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RESULT
7th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), December 16, 2014, England tour of Sri Lanka
(45.5/50 ov, T:303) 215

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Player Of The Match
101 (124) & 3/37
tillakaratne-dilshan
Player Of The Series
357 runs • 12 wkts
tillakaratne-dilshan
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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 302/6(50 overs)
England 215/10(45.5 overs)

So Sri Lanka have won by 87 runs and take the series 5-2. Sangakkara and Jayawardene leading the team off, they wave to the masses in the stands. Dilshan not far behind them. What a great atmosphere. Cook shakes Jayawardene's hand, then Sangakkara's. They are taking the moment with a walk around the ground, the crowd are loving it. Dilshan is there, too. The standing ovation continues as the pair walk around the outfield. For Mahela, this is it in Sri Lanka. That's certain. Sangakkara, we don't quite know yet.

Manish: "Vamsi Sidda could also have wondered about how romantic would it be if Sri Lanka won the World Cup next Year! :P"

Here come the presentations...

Cook: "It was too many runs for us to chase. It's been a tough tour but people have come through personally. Root has been outstanding, also Woakes and Jordan. We've worked incredibly hard, left everything on the pitch but haven't been good enough. It's great to see so many celebrate Kumar and Mahela and I'd like to thank our fans as well."

Man of the Match - Dilshan: "It was a great to finish with the hundred. I'm really happy with the all-round performance in this series. All the things are clicking ahead of the World Cup with the youngsters, everyone is doing well. I will really miss them [Kumar and Mahela] but it's another 10-15 matches until they finish. My body is feeling good, I can see after the World Cup where I'll end up." Dilshan is also Man of the Series

Mathews: "[Dilshan] The older he gets the fast he gets. Really exciting about the World Cup, but have to enjoy this first then get on the plane tomorrow. I want to say a big thank you to all the people who turned up to support us. It will be a sad day after the services they [Kumar and Mahela] have rendered and the guidance they have given."

And up come Mahela and Kumar. Mahela: "Thank you very much, it's been a long time coming. Thanks to my parents and friends and to all the support. It's important we have the support. It was a great series. It's sad and emotional but winning his fun."

The trophy is handed to Mathews and that just about wraps things up for us today. Sri Lanka have played some very fine cricket. England less so, although a few players showed promise.

Sri Lanka now head to New Zealand, England come home for Christmas. England will name their World Cup squad on Saturday and they then leave for Australia, and the tri-series, on January 7. We'll have coverage of all that for you, but the next cricket is in just a few hours with the second Australia-India Test and then South Africa-West Indies starts tomorrow. For now, though, from Andrew McGlashan and Alex Winter it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

45.5
W
Mahela Jayawardene to Tredwell, OUT

there it is! The pair combine. Mahela and Kumar. Tredwell charges down the pitch, misses by a mile and Sangakkara completes the simple stumping. Plenty of smiles and hugs from the Sri Lanka players.

James Tredwell st †Sangakkara b Jayawardene 17 (20m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.95
45.4
1
Mahela Jayawardene to Gurney, 1 run

uses his feet, the squeezes a full ball into the covers

45.3
Mahela Jayawardene to Gurney, no run

tossed up slower and slower, pushed back to the bowler

45.2
Mahela Jayawardene to Gurney, no run

round the wicket, takes the pad to the on side

Vamsi Sidda: "How romantic would it be if Mahela gets a wicket by Sanga stumping the batsman out"

45.1
1
Mahela Jayawardene to Tredwell, 1 run

slapped down the ground to long off

Jayawardene will continue. His last ODI wicket was in 2000

end of over 455 runs
ENG: 213/9CRR: 4.73 RRR: 18.00
Harry Gurney5 (8b)
James Tredwell16 (19b 1x4 1x6)
Dilruwan Perera 9-0-53-1
Mahela Jayawardene 1-0-3-0
44.6
2
Perera to Gurney, 2 runs

driven down the ground, just over mid-off, but doesn't have the legs to reach the rope

44.5
1
Perera to Tredwell, 1 run

short and cut through the off side

44.4
Perera to Tredwell, no run

another swing and a miss, this ball goes on with the air and actually ends up missing leg stump

44.3
Perera to Tredwell, no run

wide outside off, Tredwell swings at fresh air, Sangakkara takes off the bails and appeals. It goes upstairs. Don't think Tredwell raised his foot...well, he did, but he got it back in time. Swift work from Kumar.

44.2
1
Perera to Gurney, 1 run

worked from outside off to long on

44.1
1
Perera to Tredwell, 1 run

heaves at a full ball and gets an inside edge into square leg

end of over 443 runs
ENG: 208/9CRR: 4.72 RRR: 15.83
James Tredwell14 (15b 1x4 1x6)
Harry Gurney2 (6b)
Mahela Jayawardene 1-0-3-0
Seekkuge Prasanna 8-0-35-3
43.6
1
Mahela Jayawardene to Tredwell, 1 run

tucked into the leg side

43.5
Mahela Jayawardene to Tredwell, no run

gives himself a touch of room and drives back to Mahela

43.4
1
Mahela Jayawardene to Gurney, 1 run

turn! Gurney trapped playing off the back foot and gets a thick inside edge to leg side

43.3
Mahela Jayawardene to Gurney, no run

round the wicket, full, pushed to the off side

43.2
1
Mahela Jayawardene to Tredwell, 1 run

clubbed down to long on

43.1
Mahela Jayawardene to Tredwell, no run

defended to the off side

Mathews has sensed the moment. Mahela takes his cap off. He's going to have the bowl

end of over 432 runs
ENG: 205/9CRR: 4.76 RRR: 14.00
Harry Gurney1 (4b)
James Tredwell12 (11b 1x4 1x6)
Seekkuge Prasanna 8-0-35-3
Dilruwan Perera 8-0-48-1
42.6
Prasanna to Gurney, no run

full on the stumps, pushed to midwicket

42.5
Prasanna to Gurney, no run

played back to the bowler

42.4
1
Prasanna to Tredwell, 1 run

whipped into the leg side, midwicket can't quite stop it

Best performances - batters
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan SL
101 runs (124)
9 fours1 six
Control
85%
Productive shot
on drive
28 runs
2 fours1 six
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JE Root
JE Root ENG
80 runs (99)
5 fours0 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
on drive
17 runs
2 fours0 six
02751921728
Best performances - bowlers
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan SL
O
10
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
3.7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
S Prasanna
S Prasanna SL
O
8
M
0
R
35
W
3
ECO
4.37
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series resultSri Lanka won the 7-match series 5-2
Match numberODI no. 3569
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 days16 December 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Australia
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Australia
David Boon
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