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England v. Sri Lanka

England v Sri Lanka - Investec Test Series 2014

Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds: Friday 20 June 2014 11:00 (day 5 of 5)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bowl.

Result: Sri Lanka win by 100 runs

England 2nd innings

End of Over 117 (no runs)
Bowler: Shaminda Eranga
England: 249 (rr 2.13)

116.5
Catch
OUT! Caught. Eranga to Anderson. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to square leg, fielded by Herath. Unbelievable drama at Headingley with only two balls left in the Test match, Eranga strikes and Sri Lanka win by 100 runs. Eranga bangs the ball in short and Anderson fends the ball off but he gloves it and the ball loops up to Herath at square leg and Sri Lanka go wild! Anderson is dejected but he has played brilliant to defend for over an hour.

What an end to an unbelievable final day at Headingley, Sri Lanka have won their first Test series in England and they fully deserve all the praise because Mathews and his players have played some fantastic cricket over the last few days. On the flip side England and Cook will be bitterly disappointed, England looked lethargic in the field yesterday and allowed Sri Lanka to build a commanding 350 run lead thanks to an outstanding 160 from Mathews. Then a blistering spell from Prasad last night where he picked up four wickets for 10 runs and England never recovered. England fought until the very end tonight with Ali scoring a brave 108 not out but it just wasn't enough. England have dropped to fifth in the ICC Test Rankings after this defeat.

116.4
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Eranga.

116.3
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Silva.

116.2
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.

116.1
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Silva.

End of Over 116 (1 run)
Bowler: Dhammika Prasad
England: 249-9 (rr 2.15)

115.6
No Runs
Prasad to Ali. Length ball, off stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, run save by Prasad. The game and the series is going down to the final over and it is down to Jimmy Anderson to survive it.

115.5
No Runs
Prasad to Ali. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.

115.4
No Runs
Prasad to Ali. Half volley, off stump no foot movement pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Prasad.

115.3
No Runs
Prasad to Ali. Length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Prasad.

115.2
Wide
Wide Prasad to Ali. Short, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

115.1
No Runs
Prasad to Ali. Short, to leg on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

End of Over 115 (no runs)
Bowler: Rangana Herath
England: 248-9 (rr 2.16)

114.6
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mathews. Anderson survives another over and there are two overs left in the day. This is gripping Test cricket.

114.5
No Runs
APPEAL! Herath to Anderson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Big appeal for LBW from all the Sri Lankan fielders but Anderson is just outside the line. Not out.

114.4
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.

114.3
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Herath.

114.2
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

114.1
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Silva.

End of Over 114 (no runs)
Bowler: Angelo Mathews
England: 248-9 (rr 2.18)

113.6
No Runs
Mathews to Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

113.5
No Runs
Mathews to Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.

113.4
No Runs
Mathews to Ali. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Herath.

113.3
No Runs
Mathews to Ali. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Fernando.

113.2
No Runs
Mathews to Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

113.1
No Runs
Mathews to Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

End of Over 113 (1 run)
Bowler: Rangana Herath
England: 248-9 (rr 2.19)

112.6
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

112.5
One Run
Herath to Ali. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.

112.4
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Silva.

112.3
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock length ball, off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Herath.

112.2
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Silva.

112.1
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.

End of Over 112 (no runs)
Bowler: Shaminda Eranga
England: 247-9 (rr 2.21)

111.6
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Herath. Anderson defends that over from Eranga well and another over ticks by, only five left now.

111.5
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

111.4
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, down leg side on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

111.3
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.

111.2
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.

111.1
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, down leg side on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

End of Over 111 (10 runs)
Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep
England: 247-9 (rr 2.23)

110.6
No Runs
Fernando to Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Silva.

110.5
No Runs
Fernando to Ali. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Herath.

110.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Fernando to Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.

110.3
No Runs
Fernando to Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.

110.2
Two Runs
Fernando to Ali. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Karunaratne.

110.1
Four Runs
FOUR! Fernando to Ali. Back of a length, to leg no foot movement glancing, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. There it is finally Moeen Ali gets his maiden Test hundred, what an innings. He flicks the ball down to fine leg off his hip for four. If he can drag England over the line, this will go down as one of the great Test innings.

End of Over 110 (1 run)
Bowler: Rangana Herath
England: 237-9 (rr 2.15)

109.6
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Silva.

109.5
No Runs
Herath to Anderson. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.

109.4
One Run
Herath to Ali. Stock length ball, off stump down the track flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne. Finally after 6 overs Moeen Ali is off 96.

109.3
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Herath.

109.2
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump moves in front defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

109.1
No Runs
Herath to Ali. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.

End of Over 109 (no runs)
Bowler: Shaminda Eranga
England: 236-9 (rr 2.17)

108.6
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to backward point for no runs, fielded by Silva.

108.5
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Seaming away half volley, off stump no foot movement defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Herath.

108.4
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.

108.3
No Runs
Eranga to Anderson. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.


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