Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, 4th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jul 6, 2011
England won by 10 wickets (with 145 balls remaining) (D/L method)
6 July 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Songs over, Anderson with the ball, two slips in place, Jayawardene to face. Here we go...

2.40pm Okay, umpires are out there, the England players are following with yet another, tired recording of Jerusalem pumping out through the PA system. Must it happen every game? Dilshan, Jayawardene and the sun are out there.

2.30pm Nick Knight is doing the pitch report and it does look very green. "Tufty" too. Which is a lovely word. Meanwhile, here's Gnasher: "Floodlights already coming on...how long ago was midsummer day?" Good grief, nothing like the English summer. Honestly.

"Why are'nt england opening with Bell? It is such a criminal waste of his potential with making him play at No 6." Says Sunil. The answer is partly because England are enamoured with wicketkeepers opening the batting and with Cook being captain.

2.20pm England win the toss and bowl Cook unfurls a few cliches about 'bit of green', 'first use' and that sort of thing. Nick Knight asks Dilshan what's he doing to do? "Bat first," he replies indulgently.

Both teams unchanged, as we expected and line up like this:

England 1 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 2 Alastair Cook (capt), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Ian Bell, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Graeme Swann, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Jade Dernbach.

Sri Lanka 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt) 2 Mahela Jayawardene, 3 Dinesh Chandimal, 4 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 5 Thilina Kandamby, 6 Angelo Mathews, 7 Jeevan Mendis, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Suraj Randiv, 11 Lasith Malinga.

So England have reverted to chasing again. Presumably because their batsmen made such a fluff of setting a total at Lord's but the conditions, which are much more in their favour here, will suit their bowlers.

2.15pm 2.20pm Toss, 2.40pm start, 50 overs a side provided we don't get any more interruptions. Quality stuff. Meanwhile Cook is striding to the middle clutching a sheet of paper, which we expect reads "unchanged team" or perhaps "tell Broady to pitch it up". Probably not.

2.10pm "I would suggest people read Sanga's full speech, it was not just about the corruption and bad administration. That took up only a small part in a very long and wonderful speech that really gave you a good insight into Sri Lankan Cricket." Totally agree Riyas, it's a sweeping and brilliant speech about many, many things. Also worth reading Peter Roebuck's comment. Here's a snippet:

Kumar Sangakkara has made the most important speech in cricket history. Brushing aside the twin temptations of romance and sentiment, the erudite Sri Lankan has dared to confront the truths about cricket in his country. Along the way he struck many meaty blows on the game's behalf. His discourse was nothing less than a challenge to cricket to set higher standards for itself, to reject jealousy, pettiness and greed, and to become part of the enlightenment.

2.00pm We should be starting now, but we're not. Some other news is that Graeme Swann is officially ranked the world's best ODI bowler. Well done him. Oh look, it's bright sunshine again. It's going to be one of those days.

"I was amazed at the courage of Sanga on state of Sri Lankan (and perhaps World cricket), to speak out openly and freely about the nonsense that is being dished out," says Murli. "I hope there are no other repercussions to that bold speech. Well done Sanga. Wish Tendulkar, Ponting, and Co, would speak out too."

"I believe that there was a certain Kevin Pietersen opening the batting while at the World Cup and he definitely did not do a bad job of it," points out Cecil eagerly. "A quickfire 30+ or 40+ at the top is what England requires right now." True, but if Kieswetter can't bash 30 or 40 in quick time then he shouldn't in the team.

1.50pm Gnasher warns us that the run-ups are being covered but assures us that it's still not raining. Sky have just done a montage of Stuart Broad being upset in a variety of situations. It's hilarious but also rather sad. He's yet to take a wicket this series and the frustration is palpable. Tell you what else is frustrating, it's raining again.

1.40pm Right, some brighter news from Gnasher: "It's stopped raining, side covers rolling off." Here's something Liam has dug out, Kieswetter batted at either No. 6 or No. 7 in the Under-19 World Cup 2005-06, maybe he and Bell could swap? Apparently he only made runs against USA though, a 75-ball 80 at Colombo. So, there's precedent. Sort of. Liam hasn't finished (sadly), "It's also where he batted for Somerset 2nd XI when he first came to the county."

With that to tempt you, just a reminder that Andrew Miller, Andrew McGlashan, Liam Brickhill and me, Sahil Dutta, are on Twitter.

1.30pm Afternoon all, Nottingham is the venue for today's ODI. Been a busy last couple of days, Alastair Cook has had his captaincy and team questioned, while Kumar Sangakkara delivered a staggering, brilliant MCC spirit of cricket lecture. I'm Sahil Dutta, and I'll be joined by Andrew Miller and Liam Brickhill to bring you today's action.

Andrew Gnasher McGlashan is at Trent Bridge and brings bad news. "Spots of rain, covers on." Not ideal then, though England might be smiling, they love a touch of rain. According to the sages on Twitter, both teams will be unchanged. That means, excitingly enough, I've managed to get something right in my preview. You might as well read it, since Gnasher confirms the toss is delayed.

What thoughts on England remaining unchanged? Good to keep the faith or stubborn selectors?

0.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, bit of nibble off the pitch. England favourites! I kid. Jayawardene calmly defends to the off side

0.2

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, serious movement here away from the bat. Hooping swing. Dilshan leaves alone

0.3

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, too wide from Anderson and Dilshan clatters the air with an enormous swish. Swung past the bat though

0.4

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, will there be an extra slip soon? You'd hope so. Anderson is a touch short here and Dilshan leaves alone

0.5

Anderson to Dilshan, OUT, gone! Dilshan departs for a duck! Anderson pitched it up, the late swing found the edge and Kieswetter took the chance

TM Dilshan c †Kieswetter b Anderson 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Anderson to Chandimal, no run, big, late swing past the groping edge of Chandimal. Anderson loves these conditions and is full of chat at Chandimal

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/1

    • LD Chandimal 0 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (1b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-1-1

Tim Bresnan will share the new ball. All you've got to do is pitch it up and everything will follow.

1.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, starts too wide, and a touch short. Left all alone

1.2

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, again Jayawardene leaves alone outside off stump, watching a ball hoop past him

1.3

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, wide of off stump for a third time

1.4

Bresnan to Jayawardene, 1 run, Bresnan straightens up and Jayawardene fiddles a single around the corner. Brings Chandimal back on strike

1.5

Bresnan to Chandimal, no run, back of a length from Bresnan. Chandimal rocks into line to poke to leg. England full of chatter at the 21-year-old

1.6

Bresnan to Chandimal, no run, too wide of off this time. Not a great opening over, it must be said

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 2/1

    • LD Chandimal 0 (3b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 2 (5b)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-1-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-1-1
2.1

Anderson to Jayawardene, FOUR, just a hint of width and Jayawardene carefully threaded his cut shot wide of point for four. Be great to see how he adapts to these conditions

2.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, this time it's outside off and left alone. Anderson gets an ovation from Kieswetter for the effort

2.3

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, ah, cricketing gods, presumably the same one Cook was invoking the other day, prevent swing when you start on leg stump. Instead it heads past for a wide

2.3

Anderson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, this again is shoved a touch down the leg side and Jayawardene flicks merrily to deep square

2.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, good delivery this one, tailing away late. Jayawardene was desperate to turn it to leg but resisted the temptation and played straight

2.5

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, just a fraction short - maybe half a metre - means Jayawardene can play off the back foot and steer with the swing to third man

2.6

Anderson to Chandimal, no run, Anderson finds some extra bounce that Chandimal doesn't cope with too well as he pops forward. Almost spoons it to cover. Anderson is full of choreographed chat again

End of over 3 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 10/1

    • LD Chandimal 0 (4b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 9 (10b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-9-1
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-1-0
3.1

Bresnan to Jayawardene, no run, Bresnan persisting back of a length. Jayawardene blocks calmly

3.2

Bresnan to Jayawardene, OUT, big wicket! Jayawardene falls and he'll be disappointed with the shot. Just flirted at an away swinger outside off, could easily have left it but ended up edging to slip

DPMD Jayawardene c Trott b Bresnan 9 (13m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

King Kumar arrives at the crease. The ball is hooping.

3.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, plays his first ball very late and under his eyes, prodding to leg

"As you said: All you've got to do is pitch it up and everything will follow," writes James. "Could you please tattoo those words on Stuart Broad's forehead. If he whinges ignore him. Everyone else does."

3.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, Bresnan lands it outside a right-hander's off stump, but Sangakkara is left handed

3.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, adjusts perfectly this time, sliding past the outside edge. Dreamy bowling conditions these

3.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara eases forward to defend to cover

3.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery, Sangakkara leaves by playing inside the line. It would take a massive effort to turn this into a good score in these conditions

End of over 4 (1 run) Sri Lanka 11/2

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (4b)
    • LD Chandimal 0 (4b)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-2-1
    • JM Anderson 2-0-9-1
4.1

Anderson to Chandimal, OUT, Chandimal over this time! Don't play England when the ball nips around! He was only half-forward when an inswinger clipped his front pad around the knee roll on off stump. Century followed by a duck for the 21-year-old

LD Chandimal lbw b Anderson 0 (15m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kandamby! Remember him? This is probably the time to prove why he's in the side.

4.2

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, angled across the left-hander, Kandamby defends. Still just two slips in place, much to the annoyance of the Sky comm box

Further to James' point, if Broad is going to bowl himself back into form anywhere, it'll be Trent Bridge. Not only is it his home county ground, but he averages 22.70 in six previous ODIs here, and has 18 wickets at 22.77 across all formats.

4.3

Anderson to Kandamby, no run

4.4

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, shortish and pushed across blocked. But with the ball doing what it is you can't see Kandamby lasting

4.5

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, careful blocking from Kandamby. Anderson probably a touch short

4.6

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, back of a length again and defended to cover

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 11/3

    • SHT Kandamby 0 (5b)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (4b)
    • JM Anderson 3-1-9-2
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-2-1
5.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, some extra bounce here for Bresnan. So pace, bounce, seam and swing on offer. Sangakkara rides it well, plays late in defence

5.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, England are full of cheer, bounding around like puppies. Amazing what a green pitch does. Defended to the leg side

5.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, neatly clipped off the toes to deep square

5.4

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, Bresnan shoves down a short ball and looks anxiously to the square leg umpire. Thankfully for the bowler, it's not a wide. Must have been close though

5.5

Bresnan to Kandamby, 2 runs, Kandamby is away, and neatly too. Assured clip off the hip towards deep square

5.6

Bresnan to Kandamby, no run, Bresnan short again and Kandamby is very late on a pull shot. Bresnan so often seems to hurry batsmen with short balls

As impressive as Broad's numbers at Trent Bridge are, they aren't a scratch on James Anderson's - he has 41 wickets here, across all formats, at an astonishing 17.70. And could have a few more before this innings is over ...

End of over 6 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 14/3

    • SHT Kandamby 2 (8b)
    • KC Sangakkara 1 (7b)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-5-1
    • JM Anderson 3-1-9-2
6.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, swing, carry, decent pace. Everything on offer. But it's pushed across Sangakkara and left alone

6.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length from the bowler and nibbled into the leg side

6.3

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, ooh, Kandamby late on a leave and it ended up taking an inside edge and running this far past the stumps

6.4

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, more secure this time, blocking to cover

6.5

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, fuller delivery, real floater, is driven firmly but Bell at cover dives to field. So pleased are England with the effort that they pat him lovingly

6.6

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, cracker! Angling away before zipping back and slicing Kandamby in two as he tried to defend

End of over 7 (1 run) Sri Lanka 15/3

    • SHT Kandamby 2 (12b)
    • KC Sangakkara 2 (9b)
    • JM Anderson 4-1-10-2
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-5-1
7.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, Bresnan finds the right length it heads across a limp bat. Real tough battle for the batsmen here

7.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, again this nips away but Sangakkara opts to leave

7.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, you can't get away swing from outside leg stump, that's the rules

7.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, pushed outside off stump and Sangakkara leaves

7.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, go full, and the rest follows. Draws Sangakkara forward to try and play but tails away past the edge

7.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, this time it's driven with the fullest of faces straight back down the ground but Bresnan intervenes

7.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, sturdy defence, playing it very late from Prince Kumar, as many of you have corrected me

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 16/3

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (15b)
    • SHT Kandamby 2 (12b)
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-6-1
    • JM Anderson 4-1-10-2
8.1

Anderson to Kandamby, FOUR, lovely shot from Kandamby! He looks remarkably similar to Hashan Tillakaratne at the crease. Leans into a drive that's punched wide of cover for four

8.2

Anderson to Kandamby, no run, this time it's defended as Anderson adjusts his line

8.3

Anderson to Kandamby, OUT, all over for Kandamby! Didn't need to play it but was drawn into a little fence outside off with an open face, ended up guiding it to slip

SHT Kandamby c Swann b Anderson 6 (14m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Suraj Randiv is out there! I've never seen a nightwatchman in an one-day game before. Not a silly plan actually, try and absorb the new ball attack for a while. Trouble is if it's too hard for Jayawardene what hope Randiv?

8.4

Anderson to Randiv, no run, doesn't get much of this as Anderson swing it into his pads

Valid point from Mark: "The lead-up to this match may have been all about England's batting order. But maybe the discussion should have been on the relative depth of the two teams' batting line-ups. From positions 5-11, England's batsmen have 21 international centuries between them. Whereas outside the top 4, Sri Lanka have no centurions."

8.5

Anderson to Randiv, no run, again this dips back towards the pads and Randiv can't connect

8.6

Anderson to Randiv, no run, bouncer dragged down short. Randiv eases out the line

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 20/4

    • S Randiv 0 (3b)
    • KC Sangakkara 2 (15b)
    • JM Anderson 5-1-14-3
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-6-1
9.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, gentle, floating gimme from Bresnan and Sangakkara climbs into a beautiful cover drive. Lovely shot

9.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, follows the boundary with a leg-side nudge for a single

9.3

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, Randiv doing his duty well so far, into line and fiddling to leg

9.4

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, Bresnan aims full but less floaty than the first ball. Snakes away late, past the hopeful attempted drive

9.5

Bresnan to Randiv, no run, shorter this time, Randiv rides the bounce and plays well to defend

Extra slip in place, creating an inviting gap at extra cover.

9.6

Bresnan to Randiv, FOUR, wrong line from Bresnan and classic nightwatchman runs, inside-edging off the pads to the fine-leg boundary

End of over 10 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 29/4

    • S Randiv 4 (7b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 7 (17b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-15-1
    • JM Anderson 5-1-14-3

England take the bowling powerplay. Obviously.

10.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length from Anderson and Sangakkara can do nothing but defend

10.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, more careful defence from Sangakkara. Not convinced these conditions are fit for ODI cricket but there you go. Mind you, Sri Lanka haven't played them well at all

10.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, solid defence straight back down to the bowler

10.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, dug in short and there is plenty of carry. Sangakkara only has to pop under to avoid

10.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, excellent batting, short-arm cut shot to a short ball only a fraction wide of off. Picked the gap wide of point and it raced to the rope

10.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, calm defence to follow the boundary

End of over 11 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 33/4

    • KC Sangakkara 11 (23b 2x4)
    • S Randiv 4 (7b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-1-18-3
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-15-1

Right then! It's Stuart Broad. A wicketless bowler could not ask for better conditions. It's his home ground, too. Two slips in place and a ring of cover fielders.

11.1

Broad to Randiv, no run, starts full! Actually full! Randiv, after recovering from surprise, managed to get forward to defend

11.2

Broad to Randiv, FOUR, four this time! Broad's bad luck? Perhaps he should have been fuller. Good ball though, moved away and a half-guide half-edge steered it past a diving second slip

11.3

Broad to Randiv, no run, again Broad is full, which is promising. Randiv gets himself forward to defend

11.4

Broad to Randiv, no run, Broad isn't haring in like he was the games before. The conditions do the leg work really. Finds a good hit-off-stump line and length and Randiv defends

11.5

Broad to Randiv, FOUR, where has that come from!? Randiv strolls down the wicket, gives himself room and clatters a boundary over cover!

11.6

Broad to Randiv, no run, Broad resists the temptation to slam down a bouncer in response and Randiv resists the temptation to swing wildly. Good cricket, all things considered

End of over 12 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 41/4

    • S Randiv 12 (13b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 11 (23b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-8-0
    • JM Anderson 6-1-18-3
12.1

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, flash and a miss outside off. Not really sure why Sangakkara missed it, just some extra bounce I guess

12.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, nicely done. Sangakkara up on his toes, pops a single to leg

"Interesting tactical move by SL to demote Matthews in the batting order - presumably, Angelo would otherwise have just shouldered arms and padded away whilst Kumar got the last 98 runs of his century," snipes Mike Collier.

12.3

Anderson to Randiv, 1 leg bye, good running pinches a single as Anderson swings one into Randiv's pads

12.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, touch of uneven bounce now! Good grief. Sangakkara leaves and watches it roll through to Kieswetter

12.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, for some reason Pietersen is out at deep midwicket. Not sure why, but that means Sangakkara's inside edge earns a single

"These were the actual conditions in which ODI's were played in the 90s before flat tracks and 300+ scores took over," writes a nostalgic Saikrishnan B. "Mind you the ODI's of 90s were much more riveting than the stuff we are served today."

12.6

Anderson to Randiv, no run, Randiv shuffles down at Anderson very early and the bowler slams it down short in response. That pretty much takes the bowler's threat away so credit to Randiv

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 44/4

    • S Randiv 12 (15b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 13 (27b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 7-1-20-3
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-8-0
13.1

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, Broad's first real short ball of the day and Sangakkara hung leg side of the ball to chop a cut shot down to third man

13.2

Broad to Randiv, no run, full and straight from Broad. And Randiv in defence

13.3

Broad to Randiv, no run, poor shot, poking outside off stump. Back of a length and it ghosted past the edge

13.4

Broad to Randiv, no run, little bit too short and wide here, but not alarmingly so

13.5

Broad to Randiv, no run, Randiv is playing a blinder, given the conditions. Into line again and blocking securely

Sherveen comes out in support of Angelo: "It is unfair some people are commenting in a cheeky manner on Angelo's support for Dinesh Chandimal at the 3rd ODI to get his century. The team was in a very comfortable position to win and when there are lots of balls to spare, the team had all the time to take the micky out of England and take all the time they wanted to finish the game off. it is nothing unsportsmanlike to do so. As a responsible person of the team,he just did the right thing for a budding young cricketer."

13.6

Broad to Randiv, 1 run, short and wide, not ideal from the bowler, Randiv hangs leg side and upper-cuts, Broad thinks he's in with a chance but it bounces a couple of times to third man

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 46/4

    • S Randiv 13 (20b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 14 (28b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0
    • JM Anderson 7-1-20-3
14.1

Anderson to Randiv, no run, Randiv edging down the track again, Anderson shoving it in short again in response and it thuds off the thigh

14.2

Anderson to Randiv, 1 leg bye, Anderson is definitely bowling too short to Randiv here. Wrong line too and it's tickled away off the body to fine leg

14.3

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, better delivery, fuller and zipping away. Sangakkara fenced at it, much to his annoyance

14.4

Anderson to Sangakkara, FOUR, too short and the pull shot is nailed. Perfect timing, perfect placement between the two deep fielders. Lovely batting

14.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, good crisp pull is followed by an equally decisive leave

14.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, left all alone outside off stump

With the Bowling Powerplay up time for me to handover to Liam.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 51/4

    • KC Sangakkara 18 (32b 3x4)
    • S Randiv 13 (22b 3x4)
    • JM Anderson 8-1-24-3
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0

Thanks, Sahil. Meanwhile, Broad's search for a wicket continues ...

15.1

Broad to Randiv, no run, a good length delivery on off stump is defended back down the track. A touch of seam movement in to the batsman, but nothing dramatic

15.2

Broad to Randiv, 1 run, seaming in towards the hip, Randiv tucks to leg for a single

15.3

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, nicely full but just a little too straight, Sangakkara works to midwicket for one more

15.4

Broad to Randiv, FOUR, shot! Randiv has the look of a top-order batsman as he leans forward to crack a drive through the covers. No great flourish, but his technique is sound and the placement is great

15.5

Broad to Randiv, no run, Broad pulls his length back just a touch and Randiv defends to point

15.6

Broad to Randiv, OUT, sweet relief! Randiv gloves a lifter down the leg side, and Broad's wait is over. It wasn't the most impressive piece of bowling ever seen, but he'll take a wicket any way he can get it. To his credit, he also immediately turned to appeal to the umpire as the ball landed in Kieswetter's gloves. He's smiling now

S Randiv c †Kieswetter b Broad 18 (29m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

"Broad should be dropped he is rubbish will never get a wicket....ah um well ah" A leg-side strangle changes everything CharlieJ, everything.

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 57/5

    • KC Sangakkara 19 (33b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-16-1
    • JM Anderson 8-1-24-3

Here's Jade Dernbach, who will also fancy his chances in these conditions.

16.1

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, he starts on a length just outside off, and Sangakkara defends from the crease

16.2

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, Kumar looks for a single through gully but can't get the ball fine enough

16.3

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length, on this pitch, and Sangakkara defends off the back foot

We like this from James: "Hallelujah! Broad gets the wicket of a tailender in helpful conditions! Shoe in for the next match now."

16.4

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 run, chopped down through gully, this time the placement is good and he picks up one to third man. Still a little short from Dernbach

Two slips are waiting for an edge off Mathews' bat

16.5

Dernbach to Mathews, 3 runs, he's off straight away, clipping a pitched up delivery through midwicket

16.6

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, nibbling around just outside off, Sangakkara steps across to cover off stump and leaves alone

Dernbach didn't quite get his length right in that over. He wasn't hurling bouncers down, but he was just a touch too short.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 61/5

    • KC Sangakkara 20 (38b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 3 (1b)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-16-1
17.1

Broad to Mathews, no run, rising off a length outside off, Mathews has a look and leaves well alone

17.2

Broad to Mathews, no run, left alone once again, but this is one was much closer to his off stump. Gasps from behind the wicket

"Why should Broad be given credit for turning around and appealing? Isn't that what he is supposed to do?" asks Pawn, not unfairly.

17.3

Broad to Mathews, no run, full of length but far enough outside off to be left alone without alarm

17.4

Broad to Mathews, no run, Mathews skips down the track to get at Broad, who adjusts his length and line to draw a hurried defence from the batsman

17.5

Broad to Mathews, no run, just short of a good length, Mathews hangs back and gets in line to defend

17.6

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, that's better - aimed at the top of off stump - but it's also cost runs, Mathews nudging to midwicket for a single

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 62/5

    • AD Mathews 4 (7b)
    • KC Sangakkara 20 (38b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-17-1
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-4-0
18.1

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, Dernbach spots Mathews' attacking intent - the batsman was hinting that he would advance down the wicket - and bangs one in short

18.2

Dernbach to Mathews, FOUR, Dernbach's line drifts down the leg side and he is neatly glanced to the fine leg boundary

18.3

Dernbach to Mathews, 1 run, landing on middle and leg this time, and Mathews flicks to midwicket for a single

18.4

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, definite seam movement away from the left-hander, but it starts wide of off and goes further and Kumar isn't interested in playing a shot

"This is exciting! I'm not quite sure how England can lose it from here, but I'm sure we'll give it a damn good go." Baby steps, Andy, baby steps.

18.5

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara didn't have much room to work with here but slashed a cut away behind point all the same. Too close to him to get any real power in the shot

18.6

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, nurdled defensively to leg to end the over

Well, this time his length was spot on but his line was a little off. Third time lucky?

End of over 19 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 68/5

    • AD Mathews 9 (11b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 21 (40b 3x4)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-10-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-17-1
19.1

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, beaten on the outside edge. That was loose from Sangakkara, he flashed at a wide half-volley with minimal foot movement

19.2

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, on a length and straight, Sangakkara defends

Alastair Cook is off the field at the moment. We're not sure why, but Samit Patel is on in his place. Morgan, as vice captain, in charge of things

19.3

Broad to Sangakkara, no run, chopped down defensively on the off side. Hint of bottom edge

19.4

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, deftly angled down to third man for a single

19.5

Broad to Mathews, no run, this one spat back at Mathews off a length, and he is forced into a hurried defensive stroke as the ball rises up at his midriff

19.6

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, Broad's line slips towards leg stump and he's nudged behind square for a single

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 70/5

    • AD Mathews 10 (13b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 22 (44b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-19-1
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-10-0

"If Randiv can play better than Kandamby in the same situation.. why play Kandamby then?" asks Daniel Alexander. That question is sure to draw a strong response ... Meanwhile, we have a change in the attack as Graeme Swann is brought on. No slip in place for him, the field spread.

20.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, a loopy full toss is pushed to long-on for a single

A very defensive field remains for Sangakkara, just four men inside the circle.

20.2

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, speared down flat from around the wicket, Sangakkara defends to leg with his weight back

20.3

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, nudged to cover, Sangakkara was searching for a single but there wasn't one as the fielder quickly swooped, the batsman scurrying quickly back to his crease

20.4

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, pushed gently to cover off the front foot once again

20.5

Swann to Sangakkara, 2 runs, width offered outside off, Sangakkara cuts well behind square but a sliding fielder cuts it off on the boundary

20.6

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, tight single! Dinked to cover and they have to sprint through quickly as the throw is fired in ... the call was nice and early though

End of over 21 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 74/5

    • KC Sangakkara 25 (49b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 11 (14b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 1-0-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-19-1

Ah, a change of ends for Dernbach as he replaces Broad.

21.1

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 run, some more cheeky running! Mathews had to get the dive out this time, after Sangakkara had dropped the ball close in on the off side. He was safely in

21.2

Dernbach to Mathews, SIX, that is a shot of true quality! A checked drive is eased straight back over the bowler's head and flies several metres over the boundary. Such clean striking, and he never lost control or balance

21.3

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, Dernbach responds by pulling his length back and going wider of off stump, Mathews leaves alone

21.4

Dernbach to Mathews, 1 run, tapped to cover, there's time for a quick single

21.5

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, full on off stump, Sangakkara slices a drive that is stopped at point by Morgan

21.6

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, Sangakkara nudges straight to the midwicket fielder

"Good hustle by Mathews and Sanga. Mixing rapid singles and the occasional big hit will keep the fielders and captain on edge," says Simon.

End of over 22 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 82/5

    • KC Sangakkara 26 (52b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 18 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-18-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-4-0
22.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, tossed up full on off stump, Mathews digs it out into the leg side

22.2

Swann to Mathews, no run, this is close! The straight-break fizzes past the outside edge of Mathews' bat and Kieswetter whips the bails off. The umpires immediately go upstairs for another look ... but, fortunately for Sri Lanka, his back foot was grounded the whole time

22.3

Swann to Mathews, no run, full and quite flat outside off, Mathews nudges to point

22.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, Mathews leans across and taps quietly to midwicket

22.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, pushed to midwicket again, a risk-free shot

22.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, Mathews lunges well forward to defend to cover, and that's a maiden for Swann

End of over 23 (maiden) Sri Lanka 82/5

    • AD Mathews 18 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 26 (52b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 2-1-4-0
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-18-0
23.1

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara guides a length delivery to third man, turns quickly and runs the second hard. Good running

23.2

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 run, glanced off the hip down to fine leg, this time it's just the single

23.3

Dernbach to Mathews, 1 wide, much too short, the attempted bouncer sails way over Mathews' head and is rightly called a wide by Illingworth

23.3

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, Mathews shows his intent by stepping aggressively forward, but is met with a good length delivery aimed at the top of middle and defends

23.4

Dernbach to Mathews, no run, slower ball from Dernbach, the first of the innings as far as I can remember. Mathews seemed to pick it, but it was wide of off and he chose not to play a shot

23.5

Dernbach to Mathews, 1 run, this would've been very close with a direct hit! Mathews tapped to cover and there was a moment's hesitation before they set off, but Samit Patel's throw is wide. He may have been just home even if it had hit

23.6

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicked into the leg side for a single to end the over

End of over 24 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 88/5

    • KC Sangakkara 30 (55b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 19 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-24-0
    • GP Swann 2-1-4-0
24.1

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, Swann comes round the wicket to Sangakkara, who pushes to Anderson in the covers and begins to set off for a single ... he's swiftly sent back, and Kieswetter can't get a glove on the fielder's slightly wild return

24.2

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, pushed into the off side again, no thought of a run this time

24.3

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara stays deep in the crease and punches down to long-off for one

24.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, definite drift for Swann but not much turn, and Mathews defends

24.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, nudged defensively to leg

24.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, quicker one from Swann, it's glanced just to short fine leg's left and there's no chance of a single

End of over 25 (1 run) Sri Lanka 89/5

    • AD Mathews 19 (29b 1x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 31 (58b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 3-1-5-0
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-24-0
25.1

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, Sangakkara steps forward to drive to mid-on

25.2

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara advances down the track and Dernbach responds by digging the ball in. It's fended to leg, and Mathews says no to the single

25.3

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 2 runs, whipped to long leg, and they charge through for a second

25.4

Dernbach to Sangakkara, FOUR, a genuine edge off Sangakkara's bat to one that seamed across him off a really good length, but there are no slips and it goes fine enough to get him four runs at third man

25.5

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, a similar delivery, but this time Sangakkara is right behind it in defence

25.6

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 wide, hurled down the leg side to add another to the extras column

25.6

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length on off stump, Sangakkara stands up to cover the bounce and defends to midwicket

End of over 26 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 96/5

    • KC Sangakkara 37 (64b 4x4)
    • AD Mathews 19 (29b 1x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 5-0-31-0
    • GP Swann 3-1-5-0
26.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, dropped close in towards cover point and the batsmen take a well-judged single

26.2

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, a quicker one is arrowed in at off stump from around the wicket, but Sangakkara eases it down the ground for a single

26.3

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, nudged through square leg for another single

26.4

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, a mirror image of the last stroke, Sangakkara bringing up the 100 by turning one to square leg

26.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, solidly defended off the front foot

26.6

Swann to Mathews, 3 runs, intelligent batting from Mathews, who opens the bat face on a drifter outside off to pick up three to third man

End of over 27 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 103/5

    • AD Mathews 24 (33b 1x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 39 (66b 4x4)
    • GP Swann 4-1-12-0
    • JW Dernbach 5-0-31-0

Cook turns to Stuart Broad in an attempt to break this stand. He's got a spread field, but mid-on is up.

27.1

Broad to Mathews, 1 leg bye, angling down the leg side, Mathews is struck on the pad but that's definitely missing, the appeal is turned down and they take a single

27.2

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, very full on off stump, Sangakkara digs the ball out to mid-off - who is too deep, allowing them the single

27.3

Broad to Mathews, 2 runs, Mathews sends the ball racing towards the third man boundary with a late cut ... but a slick, sliding stop from Bresnan saves a couple of runs

"You hardly ever see Bresnan misfield," says Sahil. "And he's a big unit too," adds Miller.

27.4

Broad to Mathews, 2 runs, whipped to midwicket, a slight fumble means they have time to get back for a second run.

27.5

Broad to Mathews, no run, Broad draws Mathews forward in defence with a full ball on off stump

27.6

Broad to Mathews, no run, Broad ends the over with another nicely full ball, but it's met with solid defence again

End of over 28 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 109/5

    • AD Mathews 28 (38b 1x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 40 (67b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-24-1
    • GP Swann 4-1-12-0
28.1

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, angled in towards the left-hander's pads from round the wicket, and he's turned to fine leg for a single

28.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, tapped to square leg, there's another single

28.3

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, it's all happening! Turn, an edge off the bat, and Mathews is sent back very late ... but he gets between the fielder and the stumps, and the throw isn't a great one. Swann isn't happy

"After October 1, the umpire might be having a word about that type of running, getting between the ball and the stumps," Michael Holding points out - talking about the new rules and regulations being brought in

28.4

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run

28.5

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, nudged into the leg side

28.6

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

End of over 29 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 114/5

    • KC Sangakkara 43 (71b 4x4)
    • AD Mathews 30 (40b 1x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 5-1-17-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-24-1
29.1

Broad to Sangakkara, 2 runs, the leg glance sends the ball racing towards the long leg boundary, but again Bresnan is the fielder to save runs down there

"The Randiv experiment seems to have worked well in allowing Mathews to bat with an older ball." Think I agree with you, James.

29.2

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara unfurls his cut shot to send the ball bouncing to wide third man, but there's cover there, the fielder sprinting round

29.3

Broad to Mathews, no run, Broad hits a length on off stump, Mathews defends from the crease

29.4

Broad to Mathews, no run, a very full ball on off stump is dug out to cover

29.5

Broad to Mathews, SIX, Mathews' second six of the innings! It doesn't quite have the style and panache of his first - there's a hint of the agricultural as he smites a Broad offcutter over long-on. Good shot all the same

"Apart from 'dross' can anyone give me a definition of what Dernbach is actually bowling?," says Steven Finn Paul.

29.6

Broad to Mathews, 2 runs, flicked to leg for two more

And with that I'll hand over to Sahil

End of over 30 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 125/5

    • AD Mathews 38 (44b 1x4 2x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 46 (73b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-35-1
    • GP Swann 5-1-17-0

Cheers Liam.

30.1

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, this skids through from Swann, past the attempted whip to leg

30.2

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, neatly played, stylishly driving through cover

30.3

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews bunts a single down the ground. Good milking

30.4

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, again Swann is eased to long-on

30.5

Swann to Mathews, no run, touch of air on this, drift too. Defended calmly

30.6

Swann to Mathews, no run, ooh, Sangakkara hurried half-way down for a nonexistant single, and then took an age to turn and get back. Made Samit Patel look lively

End of over 31 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 128/5

    • AD Mathews 39 (47b 1x4 2x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 48 (76b 4x4)
    • GP Swann 6-1-20-0
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-35-1

Here come's big Bressie lad. Field spread wide and far.

31.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara uses the slight width on offer to guide a single to third man

31.2

Bresnan to Mathews, no run, banged down shorter, two men out deep for the hook so Mathews decides on ducking

31.3

Bresnan to Mathews, OUT, great work from Bresnan! Key breakthrough! Short ball reared up and took the shoulder of Mathews' bat as he tried to turn it to leg, it looped back towards the bowler who ran in, dived and snaffled it with one-hand inches off the turf. Mathews demanded the third umpire took a second look but that only confirmed how good a catch it was

AD Mathews c & b Bresnan 39 (60m 49b 1x4 2x6) SR: 79.59

Jeevan Mendis is the new man. Pietersen seems to have broken into a cold sweat.

31.4

Bresnan to Mendis, no run, accurate start to the new batsman and Mendis defends

31.5

Bresnan to Mendis, no run, good stuff from Bresnan again, holding the ball around off stump

31.6

Bresnan to Mendis, no run, oh dear, horrid shot. Hack across the line. Not sure that's the right approach

End of over 32 (1 run) Sri Lanka 129/6

    • BMAJ Mendis 0 (3b)
    • KC Sangakkara 49 (77b 4x4)
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-16-2
    • GP Swann 6-1-20-0
32.1

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, poked to the leg side gently

32.2

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, terrible running from Mendis, calling Sangakkara through for a single after it bobbled off the pads. Kieswetter was swift and had his throw hit Sangakkara would have gone

32.3

Swann to Mendis, no run, Mendis forward and defending very respectfully

32.4

Swann to Mendis, no run, diligent defence from Mendis after his earlier swish

32.5

Swann to Mendis, no run, Mendis just holding his bat in line and letting it hit the the bat

32.6

Swann to Mendis, no run, more conviction on this forward defence

End of over 33 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 130/6

    • BMAJ Mendis 0 (7b)
    • KC Sangakkara 49 (79b 4x4)
    • GP Swann 7-2-20-0
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-16-2
33.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, fifty for Sangakkara, what an immense man. Guides this to third man boundary easily. He's had to battle so hard this innings

33.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, dabbed to the off side and the batsmen scoot through for a very swift single. Needed a dive to get home as Morgan's throw hit direct

33.3

Bresnan to Mendis, 1 run, neatly played by Mendis, tucking a short ball off his hip to deep square

33.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, short and a touch wide, Sangakkara cuts but straight to point

33.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, banged in shorter and it was quick too. Sangakkara had to jerk out the line

33.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, enough width for Sangakkara to steer a single to third man and pinch the strike

Drinks at Trent Bridge. Ball change too. What I need, though, is some lunch. Innings break can't come soon enough. Sangakkara, by the way, is yet to make an ODI hundred against England. "Sanga's bigger battle awaits with the SLC board," writes Zakaria, and I fear he may be right.

End of over 34 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 137/6

    • KC Sangakkara 55 (84b 5x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 1 (8b)
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-23-2
    • GP Swann 7-2-20-0
34.1

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, waits on the back foot and flicks a single to the legside

34.2

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, another quick single this time taken to the offside

34.3

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, punched with a full face to deep mid-off

34.4

Swann to Mendis, no run, lovely bowling from Swann, drifting it in and Mendis almost got himself out of position

34.5

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, slides on with the arm to find an inside edge as Mendis drove loosely. Inside edge ran towards short fine leg

34.6

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, five singles in the over as Sangakkara punches to mid-off

End of over 35 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 142/6

    • KC Sangakkara 58 (87b 5x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 3 (11b)
    • GP Swann 8-2-25-0
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-23-2

Jade on for a bowl. He's been particularly unimpressive today.

35.1

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, starts well here though, heading for around off stump

35.2

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, slightly shorter this time, pushing across the left-hander. Sangakkara defends very securely

35.3

Dernbach to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower ball, out the back of the hand as usual, Sangakkara pokes it past a diving Kieswetter and then seems to dance to the other end, very slowly

35.4

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, Dernbach bent has back here and the extra pace did for Mendis who tried to leave. The inside edge comes back close to the stumps, but not close enough for Bresnan's liking

35.5

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, this is left outside off stump and left all alone

35.6

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, pitched up invitingly to drive, Mendis does drive, but finds cover

End of over 36 (1 run) Sri Lanka 143/6

    • BMAJ Mendis 3 (14b)
    • KC Sangakkara 59 (90b 5x4)
    • JW Dernbach 6-0-32-0
    • GP Swann 8-2-25-0
36.1

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged quietly to deep square to bring Mendis, who is struggling a touch, back on strike

36.2

Swann to Mendis, no run, big appeal from Swann as Mendis shuffles across his stumps and misses. Looked a good shout I reckon

36.3

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, better shot this one, chopped backwards of point

36.4

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara places his drive down the ground to jog another single

36.5

Swann to Mendis, no run, Kieswetter screams "bowled Swanny!" after Mendis defends

36.6

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, quick feet from Mendis down the track gets him to the pitch to drive a single. Nicely done

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 147/6

    • BMAJ Mendis 5 (18b)
    • KC Sangakkara 61 (92b 5x4)
    • GP Swann 9-2-29-0
    • JW Dernbach 6-0-32-0
37.1

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, Mendis picks out Morgan at point with his back-foot steer

37.2

Dernbach to Mendis, FOUR, that's an excellent shot! Brings up 150 for Sri Lanka. It was only a touch short but Mendis got back and short-arm jabbed a pull shot in front of square for four

37.3

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, loose delivery, shoved well outside off is slashed at and missed

37.4

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, another swing and miss from Mendis. Poor shot this, hanging back and trying to fetch a pull from a long way outside off

37.5

Dernbach to Mendis, no run, cracker from Dernbach! Where did this come from? Fuller, which helps, but decked off the pitch a long way and beat the outside edge

37.6

Dernbach to Mendis, 1 run, dropped! Dernbach deserved more! Another good delivery seaming away, this time it found the edge it went wide to Kieswetter's left and he had it as he dived but it popped out as the elbows hit the ground

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 152/6

    • BMAJ Mendis 10 (24b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 61 (92b 5x4)
    • JW Dernbach 7-0-37-0
    • GP Swann 9-2-29-0
38.1

Swann to Mendis, no run, dangerous trying to cut Swann, very dangerous. Mendis just about gave himself enough room to squeeze the shot out

38.2

Swann to Mendis, 1 run, Mendis down the wicket this time and flicking with a flourish to Pietersen at deep midwicket

38.3

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara very respectful in defence

38.4

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, more careful defence from Sangakkara, he's almost seen Swann out

38.5

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter delivery and Sangakkara rocks back to punch a drive wide of cover

38.6

Swann to Mendis, no run, Swann almost strikes on the last ball of his spell. Quicker ball that slid through, struck Mendis on the pad as he was half forward. Bowden decided against it but replays showed leg stump being easy hit

End of over 39 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 154/6

    • BMAJ Mendis 11 (27b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 62 (95b 5x4)
    • GP Swann 10-2-31-0
    • JW Dernbach 7-0-37-0
39.1

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara chops a single down to third man. He's been playing a different match to his team-mates today

39.2

Broad to Mendis, no run, Mendis defends uneasily off the back foot

39.3

Broad to Mendis, OUT, Broad gets another and Kieswetter will be thrilled! Tough chance as Mendis slashed at a short ball, top edge flew through but Kieswetter jumped at just the right moment to cling on. Broad's luck must be changing because he has two wickets with two pretty ordinary deliveries today

BMAJ Mendis c †Kieswetter b Broad 11 (31m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.93

England almost through now. Sangakkara might be left all alone at this rate.

39.4

Broad to Kulasekara, no run, Broad is a touch wide to the new batsman

39.5

Broad to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, wrong line again, this time down the leg side, Kulasekara nudges a single to fine leg

39.6

Broad to Sangakkara, 1 run, very neatly driven to long-on to keep Sangakkara the strike

Right, Liam will take you through to the end.

End of over 40 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 157/7

    • KC Sangakkara 64 (97b 5x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 0 (2b)
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-37-2
    • GP Swann 10-2-31-0

Thanks Sahil. As Miller has just pointed out, if Sri Lanka can get somewhere close to 240, it could be a tough ask for England. Sangakkara will have to be the man to get them there. And Sri Lanka have just taken the Batting Powerplay.

40.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, Bresnan starts with a pinpoint yorker in the blockhole, and it's dug out to leg

40.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, he's just missed his mark with the yorker this time, and the full toss is tapped back to the bowler ... who falls over it without stopping the ball, allowing the single

40.3

Bresnan to Kulasekara, no run, Kulasekara hops back to push a length delivery to midwicket

40.4

Bresnan to Kulasekara, no run, short, just outside off, and Kulasekara sways out of harm's way

40.5

Bresnan to Kulasekara, FOUR, heaved to midwicket! Another length delivery from Bresnan, Kulasekara cleared the left leg and swung merrily to send the ball arcing away

40.6

Bresnan to Kulasekara, 1 run, Bresnan goes much fuller to end the over, and Kulasekara clips through square leg

End of over 41 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 163/7

    • KMDN Kulasekara 5 (6b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 65 (99b 5x4)
    • TT Bresnan 8-0-29-2
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-37-2

Dernbach replaces Broad. A conference between Cook, Broad and the bowler as field placings are decided upon. Fine leg and third man are up, long-on and long-off back.

41.1

Dernbach to Kulasekara, OUT, full, straight, Kulasekara is struck plumb in front and it's an easy decision for umpire Illingworth. Hmm, in fact replays suggest that wasn't as close as it looked at first, just clipping leg

KMDN Kulasekara lbw b Dernbach 5 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

"I fear that Sri Lanka have made far more than they should have done," writes Mark Kidger. "They will think that 180 will give them a chance." They still have some work to do to get there.

41.2

Dernbach to Malinga, no run, the bump ball is tapped to Bell in the covers ... the crowd were very excited, thinking that was a wicket

41.3

Dernbach to Malinga, no run, a slower one outside off, and I'm not entirely sure Malinga picked this. Doesn't lay bat on ball

41.4

Dernbach to Malinga, no run, on a length at full pace, Malinga defends from the crease

41.5

Dernbach to Malinga, OUT, the middle stump is knocked out of the ground! Malinga backed to leg and swished at a full toss aimed at the base of middle, missing completely. Another wicket for Dernbach, and isn't he happy

SL Malinga b Dernbach 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

41.6

Dernbach to Lakmal, no run, another full toss from Dernbach, tailing in through the air, and Lakmal defends to leg.

Does anyone else think that Jade Dernbach has the look of a young, inked-up Ben Affleck?

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 163/9

    • RAS Lakmal 0 (1b)
    • KC Sangakkara 65 (99b 5x4)
    • JW Dernbach 8-1-37-2
    • TT Bresnan 8-0-29-2
42.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara jumps out of his crease and swipes to midwicket, where a diving stop from Pietersen saves the boundary. Sri Lanka's chances of reaching a competitive total rest entirely with him now

42.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, a sharp yorker is dug out back to the bowler

42.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot! Sangakkara backs to leg to give himself some room and scythes a low full-toss over cover. That's taken him to his highest score against England in ODIs

42.4

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara nudges to midwicket but turns down the single

42.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, uppercut, over backward point, and that's four more! Sangakkara keeps fighting for his team, these are really valuable runs

Change in the field as a cover sweeper goes out. Sangakkara will want the single.

42.6

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, but he doesn't get it, a low, dipping full-toss is tapped straight to Trott at extra cover

End of over 43 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 173/9

    • KC Sangakkara 75 (105b 7x4)
    • RAS Lakmal 0 (1b)
    • TT Bresnan 9-0-39-2
    • JW Dernbach 8-1-37-2

There's a tight ring of fielders around Lakmal, plenty of pressure on him

43.1

Dernbach to Lakmal, no run, he's desperate to get off strike! Lakmal nudges a slower ball straight to the fielder in the covers and starts to wander down the pitch, swiftly sent back by Sangakkara

43.2

Dernbach to Lakmal, 1 run, there's the single Sri Lanka wanted, Lakmal digging a yorker out to midwicket where Anderson is close in, but not close enough to stop a quick single

43.3

Dernbach to Sangakkara, no run, Dernbach comes round the wicket to Sangakkara and loops down a slower ball. Sangakkara was too soon into a slog to leg, the ball trickling into the gap ... but he turns down the single

43.4

Dernbach to Sangakkara, OUT, there's the wicket! Sangakkara swings across the line and a leading edge loops up on the off side ... Morgan gets himself underneath it at backward point and takes the catch to end the innings

KC Sangakkara c Morgan b Dernbach 75 (173m 107b 7x4 0x6) SR: 70.09

5.50pm The crowd are up on their feet to applaud Sangakkara from the field, his 75 having carried Sri Lanka to 174. His partnership of 72 for the sixth wicket with Angelo Mathews was the only notable stand of the innings, England's seamers having dominated proceedings from the start. Anderson was superb with the new ball, with good back-up from Bresnan, while Broad finally broke his wicket drought and Dernbach proved effective at the death. England need 175 to draw level in the series, join us in 25 minutes to see if they can do so.

The weather may yet complicate things this evening. "Don't shoot the messenger, but keep D/L handy," tweets Gnasher.

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