England vs Sri Lanka Series 2011

Posted: July 17, 2011 in Sports
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Sri Lanka visits England for  3 Tests, 1 T20 & 5 ODI Matches Series.

Duration: May-June-July.

This Series was Important for Sri Lanka after their Lost at the World Cup 2011 Finals against INDIA.

TEST(3):     England 1-0 Sri Lanka

The 1st Test Match (England WON) was played @ Cardiff. England showed an Impressive performance in this Match to beat the visitors by An Innings & 14 Runs. Sri Lanka(toss) batted first to put up a total of 400-10. England replied the visitors with 496-5 (dec) including excellent performance of 203 by Jonathon Trott (MoM) his 2nd Best, supported 100’s by A.Cook & I.Bell. The visitors never knew that the Next Innings would be such disastrous for them. They were all out by the English Bowlers at 86 runs. English sealed their 1st Victory of the Series.

The 2nd Test Match (DRAW) was played @ St John’s Wood. Sri Lanka made a good comeback after their poor performance in Last Innings. England batted first to put 486-10 on board, whereas Sri Lanka replied with 479-10 TM Dilshan (MoM) unlucky to be bowled out on 193. But the first Innings took more than 3 days thus resulting the match to a DRAW.

The 3rd Test Match (DRAW) was played @ Southampton. Sri Lanka had to win this match to Level the Series. But rain spoiled the play for the Visitors. Both the Innings were not be able to be completed within 5 days with a few patches of Rains; thus resulting to a DRAW.

 T20(1): After the Loss in Tests Sri Lanka fought back to win the T20 Match. England were 136-9 by the end of their Innings. Sri Lanka replied with 137-1 by excellent performance of 72(57) by the opener M Jayawardene(MoM) supported by Sangakkara. Thus, Sri Lanka beat England by 9 Wickets.

ODI(5):      England 3-2 Sri Lanka

The 1st ODI (England WON) was played @ Kennington. Again rains disrupted the first innings many times. But finally the match was reduced to-32 Overs a side (D/L Method). However, England scored 229-8 @ RR: 7.15 runs per over; equally contributed by the upper order. Sri Lanka was all out for a score of 121 in 27 overs. J Anderson(MoM) took 4 wickets.

The 2nd ODI (Sri Lanka WON) was played @ Leeds. A cracking start from M.Jayawardene(MoM), who scored 144 off 150 balls put up Sri Lanka to the total of 309-5 in 50 Overs. England was already in pressure & reached to 240-10 in 46th over.

The 3rd ODI (Sri Lanka WON) was played @ London. England batted first to reach 246-7 by 50 overs. Chasing this, Sri Lanka scored 249-4. Chandimal(MoM) scored 105(126) & M Jayawadene 79(77). Thus, Sri Lanka beat England by 6 Wickets.

The 4th ODI (England WON) was played @ Nottingham. The rains again affected the play. After 2 losses in last matches England had to fight back to retain their run fr the trophy. They proved it. Sri Lanka was all out for a mere score of 174 in 43 Overs. Whereas England scored 171-0 (D/L) to win the match by 10 Wickets. The Skipper A Cook(MoM) scored 95(75) supported by the Keeper C Kieswetter 72(68).

The 5th ODI (England WON) was played @ Old Trafford, Manchester. This match seemed to be as Finals for this series. England batted first to 268-9 on board for the Visitors. Perfect to be termed as Finals, the match ended in a close shave. Sri Lanka was all out on 252 by the Hosts to clinch the Series. Jonathon Trott was called as the Man of the Match (MoM).

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