Sri Lanka in England T20I Match

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

2.5

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, Morgan is as flinty-eyed as ever. Never changes that expression. Defends to cover

2.6

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, Kulasekara ventures full and Morgan drives with a really hard swing of the bat. The angle across him, however, means he misses

England 12/2   EJG Morgan 0* (2b)

3.2

Lakmal to Morgan, SIX, classy stuff from Morgan, showing the openers how it's done. Shuffles down the track and eases, slowly, his bat through the line. The ball just kept going up and up and cleared the rope by a long way

3.3

Lakmal to Morgan, FOUR, four this time! Similar shot not timed quite as well. It was close to Lakmal as the bowler jumped but Morgan's strong forearms seemed to muscle it past him

3.4

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, ooh, Morgan on the charge again but some late swing into him finds the pads

3.5

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, Lakmal a touch wide this time and Morgan cuts hard to third man, who runs around and tumbles well to field

England 24/2   EJG Morgan 11* (6b 1x4 1x6)

4.1

Kulasekara to Morgan, FOUR, another lovely shot from Morgan. So easy. It was a shin-high full toss admittedly, but Morgan drove sweetly straight past the bowler for four

4.2

Kulasekara to Morgan, 1 run, oh dear! Missed run out chance! Morgan dropped a defence by his toes and saw big KP haring down at him, Morgan had no option but to run and if Sanga's throw had hit he would have gone

4.4

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, Morgan down the wicket again but a slower ball prevents him doing anything dramatic

4.5

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, good stuff from Kulasekara, holding it back of a length as Morgan advances, giving him no chance to get any leverage. Blocked back to the bowler

4.6

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, "oh he's!.. er" says Miller. I thought it was out as Morgan nibbled at a slower one outside off. Apparently there was no edge

England 30/2   EJG Morgan 16* (11b 2x4 1x6)

5.4

Malinga to Morgan, no run, slung full and fast wide of off stump. Morgan drives and misses

5.5

Malinga to Morgan, no run, this is already an excellent over. Yorker length here and Morgan bunts to point

5.6

Malinga to Morgan, no run, 90.5mph and full, straight too. Morgan's drive is gentle and finds mid-off. Ends the Powerplay and Sri Lanka will be the happier of the two. Still plenty of batting to come for England though

England 33/2   EJG Morgan 16* (14b 2x4 1x6)

6.2

Perera to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan clips off his hip, without much power, to square leg

6.6

Perera to Morgan, no run, good end to the over from Perera, back of a length and a tight line. Morgan's leg-side clip goes straight to short fine leg

England 44/2   EJG Morgan 17* (16b 2x4 1x6)

7.3

Randiv to Morgan, 1 run, worked into space for a single

England 47/2   EJG Morgan 18* (17b 2x4 1x6)

8.1

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, slower ball from Lakmal, starts very high but loops down past Morgan at about waist high. Morgan seemed surprised and missed his cut

8.2

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, big swing back into Morgan here and he almost falls over trying to jab out a yorker. Good delivery

8.5

Lakmal to Morgan, FOUR, unlucky for the bowler. Shortish and Morgan's carve went off the top edge finer than he expected to the third man boundary

8.6

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, dropped! Oh dear! Morgan flat-batted a full toss straight to Angelo Matthews on the long-on boundary who set himself nicely, but dropped the chance

England 60/2   EJG Morgan 24* (21b 3x4 1x6)

9.1

Randiv to Morgan, 2 runs, good shot here, Morgan down the wicket and swishing to deep cover where some excellent sliding fielding saves the boundary

9.2

Randiv to Morgan, 1 run, turned around the corner for one

9.4

Randiv to Morgan, 1 run, Randiv pauses before delivering, Morgan waits, and drive down the ground when it eventually arrives

9.6

Randiv to Morgan, 1 run, chopped out to deep point

England 67/2   EJG Morgan 29* (25b 3x4 1x6)

10.1

Perera to Morgan, 1 run, a low, dipping full-toss is heaved out to wide long-on, and there are ironic cheers from the packed crowd as Mathews stops it cleanly

10.2

Perera to Morgan, SIX, a little too predictably, another full-toss is dished up and this time Morgan is waiting for it, swiping the ball high over the midwicket boundary

10.3

Perera to Morgan, SIX, six more! Another high full toss and Morgan sends it arcing over the leg-side, baseball style. A real crowdkiller, and don't they love it!

10.4

Perera to Morgan, 1 run, this time he manages to land a delivery, and Morgan shovels the half-volley out into the deep

England 83/2   EJG Morgan 43* (29b 3x4 3x6)

11.1

Malinga to Morgan, FOUR, but it doesn't help! Not the loosener by any means from Malinga, but it's just the right length for Morgan to get underneath and crack down the ground for another boundary

11.2

Malinga to Morgan, no run, much better length, right up to the bat, and Morgan can only dig it out to cover

11.3

Malinga to Morgan, OUT, finally, Sri Lanka get the breakthrough! Malinga slung down a short ball - perhaps surprising Morgan a little - and the pull shot flew out to deep square where Mahela Jayawardene sprinted to his right to hold it cleanly

EJG Morgan c Jayawardene b Malinga 47 (38m 32b 4x4 3x6) SR: 146.87

England 95/3   EJG Morgan 47 (32b 4x4 3x6)
Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Bristol - Jun 25, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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Jun 25, 2011

Lasith Malinga picked up two cheap wickets against England, England v Sri Lanka, only Twenty20, Bristol, June 25, 2011

Lasith Malinga picked up two cheap wickets against England

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Jun 25, 2011

Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes had tough days in their respective roles, England v Sri Lanka, only Twenty20, Bristol, June 25, 2011

Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes had tough days in their respective roles

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