Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 2nd ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 25, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 157 runs
25 May 2014 (50-over match)

Right, let's get ready to rumble... James Anderson has one of the new balls in hand, Lahiru Thirimanne taking strike

10.25am: The pitch looks a sort of greyish colour, there's a little dampness from the rain over previous days. You would expect it to nibble around a little, particularly if the cloud cover remains. Sri Lanka, at least, have a man in their side who has played here in recent weeks - though Kumar Sangakkara made only 0 and 14 in his one match for Durham at Chester-le-Street.

"I hope Carbs plays well today, he has so much promise. Personally I want to see Hales in there though." Bob Bonner echoes the thoughts of a few others.

10.20am: So, an injury and a tactical switch for Sri Lanka, who had been cruising in all formats and conditions until Thursday at The Oval. Priyanjan's inclusion adds a bit of fibre to the batting order, he can also bowl a bit of spin. Daniel Alexander, meanwhile, thinks Lakmal's replacement could succeed up in Durham: "Dhammika Prasad is a hit-the-deck bowler and will be fruitful in these conditions "

10.15am: We're hearing that Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out of the rest of the ODI series, he has a grade two hamstring tear. Sri Lanka are hopeful he will be fit for the Tests, though.

Here's Tony, our first correspondent of the day: "For all the grumbling about a Cook-Bell opening partnership I do believe they have decent recent records and Bell in particular has a good strike rate... What would we prefer 50/0 after 9 overs or give it a whack and possibly be 90/3 or 4? Give me Bell and Cook with maybe Hales at No3, Ballance / Root, Morgan, Bopara."

10am: England won the toss and chose to bowl, Morgan wants to chase today, with the prospect of a bit of rain later on (looks dry and bright for now). Carberry is the man replacing Cook at the top of the order, his first ODI appearance since the post-Ashes series at the end of last summer. Cook's injury is "not too much of a worry", according to Morgan, and they'll hope to have him back at Old Trafford.

Angelo Mathews says he would also have bowled too but is happy enough with batting on a "good pitch". There are a couple of changes to the SL XI, Suranga Lakmal out with injury and replaced by Dhammika Prasad, Thisara Perera losing out to Ashan Priyanjan.

England: 1 Michael Carberry, 2 Ian Bell, 3 Gary Ballance, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Joe Root, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Chris Jordan, 9 James Tredwell, 10 James Anderson, 11 Harry Gurney

Sri Lanka: 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene 5 Dinesh Chandimal, 6 Angelo Mathews (capt), 7 Ashan Priyanjan, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Sachithra Senanayake, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Dhammika Prasad

9.45am: Morning everyone, we're putting on our thermals and bobble hats to bring you coverage of the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka up in Chester-le-Street. Alastair Cook, however, is staying warm in the dressing room with a mug of cocoa, having been ruled out by his groin injury. Alex Hales, who was called up yesterday, and Michael Carberry are in contention to replace him, with Eoin Morgan deputising as captain. England have rarely won two in a row over recent months but they will be attempting to put daylight between themselves and Sri Lanka in the five-match series; the visitors, meanwile, will hope for a return to previously formidable form - as our preview outlines. Your fantabulous typing maestros today will be myself, Alan Gardner, and Sri Lanka's finest, Andrew Fidel Fernando.

0.1

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, begins with a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Thirimanne raises his hands out of the way as it zips through

Two slips in for Anderson

0.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, 1 wide, this one swings sharply away from the left-hander and is called wide

0.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, tighter to the off stump, again some extra bounce as Thirimanne shoulders arms

0.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, 1 wide, Anderson slides this down the leg side, another wide

0.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, shuffles across and blocks a length ball in front of the stumps

0.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, woof, a jaffa from Anderson, dipping and scrambling away from Thirimanne off the seam, beats the groping bat

0.5

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, good length and leaving the batsman again, slightly wider and he stays inside the line

0.6

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, on leg stump, turned to midwicket with a closed bat face, loud "No!" from Thirimanne to end a probing over

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 0 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (0b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-2-0

Harry Gurney takes the other new ball for England

1.1

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 wide, begins with a wide, again some seam movement taking a length ball away from the right-hander

1.1

Gurney to Dilshan, no run, Gurney is bowling over the wicket, this skips up and strikes Dilshan on the thigh pad as he playas across the line

1.2

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, a touch straight again, this time worked off the legs, first run from the bat for SL

1.3

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, beaten, lovely shape on this ball, pitching and holding its line just outside off, Thirimmane fences at it

1.4

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, length ball on middle and off, tapped into the leg side

1.5

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, goes a little fuller outside off, maybe trying to tempt Thirimanne on to the drive, instead he shoulders arms again

1.6

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up on off stump, chops down on it and the ball rolls towards mid-on - decent start from Gurney

"Is Kusal Perera injured or is he left out for poor form? I would rather have him in the team & Chandimal dropped." Left out on form, I think, Dhushan. SL are keen to back Chandimal for now

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 4/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 0 (10b)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (2b)
    • HF Gurney 1-0-2-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-2-0
2.1

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, tip and run into the off side, Bell swoops and underarms towards the non-striker's end but Dilshan was home

2.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, slightly short of a length, blocked in front of the stumps

2.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, angled across and this nips past the bat, strikes the thigh pad and skids low to second slip

2.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, Anderson fires this across the bows and this time no stroke is offered

2.5

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up a little fuller outside off, Thirimanne presses forward and gently taps to mid-off

2.6

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, gets slightly forward to push defensively into the off side

End of over 3 (1 run) Sri Lanka 5/0 (RR: 1.66)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 0 (15b)
    • TM Dilshan 2 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-3-0
    • HF Gurney 1-0-2-0
3.1

Gurney to Dilshan, FOUR, driven on the up and that's the first boundary of the innings, Dilshan striking Gurney straight back down the ground

3.2

Gurney to Dilshan, no run, good response from the bowler, this climbs and surprises Dilshan a little outside off

3.3

Gurney to Dilshan, FOUR, touch too full again and rasped past mid-off this time, another flowing stroke from Dilshan

3.4

Gurney to Dilshan, no run, punch and counterpunch here, Gurney inducing a false stroke with a better-length delivery, goes past the outside edeg

3.5

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, nudges this for a single off the pads, wasn't collected cleanly

3.6

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, good length around off stump, Thirimanne dabs carefully into the covers

"How fast is Gurney's bowling??" Mid-80s at the moment, Shan

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 14/0 (RR: 3.50)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 0 (16b)
    • TM Dilshan 11 (8b 2x4)
    • HF Gurney 2-0-11-0
    • JM Anderson 2-0-3-0
4.1

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, on the stumps, slightly back of a length and raps the pads as Dilshan looks to play to leg

4.2

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 wide, spears this well down the leg side, that's a wide

4.2

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, Anderson hammering away back of a length, Dilshan sits back and guides this for a single into the gully

4.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, gets in line and defends down into the ground on the off side

4.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, 1 run, dug in and climbing towards the ribs, Thirimanne rides it well and turns a single down to fine leg - he's off the mark

4.5

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, over the top of the stumps, blocked short on the leg side

4.6

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, this jags back and thumps Dilshan on the pads, Anderson strangles an appeal, the ball an inch or two high, may have come back too far as well

End of over 5 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 17/0 (RR: 3.40)

    • TM Dilshan 12 (12b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 1 (18b)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-6-0
    • HF Gurney 2-0-11-0

Still a couple of slips in for Gurney. Watchful start by the openers in testing conditions

5.1

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery holding its line outside off, Thirimanne leans out to defend on the front foot

5.2

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, full and straight, signs of life from Thirimanne, flicking a wristy drive along the floor but picks out the fielder at mid-on

5.3

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, coming forward, blocks a rising delivery, thinks better about trying to steal one

5.4

Gurney to Thirimanne, 1 run, bit of width on offer, Thirimanne opens the face and runs a single to third man to rotate the strike

5.5

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and nudges one off the pads

5.6

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, another play and a miss, though Thirimanne might say he judged this well and held his bat inside the line - just a couple off the over

End of over 6 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0 (RR: 3.16)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 2 (23b)
    • TM Dilshan 13 (13b 2x4)
    • HF Gurney 3-0-13-0
    • JM Anderson 3-0-6-0
6.1

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, back of a length and dropped short on the off side, Dilshan wanted one but Thirimanne sent him back as Bell scampered in to collect

6.2

Anderson to Dilshan, 3 runs, fullish and punched back towards mid-on, not quite out of the meat but Root can only deflect it down the ground, they pick up three

6.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, tight line, comes forward to defend

6.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, plants the front foot, opens the face and steers to backward point

6.5

Anderson to Thirimanne, 1 run, gets a bit more on this, guiding a length delivery down to third man - strike rate now into double figures for Thirimanne

6.6

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, nearly sneaks this one through Dilshan, the ball seaming back in and taking a chunk of inside edge before running to fine leg

Here's Shamil: "Not sure why Sri Lanka are persisting with Chandimal and forcing Thirimanne to open. All of Thirimanne's confidence and form from earlier this year batting in the middle order will evaporate at this rate. Why tinker with the Perera-Dilshan combination that had worked so well? Perera fared fine in Australia, I don't think you can then assume he can't handle English conditions based on a poor T20 showing and a few tour matches."

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 24/0 (RR: 3.42)

    • TM Dilshan 17 (16b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 3 (26b)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-11-0
    • HF Gurney 3-0-13-0
7.1

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan is being as aggressive as he can be, to compensate for Thirimanne's circumspection, throws the hands through a drive that squirms away from extra cover

7.2

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, bit of extra bounce from Gurney, 85mph and climbing at Thirimanne, who does well to keep it down

7.3

Gurney to Thirimanne, SIX, WALLOP!! The motor has coughed into action, Thirimanne mowing a length ball into the crowd! Lovely free swing of the arms, just his fourth scoring stroke and it sails all the way for six

7.4

Gurney to Thirimanne, 1 wide, Gurney, discombobulated, sprays this down the leg side

7.4

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone

7.5

Gurney to Thirimanne, no run, around off stump, presses forward to defends this time

Just one slip in now, plus a short midwicket

7.6

Gurney to Thirimanne, 1 run, touch short, in the channel, chops one more down to third man

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 33/0 (RR: 4.12)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 10 (31b 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 18 (17b 2x4)
    • HF Gurney 4-0-22-0
    • JM Anderson 4-0-11-0
8.1

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, feisty bumper from Anderson, well directed and thudding into the bat handle as Thirimanne fends it away

8.2

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne remains unruffled, pushes forward to a length ball

8.3

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, short again, at the body, this rises and kisses the batsman on the ribs and he tries to work it away

8.4

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, genuine bouncer this time, flies over Thirimanne as he crouches in the crease

8.5

Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, comes forward to a length ball and defends

8.6

Anderson to Thirimanne, OUT, pushes and nicks to second slip, Thirimanne's vigil is over! He had been patient, oh so patient, but England were working him hard, this he could have left, slightly back of a length and in the channel but the hands were drawn to it and a lick of flame singed the outside edge, sizeable deflection and a safe take from Tredwell

HDRL Thirimanne c Tredwell b Anderson 10 (35m 37b 0x4 1x6) SR: 27.02

That's a wicket maiden from Anderson and it has undone some of the hard work Sri Lanka have put in to this point... Thirimanne goes for 10 have faced twice as many balls as his senior partner. Kumar Sangakkara is in at No. 3

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 33/1 (RR: 3.66)

    • TM Dilshan 18 (17b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 5-1-11-1
    • HF Gurney 4-0-22-0

Chris Jordan replaces Gurney for a spell

9.1

Jordan to Dilshan, no run, length ball that nibbles back, defended from the crease

9.2

Jordan to Dilshan, no run, full and down the leg side, Dilshan flicks and misses, deflects off the pad through to Buttler

9.3

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 run, straight line and flicked around the corner for a single

First ball for Sanga, still a couple of slips in

9.4

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, good length and in the channel outside off, lets the ball through

9.5

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, touch short and over the top of off, Sangakkara taps gently down on to the pitch, not one there

9.6

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, length and worked off the hips straight to square leg

End of over 10 (1 run) Sri Lanka 34/1 (RR: 3.40)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • TM Dilshan 19 (20b 2x4)
    • CJ Jordan 1-0-1-0
    • JM Anderson 5-1-11-1

Anderson continues into a sixth over, Powerplay restrictions now done with

10.1

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly full delivery on the stumps, pushed wide of mid-on for one

10.2

Anderson to Sangakkara, 1 run, too straight to Sanga, who nurdles one off his pads to get his innings up and running

10.3

Anderson to Dilshan, no run, banged in short, Dilshan rolls through a pull but fails to connect

10.4

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, going on with the arm towards middle and leg, flicked through midwicket for one more

10.5

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, slightly full, driven firmly on the up but straight to mid-off

10.6

Anderson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed through outside off stump, Sangakkara raises the bat out of harm's way

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 37/1 (RR: 3.36)

    • KC Sangakkara 1 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 21 (23b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-1-14-1
    • CJ Jordan 1-0-1-0
11.1

Jordan to Dilshan, no run, on the stumps, defended from the crease

11.2

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 run, tight on off stump, Dilshan leans out and dabs the ball to midwicket, just a roll of the wrists

11.3

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, in the corridor outside off, good pace and carry, left alone by Sangakkara

11.4

Jordan to Sangakkara, 1 run, tight lines and Sanga goes for the dab and run, fine of mid-off where Anderson dives and underarms just past the stumps. Would have been very close if that had hit

11.5

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan turns a length ball off the straight behind square on the leg side

11.6

Jordan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, slides down the leg side - that'll be wide

11.6

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, clipped to mid-on coming forwards

"Can you please investigate why the ESPN3 stream is not working? Currently the stream says 'Your event is about to begin. Please stand by.'" Sorry, Asad, I believe we are having some issues with the satellite link up currently

End of over 12 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 41/1 (RR: 3.41)

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (9b)
    • TM Dilshan 23 (26b 2x4)
    • CJ Jordan 2-0-5-0
    • JM Anderson 6-1-14-1

Second change to the bowling, Ravi Bopara replaces Anderson

12.1

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, on the stumps, Dilshan glances through square leg for one

12.2

Bopara to Sangakkara, 4 leg byes, Sangakkara makes a premeditated move down the pitch and although he doesn't connect with a flick off his legs, a deflection off the pads takes the ball past Buttler and beats fine leg to the boundary

12.3

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward again, elegant clip past midwicket for a single into the deep

12.4

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, full and outside off, Dilshan cloths a drive into the covers

12.5

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the line of off, Dilshan carves the ball past cover with an energetic drive on the up

12.6

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched up and worked for one more wide of mid-on

End of over 13 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 49/1 (RR: 3.76)

    • KC Sangakkara 4 (12b)
    • TM Dilshan 25 (29b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-4-0
    • CJ Jordan 2-0-5-0

Still two slips in for Jordan to Sangakkara

13.1

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, in the channel, a touch on the full side and gently punched towards mid-off

13.2

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery, Sanga waits on it and chops into the ground square on the off side

13.3

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off, no stroke offered this time

13.4

Jordan to Sangakkara, FOUR, overpitched and there's enough width for Sangakkara to unfurl a gorgeous cover drive - that's Sri Lanka's first boundary since Thirimanne's six in the eighth over

13.5

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, digs this in short at the batsman, who gets out of the way

13.6

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, another bumper, leg side but it takes some glove or bat as Sangakkara raises his hands out of the way and bounces through to Buttler

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 53/1 (RR: 3.78)

    • KC Sangakkara 8 (18b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 25 (29b 2x4)
    • CJ Jordan 3-0-9-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-4-0
14.1

Bopara to Dilshan, 2 runs, slightly short from Bopara, pulled from outside off through deep backward square, doesn't quite have the pace to beat two fielders converging on it

14.2

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, maybe a slower delivery, Dilshan fails to get the bat down on it

14.3

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, bit of width outside off, again Dilshan swishes and misses

14.4

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, gets on the front foot and pushes to mid-off, who is set back enough for there to be a comfortable single

14.5

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, fuller and slightly wide of the stumps, Sangakkara lets it through

14.6

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, easy medium pace from Bopara, mid-70s and nibbling away outside off, another leave from Sanga

End of over 15 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 56/1 (RR: 3.73)

    • KC Sangakkara 8 (20b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 28 (33b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-7-0
    • CJ Jordan 3-0-9-0

These two teams circling each other warily still, SL forging a base, England desirous of another wicket or two...

15.1

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 run, on the stumps, closes the bat face and works one to leg

15.2

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, a mix up nearly see Sangakkara run out! He was halfway down the pitch when he realised Dilshan wasn't coming but Carberry's throw from point was wide

15.3

Jordan to Sangakkara, no run, edges forward and dabs defensively into the off side

15.4

Jordan to Sangakkara, 1 run, drops a little short, Sanga rolls the wrists on a pull to deep backward square

15.5

Jordan to Dilshan, FOUR, short again from Jordan but Dilshan is well in control of this, uses the pace well and swats four through deep backward square, too good for the boundary rider

15.6

Jordan to Dilshan, no run, better length outside off, Dilshan shows this a studied forward defensive

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1 (RR: 3.87)

    • TM Dilshan 33 (36b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 9 (23b 1x4)
    • CJ Jordan 4-0-15-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-7-0

This is turning into an even little tussle... James Tredwell into the attack now, Morgan trying spin

16.1

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, around the wicket, length on off stump, played late and cut in front of point for a single

16.2

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up and flicked with the spin through midwicket for another single

Tredwell has a slip in for the lefty Sanga

16.3

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, straightening outside off, tapped short into the covers

16.4

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, beats the bat, little bit of turn for Tredwell and the ball thuds into Buttler's gloves as Sanga pushes unsuccessfully

16.5

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 2 runs, takes the outside edge but wide of slip! Tredwell is tossing it up nice and slow, Sangakkara prods forward and gets a thick edge that goes quickly to ground and runs away for a couple

16.6

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, tight lines from Tredders, defended coming forwards

That will be drinks - steaming hot cups of char all round. Here's Fidel Fernando for the next spell

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 66/1 (RR: 3.88)

    • KC Sangakkara 12 (28b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 34 (37b 3x4)
    • JC Tredwell 1-0-4-0
    • CJ Jordan 4-0-15-0

Thanks Alan. Both teams will be satisfied at drinks. England, perhaps a tiny bit better off. Boapara's back.

17.1

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, shortish and wide, Dilshan throws his everything into a cut and clean misses

17.2

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, fuller, a little wide. Dilshan drives at it and gets it as far as short cover

17.3

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, fullish, on the pads. Whips it to short midwicket

17.4

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, yorker, gets his toes out of the way and digs it out back to the bowler

17.5

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, full ball, tight into the stumps. Dilshan drives it back to Bopara

17.6

Bopara to Dilshan, 2 runs, spoils the maiden with length on the pads, Dilshan turns it away square of short midwicket for a brace

End of over 18 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 68/1 (RR: 3.77)

    • TM Dilshan 36 (43b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 12 (28b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-9-0
    • JC Tredwell 1-0-4-0
18.1

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off, Sangakkara advances and basically pads it away

18.2

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Sangakkara leans forward and pushes, but it catches an inside edge and squirts away to the legside infield. Gets it into a space.

18.3

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, length outside off, turns sharply in at Dilshan who bunts it back to the bowler

18.4

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish on the legs, turned to short fine leg for a single

18.5

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, looped up outside off, Sanga drives to long on

18.6

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, plenty of air again, on the stumps, turning in. Dilshan clips it to deep midwicket

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1 (RR: 3.78)

    • TM Dilshan 38 (46b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 14 (31b 1x4)
    • JC Tredwell 2-0-8-0
    • RS Bopara 3-0-9-0

Labby's not a fan of Sanga's intent: "If Sangakkara is waiting for loose deliveries to score his runs off then he better be advised he's not going to get many. He'd do well to hold himself responsible for the number of deliveries wasted."

19.1

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven past the bowler, but can't beat mid on

19.2

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on off stump again, Sanga drives. Doesn't time it that well, but there's enough time to get a single to mid off

19.3

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, length on the pads, turned away to deep square leg

19.4

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga shuffles down the pitch. Bopara sees him coming and digs it in short of a length. Sanga just bunts it and there's no single

19.5

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length outside off stump, defended. Ball dribbles just off the pitch

19.6

Bopara to Sangakkara, 3 runs, shortish and wide, Sanga leans into a nice cut, which beats backward point, but can't beat the sweeper. The two fielders on the fence makes a mess of it though, and the batsmen take three

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 78/1 (RR: 3.90)

    • KC Sangakkara 18 (35b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 40 (48b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 4-0-15-0
    • JC Tredwell 2-0-8-0
20.1

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, floated up outside off, defended

20.2

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, Tredwell's giving it plenty of air. Again looped up on off, this is driven to long off

20.3

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, slow and flighted outside off, Dilshan steps forward and defends

20.4

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, dances down the pitch this time and drives straight back, where Tredwell makes a smart stop

20.5

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, comes down the pitch again, once more he hits straight, and Tredwell again collects

20.6

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, ooh, that's the quicker one. Pitched outside off on a length and stayed low. Dilshan tries to cut but gets a thick under edge. No run.

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 79/1 (RR: 3.76)

    • TM Dilshan 40 (52b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 19 (37b 1x4)
    • JC Tredwell 3-0-9-0
    • RS Bopara 4-0-15-0

Mushy: "@Labby He is not waiting for loose balls. he is getting his eye in, once he gets then good ball or loose ball, will be dispatched to different corners of the ground... fingers crossed..."

21.1

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish again, driven wide enough of mid off to allow a single

21.2

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, short of a length on off stump, defended

21.3

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan's having no luck with that straight drive. Full again, punches straight back to Bopara, who collects it with a skip

21.4

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, full again, driven to mid off for one

21.5

Bopara to Sangakkara, 2 runs, cut, but not with full control. That was short and wide, Sanga went at it and hit it with the top part of the bat. It loops wide of Carberry at backward point though, and as fine leg fields, the batsmen come back for a tight two

21.6

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga shuffles down again, and Bopara pulls back his length and fires it wide. The batsman ends up just leaving it alone.

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 83/1 (RR: 3.77)

    • KC Sangakkara 22 (40b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 41 (55b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 5-0-19-0
    • JC Tredwell 3-0-9-0
22.1

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Dilshan skips down and pushes to long on

22.2

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, slow, but a little shorter this time. Sanga steps back and punches square on the offside for one

22.3

Tredwell to Dilshan, FOUR, a little shorter again, and tossed up wide. Dilshan slinks forward, then back, and cuts it in front of square, where it evades the fielders and rolls to the fence

22.4

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, length on the legs, turned square for a single

22.5

Tredwell to Sangakkara, FOUR, shuffling down has finally worked for Sanga, He picks this up about a metre and a half out of the pitch and lofts it over mid on for four

22.6

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, ooh a little turn for Tredwell. This pitches on a length on off stump and spins away. Sanga pokes at it and the thick outside edge falls well away from slip

End of over 23 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 94/1 (RR: 4.08)

    • KC Sangakkara 27 (43b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 47 (58b 4x4)
    • JC Tredwell 4-0-20-0
    • RS Bopara 5-0-19-0
23.1

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, length on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

23.2

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, length on middle stump, driven back again. Tidied up by mid on

23.3

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, punched to the offside sweeper for a single

23.4

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga cuts at a slightly wide one, but it's not as short as he anticipated and it's mistimed

23.5

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the toes, whipped away to that legside sweeper

23.6

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball on off stump, heaved away to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 97/1 (RR: 4.04)

    • TM Dilshan 49 (62b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 28 (45b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 6-0-22-0
    • JC Tredwell 4-0-20-0
24.1

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan is down the pitch to Tredders this time, and he completes his fifty as he clips this to deep midwicket. Raises his bat to the dressing room

24.2

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish on the pads, worked away to the leg side

24.3

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, down the track again, and hits an identical shot to get it to deep midwicket

24.4

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, length on the pads, Sanga slides back and gets this in the space behind square on the legside

24.5

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, faster and flatter on the pads, pushed away to the vacant legside, square of the wicket

24.6

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 2 runs, he's advanced again and tries to muscle this over the ring, but doesn't quite time it. Lands safely enough though, and long off comes around to cut it off

End of over 25 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 104/1 (RR: 4.16)

    • KC Sangakkara 32 (48b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 52 (65b 4x4)
    • JC Tredwell 5-0-27-0
    • RS Bopara 6-0-22-0
25.1

Bopara to Dilshan, FOUR, Oho! The Dilscoop makes its first appearance. A sign DIlshan is starting to flow here. Full on off stump, Dilshan gets low and sends this over the shoulder, very fine and no fielders even had a hope

25.2

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, full on off stump, jammed out to mid off

25.3

Bopara to Sangakkara, no run, full and dug out by Sanga, but straight to mid on

25.4

Bopara to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish again, hit wide enough of mid off to get a single

25.5

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, Bopara keeps pitching it full. Dilshan pushes hard at that, but doesn't get it past short cover

25.6

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, another floater on the stumps, driven to long on for a single

End of over 26 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 111/1 (RR: 4.26)

    • TM Dilshan 58 (69b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 33 (50b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 7-0-29-0
    • JC Tredwell 5-0-27-0
26.1

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, Tredwell tosses it up again. Dilshan is forward in a flash, driving down to long on

26.2

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, pulls the length back a bit, but he's still bowling very slow. Gets a nice forward defence from the batsman

26.3

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish on the pads, worked away towards deep midwicket

Baz: "The way Sri Lanka is batting, here's hoping it is the calm before the strom"

26.4

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, length on the pads, that's clipped wide of short midwicket for a single

26.5

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, quick, shortish and wide. Sanga cuts hard, but straight to backward point

26.6

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, slow, tossed up outside off, turning away. Sanga just pushes it gently to the offside

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 114/1 (RR: 4.22)

    • KC Sangakkara 34 (54b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 60 (71b 5x4)
    • JC Tredwell 6-0-30-0
    • RS Bopara 7-0-29-0

Harry Gurney is back for England.

27.1

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish ball on the body, Dilshan rocks back smartly and thwacks it to deep square leg

27.2

Gurney to Sangakkara, no run, this one is sharp, and at Sanga's ribs. Hits the chest pad and deflects on to the off side. No room for a leg bye

27.3

Gurney to Sangakkara, 1 run, little too straight, as he attempts another short one. Sanga glances off his thigh tot fine leg

27.4

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, short, about a foot wide of off stump, Dilshan leans back and cuts it to deep point

27.5

Gurney to Sangakkara, no run, slower one I think, and it sure fools Sanga. This is pitched about halfway down the pitch and Sanga moves to pull, before realising he's too early through the shot. Ball hits him on the side

27.6

Gurney to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish again, at the body. Tucked to leg for a single

End of over 28 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 118/1 (RR: 4.21)

    • KC Sangakkara 36 (58b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 62 (73b 5x4)
    • HF Gurney 5-0-26-0
    • JC Tredwell 6-0-30-0

Amol: "Contrary to popular opinion, this is very skilful batting by Sri Lanka. They're making sure they tire the bowlers on a day when the bowlers have been ery impressive. Sanga and TM are playing typical risk-free cricket with the odd boundary. Run rate of 4.5 overseas against tight bowling at the halfway stage isn't bad at all. Speaking as an Indian fan, this is a position I'd love to see India in in July, rather than 6 an over for the loss of 6 wickets by this stage." He's got a point. Sanga and DIlshan have been among the more prolific ODI partnerships in the past 18 months

28.1

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, Sanga skips down and drives forcefully to long on

28.2

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up again, Dilshan's out of his crease as well, but middles it to long on, along the ground

28.3

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, Tredders pulls the length back and Sanga waits on the back foot. Cuts it away to the offside sweeper

28.4

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, shortish, turning in. Dilshan backs away to make room for the cut, but can't get much power into it

28.5

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball, Dilshan's down the track easing it to long on

28.6

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, fullish ball, Sanga hangs back and tries to cut, but again there's not enough room. Squeezes it to backward point

End of over 29 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 122/1 (RR: 4.20)

    • KC Sangakkara 38 (61b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 64 (76b 5x4)
    • JC Tredwell 7-0-34-0
    • HF Gurney 5-0-26-0
29.1

Gurney to Dilshan, 2 runs, length outside off, Dilshan opens the face and gets it behind point, setting off immediately for a couple, which he safely completes

29.2

Gurney to Dilshan, no run, outside off, but this one's shorter and there's a bit of extra zip. Passes well over Dilshan's cut shot

29.3

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish on the stumps, Dilshan pushes it wide of mid on for one

29.4

Gurney to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, Sanga throws his bat at it, but misses

Joe seems a little too gleeful about this: "At least an hours worth of rain just passed through York. Should be with you in an hour or so. Enjoy :)" England aren't in too bad a state, Joe.

29.5

Gurney to Sangakkara, 1 wide, short and wide again, Sanga cuts again, but it's a bit too wide and he misses. Umpire calls it

29.5

Gurney to Sangakkara, no run, length on the stumps, Sanga defends to leg

29.6

Gurney to Sangakkara, 1 run, short, just outside off. Sanga leans back and hooks, but mistimes it and sends it along the ground to midwicket. They go through for a run, and there's a shy at the stumps, but think he was safe

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 127/1 (RR: 4.23)

    • KC Sangakkara 39 (64b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 67 (79b 5x4)
    • HF Gurney 6-0-31-0
    • JC Tredwell 7-0-34-0
30.1

Tredwell to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on off, turning away. Pushed straight to cover

30.2

Tredwell to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, slow again, turning. Sanga gets on the back foot and beats cover this time, with a punch

30.3

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Dilshan is forward again, using that productive drive to long on

30.4

Tredwell to Sangakkara, OUT, beautifully slow delivery from Tredwell and Sanga goes, trying to force it over the leg side. This is pitched outside off, turning away, and Sanga gets on his kneees and tries to slog it against the turn. The result is a top edge that goes almost straight up. Jos Buttler calls for it, settles nicely beneath it and pouches the ball. Good breakthrough. Tredwell deserves it for his bravery.

KC Sangakkara c †Buttler b Tredwell 40 (83m 67b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.70

Mahela is the new man. Five men in the ring.

30.5

Tredwell to Jayawardene, no run, fullish outside off stump, Mahela uses his wrists and tries to get it through the legside with the spin, but can't beat short cover who makes a diving stop

30.6

Tredwell to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Mahela turns it to short cover

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 129/2 (RR: 4.16)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (2b)
    • TM Dilshan 68 (80b 5x4)
    • JC Tredwell 8-0-36-1
    • HF Gurney 6-0-31-0

Anderson replaces Gurney

31.1

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, full and wide, Dilshan throws his bat at it, but doesn't time it well. Gets it as far as mid off

31.2

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, length outside off stump, Mahela defends again

31.3

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, length on the stumps, defended to the off side.

31.4

Anderson to Jayawardene, no run, full outside off, Anderson's looking for movement. Mahela blocks it into the off side

Slip in place. Looks like a plan.

31.5

Anderson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length on the stumps, Mahela bunts this and it dribbles square on the legside, into space

31.6

Anderson to Dilshan, 1 run, length on the pads, turned square on the legside towards the deep fielder

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 132/2 (RR: 4.12)

    • TM Dilshan 70 (82b 5x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (6b)
    • JM Anderson 7-1-17-1
    • JC Tredwell 8-0-36-1
32.1

Tredwell to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Dilshan's down the track, hitting down to long off

32.2

Tredwell to Jayawardene, no run, pitched up wide of off stump, Mahela tries to get across and work it to leg, but he can't beat short midwicket

32.3

Tredwell to Jayawardene, 1 run, pitched up outside off again, Mahela tries the paddle sweep this time and gets it fine of short fine leg

32.4

Tredwell to Dilshan, no run, darted in on off stump, Dilshan defends to off

32.5

Tredwell to Dilshan, 2 runs, OUT, slightly quicker again, but shorter and wider. Dilshan cuts it away behind square and Ballance hares after it, pulling it in nicely and letting fly with the throw. But what's this? It might be a run out. Mahela's coming back for the third and England may have caught him short. I think there was a bit of complacency there from Mahela, who didn't bother diving. England weren't that excited about it, but he's at least a few inches out. Double blow for Sri Lanka.

DPMD Jayawardene run out 2 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

32.6

Tredwell to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up full outside off, Mathews leans out and works this toward long on to get off the mark

End of over 33 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 137/3 (RR: 4.15)

    • AD Mathews 1 (1b)
    • TM Dilshan 73 (85b 5x4)
    • JC Tredwell 9-0-41-1
    • JM Anderson 7-1-17-1

Bopara's back

33.1

Bopara to Mathews, no run, Short of a length outside off, defended solidly

33.2

Bopara to Mathews, 1 wide, length ball, but he sprays this down the legside

Baz: "Just when it looked like Sri Lanka were coming out of their shell, two quick wickets well send them right back in"

33.2

Bopara to Mathews, 1 run, full on the stumps, Mathews gets a thick inside edge and this squirts out to deep square leg

33.3

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, fullish ball, pushed straight to deep cover

33.4

Bopara to Dilshan, no run, fullishe again, pushed into the off side

33.5

Bopara to Dilshan, FOUR, Bopara's too slow for that length. Pitches it short at the body. Dilshan rocks back and murders it behind square on the leg side.

33.6

Bopara to Dilshan, 1 run, length on off stump, Dilshan pushes wide of mid on and scampers one

End of over 34 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 144/3 (RR: 4.23)

    • TM Dilshan 78 (89b 6x4)
    • AD Mathews 2 (3b)
    • RS Bopara 8-0-36-0
    • JC Tredwell 9-0-41-1

Hello again, Alan here... and hello to Joe Root, into the attack for the first time today

34.1

Root to Dilshan, no run, starts around the wicket, tossed up outside leg stump and swept to the man on the edge of the ring

34.2

Root to Dilshan, no run, pushed through a little flatter outside off and blocked

34.3

Root to Dilshan, no run, slightly short and there's room to swing the arms but he slaps a cut straight to point

34.4

Root to Dilshan, 1 run, shouts of "catch!" as the batsman pops the ball in the air through midwicket, it lands safely

34.5

Root to Mathews, no run, floated up on the stumps, tapped into the leg side

34.6

Root to Mathews, no run, this slips out of Root's hand, becoming a full toss outside leg stump, tries to swing it away and only succeeds in sliding it off the face along the ground to short fine leg

The players are taking drinks. SL will want a slug of go-faster juice, England a cool glass of steady-as-she-goes

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 145/3 (RR: 4.14)

    • AD Mathews 2 (5b)
    • TM Dilshan 79 (93b 6x4)
    • JE Root 1-0-1-0
    • RS Bopara 8-0-36-0

Bopara comes off, Chris Jordan back into the attack

35.1

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, on the stumps and flicked through backward square

35.2

Jordan to Mathews, 1 wide, slings an errant delivery down the leg side

35.2

Jordan to Mathews, no run, Jordan begins to appeal then realises there was a thin inside edge before the ball struck Mathews on the pads

35.3

Jordan to Mathews, 1 run, length ball and this stays a bit low, closes the face and turns one through midwicket

35.4

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 run, length outside off and Dilshan chops it into the covers coming forwards, sets off immediately and dives to make sure of his ground, even though Bopara's throw misses

35.5

Jordan to Mathews, 1 run, drops short, sits up nicely to be pulled but Mathews sends it on to the bounce to fine leg for one - 150 up for Sri Lanka

35.6

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 wide, wide on the crease and sprays another down the leg side - England's 19th of the innings

35.6

Jordan to Dilshan, 1 run, on the stumps now, Dilshan pushes a single short of midwicket

End of over 36 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 152/3 (RR: 4.22)

    • TM Dilshan 81 (96b 6x4)
    • AD Mathews 4 (8b)
    • CJ Jordan 5-0-21-0
    • JE Root 1-0-1-0

Just one over from Root and now Harry Gurney is back on

36.1

Gurney to Dilshan, no run, over the wicket, slightly back of a length outside off, dabbed into the covers

36.2

Gurney to Dilshan, 2 runs, short ball and pulled fiercely behind square, where Ian Bell scampers after it and pulls off a sliding, one-handed stop to prevent a boundary in the deep. Super work

36.3

Gurney to Dilshan, FOUR, another bumper from Gurney, over off stump and uppercut for four by Dilshan, powerfully ramped wide of third man, who can't cut it off

36.4

Gurney to Dilshan, 1 run, straighter line and clipped off the pads through square for a single

36.5

Gurney to Mathews, no run, pushes defensively into the covers

36.6

Gurney to Mathews, no run, short again, this time Mathews tries to pull but strikes the ball awkwardly and it rolls to midwicket

End of over 37 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 159/3 (RR: 4.29)

    • AD Mathews 4 (10b)
    • TM Dilshan 88 (100b 7x4)
    • HF Gurney 7-0-38-0
    • CJ Jordan 5-0-21-0
37.1

Jordan to Dilshan, OUT, bowled him, through the gate, Dilshan goes! He was closing in on a first hundred in England, had mixed care with aggression but he's been done by a perfect length from Jordan, lured him forward and the ball tailed in between bat and pad, thunking into the top of middle to ping the bails. Slightly loose from Dilshan but Jordan has done really well to fox a man who's hung in there for 100 deliveries

TM Dilshan b Jordan 88 (152m 101b 7x4 0x6) SR: 87.12

Ashan Priyanjan comes in above Chandimal

37.2

Jordan to Priyanjan, no run, shortish ball on the stumps, goes across and defends calmly

37.3

Jordan to Priyanjan, 1 run, straight line and this time Priyanjan works it into a gap on the leg side

37.4

Jordan to Mathews, 1 run, good pace from Jordan but Mathews uses the pace to his own ends to flick behind square

37.5

Jordan to Priyanjan, no run, pitched up outside off, gets forward and pushes to cover

37.6

Jordan to Priyanjan, no run, slightly full and again punched into the covers - another dot, good bowling from Jordan, the initiative back with England

End of over 38 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 161/4 (RR: 4.23)

    • SMA Priyanjan 1 (4b)
    • AD Mathews 5 (11b)
    • CJ Jordan 6-0-23-1
    • HF Gurney 7-0-38-0

"Have they taken the second Powerplay?" Yes, Indunil, they have... though I didn't spot when

38.1

Gurney to Mathews, 1 run, angled across the left-hander, takes a thick outside edge but loops through a vacant area of the field

38.2

Gurney to Priyanjan, 1 run, stays in the crease and runs one to third man

38.3

Gurney to Mathews, 1 run, skips down and tries to hit over cover, misjudges the pace but gets a single off the inside half of the bat

Morgan brings in a slip for Priyanjan

38.4

Gurney to Priyanjan, no run, length ball, goes back and across and defends

38.5

Gurney to Priyanjan, 1 wide, down the leg side, another freebie from England

38.5

Gurney to Priyanjan, no run, lovely delivery from Gurney, decks away from Priyanjan and past the outside edge

38.6

Gurney to Priyanjan, 1 run, gets forward and works a single wide of mid-on

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 166/4 (RR: 4.25)

    • SMA Priyanjan 3 (8b)
    • AD Mathews 7 (13b)
    • HF Gurney 8-0-43-0
    • CJ Jordan 6-0-23-1

Here's Kush: "This first 35 overs have reminded me of a normal England ODI innings, patient at the top, lots of accumulation and not much big hitting. The difference with England is they have Morgan, Bopara, Buttler and Jordan who can all finish an innings in style. Sri Lanka lacking in the finishing department." Bizarro World, indeed

39.1

Jordan to Priyanjan, no run, fullish length outside off, Priyanjan punches the ball straight to point

39.2

Jordan to Priyanjan, no run, good, teasing line from Jordan, Priyanjan flails wildly and misses

39.3

Jordan to Priyanjan, 2 runs, goes forward and pings a drive into the covers, a misfield gives the the batsman two

39.4

Jordan to Priyanjan, 1 run, Jordan touches 90mph as Priyanjan skies a top edge down to third man... but Gurney drops it, couldn't quite hold on as he dived forwards, the ball went in and then slipped out of his grasp as he hit the ground. Did well to get down but should really have held it having got there

39.5

Jordan to Mathews, no run, around the line of off, Mathews gets in liune

39.6

Jordan to Mathews, no run, a beaut from Jordan, holds its line and zips through as Mathews feels for it

End of over 40 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 169/4 (RR: 4.22)

    • AD Mathews 7 (15b)
    • SMA Priyanjan 6 (12b)
    • CJ Jordan 7-0-26-1
    • HF Gurney 8-0-43-0

Yep, the batting Powerplay must have been from 35-40, as James Tredwell is back on with the restrictions lifted

40.1

Tredwell to Priyanjan, 1 run, on the stumps, flicks one through midwicket

40.2

Tredwell to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up and worked off the stumps for another single to the leg side

40.3

Tredwell to Priyanjan, SIX, floated up and Priyanjan skips out to go downtown, sweetly struck down the ground and it has landed right on the edge of the boundary marker, given as six after a bit of deliberation. Top bombing

40.4

Tredwell to Priyanjan, 1 run, comes forward and works the ball in more sedate fashion to long-on

40.5

Tredwell to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews pushes another single down the ground

40.6

Tredwell to Priyanjan, SIX, tossed up and Priyanjan collars Tredwell again, this is a mighty boosh over the rope between long-on and deep midwicket, no doubt this time - those were Priyanjan's first two sixes in international cricket and they've dented Tredwell's figures slightly

End of over 41 (16 runs) Sri Lanka 185/4 (RR: 4.51)

    • SMA Priyanjan 20 (16b 2x6)
    • AD Mathews 9 (17b)
    • JC Tredwell 10-0-57-1
    • CJ Jordan 7-0-26-1

Another change, Bopara to fiddle another over or two

41.1

Bopara to Mathews, 1 run, shortish, pulls hard and bottom edges a single through midwicket

41.2

Bopara to Priyanjan, no run, fullish on off stump, driven powerfully back and Bopara gets a hand on it, rolls slowly to mid-off

41.3

Bopara to Priyanjan, no run, bit of width, attempts to cut but can't get it through

41.4

Bopara to Priyanjan, 1 run, uses the feet well again, scoops a mistimed thump down the ground for one to long-on

41.5

Bopara to Mathews, 1 run, punched for a single to long-off

41.6

Bopara to Priyanjan, 1 run, slower ball, wide of the stumps and pulled flat down the ground for one more to long-on

"Been spending the last game and half trying to work out who Harry Gurney reminds me of and after the dropped catch I realised for some reason... Liam Plunkett!!! Let's hope his England career is more successful." They do look a bit similar, I suppose, Tony. Hardly bowling doppelgangers though

End of over 42 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 189/4 (RR: 4.50)

    • SMA Priyanjan 22 (20b 2x6)
    • AD Mathews 11 (19b)
    • RS Bopara 9-0-40-0
    • JC Tredwell 10-0-57-1

Tredwell done with (in every sense), Morgan goes back to James Anderson

42.1

Anderson to Priyanjan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, goes back and opens the face for one to third man

42.2

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews backs away but Anderson follows him at the last second, manages to deflect it square

42.3

Anderson to Priyanjan, no run, pacy bouncer, too quick for Priyanjan, who swings across the line and misses

42.4

Anderson to Priyanjan, 2 runs, on middle and leg, length delivery and neatly flicked over the ring for a couple between the fielders in the deep

42.5

Anderson to Priyanjan, 1 wide, Priyanjan backs away and Anderson takes it too far this time, sending down a wide

42.5

Anderson to Priyanjan, 1 run, pitched up right in the blockhole, dug out to mid-on for one

42.6

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up full and straight, squeezes the ball through midwicket for another single

"Sri Lankan crowd at the ground shouting 'Bopara is ours,'" reports Uwaisul Karnain. "They seems to have really enjoyed that miss field of Bopara (2 overs ago), which got Priyanjan going!"

End of over 43 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 196/4 (RR: 4.55)

    • AD Mathews 13 (21b)
    • SMA Priyanjan 26 (24b 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 8-1-24-1
    • RS Bopara 9-0-40-0

Jordan back on in place of Bopara now

43.1

Jordan to Mathews, FOUR, slightly too full, Mathews clubs it down the ground and that's a safe shot with mid-on up, runs away for four

43.2

Jordan to Mathews, no run, Jordan goes short, flies through very high but England get away with not conceding a wide this time

43.3

Jordan to Mathews, 2 runs, full and straight and worked off the toes for a couple through the leg side

43.4

Jordan to Mathews, 1 wide, Mathews steps to leg, Jordan follows him, called this time

43.4

Jordan to Mathews, 1 run, makes room again, full and at the pads, chipped over the bowler but short of mid-off, the throw hits but Mathews was home

43.5

Jordan to Priyanjan, 1 run, goes short and Priyanjan scuffs a pull shot into the ground through midwicket

43.6

Jordan to Mathews, FOUR, the extra ball hurts Jordan, cannily done by Mathews, backing away and deflecting a short ball to undefended third man

These two have put on 50 in good time, chance for a competitive 260-270 still

End of over 44 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 209/4 (RR: 4.75)

    • AD Mathews 24 (26b 2x4)
    • SMA Priyanjan 27 (25b 2x6)
    • CJ Jordan 8-0-39-1
    • JM Anderson 8-1-24-1
44.1

Anderson to Priyanjan, 2 runs, on the stumps, stays back and works it with the angle into a gap on the leg side

44.2

Anderson to Priyanjan, 1 run, another short ball, rolls his wrists on a pull to fine leg

44.3

Anderson to Mathews, no run, Mathews swats ineffectively at a bouncer, well-directed from Anderson and flew past the shoulder

44.4

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, pulled lazily into the deep, no control... but it's dropped by Bopara, a really dolly, through the hands he came in from deep square leg! Nearly caught it between his thighs but that was a real Horlicks of an effort, Bopara right to look disgusted with himself

44.5

Anderson to Priyanjan, 1 run, pulls a short ball round the corner to fine leg

44.6

Anderson to Mathews, 1 run, comes forward and punches one through the covers

End of over 45 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 215/4 (RR: 4.77)

    • AD Mathews 26 (29b 2x4)
    • SMA Priyanjan 31 (28b 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 9-1-30-1
    • CJ Jordan 8-0-39-1
45.1

Jordan to Mathews, 2 runs, pitched up outside leg stump, Mathews does well to squeeze it away for a couple

45.2

Jordan to Mathews, no run, Mathews makes room again, Jordan goes full and manages to slip this one under the bat

45.3

Jordan to Mathews, 1 run, length ball around off stump, punched to cover off the back foot, Bell's throw is well wide though

45.4

Jordan to Priyanjan, FOUR, smart work from Priyanjan, four more to third man, cheeky little reverse ramp to take a full ball from outside leg stump in the other direction

45.5

Jordan to Priyanjan, 1 run, low full toss again, this time punched into the covers

"Actually @Tony, Liam Plunkett is not a bad shout for the ODI side with his batting." He's been mentioned for his bowling, too, Terry. Consistently up at 90mph, so I hear

45.6

Jordan to Mathews, 1 wide, too short, Mathews doesn't bother playing at it - 14th wide of the innings, and Jordan's fifth

45.6

Jordan to Mathews, 1 run, full this time, Mathews gets an inside edge on to his pads, Jordan follows through but can't prevent them getting one

End of over 46 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 225/4 (RR: 4.89)

    • AD Mathews 30 (33b 2x4)
    • SMA Priyanjan 36 (30b 1x4 2x6)
    • CJ Jordan 9-0-49-1
    • JM Anderson 9-1-30-1

Anderson still has one over left but he's replaced byGurney

46.1

Gurney to Mathews, no run, slower ball, around off stump, thumped out of the middle by Mathews but straight to point along the ground

46.2

Gurney to Mathews, OUT, throws the bat again, this time picking out cover with a mistimed drive! May have been another change of pace, Gurney was bowling around the wicket and Mathews wanted to go inside out over cover, didn't get enough on it and this time a simple catch is taken simply

AD Mathews c Bopara b Gurney 30 (66m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

In comes Dinesh Chandimal at No. 7. He made an ODI ton in England three years ago

46.3

Gurney to Chandimal, 1 run, full and straight and nurdled into the leg side

46.4

Gurney to Priyanjan, 1 wide, slow chinaman legbreak from Gurney, this spins back in from wide of the guidelines... but not enough for umpire Erasmus' liking

46.4

Gurney to Priyanjan, FOUR, full toss outside off, sliced over the infield and this has the legs to beat Ballance, four more for Priyanjan

46.5

Gurney to Priyanjan, 3 runs, skips out and carves the ball over point this time, deliberately hit on the up and it looks like being four more until Carberry, charging like an Olympic sprinter in its wake, drags it in right on the rope

46.6

Gurney to Chandimal, 1 run, takes the pace off, Chandimal chops into the ground behind square

End of over 47 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 235/5 (RR: 5.00)

    • LD Chandimal 2 (2b)
    • SMA Priyanjan 43 (32b 2x4 2x6)
    • HF Gurney 9-0-53-1
    • CJ Jordan 9-0-49-1

Anderson switches ends to bowl his final over

47.1

Anderson to Chandimal, 1 run, short of a length, pulls via the thigh pad for one to fine leg

47.2

Anderson to Priyanjan, OUT, slower-ball bouncer and Priyanjan top-edges to mid-on! Been a fiesty little knock but he was duped there, through the shot a little early trying to drag a pull over midwicket, it looped up softly to Morgan, who pockets it nonchalantly. That's Anderson's 250th ODI wicket and England will hope it finally puts the brakes on the SL innings

SMA Priyanjan c Morgan b Anderson 43 (51m 33b 2x4 2x6) SR: 130.30

47.3

Anderson to Chandimal, 2 runs, short again, pulled to fine leg on the bounce and the throw would have had Chandimal struggling but for a low bounce that meant Buttler couldn't collect

47.4

Anderson to Chandimal, FOUR, bosh, that's right out of the screws! Chandimal whirls his arms through a flat scud of a pull through deep square, no chance for the fielders on either side

47.5

Anderson to Chandimal, 1 run, down the leg side, just a snick on it and Buttler does well to stop it from flying past him

47.6

Anderson to Kulasekara, no run, bouncer to finish the over, seemed to go well above Kulasekara's head but not called wide

End of over 48 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 243/6 (RR: 5.06)

    • KMDN Kulasekara 0 (1b)
    • LD Chandimal 10 (6b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 10-1-38-2
    • HF Gurney 9-0-53-1
48.1

Gurney to Chandimal, FOUR, slower ball, outside off and Chandimal picks it, lashing a drive wide of mid-off, no stopping that

48.2

Gurney to Chandimal, no run, Gurney rolls this out the back of the hand again, nearly succeeds in having Chandimal pop it straight back to him

48.3

Gurney to Chandimal, OUT, pitched up and slapped to cover! Not enough elevation as Chandimal looked for the ropes again, skewered his drive straight to Bopara, who takes his second catch to help atone for dropping Mathews

LD Chandimal c Bopara b Gurney 14 (11m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Sachithra Senanayake joins Kulasekara in the middle. Nine balls for Sri Lanka to bounce as high as they can

48.4

Gurney to Senanayake, 1 run, another slower delivery, manages to deflect it behind square

48.5

Gurney to Kulasekara, OUT, Kulasekara clears the front leg and clouts the ball high towards cow corner... but there's a man out there and he's gone too! Third wicket for Gurney, Sri Lanka stumbling towards 250

KMDN Kulasekara c Root b Gurney 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.6

Gurney to Prasad, 1 run, full toss, whipped off the pads through midwicket

"A bit ironic that the two players who dropped catches have combined for 2 of the last 3 wickets! Not so much a doppleganger as dropped-a-clanger!" B'dum-tish, Tony... The Gurney-Bopara combo has certainly come good

End of over 49 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 249/8 (RR: 5.08)

    • KTGD Prasad 1 (1b)
    • SMSM Senanayake 1 (1b)
    • HF Gurney 10-0-59-3
    • JM Anderson 10-1-38-2

Final over, to be bowled by Jordan

49.1

Jordan to Prasad, 2 runs, manages to squirt the ball into the leg side, a direct hit at the non-striker's end would have run out Senanayake but instead SL bring up the 250

49.2

Jordan to Prasad, 1 run, hacks across the line and gets a top edge short of midwicket, drops safely though

49.3

Jordan to Senanayake, 1 run, backs away and Jordan fires this in full and straight, dug out for a single square on the off side

49.4

Jordan to Prasad, 2 runs, pitched up on the stumps, goes across and deflects it through backward square, they run hard for two more

49.5

Jordan to Prasad, no run, shorter length, blocked to the on side, Jordan sweeps up to prevent a run

49.6

Jordan to Prasad, 1 run, almost yorker length on off stump, swings hard and gets an outside edge to point, they scrape one more, finishing the innings on 256 for 8

2.15pm: That's a decent effort from Sri Lanka, having been put in on a cold, cloudy day. It certainly gives them something to defend... Tillakaratne Dilshan provided the standout innings, gritty by his standards but it meant Sri Lanka weathered the early stages better than expected. Angelo Mathews and Ashan Priyanjan provided useful cameos, though Harry Gurney helped keep a lid on the final stages. England bowled too many wides and dropped a couple of chances. If the rain stays away, this should be a competitive chase. Join us again in 30 mins.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 256/8

    • KTGD Prasad 7 (6b)
    • SMSM Senanayake 2 (2b)
    • CJ Jordan 10-0-56-1
    • HF Gurney 10-0-59-3
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