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    1.4 a thick edge flies to Trott at first slip, Bresnan has the breakthrough! Bresnan slammed one down just short of a good length on off stump, Karunaratne's feet were set in concrete as he pushed limply at the ball and the edge nestled safely in Trott's lap 7/1
    3.2 hooked straight to Dernbach at fine leg! The ball was short and rising on leg stump, Dilshan swivelled across and got a great connection but hit it right down the fielder's throat, he didn't have to move. So similar to his dismissal in the first match of this very series, and Sri Lanka are in a spot of bother at 12 for 2 12/2
    29.6 gone! Chopped on, Sangakkara falls and Bresnan is ecstatic. He was trying to chop the ball down towards third man but it was just too close to him for the shot, the ball cannoning off the inside edge into the stumps. Sangakkara trudges off, and that will tip the scales firmly in England's favour 131/5
    8.2 chipped tamely to Alastair Cook at mid-off! Jayawardene was trying to go over the top, but a full delivery stopped in the pitch and bounced a little more than expected and Cook backpeddled to hold an easy catch. Sri Lanka in real trouble now, 29 for 3 and two of their best batsmen in the pavilion 29/3
    26.3 Swann gets his man! It's been a fantastic battle but Swann gets the better of it in the end. Chandimal hared down the track, the drift and dip took it wider than he imagined and he swung wildly at thin air as the ball past him by to leave him stranded 123/4
    48.1 slower ball has done for Mathews! Dernbach screams to the heavens! Great delivery! Mathews was completely deceived, played much too early, lost one hand off the bat and it looped to Bresnan at short third man who held on. Brilliant innings but it might not be enough 252/9
    46.1 Mendis falls trying to clear the boundary! England strike gold with Patel. Mendis was down the track trying to smear Patel over cow corner, didn't get enough of it and Pietersen waited coolly underneath to pouch the chance! 233/6
    47.4 Kulasekara has gone! Another slower ball is swung out to deep midwicket, Eoin Morgan looking into the sun steadies himself under it and takes the catch. Dot ball, too 245/7
    47.5 panic from Sri Lanka! Randiv has gone without facing a ball! Mathews drove nicely out to deep cover and Randiv desperately wanted to come back for a second, Mathews didn't have any of it and the batsmen ended up at the same end, eventually Randiv turned back but far too late 246/8
    48.2 bowled him! Dernbach is appealing at first but realises soon enough he's won the match for England! Spearing yorker bursts under the bat and rattles the stumps! England go wild, the crowd goes wild! Cook has pulled off victory in his first series as full-time captain 252/10
    not out
    13 (lb 9, w 4)
    252 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 5.21)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (FDM Karunaratne, 1.4 ov), 2-12 (TM Dilshan, 3.2 ov), 3-29 (DPMD Jayawardene, 8.2 ov), 4-123 (LD Chandimal, 26.3 ov), 5-131 (KC Sangakkara, 29.6 ov), 6-233 (BMAJ Mendis, 46.1 ov), 7-245 (KMDN Kulasekara, 47.4 ov), 8-246 (S Randiv, 47.5 ov), 9-252 (AD Mathews, 48.1 ov), 10-252 (SL Malinga, 48.2 ov)
    JM Anderson10.005525.50294110
    TT Bresnan9.004935.44253110
    JW Dernbach9.204925.25317000
    SR Patel10.004914.90274000
    GP Swann10.024114.10311110

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30

Match days

9 July 2011 (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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