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)

Lakmal to Lumb, no run, short and wide to begin with and another big swipe from Lumb at fresh air


Lakmal to Lumb, no run, good grief. That is a serious hoik. Again at fresh air but you have to admire the, well, I'm not sure but good intent I suppose


Lakmal to Lumb, OUT, well, you have to say that was coming. Lumb departs. Swinging across the line, the ball found a top edge that went high towards mid-off. Not a happy return for Lumb, still looks like Bell would have been a better option

MJ Lumb c Malinga b Lakmal 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter pops this fuller ball off his toes to midwicket to bring KP on strike. These two won that World Twenty20 final against Australia, remember


Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down across the ball slightly and slices towards point


Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length from Lakmal but the line remains tight. Kieswetter whips off his hip to deep square

England 6/1   RAS Lakmal 1-0-3-1

Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen aims another leg-side flick from a foot outside off stump. This delivery is not as full so he only collects one for his effort


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


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


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


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


Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen clips very firmly to straight midwicket. Morgan had advanced and if the throw had hit he would have gone by a few yards

England 24/2   RAS Lakmal 2-0-15-1

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


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


Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen jumped wide of leg to give himself room. Ended up overdoing it and couldn't reach his off-side drive


Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, good delivery again from Lakmal, full and straight and Pietersen can only drive down the ground quietly


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


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   RAS Lakmal 3-0-22-1

Lakmal to Woakes, no run, great start! The yorker is dead on target and Woakes does really well just to keep that out


Lakmal to Woakes, 1 run, straight and very full again, this time Woakes manages to get the ball down to long-off for one


Lakmal to Wright, 1 run, hacked out to deep cover in trademark style by Wright


Lakmal to Woakes, 1 run, Lakmal misses his mark with the yorker, but the low, dipping full-toss hits the toe end of the bat and loops down the ground. Just the single


Lakmal to Wright, OUT, Wright aims down the ground, but he can't quite get the distance and Perera sets himself to take the catch at long-off

LJ Wright c Perera b Lakmal 9 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00


Lakmal to Woakes, 1 run, very full outside off, Woakes uses the width to squeeze the ball down to third man

England 132/7   RAS Lakmal 4-0-26-2





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