NatWest Series [Sri Lanka in England] - 1st ODI

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 110 runs (D/L method)

0.2

Malinga to Kieswetter, no run, low full toss, poked cautiously out to point from deep in the crease

0.3

Malinga to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length, but arrow straight. Defended to the leg side

0.4

Malinga to Kieswetter, no run, on off stump, defended out to point once again. Good pace so far, and a defiantly straight bat from Kieswetter

0.5

Malinga to Kieswetter, 1 run, pushed firmly into the gap at cover, and Kieswetter scampers through

England 2/0   C Kieswetter 1* (4b)

1.1

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, outside off stump, a hint of nibble off the juiced-up wicket. Left alone

1.2

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, big stride forward, and defended hard back down the pitch

1.3

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

1.4

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, there's that issue against the moving ball that found Kieswetter out last year. Tailing in late, and a hard-handed jab takes a leading edge towards cover.

1.5

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, punched to cover

1.6

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, squared up a touch by an inswinger, and that's an excellent maiden to open his account

England 6/0   C Kieswetter 1* (10b)

3.1

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, clunked out to cover, and a quick single ensues. Just about home safe, though a direct hit would have been tight.

England 16/1   C Kieswetter 2* (11b)

4.1

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 wide, speared down the leg side

4.1

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 2 runs, flicked into the leg side, Kieswetter joins the party

4.2

Lakmal to Kieswetter, no run, forward, and blocked firmly back down the track. A loud "no!" to emphasise the point

4.3

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 wide, another loose delivery down the leg side. Not an auspicious start for Lakmal

4.3

Lakmal to Kieswetter, no run, fuller and straighter, a bit of a mistimed smear from Kieswetter

4.4

Lakmal to Kieswetter, no run, blocked back down the track

4.5

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 2 runs, flicked off the toes. A calmer approach is reaping some dividends so far

4.6

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, full length, swinging into the toes, a drive squirts to midwicket but they run a good single

England 29/1   C Kieswetter 7* (17b)

5.1

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, full face, driven to mid-off

5.2

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, dabbed down to gully

5.3

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, FOUR, that's a better shot, his best of the day so far. A full stride, a straight bat, and punched clean through the covers

5.4

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, forward again, and defended into the gap

England 34/1   C Kieswetter 12* (21b 1x4)

6.1

Lakmal to Kieswetter, no run, firmly forward, and defended again

6.2

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, nudged down to third man for a single

England 35/1   C Kieswetter 13* (23b 1x4)

7.1

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, no run, Kulasekara's first ball after a long break is bang on the mark, heading for off and Kieswetter is full of defence

7.2

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, neatly played, Kieswetter edging down the wicket and steering a rising delivery wide of point

7.5

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, Sangakkara is up to the stumps in response to all the footwork so Kieswetter drives from the crease through cover

England 38/1   C Kieswetter 15* (26b 1x4)

8.1

Lakmal to Kieswetter, SIX, nicely done from Kieswetter here, got the length ball he wanted and swung handsomely through the line, pinging it over long-on for six

8.2

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, Lakmal's response is a good one - yorker - that the batsman jabs to mid-off

England 49/1   C Kieswetter 22* (28b 1x4 1x6)

9.1

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, FOUR, poor delivery and Kieswetter latches onto it. Sliding down the leg side and he helps it to the boundary with a sweetly-timed flip to deep square

9.2

Kulasekara to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kulasekara finds a better line and length that Kieswetter can only bunt to mid-on. Brings Pietersen onto strike, which is always exciting

England 58/2   C Kieswetter 27* (30b 2x4 1x6)

10.1

Malinga to Kieswetter, no run, starts with a slower ball that Kieswetter tries, and fails, to work to leg

10.2

Malinga to Kieswetter, 2 runs, ooh, from slower ball to sharp bouncer in two deliveries. Rushed Kieswetter on the pull and it looped up over the midwicket for a couple

10.3

Malinga to Kieswetter, 1 run, back to the slower ball this time, the line was awry though and Kieswetter whipped a single off his pads

10.6

Malinga to Kieswetter, no run, such good work from Malinga, so difficult to get those yorkers away

England 66/2   C Kieswetter 30* (34b 2x4 1x6)

11.2

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter is doing his favourite trick of running miles outside leg, in the end he went so far he could only just about toe-end this full-toss and managed to jab it over point

11.5

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 2 runs, this reaches Kieswetter on the full and he slugs to deep midwicket

11.6

Lakmal to Kieswetter, no run, stinging blow to Dilshan at mid-off as Kieswetter hammers a drive. Hit it so hard he couldn't even rush one.

England 71/2   C Kieswetter 33* (37b 2x4 1x6)

12.2

Malinga to Kieswetter, 1 run, slower-ball bouncer from Malinga, but it's spotted and paddled to fine leg

12.4

Malinga to Kieswetter, 1 run, another slower ball, this one a low, dipping full toss. I'm not sure Kieswetter picked that one, but he managed to get bat on ball

England 75/2   C Kieswetter 35* (39b 2x4 1x6)

13.1

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 1 run, Sanath comes round the stumps and lobs one down on middle and leg, driven to mid-off

13.3

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter jumps out and swipes down to long-on, not timed but the intent was clear

13.5

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 2 runs, again the fielding is not quite watertight, this time it's mid-off who does enough to get to the ball but can't stop it cleanly. That was driven hard though

13.6

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, FOUR, swept to fine leg! There's a short boundary down there and he's picked it out perfectly

England 89/2   C Kieswetter 43* (43b 3x4 1x6)

14.4

Randiv to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter steps forward to drive, sending the ball rolling out to long-off

14.6

Randiv to Kieswetter, SIX, Kieswetter gets to fifty in style! He skipped down and swung mightily, for a moment it looked like he had more height than distance in the shot but the ball just kept on going

England 104/2   C Kieswetter 50* (45b 3x4 2x6)

15.2

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter follows suit, off the front foot this time

15.4

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 1 run, driven down to long-off

England 108/2   C Kieswetter 52* (47b 3x4 2x6)

17.1

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, FOUR, a rare deft touch from the bat of Craig Kieswetter as he waits until the very last moment and glides a late cut down to the third man boundary

17.2

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, no run, chopped down to backward point

17.3

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 1 run, Jayasuriya targets the pads, and Kieswetter tucks him to leg for a single

17.5

Jayasuriya to Kieswetter, 1 run, driven hard to Jayasuriya's left, he creaks across but can't get there in time

England 126/3   C Kieswetter 58* (51b 4x4 2x6)

18.1

Mendis to Kieswetter, 1 run, full on off stump, driven to long-off

18.6

Mendis to Kieswetter, no run, fired full and fast at Kieswetter's toes. His bat is late in coming down but he keeps it out

England 138/3   C Kieswetter 59* (53b 4x4 2x6)

19.2

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, he was probably aiming for the yorker here, but it slips out as quite a high full toss that Kieswetter swings to midwicket

19.4

Lakmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, another full toss, and this one is slammed to long-off

England 142/3   C Kieswetter 61* (55b 4x4 2x6)

20.1

Randiv to Kieswetter, OUT, a slog-sweep, a top-edge, and a simple catch for short third man, running in. Lakmal - who didn't have the best time in the field during the Tests - is all smiles after holding onto that. England are scoring at a decent lick, but these wickets will keep Sri Lanka in the game

C Kieswetter c Lakmal b Randiv 61 (90m 56b 4x4 2x6) SR: 108.92

England 142/4   C Kieswetter 61 (56b 4x4 2x6)
Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jul 9, 2011
England won by 16 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jul 6, 2011
England won by 10 wickets (with 145 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jul 3, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 69 runs
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 28, 2011
England won by 110 runs (D/L method)
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Jun 28, 2011

Craig Kieswetter stumps Suraj Randiv, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval, June 28 2011

Craig Kieswetter stumps Suraj Randiv

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Jun 28, 2011

Lasith Malinga hits a six during his 15-ball 26, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval, June 28 2011

Lasith Malinga hits a six during his 15-ball 26

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