Player of the Match
Player of the Match
23.2
4
Siriwardana to Compton, FOUR runs, another half-tracker and Compton continues to bring the pain, slamming four more through the leg side - that's it, England win by nine wickets and go 2-0 up in the series
23.1
4
Siriwardana to Compton, FOUR runs, short ball on the stumps and - hello! - Compton rocks back to swipe it away for four through square leg
21.3
4
Eranga to Cook, FOUR runs, sliding on to the legs and Cook collars it with a firm leg glance, out of the middle and away through square leg for four
20.1
4
Lakmal to Compton, FOUR runs, short and at the body, Compton clips it away through midwicket - he's into double-figures for the first time in the series
18.4
4
Siriwardana to Compton, FOUR runs, Siri drops short and Compton takes advantage, pulling flat through midwicket for a boundary
16.2
4
Siriwardana to Cook, FOUR runs, slightly overptiched and Cook again presses forward, whips a firm shot through midwicket along the ground this time, four more
16.1
4
Siriwardana to Cook, FOUR runs, full toss from Siriwardana and Cook steps out to blap it over midwicket, into the wide open space and away
9.1
4
Lakmal to Cook, FOUR runs, too short, too wide, too well struck through point to cut that off. Cook will accept those offerings all day long
7.2
4
Siriwardana to Hales, FOUR runs, too short, and on this pitch, that is asking for trouble. A full flow of the bat through the line, all the way through wide long-on. Shot
6.6
4
Herath to Cook, FOUR runs, driven out to deep extra cover, just about has the legs to get there as the slide comes in
3.4
4
Pradeep to Cook, FOUR runs, sits up and begs, and chopped firmly through point. That's one of Cook's bread-and-butter strokes, and he plays it well
1.2
4
Pradeep to Cook, FOUR runs, on the pads, flicked fine, and this might be it... the ball trickles, agonisingly ... tantalisingly slowly, towards the midwicket rope... will it get there? Yes it will! A microcosm of Cook's pursuit of 10,000 runs but he's there at last, the 12th man to join the most exclusive club in Test cricket!

Two in two

2002

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

Youngest

0

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

6

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

8

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

311

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

3

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

0

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?

15.6

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

Some start

10

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

1994

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

2010

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.

Second-lowest

1

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

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