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

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 110 runs (D/L method)

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   RAS Lakmal 1-0-7-0

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

6.3

Lakmal to Trott, no run, a nudged defence once again

6.4

Lakmal to Trott, no run, on the pads, but this time Trott's timing is off. That one climbed on him a touch

6.5

Lakmal to Trott, no run, nudged to midwicket

6.6

Lakmal to Trott, no run, just a single from a very tight and tidy over. A much better effort

England 35/1   RAS Lakmal 2-0-8-0

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

8.3

Lakmal to Trott, no run, Trott is squared up a fraction as he defends this

8.4

Lakmal to Trott, FOUR, Trott this time finds the boundary, in style too. Jumping outside leg stump to open up the off side and flaying it through extra cover

8.5

Lakmal to Trott, no run, some dandy footwork from Trott, faking a move to outside leg before staying where he is. The bowler is not moved and lands a good yorker

8.6

Lakmal to Trott, OUT, gone this time! Top work from Lakmal, full, straight, and clumping Trott on the toe as he played around his pad

IJL Trott lbw b Lakmal 23 (29m 24b 5x4 0x6) SR: 95.83

England 53/2   RAS Lakmal 3-0-19-1

11.1

Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Dilshan is electric at mid-off and he's nailed Pietersen here, surely? No! Pietersen drove hard to mid-off and sprinted off for a single, he's seriously quick but Dilshan's throw hit direct. It looks like as he dives in the bat is in the air but it's a split-frame job... and the umpire has ruled with the doubt. Tough call that

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

11.3

Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, full and straight from the bowler, Pietersen very certain in defence

11.4

Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gallops down the crease to make this into a full-toss but can't time the drive

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   RAS Lakmal 4-0-24-1

19.1

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, he starts with a slower ball - it looked like an offcutter - that Morgan taps to long-off

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

19.3

Lakmal to Morgan, 1 run, another full toss - this one low and dipping towards the toes - but Morgan just flicks his wrists at the ball to send it rocketing out to deep square, with one bounce before reaching the fielder

19.4

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

19.5

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, Lakmal forgets about the yorker plan and instead hits a good length on off stump. Morgan defends.

19.6

Lakmal to Morgan, no run, full and fast on the toes, real pinpoint stuff. Morgan can't lay bat on it, and there's an appeal, but that was definitely going well down the leg side

England 142/3   RAS Lakmal 5-0-28-1

25.1

Lakmal to Morgan, OUT, Lakmal's slower ball does for Morgan. Picked it too late but went through with a lofted drive, only succeeded in lifting it to long-off. Ends a dazzling little innings and a crucial strike for Sri Lanka

EJG Morgan c Kandamby b Lakmal 45 (34m 35b 6x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

25.2

Lakmal to Bell, 1 wide, fired full but down the leg side by Lakmal

25.2

Lakmal to Bell, no run, very full this time, reaching Bell about waist-high, Bell blocks and looks around to the square leg umpire looking for a no ball but it was marginal

25.3

Lakmal to Bell, no run, good, straight line from Lakmal leaving Bell nowhere to go

25.4

Lakmal to Bell, 2 runs, poor fielding turns one into a two, Kandamby running to, and straight past, the ball from long-on

25.5

Lakmal to Bell, no run, ah Bell has missed out here and he knows it. Full toss heading down the leg side but he couldn't get it away

25.6

Lakmal to Bell, 1 run, another full toss, the line though is straight, and all Bell can do is bunt a single down the ground

England 179/5   RAS Lakmal 6-0-32-2

30.1

Lakmal to Broad, 1 run, high full toss outside off stump is sliced to third man

30.2

Lakmal to Bresnan, 5 wides, oh dear, Lakmal has got this all wrong. Very full but miles down the leg side. England back in business now

30.2

Lakmal to Bresnan, FOUR, four more! Bresnan's heave to cow corner pays off. Not a great delivery, Lakmal is under pressure here

30.3

Lakmal to Bresnan, FOUR, and another! Horrid luck for the bowler this time. Another full toss, Bresnan was aiming cow corner but found an inside edge that bounced close to the stumps and down to the fine leg rope

30.4

Lakmal to Bresnan, FOUR, and another! Bresnan is having a dream return for England! Lakmal unable to hit the pitch and Bresnan just eases his arms through it, pinging it down to deep square

30.5

Lakmal to Bresnan, 1 run, finally some relief for Lakmal and Sri Lanka. Bresnan hit it hard but straight to deep cover

30.6

Lakmal to Broad, 1 run, another full toss, pressure is a horrible thing, fortunately for the bowler Broad couldn't take full toll and swung it to deep cover

England 225/6   RAS Lakmal 7-0-52-2
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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