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Day 3

1151dMark Nicholas

The return of the outswing

James Anderson has fantastic variation to his bowling, but the value of the stock ball should never be underestimated

Day 2

1152dJarrod Kimber at Headingley

The task gets trickier for Angelo

The Sri Lankan captain has the skill to stand up to England's bowlers, so why did he not use a review? Whatever the situation, it was surely worth it

1152dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

The local lad who can now take on the world

This Headingley pitch has not made batting a simple task, but Jonny Bairstow played like a man in the form of his life with the stirring support of his home crowd

Day 1

1153dAndrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Shanaka baits England's top order

He was the last of the seamers used by Angelo Mathews, and even Dasun Shanaka seemed a little surprised with the big fish he hauled in


1154dAndrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Mathews backs 'fearless' youngsters to shine

Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath are the only men on tour to have played more than 30 Tests, but it is two inexperienced players who have buoyed Sri Lanka ahead of the first Test

Leeds again


Best match figures by an England pacer in Tests against Sri Lanka before this - by Liam Plunkett at the same venue in 2014. Anderson's figures are currently the best.

SL Blooding 'em young


Number of first-class matches Kusal Mendis had played before making his Test debut against West Indies last year. He has hit his maiden Test fifty in this match.

Struggling Silva


Kaushal Silva's average in his last 13 Test innings, including the 2 inns of this match. He has scored 173 runs in these inns with only one fifty.

Follow-on stat


The last time before this England enforced follow-on, which was against New Zealand in Wellington. That Test ended in a draw.

Anderson's Best at Leeds


James Anderson's previous best at Leeds, which was against Sri Lanka in 2014. He has taken four wickets in this innings.

Worse than this


The only time Sri Lanka's top four batsmen scored fewer than 26 runs that they managed in this innings in an away Test - against New Zealand in Wellington.

Chameera, Shanaka, Herath


No. of times bowlers bowling at position 4 or later picked more wkts vs Eng in Eng than 8 by SL in this - 9 by WI, Nottingham 1950 and Manchester 2007.

Bairstow at home


No. of hundreds by Bairstow in 12 first-class innings in 2016. Three of them have come at Leeds. Had made 246, 5, 198 in previous 3 inns at this venue.

Alex crawls


Runs scored by Alex Hales from 27 balls in the first hour's play on the second day. Jonny Bairstow overtook him making 30 from 58 deliveries.

century stand


No. of century stands for England's sixth wicket at Leeds before this one. This is the first one at this venue since Pietersen and Prior added 160 against WI in 2007.

Bairstow at Headingley


Runs scored by Bairstow in 3 first-class inns at Headingley in this season - scores of 246, 5 and 198. He has scored another half-century in this inns.

Hales holding one end


Runs scored by Hales in his last 5 Test innings, in South Africa; scores of 5, 1, 18, 15, 1. He has completed a half-century holding one end in this inns.

Headingley again


Last 4 instances of Eng's No. 3, 4 & 5 aggregating <10 runs in a home Test, including this, have all come at Headingley - vs NZ, 2015 and vs Aus 2009 (both inns).

Home ground?


Run scored by Root in his last 3 Test innings at Headingley, his home ground, including the duck in this match. He was out for 1 and 0 against NZ last year.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016