England in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v England

England won by 8 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

9.6

Finn to Samaraweera, FOUR, swings it towards the pads and he gets a faint tickle down to fine leg, couldn't control the movement there

Sri Lanka 37/3   TT Samaraweera 4* (1b 1x4)

11.1

Bresnan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, drifts on the pads, too straight and he clips it wide of midwicket

11.2

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, drifts down the leg side and he doesn't offer a shot

11.3

Bresnan to Samaraweera, 1 run, tucks it wide of square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 48/3   TT Samaraweera 7* (4b 1x4)

12.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets back at the crease and clips it to the on side

12.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, gets on the back foot and punches it to soft cover

12.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run

12.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, full on the stumps and he punches it down the track

Sri Lanka 50/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (8b 1x4)

13.2

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he leaves it alone

13.3

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, gets on the back foot and defends to mid-on

13.4

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, hits the deck hard and he ducks under that bouncer

13.5

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, gets across to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads

13.6

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it straight on the pads and he gets across and clips it to the on side

Sri Lanka 51/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (13b 1x4)

14.5

Finn to Samaraweera, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he clips it wide of midwicket

14.6

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, lands it on a good length wide outside off and he leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 54/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (15b 1x4)

16.1

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, tucks him up for room as he pushes it down towards cover

16.2

Finn to Samaraweera, 1 run, too straight and Samaraweera tucks it away easily down to fine leg

16.5

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, that's a peach! Finn lands it on a good length slightly and cramps him up for room, rises up awkwardly and beats the edge

16.6

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, comes across and tucks it to the on side

Sri Lanka 60/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (19b 1x4)

17.4

Bresnan to Samaraweera, 1 run, Samaraweera was in a tangle there, inside edge on the drive and for a moment he thought he had dragged it close to his stumps

17.6

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, good inward movement and watchfully left alone to the keeper

Sri Lanka 63/3   TT Samaraweera 12* (21b 1x4)

19.1

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, lands it outside off and he safely leaves it alone

19.2

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, watchfully left alone to the keeper again, Bresnan's getting it to swing in again

19.3

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, stays back at the crease and knocks it down the track

19.4

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, keeps it short this time and he hops back and defends high on the bat

19.5

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and across and defends softly to the off side

19.6

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, bangs it in short and he safely ducks under that

Sri Lanka 63/3   TT Samaraweera 12* (27b 1x4)

20.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and defends

20.6

Patel to Samaraweera, 1 run, shuffles and turns it to the on side

Sri Lanka 65/3   TT Samaraweera 13* (29b 1x4)

21.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it a touch flatter and he comes well forward and defends

21.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and clips it to mid-on

21.3

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, drives in front of mid-on who's a bit deep and they take an easy single

21.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and smothers the spin

Sri Lanka 71/3   TT Samaraweera 14* (33b 1x4)

22.4

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, comes across and pushes it to the off side

22.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and drives to cover

22.6

Patel to Samaraweera, 1 run, driven firmly but just wide of the diving extra cover fielder

Sri Lanka 73/3   TT Samaraweera 15* (36b 1x4)

23.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, tosses it up outside off and he drives

23.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, gets well across and covers the line to drive

23.3

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, stays back and clips it with the turn to square leg

23.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

Sri Lanka 75/3   TT Samaraweera 16* (40b 1x4)

24.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, flatter delivery and it skids and he works it to the leg side

24.6

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, clips it softly to midwicket

Sri Lanka 76/3   TT Samaraweera 16* (42b 1x4)

25.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it to the off side

25.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and defends

25.5

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, lobs off the pads to Cook at short leg and there was a mild appeal, they were misled by the sound of bat hitting pad

25.6

Swann to Samaraweera, FOUR, drops it short and wide and he rocks back and chops it wide of point, big gap there

Sri Lanka 81/3   TT Samaraweera 20* (46b 2x4)

26.6

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, fires that on a yorker length and Samaraweetra digs it out to midwicket and it's lunch

Sri Lanka 82/3   TT Samaraweera 20* (47b 2x4)

27.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and blocks it out

27.4

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump and he pushes it firmly to mid-on

27.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run

Sri Lanka 85/3   TT Samaraweera 21* (50b 2x4)

29.1

Swann to Samaraweera, FOUR, he floats it close to the leg side and Samaraweera plays a premeditated sweep fine, finds the big gap

29.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, goes back and chops it towards cover

29.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, goes back at the crease and defends

29.4

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes a full delivery straight to mid-on

Sri Lanka 94/3   TT Samaraweera 26* (54b 3x4)

30.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length on the body and he turns at the crease and tucks it down to fine leg

Sri Lanka 95/3   TT Samaraweera 27* (55b 3x4)

31.1

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, stayed back and clipped to the on side

31.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, flatter delivery and he goes back and defends

31.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, thrusts his pad across and pads it away, well outside the line of off

31.4

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, flatter delivery and he rocks back and chops it to point, the fielder deflects it to cover point

31.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, full on middle and leg and worked to mid-on, slight fumble

Sri Lanka 97/3   TT Samaraweera 28* (60b 3x4)

32.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, fuller this time, left alone, not much bounce to the keeper

32.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, once again this keeps low and he goes on the backfoot and manages to keep it out

32.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, wide outside the off stump and it keeps a bit low, chops it to the off side

32.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side, the swing is missing

Sri Lanka 98/3   TT Samaraweera 28* (64b 3x4)

34.1

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it a touch shorter to Samaraweera but he stays back and defends

34.2

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it fuller and aims for the stumps, the batsman has to hurry across and defend

34.3

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, fuller and on the blockhole outside off and he jams it out to cover

34.4

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, bends it back in and he shows the full face of the bat to defend

34.5

Anderson to Samaraweera, no run, full on the off stump, hint of swing, pushed down to mid-off

34.6

Anderson to Samaraweera, 3 runs, fullish on the pads and he whips it wide of midwicket for a couple

Sri Lanka 101/3   TT Samaraweera 31* (70b 3x4)

35.1

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

35.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, flatter delivery and he defends down the track

35.3

Swann to Samaraweera, no run

35.4

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, flatter delivery and he stays back and knocks it to the off side

35.5

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, flatter delivery and he pushes it towards cover

Sri Lanka 102/3   TT Samaraweera 32* (75b 3x4)

37.1

Finn to Samaraweera, 2 runs, aims for the yorker, he somehow manages to push a low full toss down the pitch and past the bowler

37.2

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, fuller delivery and he pushes it off the front foot

37.3

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, fuller delivery and he mistimes the flick to the on side

37.4

Finn to Samaraweera, 2 runs, tucked to the leg side and they take the first run quickly and turn around quickly for the second

37.5

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, There's an appeal for a catch at short leg! Shorter delivery angling in and heading to the midriff, he tries to fend it off and Cook takes the catch, the umpire says not out, they refer it, Samaraweera shouldered arms as soon as the catch lobbed to the fielder indicating that he did not glove it, replays are very inconclusive and the umpire takes his time, hard to tell if glove was involved, and the batsman gets the benefit of the doubt

37.6

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, full and swinging in and he jams it out to the off side

Sri Lanka 107/3   TT Samaraweera 36* (81b 3x4)

38.6

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, goes back at the crease and chops it to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 108/3   TT Samaraweera 36* (82b 3x4)

39.6

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, stays beside the line and knocks it towards point

Sri Lanka 109/3   TT Samaraweera 36* (83b 3x4)

40.2

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it flat, he stays back and chops it wide of the bowler

40.3

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, half volley wide outside off and driven straight to cover

40.4

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, steers it down towards point

40.5

Patel to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets well forward and drives towards long-off

Sri Lanka 111/3   TT Samaraweera 37* (87b 3x4)

41.1

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, ouch! Flush on the helmet, Samaraweera misjudges the length and ducks, expects it to rise above his head, hits the helmet, nasty sound, he's a bit dazed, removes his helmet, concerned fielders crowd around, at least he's not floored on the pitch, he's on his feet but it will take him a few minutes to gather himself

41.2

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, and Finn gives him some more short stuff, this one soaring high down the leg side as the batsman watches it warily

41.3

Finn to Samaraweera, 1 run, length, on the stump and tucked into the leg side

Sri Lanka 112/3   TT Samaraweera 38* (90b 3x4)

42.1

Patel to Samaraweera, 4 byes, flighted but the ball keeps very low, defeating Samaraweera's pull and running through Prior's legs too

42.2

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, wicket to wicket, pushed into the leg side

42.3

Patel to Samaraweera, 1 run, tossed up and punched on the drive to extra-cover

Sri Lanka 117/3   TT Samaraweera 39* (93b 3x4)

43.1

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, back of a length, chopped into the off side

43.2

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, pitched up, slanted into the right-hander and nudged to midwicket

43.3

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, short again from Finn, quite wide and Samaraweera swings at it unsuccessfully

43.4

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, length outside off, seaming back quite a long way but not enough to trouble the batsman, who leaves

43.5

Finn to Samaraweera, no run, Finn tests Samaraweera's reflexes again with a back-of-a-length ball, which he plays down safely in front of short square leg

43.6

Finn to Samaraweera, FOUR, short again, into the ribs, deflected around the corner, fine past leg slip and away for four

Sri Lanka 121/3   TT Samaraweera 43* (99b 4x4)

44.3

Patel to Samaraweera, 2 runs, on the stumps, whipped through square leg for a couple

44.4

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, flighted, Samaraweera tries to clip through the on side but the ball deflects off bat and pad on to the wicket

44.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, outside off, cut square to the man at point

44.6

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, dragged slightly short but Samaraweera's savage cut flies to extra-cover

Sri Lanka 130/3   TT Samaraweera 45* (103b 4x4)

45.3

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, pitched up, on off stump and defended on the front foot

45.4

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, length ball, wide of ff but seaming back in, Samaraweera blocks with a straight bat

45.5

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, more short stuff for Sama, who takes his eye off the ball again but this time gets underneath it

45.6

Bresnan to Samaraweera, 1 run, fuller, half-driven to mid-on, they go for one ... and Finn throws for the non-striker's end, with Jayawardene only halfway down the wicket going in the other direction

Sri Lanka 132/3   TT Samaraweera 46* (107b 4x4)

46.1

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, defended in front of the stumps

46.2

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up outside off, blocked

46.3

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, on the stumps, flighted a little, forward defensive

46.4

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, pushed through, wicket to wicket, gets behind it to defend

46.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, full, on off, blocked into the off side

46.6

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up on the stumps and smothered - that's a maiden from Patel

Sri Lanka 132/3   TT Samaraweera 46* (113b 4x4)

47.3

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, back of a length, room to cut but the shot finds cover-point on the bounce

47.4

Bresnan to Samaraweera, no run, pitched up outside off, steps across and drives to mid-on

47.5

Bresnan to Samaraweera, 1 run, short ball, scrambled seam, Samaraweera pulls off his hips to long leg

Sri Lanka 134/3   TT Samaraweera 47* (116b 4x4)

48.3

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, tight line, worked into the leg side

48.4

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up on the stumps, whipped aggressively to midwicket

48.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, on the stumps, goes back and defends

48.6

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, length ball outside off, not much turn and pushed to cover - no run

Sri Lanka 136/3   TT Samaraweera 47* (120b 4x4)

50.1

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

50.2

Patel to Samaraweera, 1 run, whipped through midwicket, good running steals a single

50.5

Patel to Samaraweera, no run, flatter, wicket to wicket, Samaraweera comes down the track and plays into the leg side

50.6

Patel to Samaraweera, 1 run, Patel wheels away, this time clipped from outside off through midwicket for another single

Sri Lanka 143/3   TT Samaraweera 49* (124b 4x4)

51.1

Swann to Samaraweera, FOUR, around the wicket but the ball is short and wide of off stump, Samaraweera cuts hard for four to take him past fifty

51.2

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up, turning back in, clipped to midwicket

51.3

Swann to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the pads, nudged to square leg

51.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run, back around the wicket, drifting across Samaraweera and gripping, the batsman leans out and leaves

Sri Lanka 153/3   TT Samaraweera 54* (128b 5x4)

52.5

Bresnan to Samaraweera, OUT, got him! Swinging in and trapped in front, Samaraweera is done for! There was a hint of a bluff at work here, with England bringing in a short leg, as if to set him up for another bumper but Bresnan went full and straight, the batsman almost falling over as he tried to get his bat down. Those bouncers had done their work previously ...

TT Samaraweera lbw b Bresnan 54 (185m 129b 5x4 0x6) SR: 41.86

Sri Lanka 154/4   TT Samaraweera 54 (129b 5x4)
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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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