Player of the Match
Player of the Match
192dThe Report by Andrew Miller in Southampton

Dawson and Buttler drive England to thumping victory

The sun duly set on Sri Lanka's tour of England, but the literal setting on a sunkissed day in Hampshire proved infinitely more impressive than the figurative version

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
JC Buttler
73(49) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 9 6 25 10 17
EJG Morgan
EJG Morgan
47(39) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 5 6 1 16 16 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

LA Dawson
LA Dawson
O4
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
CJ Jordan
CJ Jordan
O4
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.00, Second Session 20.00-21.30

Match days

5 July 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Right then, folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage tonight. England host Pakistan for what should be a fascinating Test series to come. It all begins at Lord's next week. Do join us then. Until then, i'll say goodbye and goodnight on behalf of my colleague Andrew McGlashan. Cheers!

9.30pm Two years is a long time in sport, isn't it? Sri Lanka won all three formats in 2014, winless this time. Series scoreline then: 20-4 to England. Did someone say Morgan dislocated his finger in his left hand? It didn't look like, for he was sensational tonight. Sri Lanka were only briefly in it when they nipped out two early wickets, but Buttler and Morgan made lightwork of what wasn't the easiest target to defend. Sri Lanka didn't help their cause by fluffing a couple of opportunities too. How relieved they must be to take the flight back home?

Jos Buttler is the Player of the Match: I'm delighted to take the opportunity, really enjoyed batting. I didn't change my approach massively. There was a different rhythm to my batting. The wicket was slow, so it was going to be a bit tough. The total wasn't way short, but under-par for sure. 160 would have been a par score. Bowling first suited us, I thought. The side captains itself, I enjoyed my little time when Morgs was out. When you get dropped, you have the hunger to get back in. I'll wait and see (on Test selection), but whatever the format, you just have to keep hitting it well.

Clean sweep in a home summer for England for the first time since 2012.

Sabyasachi Chow: "Wonder if Mahela Jayawardene would have fancied a hit in the middle, instead of watching it from the comm box." Well, he couldn't have done much worse, really.

17.3
6
Rambukwella to Morgan, SIX runs, game, set and match! Morgan sees the flight, and decides to give it an almighty thwack. Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps that deep into the stands at deep midwicket to finish off the game in grand style
17.2
1
Rambukwella to Buttler, 1 run, drilled back past the bowler, long-on comes around to keep it down to a single. Hit too well
17.1
0
Rambukwella to Buttler, no run, steps out and flicks, straight to midwicket

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | ENG: 137/2 (4 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 1.33)

  • Jos Buttler72 (47b)
  • Eoin Morgan41 (38b)
  • Seekkuge Prasanna4-0-31-0
  • Ramith Rambukwella2-0-20-0
16.6
1
Prasanna to Buttler, 1 run, gives him the charge but Prasanna shortens his length to see the ball being pushed past him to long-off
16.5
1
Prasanna to Morgan, 1 run, punches a short ball to long-on
16.4
1
Prasanna to Buttler, 1 run, nearly picked out the man at long-off, flat hit, on the bounce to the man there

For No loss

0

No. of matches lost by England against Sri Lanka in this season, in 9 matches - 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 1 T20I.

First England player

0

No. of England players who scored 50+ in their first innings as an opener in T20Is, before this. Buttler is the first to do so. Previous best: 46 by James Vince.

Consecutive ducks

2

No. of consecutive ducks for Jason Roy in T20Is, including this match. He was out for a second-ball duck in the final of the World T20 2016 vs WI.

Lowest in Southampton

0

No. of lower first-innings total in T20Is in Southampton, than Sri Lanka's 140 in this match. The totals in previous three games here were - 179, 163 and 248.

Perera fails again

18.85

Kusal Perera's average on this tour against England, including 13 runs in this T20I. He has scored just 132 runs in 7 innings without highest of 42.

High scoring venue

9.07

Run rate in 3 T20Is in Southampton, before this match - highest at any Eng venue. Among venues that hosted 3+ T20Is only Wankhede and Mohali have a higher rate.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

TeamMWLPT
ENG96020
SL9064