result
1st Match, London, May 14 1999, ICC World Cup
(46.5/50 ov, target 205)207/2
England won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka204/10(48.4 overs)
England207/2(46.5 overs)

an easy win for England, winning the toss gave them the big advantage, they skittled SL early on

England grab the full set of 2 points for the opening match. The world chumps Sri Lanka leave with zero

Match State: England won by 8 wkts

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Stewart is apparently the Man of the match, a nice little comeback knock after endless analysis of his form in the past few weeks

and good night.

46.5
6
Jayasuriya to Hick, SIX runs

one step down the pitch, lofted on drive, and there's a apt way to end the match\

46.4
Jayasuriya to Hick, no run

defends down the pitch, Jaya gathers it

46.3
Jayasuriya to Hick, no run

guides it on the off side, but doesn't find the gap

46.2
1
Jayasuriya to Thorpe, 1 run

flicks it away to mid wicket

46.1
1
Jayasuriya to Hick, 1 run

a push into the covers raises a cheer for the 200

46.1
1w
Jayasuriya to Hick, 1 wide
end of over 464 runs
ENG: 198/2CRR: 4.30 • RRR: 1.75 • Need 7 from 24b
Graham Thorpe12 (14)
Graeme Hick66 (84)
Eric Upashantha8-0-38-0
Aravinda de Silva1-0-7-0

a mere 7 needed to kill this match off

45.6
Upashantha to Thorpe, no run

steps back and deflects it into the covers

45.5
4
Upashantha to Thorpe, FOUR runs

excellent off drive, little strength needed, perfect timing

45.4
Upashantha to Thorpe, no run

defends off the off stump, fielded in the covers

45.3
Upashantha to Thorpe, no run

easy little dabbed defensive shot to the mid off

45.2
Upashantha to Thorpe, no run
45.1
Upashantha to Thorpe, no run
end of over 457 runs
ENG: 194/2CRR: 4.31 • RRR: 2.20 • Need 11 from 30b
Graeme Hick66 (84)
Graham Thorpe8 (8)
Aravinda de Silva1-0-7-0
Chaminda Vaas10-2-27-1
44.6
2
de Silva to Hick, 2 runs
44.5
1
de Silva to Thorpe, 1 run
44.4
1
de Silva to Hick, 1 run

plays across the line thru the mid wicket

44.3
1
de Silva to Thorpe, 1 run

tapped into the covers

44.2
1
de Silva to Hick, 1 run

pull shot travels square to the deep fielder

44.1
1
de Silva to Thorpe, 1 run

flicks across the line and behind the mid wicket

end of over 446 runs
ENG: 187/2CRR: 4.25 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 18 from 36b
Graeme Hick62 (81)
Graham Thorpe5 (5)
Chaminda Vaas10-2-27-1
Muttiah Muralitharan10-0-33-1
43.6
Vaas to Hick, no run

pokes it into the covers to end Vaas's quota for the day

43.5
4
Vaas to Hick, FOUR runs

gets an inside edge, misses the leg stump and it runs all the way to the fine leg boundary, no mirrors broken by Hick recently

Match details
Lord's, London
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season1999
Player Of The Match
Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart
Match numberODI No. 1443
Match days - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
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Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
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David Orchard
Match Referee
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Cammie Smith
PointsEngland 2, Sri Lanka 0