Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
100(83) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 4 0 0 2 1 4
AJ Strauss
45(44) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 0 4 3 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

HMCM Bandara
O10.0
M1
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JWM Dalrymple
O10.0
M0
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, that wraps up another dire day for England and it is hard to see a way out of this rut which has now seen them lose 14 out of their last 18 ODIs. Full credit to Sri Lanka who batted extremely well and then really turned the screw in the middle overs after England had made a confident start. But they were aided by another wretched bowling display from England. They came into this game with 49 wides in three games and added another 21 today – chip in the three no-balls and that’s an extra four overs and brings the margin of victory into single figures. It’s also worth noting that in Sri Lanka’s last four overs they added 50.

Join us on Saturday for the final match in this series where England have to try hard to avoid the humiliation of a series whitewash and we have to pretend it really matters.

From me, Martin Williamson, and Jenny Thompson, it’s goodnight. Don’t forget to relive the game courtesy of Will Luke’s bulletin

48.4
W
Malinga to Plunkett, OUT, holed out to deep mid-off to end the match, although the contest was finished some time back. The delighted Sri Lankans leave the field to the whoops of their vocal supporters, but the stands are three-quarter empty as people have been drifting off for some time.
48.3
6
Malinga to Plunkett, SIX runs, another seemingly effortless clip over midwicket
48.2
1
Malinga to Harmison, 1 run
48.2
1w
Malinga to Harmison, 1 wide
48.1
1
Malinga to Plunkett, 1 run

END OF OVER:
48 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 276/9

  • SJ Harmison1 (2b)
  • LE Plunkett22 (15b)
  • CRD Fernando7-0-47-2
  • SL Malinga9-0-54-1

England can take some .. well, no solace actually … from the fact that although this is their sixth ODI defeat on the trot, they are some way short of their worst, 11 losses between October 2000 and August 2001

47.6
0
Fernando to Harmison, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
100(83) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 4 0 0 2 1 4
AJ Strauss
45(44) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 0 4 3 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

HMCM Bandara
O10.0
M1
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JWM Dalrymple
O10.0
M0
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF