England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 75 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   SR Patel 1-0-4-0

27.1

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed on the leg side, Patel goes to his right to field

27.2

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, low full toss worked straight to midwicket

27.3

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, plays out a full delivery to extra cover

27.4

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bends forward and defends back to the bowler

27.5

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another one on the stumps kept out

27.6

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, very full, crashed straight to cover

Sri Lanka 62/3   SR Patel 2-1-4-0

29.1

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, flighted outside off, Mahela waits for it to arrive and eases it past a diving extra cover, lovely timing

29.2

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

29.3

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flatter and bit of turn away outside off, left alone

29.4

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven to extra cover

29.5

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bends forward to smother this flighted one

29.6

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries to force this one away, but mishits it down the track

Sri Lanka 66/3   SR Patel 3-1-8-0

41.1

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back to a length ball straightening outside off and cuts to cover

41.2

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, well forward to smother a tossed up ball

41.3

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries the late dab to a flat delivery outside off, ends up playing it to backward point

41.4

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back to one skidding in on middle, works it past short leg

41.5

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

41.6

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed wide of cover again, tight single but Mahela makes it

Sri Lanka 102/4   SR Patel 4-1-11-0

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   SR Patel 5-1-17-0

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

45.3

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slight turn, outside off, left alone

45.4

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bends forward low and defends

45.5

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bit of an inside edge as he pushes forward, skiddy length ball

45.6

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up delivery kept out down the track

Sri Lanka 113/4   SR Patel 6-1-18-0

47.1

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed away towards cover

47.2

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, low full toss pushed straight to short extra cover

47.3

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted full outside off, smothered easily

47.4

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, lots of width for the cut, Mahela guides it past point, Bell pulls it back just inside the rope, he has done that a few times today, goes flying over the boundary as he does so

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   SR Patel 7-1-25-0

49.1

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length on off stump and defended forward

49.2

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, blocked carefully from the crease

49.3

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller on off stump and blocked

49.4

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full toss but only worked to deep mid on

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   SR Patel 8-1-26-1

80.1

Patel to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and driven out to long off

80.2

Patel to Herath, OUT, and there's the breakthrough! A paddle sweep misses, Herath is hit on the full in front of off stump...the review actually has it as umpire's call so closer than first inspection but out nevertheless and Herath's vigil comes to an end. But he did hold an end up well enough

HMRKB Herath lbw b Patel 5 (65m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

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   SR Patel 9-1-27-2
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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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