Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Watling
55(68) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 6 2 0 2 1
WU Tharanga
70(109) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KD Mills
O9.5
M1
R41
W4
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10.0
M1
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Some drama in the end as Sri Lanka lost a few wickets, going for the bonus point but Samaraweera steered them home. Please do hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony

Taylor: "We were outplayed in all facets. We picked up three or four wickets when they went for bonus which made it appear lot closer than it was. Watling played well. When you are facing Malinga for the first time, it can't get easy."

Sanga: "Our bowlers started really well and our spinners also came into the game mid-way through. We wanted the first 10-15 overs to go well. Then spinners came on. We wanted that bonus point. In Dumbulla you never know. But it was not to be. I am pretty happy with the win."

Man of the Match is Upul Tharanga: "After the 35th over, we thought we will go for the bonus point but we couldn't get it. I played well but I have to make sure that I stay till the end."

That's it from us. Thanks for logging on. Good bye!

40.5
4
Mills to Samaraweera, FOUR runs, Niyamai Niyamai! Samaraweera backs away to force it through covers. Slap! SL win by 3 wickets.
40.4
0
Mills to Samaraweera, no run, straightens around off stump, stabbed towards covers
40.3
1
Mills to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower one, full, driven to mid-off for a single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman was home
40.2
1
Mills to Samaraweera, 1 run, full delivery on the middle, flicked past square-leg
40.1
1
Mills to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower one, fullish, driven to long-on

END OF OVER:
40 | 3 Runs | SL: 188/7

  • TT Samaraweera31 (35b)
  • CK Kapugedera7 (7b)
  • TG Southee6-0-41-1
  • KD Mills9-1-34-4
39.6
0
Southee to Samaraweera, no run, And it's a dot ball. It was short and outside off, Samaraweere tried to steer it through the vacant slip region and makes no contact

Five runs from one delivery for that bonus. Hmmm

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Watling
55(68) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 6 2 0 2 1
WU Tharanga
70(109) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KD Mills
O9.5
M1
R41
W4
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10.0
M1
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Sri Lanka Triangular Series

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