Fiji Time: 10:40 AM on Sunday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Sri Lanka wins

Afp
Thursday, June 26, 2014

LEEDS, England - Sri Lanka have beaten England by 100 runs, with just one ball to spare, to win the second Test at Headingley and so take the two-match series 1-0.

There were about 20 overs remaining when last man James Anderson came into bat.

But he survived for 55 balls until, with only one delivery left in the match, he gloved a catch off paceman Shaminda Eranga to Rangana Herath at leg gully.

Defeat was tough on England's Moeen Ali who batted for six-and-a-half hours while making 108 not out — his maiden Test century.

England, set 350 for victory, were bowled out for 249 on the fifth and final day as Sri Lanka won a Test in England for only the third time in their history following victories at The Oval in 1998 and Trent Bridge in 2006.

England had been in charge of this match at 311 for three after tea on the second day of this Test, thanks to Australia-born opener Sam Robson's maiden Test century, and again when they reduced Sri Lanka to 277 for seven on Monday — a lead of just 169.

But Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who earlier in this match took a Test-best four for 44 with the ball, went on to make a superb Test-best 160, having shared an eighth-wicket stand of 149 with Herath (48) that gave the tourists the advantage.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Early morning tragedy claims a life, another hospitalised
  2. Couple retires after 70 years
  3. QVS teams dominate Deans Trophy semi-final clashes
  4. $700m bill
  5. Long wait finally over
  6. Giteau, Fijian duo in Wallabies squad
  7. Akbar: Cards on hold
  8. Westerners dominate
  9. 'Passion for our jobs'
  10. 'Dream team' after U18 title

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  2. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  3. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  8. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Chilling out in Chile Thursday (28 Jul)
  10. Family legacy lives on Monday (25 Jul)