Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

SL Malinga b Bopara 10 (20m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

27.4
1lb
Bopara to Lakmal, 1 leg bye, strikes the back as he goes to pull, the ball scoots through
27.3
1b
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 (85 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 17.00)

  • 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

Jordan hobbling after that chase, he appeared to slip near the boundary. That would be an awful way to end such a fine evening

26.5
2
Gurney to Lakmal, 2 runs, full outside off, powerfully driven past cover and wide of mid-off but Jordan is able to chase it down
26.4
0
Gurney to Lakmal, no run, full at the stumps, defended
26.3
W
Gurney to Senanayake, OUT, picks out long-on...Senanayake tried to send this length delivery into the stands but it didn't come out of the middle and it was a simple catch

SMSM Senanayake c Bell b Gurney 11 (23m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

26.2
0
Gurney to Senanayake, no run, that's a good delivery, full outside off, beats the edge

Free hit carries over

26.2
2nb
Gurney to Malinga, (no ball) 1 run, and he's overstepped again! This is careless. Takes a thick inside edge down to fine leg

So we have a free hit

26.2
2nb
Gurney to Senanayake, (no ball) 1 run, lets himself down a little by overstepping, gets clubbed into midwicket
26.1
0
Gurney to Senanayake, no run, round the wicket, slower ball outside off, beats the outside edge

Harry Gurney back into the attack

END OF OVER:
26 | 7 Runs | SL: 134/8 (92 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 15.33)

  • SL Malinga9 (12b)
  • SMSM Senanayake10 (7b)
  • RS Bopara4-0-24-0
  • CJ Jordan6-0-25-3
25.6
0
Bopara to Malinga, no run, takes the pad as he swings to leg
25.5
0
Bopara to Malinga, no run, dropped in his followthrough, it was hammered back by Malinga and caught Bopara by surprise, although he did have his eyes on it. Good test for a dodgy finger
25.4
1
Bopara to Senanayake, 1 run, driven to deep cover
25.3
2
Bopara to Senanayake, 2 runs, a full slower ball outside off, lofted into the off side and falls into space
25.2
4
Bopara to Senanayake, FOUR, short and angled into the pads, pulled backward of square and despite getting to the ball Anderson can't flick the ball back
25.1
0
Bopara to Senanayake, no run, driven firmly back and well fielded, diving to his left, by Bopara

Bopara back into the attack

END OF OVER:
25 | 4 Runs | SL: 127/8 (99 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.08, RRR: 14.14)

  • SL Malinga9 (10b)
  • SMSM Senanayake3 (3b)
  • CJ Jordan6-0-25-3
  • JC Tredwell6-0-38-3
24.6
0
Jordan to Malinga, no run, nearly bowls him...Malinga goes well outside off stump, it's a length delivery, he misses his swing but the ball carries over the timber
24.5
0
Jordan to Malinga, no run, back to the short stuff after that boundary, targetting the body with a leg-stump line, and Malinga certainly isn't keeping his eyes on the ball
24.4
4
Jordan to Malinga, FOUR, goes for the fuller ball and Malinga responds by smearing it over mid-off and it dribbles into the rope

A clear intent to rough up a few of the Sri Lankans

24.3
0
Jordan to Malinga, no run, pulls his bat inside the line
24.2
0
Jordan to Malinga, no run, keeps it short, Malinga not keen to get in line and drops his hands

A second slip comes in

24.1
0
Jordan to Malinga, no run, short of a length, climbs past the outside edge as Malinga spars away from his body

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

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