England vs Sri Lanka Scorecard

World Cup 2019

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Match Ended   
Headingley, Leeds , Jun 21, 2019
212 (47.0/50)
232/9 (50.0/50)
Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs
4s
6s
W
So, that is the end of the game! This is probably the upset of the tournament, at least till now though. However, will this victory see Sri Lanka go strength to strength and how much will this affect England? Well, we will know in the coming future. On the 22nd though, we have 4 different teams batting it out. Yes, it is a double header, the first game sees India taking on Afghanistan in Southampton, that game will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT). The other game is a cracking one as West Indies lock horns against New Zealand in Manchester at 0130 local (1230 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Victorious Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says they lost the toss and sometimes they were under pressure whereas sometimes they were dominating. Tells when batting they knew it was a tough wicket and were looking to get 250-270 but lost wickets. Credits Mathews for his innings and ended up with a good total. Tells it was a team effort as Malinga got wickets along with Dhananjaya. Says Root's wicket was the turning point of the game and knew how good he is. Tells he luckily they got his wicket at a critical juncture.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says they were good with the ball but the lack of substantial partnership did the damage. Says losing this game was more frustrating than shocking. They knew it was going to be tough to win all games in the tournament but they wanted to do that. Says they just need to dust themselves off and come stronger in the next game. Reckons it is a long tournament. Says Australia is a tough opponent and taking them on at the home of cricket will be a good challenge.
For his brilliant bowling display, LASITH MALINGA IS NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH - Malinga says that when Stokes was dropped they were worried as they knew how good a player he is. Says they kept bowling stock balls even when couple of those went for boundaries towards the end they did not worry. The plan was to maintain good line and length and mix it up with the variations without giving away any loose deliveries. Tells they are a confident side and are looking to take the momentum from this going forward.
Earlier in the day, the Lankans were put into bat and were bundled out for 232. Archer and Wood were the stars for England. However, that proved to be enough in the end, Ben Stokes' unbeaten 82 went in vain and Malinga emerged as the hero for today with a four-fer.
Who was the star with the ball for Sri Lanka? Well, when you look at the figures, you have to tell, it is Lasith Malinga who ended with a four-fer and four big wickets of Bairstow, Root, Buttler and Vince. However, credit has to be given to all the Lankan bowlers here. Everybody was extremely disciplined and never gave anything away. Udana and Dhananajaya were also crucial as they took five amongst them. Nuwan Pradeep also had a wicket to his name and probably the one which mattered the most, the last one.
Defending 232, you need early wickets and Sri Lanka did manage to send both the openers back in the hut quite early on. Root and Morgan then steadied the ship with a fifty run stand. The latter fell but then Stokes joined Root and the two added yet another 50-plus run stand. England were on top then but Sri Lanka did not let them run away with the game. They kept bowling tight and never let England score freely and that tight bowling finally paid off. They got Root and Buttler in quick succession. Moeen Ali and Archer threw it away when they needed to bat sensibly. Stokes was the lone man fighting and at one stage, it seemed like, he would win the game for them but Wood could not negotiate the one ball he had to of Nuwan Pradeep.
WHAT A GAME! WHAT A GAME THIS WAS! Wow! How many of you'll thought that Sri Lanka would win this game after posting 232? Surely, surely not many! I never felt they had a chance. However, they have risen against all odds and have come out on top in a game they had to win.
46.6
W
Nuwan Pradeep To Mark Wood OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Wood can't negotiate it! He has nicked it behind to the keeper. Jubilation scenes out there as the Lankan players are running all around the ground in happiness. Pradeep bowls the perfect Test match line. It is on a length and around off, Wood plays inside the line, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the hands of the keeper. The Lankan players appeal and the umpire raises the finger. SRI LANKA WIN THE GAME BY 20 RUNS!
46.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Very full again, Stokes works it through mid-wicket and takes one. Once again, Wood has one ball to face.
46.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
A low full toss outside off, Stokes jams it through covers. He thinks of two but then does not even take one.
46.3
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
FOUR MORE! Unreal stuff from Stokes. He is doing it all by his own! 22 in 21 now. Game evenly poised again. The slower one on middle, Stokes goes down on one knee and manages to drag it past short fine leg for a boundary.
46.2
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Top, top shot! Stokes has managed to find the gap! 26 needed in 22 now. Another low full toss outside off, Stokes shuffles across and whips it past mid-wicket. It is away from long on and it trickles over the fence.
46.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Extremely full, good ball to begin with! Stokes whips it to mid on.
Who will bowl now? Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep or a gamble with a spinner? It is going to be Nuwan Pradeep.
End of over 46 : 203/9
15 runs
  • 645.1
  • 645.2
  • 045.3
  • 245.4
  • 145.5
  • 045.6
M. Wood
0 (3)
B. Stokes
73 (84)
I. Udana
8-0-41-2
45.6
0
Isuru Udana To Mark Wood
Wood does! Udana lands it on a length and around off, Wood plants his front foot forward and defends it onto the ground. 30 needed in 4.
45.5
1
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Takes the single does Stokes! Wood has one ball to play out. Full and outside off, this is jammed through covers for one.
45.4
2
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Lovely, lovely running and also smart batting by Stokes. This is a very slow ball on middle, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket with very soft hands. They take one, then go for the second. Wood slips while turning back but still manages to make it in.
45.3
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Stokes once again uses his feet but this time does not get to the pitch of the ball. Defends it. Sensible batting.
45.2
6
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
SIX! BANG! Consecutive biggies for Stokes! 33 needed in 28 now. This is a powerful stroke. He dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and clobbers it over the long off fence for a biggie. 200 up for England.
45.1
6
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
SIX! BOOM! That is right out of the middle and it clears the fence with ease. Udana goes full, right in the zone for Stokes. He tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
End of over 45 : 188/9
2 runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 1 WD44.3
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 144.6
B. Stokes
58 (79)
M. Wood
0 (2)
L. Malinga
10-1-43-4
44.6
1
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Stokes keeps strike! He works this through square leg for one. Malinga is looking at Kusal Mendis furiously. He knows that could have been the game. Malinga has no overs left.
44.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Has that been dropped? Not sure as of now! How costly will this prove. Yes, it is a tough chance but they need to be taken. Malinga goes full and on the pads, Stokes whips it uppishly towards square leg. Mendis moves to his right and looks to take it inches above the ground but can't hang on. Malinga is down on his haunches. He knows this could be very costly.
44.4
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Once again does not take the run! Full and on off, Stokes whips it through mid on. Two balls to go. Will he take a single now, on the next ball?
44.3
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Another slower one outside off, Stokes strokes it through covers and denies the run.
44.3
wd
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
This is wide! It is way too wide outside off, Stokes lets it be.
44.2
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Full and wide outside off, just within the tramline. Stokes lets it be.
44.1
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Goes very full outside off, difficult to get under those. Stokes jams it out to the bowler.
End of over 44 : 186/9
1 runs
  • 043.1
  • 143.2
  • 043.3
  • W43.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
M. Wood
0 (2)
B. Stokes
57 (73)
I. Udana
7-0-26-2
43.6
0
Isuru Udana To Mark Wood
Wide outside off, Wood leaves it alone. End of a successful over. Just the run and a wicket from it. 47 needed in 36. Stokes needs to do it all by himself.
43.5
0
Isuru Udana To Mark Wood
A yorker on middle, Wood manages to jam it out.
Mark wood is the last man in for England. Sri Lanka on the cusp of a victory and England have a 'Herculean' task with Big Ben still there.
43.4
W
Isuru Udana To Jofra Archer OUT!
OUT! Archer holes out! Once again, this shot can be questioned with Stokes at the other end. He walks back disappointed. The pressure surely got to him. It is the slower one outside off, Archer looks to clear long on but does not get the power behind the shot. It goes straight to Perera there who takes it above his head. Lanka just the wicket away now from a win.
43.3
0
Isuru Udana To Jofra Archer
Lovely shot but for no runs! Fuller and on off, Archer strokes it nicely but finds the man at covers.
43.2
1
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
On the fuller side and on middle, Stokes hits it firmly towards long on but just for a run.
43.1
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Slower one just inside the tramline on the off side. Stokes leaves it along. Stokes wants a wide but the umpire is spot on.
End of over 43 : 185/8
2 runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
J. Archer
3 (9)
B. Stokes
56 (71)
L. Malinga
9-1-41-4
42.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Jofra Archer
The last ball is negotiated! Malinga now has only one left. On the pads, Archer works it towards square leg. 48 in 42 needed.
42.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Jofra Archer
Goes short this time and on the body, holds in the wicket too. Archer looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.
42.4
1
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Another very full delivery on off, Stokes works it down to long on and gets to the other end.
42.3
1
Lasith Malinga To Jofra Archer
Archer gets off strike! Malinga goes full again, Archer gets his bat down in time and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
42.2
0
Lasith Malinga To Jofra Archer
A yorker! Archer gets his bat down in time, ahead of the pads and jams it out.
42.1
0
Lasith Malinga To Jofra Archer
In the air... safe! Goes length first up! Archer looks to flick but ends up chipping it but well short of mid-wicket.
Lasith Malinga is back! This is the most critical phase of this contest. 8-1-39-4, his figures so far. Malinga can make this the last over of the match and seal the deal here for Sri Lanka.
End of over 42 : 183/8
5 runs
  • 1 WD41.1
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 041.3
  • 141.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
J. Archer
2 (4)
B. Stokes
55 (70)
I. Udana
6-0-25-1
41.6
1
Isuru Udana To Jofra Archer
Another full toss this time Archer hits it wide of short cover. Stokes wanted two but Jofra says no. Good decision as the second was never there.
41.5
0
Isuru Udana To Jofra Archer
Full toss on off, Archer hits it straight to short cover. He has one ball to face.
41.4
1
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Slower ball on off, Stokes strokes it towards sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
41.3
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Play and a miss. Outside off this time inside the tramline, Stokes looks to hit but misses.
41.2
1
Isuru Udana To Jofra Archer
EDGED BUT SAFE! Good length ball outside off, Archer looks to play the cover drive but gets an outside edge which goes past the first slip and towards third man for a single.
41.1
1
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Good comeback. Bowls a very full ball which is almost a yorker. It is on off, Stokes manages to squeeze it to deep point for a single.
41.1
wd
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
WIDE! Not the start he would have wanted. He has bowled a length ball outside the tramline. Wided by the umpire.
Isuru Udana is back! 5-0-20-1 so far.
End of over 41 : 178/8
2 runs
  • W40.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • W40.5
  • 040.6
J. Archer
0 (1)
B. Stokes
53 (67)
de Silva
8-0-32-3
40.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Jofra Archer
OHHHHH! Almost another there. This is flatter and on middle, Archer looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a touch early. It goes off the leading edge and falls well short of the cover fielder. End of a magnificent over for Sri Lanka. This over has probably turned the game in their favor.
Oh dear me! Jofra Archer was very good with the ball but sure he didn't expect to bat today, did he? He will have to bat and do a job here. England have their backs against the wall. Sri Lanka are close to pulling off a miracle.
40.5
W
Dhananjaya de Silva To Adil Rashid OUT!
OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards here! Sri Lanka are over the moon at the moment. From 170 for 5 England are 178 for 8 and in deep, deep trouble. Dhananjaya gets his second in the over. This is flatter and outside off, Rashid looks to push it through the off side but gets a thick outside edge which Perera hangs onto. Sri Lanka are just the two wickets away now.
40.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Slightly shorter in length and outside off, Stokes goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
40.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Flatter and on the stumps, Stokes defends it onto the ground.
40.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Adil Rashid
Fuller and on off, Rashid strokes it down to long on for one.
Adil Rashid comes out to bat.
40.1
W
Dhananjaya de Silva To Chris Woakes OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! All of a sudden, Sri Lanka are right on top here. They are into the bowling all-rounders now. Dhananjaya bowls this one flatter and outside off, Woakes goes back and looks to cut but the ball is too close to play that shot. He gets an outside edge straight into the hands of the keeper. 57 needed in 59 only three wickets in hand.
Powerplay 3 begins! No more than 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the innings end. 57 needed of the last 10 overs here. The game is right in the balance. Stokes holds the key here.
End of over 40 : 176/6
5 runs
  • 139.1
  • 439.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
B. Stokes
52 (65)
C. Woakes
2 (3)
N. Pradeep
9-1-29-0
39.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
A full toss, Stokes fails to take toll of it as he flicks it to mid-wicket.
39.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Good length and on middle, this is worked to mid on.
39.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
A yorker and Stokes manages to get his bat down in time and jam it out.
39.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on middle, kept out.
39.2
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Streaky! England won't care though. Length and it is angling across the batter. Stokes looks to defend it off the back foot but the ball goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence. Fifty up for Stokes. He holds the key here for England. Needs to bat throughout.
39.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Chris Woakes
Back of a length on off, Woakes pushes it through covers for one.
Nuwan Pradeep comes back into the attack.
End of over 39 : 171/6
7 runs
  • 038.1
  • 638.2
  • W38.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 038.6
B. Stokes
48 (60)
C. Woakes
1 (2)
de Silva
7-0-30-1
38.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
A dot to end! Flatter and on middle, Stokes pushes it to cover. 7 from the over but a big wicket.
38.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Chris Woakes
Woakes is off the mark as he eases it down to long on for one.
38.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Chris Woakes
This is fired on off, Woakes pushes it to covers.
Chris Woakes comes out to bat next. With six wickets down, England are losing the plot here. Woakes needs to support Ben stokes who is settled out there. Sri Lanka are still not on top here as we all know what Woakes is capable of with the bat.
38.3
W
Dhananjaya de Silva To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! In the air... taken! Moeen Ali has thrown it away! Why, just why did he have to play that shot? Especially after he hit one biggie on the last ball. He looks to clear the fence again and comes down the track. Gets too close to the delivery and then does not get the elevation he would have liked. Udana at long off moves to his right and takes a very nice catch. Once again, GAME ON HERE! 63 needed in 69. 4 wickets in hand.
38.2
6
Dhananjaya de Silva To Moeen Ali
SIX! Hits the ropes on the full! Moeen breaks the shackles and plays the slog sweep. Hits it really well and it just carries for a biggie.
38.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Moeen Ali
Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.
End of over 38 : 164/5
5 runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 237.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 137.6
M. Ali
10 (17)
B. Stokes
48 (59)
T. Perera
8-0-34-0
37.6
1
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
On the fuller side and outside off, this is stroked through covers for one.
37.5
0
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
On the fuller side and on off, Moeen Ali drives it nicely but finds the fielder at covers.
37.4
0
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
On the stumps, Ali defends it towards mid off.
37.3
2
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
In the air... but safe! Outside off, Moeen looks to go over covers but ends up slicing it over point for two.
37.2
1
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Stokes dances down the track and slaps it through covers for one.
37.1
1
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
Good length and outside off, Moeen looks to drag his pull but is a little early in the shot. It goes towards mid on for one.
End of over 37 : 159/5
5 runs
  • 136.1
  • 236.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
M. Ali
6 (12)
B. Stokes
47 (58)
de Silva
6-0-23-0
36.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Moeen Ali
Flighted around off, Moeen strokes it towards cover and keeps the strike.
36.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
On off, Stokes nudges it to long off for a single.
36.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
On the pads, Stokes flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
36.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Flighted on the stumps, Ben defends it off the front foot.
36.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Tossed up on middle, Stokes looks to defend but it spins away. The ball goes off the outside edge towards the third man region. The batsmen take two.
36.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Moeen Ali
Floated on the pads, Moeen defends it but it goes towards backward square leg off the inner half of his bat for a single.
Dhananjaya de Silva comes back into the attack.
End of over 36 : 154/5
3 runs
  • 035.1
  • 135.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
M. Ali
4 (10)
B. Stokes
44 (54)
T. Perera
7-0-29-0
35.6
1
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
That has been driven firmly through covers and the batters take one. Another tight over for Sri Lanka. 79 needed in 84.
35.5
0
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
Another delivery on a length and Moeen pushes it to covers.
35.4
1
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
On the fuller side, Stokes pushes it down to long on and takes one.
35.3
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on off, Stokes stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
35.2
1
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
On the off stump, Moeen pushes it through covers for one.
35.1
0
Thisara Perera To Moeen Ali
Well bowled! Signs of the ball reversing there. This is on off and it tails away. Moeen Ali plays inside the line and gets beaten.
End of over 35 : 151/5
3 runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
M. Ali
2 (6)
B. Stokes
43 (52)
L. Malinga
8-1-39-4
34.6
1
Lasith Malinga To Moeen Ali
From around the wicket, Malinga ends up bowling a full toss. Ali strokes it through covers for one.
34.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Moeen Ali
On the stumps, Ali defends it to covers.
34.4
1
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Goes short this time as he realized Stokes is waiting for the fuller ones. Ben is up for it though as he goes back quickly and pulls it through square leg for one. 150 up for England.
34.3
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Another full ball and on middle, Stokes is once again on his front foot and he jams it out.
34.2
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
A yorker, Stokes was ready for it. He jams it out.
34.1
1
Lasith Malinga To Moeen Ali
Shorter and outside off, Moeen looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
End of over 34 : 148/5
4 runs
  • 033.1
  • 433.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
B. Stokes
42 (49)
M. Ali
0 (3)
T. Perera
6-0-26-0
33.6
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
A dot to end! A good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary! Length and around off, this is pushed to covers.
33.5
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Another one on a length and on off, Stokes defends it back to the bowler.
33.4
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
On the pads, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
33.3
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Good length and on off, this is blocked out.
33.2
4
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
FOUR! That is just a clip! So well timed by Stokes. This is on the pads, Stokes just works it through mid-wicket. The ball races through the turf. The fielder at square leg makes a lot of ground to his right, dives in the end but his effort goes in vain.
33.1
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
End of over 33 : 144/5
4 runs
  • 032.1
  • 432.2
  • W32.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
M. Ali
0 (3)
B. Stokes
38 (43)
L. Malinga
7-1-36-4
32.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Moeen Ali
Slower one on middle, Ali guides it to point. End of another successful over by Malinga.
32.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Moeen Ali
Shorter and on middle, Ali hops and defends it.
32.4
0
Lasith Malinga To Moeen Ali
Very full outside off, Ali jams it out to point.
Moeen Ali is the new man in. Moeen has not had the best of the time with bat in this tournament. England need him to fire and take them over the line.
32.3
W
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! Buttler is a goner! The game is evenly poised now! Half the side back in the hut for England and they need another 89 in 105. Once again, it is the veteran Malinga who has got the crucial breakthrough. He rolls back the years here. Bowls a yorker on the leg stump. Buttler fails to put bat on ball. It hits him on the pads. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Buttler reviews and it is time for the replays. They show that the on-field call is the right one with three reds. England lose their review as well. The Lankans are absolutely elated.
Big moment in the game! Buttler has been given out LBW but he has reviewed immediately. Is there bat involved? The first few replays show no bat and so does Ultra Edge. Time for the Hawk Eye now. Hawk Eye returns three reds.
32.2
4
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Nicely played! Goes short does Malinga, trying to keep Buttler on his toes. Jos is up to the task as he gets on top of the bounce and pulls it all along the ground through backward square leg for a boundary.
32.1
0
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler
Just wide! The plan of keeping a silly mid on almost pays off! Malinga goes fuller and on the middle, Buttler looks to drive it towards mid on but it goes uppishly and just wide of the outstretched hands of the fielder at silly mid on and towards mid on. Heart in the mouth moment.
End of over 32 : 140/4
9 runs
  • 131.1
  • 131.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 431.6
B. Stokes
38 (43)
J. Buttler
6 (6)
T. Perera
5-0-22-0
31.6
4
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
EDGY FOUR! Spoils the whole over! Length and around off, Stokes looks to open the face of the bat and play it towards third man. It goes off the outside edge and fine, past the keeper for a boundary. 93 more needed.
31.5
1
Thisara Perera To Jos Buttler
Buttler takes a few steps down the track again and strokes this length ball on off through covers for one.
31.4
1
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
This is on a length and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
31.3
1
Thisara Perera To Jos Buttler
Length and around off, Buttler pushes it through covers for one.
31.2
1
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on off, Stokes stands tall and pushes it through covers for one.
31.1
1
Thisara Perera To Jos Buttler
Good length and outside off, Buttler opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
Thisara Perera comes back into the attack.
End of over 31 : 131/4
5 runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • W30.3
  • 230.4
  • 1 WD30.5
  • 030.5
  • 130.6
J. Buttler
3 (3)
B. Stokes
32 (40)
L. Malinga
6-1-32-3
30.6
1
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler
Quick run to end the over. Full on middle and leg, Buttler strokes it down towards mid on and scampers through for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
30.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler
Slower ball outside off, Buttler looks to cut but misses.
30.5
wd
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler
WIDE! Malinga bowls it down the leg side. Buttler looks to pull but misses. Wide signalled.
30.4
2
Lasith Malinga To Jos Buttler
Buttler is off the mark straightaway. Full on the pads, Buttler flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple.
Jos Buttler comes out to replace Joe Root.
30.3
W
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! Brilliant review from Sri Lanka. The dangerous Root is out of here. 3rd wicket for Malinga in this game and his 50th in ODI World Cup. Karunaratne went to his experienced bowler for a prized scalp and he has provided him just that. It was not the best of deliveries. A very poor one in all honesty. Full on the leg side, Root looks to flick but misses. Kusal Perera behind the stumps dives to his left and takes the catch. He puts an appeal along with the bowler. The umpire turns it down. Sri Lanka take the review and replays roll in. Ultra Edge confirms that the ball flicked the bat on its way to the keeper. A successful review from Sri Lanka and Root is out of here. The game is evenly poised here. England bat deep though so Sri Lanka have no time to relax here.
Sri Lanka have taken a review for caught behind. Root is the man in question. There was a noise as it went past the batsman. Let's see what was the noise for?
30.2
1
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Outside off on a length, Stokes cuts it to point and takes a single.
30.1
0
Lasith Malinga To Ben Stokes
Good length ball outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
Lasith Malinga comes back into the attack.
End of over 30 : 126/3
4 runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 029.6
J. Root
57 (88)
B. Stokes
31 (38)
J. Mendis
3-0-23-0
29.6
0
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
Flatter and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
29.5
1
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
Very full on the pads, Stokes works it through square leg for one.
29.4
0
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
The batsman has played it to the point region.
29.3
1
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
Flighted ball on the off pole, Root guides it towards point. The fielder there misfields and makes the run easier for the batters.
29.2
1
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
29.1
1
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
Floats it up on off, Root strokes it through covers for one. The 50-run stand is up, they need to keep going though.
End of over 29 : 122/3
5 runs
  • 128.1
  • 128.2
  • 128.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 128.6
J. Root
55 (85)
B. Stokes
29 (35)
N. Pradeep
8-1-24-0
28.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Back of a length on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
28.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket and the batters cross ends.
28.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Very full and on middle, this is jammed out to mid off.
28.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Shorter and on the body, Root helps it on its way to the fine leg fielder for one.
28.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Stokes comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He pushes it towards mid on and takes one.
28.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
End of over 28 : 117/3
14 runs
  • 627.1
  • 127.2
  • 127.3
  • 627.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
B. Stokes
27 (32)
J. Root
52 (82)
J. Mendis
2-0-19-0
27.6
0
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
On off and Stokes pushes it to covers. A dot to end but a very expensive over, 14 from it. Releases all the pressure that was building.
27.5
0
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
On the stumps, this is kept out.
27.4
6
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
SIX! That is a powerful shot! Second six of the over and probably the over which changes the momentum of the game. Very short and outside off, it almost bounces twice. Stokes goes back and flat-bats it over the long on fence this time.
27.3
1
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
This is flatter and on the pads, Root works it towards mid-wicket for one.
27.2
1
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
Now goes back and whips this through mid-wicket for one.
27.1
6
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
SIX! Straight as an arrow! Stokes uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. He extends his arms and hammers it over the long off fence for a biggie.
End of over 27 : 103/3
7 runs
  • 026.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 1 WD26.4
  • 426.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
J. Root
51 (81)
B. Stokes
14 (27)
N. Pradeep
7-1-19-0
26.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the pads, Root flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
26.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Length ball on off, Stokes comes down the track and hits it towards point for a single.
26.4
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
FOUR! 100 comes up for England. Good length ball on middle and off, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. These two are going along nicely here. Sri Lanka need to break this partnership here.
26.4
wd
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It is over Stokes' head and it has been rightfully wided.
26.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Stokes comes down and hits it straight to point.
26.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Good length ball outside off, Root taps it to point for a single.
26.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
This is on the pads, Root looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get high on the pads.
Nuwan Pradeep comes on to bowl in his second spell.
End of over 26 : 96/3
5 runs
  • 125.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 125.6
J. Root
50 (78)
B. Stokes
9 (24)
J. Mendis
1-0-5-0
25.6
1
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
Flighted one on off, Root strokes it down to long off for one. Brings his fifty up with that single and 'ROOOOOT' goes the crowd. Once again, he has risen to the occasion. His 33rd fifty in ODIs. He needs to continue here. He knows only half the job is done.
25.5
1
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
On the shorter side on middle, Stokes whips it through mid-wicket for one.
25.4
1
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
Flighted ball on off, Root strokes it down to long off for one.
25.3
0
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
On the stumps, it is defended.
25.2
1
Jeevan Mendis To Ben Stokes
Floats it up on off, Stokes strokes it towards mid off. An early call for a run and they complete it with ease.
25.1
1
Jeevan Mendis To Joe Root
Slightly shorter and on off, Root pushes it through covers for one.
Jeevan Mendis comes on to bowl.
End of over 25 : 91/3
3 runs
  • 124.1
  • 1 LB24.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
B. Stokes
7 (22)
J. Root
47 (74)
I. Udana
5-0-20-1
24.6
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Attacks the off pole again and Stokes defends it out. Another good over for Sri Lanka. 142 needed in 150 balls.
24.5
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Slower one on off, this is kept out to point.
24.4
1
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Outside off and it is on a length, Root guides it down to third man for one.
24.3
0
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
A dipping slower one on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.2
lb
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out. This one tails back in from outside off, Stokes looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the ball is slipping down leg. The batsmen run a leg bye as the ball goes down to third man.
24.1
1
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Angles this one into the batter, Root opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
End of over 24 : 88/3
3 runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 123.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
B. Stokes
7 (19)
J. Root
45 (71)
de Silva
5-0-18-0
23.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Fired on the stumps, it is kept out. Just the three from the over.
23.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
23.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
On the off pole, this is hit through covers for one.
23.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
On the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
23.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side.
23.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
De Silva went the wrong way! Could have been a chance there had he held his ground. This is on off, it sticks in the surface. Root looks to work it on the leg side, seeing that de Silva moves to his right. The ball goes off the leading edge to the left of the bowler. Lands quite short though so don't think it would have been a chance.
End of over 23 : 85/3
4 runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 422.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
B. Stokes
6 (17)
J. Root
43 (67)
I. Udana
4-0-18-1
22.6
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Slower one and outside off, it is left alone. Just the boundary from the over.
22.5
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on middle, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
22.4
4
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Poor ball and it has been put away! On the body, Stokes swivels and pulls it through backward square leg. It is in the gap and it races away for a welcome boundary.
22.3
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
A yorker on off, Stokes jams it out to mid-wicket.
22.2
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Angles this into the batter, this is worked to mid-wicket.
22.1
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Slower one and outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to it.
End of over 22 : 81/3
4 runs
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
B. Stokes
2 (11)
J. Root
43 (67)
de Silva
4-0-15-0
21.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Another single as Stokes punches it down to long off.
21.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
On off and turns away, Stokes goes back and works it against the turn to mid-wicket.
21.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
21.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
Very full on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
21.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ben Stokes
This is flatter and on middle, Stokes keeps it out.
21.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Floats it up on off, this is eased down to long on for one.
End of over 21 : 77/3
1 runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
B. Stokes
0 (7)
J. Root
41 (65)
I. Udana
3-0-14-1
20.6
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Yes he can. Tight and tidy from Udana. Just a solitary run of the over. The last ball is on a length, Stokes punches it to cover.
20.5
1
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Length delivery on the fourth stump line, Root guides it down to third man for a single. Just the run of this over so far. Can Udana end it with a dot?
20.4
0
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Back of a length ball on off, Root punches it to the man at mid off.
20.3
0
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
For the second time in this over, Root cuts the ball but can't get it past point.
20.2
0
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Slower ball. Good change of pace this. It is outside off, Root looks to cut but misses.
20.1
0
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Fuller outside off, Root strokes it to the man at point.
End of over 20 : 76/3
3 runs
  • 219.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
B. Stokes
0 (6)
J. Root
40 (60)
T. Perera
4-0-13-0
19.6
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Another back of a length delivery on off, Stokes pushes it to covers,
19.5
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
On a length and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
19.4
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Takes a few steps down the track and Perera bowls it short. Stokes cuts it to point.
19.3
0
Thisara Perera To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on off, this is blocked.
19.2
1
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
On the pads, Root works it a little too close to the keeper who dives to his left, the ball bounces just in front of him. He manages to half-stop it and the batters take one.
19.1
2
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
On the middle pole, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
End of over 19 : 73/3
3 runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 118.3
  • W18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
B. Stokes
0 (2)
J. Root
37 (58)
I. Udana
2-0-13-1
18.6
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Attacks the stumps this time and Stokes keeps it out. End of a successful over by Udana.
18.5
0
Isuru Udana To Ben Stokes
Slightly fuller and outside off, the batter lets it be.
Ben Stokes comes out to replace his skipper.
18.4
W
Isuru Udana To Eoin Morgan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! A brilliant reflex catch by Udana! He has got the England skipper, a much-needed wicket as the two were going along nicely. It is a full toss on off, Morgan strokes it firmly to the right of the bowler. Udana gets two hands to it and the ball sticks. Sri Lanka managing to hang in here. 160 more needed with 7 wickets in hand.
18.3
1
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
This is outside off, Root plays it with an angled bat down to third man for one.
18.2
1
Isuru Udana To Eoin Morgan
Slower one, it pitches on off and then comes back in. Morgan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls toward third man for one.
18.1
1
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it down to third man for a single.
End of over 18 : 70/2
2 runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
E. Morgan
20 (33)
J. Root
35 (56)
T. Perera
3-0-10-0
17.6
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Another length ball on off, Morgan mistimes it to mid off.
17.5
1
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
17.4
1
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Morgan now gets bat to this one and guides it through point for one.
17.3
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
A stifled appeal! Fuller and outside off, Morgan looks to hit it through the off side but misses. An ambitious appeal from the bowler but the umpire shakes his head.
17.2
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Outside off, left alone.
17.1
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
On the shorter side outside off, Morgan looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
Drinks! England's chase didn't start off as well as they lost both their openers early on. But England's Test and ODI skippers have stabilized the innings and are steadying the ship. Sri Lanka need wickets as that is the only way they can defend this total.
End of over 17 : 68/2
10 runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 416.6
J. Root
34 (55)
E. Morgan
19 (28)
I. Udana
1-0-10-0
16.6
4
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
FOUR! Lovely shot to end a very good over for England. 10 from it. This is a little too straight, Root plants his front foot across and clips it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.
16.5
1
Isuru Udana To Eoin Morgan
Slower one on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
16.4
0
Isuru Udana To Eoin Morgan
On the stumps and it is defended.
16.3
0
Isuru Udana To Eoin Morgan
Good length and outside off, corrects his line this time. Morgan shoulders arms to this one.
16.2
4
Isuru Udana To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Too straight and Morgan puts it away! On the pads, Eoin helps it on its way and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
16.1
1
Isuru Udana To Joe Root
Guides it down to third man with the angle for one.
Isuru Udana comes on to bowl now.
End of over 16 : 58/2
5 runs
  • 115.1
  • 215.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
J. Root
29 (53)
E. Morgan
14 (24)
T. Perera
2-0-8-0
15.6
1
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
On the pads, again this is worked through square leg for one.
15.5
0
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, Root drives it nicely but to mid off.
15.4
1
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
In the air... but no fielder there! On the pads, Morgan looks to flick but the ball holds in the surface. It goes off the leading edge through mid-wicket for one.
15.3
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Shortish and outside off, not a lot of room on offer, Morgan ends up chopping it to point.
15.2
2
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Morgan finally decides to break the shackles! He comes down the track but Perera bowls a slower one. He mistimes it but hits it well enough to get it over mid on. Two taken.
15.1
1
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
This is on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
End of over 15 : 53/2
3 runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
E. Morgan
11 (21)
J. Root
27 (50)
de Silva
3-0-11-0
14.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Another ball which is hit to the cover region.
14.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Fuller and on off, this is hit to covers.
14.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Another flatter delivery on middle, Root goes back and pushes it down to long on for another single.
14.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
On the stumps, this is blocked out.
14.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Flighted ball outside off, Morgan strokes it through cover for one.
14.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
This is on the stumps, Root strokes it down to long on for one.
End of over 14 : 50/2
3 runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
J. Root
25 (47)
E. Morgan
10 (18)
T. Perera
1-0-3-0
13.6
1
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
Back of a length around off, Root guides it down to third man for one. A tidy start by Perera. Also, the 50 is up for England.
13.5
1
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
13.4
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Attacks the off pole this time, Morgan defends it onto the ground.
13.3
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
Another one outside off and it is another leave from Morgan.
13.2
0
Thisara Perera To Eoin Morgan
In the 5th stump channel and Morgan makes a leave.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera To Joe Root
This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
Thisara Perera comes on to bowl replacing Nuwan Pradeep.
End of over 13 : 47/2
5 runs
  • 112.1
  • 212.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
J. Root
23 (45)
E. Morgan
9 (14)
de Silva
2-0-8-0
12.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
A single to end! This one is pushed down to long on.
12.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Bowls it quicker and outside off, there is extra bounce there. Root looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to the fielder at short third man.
12.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
On off, this is eased down to long off for one.
12.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
This is flatter and on off, Morgan looks to defend but the ball drifts in and hits the inner half towards mid-wicket.
12.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Good running! This is worked with soft hands through mid-wicket. It is in the gap for a brace.
12.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Flatter and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
End of over 12 : 42/2
1 runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
J. Root
21 (42)
E. Morgan
6 (11)
N. Pradeep
6-1-12-0
11.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Just the single from the over! Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
11.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Bowls it wide outside off, wanting Root to go after it. Joe resists and makes a leave.
11.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
A yorker on off, Root jams it out.
11.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
A slash and a miss! Shorter and outside off, Root has a go at it but misses.
11.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the stumps again and Root pushes it to mid off.
11.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Lands it on a length and around off, this is kept out.
End of over 11 : 41/2
3 runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
E. Morgan
6 (11)
J. Root
20 (36)
de Silva
1-0-3-0
10.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Flighted on off, no spin on offer. Morgan defends it with a straight bat.
10.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Darted on off, Morgan pushes it to mid on.
10.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Eoin Morgan
Straighter one outside off, Morgan leaves it alone.
10.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Tossed up on middle and leg, Root milks it down to long on for a single.
10.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Short outside off, Root cuts it through point and gets a couple.
10.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Joe Root
Floated on the stumps, Root blocks it.
Spin time! Dhananjaya de Silva comes on to bowl.
Powerplay 2 begins! No more than 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
End of over 10 : 38/2
3 runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 1 WD9.3
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
E. Morgan
6 (8)
J. Root
17 (33)
N. Pradeep
5-1-11-0
9.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Eoin Morgan
Outside off, left alone. A dot to end Powerplay 1! A very good one for Sri Lanka. England are only 38 for 2, they are 10 runs behind Sri Lanka who were 48 for 2 after the first 10. 195 more needed in 240 balls.
9.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
9.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Back of a length around off, this is guided towards point where the fielder makes a brilliant stop. Saves at least two.
9.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Eoin Morgan
Has that carried? The second slip was just put in there and the move paid off straightaway. However, it does not carry as replays confirm that. Goes fuller does Pradeep on off and angles it away. Morgan looks to drive it with hard hands but due to the angle away, it goes off the outside edge just short of the diving second slip fielder. Mendis there gets a hand to it but can't stop it from going towards third man for one.
9.3
wd
Nuwan Pradeep To Eoin Morgan
WIDE! Goes for the surprise bumper but it bounces way too high. The umpire wides it.
9.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Eoin Morgan
On the fuller side and angling away from off. Morgan lets it be.
9.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Eoin Morgan
OHHH! That lands on a length around off and then moves away sharply. Morgan ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.
End of over 9 : 35/2
9 runs
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
J. Root
16 (31)
E. Morgan
5 (4)
L. Malinga
5-1-27-2
8.6
4
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
FOUR! The over ends the way it started. Not a good over for Malinga but at the same time what a class shot it is from Root. Slightly overpitched on off, Root strides out his front foot and drives it with class through mid off. No stopping that as the ball races away to the fence.
8.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Outside off on a length, Root looks to cut but gets a bottom edge behind to the keeper on a bounce.
8.4
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Good length ball outside off, Root stands tall and punches it to the man at cover-point.
8.3
1
Lasith Malinga To Eoin Morgan
Full toss on off, Morgan cannot make the most of it. He just guides it down to third man for a single.
8.2
0
Lasith Malinga To Eoin Morgan
Bouncer! Typical fast bowler's response after being hit for a boundary. Morgan sways away from it.
8.1
4
Lasith Malinga To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Nice way to get off the mark! Malinga goes fuller and outside off, Morgan leans into the stroke and drives it through covers for a boundary.
End of over 8 : 26/2
0 runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
J. Root
12 (28)
E. Morgan
0 (1)
N. Pradeep
4-1-8-0
7.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Another maiden! Fuller and on middle, this is hit to the man at mid on.
7.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Good length on the off pole, Root pushes it to mid on.
7.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the fuller side again outside off, Root looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
7.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the fuller side around off, Root hits it to the man at mid off.
7.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the fuller side and it comes back in just a little. Root defends it onto the ground.
7.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Good length and on the stumps, this is defended onto the ground.
End of over 7 : 26/2
8 runs
  • 26.1
  • 46.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • W6.5
  • 06.6
E. Morgan
0 (1)
J. Root
12 (22)
L. Malinga
4-1-18-2
6.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Eoin Morgan
Good length and outside off, it has been left alone. 10 did come from the over but an important wicket.
Eoin Morgan walks out to bat replacing James Vince. Morgan was as his brutal best in the last innings but today the situation is different and his team desperately needs him to fire and play a captain's knock.
6.5
W
Lasith Malinga To James Vince OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Malinga has another. He has the last laugh against Vince. Malinga lands it just behind a driving length on off, it shapes away a touch. Vince looks to drive it on the up but due to the away movement, the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of widish first slip. Mendis there dives and takes a sharp chance. Timely wicket for Sri Lanka as the runs had started to come for England. Both the openers back in the hut for England. 207 needed with 8 wickets in hand. Game on here!
6.4
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Good length and around off, this is guided towards point.
6.3
4
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
FOUR! 10 from the first three balls of this over! Consecutive boundaries for Vince. Poor ball, this is on the pads, Vince says thank you very much and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.2
4
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
FOUR! You need not run for shots like these. Full and on off, Vince shows the full face of the bat and times it past mid off.
End of over 6 : 16/1
1 runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
J. Root
12 (22)
J. Vince
4 (13)
N. Pradeep
3-0-8-0
5.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the pads this time, Root flicks but can't get it past mid-wicket. Just the single from the over, Sri Lanka have started off well here.
5.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Good delivery! It lands outside off on a back of a length and then jags back sharply. Root looks to push at it but the ball goes past the inside edge and to the keeper.
5.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the pads, Root works it to mid-wicket.
5.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep To James Vince
On the fuller side and outside off, Vince looks to go over mid off but the ball goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
5.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To James Vince
A little too straight, Vince works it to mid-wicket.
5.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To James Vince
Good length and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
End of over 5 : 15/1
5 runs
  • 14.1
  • 24.2
  • 24.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
J. Root
12 (19)
J. Vince
3 (10)
L. Malinga
3-1-8-1
4.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
On the off pole, this is blocked.
4.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Back of a length and on off, Root guides it to point.
4.4
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
On the fuller side on middle, Root looks to work it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler as the face of the bat is closed early.
4.3
2
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Misfield costs two! Back of a length on off, Root guides it towards point where the ball bursts through his hands and the batters take a brace,
4.2
2
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Shorter and outside off, Root cuts it past point. It is the bigger side of the ground so third man gets across and keeps it down to two.
4.1
1
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Slower one and it is a full toss on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.
End of over 4 : 10/1
6 runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • 23.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
J. Root
8 (14)
J. Vince
2 (9)
N. Pradeep
2-0-7-0
3.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Just short! Good length and around off, Root looks to stroke it on the up but goes too hard at it. It goes uppishly but just short of the fielder at cover.
3.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Back of a length, closer to the off pole, this is pushed to cover.
3.4
2
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Now a couple! There is once again width on offer outside off, Root guides it through backward point. Third man gets across and keeps it down to two.
3.3
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
FOUR! Finds the gap and it races away! There is a little width on offer, Root stands tall and punches it late through cover-point and the ball races away to the fence. First boundary of the innings.
3.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Back of a length and on off, Root stands tall and pushes it to point.
3.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the shorter side and outside off, Root looks to punch it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
End of over 3 : 4/1
0 runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
J. Vince
2 (9)
J. Root
2 (8)
L. Malinga
2-1-3-1
2.6
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
A maiden by Malinga! on a length and around off, this is pushed to covers.
2.5
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Another dot! A very straight line by Malinga. Vince works it to the man at mid on.
2.4
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Good length and outside off, Vince shoulders arms to it.
2.3
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Almost! This is top class bowling from the Lankan bowlers. This is just around off and then shapes away. Vince at the very end, pulls his bat out of the way.
2.2
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Lovely bowling! Malinga bowls the slower bouncer and on middle, Vince is completely foxed by it, he somehow evades it in the end.
2.1
0
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
Attacks the stumps again, Vince pushes it to mid on.
End of over 2 : 4/1
1 runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
J. Root
2 (8)
J. Vince
2 (3)
N. Pradeep
1-0-1-0
1.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
OHHH! Just behind a driving length and outside off, Root looks to drive but is half-forward as he does so. Gets beaten. A very good over by Pradeep as well.
1.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Just outside off and on a length, Root guides it to point.
1.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
Good length again and on middle, Root pushes it back to the bowler.
1.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Joe Root
On the stumps and on off, this is kept out.
1.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep To James Vince
Well fielded! Defending a low total, Sri Lanka have to be brilliant in the field. Vince punches this length ball firmly towards mid off where the fielder dives to his left and makes a half stop. Saves three for his side.
1.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To James Vince
Back of a length on off, this is pushed to covers.
Nuwan Pradeep to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
End of over 1 : 3/1
3 runs
  • 10.1
  • W0.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 20.5
  • 00.6
J. Root
2 (4)
J. Vince
1 (1)
L. Malinga
1-0-3-1
0.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
A dot to end! Back of a length on off, Root pushes it to cover. End of a brilliant first over by Malinga.
0.5
2
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Another back of a length delivery outside off, Root looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the bottom towards third man for two. He is off the mark.
0.4
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
BEATEN! Length and outside off, moves away further. Root does go after it but gets beaten.
0.3
0
Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
Joe Root comes in at 3 to bat. Pressure early on for England too.
0.2
W
Lasith Malinga To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! Bairstow has to take the long walk back! A golden duck for him. A tough, tough call there by the umpire. Could have easily gone either way. Bairstow knows that and he walks back very angry. Smashes his bat onto the ground. Malinga bowls a fuller delivery on the leg pole. Jonnny looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. An appeal and the umpire raises his finger after giving it a thought. Bairstow reviews after a chat with Vince. Replays roll in and they show that the ball is just clipping the leg pole. The on-field call stays and Sri Lanka have got the start they would have wanted defending a low total.
Action straightaway! Bairstow has been given out LBW! He has reviewed. Looks out though if there is no inside edge. Ultra Edge shows no bat involved. Hawk Eye shows it to be umpire's call.
0.1
1
Lasith Malinga To James Vince
England are underway! A ball down the leg side, Vince flicks it towards fine leg and takes one.
We are back for the chase. The English openers Jonny Bairstow and James Vince are at the crease. Lasith Malinga to start the proceedings for the Lankan Lions with the first new ball.
Match Detail
  • Series World Cup 2019
  • Venue Headingley, Leeds
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs
  • Man of the match Lasith Malinga
  • Umpire Paul Wilson (AUS), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 48/2
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 10.4 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 52 balls between A Fernando (46) and K Mendis (6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 72/3 in 16.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 100/3 in 23.2 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 72 balls between K Mendis (30) and A Mathews (21)
  • Sri Lanka 152/5 in 34.0 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 154/5 in 35.0 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Sri Lanka 171/5 (123 runs, 3 wickets)
  • A Mathews 38th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 84 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 51 off 73 balls between A Mathews (21) and de Silva (26)
  • Sri Lanka 200/6 in 45.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.2 ovs): J Bairstow against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SL: 1) (Retained)
  • England 1/1: J Bairstow lbw b Lasith Malinga 0(1)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): England 38/2
  • England 50/2 in 14.0 overs
  • Drinks: England 68/2 in 17.0 overs
  • J Root 33rd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 78 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • England 102/3 in 26.4 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 63 balls between J Root (19) and B Stokes (30)
  • Referral 2 (30.2 ovs): SL against J Root (Caught) Successful (ENG: 1, SL: 1)
  • England 127/4: J Root c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga 57(89)
  • Drinks: England 140/4 in 32.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (32.3 ovs): J Buttler against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 0, SL: 1)
  • England 144/5: J Buttler lbw b Lasith Malinga 10(9)
  • England 150/5 in 34.4 overs
  • B Stokes 17th ODI fifty: 52 runs in 61 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • Power play 2 (11-40): England 176/6 (138 runs, 4 wickets)
  • B Stokes dropped on 57 by L Mendis in 44.5 overs
  • England 200/9 in 45.2 overs
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 648 81.00
David Warner AUS 647 71.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 606 86.57
Kane Williamson NZ 578 82.57
Joe Root ENG 556 61.77
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Starc AUS 27 5.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ 21 4.88
Jofra Archer ENG 20 4.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 20 6.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND 18 4.41

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