Saturday, 4 June 2011

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Lord's: Day 1

Hello and apologies for the late update on Day 1's play at Lord's. As we're a bit behind, there's not much introduction needed (I suspect you're all in the park listening to TMS right now anyway): in summary, after a shaky start, a few tasty half centuries from Cook and the lower middle order brought calm back to the England hotel overnight.

Let's have a look at which players did the most to earn wins/losses/draws for their team:

Eng win
SL win
draw
Morgan 8.3% -9.9% 1.5%
Strauss -6.2% 8.5% -2.3%
Trott -7.1% 9.2% -2.2%
Cook 10.2% -11.7% 1.5%
Bell 1.4% -1.2% -0.2%
Pietersen -7.2% 9.0% -1.8%
Broad 2.9% -3.6% 0.7%
Prior 13.1% -17.0% 3.9%

SL win
Eng win
draw
Maharoof -13.4% 10.2% 3.2%
Wel'dara 3.8% -2.1% -1.7%
Dilshan -7.2% 5.5% 1.7%
Herath -11.7% 8.6% 3.1%
Fernando -2.5% 3.4% -0.9%
Lakmal 12.4% -8.0% -4.4%
P.Jay'dene -0.6% 0.6% 0.1%

Cook and Prior were England's standout players on Day 1. Cook remained calm as three quick wickets fell early in the day; his impressive knock of 96 was worth 10.2 % of a win for England. Prior's rapid knock of 73 left him unbeaten at the close of play with 13.1% of a win to his name. He has also done more than Cook to take the game away from Sri Lanka, lowering their chance of victory by 17 %. Lakmal's three top order scalps made him the early WPA front runner on the Sri Lankan team; his effort was worth 12.4 % of a Sri Lanka win.

Here's a graph of the game's progress as of the Day 1 close of play:


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