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of second Test
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene
will be unavailable for selection for the second
Test, thanks to a finger injury to his right hand,
which he sustained while keeping during the first
day at Lord s.
He will be replaced in the squad by batsman
Kithuruwan Vithanage, with Dinesh Chandimal
likely to take over the gloves at Headingley. The
injury will not prevent Jayawardene from batting
in the second innings of the first Test.
Jayawardene had had an X-ray on the second
morning, leaving Kaushal Silva to keep wicket for
a few overs, but that had not revealed a fracture.
The bruising around the affected area has not reced-
ed, however, prompting the change in personnel
as a precaution. Jayawardene will return to Sri Lanka
after the Lord s Test.
A Test specialist, Jayawardene had also missed
Sri Lanka s Tests in Bangladesh this year due to a
family bereavement. There are two keepers in the
Sri Lanka squad as well as Kumar Sangakkara, who
can take the gloves at a pinch. (ESPNcricinfo)
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene
out second Test with finger injury.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Chris Burger dies aged 78
Chris Burger, a middle-order batsman who
played two Tests for South Africa in 1957-58,
has died at the age of 78.
Burger played 48 first-class matches for Natal
during a career that spanned a decade, but his
pinnacle came when he was selected for two Tests
against the touring Australians in early 1958.
Burger replaced Dick Westcott for the fourth
and fifth Tests of the series and scored 21 and 1
on debut in Johannesburg, before making 3 and
37 not out in Port Elizabeth.
Dick Lambert, who played with Burger for Natal
and under his captaincy at Natal B and County
Districts, described Burger as "great to watch"
"He was a gentleman to the core who loved
the company of fellow cricketers. Despite his suc-
cess for Natal and being a Springbok, he never
let it go to his head," Lambert told the Witness.
"He was always nervous when he came to the
crease -- competent but nervous. Once he settled,
had hit a few out the middle and got going, he
was great to watch
"He had big hands and could field anywhere
but he never fancied himself as a bowler. As a
captain, he was the best I played under. He treated
every match, whether club, provincial or inter-
national, the same. He abided by the rules, stan-
dards and principles of the game and is a sad loss
to the South African cricket fraternity."
England's bowler James Anderson, center, is spoken to by his teammate and wicketkeeper Matt Prior, left, after he finished bowling on
the fifth day of the first Test cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London, yesterday. AP PHOTO
LONDON---Sri Lanka survived by one
wicket to draw the first Test against Eng-
land yesterday after finishing on 201-9 at
England declared overnight on 267-8 and
set Sri Lanka an improbable 390 runs to
win and for most of the day the match
looked set for a draw.
But the hosts started to glimpse victory
through an inspired spell around tea from
James Anderson, who ended with 4-25.
Sri Lanka, which finished 188 runs behind
England, lost six wickets in the final session.
Stuart Broad struck with the first ball of
the final over before being awarded the 10th
wicket of Nuwan Pradeep lbw on the penul-
timate delivery---only for Pradeep s review
to show he got a huge inside edge on the
ball before it smashed into his pads.
"We couldn t bat well after tea," Sri Lanka
captain Angelo Mathews said. "I thought
it (the draw) was safe at tea but you can t
relax with the attack they ve got."
England captain Alastair Cook was pleased
with his side s effort.
"I can t praise the lads enough today, it
was a flat wicket," Cook said. "We had to
wait for the ball to reverse swing and it took
longer than we thought. We had a chance
going into the last hour and we ve come up
Anderson took Mahela Jayawardene for
18 in the penultimate over before tea, as he
found enough reverse swing to entice an
edge through to Matt Prior.
After the break, he bowled Kumar San-
gakkara, who made a disciplined 61 off 168
deliveries and four balls later got an edge
from Lahiru Thirimanne (2) through to Chris
Jordan at second slip.
It is the tenth time Anderson has taken
Thirimanne s wicket, and Sri Lanka were
rattled on 170-6, losing three wickets for
But Mathews put on a valuable 24 for
the sixth wicket with Prasanna Jayawardene,
who survived an lbw appeal from Anderson
with the score still on 170.
Jordan eventually took Jayawardene s
wicket lbw after a successful review, before
Stuart Broad, with the new ball in his hand,
dismissed Nuwan Kulasekkara the same
way with 6.5 overs remaining.
Mathews then fell to Anderson with 18
deliveries remaining, making a stubborn
total of 18 in two hours and fifteen minutes
at the crease, facing 90 balls.
Broad then struck with the first ball of
the final over to edge England nearer to vic-
tory, dismissing Rangana Herath for 1.
The 27-year-old Broad had earlier taken
his 50th wicket at Lord s, removing opener
Dimuth Karunaratne for 16. Broad is the
fourth player to reach the milestone after
Fred Trueman, Ian Botham and teammate
Anderson. Jordan s first wicket of the day
came from Kaushal Silva, caught after flick-
ing the ball down legside to Prior for 57, his
second half century in the test.
But England has reason to feel aggrieved
for not getting the win. Both teams were
guilty of a slow over rate, as the anticipated
number of overs failed to be reached for the
first four days. England were six short when
it fielded the entire third day.
"It s something you look at, there s quite
a lot of distractions here at Lord s but it s
something we will get better at," Cook said.
"At the moment, it s disappointing we could-
n t get over the line."
Mathews lauded the efforts of Sangakkara
for following up his first test century at
Lord s of 147 with his 61 on the final day.
"What a player Kumar is," Mathews said.
"He played some tremendous knocks in
both innings and was feeling very comfort-
able out there. When he got out, we were
The second Test at Headingly starts Friday,
and the tourists will be without wicketkeeper
Jayawardene, who returns to Sri Lanka with
a finger injury. He is replaced by Kithruwan
England 1st Inns 575-9 declared
Sri Lanka 1st Inns 453
England 2nd Inns 267-8 declared
Sri Lanka 2nd Inns
D Karunaratne c Robson b Broad . . . .16
M Jayewardene c Prior b Anderson . .18
L Thirimanne c Jordan b Anderson . . .2
AMathewscCookbAnderson . . . . . .18
PJayawardenelbwbJordan . . . . . . . . .8
TOTAL: (for 9 wickets, Overs: 90) 201
Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-123, 3-159, 4-
169, 5-170, 6-194, 7-199, 8-201, 9-201
Bowling: James Anderson 19-10-25-4,
Stuart Broad 21-9-43-3, Chris Jordan
18-10-34-2, Liam Plunkett 16-5-39-0,
Moeen Ali 12-2-35-0, Joe Root 4-3-7-0.
Toss: Sri Lanka
Umpires: Billy Bowden, New Zealand,
and Paul Reiffel, Australia. TV umpire:
Steve Davis, Australia. Match referee:
Andy Pycroft, Zimbabwe.
Sri Lanka holds on for a draw
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