Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    17.2 England have held on to one, and it's Jordan at deep midwicket. Slower ball, over pitched, and Dilshan tries to wallop that over midwicket for six. Not timing the ball has been the story of his innings though, and this one is no different. Jordan settles under it about 10 metres from the fence and pouches it near his chest. 156/3
    1.2 gone! Kusal looks like he feels he didn't hit it, but there was a definite deflection on first viewing. This is a short ball outside leg stump - one that should have been put away really, but Perera goes for the pull too late and seems to have got glove on it, on the way to the keeper. 4/1
    16.4 gone! England get him finally. This is fullish and on the stumps, Mahela tries to slog that away on the legside with the angle, but he misses again, and the ball crashes into leg stump. The end of an equally impressive and fortuitous innings. There were some great shots between the catching chances. 149/2
    not out
    23
    22
    12
    2
    1
    191.66
    18.1 full ball on off stump. Sanga clears his front leg and tries to bash that straight down the ground as well, but mistimes it terribly and just lobs it up in the air for wide mid off to get under it. Probably wasn't the man for the occasion, it has to be said. 169/4
    not out
    11
    10
    5
    0
    1
    220.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 2, nb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    189/4 (20 Overs, RR: 9.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (MDKJ Perera, 1.2 ov), 2-149 (DPMD Jayawardene, 16.4 ov), 3-156 (TM Dilshan, 17.2 ov), 4-169 (KC Sangakkara, 18.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MM Ali10404.0030000
    JW Dernbach4042210.50126111
    TT Bresnan4048012.0083400
    CJ Jordan402827.0093010
    JC Tredwell403609.0053100
    SCJ Broad302909.6672121
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    0.5 gone! What sweet bowling from Kule to draw that mistake. Lumb comes at him again, and aims a big shot over mid on. Kule beats him off the pitch and the ball rattles the middle stump. LEDs light up, Kule is leaping in enjoyment. 0/1
    not out
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    97
    64
    11
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    181.25
    0.6 double strike! This would have been a pretty decent ball in a Test match. It's full, swinging late, but not too much. Moves a little off the seam as well, drawing Moeen into the shot. He drives, the outside edge is collected and it flies low to second slip. You read that right. Second slip. What a start for Kule. 0/2
    16.2 and there's the breakthrough for Sri Lanka! Kulasekara does it. All three wickets have fallen to him. It's a fullish ball outside off stump, and hes pummeled it straight to the man at long on. Not sure why Morgan didn't get under it as he'd hoped, he's smashed balls like that for the last half hour. Maybe it stopped on the pitch a little. 152/3
    16.6 gone! A fourth for Kulasekara, and this one is off a short ball, around stomach high. Buttler backs away and tried to thump it over the straight boundary, but it takes the top edge and it loops to cover, where Chandimal backpedals and holds the catch, close to his chest. 156/4
    not out
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    15
    6
    2
    0
    183.33
    Extras
    4 (nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    190/4 (19.2 Overs, RR: 9.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (MJ Lumb, 0.5 ov), 2-0 (MM Ali, 0.6 ov), 3-152 (EJG Morgan, 16.2 ov), 4-156 (JC Buttler, 16.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara413248.00122220
    AD Mathews2.2031013.2854200
    SL Malinga403107.75115011
    SMSM Senanayake403007.5063000
    BAW Mendis4052013.0043400
    NLTC Perera1014014.0013000

Match Notes

Late night chases

9

Nine of the eleven games beginning at 7:30pm in this tournament have been won by the team batting second

A new high

25

Runs Ajantha Mendis conceded in his 4th over, his most expensive in T20 internationals

Century partnerships

2

This is only the second time the third wicket has added a century stand after a team was 0 for 2

Dodgy start

0for2

The only other time England were two down for no score was in the last World T20, against West Indies

Bit of a struggle

44

Tillakaratne Dilshan's fifty equaled his slowest in T20Is

  • Hales achieves blast-off

    No Englishman had scored a T20 international century until Alex Hales did it while taking Sri Lanka apart in a tall chase

  • The problem with low catches

    The cricket cognoscenti is largely eager to give the fielder the benefit of the doubt when a catch is referred. This should not be the case

  • Why do we over-react when changing cricket's rules?

    Instead of helping umpires react instinctively to situations, we have burdened them with misleading technology that has turned them into second-class citizens

  • Chandimal suspended for one match

    Dinesh Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka's final group match against New Zealand after he was suspended for one match due to Sri Lanka being found guilty of maintaining a slow over rate for the second time inside 12 months

  • England discover map through uncharted waters

    Having tossed away opportunities in the field with reckless abandon and slumping into negative territory at the start of their chase, England found the courage to make amends

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017