Sunday, 29 May 2011

Day Four at Cardiff

Before play started...: A lot of rain. An inevitable draw. Hundreds for Cook and Trott after Sri Lanka made 400.

Where did it all go wrong for Sri Lanka?: Their attack still looked toothless

Where did it all go right for Sri Lanka?: They got KP out cheaply to a left-arm spinner, meaning the Pietersen vicious cycle of left-arm spin will guarantee Herath Pietersen's wicket every innings for the rest of the series.

Where did it all go wrong for England?: They're not far enough ahead to make this game interesting.

Where did it all go right for England?: Trott's double ton. Bell's near-as-dammit ton. A handy lead. They can't lose from here.

Who won each session?: Afternoon and evening - England.

Who's winning the game?: If it was a timeless test, England would win. As it is, it has to finish tomorrow, and with more rain about, the draw is 99.999999999999999% likely.

Shot of the day: Bell lobbing Herath over his head for a DLF Maximum six.

Ball of the day: Herath bowled a corker to Trott that turned miles. But Trott still blocked it.

Man of the day: Jonny Trott.

Mug of the day: KP, mainly for fuelling the poison pens by getting out to yet another left-arm spinner.

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