Best performances - Batsmen
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Hours of play (local time)
ENGLAND 416(128.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SRI LANKA 288(95.1 OVERS)1ST INNINGS ENGLAND 233/7d(71 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew Miller
In an unsatisfying England-Sri Lanka series, some unsatisfying numbers were achieved. At least England's captain got to go berserk at the end
Some may believe they were victims of misfortune but the truth is Sri Lanka's defeat was at least partly self-inflicted, not the result of a conspiracy.
Kaushal Silva was the first Sri Lanka wicket to fall as a mere 3.4 overs were possible up to tea on a rain-wrecked final day at Lord's
Amid the rainfall and the disappointment of seeing Alex Hales miss out on a maiden Test hundred, there was still a bit of the Lord's magic
Century stands for Sri Lanka in this series - 116 between Chandimal and Herath in Durham, and 108 between Karunaratne and Silva in this Test
Fifty-plus scores for Kaushal Silva in three Test innings at Lord's - 63, 57, 79*. Among Sri Lankans, only Mahela Jayawardene has more 50+ Test scores here (4)
Wickets lost by Sri Lanka within the first ten overs of the third day. They were 162 for 1 at the end of Day 2.
No. of SL batsmen, out of 15, who completed 2000 Test runs in fewer inns than Chandimal (49 inns) - Sangakkara (46), Jayasuriya (47) & Jayawardene (48).
Sri Lanka's batting efforts in the first session of Day 3; reduced from 162/1 to 218/6. Anyways, they have managed to avoid follow-on for the first time this series.
Runs added by SL's 7th wicket in the 2nd inns of the last Test by Chandimal & Herath. K Perera and Herath have added 50+ runs for the same wicket in this Test.
Last time both teams had 50+ stands for the 7th wicket in their first innings of a Lord's Test - Eng & SL. The same teams have featured in this Test as well.
No. of balls bowled by Anderson without a wicket at Lord's, before dismissing Perera. In the last Lord's match, he didn't take any wicket conceding 137 runs in 33 overs.
Last time two right-handed batsmen opened the innings for Eng in Tests - Key & Vaughan v Ind, Leeds, 2002. Compton & Hales opened in 2nd inns today.
80+ scores for Hales in 5 innings in this series; in 8 Test innings in South Africa, his highest was 60
Test innings between sixes for Cook; his last one before today was in December 2012, v India, when he made 190 in Kolkata
Instances in Tests that Cook had batted below No. 3 before today. He had opened the batting 218 times, and batted at No. 3 12 times
The last time before today that Anderson didn't bowl the first over of an innings; he bowled first change v West Indies at Lord's in May 2009
Instances of teams scoring more than 310 in the 4th innings of a Lord's Test in the last 30 years: by Australia (406 in 2009) and India (397 in 2002)
Consecutive drawn Tests between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's - in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2016