England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v England

England won by 8 wickets

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84.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, bouncer, directed at the batsman, who ducks underneath it

84.4

Finn to Randiv, no run, back of a length, jarring into the bat as Randiv plays it down past the close fielders on the leg side

84.5

Finn to Randiv, no run, length, on leg stump and sliding down, hits the batsman on the pad as he tries to glance

84.6

Finn to Randiv, no run, another teaser from Finn, drawing Randiv out for a play and a miss

Sri Lanka 227/6   S Randiv 0* (4b)

86.2

Finn to Randiv, no run, angled in towards the stumps on a good length, Randiv defends solidly

86.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, drops short but the ball doesn't get up outside off, beating Randiv's poke before dying at the feet of Prior, who does well to stop it

86.4

Finn to Randiv, 1 run, line and length, driven confidently on the front foot between mid-off and extra-cover

Sri Lanka 230/6   S Randiv 1* (7b)

87.3

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, back of a length to Randiv - who knows which end of the bat to hold, having scored a first-class hundred - defended on the off side

87.4

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, full, blocked in front of his stumps by the batsman

87.5

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, bit of width and Randiv lets this one go through

87.6

Bresnan to Randiv, FOUR, line slides down the leg side and Randiv glances with a roll of the wrists to the fine leg boundary

Sri Lanka 236/6   S Randiv 5* (11b 1x4)

88.6

Finn to Randiv, no run, pitched up outside off and driven cover

Sri Lanka 237/6   S Randiv 5* (12b 1x4)

89.6

Swann to Randiv, no run, around the wicket, flighted on middle, Randiv gets forward and defends into the ground - and that's a wrap for day one, ladies and gentlemen

Sri Lanka 238/6   S Randiv 5* (13b 1x4)

91.1

Finn to Randiv, no run, fullish and swinging in late and he softly pushes it down to mid-off

91.2

Finn to Randiv, 1 run, comes forward and steers it wide of point, not off the face of the bat

Sri Lanka 239/6   S Randiv 6* (15b 1x4)

92.1

Anderson to Randiv, 1 run, makes Randiv play by swinging it in towards the off stump, turns the face of the bat and works it to the leg side

92.3

Anderson to Randiv, 2 runs, defensive push to the off side and the fielder at cover slides but messes up, should have stopped that

92.4

Anderson to Randiv, no run, bouncer and Randiv should have been weaving away instead of bending forwards

92.5

Anderson to Randiv, no run, that's the sort of line and length that would fetch him a wicket, good length and moving in, on the front foot to drive but beaten

92.6

Anderson to Randiv, no run, steers it towards point and tells his partner to stay back

Sri Lanka 247/6   S Randiv 9* (20b 1x4)

94.1

Anderson to Randiv, no run, bangs it in short and he ducks under that one

94.2

Anderson to Randiv, no run, stays back and stabs it to cover

94.3

Anderson to Randiv, no run, just turns the face of the bat to drive and mistimes it to point

94.4

Anderson to Randiv, no run, on a good length and moving in, comes forward and pushes it down the track

94.5

Anderson to Randiv, no run, defends to the off side, Oxenford tells Anderson to get off the pitch on the follow through

94.6

Anderson to Randiv, no run, leaves this alone to the keeper

Sri Lanka 247/6   S Randiv 9* (26b 1x4)

95.2

Finn to Randiv, no run, a well-directed short ball but Randiv ducks under it

95.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, short ball once again, this time slightly outside off, Randiv bends his knees and lets it go

95.4

Finn to Randiv, no run, fuller length outside off, Randiv moves forward and defends to point

95.5

Finn to Randiv, no run, good length outside off stump

95.6

Finn to Randiv, no run, good length on a tight line outside off, Randiv shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 248/6   S Randiv 9* (31b 1x4)

97.1

Finn to Randiv, no run, keeps it short and he does well to fend it off with soft hands, there's a short leg waiting

97.2

Finn to Randiv, no run, gets forward and across and defends to the off side

97.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, gets across and defends solidly on the front foot to cover

97.4

Finn to Randiv, no run, bangs it in short and he safely ducks under it

97.5

Finn to Randiv, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends to the off side

97.6

Finn to Randiv, 2 runs, gets beside the line and opens the face and steers it to third man

Sri Lanka 256/6   S Randiv 11* (37b 1x4)

99.1

Swann to Randiv, no run, gets well forward and drives to the off side

99.2

Swann to Randiv, no run, goes back at the crease and defends, hint of turn

99.3

Swann to Randiv, no run, driven on the up to mid-on, he manages to check his shot

99.4

Swann to Randiv, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump, drives to point

99.5

Swann to Randiv, no run, bowls it flatter, he gets down to sweep and the ball hits his body, that would have cleared the stumps, they popped the question though

99.6

Swann to Randiv, 1 run, tucks it just wide of forward short leg

Sri Lanka 257/6   S Randiv 12* (43b 1x4)

100.1

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, Bresnan lands it outside off and the batsman gets forward and across to defend

100.2

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, keeps it on the stumps and Randiv's up to the task to defend it away

100.3

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, keeps him on the front foot and Randiv defends down the track again

100.4

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, comes forward and across and pushes it to the off side

100.5

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, once again he keeps him on the front foot to defend

100.6

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, this time he bowls it a bit too short but the batsman withdraws the shot

Sri Lanka 257/6   S Randiv 12* (49b 1x4)

101.2

Swann to Randiv, no run, skids through, hits the pads and dribbles on the pitch

101.3

Swann to Randiv, no run, tossed up on the off stump and he lunges forward and defends

101.4

Swann to Randiv, OUT, Randiv falls for the trap! Strauss had kept a fielder at deepish mid-on for the loft and Randiv did exactly that, chipped down the track and found Pietersen in that position, good catch in the end because he had to cup it over his head, fell backwards and hung on

S Randiv c Pietersen b Swann 12 (76m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Sri Lanka 258/7   S Randiv 12 (52b 1x4)
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Apr 7, 2012

An England fan joins Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook in the middle, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, P Sara Oval, 5th day, April 7, 2012

An England fan joins Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook in the middle

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Apr 7, 2012

Andrew Strauss and Mahela Jayawardene share the trophy after the series ended 1-1, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, P Sara Oval, 5th day, April 7, 2012

Andrew Strauss and Mahela Jayawardene share the trophy after the series ended 1-1

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