2nd Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, May 27 - 30, 2016, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(T:79) 498/9d & 80/1
(f/o) 101 & 475

England won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
3/36 & 5/58
England 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on)
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
Alastair Cook (c)c Karunaratne b Lakmal1542591035.71
Alex Hales c Mathews b Siriwardana831451919157.24
Nick Compton c Lakmal b Pradeep934460026.47
Joe Root c Silva b Pradeep801191535067.22
James Vince c Thirimanne b Siriwardana3559784059.32
Jonny Bairstow c †Chandimal b Pradeep4857915084.21
Moeen Ali not out 15520729517274.87
Chris Woakes c †Mendis b Lakmal39761026051.31
Stuart Broad c †Mendis b Pradeep79131077.77
Steven Finn c & b Herath1037701027.02
James Anderson not out 873010114.28
Extras(b 1, lb 8)9
TOTAL132 Ov (RR: 3.77)498/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Alastair Cook, 13.6 ov), 2-64 (Nick Compton, 26.1 ov), 3-160 (Alex Hales, 48.5 ov), 4-219 (Joe Root, 64.5 ov), 5-227 (James Vince, 67.4 ov), 6-297 (Jonny Bairstow, 86.2 ov), 7-389 (Chris Woakes, 108.6 ov), 8-400 (Stuart Broad, 111.2 ov), 9-472 (Steven Finn, 125.3 ov)
Shaminda Eranga27310003.7011614000
Suranga Lakmal29411523.961158100
13.6 to AN Cook, and he's gone! So the wait for 10,000 goes on a bit longer. And it's the round-the-wicket line which has done it. Short of a length outside off, Cook jabs at it - well away from his body - and it's an excellent tumbling catch at second slip. 39/1
108.6 to CR Woakes, a flashy drive, and this time Woakes does feather his edge. Nearly identical to the first ball of the over, Woakes was looking to put bat on ball, and pays the price as Lakmal tightens his line, finds a nudge of movement, and makes the overdue breakthrough. 389/7
Nuwan Pradeep33510743.2414713000
26.1 to NRD Compton, Compo! Lakmal! What a shot and what a catch! A wild pull, nowhere the middle of the bat, and a spiralling top-edge flies out to deep square leg, where :Lakmal clings on to an absolute stunner, reaching high above his head, toppling back, and landing with a thump, inches inside the rope. His reaction is so motionless, most of his team-mates assume he's spilled it, or touched the boundary, but not a bit of it! That, alas, was the shot of an anxious man. and the catch of a player who wasn't about to let his opponents' luck turn.... 64/2
64.5 to JE Root, out of nowhere! Root has spooned to cover. A back-of-a-length delivery, Root looking to turn the ball to the on side at first glance and pops it high into the off side, giving cover the chance to settle under an easy catch. 219/4
86.2 to JM Bairstow, whoops! Bairstow has a chop outside off to a ball that kept a bit low, and Chandimal's numb fingers just about get under the ball. England's innings continues as a collection of impressive but incomplete contributions. 297/6
111.2 to SCJ Broad, and there we go, another nick, and Broad is on his way. More sharp nip off the seam to lure the loose drive, and Mendis clings on to his second edge of the morning. An astute bit of swapsies behind the stumps. 400/8
Rangana Herath29111614.0011111100
125.3 to ST Finn, 300 wickets for Herath! Finally it arrives. Finn goes for a slog sweep, gets a big top edge and Herath steadies under the catch himself. 472/9
Angelo Mathews621602.66292000
Milinda Siriwardana803524.37262100
48.5 to AD Hales, stunning catch! Hales sensed a chance to pump up the tempo, but he picked the wrong ball to chase there! Too tight for the cut, but Mathews at slip was so alert, almost premeditating his dive as he clung on in one hand, reaching to his right!. 160/3
67.4 to JM Vince, another ripping catch and another giveaway from England! Tossed up outside off, inviting the drive, Vince goes for it and can't keep the ball down. Short cover dives to his right to hold a sharp chance.. 227/5
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne  b Anderson914131064.28
Kaushal Silva c †Bairstow b Broad1322572059.09
Kusal Mendis c Anderson b Woakes3562893056.45
Dinesh Chandimal c Cook b Anderson411141036.36
Angelo Mathews (c)c †Bairstow b Woakes38150037.50
Lahiru Thirimanne c Compton b Anderson19801171023.75
Milinda Siriwardana c †Bairstow b Woakes056000.00
Rangana Herath c Anderson b Broad1246702026.08
Shaminda Eranga c Root b Broad2330066.66
Suranga Lakmal c †Bairstow b Broad0510000.00
Nuwan Pradeep not out 26150033.33
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL43.3 Ov (RR: 2.32)101
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 2.4 ov), 2-44 (Kaushal Silva, 11.6 ov), 3-53 (Dinesh Chandimal, 14.6 ov), 4-58 (Angelo Mathews, 17.6 ov), 5-67 (Kusal Mendis, 21.1 ov), 6-67 (Milinda Siriwardana, 21.6 ov), 7-88 (Rangana Herath, 38.2 ov), 8-90 (Shaminda Eranga, 38.5 ov), 9-93 (Suranga Lakmal, 40.3 ov), 10-101 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 43.3 ov)
James Anderson12.323632.88604000
2.4 to FDM Karunaratne, bowled round the legs! Whoops, he tried to flick one off the pads, and I don't really know how the ball ended up there. He's loitering at the crease, as if confused by the mode of dismissal. But Anderson's shape has been from leg to off, so it stands to reason that a ball outside leg would hit leg!. 10/1
14.6 to LD Chandimal, taken at first slip! No frustration for Anderson this time. More classy bowling from, probing away outside off, Chandimal playing with fairly hard hands again and it carries at knee height to Cook.. 53/3
43.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, all over. Compton takes the catch, not so elegant but it will do. All smiles as Anderson is slightly disbelieving of how tough Compton made that clanger look. A full delivery on middle and leg, Thirmanne goes for an ugly hoick and gets a leading edge. Lobs to point. Compton sets himself for the catch, takes it off balance and almost falls over.. 101/10
Stuart Broad1324043.07594001
11.6 to JK Silva, England reckon this is caught behind! The batsman stands while they check if it carried to Bairstow. An outside edge as he pressed forward. Was certainly a low take, but looked clean on first glance. England are convinved. Well, it's fairly tight. Has it bounced in the finger tips of the gloves? Could be tricky. Third umpire needs conclusive evidence it hasn't carried; soft signal on the field was out. Rod Tucker wants it zooming in. Very close call. Tucker now seems happy that it's into the fingertips of glove cleanly. Yes, he is. That's out. Excellent process by the third umpire as we could hear him talking us through the replays. Very informative. 44/2
38.2 to HMRKB Herath, there's the end of the longest stand of the series. A good lifter from a full length, nothing much Herath can do but squirt a spliced chance into the cordon.. 88/7
38.5 to RMS Eranga, oh wow, that's remarkable! A loose swipe outside off, a fast flying chance to third slip, where Vince leaps high above his head, parries the chance, for Root to swoop round and gobble the rebound in one hand! Think Tavare and Miller at Melbourne in 1982-83, for instance ... but with extra venom in the original chance!. 90/8
40.3 to RAS Lakmal, and Broad has his first of the day. Didn't look far away anyway. A good length delivery outside off, holds its line to take the outside edge of Lakmal's prodding bat. Bairstow takes it easily in front of his thighs. Lakmal has a look at his partner but a huge edge was known to everyone. 93/9
Chris Woakes74931.28371000
17.6 to AD Mathews, Woakes has a huge wicket on his comeback! Mathews given caught behind, but he's gone for the review (this time, you might say). And, yes, Hot Spot is clearly there on the outside edge. There was also a big noise. This was a good delivery, tight around off stump, Mathews had to play and it just nipped away.. 58/4
21.1 to BKG Mendis, and another! England on a roll, again. Short of a length delivery (having just said wickets have come from pitch-up balls) which squares up Mendis as he defends on the back foot and takes the shoulder of the bat to gully. 67/5
21.6 to TAM Siriwardana, oh dear, they are falling in heap here! Edges behind, this delivery didn't really bounce like the others, he was pushing away from his body and it's another catch for Bairstow. 67/6
Steven Finn731502.14331000
Moeen Ali44000.00240000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on) 
Dimuth Karunaratne c Root b Woakes2655752047.27
Kaushal Silva c †Bairstow b Finn601452306041.37
Kusal Mendis c †Bairstow b Anderson26222840118.18
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Ali1327332048.14
Angelo Mathews (c)c †Bairstow b Anderson801051399176.19
Dinesh Chandimal  b Broad12620731113160.86
Milinda Siriwardana c Hales b Anderson35721046048.61
Rangana Herath lbw b Anderson61991238061.61
Shaminda Eranga  b Anderson11820005.55
Suranga Lakmal c Broad b Woakes1115382073.33
Nuwan Pradeep not out 13111920118.18
Extras(b 5, lb 11, nb 6, w 1)23
TOTAL128.2 Ov (RR: 3.70)475
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 16.3 ov), 2-79 (Kusal Mendis, 21.6 ov), 3-100 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 30.4 ov), 4-182 (Kaushal Silva, 51.6 ov), 5-222 (Angelo Mathews, 63.4 ov), 6-314 (Milinda Siriwardana, 88.6 ov), 7-430 (Rangana Herath, 117.1 ov), 8-442 (Shaminda Eranga, 121.5 ov), 9-453 (Dinesh Chandimal, 125.5 ov), 10-475 (Suranga Lakmal, 128.2 ov)
James Anderson2795852.141346000
21.6 to BKG Mendis, that will ease any frustrations! A absolute beauty which nips away around off stump, squares up Mendis, and takes the outside to give Bairstow another catch. 79/2
63.4 to AD Mathews, that's done him! The captain's fine innings is over. Another lovely piece of classy seam bowling from Anderson. On a length at off stump, just enough nibble to take the edge as Mathews pokes a little tentatively. Perhaps distracted by the previous delivery. 222/5
88.6 to TAM Siriwardana, and that's the breakthrough! It's Anderson again. A full ball outside off from round the wicket, brings Siriwardana onto the front foot and thick-edged drive flies to gully. Smart bowling. 314/6
117.1 to HMRKB Herath, another for Anderson, but Herath goes for the review. Pinned lbw playing across a full ball. Is it sliding down leg? Don't think so. Clipping at worst I would think. Well, it's smashing middle and leg flush.. 430/7
121.5 to RMS Eranga, and another! Anderson takes out the off stump as Eranga tries to, optimistically, work this into the leg side. 442/8
Stuart Broad2467112.951138002
125.5 to LD Chandimal, and his fine innings is over! Chandimal going for a heave over the off side, he's through the shot early and the top of the off stump is clipped. Might have been a little bit of a cutter from Broad. 453/9
Chris Woakes27.2810323.7611212010
16.3 to FDM Karunaratne, edged and taken. That angle has continuously troubled Karunaratne. This time, he gets a thick outside edge and comfortably taken by Root at second slip. Angled away from the batsman who pokes at the full length. An impressive fight but Sri Lanka needed a lot more. 38/1
128.2 to RAS Lakmal, short again, another mow, a big top-edge, Broad calls for it at mid-on and takes the catch. It's all over!. 475/10
Steven Finn1907814.10759001
51.6 to JK Silva, and he's struck! Silva gets into a tangle against a back-of-a-length delivery, goes to help it into the leg side and gets a top edge which loops behind...Bairstow runs around towards the slips to gather it. But they are checking the's very tight, but just okay! Relief for Finn.. 182/4
Moeen Ali28513614.8511517203
30.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, what a ball! Terrific from Moeen, takes out the off stump. Pitches on off stump and turns just enough to beat the outside edge and demolish the timber. The previous few deliveries hadn't spun, then this one gripped. Lovely sight for an offspinner. 100/3
James Vince11000.0060000
Joe Root201306.5052000
England 2nd Innings (T: 79 runs)
Alastair Cook (c)not out 4765747072.30
Alex Hales  b Siriwardana1137341029.72
Nick Compton not out 2238394057.89
TOTAL23.2 Ov (RR: 3.42)80/1
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Alex Hales, 10.6 ov)
Rangana Herath1031801.80501000
Nuwan Pradeep201206.0082000
Milinda Siriwardana7.203715.04276000
10.6 to AD Hales, bowled him! Siriwardana punches the air, he got the ball to skid on with the arm, flicked the pad before knocking back leg stump. 35/1
Suranga Lakmal30903.00152000
Shaminda Eranga10404.0051000
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Fri, 27 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 310/6 (Moeen Ali 28*, Chris Woakes 8*, 90 ov)
Sat, 28 May - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 91/8 (Lahiru Thirimanne 12*, Suranga Lakmal 0*, 40 ov)
Sun, 29 May - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 309/5 (Dinesh Chandimal 54*, Milinda Siriwardana 35*, 84 ov)
Mon, 30 May - day 4 - England 2nd innings 80/1 (23.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 96.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 96.5 overs (586 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 350/6 in 97.0 overs (LD Chandimal 86, HMRKB Herath 8)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (LD Chandimal 33, HMRKB Herath 19, Ex 0)
  • LD Chandimal: 100 off 172 balls (11 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 111.6 overs (678 balls), Extras 18
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 403/6 in 112.0 overs (LD Chandimal 108, HMRKB Herath 37)
  • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 149 balls (LD Chandimal 50, HMRKB Herath 49, Ex 2)
  • HMRKB Herath: 50 off 87 balls (6 x 4)
  • Over 117.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 124.5 overs (755 balls), Extras 19
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 453/9 in 125.5 overs (RAS Lakmal 6)
  • Aleem Dar has been taken ill and to be replaced by Rod Tucker, with David Millns taking over the TV chair
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 475/10 in 128.2 overs (N Pradeep 13)
  • England 2nd innings
  • Tea: England - 33/0 in 10.0 overs (AN Cook 23, AD Hales 10)
  • Over 15.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - NRD Compton (Struck down)
  • England: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 0
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
James Anderson
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2204
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days27,28,29,30 May 2016 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 4, Sri Lanka 0