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699dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Buttler ton in vain as Malinga holds nerve

Kumar Sangakkara ticked off one of the missing milestones of his illustrious career with his first Lord's hundred as Sri Lanka continued the unpredictable nature of this series by posting an imposing 300 for 9 just three days after being humbled for 67

699dKartikeya Date

Mining control statistics

What can data based on the control batsmen have over their shots tell you about innings and results?

699dJon Hotten

How best can England use Buttler?

In England, a country yet to embrace the increasingly porous boundaries between formats, Jos Buttler could be the next star

699dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka's other power couple

While Kumar Sangakkara has developed into a dominating one-day batsman, Tillakaratne Dilshan has become a reformed dasher. Together they are one-day cricket's form pairing

699dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Buttler not ready for Tests - Cook

Alastair Cook called Jos Buttler's record hundred "one of the best innings I've seen" as he just failed to carry England to victory but then virtually ruled him out of having a chance of making a Test debut

699dAndrew McGlashan

Tredwell still clings to Test hopes

James Tredwell is still harbouring hopes that he can be the man to fill England's spin void in the Test side even though he has lost his place in Kent's Championship team this season

Barren middle overs

130

Balls England faced without scoring a boundary, between Joe Root's four in the 9th over and Jos Buttler's in the 31st

Slowing down with age...

65.13

Tillakaratne Dilshan's 71 off 109 balls was his second-slowest ODI score of fifty or more

Lord's rises for Sanga

100

Kumar Sangakkara's century is his first triple-figure score at Lord's in international cricket

Strong foundations

172

The 172-run partnership between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara was Sri Lanka's third-highest for the second wicket in ODIs