game, set and match! Morgan sees the flight, and decides to give it an almighty thwack. Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps that deep into the stands at deep midwicket to finish off the game in grand style
Right then, folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage tonight. England host Pakistan for what should be a fascinating Test series to come. It all begins at Lord's next week. Do join us then. Until then, i'll say goodbye and goodnight on behalf of my colleague Andrew McGlashan. Cheers!
9.30pm Two years is a long time in sport, isn't it? Sri Lanka won all three formats in 2014, winless this time. Series scoreline then: 20-4 to England. Did someone say Morgan dislocated his finger in his left hand? It didn't look like, for he was sensational tonight. Sri Lanka were only briefly in it when they nipped out two early wickets, but Buttler and Morgan made lightwork of what wasn't the easiest target to defend. Sri Lanka didn't help their cause by fluffing a couple of opportunities too. How relieved they must be to take the flight back home?
Jos Buttler is the Player of the Match: I'm delighted to take the opportunity, really enjoyed batting. I didn't change my approach massively. There was a different rhythm to my batting. The wicket was slow, so it was going to be a bit tough. The total wasn't way short, but under-par for sure. 160 would have been a par score. Bowling first suited us, I thought. The side captains itself, I enjoyed my little time when Morgs was out. When you get dropped, you have the hunger to get back in. I'll wait and see (on Test selection), but whatever the format, you just have to keep hitting it well.
Clean sweep in a home summer for England for the first time since 2012.
Sabyasachi Chow: "Wonder if Mahela Jayawardene would have fancied a hit in the middle, instead of watching it from the comm box." Well, he couldn't have done much worse, really.
drilled back past the bowler, long-on comes around to keep it down to a single. Hit too well
steps out and flicks, straight to midwicket
gives him the charge but Prasanna shortens his length to see the ball being pushed past him to long-off
punches a short ball to long-on
nearly picked out the man at long-off, flat hit, on the bounce to the man there
drifting into middle and leg from wide of the crease, worked into the gap between deep square and deep midwicket
worked with the spin to square leg
the reverse hit again as Prasanna fires it short and wide, Morgan hits it straight to short third man
flatter hit this time as he backs away and drills it back past the bowler, top work by the long-off fielder who dived full length to his right before deflecting the ball to the long-on fielder
makes room, gets underneath the flight and lofts him straight into the sightscreen. He gave away his intentions even before the bowler delivered the ball, and it didn't make a difference to the end result
worked with the angle to long-on
steps out but the bowler does well to slow it down, Morgan, who didn't get to the pitch, offers a dead bat
too full, flicked to deep midwcket
slides one into middle and leg, tipped towards square leg for an easy single
Rambukwella back into the attack
another slower ball, predictably, punched to cover
back of length delivery slanting across Morgan, who runs it down to third man
leg-cutter this time, but too short, Buttler wrists it to deep midwicket. The call was for two, but they settled for just a single
bunted into the leg side, the long-on fielder started running even as the shot was played
pulled, but not entirely off the middle. Long on and deep midwicket converge, enough time to hare back for the second as the ball was hit between the two boundary riders
Sabyasachi Chow: "Good to see a matured and calm-headed innings from Buttler. Danger signs for oppositions if he can mix caution into his batting repertoire along with his aggression "
|The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 561|
|Hours of play (local time)||18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.00, Second Session 20.00-21.30|
|Match days||5 July 2016 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||England 2, Sri Lanka 0|