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331dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Anderson stars in 110-run rout

Tillakaratne Dilshan marked his return to action after a broken thumb by winning the toss for Sri Lanka, and choosing to bowl first in the opening ODI against England at The Oval

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
61(56) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 0 14 2 8 15 10 6
EJG Morgan
EJG Morgan
45(35) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 3 10 0 16 1 4 11

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
JM Anderson
O5
M0
R18
W4
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O5
M0
R18
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

28 June 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George

END OF OVER:
27 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | SL: 121/10 (111 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.48, RRR: 22.20)

  • Suranga Lakmal0 (0b)
  • Graeme Swann5-0-18-3
  • Stuart Broad6-0-32-0

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Anderson named man of the match "I was delighted get my place back in the side," he says. "You've always got a point to prove. It was a long winter and we've had a good break now and feel more refreshed. I pride myself on my fielding and it's nice to hold a good one like today."

Cook: "I thought we handled the rain break and came back very well then the bowlers then got us off to a great start. The way Kieswetter and Pietersen played was also excellent and then we got that good partnership at the end. It's good to have Anderson back but we've got to keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard."

Dilshan: "I'm happy to come back but unfortunately I couldn't get any runs today. It was a tough chase but England bowled well and deserved to win. We didn't get the start we wanted and it was tough from there. As a team we still have a lot of confidence. Sanath has done a great job for Sri Lanka cricket for 22 years, he changed world cricket in 1996." "He'll always have my vote," says Dilshan with a smile.

England win by 110 runs Emphatic victory for England. The conditions suited them but they blew Sri Lanka away. James Anderson's return to ODI cricket was a happy one, ripping the heart out of Sri Lanka's top order and Graeme Swann finished it off. Good start to Cook's full-time reign, England were very sharp in the field. In conditions that were a bit grim Sri Lanka didn't really fancy it. Sanath Jayasuriya's comeback farewell innings didn't quite go as planned but it's difficult when you've been out of top-level cricket for so long.

26.6
W
Swann to Randiv, OUT, that's it! Kieswetter finishes things off with a swift stumping as Randiv gropes and misses outside off stump

S Randiv st †Kieswetter b Swann 24 (36m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

26.5
0
Swann to Randiv, no run, played and missed outside off stump
26.4
0
Swann to Randiv, no run, Randiv slices a cut to point, the required rate just past 20, so England in with a chance
26.3
W
Swann to Malinga, OUT, gone, finally. Malinga this time can't land one of his big leg-side clumps, instead a bit of drift finds a top edge that loops high towards point where Bopara holds the chance

SL Malinga c sub (RS Bopara) b Swann 26 (23m 15b 4x4 1x6) SR: 173.33

26.2
1
Swann to Randiv, 1 run, swept hard around the corner
26.1
0
Swann to Randiv, no run, Randiv works this into the leg side
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
2ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
4ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
8DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
1SHT KandambyKC Sangakkara
25SHT KandambyAD Mathews
17SHT KandambyBMAJ Mendis
8SHT KandambyKMDN Kulasekara
4SHT KandambyS Randiv
52S RandivSL Malinga
0S RandivRAS Lakmal