Result
5th ODI (D/N), Birmingham, Jun 3 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
219
(48.2/50 ov, target 220)
222/4
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Alan Gardner

SL claim series amid Senanayake controversy

Figures of 1 for 36 were just one thread of Sri Lanka's series-clinching six-wicket win but, by running out Jos Buttler while the batsman was backing up, Sachithra Senanayake ensured that the narrative would be wound around him

Match centre 
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
England219(48.1 overs)
Sri Lanka222/4(48.2 overs)

That's all she wrote for this one-day series, Sri Lanka the winniners 3-2 in what has been really a pretty exciting series with batting collapses galore followed by two pretty tight matches. But now we turn to the real stuff with the Test matches to come at Lord's and Headingley, the first at HQ on June 12. England's eagerly anticipated squad is set to be announced on Thursday, so look out for that, and we'll see you for the Test matches, bye for now...



Presentation time, with some interesting issues to deal with for the captains. Here's Alastair Cook: "We were 20 or 30 short. On that wicket, it turned a bit and was quite slow which suited them. It dewed up a bit and came on a bit at the end which was okay to chase. We got off to a good start, everyone got 20s and 30s. The Buttler dismissal, I think you're going to ask Angelo why he did it, I was disappointed with it. You don't know in the spur of the moment what you would do but you hope you wouldn't do it. There were some good things about the series and some progress made - Chris Jordan and Harry Gurney - but still plenty of areas to work on with 20 games until the World Cup."



The winning captain is Angelo Mathews: "After 2006 it's a great moment for us, it's a great achievement for the team. It started of pretty slowly but our bowlers did a brilliant job to pull them back to 220. Buttler was taking unfair starts so we gave him two warnings and after that I didn't know what to do to stop him from doing it. It's within the rules and in the spirit of cricket we gave him chances in this game and the last game."



Man of the Match is the Sri Lanka vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne for his excellent half-century which helped Sri Lanka home very comfortably in the end.



Man of the Series is Lasith Malinga for his excellence with the ball at the start of the innings and especially at the death.



Once again it's been nice to have a close match, this wasn't quite the thriller of Saturday but a contest that had some edge after the Makadding earlier on - more on that to come I'm sure. England were set on making Sri Lanka pay with three quick wickets but missed their chance to dismiss Mahela Jayawardene, he made a steady half-century and added almost a hundred with vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne, who went on to make his own fifty to steer the chase. Just when it was getting close, Angelo Mathews chanced his arm to good effect and the tourists go over the line to come back from 2-1 down to take the series.



Sri Lanka get home pretty comfortably in the end and win by six wickets to take the series 3-2. They've been the better side here, restricted England in the middle overs, bowled them out for a total just below par and then recovered nicely with a strong partnership in the chase and found a kick when they needed it to get over the line with 10 balls to spare.

48.2
4
Bopara to Mathews, FOUR runs
now this is short outside off and slapped past short third man
48.1
4
Bopara to Mathews, FOUR runs
absolute dirt from Bopara, back of a length sliding on the leg side and it's easily turned around the corner backward of square

Mathews has played a lovely hand here, acceleration at the right time to just push Sri Lanka along here, ridden his luck but fortune favours the brave and now Sri Lanka just need one hit, can Mathews provide it? Bopara to bowl...

end of over 489 runs
SL: 214/4CRR: 4.45 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Angelo Mathews34 (32)
Lahiru Thirimanne60 (101)
Chris Jordan8-0-55-1
James Anderson10-1-33-1
47.6
1
Jordan to Mathews, 1 run
firm drive to just wide of mid-off for a sharp single
47.5
4
Jordan to Mathews, FOUR runs
short and slapped hard down to third man but it's wide of the fielder for a once-bounce four, once again, Mathews get the run of the ball with that just evading the fielder
47.4
1
Jordan to Thirimanne, 1 run
down the wicket this time but again Thirimanne manages to find third man, this time reaching for a drive and opening the face
47.3
1
Jordan to Mathews, 1 run
step to leg, Jordan follows him, Mathews able to angle it down to third man

Will Mathews try something here...

47.2
1
Jordan to Thirimanne, 1 run
yorker just outside off but again Thirimanne manages to dig it out down to third man
47.1
1
Jordan to Mathews, 1 run
short of a length, tucked around the corner for a single to long leg

It needs something Malinga-esque now, can Jordan provide it...

end of over 474 runs
SL: 205/4CRR: 4.36 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 from 18b
Lahiru Thirimanne58 (99)
Angelo Mathews27 (28)
James Anderson10-1-33-1
Harry Gurney10-1-46-0

Excellent over from Anderson who has just brought England back into it slightly, another fine set from Anderson...

46.6
Anderson to Thirimanne, no run
excellent yorker, dug out back to the bowler
46.5
Anderson to Thirimanne, no run
full on the stumps, driven in the air back to the bowler and dropped he got a solid right hand to it at shoulder height but couldn't cling on, tough chance but England needed that
46.4
Anderson to Thirimanne, no run
cracking drive with Anderson offering width but Root makes a handy save at cover point
46.3
Anderson to Thirimanne, no run
full on the off stump, pushed up back to the bowler
46.2
Anderson to Thirimanne, no run
length ball just blocked in the crease
46.1
4
Anderson to Thirimanne, FOUR runs
back of a length, slower ball, and Thirimanne back quickly, picks the delivery, and lifts it over midwicket, a controlled stroke and it's well timed enough to go for four

Anderson back for his last over, England need something special here...

end of over 4610 runs
SL: 201/4CRR: 4.36 • RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
Angelo Mathews27 (28)
Lahiru Thirimanne54 (93)
Harry Gurney10-1-46-0
Chris Jordan7-0-46-1
45.6
Gurney to Mathews, no run
over the wicket, full length, driven back on the bounce to the bowler

Sri Lanka closing in now with those two fours...

45.5
4
Gurney to Mathews, FOUR runs
a step to leg and cracked over cover, powerfully struck and the power of Mathews evident again
45.4
Gurney to Mathews, no run
full on off stump, played forward back to the bowler
45.3
4
Gurney to Mathews, FOUR runs
down the track and goes for the big shot again and this time nails it over mid-on, clubbed for a one bounce four, just what the tourists needed
Best performances - batsmen
HDRL Thirimanne
60 runs (101)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
19124151513
AN Cook
56 runs (85)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
21114154712
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
O
9.1
M
0
R
50
W
3
Eco
5.45
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
2W
JC Tredwell
O
10
M
2
R
30
W
2
Eco
3.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
Player Of The Match
Lahiru Thirimanne
Player Of The Series
Lasith Malinga
Series resultSri Lanka won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 3496
Season2014
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days3 June 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Michael Gough
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe