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)
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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-1-0-0
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.

3.2

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

3.3

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, punched into the covers off the back foot. No real timing in the shot

3.4

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, left alone with a big raise of the bat. Two fours in quick succession is quite enough momentum-seizing for now

3.5

Kulasekara to Trott, FOUR, and off he goes again. On the pads, an easy-as-you-like flick off the hip, reminiscent of his Ashes-seizing century at the MCG. The runs keep coming

3.6

Kulasekara to Trott, 2 runs, tucked into the leg side once again

England 22/1   KMDN Kulasekara 2-1-7-0
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

5.5

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, full and straight, and a fat inside-edge saves Trott from an lbw appeal

5.6

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, blocked out to point, Kieswetter continues to take the slow and steady approach

England 34/1   KMDN Kulasekara 3-1-12-0
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

7.3

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, Trott defends carefully his first ball, as he's entitled to

7.4

Kulasekara to Trott, 1 run, smart fielding at point denies Trott runs as he edges down the crease to drive square

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

7.6

Kulasekara to Trott, FOUR, with a hint of inside edge Trott has managed to squeeze this off his pads very fine, past the short fine leg fielder for four

England 42/1   KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-19-0
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

9.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, nip back from a good length, prodded to leg

9.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, with fine leg up in the circle, sliding onto the pads is no place to bowl. Pietersen is away with a fine flick past the man

9.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, sliced drive to cover this time

9.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, good finish to an expensive over. Kulasekara hitting a length and line, finding solid defence. Ends a good Powerplay for England

England 62/2   KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-28-0
21.1

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, he's full and straight to start, and Morgan just watchfully lays bat on ball

21.2

Kulasekara to Morgan, 1 run, full again, this time Morgan drives down the ground to bring up England's 150

21.3

Kulasekara to Bell, 1 run, Kulasekara nibbles one back in to Bell, the ball coming off the inner half of the bat and going to leg

21.4

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, this looked like a slower one, and a good one it is as Morgan can't get it away

21.5

Kulasekara to Morgan, no run, width offered outside off, but Morgan's cut goes straight to point

21.6

Kulasekara to Morgan, 1 run, full on off stump, Morgan opens his wrists into the drive to pick the gap in front of point and picks up a single

England 152/4   KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-31-0
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