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)
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Lakmal to Cook, OUT, big lbw appeal, and he is given. Cook is not going to review it. The first ball to swing this over. This is a length ball, on off, Cook's front foot moves a touch too far across. The ball swings back in, the bat way outside the line of the ball, and he is hit in front of off. Cook has a word with Strauss, but Strauss lets him know he would only be wasting the review here

AN Cook lbw b Lakmal 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)   RAS Lakmal 0.5-0-0-1

Herath to Trott, OUT, What a mess Trott has made of this one. He is not only out, he is down too. This one looks like a full toss as Trott gives him the charge. It seems it is fuller than he has expected, and looks to play this across the line, and misses it by a mile. P Jayawardene makes a difficult collection, as this is pitched on the crease, and he must have been blinded by Trott too. And then he stumps him. That's not all Trott's misery, though. As he desperately looks to make it back, he runs into the gloves of the celebrating Prasanna. That's a knockout blow if the stumping wasn't one, and Trott is left flat on his back. Superb stumping, all said and done. This is a half-volley that has turned away, and he has made the collection

IJL Trott st †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath 12 (41m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 40/2   AJ Strauss 25* (34b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 1.3-0-6-1

Herath to Strauss, OUT, Sri Lanka are reviewing this. This is very close. Strauss is sweeping this really full delivery, and misses it. This has hit him on the half-volley, so no scope for much turn. It all depends on where the ball has hit him with respect to the line of off stump. Strauss has moved well across here, but Asad Rauf has given this not out. After a discussion, Jayawardene makes the T sign. And rightly so. This is full, pitched around off, turning in towards middle, Strauss is beaten on the sweep, and off he goes. Strauss doesn't seem happy. One of the reasons could be the time taken by Jayawardene before reviewing this. It did seem longish, but it is the umpire's discretion to allow or disallow a review

AJ Strauss lbw b Herath 26 (61m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

England 43/3   KP Pietersen 2* (7b)   HMRKB Herath 2.4-0-7-2

Welegedara to Pietersen, OUT, Bowled'im. This is not left-arm spin, but Welegedara is a left-arm bowler all right. A dismissal difficult to explain why. A length ball from round the stumps, outside off, Pietersen stretches forward, goes for the drive, doesn't cover the angle of the ball, gets an inside edge, and the off stump is knocked back. England continue to find ways of getting out. And Jayawardene continues to have the right bowler on at the right time

KP Pietersen b Welegedara 3 (30m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 65/4   IR Bell 21* (16b 3x4 1x6)   UWMBCA Welegedara 5.1-2-20-1

Herath to Prior, OUT, Given out lbw. Prior wondering if he should review this, but it seems the Strauss tendency of staying back has done him in too. Prior has reviewed this, though. Now a recap of what happened. It was a length ball, pitched on middle and leg, Prior stayed back, giving it time to turn. And turn it did, squaring Prior up, beating the outside edge, hitting him in front of leg stump. It was dead plumb, and Prior - being one of the last recognised batsmen - was just taking a chance with that review

MJ Prior lbw b Herath 7 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 72/5   IR Bell 21* (20b 3x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 6-0-29-3

Herath to Patel, OUT, Oh the cement feet stuck close to the stumps. I can't figure, for the life of me, why they are all playing back to length balls. This one is the slider, to Herath's credit, but it is also a length ball, and he should have been forward, defending it back to Herath. Instead, he is deep inside the crease, and the ball slides in with the arm, and catches him dead plumb in front of middle

SR Patel lbw b Herath 2 (27m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

England 92/6   IR Bell 39* (42b 7x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 9.1-2-31-4

Herath to Broad, OUT, full, swept and missed given out! and Broad goes straight for the referral. It doesn't look as if he's hit this...no hotspot in this series remember so there's no conclusive proof and Broad will have to go because hawk-eye has it hitting in line and going on to hit the stumps. Five for Herath and England's nightmares against spin in the subcontinent roll on

SCJ Broad lbw b Herath 28 (32m 15b 5x4 1x6) SR: 186.66

England 122/7   IR Bell 41* (63b 7x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 12.1-4-33-5

Randiv to Swann, OUT, but gone now as Swann finds Dilshan at short midwicket, he was trying to use his feet and go over the top again but didn't get to the pitch and chipped up a simple chance to the fielder's left, comfortably taken with both hands

GP Swann c Dilshan b Randiv 24 (22m 26b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

England 157/8   IR Bell 52* (82b 8x4 1x6)   S Randiv 4.4-0-16-1

Herath to Bell, OUT, got him with a beauty a left-armer's dream, spins past the outside edge and removes the off bail. Grip and turn past Bell's forward defence, so reminiscent of those dismissals in the UAE, a perfect delivery by Herath who now has six-for

IR Bell b Herath 52 (117m 87b 8x4 1x6) SR: 59.77

England 157/9   JM Anderson 0* (2b)   HMRKB Herath 16.5-4-53-6

Randiv to Panesar, OUT, given out now with Panesar caught on the front pad and the finger goes up pretty quickly for lbw, might have slid on with the arm, beating the inside edge

MS Panesar lbw b Randiv 13 (23m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

England 193/10   JM Anderson 23* (26b 4x4)   S Randiv 7.4-0-26-2
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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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