Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.1 Cook's gone! An innocuous delivery, tailing down the leg-side, Cook goes for the leg glance but gets nothing more than a feather through to the keeper 6/1
    20.1 a slog-sweep, a top-edge, and a simple catch for short third man, running in. Lakmal - who didn't have the best time in the field during the Tests - is all smiles after holding onto that. England are scoring at a decent lick, but these wickets will keep Sri Lanka in the game 142/4
    8.6 gone this time! Top work from Lakmal, full, straight, and clumping Trott on the toe as he played around his pad 53/2
    16.1 and he's got him with his first ball! Terrible ball, a rank long-hop, but KP leaned back and pulled straight into the hands of Dilshan at midwicket, and Sri Lanka are delighted. The batsmen had started to tick along quite nicely, and this will ease Sri Lanka's nerves ... although, now they'll have Eoin Morgan to deal with 109/3
    25.1 Lakmal's slower ball does for Morgan. Picked it too late but went through with a lofted drive, only succeeded in lifting it to long-off. Ends a dazzling little innings and a crucial strike for Sri Lanka 175/5
    26.1 Bell goes now! England stuttering. Jayasuriya celebrates and it was good bowling, took the pace off the ball and Bell shuffled around the crease before getting down to sweep. Missed it and was struck plumb in front 179/6
    31.2 gone this time! Bresnan tried to walk across his stumps and dink Malinga round the corner. He missed, it struck his back leg. It looked plumb on first viewing but replays showed it heading a long way down leg. Crucial little cameo though from Bresnan 226/7
    31.6 Broad falls on the last ball, not sure he timed a single delivery that innings. Here he tries to work to leg and a leading edge finds cover 229/8
    not out
    19 (b 1, lb 7, nb 1, w 10)
    229/8 (32 Overs, RR: 7.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Sir Alastair Cook, 2.1 ov), 2-53 (Jonathan Trott, 8.6 ov), 3-109 (Kevin Pietersen, 16.1 ov), 4-142 (Craig Kieswetter, 20.1 ov), 5-175 (Eoin Morgan, 25.1 ov), 6-179 (Ian Bell, 26.1 ov), 7-226 (Tim Bresnan, 31.2 ov), 8-229 (Stuart Broad, 31.6 ov)
    SL Malinga704035.71195001
    KMDN Kulasekara613105.16215000
    RAS Lakmal705227.42194140
    ST Jayasuriya604617.6672020
    S Randiv403418.5084100
    BMAJ Mendis201819.0064000
    0.3 what a slice of luck for Anderson, shoved a length ball down the leg side but Dilshan's flick flew down to Bresnan who ran in to take the catch. So both captains depart to leg-side strangles, different styles admittedly 2/1
    1.4 he's gone! The shot that brought him so many of his 13,430 runs in one-day cricket - a scything cut - but this time it's gone straight into the hands of Morgan at point. No grand finish for Sanath, but he leaves the field to warm applause from the large crowd. Goodbye to a Sri Lankan legend. 6/2
    4.2 there's some swing! This might be the fullest ball Anderson has bowled today, and it's wobbled appreciably back in to beat the inside edge and ping Jayawardene's left pad ... the finger goes up, that's out! 14/3
    4.5 there goes another one! Full again from Anderson, a touch of swing and Sangakkara is too early into a straight drive, popping the ball straight back to the bowler, who holds the catch in his follow through. Two wickets in the over for Anderson, and Sri Lanka are tottering now. 15/4
    21.1 Dernbach replaces Anderson and strikes straight away! Short ball rushes onto Kandamby and the pull shot gets high on the bat and loops to mid-on. Dernbach celebrates with a Freddie-style arms-aloft pose, make of that what you will 69/8
    11.3 what a catch! Dernbach dug one in short and Mathews was quickly into the pull, but hit the ball in the air towards midwicket where Anderson went airborne, leaping to his right to complete the dismissal. Dernbach's first wicket in ODIs, and it's snapped what was just beginning to turn into a fightback from Sri Lanka 40/5
    16.3 another one down. This is ending in a hurry. Mendis edges down the wicket and chips a catch to short midwicket. Very easy indeed 57/6
    19.4 excellent work from Anderson. Two sharp short balls followed by a sucker full one, and with Kulasekara hanging back, he spoons it tamely to mid-on where Cook dives forward to take a good catch 65/7
    26.6 that's it! Kieswetter finishes things off with a swift stumping as Randiv gropes and misses outside off stump 121/10
    26.3 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 121/9
    not out
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    121 all out (27 Overs, RR: 4.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 0.3 ov), 2-6 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 1.4 ov), 3-14 (Mahela Jayawardene, 4.2 ov), 4-15 (Kumar Sangakkara, 4.5 ov), 5-40 (Angelo Mathews, 11.3 ov), 6-57 (Jeevan Mendis, 16.3 ov), 7-65 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 19.4 ov), 8-69 (Thilina Kandamby, 21.1 ov), 9-121 (Lasith Malinga, 26.3 ov), 10-121 (Suraj Randiv, 26.6 ov)
    JM Anderson501843.60181010
    TT Bresnan602614.33274050
    SCJ Broad603205.33184010
    JW Dernbach502525.00163010
    GP Swann501833.60170100

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

  • Old guard takes charge to herald new era

    England's performance bore no resemblance to the fatigued 10-wicket loss in the World Cup quarter-final three months ago

  • 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

  • Goodbye, Sanath

    Plays of the Day from the first one-day international between England and Sri Lanka at The Oval

  • One-day job is Cook's biggest test

    England's third captain in eight days has a tough task to secure results for the team but also convince about his own one-day credentials

  • Jayasuriya poised for farewell match

    Sanath Jayasuriya will bring to an end a 22-year international career when he makes his final appearance for his country at the venue - The Oval - where he made his highest score against England in all formats: 213 off 278 balls in the one-off Test 13 yea

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
2nd4ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
3rd8DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th1SHT KandambyKC Sangakkara
5th25SHT KandambyAD Mathews
6th17SHT KandambyBMAJ Mendis
7th8SHT KandambyKMDN Kulasekara
8th4SHT KandambyS Randiv
9th52S RandivSL Malinga
10th0S RandivRAS Lakmal