Close of Play

  • Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 6/0 (AJ Strauss 6*, AN Cook 0*, 1.1 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 303/8 (AN Cook 163*, JM Anderson 12*, 100 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka Board XI 2nd innings 119 (56.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Anderson takes seven in innings win

    England still harbour doubts about their batsmen as they approach the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, but their bowling attack has quickly found the groove

  • Cook shines but others struggle

    Alastair Cook picked up where he left off in the UAE with an unbeaten 163 on the second day of England's warm-up match against a Sri Lanka Board XI

  • Broad injury takes edge off Panesar haul

    An injury scare to Stuart Broad has overshadowed the start of England's game against the Sri Lankan Board XI in Colombo

SL Board XI 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0FDM KarunaratneWAAM Silva
2nd25FDM KarunaratnePBB Rajapaksa
3rd26FDM KarunaratneARS Silva
4th0HAPW JayawardeneARS Silva
5th11SC SerasingheARS Silva
6th0MDK PereraARS Silva
7th1MDK PereraKG Alvitigala
8th16HMCM BandaraMDK Perera
9th39HMCM BandaraTP Gamage
10th1HMCM BandaraWGHN Premaratne