England tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
26,27,28,29 March 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

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

Sri Lanka 11/0   TM Dilshan 7* (2b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 0.5-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 15/2   TM Dilshan 11* (7b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 1.4-0-15-0

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

Sri Lanka 19/3   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (6b 1x4)   JM Anderson 2.3-2-4-2

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   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (9b 2x4)   JM Anderson 3-2-8-2

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

Sri Lanka 49/3   TT Samaraweera 7* (52b 1x4)   MS Panesar 7.2-5-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 56/3   TT Samaraweera 14* (56b 2x4)   GP Swann 3.2-0-16-0

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

Sri Lanka 61/3   TT Samaraweera 19* (63b 3x4)   SR Patel 1-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 66/3   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (85b 3x4 1x6)   SR Patel 2.1-1-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 73/4   DPMD Jayawardene 36* (100b 4x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 8.2-3-17-2

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

Sri Lanka 77/4   DPMD Jayawardene 40* (102b 5x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 8.4-3-21-2

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

Sri Lanka 81/4   DPMD Jayawardene 44* (103b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 8.5-3-25-2

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

Sri Lanka 95/4   LD Chandimal 12* (21b 1x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 7.3-0-28-1

Panesar to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely stroke, low full toss, Mahela makes a bit of room, and goes inside out past extra cover, no power needed at all, a precise turn of the bat, and timing, another Test fifty for Mahela

Sri Lanka 112/4   DPMD Jayawardene 52* (134b 7x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 14.4-10-20-0

Patel to Chandimal, FOUR, another short delivery, lots of width available too, now Chandimal cashes in, and slams it through cover

Sri Lanka 122/4   LD Chandimal 27* (44b 2x4 2x6)   SR Patel 6.5-1-25-0

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, now Mahela comes down the track, lifts Swann from a long way outside off over midwicket

Sri Lanka 126/4   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (147b 8x4 1x6)   GP Swann 7.3-2-22-0

Swann to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, down on one knee and helped over cow cover for a few bounces into the rope

Sri Lanka 135/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (10b 1x4)   GP Swann 9.3-2-29-0

Panesar to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, dragged down and cut away past cover point for four

Sri Lanka 143/5   DPMD Jayawardene 69* (162b 9x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 17.2-11-25-0

Swann to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, this is well swept, taken from far in front of the body and well timed away through square leg

Sri Lanka 147/5   HAPW Jayawardene 11* (25b 2x4)   GP Swann 11.2-2-37-0

Swann to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, this is a better stroke, rocking back to cut away past backward point

Sri Lanka 151/5   HAPW Jayawardene 15* (26b 3x4)   GP Swann 11.3-2-41-0

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

Sri Lanka 157/5   DPMD Jayawardene 74* (169b 10x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 9.1-0-36-1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, and that is what he does, he is forward, but sees this one can be dabbed late, and does so, earning four to the third man boundary

Sri Lanka 174/6   DPMD Jayawardene 84* (185b 11x4 1x6)   GP Swann 14.1-2-53-0

Swann to Randiv, FOUR, invites him to drive with flight outside off, but is is too full and Randiv drills it through cover

Sri Lanka 181/6   S Randiv 5* (4b 1x4)   GP Swann 15-2-60-0

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, paddled from well outside off stump and into the fine leg boundary to bring up Test hundred No. 30 for Mahela Jayawardene, he's dragged his side out of a huge hole today

Sri Lanka 204/7   DPMD Jayawardene 101* (200b 12x4 2x6)   GP Swann 17.1-3-67-0

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

Sri Lanka 227/7   DPMD Jayawardene 119* (226b 13x4 3x6)   SCJ Broad 13.3-0-48-1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, another very nicely played late cut that this time runs all the way to the rope

Sri Lanka 246/7   DPMD Jayawardene 135* (244b 14x4 3x6)   GP Swann 22.5-3-91-0

Panesar to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, delightfully played, chipped over extra cover and timed well enough to the rope

Sri Lanka 251/7   DPMD Jayawardene 140* (246b 15x4 3x6)   MS Panesar 20.1-11-35-0

Panesar to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, a slug down the ground just evades a diving mid on and runs away to the boundary, it was an inside edge and fortunately landed just to the right of the fielder

Sri Lanka 257/8   DPMD Jayawardene 146* (255b 16x4 3x6)   MS Panesar 21.5-11-40-0

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

Sri Lanka 262/8   DPMD Jayawardene 151* (259b 17x4 3x6)   JM Anderson 14.3-4-47-3

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

Sri Lanka 269/8   DPMD Jayawardene 158* (266b 18x4 3x6)   SCJ Broad 14.4-0-55-1

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

Sri Lanka 273/8   DPMD Jayawardene 162* (267b 19x4 3x6)   SCJ Broad 14.5-0-59-1

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

Sri Lanka 277/8   DPMD Jayawardene 166* (273b 20x4 3x6)   SCJ Broad 15.5-0-63-1

Anderson to Welegedara, FOUR, middle and leg and now Welegedara flicks through midwicket for four

Sri Lanka 281/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 4* (11b 1x4)   JM Anderson 16.1-5-52-3

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

Sri Lanka 285/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 8* (13b 2x4)   JM Anderson 16.3-5-56-3

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

Sri Lanka 297/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 14* (20b 3x4)   JM Anderson 17.2-5-60-3

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 18* (24b 4x4)   JM Anderson 18-5-64-3

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

Sri Lanka 311/9   DPMD Jayawardene 173* (302b 21x4 3x6)   SCJ Broad 19.2-2-70-1

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   DPMD Jayawardene 180* (312b 22x4 3x6)   JM Anderson 20-5-72-4
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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