patel can get around. And strike manipulated again

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   JM Anderson 19-5-66-4

94.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the pads, clipped to short midwicket

94.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length again, into the pads again, pushed to short midwicket again

94.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries the scoop fine behind the stumps, but fails to make contact. Premeditated, but the off stump stands safe

94.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, half-volley, drives to sweeper-cover, doesn't take the single

94.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, upper-cut this time, over gully, to the left of third man, comes back for two

94.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, poor delivery, on the pads, Jayawardene forgets the single and takes the boundary, clipping it fine of fine leg

Sri Lanka 318/9   JM Anderson 20-5-72-4

96.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, half-volley outside off, pushed to deep cover, doesn't take the single

96.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven to long-off, no run again

96.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, Oh well done Anderson. Just when I was about to say this is looking like a middle-wicket net session. Anderson gets his fifth. Just short of a length, just outside off, Jayawardene comes forward to defend. The ball just holds its line, the edge is taken, and finally Anderson has produced the breakthrough

DPMD Jayawardene c †Prior b Anderson 180 (396m 315b 22x4 3x6) SR: 57.14

Sri Lanka 318/10   JM Anderson 20.3-5-72-5
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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