England tour of Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 7, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
7 December 2014 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MM Ali c †Sangakkara b Dilshan 19 37 20 3 0 95.00
7.2 51.1 mph, oh my! Moeen stepped out of his crease and had an almighty heave, he wasn't close to the pitch of the ball and it fell well short of him and spun away to beat the bat, the keeper had loads of time to make the stumping. Hang on, Sangakkara said there was an edge. Either way, that's out. 29/2
View dismissal AD Hales c Jayawardene b Prasad 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 82.2 mph, big strike! Gets his line straighter, it's full outside off, Hales is tempted into having a drive and a thick outside flies at chest height to Jayawardene at slip 5/1
View dismissal JWA Taylor c MDKJ Perera b BAW Mendis 90 150 109 6 2 82.56
34.4 54.6 mph, down the wicket, aiming over the off side, gets it off the toe and squirts it to cover! A shame for Taylor who's missed out on a century on his return to the side but he's played very nicely indeed. Aiming over the off side here, trying to play in-to-out, didn't get it quite right, it looped to where cover was shuffling back and claimed an easy catch 170/4
View dismissal JE Root b Herath 36 77 49 1 1 73.46
25.3 54.1 mph, stays leg side of this again, goes to drive again and gets bowled! The change works for Sri Lanka, Herath has struck with perhaps a quicker ball that Root has misjudged. He should have been playing much straighter but tried to slash it square and missed, losing his middle and off stumps, partnership broken 122/3
View dismissal RS Bopara b Dilshan 22 47 31 0 0 70.96
35.3 56.5 mph, back looking to force down the ground and it's through him! Onto Bopara faster than he was anticipating and he's lost his middle and off stumps. Like Root, a total misjudgment really, he exposed his stumps and the delivery ran on and through his stroke, might have kept a touch low 173/5
View dismissal EJG Morgan* c †Sangakkara b Dilshan 62 59 47 4 3 131.91
49.6 56.9 mph, slog swept again but Morgan hasn't got this at all, it's gone straight up and Sangakkara runs out to take the catch. Good work from the keeper to run up the wicket to take that because it went a long way up 265/10
View dismissal JC Buttler c Jayawardene b Herath 15 21 22 0 1 68.18
42.4 53.3 mph, down the wicket, goes in the air down the ground and picks out long-on. No where near enough club on that, bit of an inside edge and it was a straightforward chance to Jaywardene running a few yards to his left. A big wicket for Sri Lanka who have kept things very quiet since the batting Powerplay 203/6
View dismissal BA Stokes c NLTC Perera b BAW Mendis 6 18 6 1 0 100.00
44.6 54.6 mph, swept up into the leg side but gets it too high and not long enough, the catch taken by deep square running to his right. A firm strike off a middle and leg line but the timing not quite there, it was a big top edge really, and another wicket falls 219/7
View dismissal CR Woakes b Herath 6 10 9 0 0 66.66
47.3 52.1 mph, a very slow loopy delivery that Woakes tries to slap into the leg side and he's bowled, missing it by a mile really. Couldn't pick up the pace of the delivery, swung right across it and got cleaned up, Woakes has really struggled with spin this tour 238/8
View dismissal CJ Jordan c NLTC Perera b BAW Mendis 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
48.1 51.0 mph, waited for and cut hard straight to backward point! Rocking back to try and force this away through the off side, Jordan is early on the stroke and chipped it straight to the fielder who gleefully claimed an easy catch 245/9
ST Finn not out 1 8 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
  Total (all out; 50 overs; 217 mins) 265 (5.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  AD Mathews 6 0 21 0 3.50 21 1 0
View wicket KTGD Prasad 6 1 29 1 4.83 21 3 0 (2w)
1.1 to Hales, 82.2 mph, big strike! Gets his line straighter, it's full outside off, Hales is tempted into having a drive and a thick outside flies at chest height to Jayawardene at slip 5/1
View wickets TM Dilshan 10 0 64 3 6.40 24 3 3 (2w)
7.2 to Ali, 51.1 mph, oh my! Moeen stepped out of his crease and had an almighty heave, he wasn't close to the pitch of the ball and it fell well short of him and spun away to beat the bat, the keeper had loads of time to make the stumping. Hang on, Sangakkara said there was an edge. Either way, that's out. 29/2
35.3 to Bopara, 56.5 mph, back looking to force down the ground and it's through him! Onto Bopara faster than he was anticipating and he's lost his middle and off stumps. Like Root, a total misjudgment really, he exposed his stumps and the delivery ran on and through his stroke, might have kept a touch low 173/5
49.6 to Morgan, 56.9 mph, slog swept again but Morgan hasn't got this at all, it's gone straight up and Sangakkara runs out to take the catch. Good work from the keeper to run up the wicket to take that because it went a long way up 265/10
  NLTC Perera 2 0 19 0 9.50 6 2 1 (1w)
View wickets HMRKB Herath 10 0 36 3 3.60 29 1 0
25.3 to Root, 54.1 mph, stays leg side of this again, goes to drive again and gets bowled! The change works for Sri Lanka, Herath has struck with perhaps a quicker ball that Root has misjudged. He should have been playing much straighter but tried to slash it square and missed, losing his middle and off stumps, partnership broken 122/3
42.4 to Buttler, 53.3 mph, down the wicket, goes in the air down the ground and picks out long-on. No where near enough club on that, bit of an inside edge and it was a straightforward chance to Jaywardene running a few yards to his left. A big wicket for Sri Lanka who have kept things very quiet since the batting Powerplay 203/6
47.3 to Woakes, 52.1 mph, a very slow loopy delivery that Woakes tries to slap into the leg side and he's bowled, missing it by a mile really. Couldn't pick up the pace of the delivery, swung right across it and got cleaned up, Woakes has really struggled with spin this tour 238/8
  BMAJ Mendis 7 1 39 0 5.57 22 2 1
View wickets BAW Mendis 9 0 56 3 6.22 23 3 2 (1w)
34.4 to Taylor, 54.6 mph, down the wicket, aiming over the off side, gets it off the toe and squirts it to cover! A shame for Taylor who's missed out on a century on his return to the side but he's played very nicely indeed. Aiming over the off side here, trying to play in-to-out, didn't get it quite right, it looped to where cover was shuffling back and claimed an easy catch 170/4
44.6 to Stokes, 54.6 mph, swept up into the leg side but gets it too high and not long enough, the catch taken by deep square running to his right. A firm strike off a middle and leg line but the timing not quite there, it was a big top edge really, and another wicket falls 219/7
48.1 to Jordan, 51.0 mph, waited for and cut hard straight to backward point! Rocking back to try and force this away through the off side, Jordan is early on the stroke and chipped it straight to the fielder who gleefully claimed an easy catch 245/9
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 266 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Morgan b Woakes 16 24 21 3 0 76.19
5.1 87.2 mph, massive blow! They've snaffled Dilshan. It was a short-of-a-length delivery which Dilshan tried to carve it away over the covers but only succeeded in getting a top edge which looped into the off side, where Morgan back-tracked well from inside the circle 28/1
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c Jordan b Ali 31 61 41 3 0 75.60
14.1 56.4 mph, floated up just outside off, driven and edged to slip! Perera can change his gloves again now, driving a touch loosely at a ball just wide enough to entice the drive, it's turned just enough to take a thick outside edge and Jordan has held a sharp chance at slip, well bowled Moeen 69/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Woakes b Jordan 86 165 105 7 0 81.90
41.1 81.0 mph, oh goodness me. Long hop outside off and Sangakkara has belted it straight to deep cover! What a miserable way to go. Terrible delivery but Sangakkara has thrown the kitchen sink at it, pretty much nailed it too, only to perfectly pick out the off side scout who doesn't have to move in pouching the catch, game on? 214/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene b Jordan 44 73 50 4 0 88.00
31.2 86.3 mph, tries to play through the covers and drags this on! A desperately needed breakthrough for England. A lazy drive aiming through the off side and gets a thick inside edge into the ground and into the off stump. A seemingly gentle length ball a foot and a half wide of off stump has done for Jayawardene and maybe there's some hope for England 165/3
AD Mathews* not out 51 103 60 5 0 85.00
HDRL Thirimanne not out 19 48 21 2 0 90.47
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 12) 20
  Total (4 wickets; 49.4 overs; 239 mins) 267 (5.37 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  ST Finn 9.4 1 61 0 6.31 29 7 0 (3w)
View wicket CR Woakes 9 0 53 1 5.88 29 8 0 (1w)
5.1 to Dilshan, 87.2 mph, massive blow! They've snaffled Dilshan. It was a short-of-a-length delivery which Dilshan tried to carve it away over the covers but only succeeded in getting a top edge which looped into the off side, where Morgan back-tracked well from inside the circle 28/1
View wicket MM Ali 10 0 44 1 4.40 27 2 0
14.1 to MDKJ Perera, 56.4 mph, floated up just outside off, driven and edged to slip! Perera can change his gloves again now, driving a touch loosely at a ball just wide enough to entice the drive, it's turned just enough to take a thick outside edge and Jordan has held a sharp chance at slip, well bowled Moeen 69/2
View wickets CJ Jordan 10 0 35 2 3.50 32 1 0 (3w)
31.2 to Jayawardene, 86.3 mph, tries to play through the covers and drags this on! A desperately needed breakthrough for England. A lazy drive aiming through the off side and gets a thick inside edge into the ground and into the off stump. A seemingly gentle length ball a foot and a half wide of off stump has done for Jayawardene and maybe there's some hope for England 165/3
41.1 to Sangakkara, 81.0 mph, oh goodness me. Long hop outside off and Sangakkara has belted it straight to deep cover! What a miserable way to go. Terrible delivery but Sangakkara has thrown the kitchen sink at it, pretty much nailed it too, only to perfectly pick out the off side scout who doesn't have to move in pouching the catch, game on? 214/4
  JE Root 6 0 29 0 4.83 16 2 0 (3w)
  RS Bopara 3 0 16 0 5.33 8 2 0
  BA Stokes 2 0 21 0 10.50 0 2 0 (2w)

Match details


Toss - England
Series - Sri Lanka led the 7-match series 3-1
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and REJ Martinesz
TV umpire - SD Fry (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - RR Wimalasiri

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 2 wickets)
    • England: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: England - 70/2 in 16.0 overs (JWA Taylor 32, JE Root 16)
    • Over 18.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JWA Taylor (Upheld)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (JWA Taylor 29, JE Root 20, Ex 1)
    • England: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (125 balls), Extras 3
    • JWA Taylor: 50 off 69 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 138/3 in 29.4 overs (JWA Taylor 74, RS Bopara 6)
    • England: 150 runs in 31.3 overs (189 balls), Extras 4
    • England: 200 runs in 41.6 overs (252 balls), Extras 6
    • England: 250 runs in 49.1 overs (295 balls), Extras 7
    • EJG Morgan: 50 off 42 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Innings Break: England - 265/10 in 50.0 overs (ST Finn 1)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 80/2 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 20, DPMD Jayawardene 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (KC Sangakkara 23, DPMD Jayawardene 23, Ex 4)
    • Over 25.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.5 overs (167 balls), Extras 13
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 63 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 165/3 in 31.2 overs (KC Sangakkara 61)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 23 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 37.3 overs (225 balls), Extras 14
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 47.4 overs (286 balls), Extras 20
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 60 balls (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (AD Mathews 29, HDRL Thirimanne 19, Ex 5)
 
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