Sri Lanka Men V England Men - 2nd Test

SL
336 (103.0)
243 (74.0)
VS
ENG
290 (75.4 ov)
346 (80.4 ov)
CR:3.28 | Day 5
England win by 57 runs
MATCH DETAILS
  • Venue

    Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

  • Series

    Sri Lanka v England Test - Men's

  • Toss

    England won the toss and elected to bat.

  • Umpire

    Ravi, S , Erasmus, M

  • Match Referee

    Pycroft, A J

  • Tv Umpire

    Gaffaney, C B

  • Man of the Match

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Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Akila Dananjaya 8 28 0 0 28.57
Bowler O M R W NB WD Ec.
Moeen Ali 19.0 2 72 4 0 0 3.79

65.2 Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera

OUT! L.B.W. Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, hit pad to. Hit Dilruwan flush on the boot, and up goes the finger! England have come out all guns blazing after the tea break. Dip from Leach does the trick. The bat comes down late, hits the big toe before the bat, and he's plumb in front. No review necessary for that.Just as Akila walks onto the field, the heavens open, and on come the covers. Disappointing that things have come to a halt. Hopefully that won't be the end of the day's play.Unfortunately that will be stumps. Luckily we have tomorrow to finish things off, though. Three wickets needed for England, or 75 runs required for Sri Lanka. Can Dickwella marshal the tail to victory? Or will the English spinners seal the series for the visitors? It has been a fabulous Test Match either way. Join us for the thrilling conclusion tomorrow morning.

W

65.1 Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera

Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

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Over 65. 3 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 6-226(rr 3.48)

64.6 Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella

Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.

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64.5 Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella

Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, in the air under control to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.

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64.4 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.

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64.3 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

APPEAL! Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings, appeal made for L.B.W. Half a shout for LBW, but height is the issue here. Root asks Moeen, he says it's too high. HawkEye suggests the same.

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64.2 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

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64.1 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

APPEAL! Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg slip for no runs, by Stokes, appeal made for Caught. Stokes throws it up, says it is a clean catch. Soft signal is out, but the replays says otherwise. Flicks off the inside edge to leg slip as Dilruwan prods forward. A clear bounce before it goes into the hands.

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Over 64. 2 runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 6-223(rr 3.48)

63.6 Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella

APPEAL! Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Foakes, appeal made for L.B.W. No chance of that spinning back far enough. Dickwella picks the right line to sweep, misses, but is well outside off stump.

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63.5 Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella

Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

0

63.4 Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella

Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, off stump down the track, padded to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

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63.3 Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera

Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Burns.

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63.2 Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera

Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

0

63.1 Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella

Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

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Over 63. 2 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 6-221(rr 3.51)

62.6 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.

0

62.5 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

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62.4 Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera

Moeen Ali to Dilruwan Perera. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.

0

62.3 Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews

OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. My word. The scenes in Pallekele. Mathews has played so well, but gets out third ball after tea. Moeen rips one from round the wicket, passes the inside edge, and thumps into the front pad. Crucially, the umpire raises the finger. The review came, and it shows umpire's call on hitting the wickets. Clipping the top of leg! To make things even more intense, it looks like there is rain just around the corner.

W

62.2 Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella

Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.

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62.1 Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews

Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Burns.

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Over 62. 2 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. Sri Lanka: 5-219(rr 3.53)

61.6 Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella

Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings. Game on in Pallekele. Sri Lanka get through to tea, and you would say they are now in the ascendancy. Angelo Mathews is playing a heroic knock, and the others are chipping in with handy scores too. England becoming increasingly frustrated, and are perhaps trying too hard to search for the wickets. Just 82 more required. Thrilling final session to come.

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61.5 Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella

Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

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61.4 Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella

Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

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61.3 Joe Root to Angelo Mathews

Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.

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61.2 Joe Root to Angelo Mathews

Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

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61.1 Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella

Joe Root to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Leach.

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