Only T20I (D/N), The Oval, May 20, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(20 ov, T:184) 174/7

Sri Lanka won by 9 runs

Player Of The Match
49 (20) & 1/24
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Gurney149930155.55
Kusal Perera c Bopara b Jordan10101511100.00
Kithuruwan Vithanage c Carberry b Woakes38262970146.15
Lahiru Thirimanne c Hales b Gurney40325631125.00
Dinesh Chandimal c Hales b Root75401140.00
Angelo Mathews c Root b Tredwell13131401100.00
Thisara Perera run out (Gurney)49202572245.00
Nuwan Kulasekara not out 951310180.00
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.15)183/7
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.4 ov), 2-24 (Kusal Perera, 3.3 ov), 3-78 (Kithuruwan Vithanage, 9.4 ov), 4-85 (Dinesh Chandimal, 10.3 ov), 5-122 (Angelo Mathews, 14.6 ov), 6-141 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 17.1 ov), 7-183 (Thisara Perera, 19.6 ov)
Joe Root201618.0072100
10.3 to LD Chandimal, goes for the slog sweep again and gets this wrong, it's gone up and not long enough and Hales takes the catch a solid take running in a little from long-on, a second excellent strike for England. That was a little wider, more off stump from Root and had to be fetched more. 85/4
Chris Woakes403117.75102200
9.4 to KDK Vithanage, uppercuts, over the ring but not far enough to clear the ropes, Carberry comes in off the boundary for a simple take! Dug in short and struck a little too cleanly, sailed all the way to the fielder. 78/3
Harry Gurney402626.50114000
2.4 to TM Dilshan, oh, got him, clipping the top of off! Initially looked like Dilshan had edged behind, trying to drive on the up and got slightly cramped for room - maybe just nibbled away from him a touch. Good bowling and that's Gurney's first wicket in an England shirt. 24/1
17.1 to HDRL Thirimanne, low full toss, slower at 68mph, swung to leg but a terrible connection off the bottom of the bat and flies it straight to deep-midwicket. A total miscue, deceived by the lack of pace, and holes out at a poor time just when Sri Lanka were looking for a kick. 141/6
Chris Jordan4043110.7587100
3.3 to MDKJ Perera, Kusal goes, flicking straight to short fine leg - Bopara didn't have to move! Jordan picks up Sri Lanka's other opener, this was a shortish leg-stump delivery that probably should have got the treatment but instead Kusal slapped it to the man on the edge of the ring and slopes off. At least he's ended his run of single-figure scores, I suppose. 24/2
James Tredwell4041110.2543200
14.6 to AD Mathews, down the track, goes downtown again but this time doesn't time it and picks out long-off. He was aiming leg side again but this squirted to the off side and didn't have the carry to evade long-off who didn't have to move. 122/5
Ravi Bopara2024012.0014010
England  (T: 184 runs from 20 ovs)
Michael Carberry c Kulasekara b Mathews77510100.00
Alex Hales  b Malinga66417772160.97
Ian Bell c MDKJ Perera b Malinga1317192076.47
Joe Root c †Chandimal b Lakmal57110071.42
Eoin Morgan (c)c Lakmal b NLTC Perera511150045.45
Jos Buttler c Dilshan b Kulasekara26161740162.50
Ravi Bopara not out 28152231186.66
Chris Jordan  b Malinga54810125.00
Chris Woakes not out 22700100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5, w 11)17
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.70)174/7
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Michael Carberry, 1.2 ov), 2-45 (Ian Bell, 5.5 ov), 3-58 (Joe Root, 7.6 ov), 4-85 (Eoin Morgan, 11.3 ov), 5-124 (Jos Buttler, 15.3 ov), 6-139 (Alex Hales, 16.4 ov), 7-158 (Chris Jordan, 18.3 ov)
Nuwan Kulasekara403919.75104140
15.3 to JC Buttler, full toss on the stumps, right in the slot, Buttler goes leg side but gets it right off the toe and Dilshan takes the catch at deep midwicket. Bad miscue from Buttler and a very bad ball to get out to. 124/5
Angelo Mathews20713.5060000
1.2 to MA Carberry, not quite so full, Carberry shuffles forward and slices hiiiiiiiigggghhh to third man... where Kulasekara plunges forward and hangs on! Carberry was trying to take Mathews on, hitting to leg and it left him a touch, no control on the shot. 9/1
Suranga Lakmal4044111.0064220
7.6 to JE Root, down the leg side, Root gets a tickle on it and Chandimal collects! Lakmal gets a wicket, not one for the hall of fame but they all count... the ball slipped off the face of the bat as he tried to whip through square. 58/3
Sachithra Senanayake302608.6654000
Lasith Malinga402837.00113010
5.5 to IR Bell, Bell attacks, skies into the off side... and Kusal slips in the covers before recovering to take the catch! This was a length ball, Malinga cut his fingers over it and Bell mistimed his shot almost perpendicular to the pitch... not the most convincing return in the shortest format for I Ron Man. 45/2
16.4 to AD Hales, another slower ball, this 73mph, and Hales swings leg side and misses. Malinga holds his nerve, four slower balls in a row and Hales eventually succumbs. The last went for four, expecting full pace, Hales set himself to go leg side but it was pace off again and did for Hales. 139/6
18.3 to CJ Jordan, another slower ball, Jordan tries to step back and play off side but is through too early on the stroke and gets a thick inside edge into his stumps. Jordan without too much of an idea against Malinga, he's finally decided to force the pace and has perished. 158/7
Thisara Perera302418.0043000
11.3 to EJG Morgan, low full toss outside off, Morgan reaches for it and chips it down the ground, long-off runs in and Lakmal takes a superb catch diving forward, that's a cracking catch. Very hard coming at the ball but that was a very smart piece of work, big wicket too. 85/4
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Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Thisara Perera
Match numberT20I no. 401
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.15, Interval 19.15-19.30, Second Session 19.30-20.45
Match days20 May 2014 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Harry Gurney
Harry Gurney
Michael Carberry
Michael Carberry
Kithuruwan Vithanage
Kithuruwan Vithanage
Michael Gough
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
David Millns
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 0
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (KDK Vithanage 36, HDRL Thirimanne 13, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 3
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 183/7 in 20.0 overs (KMDN Kulasekara 9)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 2 wickets)
  • England: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 7
  • England: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 15
  • AD Hales: 50 off 33 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • England: 150 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 17
England Innings
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