2nd Test: Sri Lanka Record Sensational Last-Over Win vs England to Clinch Series

Updated: 25 June 2014 12:56 IST

With one wicket to take and two balls left on the final day, Sri Lanka sealed the game in the penultimate ball to win by 100 runs.

2nd Test: Sri Lanka Record Sensational Last-Over Win vs England to Clinch Series
Sri Lanka celebrate after beating England to clinch Test series © AP

Shaminda Eranga finally ended Jimmy Anderson's stubborn resistance in the last over Tuesday as Sri Lanka won the second test by 100 runs to clinch its first ever test series victory in England.

Anderson faced 55 balls without scoring in a desperate last-wicket stand with Moeen Ali (108 not out) before he fended an Eranga bouncer to Rangana Herath at leg gully, giving Sri Lanka victory with one delivery to spare.

Ali posted a maiden test century and batted all day for England, including a 20-over partnership with No. 11 Anderson.

Sri Lanka needed five wickets on day five but didn't get any during the rain-shortened morning session. The momentum changed in the second session when Nuwan Pradeep removed Joe Root (31) and Dhammika Prasad dismissed Matt Prior (0).



Topics : Sri Lanka England Cricket
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