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

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 110 runs (D/L method)

0.6

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   AN Cook 5* (2b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1-0-6-0

2.4

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

England 11/1   IJL Trott 4* (4b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.4-0-11-1

2.6

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

England 15/1   IJL Trott 8* (6b 2x4)   SL Malinga 2-0-15-1

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

England 20/1   IJL Trott 12* (10b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.5-1-5-0

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

England 33/1   C Kieswetter 11* (20b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.3-1-11-0

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   IJL Trott 19* (20b 4x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-19-0

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

England 53/1   IJL Trott 23* (22b 5x4)   RAS Lakmal 2.4-0-19-0

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

England 57/2   C Kieswetter 26* (29b 2x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.1-1-23-0

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

England 62/2   KP Pietersen 4* (2b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.4-1-28-0

12.5

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

England 79/2   KP Pietersen 13* (12b 2x4)   SL Malinga 3.5-0-27-1

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)   ST Jayasuriya 1-0-10-0

14.2

Randiv to Pietersen, FOUR, strong shot! Pietersen came confidently out of his crease and got right to the pitch, slamming the ball straight back down the ground

England 95/2   KP Pietersen 21* (17b 3x4)   S Randiv 0.2-0-6-0

16.4

Mendis to Morgan, FOUR, almost another wicket! It was another filthy long-hop, Morgan tried to smack it out of the park but looked to have picked out Mathew at deep midwicket ... the fielder couldn't quite judge the catch though, coming forward and then stopping and ultimately diving forward in vain as the ball bounced in front of him. Close!

England 113/3   EJG Morgan 4* (3b 1x4)   BMAJ Mendis 0.4-0-4-1

16.6

Mendis to Morgan, FOUR, slapped hard to the cover boundary! The bottom hand powers Morgan's drive, but his power and placement are perfect

England 117/3   EJG Morgan 8* (5b 2x4)   BMAJ Mendis 1-0-8-1

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

England 121/3   C Kieswetter 56* (48b 4x4 2x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.1-0-19-0

18.2

Mendis to Morgan, FOUR, there's a man at short third man to stop Morgan's reverse sweep, but this has sailed right over his head! Deliberately hit in the air by Morgan, great technique

England 133/3   EJG Morgan 17* (8b 3x4)   BMAJ Mendis 1.2-0-13-1

18.3

Mendis to Morgan, FOUR, Mendis is all over the place here, attempting another googly but it bounces halfway down the track and is smashed to deep midwicket

England 137/3   EJG Morgan 21* (9b 4x4)   BMAJ Mendis 1.3-0-17-1

20.6

Randiv to Bell, FOUR, the shot of a man in sublime form. Bell came forward then hopped back, cracking a cut right out of the middle of the bat to send the ball rolling away behind square

England 149/4   IR Bell 5* (3b 1x4)   S Randiv 2-0-22-1

23.4

Randiv to Morgan, FOUR, another full toss, this time to Morgan who had jumped out of his crease and proceeded to smash it to wide long-off

England 163/4   EJG Morgan 34* (28b 5x4)   S Randiv 2.4-0-27-1

23.5

Randiv to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan is using his feet so well. The ball before he danced out, this time he stays really deep and cuts behind square for yet another boundary

England 167/4   EJG Morgan 38* (29b 6x4)   S Randiv 2.5-0-31-1

29.6

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   TT Bresnan 10* (9b 1x4)   SL Malinga 6-0-37-1

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

England 215/6   TT Bresnan 14* (10b 2x4)   RAS Lakmal 6.2-0-42-2

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

England 219/6   TT Bresnan 18* (11b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 6.3-0-46-2

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

England 223/6   TT Bresnan 22* (12b 4x4)   RAS Lakmal 6.4-0-50-2
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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