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260dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Maharoof sends sorry England crashing

Sri Lanka took the opening honours of the one-day series against England with an overwhelming 119-run victory at Dambulla

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
66(74) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 5 19 15 8 1 11 3
AN Cook
46(80) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 5 4 8 4 3 16

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O10
M2
R31
W4
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Dilshan
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

1 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Well, that was emphatic. Maharoof was the stand-out bowler today with 4 for 31 as Sri Lanka absolutely thumped England. Collingwood spoke before the game of England forgetting their routing last time they met at this ground - routed for 88, beaten by ten wickets - but here they've been beaten by another sizeable margin, this time 119 runs. Sri Lanka's plan went...to plan: Vaas was hardly used - he bowled five overs. Earlier, their batsmen negotiated a slow pitch well and were in control from the off. A sorry England now have much to do to pick themselves up and dust themselves down by Thursday. Do join us again then. In the meantime, thanks for following today, from me (Jenny), Martin and the Andrews.

34.5
W
Jayasuriya to Anderson, OUT, turned away from the left hander, slightly wide down off, and a thinnish edge flies through, Mahela making no mistake

JM Anderson c Jayawardene b Jayasuriya 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

34.4
1
Jayasuriya to Bopara, 1 run, turned round off the front foot
34.3
0
Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, swishes away from the body
34.2
0
Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, defended on the front foot
34.1
0
Jayasuriya to Bopara, no run, skews down the leg side, chased round with some kind of sweep

END OF OVER:
34 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 149/9 (121 runs required from 15.1 overs, RR: 4.38, RRR: 7.56)

  • RS Bopara26 (32b)
  • TM Dilshan4-0-20-2
  • ST Jayasuriya2-0-11-0

The umpire could have, perhaps, referred that just to make sure... but he did it get it right in this instance

33.6
W
Dilshan to Sidebottom, OUT, Sangakkara is very confident immediately that he has whipped off the bails very quickly - Sidebootom's toe was in the air for only a shade of a second

RJ Sidebottom st †Sangakkara b Dilshan 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st43P MustardAN Cook
2nd15IR BellAN Cook
3rd2KP PietersenAN Cook
4th13PD CollingwoodAN Cook
5th18OA ShahAN Cook
6th11RS BoparaAN Cook
7th42GP SwannRS Bopara
8th1RS BoparaSCJ Broad
9th4RJ SidebottomRS Bopara
10th1JM AndersonRS Bopara