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

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 110 runs (D/L method)

Very swift break so the players are out there already, Cook leading his huddle. Be a good test for him here it's set up to be a tight chase. Word from the Sky team is that the ball was hooping around a mile in practice. Here come Sanath Jayasuriya, for the last time, and Tillakaratne Dilshan, back after his thumb injury. James Anderson will start things off, Cook has two slips and Dilshan will face...

0.1

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, bit of away nip from a length finds an outside edge that zips down to third man

0.2

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, this angles across the left-hander and slides off the face past a diving point fielder

0.3

Anderson to Dilshan, OUT, what a slice of luck for Anderson, shoved a length ball down the leg side but Dilshan's flick flew down to Bresnan who ran in to take the catch. So both captains depart to leg-side strangles, different styles admittedly

TM Dilshan c Bresnan b Anderson 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

0.4

Anderson to Jayasuriya, 1 run, close call for Jayawardene! Jayasuriya pushed an away swinger to cover where Pietersen pulled off an excellent stop and had his throw hit, Jayawardene would have gone

0.5

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, good conditions to bowl, this. Ball zipping away and Jayawardene leaving

0.6

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, very crisply steered to third man to end an eventful first over

Righty, one over is plenty for me, here's Liam.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/1 (229 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.38)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (2b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-1
ST Jayasuriya    2* (2b)     

Short spells, Sahil, short spells. Here's Bresnan.

1.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 wide, poor start from him, bustling to the crease and hurling one way down the leg side

1.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, not the slower one by any means, but swing away from the bat deceived Jayawardene and he was too early into the drive. Fortunately for him, it dropped well short of mid-off

1.2

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, angled in towards the pads, Jayawardene nudges down to fine leg

1.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya walks into a watchful drive, the point fielder fumbling the stop but not enough to give away a single

1.4

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, OUT, he's gone! The shot that brought him so many of his 13,430 runs in one-day cricket - a scything cut - but this time it's gone straight into the hands of Morgan at point. No grand finish for Sanath, but he leaves the field to warm applause from the large crowd. Goodbye to a Sri Lankan legend.

ST Jayasuriya c Morgan b Bresnan 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Two slips waiting for an edge off Sangakkara's bat

1.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, speared down the leg side by Bresnan, who is not quite at his metronomic best

1.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, that's more like it, aimed at the top of off and Sangakkara defends to point

1.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, and same again from Bresnan, landing one in the channel on off stump

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 7/2 (226 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 7.53)
KC Sangakkara    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-3-1
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-1

2.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, curving away outside off, Jayawardene chops to point

2.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, this one goes down dead straight on off stump and Jaywardene defends back down the track

2.3

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, a touch of seam movement back in this time, but it's much too short and Jayawardene swivels to pull down to fine leg. They run two ... or rather, they don't as Billy Bowden signals one short

2.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene gives himself some room and flashes a top-edged cut down to third man, the ball bouncing a couple of metres in front of the fielder

2.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, massive, emotive appeal from Anderson as Sangakkara is pinged on the pad. Sahil and Miller both immediately raise the finger, but Billy says no and rightfully so, that's pitched outside leg

2.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, slightly leg side once again, but the clip goes straight to midwicket

End of over 3 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 9/2 (224 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 7.72)
KC Sangakkara    0* (4b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-1
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (8b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-3-1

3.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene shuffles across to get inside the line, nudging off the hip down to fine leg

3.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, nice line and length from Bresnan, and Sangakkara taps gently to off

Ah, Umpire Illingworth calls dead ball as Bresnan reaches the crease - Sangakkara was still tapping the turf and hadn't even looked up yet! Let's try that again ...

3.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, good length, on off stump. Typical Bresnan stuff and Sangakkara can only defend

3.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, great riposte from Kumar, he's not going to let Bresnan just run up and hit a length, he walks out and across to off, lifting the ball up and over midwicket

3.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, punched to cover on the up, and this should have been run out! Total confusion out in the middle, and while Sangakkara and Jayawardene discuss things mid-pitch KP fires in a shy, but misses!

3.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, nudged quietly to leg to end the over

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 14/2 (219 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 7.82)
KC Sangakkara    4* (9b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-8-1
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (9b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-1

4.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, there's not been quite as much swing for Anderson as might have been expected in these conditions, this one going gently off the seam and defended

4.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, OUT, there's some swing! This might be the fullest ball Anderson has bowled today, and it's wobbled appreciably back in to beat the inside edge and ping Jayawardene's left pad ... the finger goes up, that's out!

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Anderson 5 (17m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Sri Lanka are in a deep hole now

4.3

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, a nervous leading edge to start Kandamby's innings, but it falls safely on the off side

Two slips in place. Surely Cook could be even more attacking?

4.4

Anderson to Kandamby, 1 run, Kandamby off the mark with a tickle to leg

Just the one slip for Sangakkara

4.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, OUT, there goes another one! Full again from Anderson, a touch of swing and Sangakkara is too early into a straight drive, popping the ball straight back to the bowler, who holds the catch in his follow through. Two wickets in the over for Anderson, and Sri Lanka are tottering now.

KC Sangakkara c & b Anderson 4 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Two slips back in for Mathews, as well as a short midwicket.

4.6

Anderson to Mathews, no run, shaping away outside off, Mathews gets across and leaves well alone

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 15/4 (218 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 8.07)
AD Mathews    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    3-0-7-3
SHT Kandamby    1* (2b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-8-1

5.1

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, Bresnan keeps Kandamby deep in his crease with a good length delivery that is defended towards point

5.2

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, slightly straighter, Kandamby looks to nudge to leg but picks out the fielder

5.3

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, angled across the left-hander and going even further off the seam, Kandamby guides down to gully

5.4

Bresnan to Kandamby, 1 wide, short and very wide, Kandamby throws the bat out but can't get to it. Rightly called wide

5.4

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, Bresnan is settling into a good rhythm now, again hitting a length that Kandamby has to defend

5.5

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, same again, Bresnan aiming at the top of off and Kandamby defending with a hop

5.6

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, slightly straighter this time, but Kandamby doesn't try anything expansive - he can't really afford to now - and the ball trickles to midwicket

End of over 6 (1 run) Sri Lanka 16/4 (217 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 8.34)
SHT Kandamby    1* (8b)      TT Bresnan    3-0-9-1
AD Mathews    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    3-0-7-3

6.1

Anderson to Mathews, no run, just short of a good length, but it keeps Mathews back in his crease as he defends and doesn't cost any runs

6.2

Anderson to Mathews, no run, Jimmy sends one down on a much fuller, attacking length but Mathews defends with equal skill, bat and pad right together

6.3

Anderson to Mathews, FOUR, shot! Good counter-attacking stuff from Mathews, who came down the pitch to upset the bowler's length but didn't over-hit it, just driving powerfully through the line to pick up four down the ground

6.4

Anderson to Mathews, 1 wide, Anderson responds with a ballooning bouncer the leaps well over Mathews' head

6.4

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, short again, although not the attempted bouncer this time, and a paddle-pull gets Mathews one

6.5

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, full and straight, Kandamby flicks to midwicket

6.6

Anderson to Kandamby, 1 run, atrocious calling out in the middle! Tapped to Pietersen and they just set off without looking at each other. The batsman wasn't even in the frame, but KP has missed again!

End of over 7 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 23/4 (210 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 8.40)
SHT Kandamby    2* (10b)      JM Anderson    4-0-14-3
AD Mathews    5* (5b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-9-1

And, unsurprisingly, England have taken the bowling powerplay straight away.

7.1

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, the ball takes the inside edge and bounces off the pad, no run to be had

7.2

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, short, Kandamby pulls but the ball comes off the splice and loops to Trott! But wait, there's no celebration from Bresnan, and in fact this may not have carried. Trott suggested straight away that he didn't know, and the umpires are going to have another look. Yep, that's bounced just in front of him.

Bresnan has asked to take the slip out now, and sent another man out on the leg side. The bouncer to follow?

7.3

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, nope, full outside off and Kandamby comes forward to tap to cover

7.4

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, there's the short ball, on off stump. Kandamby sways out of the away and attempts to ramp it up and over the keeper, but misses

7.5

Bresnan to Kandamby, 1 run, fuller and straighter, nudged out on the leg side

7.6

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, and now Mathews gets the bumper, and has to hurry to get underneath it

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 24/4 (209 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 8.70)
AD Mathews    5* (6b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-10-1
SHT Kandamby    3* (15b)      JM Anderson    4-0-14-3

First change for England, here's Big Bad Broad. He has a slip in place, and a man out at deep square leg.

8.1

Broad to Kandamby, 1 run, length to start, rising outside off. Kandamby stands back and slices a cut down to third man

8.2

Broad to Mathews, no run, jammed down just back of a length at good pace, Mathews defends

8.3

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, flicked deftly off the hip down to fine leg, where Bresnan has some work to do to stop the boundary

8.4

Broad to Kandamby, no run, short on off stump, Kandamby gets his head out of the way and thinks about another upper-cut

8.5

Broad to Kandamby, 1 run, glanced off a middle stump line out to midwicket

8.6

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, short on middle, Mathews gets up on one leg and pulls out to midwicket. Not quite out of the middle, but a confident-looking shot

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 28/4 (205 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 8.91)
AD Mathews    7* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-0
SHT Kandamby    5* (18b)      TT Bresnan    4-0-10-1

Double change by Cook, here's Jade Dernbach from the Pavilion End. No slip in place, the field spread.

9.1

Dernbach to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews looks to attack straight away, but almost pays the price! He jumped out of his crease and slashed hard, a top edge flying down to third man but dropping short of Broad

9.2

Dernbach to Kandamby, 1 run, full and straight, Kandamby whips neatly out to midwicket

9.3

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, already the slower ball from Dernbach, and it's a good one. The ball comes out of the back of the hand, leaving the bat off the pitch and beating the outside edge

9.4

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, another sloiwer one, this time it's straighter and Mathews defends

9.5

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, Dernbach bends his back in this delivery, finding good pace but sending the ball down the leg side

9.6

Dernbach to Mathews, FOUR, slower ball again, but this one is picked by Mathews, who shuffles across to off and tickles the ball to the fine leg boundary

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 34/4 (199 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 9.04)
AD Mathews    12* (14b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-6-0
SHT Kandamby    6* (19b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-0

Lasantha is living on a prayer: "Only one can save Sri Lanka now but no sign of HIM coming right now..... Rain God , please come."

10.1

Broad to Kandamby, no run, full of length on off stump, Kandamby defends

10.2

Broad to Kandamby, no run, nicely full again from Broad, attacking the stumps. Kandamby flicks to leg but can't beat the field

10.3

Broad to Kandamby, no run, sharp bouncer! That was spicy, and drew a gasp of approval from the spectators. Kandamby had to move very swiftly to protect his throat there ...

10.4

Broad to Kandamby, no run, and he follows that up with a slower ball - an offcutter - that Kandamby doesn't pick. More a case of ball hitting bat

10.5

Broad to Kandamby, 1 run, quick and just short of a good length on middle and leg, Kandamby nudges off the hip through square leg

10.6

Broad to Mathews, FOUR, great shot! The short ball won't intimidate Mathews, who gets inside the line and up on one leg again to send the ball racing to the fine leg boundary

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 39/4 (194 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.54, RRR: 9.23)
AD Mathews    16* (15b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-9-0
SHT Kandamby    7* (24b)      JW Dernbach    1-0-6-0

11.1

Dernbach to Kandamby, no run, full on off stump, Kandamby steps across and defends watchfully to cover

11.2

Dernbach to Kandamby, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, Kandamby stands up to guide to third man for one

11.3

Dernbach to Mathews, OUT, what a catch! Dernbach dug one in short and Mathews was quickly into the pull, but hit the ball in the air towards midwicket where Anderson went airborne, leaping to his right to complete the dismissal. Dernbach's first wicket in ODIs, and it's snapped what was just beginning to turn into a fightback from Sri Lanka

AD Mathews c Anderson b Dernbach 16 (29m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

One wide slip in place for Jeevan Mendis.

11.4

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, angling across the left-handed Mendis, who leaves alone

11.5

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, the ball touches something on the way through, and is finally held by a juggling Kieswetter ... but that's hit the pad and nothing else

11.6

Dernbach to Mendis, 1 run, tucked off the pad to long leg to get off the mark

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 41/5 (192 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.41, RRR: 9.60)
BMAJ Mendis    1* (3b)      JW Dernbach    2-0-8-1
SHT Kandamby    8* (26b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-9-0

12.1

Broad to Mendis, 1 run, Mendis looks a decent batsman, hopping across to off to pick up another single through square leg

12.2

Broad to Kandamby, no run, Mendis stands tall to ride the bounce and drops the ball towards point, there's no single to be had

12.3

Broad to Kandamby, no run, much fuller from Broad, Mendis angles the bat to try and get the ball through gully but backward point stops the single

12.4

Broad to Kandamby, no run, on the pads, but clipped straight to the fielder

12.5

Broad to Kandamby, FOUR, nice shot. Kandamby has had a look at this shot a few times, and this time he's nailed it, upper-cutting down to the third man boundary

12.6

Broad to Kandamby, no run, this time Kandamby gives himself some room, but the ball zips past his swishing cut shot

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 46/5 (187 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.53, RRR: 9.84)
SHT Kandamby    12* (31b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-14-0
BMAJ Mendis    2* (4b)      JW Dernbach    2-0-8-1

13.1

Dernbach to Mendis, 1 run, back-of-the-hand slower ball, right on the toes, and it's dug out into the leg side

13.2

Dernbach to Kandamby, no run, quicker one this time, and the ball buzzes past the outside edge of Kandamby's drive

13.3

Dernbach to Kandamby, 1 run, Kandamby walks across and jabs a square drive down to wide third man

13.4

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, a lifter outside off, Mendis sways out of the way

13.5

Dernbach to Mendis, 1 run, pushed out on the off side, they sprint through for one

13.6

Dernbach to Kandamby, no run, another slower ball, this one quite wide outside off and Kandamby is beaten

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 49/5 (184 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 10.22)
SHT Kandamby    13* (34b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    3-0-11-1
BMAJ Mendis    4* (7b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-14-0

A change in the attack, here's Graeme Swann

14.1

Swann to Mendis, no run, twirled down on middle, defended to leg

14.2

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, nudged defensively into the covers, and they steal a single to bring up the 50

14.3

Swann to Kandamby, no run, Swann is on his knees pleading for Billy Bowden to give this out! He comes round the wicket and hits the back pad ... one feels only an inside edge could save him, and indeed HotSpot indicates that is the case

14.4

Swann to Kandamby, 1 run, whipped to square leg for a single

14.5

Swann to Mendis, no run, Mendis is a flurry of arms and legs as he attempts a wild reverse-slog, but misses completely

14.6

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, punched away for a single

And here's Sahil

End of over 15 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 52/5 (181 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.46, RRR: 10.64)
BMAJ Mendis    6* (11b)      GP Swann    1-0-3-0
SHT Kandamby    14* (36b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    3-0-11-1

Thanks Liam. Here's Stuart Broad. Look at his pitch map, hilarious, one ball full the rest short. Same old, really.

15.1

Broad to Mendis, 1 run, starts back of a length, obviously, wide of off too and is slashed to third man

15.2

Broad to Kandamby, no run, full! It was full and straight and calmly defended

15.3

Broad to Kandamby, 1 run, Mendis flicks his wrists on a good-length delivery and it flies out to deep midwicket

15.4

Broad to Mendis, 1 run, sharp single taken as this thuds off the body onto the leg side

15.5

Broad to Kandamby, no run, another short ball which Kandamby tries again to upper-cut. His success rate with that shot isn't special this innings

15.6

Broad to Kandamby, no run, back to a good length to finish the over. Kandamby is stuck here

End of over 16 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 55/5 (178 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.43, RRR: 11.12)
SHT Kandamby    15* (40b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-17-0
BMAJ Mendis    8* (13b)      GP Swann    1-0-3-0

16.1

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, Mendis on the reverse sweep, lands it well but Bopara - on as a sub - fields smartly at short third man

16.2

Swann to Kandamby, 1 run, more good work from Bopara as this is squeezed to third man

16.3

Swann to Mendis, OUT, another one down. This is ending in a hurry. Mendis edges down the wicket and chips a catch to short midwicket. Very easy indeed

BMAJ Mendis c Anderson b Swann 9 (18m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

16.4

Swann to Kulasekara, no run, huge appeal from Kieswetter as this skims past the edge. He was appealing for a stumping

16.5

Swann to Kulasekara, no run, careful defence this time from Kulasekara

16.6

Swann to Kulasekara, no run, solid blocking to end the over

End of over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 57/6 (176 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.35, RRR: 11.73)
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (3b)      GP Swann    2-0-5-1
SHT Kandamby    16* (41b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-17-0

17.1

Broad to Kandamby, no run, smacked without much timing towards mid-on but it arrives on the bounce

17.2

Broad to Kandamby, 1 run, fuller delivery this time is bunted down the ground

17.3

Broad to Kulasekara, no run, if you believe the speed gun, Broad is flying these through at 92mph. Good line here too and blocked to cover

17.4

Broad to Kulasekara, 1 run, good off-stump line but it's a thick edge from the shortish length. Flies in the air through where a gully might be

17.5

Broad to Kandamby, 1 wide, touch too short again and a long way down leg

17.5

Broad to Kandamby, no run, Kandamby's struggles continues as he flays and misses at a full toss outside off

17.6

Broad to Kandamby, no run, stuttering defence this time

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 60/6 (173 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 12.35)
SHT Kandamby    17* (45b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-20-0
KMDN Kulasekara    1* (5b)      GP Swann    2-0-5-1

18.1

Swann to Kulasekara, 1 run, Swann gives it a bit of air and is pushed down to long-off

18.2

Swann to Kandamby, 1 run, neatly played by Kandamby here, edging down the wicket and opening the face to square drive

18.3

Swann to Kulasekara, no run, carefully driven to cover

18.4

Swann to Kulasekara, no run, Kulasekara is all defence at the moment

18.5

Swann to Kulasekara, no run, not sure where this is going really. Kulasekara prods to leg with the required rate mounting

18.6

Swann to Kulasekara, 1 run, flipped around the corner but only for a single

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 63/6 (170 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.31, RRR: 13.07)
KMDN Kulasekara    3* (10b)      GP Swann    3-0-8-1
SHT Kandamby    18* (46b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-20-0

James Anderson is back into the attack.

19.1

Anderson to Kulasekara, 2 runs, starts full but down the leg side and it needs an excellent, tumbling save from Broad on the leg side boundary to save four from the flick

19.2

Anderson to Kulasekara, no run, good bouncer this, straight onto the helmet, zipped up from a shortish length

19.3

Anderson to Kulasekara, no run, and another bouncer, good one too. Kulasekara doesn't play it well, fending with high hands. Doesn't look comfortable at all

19.4

Anderson to Kulasekara, OUT, excellent work from Anderson. Two sharp short balls followed by a sucker full one, and with Kulasekara hanging back, he spoons it tamely to mid-on where Cook dives forward to take a good catch

KMDN Kulasekara c Cook b Anderson 5 (11m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

19.5

Anderson to Randiv, 2 runs, Randiv works his first ball into the leg side, playing it rather well all things considered

19.6

Anderson to Randiv, no run, play and a miss outside off stump to end an excellent over. Anderson is friends with the white ball again. For now. Also with 20 overs gone we have a match, in some sense

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 67/7 (166 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.35, RRR: 13.83)
S Randiv    2* (2b)      JM Anderson    5-0-18-4
SHT Kandamby    18* (46b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-1

Batting Powerplay taken here, for what it's worth. Swann has been taken off and Bresnan gets a chance.

20.1

Bresnan to Kandamby, 1 run, shortish ball to start with is wheeled away down to fine leg

20.2

Bresnan to Randiv, 1 wide, "arrrgh" screams Bresnan as he shoves this down the leg side

20.2

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, back onto a good line as Randiv swings and misses

20.3

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, good length this time, fuller, Randiv gets into line to block

20.4

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, back of a length this time, but the line is sound and defence is the only option, apparently

20.5

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, Randiv ducks under a short ball

20.6

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, very quiet start to the Powerplay with Randiv unable to get anything away

End of over 21 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 69/7 (164 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 14.90)
S Randiv    2* (7b)      TT Bresnan    5-0-12-1
SHT Kandamby    19* (47b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-18-4

21.1

Dernbach to Kandamby, OUT, Dernbach replaces Anderson and strikes straight away! Short ball rushes onto Kandamby and the pull shot gets high on the bat and loops to mid-on. Dernbach celebrates with a Freddie-style arms-aloft pose, make of that what you will

SHT Kandamby c Broad b Dernbach 19 (75m 48b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.58

Malinga is the new batsman.

21.2

Dernbach to Randiv, 1 wide, good wheels from Dernbach but it's called a wide. It was short and angling down the leg side

21.2

Dernbach to Randiv, no run, edged behind is it!? No. Think there was a big outside edge there, which HotSpot confirms, from a shortish ball that was nicked behind. The umpire didn't hear it

21.3

Dernbach to Randiv, 1 run, this is worked into space on the leg side

21.4

Dernbach to Malinga, FOUR, Malinga gets off the mark with a boundary, top edging an enormous swipe over the keeper's head for four

21.5

Dernbach to Malinga, no run, another big heave from Malinga, but he didn't read the slower ball

21.6

Dernbach to Malinga, 2 leg byes, another slower ball is missed but thuds off the pads down towards third man

End of over 22 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 77/8 (156 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.50, RRR: 15.60)
SL Malinga    4* (3b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    4-0-17-2
S Randiv    3* (9b)      TT Bresnan    5-0-12-1

22.1

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, Bresnan hustles onto a length around middle stump and Randiv has nowhere to go

22.2

Bresnan to Randiv, FOUR, top shot this, back-foot drive timed immensely through the covers

22.3

Bresnan to Randiv, 1 wide, Bresnan's response is a slower ball, but the line is a touch wrong

22.3

Bresnan to Randiv, 1 run, worked into space for a single

22.4

Bresnan to Malinga, no run, full ball, yorker length, Malinga backs away and then can't reach it

22.5

Bresnan to Malinga, FOUR, Malinga reads the slower ball and clumps it straight back down the ground for four. He got all of that

22.6

Bresnan to Malinga, FOUR, four more! Despite a big dive from Kieswetter, it was sliced and flew very quickly to the keeper, who dropped the chance. Despite the intervention it still sped to the rope

End of over 23 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 91/8 (142 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.95, RRR: 15.77)
SL Malinga    12* (6b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-26-1
S Randiv    8* (12b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    4-0-17-2

23.1

Dernbach to Randiv, 1 run, Dernbach is back and finds a decent line and length, worked to third man

23.2

Dernbach to Malinga, no run, Malinga backs away a long way, Kieswetter style, and leaves it when it's outside off stump

23.3

Dernbach to Malinga, 1 run, this time Malinga stays in line and steers it to deep point

23.4

Dernbach to Randiv, no run, bouncer shoved down and Randiv is happy to tuck under

23.5

Dernbach to Randiv, FOUR, nicely done by Randiv, waited on a slower ball and crashed it over and wide of mid-off for four

23.6

Dernbach to Randiv, 2 runs, another good shot, off the back foot this time, Randiv hanging leg side of the ball and punching a drive to deep point, Pietersen scoots round from third man to field

End of over 24 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 99/8 (134 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.12, RRR: 16.75)
S Randiv    15* (16b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    5-0-25-2
SL Malinga    13* (8b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-26-1

24.1

Swann to Malinga, no run, the Powerplay has ended so Swann is back starts by sliding this past Malinga's outside edge

24.2

Swann to Malinga, 1 run, this is driven down to long on

Few cheers for Sri Lanka's 100

24.3

Swann to Randiv, no run, another play and miss outside off stump. No spin for Swann with the damp conditions

24.4

Swann to Randiv, 1 run, open-face steer towards point where Bopara fields

24.5

Swann to Malinga, SIX, Malinga has seen enough! One foot down, big heave across the line and he's got plenty of it. Sends it two-rows deep into the stands at cow corner

24.6

Swann to Malinga, 1 run, tries to repeat the dose, doesn't time it as well this time and it reaches long-on on the bounce

End of over 25 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 108/8 (125 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.32, RRR: 17.85)
SL Malinga    21* (12b 3x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-17-1
S Randiv    16* (18b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    5-0-25-2

Stuart Broad is back, looking to get something into the wicket column.

25.1

Broad to Malinga, FOUR, ouch. Broad won't go full again after this! Malinga backs away and creams this through cover, rocketed to the fence

25.2

Broad to Malinga, 1 run, it was short, but a slower bouncer, and Malinga wheels it to midwicket

25.3

Broad to Randiv, 2 runs, lovely drive from Randiv this time, punching the ball at the top of its bounce to the sweeper on the cover boundary

25.4

Broad to Randiv, no run, steered to point this time

25.5

Broad to Randiv, FOUR, short ball from Broad, Randiv stays leg side and helps it over point for a boundary

25.6

Broad to Randiv, 1 run, good delivery to finish the over. On a good length, moving away and driven without much timing to mid-off

End of over 26 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 120/8 (113 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.61, RRR: 18.83)
S Randiv    23* (22b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-32-0
SL Malinga    26* (14b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-17-1

26.1

Swann to Randiv, no run, Randiv works this into the leg side

26.2

Swann to Randiv, 1 run, swept hard around the corner

26.3

Swann to Malinga, OUT, gone, finally. Malinga this time can't land one of his big leg-side clumps, instead a bit of drift finds a top edge that loops high towards point where Bopara holds the chance

SL Malinga c sub (RS Bopara) b Swann 26 (23m 15b 4x4 1x6) SR: 173.33

26.4

Swann to Randiv, no run, Randiv slices a cut to point, the required rate just past 20, so England in with a chance

26.5

Swann to Randiv, no run, played and missed outside off stump

26.6

Swann to Randiv, OUT, that's it! Kieswetter finishes things off with a swift stumping as Randiv gropes and misses outside off stump

S Randiv st †Kieswetter b Swann 24 (36m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Righty, you can read all about this game in Andrew Miller's bulletin we also have a gallery and Gnasher's Plays of the Day. That's enough from us, thanks for the emails, please join us for the second game at Headingley on Friday.

Anderson named man of the match "I was delighted get my place back in the side," he says. "You've always got a point to prove. It was a long winter and we've had a good break now and feel more refreshed. I pride myself on my fielding and it's nice to hold a good one like today."

Cook: "I thought we handled the rain break and came back very well then the bowlers then got us off to a great start. The way Kieswetter and Pietersen played was also excellent and then we got that good partnership at the end. It's good to have Anderson back but we've got to keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard."

Dilshan: "I'm happy to come back but unfortunately I couldn't get any runs today. It was a tough chase but England bowled well and deserved to win. We didn't get the start we wanted and it was tough from there. As a team we still have a lot of confidence. Sanath has done a great job for Sri Lanka cricket for 22 years, he changed world cricket in 1996." "He'll always have my vote," says Dilshan with a smile.

England win by 110 runs Emphatic victory for England. The conditions suited them but they blew Sri Lanka away. James Anderson's return to ODI cricket was a happy one, ripping the heart out of Sri Lanka's top order and Graeme Swann finished it off. Good start to Cook's full-time reign, England were very sharp in the field. In conditions that were a bit grim Sri Lanka didn't really fancy it. Sanath Jayasuriya's comeback farewell innings didn't quite go as planned but it's difficult when you've been out of top-level cricket for so long.

End of over 27 (1 run) Sri Lanka 121/10 (112 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.48, RRR: 22.40)
     GP Swann    5-0-18-3
RAS Lakmal    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-32-0
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England won by 16 runs
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England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2011
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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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