Player of the Match
Player of the Match

3pm So, England will need 79 runs to win the Test and seal the series. It ought to be all over, one way or another, this evening. Anderson leads the team off after superb figures of 5 for 58, Chandimal takes the plaudits for his battling 126. And now it's over to England's batsman, not least among them, Alastair Cook ... 9,995 runs and counting...

Woakes to Lakmal, OUT, short again, another mow, a big top-edge, Broad calls for it at mid-on and takes the catch. It's all over!

RAS Lakmal c Broad b Woakes 11 (38m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Woakes to Lakmal, FOUR runs, swished across the line and that's gone all the way! Top shot. Too short for the circumstances, but well timed through the gap at midwicket

Two in two


Last time England won two matches in a Test series against Sri Lanka, before this. They played 6 series in between these two series.



No. of batsmen who reached 10,000 Test runs at a younger age than Cook who got there at 31 years, 157 days. Tendulkar was the youngest at 31y, 326d.

Half-A-Dozen club


No. of bowlers who have taken 450 or more Test wkts, including Anderson who joined with his wicket of Herath. He's the 3rd fast bowler to do so.

Special ton


No. of wicketkeepers who have scored a century while following-on in Tests, including Chandimal. Andy Flower is the only keeper to do it twice.

Three in one


Runs scored by SL in their first three inns of this series - 91, 119 and 101. They have scored more than those 3 inns combined in the 2nd inns of this Test.

Angelo in follow-ons


Number of fifty-plus scores by Angelo Mathews while following on in Tests - the most by a Sri Lanka batsman.

SL's Longest of the series


Number of partnerships for Sri Lanka that had faced 100 balls in this series before the one between Silva and Mathews. Silva and Karunaratne's stand had lasted 99 balls.

Kaushal Back on Track?


Kaushal Silva's batting average from his last ten Test innings. Had got out for four single-digit scores, including two ducks.

Some start


Ave 1st-wkt stand for SL in this series, in their previous three inns. They lost their 1st wkt exactly at the score of 10 in each of their innings. Not in this 2nd inns but.

Only the second time


Last and the only time Sri Lanka were asked to follow-on twice in a Test series, before this - by India in 1993-94.

Follow-on twice


Last time England enforced follow-on twice in a Test series, before this, was against Bangladesh in 2010. Last by any team was NZ v WI, 2013-14.



No. of lower innings totals at Chester-le-Street in Tests than Sri Lanka's 101 in this match. Zimbabwe were all out for 94 in 2003.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016