Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, 1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 28, 2011
England won by 110 runs (D/L method)
28 June 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Malinga to Cook, 1 run, on the pads and Cook has a 100% strike rate to launch his ODI captaincy era. That's a 29% improvement on his previous mark ...


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


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


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


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


Malinga to Cook, FOUR, that's the way to do it! A leg-stump half-volley, and Cook eases it insouciently through midwicket. He's been doing that in Test cricket for 10 months solid now

England 6/0   SL Malinga 1-0-6-0

Malinga to Cook, OUT, Cook's gone! An innocuous delivery, tailing down the leg-side, Cook goes for the leg glance but gets nothing more than a feather through to the keeper

AN Cook c †Sangakkara b Malinga 5 (9m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66


Malinga to Trott, no run, outside off, nibbling away, defended out to cover


Malinga to Trott, no run, full and straight again, defended out to cover with a leather-sniffing forward defensive


Malinga to Trott, 1 no ball, bouncer, but it's a no-ball, and a front-foot no-ball at that. It's free hit time


Malinga to Trott, FOUR, top shot from Trott. Malinga flung the delivery out wide, but it was met with the full face of a flat bat, and steered through the covers


Malinga to Trott, no run, clipped off the hip to square leg


Malinga to Trott, FOUR, slower delivery, and flicked through midwicket. Top work

England 15/1   SL Malinga 2-0-15-1

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


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


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


Malinga to Pietersen, no run, sharp yorker, really top delivery from that low angle. Pietersen managed to clamp down just in time


Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, another yorker, perfectly landed. Pietersen jabs back down the ground and as he completes the single exchanges a laugh with Malinga


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

England 66/2   SL Malinga 3-0-19-1

Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, bursting away from Pietersen on that slingy angle, KP sets himself deep in his crease and nudges to leg but can't quite get it away, just the single


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


Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, speared at the toes, the length is not quite right though and it's slammed down to long on


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


Malinga to Pietersen, FOUR, rare in-between length from Malinga, neither full nor short and sitting up nicely for Pietersen to heave to wide long-on


Malinga to Pietersen, no run, that's more like it. Malinga fires one at the base of off stump and Pietersen can only dig it out to mid-off

England 79/2   SL Malinga 4-0-27-1

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, he's full and fast to start, Morgan digging the ball out into the off side


Malinga to Bell, no run, Malinga finds the edge of Bell's bat! But it's with one of his canny slower balls, and so the edge drops well short of Sangakkara


Malinga to Bell, 1 run, great follow-up, a searingly quick yorker that takes the bottom edge and flies to fine leg


Malinga to Morgan, no run, again the edge! But has Morgan hit this into the ground? Has he hit it at all? There's a huge appeal from keeper and bowler, but Umpire Illingworth says no. And rightfully so, he hit that straight into the ground


Malinga to Morgan, no run, sharp yorker, and Morgan does well just to keep it out


Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, a low full toss, quite wide outside off, is cracked into the covers for a single

England 155/4   SL Malinga 5-0-30-1

Malinga to Broad, no run, how do you play that!? Low-slung, perfectly-placed yorker. Reversing away too. Broad prodded and missed


Malinga to Broad, 1 run, again Broad has no clue, but you can't blame him really. This is a low full toss but swings away late and finds an outside edge that rushes to point


Malinga to Bresnan, 1 run, Bresnan's turn this time to play and miss at a Malinga yorker. Swings in late towards the toes but passes through to the keeper. England scramble a bye


Malinga to Broad, 4 leg byes, that will do nicely for England! Malinga just gets his line a fraction wrong and it flicks the pads and speeds down, past short fine leg, to the boundary


Malinga to Broad, 1 run, Malinga is back on the right line this time and Broad prods a single to Dilshan at short midwicket. Dilshan rarely misses and it's lucky for Broad he did


Malinga to Bresnan, FOUR, suddenly it's a good over for England. Malinga gets his length and line wrong and Bresnan swings a leg-side full toss to the square leg boundary

England 205/6   SL Malinga 6-0-37-1

Malinga to Broad, 1 bye, Malinga finds an ideal outswinging yorker past Broad's blade but the batsman hurry through for a bye


Malinga to Bresnan, OUT, gone this time! Bresnan tried to walk across his stumps and dink Malinga round the corner. He missed, it struck his back leg. It looked plumb on first viewing but replays showed it heading a long way down leg. Crucial little cameo though from Bresnan

TT Bresnan lbw b Malinga 23 (25m 14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 164.28


Malinga to Swann, 1 run, Swann prods a defence back to the bowler, Broad heads down for a single and all Malinga had to do with hit the stumps from 10 metres away, but somehow he missed and England got the run


Malinga to Broad, 1 run, very careful drive to cover and another scampered single


Malinga to Swann, 1 run, the yorker is squeezed, via an inside edge, down to fine leg


Malinga to Broad, OUT, Broad falls on the last ball, not sure he timed a single delivery that innings. Here he tries to work to leg and a leading edge finds cover

SCJ Broad c Kandamby b Malinga 13 (22m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

England 229/8   SL Malinga 7-0-40-3





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