Sri Lanka tour of England, 2006 / Commentary

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After a hard fought test series, where Sri Lanka managed to claw back in to draw level in the third test, the two teams now face-off again, this time at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, in the shortest version of the game.

This will be Sri Lanka's maiden venture with Twenty20 cricket - at the international level that is.

The atmosphere at the Rose Bowl is one of a carnival - we've had a Twenty20 game earlier in the day, and now we have the screening of the World Cup Finals match between England and Toronto.

News from out in the middle - rather early when compared to normal circumstances - the two captains decided to toss for the choice of innings at Half-Time in the soccer match - Jayawardene calls it correctly and decides to take first strike.

We're quite some time before live cricket action from this Twenty20 international - In the meanwhile, if you are a soccer fan, enjoy some soccer action from the England - Trinidad & Tobago match. We'll be back with you 10 minutes before the start of play.

Hello and Welcome back! We're minutes away from the start of play in this Twenty20 International between England and Sri Lanka.

Some team news now - and some very interesting ones - both Muralitharan and Vaas - the two veterans in the Sri Lankan team have been left out for this contest.

For England, Tim Bresnan is handed his first international cap for England.

The England XI: Marcus Trescothick, Ed Joyce, Andrew Strauss (capt), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, James Dalrymple, Geraint Jones (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Liam Plunkett, Sajid Mahmood, Stephen Harmison.

Sri Lanka XI for today: Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wkt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Russel Arnold, Chamara Kapugedera, Lasith Malinga, Farveez Maharoof, Dilhara Fernando, Ruchira Perera

We're all set for live action - its going to be debutant Bresnan to bowl the first ball to Sanath Jayasuriya. Here we go!

0.1

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, short of a length and outside the off stump

0.1

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, line and length, Jayasuriya defends it

0.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 wide, short of a length and outside the off stump

0.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 wide, good length but wide of the off stump

0.2

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Tharanga edges it

0.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, just short of a length, Jayasuriya defends it

0.4

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Jayasuriya plays a cut-shot

0.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller in length, and on the stumps, defends it to leg side

0.6

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, short and wide outside off Jayasuriya leaves it alone

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
ST Jayasuriya    1* (5b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0
WU Tharanga    1* (1b)     

1.1

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, short in length, outside off, plays and misses

1.2

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, short of a length, Tharanga plays but misses the ball

1.3

Harmison to Tharanga, no run, good length ball, on target, Tharanga pushes it to point

1.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, on the leg stump, turned down to fine leg for a single

1.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller in length, outside off and moves away, Jayasuriya tries to push at it and is beaten all ends up

1.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and wide of the off stump, Jayasuriya cuts intentionally over the slips, in the air, Joyce jumping high at third man drops it, palms it over the rope, but that looks like a ankle that has gone as he lands on the one leg, going to be carted off the field

Players have all left the field while Joyce is being attended to, that will be the end of his game An ambulance has now come onto the field to take Joyce away

End of over 2 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
ST Jayasuriya    5* (7b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    1-0-5-0
WU Tharanga    2* (5b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0

2.1

Bresnan to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery, Tharanga drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Collingwood

2.2

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short of a length, Jayasuriya cuts it away

2.3

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya plays a cut-shot

2.4

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, SIX, back of a length and down the leg side, Jayasuriya pulls

2.5

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayasuriya plays and misses, fielded by Jones

2.6

Bresnan to Jayasuriya, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayasuriya defends on the front foot, fielded by Bresnan

End of over 3 (15 runs) Sri Lanka 25/0 (RR: 8.33)
ST Jayasuriya    19* (12b 3x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    2-0-20-0
WU Tharanga    3* (6b)      SJ Harmison    1-0-5-0

3.1

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery, Tharanga defends

3.2

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Jayasuriya plays and misses, fielded by Jones

3.3

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, fuller in length, just outside off, drives it to deep cover for three runs, Bell the fielder there

3.4

Harmison to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length, pushed to point and Collingwood fumbles there and the batsmen take a quick single

3.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, slower ball, way outside off and rightly called a wide ball

3.5

Harmison to Jayasuriya, no run, again a slower ball, short in length, pitches outside leg, Jayasuriya tries to play it to the leg side, misses it, is hit on the pad, there's a shout for lbw, but its declined

3.6

Harmison to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, fullish in length, on leg stump, turned away to fine leg, good diving save by Bresnan at the deep

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 33/0 (RR: 8.25)
ST Jayasuriya    24* (16b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Harmison    2-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    5* (8b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-20-0

4.1

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, fuller in length, just outside off and Thranga goes for the big shot down the ground, misses it completely, collected by Jones behind the stumps

4.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, FOUR, Top shot! width outside off, Tharanga stands and delivers, drives it on the up between point and cover for four

4.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, SIX, MAXIMUM! short ball, this time Tharanga goes back and pulls it away over deep square leg fence for a six

4.4

Mahmood to Tharanga, 2 runs, good length ball, Tharanga comes down the wicket and tries to drive it, gets a thick outside edge to third man, take the first run quickly and comes back for the 2nd run

4.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, full toss, tries to drive it over mid-off, hits the toe of the bat and goes just short of mid-off, take another quick single

4.6

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, no run, slower ball, on middle and leg stump, Jayasuriya gets right behind it and defends it to short midwicket

End of over 5 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 46/0 (RR: 9.20)
ST Jayasuriya    24* (17b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    1-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      SJ Harmison    2-0-13-0

Plunkett replaces Harmison from Northern End

5.1

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, line and length, Tharanga drives

5.2

Plunkett to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga lets it go past through to Jones

5.3

Plunkett to Tharanga, no run, half volley, Tharanga defends it, its fielded by Plunkett on his follow through

5.4

Plunkett to Tharanga, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Tharanga drives through the on side, its Strauss this time who does the cleaning up

5.5

Plunkett to Tharanga, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Tharanga drives off the front foot

5.6

Plunkett to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, leg stump delivery, Jayasuriya plays at it, the ball comes off the pads and the batsmen take a legbye

End of over 6 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 58/0 (RR: 9.66)
ST Jayasuriya    24* (18b 3x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    1-0-11-0
WU Tharanga    29* (18b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    1-0-13-0

Sajid Mahmood brought into the attack now

6.1

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, (no ball) SIX, what a hit by Sanath! its a noball, slightly short in length, he pulls it away over deep square leg for a six and a free hit is coming as well

6.1

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slower ball, on middle stump, Jayasuriya goes well across and tries to sweep it over short fine leg, misses it, hits the gloves and goes to wide of keeper

6.2

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, good slower ball, on middle stump, Tharanga checks his shot and defends it back to bowler

6.3

Mahmood to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length, pulled away to backwad square leg for a single

6.4

Mahmood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, another slower ball, whipped away to long leg for a single again

6.5

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, fuller in length, on target, driven to cover, Jayasuriya went too far down the wicket searching for a quick single, Dalrymple has a shie at the stumps but misses the target

6.6

Mahmood to Tharanga, no run, on middle and leg stump, turned to short midwicket

End of over 7 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 68/0 (RR: 9.71)
WU Tharanga    30* (22b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    2-0-23-0
ST Jayasuriya    32* (21b 3x4 2x6)      LE Plunkett    1-0-11-0

Collingwood brought into the attack now

7.1

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short in length, outside off, cuts it to deep point for a single

7.2

Collingwood to Tharanga, FOUR, good shot! fuller in length, on middle stump, Tharanga gets across and sweeps it to beat the short fine leg fielder for four

7.3

Collingwood to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, slower ball, tries to repeat the shot, misses it and hits the pad well wide outside off, shout for lbw, Umpire declines and the batsmen rakes a legbye

7.4

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on off stump, nudges it to point for a quick single

7.5

Collingwood to Tharanga, OUT, Collingwood strikes for England! slower ball, just outside off, Tharanga tries to drive it on the up, big inside edge crashes onto his leg stump

WU Tharanga b Collingwood 34 (46m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 136.00

7.6

Collingwood to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayawardene plays and misses

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 75/1 (RR: 9.37)
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-6-1
ST Jayasuriya    34* (23b 3x4 2x6)      SI Mahmood    2-0-23-0

8.1

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, OUT, slower ball, on leg stump, Jayasuriya tries to play it on the leg side, comes off the pads to short fine leg, Jayawardene went far down the wicket to take a single, is sent back by Jayasuriya, Bell picks it up and throw it down to the bowler, Dalrymple whipped off the bails, TV Umpire called in, and Jayawardene has to walk back to the dressing room

DPMD Jayawardene run out 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

8.2

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed to point for a single

8.3

Dalrymple to Dilshan, 1 run, on off stump, pushed to cover and take off for a single, another quick return to Jones behind the stumps who whips off the bails, the bails are removed in a flash, TV Umpire called in again and Jayasuirya was just in

8.4

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short in length, on leg stump, pulled away to deep midwicket for four

8.5

Dalrymple to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven to deep cover for a single

8.6

Dalrymple to Dilshan, no run, arm ball, outside off, tries to play a late cut, gets beaten

End of over 9 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 82/2 (RR: 9.11)
TM Dilshan    1* (2b)      JWM Dalrymple    1-0-7-0
ST Jayasuriya    40* (27b 4x4 2x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-6-1

9.1

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on leg stump, tries to play it on the leg side, inside edge onto pads and goes to backward squrae leg

9.2

Collingwood to Dilshan, no run, slower ball, fuller in length, outside off, tries to drive it and gets beaten

9.3

Collingwood to Dilshan, 1 run, on off stump, driven to deep cover for a single

9.4

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, no run, slower ball, on good length but wide of the off stump, Jayasuriya leaves it through to keeper

9.5

Collingwood to Jayasuriya, OUT, fuller in length, pitches just outside leg and was travelling further down the leg side, hits the pad, shout for lbw, up goes the finger of umpire, unlucky Jayasuriya has to walk back, Collingwood strikes again!

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Collingwood 41 (56m 30b 4x4 2x6) SR: 136.66

9.6

Collingwood to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, Sangakkara drives through the off side

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 84/3 (RR: 8.40)
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      PD Collingwood    2-0-8-2
TM Dilshan    2* (4b)      JWM Dalrymple    1-0-7-0

10.1

Dalrymple to Dilshan, OUT, arm ball, Dilshan tries to cut one too close to his body, gets a thick outside edge and Jones takes a good sharp catch behind the stumps, Sri Lanka 4 down now

TM Dilshan c †Jones b Dalrymple 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

10.2

Dalrymple to Arnold, 1 run, short in length, pushed back to bowler, Dalrymple picked in his follow through and flicked the ball to hit the sumps, mised it, Sangakkara survived

10.3

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, FOUR, on leg stump, Sangakkara goes for the sweep shot and beats the short fine leg fielder

10.4

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, line and length, Sangakkara defends it

10.5

Dalrymple to Arnold, 1 run, outside off and guides it to gully

10.6

Dalrymple to Sangakkara, FOUR, tossed up, on leg stump, lofted drive just wide of short midwicket and went in the gap between long-on and deep midwicket for four

End of over 11 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 95/4 (RR: 8.63)
KC Sangakkara    8* (4b 2x4)      JWM Dalrymple    2-0-17-1
RP Arnold    2* (2b)      PD Collingwood    2-0-8-2

11.1

Collingwood to Arnold, no run, fuller in length, on the off stump, driven back to bowler

11.2

Collingwood to Arnold, 1 run, slower ball, short in length, mistimes a cut to point, gets a single for that

11.3

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller in length, outside off, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

11.4

Collingwood to Arnold, 2 runs, slower ball, outside off, huge swing of the bat by Arnold, chips it over extra cover and comes back for the 2nd run

11.5

Collingwood to Arnold, 2 runs, again full and wide outside off, goes inside out and drives it wide of long-off for couple more

11.6

Collingwood to Arnold, 1 wide, slower ball, was down the leg side, Arnold tries the sweep shot but misses it, good take by Jones down the leg side, shout for caught behind, declined and called wide

11.6

Collingwood to Arnold, OUT, good ball, fuller in length and swings in late, Arnold swings the bat across the line, he misses it and Collingwood hits!

RP Arnold b Collingwood 7 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 12 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 102/5 (RR: 8.50)
     PD Collingwood    3-0-15-3
KC Sangakkara    9* (5b 2x4)      JWM Dalrymple    2-0-17-1

12.1

Harmison to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller in length, outside off, driven to deep cover and came back for the 2nd run

12.2

Harmison to Sangakkara, FOUR, short ball, on leg stump, pulled away to backward square leg for four

12.3

Harmison to Sangakkara, no run, short and rising delivery outside off, Sangakkara leaves it through to keeper

12.4

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 bye, slower ball, wide outside off, Sangakkara has a big heave at it, misses it, bad bounce in front of Jones and he fumbles a bit, the batsmen cross over for a bye

12.5

Harmison to Kapugedera, 1 run, short in length, outside off, Kapugedera guides it to gully and takes a risky single, if Collingwood had hit the stumps direct on that occasion, Sangakkara would have been run out by some distance

12.6

Harmison to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and wide outside off, goes for the cut shot and bottom edge on the bounce to keeper, takes a single

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 111/5 (RR: 8.53)
KC Sangakkara    16* (10b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    3-0-21-0
CK Kapugedera    1* (1b)      PD Collingwood    3-0-15-3

13.1

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slower ball, on middle stump, Sangakkara chips it down the ground to long-on and comes back for the 2nd run

13.2

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run, again on middle and leg stump, another lofted drive to long-on, falls well short of Plunkett there, take a single before he can throw the ball back to the bowler

13.3

Collingwood to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower ball, on middle and leg stump, pushed to mid-on and take a single

13.4

Collingwood to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on middle and leg stump, slog swept to deep midwicket for a couple

13.5

Collingwood to Sangakkara, OUT, another one for Collingwood, another low swinging full toss, this time on the leg stump, Sangakkara flicks it away in the air, straight to Strauss at short midwicket who makes no mistake with it

KC Sangakkara c Strauss b Collingwood 21 (15m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

13.6

Collingwood to Maharoof, 1 run, full ball, almost yorker length, digs it out to long-on

That's the end of an excellent spell by Collingwood, his best figures in Twenty20 International

End of over 14 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 118/6 (RR: 8.42)
MF Maharoof    1* (1b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-22-4
CK Kapugedera    2* (2b)      SJ Harmison    3-0-21-0

14.1

Harmison to Maharoof, no run, leg side delivery, Maharoof on the back foot defending

14.2

Harmison to Maharoof, no run, too quick for Maharoof, short and rising delivery, outside off, tries to cut it and gets beaten

14.3

Harmison to Maharoof, 2 runs, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, whipped away to deep midwicket for a couple

14.4

Harmison to Maharoof, 1 run, fuller in length, outside off, goes inside out and slices it to third man for a single

14.5

Harmison to Kapugedera, 1 wide, slower ball, way down the leg side

14.5

Harmison to Kapugedera, 1 run, good low full toss, outside off, Kapugedera drives it to mid-off for a single

14.6

Harmison to Maharoof, 3 runs, good length ball, outside off, drives it up and over extra cover and good chase by Bell and he saves a run on that occasion

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 126/6 (RR: 8.40)
MF Maharoof    7* (6b)      SJ Harmison    4-0-29-0
CK Kapugedera    3* (3b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-22-4

15.1

Plunkett to Maharoof, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, pushed to mid-on for a quick single

15.2

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 2 runs, short in length, on leg stump, Kapugedera pulls it away to backward square leg for a couple, its Pietersen patrolling that region there

15.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, SIX, Great shot! fuller in length, on middle stump, he gives himself some room and drives it with the straight bat down the ground, that goes all the way over long-on for a six

15.4

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, good yorker, digs it out to mid-on

15.5

Plunkett to Maharoof, OUT, fuller in length, on leg stump, Maharoof pushes it to mid-on and takes off for a quick single, direct hit by fielder there and the TV umpire is called in again, replays show Maharoof was well short of crease, he has to walk back to the pavilion!

MF Maharoof run out 8 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.6

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, full delivery, nicely driven to long-on

End of over 16 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 137/7 (RR: 8.56)
CK Kapugedera    13* (7b 1x6)      LE Plunkett    2-0-22-0
SL Malinga    0* (0b)      SJ Harmison    4-0-29-0

16.1

Mahmood to Kapugedera, 2 runs, full ball on the leg stump, driven down the ground to long-on for couple

16.2

Mahmood to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower ball, short in length, Kapugedera goes for the pull shot, comes off the gloves and takes a single as the ball rolls away to the gully region

16.3

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, good line and back of a length, Malinga leaves it alone

16.4

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, length ball, Malinga plays and misses

16.5

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, turned to fine leg for a single

16.6

Mahmood to Kapugedera, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Kapugedera plays and misses

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 141/7 (RR: 8.29)
CK Kapugedera    16* (10b 1x6)      SI Mahmood    3-0-27-0
SL Malinga    1* (3b)      LE Plunkett    2-0-22-0

17.1

Plunkett to Malinga, no run, down the leg side, Malinga hits it on the leg side

17.2

Plunkett to Malinga, 3 runs, full down leg side, Malinga drives the ball

17.3

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long-n for couple

17.4

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 2 runs, slower ball, on the leg stump again, heaved away to midwicket for another couple

17.5

Plunkett to Kapugedera, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, driven to long-off for a single

17.6

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, leg side delivery, Malinga works it through the leg side

End of over 18 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 151/7 (RR: 8.38)
SL Malinga    6* (6b)      LE Plunkett    3-0-32-0
CK Kapugedera    21* (13b 1x6)      SI Mahmood    3-0-27-0

18.1

Mahmood to Kapugedera, (no ball) 1 run, Kapugedera hits it into the leg side, noball for a fielding infringement - as a result, the following delivery won't be a freehit

18.2

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, length but down leg, Malinga keeps it out

18.2

Mahmood to Malinga, 1 run, short in length, on leg stump, turned to fine leg for a single

18.3

Mahmood to Kapugedera, no run, slower ball on good length, Kapugedera comes down the wicket and goes for the big heave, misses the line and gets beaten

18.4

Mahmood to Kapugedera, OUT, Gone! fuller in length, outside off, Kapugedera goes inside out and drives it in the air to deep cover and Pietersen takes a good catch

CK Kapugedera c Pietersen b Mahmood 22 (28m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

18.5

Mahmood to Malinga, no run, short ball, Malinga pulls but can't make contact

18.6

Mahmood to Malinga, FOUR, fuller in length on leg stump, heaved away to midwicket fence for four

End of over 19 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 158/8 (RR: 8.31)
SL Malinga    11* (10b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    4-0-34-1
CRD Fernando    0* (0b)      LE Plunkett    3-0-32-0

19.1

Plunkett to Fernando, no run, short ball, outside off and left alone

19.2

Plunkett to Fernando, 1 run, fuller in length, driven down the ground to long-off

19.3

Plunkett to Malinga, 2 runs, short in length, mistimed pull by Malinga to deep midwicket and comes back for the 2nd run

19.4

Plunkett to Malinga, OUT, short ball, goes for the pull shot, top edges it and Bell who is on the field for the injured Joyce takes a good catch

SL Malinga c sub (IR Bell) b Plunkett 13 (15m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

19.5

Plunkett to Fernando, 2 runs, fuller in length, on leg stump, goes for the big heave, inside edge to keeper and Jones mised it

19.6

Plunkett to Fernando, OUT, short ball, outside the off stump, Fernando tries the pull shot and gets beaten, tries to take a quick run, Jones is alert to the situation, collects the ball and throws it towards Plunkett who picks it up and hits the middle stump direct at bowling end - Fernando was no where near the crease. Sri Lanka finish their innings with a wicket off the last delivery!

CRD Fernando run out 3 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Sri Lanka end their stipulated 20 overs with a score of 163 - losing their last wicket off the last delivery of the inning. It's a competitive score, and its going to be an interesting run chase - considering England have some good strikers at the top of their batting order.

Do join us with the run chase in 10 minutes from now.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 163/10
     LE Plunkett    4-0-37-1
PDRL Perera    0* (0b)      SI Mahmood    4-0-34-1
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