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)

Malinga to Pietersen, no run, starts on a length around off stump. Pietersen drives hard, but straight to mid-off


Malinga to Pietersen, 2 runs, there's the attempted yorker but Malinga overeggs it a touch and Pietersen happily flips off his ankle to deep midwicket


Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, the drive comes off the toe-end and trickles to mid-off. Malinga cooking up good pace already. Such a shame his body isn't up to Test cricket


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


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


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   SL Malinga 1-0-3-0

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


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


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


Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, full outside off, Pietersen steps down the pitch to drive to long-off


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


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

England 97/3   SL Malinga 2-0-9-1

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


Malinga to Wright, 1 run, full, fast and straight, but not quite the yorker and so Wright is able to get it down to long-off for one


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


Malinga to Wright, 1 run, Wright aims a good-looking drive out to deep cover


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


Malinga to Wright, no run, Malinga slips one under Wright's swishing bat, but the ball is aimed outside off so there's no damage to the stumps

England 119/5   SL Malinga 3-0-14-1

Malinga to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes walks across to the off side and attempts the paddle-scoop to fine leg but doesn't connect ... emotive and extended appeal from Malinga, but the umpire reckons there's some bat on that


Malinga to Broad, 1 bye, Broad is deceived by a slower ball outside off, missing it completely, but Woakes calls him through for a quick single all the same ... Sangakkara's shy misses the stumps


Malinga to Woakes, 1 bye, surprise bouncer from Malinga, and it's a quick one. Woakes heaves wildly but doesn't get close to it. They steal another single


Malinga to Broad, 1 bye, another slower ball, another miss, and another cheeky bye is taken!


Malinga to Woakes, OUT, yet another slower ball from Malinga, this one full outside off, and Woakes is into the shot much too soon. He was trying to swipe to long-on but got right under the ball, and Mathews held onto the swirling chance

CR Woakes c Mathews b Malinga 7 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77


Malinga to Broad, OUT, and still Broad can't get bat on it! They attempt to sneak another bye but this time Sangakkara throws straight to Malinga, who sprints back and runs Broad out by a distance

SCJ Broad run out 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 136/9   SL Malinga 4-0-15-2





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