Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
120(156) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 1 5 0 5 3 1
ME Trescothick
67(99) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 2 10 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O9.0
M2
R26
W3
Eco2.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Harmison
O10.0
M0
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs | ENG: 237/9

  • LE Plunkett14 (14b)
  • SJ Harmison5 (5b)
  • SL Malinga9-2-26-3
  • CRD Fernando8-0-51-3

Sri Lankan win by 20 runs!

England would have fancied their chances chasing 258 but what the England bowlers lacked the Lankans had in abundance, they bowled with discipline and control, they struck at regular intervals and under the burden of reality, one after the other the England batsmen simply wilted away into oblivion.

Apart from Trescothick and Dalrymple all the other batsmen looked like strangers in an alien land, Jayawardene played his cards beautifully and his proactive approach did wonders for the Lankan cause and in the end it was a deserving win for the visitors. Just for the record Sri Lanka now lead the 5-match series 1-0.

Second match of the series will be played at The Oval, London on the 20th of June, we will be on live as and when the first ball is bowled - be sure to join us then. For the time being though this is Sajan Nair along with Gautham signing off, Good bye and good luck.

49.6
1
Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run, full and on the stumps, no room offered and Plunkett is made to drive straight, just a single down to long-on
49.5
1
Malinga to Harmison, 1 run, good length delivery, straight and on the stumps, Harmison makes room and lofts it away to deep cover
49.5
1w
Malinga to Harmison, 1 wide, way outside the off stump and that's rightly called a wide
49.4
1lb
Malinga to Plunkett, 1 leg bye, fulltoss on the pads, Plunkett looking to flick it away on the leg side failes to connect and the ball rolls away off the pad
49.3
1
Malinga to Harmison, 1 run, again driven down to long-on, the writing is on the wall I guess
49.2
2
Malinga to Harmison, 2 runs, good length delivery, Malinga keeping it wicket to wicket, Harmison gets behind the line and punches it down to long-on, runs hard and comes back for the second

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
120(156) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 1 5 0 5 3 1
ME Trescothick
67(99) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 2 10 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O9.0
M2
R26
W3
Eco2.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Harmison
O10.0
M0
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF