RESULT
1st ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), November 26, 2014, England tour of Sri Lanka
(47.1/50 ov, T:318) 292

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Player Of The Match
88 (98) & 1/33
tillakaratne-dilshan
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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 317/6(50 overs)
England 292/10(47.1 overs)
Moeen Ali 119 (87)
Thisara Perera3/44 (9.1)

That's it for today where Sri Lanka have gone one-up in this seven-match series. But stick around for all the best analysis from Colombo. We stay put until Saturday, for the second ODI is on the same ground. It's a day game, so a 4.30am GMT start, see you then, bye for now...



Presentation coming up. The Man of the Match is Tillakaratne Dilshan for his 88, wicket of Alastair Cook and outstanding fielding.



Here's Alastair Cook: "The first 10 overs we didn't bowl as well as we should have done. We dragged it back nicely but in the last few we always tend to leek a few more than we'd like. Moeen played a blinder but we lost too many wickets which you can put down to lack of match practice. We know if you get behind the rate its difficult. Mo showed us the way. It's frustrating because we're not putting a whole game together. We thought 300 was a par score on that wicket and our wides have cost us but there's a lot of positive things from today with the way we attacked Sri Lanka."



Angelo Mathews: "It was a good game of cricket. We could tick all the boxes. The fielding was outstanding - we highlighted that after the India tour. We still can improve but I though our batting was brilliant. We got Kusal Perera back in form and Jeevan Mendis played really well too."



England will rue a poor bowling display for their latest ODI defeat. Their seamers in particular were rusty and sent down 17 wides. It was also curious how Bopara only bowled four overs despite his success. Sri Lanka feasted upon England's poor start with the ball - Thisara Perera showed how to bowl seam in these conditions - and put their troubles after the India tour behind them.



A cracking start to this series, Sri Lanka have won by 25 runs but were made to sweat firstly by Moeen Ali's scintillating hundred - his first in ODIs - and then by Ravi Bopara who fought bravely but was ultimately left with too much to do. Sri Lanka batted well themselves, led by Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, in a strong total of 317 that's proved enough, but by a smaller margin than they might have expected.



47.1
W
Perera to Bopara, OUT

length ball, smashed high into the night, it has gone so far up, deep square comes in, Kusal Perera is the fielder, he's misjudged it slightly but dives forward and takes a blinder! A stunning catch to win the game. The ball hung up in the sky for an age and was exceptionally well held to end England's stubborn resistance

Ravi Bopara c MDKJ Perera b NLTC Perera 65 (102m 62b 4x4 2x6) SR: 104.83

26 in 18 balls, nervy stuff, Bopara can't make a wrong move now. Perera's final over coming up...

end of over 476 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 292/9CRR: 6.21 RRR: 8.66
Harry Gurney1 (2b)
Ravi Bopara65 (61b 4x4 2x6)
Ajantha Mendis 9-0-55-2
Thisara Perera 9-1-44-2
46.6
Mendis to Gurney, no run

wide of off stump and Gurney is able to leave this alone

46.5
1
Mendis to Bopara, 1 run

goes leg side again but without connection and after some consideration decides on a single

46.4
4
Mendis to Bopara, FOUR runs

swept from off stump and he finds the gap at square leg, superb shot, timed it beautifully, it hovered just above the ground to take the slow outfield out of the equation

46.3
Mendis to Bopara, no run

strong thump down the ground only straight on the bounce to long-off and Bopara refuses the run

46.2
1
Mendis to Gurney, 1 run

wide of off stump, Gurney plays a lofted cover drive! Gets it in the gap and Bopara is back on strike

Sri Lanka one wicket away now...

46.1
W
Mendis to Tredwell, OUT

Tredwell backs away looking for a cut and gets bowled losing the top of his middle stump. The delivery skidded on quicker than Tredwell could attempt the cut stroke and he missed

James Tredwell b BAW Mendis 6 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Ajantha Mendis comes back, he's got a slip...

end of over 4610 runs
ENG: 286/8CRR: 6.21 RRR: 8.00
Ravi Bopara60 (58b 3x4 2x6)
James Tredwell6 (10b)
Thisara Perera 9-1-44-2
Rangana Herath 9-0-58-2

Still in the game England, what a match this is...

45.6
Perera to Bopara, no run

length ball, dead-batted, Bopara wants to play tip and run but Tredwell says no with the ball having not moved far off the popping crease

45.6
5nb
Perera to Bopara, (no ball) FOUR runs

oh dear! A beamer and Bopara managed to hoik it backward of square for four. Real bonus for England, a beamer at head height and Bopara hooked it literally off his grille. Very valuable that for England

45.5
2
Perera to Bopara, 2 runs

gives himself room and aims over extra cover, gets its high but not that long, it plugs and they get back for the second

45.4
2
Perera to Bopara, 2 runs

back and hit hard wide of long-on but the fielder does well going to his right and saves the boundary

45.3
Perera to Bopara, no run

slower ball, Bopara tried to get across his stumps to flick leg side but could only get struck on the thigh pad

45.2
Perera to Bopara, no run

length on off stump, blocked into the covers

45.1
1
Perera to Tredwell, 1 run

full on leg stump, Tredwell forward and getting a thick inside edge through square leg

end of over 459 runs
ENG: 276/8CRR: 6.13 RRR: 8.40
James Tredwell5 (9b)
Ravi Bopara52 (52b 2x4 2x6)
Rangana Herath 9-0-58-2
Thisara Perera 8-1-34-2
44.6
1
Herath to Tredwell, 1 run

driven up in the air and just over extra cover, only a single so Tredwell again keeps the strike

44.5
Herath to Tredwell, no run

back and cut but only as far as extra cover

44.4
1
Herath to Bopara, 1 run

flatter delivery, nudged out on the on side but just a single

44.3
6
Herath to Bopara, SIX runs

floated up and Bopara heaves it over long-on, huge strike and that's his fifty, yet another lovely little cameo here

44.2
Herath to Bopara, no run

gives himself room aiming off side but can only find cover

Boundaries needed...

44.1
1
Herath to Tredwell, 1 run

floated up on leg stump, flicked through midwicket and Bopara is immediately back on strike

Best performances - batters
MM Ali
MM Ali ENG
119 runs (87)
11 fours5 sixes
Control
64%
Productive shot
cover drive
32 runs
5 fours0 six
1113563910926
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan SL
88 runs (98)
10 fours0 six
Control
77%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
1 four0 six
2151551251618
Best performances - bowlers
NLTC Perera
NLTC Perera SL
O
9.1
M
1
R
44
W
3
ECO
4.8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
JC Tredwell
JC Tredwell ENG
O
10
M
0
R
52
W
2
ECO
5.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series resultSri Lanka led the 7-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3554
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days26 November 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Australia
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Australia
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Australia
David Boon
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