Player of the Match
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    11.3 big, ambitious wipe across the line, and Roy's fierce strike is held up in the cross-wind for Perera at deep midwicket to steady himself under the fast-plummeting orb and pouch it with a dive. Well judged, and England's power-player is gone! 67/1
    18.4 the angle from round the wicket does the trick. Slides on with the arm outside off, Danushka shortened his length slightly on seeing the batsman skip out of the crease. Vince slashes and only connects with thin air. Lolly-pop stumping for Chandi 108/2
    49.1 Root got a life in the nineties. Root falls in the nineties. This was the back of the hand legcutter. 112ks. Root dances out and misses the leg-side swipe. Timbaaah! 314/6
    24.1 Morgan tosses away another bright start. Looped up outside off, Morgan seeks to drive it inside-out. He ends up slicing it in the air. Mendis at sweeper cover runs to his left and completes a smart tumbling catch. Plucked it inches from the ground 137/3
    32.5 YJB holes out to long-on! He was perhaps caught between attacking and dinking on this occasion. Tossed on middle from round the wicket, YJB stepped away outside leg to open up the off side. Instead of bashing that away with an inside-out hit, he halfheartedly shovels a catch to Shanaka 182/4
    47.1 well bowled, gets the yorker right into the blockhole, and beats an ambitious wipe. Well bowled Bandara, his first ODI wicket and good reward for perseverence in adversity 291/5
    not out
    49.6 Pradeep collects the ball and pings an over-arm throw, nails the stumps at the non-striker's end. Pradeep hadn't got the yorker right. This is a floaty full toss, which is deflected back to the bowler. The batsmen aim to steal a single off the last ball. The bowler hits now and Plunkett is miles short 324/7
    8 (lb 4, w 4)
    324/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-67 (JJ Roy, 11.3 ov), 2-108 (JM Vince, 18.4 ov), 3-137 (EJG Morgan, 24.1 ov), 4-182 (JM Bairstow, 32.5 ov), 5-291 (JC Buttler, 47.1 ov), 6-314 (JE Root, 49.1 ov), 7-324 (LE Plunkett, 49.6 ov)
    RAS Lakmal1006516.50275210
    KMC Bandara1008318.302111010
    ANPR Fernando805917.37177000
    MD Gunathilaka1004834.80263010
    S Prasanna1005205.20201110
    BKG Mendis201306.5041000
    3.6 given by umpire Reiffel! A bit of nip back, looked a touch short for an lbw, on first glance. He was on the back foot, and it hit him quite high on the back leg as he stood there and looked to punch down the ground. Kusal reviews. Replays suggest it wasn't that high. Hits him on the back leg, just above the knee roll, in front of middle stump, and Hawkeye says it's hitting top of the stumps 9/1
    16.3 appeal for lbw from round the wicket, umpire Gough's finger goes up. Danushka has a chat with Chandi. But they don't have any reviews. Danushka has to go. This was full and veered in from round the wicket to ping the back leg as Danushka aimed a flick and missed. Was that slipping past leg with the angle? 83/3
    13.4 England think they have Mendis, despite the full-stretch dive. Mendis is short on the second, the replays confirm it. Bairstow hands the hosts the breakthrough. Accurate, flat throw to Buttler, who gathers it in front of the stumps and flips the bails off. One stump is sent flying actually. Full and shading towards the leg stump, neatly flicked through midwicket. Bairstow in the deep hunts the ball down. The second was always a risk, especially against Bairstow. Mendis plays the penalty and SL's momentum is snapped 66/2
    40.6 knocked em' over. Back of a length and swings away from Chandimal from over the wicket. Is the ball reversing? Chandi pushes with a straight bat and misses. Willey strikes the top of middle. SL nine down 195/9
    20.6 perfect yorker! That's a fine riposte after being given a centre parting one ball earlier. Fast, full, straight, stump-splattering! 105/4
    21.2 tossed up, pitches on the crease as Tharanga drives loosely, and his off stump pops out of the ground with a hugely satisfying "splut"! A first-baller, and now the welsh soprano is beginning to warble 106/5
    27.6 dragged down the track, beaten by a big legbreak, classical legspinner's wiles and there's no way to get back in time before Buttler whips off the bails! 140/6
    34.4 Prasanna pulls and hits it reasonably well. The placement, though, was wrong. Excellent catch at fine leg. Willey dives forward to snap up a low catch. This was short on the leg stump and the fielder came out with the ball in his left hand 170/7
    40.4 Lakmal plops a catch into the hands of Morgan at short extra cover. Cutter from Willey, sticks in the surface, outside off. Lakmal loses his shape as he seeks to drive. He has to settle with a sliced hit to the England captain 194/8
    42.4 England wrap up a 3-0 series win. Full at the leg stump, hint of reverse-swing again, Pradeep backs away and searches for a lofted hit. He can only miscue it to mid-on. Woakes settles under it 202/10
    not out
    15 (lb 7, w 8)
    202 all out (42.4 Overs, RR: 4.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (MDKJ Perera, 3.6 ov), 2-66 (BKG Mendis, 13.4 ov), 3-83 (MD Gunathilaka, 16.3 ov), 4-105 (AD Mathews, 20.6 ov), 5-106 (WU Tharanga, 21.2 ov), 6-140 (MD Shanaka, 27.6 ov), 7-170 (S Prasanna, 34.4 ov), 8-194 (RAS Lakmal, 40.4 ov), 9-195 (LD Chandimal, 40.6 ov), 10-202 (ANPR Fernando, 42.4 ov)
    CR Woakes903604.00354020
    DJ Willey8.403443.92293000
    CJ Jordan704005.71192050
    LE Plunkett804435.50255100
    AU Rashid1004124.10341110

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15

Match days

2 July 2016 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes



No. of bilateral ODI series of 5 or more matches for England where they did not lose any match. Last such series was vs India in 2011, with 3 wins, 1 tie and 1 NR.

Chandimal's series


No. of batsmen who have scored 4 50-plus scores batting at No. 4 in a bilateral ODI series. Chandimal is the 8th to do so and first from Sri Lanka.

Streak ends


No. of consecutive 50+ partnerships between Chandimal and Mathews in ODIs this year. Their streak ended with a 22-run stand in this match.

SL's run-out woes


No. of times a batsman from SL's top-4 was run-out in this series, including Mendis in this match - joint-most for them in a bilateral ODI series.

Second-wicket doing it


Runs added by Sri Lanka's second-wicket in the first 3 ODIs of the series. But in the last 2 ODIs, they have added 50+ - 128 in the 4th ODI and another fifty in this match.

Finished strongly


Runs scored by England in their last 7 overs of the innings. They were 245/4 at the end of 43rd over and then finished on 324/7 in 50 overs.

First to fifth gear


Jos Buttler's strike rate in his last 20 balls of the innings; he scored 45 runs. In the first 25 balls, he had scored just 25 runs; strike rate of 100.

Morgan's lowest


Morgan's average in ODIs this year, which is his lowest for England in any calendar year. In 8 innings, he has managed just 149 runs with highest of 43.

Different Gunathilaka


Gunathilaka's bowling figures in ODIs in 15 overs, before this match. He picked up 3/48 in his quota of 10 overs in this match.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016