England tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Nov 26, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
26 November 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TM Dilshan c & b Woakes 88 158 98 10 0 89.79
37.1 75.1 mph, top catch! No hundred for Dilshan. It was a length delivery, a slower ball in off-cutter mode, Dilshan was aiming to work it into the leg side and gets a fat leading edge which loops back down the pitch, but on the on side, and Woakes dives across from his follow through to hold the catch one-handed 204/3
View dismissal MDKJ Perera run out (Root/Bopara/†Buttler) 59 89 74 5 1 79.72
22.2 Bopara to Dilshan, bit of a leg side heave from off stump but gets it wide of deep midwicket, chance for a second but there's a total mix up! And Perera is run out by miles. Disaster for Sri Lanka after such a good start. It appeared both batsman wanted the second, both set off strongly but then Dilshan suddenly stopped, Perera hesitated before deciding to carry on but the damage was done, Dilshan was going nowhere, retreated back into his ground leaving an easy lob from Bopara to Buttler for the run out. Whoops! 120/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Ali 2 6 4 0 0 50.00
23.4 57.4 mph, length ball, this turns off the straight and given out lbw! To the surprise of many and the batsman reviews after a quick chat with his partner. This gripped off middle and leg, turned to beat the outside edge and is going on to hit middle and off stump. Lovely delivery from Moeen, deceiving Sangakkara into aiming leg side, and a good decision from the umpire 128/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c †Buttler b Tredwell 55 88 58 5 0 94.82
42.6 54.4 mph, this slips down the leg side, Jayawardene tickles at it and there's a big appeal for caught behind and given out! A second big wicket for England. This has come right off the face of the bat and Jos Buttler has pouched a very smart catch down the leg side 253/5
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Stokes b Tredwell 33 23 24 1 3 137.50
42.5 58.6 mph, another one high, high into the air but this time Stokes is under it and that's a fine catch. Barely a foot in from the long-on boundary, Stokes down on his knees almost has held on very well to a mighty steepler from Mathews who went too big once too often, not timed again and this time not enough club to get away with it 253/4
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Cook b Woakes 4 13 6 0 0 66.66
45.1 85.3 mph, length on the off stump, driven up over the infield is it? Cook running back takes the catch diving away from him, splendid take and another wicket falls, England really pegging things back here. No timing on the stroke and not enough power either to clear Cook running back from extra cover 263/6
HDRL Thirimanne not out 27 33 22 3 0 122.72
BMAJ Mendis not out 30 22 14 2 2 214.28
Extras (lb 2, w 17) 19
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 317 (6.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets CR Woakes 10 0 68 2 6.80 27 6 2 (4w)
37.1 to Dilshan, 75.1 mph, top catch! No hundred for Dilshan. It was a length delivery, a slower ball in off-cutter mode, Dilshan was aiming to work it into the leg side and gets a fat leading edge which loops back down the pitch, but on the on side, and Woakes dives across from his follow through to hold the catch one-handed 204/3
45.1 to NLTC Perera, 85.3 mph, length on the off stump, driven up over the infield is it? Cook running back takes the catch diving away from him, splendid take and another wicket falls, England really pegging things back here. No timing on the stroke and not enough power either to clear Cook running back from extra cover 263/6
  HF Gurney 10 0 66 0 6.60 27 6 0 (6w)
View wickets JC Tredwell 10 0 52 2 5.20 28 2 2
42.5 to Mathews, 58.6 mph, another one high, high into the air but this time Stokes is under it and that's a fine catch. Barely a foot in from the long-on boundary, Stokes down on his knees almost has held on very well to a mighty steepler from Mathews who went too big once too often, not timed again and this time not enough club to get away with it 253/4
42.6 to Jayawardene, 54.4 mph, this slips down the leg side, Jayawardene tickles at it and there's a big appeal for caught behind and given out! A second big wicket for England. This has come right off the face of the bat and Jos Buttler has pouched a very smart catch down the leg side 253/5
  BA Stokes 4 0 36 0 9.00 12 5 1 (3w)
View wicket MM Ali 10 0 66 1 6.60 24 6 1 (2w)
23.4 to Sangakkara, 57.4 mph, length ball, this turns off the straight and given out lbw! To the surprise of many and the batsman reviews after a quick chat with his partner. This gripped off middle and leg, turned to beat the outside edge and is going on to hit middle and off stump. Lovely delivery from Moeen, deceiving Sangakkara into aiming leg side, and a good decision from the umpire 128/2
  JE Root 2 0 12 0 6.00 3 1 0
  RS Bopara 4 0 15 0 3.75 13 0 0 (1w)
  England innings (target: 318 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b Dilshan 10 32 17 0 0 58.82
6.1 56.1 mph, this time he is gone! Not reviewing. Spin breaks the stand. Round the wicket, skids on with the arm, Cook looking to work to the leg side and is taken low down on the front pad 51/1
View dismissal MM Ali c & b BMAJ Mendis 119 139 87 11 5 136.78
30.6 53.5 mph, but now gone! Moeen propping forward and presenting a simple return catch for the bowler. Such a wonderful innings but this is a soft dismissal, too early on a little forward push and it's so easy for the bowler to take such an important wicket 203/6
View dismissal IR Bell c Jayawardene b NLTC Perera 35 36 35 3 0 100.00
15.1 83.2 mph, decent length just outside off, Bell gets a thickish outside edge and is taken at slip! Breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Bell playing defensively to a ball that might have just left him slightly and edging at waist height for an easy chance that's comfortably taken at slip 107/2
View dismissal JE Root c †Sangakkara b NLTC Perera 2 7 8 0 0 25.00
17.5 80.8 mph, fuller length, Root driving at it and edging behind! Root's poor footwork the undoing of him once again. Pushed back, then drawn forward and he gets a feather edge to the keeper 121/3
View dismissal EJG Morgan b BAW Mendis 1 7 3 0 0 33.33
18.5 56.7 mph, Morgan forward just outside off pushing towards the covers and gets an inside edge onto his stumps! England lose another and are now in a bit of trouble. A gentle prod forward slightly away from his body and Morgan has dragged this on 124/4
View dismissal JC Buttler b Prasad 21 21 21 1 1 100.00
23.4 81.6 mph, back on a decent length, Buttler props forward and gets an inside edge which bounces and then cannons leg stump! Very bad time for England to lose another wicket. Buttler was trying to sort of angle this away but it came back on him a little and the inside edge found the outside edge of leg stump 159/5
View dismissal RS Bopara c MDKJ Perera b NLTC Perera 65 102 62 4 2 104.83
47.1 78.3 mph, length ball, smashed high into the night, it has gone so far up, deep square comes in, Kusal Perera is the fielder, he's misjudged it slightly but dives forward and takes a blinder! A stunning catch to win the game. The ball hung up in the sky for an age and was exceptionally well held to end England's stubborn resistance 292/10
View dismissal BA Stokes st †Sangakkara b Herath 16 28 27 0 0 59.25
39.5 55.6 mph, that's pressure! He was find it hard to get the ball away, he was itching to come down the pitch, ends up yorking himself, plays over the ball and a neat take by Sangakkara 243/7
View dismissal CR Woakes st †Sangakkara b Herath 7 14 11 1 0 63.63
42.3 47.8 mph, tossed up, lures Woakes down the wicket, he's beaten and what a stumping! Herath deceived both batsman and keeper with a lovely flighted ball that pitched on middle and leg and turned across the off stump, Woakes played to leg, missed and fell out of his ground but then Sangakkara - who was headed down the leg side - darted his hands to his right to take the ball and whip off the bails, superb work behind the stumps, and a beauty of a delivery 259/8
View dismissal JC Tredwell b BAW Mendis 6 18 11 0 0 54.54
46.1 56.3 mph, Tredwell backs away looking for a cut and gets bowled losing the top of his middle stump. The delivery skidded on quicker than Tredwell could attempt the cut stroke and he missed 286/9
HF Gurney not out 1 8 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (w 8, nb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 47.1 overs) 292 (6.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  AD Mathews 3 1 17 0 5.66 12 3 0
View wicket KTGD Prasad 5 0 51 1 10.20 12 6 1 (1w)
23.4 to Buttler, 81.6 mph, back on a decent length, Buttler props forward and gets an inside edge which bounces and then cannons leg stump! Very bad time for England to lose another wicket. Buttler was trying to sort of angle this away but it came back on him a little and the inside edge found the outside edge of leg stump 159/5
View wicket TM Dilshan 6 0 33 1 5.50 15 3 0 (1w)
6.1 to Cook, 56.1 mph, this time he is gone! Not reviewing. Spin breaks the stand. Round the wicket, skids on with the arm, Cook looking to work to the leg side and is taken low down on the front pad 51/1
View wickets BAW Mendis 9 0 55 2 6.11 23 3 1 (1w)
18.5 to Morgan, 56.7 mph, Morgan forward just outside off pushing towards the covers and gets an inside edge onto his stumps! England lose another and are now in a bit of trouble. A gentle prod forward slightly away from his body and Morgan has dragged this on 124/4
46.1 to Tredwell, 56.3 mph, Tredwell backs away looking for a cut and gets bowled losing the top of his middle stump. The delivery skidded on quicker than Tredwell could attempt the cut stroke and he missed 286/9
View wickets HMRKB Herath 9 0 58 2 6.44 26 2 4
39.5 to Stokes, 55.6 mph, that's pressure! He was find it hard to get the ball away, he was itching to come down the pitch, ends up yorking himself, plays over the ball and a neat take by Sangakkara 243/7
42.3 to Woakes, 47.8 mph, tossed up, lures Woakes down the wicket, he's beaten and what a stumping! Herath deceived both batsman and keeper with a lovely flighted ball that pitched on middle and leg and turned across the off stump, Woakes played to leg, missed and fell out of his ground but then Sangakkara - who was headed down the leg side - darted his hands to his right to take the ball and whip off the bails, superb work behind the stumps, and a beauty of a delivery 259/8
View wickets NLTC Perera 9.1 1 44 3 4.80 32 2 1 (1nb, 3w)
15.1 to Bell, 83.2 mph, decent length just outside off, Bell gets a thickish outside edge and is taken at slip! Breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Bell playing defensively to a ball that might have just left him slightly and edging at waist height for an easy chance that's comfortably taken at slip 107/2
17.5 to Root, 80.8 mph, fuller length, Root driving at it and edging behind! Root's poor footwork the undoing of him once again. Pushed back, then drawn forward and he gets a feather edge to the keeper 121/3
47.1 to Bopara, 78.3 mph, length ball, smashed high into the night, it has gone so far up, deep square comes in, Kusal Perera is the fielder, he's misjudged it slightly but dives forward and takes a blinder! A stunning catch to win the game. The ball hung up in the sky for an age and was exceptionally well held to end England's stubborn resistance 292/10
View wicket BMAJ Mendis 6 0 34 1 5.66 12 1 1
30.6 to Ali, 53.5 mph, but now gone! Moeen propping forward and presenting a simple return catch for the bowler. Such a wonderful innings but this is a soft dismissal, too early on a little forward push and it's so easy for the bowler to take such an important wicket 203/6

Match details


Toss - England
Series - Sri Lanka led the 7-match series 1-0
Player of the match - TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SD Fry (Australia) and RSA Palliyaguruge
TV umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - RR Wimalasiri

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (TM Dilshan 25, MDKJ Perera 24, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 91/0 in 17.0 overs (TM Dilshan 40, MDKJ Perera 48)
    • MDKJ Perera: 50 off 62 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 113 balls (TM Dilshan 42, MDKJ Perera 55, Ex 3)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 55 balls (6 x 4)
    • Over 23.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - KC Sangakkara (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (TM Dilshan 18, DPMD Jayawardene 26, Ex 6)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 33.1 - 38.0 (Batting side - 31 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 183/2 in 34.0 overs (TM Dilshan 82, DPMD Jayawardene 29)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 36.4 overs (220 balls), Extras 14
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 53 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 42.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 16
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 48.4 overs (292 balls), Extras 17
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 19, BMAJ Mendis 28, Ex 3)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 317/6 in 50.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 27, BMAJ Mendis 30)
    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 81 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Over 0.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
    • Over 0.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
    • England: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (AN Cook 10, MM Ali 40, Ex 1)
    • MM Ali: 50 off 25 balls (10 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (MM Ali 18, IR Bell 31, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 107/2 in 15.1 overs (MM Ali 60)
    • Over 18.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - EJG Morgan (Struck down)
    • England: 150 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 6
    • MM Ali: 100 off 72 balls (10 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • England: 200 runs in 30.5 overs (185 balls), Extras 6
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 24 runs, 1 wicket)
    • England: 250 runs in 40.5 overs (245 balls), Extras 7
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 51 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
 
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