4th ODI, Lord's, May 31, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(50 ov, T:301) 293/8

Sri Lanka won by 7 runs

Player Of The Match
121 (74)
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Anderson711091425065.13
Kusal Perera c Jordan b Gurney19151921126.66
Kumar Sangakkara st †Buttler b Tredwell112104156140107.69
Mahela Jayawardene c Anderson b Gurney714201050.00
Angelo Mathews (c)c Anderson b Jordan30305040100.00
Lahiru Thirimanne c Ballance b Anderson16142620114.28
Ashan Priyanjan c Morgan b Gurney972000128.57
Nuwan Kulasekara  b Jordan022000.00
Sachithra Senanayake c Cook b Gurney125811240.00
Ajantha Mendis not out 41310400.00
Lasith Malinga not out 00100-
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 16)20
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.00)300/9
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Kusal Perera, 5.1 ov), 2-198 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 35.4 ov), 3-217 (Mahela Jayawardene, 39.3 ov), 4-233 (Kumar Sangakkara, 42.1 ov), 5-261 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 46.2 ov), 6-279 (Angelo Mathews, 48.1 ov), 7-280 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 48.4 ov), 8-292 (Ashan Priyanjan, 49.3 ov), 9-296 (Sachithra Senanayake, 49.5 ov)
James Anderson1016026.00267001
35.4 to TM Dilshan, full and straight and bowled him! Dilshan had got across his stumps and attempted to ramp the ball to fine leg - though there was a fielder there - missed again and the ball flicked the back pad before removing leg stump. 198/2
46.2 to HDRL Thirimanne, short, slower-ball, pulled without timing and Ballance swoops at short long leg to take the catch or has he? The fielder is unsure so we go upstairs and the replays almost always rule out these catches even if they look fine to the naked eye. It would appear Ballance got a right-hand under this, although it was a bit of a messy take. I reckon he's got this but will the third umpire be able to tell conclusively? Perhaps not. But whatdoyaknow, he's given it out! Important wicket because Thirimanne was striking it quite nicely. 261/5
Harry Gurney1025545.50377130
5.1 to MDKJ Perera, back of a length, two feet outside off, Perera goes to pull and is late on the stroke, getting a toe-end to Jordan at slip who takes a nice catch, big wicket for England that. Funny dismissal, Perera deciding too late to pull, didn't get in the right position to do so and got a thick edge that went low to Jordan's left, he dived and took a smart catch. 26/1
39.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, length just outside off, Jayawardene tries to clear mid-off and doesn't, easy catch for Anderson down at knee height. Jayawardene didn't get going at all and this was totally mistimed, off high on the bat I think and looped it straight to Anderson. 217/3
49.3 to SMA Priyanjan, another low full toss and swung hard at but gets a wild outside edge that goes high but not long enough and Morgan takes the catch running back a few yards from point, a solid catch taken easily in the end, total miscue from the batsman. 292/8
49.5 to SMSM Senanayake, another full toss but this is another miscued swing aiming down the ground, off high on the bat, and straight to Cook coming in at mid-on who claims a solid catch. 296/9
Joe Root604006.66104000
Chris Jordan1006726.70234180
48.1 to AD Mathews, step to leg, Jordan follows him, Mathews is cramped and tries to swing over the leg side, totally miscues it straight up in the air and Anderson pouches the catch taking a couple of steps back at mid-on. Handy little innings from Mathews, without the explosion that Sri Lanka required for a really intimidating total. 279/6
48.4 to KMDN Kulasekara, excellent yorker and knocks out leg stump. Kulasekara nowhere near it, he stepped to leg again, Jordan fired it right in at the stumps and cannoned the base of leg, England continue to take wickets. 280/7
James Tredwell1003913.90323000
42.1 to KC Sangakkara, floated up, draws Sangakkara down the wicket, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, swings to the off side, misses and Buttler whips off the bails for a very easy stumping. Nice bit of bowling from Tredwell and ends a super innings that has put Sri Lanka in a very nice position. 233/4
Ravi Bopara403609.0085010
England  (T: 301 runs from 50 ovs)
Alastair Cook (c)lbw b Malinga1680016.66
Ian Bell c Jayawardene b Malinga78171087.50
Gary Ballance c †Sangakkara b Mendis4269872060.86
Joe Root c Mendis b Mathews4368901063.23
Eoin Morgan st †Sangakkara b Senanayake1217190070.58
Ravi Bopara c Thirimanne b Mendis51478010108.51
Jos Buttler run out (Malinga)12174102114163.51
Chris Jordan c Dilshan b Malinga510240050.00
James Tredwell not out 1250050.00
James Anderson not out 00100-
Extras(lb 6, nb 1, w 3)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.86)293/8
Did not bat: Harry Gurney 
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Alastair Cook, 1.1 ov), 2-10 (Ian Bell, 3.2 ov), 3-94 (Gary Ballance, 23.2 ov), 4-107 (Joe Root, 27.2 ov), 5-111 (Eoin Morgan, 28.2 ov), 6-244 (Ravi Bopara, 44.4 ov), 7-290 (Chris Jordan, 49.2 ov), 8-292 (Jos Buttler, 49.4 ov)
Nuwan Kulasekara1008108.10237300
Lasith Malinga1025235.20333111
1.1 to AN Cook, full and swinging into off stump, huge cry for lbw, not out given but Sri Lanka go for the review. I thought Cook got an inside edge into his front pad but the replay suggests not but he might have squeezed it, can the third umpire be sure that was pad first? He's gone to Hawk Eye and it's striking Cook in line and going on to hit off stump, so it's overturned and Cook falls lbw to a superb first nut from Malinga. 3/1
3.2 to IR Bell, full just outside off stump, Bell plays forward, tries to pull the bat inside it but can't and edges to slip. Malinga creating indecision and it does for Bell, thick enough edge that carries low to first slip, solid catch. Bell could have left it, surprising error considering his confident start. 10/2
49.2 to CJ Jordan, pitched up and swung down the ground - straight to long-on! Struck firmly but Dilshan was lurking in the deep, he takes the catch and starts whooping it up, encouraging the Sri Lankans in the ground. They're getting closer. 290/7
Angelo Mathews713014.28232010
27.2 to JE Root, plays across the line and a top edge flies to fine leg! Root falls in the 40s attempting to give Mathews the hurry up, maybe just stopped a little in the pitch and it ballooned off the bat, a simple catch for the man down there. 107/4
Sachithra Senanayake1004914.90231000
28.2 to EJG Morgan, beats the bat as Morgan advances again... and that's a simple stumping! Senanayake has done England's prizefighter again, he hadn't looked comfortable and this time he raced out, took a wild swipe and left Sangakkara with plenty of time to nudge off the bails. The back foot was some way from getting back. 111/5
Ajantha Mendis1006026.00233010
23.2 to GS Ballance, attempts the reverse sweep, there's a sliver of top edge as the ball bounces through to Sangakkara and up goes the finger! Mendis rolled this out from over the wicket, across the left-hander, it was maybe a little quicker on him, a thin edge, maybe straight off the face of the bat and into the keeper's gloves. 94/3
44.4 to RS Bopara, goes for the slog-sweep, gets a big top edge... and Thirimanne is under it at short fine leg! Mendis shows some ticker and Bopara falls before the climax again. Tried to hit hard across the line, the ball skidded on and looped slowly towards the fielder, he's been involved a lot in the last few overs but he took it calmly. 244/6
Ashan Priyanjan301505.0050000
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (TM Dilshan 31, KC Sangakkara 14, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 92/1 in 18.0 overs (TM Dilshan 40, KC Sangakkara 27)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 6
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 53 balls (7 x 4)
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 72 balls (4 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 109 balls (TM Dilshan 44, KC Sangakkara 50, Ex 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (169 balls), Extras 7
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 158 balls (TM Dilshan 55, KC Sangakkara 84, Ex 11)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 184/1 in 34.1 overs (TM Dilshan 66, KC Sangakkara 87)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 24 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 35.6 overs (216 balls), Extras 12
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 36.3 overs (219 balls), Extras 12
  • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 95 balls (13 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 45.1 overs (272 balls), Extras 17
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 49.6 overs (301 balls), Extras 20
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 300/9 in 50.0 overs (BAW Mendis 4, SL Malinga 0)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 1.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
  • Over 4.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - GS Ballance (Upheld)
  • England: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (81 balls), Extras 5
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (GS Ballance 26, JE Root 21, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: England - 62/2 in 16.0 overs (GS Ballance 28, JE Root 21)
  • England: 100 runs in 24.6 overs (151 balls), Extras 5
  • England: 150 runs in 33.4 overs (203 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: England - 159/5 in 35.0 overs (RS Bopara 16, JC Buttler 31)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 50 runs, 0 wicket)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (RS Bopara 16, JC Buttler 33, Ex 2)
  • JC Buttler: 50 off 34 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • England: 200 runs in 39.3 overs (238 balls), Extras 9
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 71 balls (RS Bopara 30, JC Buttler 67, Ex 3)
  • RS Bopara: 50 off 44 balls (1 x 4)
  • England: 250 runs in 45.1 overs (272 balls), Extras 10
  • JC Buttler: 100 off 61 balls (9 x 4, 4 x 6)
Lord's, London
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3495
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Match days31 May 2014 - day (50-over match)
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