RESULT
2nd Investec Test, Leeds, June 20 - 24, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
257 & 457
(T:350) 365 & 249

Sri Lanka won by 100 runs

Player Of The Match
26, 4/44 & 160
angelo-mathews
Player Of The Series
12 wkts
james-anderson
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne  b Plunkett2865904043.07
Kaushal Silva c †Prior b Anderson1338622034.21
Kumar Sangakkara c Bell b Broad7914721513053.74
Mahela Jayawardene c Jordan b Plunkett2247683046.80
Lahiru Thirimanne c Robson b Plunkett011000.00
Angelo Mathews (c)c Ballance b Anderson2628492192.85
Dinesh Chandimal c Cook b Broad4555716081.81
Dhammika Prasad c †Prior b Plunkett023000.00
Rangana Herath not out 1416321087.50
Shaminda Eranga c †Prior b Broad011000.00
Nuwan Pradeep c †Prior b Plunkett1319261068.42
Extras(b 8, lb 7, w 2)17
TOTAL69.5 Ov (RR: 3.68, 314 Mts)257
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Kaushal Silva, 14.4 ov), 2-56 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 20.2 ov), 3-108 (Mahela Jayawardene, 37.2 ov), 4-108 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 37.3 ov), 5-161 (Angelo Mathews, 48.3 ov), 6-228 (Kumar Sangakkara, 62.6 ov), 7-229 (Dhammika Prasad, 63.4 ov), 8-229 (Dinesh Chandimal, 64.1 ov), 9-229 (Shaminda Eranga, 64.2 ov), 10-257 (Nuwan Pradeep, 69.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1954922.57906000
14.4 to JK Silva, through him again... and this time with a fatal tickle! Silva hangs around, in two minds about reviewing, it was only a faint snick - but eventually he drags himself off. England finally strike lucky in the channel outside off, this didn't do much off the pitch and maybe that was the key, an audible tick as it whizzed through... though Hot Spot didn't seem to pick it up. Snicko picks up the fingerprints, though. 37/1
48.3 to AD Mathews, good length on the off stump, poked at from the crease and nicks it to third slip! Solid low catch by Ballance for his first Test catch. Anderson has been in that fourth-stump area all day and here gets Mathews playing with hard hands just outside off, a little away wobble takes a thick outside edge and it carried low to the fielder's left boot. 161/5
Stuart Broad1534633.06685000
62.6 to KC Sangakkara, Sanga falls to a blinder of a catch at gully! Bell went to his left and got two hands to it, Sanga having thrown the hands through another drive... Perhaps he thought he was invincible, after all that had gone before, didn't need to chase that ball but the runs were flowing and the living was easy. And now he's back in the dressing room. 228/6
64.1 to LD Chandimal, pitched up, draws the stroke and steered to slip! England have removed three in eight balls, Chandimal drawn an ill-judged drive, wasn't there for the shot and it just seamed a touch, thick edge straight to Cook. 229/8
64.2 to RMS Eranga, he's got it, edged through to Prior! Broad has a hat-trick spread over two overs! Broad hasn't realised, in fact, it looks as if the fact has passed everyone by... but Broad has three in three, Sanga with the last ball of the previous over, then two edges in two balls. 229/9
Chris Jordan1645803.62709000
Liam Plunkett15.526454.04638020
20.2 to FDM Karunaratne, similar delivery but this swings a bit more as Karunaratne drove at it and cleans him up! The change works, that swung in a long way, darted between bat and pad and knocked out leg stump, a joy of a delivery for the bowler and a second strike for England. 56/2
37.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, edged and taken, superb one-handed catch at second slip! Nonchalant from Jordan, thrust out a paw to take a low edge and Plunkett is rewarded, Mahela taking the bullet for his mate Kumar. This was pitched up and inviting the drive, Jayawardene just wasn't quite forward enough. 108/3
37.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, dug in short and fended straight to short leg, gone first ball! Plunkett has wickets with consecutive deliveries - we won't be seeing Anderson after all. Inspired stuff from Plunkett, Thirimanne could see this zeroing in between his eyeballs, threw up the gloves and it plopped off the handle straight to a gleeful Robson. 108/4
63.4 to KTGD Prasad, banged in and gloved through, another one gone! Plunkett gets his fourth, a sharp bouncer and Prasad saw his life flash before his eyes almost as quickly as the ball arrived, fended at it and the ball looped up for Prior to take above his head. 229/7
69.5 to N Pradeep, got him, shortish and fenced through to the keeper - five-for for Plunkett on his home ground! The move to Yorkshire from Durham has transformed his career and those are Test-best figures for Plunkett, finally dislodging Pradeep after a brief flurry. 257/10
Moeen Ali301605.33132100
Joe Root10909.0032000
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c)c Sangakkara b Prasad1759782028.81
Sam Robson  b Pradeep12725337315150.19
Gary Ballance c †Chandimal b Mathews741572098047.13
Ian Bell c †Chandimal b Eranga64901318071.11
Joe Root c †Chandimal b Mathews1332482040.62
Moeen Ali c †Chandimal b Eranga211170018.18
Matt Prior not out 2753941150.94
Chris Jordan c Jayawardene b Eranga1730442056.66
Stuart Broad c Thirimanne b Mathews4671066.66
Liam Plunkett  b Mathews211110018.18
James Anderson c & b Eranga0616000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 13, w 3)18
TOTAL115.5 Ov (RR: 3.15, 517 Mts)365
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Alastair Cook, 18.1 ov), 2-191 (Gary Ballance, 67.3 ov), 3-278 (Sam Robson, 86.3 ov), 4-311 (Ian Bell, 95.6 ov), 5-311 (Joe Root, 96.4 ov), 6-313 (Moeen Ali, 99.5 ov), 7-338 (Chris Jordan, 109.3 ov), 8-344 (Stuart Broad, 110.3 ov), 9-350 (Liam Plunkett, 112.5 ov), 10-365 (James Anderson, 115.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Pradeep2239014.099612017
86.3 to SD Robson, bowled him, Robson beaten at last! There's that technical issue around off stump, though he won't mind it being exposed after 120-odd runs... Pradeep got this to duck back a fraction, loose drive from Robson, bottom hand off the bat and the top of off pegged back. 278/3
Shaminda Eranga32.5109342.831538116
95.6 to IR Bell, length ball down the leg side, Bell flicks at and gets a touch to the keeper desperately unlucky really, a poor ball drifting down leg, Bell looked to touch it away but got a thin nick to Chandimal, solid catch to his left, and up went the finger. No dream century for Bell in his 100th Test - not in this innings anyway. 311/4
99.5 to MM Ali, full and wide and this time Moeen reaches out to drive it and nicks it behind! Moeen loses his composure, leans out for a cover drive to a fuller ball and got a thin edge to Chandimal, who's taken his third catch in no time at all, Sri Lanka coming back nicely here. 313/6
109.3 to CJ Jordan, edged and gone, taken smartly at second slip! Diving catch by Jaywardene, took it from in front of Sanga at first slip but made sure he clung on. Eranga has his reward and Jordan doesn't add too many after his life, he wasn't comfortable with that line, lured into driving at a full one again, thick deflection and it went quickly to the cordon. 338/7
115.5 to JM Anderson, banged in, at the throat and Anderson fends it up in the air, back to the bowler - and that will be that! Memories of that torrid winter in Australia for Anderson, bodyline attack and he doesn't want to hang around being peppered at his time of life. In fact, he'd much prefer to come out and bowl on this pitch, with England leading by 108 runs. 365/10
Rangana Herath2536102.441154100
Dhammika Prasad2037513.758310000
18.1 to AN Cook, in the channel, Cook pushes forward... and nicks to first slip! SL have their man and Cook's rough run continues, his indecision around off stump reaching a critical level. Didn't need to play at this but was drawn out by the fuller length, just a familiar, indeterminate prod and a healthy deflection went low and conclusively into Sangakkara's hands this time. 49/1
Angelo Mathews1644442.75705010
67.3 to GS Ballance, length ball sliding across the left-hander, Ballance plays forward to it and edges behind. I mentioned Sri Lanka needed a wicket from somewhere and the skipper has found it, a pretty innocuous delivery that Ballance has felt for slightly and got a thin edge on through to the keeper. 191/2
96.4 to JE Root, similar line, this time Root comes out to play and nicks it behind! A double strike for Sri Lanka. Mathews with a nice delivery in a good area, Root came forward and couldn't resist having a nudge at it and it glances off the face of the bat really to Chandimal. Poor judgement from Root, no need to defend square of the wicket. 311/5
110.3 to SCJ Broad, Mathews strikes, Broad caught in the gully! Good bounce and carry off a length ball, fair flew off the outside edge as Broad pressed forwards... Mathews doing okay for a 75mph trundler, he now has his best Test bowling figures. 344/8
112.5 to LE Plunkett, goes wide on the crease, sharks back menacingly on off a length - bowled him! That seemed to go miles, practically cut Plunkett in half as he tried to get his bat down belatedly. Super delivery, just about on a length but homing back like it was magnetised to decapitate middle stump. Mathews has a four-for!. 350/9
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Prior b Plunkett451111544040.54
Kaushal Silva c †Prior b Plunkett1354861024.07
Kumar Sangakkara lbw b Ali551031716053.39
Mahela Jayawardene c †Prior b Anderson791682188047.02
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Ali026000.00
Angelo Mathews (c)c Ali b Anderson16024930925164.25
Dinesh Chandimal c Ballance b Plunkett712151058.33
Dhammika Prasad c Root b Plunkett011000.00
Rangana Herath run out (Root)48821629058.53
Shaminda Eranga not out 20192740105.26
Nuwan Pradeep  b Anderson018000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 10, nb 5, w 10)30
TOTAL132.5 Ov (RR: 3.44, 579 Mts)457
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Kaushal Silva, 20.2 ov), 2-93 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 34.4 ov), 3-172 (Kumar Sangakkara, 57.6 ov), 4-176 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 59.2 ov), 5-268 (Mahela Jayawardene, 86.6 ov), 6-277 (Dinesh Chandimal, 89.3 ov), 7-277 (Dhammika Prasad, 89.4 ov), 8-426 (Rangana Herath, 125.6 ov), 9-437 (Angelo Mathews, 130.6 ov), 10-457 (Nuwan Pradeep, 132.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson25.559133.5212217010
86.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, big wicket! Anderson gets one in the right spot, full outside off, Jayawardene lured into the drive, his bottom hand comes off the bat, and the edge flies to Prior's right. 268/5
130.6 to AD Mathews, gone now! His epic innings is over. A low full toss angled into the pads, would you believe, which he flicks to the man just in front of square leg. 437/9
132.5 to N Pradeep, all over...full and straight. Hits middle stump. What they would have given for that at Lord's. 457/10
Stuart Broad2968602.9613410010
Chris Jordan2887902.8213011002
Liam Plunkett29211243.8612011143
20.2 to JK Silva, pitched up in the channel... and gone, nicking to the keeper! Superb from Plunkett, getting the ball up towards the batsman, extra pace and Silva was feeling blindly for that, thin edge and well taken. 40/1
34.4 to FDM Karunaratne, given! Caught down the leg side, but we have a review. Is he checking to see if his hand was on the bat? Learning from Herath in previous Test. But doesn't appear he'll escape. The bottom hand, where the ball flicked the finger of the glove, is still holding the handle at the moment of impact so this will be upheld. The change of plan worked for England, Plunkett banging the ball in from round the wicket, angled towards Karunaratne ribs and forced him to play.. 93/2
89.3 to LD Chandimal, short again, pulled into the deep and taken at deep square! A fine diving catch from Gary Ballance. Chandimal took the hook on, didn't keep it down and it just carried to Ballance running in and diving forward with two hands, a fine catch and the short ball works. 277/6
89.4 to KTGD Prasad, over the wicket, short just outside off, batsman goes for an uppercut and merely finds third man! Another great catch, this time Root running in. It was nicely guided away but not a clever stroke with a man down in the deep, Root sprinted in, dived forward and took a splendid catch, two in two for the Yorkshire trio. 277/7
Moeen Ali2107423.52839000
57.6 to KC Sangakkara, Moeen as the huge breakthrough! What a moment. He's given lbw, but Sangakkara has reviewed. It's hit in line and is smashing middle. The spinner, who has barely bowled, has broken the stand. Sangakkara has looked so solid, he just played the wrong line. 172/3
59.2 to HDRL Thirimanne, got 'im! It's not a king pair, but it's still a pair. A ripper from Moeen. A proper offspinner's wicket, Swann would have been proud of it. Drifting in towards middle and leg, gripped and turned past Thirimanne's outside edge to smash into middle.. 176/4
England 2nd INNINGS (Target: 350 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sam Robson c Jayawardene b Prasad2461852039.34
Alastair Cook (c) b Prasad1639631041.02
Gary Ballance lbw b Prasad011000.00
Ian Bell  b Prasad830310026.66
Joe Root c Thirimanne b Pradeep311081614028.70
Liam Plunkett c Pradeep b Herath01216000.00
Moeen Ali not out 10828138517038.43
Matt Prior c Silva b Prasad1037710027.02
Chris Jordan lbw b Herath2162722033.87
Stuart Broad lbw b Herath02431000.00
James Anderson c Herath b Eranga05581000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 7, nb 9, w 4)31
TOTAL116.5 Ov (RR: 2.13, 500 Mts)249
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Alastair Cook, 15.3 ov), 2-39 (Gary Ballance, 15.4 ov), 3-50 (Sam Robson, 19.6 ov), 4-52 (Ian Bell, 23.1 ov), 5-57 (Liam Plunkett, 26.2 ov), 6-124 (Joe Root, 56.5 ov), 7-160 (Matt Prior, 71.5 ov), 8-212 (Chris Jordan, 88.2 ov), 9-228 (Stuart Broad, 96.4 ov), 10-249 (James Anderson, 116.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Pradeep1325514.23598015
56.5 to JE Root, breakthrough! That's the one they desperately wanted. And it's a full length which has worked. Was angled into the pads, but there was a hint of late seam movement away - as opposed to in -which took a thick outside edge as Root aimed to play through the leg side. Carried low to gully. 124/6
Shaminda Eranga23.5103811.591233004
116.5 to JM Anderson, short ball, Anderson fends it off and loops a catch to backward square!!! Can you believe it! Eranga has pulled it off, a snorter that Anderson couldn't keep down for once and popped up a simple catch, what a disaster for Anderson after all that effort and what jubilation for Sri Lanka. 249/10
Rangana Herath42165931.402166000
26.2 to LE Plunkett, tossed up outside off and oh my goodness me, Plunkett leans across and tries to drive it, gets nowhere near the pitch of the ball and chips it to cover! Simply outrageous from Plunkett, what the devil was he thinking of? It was a good two feet outside off, leave it all day long, why does he decide to go after it for? The simplest chance to cover. 57/5
88.2 to CJ Jordan, done it! Full, sliding in, he was prodding forward. He reviews but it looks pretty straight. No bat involved for certain. That's the skid of the new ball helping Herath. It's striking middle and leg. Well bowled and well captained. 212/8
96.4 to SCJ Broad, he's done it! Change of angle has worked. Stone dead. A full delivery, pitching on middle, straightening a fraction, which he basically missed, playing the wrong line. Broad didn't review, which is a surprise in itself although it was very much out. 228/9
Angelo Mathews1031601.60511010
Dhammika Prasad2255052.271066020
15.3 to AN Cook, back of a length outside off, Cook goes to pull and drags it into his stumps! Can you believe it what a terrible way for Cook to go having played pretty soundly until that point but he's failed again and it's a first blow for Sri Lanka. A thick bottom edge has smashed into middle and leg stumps, when you're luck ain't in eh. 39/1
15.4 to GS Ballance, full, swinging in, strikes the pad low and plumb lbw! A beauty first up, late swing into the left-hander and that would have smashed into middle and off stumps, fantastic delivery, not a lot Ballance could have done there. 39/2
19.6 to SD Robson, full of length a foot wide of off stump, Robson forward, pushing firmly and nicks it to second slip! Goodness me, Prasad is rampant here and Sri Lanka have a firm grip on the game. The wrong length really to go hard at, a little wide too, and Robson got a thick outside edge looking to drive and it carried at chest height to Jayawardene who held on well. 50/3
23.1 to IR Bell, full of length, it nips back and knocks out off stump! Prasad is on fire and Sri Lanka are on their way to a famous victory. This is an absolute gem of a delivery, jagging back off the seam, beating Bell between the gate and clipping the off stump, absolutely superb bowling. 52/4
71.5 to MJ Prior, short ball again, Prior fends it off and it's taken by short leg! They're going to check the no-ball and it is so so close, they've got the camera zoomed right in because it is the closest call you'll see. But Prasad gets the benefit of the doubt and has a five-wicket haul, what a performance. It's a snorter at the throat, Prior went to fend it off and gloved it low to Silva at short leg who leaned forward to take a smart catch. 160/7
Mahela Jayawardene621302.16292000
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MATCH DETAILS
Headingley, Leeds
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Angelo Mathews
Player Of The Series
England
James Anderson
Sri Lanka
Angelo Mathews
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2126
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days20,21,22,23,24 June 2014 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Australia
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
England
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 20 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 36/0 (Alastair Cook 14*, Sam Robson 21*, 15 ov)
Sat, 21 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 320/6 (Matt Prior 3*, Chris Jordan 4*, 104 ov)
Sun, 22 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 214/4 (Mahela Jayawardene 55*, Angelo Mathews 24*, 73 ov)
Mon, 23 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 57/5 (Joe Root 6*, 26.2 ov)
Tue, 24 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 249 (116.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: England - 82/5 in 42.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 21)
  • Rain: England - 83/5 in 44.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 22)
  • Lunch: England - 83/5 in 44.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 22)
  • Wet Ground: England - 83/5 in 44.0 overs (JE Root 9, MM Ali 22)
  • England: 100 runs in 50.1 overs (304 balls), Extras 11
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 160 balls (JE Root 12, MM Ali 30, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: England - 145/6 in 61.0 overs (MM Ali 44, MJ Prior 6)
  • England: 150 runs in 62.3 overs (382 balls), Extras 16
  • MM Ali: 50 off 129 balls (8 x 4)
  • Over 70.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
  • Tea: England - 173/7 in 77.0 overs (MM Ali 56, CJ Jordan 9)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs.
  • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (2 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
  • England: 200 runs in 84.2 overs (514 balls), Extras 25
  • Over 85.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (MM Ali 19, CJ Jordan 21, Ex 10)
  • Over 88.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - CJ Jordan (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 224/8 in 93.0 overs (MM Ali 84, SCJ Broad 0)
  • Over 100.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JM Anderson (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 234/9 in 102.0 overs (MM Ali 94, JM Anderson 0)
  • MM Ali: 100 off 259 balls (16 x 4)
England Innings
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