Player of the Match
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    17.4 gone! Cook skips out of his crease and aims an inside-out drive over extra cover, but only gets as far as Mathews, jogging in from the cover boundary. He was scoring quite freely, but the steadily rising required rate has tempted him into an injudiciously aggressive shot 85/2
    10.2 gone! Kieswetter can't believe it but Sri Lanka are thrilled! Short ball was pulled hard and flat but straight to fine leg who came in nicely and took a low catch 53/1
    27.5 forget Malinga, Lakmal steams to the crease and fires in an absolutely perfect inswinging yorker at high pace! Trott was in, but there's nothing he could do about this, he jammed the bat down but the ball was already through him. Great follow-up after the bouncer from the previous delivery 144/4
    22.6 brilliant catch! Pietersen came down the track and lifted the ball towards wide long-on, Malinga sprinted to his right and dived, sliding along the turf but managing to keep both hands on the ball. That wicket will really lift Sri Lanka, Pietersen was starting to look really dangerous 113/3
    36.3 Randiv strikes and that could seal the match! Another player out stumped but Morgan could have got back. It was a top delivery, turning and bouncing past Morgan's attempted drive as he leapt down the track, Sangakkara almost fluffed the take as it reared up towards his neck, Morgan had given up though and Sangakkara had time to steady the take and take off the bails 201/5
    43.5 a slower ball is lapped straight to Lakmal at short fine leg, and that is probably the end for England. It was a slower ball from Kulasekara, and Bell went right across to off to get himself in a good position, but there was no pace to work with and the connection was only good enough to send the ball down the fielder's throat. He accepted the gift with a smile, and Sri Lanka are very close to drawing level in the series 232/8
    38.3 well that was coming! Bresnan tries to break the shackles with an almighty swipe, top-edges and it flies out to deep midwicket who holds a good catch on the boundary edge 204/6
    39.2 this is all ending quickly! Another googly that Broad stretches, gropes at, misses, overbalances and ends up stumped. Top bowling and it ends a pretty unhappy game for Broad 206/7
    not out
    44.2 unplayable! Anderson must surely have been expecting the yorker, but there's not much he could do about this. Leg stump is pegged back, and England are nine down now 233/9
    45.5 length ball on off stump, Dernbach clears the left leg and smears it straight to long-off, that's the game! 240/10
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    240 all out (45.5 Overs, RR: 5.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (C Kieswetter, 10.2 ov), 2-85 (AN Cook, 17.4 ov), 3-113 (KP Pietersen, 22.6 ov), 4-144 (IJL Trott, 27.5 ov), 5-201 (EJG Morgan, 36.3 ov), 6-204 (TT Bresnan, 38.3 ov), 7-206 (SCJ Broad, 39.2 ov), 8-232 (IR Bell, 43.5 ov), 9-233 (JM Anderson, 44.2 ov), 10-240 (JW Dernbach, 45.5 ov)
    TM Dilshan4.002907.2581110
    KMDN Kulasekara9.003914.33304000
    SL Malinga8.004115.12275020
    RAS Lakmal7.504335.48214010
    S Randiv9.004334.77262110
    BMAJ Mendis6.003125.16191210
    AD Mathews2.001306.5020000

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