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England vs Sri Lanka 2018 2nd Test Score, Commentary

Series : England in Sri Lanka 2018
Date : Nov 14 2018, Wed - 09:45 AM (IST)
Venue : Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
ENG 290, 346
SRL 336, 243
England won by 57 runs
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat.
Current Run Rate: 3.28
Player Of The Match : Joe Root
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Akila Dananjaya 8 28 0 0 28.57
Last 5 overs: 7 runs, 3 wkts
Last Wicket: Malinda Pushpakumara 1 (9b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Jack Leach 28.0 2 83 5 3
Moeen Ali * 19.0 2 72 4 3.8
Recent overs
W 0 1 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 1 0 0 0
Commentry
  • 74
    Over 74. 2 runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 243/10(rr 3.28)
    Runs Scored Malinda Pushpakumara* 1(9) Moeen Ali* 19.0-2-72-4
    0 1 0 1 0 W Akila Dananjaya 8(28) Jack Leach 28.0-2-83-5
  • 73.6

    OUT! Caught & Bowled. Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off, by Leach.

    What a fitting way for the match to finish. Very full from Leach and it almost looks like a bump ball but Pushpakumara has scooped it straight into the hands of the bowler. A maiden Test match five-wicket haul for the man from Somerset.
    England take the victory by a margin of 57 runs and take an unassailable lead in the series. Things could have gone very differently though and at tea yesterday Sri Lanka were in the driving seat. Wickets at the wrong time for the hosts curtailed their chase and a battling innings from Angelo Mathews couldn't quite get his team over the line. An extremely entertaining Test match and one that the England camp and Joe Root will remember for a long time. A first series victory in Sri Lanka for over 17 years.
    All eyes now look to the next match in Colombo on the 23rd November. The series is over for Sri Lanka but they will not want to lose 3-0. Join us then.

    Malinda Pushpakumara c and b Jack Leach 1 (9)
  • 73.5

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 73.4

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Anderson.

  • 73.3

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 73.2

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run.

  • 73.1

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 73
    Over 73. no runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 241/9(rr 3.30)
    Runs Scored Malinda Pushpakumara* 0(5) Jack Leach* 27.0-2-81-4
    0 0 0 0 0 0 Akila Dananjaya 7(26) Moeen Ali 19.0-2-72-4
  • 72.6

    Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 72.5

    Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 72.4

    Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 72.3

    Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes. Change of attack and it seems as though Dananjaya does not feel confident in his partner at the other end.

  • 72.2

    Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 72.1

    Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 72
    Over 72. 1 run. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 241/9(rr 3.35)
    Runs Scored Akila Dananjaya* 7(20) Moeen Ali* 18.0-1-72-4
    0 0 0 1 0 0 Malinda Pushpakumara 0(5) Jack Leach 27.0-2-81-4
  • 71.6

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 71.5

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes. Check for the stumping but the foot hasn't left the ground.

  • 71.4

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 71.3

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 71.2

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 71.1

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 71
    Over 71. no runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 240/9(rr 3.38)
    Runs Scored Akila Dananjaya* 6(16) Jack Leach* 26.0-2-80-4
    W 0 W 0 0 0 Malinda Pushpakumara 0(3) Moeen Ali 18.0-1-72-4
  • 70.6

    Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 70.5

    Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 70.4

    Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 70.3

    OUT! Bowled. Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Moeen is looking to finish this off quickly. The angle around the wicket is dangerous to the right handers when he spins them back. Lakmal plays with a straight bat but he leaves a huge gap between bat and pad. Moeen finds it with fizzing turn and strikes the top of off stump. England can sense a famous victory.

    Suranga Lakmal b Moeen Ali 0 (2)
  • 70.2

    Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Stokes.

  • 70.1

    OUT! Caught. Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Stokes. It was getting tense out in the middle but Moeen provides the breakthrough. Tossing the delivery up above the eyeline and Dickwella moves away from the sweep shot and looks to hit with the turn. His bat is away from the body and he isn't able to control the shot. Edged to Stokes and he was never going to drop that.

    Niroshan Dickwella c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali 35 (43)
  • 70
    Over 70. 4 runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 240/7(rr 3.43)
    Runs Scored Niroshan Dickwella* 35(42) Moeen Ali* 17.0-0-72-2
    1 0 2 0 1 0 Akila Dananjaya 6(16) Jack Leach 26.0-2-80-4
  • 69.6

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 69.5

    Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.

  • 69.4

    Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes. Perfectly bowled drawing Dickwella forward and ripping one through the gate. Just too much bounce on this occasion as the ball bounces into Foakes' gloves.

  • 69.3

    Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.

  • 69.2

    Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 69.1

    Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

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