1st T20I (N), Cardiff, June 23, 2021, Sri Lanka tour of England
(17.1/20 ov, T:130) 130/2

England won by 8 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
68* (55) & 2 catches
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Buttler b Jordan19162530118.75
c Jordan b Curran049000.00
c Jordan b Rashid30265811115.38
lbw b Livingstone912180075.00
c Rashid b Wood3440075.00
c †Buttler b Curran50445132113.63
c Jordan b Rashid57100071.42
not out 67210085.71
Extras(lb 2, w 5)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.45)129/7
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Avishka Fernando, 1.3 ov), 2-31 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 4.3 ov), 3-49 (Kusal Mendis, 7.5 ov), 4-52 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 8.3 ov), 5-79 (Kusal Perera, 13.1 ov), 6-96 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 15.4 ov), 7-129 (Dasun Shanaka, 19.6 ov)
1.3 to WIA Fernando, oh my! Fullish and he's spooned that straight to Chris Jordan at mid-off! Safe hands there, Jordan only had to take a step to his right and he gobbled up the catch. An early breakthrough for England.. 3/1
19.6 to MD Shanaka, length ball outside off, pace off again, top-edged to the keeper! Slogged straight up and Buttler walks forward a few paces to swallow the chance. So Shanaka falls to the final ball, but he's helped give the innings a sheen of respectability. 129/7
8.3 to DM de Silva, short ball, well outside off, he goes for a high cut but it sails into the air and straight to third man! Sri Lanka lose another. 52/4
4.3 to MD Gunathilaka, oh, and he just un-did his good work, back of a length, he goes to scoop it over his head and does just that but he skies it high! Jos Buttler has all the time in the world to wait for it to drop into his gloves and England have another wicket. 31/2
7.5 to BKG Mendis, full and right on middle stump, he goes to sweep across the line and is struck on the pad! It hit him pretty low. Sri Lanka review, UltraEdge shows no bat involved and ball tracking shows it's hitting! England get another wicket and Sri Lanka lose a review.. 49/3
13.1 to MDKJ Perera, tally hooooooooooo... but plopped to mid-off! KJP comes down but slices across a googly and Jordan only has to jog in from the rope and steady himself for a simple catch. Rashid amongst 'em now, this is getting messy for the visitors. 79/5
15.4 to PWH de Silva, loops this up a bit more, slogged down town... and that's a gimme for Jordan at long-on! Can't fault Hasaranga's thinking, that is a short hit, but he couldn't get enough power through the shot. Taken at chest height a couple of yards in. 96/6
England  (T: 130 runs from 20 ovs)
c Gunathilaka b Chameera36224141163.63
not out 68557081123.63
b Udana714190050.00
not out 13121211108.33
Extras(lb 1, w 5)6
TOTAL17.1 Ov (RR: 7.57)130/2
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Jason Roy, 9.1 ov), 2-112 (Dawid Malan, 13.5 ov)
9.1 to JJ Roy, back of a length and outside off, he slaps that in the air towards mid-off and that is a screamer! Gunathilaka gets air leaping high to his left and plucks it out of the sky. Quite a grab.. 80/1
13.5 to DJ Malan, slow start, no start... Malan's bowled neck and crop! Udana sneaks one back inside an attempted punch down the ground, and Sri Lanka have a second wicket. Seam up and nibbling through the gap. Malan hadn't looked comfortable at any stage. 112/2
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 7.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - DJ Millns, Batter - BKG Mendis (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 5
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 7
  • MD Shanaka: 50 off 43 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 129/7 in 20.0 overs (I Udana 6)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 61 runs, 0 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 4.4 overs (28 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (JJ Roy 27, JC Buttler 19, Ex 4)
  • JC Buttler: 50 off 38 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • England: 100 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 6
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1165
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.20, Second Session 20.20-21.50
Match days23 June 2021 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee