2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street, May 25 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(26.1/50 ov, target 257)
Sri Lanka won by 157 runs
Player Of The Match
ENG Innings
Full commentary

It's the Sri Lankan fans singing in the north-east, they are level in this five-match series with the next rubber coming up on Wednesday at Old Trafford, 1pm BST start for that one, see you then...

Here's the Presentation. What is Eoin Morgan going to make of this: "Abysmal really, we lacked partnerships and never really got anything going. I can't explain it. It did a little bit. We talked about a partnership of substance but it wasn't there. We talked about getting through the first 10 overs but lost wickets consistently and underperformed massively. We've been outplayed in conditions we normally thrive on. We don't drop too many catches in training but again we were a little bit sloppy in the field."

Angelo Mathews: "It was a pleasing performance on a sporty wicket. The batters had to work really hard but Dilshan played outstandingly well. We were not really sure at half-time but the bowlers were great, very aggressive. The conditions were a challenge for our team, it was cold out there. Kulasekera is unplayable in these conditions and Senanayake has a lot of confidence and was outstanding once again."

Tillakaratne Dilshan is Man of the Match not for his ear-warmers when fielding but for his fine 88 that set the match up for Sri Lanka.

England would probably have been fairly pleased at lunch with a handy bowling performance to ensure Sri Lanka didn't run away from them, although more drop catches and plenty of wides were a further sign of slipperiness. But that batting performance was an absolute shocker. It wobbled with the new ball but there was nothing excessive. Nor was their an abundance of help for the spinner and yet England were tripped up.

Good heavens, England have been obliterated. The Oval was merely a ray of light among the storm clouds which have swarmed over them again in the north-east. An absolute hammering by 157 runs with their sixth-lowest ODI score. No-one expected that at half-time but after wickets with the new ball, Senanayake took over to rip through the lower-middle order and Sri Lanka have levelled the series in some style here.

Senanayake to Anderson, OUT
a charge down the wicket, wild swing having got nowhere near the pitch of the ball and Anderson is bowled and England have been routed here. A pretty ugly ending with a miserable shot from Anderson to lose his off stump. Completes an excellent spell from Senanayake, his fourth wicket
JM Anderson b Senanayake 7 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
end of over 2611 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 99/9CRR: 3.8 • RRR: 6.58 • Need 158 runs from 23 overs
Harry Gurney4 (4)
James Anderson7 (13)
Dhammika Prasad6-0-36-1
Sachithra Senanayake7-1-13-3
Prasad to Gurney, FOUR runs
a step to leg, the bowler follows the batsman who tries an awkward pull and gets a thick bottom edge that runs wide of the diving Sangakkara
Prasad to Gurney, no run
another swing and miss, this time sort of aiming leg side to a similar ball
Prasad to Gurney, no run
short again, Gurney this time swings and misses
Prasad to Gurney, no run
back of a length on the stumps, Gurney steps inside it and allows it to pass

So last rites for England. Quiet contemplation is going to be needed after this...

Prasad to Morgan, OUT
back of a length, pulled hard, good timing but Morgan has perfectly picked out deep midwicket who holds a solid catch. Morgan was understandably swinging at anything in his zone and he made a great connection but couldn't keep it down or indeed get the direction right
EJG Morgan c Chandimal b Prasad 40 (85m 58b 3x4 2x6) SR: 68.96
Prasad to Morgan, 1 wide
full and wide down leg
Prasad to Morgan, SIX runs
bumper, pulled, wild top edge and it flies all the way for six over long leg and England do indeed avoid their lowest ODI total
end of over 254 runs
ENG: 88/8CRR: 3.52 • RRR: 6.76 • Need 169 runs from 23 overs
James Anderson7 (13)
Eoin Morgan34 (56)
Sachithra Senanayake7-1-13-3
Dhammika Prasad5-0-25-0
Senanayake to Anderson, no run
forward just blocking once again
Senanayake to Anderson, no run
forward blocked on the stumps
Senanayake to Anderson, FOUR runs
full delivery, goes reverse again and this time creams it backward of point, top timing
Senanayake to Anderson, no run
waited for and cut from just outside off to cover point
Senanayake to Anderson, no run
pushed on the back foot back to the bowler