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
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

11.4

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

11.5

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, keeps it straight and Jayawardene defends that solidly

11.6

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bangs it in short and it sails over his head, time for drinks

Sri Lanka 48/3   TT Bresnan 1-0-3-0
13.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg

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 Bresnan 2-0-4-0
15.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he goes back and defends

15.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, too full and wide and Jayawardene gets down on his knee and plays an exquisite square drive that bisects the gap between cover and point

15.3

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nips it back in and he gets across and shoulders arms

15.4

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back and defends it to the off side

15.5

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, holds the length back and he safely leaves it alone

15.6

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, drags it closer to the off stump and he safely lets it go to the keeper

Sri Lanka 58/3   TT Bresnan 3-0-8-0
17.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, a touch short and he goes back and leaves it

17.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full outside off and crisply driven but down to mid-off

17.3

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, a touch short and wide and he slices it down to square third man

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

17.5

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, tucks it with the angle to deep square leg

17.6

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

Sri Lanka 63/3   TT Bresnan 4-0-11-0
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 Bresnan 5-1-11-0
45.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball, outside off, keeps slightly low and Jayawardene leaves

45.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts on to the pads and the batsman flicks to long leg

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 Bresnan 6-1-13-0
47.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball, in the corridor outside off, left alone

47.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, seaming in from outside off, worked into a gap at midwicket

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

47.6

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, width outside off and the batsman rocks back and guides the ball down to third man

Sri Lanka 135/3   TT Bresnan 7-1-16-0
49.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up outside off, driven back and into the stumps at the non-striker's end

49.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full, outside off, left alone

49.3

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, again pitched up and Jayawardene demurs from playing a stroke

49.4

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length, seaming back in and keeping a touch low, thumping into Jayawardene's pads via a bit of bat

49.5

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot in front of off stump

49.6

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, drops short but Jayawardene rolls his wrists and pulls to the long-leg boundary for four

Sri Lanka 140/3   TT Bresnan 8-1-20-0
52.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angled in towards the stumps, nudged to midwicket

52.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended into the leg side from in front of the stumps

52.3

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length outside off, steps out and leaves

52.4

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, wide of off, steered away to third man on the back foot

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

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   TT Bresnan 9-1-21-1
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

54.5

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, forward defensive to a length ball outside off

54.6

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball, tight line on off, dropped casually to short midwicket - and the umpire's signal for tea

Sri Lanka 155/4   TT Bresnan 10-1-22-1
64.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings it in and he clips it gently to short midwicket

64.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and gently steers it to third man

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   TT Bresnan 11-1-24-1
66.1

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls it on a goo length outside off and he steers it to the off side

66.2

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this one nips back in a bit but he gets behind the line and defends

66.3

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, just gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

66.4

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, a bit too straight and he works it to the deep on the leg side

66.5

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls a much fuller length and he drives softly down to mid-off

66.6

Bresnan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across his stumps and defends solidly

Sri Lanka 185/4   TT Bresnan 12-1-26-1
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   TT Bresnan 13-2-26-1
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   TT Bresnan 14-2-27-1
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

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   TT Bresnan 15-2-32-1
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   TT Bresnan 16-3-32-1
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

102.5

Bresnan to Prasad, no run

102.6

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, punches it off the back foot to the off side

Sri Lanka 261/7   TT Bresnan 17-3-35-1
104.1

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, swings it inwards and he lunges forward and defends to cover point

104.2

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, similar line and length and he gets well forward to defend to the off side

104.3

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, holds the length back and he stays back at the crease and defends

104.4

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it to the off side

104.5

Bresnan to Prasad, 2 runs, bangs it in short and he rocks back at the crease and pulls wide of short leg for a couple

104.6

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, fullish in length and he swings at it and fails to beat mid-on

Sri Lanka 263/8   TT Bresnan 18-3-37-1
106.1

Bresnan to Herath, no run, comes round the wicket, he stays back and clips it to the on side

106.2

Bresnan to Herath, 1 run, on middle and leg and he flicks it across to the leg side

106.3

Bresnan to Prasad, no run

106.4

Bresnan to Prasad, FOUR, short and wide and it's a controlled slice by Prasad, there are two slips and he angles it in the air and down to third man

106.5

Bresnan to Prasad, no run

106.6

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he defends back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 269/8   TT Bresnan 19-3-42-1
108.1

Bresnan to Prasad, 1 run, bowls the one bouncer for the over, he stays back and pulls and finds the fielder in the deep

108.2

Bresnan to Herath, no run, Herath goes right back at the crease to defend

108.3

Bresnan to Herath, no run, drifts down the leg side and he tries to work it away to the leg side

108.4

Bresnan to Herath, no run, comes over the wicket this time, lands it full and across and he defends

108.5

Bresnan to Herath, no run, goes right back at the crease and defends

108.6

Bresnan to Herath, OUT, Sri Lanka gift away their second wicket of the morning, it wasn't short enough to hoick it over the on side, no foot movement to follow the line of the ball, gets a thin edge and Prior takes it

HMRKB Herath c †Prior b Bresnan 2 (24m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.52

Sri Lanka 270/9   TT Bresnan 20-3-43-2
110.1

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, keeps a bit low and he stays back at the crease and defends towards mid-on

110.2

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, fullish in length and he lunges forward to defend towards mid-off

110.3

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, pulls a bouncer and he nearly gets an inside edge to the stumps, there's a deep square leg waiting...

110.4

Bresnan to Prasad, FOUR, that's a cracking boundary, Prasad got on top of the bounce, it was wide outside off and he maintained his balance and crashed that past the covers off the front foot

110.5

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, attempts a yorker but it's a low full toss which he pushes down to cover

110.6

Bresnan to Prasad, no run, squeezed out towards mid-off and they decide not to risk a single

Sri Lanka 275/9   TT Bresnan 21-3-47-2
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