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Match Details

England Men 212 ( 47.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 9-232 ( 50.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 20 runs
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
82
89
7
4
92.13
0
4
0
0
0
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.0
0
41
2
5.12
Man of the Match
Lasith Malinga
Commentry
In over# 47
Runs : 9 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 1
Over 47. 9 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 10-212(rr 4.51)
46.6
W
OUT! Caught. Nuwan Pradeep to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Perera. Tiny nick, and Sri Lanka win! One ball to bowl at Mark Wood, and Pradeep gets it spot on. Lovely line and length, Wood hangs the bat out, and Perera gobbles up the edge to seal things.What a game of cricket that was. High drama till the very end. England were extremely poor with the bat, apart from Joe Root and Ben Stokes, but huge credit must go to Sri Lanka. No one expected them to pull off this victory. Lasith Malinga stood up for his team and took four important wickets, and that gave them the belief to get those two points. Remarkable win, which certainly blows things wide open in this tournament.Hopefully the games will continue like that for the rest of the competition! Tomorrow we have two World Cup games on. India take on Afghanistan, and West Indies take on New Zealand. Should be another good day for cricket.
46.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
46.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
46.3
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg moves in front Slog, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Steps across his stumps, a huge swing to leg, and he gets it away off the inner half of the bat past short fine leg.
46.2
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Low full toss, Stokes whips this away powerfully, and long on cannot get round to cut it off. A few more boundaries might make this interesting.
46.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 46
Runs : 15 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 46. 15 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 9-203(rr 4.41)
45.6
.
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
45.5
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
45.4
2
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
45.3
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Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball, down the track driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
45.2
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Six more! Stokes charges out the crease, and dispatches it over long off this time. What a strike.
45.1
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Bang! Right in the slot for Stokes, and he launches this deep into the crowd. Big swing, and a pure connection. Lovely.
In over# 45
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 45. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 9-188(rr 4.18)
44.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
44.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis. So close to the catch being taken! Stokes heaves it off the pads out to the sweeper on the legside. Couldn't get the fingers underneath the ball, and Malinga is furious.
44.4
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Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
44.3
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
44.3
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter half volley, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
44.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
44.1
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 44
Runs : 1 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 44. 1 run. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 9-186(rr 4.23)
43.6
.
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
43.5
.
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
43.4
W
OUT! Caught. Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Perera. That should settle things. Still another 47 runs to get for England and they just have one wicket remaining. Out the back of the hand from Udana, Jofra's eyes light up, and he attempts to bludgeon it out the ground. Off the bottom end of the bat, and a simple take for long on.
43.3
.
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
43.2
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
43.1
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 43
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 43. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 8-185(rr 4.30)
42.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot flick, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
42.5
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Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
42.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
42.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
42.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
42.1
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Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
England Men: 212 ( 47.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 9-232 ( 50.0 ) overs
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka win by 20 runs
RR : 7
CRR : 4.51
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Buttler b: Archer

1
8
0
12.5
K Perera

c: Ali b: Woakes

2
6
0
33.33
A Fernando

c: Rashid b: Wood

49
39
6
125.64
K Mendis

c: Morgan b: Rashid

46
68
2
67.65
A Mathews

not out

85
115
5
73.91
J Mendis

c&b: Rashid

0
1
0
0
D de

c: Root b: Archer

29
47
1
61.7
T Perera

c: Rashid b: Archer

2
6
0
33.33
I Udana

c: Root b: Wood

6
4
1
150
L Malinga

b: Wood

1
5
0
20
N Pradeep

not out

1
1
0
100
Extras 10(b 0, lb 4, WD 6, NB 0)
Total 232/9 50.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
5.0
0
22
1
4.40
10.0
2
52
3
5.20
8.0
0
40
3
5.00
5.0
0
16
0
3.20
10.0
0
40
0
4.00
10.0
0
45
2
4.50
2.0
0
13
0
6.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Vince

c: Mendis b: Malinga

14
18
2
77.78
J Bairstow

lbw: Malinga

0
1
0
0
J Root

c: Perera b: Malinga

57
89
3
64.04
E Morgan

c&b: Tillakaratna

21
35
2
60
B Stokes

not out

82
89
7
92.13
J Buttler

lbw: Malinga

10
9
1
111.11
M Ali

c: Tillakaratna b: de Silva

16
20
0
80
C Woakes

c: Perera b: de Silva

2
4
0
50
A Rashid

c: Perera b: de Silva

1
2
0
50
J Archer

c: Perera b: Tillakaratna

3
11
0
27.27
M Wood

c: Perera b: Fernando

0
4
0
0
Extras 6(b 0, lb 1, WD 5, NB 0)
Total 212/10 47.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
1
43
4
4.30
10.0
1
38
1
3.80
8.0
0
32
3
4.00
8.0
0
34
0
4.25
8.0
0
41
2
5.12
3.0
0
23
0
7.67
In over# 50
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 50. 8 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 9-232(rr 4.64)
49.6
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler. A professional job from England done there. Excellent with the ball, and razor sharp in the field too. Contributions throughout the team, and they have restricted the total to a very chasable one. Sri Lanka weren't at their best. Angelo Mathews the only man to stick it out and grind some runs for his side. They need some early wickets to get the nerves going in the England dressing room. The hosts are in command at the halfway mark.
49.5
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
49.4
2
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Root.
49.3
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, middle stump backing away Slog, to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
49.2
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
49.1
6
SIX! Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's in the slot from Archer. Mathews clears the front leg, and pumps it over the legside for six. Nice strike.
In over# 49
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
Over 49. 4 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 9-224(rr 4.57)
48.6
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
48.5
2
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter yorker, down leg side backing away defending, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Stokes.
48.4
1
Mark Wood to Nuwan Pradeep. Full toss, to leg backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
48.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Mark Wood to Lasith Malinga. Yorker, to leg backing away driving, missed to. That's how you bowl to the tailenders. Two accurate bouncers, followed by a mean yorker that tailed into leg. Malinga walked outside his leg stump to expose the wickets, and couldn't dig it out.
48.2
.
Mark Wood to Lasith Malinga. Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, hit body to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
48.1
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Mark Wood to Lasith Malinga. Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 48
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 48. 6 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 8-220(rr 4.58)
47.6
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Super shot from Mathews. Knew the short one was coming, so got in position early, and just dinked the ball over the keeper for four.
47.5
1
Jofra Archer to Lasith Malinga. Full toss, to leg backing away driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
47.4
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Jofra Archer to Lasith Malinga. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
47.3
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
47.2
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Archer.
47.1
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, middle stump backing away defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ali.
In over# 47
Runs : 11 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
Over 47. 11 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 8-214(rr 4.55)
46.6
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
46.5
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
46.4
W
OUT! Caught. Mark Wood to Isuru Udana. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Root. Got him this time. The short ball working for Wood. Too much pace for Udana, who flaps at the ball, and mis-hits it to mid on for a simple grab. Sri Lanka are in danger of not completing their fifty overs.
46.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Isuru Udana. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not sure how that's gone down there. Udana swings hard, aiming over mid wicket, but the ball flies off the edge and skips away to the third man boundary.
46.2
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, down leg side backing away working, hit pad to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
46.1
1
Mark Wood to Isuru Udana. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
In over# 46
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 1
Over 46. 6 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 7-203(rr 4.41)
45.6
1
Jofra Archer to Isuru Udana. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
45.6
1
Wide Jofra Archer to Isuru Udana. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
45.5
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Woakes.
45.4
W
OUT! Caught. Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Rashid. A third catch taken down at third man today. Thisara wildly swings and was never in control of this. The ball loops down to Adil Rashid, who takes a smart catch tumbling forward. Three for Jofra.
45.3
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
45.2
1
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera. Off cutter length ball, to leg backing away working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
45.1
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter back of a length, middle stump backing away Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
In over# 45
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 45. 5 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 6-197(rr 4.38)
44.6
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
44.5
1
Mark Wood to Thisara Perera. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
44.4
.
Mark Wood to Thisara Perera. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
44.3
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter back of a length, middle stump backing away working, leading edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
44.2
.
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Yorker, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
44.1
2
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Root.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 1
Over 44. 4 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 6-192(rr 4.36)
43.6
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
43.5
1
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
43.4
.
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
43.3
W
OUT! Caught. Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid on, by Root. Excellent grab. England have been superb in the field today. Archer changes his pace, and that causes Dhananjaya to miscue. The ball loops up to mid on, and Root takes a brilliant two handed catch.
43.2
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
43.1
1
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 43
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 43. 5 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 5-188(rr 4.37)
42.6
1
Mark Wood to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
42.5
.
Mark Wood to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
42.4
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
42.3
2
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to fine leg for 2 runs.
42.2
.
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Archer.
42.1
1
Mark Wood to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
In over# 42
Runs : 3 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 42. 3 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 5-183(rr 4.36)
41.6
1
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
41.5
.
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Archer.
41.5
1
Wide Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
41.4
.
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
41.3
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
41.2
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
41.1
.
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Archer.
In over# 41
Runs : 9 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 41. 9 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. Sri Lanka: 5-180(rr 4.39)
40.6
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
40.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break full toss, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery from Root. A big full toss down the legside, and Mathews helps it on its way to bring up his fifty. It's been a slow one, but important for Sri Lanka.
40.4
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Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Root.
40.3
1
Joe Root to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
40.2
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
40.1
2
APPEAL! Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, appeal made for Run Out (Sub).
In over# 40
Runs : 3 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 40. 3 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 5-171(rr 4.28)
39.6
.
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Archer.
39.5
.
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
39.4
.
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement reverse sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
39.3
2
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, in the air under control to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Ali.
39.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
39.1
.
APPEAL! Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Buttler, appeal made for Stumped. Going upstairs to double check that Mathews has his back foot grounded. No problems. It moved around a bit, but he's fine.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 39. 4 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. Sri Lanka: 5-168(rr 4.31)
38.6
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Arm ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run.
38.5
1
Joe Root to Dhananjaya de Silva. Arm ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
38.4
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
38.3
.
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, to leg down the track flick, to mid wicket for no runs.
38.2
.
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Root.
38.1
1
Joe Root to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 38. 4 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 5-164(rr 4.32)
37.6
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Buttler, fielded by Root. An under edge, but Buttler had no chance of holding onto that. It smashes into his knee and rolls away to safety.
37.5
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
37.4
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
37.3
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump moves in front sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.
37.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
37.1
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rashid.
In over# 37
Runs : 2 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 37. 2 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 5-160(rr 4.32)
36.6
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Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, to leg down the track defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
36.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
36.4
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
36.3
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Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Rashid.
36.2
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Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
36.1
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Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, off stump down the track defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 36. 4 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 5-158(rr 4.39)
35.6
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow. Looks like Sri Lanka are just going to play out the spinners, and attack when the pace men come back. They need to get a hurry on when that does happen.
35.5
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rashid.
35.4
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Archer.
35.3
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
35.2
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
35.1
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
In over# 35
Runs : 2 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 35. 2 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 5-154(rr 4.40)
34.6
.
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
34.6
1
Wide Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
34.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
34.4
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Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Archer.
34.3
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Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
34.2
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Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, off stump down the track pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
34.1
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 34
Runs : 6 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 34. 6 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 5-152(rr 4.47)
33.6
4
FOUR! Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Picked up nicely by Dhananjaya. Tossed up high, he gets down on one knee, and heaves it over cow corner for four.
33.5
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
33.4
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
33.3
2
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Bairstow.
33.2
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Root.
33.1
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 33
Runs : 5 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 33. 5 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 5-146(rr 4.42)
32.6
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
32.5
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
32.4
2
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Vince.
32.3
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Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Wood.
32.2
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
32.1
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
In over# 32
Runs : 3 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 32. 3 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 5-141(rr 4.41)
31.6
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow. Sri Lanka are becoming very desperate now. A lot of their hopes are pinned on this partnership. Are they able to put the pressure back onto the bowlers?
31.5
.
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
31.4
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Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
31.3
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
31.2
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
31.1
.
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Archer.
In over# 31
Runs : 3 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 31. 3 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 5-138(rr 4.45)
30.6
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
30.6
1
Wide Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Quicker ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
30.5
.
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
30.4
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Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Wood.
30.3
.
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
30.2
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
30.1
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 30
Runs : 7 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 2
Over 30. 7 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 5-135(rr 4.50)
29.6
2
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Bairstow.
29.5
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Adil Rashid to Jeevan Mendis. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler, by Rashid. Poked straight back into the hands of Rashid. He's got two in two, and Sri Lanka are falling apart. It's a timid stroke from Mendis, who prods with hard hands, and chips it back for a simple catch. England are turning the screw.
29.4
W
OUT! Caught. Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to short mid wicket, by Morgan. Rashid gets the breakthrough! Mendis seemed to spot the googly, and wanted to go with the turn. Fetched from a long way outside off stump, and he drags it into the hands of the England captain. A sharp catch from Morgan, diving to his left and holding on with both hands.
29.3
.
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
29.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
29.1
4
FOUR! Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Mathews uses his reach to get the ball on the full, and swipes it away behind square, where there isn't a fielder in sight.
In over# 29
Runs : 3 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 29. 3 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 3-128(rr 4.41)
28.6
.
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
28.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
28.5
1
Wide Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
28.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
28.3
.
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, bat-pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
28.2
.
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
28.1
.
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Wood.
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 28. 6 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 3-125(rr 4.46)
27.6
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vince. Mendis and Mathews are milking the spinners with ease, but are they going at the right tempo? The England batting line up is a powerful one, and they need to make sure they get to a defendable total.
27.5
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
27.4
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
27.3
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
27.2
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Wood.
27.1
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rashid.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 27. 4 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 3-119(rr 4.41)
26.6
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
26.5
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ali.
26.4
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
26.3
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
26.2
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
26.1
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
In over# 26
Runs : 1 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 26. 1 run. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 3-115(rr 4.42)
25.6
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rashid. The longer these two stay in, the harder Sri Lanka can go in the last 15 overs. England will want to break this as soon as possible.
25.5
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
25.4
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rashid.
25.3
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
25.2
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
25.1
.
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Archer.
In over# 25
Runs : 8 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 25. 8 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 3-114(rr 4.56)
24.6
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
24.5
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Vince.
24.4
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Bairstow, fielded by Woakes.
24.3
.
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
24.2
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, run save by Bairstow, fielded by Woakes.
24.1
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 24
Runs : 8 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 24. 8 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 3-106(rr 4.42)
23.6
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
23.5
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
23.4
4
FOUR! Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Not a pretty looking shot, but it's effective. Mathews hacks against the spin, just about clears the infield, and it trickles away into the rope.
23.3
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rashid, fielded by Stokes.
23.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
23.1
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
In over# 23
Runs : 6 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 23. 6 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 3-98(rr 4.26)
22.6
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
22.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run.
22.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Woakes, fielded by Bairstow.
22.3
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
22.2
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
22.1
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 22
Runs : 5 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
Over 22. 5 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 3-92(rr 4.18)
21.6
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes. Spinners bowling in tandem for England now. Sri Lanka slowly building this partnership. Not a lot happening out in the middle at the moment.
21.5
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
21.4
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
21.3
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
21.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to point for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
21.1
.
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 21
Runs : 3 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 21. 3 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 3-87(rr 4.14)
20.6
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
20.5
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
20.4
2
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Vince.
20.3
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
20.2
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
20.1
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front glancing, to short fine leg for no runs.
In over# 20
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 20. 5 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 3-84(rr 4.20)
19.6
.
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ali.
19.5
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Loose delivery from Stokes, and it got what it deserved. Wide full toss, which is hammered between extra cover and mid off.
19.4
.
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
19.3
1
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
19.2
.
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
19.1
.
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 19. 4 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 3-79(rr 4.16)
18.6
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
18.5
.
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
18.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.
18.3
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run.
18.2
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
18.1
.
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
In over# 18
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 18. 1 run. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 3-75(rr 4.17)
17.6
.
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Archer.
17.5
.
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
17.4
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Stokes. Outstanding bit of work by Stokes off his own bowling. Quick to the ball, turns, and fires a throw at the non-striker's end. A direct hit would've seen Mendis on his way.
17.3
.
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
17.2
.
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ali.
17.1
.
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ali.
In over# 17
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 17. 2 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 3-74(rr 4.35)
16.6
.
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
16.5
.
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wood.
16.4
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
16.3
.
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
16.2
.
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wood.
16.1
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 3-72(rr 4.50)
15.6
1
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
15.5
.
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
15.4
.
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ali.
15.3
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
15.2
.
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, shy attempt by Woakes.
15.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smoked through the covers by Mendis. That's a beauty. Overpitched, and laced between the fielders in the ring for four.
In over# 15
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 15. 3 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 3-66(rr 4.40)
14.6
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Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wood, fielded by Archer. Things quieting down after that Fernando wicket. A long partnership needed for Sri Lanka. Their middle order hasn't been good in this tournament so far, can they step up now?
14.5
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Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
14.4
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Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.
14.3
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Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
14.2
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
14.1
2
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Rashid.
In over# 14
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 14. 1 run. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 3-63(rr 4.50)
13.6
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Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
13.5
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Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
13.4
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Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
13.3
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Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
13.2
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Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
13.1
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
In over# 13
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
Over 13. 3 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 3-62(rr 4.77)
12.6
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Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Archer.
12.5
W
OUT! Caught. Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Rashid. Oh dear, what has Fernando done? He was playing so nicely, and just gives his wicket away. Bumper from Wood, the Sri Lankan arches the back, and tries to ramp it over third man, but doesn't get enough on it. Lifted straight down the throat of the man down there, and Rashid makes no mistake.
12.4
2
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Vince.
12.3
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
12.2
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
12.1
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ali.
In over# 12
Runs : 3 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 12. 3 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 2-59(rr 4.92)
11.6
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Ben Stokes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
11.5
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Ben Stokes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
11.4
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
11.3
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Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Woakes.
11.2
1
Ben Stokes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
11.1
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Root.
In over# 11
Runs : 8 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 11. 8 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 2-56(rr 5.09)
10.6
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Opened the face to guide it down to third man, but didn't intend to get it that fine. The ball runs off the edge, and the fielder on the boundary edge cannot get round to cut it off.
10.5
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
10.5
1
Wide Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
10.4
1
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
10.3
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Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Vince.
10.2
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
10.1
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Archer.
In over# 10
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 2-48(rr 4.80)
9.6
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
9.5
6
SIX! Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Bangs it into the pitch now, and Fernando sends it out the stadium! Swipes the bat at it, and because of the pace from Archer, the ball flies away for a maximum.
9.4
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Taking the attack to the England bowlers. Not that short, but Fernando rocks back to shovel it over the legside for four.
9.3
1
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
9.2
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Archer.
9.1
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
In over# 9
Runs : 6 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Chris Woakes. Sri Lanka: 2-37(rr 4.11)
8.6
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Root.
8.5
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
8.4
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
8.3
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Vince.
8.2
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Fernando is playing his shots here. He picks up the length early, and hoicks it away over square leg for four more.
8.1
2
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Archer, fielded by Bairstow.
In over# 8
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 2-31(rr 3.88)
7.6
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vince.
7.5
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
7.4
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
7.3
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
7.2
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
7.1
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Archer.
In over# 7
Runs : 7 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Woakes. Sri Lanka: 2-31(rr 4.43)
6.6
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Woakes.
6.5
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Fernando looks a hell of a player. Another gorgeous looking stroke, this time a perfectly executed on drive, and it whistles into the fence.
6.4
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
6.3
1
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
6.2
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
6.1
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Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 6
Runs : 14 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 2-24(rr 4.00)
5.6
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. The most beautiful of the lot. Fernando presses forward, and crunches this through the covers once more. High front elbow, and it skims away to the rope in no time.
5.5
6
SIX! Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Short, off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Takes on the bouncer, and swats this out the ground! Wonderful shot from Fernando. Took it off his head, and lifted it over the fine leg fence.
5.4
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
5.3
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
5.2
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a cracking shot. Hit the ball on top of the bounce, and slammed it away through the vacant covers.
5.1
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 5
Runs : 6 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Chris Woakes. Sri Lanka: 2-10(rr 2.00)
4.6
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Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan. Big recovery needed already for Sri Lanka. They need to soak up the pressure and build a partnership, otherwise England could skittle them out.
4.5
1
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Archer.
4.4
2
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Wood.
4.3
2
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to mid on for 2 runs, run save by Archer, fielded by Wood.
4.2
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Archer.
4.1
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
In over# 4
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 2-4(rr 1.00)
3.6
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vince.
3.5
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Woakes.
3.4
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
3.3
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
3.2
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
3.1
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Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 3
Runs : 1 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Chris Woakes. Sri Lanka: 2-4(rr 1.33)
2.6
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Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Woakes.
2.5
1
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
2.4
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Wood.
2.3
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Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Vince.
2.2
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Woakes to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Ali. The good start gets even better for the hosts! Both the openers are already back in the pavilion. Perera goes chasing after a wide delivery, throwing the kitchen sink at it, and the ball flies off the edge down to the third man. Moeen Ali was placed perfectly, and pouches without fuss.
2.1
.
Chris Woakes to Kusal Perera. Seaming in back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
In over# 2
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 1
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Jofra Archer. Sri Lanka: 1-3(rr 1.50)
1.6
W
OUT! Caught. Jofra Archer to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. What a beauty from Archer! Perfect line and length, nipped away a fraction, and the ball kissed the outside edge on the way through to the keeper. Not much you can do as a batsman to that. All credit to the bowler. Terrific start for England.
1.5
.
Jofra Archer to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
1.4
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Jofra Archer to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Archer.
1.3
1
APPEAL! Jofra Archer to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by Morgan, appeal made for Run Out. England looking sharp in the field from the off. Morgan fires a throw at the striker's end, and nails the stumps. Karunaratne was a little lazy getting in, but makes it home with ease.
1.2
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Jofra Archer to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Archer.
1.1
.
NEW BALL. Jofra Archer to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 1
Runs : 2 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Chris Woakes. Sri Lanka: 0-2(rr 2.00)
0.6
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Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
0.5
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vince.
1
Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Wood.
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Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
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Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wood.
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NEW BALL. Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
-1.0
Start of Sri Lanka Innings. Welcome to Match 27 of the World Cup, where a bright and sunny Leeds welcomes the hosts, England, and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first. There has not been many close contests or upsets so far in this tournament. England will be the heavy favourites going into this one, but Sri Lanka at their best could pull off the victory. The top four are starting to break away from the rest, and that will only continue if England grab another two points. Hopefully there will be high drama, and good quality cricket throughout the day.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Welcome to Match 27 of the World Cup, where a bright and sunny Leeds welcomes the hosts, England, and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first. There has not been many close contests or upsets so far in this tournament. England will be the heavy favourites going into this one, but Sri Lanka at their best could pull off the victory. The top four are starting to break away from the rest, and that will only continue if England grab another two points. Hopefully there will be high drama, and good quality cricket throughout the day.
-1.0
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 47
Runs : 9 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 1
Over 47. 9 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 10-212(rr 4.51)
46.6
W
OUT! Caught. Nuwan Pradeep to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Perera. Tiny nick, and Sri Lanka win! One ball to bowl at Mark Wood, and Pradeep gets it spot on. Lovely line and length, Wood hangs the bat out, and Perera gobbles up the edge to seal things.What a game of cricket that was. High drama till the very end. England were extremely poor with the bat, apart from Joe Root and Ben Stokes, but huge credit must go to Sri Lanka. No one expected them to pull off this victory. Lasith Malinga stood up for his team and took four important wickets, and that gave them the belief to get those two points. Remarkable win, which certainly blows things wide open in this tournament.Hopefully the games will continue like that for the rest of the competition! Tomorrow we have two World Cup games on. India take on Afghanistan, and West Indies take on New Zealand. Should be another good day for cricket.
46.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
46.4
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Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
46.3
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg moves in front Slog, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Steps across his stumps, a huge swing to leg, and he gets it away off the inner half of the bat past short fine leg.
46.2
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Low full toss, Stokes whips this away powerfully, and long on cannot get round to cut it off. A few more boundaries might make this interesting.
46.1
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Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 46
Runs : 15 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 46. 15 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 9-203(rr 4.41)
45.6
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Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
45.5
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
45.4
2
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
45.3
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Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball, down the track driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
45.2
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Six more! Stokes charges out the crease, and dispatches it over long off this time. What a strike.
45.1
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Bang! Right in the slot for Stokes, and he launches this deep into the crowd. Big swing, and a pure connection. Lovely.
In over# 45
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 45. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 9-188(rr 4.18)
44.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
44.5
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Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis. So close to the catch being taken! Stokes heaves it off the pads out to the sweeper on the legside. Couldn't get the fingers underneath the ball, and Malinga is furious.
44.4
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Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
44.3
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Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
44.3
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter half volley, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
44.2
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Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
44.1
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Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 44
Runs : 1 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 44. 1 run. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 9-186(rr 4.23)
43.6
.
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
43.5
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Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
43.4
W
OUT! Caught. Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Perera. That should settle things. Still another 47 runs to get for England and they just have one wicket remaining. Out the back of the hand from Udana, Jofra's eyes light up, and he attempts to bludgeon it out the ground. Off the bottom end of the bat, and a simple take for long on.
43.3
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Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
43.2
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
43.1
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Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 43
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 43. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 8-185(rr 4.30)
42.6
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Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot flick, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
42.5
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Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
42.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
42.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
42.2
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Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
42.1
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Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 42
Runs : 5 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 42. 5 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 8-183(rr 4.36)
41.6
1
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
41.5
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Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
41.4
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
41.3
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Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
41.2
1
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
41.1
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, padded to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
41.1
1
Wide Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 41
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 2
Over 41. 2 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 8-178(rr 4.34)
40.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jofra Archer. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
40.5
W
OUT! Caught. Dhananjaya de Silva to Adil Rashid. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Perera. Three for Dhananjaya! Sri Lanka are delighted! It's similar to the Woakes wicket. Rashid was playing for turn, didn't get it, and there's a thin edge through to the Perera. A more routine take for the keeper, who mops up well. The visitors just need two more wickets!
40.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
40.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
40.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Adil Rashid. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
40.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dhananjaya de Silva to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Perera. Nicked and gone! It's a wonderful take by the keeper standing up. Woakes flashes outside his off stump, not much turn, and it deflects off the willow into the Kusal's hands. Sri Lanka on top now?
In over# 40
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 40. 5 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 6-176(rr 4.40)
39.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
39.5
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Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
39.4
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Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
39.3
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Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
39.2
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Edged, but no catchers in place, and the ball runs away to the third man boundary. That's the fifty up for Stokes. Brilliant knock from him today. If he's there till the end, England win.
39.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Chris Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 39
Runs : 7 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 1
Over 39. 7 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 6-171(rr 4.38)
38.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
38.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
38.4
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
38.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Tillakaratna. But the pressure goes right back onto England! Adrenaline high for Moeen, and he cannot help himself. Dances down to hit it out the park again, but doesn't get a good connection. Miscued down to long off, and Udana swallows it up.
38.2
6
SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That will release some pressure. Moeen sweeps from the stumps, and goes big! Swatted over the legside and it hits the boundary on the full.
38.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 38
Runs : 5 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 38. 5 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 5-164(rr 4.32)
37.6
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
37.5
.
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
37.4
.
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
37.3
2
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
37.2
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
37.1
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Tillakaratna.
In over# 37
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 37. 5 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 5-159(rr 4.30)
36.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run.
36.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis, fielded by de Silva.
36.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
36.3
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
36.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
36.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 36
Runs : 3 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 36. 3 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 5-154(rr 4.28)
35.6
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando. As the game progresses, the drama increases. It can still go either way. This is what the cricket fans want to see. Great stuff.
35.5
.
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs.
35.4
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run.
35.3
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
35.2
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
35.1
.
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 35
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 35. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 5-151(rr 4.31)
34.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run.
34.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
34.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
34.3
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
34.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
34.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali. Short, off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 34. 4 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 5-148(rr 4.35)
33.6
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
33.5
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
33.4
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, direct hit by Mendis.
33.3
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Perera.
33.2
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Timed the pants off of that! Stokes nudges it off the pads through mid wicket, and it races across the outfield to the mid wicket fence.
33.1
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 33. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 5-144(rr 4.36)
32.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali. Off cutter half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
32.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali. Short, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
32.4
.
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
32.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to. Malinga has four. He is single-handedly doing the job for Sri Lanka. Buttler tries to clip this off the toes, but the ball sneaks underneath the bat to smash into the boot. Review taken by England, but it's stone dead. Three reds on HawkEye. This could go down to the wire!
32.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Buttler latches onto that length, rocks backs, and slaps this behind square for four.
32.1
.
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 32
Runs : 9 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 32. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 4-140(rr 4.38)
31.6
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. A little lucky from Stokes. He looks to run it down to third man, but edges just past the dive of the keeper. Handy boundary for England, though.
31.5
1
Thisara Perera to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front pushing, to deep cover for 1 run.
31.4
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
31.3
1
Thisara Perera to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pushing, to deep cover for 1 run.
31.2
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
31.1
1
Thisara Perera to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump down the track Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
In over# 31
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 31. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 4-131(rr 4.23)
30.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Mendis.
30.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.5
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
30.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
30.3
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Perera. Root gets a faint one on it down the legside, and Kusal Perera snaps it up to give Sri Lanka a crucial wicket. A shake of the head from the umpire originally, but the review quickly changed it to the correct decision. Clear noise as it passed the bat. The game hangs in the balance again.
30.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run.
30.1
.
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 30. 4 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. England: 3-126(rr 4.20)
29.6
.
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.5
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
29.4
.
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
29.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Fernando.
29.2
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
29.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run.
In over# 29
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 29. 5 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 3-122(rr 4.21)
28.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
28.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
28.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
28.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
28.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
28.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 28
Runs : 14 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 28. 14 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. England: 3-117(rr 4.18)
27.6
.
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
27.5
.
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
27.4
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Goes all the way again. That's buffet bowling from Jeevan. A rank long hop, and Stokes can put it where he wants. Muscled over long on again.
27.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
27.2
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
27.1
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Makes that look very easy. Stokes jumps out to the pitch, and belts this back over the bowler's head for a maximum.
In over# 27
Runs : 7 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 27. 7 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 3-103(rr 3.81)
26.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
26.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, inside edge to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Fernando.
26.4
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Angled into the pads, and Stokes tucks this nicely through mid wicket. Wide open spaces through that region, and it cannot be cut off.
26.4
1
Wide Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
26.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to backward point for no runs, shy attempt by de Silva.
26.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
26.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 26
Runs : 5 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 26. 5 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. England: 3-96(rr 3.69)
25.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run. Fifty for Joe Root. It seems like he can churn out runs in any situation. It's not been easy to bat today, but he holds the key in this chase now. Fabulous stuff so far.
25.5
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
25.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run.
25.3
.
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
25.2
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
25.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 25
Runs : 3 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 25. 3 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 3-91(rr 3.64)
24.6
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. The run rate keeps building on England. It's almost at six an over now, which shouldn't be a problem with their quality, but Sri Lanka really are making a good fist of this defence.
24.5
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
24.4
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
24.3
.
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Slower ball full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
24.2
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to third man for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
24.1
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 24
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 24. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 3-88(rr 3.67)
23.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
23.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
23.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
23.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
23.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
23.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 23. 4 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 3-85(rr 3.70)
22.6
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
22.5
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
22.4
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. First boundary for Stokes. On the hip, swivels on it to get it round the corner, and he finds the gap for four.
22.3
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
22.2
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
22.1
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 22
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 22. 4 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 3-81(rr 3.68)
21.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
21.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
21.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
21.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
21.2
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
21.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 21
Runs : 1 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 21. 1 run. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 3-77(rr 3.67)
20.6
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva. This is turning into a very tight and tense affair. Bowlers not giving much away, and the batsmen are really grinding out the runs.
20.5
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
20.4
.
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
20.3
.
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
20.2
.
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
20.1
.
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 20
Runs : 3 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 20. 3 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 3-76(rr 3.80)
19.6
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
19.5
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs.
19.4
.
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
19.3
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Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
19.2
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
19.1
2
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
In over# 19
Runs : 3 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 3-73(rr 3.84)
18.6
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
18.5
.
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
18.4
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler, by Tillakaratna. Gone this time! A great reflex catch from Isuru Udana. A low full toss, drilled back hard, and the left armer gets it to stick in both hands in his follow-through. Sri Lanka needed that.
18.3
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
18.2
1
APPEAL! Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, bat-pad to second slip for 1 run, fielded by Perera, appeal made for L.B.W. A shout from the bowler this time, but Morgan gets a huge inside edge on this.
18.1
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 18
Runs : 2 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 18. 2 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 2-70(rr 3.89)
17.6
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
17.5
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run.
17.4
1
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
17.3
.
APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Caught. Keeper gets excited as the ball passes the bat, but there is clear daylight between the two. No review taken.
17.2
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
17.1
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 17
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 17. 10 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. England: 2-68(rr 4.00)
16.6
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Whipped away through a vacant mid wicket, and the timing of Root is sensational. The fielder had no chance of catching it.
16.5
1
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
16.4
.
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
16.3
.
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
16.2
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Angled into Morgan, and he tickles this away off the hip to the fine leg fence. Very delicate.
16.1
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root. Length ball, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 2-58(rr 3.62)
15.6
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
15.5
.
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
15.4
1
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
15.3
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
15.2
2
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Mathews.
15.1
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 15
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 15. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 2-53(rr 3.53)
14.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando. England rebuilding, and Sri Lanka on the squeeze. Not the most entertaining phase of play going on at the moment.
14.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, run save by Fernando.
14.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
14.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
14.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
14.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 14
Runs : 3 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 2-50(rr 3.57)
13.6
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
13.5
1
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva, fielded by Karunaratne.
13.4
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, to leg no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
13.3
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.2
.
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 13
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 13. 5 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 2-47(rr 3.62)
12.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews. A partnership is required for England here. It's not panic stations just yet, though, as the run rate won't get away from them.
12.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
12.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
12.3
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
12.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
12.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
In over# 12
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 12. 1 run. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 2-42(rr 3.50)
11.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
11.5
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
11.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 11
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 11. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 2-41(rr 3.73)
10.6
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Mendis. Sri Lanka can be happy with that opening ten overs. If they are to win this game, though, they need to bowl England out. More wickets needed!
10.5
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
10.4
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
10.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break full toss, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
10.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
10.1
.
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 10
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 2-38(rr 3.80)
9.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
9.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
9.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
9.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, outside edge to third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Mendis, fielded by Malinga.
9.3
1
Wide Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
9.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
9.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 9
Runs : 9 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 2-35(rr 3.89)
8.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Tremendous from Root. Weight going into the shot, and punched elegantly through mid off for four.
8.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
8.4
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
8.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. In-swinging full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
8.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Short, to leg swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
8.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Solid start from the England skipper. He plonks down onto the front foot, and crisply drives through the covers for four.
In over# 8
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 2-26(rr 3.25)
7.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.5
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
7.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
7.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
7.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 7
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 2-26(rr 3.71)
6.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.5
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to second slip, by Mendis. Malinga keeps it full, and Vince is out driving again! Hooping away from the right hander, a flashing blade, and the edge is snaffled up nicely by second slip. Wonderful start for Sri Lanka, and it certainly is game on now!
6.4
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
6.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Back to back for Vince. A glorious clip off the toes now, and it zooms away to the mid wicket boundary.
6.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Vince gets his first boundary away with a flowing drive. Lunges forward, and crunches past mid off.
6.1
2
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
In over# 6
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 1-16(rr 2.67)
5.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, Left to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
5.5
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
5.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
5.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
5.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs.
In over# 5
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 1-15(rr 3.00)
4.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
4.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
4.4
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, leading edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
4.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, mis-fielded by de Silva, fielded by Karunaratne.
4.2
2
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
4.1
1
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Off cutter full toss, to leg on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
In over# 4
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 1-10(rr 2.50)
3.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
3.5
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
3.4
2
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
3.3
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Finally the first boundary of the England innings. A bit of shape away, and Root goes with it, opening the blade to cream it through the gap.
3.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
3.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 3
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 1-4(rr 1.33)
2.6
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Excellent start from the Sri Lankan opening bowlers. Accurate, and testing the defence of the England batsmen. Game on?
2.5
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
2.4
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.3
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.2
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Short, off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.1
.
Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 2
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 1-4(rr 2.00)
1.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.5
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
1.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
1.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
1.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, well timed to mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Perera.
1.1
.
NEW BALL. Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 1
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 1-3(rr 3.00)
0.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Out-swinging back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
0.5
2
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, bottom edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
0.4
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
0.3
.
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
0.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Lasith Malinga to Jonny Bairstow. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. There is the early wicket that Sri Lanka wanted! Bairstow is gone first ball. Malinga flings it down, the Yorkshireman plays across his front pad, and he cannot get any bat on it. Up goes the finger, and a review is used. HawkEye says it is just clipping leg stump. Good enough!
1
NEW BALL. Lasith Malinga to James Vince. Out-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
0.1
Start of England Innings.

Dimuth Karunaratne

1 (8)

3(12)

Kusal Perera

2 (4)

Kusal Perera

0 (2)

0(2)

Avishka Fernando

0 (0)

Avishka Fernando

49 (39)

58(63)

Kusal Mendis

9 (24)

Kusal Mendis

37 (44)

68(101)

Angelo Mathews

31 (57)

Angelo Mathews

0 (0)

0(1)

Jeevan Mendis

0 (1)

Angelo Mathews

25 (35)

54(82)

Dhananjaya de Silva

29 (47)

Angelo Mathews

7 (7)

9(13)

Thisara Perera

2 (6)

Angelo Mathews

1 (2)

7(6)

Isuru Udana

6 (4)

Angelo Mathews

10 (6)

11(11)

Lasith Malinga

1 (5)

Angelo Mathews

11 (8)

11(8)

Nuwan Pradeep

0 (0)

James Vince

1 (1)

1(2)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (1)

James Vince

13 (17)

25(39)

Joe Root

12 (22)

Joe Root

25 (36)

46(71)

Eoin Morgan

21 (35)

Joe Root

20 (31)

52(71)

Ben Stokes

32 (40)

Ben Stokes

6 (3)

16(12)

Jos Buttler

10 (9)

Ben Stokes

10 (16)

26(36)

Moeen Ali

16 (20)

Ben Stokes

4 (6)

6(10)

Chris Woakes

2 (4)

Ben Stokes

1 (2)

2(4)

Adil Rashid

1 (2)

Ben Stokes

4 (6)

7(17)

Jofra Archer

3 (11)