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

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

Sri Lanka 9/0   TM Dilshan 6* (8b 1x4)   JM Anderson 1.3-0-7-0

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   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (13b 1x4)   ST Finn 2-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 17/0   TM Dilshan 10* (14b 2x4)   JM Anderson 2.3-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 21/0   TM Dilshan 14* (15b 3x4)   JM Anderson 2.4-0-15-0

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

Sri Lanka 25/2   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (1b 1x4)   JM Anderson 3.1-0-19-2

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

Sri Lanka 30/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (9b 2x4)   ST Finn 3.4-1-11-0

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)   ST Finn 5-1-18-0

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

Sri Lanka 41/3   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (19b 3x4)   JM Anderson 5.3-1-23-3

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

Sri Lanka 45/3   DPMD Jayawardene 19* (21b 4x4)   JM Anderson 5.5-1-27-3

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

Sri Lanka 58/3   DPMD Jayawardene 26* (34b 5x4)   TT Bresnan 2.2-0-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 70/3   DPMD Jayawardene 34* (55b 6x4)   GP Swann 0.4-0-5-0

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)   GP Swann 3-0-13-0

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

Sri Lanka 89/3   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (78b 7x4)   JM Anderson 7.3-1-33-3

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

Sri Lanka 93/3   TT Samaraweera 25* (51b 3x4)   GP Swann 4.1-0-20-0

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)   ST Finn 12-2-33-0

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   DPMD Jayawardene 67* (137b 8x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 8-1-20-0

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

Sri Lanka 147/3   TT Samaraweera 53* (125b 5x4)   GP Swann 8.1-1-29-0

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

Sri Lanka 152/3   DPMD Jayawardene 72* (140b 9x4 1x6)   GP Swann 8.4-1-34-0

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

Sri Lanka 164/4   AD Mathews 8* (9b 1x4)   JM Anderson 11.3-1-43-3

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

Sri Lanka 173/4   DPMD Jayawardene 83* (167b 10x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 13.1-2-47-3

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

Sri Lanka 183/4   AD Mathews 15* (41b 2x4)   GP Swann 15.1-2-50-0

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

Sri Lanka 194/4   DPMD Jayawardene 97* (188b 11x4 1x6)   GP Swann 17.1-2-59-0

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

Sri Lanka 199/4   AD Mathews 21* (56b 3x4)   GP Swann 17.4-2-64-0

Patel to Mathews, FOUR, full and drifting towards leg stump, Mathews finally breaks the shackles and heaves and meaty clump over wide long-on

Sri Lanka 212/4   AD Mathews 29* (82b 4x4)   SR Patel 16-3-32-0

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

Sri Lanka 225/5   HAPW Jayawardene 7* (13b 1x4)   ST Finn 15-3-38-0

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   S Randiv 5* (11b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 15-2-32-1

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

Sri Lanka 243/6   AD Mathews 45* (129b 5x4)   ST Finn 18.5-3-48-1

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

Sri Lanka 252/6   AD Mathews 51* (142b 6x4)   JM Anderson 20.4-4-60-3

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

Sri Lanka 269/8   KTGD Prasad 6* (16b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 18.4-3-42-1

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

Sri Lanka 275/9   KTGD Prasad 12* (28b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 20.4-3-47-2
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  • Overs 51-100
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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