England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 75 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Broad to Dilshan, 3 runs, pitched up on middle off, Dilsan picks it up early and works it away through midwicket, Panesar give case and keeps it down to three. Bye bye jet lag

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

1.5

Broad to Dilshan, FOUR, fuller in length and in the slot outside the off stump, Dilshan goes for the drive and ends up with a thick edge down to the third man fence

1.6

Broad to Dilshan, no run, close to the off stump line, this time Dilsan times his shot much better and the ball trickles down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 11/0   SCJ Broad 1-0-11-0

3.1

Broad to Dilshan, no run, driven away on the off side

3.2

Broad to Dilshan, no run, defended down on the leg side, no single there

3.3

Broad to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside the off stump

3.4

Broad to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan in his elements here - short and wide outside the off stump and he gives it everything trying to cut away through point, ball clips the edge and flies over the slips

3.5

Broad to Dilshan, OUT, Broad too joins the party! good length delivery outside the off stump, nothing great there but Dilshan makes it look good by pushing at it with zero feet movement. Sweet sound of leather on edge and the ball goes straight to Strauss at first slip

TM Dilshan c Strauss b Broad 11 (23m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

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   SCJ Broad 2-0-15-1

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   SCJ Broad 3-0-16-1

7.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls down off the inner half of the bat

7.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended down on the leg side

7.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played off the front-foot to the cover region, nicely little Test cricket tap

7.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

7.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slightly short but close to the off stump line, Jayawardene stands tall and defends it down on the off side.

7.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away off the back-foot to the square leg region and they scamper through for a single, there was no need to rush there but decides not to take any chance

Sri Lanka 26/3   SCJ Broad 4-0-17-1

12.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good start, just around off stump, bouncing from around short of a length, Mahela allows it to pass him

12.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bit of inward movement from a good length, left alone outside off

12.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up delivery driven off the front foot to widish mid off

12.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven off the front foot again, straight to mid off

12.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flicked straight to midwicket

12.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, shuffles across and keeps the shortish one down on the leg side

12.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bat and pad together as he defends on the off side

Sri Lanka 29/3   SCJ Broad 5-0-18-1

14.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended down the track

14.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets front foot across and smothers the pitched up ball back to the bowler

14.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tight line, just around the off stump, fullish length, defended on to the off side

14.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slightly wider this time and immediately he shoulders arms

14.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bit if away shape after it passes the batsman who leaves it

14.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full into the pads, worked in front of square leg

Sri Lanka 30/3   SCJ Broad 6-0-19-1

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

16.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Mahela's penchant for playing the dab has almost got him this time, guides a bouncing back of a length ball, almost carries to second slip

16.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, better from Mahela, leaves this incoming ball outside off alone

Sri Lanka 31/3   SCJ Broad 7-0-20-1

38.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, (no ball) 1 run, moves in right away from a good length, he plays late and nudges through square leg

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

38.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, coming in a tad from a fuller length, bat and pad together as he turns it to midwicket

38.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, squeezes out a very full delivery towards mid on and charges across for the single

Sri Lanka 97/4   SCJ Broad 8-0-30-1

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   SCJ Broad 9-0-32-1

57.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, and it's a poor start on leg stump and nicely tickled to the fine leg rope

57.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full outside off and driven to mid off, definite hint of reverse swing

57.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside off and left alone, no carry through to Prior

57.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length on middle and off, Jaya, M. stays in the crease and turns to midwicket

57.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full and played only half forward to leg

57.6

Broad to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, just back of a length outside off and a cut stroke misses

Sri Lanka 158/5   SCJ Broad 10-0-37-1

59.1

Broad to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, played forward and an inside edge brings a run through square leg

59.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and driven into the off side

59.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and dropped through square leg from middle stump

59.4

Broad to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left outside off

59.5

Broad to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length outside off, defended late from the crease and an edge past the pads into the leg side brings a run

59.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned down to third man from back of a length

Sri Lanka 166/5   SCJ Broad 11-0-41-1

69.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straightish and full, blocked calmly off the front foot

69.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, moves away from a good length outside off, left alone

69.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straightening as it is pitched up outside off, Mahela gets forward and defends

69.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, that came back in late, Mahela adjusted well to nudge it on the leg side

69.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another one that swerves back in fullish, England's fast bowlers getting consistent reverse, tucked to midwicket

69.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, now this one holds its line outside off, Mahela reaches out and keeps strike with a push towards cover

Sri Lanka 206/7   SCJ Broad 12-0-42-1

71.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, is wary of the ball moving in late, not fully forward and defends the straightish one

71.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed towards point

71.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bounce wide outside off stump, he has a look and lets it go

71.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, comes in, not sharply though, from back of a length, and is dropped softly for one

71.5

Broad to Herath, no run, goes full as he angles it in, Herath crouches to defend

71.6

Broad to Herath, no run, similar delivery, full and headed for the stumps, kept out safely

Sri Lanka 212/7   SCJ Broad 13-0-43-1

73.1

Broad to Herath, 1 run, stabs a length delivery behind point and gets off strike

73.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 4 leg byes, too full down the pads, rolls away fine past the keeper

73.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, elegant, effective, makes room to a pitched up delivery and lifts it over mid off

73.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, ducks under a bouncer now

73.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, too short, outside off, and he does not have to do anything to avoid that as it sails over

73.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets the short ball on target now but Mahela swivels to hook it through square leg

Sri Lanka 228/7   SCJ Broad 14-0-49-1

83.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and driven to mid on

83.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, late cut produces a bottom edge past the off stump, bounces to Prior who saves well

83.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, down again! A lofted drive goes straight up in the air, it's Monty again! But again through the fingers! And again Jayawardene survives

83.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, and to rub salt in the wound, a lovely clip past Panesar at mid on that whistles away for four

83.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, now a full toss outside off is dispatched through the covers

83.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and a cut is missed

Sri Lanka 273/8   SCJ Broad 15-0-59-1

85.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full of length and blocked on middle and off into the leg side

85.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fine delivery, just outside off and played at and missed

85.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full length on middle and off, defended forward

85.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short and swayed outside

85.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short outside off and cut wide of third man in the air for four

85.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries the same stroke but there's more venom in the delivery which gets big on Jayawardene and he missed the flick

Sri Lanka 277/8   SCJ Broad 16-0-63-1

87.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and dropped out on the leg side

87.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed out on the off side on the front foot

87.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, well wide of off stump and left

87.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside off and guided to third man, they refuse the run

87.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pulled down to long leg, kept down, and a sliding save from Trott

87.6

Broad to Welegedara, 2 runs, Welegedara steps away and tries to slap a length ball through the off side, doesn't time it through the covers

Sri Lanka 288/8   SCJ Broad 17-0-66-1

89.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full just outside off and blocked back up the wicket

89.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bumper and ducked

89.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, a beauty, just outside off nibbling away, forcing Jayawardene to feel and miss

89.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and blocked

89.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left outside off

89.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and blocked back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 289/8   SCJ Broad 18-1-66-1

91.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the pads, flicked away, and turns down the single

91.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

91.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone, even though the ball does come back in. Misses the off by about six inches

91.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this one jags back in sharply, hits him high on the pad. No harm done

91.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, looks to dab and run, but had played this straight to backward point

91.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, looks for the boundary here. Drives on the up, crunchy shot, but finds short extra cover. So Anderson gets another over at Welegedara

Sri Lanka 305/8   SCJ Broad 19-2-66-1

93.1

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short, cut away to third man, and the single is refused

93.2

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene sees mid-on is up, and he clears the front leg to loft this length ball over mid-on's head. It was the slower ball, and hence it got more height than distance, but it was good enough to beat Samit Patel

93.3

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bouncer, and MJ ducks under it

93.4

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball on off, pushed to sweeper-cover, and the single is turned down again

93.5

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another bouncer, down the leg side this time, MJ shapes up to pull, but sees it is a touch too high to be able to do so well. Lets it go

93.6

Broad to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, that man was placed right, Jayawardene dabbed it towards him, to his left actually, but a diving Swann fumbles at gully, and allows him the single

Sri Lanka 312/9   SCJ Broad 20-2-71-1

95.1

Broad to Lakmal, no run, short of a length, outside off, no action on the ball, left alone

95.2

Broad to Lakmal, no run, length ball, outside off, gets behind it and defends

95.3

Broad to Lakmal, no run, short ball, outside off, sways out of its line, no fuss

95.4

Broad to Lakmal, no run, short, into the ribs, Lakmal fends, leading edge falls safe in the covers

95.5

Broad to Lakmal, no run, bouncer outside off, stays away from it

95.6

Broad to Lakmal, no run, fuller, just outside off, defended solidly towards cover

Sri Lanka 318/9   SCJ Broad 21-3-71-1
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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