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

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   ST Finn 1-0-2-0

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   ST Finn 2-0-6-0

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   ST Finn 3-1-6-0

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

7.2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, that's some decent inswing, forces Mahela back and he defends in front of the stumps

7.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

7.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, classy drive by Jayawardene! Not very wide but full and swinging in slightly, gets half forward and merely pushes it wide of mid-off's left, didn't hit it too hard

7.5

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across and punches it softly to the on side

7.6

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nips back in and he gets an inside edge onto the pads, good bowling from Finn

Sri Lanka 30/2   ST Finn 4-1-11-0

9.1

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings it in and full and he pushes it to mid-off

9.2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, gets beside the line and steers it past the slips

9.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Finn's doing well by making him play, gets across and stabs it down the track

9.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene got a bit of a rude shock there! It was short and nipping back in sharply and Jayawardene expected that to sail over him but the ball took the edge and thudded on to his stomach, at least he smiled after that escape

9.5

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, nips back in and he clips it down to fine leg

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   ST Finn 5-1-18-0

14.1

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings it inwards and he gets across and pushes it to the off side

14.2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length and he shoulders arms

14.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side with soft hands

14.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets well across and gets an outside edge past second slip, played with soft hands and keeps it down

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   ST Finn 6-1-21-0

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

16.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across and defends towards point

16.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

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   ST Finn 7-1-23-0

18.1

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across and stabs it down towards point

18.2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short and hits him high on the bat as he steers it to the off side

18.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back at the crease and tucks it to the on side

18.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, follows that up with a fast and full delivery close to that blockhole, he manages to jam it out to mid-on

18.5

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings it in and lands it on the full, he squirts it out to mid-on

18.6

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, makes him play again, he stabs it down the track

Sri Lanka 63/3   ST Finn 8-2-23-0

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   ST Finn 9-2-27-0

39.1

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and swinging in on the pads and he clips him to midwicket

39.2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, drifts on the pads again and he works it straight to mid-on

39.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fullish on the off stump and jammed back to the bowler

39.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Finn keeps hammering it towards the stumps and makes him play, he manages to defend

39.5

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

39.6

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

Sri Lanka 109/3   ST Finn 10-2-28-0

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

41.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length, outside off and Samaweera presses forward in defence

41.5

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on a length, Jayawardene comes forward and blocks

41.6

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angled in to the stumps and defended on the on side

Sri Lanka 112/3   ST Finn 11-2-29-0

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   ST Finn 12-2-33-0

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   ST Finn 13-3-33-0

73.1

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, dabbed to point

73.2

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angled in, Jayawardene goes back and across and pushes to midwicket

73.3

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended coming forward outside off stump

73.4

Finn to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball, pulled from outside off to square leg for one

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   ST Finn 14-3-34-0

82.1

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the stumps, defended sensibly with a straight bat

82.2

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitched up well wide of off, Jayawardene leaves. First evidence of swing on the way through to the keeper, there

82.3

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, angled in, Jayawardene tries to play into the leg side on the back foot and wears the delivery on his thigh pad

82.4

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball, outside off, steps out and leaves

82.5

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, speared into the batsman, tapped into the leg sde

82.6

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely shot from Jayawardene, a classical straight drive through mid-off as Finn overpitches

Sri Lanka 225/5   ST Finn 15-3-38-0

84.1

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

84.2

Finn to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, a peach from Finn and Jayawardene nicks off! England make another breakthrough as the close nears. It was just the delivery from Finn, catching Jayawardene in two minds - he stayed back, pushed at the ball as it straightened just a fraction, and Matt Prior took a smart catch diving to his right

HAPW Jayawardene c †Prior b Finn 7 (22m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

84.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, bouncer, directed at the batsman, who ducks underneath it

84.4

Finn to Randiv, no run, back of a length, jarring into the bat as Randiv plays it down past the close fielders on the leg side

84.5

Finn to Randiv, no run, length, on leg stump and sliding down, hits the batsman on the pad as he tries to glance

84.6

Finn to Randiv, no run, another teaser from Finn, drawing Randiv out for a play and a miss

Sri Lanka 227/6   ST Finn 16-3-39-1

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

86.2

Finn to Randiv, no run, angled in towards the stumps on a good length, Randiv defends solidly

86.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, drops short but the ball doesn't get up outside off, beating Randiv's poke before dying at the feet of Prior, who does well to stop it

86.4

Finn to Randiv, 1 run, line and length, driven confidently on the front foot between mid-off and extra-cover

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   ST Finn 17-3-42-1

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

88.6

Finn to Randiv, no run, pitched up outside off and driven cover

Sri Lanka 237/6   ST Finn 18-3-43-1

91.1

Finn to Randiv, no run, fullish and swinging in late and he softly pushes it down to mid-off

91.2

Finn to Randiv, 1 run, comes forward and steers it wide of point, not off the face of the bat

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   ST Finn 19-3-48-1

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   ST Finn 20-4-48-1

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

95.2

Finn to Randiv, no run, a well-directed short ball but Randiv ducks under it

95.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, short ball once again, this time slightly outside off, Randiv bends his knees and lets it go

95.4

Finn to Randiv, no run, fuller length outside off, Randiv moves forward and defends to point

95.5

Finn to Randiv, no run, good length outside off stump

95.6

Finn to Randiv, no run, good length on a tight line outside off, Randiv shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 248/6   ST Finn 21-4-49-1

97.1

Finn to Randiv, no run, keeps it short and he does well to fend it off with soft hands, there's a short leg waiting

97.2

Finn to Randiv, no run, gets forward and across and defends to the off side

97.3

Finn to Randiv, no run, gets across and defends solidly on the front foot to cover

97.4

Finn to Randiv, no run, bangs it in short and he safely ducks under it

97.5

Finn to Randiv, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends to the off side

97.6

Finn to Randiv, 2 runs, gets beside the line and opens the face and steers it to third man

Sri Lanka 256/6   ST Finn 22-4-51-1
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England won by 8 wickets
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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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