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3rd ODI, Lord's, July 03, 2011, Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland
(48.2/50 ov, T:247) 249/4

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
105* (126)
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Liam Brickhill
Scorecard summary
England 246/7(50 overs)
119 (143)
2/40 (10)
Sri Lanka 249/4(48.2 overs)
105* (126)
2/32 (10)

Sri Lanka move into a 2-1 series lead with a six-wicket win. A slightly bizarre finish at the end, but Chandimal did the job for his team, and thumps the badge over his heart as he walks off to a standing ovation. One always felt that England's 246 wouldn't be quite enough on a belter of a pitch, and Chandimal answered Cook's ton with a century of his own to take his team home. It'll be interesting to hear what Dilshan has to say at the presentation, stick with us for that.

"I am a SL fan, but that was the most disgraceful display of selfishness by Chandimal. Somebody needs to teach him :Country before self" Quite right Vis8, but a century at Lord's for a 21-year-old is a great moment for him.

Sanjiv: "@vis8 - Personally I dont think this is Chandimals fault at all. Angelo was defending every ball and was the senior man in the partnership. Also, Chandimal nearly got run out when he wanted a single and Angelo didnt so that clearly shows that Chandimal wanted things to move on." This issue is really splitting our feedbackers.

Match referee Alan Hurst, who will bow out at the end of this series, gets a special medal to commemorate his 100th match to start things off.

"We need to bounce back," a disappointed Alastair Cook says to Athers. "We kept losing wickets at the wrong time, we always seemed to be rebuilding. It's always nice to score runs, but disappointing to do it in a losing cause. There are a lot of areas we can improve on. We have to keep striving to take wickets on flatter wickets, these things don't change overnight and need hard work."

"We won comfortably in the end," says a smiling Tillakaratne Dilshan. "I was a little tense at the end, but they are youngsters, they are learning, and I'm happy with them," he says of Mathews and Chandimal's partnership. "This wicket was really flat, a 280-290 wicket. The important thing for Chandimal was that he won the game for us. We are very confident after the last two games, and looking forward to winning the series."

"I did well because I just played my normal game," says Man of the Match Dinesh Chandimal. "I thank my captain and team-mates for their support."

That's all from your commentary team. Thanks for joining us, and before you go we've got a plethora of post-match awesomeness for you to digest, including Andrew Miller's bulletin, Andrew McGlashan's Play's of the Day and a whopping great gallery. Join us on Wednesday for the fourth match of the series at Trent Bridge, where the first ball should be bowled at 1.30pm BST. Goodbye!

Anderson to Chandimal, FOUR runs

Chandimal gets down on one knee and slices Anderson over cover for four to end the match!

Anderson to Chandimal, no run

full on off stump, punched to cover

Anderson to finish things off

end of over 487 runs
SL: 245/4CRR: 5.10 RRR: 1.00
Angelo Mathews1 (21b)
Dinesh Chandimal101 (124b 10x4 2x6)
Tim Bresnan 9-0-48-1
Jade Dernbach 10-2-55-1
Bresnan to Angelo Mathews, no run

full and straight, driven very hard but straight to mid-on

Bresnan to Angelo Mathews, no run

a full toss is tapped back to the bowler

Bresnan to Angelo Mathews, no run

pushed to leg, no single to be had

Actually, I must point out that there were plenty of smiles and clapping on the balcony, although Dilshan wasn't smiling just yet

Bresnan to Chandimal, 1 run

dug out into the leg side for a single

Bresnan to Chandimal, SIX runs

finally! There's the hundred, Chandimal smashing the ball over wide long-on! Sri Lanka's fans are delirious with joy, as is Chandimal - who gets a big hug from a relieved Mathews - but there are some stony faces on the Sri Lanka balcony

No runs off the last nine deliveries!

Bresnan to Chandimal, no run

Chandimal gives himself acres of room and digs out a yorker to point

end of over 47Maiden
SL: 238/4CRR: 5.06 RRR: 3.00
Angelo Mathews1 (18b)
Dinesh Chandimal94 (121b 10x4 1x6)
Jade Dernbach 10-2-55-1
Tim Bresnan 8-0-41-1

12th man sprints on with gloves, a drink and a strongly-worded message! Umpire Nigel Llong swiftly sends him from the field, and all sorts of England players are having a go at the batsmen now, KP leading the way.

Dernbach to Angelo Mathews, no run

a maiden! Full toss on off stump and Mathews just taps it gently back to the bowler

Dernbach to Angelo Mathews, no run

what is going on out there? Mathews glances out to fine leg, and says no to the single! Dilshan is standing up and shouting from the balcony, he really isn't happy!

Dernbach to Angelo Mathews, no run

ha, left alone!

12th man is on the boundary waving a pair of gloves about, he's obviously been given a message to deliver!

Dernbach to Angelo Mathews, no run

very full on off stump, dug out back to the bowler

All sorts of people shouting down from Sri Lanka's balcony, they just want them to seal the game!

Dernbach to Angelo Mathews, no run

full on off stump, defended to mid-onA

Dernbach to Angelo Mathews, no run

past the outside edge! There didn't seem anything too special about the delivery, it was just on a good length outside off and he pushed inside it

end of over 464 runs
SL: 238/4CRR: 5.17 RRR: 2.25
Dinesh Chandimal94 (121b 10x4 1x6)
Angelo Mathews1 (12b)
Tim Bresnan 8-0-41-1
Graeme Swann 10-0-32-2
Bresnan to Chandimal, no run

another attempted paddle, this time it fizzes right past him. And Mathews will have the strike in the next over!

Bresnan to Chandimal, no run

a low full toss is dug out to mid-off

"I would laugh my head off, if SL some how end up losing this game now..." says Amir. Indeed, they ought to get on with it.

Bresnan to Chandimal, 2 runs

Chandimal attempts the Dilscoop and gets a faint touch on it, Kieswetter leaps but can't stop it and they sprint through for two

Bresnan to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

nudged through square leg, another single

Chandimal is getting an earful from KP now, and neither Law nor Dilshan seem too happy with the tactics. Just win the game!

Bresnan to Chandimal, 1 run

full toss, Chandimal tries to go down the ground but doesn't come close to timing it. This time the single is taken

Dilshan is scowling at him from the balcony, he doesn't like this

Bresnan to Chandimal, no run

great yorker, Chandimal digs it out to square leg ... and turns down the run!

And the Batting Powerplay is taken. Bresnan will bowl. Chandimal has 91.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
AN Cook
119 runs (143)
13 fours0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
54 runs
5 fours0 six
LD Chandimal
105 runs (126)
11 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
0 four1 six
Best performances - bowlers
GP Swann
BMAJ Mendis
Match details
Lord's, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3168
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30
Match days3 July 2011 - day (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee