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Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI Match Summary

SL vs ENG, 2018 - ODI Summary

Sri Lanka vs England Scorecard
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Match Ended   
92/2 (15.0/50)
Match Abandoned
ENG 92/2
Bat Top Batsmen
25 (24)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 104.16SR
25 (28)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 89.28SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
5
OVERS
23/1
R/W
5
OVERS
30/1
R/W
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All we could manage today is 15 overs. England got off to a good start but lost two quick wickets. Root and Morgan then steadied the ship and were on song. But when the players went in for Drinks, the rain came out. It started to pour down heavily and then stopped, but caused enough damage to prevent any further play. So, the first match of the series is washed out but the good news is that we have four more games left. However, the bad news is that the second game is at this same venue and the forecast isn't too great for that one either. The next one will be played on Saturday, 13th October. That game will begin at 1000 local (0430 GMT). Hopefully the rain stays away for that one. Though, there is a reserve day set for this one, and that is Sunday. Till then, goodbye!
2020 local (1450 GMT) - The umpires have had a word with the captains and they have decided to CALL THE GAME OFF! The rain has stopped but the conditions are not deemed fit to play any more cricket. I think both the skippers will agree on that.
2000 local (1430 GMT) - We should have had the inspection by now but it is postponed by 15 minutes. For those concerned, it has not rained for a long time and the covers are completely off. Hopefully, we start play soon after the inspection. Also, Morgan and Buttler are out in the middle to check the outfield. Both don't look pleased with the conditions. Morgan is seen pressing the mud near the boundary line. What's next? The crowd's have been waiting in anticipation...
1900 local (1330 GMT) - Each part of the covers are coming off slowly. Still a lot of water on the outfield. If it doesn't rain anymore there will be an inspection at 2000 local time. We hope the next update is a good one.
1845 local (1315 GMT) - She's gone! Look mom, we have made it! The rain has stopped for now. The covers are coming off. The groundsmen are trying their best to get the outfield dry quickly. Should take about 60-90 minutes to do so.
1804 local (1234 GMT) - No good news to report. It's quite dark out there with the rain still quite persistent. Not sure what will happen, but the officials will have to take a call soon.
1710 local (1140 GMT) - Better news! We have got her to go away. Only a little. The rain has started to ease out and bright light can been seen behind the main stand in Dambulla. Hopefully, we get some cricket soon...
1700 local (1130 GMT) - More gossip! It's been more than an hour and we are now thinking of ideas to get rid of her. We are losing overs and topics to talk about.
1630 local (1100 GMT) - More bad news! The lady just won't go. She insists on having food. Hopefully, she doesn't ask for a sleep over. It's raining heavily now, stay with us for further updates.
Not what the doctor ordered. Not what anyone ordered. Rain is here. Unwanted guest. Not heavy but it is quite breezy out there. The covers have come out and are covering almost the entire ground. Let's hope she's just come for a visit and not to give gossip. Meanwhile, you can switch tabs and check out the score updates between Australia and Pakistan.
Drinks! A mixed session of play so far. After a good opening start England lost two quick wickets. Root and Morgan have now started to find rhythm and are playing free-flowing cricket.
14.6
1
Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
Joe flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.5
0
Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
Quicker one on off, played with a straight bat.
14.4
0
Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
Loopy ball outside off, Root has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
14.3
0
Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
A bit short on off, Root punches the ball off his back foot to the off side.
14.2
1
Akila Dananjaya To Eoin Morgan
Opens his body up and drives this through covers. The batsmen change ends.
14.1
0
Akila Dananjaya To Eoin Morgan
Tossed up on off, Morgan gets forward and blocks it.
Over 14 : 90/2
7 Runs
    J. Root
    24 (24)
    E. Morgan
    13 (9)
    L. Malinga
    5-0-37-0
    13.6
    4
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    FOUR! Goes short again and this time Root pulls it with disdain. Picks up the length early and pulls it behind square for a boundary.
    13.5
    0
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    Played through mid-wicket by JR.
    13.4
    0
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    Back of a length ball around off, Root stays back and pushes it to mid off.
    13.4
    wd
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    Wide. An attempted bouncer which was well over head height. The umpire has signalled a wide.
    13.3
    0
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
    A bit of a worry for us fans. It has started to get dark here in Dambulla and the groundsmen are getting ready to bring in the covers when needed.
    13.2
    2
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    Good stop from Akila in the deep. Full and on the legs of Root who flicks it away with a wristy shot. Dananjaya runs to his right and makes a good stop to keep it at two.
    13.1
    0
    Lasith Malinga To Joe Root
    Length on off, defended off the back foot.
    Over 13 : 83/2
    13 Runs
      E. Morgan
      13 (9)
      J. Root
      18 (18)
      A. Dananjaya
      4-0-28-1
      12.6
      6
      Akila Dananjaya To Eoin Morgan
      SIX! Morgan had his heart in his mouth for a few seconds but will breathe a sigh of relief. Floated ball on middle and leg, Morgan gets on one knee and swipes this over square leg. Malinga at the ropes thinks he has it covered but it sails over him.
      12.5
      1
      Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
      Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
      12.4
      1
      Akila Dananjaya To Eoin Morgan
      Guided to third man to rotate strike.
      12.3
      1
      Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
      Gets it past that man this time. Flicked wide of the man towards mid on for a single.
      12.2
      0
      Akila Dananjaya To Joe Root
      Fuller this time on leg, flicked towards mid on.
      Match Info
      • Venue Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri
      • Weather Overcast
      • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to field
      • Result Match Abandoned
      • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
      • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
      Match Notes
      • Wet Ground Condition: England 92/2 in 15.0 overs
      • Rain: England 92/2 in 15.0 overs
      • Drinks: England 92/2 in 15.0 overs
      • Power play 1 (1-10): England 55/2
      • England 51/1 in 8.1 overs
      • Olly Stone makes his ODI debut for England
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