England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I at Cardiff, ENG v SL, Jun 24 2021 - Full Scorecard

2nd T20I (N), Cardiff, June 24, 2021, Sri Lanka tour of England
(16.1/18 ov, T:103) 108/5

England won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (DLS method)

Player Of The Match
29* (26)
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
run out (Curran)3490075.00
c Livingstone b Curran610200060.00
c Morgan b Rashid2125480084.00
c †Bairstow b Wood39394431100.00
c Morgan b Wood33800100.00
c Willey b Jordan814210057.14
st †Bairstow b Rashid37140042.85
not out 19142011135.71
not out 24150050.00
Extras(lb 3, w 4)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 5.55)111/7
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 1.3 ov), 2-18 (Avishka Fernando, 3.3 ov), 3-68 (Kusal Perera, 12.3 ov), 4-76 (Kusal Mendis, 13.2 ov), 5-76 (Niroshan Dickwella, 13.3 ov), 6-87 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 16.4 ov), 7-90 (Dasun Shanaka, 17.4 ov)
3.3 to WIA Fernando, short ball, Avishka takes it on... holes out to deep square leg! This was targeting the long boundary out towards the dressing rooms, and it's nowhere near carrying. Livingstone is several yards in and still has to come for it, pouching the catch safely to give Curran one in the wickets column to go with his goal. 18/2
17.4 to MD Shanaka, hacked hard through the line, but straight at Willey, halfway back at mid-on! More unsophisticated hackery from Shanaka. No base, no power, no chance of clearing the fielder. This is dribbling away fast. 90/7
13.2 to BKG Mendis, faster, banged into the hip, flashed high, high, high into Mount Snowdon territory! A swirling top-edge, who wants this? Bairstow bites the bullet and sprints towards square leg, a fling forward and a fine take. Sri Lanka sink again. 76/4
13.3 to N Dickwella, chipped up, and Wood has two in two! Quick and into the deck. Dickwella attempts the flick but he's shuffling to the leg side as he does so, and it's a simple leading edge, plopping into the hands of cover. Oh dear. 76/5
12.3 to MDKJ Perera, reverses his stance, attempts the slap through the off-side, and toe-ends his switch-hit into the hands of cover. Limp and Sri Lanka slide again. 68/3
16.4 to PW Hasaranga, stumped by a country mile! Tossed up above the eyeline, Hasaranga gives him the charge, but almost runs straight past it as it dips, bites and bounces past a flailing edge. Bairstow has all night to gather and nudge the bails. 87/6
England  (T: 103 runs from 18 ovs)
c Shanaka b Hasaranga17173720100.00
b B Fernando037000.00
lbw b Chameera4591080.00
c Hasaranga b Udana1191520122.22
b Hasaranga2429412082.75
not out 29264201111.53
not out 168911200.00
Extras(lb 4, w 3)7
TOTAL16.1 Ov (RR: 6.68)108/5
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Jonny Bairstow, 1.2 ov), 2-8 (Dawid Malan, 2.3 ov), 3-30 (Eoin Morgan, 5.2 ov), 4-36 (Jason Roy, 6.3 ov), 5-90 (Sam Billings, 14.3 ov)
2.3 to DJ Malan, skids into the pads, SL go up... Alex Wharf shakes his head, maybe pitching outside leg? Perera thinks about it, has a chat, then calls for a review as time ticks down. Malan had gone back into his crease, it's probably hitting leg stump. Did it land on leg stump? YES!! Chameera gets one, and England are in a wee bit of strife now!. 8/2
1.2 to JM Bairstow, castled third ball! Full inswinger and Bairstow exposes his stumps, loses his wicket! Early breakthrough for Sri Lanka, and they're going to need a few of those, you'd think. Great start from Binura, on the money and rattling middle stump. 2/1
5.2 to EJG Morgan, width on offer, but Morgan slaps it to backward point! Sri Lanka claim a third wicket in the Powerplay, and England stutter again. There to hit, Morgan latched on to one of his favourite shots... only to send it to Hasaranga at a nice catchable height. Sharp chance, but he grabbed it securely. 30/3
6.3 to JJ Roy, slogged down the ground, picks out long-on! SL are cock-a-hoop as another wicket falls, and this is a big one! Hasaranga wins his mini-contest with Roy, who goes four and out, looking to smoke this even further but doesn't get hold of it at all. Shanaka sets himself and swallows the catch. 36/4
14.3 to SW Billings, bowled him! What a trio from Hasaranga. Billings had no answer to any of them. Keeps low as he backs away, looking for a cut through the covers, and off come the bails!. 90/5
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 26 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 2.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AG Wharf, Batter - MDKJ Perera (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (MDKJ Perera 16, BKG Mendis 34, Ex 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 7
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 111/7 in 20.0 overs (I Udana 19, A Dananjaya 2)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 31 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 2.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - AG Wharf, Batter - DJ Malan (Upheld)
  • England: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 2
  • Rain: England - 69/4 in 12.0 overs (SW Billings 16, LS Livingstone 18)
  • Wet Ground: England - 69/4 in 12.0 overs (SW Billings 16, LS Livingstone 18)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (SW Billings 22, LS Livingstone 27, Ex 1)
  • England: 100 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 7
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 1168
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 days24 June 2021 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee