Sri Lankan cricket achieved the impossible in 2012: they managed to look a bigger looming basket case than the Kiwis did. Impressive,
A much more determined batting performance by England put them within sight of victory before the lower order crumbled into the Galle dust and handed Sri Lanka a famous triumph.
Sri Lanka never win in South Africa. They got thumped last time, they haven’t even beaten anybody for ages, their batting is a shambles, they’ve got no bowlers and the captain’s rubbish. There’s only one winner in this.
Close of play: Match Drawn England 486ao & 355/7d (Cook 106, Pietersen 72, Trott 58, Bell 57*, Herath 3-87) Sri Lanka 479ao & 127/3 (Paranavitana 44, Trott 1-5) In a sentence A strangely lethargic final day from England allowed Sri Lanka to seal a comfortable draw in the end. Player of the day While Alastair […]