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1st ODI (D/N), The Oval, May 22, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(39/39 ov) 247/6
(27.5/32 ov, T:226) 144

England won by 81 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
38* (13) & 3/25
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Scorecard summary
England 247/6(39 overs)
Sri Lanka 144/10(27.5 overs)

A very efficient win for England by 81 runs on the D/L method. They constructed a good innings, despite having to restart after the rain, then defended it very well. Chris Jordan the star with bat and ball, but plenty of other good performances from the likes of Ian Bell, Gary Ballance and Harry Gurney. The early-season tonic England needed, but Sri Lanka can bounce back. It is only their second defeat in 20 matches, and both have been to England. I'll bring you news from the presentation shortly.

Angelo Mathews "It was a pretty poor performance, we were not up to the mark with the ball. It was an off day for them. A poor effort by the whole team. You can't control the weather, but we played some poor cricket. The wicket played pretty well. The confidence remains high, it's just one game."

Alastair Cook "It was very professional. Sometimes we though we had better of conditions and sometimes not. Everyone did well. Gary started really, we know what Jos can hit like and then Jordan as well. The lads played [Malinga] really well. Even the great bowlers can go the distance. That extra 30-runs made a big difference."

No surprises, the Man of the Match is Chris Jordan. "Just twisted by ankle a little but nothing serious. I enjoyed whacking the ball and bowling with some aggression. [The short ball] was something we spoke about after not finishing well the other night. It's nice to get one back on Malinga after the other night."

Well, that just about wraps things up from here. We'll be back on Sunday for the second match from Durham. Until then from Andrew McGlashan and Alex Winter it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

Bopara to Malinga, OUT

all over! The slower ball does the trick. Malinga giving himself room outside leg stump and misses his wild swing

Lasith Malinga b Bopara 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 20m) SR: 62.5
Bopara to Lakmal, 1 leg bye

strikes the back as he goes to pull, the ball scoots through

Bopara to Malinga, 1 bye

missed stumping to add to Buttler's list...Malinga head in the air, swinging to leg, and he should really have taken that

Bopara to Malinga, no run

misses his swing to leg, takes the pad

Bopara to Lakmal, 1 run

slower ball, drifts into the batsman, takes a thick inside edge to the leg side

end of over 277 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 141/9CRR: 5.22 RRR: 17.00
Suranga Lakmal3 (3b)
Lasith Malinga10 (13b 1x4)
Harry Gurney 5-0-20-2
Ravi Bopara 4-0-24-0
Gurney to Lakmal, 1 run

heaved down the ground to long-on

Jordan hobbling after that chase, he appeared to slip near the boundary. That would be an awful way to end such a fine evening

Gurney to Lakmal, 2 runs

full outside off, powerfully driven past cover and wide of mid-off but Jordan is able to chase it down

Gurney to Lakmal, no run

full at the stumps, defended

Gurney to Senanayake, OUT

picks out long-on...Senanayake tried to send this length delivery into the stands but it didn't come out of the middle and it was a simple catch

Sachithra Senanayake c Bell b Gurney 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 23m) SR: 100
Gurney to Senanayake, no run

that's a good delivery, full outside off, beats the edge

Free hit carries over

Gurney to Malinga, (no ball) 1 run

and he's overstepped again! This is careless. Takes a thick inside edge down to fine leg

So we have a free hit

Gurney to Senanayake, (no ball) 1 run

lets himself down a little by overstepping, gets clubbed into midwicket

Gurney to Senanayake, no run

round the wicket, slower ball outside off, beats the outside edge

Harry Gurney back into the attack

end of over 267 runs
SL: 134/8CRR: 5.15 RRR: 15.33
Lasith Malinga9 (12b 1x4)
Sachithra Senanayake10 (7b 1x4)
Ravi Bopara 4-0-24-0
Chris Jordan 6-0-25-3
Bopara to Malinga, no run

takes the pad as he swings to leg

Bopara to Malinga, no run

dropped in his followthrough, it was hammered back by Malinga and caught Bopara by surprise, although he did have his eyes on it. Good test for a dodgy finger

Bopara to Senanayake, 1 run

driven to deep cover

Bopara to Senanayake, 2 runs

a full slower ball outside off, lofted into the off side and falls into space

Bopara to Senanayake, FOUR runs

short and angled into the pads, pulled backward of square and despite getting to the ball Anderson can't flick the ball back

Bopara to Senanayake, no run

driven firmly back and well fielded, diving to his left, by Bopara

Bopara back into the attack

end of over 254 runs
SL: 127/8CRR: 5.08 RRR: 14.14
Lasith Malinga9 (10b 1x4)
Sachithra Senanayake3 (3b)
Chris Jordan 6-0-25-3
James Tredwell 6-0-38-3
Jordan to Malinga, no run

nearly bowls him...Malinga goes well outside off stump, it's a length delivery, he misses his swing but the ball carries over the timber

Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3492
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days22 May 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
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