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259dThe Report by George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Plunkett's last-ball six secures dramatic tie

Liam Plunkett thrashed a six from the final ball of an incredible game to secure a tie between England and Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Royal London series at Trent Bridge

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CR Woakes
CR Woakes
95(92) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 8 6 10 25 5 20 12
JC Buttler
JC Buttler
93(99) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 6 14 5 25 13 8 16

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Mathews
AD Mathews
O6
M0
R22
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CR Woakes
CR Woakes
O10
M0
R56
W2
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Andrew Miller

END OF OVER:
50 | 13 Runs | ENG: 286/8 (1 run required, RR: 5.72)

  • Liam Plunkett22 (11b)
  • Chris Woakes95 (92b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep10-0-64-2
  • Suranga Lakmal10-0-65-2

10.10pm Right, that's been quite a start to the series. George Dobell's match report will be here when he has caught his breath, and here are some pics of a memorable night. . From myself, Andrew Miller, and Alan Gardner, good night and tune in on Friday for the second ODI at Edgbaston.

10.02pm Here are the captains. First, Mathews: "We had the game in the bag for most of the overs, but unfortunately the yorker fell just off-line. It happens, unfortunately for bowlers. All the bowlers bowled really well, we should have got at least 300 on that wicket. We bowled pretty well but were pretty poor in the field."

His hamstring, he attempts, is "pretty stiff". Let's hope he recovers before Edgbaston.

Morgan: "To come out with a tie is pleasing because a performance like that can mask what a poor day we've had. Buttler, Woakes and Liam Plunkett got us out of a hole at the end. Jos called on his experience and Chris played out of his skin."

Chris Woakes is the Man of the Match for two wickets and a vital 95. "It's great to tie after being in a tricky position. We were calm in that partnership, ticking over nicely. But when you are in that position you don't think too much. When you need ten off two you have to clear the ropes, and for Plunksy to hit that ball like that was exceptional. I was struggling to find the fence."

10pm The key to that grand finale, of course, was England's scrambled three off the penultimate ball ... Sri Lanka thought they'd won it there and then. Kapil: "I would rate that to foolishness of Mahroof. There was no 3 there and maximum 2 should have been the result. And he if all remember bowled poorly on that last over and couldn't hit even a 2 off the last ball. "

Kalyan: "Players to tie an ODI with a 6 off the last ball: A Mujtaba v AUS, Hobart, 1992 M Rippon v IRE, Amstelveen, 2013 L PLUNKETT today " That is too definitive a list to ignore ... our stats bods will doubtless dig out a full link in due course.

simon: "Finally England might take to take Liam Plunkett seriously - I am a massive fan, even if he is a damned Northerner. He has been undervalued by the powers-that be"

9.55pm Cricket, bloody hell ...! What a sensational contest.

And here is Plunkett: "Nice to get that one out ... Woakesy put us in a great position and we bat all the way down. We scrambled that three, then hoped he'd just miss it a bit. It's good for the team to know we bat all the way down ..." And some... he was meant to be England's No.11!

No Super Over by the way, none of those gimmicks in 50-over cricket!

49.6
6
Pradeep to Plunkett, SIX runs, wow! Plunkett clears the front dog, leans back for glory, and blatters the ball high over long-off! Pradeep's yorker was a millimetre shy of perfection, and that was all the excuse the big man needed!

Gosh. Lots of conflabs among the brains trust. Tell them to go away, Nuwan!

49.5
3
Pradeep to Woakes, 3 runs, stunning bowling, right up in the blockhole, but England somehow scamper back for three to fine leg, even as Sri Lanka were celebrating! A bit soon for that because ... six to tie, and Plunkett's big levers on strike!
49.4
0
Pradeep to Woakes, no run, attempted yorker, inswinging, and Pradeep pounces in his followthrough. Woakes had given up on getting back to his crease but the shy goes inches wide ... dot ball ..
49.3
1
Pradeep to Plunkett, 1 run, another yorker, inswinging into the pads, and bundled out into the off-side off inside-edge and pad. England get the run, but they need boundaries now ...

11 off 4 ...

49.2
1
Pradeep to Woakes, 1 run, yorker, that's superb. Woakes has no choice but to lay bat on ball and save his stumps from being splattered
49.1
2
Pradeep to Woakes, 2 runs, slower ball, battered on the up to long-off and Plunkett gallops like a rogue mule to get back for the second run ... 12 from five...

A tie!

3

No. of higher totals at which an ODI has been tied - 340 Eng v NZ in 2008, 338 Ind v Eng 2015 and 314 NZ v Ind 2014.

Buttler at Trent Bridge

3

Number of 40+ scores for Buttler in ODIs at Trent Bridge in as many innings, including this match. He scored 47* (16) v NZ, 2013 and 42 (58) v Ind, 2014.

Top-order failure

2009

Last time 4 of England's top-5 were out for single-digit scores, before today - vs NZ, Johannesburg, 2009.

Root's low scores

2

No. of times Root has got out for single-digit scores in 3 consecutive inns in International matches. He made 4, 6, 0 v Pak in 2015 before 3, 4, 2 v SL now.

Openers' low

7

Runs aggregated by England openers, is the lowest for them in ODIs against SL. Previous lowest: 8 at Premadasa, 1992-93 and at Lord's 2014

Not a strong finish

2013

Last time SL scored fewer runs in the last ten overs of an ODI than the 61 runs in this match - 54 against Ind, Cardiff (instances where they played all 60 balls)

Prasanna-less

37

Runs scored by SL in seven overs from 34th to 40th. In previous 3 overs, 31st to 33rd, they had made 49 runs, most of those by Prasanna.

Dealing in boundaries

48

Runs scored by Seekkuge Prasanna in boundaries when he reached 50, in 24 balls. He hit 6 fours & 4 sixes to get to the 2nd fastest 50 for SL vs Eng in ODIs.

Reliable pair

181

Runs added by Chandimal and Mathews in the last 2 ODIs they batted together - 93 v NZ, 88 v Ire. They have added more than 50 runs today as well.

Huge totals

430

Ave 1st inns total in the 2 List-A matches at Trent Bridge this season. Notts scored 445/8 and 415/5 and in reply the opposition teams made 425 and 379 respectively.

Chasing venue

7-2

Win-loss record for the chasing teams at Trent Bridge in the last 9 ODIs. England chased down 350 against New Zealand last year here.

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