Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 2014
England won by 81 runs (D/L method)
22 May 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Kulasekara to Cook, OUT, first breakthrough! Went after a wide delivery, he moved across his crease to try and reach it, well away from his body and thin edge through to Sangakkara. He hadn't been offered much width and his eyes lit up

AN Cook c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 11 (21m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

England 22/1   IR Bell 10* (9b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.2-1-6-1

Mathews to Bell, OUT, another slower ball, Bell sits back for it and swings leg side but swings it straight to short long leg where Malinga takes an easy catch. A poor dismissal from Bell's point of view not getting the elevation on a ball that was there to hit but he picked it up only as far as Malinga who only had his hat falling off to worry about in taking the catch

IR Bell c Malinga b Mathews 50 (88m 56b 4x4 1x6) SR: 89.28

England 101/2   GS Ballance 37* (45b 4x4)   AD Mathews 3.4-0-16-1

Senanayake to Morgan, OUT, forward, then back, goes to cut and chops it on it was a ball flicked out of the front of the hand, went on with the angle from around the wicket and Morgan, rocking back to cut, has slashed it onto his middle stump and his promotion has failed. Probably too full a length to cut

EJG Morgan b Senanayake 3 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 104/3   GS Ballance 37* (46b 4x4)   SMSM Senanayake 2.2-0-9-1

Senanayake to Ballance, OUT, not enough distance this time! Ballance tried to heave this from outside off over one of the long boundaries, but it came off the bottom of the bat and Chandimal had plenty of time to steady under the catch at deep midwicket

GS Ballance c Chandimal b Senanayake 64 (93m 72b 5x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

England 145/4   JE Root 14* (22b)   SMSM Senanayake 6.2-0-25-2

Senanayake to Bopara, OUT, and that's gone as well! Went for the sweep and it struck him on the back leg. Only thing would have been outside the line and replays say it was! So a review would have saved Bopara, but he declined to use it.

RS Bopara lbw b Senanayake 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 152/5   JE Root 18* (28b)   SMSM Senanayake 7.2-0-28-3

Kulasekara to Root, OUT, this time he's gone, goes down on on knee to sweep a back-of-the-hand slower ball and is taken on the knee roll. Having not advised Bopara to review he uses it himself but it's three reds

JE Root lbw b Kulasekara 45 (55m 41b 2x4 1x6) SR: 109.75

England 193/6   JC Buttler 12* (12b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 6.3-1-33-2
WATCHESPN: 1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 2014
WATCHESPN: 1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 2014





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