Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.5 edged and gone! It was back of a length again, think Finn rolled his fingers across the seam, Dilshan went for the cut and a comfortable edge went through to Buttler. Crucial blow. 30/2
    1.5 got him! Woakes strikes early. It's a short delivery, not quite as wide as Kusal thought, he's a little cramped for room as he tries to cut and can't keep the ball down as it finds backward point 6/1
    25.4 slower ball, goes to swing leg side again but this is mistimed and picks out mid-on! Another importantly-timed wicket for England just when the hosts were going well. Sangakkara cleared the front leg away again but got this high on the bat and it was a simple chance for Moeen Ali at waist height, hardly had to move. Well bowled from Jordan, back over the wicket and ran his fingers across it 150/5
    5.5 and another! Inroads for England. Kandamby's return is a brief one. Pushed at a short-of-a-length delivery outside off and just guides the ball at a nice catching height to slip. 31/3
    20.1 a step down the track, swing at a length ball outside off and nicks it to the keeper! Wild stroke and Mathews falls just when England needed a wicket. A very poor choice, so unnecessary because the partnership was moving along very nicely. Got in a poor position, took a big swing, almost swung himself off his feet, and got a feather edge to Buttler 118/4
    not out
    62
    47
    77
    7
    0
    131.91
    28.4 tries to line up a slog sweep to leg but mistimes it and Finn takes a smart catch moving across to his left at square leg. Mendis sweeping conventionally this time from outside off, didn't get hold of it at all and it rather looped to Finn's right, he moved quickly across to take a tumbling chance 175/6
    31.4 swing again into the leg side, this time not timed at all, gets it high and Moeen takes the catch retreating from mid-on. Needed a little juggle but he held on. Perera fancied some leg side rope again but was off balance trying to swing away this shorter ball, got it high on the bat and Moeen did the rest, just about 202/7
    33.6 slower ball, another mighty swing to leg is attempted but he misses and is stumped. Bopara totally deceiving the batsman who swung himself off his feet almost, got nowhere near it and Buttler had a very simple job to tick off the bails 233/8
    not out
    2
    3
    7
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    13 (lb 3, w 10)
    TOTAL
    242/8 (35 Overs, RR: 6.91)
    Did not bat: BAW Mendis
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (MDKJ Perera, 1.5 ov), 2-30 (TM Dilshan, 4.5 ov), 3-31 (SHT Kandamby, 5.5 ov), 4-118 (AD Mathews, 20.1 ov), 5-150 (KC Sangakkara, 25.4 ov), 6-175 (BMAJ Mendis, 28.4 ov), 7-202 (NLTC Perera, 31.4 ov), 8-233 (KTGD Prasad, 33.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    ST Finn704216.00195000
    CR Woakes704135.85214110
    MM Ali703605.14182030
    CJ Jordan704626.57154020
    RS Bopara302418.0053010
    BA Stokes2028014.0015010
    JE Root2022111.0051210
  • BATSMEN
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    11.4 full length angled across Cook who pushes at it and edges behind! Prasad with the breakthrough. A ball Cook should have left, it was a nothing stroke, played away from his body, and Cook's promising start comes to an end 84/1
    14.5 opens the face and presses wide enough of mid-off for a single but oh no!! Hales is rooted to the crease at the non-striker's end, Moeen has to get back but the throw is in time! What a complete disaster for England. There was a single available all day but for some reason Hales shuffled out of his ground a few yards but without turning to face his partner, shuffled back to the bowler's end, Moeen has almost run two and is short getting back to the striker's end 103/2
    21.5 gone this time! Hales can't make the most of his life, he was itching to cut loose. Used his feet, it was a length delivery, and he heaved it to mid-on who just had to move a little to his left. Didn't really need to do that after the earlier reprieve and the six 144/3
    not out
    48
    48
    90
    2
    2
    100.00
    22.3 brilliant from Sangakkara! Wonderful anticipation. He saw Bopara go down early for a paddle sweep and started to move to his left, and when the ball glanced off the face of the bat he snaffled the catch brilliantly almost by the edge of the cut strip. 151/4
    23.1 the collapse is on! Morgan's problems continue. It was a short ball, not especially rapid but well directed around middle and leg, he went for the hook and the ball took a top edge with was comfortably held at long leg 152/5
    not out
    55
    37
    46
    9
    0
    148.64
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    236/5 (33.4 Overs, RR: 7.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-84 (AN Cook, 11.4 ov), 2-103 (MM Ali, 14.5 ov), 3-144 (AD Hales, 21.5 ov), 4-151 (RS Bopara, 22.3 ov), 5-152 (EJG Morgan, 23.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews703424.85233100
    TM Dilshan403107.75112200
    NLTC Perera301806.00101110
    BAW Mendis5.405309.35124310
    BMAJ Mendis20904.5061000
    KTGD Prasad604918.16146121
    HMRKB Herath604116.83143110

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 7-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

3 December 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Match Notes