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1150dThe Report by Andrew Miller

Anderson ten leads England's surge to innings victory

James Anderson sealed the third ten-wicket haul of his Test career, as England's bowlers powered their way to an innings-and-88 run victory with a final three-wicket flurry after tea

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JM Bairstow
140(183) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 30 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
14 4 5 26 37 13 7 34
AD Hales
86(206) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 30 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
9 0 4 20 27 4 1 21

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O11.4
M6
R16
W5
Eco1.37
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JM Anderson
O13.3
M5
R29
W5
Eco2.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Alan Gardner

5.35pm: Okay, move along, move along. Time for someone to sweep away the debris and kick the caravan on to Durham. Miller's report will detail a rather sorry display from Sri Lankan, albeit against a peerless swing bowler in favourable conditions, and we'll have more analysis and reaction up on the site shortly. Thanks for your comments, it's been short but sweet as ever. Test cricket is back and, for England as least, it's been all white on the night. Cheerio!

5.25pm: Here we go, presentations time... Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "Yeah, it was a tough game. Bairstow and Hales batted really well to get them to 300, I thought we started well but we dropped a couple of catches. We've got to practice hard, regroup, we've got a few days off, talk about our strategies and bounce back. It's a bit inexperienced [batting line-up] but we have to be fearless but it was against a top-quality bowling attack and there wasn't much we could do. You can't make too many changes, it's going to be hard but we have to make the change mentally. The batters have to be really skillful in those conditions and unfortunately we couldn't cope."

England captain Alastair Cook: "Nice standing at first slip with our bowling attack in those conditions. [Follow on?] If we had three more days we would have batted, we weren't sure about Ben [Stokes], but the rain break today gave us a bit more time off and the way Jimmy and Stuart backed up, it was a pleasure to captain them. You always wonder if Headingley had that twist in it at some point... Jonny Bairstow was brilliant, an extraordinary innings, and I thought the way Alex batted was really disciplined and set the game up. [Bayliss chat after rain break] He just wanted a bit more publicity, standing out in front of every one... [Dropped catches?] We still created chances, really pleased with the performance and we head to Durham with a lot of confidence."

Jonny Bairstow is named Man of the Match: [Anderson a close second] "He's got it on a string, really skillful, but I'm delighted to get the award. It's exciting to keep to, for me and the slips to be involved with, it keeps you in the game. Hope we can do the same again next week. I'm pleased with the way I'm striking the ball, wouldn't say I'm the finished article, pleased with the way it's going but more to do in the series. [Frustrated with dismissal] It was a soft way to get out, Finny batted really well to help put on 50, Alex as well, to get us up to 298. To come close and not get over the line but having been there, Alex has shown how good a player he is, so I don't see why he can't get there. It's been absolutely fantastic, the crowd's been brilliant, it shows how much it means when people come out to support us, to score my first hundred in England and take nine catches, it means so much."

5.10pm: Another undignified collapse, SL losing 8 for 40 after the rain break to be obliterated for the second time. That will help England erase the memory of 2014 and it puts them 1-0 up in the series, with two to play (not to mention 4-0 up in the 'Super Series'). If the size of the challenge for Sri Lanka was in any doubt, it has been made absolutely crystal clear amid the Leeds murk. There's a question about Ben Stokes' fitness for Chester-le-Street but a couple of extra days' rest won't hurt in that regard. Going to be a steep learning curve.

Here's Jimmy, after picking up his third ten-wicket haul in Tests, on the ground where he shed a tear two years ago: "Very different [to 2014], nice to put that to bed well and truly. We were frustrated last time, got off to a good start here, hopefully we can carry that on. It's been a good week for us, the knocks from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales showed how crucial it was, not good conditions for batting, they deserve a lot of credit and then all four seamers got involved. We stuck at it, thought they played quite well in the second innings but we got through them. Of course, without Sangakkara and Mahela, it's a weaker team but at the same time they've still got players that are class batsmen. We put enough balls in the right areas to challenge them. All in all, a couple of chances went down today but that's going to happen, but we did well in the field."

35.3
W
Anderson to Pradeep, OUT, bowled him, no doubt this time! Full pint, stumps shattered, Pradeep defending on leg as the ball hit middle - ten wickets for Anderson in the match and SL have been hammered into the Headingley turf, England win by an innings and 88 runs. Finish him, he did

N Pradeep b Anderson 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

35.2
0
Anderson to Pradeep, no run, pitched up and swinging outside off, Pradeep wafts... was that an outside edge to YJB? No, bat on the ground
35.1
1
Anderson to Eranga, 1 run, length ball around off stump, Eranga pokes it through point and gets off the mark

Here comes James Anderson, back in search of his ten-for... "Finish them"

END OF OVER:
35 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 118/9

  • Nuwan Pradeep0 (2b)
  • Shaminda Eranga1 (1b)
  • Steven Finn8-0-26-3
  • Stuart Broad13-0-57-1
34.6
0
Finn to Pradeep, no run, hanging back in the crease, pushed away, in the air briefly. They've survived the over!
34.5
0
Finn to Pradeep, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, backing away and dobbed into the covers

Two in four balls for Finn - and Bairstow is still stuck on nine catches. Here's Nuwan Pradeep, the last man with his finger in the dam

34.4
W
Finn to Thirimanne, OUT, got him, steered to slip! Thirimanne gives up the fight, pushing half forwards, the latest edge to go to hand. Sri Lanka are falling over themselves to get out of Headingley and away from the scene of the crime

HDRL Thirimanne c Root b Finn 16 (56m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Leeds again

9/176

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

15

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

13.30

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

2013

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

3/91

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

1983

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

2

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

4

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

7

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

6

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

449

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

40

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

4

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?

1

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

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