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

0.1

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

0.2

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, that's a good delivery from Anderson, on the stumps and has Dilshan defending rather awkwardly

0.3

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, he's circumspect outside the off stump, late movement and Dilshan hangs his bat out

0.4

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, pushes it inside out towards point, full and on the stumps, late away movement

0.5

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, gets this one to nip back in from the seam, lands outside off and keeps a bit low to Prior

0.6

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, stays beside the line and pushes it to point on the front foot

Sri Lanka 1/0   JM Anderson 1-0-1-0

2.1

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, there's an appeal for an lbw, swinging in and hitting the pads as he tries to flick, height could have been a factor, inside edge too maybe, Strauss pondered but decided not to review

2.2

Anderson to Dilshan, 2 runs, swings it in again and he flicks it to the leg side

2.3

Anderson to Dilshan, FOUR, aims for the blockhole but it becomes a half volley, Dilshan jams it hard down the pitch and it comfortably beats mid-off

2.4

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, short and wide and he chops it hard straight to point

2.5

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, gives him width again but he decides not to offer a shot

2.6

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, well you can't keep him too quiet for too long! Wide delivery and he tries to wallop that down the ground but the ball moves inwards and nearly takes the inside edge

Sri Lanka 9/0   JM Anderson 2-0-7-0

4.1

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, thick inside edge onto the pads but Anderson didn't catch that, let out a strong appeal

4.2

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, shapes to drive through the covers but turns the face of the bat and drives to the bowler

4.3

Anderson to Dilshan, FOUR, no risks involved in that, full outside off and he bends his knee slightly and thrashes it past mid-off and cover, hit that hard

4.4

Anderson to Dilshan, FOUR, replay of the previous delivery, full outside off and he drives this harder, exploits the huge gap at cover, raced away

4.5

Anderson to Dilshan, OUT, Anderson has the last laugh! He learns from his mistake after the two boundaries by holding the length back, more on a good length but Dilshan had to play at it, was forward and beside the line and he ended up getting an outside edge that travelled low to Prior's right

TM Dilshan c †Prior b Anderson 14 (19m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

4.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, OUT, Anderson's on a hat-trick! Sanga's quiet series turns to a pin-drop, beautiful delivery from Anderson, on a good length on the corridor outside off, Sangakkara too had to play at it and the outside edge flew to first slip, Strauss fumbled at first but caught it at the second attempt one-handed

KC Sangakkara c Strauss b Anderson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 21/2   JM Anderson 3-0-15-2

6.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Anderson gets it to swing in but a bit too much, ends up drifting on the pads and a gentle tickle is enough to send it to fine leg

6.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back at the crease and defends to the off side

6.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, keeps it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

6.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full on the stumps but he pushes it with soft hands to silly mid-on, Pietersen has remained in that position as a catcher

6.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another soft push towards silly mid-on, England are really attacking here

6.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays back and across and defends to the off side

Sri Lanka 25/2   JM Anderson 4-0-19-2

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   JM Anderson 5-1-19-3

10.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings it in and he pushes it down to mid-off

10.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets beside the line and cuts it down to point

10.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Anderson drags that too short and gives him width too, he had the time to slice that with control past point, well timed

10.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, width again but he safely leaves it alone to the keeper

10.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Anderson shouldn't be disappointed with that, he got it to swing in and Jayawardene very shakily tried to punch it but got a lucky edge that beat third slip

10.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings it in and he pushes it down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 45/3   JM Anderson 6-1-27-3

12.1

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

12.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets half forward and the ball beats the edge to the keeper

12.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pokes at it and he gets an outside edge to the off 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   JM Anderson 7-1-29-3

28.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, starts off with a full delivery on the off stump and he gets forward to defend

28.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands it outside the off stump and no movement this time before reaching the keeper

28.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, effortless! Anderson looks for swing and he bowls it full on middle and leg and he pushes it wide of mid-on

28.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside off and he safely leaves it alone

28.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shows the full face of the bat and defends

28.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone to the keeper again

Sri Lanka 89/3   JM Anderson 8-1-33-3

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

30.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands it wide outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

30.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls a fuller length and he decides not to offer a shot

30.4

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, once again wide outside the off stump and he doesn't offer a shot

30.5

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, looks like he is working to a plan to keep bowling it a touch wide outside, at the moment he is happy to leave it alone

30.6

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls it fuller and he leans forward and drives him down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 95/3   JM Anderson 9-1-34-3

32.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls it full again, comes well forward and across and pushes it to mid-off

32.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, not much pace on that, he had time to play it late to the deep square on the off side

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   JM Anderson 10-1-35-3

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   JM Anderson 11-1-38-3

56.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back and works it to the on side for a single

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   JM Anderson 12-1-43-3

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   JM Anderson 13-2-43-3

60.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Opportunity missed for England! Jayawardene gets a thick outside edge and that sails through the gap between keeper and slip, Strauss really should have taken that

60.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

60.3

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, reverse? Lots of swing there for Anderson, swerves in from wide outside off and he jams it out to third man

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   JM Anderson 14-2-48-3

62.1

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands it just back of a length and he goes back and defends

62.2

Anderson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, once again he slips it that yorker length delivery to make the batsman think, Jayawardene safely jams it to the off side

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   JM Anderson 15-2-49-3

81.1

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

81.2

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball, straighter but flicked off the pads for one

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   JM Anderson 16-2-51-3

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

83.2

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the stumps, ducking in, played into the leg side

83.3

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, touch full, straight, no deviation, punched back to the bowler

83.4

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, Jayawardene sees it through

83.5

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, drops short, maintains his line, the batsman sits back and lifts his bat above his head

83.6

Anderson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball, left alone outside off

Sri Lanka 226/5   JM Anderson 17-2-52-3

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   JM Anderson 18-3-52-3

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

92.2

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

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   JM Anderson 19-3-56-3

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   JM Anderson 20-4-56-3

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   JM Anderson 21-4-62-3

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   JM Anderson 22-5-62-3
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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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