Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GS Ballance
64(72) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
0 0 0 6 6 1 0 1
DPMD Jayawardene
35(41) 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Jordan
O6.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SMSM Senanayake
O8.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentary

A very efficient win for England by 81 runs on the D/L method. They constructed a good innings, despite having to restart after the rain, then defended it very well. Chris Jordan the star with bat and ball, but plenty of other good performances from the likes of Ian Bell, Gary Ballance and Harry Gurney. The early-season tonic England needed, but Sri Lanka can bounce back. It is only their second defeat in 20 matches, and both have been to England. I'll bring you news from the presentation shortly.

Angelo Mathews "It was a pretty poor performance, we were not up to the mark with the ball. It was an off day for them. A poor effort by the whole team. You can't control the weather, but we played some poor cricket. The wicket played pretty well. The confidence remains high, it's just one game."

Alastair Cook "It was very professional. Sometimes we though we had better of conditions and sometimes not. Everyone did well. Gary started really, we know what Jos can hit like and then Jordan as well. The lads played [Malinga] really well. Even the great bowlers can go the distance. That extra 30-runs made a big difference."

No surprises, the Man of the Match is Chris Jordan. "Just twisted by ankle a little but nothing serious. I enjoyed whacking the ball and bowling with some aggression. [The short ball] was something we spoke about after not finishing well the other night. It's nice to get one back on Malinga after the other night."

Well, that just about wraps things up from here. We'll be back on Sunday for the second match from Durham. Until then from Andrew McGlashan and Alex Winter it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

27.5
W
Bopara to Malinga, OUT, all over! The slower ball does the trick. Malinga giving himself room outside leg stump and misses his wild swing
27.4
1lb
Bopara to Lakmal, 1 leg bye, strikes the back as he goes to pull, the ball scoots through
27.3
0
Bopara to Malinga, 1 bye, missed stumping to add to Buttler's list...Malinga head in the air, swinging to leg, and he should really have taken that
27.2
0
Bopara to Malinga, no run, misses his swing to leg, takes the pad
27.1
1
Bopara to Lakmal, 1 run, slower ball, drifts into the batsman, takes a thick inside edge to the leg side

END OF OVER:
27 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 141/9

  • RAS Lakmal3 (3b)
  • SL Malinga10 (13b)
  • HF Gurney5-0-20-2
  • RS Bopara4-0-24-0
26.6
1
Gurney to Lakmal, 1 run, heaved down the ground to long-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GS Ballance
64(72) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
0 0 0 6 6 1 0 1
DPMD Jayawardene
35(41) 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Jordan
O6.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SMSM Senanayake
O8.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Lasitha Malinga

71

Runs conceded by Malinga today, the most runs he has leaked against England in ODIs

Gary Ballance

2

Today's 64 was Gary Ballance's second ODI half-century in seven matches

Returning runs

24,012

The total ODI runs scored by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara

Head-to-head

11-10

England have won 11 ODIs to Sri Lanka's 10 in this country