Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    29.2 goes to paddle sweep but like Root it's popped a catch up to Sangakkara and that completes a real grind from Cook since passing fifty, slowed right down. Trying to tuck it around the corner, it took a decent top edge and looped up behind the keeper who spun 180 degrees, took two steps forward and claimed the easy catch 136/4
    37
    59
    42
    3
    0
    88.09
    14.6 gone this time! What a mixture from Mendis (and Bell). The batsman can barely believe it. Pops a dolly of a return catch to Mendis as the ball, just short of a length, stopped in the pitch which meant Bell played too early. 76/1
    20.1 and he strikes first ball! Length outside off stump, Ballance went to play it into the covers but, like Bell's dismissal, it totally stopped in the wicket and Ballance popped a catch back to the bowler. Another bonus for Sri Lanka, a pretty ordinary delivery getting stuck in the wicket 98/2
    23.2 full, Root goes to reverse sweep and misses, there's two cries, one for lbw and then, when the ball popped up to Sangakkara, for a catch behind. Not out given on both counts but they go for the review and it looks straight off the glove. Yep smack bang off the glove, straight up and Sangakkara takes the catch walking a yard in front of the stumps 116/3
    30.5 back of a length, Morgan tries to help it around the corner but gets a top edge and it carries all the way to deep backward sqaure. That's a very bad wicket for England to lose. Morgan got it slightly wrong and that was dangerous the way he tried to play it, had he tried to whack into Harborne it may well have gone for six 142/5
    17
    38
    30
    0
    0
    56.66
    37.2 another horror show for England! Bopara goes to pull a short ball, which he completely misses and gets bowled between his legs as the ball dips slightly under the shot. Credit to Mendis as well, though, as it was delivered slower 170/6
    43.2 drifts onto the pads, clipped away fine and this pair are very rapid between the wickets 199/7
    47.3 nine down! A awful mix-up. Jordan nudged to the leg side. Not sure there was ever a single but Anderson kept on running and Jordan had no chance in the end 218/9
    44.6 cleaned up! Full and straight, Tredwell misses trying to drive through the off side 201/8
    48.1 all over! A slower ball completely defeats Anderson as he hoicks to leg. Hits the off stump. 219/10
    not out
    0
    3
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 3, nb 1, w 12)
    TOTAL
    219 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 4.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-76 (IR Bell, 14.6 ov), 2-98 (GS Ballance, 20.1 ov), 3-116 (JE Root, 23.2 ov), 4-136 (AN Cook, 29.2 ov), 5-142 (EJG Morgan, 30.5 ov), 6-170 (RS Bopara, 37.2 ov), 7-199 (JC Buttler, 43.2 ov), 8-201 (JC Tredwell, 44.6 ov), 9-218 (CJ Jordan, 47.3 ov), 10-219 (JM Anderson, 48.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara502204.40202000
    SL Malinga9.105035.45244030
    SMSM Senanayake1003613.60362000
    BAW Mendis905025.55222021
    TM Dilshan501703.40150000
    SMA Priyanjan401814.50140110
    AD Mathews602313.83231030
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    7.2 a skip down the wicket, slapped into the off side but in the air and Root dives to catch at cover a fine flying take to his right-hand side and England get a much-needed wicket. Dilshan didn't get the elevation on the stroke and it was an excellent catch from Root 55/1
    10.5 full at the stumps, huge cry for lbw and given him out! Perera goes for the review almost immediately but there's nothing on Hot Spot nor on Real Time Snicko. Height could save Perera here but no, Hawk Eye has the delivery taking a good smack of the top of off stump, far more than "umpire's call" might suggest. Classic full inswing from Anderson and England are moving here 62/3
    9.6 floated up, sharp turn squares Sangakkara up takes a thick edge that's taken by Jordan with an outstanding leap to his left, outstanding take because that went sharply off the edge but it was the sharp turn that did for Sangakkara, it pitched on about middle and leg and ragged right across the stumps 59/2
    38.4 full length and Jayawardene goes to drive down the ground and gets it all wrong, putting it high into the sky and straight to mid-off. Extraordinary stroke, he was in complete control put didn't time this at all, sending it high and Anderson didn't have to move to take a straightforward catch. Perhaps didn't quite come onto the bat as Jayawardene would have liked 160/4
    not out
    60
    154
    101
    2
    1
    59.40
    not out
    42
    49
    34
    6
    0
    123.52
    Extras
    18 (lb 6, w 12)
    TOTAL
    222/4 (48.2 Overs, RR: 4.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-55 (TM Dilshan, 7.2 ov), 2-59 (KC Sangakkara, 9.6 ov), 3-62 (MDKJ Perera, 10.5 ov), 4-160 (DPMD Jayawardene, 38.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson1013313.30443030
    HF Gurney1014604.60356020
    CJ Jordan805516.87164050
    JC Tredwell1023023.00401100
    JE Root602504.16151000
    RS Bopara4.202706.23114000

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Fine-tuning for Sri Lanka to peak at World Cup

    Sri Lanka have the batting raw materials to launch a fine World Cup campaign but a little polishing may make a considerable difference in eight months' time

  • England must confront failings to improve

    There were some admirable aspects to England's cricket in this series but they are going to need to rethink their tactics for the World Cup

  • England should apologise for mankading, not SL

    An editorial in the <i>Guardian</i> says Sri Lanka's mankading of Jos Buttler was well within the rule books, and so it should be England who apologise for the incident, not the visitors

  • Emboldened Sri Lanka keep their cool

    It may have been tempting for Sri Lanka to hide Sachithra Senanayake in this match, in hope the furore would blow over. But emboldened by the added pressure instead, they made his role in the match more prominent

  • Jayawardene finds the gap

    Plays of the day from the fifth and final one-day international between England and Sri Lanka