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

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

21.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene creates the opportunity by getting across his stumps and playing a lap sweep down to the wide open spaces at fine leg

21.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, close call for the batsman as he lunges forward and tucks it just wide of short leg

21.6

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

Sri Lanka 71/3   GP Swann 1-0-6-0

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

23.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene goes back at the crease and waits for it and defends

23.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes right across and paddles a low full toss down to fine leg

23.6

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

Sri Lanka 75/3   GP Swann 2-0-8-0

25.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls it flat and he gets behind to defend

25.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away gently down to long-on, now why would they keep a long-on now?

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   GP Swann 3-0-13-0

27.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shuffles and clips it to the on side

27.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

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

27.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads and he clips it to deep square leg

27.6

Swann to Samaraweera, no run

Sri Lanka 85/3   GP Swann 4-0-16-0

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

29.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries to turn it away to the on side but short leg comes in the way

29.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 94/3   GP Swann 5-0-21-0

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

31.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, bowls it flatter and he sweeps to square leg

31.6

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

Sri Lanka 97/3   GP Swann 6-0-23-0

33.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flatter delivery and he defends solidly

33.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays back and defends

33.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays back and tucks it away

33.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets well across and defends to the on side

33.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends to the leg side

33.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, plonks forward and defends, quiet over

Sri Lanka 98/3   GP Swann 7-1-23-0

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

35.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads and he works it down to deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 103/3   GP Swann 8-1-25-0

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

51.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, over the wicket, drops short a touch, Jayawardene cuts fine for another boundary

51.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Swann losing his length here, full toss punched down the ground to long-on

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   GP Swann 9-1-35-0

53.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted, bit of bounce and the ball comes off the glove to short fine leg

53.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full, turning back into the batsman, defended

53.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, angled in, worked round the corner to the fielder

53.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on leg stump, worked away again but to the backward square fielder

53.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted, on the stumps, front foot defensive shot

53.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, pushed into the on side - maiden from Swann, and a good comeback

Sri Lanka 154/4   GP Swann 10-2-35-0

55.1

Swann to Mathews, 2 runs, starts off with a short one, goes back at the crease and cuts wide of cover

55.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, drives a full delivery down the ground to long-on

55.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shuffles and clips it straight to short fine leg

55.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, waits at the crease and knocks it softly to short leg

55.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, hits him outside the line of the stumps as he tries to turn it away, stifled appeal

55.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and drives to the on side

Sri Lanka 159/4   GP Swann 11-2-39-0

57.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full on the pads and he works it down to long-on

57.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, that's a full toss, punches it through the line down to long-on

57.3

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

57.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets across the stumps and defends

57.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, chipped bust just short of short mid-on! Just checked his shot

57.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, plays with soft hands but the ball trickles past the stumps

Sri Lanka 166/4   GP Swann 12-2-41-0

59.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets across and defends

59.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, gets across to a full delivery and pushes it firmly past the diving short mid-on fielder

59.3

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

59.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, he clips it wide of midwicket

59.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery and he comes forward and defends

59.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted outside off and he comes well forward and defends

Sri Lanka 169/4   GP Swann 13-2-44-0

61.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets well across and defends

61.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shuffles and turns it to the leg side

61.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker and flatter, he knocks it down to midwicket

61.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, floated on the pads and he tucks it wide of midwicket to the fielder in the deep

61.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, plonks forward and defends

61.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 175/4   GP Swann 14-2-45-0

63.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back at the crease cuts wide of point

63.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, goes back and defends with soft hands

63.3

Swann to Mathews, no run

63.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, Mathews gets hit on the glove because he was too forward, certainly bounced more than he expected

63.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, turns and hits his pads outside the line, Hawkeye says that would have missed leg stump

63.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, comes well forward and defends to the off side

Sri Lanka 177/4   GP Swann 15-2-46-0

65.1

Swann to Mathews, FOUR, Swann eases the pressure off Mathews by dropping it short, he rocks back and punches it past extra cover

65.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, stays back and defends to the off side

65.3

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

65.4

Swann to Mathews, no run

65.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery and he plonks well forward and defends

65.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, flatter delivery and he pushes it to the off side

Sri Lanka 183/4   GP Swann 16-2-50-0

67.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, stays back, waits for the turn and clips it to the leg side

67.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, he comes round the wicket, flatter delivery and he presses forward to defend

67.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, sorter length but wide, manages to rocks back and slice it wide of extra cover

67.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, clipped wide of short leg, can't call that a chance because the fielder didn't have time to react

67.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

67.6

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, attempts the paddle sweep but the ball's in the air for a long time but safe of the fielders

Sri Lanka 190/4   GP Swann 17-2-55-0

69.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, takes him to 97, drifts towards the pads from round the wicket and a gentle tickle is enough to take it down to fine leg

69.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays back and clips it softly towards short leg

69.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, clips a full delivery wide of short midwicket for a single

69.4

Swann to Mathews, FOUR, gets his placement spot on, he seizes on a shorter delivery, rocks back at the crease and punches it past the gap at mid-off and extra cover

69.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

69.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, another soft push down the track

Sri Lanka 199/4   GP Swann 18-2-64-0

75.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, length, bit of spin back in, defended

75.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, tossed up, grip and bounce for Swann but Mathews gets his bat behind it

75.3

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, flighted, comes forward and clips down the ground

75.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, wider on the crease, drifting in, flicked through square leg by the destroyer of Englishmen Jayawardene

75.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, turn and bounce for Swann as Mathews plays back, the ball brushing a glove before dropping just past the stumps

75.6

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up on off, Mathews gets out to this one and turns to square leg

Sri Lanka 206/4   GP Swann 19-2-67-0

77.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned around the corner to fine leg

77.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted on off stump, blocked pressing forward

77.3

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, wheels away, trying to get some drift into the right-handers, clipped to long-on

77.4

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes around the wicket, flatter on leg stump, dropped short on the on side

77.5

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven back to the bowler on the full

77.6

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length, on the stumps and straightening, worked to short midwicket

Sri Lanka 214/4   GP Swann 20-2-69-0

79.1

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the wicket, defended in front of the stumps

79.2

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lovely delivery, flighted across and dipping, beats the outside edge as Jayawardene is tempted to drive

79.3

Swann to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, big lbw appeal ... he's out! But Jayawardene reviews it. It pitched on off stump, straightened, thumping into the knee roll; Jayawardene thought it was maybe too high, maybe doing too much - and it did turn back a long way - but Hawk Eye said it was going on to clip the top of leg. The decision is upheld and DPMD Jayawardene walks off, shaking his head

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Swann 105 (313m 216b 11x4 1x6) SR: 48.61

79.4

Swann to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, around the wicket, flighted on the stumps, squeezed into the leg side

79.5

Swann to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, shorter, nudged to leg on the back foot

79.6

Swann to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back and works a flatter delivery behind square to get off the mark

Sri Lanka 217/5   GP Swann 21-2-70-1

89.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed square

89.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted, Mathews steps out and defends in front of his stumps

89.3

Swann to Mathews, no run, gives it a rip and there's turn for Swann, the ball spitting off a length before snagging Mathews' edge, the ball ricocheting into the ground through the batsman's legs

89.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, full length, almost wicket to wicket, drilled back to the bowler on the bounce

89.5

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, flatter, spinning from left to right, Mathews walks out and jabs it square for one

89.6

Swann to Randiv, no run, around the wicket, flighted on middle, Randiv gets forward and defends into the ground - and that's a wrap for day one, ladies and gentlemen

Sri Lanka 238/6   GP Swann 22-2-71-1

99.1

Swann to Randiv, no run, gets well forward and drives to the off side

99.2

Swann to Randiv, no run, goes back at the crease and defends, hint of turn

99.3

Swann to Randiv, no run, driven on the up to mid-on, he manages to check his shot

99.4

Swann to Randiv, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump, drives to point

99.5

Swann to Randiv, no run, bowls it flatter, he gets down to sweep and the ball hits his body, that would have cleared the stumps, they popped the question though

99.6

Swann to Randiv, 1 run, tucks it just wide of forward short leg

Sri Lanka 257/6   GP Swann 23-2-72-1

101.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, comes on very slowly and he goes back and chops it to the off side

101.2

Swann to Randiv, no run, skids through, hits the pads and dribbles on the pitch

101.3

Swann to Randiv, no run, tossed up on the off stump and he lunges forward and defends

101.4

Swann to Randiv, OUT, Randiv falls for the trap! Strauss had kept a fielder at deepish mid-on for the loft and Randiv did exactly that, chipped down the track and found Pietersen in that position, good catch in the end because he had to cup it over his head, fell backwards and hung on

S Randiv c Pietersen b Swann 12 (76m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

101.5

Swann to Prasad, no run, nicely defended off the front foot

101.6

Swann to Prasad, no run, gets a bit of turn and he stays back and clips it to leg slip

Sri Lanka 258/7   GP Swann 24-2-73-2

103.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, plonks forward and defends

103.2

Swann to Mathews, OUT, it's a double-strike by Swann! Once again Strauss rewarded for his field placement and he himself has taken the catch, tossed up and invites the drive, Mathews tries to chip it over the on side but checks his shot and finds the England captain at short midwicket

AD Mathews c Strauss b Swann 57 (213m 157b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.30

103.3

Swann to Herath, no run, comes round the wicket, he lunges forward and defends

103.4

Swann to Herath, no run, plunges forward and defends

103.5

Swann to Herath, no run

103.6

Swann to Herath, no run, gets well forward and defends wide of silly point

Sri Lanka 261/8   GP Swann 25-3-73-3

105.1

Swann to Herath, no run, stays back at the crease and knocks it to the on side

105.2

Swann to Herath, 1 run, very slow off the pitch, he goes back and works it to the on side

105.3

Swann to Prasad, no run, comes well forward and drives to mid-off

105.4

Swann to Prasad, no run

105.5

Swann to Prasad, no run, comes well forward and drives towards mid-off

105.6

Swann to Prasad, no run, bowls it flatter and he stays back to defend

Sri Lanka 264/8   GP Swann 26-3-74-3

107.1

Swann to Herath, no run, commits to the front foot and defends

107.2

Swann to Herath, no run, flatter delivery and he gets well forward and defends

107.3

Swann to Herath, no run, gets good drift, defends close to the pads, keeps the bowler interested

107.4

Swann to Herath, no run, gets well forward and defends down the track

107.5

Swann to Herath, no run

107.6

Swann to Herath, no run, flatter delivery and he comes well forward and defends

Sri Lanka 269/8   GP Swann 27-4-74-3

109.1

Swann to Prasad, no run, flatter delivery and he stays back and defends

109.2

Swann to Prasad, no run, stays back at the crease and defends again

109.3

Swann to Prasad, no run

109.4

Swann to Prasad, no run, Appeal for a caught behind and Prior was quite confident, the ball skidded and beat the prod and Swann wasn't so sure, Prior wasn't sure whether the replays would reveal the edge, now the TV commentators claim they heard a sound

109.5

Swann to Prasad, 1 run, pushes it down to mid-off for a single

109.6

Swann to Lakmal, no run

Sri Lanka 271/9   GP Swann 28-4-75-3

111.1

Swann to Lakmal, OUT, It's been Swann's morning! Turn, turn, turn…tossed up outside off and he gives it a lot of spin, lands on the rough, beats the forward prod and goes through the big gap between bat and pad.

RAS Lakmal b Swann 0 (11m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 275/10   GP Swann 28.1-4-75-4
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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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