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1st ODI (D/N), London, Jun 28 2011, Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland
229/8
(27/32 ov, target 232)121
England won by 110 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Anderson stars in 110-run rout

Tillakaratne Dilshan marked his return to action after a broken thumb by winning the toss for Sri Lanka, and choosing to bowl first in the opening ODI against England at The Oval

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Scorer: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
England229/8(32 overs)
Sri Lanka121/10(27 overs)
end of over 271 run • 2 wickets
SL: 121/10CRR: 4.48 • RRR: 22.40 • Need 112 from 30b
Suranga Lakmal0 (0)
Graeme Swann5-0-18-3
Stuart Broad6-0-32-0

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Anderson named man of the match "I was delighted get my place back in the side," he says. "You've always got a point to prove. It was a long winter and we've had a good break now and feel more refreshed. I pride myself on my fielding and it's nice to hold a good one like today."

Cook: "I thought we handled the rain break and came back very well then the bowlers then got us off to a great start. The way Kieswetter and Pietersen played was also excellent and then we got that good partnership at the end. It's good to have Anderson back but we've got to keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard."

Dilshan: "I'm happy to come back but unfortunately I couldn't get any runs today. It was a tough chase but England bowled well and deserved to win. We didn't get the start we wanted and it was tough from there. As a team we still have a lot of confidence. Sanath has done a great job for Sri Lanka cricket for 22 years, he changed world cricket in 1996." "He'll always have my vote," says Dilshan with a smile.

England win by 110 runs Emphatic victory for England. The conditions suited them but they blew Sri Lanka away. James Anderson's return to ODI cricket was a happy one, ripping the heart out of Sri Lanka's top order and Graeme Swann finished it off. Good start to Cook's full-time reign, England were very sharp in the field. In conditions that were a bit grim Sri Lanka didn't really fancy it. Sanath Jayasuriya's comeback farewell innings didn't quite go as planned but it's difficult when you've been out of top-level cricket for so long.

26.6
W
Swann to Randiv, OUT

that's it! Kieswetter finishes things off with a swift stumping as Randiv gropes and misses outside off stump

Suraj Randiv st †Kieswetter b Swann 24 (36m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.89
26.5
Swann to Randiv, no run

played and missed outside off stump

26.4
Swann to Randiv, no run

Randiv slices a cut to point, the required rate just past 20, so England in with a chance

26.3
W
Swann to Malinga, OUT

gone, finally. Malinga this time can't land one of his big leg-side clumps, instead a bit of drift finds a top edge that loops high towards point where Bopara holds the chance

Lasith Malinga c sub (RS Bopara) b Swann 26 (23m 15b 4x4 1x6) SR: 173.33
26.2
1
Swann to Randiv, 1 run

swept hard around the corner

26.1
Swann to Randiv, no run

Randiv works this into the leg side

end of over 2612 runs
SL: 120/8CRR: 4.61 • RRR: 18.83 • Need 113 from 36b
Suraj Randiv23 (22)
Lasith Malinga26 (14)
Stuart Broad6-0-32-0
Graeme Swann4-0-17-1
25.6
1
Broad to Randiv, 1 run

good delivery to finish the over. On a good length, moving away and driven without much timing to mid-off

25.5
4
Broad to Randiv, FOUR runs

short ball from Broad, Randiv stays leg side and helps it over point for a boundary

25.4
Broad to Randiv, no run

steered to point this time

25.3
2
Broad to Randiv, 2 runs

lovely drive from Randiv this time, punching the ball at the top of its bounce to the sweeper on the cover boundary

25.2
1
Broad to Malinga, 1 run

it was short, but a slower bouncer, and Malinga wheels it to midwicket

25.1
4
Broad to Malinga, FOUR runs

ouch. Broad won't go full again after this! Malinga backs away and creams this through cover, rocketed to the fence

Stuart Broad is back, looking to get something into the wicket column.

end of over 259 runs
SL: 108/8CRR: 4.32 • RRR: 17.86 • Need 125 from 42b
Lasith Malinga21 (12)
Suraj Randiv16 (18)
Graeme Swann4-0-17-1
Jade Dernbach5-0-25-2
24.6
1
Swann to Malinga, 1 run

tries to repeat the dose, doesn't time it as well this time and it reaches long-on on the bounce

24.5
6
Swann to Malinga, SIX runs

Malinga has seen enough! One foot down, big heave across the line and he's got plenty of it. Sends it two-rows deep into the stands at cow corner

24.4
1
Swann to Randiv, 1 run

open-face steer towards point where Bopara fields

24.3
Swann to Randiv, no run

another play and miss outside off stump. No spin for Swann with the damp conditions

Few cheers for Sri Lanka's 100

24.2
1
Swann to Malinga, 1 run

this is driven down to long on

24.1
Swann to Malinga, no run

the Powerplay has ended so Swann is back starts by sliding this past Malinga's outside edge

end of over 248 runs
SL: 99/8CRR: 4.12 • RRR: 16.75 • Need 134 from 48b
Suraj Randiv15 (16)
Lasith Malinga13 (8)
Jade Dernbach5-0-25-2
Tim Bresnan6-0-26-1
23.6
2
Dernbach to Randiv, 2 runs

another good shot, off the back foot this time, Randiv hanging leg side of the ball and punching a drive to deep point, Pietersen scoots round from third man to field

23.5
4
Dernbach to Randiv, FOUR runs

nicely done by Randiv, waited on a slower ball and crashed it over and wide of mid-off for four

Best performances - batsmen
Craig Kieswetter portrait
C Kieswetter
61 runs (56)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
1 four
1 six
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Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan
45 runs (35)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
12 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson
O
5
M
0
R
18
W
4
ECO
3.6
GP Swann
O
5
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
3.6
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England and Scotland
Season2011
Player Of The Match
James Anderson
James Anderson
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3165
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 days28 June 2011 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Jade Dernbach
Jade Dernbach
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
England Image
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England Image
Rob Bailey
Reserve Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst