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Only T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), October 27, 2018, England tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, T:188) 157

England won by 30 runs

Player Of The Match
20 (17) & 4/19
England Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
England  (20 ovs maximum)
Jason Roy c †Dickwella b Sandakan6936-46191.66
Jos Buttler c Chandimal b Aponso137-30185.71
Alex Hales lbw b Aponso43-10133.33
Eoin Morgan (c)run out (Malinga/Sandakan)1110-20110.00
Ben Stokes  b Malinga2627-1196.29
Moeen Ali  b de Silva2711-13245.45
Joe Denly c BKG Mendis b Malinga2017-30117.64
Adil Rashid  b Udana53-10166.66
Liam Plunkett not out 75-10140.00
Chris Jordan not out 21-00200.00
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.35)187/8
Did not bat: Tom Curran 
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Jos Buttler, 3.2 ov), 2-45 (Alex Hales, 3.5 ov), 3-60 (Eoin Morgan, 6.2 ov), 4-107 (Jason Roy, 10.6 ov), 5-145 (Moeen Ali, 14.2 ov), 6-173 (Joe Denly, 18.2 ov), 7-173 (Ben Stokes, 18.3 ov), 8-185 (Adil Rashid, 19.5 ov)
Lasith Malinga403027.50134110
18.2 to JL Denly, takes pace off, does for Denly, who holes out to long-on! Malinga gets his man, but not before Denly had struck a few blows... Tried to hit straight but dragged across it, completely mistimed and this time the simple catch is taken. 173/6
18.3 to BA Stokes, Malinga hits! Low full toss does the job! Stokes' hard-scrabble stay is ended, he throws his head back, thinking he should have smacked that... but the dip and swerve sent the ball thudding into off stump. 173/7
Amila Aponso302929.6676000
3.2 to JC Buttler, tossed up, this spins a touch, Buttler drives off the back foot... but sends it straight to cover! A miscued effort, and he'll head off disappointed. 41/1
3.5 to AD Hales, grips and spins, Hales sweeps... trapped in front! And he doesn't review! That initially looked pretty plumb, though on second view it may have been sliding a touch leg side. Umpire Wimalasiri thought long and hard before raising his finger... Two in four balls for Aponso!. 45/2
Isuru Udana302418.0041100
19.5 to AU Rashid, poleaxed! Full and straight, Rashid clears the front leg but only manages a thick inside edge into his stumps! Udana strikes with the penultimate ball of the innings. 185/8
Lakshan Sandakan403919.7591410
10.6 to JJ Roy, spinning away, wide of the stumps, Roy goes reaching for a cut... and Dickwella is convinced he's edged it! Roy reviews, but Ultra Edge has picked something up! Roy looks disgusted, but probably as much with the shot as the decision. 107/4
Kamindu Mendis302709.0051200
Thisara Perera1015015.0010200
Dhananjaya de Silva2022111.0034000
14.2 to MM Ali, bowled him! Slides this under the bat, Moeen heaves down the ground, misses and Dhananjaya hits! A neat cameo from Moeen but he's swung his last for tonight. 145/5
Sri Lanka  (T: 188 runs from 20 ovs)
Niroshan Dickwella  b Denly37-0042.85
Kusal Mendis  b Denly13-0033.33
Dinesh Chandimal c Hales b Rashid2620-40130.00
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b Rashid1719-2089.47
Kamindu Mendis c Hales b Rashid2414-31171.42
Thisara Perera (c)c Roy b Denly5731-16183.87
Dasun Shanaka  b Plunkett1013-0176.92
Isuru Udana c Stokes b Jordan23-0066.66
Amila Aponso  b Jordan02-000.00
Lasith Malinga  b Denly57-0071.42
Lakshan Sandakan not out 11-00100.00
Extras(b 5, lb 5, w 1)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.85)157
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Kusal Mendis, 0.6 ov), 2-16 (Niroshan Dickwella, 2.5 ov), 3-49 (Dinesh Chandimal, 6.5 ov), 4-77 (Kamindu Mendis, 10.1 ov), 5-77 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 10.3 ov), 6-110 (Dasun Shanaka, 14.5 ov), 7-119 (Isuru Udana, 15.4 ov), 8-119 (Amila Aponso, 15.6 ov), 9-156 (Thisara Perera, 19.4 ov), 10-157 (Lasith Malinga, 19.6 ov)
Joe Denly401944.75131100
0.6 to BKG Mendis, bowled him! And Denly strikes in his first over back! A violent slog across the line, perfect length, doesn't turn, doesn't need to turn, as the middle stump is pegged back. Scenes at the Premadasa!. 7/1
2.5 to N Dickwella, bowled him again! A near-replica of that first dismissal, Dickwella playing for the spin and just playing across the line as a result. Good flight and dip, pegging back off stump, and Denly has two!. 16/2
19.4 to NLTC Perera, low full toss, clobbered out to deep midwicket, and Denly has his third of a renaissance night! Probably his worst ball of the day, but it matters not. The end of a fine captain's knock, and it's all over bar the slogging. 156/9
19.6 to SL Malinga, Denly has four on his comeback! Full and straight, Malinga plays all round it, and that is a very comprehensive win!. 157/10
Tom Curran4040010.0073200
Chris Jordan402927.25113100
15.4 to I Udana, crashed to mid-off! Made room, tried to get under the ball, but scuffed his stroke straight to Stokes. That's another limp dismissal with Perera running out of allies. 119/7
15.6 to MA Aponso, yorker, nailed. Second ball, right in the blockhole, clatters the base of middle stump. England are nearly home. 119/8
Adil Rashid401132.75140000
6.5 to LD Chandimal, reverse sweep, times it well, but Hales saw him going, and snaffles the catch! There he was, lurking down at deep backward point, perhaps unnoticed against the crowd. But that's a big wicket for England. 49/3
10.1 to PHKD Mendis, tossed up, into the slot, spanked to deep midwicket! Mendis had a go, but got a fractional top-edge on his slog sweep, that's a timely breakthrough. 77/4
10.3 to DM de Silva, very full, raps the pads ... is that actually missing much! England are reviewing. It is leg-sided, but very adjacent... sure enough, it's taking out leg stump! Two in the over for Rashid, both of the set batsmen, England very much in command. 77/5
Liam Plunkett2024112.0052210
14.5 to MD Shanaka, full, straight, back goes the off stump! Sneaks the slower ball through Shanaka's wild slog, and that's a good riposte, albeit a pretty flimsy shot. 110/6
Moeen Ali2024012.0011200
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R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Joe Denly
Match numberT20I no. 703
Match days27 October 2018 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Kamindu Mendis
Kamindu Mendis
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 59 runs, 2 wickets)
  • England: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 1
  • JJ Roy: 50 off 30 balls (4 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • England: 100 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 10.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - JJ Roy (Struck down)
  • Rain: England - 113/4 in 11.2 overs (BA Stokes 13, MM Ali 0)
  • England: 150 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: England - 187/8 in 20.0 overs (LE Plunkett 7, CJ Jordan 2)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 10.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - DM de Silva (Upheld)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 10
  • NLTC Perera: 50 off 28 balls (1 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 11
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