Sri Lanka tour of England, 3rd ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
24 June 2006 (50-over match)

Hello and Welcome back to the live coverage of the chase. England have done well here to end up with a respectable score with the lower middle order coming good. Sri Lanka need 262 runs at the rate of 5.24 per over to wrap the series. Can England bowlers restrict them to keep the series the alive? Players are onto the middle and Harmison to bowl at Tharanga

0.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the leg stump, batsman tries to flick and gets on the pads

0.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, defended on the back-foot to onside

0.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, short ball on the middle stump, defended on the back-foot to gully

0.4

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, short delivery on the leg stump, moving away and lifts off, batsman beaten completely on the back-foot

0.5

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump, moving away, Tharanga moves forward and glides down with the swing to thirdman, Tharanga off the mark

0.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, fraction short and moving away outside off stump, Jayasuriya cuts but not from the middle of the bat, good fielding by Dalrymple at short point

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/0 (261 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.32)

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (1b)
    • WU Tharanga 1 (5b)
    • SJ Harmison 1-0-1-0

Plunkett to share the new ball, 2 slips in place but they are so wide to each other

1.1

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, moving away, batsman adjusts well and keeps it out, ball rolls to offside

1.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, length ball on the leg stump, turned away to mid-on region and looks for a single but Jayasuriya not interested

1.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot, very well played by Tharanga

1.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, on the middle and leg stump, turned away to mid-wicket

1.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, 3 runs, good length ball on the off stump, batsman drives on the up straight down the ground to long-off region, Pietersen does the chase

1.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, SIX, Max! short and wide outside off stump, Jayasuriya on top of it and smashes over the point fence, his favourite shot!

End of over 2 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0 (252 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.25)

    • ST Jayasuriya 6 (2b 1x6)
    • WU Tharanga 4 (10b)
    • LE Plunkett 1-0-9-0
    • SJ Harmison 1-0-1-0
2.1

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, short ball angled away outside off stump, Tharanga cuts it hard but good fielding by Collingwood saves a certain boundary

2.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, left alone outside off stump

2.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Four more! short ball just outside off stump, swinging away, Jayasuriya quick to pick the length, goes back and lofts it over cover, one bounce into the fence

2.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, this time not given much of room, defended on the back-foot to point

2.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short one down the legside, Jayasuriya looks to glance but the extra bounce takes off the gloves and runs down fine to the fence, good start for the Lankans!

2.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, fraction short on the leg stump, batsman looks to glance and gets on the pads, ball rolls down to offside

End of over 3 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0 (243 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 5.17)

    • ST Jayasuriya 14 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • WU Tharanga 5 (11b)
    • SJ Harmison 2-0-10-0
    • LE Plunkett 1-0-9-0
3.1

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back-foot down the wicket

3.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, nipping away, Tharanga defends nicely on the back-foot

3.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, good length ball just outside off stump, swinging away, Tharanga looks to drive on the up and gets beaten

3.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, good length ball straying on the pads, Tharanga flicks it off beautifully through mid-wicket, that was a top shot which shows his form in the series

3.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, Four more! fuller length ball outside off stump, Tharanga drives through extra-cover fence, amazing start from the Lankans!

3.6

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot to mid-off

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 27/0 (235 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 5.10)

    • WU Tharanga 13 (17b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 14 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • LE Plunkett 2-0-17-0
    • SJ Harmison 2-0-10-0
4.1

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, swinging away, batsman looks to punch but the ball keeps a bit low, gets beaten

4.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Poor bowling, short one outside off stump again, Jayasuriya smashes it over point fielder and one bounce into the fence, feeding Jayasuriya to his strength&

4.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 1 run, short one on the leg stump, tucked away to fine leg

4.3

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, good length ball around the off stump, Tharanga defends and gets the outside edge to thirdman

4.4

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball, this time straightens and lifts off, batsman beaten comprehensively on the front-foot

4.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short of length ball given width outside off stump, Jayasuriya just goes back and smashes through covers, this is really very poor bowling from Harmison

4.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

End of over 5 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 38/0 (224 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 7.60, RRR: 4.97)

    • ST Jayasuriya 23 (13b 4x4 1x6)
    • WU Tharanga 14 (18b 2x4)
    • SJ Harmison 3-0-21-0
    • LE Plunkett 2-0-17-0

Mahmood into the attack replacing Plunkett

5.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, OUT, fraction short on the stumps, Tharanga gets an inside edge and ball rolls to short-leg region, Jayasuriya calls for a single but Mahmood was quick to the ball, picks and uproots the stumps, Jayasuriya dives in but is found short, TV Umpire makes the decision

ST Jayasuriya run out 23 (23m 13b 4x4 1x6) SR: 176.92

Skipper Jayawardene walks into the middle

5.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

5.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, (no ball) FOUR, length ball straying onto the pads, Jayawardene flicks it off his legs to backward square leg fence

5.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, short ball just outside off stump, batsman rocks back and punches but straight to the point fielder

5.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to square leg

5.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene makes room and cuts it away straight to the point fielder, this is strange batting from the skipper as he has just walked into the middle

5.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 43/1 (219 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 7.16, RRR: 4.97)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (6b 1x4)
    • WU Tharanga 14 (19b 2x4)
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-5-0
    • SJ Harmison 3-0-21-0
6.1

Harmison to Tharanga, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Tharanga smashes high and over the point fielder

6.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back-foot to mid-on, Jayawardene looks for a single but sent back, not a clean pick up from Loudon at mid-on

6.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, fraction short on the middle stump and moving away, batsman beaten on the back-foot

6.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, driven on the up wide of the mid-off fielder and takes a quick single

6.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off stump

6.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 48/1 (214 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.85, RRR: 4.97)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (8b 1x4)
    • WU Tharanga 19 (23b 3x4)
    • SJ Harmison 4-0-26-0
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-5-0

England needs some quick wickets to put a brake on the runs

7.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, short on the pads, glanced away nicely to fine leg

7.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, length ball straying on the pads, Jayawardene flicks it off with authority through mid-wicket fence

7.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, Four more! short ball outside off stump, Jayawardene looks to punch on the back-foot, edges but no slip in place, flies to the thirdman fence

7.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, Hat-trick of boundaries! straying on the pads again, one more flick and one more boundary, this time wide of the fine leg fielder

7.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, again on the pads, batsman flicks but this time straight to the fine leg fielder

7.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, driven on the front-foot to mid-off

End of over 8 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1 (200 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 4.76)

    • WU Tharanga 20 (25b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (12b 4x4)
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-19-0
    • SJ Harmison 4-0-26-0
8.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball on the stumps, defended on the back-foot to mid-on

8.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, turned away straight to square leg fielder

8.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it away to the deep point fence, Lankans going strong!

8.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run

8.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven through extra-covers for a couple of runs, not a well-timed shot!

8.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball around the off stump, defended solidly on the front-foot to offside

End of over 9 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 68/1 (194 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 4.73)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 23 (18b 5x4)
    • WU Tharanga 20 (25b 3x4)
    • SJ Harmison 5-0-32-0
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-19-0
9.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 bye, bouncer directed well, Tharanga ducks underneath, Jones fails to collect a straight forward ball

9.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR, Amazing shot! good length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene drives beautifully through cover fence, right from the middle of the bat and ball races away to the fence. excellent timing in that shot!

9.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs

9.4

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, full toss on the leg stump, batsman fails for the first time to put away a bad ball

9.5

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucked away behind square and an easy single taken

9.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 no ball, bouncer, batsman ducks underneath

9.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, fuller length ball on the middle stump, Tharanga drives back to the bowler

End of over 10 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 77/1 (185 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 7.70, RRR: 4.62)

    • WU Tharanga 20 (28b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 30 (22b 6x4)
    • SI Mahmood 3-0-27-0
    • SJ Harmison 5-0-32-0

Powerplay has been taken by Strauss and this is a brave move with Sri Lanka having hit already 13 fours and a 6 in the first 10 overs compared to England's 6 fours at the same stage

10.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, steered down to thirdman

10.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, good length ball given width outside off stump, Tharanga smashes on the front-foot to cover point fence, lovely shot!

10.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off stump, batsman tries to steer and gets an inside edge to gully

10.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run

10.5

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, glided down to thirdman

round the wicket

10.6

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, Four more to end the over! short ball outside off stump, angled in, Tharanga deliberately slashes and ball takes off the edge, flies to thirdman fence

End of over 11 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 88/1 (174 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 4.46)

    • WU Tharanga 29 (31b 5x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 32 (25b 6x4)
    • LE Plunkett 3-0-28-0
    • SI Mahmood 3-0-27-0

Collingwood given the ball, long-off and deep square leg are the two standing outside the circle

11.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to onside

11.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front-foot to cover

11.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, turned away to mid-wicket fielder

11.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended and probably he wil be the first bowler today to have bowled 4 dot balls

11.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front-foot and this is good bowling from the medium pacer

11.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg and prevents the first maiden over of the match

End of over 12 (1 run) Sri Lanka 89/1 (173 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 7.41, RRR: 4.55)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 33 (31b 6x4)
    • WU Tharanga 29 (31b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-1-0
    • LE Plunkett 3-0-28-0

Another slow medium pacer brought into the attack

12.1

Bell to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg

12.2

Bell to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven wide of the mid-off fielder through extra-cover for a couple of runs

12.3

Bell to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and scampers through a single

12.4

Bell to Jayawardene, FOUR, down the legside, glanced away wide of the short-fine leg fielder and ball races away to the fence

12.5

Bell to Jayawardene, FOUR, Four more! short delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it behind square and ball reaches the point fence, runs continuing to flow here!

12.6

Bell to Jayawardene, no run, driven straight to mid-on

End of over 13 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 101/1 (161 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 7.76, RRR: 4.35)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 42 (35b 8x4)
    • WU Tharanga 32 (33b 5x4)
    • IR Bell 1-0-12-0
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-1-0
13.1

Collingwood to Tharanga, FOUR, short one down the legside, Tharanga pulls it away wide of the short-fine leg fielder, boundary to start the over

13.2

Collingwood to Tharanga, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman cuts and misses

13.3

Collingwood to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front-foot down the wicket

13.4

Collingwood to Tharanga, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off stump, Tharanga drives beautifully through extra-covers and ball races away

13.5

Collingwood to Tharanga, no run

13.6

Collingwood to Tharanga, no run, on the pads, batsman fails to put it away and gets on the pads

End of over 14 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 109/1 (153 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 7.78, RRR: 4.25)

    • WU Tharanga 40 (39b 7x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 42 (35b 8x4)
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-9-0
    • IR Bell 1-0-12-0

Harmison back onto the attack

14.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

14.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it away in the air and just over outstretched hands of Collingwood at backward point

14.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 no ball

14.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot

14.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, FOUR, good length ball outside off stump, Jaywardene defends and gets the outside edge to thirdman fence, reaches his fifty off just 40 balls!

14.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller length ball way outside off stump, slashed away in the air, one bounce to the thirdman fielder

14.6

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, half-volley outside off stump, driven superbly on the front-foot but good fielding at short cover stops a certain boundary

End of over 15 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 119/1 (143 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 7.93, RRR: 4.08)

    • WU Tharanga 40 (40b 7x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 51 (41b 10x4)
    • SJ Harmison 6-0-42-0
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-9-0

Collingwood to continue

15.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned away to the onside

15.2

Collingwood to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven to long-off

15.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run

15.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, good length ball outside off stump, glided down fine and Pietersen at thirdman limps and fields

15.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front-foot

15.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller length ball, driven down the ground to long-on

Drinks onto the field and its over to Binoy George.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 124/1 (138 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 4.05)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 55 (46b 10x4)
    • WU Tharanga 41 (41b 7x4)
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-14-0
    • SJ Harmison 6-0-42-0

Sri Lanka racing along here, England needs to pick up some quick wickets to peg back the runs. It will be Dalrymple to bowl

16.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, played to the midwicket

16.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, swept away to deep backward square leg for a single

16.3

Dalrymple to Tharanga, no run, defended to the off side on the front foot

16.4

Dalrymple to Tharanga, OUT, Dalrymple strikes, a much needed wicket, the wicket of Tharanga, who sweeps, gets the top edge to short fine leg, Strauss moves across and takes the catch.

WU Tharanga c Strauss b Dalrymple 41 (78m 43b 7x4 0x6) SR: 95.34

Sangakkara is the new man in

16.5

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, turned away to the on side, fielder in quickly prevents the single

16.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, defends well with a straight bat down the track

End of over 17 (1 run) Sri Lanka 125/2 (137 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 7.35, RRR: 4.15)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (2b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 56 (48b 10x4)
    • JWM Dalrymple 1-0-1-1
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-14-0
17.1

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, pushes to mid on

17.2

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, defends with a straight bat down the track

17.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, FOUR, good shot, waits for it and cuts it late past the backward-point to the fence, the thirdman could not get across

17.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes to mid off, sharp single taken to Strauss

17.5

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, slower delivery moves away, beats the outside edge

17.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length, Sangakkara flicks it to square leg for a single

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 131/2 (131 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 7.27, RRR: 4.09)

    • KC Sangakkara 1 (4b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 61 (52b 11x4)
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-20-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 1-0-1-1
18.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

18.2

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, moves back and pushes to mid off

18.3

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, excellent delivery, spins away, beats the outside edge

Trescothick comes to slip

18.4

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, slower through the air, comes forward and defends down the track.

18.5

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, good ball, gets the edge, just short of Trescothick at first slip

18.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

The first maiden of the match

End of over 19 (maiden) Sri Lanka 131/2 (131 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.89, RRR: 4.22)

    • KC Sangakkara 1 (10b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 61 (52b 11x4)
    • JWM Dalrymple 2-1-1-1
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-20-0

Alex Loudon comes into the attack, another off spinner

19.1

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, pushes it back to Loudon

19.2

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, sweeps well behind square leg to the deep

19.3

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves back and turns it around to midwicket for a single

19.4

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, good flighted delivery, Jayawardene pushes it back to the bowler

19.5

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, turns it around behind square leg to the deep

19.6

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Sangakkara pushes down the ground to long off for a single

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 135/2 (127 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 4.23)

    • KC Sangakkara 3 (12b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 63 (56b 11x4)
    • AGR Loudon 1-0-4-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 2-1-1-1
20.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends watchfully to the off side

20.2

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground to long off for a single.

20.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower through the air, comes forward and nudges behind square leg

20.4

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away to midwicket

20.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, a touch short, Jayawardene on the back foot , looking to play to the on side, gets an inside edge on to the pads and then rolls just past the leg stump

20.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 2 runs, squares drives to deep point for a single

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 140/2 (122 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 4.20)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 66 (59b 11x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 5 (15b)
    • JWM Dalrymple 3-1-6-1
    • AGR Loudon 1-0-4-0

Loudon comes round the wicket

21.1

Loudon to Sangakkara, 2 runs, cut away to deep point

21.2

Loudon to Sangakkara, no run, good flighted delivery outside the off stump, pushes to short extra-cover

21.3

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes to cover for a single

21.4

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, moves forward and turns it around behind square leg for a single

21.5

Loudon to Sangakkara, no run, pushes it back down the track

21.6

Loudon to Sangakkara, no run, flighted delivery, giving a good loop, Sangakkara pushes back down the track.

The spinners having some control here

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 144/2 (118 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.54, RRR: 4.21)

    • KC Sangakkara 8 (20b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 67 (60b 11x4)
    • AGR Loudon 2-0-8-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 3-1-6-1
22.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, flat delivery outside the off stump, turned nicely to short fine leg, Plunkett dives and makes a good stop, saved a few runs.

22.2

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, moves back and defends to cover, fielded by Mahmood

22.3

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away to midwicket for a single

22.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 wide, spins way down leg, signalled wide by Umpire Benson

22.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, nudges to deep backward square leg for a single

22.5

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside the leg stump, swept to short fine leg

22.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves back and drives to deep cover for a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 149/2 (113 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.47, RRR: 4.18)

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (24b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 69 (62b 11x4)
    • JWM Dalrymple 4-1-11-1
    • AGR Loudon 2-0-8-0
23.1

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, spins in from outside the off stump, pushes to the off side for a single

23.2

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, turned away to short fine leg

23.3

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, pushes it back down the track, Loudon does well

23.4

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, a touch short, Jayawardene moves back and turns it through midwicket

23.5

Loudon to Sangakkara, no run, driven back to the bowler

23.6

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, waits on the back foot and turns it around behind square leg for a single

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 152/2 (110 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 4.23)

    • KC Sangakkara 12 (27b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 70 (65b 11x4)
    • AGR Loudon 3-0-11-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 4-1-11-1

The Spinners have checked the run rate very well, they need now to pick some quick wickets.

24.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away to square leg

24.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and turns it behind square leg

24.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, spins in from outside the off stump, off the pad to the on side

24.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 wide, spins down leg, signalled wide

24.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, flat delivery tossed right up, driven to long on

coming round the wicket

24.5

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, tossed up on the leg stump, spins across, beats the bat, off the pad to fine leg

24.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, flicked in the air to deep square leg for a single

End of over 25 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 157/2 (105 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 4.20)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 72 (69b 11x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 13 (29b)
    • JWM Dalrymple 5-1-15-1
    • AGR Loudon 3-0-11-0
25.1

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, a long hop, Jayawardene fails to put it away, hits it straight to midwicket

25.2

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, off the pad to the off side

25.3

Loudon to Jayawardene, 2 leg byes, drifts on the legs, brushes the pad to fine leg

25.4

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, quicker delivery, played to the on side

25.5

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, works it nicely to midwicket for a single

25.6

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, comes forward and drives well down the ground to long off for an easy single

End of over 26 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 161/2 (101 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 6.19, RRR: 4.20)

    • KC Sangakkara 14 (30b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 73 (74b 11x4)
    • AGR Loudon 4-0-13-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 5-1-15-1

As the required rate is 4.23, Sri Lanka can take their time to reach their target

26.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away to short fine leg

coming round the wicket

26.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, a touch short, works it to deep backward square leg

26.3

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends with a straight bat

26.4

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch short, moves back and pushes to long off

26.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, quicker delivery pushed through, Jayawardene looking to cut, misses it

26.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, FOUR, down the leg side, tickles it nicely to fine leg fence

End of over 27 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 168/2 (94 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 6.22, RRR: 4.08)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 78 (77b 12x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 16 (33b)
    • JWM Dalrymple 6-1-22-1
    • AGR Loudon 4-0-13-0

Harmison comes back, who has been very expensive so far. Sri Lanka need 94 runs from 23 overs

27.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the leg side, flicked off his legs to deep backward square leg for a single

27.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, short delivery, Jayawardene pulls around to square leg for a single.

27.3

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery, Sangakkara looking to cut, gets beaten, through to Jones

27.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, short delivery down the leg side, tucks it off his hips to fine leg for a single

lot of fancy make ups in the crowd

27.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, turned away to the on side

27.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, pace and bounce, width offered, it was quick for Jayawardene, who was looking for the cut shot, misses it, through to Jones

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 171/2 (91 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 6.10, RRR: 4.13)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 79 (80b 12x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 18 (36b)
    • SJ Harmison 7-0-45-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 6-1-22-1
28.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and taps it to the on side for a single

28.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, short ball, Jayawardene plays to square leg

28.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run

28.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, FOUR, tossed up, this time Jayawardene picks it up and hits it high to deep midwicket, one bounce into the fence

28.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned to midwicket

28.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, played to short fine leg

End of over 29 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 178/2 (84 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.13, RRR: 4.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 20 (38b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 84 (84b 13x4)
    • JWM Dalrymple 7-1-29-1
    • SJ Harmison 7-0-45-0

Strauss opts for power play three

29.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the leg side, Sangakkara flicks it to fine leg

29.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, defended off the back foot to the off side

29.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, drives it upishly to mid off

the conditions are bit gloomy at the moment

29.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, fuller delivery, pushes it back down the track, half stopped by Harmison

29.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene drives well but finds the fielder at short cover

29.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, pushes to mid on

End of over 30 (1 run) Sri Lanka 179/2 (83 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.96, RRR: 4.15)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 84 (89b 13x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 21 (39b)
    • SJ Harmison 8-0-46-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 7-1-29-1
30.1

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and takes it on the pad

30.2

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, moves back and punches to mid off

30.3

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, defends on the back foot to the off side

30.4

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and plays to short thirdman

30.5

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch short, moves back and pushes to mid off for a single

30.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and sweeps behind square leg to the deep

there is nothing exciting in the cricket, the fans are having some fun with their fancy makeups.

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 181/2 (81 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.83, RRR: 4.26)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 85 (90b 13x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 22 (44b)
    • JWM Dalrymple 8-1-31-1
    • SJ Harmison 8-0-46-0
31.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Jayawardene slashes hard, goes in the air wide of thirdman, Bell runs around and makes a good save

31.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, defends off the back foot behind the wicket to backward-point

31.3

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length, Sangakkara pushes to mid off and takes off for a quick single

31.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, play and a miss outside the off stump, good length delivery outside the off stump, moves away off the seam, Jayawardene goes for the big drive, misses, through to Jones.

31.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, 1 run, quick single taken on the on side

31.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, pushes to mid off to end the over.

It is now over to Gautham.

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 184/2 (78 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 4.33)

    • KC Sangakkara 23 (47b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 87 (93b 13x4)
    • SJ Harmison 9-0-49-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 8-1-31-1
32.1

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, FOUR, tossed up, Jayawardene charges down the track and lofts it straight and wide of the mid-on fielder

32.2

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, FOUR, Four more! fraction short and spinning into the leg stump, Jayawardene pulls it away to squa re leg fence

32.3

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run

32.4

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the off stump, batsman tries to turn and gets the leading edge along the gound to offside

32.5

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, no run, pushed off the back-foot to cover, Sangakkara wants the single but sent by Jayawardene

32.6

Dalrymple to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven wide of the mid-on fielder

End of over 33 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 193/2 (69 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.84, RRR: 4.05)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 96 (99b 15x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 23 (47b)
    • JWM Dalrymple 9-1-40-1
    • SJ Harmison 9-0-49-0
33.1

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to point

33.2

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, fraction short outside off stump, punched straight to the cover fielder

33.3

Harmison to Jayawardene, 2 runs, pushed off the back-foot through covers for a couple of runs and moves onto 98

33.4

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball just outside off stump, coming in, defended back to the bowler

33.5

Harmison to Jayawardene, FOUR, Amazing shot to bring up an excellent century! good length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene drives on the up through the line and finds the gap through extra-cover, ball races away to the fence and Jayawardene celebrates his 7th century!

33.6

Harmison to Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off stump

Drinks onto the field

End of over 34 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 199/2 (63 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 3.93)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 102 (105b 16x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 23 (47b)
    • SJ Harmison 10-0-55-0
    • JWM Dalrymple 9-1-40-1

Mahmood brought back into the attack

34.1

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Sangakkara glances and misses, gets on the pads and rolls to square leg

34.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, punched on the back-foot straight down the wicket, mid-on fielder runs across and fields

34.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 wide, bouncer high and over outside off stump, called a wide

34.3

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller length ball on the leg stump, flicked away to deep backward square leg

34.4

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 2 runs, half-volley outside off stump, Sangakkara drives wide of the mid-off fielder, poor fielding from Bell and they take a couple of runs

34.5

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, down the legside, ball clips the pads on the way to the keeper

34.6

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, cut away in the air to deep point

End of over 35 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 205/2 (57 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 3.80)

    • KC Sangakkara 26 (51b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 103 (107b 16x4)
    • SI Mahmood 4-0-32-0
    • SJ Harmison 10-0-55-0

Change at the other end as well, Collingwood brought back

35.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, slower one on the leg stump, Sangakkara pushes and gets the leading edge, falls short of the bowler

35.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length ball on the leg stump, turns it away to mid-wicket and runs hard to complete a couple of runs

35.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball on the middle and leg stump, glanced away to fine leg

35.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, Jayawardene pulls but not from the middle of the bat, ball passes over the mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs

35.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run, glanced away to deep backward sqaure leg

35.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, slower one around the off stump, Sangakkara beaten on the front-foot

End of over 36 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 211/2 (51 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.86, RRR: 3.64)

    • KC Sangakkara 29 (55b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 106 (109b 16x4)
    • PD Collingwood 5-0-26-0
    • SI Mahmood 4-0-32-0
36.1

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, short ball on the stumps, Jayawardene makes room and cuts it but straight to the point fielder

36.2

Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, glanced away to deep square leg

36.3

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside off stump, driven to deep cover, excellent running between the wicket fetches them two runs

36.4

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, bouncer down the legside, no-ball called for overstepping

36.4

Mahmood to Sangakkara, no run, bowls a slower one following the bouncer, Sangakkara spots it and defends it on the front-foot to cover

36.5

Mahmood to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, short on the pads, Sangakkara pulls but gets on the pads

36.6

Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, Jaywardene charges down the track, high full toss and batsman defends it down the wicket

End of over 37 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 216/2 (46 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.83, RRR: 3.53)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 107 (112b 16x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 31 (59b)
    • SI Mahmood 5-0-36-0
    • PD Collingwood 5-0-26-0
37.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

37.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, down the legside, ball clips the pads and rolls to onside, batsmen scamper through a single

37.3

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, slower one outside off stump, Jaywardene tries to loft over mid-off but gets beaten

37.4

Collingwood to Jayawardene, FOUR, length ball on the stumps, Jayawardene moves onside and scoops to fine leg fence, excellent control in that shot!

37.5

Collingwood to Jayawardene, 1 run

37.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 2 runs, driven straight down the ground for a couple of runs

End of over 38 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 224/2 (38 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.89, RRR: 3.16)

    • KC Sangakkara 33 (62b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 112 (115b 17x4)
    • PD Collingwood 6-0-33-0
    • SI Mahmood 5-0-36-0

Plunkett brought back

38.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, short ball outside off stump, mistimed cut to point region

38.2

Plunkett to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball on the stumps, turned away to onside

38.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, FOUR, Good shot! short ball banged in, Jayawardene rocks back and pulls it away in the air to deep backward square leg fence

38.4

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, Jayawardene punches and gets the edge to thirdman

38.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump, Sangakkara pulls in the air to fine leg, Darlymple runs in and dives but ball falls short of the fielder, bounces over him into the fence

38.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away to mid-wicket

End of over 39 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 234/2 (28 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 2.54)

    • KC Sangakkara 38 (64b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 117 (119b 18x4)
    • LE Plunkett 4-0-38-0
    • PD Collingwood 6-0-33-0

Loudon given the ball

39.1

Loudon to Sangakkara, FOUR, flighted and full ball outside leg stump, Sangakkara sweeps it away to the fine leg fence, runs flowing here and Lankans looking to finish off soon

39.2

Loudon to Sangakkara, FOUR, Four more! tossed up on the leg stump, Sangakkara charges down the track and drives straight to long-on fence

39.3

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, glanced away to behind square and an easy single taken

39.4

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the back-foot to onside

39.5

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads, worked away behind square

39.6

Loudon to Sangakkara, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, Sangakkara steps out and lofts over mid-off fielder, 14 runs of the over

End of over 40 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 248/2 (14 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.20, RRR: 1.40)

    • KC Sangakkara 51 (68b 4x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 118 (121b 18x4)
    • AGR Loudon 5-0-27-0
    • LE Plunkett 4-0-38-0
40.1

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump, driven to deep cover

It is now over to Binoy George. Thanks Gautham

40.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball on the middle and leg stump, defended to mid-wicket

40.3

Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length ball on the leg stump, glanced away to fine leg

40.4

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back-foot to short mid-wicket, Jayawardene calls for a single but sent back by Sangakkara

40.5

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg stump, turned away to mid-wicket

40.6

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed on the front-foot to point

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 251/2 (11 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 1.22)

    • KC Sangakkara 52 (72b 4x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 120 (123b 18x4)
    • LE Plunkett 5-0-41-0
    • AGR Loudon 5-0-27-0
41.1

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 wide, spins down leg, signalled wide

41.1

Loudon to Jayawardene, FOUR, tossed up, uses his feet and swings it in the air to midwicket fence, good shot from Jayawardene

41.2

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned away behind square leg

coming round the wicket

41.3

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up, driven to long off for a single

41.4

Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

41.5

Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes to long on for a single

41.6

Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, the doosra, spins away, pushes to the off side

End of over 42 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 260/2 (2 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.19, RRR: 0.25)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 126 (127b 19x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 54 (74b 4x4)
    • AGR Loudon 6-0-36-0
    • LE Plunkett 5-0-41-0
42.1

Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, short ball, Sangakkara goes for the pull, misses it, through to Jones

42.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara goes after it, misses it, signalled wide

42.2

Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR, All over!, down the leg side, Sangakkara flicks it to backward square leg fence, good shot

Sri Lanka win by 8 wickets. They have completely outplayed England, wonderful effort to wrap up this series, they now lead the series 3-0. Wonderful knock from Jayawardene for his 126 of 127 balls. Early on, Jayasuriya and Tharanga gave a good start, which laid the foundation for the run chase. Then Sangakkara came in and gave the support to Jayawardene to finish things off in style. Poor bowling from the England bowlers, the Sri Lankan batsmen hit boundaries at will to all parts of the ground, a total of 35 boundaries and a six were hit. Jayawardene picks up the man of the match award.

That's it from here, thanks for being with us. This is Binoy George, along with Gautham Signing off for now. Please join us again on the 28th for the 4th ODI at Old Trafford.

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