Player of the Match
Player of the Match
323dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Jayawardene century overpowers England

Alastair Cook gave a glimpse of his one-day credentials with a hard-earned 48 from 52 balls, but three wickets in the first 23 overs of their run-chase left England struggling to stay in touch

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene
144(150) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 41 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
30 13 24 29 13 7 5 23
KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
69(85) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
11 6 4 10 14 10 2 12

Best performances - Bowlers

RAS Lakmal
RAS Lakmal
O7.5
M0
R43
W3
Eco5.48
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Randiv
O9
M0
R43
W3
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Liam Brickhill

So, Sri Lanka level the series with a 69-run win. England handed out a thrashing at The Oval on Tuesday, and Sri Lanka have completed an equally comprehensive win at Headingley. Jaywardene's masterful century set up a demanding total, and England just couldn't get a partnership going. All of Sri Lanka's frontline bowlers played a role, with Lakmal and Randiv having particularly good days. While we wait for the presentations, it's worth having a look at Andrew McGlashan's Plays of the Day. If you've had enough of cricket, then head over to ESPN.co.uk for the tennis, where Murray and Nadal are tied at 1-1. Failing that, have a look at Andrew Miller's bulletin.

"We didnt play as well as we did at The Oval, and that's probably one of the reasons we lost," says Alastair Cook, slightly obviously. "It was gettable, but a lot of our batters didnt play the long innings like Mahela did. We didnt hit our strap in the powerplays and they got away from us. I'm fully confident that with the characters in our side we can bounce back on Sunday."

"We've done a lot of thinking over the last few days, and we've come back after that Oval defeat," says a very happy Tillakaratne Dilshan. He singles out Mahela and Sanga for praise, obviously, saying: "They are the two experienced guys in the middle, they know their role and they did it today. I was disappointed to get out because of my running between the wickets. Malinga, Suraj and Suranga Lakmal, who is a youngster, bowled really well, the fielding was good too."

Mahela Jayawardene is the Man of the Match, and gets some champers and a medal, and a chat with Nick Knight as his reward. "This was a very good response from the boys. 310 was a bonus, we though 270 would be a good total. Once kumar and I settled, we managed to up the rate. We knew that the initial 15 to 20 overs was crucial, and once the ball got older we could attack certain bowlers. We also rode a bit of luck inbetween. It was important for us to get back into the series after that first game."

And there you have it. That's all from your commentary team - Sahil Dutta, Liam Brickhill and Andrew Miller. Thanks for joining us, and thanks especially for all the great feedback. We hope to see you again on Sunday for the third ODI, which will start at 10.45am BST. Until then, goodbye!

45.5
W
Lakmal to Dernbach, OUT, length ball on off stump, Dernbach clears the left leg and smears it straight to long-off, that's the game!

JW Dernbach c Kulasekara b Lakmal 5 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

45.4
1
Lakmal to Swann, 1 run, Lakmal aims for the yorker, but it slips out a full toss that is driven to long-on
45.3
1
Lakmal to Dernbach, 1 run, Dernbach jams down on the yorker but it rolls through to Sangakkara, they take a single and the shy misses the stumps
45.2
4
Lakmal to Dernbach, FOUR runs, Dernbach only knows one way to play: back to leg and swing. This time, the short ball takes the top edge of his swipe and flies over the keeper. First international runs
45.1
1lb
Lakmal to Swann, 1 leg bye, pleading appeal as Swann is hit on the toe, but that was reversing down the leg side. Swann is in a bit of pain as he hobbles to the other end

Here's Suranga Lakmal

END OF OVER:
45 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ENG: 233/9 (77 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 15.40)

  • Jade Dernbach0 (4b)
  • Graeme Swann12 (10b)
  • Lasith Malinga8-0-41-1
  • Nuwan Kulasekara9-0-39-1
44.6
0
Malinga to Dernbach, no run, Malinga aims full again, this time Dernbach drives to mid-off

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
53AN CookC Kieswetter
32IJL TrottAN Cook
28KP PietersenIJL Trott
31IJL TrottEJG Morgan
57IR BellEJG Morgan
3IR BellTT Bresnan
2IR BellSCJ Broad
26GP SwannIR Bell
1GP SwannJM Anderson
7GP SwannJW Dernbach