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England vs Sri Lanka, Match 27 Match Summary

ENG vs SL, 2019 - ODI Summary

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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
SL 232/9
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (115)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 73.91SR
Avishka Fernando
Avishka Fernando
49 (39)
  • 6x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 125.64SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
Mark Wood
ECON 5
8
OVERS
40/3
R/W
Bowler
Jofra Archer
ECON 5.2
10
OVERS
52/3
R/W
ENG 212/10
Bat Top Batsmen
82 (89)
  • 7x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 92.13SR
57 (89)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 64.04SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.3
10
OVERS
43/4
R/W
Bowler
Dhananjaya de Silva
ECON 4
8
OVERS
32/3
R/W
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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.
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.
Over 45 : 188/9
2 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 1 WD 44.3
  • 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.
Over 44 : 186/9
1 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 143.2
  • 043.3
  • W 43.4
  • 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.
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.
Over 42 : 183/8
5 Runs
  • 1 WD 41.1
  • 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.
Over 41 : 178/8
2 Runs
  • W 40.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • W 40.5
  • 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.
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.
Over 39 : 171/6
7 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 638.2
  • W 38.3
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 33 : 144/5
4 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 432.2
  • W 32.3
  • 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.
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.
Over 31 : 131/4
5 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • W 30.3
  • 230.4
  • 1 WD 30.5
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 27 : 103/3
7 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 1 WD 26.4
  • 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.
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.
Over 25 : 91/3
3 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 1 LB 24.2
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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