England tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota, Dec 3, 2014
England won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) (D/L method)
3 December 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (35 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Buttler b Finn 23 22 19 4 0 121.05
4.5 77.5 mph, edged and gone! It was back of a length again, think Finn rolled his fingers across the seam, Dilshan went for the cut and a comfortable edge went through to Buttler. Crucial blow. 30/2
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c Morgan b Woakes 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
1.5 got him! Woakes strikes early. It's a short delivery, not quite as wide as Kusal thought, he's a little cramped for room as he tries to cut and can't keep the ball down as it finds backward point 6/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Ali b Jordan 63 110 62 7 0 101.61
25.4 73.0 mph, slower ball, goes to swing leg side again but this is mistimed and picks out mid-on! Another importantly-timed wicket for England just when the hosts were going well. Sangakkara cleared the front leg away again but got this high on the bat and it was a simple chance for Moeen Ali at waist height, hardly had to move. Well bowled from Jordan, back over the wicket and ran his fingers across it 150/5
View dismissal SHT Kandamby c Jordan b Woakes 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
5.5 86.8 mph, and another! Inroads for England. Kandamby's return is a brief one. Pushed at a short-of-a-length delivery outside off and just guides the ball at a nice catching height to slip. 31/3
View dismissal AD Mathews* c †Buttler b Jordan 37 64 45 3 0 82.22
20.1 83.4 mph, a step down the track, swing at a length ball outside off and nicks it to the keeper! Wild stroke and Mathews falls just when England needed a wicket. A very poor choice, so unnecessary because the partnership was moving along very nicely. Got in a poor position, took a big swing, almost swung himself off his feet, and got a feather edge to Buttler 118/4
HDRL Thirimanne not out 62 77 47 7 0 131.91
View dismissal BMAJ Mendis c Finn b Root 12 16 10 1 0 120.00
28.4 59.9 mph, tries to line up a slog sweep to leg but mistimes it and Finn takes a smart catch moving across to his left at square leg. Mendis sweeping conventionally this time from outside off, didn't get hold of it at all and it rather looped to Finn's right, he moved quickly across to take a tumbling chance 175/6
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Ali b Woakes 8 14 10 0 1 80.00
31.4 85.5 mph, swing again into the leg side, this time not timed at all, gets it high and Moeen takes the catch retreating from mid-on. Needed a little juggle but he held on. Perera fancied some leg side rope again but was off balance trying to swing away this shorter ball, got it high on the bat and Moeen did the rest, just about 202/7
View dismissal KTGD Prasad st †Buttler b Bopara 22 12 8 2 2 275.00
33.6 60.9 mph, slower ball, another mighty swing to leg is attempted but he misses and is stumped. Bopara totally deceiving the batsman who swung himself off his feet almost, got nowhere near it and Buttler had a very simple job to tick off the bails 233/8
HMRKB Herath not out 2 7 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (lb 3, w 10) 13
  Total (8 wickets; 35 overs; 171 mins) 242 (6.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket ST Finn 7 0 42 1 6.00 19 5 0
4.5 to Dilshan, 77.5 mph, edged and gone! It was back of a length again, think Finn rolled his fingers across the seam, Dilshan went for the cut and a comfortable edge went through to Buttler. Crucial blow. 30/2
View wickets CR Woakes 7 0 41 3 5.85 21 4 1 (1w)
1.5 to MDKJ Perera, got him! Woakes strikes early. It's a short delivery, not quite as wide as Kusal thought, he's a little cramped for room as he tries to cut and can't keep the ball down as it finds backward point 6/1
5.5 to Kandamby, 86.8 mph, and another! Inroads for England. Kandamby's return is a brief one. Pushed at a short-of-a-length delivery outside off and just guides the ball at a nice catching height to slip. 31/3
31.4 to NLTC Perera, 85.5 mph, swing again into the leg side, this time not timed at all, gets it high and Moeen takes the catch retreating from mid-on. Needed a little juggle but he held on. Perera fancied some leg side rope again but was off balance trying to swing away this shorter ball, got it high on the bat and Moeen did the rest, just about 202/7
  MM Ali 7 0 36 0 5.14 18 2 0 (3w)
View wickets CJ Jordan 7 0 46 2 6.57 15 4 0 (2w)
20.1 to Mathews, 83.4 mph, a step down the track, swing at a length ball outside off and nicks it to the keeper! Wild stroke and Mathews falls just when England needed a wicket. A very poor choice, so unnecessary because the partnership was moving along very nicely. Got in a poor position, took a big swing, almost swung himself off his feet, and got a feather edge to Buttler 118/4
25.4 to Sangakkara, 73.0 mph, slower ball, goes to swing leg side again but this is mistimed and picks out mid-on! Another importantly-timed wicket for England just when the hosts were going well. Sangakkara cleared the front leg away again but got this high on the bat and it was a simple chance for Moeen Ali at waist height, hardly had to move. Well bowled from Jordan, back over the wicket and ran his fingers across it 150/5
View wicket RS Bopara 3 0 24 1 8.00 5 3 0 (1w)
33.6 to Prasad, 60.9 mph, slower ball, another mighty swing to leg is attempted but he misses and is stumped. Bopara totally deceiving the batsman who swung himself off his feet almost, got nowhere near it and Buttler had a very simple job to tick off the bails 233/8
  BA Stokes 2 0 28 0 14.00 1 5 0 (1w)
View wicket JE Root 2 0 22 1 11.00 5 1 2 (1w)
28.4 to BMAJ Mendis, 59.9 mph, tries to line up a slog sweep to leg but mistimes it and Finn takes a smart catch moving across to his left at square leg. Mendis sweeping conventionally this time from outside off, didn't get hold of it at all and it rather looped to Finn's right, he moved quickly across to take a tumbling chance 175/6
  England innings (target: 236 runs from 35 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Sangakkara b Prasad 34 45 42 5 0 80.95
11.4 85.3 mph, full length angled across Cook who pushes at it and edges behind! Prasad with the breakthrough. A ball Cook should have left, it was a nothing stroke, played away from his body, and Cook's promising start comes to an end 84/1
View dismissal MM Ali run out (Herath/†Sangakkara) 58 65 40 2 5 145.00
14.5 from NLTC Perera, opens the face and presses wide enough of mid-off for a single but oh no!! Hales is rooted to the crease at the non-striker's end, Moeen has to get back but the throw is in time! What a complete disaster for England. There was a single available all day but for some reason Hales shuffled out of his ground a few yards but without turning to face his partner, shuffled back to the bowler's end, Moeen has almost run two and is short getting back to the striker's end 103/2
View dismissal AD Hales c BAW Mendis b Mathews 27 53 29 2 1 93.10
21.5 75.4 mph, gone this time! Hales can't make the most of his life, he was itching to cut loose. Used his feet, it was a length delivery, and he heaved it to mid-on who just had to move a little to his left. Didn't really need to do that after the earlier reprieve and the six 144/3
JE Root not out 48 90 48 2 2 100.00
View dismissal RS Bopara c †Sangakkara b Herath 6 4 3 0 1 200.00
22.3 59.5 mph, brilliant from Sangakkara! Wonderful anticipation. He saw Bopara go down early for a paddle sweep and started to move to his left, and when the ball glanced off the face of the bat he snaffled the catch brilliantly almost by the edge of the cut strip. 151/4
View dismissal EJG Morgan c NLTC Perera b Mathews 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
23.1 80.4 mph, the collapse is on! Morgan's problems continue. It was a short ball, not especially rapid but well directed around middle and leg, he went for the hook and the ball took a top edge with was comfortably held at long leg 152/5
JC Buttler not out 55 46 37 9 0 148.64
Extras (lb 1, w 5, nb 1) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 33.4 overs; 156 mins) 236 (7.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets AD Mathews 7 0 34 2 4.85 23 3 1
21.5 to Hales, 75.4 mph, gone this time! Hales can't make the most of his life, he was itching to cut loose. Used his feet, it was a length delivery, and he heaved it to mid-on who just had to move a little to his left. Didn't really need to do that after the earlier reprieve and the six 144/3
23.1 to Morgan, 80.4 mph, the collapse is on! Morgan's problems continue. It was a short ball, not especially rapid but well directed around middle and leg, he went for the hook and the ball took a top edge with was comfortably held at long leg 152/5
  TM Dilshan 4 0 31 0 7.75 11 2 2
  NLTC Perera 3 0 18 0 6.00 10 1 1 (1w)
  BAW Mendis 5.4 0 53 0 9.35 12 4 3 (1w)
  BMAJ Mendis 2 0 9 0 4.50 6 1 0
View wicket KTGD Prasad 6 0 49 1 8.16 14 6 1 (1nb, 2w)
11.4 to Cook, 85.3 mph, full length angled across Cook who pushes at it and edges behind! Prasad with the breakthrough. A ball Cook should have left, it was a nothing stroke, played away from his body, and Cook's promising start comes to an end 84/1
View wicket HMRKB Herath 6 0 41 1 6.83 14 3 1 (1w)
22.3 to Bopara, 59.5 mph, brilliant from Sangakkara! Wonderful anticipation. He saw Bopara go down early for a paddle sweep and started to move to his left, and when the ball glanced off the face of the bat he snaffled the catch brilliantly almost by the edge of the cut strip. 151/4

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka
Series - Sri Lanka led the 7-match series 2-1
Player of the match - JC Buttler (England)
Umpires - SD Fry (Australia) and RSA Palliyaguruge
TV umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - RR Wimalasiri

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 7.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 6/1 in 2.0 overs (TM Dilshan 6, KC Sangakkara 0)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 6/1 in 2.0 overs (TM Dilshan 6, KC Sangakkara 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (KC Sangakkara 22, AD Mathews 21, Ex 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/3 in 19.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 44, AD Mathews 31)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 53 balls (5 x 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 24.1 - 28.0 (Batting side - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 25.3 overs (153 balls), Extras 10
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 31.3 overs (189 balls), Extras 12
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 39 balls (6 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 242/8 in 35.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 62, HMRKB Herath 2)
    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 7.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 0 wicket)
    • England: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (AN Cook 26, MM Ali 26, Ex 1)
    • MM Ali: 50 off 29 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Over 12.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
    • England: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: England - 107/2 in 16.0 overs (AD Hales 9, JE Root 2)
    • England: 150 runs in 22.2 overs (134 balls), Extras 6
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 27.1 - 31.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 0 wicket)
    • England: 200 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 6
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (JE Root 20, JC Buttler 30, Ex 0)
    • JC Buttler: 50 off 35 balls (9 x 4)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

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