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)

Kulasekara to Lumb, no run, ah, welcome to T20! Kulasekara lands a shortish wide ball that Lumb aims a massive yahoo at and misses. Bell would have silkily cut that for four. Just saying.


Kulasekara to Lumb, 1 run, ooh, edged but wide of slip! Lumb gets squared up, in a way Bell would not have, as a ball zips off the seam. Runs to third man to get England and Lumb away


Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, Kulasekara aims fuller, finds some away swing and Kieswetter is reluctant to get forward. Ends up prodding late and it ghosts the edge


Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, Kieswetter's response is to shuffle down the track without much menace. He leaves alone


Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, nicely done from the batsman, hopping across his crease and whipping to leg


Kulasekara to Lumb, 1 run, Lumb is more secure here, chopping a shortish ball to third man to end a quiet first over

England 3/0   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-3-0

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter is late getting forward to Kulasekara, again. The forward poke comes off an inside edge to midwicket


Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, ah wonderful shot. Pietersen skips down and outside off stump and easily clips, with a flick of the wrists, wide of mid-on for four


Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, Sangakkara comes up to the stumps in response so Pietersen is more cautious, punching a drive straight to mid-off and hurtling down for the single


Kulasekara to Kieswetter, OUT, another unhappy return for an England opener. Kieswetter this time. Rushes down the wicket, swings hard without a hint of timing at it loops gently to mid-off. Good start from Sri Lanka!

C Kieswetter c Kandamby b Kulasekara 4 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14


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


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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-9-1

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


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


Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, flipped casually towards midwicket


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


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


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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-15-1





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