8.2 full and fast, a foolishly pre-ordained swipe across the line, as if expecting something shorter, but Plunkett's extra zip is onto him before he can get his shot in order. The ball spirals into the sky, plops into Jos Buttler's gloves behind the stumps, and that is a handy breakthrough! 32/2
    0.5 attempted leave, fat inside-edge, back goes off stump! Very cagey from Danushka, half forward, tentatively combatting the swing but so much indecision in the space of 22 yards! 3/1
    21.2 short ball, Mendis takes it on... and sends it sailing straight into the grateful hands of deep square leg! He deserved the praise for a composed fifty but that was a little bit daft from Mendis, trying to shift the scoring rate on but holing out rather tamely in doing so 88/3
    35.5 very full, too straight to work to leg with a cross-batted wipe. Chris Jordan steadies himself at third man and that was never going to be dropped! Understandable ambition from Chandimal but he picked the wrong shot for the wrong ball 168/4
    43.1 smashed across the line as Jordan drops back of a length, a steepling top-edge, and Buttler makes good ground on the leg side to snaffle a vital chance! 209/6
    36.5 flipped off the pads, high and hideous to Jonny Bairstow at deep midwicket. The intent was fine, but he got right underneath the shot and Plunkett has another key breakthrough. He's made a big impact today in his three spells. 171/5
    48.6 bowled him! Line and length, nipping off the deck, trimming the bails on the top of middle stump and Thranga has a wipe across the line and connects with thin air! 242/9
    44.6 turns sharply, and deflected to short third man. No run remotely possible there, but this is excruciatingly tight as Shanaka is sent back, quite rightly, by Tharanga. Buttler whips off the bails and there is a solitary frame in this decision. And after a long deliberation, Bruce Oxenford says out! In all honesty, I'm not convinced the bail was entirely out of its groove, but it's a total judgement call when things get that tight. And the worst bit of judgement was the attempted run in the first place! 215/7
    48.5 short but not that short, pulled ambitiously through the leg-side, Root and Bairstow circle beneath it, Bairstow makes the call, guzzles the chance, and Sri Lanka's faltering charge falters once more 242/8
    not out
    not out
    9 (lb 4, w 5)
    248/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 0.5 ov), 2-32 (Kusal Perera, 8.2 ov), 3-88 (Kusal Mendis, 21.2 ov), 4-168 (Dinesh Chandimal, 35.5 ov), 5-171 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 36.5 ov), 6-209 (Angelo Mathews, 43.1 ov), 7-215 (Dasun Shanaka, 44.6 ov), 8-242 (Farveez Maharoof, 48.5 ov), 9-242 (Upul Tharanga, 48.6 ov)
    DJ Willey1005515.50233110
    CR Woakes1013433.40371010
    LE Plunkett1004634.60353110
    CJ Jordan1004914.90272120
    AU Rashid1006006.00236000

Match Notes

England in Bristol


Eng's win-loss record in ODIs in Bristol, before this. They have lost 3 of their last 4 completed ODIs. Last fixture here, vs Ind in 2014, was abandoned without a ball.

Gunathilaka's failure


Runs accumulated by SL opener Gunathilaka in this series. His scores being 9, 22 and 1. He had scored 63 vs Ireland before coming into this series.

Plunkett's 50th


ODI wickets for Liam Plunkett, in 37 matches. Kusal Perera fell as his 50th wicket today. He, though, made his ODI debut in 2005.

Only the second


No. of England wicketkeepers who have effected 100 or more dismissals in ODIs. Buttler became the second to do so. First was Stewart (163 dismissals as keeper)

Young Mendis


No. of Sri Lankan batsmen to score 50 or more in an ODI in England at a younger age than Kusal Mendis (21y, 145d) - Tharanga (21y, 135d), 120 at Lord's, 2006.

Another fifty-plus stand


No. of consecutive partnerships of 50 or more runs between Chandimal and Mathews in ODIs this year. All have come for the fourth wicket.

No. 3, 4, 5


Last time Sri Lanka's No. 3, 4, 5 all scored 50 or more in an ODI innings - vs Aus, MCG in CB series. In this match, Mendis, Chandimal and Mathews have scored 50+.

Once again in 60s


Runs scored by SL in the last ten overs of the innings - 186/5 to 248/9. In the first ODI they scored 61 runs in last ten and 66 in the second ODI.

Hales' second duck v SL


No. of ducks for Hales against Sri Lanka in ODIs - most by an England opener. Stewart, Knight, Vaughan, Cook and Moeen have one duck each.