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    0.5 this now swings back in, much fuller, and beats the inside edge, huge cry for lbw and given out lbw it looked pretty good but Thirimanne reviews. He definitely hasn't hit it, is it too high? No. Hawk Eye has it taking a huge chunk of the bails and Sri Lanka lose an opener and a review. Classic Anderson, full and swinging and did for Thirimanne used to playing in Bangladesh recently 0/1
    14.1 full ball a foot outside off, Dilshan throws the kitchen sink at it having taken a few steps down the wicket and got a whirl of an outside edge to third man where Ballance holds a smart catch just in from the rope. A wild swipe from Dilshan, no control on that and perishes in the deep 63/3
    5.3 full of length just outside off, Sangakkara pokes forward at it and drags it into his stumps and the pressure works for England. Poor stroke here, no foot movement at all from Sanakkara just looking to play it out on the off side, it shaped in a little and took a thick inside edge smack into middle and leg stumps 19/2
    17.3 massive wicket! He tries to flick this through midwicket again but this time can't keep the ball down and picks out Eoin Morgan. Perhaps played a fraction early. The change of line worked. Another example of Tredwell's calmness and cool thinking under pressure 88/4
    22 he can't get three reverse sweeps away, though! Terrific catch by Cook. It looped off the top edge, he got too far underneath it this time, but Cook still had to run backwards a fair distance from short third man and took a well-judged catch coming over his shoulder 114/7
    20.3 he edges this one! Short of a length, Chandimal heaves across the line aiming for the leg side boundary but just gets a thin top edge 108/5
    21 and's falling away for Sri Lanka. The shorter delivery works again. Back of a length, Kulasekara heaves to the leg side and gets a massive top edge which goes straight up, giving Buttler plenty of time to trot around and take his second catch of the over 108/6
    23.2 another neat catch, this time Root at long-on. Perera swinging like a rusty gate, it was a length delivery, and he picked out the deep fielder with pretty good accuracy 118/8
    26.3 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 138/9
    27.5 all over! The slower ball does the trick. Malinga giving himself room outside leg stump and misses his wild swing 144/10
    not out
    15 (b 5, lb 2, nb 2, w 6)
    144 all out (27.5 Overs, RR: 5.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (HDRL Thirimanne, 0.5 ov), 2-19 (KC Sangakkara, 5.3 ov), 3-63 (TM Dilshan, 14.1 ov), 4-88 (DPMD Jayawardene, 17.3 ov), 5-108 (LD Chandimal, 20.3 ov), 6-108 (KMDN Kulasekara, 20.6 ov), 7-114 (AD Mathews, 21.6 ov), 8-118 (NLTC Perera, 23.2 ov), 9-138 (SMSM Senanayake, 26.3 ov), 10-144 (SL Malinga, 27.5 ov)
    JM Anderson5.012214.4000
    HF Gurney5.002024.0022
    CJ Jordan6.002534.1620
    JE Root1.00707.0000
    RS Bopara4.502515.1720
    JC Tredwell6.003836.3300

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

22 May 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Lasitha Malinga


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

Gary Ballance


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

Returning runs


The total ODI runs scored by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara



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

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