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England vs Sri Lanka, Super 12 - Match 29 Commentary, Live Updates

ENG vs SL, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
163/4 (20.0/20)
137 (19.0/20)
England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs
Right then. That's it from the coverage of this game. England are placed comfortably at the top of their group table with 8 points. While, this does not shut doors for Sri Lanka, mathematically they can still make it. The action continues on Tuesday in the Super 12s. It is a double-header, South Africa will take on Bangladesh at 2 pm local (10 am GMT), followed by a game between Pakistan and Namibia at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). Do join us then. Cheers!
Eoin Morgan, the England skipper, is up for a chat. On being asked about the win, he says he is incredibly proud of the boys. They had to put up a great fight and Ali and Livingstone did really well with the ball after Mills got injured. Mentions, Sri Lanka pushed them more than the other teams and this was a tough win. Mentions, Buttler was outstanding with the bat, he possess the ability to change the game. Adds, he was enjoying himself in the middle and is the only aim was to build a partnership while he was out there.
Dasun Shanaka, the skipper of Sri Lanka, says that the bowlers have been good in the first 10 overs but not good enough in the back end. Says that he knew the dew factor will play in the second innings. Says their batters played well. Adds that this players have come along in the tournament and it will be very good for us in the future.
Jos Buttler wins the Man of the Match award for his exceptional hitting with the blade. He says that he was patient today and it was really tough at the start and Morgan and him just attacked at the backend. Adds that, they tried to settle in and then tried to each attack the shorter side and he enjoyed batting with Morgan today. Adds that at one point they were just thinking about getting to 120 so, 160 was always a bonus. Mentions that he just uses the same willow in the practice as well and picks up the one he likes. On his run out, he says that it was actually his favourite bit today and mentions that he was trying to guess where the bowler was going to bowl in that last over and got the six in the end to get to the milestone.
... PRESENTATION TIME ...
Earlier in the innings. It was Jos Buttler's knock of 101 runs which helped England to a really healthy score, which was 40 runs more than what they expected at the halfway mark. Later, Hasaranga got his team back into the game with the bat, but the Lankan effort fell short.
England started off brilliantly with the ball. It was an early run-out which got things started for England. Soon after, Rashid came into the attack and picked up two wickets in no time to put Sri Lanka on the backfoot straightaway. It was Chris Jordan then who got a breakthrough, to pile on the misery. Woakes and Livingstone leaked handful runs in the middle overs, both picked up a wicket each. In the death overs, it was the combination of Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali to take it over the line.
Sri Lanka got close to the finish line, but slipped out in the end. The Islanders got off to a sedate start. They lost three wickets inside the Powerplay in the form of Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka. Fernando and Rajapaksa tried to build a stand but the former slipped out. After 15 over, Sri Lanka were 113 for 5. It was then Wanindu Hasaranga’s hitting which brought hope in the Lankan camp, but once he was departed. The wickets fell in a cluster and Sri Lanka ended up on the losing side. They did put up a good fight, but it was not enough to trouble the in-form English squad.
England bowlers continue their fiery attack inside the Powerplay. With this game the English Lions have taken 13 wickets in the Powerplay, they have been consistent with the ball throughout. They defended for the first time in this campaign and did it brilliantly. With this win, Morgan becomes the most successful captain in T20Is and England extend their winning streak to 4 on the trot!
End Of The Over 19 : 137/10
3 Runs
  • 018.1
  • W18.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 218.5
  • W18.6
M. Theekshana
2 (2)
L. Kumara
1 (2)
M. Ali
3-0-15-2
18.6
W
Moeen Ali To Maheesh Theekshana OUT!
OUT! A full ball, on middle. Maheesh Theekshana comes down the track and tries to go over long on but finds Chris Jordan who takes a good catch near the ropes. England have been exceptional in the field today. ENGLAND WIN BY 26 RUNS.
18.5
2
Moeen Ali To Maheesh Theekshana
Flatter and attacking the stumps. Maheesh Theekshana backs away and slaps it through covers for a brace.
18.4
1
Moeen Ali To Lahiru Kumara
Afull ball, on middle. Lahiru Kumara skips down and pushes it back to the bowler who misfields and allows a single.
18.3
0
Moeen Ali To Lahiru Kumara
A full ball, on middle. Lahiru Kumara miscues his hit back to the bowler.
Lahiru Kumara is the last man in for Sri Lanka.
18.2
W
Moeen Ali To Chamika Karunaratne OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A full ball, on middle. Chamika Karunaratne heaves it straight to long on where Roy takes a simple catch. England on the verge of yet another victory, by the looks of it.
18.1
0
Moeen Ali To Chamika Karunaratne
A flatter ball, on middle. Chamika Karunaratne mistimes his heave to long on and denies a single.
Maheesh Theekshana is in at number 10. Moeen Ali (2-0-12-0) to bowl the crucial penultimate over.
End Of The Over 18 : 134/8
4 Runs
  • 017.1
  • W17.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • W17.6
D. Chameera
4 (4)
C. Karunaratne
0 (0)
C. Jordan
4-0-24-2
17.6
W
Chris Jordan To Dushmantha Chameera OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Surely it is England's game now! A full ball, angling on the pads. Dushmantha Chameera plays the pickup shot very nicely but finds Malan in the deep at square leg who keeps his nerve and takes a good catch near the ropes. 30 needed in 12 balls.
There's just so much dew on the field that England are having to change the towel with which they wipe the ball. The old one is soaked in dew and hence, the change. We are ready to resume play now.
17.5
4
Chris Jordan To Dushmantha Chameera
FOUR! Sri Lanka still stretching the game! A length ball, on off. Dushmantha Chameera looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge to the third man fence.
17.4
0
Chris Jordan To Dushmantha Chameera
Short and outside off. Chameera swings and misses.
17.3
0
Chris Jordan To Dushmantha Chameera
A length ball, on off. Chameera blocks it in front of covers and looks for a run. Morgan, there has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Surely, Chameera was a goner.
Dushmantha Chameera is the new man in.
17.2
W
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Jos Buttler, what a night he is having. England, brilliant on the field today. A length ball, on middle. Dasun Shanaka chops it to the right of the keeper. Jos Buttler steps across to that side, grabs it and scores a direct hit at his side. Dasun Shanaka was looking for a quick run but went against it and did not make it back in his crease on time. The game has changed in two deliveries.
On the previous delivery, Dasun Shanaka got a blow to the groin area and seems to be in some pain. The physio is out and also the 12th man is out there, providing some drinks to the players. We are ready to resume play now.
17.1
0
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka
A length ball, angling on the pads. Dasun Shanaka misses his pull and gets hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 17 : 130/6
7 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • W16.5
  • 116.6
D. Shanaka
26 (23)
C. Karunaratne
0 (0)
L. Livingstone
4-0-34-1
16.6
1
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
Short and outside off, cut away through point for a single.
16.5
W
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Roy and Billings combined to take an exceptional catch. This was full and on middle. Hasaranga again looks to go downtown but does not middle it. He hits it off the toe end towards long off. Roy runs from long off, runs nears the ropes and takes a brilliant catch to his right. His momentum was taking him over the ropes so lobs it towards Billings who does the rest. Brilliant stuff from England and it is a vital blow as the partnership was blossoming. The TV umpire is called to check the catch and after many replays, it has been given as 'OUT". Chamika Karunaratne is in at number 8.
The umpires just want to make sure that the catch was clean. They decide to go upstairs but the soft signal is out. The TV umpire is having a look at it and it's touch and go. This is such a huge moment in the match as the replay confirms that Jason Roy did release it before touching the ropes. OUT!
16.4
4
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Much-needed! A full ball, around off, spinning away. Wanindu Hasaranga reads the spin and lofts it over cover for a boundary.
16.3
1
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
Around off, pushed to covers for one more.
16.2
1
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
A full ball, on middle. Wanindu Hasaranga tries to go inside-out but ends up hitting off the outer half over covers and they take a single.
16.1
0
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
Short, quick and outside off, pushed to covers.
End Of The Over 16 : 123/5
10 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 215.4
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
W. Hasaranga
29 (17)
D. Shanaka
24 (21)
C. Jordan
3-0-20-1
15.6
1
Chris Jordan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Length ball, on off and timed nicely to sweeper cover for a single. 10 off the over. 41 now required off 24 balls.
15.5
4
Chris Jordan To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Up and over from Wanindu Hasaranga! A juicy, half volley, on off stump. Wanindu Hasaranga just creams this one over extra cover and the ball skids into the boundary.
15.4
2
Chris Jordan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Short and wide, Wanindu Hasaranga slashes it to the left of sweeper cover and races back for the second. The throw is is at the keeper's end but if it had been at the other end, Dasun Shanaka might have been a goner.
15.3
1
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka
On off and driven on the up, towards cover for a single. Sri Lanka need boundaries now and England will be happy to let them have the singles.
15.2
1
Chris Jordan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Back of a length, angled at the body. Wanindu Hasaranga makes room and taps it towards point for another quick single.
15.1
1
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka
Fullish ball, on middle and leg, driven straight to mid off. Dasun Shanaka sets off for the quick single and the fielder misses his shy as the bowler's end. Shanaka was home anyway.
Chris Jordan is (2-0-10-1) back into the attack.
End Of The Over 15 : 113/5
10 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 614.5
  • 114.6
D. Shanaka
22 (19)
W. Hasaranga
21 (13)
L. Livingstone
3-0-27-0
14.6
1
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
On leg stump again, Shanaka plays it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. The game hangs in the balance. 51 now needed off 30 balls.
14.5
6
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! The skipper breaks the shackles now. Liam Livingstone has been firing it in on the leg stump and this time Dasun Shanaka was waiting for it. Shanka pulls it over the cow corner fence for a maximum.
14.4
1
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
Flatter one, on middle and cut away to sweeper cover for another one.
14.3
1
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
Another one, on leg stump. Dasun Shanaka works it towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
14.2
0
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
Fired in, around the leg stump. Shanaka keeps it out.
14.1
1
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
Livingstone pushes this one quicker and on off. Wanindu Hasaranga skips down the track and just about reaches the ball as he strokes it through covers for one.
End Of The Over 14 : 103/5
14 Runs
  • 613.1
  • 113.2
  • 1 WD13.3
  • 413.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
D. Shanaka
14 (15)
W. Hasaranga
19 (11)
C. Woakes
2.3-0-25-1
13.6
0
Chris Woakes To Dasun Shanaka
On top of off and nudged down to backward point. A dot to finish the over and now Sri Lanka need 61 runs off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Chris Woakes To Wanindu Hasaranga
Length again, outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga opens the face off the bat and plays it towards deep point for a single.
13.4
1
Chris Woakes To Dasun Shanaka
Good-length ball, on off. Shanaka taps it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Tymal Mills looks to be in hurt. Might be a calf injury, he decides to walk off the pitch. He injures himself during the run-up, he turns to Morgan and signals he would need to get out for some treatment. Woakes will take the ball to finish off the over. Also, Sam Billings comes into the field as a substitute fielder for Mills.
13.3
4
Tymal Mills To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! More misery for Tymal Mills. Length again, around the hips. Dasun Shanaka looks to tickle it fine and the ball goes off the gloves and past a diving Jos Buttler, into the fine leg fence.
13.3
wd
Tymal Mills To Dasun Shanaka
WIDE! Slower one, spilled down the leg side. Shanaka looks to flick but misses. Wided.
13.2
1
Tymal Mills To Wanindu Hasaranga
Mills comes from over the wicket now and bowls a short one, around the rib cage. Wanindu Hasaranga hops and dabs it down to fine leg for a single.
13.1
6
Tymal Mills To Wanindu Hasaranga
SIX! Wanindu Hasaranga is a true superstar, with the ball and with the bat as well. Mills hurls across a length ball, on off. Wanindu Hasaranga just stands tall and pumps this one right back over the bowler's head for a biggie.
Tymal Mills (1-0-7-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 13 : 89/5
7 Runs
  • 412.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
D. Shanaka
9 (12)
W. Hasaranga
11 (8)
L. Livingstone
2-0-17-0
12.6
0
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
Flatter again, on off and Shanaka blocks it out this time.
12.5
0
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
Quicker and flatter, on off. Shanaka can't get it past the bowler.
12.4
1
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
Flighted ball, on leg stump. Wanindu Hasaranga steps out of the crease and drives the ball on the full through covers for a single.
12.3
1
Liam Livingstone To Dasun Shanaka
A touch shorter and quicker, on middle. Dasun Shanaka goes on the back foot and pushes it down the ground for another one.
12.2
1
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
Fuller one, on middle and leg. Wanindu Hasaranga drives it down to long on for a single.
12.1
4
Liam Livingstone To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Livingstone drags it short and wide, Wanindu Hasaranga rocks back and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.
Liam Livingstone is back on. Went for 10 runs in his first over.
End Of The Over 12 : 82/5
5 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 211.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
W. Hasaranga
5 (5)
D. Shanaka
8 (9)
A. Rashid
4-0-19-2
11.6
1
Adil Rashid To Wanindu Hasaranga
On off, pushed to cover for a single.
11.5
0
Adil Rashid To Wanindu Hasaranga
Full and on off. Wanindu Hasaranga smacks it down the ground. Adil Rashid extends his right leg and the ball deflects towards mid-wicket.
11.4
2
Adil Rashid To Wanindu Hasaranga
A couple now! Flighted, full and on off. Wanindu Hasaranga lifts it over extra cover and collects a brace.
11.3
1
Adil Rashid To Dasun Shanaka
Full and around off. Shanaka eases it down the ground to long on for a single.
11.2
0
Adil Rashid To Dasun Shanaka
Floated, around off. Shanaka flicks it to mid-wicket.
11.1
1
Adil Rashid To Wanindu Hasaranga
Looped up, around middle and leg. Hasaranga goes back and punches it to cover for a single.
Adil Rashid to end his spell here.
End Of The Over 11 : 77/5
11 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 610.3
  • 410.4
  • W10.5
  • 110.6
W. Hasaranga
1 (1)
D. Shanaka
7 (7)
C. Woakes
2-0-23-1
10.6
1
Chris Woakes To Wanindu Hasaranga
A length ball, on off. Wanindu Hasaranga guides it towards third man and gets a single. He is off the mark.
Wanindu Hasaranga walks out.
10.5
W
Chris Woakes To Bhanuka Rajapaksa OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Chris Woakes has the last laugh here. The change of pace does the trick here. Woakes serves an off-cutter around middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa lofts it towards long on, he does not connect well. Jason Roy in the deep comes forward and takes a good diving catch. Half of the Sri Lanka side is back in the dressing room. This does not look good.
10.4
4
Chris Woakes To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! Bhanuka Rajapaksa is on the charge now. A length ball, on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa smacks it past mid off and bags a boundary.
10.3
6
Chris Woakes To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
SIX! Pressure back on the bowler. Woakes was expensive off his first, he would not like it if he leaks again. A length ball, on middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa stays inside the crease and smokes it over the square leg fence for a maximum.
10.2
0
Chris Woakes To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Two dots in a row here. Fuller and on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa hits it down the track. Woakes gets low and stops it instantly.
10.1
0
Chris Woakes To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
A length ball, on top of off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa hangs back and defends it back to the bowler.
DRINKS! England are in a pole position right now but still, they will feel, wickets are necessary at regular intervals. Sri Lanka though are 4 down now, they need these two to stay in the middle for a long time and try and take the game till the end. 98 needed in 60 balls. Also, Chris Woakes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 10 : 66/4
8 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 1 LB9.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
B. Rajapaksa
16 (13)
D. Shanaka
7 (7)
T. Mills
1-0-7-0
9.6
1
Tymal Mills To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Short and on middle and leg. This one hurries off the pitch. Bhanuka Rajapaksa helps it towards deep square leg for another single. Sri Lanka are 66/4 at the halfway mark.
9.5
1
Tymal Mills To Dasun Shanaka
A single now! A length ball, outside off. Shanaka hangs his blade outside. The ball takes the outside and goes towards third man for a single.
9.4
4
Tymal Mills To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Lovely timing! Shanaka gets his first boundary of the chase. Slightly short and outside off. Dasun Shanaka hangs back and guides it through backward point for a boundary.
9.3
0
Tymal Mills To Dasun Shanaka
Good length and on off. Dasun Shanaka stays inside the crease and defends it out.
9.2
lb
Tymal Mills To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads. The ball stays low after pitching. Bhanuka Rajapaksa misses his flick and gets pinged on the pads. Tymal Mills puts in an appeal but the umpire is unmoved. The batters collect a leg bye. Maybe it was going down leg.
9.1
1
Tymal Mills To Dasun Shanaka
Mills hurls a length ball, around middle and off. Dasun Shanaka pushes it to backward point and gets a single.
Tymal Mills is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 9 : 58/4
4 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 28.2
  • W8.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
D. Shanaka
1 (3)
B. Rajapaksa
15 (11)
C. Jordan
2-0-10-1
8.6
1
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka
Shanaka gets off the mark here. A length ball, outside off. Dasun Shanaka punches it through cover for a single. A great over by Jordan, 4 runs and a wicket off it.
8.5
0
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka
Length and on off. Dasun Shanaka blocks it out.
8.4
0
Chris Jordan To Dasun Shanaka
Length and around off. Dasun Shanaka stays back and defends it out watchfully.
Dasun Shanaka is the new man in.
8.3
W
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando OUT!
OUT! LBW! Avishka Fernando departs after getting a good start, he could not tee off though and goes back on 13 runs. Jordan strikes and gets his first wicket of the game. A full-length ball, around middle and leg. The ball stays low. Fernando looks to flick it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Jordan appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. This is plumb and hence Fernando does not go for the review. Sri Lanka in a spot of bother.
8.2
2
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando
A couple now! On a length, around off. Fernando stays inside the crease and punches it through cover. Jonny Bairstow cover a lot of ground to his right and puts in a full-stretched dive to pull the ball back in play. He saves a certain boundary. The batters take a couple.
8.1
1
Chris Jordan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Jordan angles in a length ball, around off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
Chris Jordan is back on. Went for 6 runs in his first over.
Change.
End Of The Over 8 : 54/3
4 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 27.6
A. Fernando
11 (12)
B. Rajapaksa
14 (10)
A. Rashid
3-0-14-2
7.6
2
Adil Rashid To Avishka Fernando
Flighted ball, around off. Avishka Fernando makes some room and plays an inside-out cover drive for a couple of runs.
7.5
0
Adil Rashid To Avishka Fernando
Flatter one, on off and Fernando blocks it out.
7.4
1
Adil Rashid To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Dropped! Chris Woakes has just dropped a dolly. Rashid tosses this one up, on off and again another left-hander tries to slog sweep. Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets a top edge towards backward square leg. Chris Woakes runs in from the fence and settles under it but fumbles in the end. They also get a single. Will this drop catch come back to haunt England?
7.3
0
Adil Rashid To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Slightly flatter, around leg stump. Bhanuka Rajapaksa looks to tuck it away off the back foot but misses.
7.2
1
Adil Rashid To Avishka Fernando
Nicely tossed up, on off and very full. Fernando drives it down to long on and rotates the strike.
7.1
0
Adil Rashid To Avishka Fernando
Fullish ball, around off stump. Avishka Fernando pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 7 : 50/3
10 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 66.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
A. Fernando
8 (8)
B. Rajapaksa
13 (8)
L. Livingstone
1-0-10-0
6.6
1
Liam Livingstone To Avishka Fernando
On off and pushed down the ground for another one by Fernando. Fifty is up for Sri Lanka.
6.5
1
Liam Livingstone To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Angled in on middle and leg, Bhanuka Rajapaksa works it with soft hands through mid-wicket for a single.
6.4
0
Liam Livingstone To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Quicker and flatter, on middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa goes on the back foot to defend it out.
6.3
6
Liam Livingstone To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
SIX! Classy shot from Bhanuka Rajapaksa! Tossed up, on middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa dances down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball and once he does, Rajapaksa just lifts it back over the bowler's head for a huge hit.
6.2
1
Liam Livingstone To Avishka Fernando
Livingstone drags it down, around off. Fernando punches it off the back foot towards long off for another one.
6.1
1
Liam Livingstone To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
On middle and sliding in, Bhanuka Rajapaksa nudges it on the leg side for an easy single.
Liam Livingstone comes into the attack now. Time for more spin.
End Of The Over 6 : 40/3
6 Runs
  • W5.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
B. Rajapaksa
5 (4)
A. Fernando
6 (6)
A. Rashid
2-0-10-2
5.6
1
Adil Rashid To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Slightly shorter, on middle and leg. Bhanuka Rajapaksa goes deep in his crease and chops it through the mid-wicket region for a single. At the end of the Powerplay, Sri Lanka are 40/3. They now need 124 runs off 84 deliveries.
5.5
0
Adil Rashid To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Flighted delivery, around leg stump. Bhanuka Rajapaksa plays it with soft hands towards short mid-wicket.
5.4
4
Adil Rashid To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! Up and over from Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Rashid floats it up, outside off and Rajapaksa just strokes it aerially over extra cover and picks up a boundary.
5.3
0
Adil Rashid To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Rashid slows it up and bowls it on off stump. Bhanuka Rajapaksa nudges it on the leg side.
5.2
1
Adil Rashid To Avishka Fernando
Flatter one, on middle. Fernando punches it off the back foot towards long on for a single.
Who will walk out now? Bhanuka Rajapaksa it is.
5.1
W
Adil Rashid To Kusal Perera OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Deja-vu for Adil Rashid as he gets rid of another left-hander with the googly. This one is tossed up nicely, around off and Kusal Perera looks to swing it away, across the line. Perera ends up slicing it high and towards the sweeper cover region. Eoin Morgan runs around from backward point and takes a good catch. Just like England, Sri Lanka also lose 3 wickets inside the Powerplay.
End Of The Over 5 : 34/2
6 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
K. Perera
7 (8)
A. Fernando
5 (5)
C. Jordan
1-0-6-0
4.6
1
Chris Jordan To Kusal Perera
Angled in full and on middle, Perera works it through mid-wicket for a single.
4.5
1
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando
Length again, around off. Fernando hops and tucks it towards square leg for an easy single.
4.4
0
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando
Jordan goes full and on off, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
4.3
4
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando
FOUR! Top shot from Avishka Fernando. Good-length ball, on middle and Fernando backs away a bit and drives it on the up, through the covers and picks up a boundary.
4.2
0
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando
Slightly fuller this time, on middle and leg yet again. Avishka Fernando drives it nicely to mid on.
4.1
0
Chris Jordan To Avishka Fernando
A length ball, on middle and leg and Fernando turns it to mid-wicket.
Chris Jordan into the attack now.
End Of The Over 4 : 28/2
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • W3.3
  • 23.4
  • 03.5
  • 23.6
K. Perera
6 (7)
A. Fernando
0 (0)
A. Rashid
1-0-4-1
3.6
2
Adil Rashid To Kusal Perera
On the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket and the batters take another couple. Good running between the wickets. 136 needed in 96 balls.
3.5
0
Adil Rashid To Kusal Perera
Googly again, full and outside off. Perera prods and looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
3.4
2
Adil Rashid To Kusal Perera
Full and on middle, swept to deep square leg for a brace.
Who will walk out next? Avishka Fernando comes out at number 4.
3.3
W
Adil Rashid To Charith Asalanka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A little cameo from Charith Asalanka comes to end. Looked like this was another googly from Rashid. Full and on off. Charith Asalanka skips down and tries to go downtown but ends up slicing it to covers where Moeen Ali moves across and takes a simple catch.
3.2
0
Adil Rashid To Charith Asalanka
A full ball, on middle and off. Charith Asalanka shuffles and tries to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows for LBW but not given.
3.1
0
Adil Rashid To Charith Asalanka
Starts with a googly, this one skids through and beats Asalanka all ends.
Spin from both ends now as Adil Rashid is brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 24/1
10 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
C. Asalanka
21 (13)
K. Perera
2 (4)
M. Ali
2-0-12-0
2.6
1
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
Single to end the over as this is flicked to mid-wicket. 10 coming of it.
2.5
0
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
Again goes for the slog-sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. A mild appeal for LBW but that was missing leg pole by a mile.
2.4
4
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Good shot! In the arc, full and on middle. Charith Asalanka slog-sweeps it over the man at square leg for another boundary.
2.3
0
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
Angles a flatter ball, on middle, punched off the back foot to covers.
2.2
4
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Charith Asalanka continues to be the aggressor! A full ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka gets low and sweeps it to square leg for a boundary.
2.1
1
Moeen Ali To Kusal Perera
Short and on middle. Perera turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Moeen Ali to continue with his off-spin.
End Of The Over 2 : 14/1
12 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 61.3
  • 41.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
K. Perera
1 (3)
C. Asalanka
12 (8)
C. Woakes
1-0-12-0
1.6
1
Chris Woakes To Kusal Perera
Full and on the pads, pushed to mid-wicket for a single.
1.5
1
Chris Woakes To Charith Asalanka
Full and on middle. Charith Asalanka steps across and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
1.4
4
Chris Woakes To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! EDGY RUNS! Asalanka will take that! A length ball, on off. Charith Asalanka tries to heave it again but gets an inside edge past short fine leg and the ball races away to the fence.
1.3
6
Chris Woakes To Charith Asalanka
SIX! First maximum of the chase and that was some hit! A length ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka runs down to the pitch of the ball and pulls it all the way over mid-wicket for a maximum.
1.2
0
Chris Woakes To Charith Asalanka
On a length, on middle. Charith Asalanka defends it back to the bowler.
1.1
0
Chris Woakes To Charith Asalanka
A length ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka drags it to mid-wicket.
Who will bowl from the other end? It's going to be Chris Woakes.
End Of The Over 1 : 2/1
2 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • W0.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
C. Asalanka
1 (3)
K. Perera
0 (2)
M. Ali
1-0-2-0
0.6
1
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
Short and on middle. Charith Asalanka nudges it to mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.
0.5
0
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
Full ball on off. Assalnka taps it on the off side.
0.4
0
Moeen Ali To Charith Asalanka
Full on middle. Blocked out.
Charith Asalanka is in at number 3.
Is that a run out? The umpires have gone upstairs for a run out appeal and the replays show that Pathum Nissanka was indeed short of his crease at the striker's end. OUT is the decision on the big screen.
0.3
W
Moeen Ali To Kusal Perera OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Jos Buttler continues his brilliant work, now behind the stumps. Tossed up on middle. Perera tucks it to short square leg and runs across for a quick single. There was never a run there but both the batters ran across. Morgan there throws it to the keeper. Jos Buttler collects it and whips the bails off. Even a dive from Pathum Nissanka doesn't save him as shown on the big screen.
0.2
0
Moeen Ali To Kusal Perera
A loopy ball now, around off. Perera prods and blocks it on the off side.
0.1
1
Moeen Ali To Pathum Nissanka
Sri Lanka and Pathum Nissanka are underway. A flatter ball, outside off, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
Match Info
  • Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs
  • Player of the Match Jos Buttler
  • Umpire Adrian Holdstock (SA), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Joel Wilson (WI)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: England 163/4 in 20.0 overs
  • J Buttler maiden T20I hundred : 101 runs in 67 balls (6x4) (6x6)
  • England 153/4 in 19.1 overs
  • England 105/3 in 14.6 overs
  • J Buttler T20I Fifty: 50 runs in 45 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • England 51/3 in 10.1 overs
  • Drinks : England 47/3 in 10.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (8.4 ovs): SL against J Buttler (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, SL: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): England 36/3
  • England 35/3: Jonny Bairstow lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 0(1)
  • Referral 1 (5.2 ovs): SL against J Bairstow (LBW) Successful (ENG: 2, SL: 2)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 53 off 35 balls between D Shanaka (18) and W Hasaranga (34)
  • Sri Lanka 101/5 in 13.3 overs
  • Drinks : Sri Lanka 66/4 in 10.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 50/3 in 6.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 40/3
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