Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
3 June 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mendis to Bell, OUT, gone this time! What a mixture from Mendis (and Bell). The batsman can barely believe it. Pops a dolly of a return catch to Mendis as the ball, just short of a length, stopped in the pitch which meant Bell played too early.

IR Bell c & b Mendis 37 (59m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.09

England 76/1   AN Cook 34* (48b 3x4)   BAW Mendis 3-0-24-1

Malinga to Ballance, OUT, and he strikes first ball! Length outside off stump, Ballance went to play it into the covers but, like Bell's dismissal, it totally stopped in the wicket and Ballance popped a catch back to the bowler. Another bonus for Sri Lanka, a pretty ordinary delivery getting stuck in the wicket

GS Ballance c & b Malinga 10 (20m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 98/2   AN Cook 46* (64b 3x4)   SL Malinga 2.1-0-11-1

Priyanjan to Root, OUT, full, Root goes to reverse sweep and misses, there's two cries, one for lbw and then, when the ball popped up to Sangakkara, for a catch behind. Not out given on both counts but they go for the review and it looks straight off the glove. Yep smack bang off the glove, straight up and Sangakkara takes the catch walking a yard in front of the stumps

JE Root c †Sangakkara b Priyanjan 10 (16m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

England 116/3   AN Cook 53* (72b 3x4)   SMA Priyanjan 1.2-0-6-1

Senanayake to Cook, OUT, goes to paddle sweep but like Root it's popped a catch up to Sangakkara and that completes a real grind from Cook since passing fifty, slowed right down. Trying to tuck it around the corner, it took a decent top edge and looped up behind the keeper who spun 180 degrees, took two steps forward and claimed the easy catch

AN Cook c †Sangakkara b Senanayake 56 (118m 85b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.88

England 136/4   EJG Morgan 15* (23b 1x6)   SMSM Senanayake 5.2-0-19-1

Mathews to Morgan, OUT, back of a length, Morgan tries to help it around the corner but gets a top edge and it carries all the way to deep backward sqaure. That's a very bad wicket for England to lose. Morgan got it slightly wrong and that was dangerous the way he tried to play it, had he tried to whack into Harborne it may well have gone for six

EJG Morgan c Jayawardene b Mathews 17 (26m 27b 0x4 1x6) SR: 62.96

England 142/5   RS Bopara 4* (5b)   AD Mathews 2.5-0-9-1

Mendis to Bopara, OUT, another horror show for England! Bopara goes to pull a short ball, which he completely misses and gets bowled between his legs as the ball dips slightly under the shot. Credit to Mendis as well, though, as it was delivered slower

RS Bopara b Mendis 17 (38m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

England 170/6   JC Buttler 14* (14b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 6.2-0-41-2

Senanayake to Jordan, 2 runs, OUT, drifts onto the pads, clipped away fine and this pair are very rapid between the wickets

JC Buttler run out 21 (53m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

England 199/7   CJ Jordan 17* (27b 1x4)   SMSM Senanayake 8.2-0-28-1

Malinga to Tredwell, OUT, cleaned up! Full and straight, Tredwell misses trying to drive through the off side

JC Tredwell b Malinga 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 201/8   CJ Jordan 18* (32b 1x4)   SL Malinga 8-0-41-2

Mendis to Jordan, OUT, nine down! A awful mix-up. Jordan nudged to the leg side. Not sure there was ever a single but Anderson kept on running and Jordan had no chance in the end

CJ Jordan run out 30 (44m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

England 218/9   JM Anderson 4* (5b)   BAW Mendis 8.3-0-49-2

Malinga to Anderson, OUT, all over! A slower ball completely defeats Anderson as he hoicks to leg. Hits the off stump.

JM Anderson b Malinga 5 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

England 219/10   HF Gurney 0* (2b)   SL Malinga 9.1-0-50-3
WATCHESPN: 5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014
WATCHESPN: 5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014





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