Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • Mining control statistics

    What can data based on the control batsmen have over their shots tell you about innings and results?

  • How best can England use Buttler?

    In England, a country yet to embrace the increasingly porous boundaries between formats, Jos Buttler could be the next star

  • Buttler would get Test chance... if he were Sri Lankan

    Would Jos Buttler play Test cricket this summer if he was Sri Lankan? According to one adversary the answer goes without saying. "Obviously," said Sachithra Senanayake

  • Sri Lanka's other power couple

    While Kumar Sangakkara has developed into a dominating one-day batsman, Tillakaratne Dilshan has become a reformed dasher. Together they are one-day cricket's form pairing

  • Buttler not ready for Tests - Cook

    Alastair Cook called Jos Buttler's record hundred "one of the best innings I've seen" as he just failed to carry England to victory but then virtually ruled him out of having a chance of making a Test debut

Barren middle overs


Balls England faced without scoring a boundary, between Joe Root's four in the 9th over and Jos Buttler's in the 31st

Slowing down with age...


Tillakaratne Dilshan's 71 off 109 balls was his second-slowest ODI score of fifty or more

Lord's rises for Sanga


Kumar Sangakkara's century is his first triple-figure score at Lord's in international cricket

Strong foundations


The 172-run partnership between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara was Sri Lanka's third-highest for the second wicket in ODIs