A mini-session is (normally) half a session, either between the start of the session and the drinks break or the drinks break and the end of the session. Occasionally a long session will have 3 mini-sessions where it will be broken up with 2 drinks breaks.
|1-1a||Sri Lanka 48/3 off 12||England|
|1-1b||Sri Lanka 34/0 off 15||Sri Lanka|
|1-2a||Sri Lanka 29/0 off 14.1||Sri Lanka|
|1-2b||Sri Lanka 44/1 off 13.5||Sri Lanka|
|1-3a||Sri Lanka 46/0 off 16||Sri Lanka|
|1-3b||Sri Lanka 37/2 off 19||England|
|2-1a||Sri Lanka 23/2 off 13.2||England|
|2-1b||Sri Lanka 14/2 off 7.5||England|
|England 11/0 off 4|
|2-2a||England 38/0 off 16||England|
|2-2b||England 34/0 off 16||England|
|2-3a||England 39/0 off 14||England|
|2-3b||England 32/1 off 16||draw|
|3-1a||England 39/0 off 15||England|
|3-1b||England 46/1 off 12||England|
|3-2a||England 77/1 off 17||England|
|3-2b||England 36/1 off 11||England|
|3-3a||England 59/2 off 13.5||England|
|3-3b||England 49/4 off 18.4||Sri Lanka|
|Sri Lanka 4/0 off 1|
|4-1a||Sri Lanka 45/1 off 13||Sri Lanka|
|4-1b||Sri Lanka 35/1 off 13||England|
|4-2a||Sri Lanka 27/1 off 14||England|
|4-2b||Sri Lanka 28/1 off 15||England|
|4-3a||Sri Lanka 41/0 off 16||Sri Lanka|
|4-3b||Sri Lanka 38/2 off 19||England|
|5-1a||Sri Lanka 29/2 off 14||England|
|5-1b||Sri Lanka 31/2 off 13.5||England|
|5-2a||England 76/2 off 18||England|
|5-2b||England 21/0 off 1.4||England|
England win the count 20-7. I changed 2-3b to a draw after chatting on twitter with Bandon Decker
Final wrap-up England win the test deservedly. They dominated the majority of the match and only Jayawardene stood between them and an innings victory.
First drinks break day 5: England have played Sri Lanka out of the match this morning. Swann has bowled a menacing spell, and has really made up for his poor showing in UAE.
I can't remember a test match being won by more than 8 mini-sessions, so Sri Lanka are on the verge of one of the most convincing losses of the year.
End of day 4: With 2 overs to go, that mini-session was looking like a draw. 2 quick wickets and it's a clear advantage to England. However despite the loss of 6 wickets, due to the use of 2 night watchmen, Sri Lanka still have some batting left. Prasana Jayawardene is coming in at number 9; possibly the best number 9 since this match.
If Sri Lanka can put together another 120 runs, they might leave England a chase of about 150 at about 5 an over. That is a mouthwatering prospect.
Post-tea drinks day 4: Jayawardene really flicked the switch there. From 27 off 88 he scored at roughly 75, attacking sensibly. If he stays there and keeps batting like that, Sri Lanka actually have a chance of winning. Both of these are big "ifs" with the new ball almost due.
Tea day 4: England have the foot on the throat now. These two are still capable of saving the match, but that is what Sri Lanka are looking for now, the idea of the win is likely to be out the window. I feel that anytime a team starts looking for a draw before tea on day 4 they are going to lose.
Lunch day 4: This match is actually quite intriguing. It's got that old school feel. What a pity there isn't a third test.
End of day 3: England are well in the lead now. The Sri Lankan bowling was toothless, Herath picked up his third consecutive 6 wicket bag, but it took 31 overs before he got his first one. He completed his 6 by doing some rabbit hunting when the English were trying to increase the scoring rate, but it was hardly incisive bowling.
Sri Lanka still have a chance to win this game. The pitch is breaking up, Sri Lankan batsmen are likely to be better at batting in these conditions than the English, but they are so far behind that it will really take a big day from them.
End of day 2: This test match is like a throw back to the 70's. Scoring at 2.3 an over, openers doggedly refusing to get out, a sub-continental team using their quick bowlers simply to take the shine off the ball. It is all so unusual. There is even the possibility of the match finishing in a draw now. It is all just so unfamiliar.
Lunch day 2: This game is all set up now. It will be interesting to see how England's batsmen cope with the Sri Lankan spinners. The pitch seems to be doing some crazy things occasionally already. Will England be able to cope with it? If they can, then it will be a hard slog for Sri Lanka to win the game.
End of day 1: This test has not advanced as much as we are used to tests advancing recently. Both teams have been patient, and this could be a really interesting match.