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RESULT
1st Investec Test, Lord's, June 12 - 16, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
575/9d & 267/8d
(T:390) 453 & 201/9

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
200*
joe-root
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c) b Kulasekara1726292065.38
Sam Robson c †HAPW Jayawardene b Pradeep17170014.28
Gary Ballance c †HAPW Jayawardene b Pradeep2340734057.50
Ian Bell lbw b Eranga56751057174.66
Joe Root not out 20029850016067.11
Moeen Ali c DPMD Jayawardene b Herath48981256148.97
Matt Prior c Silva b Eranga8613117610065.64
Chris Jordan c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga19192030100.00
Stuart Broad c Karunaratne b Pradeep47384790123.68
Liam Plunkett c Silva b Pradeep3942586092.85
James Anderson not out 915261060.00
Extras(b 12, lb 12, nb 6)30
TOTAL130.3 Ov (RR: 4.40, 593 Mts)575/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Sam Robson, 3.6 ov), 2-22 (Alastair Cook, 6.1 ov), 3-74 (Gary Ballance, 18.5 ov), 4-120 (Ian Bell, 28.2 ov), 5-209 (Moeen Ali, 58.2 ov), 6-380 (Matt Prior, 97.6 ov), 7-402 (Chris Jordan, 101.6 ov), 8-466 (Stuart Broad, 111.3 ov), 9-547 (Liam Plunkett, 125.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Kulasekara2238313.779914000
6.1 to AN Cook, chopped on, Cook has done for himself! Wasn't quite wide enough to cut, maybe didn't swing as much as some of Kulasekara's deliveries this morning, the batsman got a little cramped and the ball cannoned down on to off stump. Sri Lanka are whooping it up, they have both openers in the hutch and Lord's is a basket of nerves.... 22/2
Nuwan Pradeep29212344.2411214002
3.6 to SD Robson, full again, draws the stroke and got him! Prasanna doesn't drop this one, silence echoes around Lord's as Robson's debut innings comes to a swift end... Decent delivery from Pradeep, just held its line on the slope from the Nursery End, was wide enough to leave, though. Good diving take from PJ, by the way, no clash of cymbals this time. 14/1
18.5 to GS Ballance, pitched up, draws a flat-footed drive and Sri Lanka have another! Pradeep lands one on the money and Ballance pays out, wasn't to the pitch and a healthy edge sailed through low to the keeper. 74/3
111.3 to SCJ Broad, good length ball, Broad tries to swing it leg side but doesn't get it right this time and picks out deep midwicket it was straight to the fielder, Broad picking out the man easily about 10 yards in from the rope but that is a fine innings from Broad with some very attractive strokes. 466/8
125.3 to LE Plunkett, the short ball does it again, Plunkett miscuing a pull shot! He wasn't going to let another one through, swung across the line but hit high up the bat and only managed to loop a straightforward catch to midwicket. 547/9
Shaminda Eranga30316335.4311221004
28.2 to IR Bell, full and angled in, strikes the pad and a huge cry for lbw, not out given but Sri Lanka don't hesitate too much before reviewing. No bat involved, it looks close, is it too high? No it isn't, Hawk Eye has the delivery going on to take the top of middle stump, a very good review and they've taken a big wicket, England checked yet again. 120/4
97.6 to MJ Prior, another short one and this time it works with Prior fending off a throat ball which he pops up to short leg. And the leg theory finally pays dividends for Sri Lanka. They've worked away at that line for the past 20 minutes and now they find a wicket, Eranga right on the money at decent pace, Prior got in a tangle and presented a simple chance to short leg. 380/6
101.6 to CJ Jordan, short ball and Jordan gets it wrong trying to turn it to leg and pops a catch up to the keeper. They check the new ball but Eranga has a millimetre of boot behind the popping crease. So the short ball works again, Jordan getting into a muddle trying to flick this to the leg side and it came off the splice of the bat for an easy catch to Jayawardene. 402/7
Angelo Mathews1123903.54464000
Rangana Herath37.3213613.6215110200
58.2 to MM Ali, tossed up just outside off and Moeen takes a huge swing at it and edges to first slip. A pretty ugly shot, a bit of a wild hack aiming down the ground. His previous aggressive stroke against Herath was a well-timed slog sweep but there was no footwork here, playing away from his body and he nicks a straightforward catch to slip. 209/5
Lahiru Thirimanne10707.0021000
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Prior b Jordan38385660100.00
Kaushal Silva c †Prior b Anderson6316021810039.37
Kumar Sangakkara c †Prior b Ali14725844916056.97
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Broad551051537052.38
Lahiru Thirimanne c Robson b Anderson217250011.76
Angelo Mathews (c)lbw b Plunkett10217222912059.30
Prasanna Jayawardene c Bell b Plunkett616261037.50
Nuwan Kulasekara c †Prior b Jordan923262039.13
Rangana Herath  b Anderson217390011.76
Shaminda Eranga not out 522420022.72
Nuwan Pradeep hit wicket b Jordan46161066.66
Extras(b 7, lb 5, nb 2, w 6)20
TOTAL138.4 Ov (RR: 3.26, 631 Mts)453
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 12.3 ov), 2-151 (Kaushal Silva, 48.2 ov), 3-277 (Mahela Jayawardene, 81.4 ov), 4-289 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 86.6 ov), 5-385 (Kumar Sangakkara, 109.6 ov), 6-400 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 116.1 ov), 7-413 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 121.6 ov), 8-430 (Rangana Herath, 130.5 ov), 9-442 (Angelo Mathews, 135.4 ov), 10-453 (Nuwan Pradeep, 138.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson3179333.0014814010
48.2 to JK Silva, caught behind! That's a big-effort delivery from Anderson. He had Silva in some trouble with the short ball in the previous over and this time he's got him. The bouncer was well targeted, forcing Silva to duck in a hurry. He forgot to lower his bat, though, and the ball grazed it on its way through to Prior. 151/2
86.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, caught at midwicket! A soft dismissal. Anderson delivered on a length, pitching outside leg and finishing on the left-hander's pads. Thirimanne flicked in the air and straight to Robson at midwicket, he caught it at head height. Thirimanne didn't commit to the flick, sort of checked his shot and ended up hitting it tamely. 289/4
130.5 to HMRKB Herath, oh, got him, bowled neck and crop! Well, it's taken England a while but after working out Herath could cope with being bounced, Anderson tried to hit his toes instead, pitched up and Herath was not looking for that one, late in bringing the bat down as middle stump was detonated. Quick, full and straight, does the job. 430/8
Stuart Broad2986712.311408010
81.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, lbw! Mahela reviews immediately. Was there an inside edge? Replays show it missed the inside edge comfortably. The ball has hit the front pad just below the knee roll and then gone on to hit the back pad. That's absolutely plumb. A waste of a review. Mahela was caught on the crease defending, as the good length ball nipped back into him from outside off this time, the previous two had moved away.. 277/3
Chris Jordan27.4410233.6812113010
12.3 to FDM Karunaratne, pitched up, on the drive and gone, feathering through to Prior! Jordan strikes with his third ball in Tests, fired across the left-hander who didn't get close enough to the pitch, driving half forward and a thin edge flies through low to the keeper. Run-a-ball 38 from Karunaratne, though this is pitch for far bigger returns. Jordan is off and running, in every sense, England have their breakthrough. 54/1
121.6 to KMDN Kulasekara, beauty from Jordan, gets the wicket of Kulasekara, it isn't the shock tactic of short balls that gets the breakthrough, this one holds it line after Jordan angles it in, gets the outside edge anda regulation catch for Prior. 413/7
138.4 to N Pradeep, Pradeep demolishes his own stumps! That looked painful, though he's helped up and seems to be okay... Jordan caught him with another short ball, hit Pradeep on the shoulder and he collapsed awkwardly, his weight pushing the bat on to the wicket as he fell. Some people won't like it but tailenders have to deal with bouncers these days - that was an example of how not to do it. 453/10
Liam Plunkett32211623.6213813032
116.1 to HAPW Jayawardene, Plunkett gets the wicket of Prasanna, actually the credit should go to Ian Bell, Plunkett slides it down the leg side, Prasanna goes for the glance, connects well, but the ball flies towards Bell at leg slip, Bell had to react rapidly, he does , and grabs on to that chance. 400/6
135.4 to AD Mathews, Plunkett slips in an attempted yorker and Mathews misses it, given lbw! He was stuck back in the crease, maybe beaten for pace, though he understandably asks for the review, possibility of some bat involved... Plunkett got this right up there, Mathews' concentration maybe wandered briefly after getting his ton - no bat on it, the second sound was it hitting both pads. Hawk-Eye says it would have clipped leg stump and that is enough to uphold the in-field call and end Mathews' stay. 442/9
Moeen Ali1625613.50646000
109.6 to KC Sangakkara, Mooen Ali gets his first Test wicket, and they aren't too many which are more valuable than this man's, Moeen tosses the ball up, well wide of off stump, Sangakkara wants to cut that through point but he can only get a top edge as the ball turns away, Prior takes the catch and a sumptuous innings from Sangakkara comes to an end, 147 for him, but he wanted even more. 385/5
Joe Root31702.33141000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sam Robson  b Eranga1950682038.00
Alastair Cook (c)c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga2840566070.00
Gary Ballance not out 10418825212155.31
Ian Bell  b Eranga917201052.94
Joe Root lbw b Herath1518322083.33
Moeen Ali  b Herath42610200.00
Matt Prior c Thirimanne b Kulasekara1626361061.53
Chris Jordan c Sangakkara b Herath3550985070.00
Stuart Broad c & b Herath24183330133.33
Liam Plunkett not out 27100028.57
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)11
TOTAL69 Ov (RR: 3.86, 309 Mts)267/8d
Did not bat: James Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Alastair Cook, 13.2 ov), 2-51 (Sam Robson, 15.5 ov), 3-69 (Ian Bell, 19.4 ov), 4-98 (Joe Root, 26.6 ov), 5-102 (Moeen Ali, 28.2 ov), 6-121 (Matt Prior, 37.2 ov), 7-199 (Chris Jordan, 59.2 ov), 8-256 (Stuart Broad, 66.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Kulasekara1526514.336311000
37.2 to MJ Prior, length ball two feet wide of off stump, Prior guides it...straight to gully! Catching practise for the fielder taking it at knee height, a solid claim but a dreadful misjudgement from Prior, a very soft dismissal and that is a bad wicket to lose so soon after tea. Prior couldn't have picked out the fielder any better. 121/6
Nuwan Pradeep1333702.84605001
Shaminda Eranga1876333.50818021
13.2 to AN Cook, full delivery, Cook drives at it just outside off and nicks it to the keeper. Cook walks off straight away, I'm not sure if Paul Reiffel would have given it but the Sri Lankans were convinced and Cook knew he hit it. A full ball just outside off left him slightly to take a thin outside edge, low catch for the keeper. 46/1
15.5 to SD Robson, full length, Robson forward just outside off and nicks it onto off stump. Nice delivery, just nipped in a little to take the inside edge which cannoned flush into the off pole. Robson was a little unsure with his footwork and was slightly late on the stroke. 51/2
19.4 to IR Bell, full delivery, this time Bell comes forward to drive at this time and nicks it onto off stump! A third strike for Sri Lanka and England now under a bit of pressure. A lovely delivery, like the ball to dismiss Robson, has just nipped in off the seam to take the inside edge into the off stick. Very nicely done drawing Bell into finally driving. 69/3
Rangana Herath2329544.13909100
26.6 to JE Root, straightens on the stumps, Root is beaten and can only jab his leg out to prevent the crash of ash - that's not fooling Billy and up goes the crooked finger! Superb bowling from Herath, mixing up his angle, pace and flight, this caught Root on the crease and turned just enough, skidded into the back pad and no doubt about where it was going. Root could have been forward but he was done by a lovely bit of bowling. 98/4
28.2 to MM Ali, and bowled him, Herath has the final word! Look at that celebration, down on one knee, fist pumped, roaring a mixture of defiance and delight! Herath tossed it up again, spinning out of the footmarks and past Moeen's loose drive, into the woodwork. His team-mates can barely move him as he gives Moeen the eyes. What a response to that previous ball and what a session this is turning into for Sri Lanka. 102/5
59.2 to CJ Jordan, continues over the wicket, floated up outside leg... and Jordan miscues to mid-off via a leading edge! A decent knock from Jordan is ended, the ball spinning as he tried to play across the line, Sangakkara took it stooping forward. That probably removes the declaration from the equation. 199/7
66.4 to SCJ Broad, pushes forward and Broad returns this straight to sender, Herath tumbling over to his left to complete the dismissal! Wasn't quite to the pitch and just popped it back to the bowler. Herath has four, will he get on the honours board before Ballance?. 256/8
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 390 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c Robson b Broad1624293066.66
Kaushal Silva c †Prior b Jordan571051727054.28
Kumar Sangakkara  b Anderson611682184036.30
Mahela Jayawardene c †Prior b Anderson1845663040.00
Lahiru Thirimanne c Jordan b Anderson211160018.18
Angelo Mathews (c)c Cook b Anderson18901382020.00
Prasanna Jayawardene lbw b Jordan862930012.90
Nuwan Kulasekara lbw b Broad11121009.09
Rangana Herath c †Prior b Broad11427007.14
Shaminda Eranga not out 0617000.00
Nuwan Pradeep not out 055000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 7, nb 1)19
TOTAL90 Ov (RR: 2.23, 405 Mts)201/9
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 7.1 ov), 2-123 (Kaushal Silva, 42.1 ov), 3-159 (Mahela Jayawardene, 54.4 ov), 4-169 (Kumar Sangakkara, 58.1 ov), 5-170 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 58.5 ov), 6-194 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 78.6 ov), 7-199 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 83.2 ov), 8-201 (Angelo Mathews, 86.6 ov), 9-201 (Rangana Herath, 89.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson19102541.31993000
54.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, probing outside off - and Jayawardene nicks one! Don't need slips for those, rare misjudgement from Mahela, played in corridor when he could have left, possibly a hint of reverse away from the bat and it just scraped the edge, Prior gulped the chance. A chink of light for England. 159/3
58.1 to KC Sangakkara, length ball just outside off, shapes in a little and Sangakkara chops it on! Huge wicket for England, that's the one they wanted. Sangakkara sat back to play through the off side but got cramped with the ball angled in to him and got a thick edge into the base of leg stump, no famous century for Sangakkara who walks off Lord's for the final time. 169/4
58.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, length delivery, Thirimanne forward, gets a thick outside edge and it's taken by second slip! Two in an over for Anderson, this just went away from the left-hander, it bounced a little too, to take the edge and Jordan took a solid catch. 170/5
86.6 to AD Mathews, oh, Mathews has nicked one, straight to Cook! Tumult engulfs Lord's, Mathews hangs his head, the ball shaped back down the hill, was perhaps wide enough he could have left but it pinged off the edge. England have dislodged the biggest, soundest brick in the wall - they'll have 18 deliveries to get two tail-end wickets!. 201/8
Stuart Broad2194332.041086000
7.1 to FDM Karunaratne, short ball and Karunaratne pats it to short leg! That is gift-wrapped, England have their first in the hutch, Broad using his extra bounce to good effect. Karunaratne didn't play it very well, off the face then on to his body and straight into Sam Robson's breadbasket. Another flashy failure for Dimuth. 25/1
83.2 to KMDN Kulasekara, got him, another lbw, the full delivery does it! Broad goes tearing off, England are battering away at the door... Reiffel didn't think long about this, Kulasekara propped forward hopefully, not sure what was coming, the ball nipped back off the seam and thumped into the front pad. Hawk-Eye says it would have clipped leg, though it looked a look closer than that in real time. 199/7
89.1 to HMRKB Herath, goes for the bouncer and it's sliding to leg, Herath got some glove on it... and he walks! Prior took the catch tumbling to his right, Reiffel nods and raises a finger but - wait for it - replays show Herath had removed his hand from the bat handle before contact was made! Why did Herath not review?! He wasn't out but he is out and now England only require one more wicket to complete a sensational win!. 201/9
Chris Jordan18103421.88925000
42.1 to JK Silva, length down the leg side, a touch to the keeper and there's a big appeal for caught behind, not out given but England are convinced and go straight for the review which is obvious that it came off the gloves and Silva is gone. His hands were well away from his body and we don't even need the mark on Hot Spot to confirm that is out, smart catch from Prior. 123/2
78.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, full and straight and PJ is trapped in front... Bowden shakes his head but England review straight away, they have to really, especially as they get topped up again in a couple of overs. Think there might have been a sound, if not, this is plumb... The bat clunked into the ground but missed the ball, this is going to be out, Hawk-Eye has it hitting leg stump a third of the way up! All the short stuff had crammed Prasanna right back in the crease and he was beaten by a fast full-bunger. 194/6
Liam Plunkett1653902.43732000
Moeen Ali1223502.91512001
Joe Root43701.75211000
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MATCH DETAILS
Lord's, London
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2014
Player Of The Match
England
Joe Root
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2124
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days12,13,14,15,16 June 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali
Sam Robson
Sam Robson
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Australia
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Australia
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
England
Michael Gough
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 12 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 344/5 (Joe Root 102*, Matt Prior 76*, 89 ov)
Fri, 13 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 140/1 (Kaushal Silva 62*, Kumar Sangakkara 32*, 40 ov)
Sat, 14 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 415/7 (Angelo Mathews 79*, Rangana Herath 0*, 124 ov)
Sun, 15 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 267/8 (Gary Ballance 104*, Liam Plunkett 2*, 69 ov)
Mon, 16 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 201/9 (90 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 54/1 in 14.0 overs (JK Silva 23, KC Sangakkara 10)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (JK Silva 27, KC Sangakkara 24, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 99/1 in 29.0 overs (JK Silva 44, KC Sangakkara 34)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 5
  • JK Silva: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
  • Over 42.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JK Silva (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 130/2 in 44.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 46, DPMD Jayawardene 4)
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 137 balls (3 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.5 overs (311 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 164/3 in 56.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 59, HDRL Thirimanne 0)
  • Over 60.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HAPW Jayawardene (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 189/5 in 75.0 overs (AD Mathews 12, HAPW Jayawardene 4)
  • Over 78.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HAPW Jayawardene (Upheld)
  • New Ball Taken: England 198/6 after 80.1 overs (AD Mathews 17, KMDN Kulasekara 0)
  • Reviews used before 80th over: Sri Lanka 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); England 1 (2 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 85.1 overs (512 balls), Extras 19
  • Over 89.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - N Pradeep (Upheld)
Sri Lanka Innings
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