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England v. Sri Lanka

England v Sri Lanka - Investec Test Series 2014

Lord's, London: Thursday 12 June 2014 11:00 (day 5 of 5)

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.

Result: Match Drawn

  1. Sri Lanka are one of three teams, along with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, to have never won a Test at Lord’s. Their six visits have produced two defeats and four draws.
  2. 10 of the last 11 Lord’s Tests have produced a winner – the preceding six matches at the venue were drawn.
  3. The only stalemate in these 11 matches was Sri Lanka’s last visit, in 2011.
  4. England have lost their last five Tests – they last lost six in a row in 1992/93, when they were defeated seven times in succession.
  5. Alastair Cook needs 68 runs to pass Geoffrey Boycott as the sixth highest Test run-scorer for England. Cook is 134 runs behind Kevin Pietersen, fourth on this list.
  6. Exactly 1,000 of Cook’s runs have come against Sri Lanka, the most by an English player in Tests between these teams.
  7. A catch by Matt Prior off James Anderson would see them become the outright most productive bowler-fielder combination in Tests for England. Prior has taken 60 catches off Anderson’s bowling – as Bob Taylor did off Sir Ian Botham’s.
  8. Stuart Broad needs two wickets to become the fourth player to take 50 Test wickets at Lord’s.
  9. Broad has taken 66 wickets at an average of 26.1 since the start of 2013, more than any other bowler. He has bowled the sixth most overs in this time.
  10. Nuwan Kulasekara needs four wickets reach 50 in Test cricket.