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3rd ODI (D/N), Hambantota, December 03, 2014, England tour of Sri Lanka
(35/35 ov) 242/8
(33.4/35 ov, T:236) 236/5

England won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
55* (37) & 2 catches
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (35 ovs maximum)
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Buttler b Finn23192240121.05
Kusal Perera c Morgan b Woakes047000.00
Kumar Sangakkara c Ali b Jordan636211070101.61
Thilina Kandamby c Jordan b Woakes025000.00
Angelo Mathews (c)c †Buttler b Jordan3745643082.22
Lahiru Thirimanne not out 62477770131.91
Jeevan Mendis c Finn b Root12101610120.00
Thisara Perera c Ali b Woakes810140180.00
Dhammika Prasad st †Buttler b Bopara2281222275.00
Rangana Herath not out 2370066.66
Extras(lb 3, w 10)13
TOTAL35 Ov (RR: 6.91, 171 Mts)242/8
Did not bat: Ajantha Mendis 
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Kusal Perera, 1.5 ov), 2-30 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 4.5 ov), 3-31 (Thilina Kandamby, 5.5 ov), 4-118 (Angelo Mathews, 20.1 ov), 5-150 (Kumar Sangakkara, 25.4 ov), 6-175 (Jeevan Mendis, 28.4 ov), 7-202 (Thisara Perera, 31.4 ov), 8-233 (Dhammika Prasad, 33.6 ov)
Steven Finn704216.00195000
4.5 to TM Dilshan, edged and gone! It was back of a length again, think Finn rolled his fingers across the seam, Dilshan went for the cut and a comfortable edge went through to Buttler. Crucial blow.. 30/2
Chris Woakes704135.85214110
1.5 to MDKJ Perera, got him! Woakes strikes early. It's a short delivery, not quite as wide as Kusal thought, he's a little cramped for room as he tries to cut and can't keep the ball down as it finds backward point. 6/1
5.5 to SHT Kandamby, and another! Inroads for England. Kandamby's return is a brief one. Pushed at a short-of-a-length delivery outside off and just guides the ball at a nice catching height to slip.. 31/3
31.4 to NLTC Perera, swing again into the leg side, this time not timed at all, gets it high and Moeen takes the catch retreating from mid-on. Needed a little juggle but he held on. Perera fancied some leg side rope again but was off balance trying to swing away this shorter ball, got it high on the bat and Moeen did the rest, just about. 202/7
Moeen Ali703605.14182030
Chris Jordan704626.57154020
20.1 to AD Mathews, a step down the track, swing at a length ball outside off and nicks it to the keeper! Wild stroke and Mathews falls just when England needed a wicket. A very poor choice, so unnecessary because the partnership was moving along very nicely. Got in a poor position, took a big swing, almost swung himself off his feet, and got a feather edge to Buttler. 118/4
25.4 to KC Sangakkara, slower ball, goes to swing leg side again but this is mistimed and picks out mid-on! Another importantly-timed wicket for England just when the hosts were going well. Sangakkara cleared the front leg away again but got this high on the bat and it was a simple chance for Moeen Ali at waist height, hardly had to move. Well bowled from Jordan, back over the wicket and ran his fingers across it. 150/5
Ravi Bopara302418.0053010
33.6 to KTGD Prasad, slower ball, another mighty swing to leg is attempted but he misses and is stumped. Bopara totally deceiving the batsman who swung himself off his feet almost, got nowhere near it and Buttler had a very simple job to tick off the bails. 233/8
Ben Stokes2028014.0015010
Joe Root2022111.0041210
28.4 to BMAJ Mendis, tries to line up a slog sweep to leg but mistimes it and Finn takes a smart catch moving across to his left at square leg. Mendis sweeping conventionally this time from outside off, didn't get hold of it at all and it rather looped to Finn's right, he moved quickly across to take a tumbling chance. 175/6
England  (T: 236 runs from 35 ovs)
Alastair Cook (c)c †Sangakkara b Prasad3442455080.95
Moeen Ali run out (Herath/†Sangakkara)58406525145.00
Alex Hales c BAW Mendis b Mathews2729532193.10
Joe Root not out 48489022100.00
Ravi Bopara c †Sangakkara b Herath63401200.00
Eoin Morgan c NLTC Perera b Mathews1440025.00
Jos Buttler not out 55374690148.64
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 5)7
TOTAL33.4 Ov (RR: 7.00, 156 Mts)236/5
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (Alastair Cook, 11.4 ov), 2-103 (Moeen Ali, 14.5 ov), 3-144 (Alex Hales, 21.5 ov), 4-151 (Ravi Bopara, 22.3 ov), 5-152 (Eoin Morgan, 23.1 ov)
Angelo Mathews703424.85233100
21.5 to AD Hales, gone this time! Hales can't make the most of his life, he was itching to cut loose. Used his feet, it was a length delivery, and he heaved it to mid-on who just had to move a little to his left. Didn't really need to do that after the earlier reprieve and the six. 144/3
23.1 to EJG Morgan, the collapse is on! Morgan's problems continue. It was a short ball, not especially rapid but well directed around middle and leg, he went for the hook and the ball took a top edge with was comfortably held at long leg. 152/5
Tillakaratne Dilshan403107.75112200
Thisara Perera301806.00101110
Ajantha Mendis5.405309.35124310
Jeevan Mendis20904.5061000
Dhammika Prasad604918.16146121
11.4 to AN Cook, full length angled across Cook who pushes at it and edges behind! Prasad with the breakthrough. A ball Cook should have left, it was a nothing stroke, played away from his body, and Cook's promising start comes to an end. 84/1
Rangana Herath604116.83143110
22.3 to RS Bopara, brilliant from Sangakkara! Wonderful anticipation. He saw Bopara go down early for a paddle sweep and started to move to his left, and when the ball glanced off the face of the bat he snaffled the catch brilliantly almost by the edge of the cut strip.. 151/4
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Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Series resultSri Lanka led the 7-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3561
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 days3 December 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
David Boon
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 7.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 6/1 in 2.0 overs (TM Dilshan 6, KC Sangakkara 0)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 6/1 in 2.0 overs (TM Dilshan 6, KC Sangakkara 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (KC Sangakkara 22, AD Mathews 21, Ex 7)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/3 in 19.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 44, AD Mathews 31)
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 53 balls (5 x 4)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 24.1 - 28.0 (Batting side - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 25.3 overs (153 balls), Extras 10
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 31.3 overs (189 balls), Extras 12
  • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 39 balls (6 x 4)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 242/8 in 35.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 62, HMRKB Herath 2)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 7.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 0 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (AN Cook 26, MM Ali 26, Ex 1)
  • MM Ali: 50 off 29 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Over 12.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
  • England: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: England - 107/2 in 16.0 overs (AD Hales 9, JE Root 2)
  • England: 150 runs in 22.2 overs (134 balls), Extras 6
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 27.1 - 31.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 0 wicket)
  • England: 200 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 6
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (JE Root 20, JC Buttler 30, Ex 0)
  • JC Buttler: 50 off 35 balls (9 x 4)
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