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)
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0.1

Anderson to Thirimanne, 1 run, runs straightaway for Sri Lanka as Anderson drifts on the pads, clipped behind square

Sri Lanka 1/0   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (1b)
1.1

Finn to Thirimanne, 2 runs, sloppy fielding from England, Thirimanne drives a half volley down towards mid-off and the fielder slides and fumbles

1.2

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, another crisp drive off the half volley but Finn stretches and gets a hand to it

1.3

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, good carry to the keeper this time, Thirimanne watches it through to the keeper

1.4

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, keeps it on the stumps and forces him to play at it, punches to the off side

1.5

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, edged but short of third slip, pokes at a ball moving away, played it with soft hands and that's what saved him

1.6

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, gets forward and softly pushes it to the on side

Sri Lanka 3/0   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (7b)
3.1

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, he takes his left hand off the bat as he defends, thudded on to the bat there

3.2

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, doesn't offer a shot as the ball moves away slightly, Finn's getting decent carry

3.3

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, fullish in length and he drives down to mid-off

3.4

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

3.5

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, bowls the fuller length searching for some swing, Thirimanne drives inside out towards point

3.6

Finn to Thirimanne, FOUR, full again but it's more of a half volley, Thirimanne ensures he gets his body behind the line and pushes it softly past mid-off

Sri Lanka 13/0   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (13b 1x4)
5.1

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, lands outside off and he leaves it alone

5.2

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, comes half forward and softly pushes it to the off side

5.3

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, goes back at the crease and defends down the track

5.4

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, keeps it outside off and he's happy to let that go

5.5

Finn to Thirimanne, no run

5.6

Finn to Thirimanne, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it to the on side

Sri Lanka 21/2   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (19b 1x4)
7.1

Finn to Thirimanne, 1 run, comes round the wicket this time and Thirimanne gets an inside edge to the leg side, wasn't in control

Sri Lanka 26/2   HDRL Thirimanne 8* (20b 1x4)
8.1

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, lands it on a good length and he stays back and defends

8.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, continues over the wicket, lands it outside off and gets it to move away slightly

8.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, on a good length and he watchfully leaves it alone

8.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, gets across and punches it down the track, gets behind the line

8.5

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, gets across and flicks it but doesn't time it as well

8.6

Anderson to Thirimanne, OUT, appeal for an lbw and he's given out! But Thirimanne has referred it, he's gone, not the wisest decision really padding up in front of the stumps, Anderson pitched that on middle and leg and got it to straighten from over the wicket, Thirimanne went a long way across and didn't offer a shot, exposed his leg stump and that was smashing the middle stump, there was a referral after the umpire Oxenford gave him out

HDRL Thirimanne lbw b Anderson 8 (44m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Sri Lanka 30/3   HDRL Thirimanne 8 (26b 1x4)
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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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