Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, Only T20I: England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
25 June 2011 (20-over match)
11.5

Malinga to Bopara, no run, slower ball from Malinga, but Bopara appears to pick it and defends quietly towards point

11.6

Malinga to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara is off the mark, nudging a very full delivery through square leg

England 97/3   RS Bopara 1* (2b)
12.1

Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, punched into the covers

12.2

Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, Bopara skips down the track and taps it back to the bowler

12.3

Jayasuriya to Bopara, 1 run, flicked to midwicket for a sharp single

12.4

Jayasuriya to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara rotating the strike well here, again nudging to leg

England 101/3   RS Bopara 3* (6b)
13.1

Randiv to Bopara, no run, leading edge! But it drops just short of a diving Kandamby at extra cover. Randiv staying round the wicket to the right-handers

13.2

Randiv to Bopara, 1 run, driven down to long-off for one

13.6

Randiv to Bopara, 1 run, nurdled wide of midwicket for a rather more sedate single to end the over

England 104/5   RS Bopara 5* (9b)
14.1

Jayasuriya to Bopara, 1 run, flicked to mid-on

14.3

Jayasuriya to Bopara, 1 run, glanced out to deep midwicket for one more

14.5

Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, ah, there's an off-side delivery, but the drive is stopped by a diving point fielder

14.6

Jayasuriya to Bopara, 1 run, another full ball outside off, this time it's driven out to deep cover

England 109/5   RS Bopara 8* (13b)
15.1

Randiv to Bopara, 1 run, full toss on middle, Bopara jumps out and heaves to wide long-on

15.5

Randiv to Bopara, 1 run, again Bopara uses his feet, getting right to the pitch to drive down to long-on

England 114/5   RS Bopara 10* (15b)
16.1

Malinga to Bopara, 1 run, Malinga finds the inside edge of a drive, the ball bouncing between batsman and wicket

16.3

Malinga to Bopara, 1 run, again Malinga misses his length, and this time it's a low, dipping full-toss. Still at very good pace though, and Bopara can only nudge to long-on for one

16.5

Malinga to Bopara, 1 run, very full outside off once again, Bopara toe-ends a drive into the leg side, the bottom hand coming into the stroke

England 119/5   RS Bopara 13* (18b)
17.1

Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, well, Bopara is about two feet outside leg as Jayasuriya trundles to the crease, but steps across as the ball is bowled ... and misses the glance

17.2

Jayasuriya to Bopara, 2 runs, slapped out into the deep on the off side, they push hard for a second run and get home safely

17.3

Jayasuriya to Bopara, FOUR, there's the boundary England needed! Bopara picks up a leg-stump half-volley and gets a good connection to beat the deep midwicket fielder

17.4

Jayasuriya to Bopara, OUT, another wicket for Jayasuriya! He's defying age and infirmity here, darting one in at middle stump as, once again, Bopara gave himself acres of space moving to leg. Scratchy innings from him ...

RS Bopara b Jayasuriya 19 (21m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.36

England 125/6   RS Bopara 19 (22b 1x4)
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