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Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI Match Summary

SL vs ENG, 2018 - ODI Summary

Sri Lanka vs England Scorecard
Match Ended   
140/5 (29.0/29)
278/9 (50.0/50)
England beat Sri Lanka by 31 runs (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match
    Eoin Morgan
ENG 278/9
Bat Top Batsmen
92 (91)
  • 11x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 101.09SR
71 (83)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 85.54SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
SL 140/5
Bat Top Batsmen
44 (49)
  • 1x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 89.79SR
36 (50)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 72SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 5.2
Right then, that's all we have from this run-truncated match. Sri Lanka have serious issues with their batting and will have to sort it out before the next game. The third ODI is on 17th October in Pallekele. Do join us at 1430 local (0900 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!
England's skipper and Man of the Match, Eoin Morgan, says it is not a bad start to the series. He feels it was not their best game with the bat as they didn't finish well in the end. States that he and Joe Root have found ways to score on such slow surfaces. Mentions he was very scratchy early in his innings but he was well supported by the batsmen who played around him. Credits the way Sri Lanka, especially Malinga bowled at the death. Appreciates Woakes and Stone for the way they bowled. He believes they can surely do a lot better than today. Tells that they played three spinners and Ben Stokes too is an option but he was not required. Ends by saying that with the rain around they wanted to get the 20 overs in quickly.
Sri Lanka's skipper, Dinesh Chandimal, credits England for the way they played. Mentions they failed to capitalize on the start they got with the ball. Admits there were mistakes committed but they showed good enthusiasm out there. He says the batting of Dhananjaya de Silva and Thisara Perera were positives. He feels the total was one they could have chased but the start was not a good one.
After early hiccups, Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Perera managed to bring some sanity in the chase as they stitched in a 43-run stand. This partnership was bettered by the pair of Thisara Perera and de Silva, in which, the former appeared to be in scintillating form. Just when Thisara started to look threatening, the rain picked up its intensity and the umpires were forced to stop the game.
In pursuit, Sri Lanka were pegged back early by the English seamers. Chris Woakes snapped up three wickets and along with Olly Pope, he completely pushed the home team on the back foot. The Lankans lost 4 wickets inside Powerplay 1 and it appeared that the only thing that can save them is the rain. However, England smartly utilized their spinners from both ends to get the 20 overs bowled quickly so that there is no hindrance in their way.
A strong performance by England to go one-nil up in the series. They batted with a lot of control, especially in the first 40 overs, and managed to post a challenging total on the board. Later on, Lasith Malinga turned the clock and produced a magnificent spell to claim a 5-wicket haul. His efforts didn't allow England the kind of finish they desired for in the death overs.
CALLED OFF! We're getting the official confirmation that the second ODI has been called off due to incessant rain. ENGLAND WIN BY 31 RUNS (DLS) and go 1-0 up in the series.
Update 1637 local - The clock is ticking and we have started to lose overs as well. No improvement in conditions as it continues to rain. Signs are ominous. Stay with us for more updates...
Update 1605 local - It's pelting down now and the whole ground is covered. Things not looking too promising currently. We can play until 1800 local time, so let's be positive. Stay tuned.
PLAY STOPPED! The two umpires now come together and now they have decided to call for the covers. It's been drizzling for quite some time and finally, the match officials feel that the conditions are not conducive enough to carry on. Large blue covers are enveloping the entire field as the rain is picking up its intensity. Needless to say, England are well ahead on the DLS par score. Stay tuned for more updates...
Moeen Ali To Thisara Perera
A loopy ball on off, Thisara defends it off his front foot.
Moeen Ali To Thisara Perera
Full flighted on off, driven off the front foot to covers.
Moeen Ali To Thisara Perera
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Moeen Ali To Dhananjaya de Silva
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads to deep backward square leg. One run added to the total.
Moeen Ali To Dhananjaya de Silva
Shortish and on off, Dhananjaya punches from the crease but finds the extra cover fielder.
Moeen Ali To Thisara Perera
Goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.
Over 28 : 138/5
1 Runs
    de Silva
    35 (48)
    T. Perera
    43 (45)
    A. Rashid
    Adil Rashid To Dhananjaya de Silva
    Fullish and on off, de Silva tries to flick but gets a soft leading edge to covers.
    Adil Rashid To Dhananjaya de Silva
    Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
    Adil Rashid To Thisara Perera
    The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. One run added to the total.
    Adil Rashid To Thisara Perera
    Presses forward and pushes it to covers.
    Adil Rashid To Thisara Perera
    Confusion but no harm done. Perera flicks it on the leg side and his partner is interested in a run. Thisara initially shows interest but then declines. No harm done as before the fielder gets to it, they are back in their respective crease.
    Adil Rashid To Thisara Perera
    Quicker delivery on middle, worked on the leg side to mid-wicket.
    Over 27 : 137/5
    4 Runs
      T. Perera
      42 (41)
      de Silva
      35 (46)
      M. Ali
      Moeen Ali To Thisara Perera
      Ben Stokes nearly pulled off a stunner! It will go down as a dropped catch but what an effort! A normal fielder would not have even got a hand to it. This delivery stops a bit onto the batsman after landing around off. Perera stays back to work it on the leg side but gets a leading edge. It loops in the air towards covers, Stokes runs back and puts in a full length dive as he stretches his right hand out. The ball comes in his grasp but Ben fails to hold onto it. Thisara gets a single and a life on this ball.
      Moeen Ali To Dhananjaya de Silva
      Spinning into the batsman from off, Dhananjaya goes very deep inside the crease and then punches it to long on for a run.
      Moeen Ali To Thisara Perera
      The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
      Moeen Ali To Dhananjaya de Silva
      Goes on the back foot and this time punches it through covers for a run.
      Moeen Ali To Dhananjaya de Silva
      Spinning back into the batsman from outside off, on the shorter side, de Silva tries to punch but gets it away from the inner half of the bat. Rolls back to the bowler.
      Moeen Ali To Dhananjaya de Silva
      Tossed up ball on middle, turning down, de Silva flicks it off his pads but straight towards short fine leg.
      Over 26 : 133/5
      14 Runs
        T. Perera
        40 (39)
        de Silva
        33 (42)
        A. Rashid
        Adil Rashid To Thisara Perera
        Quicker delivery, on middle and leg, spinning down, Thisara tries to flick but misses. It clips his pads and rolls back.
        Adil Rashid To Thisara Perera
        SIX! Massive hit! Rashid serves a loopy full ball in line of the stumps, Perera clears his front leg and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie. Hang on folks, this game is not done yet as long as Thisara is there.
        Match Info
        • Venue Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri
        • Weather Rainy
        • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to field
        • Result England beat Sri Lanka by 31 runs (D/L method)
        • Player of the Match Eoin Morgan
        • Umpire Ranmore Martinesz (SL), Paul Reiffel (AUS) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
        • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
        Match Notes
        • L Malinga 8th ODI 5-wicket haul: 5/41 (9.0)
        • England 253/8 in 46.4 overs
        • Power play 2 (11-40): England 209/4 (155 runs, 3 wickets)
        • England 201/4 in 38.2 overs
        • Drinks: England 181/3 in 35.0 overs
        • E Morgan 40th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 57 balls (5x4) (2x6)
        • England 155/3 in 30.4 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 61 balls between J Root (24) and E Morgan (24)
        • England 101/2 in 20.1 overs
        • J Root 29th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 54 balls (5x4) (0x6)
        • J Root dropped on 48 by de Silva in 18.1 overs
        • Drinks: England 85/2 in 17.0 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): England 54/1
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 55 balls between J Bairstow (18) and J Root (28)
        • England 50/1 in 9.3 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: Sri Lanka 140/5 in 29.0 overs
        • T Perera dropped on 41 by B Stokes in 26.5 overs
        • 6th wkt Partnership: 51 off 55 balls between De Silva (16) and T Perera (33)
        • Sri Lanka 103/5 in 21.4 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 87/5 in 18.0 overs
        • Sri Lanka 50/4 in 12.3 overs
        • Referral 1 (11.4 ovs): England against De Silva (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, ENG: 1) (Retained)
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 38/4
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