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, 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

Sri Lanka 21/1   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (13b 1x4)   JM Anderson 2.5-0-15-1

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   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (13b 1x4)   JM Anderson 3-0-15-2

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   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (11b 2x4)   JM Anderson 5-1-19-3

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

Sri Lanka 154/4   DPMD Jayawardene 74* (145b 9x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 8.5-1-21-1

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

Sri Lanka 216/5   AD Mathews 31* (89b 4x4)   GP Swann 20.3-2-69-1

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

Sri Lanka 227/6   AD Mathews 35* (99b 4x4)   ST Finn 15.2-3-39-1

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

Sri Lanka 258/7   AD Mathews 54* (151b 6x4)   GP Swann 23.4-2-73-2

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

Sri Lanka 261/8   KTGD Prasad 0* (4b)   GP Swann 24.2-2-73-3

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   KTGD Prasad 7* (19b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 20-3-43-2

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   KTGD Prasad 12* (30b 2x4)   GP Swann 28.1-4-75-4
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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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