Monday 26 March 2012

Mini-session analysis for 1st Test SL Eng Galle 2012

Here is the final mini-session analysis for the 1st test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle.

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.

1-1aSri Lanka 29/3 off 13England
1-1bSri Lanka 37/0 off 17Sri Lanka
1-2aSri Lanka 47/1 off 16draw
1-2bSri Lanka 55/1 off 15Sri Lanka
1-3aSri Lanka 60/2 off 13Sri Lanka
1-3bSri Lanka 61/1 off 16Sri Lanka
2-1aSri Lanka 30/2 off 6.3England
England 31/1 off 8
2-1bEngland 26/2 off 8Sri Lanka
2-2aEngland 64/3 off 14Sri Lanka
2-2bEngland 72/4 off 16.4Sri Lanka
2-3aSri Lanka 21/3 off 10England
2-3bSri Lanka 63/2 off 24England
3-1aSri Lanka 31/2 off 16.5England
3-1bSri Lanka 36/1 off 15.1England
3-2aSri Lanka 56/1 off 14Sri Lanka
3-2bSri Lanka 7/1 off 4.3England
England 27/0 off 7
3-3aEngland 42/2 off 17Sri Lanka
3-3bEngland 42/0 off 16England
4-1aEngland 34/1 off 15Sri Lanka
4-1bEngland 32/1 off 15Sri Lanka
4-2aEngland 51/0 off 15England
4-2bEngland 31/4 off 12.5Sri Lanka
4-3aEngland 5/2 off 1.1Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka win the Mini-session count 13-9.

The more the game went on, the more evident it is that Jayawardene played one of the all time great innings to carry Sri Lanka through to a good score in the first innings.

England probably were in the lead before Prior got out. It seemed that the pitch was one where it was difficult to get in on, but once someone was in it was hard to dislodge them. Prior went to a piece of bad luck, and then England crumbled not long after that.

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