Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.1 full and swinging into off stump, huge cry for lbw, not out given but Sri Lanka go for the review. I thought Cook got an inside edge into his front pad but the replay suggests not but he might have squeezed it, can the third umpire be sure that was pad first? He's gone to Hawk Eye and it's striking Cook in line and going on to hit off stump, so it's overturned and Cook falls lbw to a superb first nut from Malinga 3/1
    3.2 full just outside off stump, Bell plays forward, tries to pull the bat inside it but can't and edges to slip. Malinga creating indecision and it does for Bell, thick enough edge that carries low to first slip, solid catch. Bell could have left it, surprising error considering his confident start 10/2
    23.2 attempts the reverse sweep, there's a sliver of top edge as the ball bounces through to Sangakkara and up goes the finger! Mendis rolled this out from over the wicket, across the left-hander, it was maybe a little quicker on him, a thin edge, maybe straight off the face of the bat and into the keeper's gloves 94/3
    27.2 plays across the line and a top edge flies to fine leg! Root falls in the 40s attempting to give Mathews the hurry up, maybe just stopped a little in the pitch and it ballooned off the bat, a simple catch for the man down there 107/4
    28.2 beats the bat as Morgan advances again... and that's a simple stumping! Senanayake has done England's prizefighter again, he hadn't looked comfortable and this time he raced out, took a wild swipe and left Sangakkara with plenty of time to nudge off the bails. The back foot was some way from getting back 111/5
    44.4 goes for the slog-sweep, gets a big top edge... and Thirimanne is under it at short fine leg! Mendis shows some ticker and Bopara falls before the climax again. Tried to hit hard across the line, the ball skidded on and looped slowly towards the fielder, he's been involved a lot in the last few overs but he took it calmly 244/6
    49.4 superb yorker, dug out but only a yard or two off the strip, Malinga fetches it and Buttler is stranded! Buttler is run out after making a quite sensational hundred but it won't be enough for England... Malinga knows his way around squeaky bum time, that's for sure, he fired this in full and then was smart enough to collect and finish the job with Buttler indecisive and Tredwell already alongside him 292/8
    49.2 pitched up and swung down the ground - straight to long-on! Struck firmly but Dilshan was lurking in the deep, he takes the catch and starts whooping it up, encouraging the Sri Lankans in the ground. They're getting closer 290/7
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 6, nb 1, w 3)
    293/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.86)
    Did not bat: HF Gurney
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (AN Cook, 1.1 ov), 2-10 (IR Bell, 3.2 ov), 3-94 (GS Ballance, 23.2 ov), 4-107 (JE Root, 27.2 ov), 5-111 (EJG Morgan, 28.2 ov), 6-244 (RS Bopara, 44.4 ov), 7-290 (CJ Jordan, 49.2 ov), 8-292 (JC Buttler, 49.4 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara10.008108.10237300
    SL Malinga10.025235.20333111
    AD Mathews7.013014.28232010
    SMSM Senanayake10.004914.90231000
    BAW Mendis10.006026.00233010
    SMA Priyanjan3.001505.0050000

Match Notes

Barren middle overs


Balls England faced without scoring a boundary, between Joe Root's four in the 9th over and Jos Buttler's in the 31st

Slowing down with age...


Tillakaratne Dilshan's 71 off 109 balls was his second-slowest ODI score of fifty or more

Lord's rises for Sanga


Kumar Sangakkara's century is his first triple-figure score at Lord's in international cricket

Strong foundations


The 172-run partnership between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara was Sri Lanka's third-highest for the second wicket in ODIs