England tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
3,4,5,6,7 April 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
52.6

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, and he leaves his first ball, which is pitched up outside off and seaming back a touch

Sri Lanka 154/4   AD Mathews 0* (1b)
54.1

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, length ball, in the corridor and seaming back, Mathews leaves

54.2

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, length, off-stump line, defended towards cover

54.3

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, wide of the crease and angled in, seaming further back, Mathews steps out and shoulders arms

54.4

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, bumper, targeting the batsman, who hooks down into the ground towards deep square leg to get off the mark

Sri Lanka 155/4   AD Mathews 1* (5b)
55.1

Swann to Mathews, 2 runs, starts off with a short one, goes back at the crease and cuts wide of cover

55.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, drives a full delivery down the ground to long-on

Sri Lanka 158/4   AD Mathews 4* (7b)
56.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, bowls it full and he gets behind the line and defends down the track

56.3

Anderson to Mathews, FOUR, there's no protection at fine leg, Anderson drifts on the pads and Mathews shuffles slightly and gets a light touch to it

56.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, stays back at the crease and defends

56.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run, keeps him on the back foot and he stays back to defend

56.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, maintains a straight line and he goes back to defend

Sri Lanka 164/4   AD Mathews 8* (12b 1x4)
57.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, that's a full toss, punches it through the line down to long-on

Sri Lanka 166/4   AD Mathews 9* (13b 1x4)
58.1

Anderson to Mathews, no run, hits a good length and he gets across and defends

58.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, good delivery! Holds its line outside the off stump and just sneaks past the edge

58.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, this time Mathews ensures he goes across his stumps to defend

58.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, bowls the same, stump to stump line and he defends again

58.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run, he slips in another one that sneaks past the bat outside off, signs of variable bounce

58.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, gets slightly across and punches it to the off side

Sri Lanka 166/4   AD Mathews 9* (19b 1x4)
59.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, gets across to a full delivery and pushes it firmly past the diving short mid-on fielder

59.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery and he comes forward and defends

59.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted outside off and he comes well forward and defends

Sri Lanka 169/4   AD Mathews 10* (22b 1x4)
60.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, beats Mathews again! This one keeps a touch low and nearly takes the edge

60.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run, back of a length and he punches that to the off side

60.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, bowls it much fuller and he drives that straight to mid-off

Sri Lanka 174/4   AD Mathews 10* (25b 1x4)
61.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, plonks forward and defends

61.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 175/4   AD Mathews 10* (27b 1x4)
62.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, keeps it shorter to Mathews, goes back at the crease and defends

62.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, outside edge and drops in front of second slip! Half hearted drive and the ball keeps very low and hits Swann's shin, that will sting

62.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run, gets across his stumps and defends

62.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, time and again Anderson produces a delivery outside off to beat Mathews, movement away from the seam, the batsman's at sea

Sri Lanka 176/4   AD Mathews 10* (31b 1x4)
63.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, goes back and defends with soft hands

63.3

Swann to Mathews, no run

63.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, Mathews gets hit on the glove because he was too forward, certainly bounced more than he expected

63.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, turns and hits his pads outside the line, Hawkeye says that would have missed leg stump

63.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, comes well forward and defends to the off side

Sri Lanka 177/4   AD Mathews 10* (36b 1x4)
64.3

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he gets across and drives inside out to the off side

64.4

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, back of a length and not much bounce, he stays back and defends

64.5

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, fullish on middle and leg and he punches it down to mid-on

64.6

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, goes back at the crease and punches it to short extra cover

Sri Lanka 179/4   AD Mathews 11* (40b 1x4)
65.1

Swann to Mathews, FOUR, Swann eases the pressure off Mathews by dropping it short, he rocks back and punches it past extra cover

65.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, stays back and defends to the off side

65.3

Swann to Mathews, no run, back at the crease and clips it to the leg side

65.4

Swann to Mathews, no run

65.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery and he plonks well forward and defends

65.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery and he pushes it to the off side

Sri Lanka 183/4   AD Mathews 15* (46b 2x4)
67.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, stays back, waits for the turn and clips it to the leg side

67.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

67.6

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, attempts the paddle sweep but the ball's in the air for a long time but safe of the fielders

Sri Lanka 190/4   AD Mathews 17* (49b 2x4)
68.1

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, a bit too short outside off, half-heartedly punches it to extra cover

68.2

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, fullish on the pads and he softly punches it to mid-on

68.3

Bresnan to Mathews, no run

68.4

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, bends it back in from wide of the crease, he shows the full face and defends

68.5

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, pushes it down to cover

68.6

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, slower delivery and he pushes it to the on side

Sri Lanka 190/4   AD Mathews 17* (55b 2x4)
69.4

Swann to Mathews, FOUR, gets his placement spot on, he seizes on a shorter delivery, rocks back at the crease and punches it past the gap at mid-off and extra cover

69.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

69.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, another soft push down the track

Sri Lanka 199/4   AD Mathews 21* (58b 3x4)
70.4

Patel to Mathews, no run, gets well forward and defends this one

70.5

Patel to Mathews, 1 run, punches a full delivery down to long-off

Sri Lanka 201/4   AD Mathews 22* (60b 3x4)
71.1

Finn to Mathews, no run, super length, Mathews goes back when he should be forward, fences outside off but misses as the ball seams away

71.2

Finn to Mathews, no run, off-stump line, played on the front foot back to the bowler

71.3

Finn to Mathews, no run, angled in to the stumps, on a length, Mathews squares up and defends with a straight bat

71.4

Finn to Mathews, no run, back of a length, defended back down the wicket on the back foot

71.5

Finn to Mathews, no run, seaming in a touch, good length, chopped back to the bowler

71.6

Finn to Mathews, no run, length delivery, in the corridor, Mathews stoically defends into the off side

Sri Lanka 201/4   AD Mathews 22* (66b 3x4)
72.2

Patel to Mathews, no run, full length, smothered in front of the stumps

72.3

Patel to Mathews, no run, flighted in towards middle, defended on the front foot

72.4

Patel to Mathews, no run, tossed up, outside off, driven back

72.5

Patel to Mathews, no run, gives this one a bit more air, it lands on middle and leg, grips and turns, Mathews jabbing defensively away on the back foot

72.6

Patel to Mathews, no run, drifts on to the legs and nudged away square

Sri Lanka 202/4   AD Mathews 22* (71b 3x4)
73.5

Finn to Mathews, no run, pitched up a little more, seaming in, punched down the ground, Finn gets a finger on it and mid-off and mid-on converge to field

73.6

Finn to Mathews, no run, length, prodded to extra-cover on the back foot

Sri Lanka 203/4   AD Mathews 22* (73b 3x4)
75.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, length, bit of spin back in, defended

75.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, tossed up, grip and bounce for Swann but Mathews gets his bat behind it

75.3

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, flighted, comes forward and clips down the ground

75.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, turn and bounce for Swann as Mathews plays back, the ball brushing a glove before dropping just past the stumps

75.6

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up on off, Mathews gets out to this one and turns to square leg

Sri Lanka 206/4   AD Mathews 24* (78b 3x4)
76.1

Patel to Mathews, no run, on the stumps, defended

76.2

Patel to Mathews, no run, flighted, Mathews comes forward and drives back to the bowler

76.3

Patel to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length, cut through the off side to the man on the rope

76.6

Patel to Mathews, FOUR, full and drifting towards leg stump, Mathews finally breaks the shackles and heaves and meaty clump over wide long-on

Sri Lanka 212/4   AD Mathews 29* (82b 4x4)
77.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted on off stump, blocked pressing forward

77.3

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, wheels away, trying to get some drift into the right-handers, clipped to long-on

Sri Lanka 214/4   AD Mathews 30* (84b 4x4)
78.1

Pietersen to Mathews, no run, length outside off, bit of turn and bounce, defended

78.2

Pietersen to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside off, blocked back down the track

78.3

Pietersen to Mathews, no run, pitched up, Mathews leans out and prods to leg

78.4

Pietersen to Mathews, no run, drops shorter, tapped to the leg side on the back foot

78.5

Pietersen to Mathews, 1 run, full, punched down the ground to long-on

Sri Lanka 215/4   AD Mathews 31* (89b 4x4)
80.2

Pietersen to Mathews, no run, tossed up on off, defended on the front foot

80.3

Pietersen to Mathews, no run, length, on the stumps, fiddled to midwicket

80.4

Pietersen to Mathews, 1 run, drags it short, played off the back foot to third man

Sri Lanka 219/5   AD Mathews 32* (92b 4x4)
81.1

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, leg-stump line to begin with from Anderson, who is clipped to deep backward square

81.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, pitched up and driven from outside off to the man at cover

81.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, line and length outside off, not much swing so far, played on the back foot to point

81.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot, coming forward to a length ball

81.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, outside off, little movement to speak of, played back down the wicket

Sri Lanka 221/5   AD Mathews 33* (97b 4x4)
83.1

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, Pitched up and driven enthusiastically wide of mid-off, who gets across to keep it down to one

Sri Lanka 226/5   AD Mathews 34* (98b 4x4)
84.1

Finn to Mathews, 1 run, angled into the batsman, flicked from around off stump to deep backward square leg

Sri Lanka 227/5   AD Mathews 35* (99b 4x4)
85.1

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, pitched up and driven to mid-off

85.2

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, length ball, on the stumps, defended

85.3

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, pitched up and Mathews steps across to defend

85.4

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, played square to point on the back foot

85.5

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, on the stumps, blocks watchfully

85.6

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, full, just outside off, driven wide of mid-off and they take a single to keep Mathews on strike

Sri Lanka 228/6   AD Mathews 36* (105b 4x4)
86.1

Finn to Mathews, 1 run, short and wide from Finn, Mathews crashes a drive that Bresnan does brilliantly to stop at extra-cover, preventing a boundary

86.5

Finn to Mathews, no run, length ball, played on the back foot to mid-off

86.6

Finn to Mathews, 1 run, bouncer, Mathews seizes on it and hooks hard ... it went down and was well-stopped at midwicket - though there was some talk of it being a chance - then someone went for the run-out and the non-striker's end. After all the kerfuffle, it's as you were

Sri Lanka 231/6   AD Mathews 38* (108b 4x4)
87.1

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, full and drifting in towards the stumps, played off the toe of the bat towards cover

87.2

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up again and worked wide of midwicket

Sri Lanka 232/6   AD Mathews 39* (110b 4x4)
88.1

Finn to Mathews, no run, Mathews is hit on the body under-edging an attempted hook shot

88.2

Finn to Mathews, no run, slanted towards leg, patted down in front of the fielder

88.3

Finn to Mathews, no run, back of a length, targeting the body again, Mathews edges into his thigh pad, trying to play of his hips, but the ball rebounds into the off side

88.4

Finn to Mathews, no run, fuller, outside off and driven to extra-cover

88.5

Finn to Mathews, 1 run, bouncer from Finn but the batsman is equal to this one, pulling flat to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 237/6   AD Mathews 40* (115b 4x4)
89.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed square

89.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted, Mathews steps out and defends in front of his stumps

89.3

Swann to Mathews, no run, gives it a rip and there's turn for Swann, the ball spitting off a length before snagging Mathews' edge, the ball ricocheting into the ground through the batsman's legs

89.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, full length, almost wicket to wicket, drilled back to the bowler on the bounce

89.5

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, flatter, spinning from left to right, Mathews walks out and jabs it square for one

Sri Lanka 238/6   AD Mathews 41* (120b 4x4)
90.1

Anderson to Mathews, no run, more a warm-up delivery, not much pace but on target, goes back and defends

90.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, just a hint of inward movement this time, goes across and defends

90.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, swings it in and lands it on a fuller length, he gets well forward and defends

90.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, this one keeps a bit low and he stays back and ends up chopping it down the track

90.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run, full and a outside off, he gets down and drives on the off side

90.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, this one kicks up a bit and he fends it off high on the bat

Sri Lanka 238/6   AD Mathews 41* (126b 4x4)
91.3

Finn to Mathews, no run, a bit shorter this time and he works it to the on side off the back foot

91.4

Finn to Mathews, no run, shorter length again and the ball doesn't come on to the bat, works it to the on side

91.5

Finn to Mathews, FOUR, punishes the first wide ball of the day, it was short and Mathews read the length early and stayed back and thumped it wide of cover point

91.6

Finn to Mathews, no run, on a good length and Mathews leaves it, no movement this time

Sri Lanka 243/6   AD Mathews 45* (130b 5x4)
92.2

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, fullish in length outside the off stump and he stays beside the line and steers it wide of point

Sri Lanka 245/6   AD Mathews 46* (131b 5x4)
93.1

Finn to Mathews, no run, keeps a bit low outside the off stump, stuck at the crease and hanging his bat out

93.2

Finn to Mathews, no run, keeps a touch low again, he defends

93.3

Finn to Mathews, no run, lands outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

93.4

Finn to Mathews, no run, brings it back in and targets the stumps, stays behind the line and defends

93.5

Finn to Mathews, no run, leaves it outside the off stump, Finn would want to bring it closer to the off stump

93.6

Finn to Mathews, no run, stays back and punches it towards cover

Sri Lanka 247/6   AD Mathews 46* (137b 5x4)
95.1

Finn to Mathews, 1 run, the ball bounces and nips off a good length back into the right-hander, he gets a bit of inside edge on to pad as he plays from the crease and the ball goes on the off side

Sri Lanka 248/6   AD Mathews 47* (138b 5x4)
96.1

Anderson to Mathews, no run, a full delivery angling in to Mathews, who stays in his crease and plays on the leg side

96.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, Mathews stays in his crease, gets behind the line of a good length ball, and blocks

96.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, pushed from the crease towards cover

96.4

Anderson to Mathews, FOUR, short ball and Mathews brings up his fifty with a powerful pull through midwicket, he's adding valuable runs on a tricky pitch

96.5

Anderson to Mathews, 2 runs, driven wide of mid-off for more runs

96.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, good length outside off, Mathews pokes and is beaten

Sri Lanka 254/6   AD Mathews 53* (144b 6x4)
98.1

Anderson to Mathews, no run, swings it in and lands it on a fuller length and he gets across and defends down the track

98.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, persists with the stump to stump line, gets nicely behind the line to defend

98.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, follows that up with the yorker on middle and leg and he gets well forward and jams it out

98.4

Anderson to Mathews, no run, stays behind the line and steers it to the off side, not bouncing as much

98.5

Anderson to Mathews, no run

98.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, plonks forward and defends, the variable bounce is causing them to be more watchful

Sri Lanka 256/6   AD Mathews 53* (150b 6x4)
101.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, comes on very slowly and he goes back and chops it to the off side

Sri Lanka 258/6   AD Mathews 54* (151b 6x4)
102.1

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, stays beside the line and steers it to the off side

102.2

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, swings it in and lands it on a yorker length, the batsman nearly lost his balance as he tried to dig it out

102.3

Bresnan to Mathews, 2 runs, fullish in length on middle and leg and he works it wide of mid-on, needed a bit more to fetch a four

102.4

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, bowls it a touch short and h swivels and pulls, there's a deep square leg

Sri Lanka 261/7   AD Mathews 57* (155b 6x4)
103.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, plonks forward and defends

103.2

Swann to Mathews, OUT, it's a double-strike by Swann! Once again Strauss rewarded for his field placement and he himself has taken the catch, tossed up and invites the drive, Mathews tries to chip it over the on side but checks his shot and finds the England captain at short midwicket

AD Mathews c Strauss b Swann 57 (213m 157b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.30

Sri Lanka 261/8   AD Mathews 57 (157b 6x4)
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