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English cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2011–12

English cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2011–12
  Sri Lanka England
Dates 15 March 2012 – 7 April 2012
Captains Mahela Jayawardene Andrew Strauss
Test series
Result 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Mahela Jayawardene (354) Kevin Pietersen (226)
Most wickets Rangana Herath (19) Graeme Swann (16)
Player of the series Mahela Jayawardene (SL)

The England cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 26 March to 7 April 2012. The tour included two Tests between Sri Lanka and England.[1] With England's victory in the Second Test, they retained their top spot on the world Test rankings.[2]


 Sri Lanka[3]  England[4]

Tour matches

First-class: Sri Lanka Board XI vs England XI

15–17 March
169 (73.3 overs)
Ashen Silva 66 (179)
Monty Panesar 5/37 (23.3 overs)
303/8d (100 overs)
Alastair Cook 163* (293)
Malinga Bandara 3/58 (24 overs)
119 (56.4 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 31 (71)
James Anderson 3/21 (11.4 overs)
England XI won by an innings and 15 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ravindra Kottahachchi (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
  • Sri Lanka Board XI won the toss and elected to bat.

First-class: Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI vs England XI

20–22 March
431/6d (100 overs)
Chamara Silva 163 (180)
Stuart Broad 3/69 (18 overs)
272/4d (66 overs)
Jonathan Trott 101 (141)
Tharanga Lakshitha 1/29 (12 overs)
199/4d (34 overs)
Angelo Perera 90* (70)
Tim Bresnan 1/16 (6 overs)
360/6 (60.4 overs)
Matt Prior 84 (60)
Vishwa Fernando 2/72 (13 overs)
England XI won by 4 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Nilan De Silva (SL) and Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
  • Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI won the toss and decided to bat

Test series

1st Test

26–29 March
318 (96.3 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 180 (315)
James Anderson 5/72 (20.3 overs)
193 (46.4 overs)
Ian Bell 52 (87)
Rangana Herath 6/74 (19 overs)
214 (84.3 overs)
Prasanna Jayawardene 61* (123)
Graeme Swann 6/82 (30 overs)
264 (99 overs)
Jonathan Trott 112 (266)
Rangana Herath 6/97 (38 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Rangana Herath (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Samit Patel (Eng) made his Test debut.

2nd Test

3–7 April
275 (111.1 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 105 (216)
Graeme Swann 4/75 (28.1 overs)
460 (152.3 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 151 (165)
Rangana Herath 6/133 (53 overs)
278 (118.5 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 64 (191)
Graeme Swann 6/106 (40 overs)
97/2 (19.4 overs)
Alastair Cook 49* (69)
Rangana Herath 1/37 (9 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka-Fixtures". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  2. ^ "England beat Sri Lanka as Pietersen and Swann shine". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ "England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2011/12". Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Eoin Morgan dropped by England for Test series in Sri Lanka". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
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