Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.2 and a wicket from nowhere. Moeen has thrown this away. A length ball outside off, and he plays a lazy neither-here-nor-there drive. He has neither played the classic off drive along the ground looking to beat mid-off either side. Nor is this a full-blooded attempt to go over the man's head. Almost like he has changed his mind halfway through the shot and has checked that full-bloodied drive. Easy catch for mid-off. Soft dismissal from Moeen 62/1
    49
    87
    54
    7
    0
    90.74
    20.2 bowled him. Against the run of play. Bell goes back shaking his head. He has made a meal of mostly a straight half-volley. Pushes at it just outside off, and gets a big inside edge back onto the stumps. Just plays down the wrong line 101/3
    12.2 and Ballance goes. Dilshan has woken up too with a lovely catch. Ballance plays a nothing push in front of his body, the ball doesn't turn, hits the inside half of the bat, and lobs back towards the umpire. Dilshan changes direction in follow-through and dives to his left to take the catch 71/2
    121
    151
    108
    14
    2
    112.03
    46.3 Root has reviewed this. He has been given out lbw. Root has tried a reverse-sweep, and has missed it. This is a quicker flatter and straighter delivery. The problem with this shot it, Root is right in front of the stumps when hit by the ball, and that removes any doubt around this lbw decision. Projection shows impact in front of off, the ball clipping leg 265/6
    34.3 just before the Powerplay. Morgan had been finding the fielders with almost all his shots so far, and this time he has done it fatally so. This is short of a length, provides him the width, and Morgan goes for the cut, failing to control it. Dilshan at point is wide awake now, and takes it smoothly. Timed it sweetly, but once again hit straight to a fielder 161/4
    45.3 full and wide, Taylor has toe-ended this drive to point. Taylor is gone for 25 off 26. The partnership has been good for England, but you could see Taylor was not at home in this role. Anyway, this brings in Buttler, who will love it from here on 259/5
    not out
    39
    28
    19
    6
    1
    205.26
    not out
    9
    19
    8
    1
    0
    112.50
    Extras
    18 (b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    309/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-62 (MM Ali, 9.2 ov), 2-71 (GS Ballance, 12.2 ov), 3-101 (IR Bell, 20.2 ov), 4-161 (EJG Morgan, 34.3 ov), 5-259 (JWA Taylor, 45.3 ov), 6-265 (JE Root, 46.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga1006316.303010020
    RAS Lakmal7.407119.262511122
    AD Mathews1014314.30384110
    TM Dilshan8.203514.20241100
    HMRKB Herath5.503516.00103000
    NLTC Perera8.105516.73246200

Match Notes

Emphatic 300-plus chase

2

Number of times a team has chased 300-plus target losing only one wicket. The previous instance was Ind v Aus, Jaipur, 2013

Perfect acceleration

81

Runs scored by Sri Lanka between the 31st and 40th overs. England scored 58 during this period

SL in tall chases

7-48

SL's win-loss when chasing 300-plus targets in ODIs; against England, they have a 2-1 record in three games

Pool A on top

48.95

Average opening partnership in Pool A, 5 century stands; 21.28 - average opening partnership in Pool B, 0 century stands

100+ opening stands so far

5

Number of century opening stands in the World Cup 2015 - two each by NZ and SL, and one by England. All Pool A teams

Happy memories for SL

231*

Sri Lanka's opening partnership the last time they played a World Cup game v Eng. They won that game by 10 wickets

Solid starts for SL

7

Number of 50-plus opening stands for SL in ten ODI innings in 2015. No other team has more than three

The late flurry

90

Runs scored by England in the last seven overs, England's third highest in all ODIs since 2002

England's best No. 4?

4

Number of ODI hundreds at No. 4 for Root, the highest among England batsmen. Allan Lamb is next with three