Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Sri Lanka win by 8 wickets. They have completely outplayed England, wonderful effort to wrap up this series, they now lead the series 3-0. Wonderful knock from Jayawardene for his 126 of 127 balls. Early on, Jayasuriya and Tharanga gave a good start, which laid the foundation for the run chase. Then Sangakkara came in and gave the support to Jayawardene to finish things off in style. Poor bowling from the England bowlers, the Sri Lankan batsmen hit boundaries at will to all parts of the ground, a total of 35 boundaries and a six were hit. Jayawardene picks up the man of the match award.

That's it from here, thanks for being with us. This is Binoy George, along with Gautham Signing off for now. Please join us again on the 28th for the 4th ODI at Old Trafford.

42.2
4
Plunkett to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, All over!, down the leg side, Sangakkara flicks it to backward square leg fence, good shot
42.2
1w
Plunkett to Sangakkara, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara goes after it, misses it, signalled wide
42.1
0
Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, short ball, Sangakkara goes for the pull, misses it, through to Jones

END OF OVER:
42 | 9 Runs | SL: 260/2 (2 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.19, RRR: 0.25)

  • DPMD Jayawardene126 (127b)
  • KC Sangakkara54 (74b)
  • AGR Loudon6-0-36-0
  • LE Plunkett5-0-41-0
41.6
0
Loudon to Jayawardene, no run, the doosra, spins away, pushes to the off side
41.5
1
Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes to long on for a single
41.4
1
Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long on for a single
41.3
1
Loudon to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up, driven to long off for a single

coming round the wicket

41.2
1
Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned away behind square leg
41.1
4
Loudon to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, tossed up, uses his feet and swings it in the air to midwicket fence, good shot from Jayawardene
41.1
1w
Loudon to Jayawardene, 1 wide, spins down leg, signalled wide

END OF OVER:
41 | 3 Runs | SL: 251/2 (11 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 1.22)

  • KC Sangakkara52 (72b)
  • DPMD Jayawardene120 (123b)
  • LE Plunkett5-0-41-0
  • AGR Loudon5-0-27-0
40.6
0
Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed on the front-foot to point
40.5
0
Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg stump, turned away to mid-wicket
40.4
0
Plunkett to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back-foot to short mid-wicket, Jayawardene calls for a single but sent back by Sangakkara
40.3
1
Plunkett to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length ball on the leg stump, glanced away to fine leg