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Second Test : England vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s

Second Test : England vs Sri Lanka at Lord's in Jun 2011 : Test ended in a draw

This test was Sri Lanka's 200th test. Of the 100 tests, it has won 61 tests, lost 71 test and 68 tests were drawn. This test represents Sri Lanka's 23rd test against England. Of the 23 tests, it has won six tests, lost nine tests and eight tests were drawn.

England was playing its 120th test at Lord's. Of the 120 tests, it has won 46 tests, lost 27 tests and 47 tests were drawn. Sri Lanka was playing its sixth test at Lord's. Of the six tests, it has lost two tests and four tests were drawn.

Lord's was hosting its 122nd test. Of the 122 tests, 75 tests were won and 47 tests were drawn. Lord's has hosted two neutral tests - Australia vs South Africa in Jul 1912 and Australia vs Pakistan in Jul 2010.

Sri Lanka won the toss and inserted the opposition in this test providing the 33rd occasion of a team doing so in a test match at Lord's and the first such occasion by Sri Lanka at Lord's. Sri Lanka's act of inserting the opposition provides the 40th occasion of Sri Lanka doing so against various oppositions and second such occasion against England. The first occasion was at The Oval in Aug 1998 when Sri Lanka had won the test by ten wickets

AN Cook scored 96 in the first innings providing the 165th occasion of an England batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against various oppositions. His knock also represents the 59th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a ninety against various oppositions.

AN Cook's 96 in the first innings of this test provide the the third occasion of an England batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Sri Lanka. His knock also represents the first occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a ninety against Sri Lanka. The three batsmen who have scored a ninety against Sri Lanka are - 94 by RC Russel at Lord's in Aug 1988, 94 by MA Butcher at Birmingham in May 2002 and 96 by AN Cook at Lord's in Jun 2011. Thus AN Cook became the second England batsman to score a ninety against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

AN Cook's 96 in this test provide the 49th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety at Lord's. His knock also represents the 24th occasion of an England batsman scoring a ninety at Lord's.

AN Cook's 96 in this test is his second ninety at Lord's, the first being - 95 vs Australia in Jul 2009. AN Cook became the sixth batsman and the fifth England batsman to score two nineties at Lord's. Others are - KF Barrington of England, AW Greig of England, BB McCullum of New Zealand, RA Smith of England and FE Woolley of England.

MJ Prior scored 126 in this test to provide the 165th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. His knock has the following accreditations - It represents the 35th occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred : it represents the second hundred by an England wicket keeper batsman against Sri Lanka, the first being - AJ Stewart's 123 at Manchester in Jun 2002 : it represents the highest score by an England wicket keeper batsman against Sri Lanka.

MJ Prior's 126 in this test represents his fifth hundred in a test innings - the other four are - 126* vs West Indies at Lord's in May 2007, 131* at Port of Spain in Mar 2009, 102* vs Pakistan at Nottingham in Jul 2010 and 118 vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2011.

With four hundreds to his credit, MJ Prior became the fourth England wicket keeper batsman to score four or more hundreds. Others are - LEG Ames {08}, AJ Stewart {06} and APE Knott {05}

MJ Prior's 126 in this game provide the tenth hundred by a wicket keeper batsman at Lord's. It was his second hundred at Lord's - the first being his 126 not out vs West Indies in May 2007.

MJ Prior with two hundreds at Lord's became the second wicket keeper batsman to score two hundreds at Lord's, the first being LEG Ames of England. LEG Ames had made - 137 vs New Zealand in Jun 1931 and 120 vs Australia in Jun 1934

MJ Prior with his 126 became the first wicket keeper batsman to score a hundred against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

England's innings witnessed three century stands - 108 for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and IR Bell, 101 for the fifth wicket between EJG Morgan and MJ Prior and 108 for the eighth wicket between MJ Prior and SCJ Broad providing the 13th occasion of a team posting three century stands in an innings in a Lord's test and the first such occasion against Sri Lanka.

England's innings witnessed three century stands - 108 for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and IR Bell, 101 for the sixth wicket between EJG Morgan and MJ Prior and 108 for the seventh wicket between MJ Prior and SCJ Broad providing the 23rd, 24th and 25th occasion of England posting century stands in an innings against Sri Lanka.

108 runs for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and IR Bell in this test represent the third three figure partnership for the fourth wicket by England batsmen against Sri Lanka.

101 runs for the fifth wicket between EJG Morgan and MJ Prior in this test represent the first occasion of a three figure stand for the sixth wicket by England batsmen against Sri Lanka and thus the record stand for the sixth wicket. The previous best was - 87 runs stand between AJ Lamb and RM Ellison at Lord's in Aug 1984, 87 runs stand between AJ Stewart and C White at Kandy in Mar 2001 and 87 runs stand between A Flintoff and G Batty at Col-SSC in Dec 2003

108 runs stand between MJ Prior and SCJ Broad in this test represent the second three figure partnership by England batsmen against Sri Lanka - the first being the 107 runs stand between IR Bell and MJ Prior at Kandy in Dec 2007

England posted hundred runs partnerships for the sixth and seventh consecutive wickets in this test - 101 for the sixth wicket between EJG Morgan and MJ Prior and 108 for the seventh wicket between MJ Prior and SCJ Broad - providing the 13th such occasion in the annals of test cricket and the fifth such occasion by England batsmen against various oppositions. It was the first such occasion at Lord's.

England's innings contained five fifties - AN Cook {96}, IR Bell {52}, EJG Morgan {79}, MJ Prior {126} and SCJ Broad {54} - providing the 29th occasion of five or more England batsmen scoring fifty in an innings against various oppositions, second such occasion against Sri Lanka and the fourth such occasion at Lord's.

UMBCA Welegedara {4 for 122} and RAS Lakmal {3 for 126} conceded 100 plus runs in England's first innings providing the 20th and 21st occasion of Sri Lankan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against England and the ninth and tenth such occasion at Lord's.

NT Paranavitana and TM Dilshan added 207 runs for the first wicket in this test to provide the 30th occasion of Sri Lankan batsman posting a century stand against England. This stand represents the second occasion of a three figure stand for the first wicket against England - the first being - 113 runs stand between ST Jayasuriya and MG Vandort at Kandy in Dec 2007. Thus the 207 runs stand between NT Paranavitana and TM Dilshan in this test represents the record partnership for the first wicket by Sri Lankan batsmen against England

NT Paranavitana and TM Dilshan added 207 runs for the first wicket in this test to provide the 26th occasion of Sri Lankan batsman posting a 200 plus runs partnership against various oppositions and the sixth such occasion against England. The other five occasions are - 243 runs for the third wicket between ST Jayasuriya and PA de Silva at The Oval : 230 runs for the third wicket between MS Atapattu and PA de Silva at Galle in Feb 2001 : 206 runs for the third wicket between MS Atapattu and DPMD Jayawardene at Lord's in May 2002, 262 runs for the third wicket between DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera at Col-SSC in Dec 2003 and 227 runs for the third wicket between MG Vandort and DPMD Jayawardene at Col-SSC in Dec 2007. It is interesting to note that out of the six 200 plus runs partnerships posted by Sri Lankan batsmen against England, five are for the third wicket.

TM Dilshan scored 193 in this test which has the following accreditations - his knock represents the 63rd occasion of a batsman scoring 190 plus runs in the annals of test cricket: it represents the 16th occasion of a batsman scoring 190 plus runs against England: it represents the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 190 plus runs against various oppositions and third such occasion against England; it represents the 13th occasion of a captain scoring 190 plus runs against various oppositions, fifth such occasion against England and second occasion by a Sri Lankan captain and second such occasion by a Sri Lankan captain against England.

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test represents the second occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in a test innings at Lord's and also the seventh occasion of a batsman scoring 190 plus runs in a test innings at Lord's

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test provide the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 190 plus runs against various oppositions. The other four occasions are - 190 by S Wettimuny vs England at Lord's in Aug 1984, 199 by ST Jayasuriya vs India at Col-SSC in Aug 1997, 192 by KC Sangakkara vs Australia at Hobart in Nov 2007 and 195 by DPMD Jayawardene vs England at Col-SSC in Dec 2007.

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test provide the third occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 190 plus runs against England. The other two occasions are - 190 by S Wettimuny vs England at Lord's in Aug 1984 and 195 by DPMD Jayawardene vs England at Col-SSC in Dec 2007.

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test provide the second occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 190 plus runs against England at Lord's. The other occasion was - 190 by S Wettimuny vs England at Lord's in Aug 1984. Thus TM Dilshan's 193 represent the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman against England at Lord's.

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test represent the fifth occasion of a captain scoring 190 plus runs against England. The other four occasions are - 192 by IM Chappell of Australia at The Oval in Aug 1975, 196 by AR Border of Australia at Lord's in Jun 1985, 196 by RT Ponting of Australia at Brisbane in Nov 2006 and 195 by DPMD Jayawardene vs England at Col-SSC in Dec 2007

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test represent the second occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring 190 plus runs against England. The other occasion was - 195 by DPMD Jayawardene vs England at Col-SSC in Dec 2007

TM Dilshan became the second captain to score 190 plus runs at Lord's after AR Border. AR Border had scored 196 against England at Lord's in Jun 1985

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test provide the 139th hundred in the annals of test cricket by a captain-cum-opening batsman. His knock also represents the 14th hundred by a captain-cum-opening batsman at Lord's.

TM Dilshan's 193 in this test provide the ninth hundred by a Sri Lankan captain-cum-opening batsman. His knock also represents the first hundred by a Sri Lankan captain-cum-opening batsman against England and also at Lord's.

SCJ Broad {1 for 125}, ST Finn {4 for 108} and GP Swann {3 for 101} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 29th, 30th and 31st occasion of England bowlers conceding 100 plus runs against Sri Lanka.

SCJ Broad {1 for 125}, ST Finn {4 for 108} and GP Swann {3 for 101} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the sixth occasion of three England bowlers conceding 100 plus runs against Sri Lanka. It also provides the third such occasion against Sri Lanka at Lord's. The other two occasions were in May 2002 and May 2006.

England conceded 58 extras in Sri Lanka's innings of 479 all out providing the 13th occasion of England conceding 50 plus extras in a test innings against various oppositions and first such occasions against Sri Lanka.

England conceded 58 extras in Sri Lanka's innings of 479 all out providing the fourth occasion of England conceding 50 plus extras in a test innings against various oppositions in a Lord's test. The other three occasions are - 55 against Australia in Jul 1981, 55 against India in Jun 1996 and 64 against South Africa in Jul 2003.

AJ Strauss was dismissed for zero in this test providing the 470th occasion of a captain scoring a duck in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. His duck in this provide the 99th occasion of an England captain scoring a duck in a test innings and also provide the third such occasion against Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are - N Hussain scoring zero at Col-SSC in Mar 2001 and A Flintoff scoring zero at Nottingham in Jun 2006

AJ Strauss's zero in this test provide the 31st occasion of a captain scoring a duck in a test innings at Lord's and also the 13th occasion of an England captain suffering from such an ignominy in a test innings at Lord's. AJ Strauss became the first England captain to score a duck against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

AJ Strauss's zero in this test was his fourth zero while leading England. He became the tenth England captain to score four or more ducks in a test innings. Others are - MA Atherton {08}, JM Brearley {05}, N Hussain {05}, PBH May {05}, MP Vaughan {05}, IT Botham {04}, MW Gatting {04}, R Illingworth {04} and PF Warner {04}

AN Cook scored 106 in the second innings of this test providing the 780th hundred by an England batsman in the annals of test cricket. His knock provides the 25th hundred by an England batsman against Sri Lanka.

AN Cook scored 106 in the second innings of this test providing the 117th hundred by an England batsman in a test innings at Lord's. His knock provides the ninth hundred by an England batsman against Sri Lanka in a Lord's test

AN Cook scored 106 in the second innings of this test providing the 215th hundred by a batsman in a test innings at Lord's.

AN Cook scored 96 and 106 in this test providing the 43rd occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety and a hundred in a test match,

AN Cook's 96 and 100 in this test at Lord's provide the second occasion of his scoring a ninety and hundred in a test match. The other occasion was - 94 and 139* vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Feb 2009.

AN Cook emulated SC Chanderpaul of West Indies in scoring a ninety and hundred in a test match on two occasions. SC Chanderpaul's feat read thus - 128* and 97* vs England at Lord's in Jul 2004 and 92 and 153* vs Pakistan at Bridgetown in May 2008.

By a sheer coincidence, these two batsmen have chosen the same grounds - Bridgetown and Lord's - for their performances.

AN Cook's 96 and 106 in this test provide the ninth occasion of an England batsman scoring a ninety and hundred in a test match. England batsmen have performed the feat on most occasions. Australian batsmen are close behind with eight such occasions

Lord's has witnessed four occasions of a batsman scoring a ninety and hundred in a test. The four occasions are - 111 and 94 by LRD Mendis of Sri Lanka vs England in Aug 1984, 93 and 101 by MH Richardson of New Zealand vs England in May 2004, 128* and 97* by SC Chanderpaul in Jul 2004 and 96 and 106 by AN Cook of England vs Sri Lanka in Jun 2011

Auckland is the other ground to witness four occasion of batsman scoring a ninety and hundreds in the test apart from Lord's. Infact, Lord's emulated Auckland in witnessing this feat. The feats at Auckland read thus - 95 and 168 by SM Nurse of West Indies vs New Zealand in Feb 1969, 101 and 96 by APE Knott of England vs New Zealand in Mar 1971, 96 and 123 by PA de Silva of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand in Mar 2001 and 91 and 149* by Younis Khan of Pakistan vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 2001
AN Cook {96 and 106} and IR Bell {52 and 57 not out} scored fifties in both innings of this test providing the 222nd and 223rd occasion of an England batsman scoring twin fifties in a test match.

AN Cook's 96 and 106 in this test provide the ninth occasion of his scoring twin fifties in a test match. He is the third England batsman to perform such a feat on nine occasions. Others are - G Boycott and GA Gooch,

AN Cook's 96 and 106 in this test provide the 99th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring twin fifties in a test match. AN Cook's 96 and 106 in this test provide the ninth occasion of his scoring twin fifties in a test match as an opening batsman. He is the third England opening batsman to perform such a feat on nine occasions. Others are - G Boycott and GA Gooch,

AN Cook was stumped in the second innings of this test after scoring 106. His dismissal provides the 88th occasion of a batsman to be dismissed stumped after scoring a hundred in the annals of test cricket. His dismissal provides the 20th occasion of an England batsman stumped after scoring a hundred in a test innings. He became the first England batsman to be dismissed stumped after scoring a hundred against Sri Lanka,

AN Cook became the seventh batsman and the third England batsman to be dismissed stumped in a test innings at Lord's. The complete list read thus - WM Woodful of Australia after making 155 vs England in Jun 1930, TW Graveney of England after making 151 vs India at Lord's in Jun 1967, GM Wood of Australia after scoring 112 vs England in Aug 1980, MA Taylor of Australia after making 111 vs England in Jun 1993, A Flintoff of England after making 142 vs South Africa in Jul 2003, PD Collingwood of England after scoring 186 vs Pakistan at Lord's in Jul 2006 and AN Cook of England after scoring 106 vs Sri Lanka in Jun 2011

AN Cook's dismissal stumped for 106 in this test provide the 24th occasion of an opening batsman stumped in a test innings after making a hundred in the annals of test cricket. His dismissal also provides the seventh occasion of an England opening batsman dismissed stumped after scoring a hundred in a test innings. AN Cook became the first England opening batsman to be dismissed stumped after making a hundred against Sri Lanka. He also became the first England opening batsman to be dismissed stumped after making a hundred in a test at Lord's

AN Cook became the fourth opening batsman to be dismissed stumped after making ah hundred in a test at Lord's. Others are - WM Woodful of Australia after making 155 vs England in Jun 1930, GM Wood of Australia after scoring 112 vs England in Aug 1980 and MA Taylor of Australia after making 111 vs England in Jun 1993.

England's first innings contained five fifties and its second innings contained four fifties providing the first occasion of a England batsman scoring four or more fifties in each innings of a test match. To note that England has achieved this feat at Lord's, makes the feat more laudable

England's second innings contained four fifties - AN Cook {106}, IJL Trott {58}, KP Pietersen {72} and IR Bell {57 not out} providing the 152nd occasion of four or more England batsman scoring fifties against various oppositions, sixth such occasion against Sri Lanka and second such occasion against Sri Lanka at Lord's

AN Cook and IJL Trott added 117 runs for the second wicket in this test to provide the 26th occasion of England batsman posting a century partnership against Sri Lanka. This stand represents the seventh occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket by England batsman against Sri Lanka.

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 127 runs for the third wicket in this test to provide the 27th occasion of England batsman posting a century partnership against Sri Lanka. This stand represents the seventh occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket by England batsman against Sri Lanka.

England batsmen were concerned in five century stands in this test - three in the first innings and two in the second innings - providing the first occasion of England batsmen posting five century partnerships in a test match at Lord's

England batsmen's feat of five century stands in this test provide the third occasion of a team posting five three figure partnerships in a test match. The first such occasion was witnessed in the test between England and Australia at Leeds in May 1948 when England batsmen posted five three figure partnerships - two in the first and three in the second. The second such occasion was witnessed in the test between India and West Indies at Delhi in Nov 1948, when West Indies batsmen forged five three figure partnerships - four in the first and one in the second.

Prior to England posting five three figure partnerships at Lord's in this test which is a record at Lord's. The previous records was four century stands - two in the first and two in the second - posted by England against New Zealand in May 2004.

England scored 335 for 7 declared in the third innings of this test providing the 41st occasion of England scoring 300 plus runs and declared in the third innings of a test and third such occasion against Sri Lanka

England's 335 for 7 declared in the third innings of this test provides the ninth occasion England scoring 300 plus runs and declared in the third innings of a test at Lord's and third such occasion against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

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